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HOOFPRINTS Mountain Park Elementary School PTA Summer Newsletter 2016

Table of Contents Open House Info: Easy Step-By-Step Instructions School Governance Council Project-Based Learning/SEM Principal’s Message New Mustang Teachers and Staff PTA Co-Presidents’ Message Volunteer For Fun Committees how to stay connected! Holiday Extravaganza Room Parent info Pta Reflections Contest Volunteer Registration School Clubs Peter pan, jr.: MPE Drama club Scouts talented and gifted Circle of Friends/ Lunch Bunch Yearbook, WMPE New E-Books: download from home MealPayPlus School Safety/Emergency Procedures Square 1 Art Transportation Tips and FAQs Forms 1. Student Info/Media Release Form 2. PTA One-Stop Order Form arrival and dismissal times: 7:10 AM Doors Open 7:40 AM Tardy Bell (students must be in class) 2:20 PM Dismissal Begins

2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 20

National Blue Ribbon School and Georgia School of Excellence

School starts August 8! In this newsletter, you will find tools and information to make Open House easier, the necessary forms and Step-by-Step instructions to get you in and out in a timely manner. Check out Principal Stacy Perlman’s letter on page 5 where she shares our exciting school goals and what we are doing to achieve them, as well as our focus areas for 2016-17. PTA Co-Presidents Sabrina Howry and Susan Westbury have worked tirelessly to get the committees, programs and events in place to help our students and teachers succeed and exceed expectations. Read their message on page 9. Haven’t volunteered yet? We would love to have you. Volunteer for what you like at Open House or reach out to the Co-Presidents or committee chair anytime for more information. Find committee chair contact info on the PTA website.

Follow us on Twitter @MPE_Mustangs, find us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ mpepta.roswell, read your emails from your Room Parents, check out the school and PTA websites and look for the weekly Mustang Flyer e-blast. There are a lot of ways to connect and be “in the know.” Read here for more information. We’re going to have a great year!

OPEN HOUSE Friday, August 5, 2016 Last names beginning M-Z 8:30 am - 10:00 am Last names beginning A-L 10:30 am - 12:00 pm The key to a successful Open House is to have your forms ready, your checkbook or Visa/MC credit card handy and to do these steps in order. Find forms to download or print at the end of this edition of Hoofprints or on the PTA website. Please follow all the steps in order.

Stop 1– Front Hallway Lobby: 

Get an Open House Checklist with Map

Stop 2– Cafeteria: 

   

Turn in or fill out your PTA Membership and SEM Contribution Form — Buy a PTA 2016-2017 Printed Calendar with important dates, events, contact info for Full PTA Board and the Student Handbook — Order a Directory — Buy a Transportation Change Form Pad Sign up for volunteer opportunities Pre-pay for lunches or pre-pay online anytime at www.mealpayplus.com) Purchase new MPE Spirit Wear Visit PTA tables to volunteer for various opportunities

New to MPE? Stop by the New Family table in the cafeteria. We suggest you miss the big rush and plan to arrive 30 minutes later than your designated time. Contact New Family Liaison, Elysa Greenwald: [email protected]

Stop 3– Media Center:  

Fill out a Transportation Form for each student. You will need to give this form to your teacher in the classroom (this form is not available online, only at Open House) Bus stop time and location

Stop 4– Classroom: MEET and GREET your new teacher.    

Must go to Stops 1, 2 and 3 before you go to Stop 4. Teachers will need the transportation form that you get at Stop 3 The Class Lists will be posted around the school. The locations of the postings can be found on the back of the Open House Checklist which will be provided at the front door. MEET and GREET your new teacher Give classroom teacher your completed Transportation Form (get at Stop 3) Give teacher Student Information/Media Release form (on page 19 or in front hallway need teacher’s name to complete)

Stop 5– Gym:  

Sign up for after-school activities including Girl and Boy Scouts, music, art, chess, Spanish, running club, etc. Sign up for after-school care programs

Handy Tip: Bring school supplies during open house to your child’s classroom (teacher meet and greet) so your child doesn’t have to carry them in on the first day of school Hoofprints Summer 2016

