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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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THANKSGIVING BREAK--NO SCHOOL ON NOV. 26-28


SUNDAY NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

Weekly email update for November 24-25

Good evening MTE families,

I imagine many of you have had a busy weekend preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!  I know Brad and I have been working to make sure all of Becca’s favorite things are on hand when she comes home on Tuesday. Since she is a college athlete, her visits are very short due to team practices and we try to make every minute count.  I will not send an email update on Wednesday evening but will send my next update next Sunday night. I will be off email over the holiday. 

We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow and Tuesday for the Thanksgiving Feastsin the MTE lunchroom.  Our cafeteria staff has worked very hard preparing for you and I hope you have a wonderful time.  The children will love having your company and you will get to experience our compost project first hand! 

We also hope you take time to visit the wonderful PTO book fair which will be held in our gym on both Monday and Tuesday.  If you decide to take your child to the book fair following the feast, please first go to the classroom and let the teacher know where the child is going.  There will be sign-out sheets in the classroom. 

If you are following us on Twitter @MTEBulldogsyou saw some fun pictures of learning happening in the classrooms and hallways of MTE.  The second grade inquiry projects, fourth grade turkeys, the strings concert and the “book fair mummy” were highlighted.  For those of you who like Twitter, we hope to begin to use our Twitter account more frequently to share tidbits during our day!  

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

I hope each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”

Debbie Bond

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

The Silver Bucket Award for the past week goes to Ms. Lohmann’s kindergarten class for exemplifying the Blue Valley virtues in their specials classes.  Congratulations!

 

 

MAX MOMENT WINNERS

Max Moment winners the past week are Mary B., Natalie S., Mia M., Ms. Pfingsten, Mrs. Stamper, Becca H., Mrs. Courtney, Nils C., Mrs. Bond and Lauren P.

 

 

PLAYGROUND UPDATE

Thanks to all who have donated to the playground fund!  We really appreciate your generosity.  As of Nov. 18, we have raised $6,289.  That means we are about $8,000 short of our goal.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Every little bit counts!  Also, we will have six baskets (MU, KU, I Love to Read, All Things Dog, Kids Crafts and Family Movie Night) for everyone to bid on at the Book Fair and Thanksgiving Feast.  Be sure to stop in the hallway and make your bid!  All money raised will be donated to the playground!

Sarah McQueary, rsmcq@mac.com

 

BOOK FAIR

Sir Reads-A-Lot Castle

Hear ye, Hear ye!

Don’t forget about our “All for Book” challenge!  Students, bring your change to vote whether Mrs. Bond will dress up as a Princess or a Frog this year!  The jar with the most money will win!  The proceeds will fund our “All for Books” scholarship.  This enables MTE students who may not be able to buy books to get to shop at the fair.  The voting jars will be located in the hall next to the library and then moved to inside the fair.  The Book Fair will coincide with the Thanksgiving Feasts on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25,  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Logging hours is now done online!  Visit the Community Service page on the MTE Web site to find the link.

http://www.bluevalleyk12.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=42348&

 

If your student has participated in community service, please go online now to log their minutes.  We’ll place a leaf with your student’s name on the Community Service Tree in the main hallway to track their commitment to giving back.

 

SALVATION ARMY – BELL RINGING

On Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mission Trail Elementary will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army at the Macy’s entrance (Town Center).  Remember, bell ringing will most likely be outside, so be sure to have your student(s) dress warmly.

 

Sign up now!

Visit the Community Service Page on the MTE Web site to access Sign-Up Genius.

Thank you for making a difference in our community, Bulldogs!

 

Natalie Brown – tallybennett@yahoo.com

Erica Massman – ericamassman@sbcglobal.net

Laurel Thorpe - fthorpejr@gmail.com

 

 

BUFFALO WILD WINGS PTO FUNDRAISER FOR THE PLAYGROUND! 

Show support for MTE and join us at Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 13749 Metcalf Ave. in Corbin Park to help raise money for our new playground equipment.  BWW will donate a portion of their sales for the entire day, so plan on lunch, dinner or carry out Wednesday.  Please make sure to mention that you are with MTE or print off and present the ticket below so our school gets the credit.  We will see you there!

