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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

8:35-11:45

Early Childhood

8:40-11:25 AM 12:35-3:20 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
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NOV. 18

EARLY RELEASE DAY

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK--NO SCHOOL ON NOV. 26-28


SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for November 17-21

 

Good evening MTE families,

 

Brrrrr… it is cold outside!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend despite the frigid weather.  This time of year makes me count my blessings and with the recent loss of Mr. Flottman, (a past MTE parent and volunteer) and another family friend this week – I am a bit sad, reflective and counting my blessings.  I am reminded of what is important in my life.  I am thankful for our MTE community and the opportunity to serve the children, family and staff at MTE.  This is truly a wonderful place of which I am a part.  Brad and I are also counting down the days until Becca comes home for Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to our family traditions and time together.

 

We hope to see you at one of the Thanksgiving Feasts!  Please turn in your RSVP if you are planning to come. The feast will be a great opportunity to see our composting first hand!  It is truly amazing!  We continue to divert about 100 lbs. of compostable trash per day from the landfill and we are still in the initial learning stages. I am so proud of our children, cafeteria staff, Miss Mary Adams (our custodian) and all the lunchroom staff! 

 

I would also like to thank those who have contributed to the MTE Playground fund.  Your donations are much appreciated!  If you eat at Cactus Grill tomorrow night and bring in the MTE coupon, Cactus will donate to our playground. 

 

Finally, a continued reminder to please write your child’s name in coats and jackets so we can return when they are misplaced or lost. 

 

 

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

The Silver Bucket Award for the past week goes to Mrs. Osborn’s kindergarten grade class for exemplifying the Blue Valley virtues in their specials classes.  Congratulations!

 

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winners the past week are Ella H., Mrs. Clements and Gracie N.

 

 

MTE PLAYGROUND UPDATE

Don’t forget! Send in your donation for the MTE Playground! All donations are tax deductible!

 

For a $1,000 tax-deductible donation you can sponsor a picnic table with your family’s name on it, or for a minimum $50 tax-deductible donation, you can get your exclusive MTE Bulldogs window decal for your car.

 

No donation is too small!  Every dollar we are able to raise gets us closer to our goal of providing an amazing playground for Mission Trail students to enjoy for years to come!

 

Make your tax-deductible playground donation payable to Mission Trail PTO.

 

Thank you,

Your MTE Playground Committee

 

Questions?  Contact Sarah McQueary at rsmcq@mac.com

 

 

CACTUS GRILL PTO FUNDRAISER FOR THE PLAYGROUND NIGHT

Please join us Monday, Nov. 17 at Cactus Grill at 119th and Roe to help raise money for our new playground equipment at MTE!

 

Cactus Grill will donate a portion of their sales for the entire day, so plan on lunch, dinner or carry out Monday!  Be sure to print and bring the attached coupon and give a couple to friends and neighbors.  It is required for our school to get credit.  See you there!

 

 

BOOK FAIR

Sir Reads-A-Lot Castle

Hear ye, Hear ye!

Starting Monday, Nov. 17, we will start our “All for Book” challenge!  Students bring your change to vote whether Mrs. Bond will dress up as a Princess or a Frog this year!  The jar with the most money will win!  The proceeds will fund our “All for Books” scholarship.  This enables MTE students who may not be able to buy books to get to shop at the fair.  The voting jars will be located in the hall next to the library and then moved to inside the fair.  The Book Fair will coincide with the Thanksgiving Feasts on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25,  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Logging hours is now done online via the MTE webpage!  Visit the Community Service page on the MTE Web site to find the link.

 

If your student has participated in community service, please go online now to log their minutes.  We’ll place a leaf with your student’s name on the Community Service Tree in the main hallway to track their commitment to giving back.

 

 

SALVATION ARMY – BELL RINGING

On Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mission Trail Elementary will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army at the Macy’s entrance (Town Center).  Remember, bell ringing will most likely be outside, so be sure to have your student(s) dress warmly.

 

Sign up now!

Visit the Community Service Page on the MTE Web site to access Sign-Up Genius.

Thank you for making a difference in our community, Bulldogs!

 

Natalie Brown – tallybennett@yahoo.com

Erica Massman – ericamassman@sbcglobal.net

Laurel Thorpe - fthorpejr@gmail.com

 

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 DAY 3 PALs week 3

5TH Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

LIFT to Price Chopper & Applebees, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

PTO’s Cactus Grill Spirit Night (fundraiser for playground) see attachment

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 DAY 4

EARLY RELEASE DAY

5th Choir-part 1, 7:50 a.m.

No strings classes

Walk/Bike/Bus to School Wednesday (last one for fall/winter)

5th Band class-extra help day

   

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 DAY 5

MTE Checkmates Chess Club, grades 2-3, 7:35-8:15 a.m.

Walk/Bike Wednesday (last one for the fall)

Kindergarten Happy Bear presentation, 9 a.m.