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School Governance Council The School Governance Council is a team of Mountain Park staff, parents, and community members that work together to guide the implementation of our Strategic Plan. As a result of the implementation of our Strategic Plan, students have been engaged in project-based learning and increased hands-on experiences. For the 2016-2017 school year, students will continue to benefit from the project-based approach, and our council will continue to guide the implementation of our plan. School Governance Council from a Parent Perspective: Serving on the SGC as a parent volunteer has been an amazing experience. With life so hectic these days, it is really wonderful to see the community, staff, and leadership block out the world and spend quality time mapping out the best possible learning experiences for our kids. Being part of the Governance Council, whose goal is to raise achievement levels for our kids, is creating many unique programs to target the very specific needs of Mountain Park kids. This is not a top down approach but rather an “all hands on deck” by the folks right here in our community to create the best school possible. We have had experts come in and bring exciting new technology, created programs for training teachers on the best strategies for teaching today’s kids, improved reading and comprehension through various means, and partnered with local businesses to bring more financial resources to the school. This is one of the groups that helps create the right atmosphere for us to attract and retain the best teachers in the state of Georgia. It has been a great success and the best has yet to come. We encourage all parents to drop in on our monthly meetings to learn what is going on and how you can be involved. Mark Ellsworth Vice-Chair of Mountain Park Elementary SGC

2016-2017 SGC Members: Nicole James, Parent, Chairperson Julie Adams, Teacher Lia Bertelson, Parent Anna Davis, Teacher Mark Ellsworth, Vice-Chair & Parent Pamela Haight, Assistant Principal Ron Jackson, Community Member Jim Marshall, Community Member Yanique Michaud, Teacher Stacy Perlman, Principal Visitors are welcome to attend SGC meetings, held in Ms. Perlman’s office, to observe and provide input during the public comment opportunity at the beginning of the meeting (prior to any votes being held). Agendas are posted to the MPE website www.mpes.org in advance of each meeting. Meeting dates are listed to the right. A summary of actions from each meeting is posted to our website within two school days of each meeting. Minutes are posted after approval at the following meeting. We will be keeping everyone informed of SGC happenings through the posted minutes and our weekly Mustang Flyer.

The 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule (subject to change) All meetings are held at 7:30 a.m.

August 19, 2016 September 2, 2016 October 7, 2016 November 4, 2016 January 13, 2017 February 3, 2017 March 3, 2017 May 5, 2017 June 2, 2017

ADA/EEO Statement It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Avenue, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, or phone 404-763-4585. TTY 1-800-255-0135.

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SEM and Project-based Learning: Learn to Think, Think to Learn! MPE students are highly engaged in hands-on, project-based learning during our daily 50-minute Enrichment Block. Students learn science and social studies concepts through our Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) in TAG and general education classes daily. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model was developed by renowned educational psychologist Dr. Joseph Renzulli (University of Connecticut). The SEM model infuses higher level thinking activities and more opportunities for creativity into every classroom. Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a highly engaging and motivating approach that draws more involvement, interest, and investment in learning from students. By combining the project-based approach and SEM strategies, student engagement and learning will soar! From “Kindergarten Silly Story Ladies” to “Famous American Living Museums,” creating meaningful learning experiences requires partnerships between parents, students, and teachers. As always, YOUR financial support of SEM is critical as approximately $32.00 per student is spent each year for additional enrichment opportunities. Donations enable us to purchase additional materials, bring in speakers and schedule on-site field trips, which enhance learning above and beyond the regular curriculum. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!

Here are some of the exciting ways that students will engage in SEM this year: · Building 3-D Communities - Students at various grade levels engage in 3-D mapping · Salt Maps - Students construct salt dough maps of landforms and bodies of water to deepen their understandings of geography · Live Weather Forecasts - 1st graders become meteorologists as they review, report, and predict the daily weather · Investigating Life Cycles - Learning about life cycles is an organic process. From planting seeds to hatching eggs, students fully explore the circle of life · Schoolwide Conservation Project - 3rd graders help MPE go even greener as they lead our official conservation project to reduce the amount of energy our school uses · Silly Story Ladies – A featured author/story is brought to life monthly in kindergarten · Native American Food Tasting – 2nd graders experience a meal like an original Georgian · Living Museums – Students research and become famous Georgians or American heroes · Interest Based Research Projects - Students create meaningful products to show what they’ve learned about topics of interest · Potlatch – 4th graders relive a day as a pioneer....games, re-enactments, and typical daily activities · Guest Speakers – Local politicians and historians, war veterans, guests from the CDC and Historic Roswell, the Fulton County Schools Teaching Museum and more · High Touch–High Tech – On-site field trip with hands-on science activities for each grade · 100th Day Hoopla – Kindergarteners count up to the 100th day of school and celebrate · Trashion Show - 3rd graders present a fashion show featuring recycled materials · Party Animals – On-site critter visit for kindergarteners when studying Animal Families Unit · Mustang Market – 5th grade students research, design and market their own products · Yearly Teacher Training - Professional development for our teachers to ensure the highest levels of instruction for our students We can’t wait to see students even more excited, engaged and enthusiastic about their learning! For more information on project-based learning, visit http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-parent-resources.

