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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!


 

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.


SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for September 22-26

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

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

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winners the past week areKaitlyn S., Kristina R. and Jake K.

 

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. 

 

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. 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.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM OPENINGS

The Blue Valley Early Childhood program has classrooms throughout the district for children ages 3-5.  Students from Mission Trail typically attend a classroom at MTE.  Our classrooms serve students with developmental delays/disabilities as well as typically developing peers.  Peers provide modeling of age appropriate skills while gaining a high quality preschool education.  The classrooms meet for half days on Monday-Thursday during the school year.  At this time, peer enrollment is still open for 3 year olds in our morning classrooms.  More information, including enrollment criteria, a video about our program, contact information and the application for peers is available atwww.bluevalleyk12.org/peermodel

Kendall Burr, Principal, Early Childhood Programs

 

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PTO NEWS:

 

MTE CARNIVAL COMING UP—SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 FROM 4-6 P.M.

Donate to Harvesters! Bring two canned goods on carnival day in exchange for 4 tickets! Maximum number per child = 8 tickets (4 cans). 

 

The carnival requires many volunteers!  We need your help! To sign up go to:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DADAE23A1F85-carnival/1312166 In order for the carnival to run smoothly please consider volunteering for one shift.

 

Also, we are in need of 2-liter bottles of soda and bags of candy for the soda/candy walk.  Price Chopper has carts set out at the end of the checkout lanes for collection.  Please consider donating. We also are organizing two donation days during car line drop offnext week on Thursday, Sept. 25 andFriday, Sept. 26. The grade that donates the most will win an extra fitness break!

 

 

CHAT AND CHEW FORMS COMING HOME

For students in grades 3-5:  Chat and Chew forms are coming home today or tomorrow. They are due Oct. 1.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Special Olympics Soccer Scrimmage

Sign up now!  Scrimmages will be Tuesday, Sept. 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. 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. 30trip!

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 beginsat 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. Depending on your browser, click the link below or copy the link into your browser:

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 atjules@golding1.com.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22   PALS WEEK 4 DAY 1

Community Service Harvesters Food Drive Sept. 22-27

5th Band class-flutes, 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-extra help, 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-clarinets, 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-trombones, 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-trumpets & baritones, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

PTO Carnival, 4-6 p.m.

 

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29   PALS WEEK 5 DAY 1

5th Band class, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30   DAY 2

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

No strings classes today (makeups Friday)

5th Choir-part I, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th Band class, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

PTO Community Service Harvesters trip, 4-6 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1   DAY 3

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

Walk/Bike Wednesday

Hearing/Vision screenings

5th Band class, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 DAY 4

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th Choir-part 2, 7:50-8:25 a.m.

5th Chiefs sports lab field trip, 11-2:30  (no strings/no band at lunchtime)

STUCO meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

PTO Community Service activity, Pod B

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3   DAY 5

MTE Spirit Day

Young Authors Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes (makeups from Early Release Tuesday)

5th Band class, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

 

 

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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