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 DAY 1

Red Bag holiday collection begins in classrooms

5th Choir-part 2, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

STUCO meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

4th & 5th grade Strings Concert at Leawood Middle School, 7-8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 DAY 2

MTE spirit day

4th & 5th Strings classes (make up from Tuesday early release)

Young Author’s Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

LIFT class Thanksgiving Feast in classroom, 11:30-12:30

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MTE Boy Scout Rain gutter Regatta, cafeteria, a.m.

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 DAY 3 PALs week 4

No 5th band class

PTO Book Fair, gym

  9:00-  9:30  Osborn

  9:30-10:00  Hammond

10:00-10:30  Morris

10:30-11:00  Schmidt

11:00-11:30  Lohmann

11:30-12:00  Schleicher

12:00-12:30  Buescher

  1:00-  1:30  McCormick

  1:30-  2:00  Kester

  2:30-  3:00  Taylor

  3:00-  3:30  North

PTO Spirit Wear for sale in front hall during Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast, cafeteria

Fifth Grade  

10:45-11:05 North   (recess 11:05-11:20)

10:50-11:10   Hammond (recess 11:10-11:25) 

10:55-11:15   Kester   (recess 11:15-11:30)

 

First Grade  

11:05-11:25   Buescher (recess 11:25-11:40)

11:10-11:30   Zima (recess 11:30-11:45)

11:15-11:35   Clark   (recess 11:35-11:50)

 

Second Grade

11:25-11:45   Drake (recess 11:45-12:00)

11:30-11:50   Bartley (recess 11:50-12:05)

11:35-11:55   Schwartz (recess 11:55-12:10)

11:40-12:00   Clements (recess 12:00-12:15)

 

Kindergarten

11:50-12:10   Lohmann (recess 12:10-12:25)

11:55-12:15   Schmidt (recess 12:15-12:30)

12:00-12:20   Osborn   (recess 12:20-12:35) 

 

Third Grade

12:10-12:30   Vogliardo  (recess 12:30-12:45)

12:15-12:35   Taylor   (recess 12:35-12:50)

12:20-12:40   McCormick(recess 12:40-12:55)

 

Fourth Grade

12:30-12:50   Morris (recess 12:50-  1:05)

12:35-12:55   Schleicher (recess 12:55-  1:10)

12:40-12:50   Gordon   (recess 12:50-  1:15)

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 DAY 4

No Strings classes

No Band class

5th Choir-part 1, 7:50 a.m.

PTO Book Fair, gym

  9:00-  9:30  Bartley

9:30-10:00  Schwartz

10:00-10:30  Gordon

10:30-11:00  Clements

11:00-11:30  a.m. Early Childhood classes

11:30-12:00  Vogliardo

12:00-12:30  Zima

  1:30-  2:00  Drake

2:00-  2:30  p.m. Early Childhood classes

  2:30-  3:00  Margolis LIFT class

  3:00-  3:30  Clark

PTO Spirit Wear for sale in front hall during Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

Fifth Grade  

10:45-11:05 North   (recess 11:05-11:20)

10:50-11:10   Hammond (recess 11:10-11:25) 

10:55-11:15   Kester   (recess 11:15-11:30)

 

First Grade  

11:05-11:25   Buescher (recess 11:25-11:40)

11:10-11:30   Zima (recess 11:30-11:45)

11:15-11:35   Clark   (recess 11:35-11:50)

 

Second Grade

11:25-11:45   Drake (recess 11:45-12:00)

11:30-11:50   Bartley (recess 11:50-12:05)

11:35-11:55   Schwartz (recess 11:55-12:10)

11:40-12:00   Clements (recess 12:00-12:15)

 

Kindergarten

11:50-12:10   Lohmann (recess 12:10-12:25)

11:55-12:15   Schmidt (recess 12:15-12:30)

12:00-12:20   Osborn   (recess 12:20-12:35) 

 

Third Grade

12:10-12:30   Vogliardo  (recess 12:30-12:45)

12:15-12:35   Taylor   (recess 12:35-12:50)

12:20-12:40   McCormick(recess 12:40-12:55)

 

Fourth Grade

12:30-12:50   Morris (recess 12:50-  1:05)

12:35-12:55   Schleicher (recess 12:55-  1:10)

12:40-12:50   Gordon   (recess 12:50-  1:15)

 

 

NOVEMBER 26-28

No School—Thanksgiving Holiday Break

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 DAY 5 PALs week 1

No Band class

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DAY 1

5th Choir-all, 7:50 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 DAY 2

MTE Checkmates Chess Club, grades 4-5, 7:35-8:15 a.m.

5th Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 DAY 3

5th Choir-all, 7:50 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

STUCO meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Community Service Bingo with residents of Villa Ventura, 4-5 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 DAY 4

MTE Spirit Day

Young Author’s Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

5th Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

Community Service Bell Ringing

 

It’s a great day to be a bulldog!

 

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

 

http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=53196&


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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.

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