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A Message From Principal Stacy Perlman studies standards. The level of engagement during the Enrichment Block is thrilling to see! Ms. Wendy Kelly will We hope everyone has enjoyed a fun-filled, rejuvenating summer! We are refreshed and ready for continue to support our work in this area as our Projectan amazing 2016-2017 school year! For starters: we Based Learning Coach. will not be opening boxes and unpacking the school from construction! This year we will again participate in TAG Even though we didn’t have to move out this summer, collaboration where TAG teachers push into the classrooms and/or co-plan with homeroom teachers we still did get some upgrades to the building. New th to incorporate TAG strategies. things this year include a fresh coat of paint in the 4 th and 5 grade wing and two Buddy Benches on the playground. Many of you saw the Buddy Bench idea Professional Learning Communities One of the advantages to having our science and on Facebook and shared it. The Falcon and Medley families have generously donated the funds for one of social studies already planned with the project-based units is to enable teachers to focus on collaborative the benches and Patrick O’Donovan, Eagle Scout planning for reading, math and language arts candidate and MPE alumnus, is building us the other throughout the school year. This gives them an one as part of his Eagle project. Dr. Edwards, our opportunity to look at student work and data and counselor, will teach lessons to the students about plan quality instruction. how to use the Buddy Bench to find or help a friend. We are grateful for the generosity of these MPE Personalized Learning friends! Last year, we were part of the first Cohort in Fulton Speaking of the 2016-2017 school year, check out the County’s personalized learning initiative. Homeroom classes now have 8 iPads (K-2) and 12 iPads (3-5) in things we are focusing on this year: addition to classroom desktop computers for student use. Students are able to use electronic resources to Effective Reading and Language Arts Instruction: work at their own pace, create products and In addition to summer fun, our teachers have been conduct research with the devices. While teachers participating in professional development work with students in small groups, the other students opportunities to prepare for the school year. Twenty will have the opportunity to work independently on of them attended training on the implementation of whatever skills or projects they need at that time. This Lucy Calkins’ Readers’ Workshop, which was piloted with great success in 5th grade last year. PTA assisted will greatly increase our opportunities for enrichment and for extra support. us with purchasing kits for all of the teachers, and we look forward to raising the level of instruction in reading with the addition of this resource. We will Design Thinking continue using Lucy Calkins’ Writers’ Workshop in all We are beginning our 3rd year as part of the AK12DC grades. (Atlanta K-12 Design Challenge), a consortium of public and private schools working to incorporate Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)/TAG (Talented design thinking in schools. MPE is part of the Tier 2 and Gifted) We are continuing to implement our Charter initiative “graduate level” work along with The Westminster with the Enrichment Block. All students will participate Schools and the Lovett School. This work allows us to in a daily 50 minute Enrichment Block for science and train teachers and students in design thinking, use this social studies instruction. The TAG students go to TAG innovative strategy to solve problems in our school and engage students in higher order thinking through classes for this block. Special education students the design thinking cycle. We also have the participate in inclusion during this time. opportunity to be supported by Scott Sanchez, a ALL students are engaged in project-based, hands-on professor at the Stanford Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (dSchool) who meets with our team and learning. Teachers have developed engaging and rigorous learning units to teach the science and social administration regularly. Hello Mountain Park Families!

