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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 APRIL 21


SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for April 13-17

 

Good evening MTE families,

My message will brief since it is so late.  I am not sure where this day went! 

 

We had a wonderful turn out for kindergarten round-up on Friday.  We hosted a morning session and an afternoon session. We have some wonderful new students and families joining our team. 

 

Tomorrow, Monday, students do NOT have school. Staff will be scoring the state writing assessments and math performance tasks from students across the staff.  In the afternoon, we will work on setting up the May MAP assessments and unpacking our new science materials. 

 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or comments. 

“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”

Debbie Bond

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

The Silver Bucket Award for the past week goes to Mrs. North’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 Ahlarrah V., Mabel C., Ella H., Mary B. and Elli S.

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

We are pleased to announce the results of our Box Tops for Education “Max Madness” Basketball contest. MTE families collected over 5,100 Box Tops! Our final collection period for the year will end on May 8, so keep collecting!

 

Our “Max Madness” basketball contest classroom winner is Mrs. North’s 5th grade class. We had very close results across the classrooms. Complete classroom results are posted on the BTFE bulletin board by the gym.

 

Many Bulldogs completed Max’s basketball collection sheet. Bulldogs completing the collection sheet were entered in a prize drawing.  Breyan Madden, Ruth Van Der Laan, Ridley Newell, and Becca Houlehan are winners of a gift card for a cupcake at CupcakeA la Mode.

 

 

BOOK FAIR AND PANCAKE DINNER THURSDAY, APRIL 16

The Spring BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) Book Fair is Apr. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  This year, all MTE families are invited to a Chris Cakes all-you-can-eat Pancake Dinner from 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  This dinner is a fundraiser for our own 5th grade class to make money for a class gift to the school for the 2014-2015 school year.  Cost at the door is $7 per person. 

 

Fifth grade students may sign up to volunteer in the cafeteria during the dinner.  Use the link below to sign up to volunteer:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adab23ab9-5thgrade

 

In addition, donations of a total of five cases of water bottles are requested.  To sign up to bring water, use the link below:

School Dinner Bottled Water Donations

 

 

 

SCIENCE ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for volunteers for the next session of Science on Wheels, which is scheduled for May 6, 7 and 8. The topic this time is 'Newton's Laws of Motion.'  We would love 10 volunteers for each grade, as this helps the session run much smoother.  No science background required!  

Please click on the following link or type it into your browser.

To sign up, click the following or copy the address into your browser:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E4AADA628AA8-science3/4476139

 

 

MAX’S MILE IS APRIL 26, 4-6 P.M.

Contact Julie Green at TJ10Green@att.net for more information or sign up in the school office.

 

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REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15

Registration is the time to UPDATE your student’s information, PAY FEES to CONFIRM enrollment in school.

 

Elementary and middle school online registration for the 2015-2016 school year opens Wednesday, April 15.

· Registration is required every year.

· Registration includes updating your student’s information such as phone, email, emergency and health info, etc.

· Registration also is the fee portion of the process.

· Registering your child by paying fees confirms registration and enrollment.

· Register early! Staffing numbers/hiring is determined by the number of students paid.

· Your ParentVUE login and password are required to register your child for school.

 

 

Look for the REGISTRATION link on our school’s website or go to www.bluevalleyk12.org/registration.

 

Back to School Info

The beginning of the school year is a time when there is much to share. School-specific signups, schedules or informational items are important as families prepare for the new school year. Information such as this is considered “Back to School information” and is not a part of the registration process as described above. Look for a link to Back to School information on our school website.

 

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NEW DISTRICT WEBSITE LAUNCHING THIS SPRING

Blue Valley Schools is excited to announce the arrival of its redesigned website this spring. As one of the district's most powerful communication and reference tools, the newly designed site will contain improvements to better engage and inform the Blue Valley community, providing visitors quick and easy access to the information they want most.

 

The website acts as the virtual front door to the district, serving current Blue Valley community members, prospective students and staff, as well as the general public looking to learn more about the district and the Beyond Expectations educational experience provided to students each and every day.

 

Some of the key improvements in the new website include:

Updated visual design with prominent photos and a modern, open feeling

Simplified drop-down navigation

Consolidated format conveniently places information on one page, requiring less clicks to access content

Streamlined design across all pages to easily locate information from one page to the next

 

These are just a few examples of Blue Valley's efforts to streamline the website, become more digitized in its operations and build functionality around user preferences. The district's main site will lead the way in the redesign this spring. However, the staff intranet and school and teacher sites will be included in future phases.

 

Be on the lookout for more communication later this spring as the district prepares to unveil its newly designed website.

 

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Summer Environmental Workshop for Grades K-5  (see attachment for more information)

June 2015

Location:  Blue Valley Wilderness Science Center (WSC)

5001 W. 163rd Terr.

Overland Park, KS  66085

To register for the Environmental Workshop, call Angela Rolf at (913) 239-4246.  Class space is limited, so enroll today. 

 

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY, APRIL 13

NO SCHOOL—Professional Development Day

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 DAY 3

4th & 5th Strings classes

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

5th Band-woodwinds

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 DAY 4

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

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

5th Band-brass

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 DAY 5

4th & 5th Strings classes

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

No 5th Band class

Spring Book Fair, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

PTO Pancake Dinner, 5-7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 DAY 1

Young Authors’ Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

2nd  Mahaffie Farmstead field trip, need sack lunch

5th Band-full band

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, APRIL 20 DAY 2

5th Band-brass

4th crochet club, 3:45-4:30

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 DAY 3

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

5th Band-woodwinds

No Choir practice

First Grade Musical, 6:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 DAY 4

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

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

Make a seed ball in classrooms today for Earth Day

5th Band-brass

(Earth Day community service activity listed on the MTE PTO calendar has been canceled.)

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 DAY 5

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

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band-woodwinds

EC Wonderscope, 9:30-1 (no separate pm classes)

STUCO mtg., 3:45-4:30pm  

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 DAY 1

MTE spirit day

4th & 5th Strings classes

Young Authors’ Club, 7:45-8:15am

Kindergarten to Kaleidoscope, 8:45-11:15 a.m.

LIFT class to Monkey Bizness & Culvers, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

5th Band-bonus

5th gifted class to CAPS for Robotic Share Fare

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

PTO Max’s Mile, 4-6 p.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.  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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