Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week for Jan. 18th!
Each week, Mockingbird recognizes students from each grade who have exemplified great character and leadership as Mavericks of the Week.
From left: Ishi Yodav, Vignesh Somasundaram, Carter Watson, Aditya Pathak, Younes Kaid and Logan Roll.
3rd Mockingbird Mavs' DadsDay is Friday, Feb. 1st! Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird. When: Feb. 1st Time: Lunch/Recess, Drop off/Pick up Who: Every Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and Male Role Model What is MavsDadsDay?
It is a special day for Dads/Grandfathers/Uncles or any male role model in your child’s life to be present on campus.
Have lunch with your child in the cafeteria. This is the primary focus and how most participate.
Go to recess with your child’s class.
Don’t have time for lunch? Walk your child to school. Pick them up. Spend any time you can at Mockingbird.
Attend what you can. If you can only spend a few minutes at lunch, that is always better than none. Even a few minutes makes a statement.
Don’t forget to allow time to sign in at the office.
Lunch times for each grade are available at this link.
#mavsdads2018 #mavsdads #mkbmavsdads
Got Hair??? Donate It!!! Ponytail Cut Feb. 8
Mockingbird will be having our 12th annual ponytail cut on Friday, February 8, at the rise and shine assembly!!! The hair donations will be sent to the Pink Hearts Funds organization. They will use the hair to make wigs for children and adults with cancer/hair loss. Parents and students can donate as long as you have 10 inches of hair. Of course you can donate more than 10 inches if you like. The hair can be colored or permed, but not bleached. If you have questions or are interested in donating, please contact Mrs. Thomas at email@example.com
BoxTops Collected Friday, Feb. 22nd
Our next Box Tops Collection will be Friday, Feb. 22nd! We have new and exciting BoxTops competitions this year. We will be collecting BoxTops 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 BoxTops 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 BoxTops to not cut off the manufacturer number or the expiration date.Please don't send any expired Box Tops! If you have any questions contact Vai Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't Forget to Pre-Order Your Yearbook!
Don’t forget to pre-order your yearbook! We always sell out, so please plan on ordering yours now!
The almost 90 page all color yearbook is $25 and only can be purchased at Jostens.com. To order, visit https://www.jostens.com/ and choose Mockingbird Elementary – Coppell, TX.
Boundary Realignment Update
CISD hosted community forums on Boundary Realignment Jan. 10 at CHS9 and Jan. 16 via Facebook Live. Officials shared a presentation on the Boundary Realignment scenarios, Elementary Plan A2 and Middle School Plan B3, being recommended to the Board of Trustees. CISD officials also shared information on instructional programs and “grandfathering” plans, as well as answered questions from attendees. The fourth Board Workshop on Boundary Realignment will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Board will consider and adopt the final Boundary Realignment Model at its February 25, 2019, meeting. Details about the boundary realignment process can be found at www.coppellisd.com/realignment. The CISD community can share additional feedback on the process by emailing email@example.com.
Reminder: Board Workshops are held for the purpose of allowing CISD Board of Trustees to receive more information, and discuss and debate pending matters with CISD staff and amongst themselves before taking a formal vote at a later date. However, since no action is being decided or taken at a Board workshop, there is no “Open Forum” or other opportunities for the public to address the Board during a Board Workshop. Those wishing to address the CISD Board of Trustees during Open Forum at a regular monthly Board meeting must follow the guidelines as outlined at www.coppellisd.com/Page/13268. These include: those wishing to address the Board must fill out an information card between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and submit it to the Administrative Assistant to the Board. Board members are not allowed to answer questions or concerns posed by individuals during Open Forum; speakers are limited to three minutes; and, if there are five or more individuals who wish to speak on the same topic, they must designate one spokesperson to speak on their behalf.
Phase 2 of CISD’s Strategic Design effort is underway and is focused on identifying specific opportunities to fully realize our Core Values developed in Phase 1 of the process. As we move forward, we must ensure we’re focused on the highest priority opportunities. Therefore, your feedback is again needed and we are inviting all our stakeholders (students, parents, employees and community members) to provide input about the campus or campuses in which your children attend via this auditwww.coppellisd.com/corevaluesaudit. This audit takes about 15 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. This feedback is a critical part of this process. Additional details and phases of our Strategic Design process can be found atwww.coppellisd.com/strategicdesign. Thank you for continuing to help shape the future of our wonderful district.
It's Time Texas Community Challenge
Living Well in Coppell is once again locally sponsoring the 2019 It's Time Texas Community Challenge. This statewide wellness initiative, which runs from Jan. 7 to March 3, 2019, pits Texas cities of similar size against each other as they find fun and easy ways to demonstrate their commitment to healthy living. Coppell participated and won its size category for numerous consecutive years. In 2018, the City of Harlingen outpaced Coppell and claimed the top spot. If Coppell can once again clench first place, the city will not only be recognized both regionally and statewide as a healthy community, but the city will also receive $1,800 to distribute to CISD schools for health and wellness programs.
It's easy to participate in the Community Challenge:
Take a selfie doing something healthy or track your fitness.
Upload your photos and activities to your account to earn points for the community.
CISD Our Story Magazine
CISD is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of the district’s “Our Story” magazine. This magazine was launched in an effort to ensure our CISD community is informed and engaged and is made possible in part due to the financial support of several local businesses and community partners, who placed advertisements in the publication. Be on the lookout for copies of the magazine at our schools, local businesses, and other locations throughout the Coppell, Irving and Dallas communities we serve. You also can access the magazine online via https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/15897.