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Ms. Perlman’s Message Continued from Page 5 School Governance Council Our School Governance Council continues to help guide implementation of our Strategic Plan. Agendas are posted to the MPE website www.mpes.org two weeks prior to each meeting. Meeting dates are published in the school calendar and available on the website. Visitors are welcome to attend SGC meetings to observe and provide input during the public comment opportunity at the beginning of the meeting (prior to any votes being held). A summary of actions from each meeting is posted to our website within two school days of each meeting. Meeting minutes are posted after approval at the following meeting. We will be keeping everyone informed of SGC happenings through the posted minutes and our weekly Mustang Flyer. Business Partners and Friends MPE’s business partners and friends provide us with much-appreciated additional support. You can help them help us by participating in any or all of the following programs: Publix Partners: Use your card each time you shop at any Publix and we receive 1% of your purchase. Cards are available in the front office. Kroger Partners: If you are a Kroger Plus card holder go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to register your card. If you do not currently have a Kroger Plus card, stop by the customer service desk at any Kroger to request one. By designating Mountain Park Elementary as your choice of organizations, a portion of your purchases will be allocated to our school. Even if you enrolled last year, you must renew each year. Spirit Nights: We have monthly Spirit Nights at Mellow Mushroom, Zaxby’s, Zoe’s Kitchen, Moe’s, Lucia’s and Hola! Each restaurant donates a portion of the evening’s sales to

See, Check, Vote with H.A.C. (Home Access Center) Codes Get your home access code from the front office. The H.A.C. code allows access to: -see your child’s grades

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MPE. It’s a fun way to socialize and support our school! Liberty Mutual offers an MPE discount for insurance to staff and families. Contact our business partner, Monica Lamour at 770.998.2045 x57724 for more information. Business partner, Roswell Urgent Care offers $20.00 camp/sports physicals for MPE staff and families. Brookfield Country Club is currently running a special through the summer where they will donate 75% of the initiation fee to MPE. Thank you to our generous business partners for their ongoing support:

Aurora Cineplex Brookfield Country Club Core Matters Crabapple Tutoring Harry Norman REALTORS – Tania Gardere MacLeod Liberty Mutual Lucia’s Italian Restaurant Mathnasium of West Roswell Music Matters Northside Hospital Publix- Mountain Park Roswell Urgent Care SouthPrint of Georgia Turf Masters Lawn Care VIPdecals.com Zoe’s Kitchen Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. The 2016-2017 school year is going to be amazing! We can’t wait to see all of you at Open House on August 5th! Stacy Perlman

-set alerts for when grades change -check attendance records -vote for who you want for your School Governance Council Representative

Each parent has their own unique code. Parents like it so they can see how their students are doing. H.A.C. codes will be distributed at Curriculum Night, or you may pick them up from the front office any time.

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Meet the New Mustang Teachers and Staff!

Please welcome: Tiffany Barnes, First Grade Hello, Mountain Park families! I am so thrilled to be joining the first grade team for the 2016-2017 school year. I'm coming to Mountain Park with 16 years of teaching experience in Atlanta Public Schools, 12 of which have been in first grade - I just can't leave it!! I'm excited to share my ideas as well as gain so much more from you and my colleagues. Mountain Park Elementary felt like home from the first time I visited. An extra bonus was the mustang mascot, as I LOVE horses!! I look forward to meeting everyone this school year. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

graduation I was happy to move back to Roswell where I was born and raised. In March, I started working at Mountain Park as a long term substitute teacher. I enjoyed every minute of it. I am so excited to be coming back in the fall as a full time teacher to share my love and passion for teaching with my students! Go mustangs!

Nikki LaRussa, IRR I am so excited to return to teaching and I feel honored to be able to share my experiences with the students, families and staff of MPE. I began my special education teaching career in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts while earning my Master Degree in Educational Administration. I have taught in Rye, New York and in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Upon my husband’s completion of Medical school, we moved to Americus, Georgia Ginger Bartlett-Plett, Fourth Grade with our son James. I taught in Sumter County until After graduating from Clemson University with a the birth of my second son, David. Being born on Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and the Autism Spectrum, David needed my support. I working in the insurance field for several years, I chose to leave the formal teaching setting and decided to stay home to raise my three boys. devote my time to helping David become the best Many years ago my boys attended Mountain Park person he could be! James is a recent graduate Elementary and I joined Fulton County Schools as a of Emory University and David will be a sophomore Special Education Paraprofessional. During my first at the University of Florida, without years of employment with Fulton County Schools, I accommodations! worked at Mountain Park until I was surplused to In my leisure time I enjoy spending quiet moments another school, this will be my 12th year with Fulton with my husband as empty nesters, long distance County. My love of children set me on the path to runs, walking my dogs and reading. complete my Masters of Arts in Teaching. I believe education should empower young children to Renisha Smith, TAG make positive contributions to the community. I Hi! My name is Renisha Smith and this is my first year enjoy helping children achieve their goals through as a member of the Mountain Park Mustangs. As a education. I have been teaching 4th and 5th Cleveland, Ohio native, I am proud to say that I grade for the past 3 years. I live in Roswell with my am a loyal Cleveland Cavalier and Ohio State husband. My three boys have grown up, my oldest Buckeye! (Go Cavs! Go Bucks!) son has graduated college and is in the real world, my middle son graduates from college in I am excited this year as I am going into my 10th December and my youngest son is a junior in year as a Fulton County teacher. I was a Special college. When I am not teaching, I enjoy cooking, Education IRR-Teacher for 7 years, in which I taught sewing, reading and gardening. I am looking 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade and this is will be my 3rd year forward to returning to my Mountain Park family. teaching TAG. I am also a member of Fulton Aubrey Flickinger, Third Grade I am looking forward to a great first year of teaching! This past December I graduated from Georgia Southern University with degrees in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. After

