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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. 9 & 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.


 

I do want to highlight our upcoming carnival, Sept. 27.  You will be receiving requests for volunteers, and we hope your family can volunteer to work a shift. 

  

Please remember to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conference via the Mission Trail Web site.  Several families have emailed me that it was easy and convenient.  Please let us know if you have any trouble.


 

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

 

 

“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”


 

Debbie Bond



 

Monday NIGHT EMAIL UPDATE:

 

Weekly email update for September 1-5


 

CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UP live via the MTE Web site.  Conferences are scheduled for Oct. 20, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.

 

 

SILVER BUCKET AWARD

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

PINSTRIPES PARENTS’ NIGHT  

 

MTE Parent Social


Friday, Swept. 12, 2014

 

7-10 p.m.

 

Unlimited bocce and bowling, light hors d’ oeuvres, beverages not included--$15 per person

Prizes at Pinstripes:  1 ticket for $2 or 3 tickets for $5

  Certificate for “blowout” at Primp and Blow

  MTE Tervis cup and MTE spirit wear shirt of your choice

  Certificate good for one game of bowling and bocce from Pinstripes

Send name attending and payment (check to MTE PTO) by Sept. 5 to MTE office or Sarah McQueary, 13913 Howe Drive, Leawood, KS 66224

 

 

CUB SCOUTS AT MTE

All 1st-5th grade boys are invited to join Cub Scouts at MTE! Please contact Cubmaster Steve Silva at stv0505@msn.com for more information.

 

 

BLUE VALLEY PARENT HANDBOOK

The 2014-2015 Parent Handbook is available online. This year the Parent Handbook is transitioning to a digital format available for viewing at www.bluevalleyk12.org/parenthandbook. For parents and families wanting a printed version, a limited number of hard copies will be available at each school. 

 

MAX’S GREEN AWARD

Our second Walking Wednesday was another big success.  Though participation in each of the school’s classrooms varied from last week, the total number of students participating was exactly the same as last week! 

The Walk/Bike/Bus to School Max’s Green Award for the most class participation goes to Mrs. Kester’s fifth grade class with 73% participation.  Mrs. Zima’s first grade class came in second for the second week in a row.  And there was a tie for third place between Mrs. North’s 5th grade class and Mrs. Hammond’s 5th grade class. 

We’ll be continuing our Walking Wednesday tradition each Wednesday until November 19.  If it is a challenge for your child to walk, please know we are highlighting group efforts and not individual students. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS 

Please see the attachment for the Sept. 16 presentation featuring Dr. Robert Brooks at Blue Valley North, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

MTE CARNIVAL COMING UP!

The annual MTE Carnival is Sept. 27 from 4-6 p.m.  Please mark the date on your calendar.

 

 

WATCHDOG DADS PROGRAM

It's time for WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) at MTE!

 

WatchDOGS are dads, uncles, grandfathers or other father figures who want to participate at Mission Trail and see their kids in action.  This program is a favorite of students and father figures alike.  It means so much to our kids to see the men in their lives participating in their school life!

 

The program is available on Wednesdays Sept.17  through Apr. 22. 

WatchDOGS can volunteer to spend one Wednesday, either the morning or the afternoon, in the child's classroom.  

WatchDOGS can visit multiple classrooms during their time to help if there are siblings at MTE.

A typical shift runs from 8:35 though lunch (morning shift includes MAX TV) or lunch until the end of the day. 

If you missed the signup at Back to School Night, you will receive an email message with a list of the remaining available dates and instructions on how to sign up going forward. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Julianna Golding at jules@golding1.com.

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Collection sheet

Box Tops for Education donates 10¢ to MTE for every pink Box Top we submit. In the past three years, Mission Trail has received over $8,500 by participating in the Box Tops for Education program. For a full listing of participating Box Tops products go to www.btfe.com/products.

 

Hen House Bonus Offer

Get 80 Bonus Box Tops ($8 value) when you buy any 12 General Mills BTFE products in a single visit by Sept. 7, 2014. Bonus Box Tops certificates received by mail. Pick up mail-in redemption form at Hen House.

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1   PALs week 1

No School-Labor Day

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Walk/Bike Wednesday

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

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 DAY 1

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am – classes begin today

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

MTE Spirit Day—Chiefs Red Friday

BVEF Community Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

 

Looking forward . . .

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 PALs week 2

STUCO speeches and elections, grades 3-5, Sept. 8-12

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

2nd field trip to Kauffman Stadium, 9:15-1:45

5th Band classes begin, 11-11:25 a.m.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

EARLY DISMISSAL DAY—2 p.m. dismissal for full day K-5 students

  Early childhood a.m.:  8:40-10:40 a.m.

  Early childhood p.m.: 11:40 a.m.-1:40 p.m.

No strings classes (make-up Friday for early dismissal)

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

STUCO speeches and elections, grades 3-5, Sept. 8-12

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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

School Picture Day and 5th grade class picture (preorder form and prepayment required)

2Bartley class to Wilderness Science Center, 10:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

STUCO speeches and elections, grades 3-5, Sept. 8-12

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

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

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

STUCO speeches and elections, grades 3-5, Sept. 8-12

Papa John’s MTE Pizza Spirit Night, 4-8 p.m. (123rd & State Line)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

MTE Spirit Day

4th strings, 7:45-8:20 am

5th strings, 11-11:25 a.m.

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

STUCO speeches and elections, grades 3-5, Sept. 8-12

PTO Parents’ Night at Pinstripes, 7-10 p.m.

 

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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