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 DAY 3 PALs week 4

Red Bag collection in classrooms

No 5th band class

PTO Book Fair, gym

  9:00-  9:30  Osborn

  9:30-10:00  Hammond

10:00-10:30  Schleicher

10:30-11:00  Schmidt

11:00-11:30  Lohmann

11:30-12:00  Morris

12:00-12:30  Buescher

  1:00-  1:30  McCormick

  1:30-  2:00  Kester

  2:30-  3:00  Taylor

  3:00-  3:30  North

PTO Spirit Wear for sale in front hall during Thanksgiving Feast

PTO Gift basket bidding, front hall

Thanksgiving Feast, cafeteria

Fifth Grade  

10:45-11:05 North   (recess 11:05-11:20)

10:50-11:10   Hammond (recess 11:10-11:25) 

10:55-11:15   Kester   (recess 11:15-11:30)

 

First Grade  

11:05-11:25   Buescher (recess 11:25-11:40)

11:10-11:30   Zima (recess 11:30-11:45)

11:15-11:35   Clark   (recess 11:35-11:50)

 

Second Grade

11:25-11:45   Drake (recess 11:45-12:00)

11:30-11:50   Bartley (recess 11:50-12:05)

11:35-11:55   Schwartz (recess 11:55-12:10)

11:40-12:00   Clements (recess 12:00-12:15)

 

Kindergarten

11:50-12:10   Lohmann (recess 12:10-12:25)

11:55-12:15   Schmidt (recess 12:15-12:30)

12:00-12:20   Osborn   (recess 12:20-12:35) 

 

Third Grade

12:10-12:30   Vogliardo  (recess 12:30-12:45)

12:15-12:35   Taylor   (recess 12:35-12:50)

12:20-12:40   McCormick(recess 12:40-12:55)

 

Fourth Grade

12:30-12:50   Morris (recess 12:50-  1:05)

12:35-12:55   Schleicher (recess 12:55-  1:10)

12:40-12:50   Gordon   (recess 12:50-  1:15)

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 DAY 4

Red Bag collection in classrooms

No Strings classes

No Band class

5th Choir-ALL, 7:50 a.m.

PTO Book Fair, gym

  9:00-  9:30  Bartley

9:30-10:00  Schwartz

10:00-10:30  Gordon

10:30-11:00  Clements

11:00-11:30  a.m. Early Childhood classes

11:30-12:00  Vogliardo

12:00-12:30  Zima

  1:30-  2:00  Drake

2:00-  2:30  p.m. Early Childhood classes

  2:30-  3:00  Margolis LIFT class

  3:00-  3:30  Clark

PTO Spirit Wear for sale in front hall during Thanksgiving Feast

PTO Gift basket bidding, front hall

Thanksgiving Feast

Fifth Grade  

10:45-11:05 North   (recess 11:05-11:20)

10:50-11:10   Hammond (recess 11:10-11:25) 

10:55-11:15   Kester   (recess 11:15-11:30)

 

First Grade  

11:05-11:25   Buescher (recess 11:25-11:40)

11:10-11:30   Zima (recess 11:30-11:45)

11:15-11:35   Clark   (recess 11:35-11:50)

 

Second Grade

11:25-11:45   Drake (recess 11:45-12:00)

11:30-11:50   Bartley (recess 11:50-12:05)

11:35-11:55   Schwartz (recess 11:55-12:10)

11:40-12:00   Clements (recess 12:00-12:15)

 

Kindergarten

11:50-12:10   Lohmann (recess 12:10-12:25)

11:55-12:15   Schmidt (recess 12:15-12:30)

12:00-12:20   Osborn   (recess 12:20-12:35) 

 

Third Grade

12:10-12:30   Vogliardo  (recess 12:30-12:45)

12:15-12:35   Taylor   (recess 12:35-12:50)

12:20-12:40   McCormick(recess 12:40-12:55)

 

Fourth Grade

12:30-12:50   Morris (recess 12:50-  1:05)

12:35-12:55   Schleicher (recess 12:55-  1:10)

12:40-12:50   Gordon   (recess 12:50-  1:15)

 

NOVEMBER 26-28

No School—Thanksgiving Holiday Break

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 DAY 5 PALs week 1

Red Bag collection in classrooms

No Band class

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 DAY 1

Red Bag collection in classrooms

5th Choir-all, 7:50 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 DAY 2

Red Bag collection in classrooms

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

5th Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 DAY 3

Red Bag collection in classrooms

5th Choir-all, 7:50 a.m.

4th & 5th Strings classes

5th Band class-flutes & clarinets, 11-11:25 a.m.

STUCO meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Community Service Bingo with residents of Villa Ventura, 4-5 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 DAY 4

Red Bag collection in classrooms

MTE Spirit Day

Young Author’s Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

5th Band class-brass, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

Community Service Bell Ringing

MTE Bulldog Choir performs at Macy’s at Town Center, 11 a.m.

MTE Bulldog Choir performs at Prairiefire, 1 p.m.

 

It’s a great day to be a bulldog!

Remember to check the Blue Valley School District community bulletin board for frequent activities for your children and family.


 


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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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