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New Mustang Staff Continued from Page 7

I’m so humbled to have a career that has me motivated and excited to come to work every day. I’m looking forward to educating your children, as we all know, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” –Albert Einstein Here’s to a great year of learning! Dani-Sue Boldus, TAG My name is Dani-Sue Boldus, and I am very excited about joining the staff at Mountain Park Elementary! Prior to coming here, I taught at Dolvin Elementary, Haynes Bridge Middle, and Barnwell Elementary. I have an undergraduate degree and graduate degree in elementary and middle grades education. I’ve taught all grade-levels, first through eighth! For the past 17 years I have worked with the TAG department as a classroom teacher and TAG Contact. This year I will be working with TAG students at Mountain Park. When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and photography. I am looking forward to a great school year!

Debbie Wilson, Fifth Grade Team Taught Teaching is a second career, as I spent 20 years in corporate America. Working in a preschool when my daughter was a toddler, got me interested and excited about education. In 2003, I returned to college for my education degree at Kennesaw State and have not looked back! For 8 years I have been a Fulton County employee with teaching experience in EIP, 4th grade, and 2nd grade. At the end of the 2015 school year, I left teaching to care for my mother who has Alzheimer’s. During that time, I worked as a substitute for Fulton County. I am extremely excited to come back to Fulton County and Mountain Park Elementary as a full -time teacher. My daughter, Alex, is now 14 years old and a freshman at Sequoyah High School. My husband, who works from home, is looking forward to me working full -time too!! We live in Holly Springs in Cherokee County. I am thrilled to be a part of the Mountain Park family and look forward to working with you and the students.

Denise Bistoury, Second Grade Welcome Mountain Park Families and Friends! I’m pleased to join your community for this upcoming school year. Currently, I have 9 years of experience in teaching first graders, and I’m looking forward to serving our rising second graders. I enjoy getting young people involved in hands on activities to keep their minds inspired. As a hobby, I enjoy creating and growing edible gardens. Inside and outside of the classroom, I strive to maintain a positive and respectful environment through open, honest, and friendly communication. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you this upcoming school year.

Olivia Apsher, Fifth Grade


I am very excited to be joining the MPE family! This The school supply list for each grade level is available at: summer has been full of many changes for me. I got http://school.fultonschools.org/es/mountainpark/pages/ married and moved from Missouri to the beautiful default.aspx state of Georgia. I have been a teacher for 3.5 years and I have been fortunate enough to work with We are once again offering a convenient school supply kindergarten, third, and fourth grade students. I have delivery service. Place your order online and have your loved every minute of my teaching career so far and I child's supplies shipped directly to your home. School Tool am very excited for the opportunity to share my Box will also be donating a portion of all sales back to passion for learning with fifth graders. I hope that MPE. You MUST order by July 22 in order to receive supyou’ve had an amazing summer and that you are plies before Open House as there is a 10 day delivery time looking forward to this school year as much as I am!

