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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 12:40-3:25 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
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MISSION TRAIL ELEMENTARY

FALL CONFERENCE SIGNUP ONLINE LINK

 

http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Mission_Trail_Elementary


SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S OCTOBER PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE TODAY!


FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

NO KINDERGARTEN CLASSES

GRADES 1-5 DISMISS AT 11:45 A.M.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30

EARLY DIMISSAL DAY 

2 p.m. dismissal for full day K-5th students

    Early childhood a.m.:  8:40-10:40 a.m.

  Early childhood p.m.: 11:40 a.m.-1:40 p.m.


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and was able to enjoy the beautiful weather!  I stopped by the Parent Night at Pinstripes on Friday night, and it looked like fun!  I would like to thank the PTO for providing this social opportunity for our families. It was a great way to meet other families in our community!

We had a terrific week at MTE last week.  We have finished all MAP testing except for a few makeup tests.  We cannot share official results from MAP testing until later this fall after the testing window closes for the fall session. 

I also would like to share a special event which occurred on Friday morning during Max TV. Ms. Pfingsten led the students in singing the Star Spangled Banner.  All students worked on this in music class, and it gave me chills to hear the singing throughout the building. It was a very special moment!

Finally, a reminder that the parent seminar- Raising Resilient Children -is this Tuesday evening at Blue Valley North.  This is a very important topic, and I believe anyone attending will be glad they did attend.

 I hope you have a terrific week!  As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me. 

 “It is a great day to be a bulldog!”

 Debbie Bond

 

SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for September 15-19

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

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

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winners the past week are Kaitlyn H., Kiley B., Isaac C., Nate C.

 

MAX’S GREEN AWARD

The Walk/Bike/Bus to School weekly award for the most class participation goes to Mrs. Buescher’s first grade class and Mrs. Bartley’s second grade class for a two-way tie.  We had over 26% of each class participate.

 

SAFETY AS WE WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL

Many parents walk their students to school every day, and many children ride bicycles and scooters.  Please remember that walkers have the right-of-way on sidewalks.  Those riding bikes and scooters should not ride into the walkers and need to announce they are passing the walkers to avoid any injuries.  Thank you!

 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET BAG DONATION PROGRAM

When you shop at the Whole Foods on 119th Street, please bring a re-useable bag and consider donating your bag credit to Mission Trail Elementary.  Until Sept. 28, Mission Trail is one of three listed groups that are eligible to receive your bag credits. 

 

RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Sept. 16 presentation features Dr. Robert Brooks at Blue Valley North, 7-9 p.m.

 

STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS
Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work or school. While school staff will continue to stress preventative measures, such as coughing into the sleeve, washing hands frequently and getting plenty of rest and fluids, we also appreciate encouraging these healthy habits as well. If you have a child who is sick, we ask for your support by keeping them at home. District protocol requires that students stay home until they are fever free for a period of 24 hours without fever reducing medication. As you know, the health of our students is important to us. Thank you for your continued support and please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION

Mission Trail has received Take Charge of Education reimbursements from Target, thanks to our parents who shop and use this program at Target.  This year, any funds received will go towards paying for our composting costs.  The children have learned so much and are doing such a great job separating out trash, compost materials and recycling materials.

 

Amazon also has  a school benefit program!  More information will be coming your way soon!

 

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PTO NEWS:

 

MTE CARNIVAL COMING UP!

Please put Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. on your calendars!  Have some fun, have a Chicago-style Hot Dog with some friends, and support our PTO!

 

Ticket order forms have gone out.  Don't forget to order your tickets and send back the completed order form by Friday, Sept. 19

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We are in need of candy for the Candy Walk and 2-liter soda bottles for the Pop-Bottle Toss.  Donation baskets are available near the checkout aisles of Price Chopper at 133rd & Mission starting Saturday, Sept. 13.

