Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week for Sept. 14th!
Each week, Mockingbird recognizes students from each grade who have exemplified great character and leadership as Mavericks of the Week.
Back row, from left: Samika Bandari, Vishal Jonnalagadda and Aneesha Bijja. Front row, from left: Brooklyn Carroll, Phoebey Haun-Granado and Grace Ryan.
Pinwheels for Peace Sept. 21st!
International Day of Peace is Friday, Sept. 21st. At Mockingbird our Pinwheels for Peace Day will be Friday, Sept. 21st, at 8 a.m.
MKB students have been creating Pinwheels in Art class. Students have also been learning about peace and respect during guidance lessons. Take a moment and share with your child what peace means to you. Listen to what peace means for them. Help them make connections to finding peace with themselves and contributing to the peace in their family, community, and world.
Please join us at 8 a.m. on the front lawn to create a visual public statement about peace! To create your own pinwheel or neighborhood display, feel free to use the template found at www.pinwheelsforpeace.com. You can also have your child create one for you at home. It is not necessary to have a pinwheel to participate. We look forward to seeing you! Everyone is welcome!
Volunteers Needed Sept. 17-21 for Library Rock Garden Project
The first collection will be Sept. 27, and the class with the most will be notified Oct. 5th. We have new and exciting Box Tops competitions this year. We will be collecting Box Tops by classroom and the class who has collected the most will be able to grab a prize from a toy grab bag! Your child can bring in any number of Box Tops this year, there is no need to wait until you have 50! Mockingbird raised more than $900 last year, and we want to see if we can raise even more this year! Make sure when you are clipping your Box Tops to not cut off the manufacturer number or the expiration date. If you have any questions contact Vai Patel at email@example.com.
Mockingbird PTO Fundraising 101 - Simple Ways to Help MKB
Now that the school year is underway, our Mockingbird families will experience various opportunities in which they can give back to support our school and help provide our students with the best foundation possible. This article is to provide a summary of what you can expect during our 2018-2018 school year, in addition to simple, everyday ways you can help raise money for our children.
You may be asking yourself, “Why we hold fundraisers since the state provides funding to help support our schools?” The short answer is that state funding is significantly less than in years past due to changes in their funding calculations. This means that many expenses previously covered by state funding, no longer are.
“What about the bond package we just passed?” you may ask. The bond package covers some much needed structural (and other) improvements, but does not cover the academic enrichment programs and other items we are seeking to fund.
So how does the PTO raise money?
Mockingbird Restaurant Nights Save yourself some time on a busy school night and take your family out to eat or order in from the featured restaurant, which will donate a percentage of proceeds to the PTO. MKB’s first restaurant night will be at Spring Creek BBQ Monday, Oct. 3rd.
BOX TOPS Clip & save Box Tops on items from General Mills, Gogurt, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Hefty, Hanes and many more! Turn them in to your child’s teacher and the PTO will do the rest! Cha-ching!! THE FIRST BOX TOPS COLLECTION WILL BE SEPT. 25, SO BE SURE TO TURN THEM IN THEN.
GROCERY SHOPPING Register your Kroger card and/or Tom Thumb Rewards card to our school ID and a portion of your total purchase comes back to Mockingbird! These must be registered each year! Easy!
At the bottom of the website click on “Community Caring”
Click on “Customer’s Good Neighbor Charity Addition/Deletion Form” towards the bottom to download the needed form
WWW.SMILE.AMAZON.COM “AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Mockingbird every time you shop, again, at no cost to you. Go to www.smile.amazon.com and register “Mockingbird Elementary PTO” as your charitable organization. When you shop, you’ll find the same prices & selection as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to MKB! Bam!
BOOK FAIR PTO helps support a Mockingbird Scholastic Book Fair twice a year. Buy books for your school and support the school. This fall's book fair is Oct. 15-19.
Reading under the Stars is Tuesday, Oct. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own dinner and book fair is open until 7:30.
Lunch with a loved one for K,2,4 on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Lunch with a loved one for 1, 3,5 on Thursday, Oct. 18.
ADDITIONAL PTO FUNDRAISING MKB PTO also will host additional fundraising opportunities like a color run and other opportunities.
MOCKINGBIRD SCHOOL FUNDRAISING Mockingbird also hosts additional fundraisers for the Library, PE program and more.
MKB Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ Monday, Oct. 3 (5 to 9 p.m.)
Please join us at Spring Creek BBQ for a delicious dinner and the chance to enjoy our Mockingbird family! In addition, our staff will be serving hot rolls and smiles for all from 5-9 p.m.! Spring Creek will donate 20% of all the evening’s proceeds to the Mockingbird PTO!