(with orders possibly coming sooner). Check it out at: www.schooltoolbox.com

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For more information about our School Strategic Plan and our implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, please visit the School Governance Council page:http://school.fultonschools.org/es/mountainpark/Pages/sgc.aspx

A Message from your pta co-presidents: Sabrina Howry and Susan Westbury

On any given day we are surrounded by projects in various stages of completion. The office desks, laundry rooms, dining tables and classrooms are constant reminders that while we work hard to move forward, the finish line seems to move farther. One such project we have recently witnessed is the creation of the mosaic in the front hall of our school. The materials required for an art project of this magnitude are many, messy and have been housed in the PTA office over several months. Having little artistic ability of my own, I would look at the cart of materials and wonder how in the world this was going to make any sense. Sabrina Howry However, with the help of many hands, especially our Cultural Arts CoChair, Emily Sheehy, and under the remarkable imagination and talent of the artist, Donna Pinter, something marvelous was created. “Blue Spirit” is a lively and happy addition welcoming all who enter Mountain Park Elementary. As each child contributed a piece for the mosaic, you will notice the fingerprints and imagination of our children. It is a wonder to behold whether you are close or far away.

thank you. We appreciate the dads who jump into action like superheroes every week and moms who are the grout who bind together this incredible mosaic of community. Thank you for appreciating the teachers, staff and administrators who give so much of their lives to educate and love our children. Thank you for supporting our children in all the ways you do and forming the Blue Spirit of this community.

To our new families coming to Mountain Park Elementary for the first time, WELCOME! We are excited you are here and look forward to meeting you. The Susan Westbury Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an excellent way to plug into all that is happening at our school. We encourage our parents and extended family members to join the PTA no matter your availability to volunteer. Please visit our website to find out many of the ways your PTA membership will support our school and how to join. There will be several parents available to answer your questions at the New Student Popsicle Party at Roswell Area Park on July 30th, at the New Family table located in the Cafeteria at Open House on August 5th, and Our Mountain Park Elementary family is anytime throughout the school year. Our contact certainly a reflection of “Blue Spirit”. We are information is located in the calendar available at blessed to have our parking lot filled with parents Open House, the school directory and on the and other family members who volunteer their MPE PTA website. We will see you soon! time and who come to support our students for Best wishes! presentations and performances. Whether you are Sabrina Howry Skyping homework assistance to your child in Co-President 2015-17 between meetings or cleaning glue out of the hair Susan Westbury of an amped up kindergartener at a class party, we Hoofprints Summer 2016

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Check here for Full Board Opportunities We would love to have you here… Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children are more likely to earn better grades, score higher on tests, have better social skills, be more positive in their attitude towards school and continue their education.* Whatever your interest and your skill, whether you want to come in to school or help from home; if you have a lot of time or just a little time, we have something for you!

Communications ( Rachel willis, [email protected]) Yearbook Committee: The yearbook committee is a fun group that works together to make MPE’s memories last. This is a great opportunity if you want to work at home. Come join the MPE Yearbook Committee. [email protected] Curriculum and school Initiatives (Lindsey slack, [email protected]) Science Expo: Coordinate the annual Science Expo for students PTA Initiatives (lynne unglo, [email protected]) Facility Enhancement: decorate and improve the appearance of the school Fifth Grade Float: Plan the float for the Annual Roswell Youth Day Parade! Drama Club: Help with the production of Peter Pan Jr. Volunteers are essential to the success of this program. Rehearsals start in the fall and the production is the last weekend in February. We also need people to sew costumes and make sets…this is a great opportunity to show your creativity! [email protected] Spirit Wear: Looking for a great group of volunteers to sell fun new spirit wear at school events. Please contact Kalene Martin [email protected] and Jan Oetinger [email protected]

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VP Volunteers (traci hartog, [email protected]) Academic Assistance: coordinate volunteers to assist teachers in the classroom VP COMMUNITY OUTREACH (AMY PATRICK, [email protected])

Dads’ Club: Calling all dads! There is a place for you at MPE. The kids love to see their dads at carpool opening doors or helping out around the school. The Dads’ Club is a great group of men –it’s a fantastic way for dads to get involved. Contact Leslie Turner ([email protected]) for more info. Fund Development (katie tucker, [email protected]) Holiday Extravaganza: This is MPE’s biggest fundraiser. We need another co-chair! Also, consider being a basket coordinator for your child’s classroom. We also need volunteers to sell tickets between Grandparents’ Day and HE Day. HE Day is huge at MPE and it takes a lot of volunteers, we hope you will consider working a shift. It is a lot of fun! Contact Christine Mason at [email protected] There are so many ways to get involved at MPE. We can’t possibly list all of the opportunities that currently exist. Check out www.mpepta.org for full list. To find out more about any of these positions, please e-mail the contact listed. For general assistance please feel free to email your 2016-2017 PTA Co-Presidents, Sabrina Howry ([email protected]) and Susan Westbury ([email protected]). *Hendersen et al, NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy

