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!”
SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:
Weekly email update for August 18-22
ALL MTE girls interested in joining Girl Scouts this year should email Angela Place at firstname.lastname@example.org. MTE sponsors troops in every grade, and new K troops are forming now!
MTE SPIRIT WEAR
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.
WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAYS
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.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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!
NEW WRITING CLUB 2-5 GRADE STUDENTS
MTE is starting a writing club before school on Friday mornings. Please open the attachment for more information.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18
PTO room parent meeting, 9 a.m.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
BVN Orchestra visits MTE; performs for 4th graders
5th strings begins, 11-11:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
BVN Band demo for 5th graders
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 DAY 1
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
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.
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