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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 FEBRUARY 24


SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for February 23-27

Good afternoon MTE families,

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.  We have family here from Virginia and we went to the KU basketball game yesterday!  I am a happy Jayhawk! 

A friendly reminder that we are still collecting new, twin bed sheets for our Beds for EVERYbody community service collection. The grade level that brings in the most linen items by this Friday will win a grade-wide pajama day!

 I am thrilled to announce that Mission Trail has raised $7,899.25 for The American Heart Association through our Jump Rope for Heart program.  This is our highest year EVER and couldn't have happened without Mrs. Courtney’s enthusiasm and the volunteer efforts of parents and staff!  Thank you very much. 

This Tuesday is an early release day. The staff will be working on two different learning topics: 5E instructional model and SAMR (a technology integration model.)  We value this learning time together so we can deliver the highest quality instruction to our students.

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

“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. Hammond’s fifth grade class for exemplifying the Blue Valley virtues in their specials classes.  Congratulations!

 

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winner the past week is Ms. Curran, Gavin G., Archer N. and Simone B.

 

 

VISITING AUTHOR ORDERS DUE MONDAY, FEB. 23

If you would like a signed copy of any of the Tedd Arnold books, all order forms are due no later than Monday, Feb. 23.  All students, grades K-5, will receive a signed bookmark.

 

 

MTE COMPOST SALE—FINAL WEEK FOR SALES

MTE is selling Nature Wise compost to raise money for the school's cafeteria composting program.  Nature Wise is a product of MTE's waste diversion efforts.  Order forms are available at the display table in the school's front hallway and as an attachment to this e-mailOrders will be accepted through Feb. 27 at the MTE office.  Compost will be available for pickup or delivery on March 7.  Donations also are welcome.  And in case you were wondering, the compost is bagged and has no odor. 

 

 

5th Grade Parent Night:  Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7-8 p.m. at Leawood Middle School

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, parents of 5th graders are invited to attend an informational night at Leawood Middle School (LMS).  Parents are invited to join administrators and counselors from LMS to discuss the transition into middle school.  Enrollment information will be passed out that evening.  If you are unable to attend, enrollment forms will be passed out at the elementary school the following day. 

 

Enrollment forms are due back to the 5th grade teacher no later than Friday, March 6. 

 

 

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.

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION 80 BONUS BOX TOPS OFFER

Receive 80 Bonus Box Tops ($8 value) via mail-in form when you buy any 12 General Mills Box Tops for Education products in a single visit by Feb. 28, 2015 at Price Chopper. Limit one offer per address or household. Use attached form or visit http://mypricechopper.com/shop-save/save/promotions.

 

 

PICTURES NEEDED FOR MTE YEARBOOK

The MTE Yearbook Committee is looking for great pictures of our kids for the yearbook.  We especially need pictures of the fifth grade students in action.  If you have taken pictures at school of students, please forward them to the yearbook committee.  Be sure to state the grade and name of the child(ren).  Email pictures to mindisquire@yahoo.com or photodrea@yahoo.com or bring a copy of your picture to the school office (stating grade and name of child(ren) pictured).

 

 

LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Keep saving those Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education! Send them in anytime with your student.  It will help get free playground balls for our school. Questions? Contact Julie Scott jcscottku@gmail.com

 

 

SAVE THOSE POP TABS

We are still saving pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Your students can send these in at any time. The collection bin is in front hall by the library.  Final pick up for the year will be toward the end of April. We will keep you posted. Questions? Julie Scott jcscottku@gmail.com

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE UPDATES

Deadline for reporting Community Service Hours is Mar. 31.

Get those hours registered online today!

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

 

A couple of notes on hours:

1.   Hours earned for the MLK Harvesters Event need to be recorded online by parents.

2.   Remember to record your students’ “Jump for Heart” community service hours. For students in grades K-1, they will have earned one hour of service.  For students in grades 2-5, they will have earned three hours.

 

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive FEB. 17-27

Beds for EveryBODY! provides new beds to children who don’t have a bed of their own in Kansas City urban and its suburban communities. This includes children living in the Blue Valley School District.  Items needed are new twin sheet sets for boy or girl (any color), new twin blankets (any color) and new pillow.

 

Coming soon:

MAKE TOYS for WAYSIDE WAIFS - POD B Activity: Tuesday, Mar. 10 – 3:45–4:30 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to open their hearts to animals in need by making toys for animals living at Wayside Waifs.  Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable animals in responsible homes.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E45ABA62EAA8-wayside

 

TOUR OF WAYSIDE WAIFS – @ Wayside Waifs. Wednesday, Mar. 25 – 4:30–5:30 p.m.

All toys made in our pod activity will be delivered to Wayside Waifs, and students will be given a tour of the new Wayside Waifs facility.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E45ABA62EAA8-deliver

 

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

 

SUMMER EXPLORATIONS PROGRAM

The Blue Valley School District is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Explorations Program available to all students currently enrolled in elementary or middle school.  You can view the course catalogue online at http://www5.bluevalleyk12.org/summerprograms/ now. Registration for summer courses opens on Mar. 9 at 8 a.m. and will close on Apr. 8. 

 

 

 

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 DAY 5 PALs Week 4

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive Feb. 17-27

Compost sale through 2/27

Visiting author book order forms due today (for signed copies)

5th Band class-brass

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

MTE Choir Concert @ BVN PAC, 7 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 DAY 1

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY – Staff will be working on implementing the 5E instructional model and SAMR (a technology integration model)

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive Feb. 17-27

Compost sale through 2/27

No Strings classes

5th Band class-woodwinds

5th grade Enrollment Parent Night at LMS, 7-8 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 DAY 2

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive Feb. 17-27

Compost sale through 2/27

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

5th Band class-brass

LIFT class to Olathe Lanes East, 11:30-1:30

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26   DAY 3

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive Feb. 17-27

Compost sale through 2/27

4th & 5th Strings classes

No Band class

STUCO meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m.  

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 DAY 4

“Beds for EveryBODY!” Linen Drive Feb. 17-27

Compost sale through 2/27

MTE spirit day

4th & 5th Strings classes (makeup from Tuesday early dismissal day)

Young Author’s Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

No Band class

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, MARCH 2 Day 5 PALs Week 1

Read Across America Day

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 DAY 1

5th to Union Station Planetarium, 8:45-10:50 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 DAY 2

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

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

LIFT field trip to Olathe Lanes East, 11:30-1:30

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 DAY 3

4Morris & 4Schleicher to Wilderness Science Center, 8:45-2:30

MTE Papa John’s Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 DAY 4

MTE Spirit Day

4Gordon to Wilderness Science Center, 8:45-2:30

5TH grade Leawood Middle School enrollment forms due to MTE office

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Compost order pick up, front door of school, 9-11 a.m.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 9 PALs Week 2

4th Crochet Club, 3:45-4:3

Group Talent Show rehearsal, 4-6 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Group Talent Show, 2 p.m.

Individual Acts Talent Show rehearsal, 4-6 p.m.

PTO Community Service—create toys for Wayside Waifs, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

5th & 6th grade Band Concert at LMS, 7 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

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

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

Individual Acts Talent Show, 2 p.m.

BoyScout meeting at LMS, 7 p.m.

 

MARCH 12-20

NO SCHOOL—SPRING BREAK

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23    DAY 3 PALs Week 4

School resumes

Tedd Arnold, visiting author

 

 

 

 

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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