 

The SignUpGenius for volunteer positions is available.  Hopefully, you have received an email.  If not, and you can help out, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup and enter rickzerbs@gmail.com under "Search By Email" to find the official SignUpGenius page.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Special Olympics Soccer Scrimmage

Sign up now!  Scrimmages will be Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 23.

Mission Trail students in third, fourth and fifth grades are invited to participate in a soccer scrimmage with the Special Olympics athletes from Blue Valley Rec on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 23.  Please meet at 6:20 p.m. on the Leawood Middle School football field (east side of building) for instructions.  The scrimmage will last from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

The athletes will range in age from 8-13 years old, so please honor Blue Valley Rec’s request for involvement from our older students only for this particular event.  Students need not play organized soccer to participate.  The Special Olympics athletes love having our students regardless of skill level!

To sign up, click the link below or copy the link into your browser to sign up.  Spots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45aba62eaa8-special

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

 

Helping at Harvesters

Sign up now for the Tuesday, Sept. 30 trip!

4-6 p.m.

Mission Trail students and families are invited to take a trip to Harvesters on Tuesday, Sept. 30 (early release day; event begins at 4 p.m.) to receive a tour and to volunteer in the warehouse.  This will be a great way to wrap up the school-wide Fall Harvest Week that benefits Harvesters from Sept. 22-27!

To sign up, click the link below or copy the link into your browser to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45aba62eaa8-mtehelping

There are few things to keep in mind:

We must have a minimum of one adult per three children, so please indicate the number of adults and the number of children in your group as you R.S.V.P.

Children must be at least 7 years old.

Please wear closed-toe shoes due to the warehouse setting.

Arrive 5-10 minutes early if possible in order to connect with the group easily.

We need your help! If your student has logged Community Service hours over the summer months, please submit those electronically now.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V_EZx8WGoEuBbtefQA8VbQ5JDY69jpyXW27NPA0owu0/viewform?usp=send_form

Once again, we’ll track the student progress on the glass tile wall at the end of the main hallway throughout the year. 

Questions or suggestions?  Please contact any of the 2014-2015 community service chairs:

 

Natalie Brown – tallybennett@yahoo.com

Erica Massman – ericamassman@sbcglobal.net

Laurel Thorpe - fthorpejr@gmail.com

 

WATCHDOG DADS PROGRAM

If you have any questions about the program and haven’t received an email for Sign Up Genius, please contact Julianna Golding at jules@golding1.com.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 PALS WEEK 3 DAY 2

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

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 DAY 3

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th Choir-all, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

5th Band class-trumpets & baritones, 11-11:25 a.m.

Raising Resilient Children & Adolescents, Dr. Robert Brooks, Blue Valley North PAC, 7-9 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   DAY 4

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

Walk/Bike Wednesday

4th Ernie Miller Nature Center Heritage History Lab field trip, 8:35-2:35 (need sack lunch)

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

Max’s Milers Walk/Run Club, 3:45-4:15 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 DAY 5

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th Choir-all, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

5th Band class-trombones, 11-11:25 a.m.

1st grade Kaleidoscope at MTE presentations, 9-10:30 a.m.

2Drake to Wilderness Science Center, 12:35-2:30 p.m.

Community Service food drive bags sent home

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

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19   DAY 0

No kindergarten classes today

MTE Spirit Day

Young Authors Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

No band class

No lunch at school today because of early dismissal

Dismissal at 11:45 a.m. for 1st-5th grades

 

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22   PALS WEEK 4 DAY 1

Community Service Harvesters Food Drive Sept. 22-27

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

2Schwartz to Wilderness Science Center, 12:35-2:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 DAY 2

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th Choir-part I, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

2Clements to Wilderness Science Center, 12:35-2:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24   DAY 3

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

Walk/Bike Wednesday

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

Max’s Milers Walk/Run Club, 3:45-4:15 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 DAY 4

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th Choir-part 2, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26   DAY 5

MTE Spirit Day

Young Authors Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

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

LIFT to BV Rec & Red Robin, 10:30-2:30

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

PTO Carnival, 4-6 p.m.

 

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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