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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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EARLY DISMISSAL MARCH 31

 

NO SCHOOL APRIL 13  (STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY)

 

EARLY DISMISSAL APRIL 21


Good evening MTE families,

I hope this email finds you well.  I had a wonderful weekend working in the yard and getting ready for company next weekend.  Becca plans to come home and we are excited to see her. She hasn’t been home since the week at winter break!  My brother and his family will also be visiting, so I have been getting the guest rooms ready. 

It was great to be back at school last week.  The children were happy to see each other and it was a good week.  Our staff member who experienced the medical emergency is doing well.  I am so proud of our students and staff for doing exactly what we practice. 

 

We began the English Language Arts  (ELA) portion of the Kansas State Assessment in grades 3-5.  We will finish the ELA portion this week, before beginning the Mathematics portion next week. 

 

I hope everyone was able to see your child’s grade on ParentvVue.  I did send home a confirmation sheet with every K-5 student on Friday.  Since this is the first time all K-5 grades are online, I would like to know if you were able to see grades or if we can be of assistance.  Please sign and return the page, indicating if you were able to get into the site or if you need assistance.

 

Thank you very much for all you do for Mission Trail and Blue Valley Schools.  We do have a school board election on April 7, 2015.  I encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote.  Your vote matters.  Our school board leaders play an important role in our schools and our community.  School board members directly affect the education of students and the quality of life in Blue Valley. 

 

As always, if you have any comments, concerns, or questions – please contact me. 

“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”

Debbie Bond

 

 

SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for March 30-April 3

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

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

 

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winners for the past week are Lochlan S., Addy D., Ben P., Patric A-W. and Mrs. Courtney.

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION SCORE MORE FOR MTE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE THROUGH APRIL 3

Your NCAA basketball bracket may be busted, but you can still help MTE be a winner!  It’s time to kick off our Box Tops “Max Madness” Basketball Challenge! Fill in the attached Max’s basketball collection sheet with Box Tops and deliver to your classroom teacher by Friday, Apr. 3. Each class is represented by a basketball on the blue wall by the gym. We will tabulate the number of Box Tops each class collects, and your class will have the opportunity to score the most baskets! The class with the most points during the collection period takes possession of the Box Tops traveling trophy. In addition, MTE students who complete their basketball collection sheet(s) will be entered in a prize drawing.

 

When completing your collection sheet(s) please make sure Box Tops have not expired.  Please tape or glue them to the basketballs, no stapling. Turn in loose or Bonus Box Tops separately with student’s name, teacher and grade identified to ensure the class gets contest credit.

 

Thank you for supporting MTE and the Box Tops for Education program.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATES

Deadline for reporting Community Service Hours is Tuesday, Mar. 31.

 

Get those hours registered online today!  (If the link doesn’t work for you, go to the MTE Web site:  www.bluevalleyk12.org/mte.  Next, click on “Community Service” on the left side.  At the top of the page is a direct link to the Community Service log page.

 

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

 

The President's Volunteer Service Award is a nationally recognized award from the Office of the President given to students who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service.  Students must be age 5 (kindergarten) and older qualify.  In the past, students needed to complete 50 hours or more of service during the previous 12 months (April 1-March 31) to receive this award.  However, recently the requirements have changed.  Students age 10 and under will receive the award for completing 26+ hours of service.  Students age 11+ (11 by April 1, 2014) will need to complete 50 hours or more to earn The President's Volunteer Service Award.  We recently were made aware of these changes and apologize this information was not available earlier.  To learn more about this award, go to www.presidentialserviceaward.gov.
 

HELP WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD PRACTICE, Prairie Star Middle School, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Students third grade and older will assist with the Blue Valley Blue Streaks track and field practice.  Please arrive a few minutes before 6:30 p.m. dressed for outside physical activity.  This fun event is the last organized volunteer opportunity before community service hours are due on Mar. 31.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45aba62eaa8-special2
 

Questions?  Please contact Natalie Brown, Laurel Thorpe or Erica Massman @ mailto:mtecommunityservice@gmail.com.  Thanks for making a difference in your community, Bulldogs!

 

The Apr. 22 Earth Day community service activity listed on the MTE PTO calendar has been canceled.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE—MAX’S MILE IS APRIL 26, 4-6 P.M.

