Welcome to a new school year at Mission Trail Elementary.

We are honored to be named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School recognized for exemplary high-performance.

Our theme for the 2014-2015 school year is Log in to Learning! MTE is located in Leawood, KS.  It is part of the award winning Blue Valley School District.  Our school colors are blue and yellow, and "Max" the bulldog is our school mascot. 


School Hours:8:35-3:40
Office Hours: 8:00-4:00

AM Kindergarten


Early Childhood

8:40-11:25 AM 12:40-3:25 PM

Office:(913) 239-6700  
Fax:(913) 239-6748
Attendance Line:(913) 239-6701
Principal:Debbie Bond
Administrative Assistant:Linda Turner
Office Secretary:Laura Durham-AM/Mary Dilworth-PM
Counselor:Sara Erickson
Nurse:Donna Anderson

Good evening MTE families,

GEM night was a terrific event.  Thank you to all the parents and staff who made it such a success! 


We had an amazing first two days of school!  It was great to have all the children back in the building.  Our school comes alive when the kids arrive! Thank you to the parents who wrote all of the fun “welcome back” chalk messages on the sidewalks.  The children and staff delighted in reading them on the walk into the building on the first day.


Tomorrow starts our first full week of school with K-5 and preschool.  I ask for your patience as we work to make dismissal as smooth and quick as possible.  Please remember the circle drive is only for Early Childhood students, buses and special education students.  K-5 families should NOT use the circle drive for drop off, pick up or parking between  8:15-9 and 3-4.  This is for the safety of our students.  If you park and wait for your child out front, please note that we will be adjusting the location of waiting parents.  We are going to ask families to stand on the east side of the sidewalk, across from the benches.  We learned last week that it is difficult for students to find their parents when we are all together.  Thank you for your understanding.


This week we look forward to seeing you Thursday evening at Back to School Night. Please note this is a parent-only event.  Teachers will be making classroom presentations about the learning and classroom procedures for the school year.   

Below you will find many calendar items for your reference.  You will also find several attachments to this email.  Please be assured that all emails will not be as lengthy.  We have several items simply because it is the start of the year.


Finally, as always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments.  We look forward to a wonderful year together!

“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”

Debbie Bond



Weekly email update for August 18-22



ALL MTE girls interested in joining Girl Scouts this year should email Angela Place at angelarplace@gmail.com.  MTE sponsors troops in every grade, and new K troops are forming now!




MTE 2014-2015 spirit wear is on sale now.  Attached is an order form.  All forms are due back to the MTE school office by Aug. 29, the Friday before Labor Day weekend.  Spirit wear will be on display and offered for sale at Back to School Night in the front hallway on Aug. 21.  For more info or contacts for questions, please see the attached order form.


Starting Wednesday, Aug. 20, Mission Trail is starting a new tradition called "Walking Wednesdays."  From August 20 until November 19, weather permitting, please consider walking or biking with your children to school every Wednesday.  The Mission Trail staff and I are looking forward to personally welcoming our Mission Trail walkers, cyclists and bus riders to school with stickers and a word of encouragement each Wednesday starting Aug. 20.  We hope you can join us. With a great response, we will resume Walking Wednesdays in the spring March 4 through May 20.

Gareth Matthews



Earn 50 EBoxTops® worth $5 for Mission Trail: Buy any 10 participating Box Tops for Education products (see attached flyer) in ONE transaction. Submit your receipt; receive a redemption code to enter online at www.BTFE.com/receipts. Offer valid until 8/31/14. Limit 5 receipts per person.  EBoxTops® are an online version of Box Tops and are electronically credited to MTE with no clipping required! Just like clipped Box Tops, eBoxTops® are worth 10¢ apiece.

Our first BTFE classroom collection challenge starts the week of Aug. 24, so take advantage of the bonus offer and stock up now!


MTE is starting a writing club before school on Friday mornings.  Please open the attachment for more information.




PTO room parent meeting, 9 a.m.



BVN Orchestra visits MTE; performs for 4th graders

5th strings begins, 11-11:30 a.m.



Walk/Bike Wednesday

BVN Band demo for 5th graders



5th strings, 11-11:30 a.m.

Back to School Night (parent-only meetings)

  Two sessions (same presentation at each time) 6-6:45 or 7-7:45 p.m.



MTE Spirit Day- wear bulldog gear or blue and yellow!

All-school Composting information assembly, 9 a.m.


It’s a great day to be a bulldog!



Don’t forget to check the Blue Valley School District community bulletin board for frequent activities for your children and family.





Mission Trail Elementary, a professional learning community, is committed to academic excellence, fostering creativity and the success of each student.

Mission Trail School Pledge . . .    As an ideal Mission Trail student, I feel good about myself, care about others and respect the rights and property of everyone.  I know I am responsible for my actions and show this through my school work and relationships with those around me.