Mark your calendars now for Max’s Mile. 

Family and business sponsorship forms are due to Julie Green no later than April 3.  Contact Julie Green at

TJ10Green@att.net for more information.

 

 

GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP

Registration is now open for all girls in grades K-5.  Day Camp will be at Camp Prairie Schooner, 15300 Ess Rd., KCMO, from Monday-Wednesday, July 13-15, 2015.  All girls ride the school bus to and from camp each day.  For more information, contact Angela Place at angelarplace@gmail.com.

 

 

BLUE VALLEY SUMMER PROGRAMS ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9

Bill Nye’s Wonderful World of Physics and Engineering, Creative Digital Photography and American Government are just three examples of the wide array of classes offered through Blue Valley Summer Programs for K-12 students. Enrollment for Blue Valley Summer Programs will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 9. Information about the K-12 summer school programs can be found online.  You can view the course catalogue online at http://www5.bluevalleyk12.org/summerprograms/ now.

 

Blue Valley Summer Programs are designed to enrich the learning of students, even when school isn’t in session. It is the goal of the program, through various summer course offerings, to provide:

·   Continued growth in academic skills;

·   Age-appropriate social growth;

·   Exploration and development of new talents and interests; and

·   A caring staff.

Blue Valley Summer Programs are revised and updated each year with new classes and opportunities for students.

 

 

BLUE VALLEY SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR

The Blue Valley School District and the Special Education Advisory Council are hosting a Special Needs Resource Fair on Tuesday, Apr. 7, 5-8 p.m., at the Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 W. 143rd St., OPKS.  Parents, teachers and caregivers will have the opportunity to visit with various community organizations and businesses that provide services, activities and summer programs for children with unique challenges.  There is no charge to attend the fair.

 

 

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MONDAY, MARCH 30   DAY 3 PALs week 5

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

5th Band-trumpets

4th Crochet Club, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 DAY 4

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

5th Band-low brass

No strings classes

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 DAY 5

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

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

5th Band-clarinets

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 DAY 1

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band-flutes

Noetic Math contest, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 DAY 2

MTE Spirit Day

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Week

4th & 5th Strings classes (makeup from Tuesday)

Young Authors’ Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

5th Band-Full band

Royals Home Opener Celebration Lunch in cafeteria—Wear your Royals colors

Special menu: Hamburgur or Cheeseburger, Hot Dog on Bun, Beef & Cheese Nachos, Lunchbox Express, Yogurt & String Cheese with Banana Muffin or Uncrustable with pretzel nuggets & string cheese.  Each entrée accompanied by Harvest Bar, Seasoned Fries, Corn on the Cob, Craisins, Applesauce, Mimi Rainbow Pop.

 

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, APRIL 6   DAY 3 PALs week  1

PTO meeting, 9-10:30 a.m.

4th to Legoland Discovery Center, 9:15-2 p.m. (need sack lunches)

5th Band-brass

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 DAY 4

4th & 5th Strings classes

MTE Bulldog Choir, part 1, 7:50 a.m.

5th Band-woodwinds

Strings rehearsal at BVN, 4:40 p.m.

BVN Orchestra Festival, 4th & 5th perform, BVN, 7 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 DAY 5

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

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

Spring school pictures

5th Band-brass

Cub Scout pack meeting, LMS, 7 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 DAY 1

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band-woodwinds

Noetic Math contest, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

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

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 DAY 2

MTE Spirit Day

MTE Bulldog Choir, part 2, 7:50 a.m.

Young Authors’ Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

5th Band-Bonus day

NO SCHOOL for KINDERGARTEN only

Kindergarten Roundup, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Royals Home Opener Celebration Lunch in cafeteria—Wear your Royals colors

Special menu: Hamburgur or Cheeseburger, Hot Dog on Bun, Beef & Cheese Nachos, Lunchbox Express, Yogurt & String Cheese with Banana Muffin or Uncrustable with pretzel nuggets & string cheese.  Each entrée accompanied by Harvest Bar, Seasoned Fries, Corn on the Cob, Craisins, Applesauce, Mimi Rainbow Pop.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 13

NO SCHOOL—Professional Development Day

 

 

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.  See the MTE Web site for a link to the bulletin board.

 


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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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