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20 ways to stay in tune with what is going on at MPE: 1. Join the PTA. Go to the meetings wher e you get a voice and a vote. 2. Download our Google calendar to your smart phone or home calendar https://sites.google.com/site/mpepta/ 3. Join us on FACEBOOK: MPE Mustangs. 4. Follow us on Twitter: @MPE_Mustangs. 5. Official MPE School Website www.mpes.or g 6. Official MPE PTA Website https://sites.google.com/site/mpepta/ 7. The Mustang Flyer is a weekly e-blast email from Ms. Perlman and the PTA emailed on Thursdays to your most current email address. Alert the front office promptly if your email address changes. 8. Mustang Message: occasional e-blast 9. Get your H.A.C. (Home Access Center) codes to see grades, attendance and behavior info for each child. These must be picked up in person at the front office; each mom and dad has their OWN H.A.C. code. 10. Attend Monthly School Governance Council (SGC) Meetings. 11. Attend Monthly Katha Stuart Community School Board Meetings. 12. PTA Printed Calendar . 13. Volunteer in the classr oom. 14. Volunteer for a PTA committee. 15. Room Parents’ Communication: They ar e your key to tons of infor mation. 16. Look at your child’s teacher’s website. 17. Check your child’s Thursday folder. 18. Come have lunch with your child. 19. Follow Fulton County Schools on Twitter: @FultonCoSchools 20. Talk to your child! You’ll learn a lot!

SAVE THESE DATES FOR MPE’S ANNUAL FAMILY PHOTO FUNDRAISER! October 16, 10-5 October 23, 10-5 October 30, 10-3 Save these dates for MPE’s Annual Family Photo Fundraiser. This is the perfect time to get your family portrait taken in time for holiday cards and beautiful fall weather. Maura Roberts Photography will be taking family portraits and all photos will be taken outdoors at Bulloch Hall. Look for more details and sign-ups at Open House. For more information, please email: [email protected]

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What IS H.E.? Holiday Extravaganza! What is it? Holiday Extravaganza is an exciting MPE PTA sponsored fundraiser that benefits our school. This is the biggest fundraiser for MPE all year. It is a fun-filled Saturday with many activities to interest the entire family. You will find gift shopping, theme baskets for raffle, baked goods, food, entertainment, and door prizes galore! You can still participate if you are not available the day of the Holiday Extravaganza. Baskets will be on display during Grandparents’ Day. You do not have to be present to win a basket, but you do need to purchase tickets for a chance to win.

Mountain Park Elementary School Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 11 am to 4 pm (4 pm to 5 pm Raffle drawings.) How can you help? You can donate money or items to your class basket, volunteer your time, donate baked goods for the Sweet Shoppe, buy raffle tickets for the chance to win a basket, visit and shop at the Holiday Marketplace, plan on attending, and help spread the word about this fun event!

Check out last year’s baskets HERE. Contact Christine Mason for more information: [email protected]

Are you interested in being a Room Parent? Being a Room Parent is a great way to spend time with your child, get to know their teacher, and meet other parents. Look for a sign-up sheet at Open House. Room Parent Job description:  Develop class roster and distribute it to each family  Set up an email distribution for advising parents of school or class activities  Schedule all in-class volunteers as requested by the teacher.  Create and lead the sign-up sheets for Curriculum Night to gather parent volunteers for the various activities throughout the year.  Plan the school organized parties (Winter Holiday Party and End of the Year Party for all grades. Grades K-2 also have a Valentine's Day Party).  Collect monies and items needed for class parties.

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Coordinate volunteers for classroom projects, field trips, celebrations, school events, etc.  Teacher Appreciation: Coordinate with parents for teacher gifts. Promote teacher appreciation activities and solicit volunteers to provide food for teacher appreciation events.

There are three room parents for each classroom and they are selected the first week of school. If you miss the sign-up sheet, you can contact the Room Parent Coordinators with your name, child’s name, grade and teacher’s name. For more information, contact the Room Parent Coordinators: Michelle Knight [email protected] or Rachel Merrell [email protected]

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Reflections contest

Has your family been having an awesome Summer Break? Then this would be a perfect time for your children to create their artistic submissions for the 2016 – 2017 Reflections Art Program. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?” What a wonderful way to share what you’ve been up to this summer! Founded in 1969, the PTA Reflections Arts Program is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. The program engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. Students may choose from one or more of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography Film production Literature Music Composition Photography Visual Arts Students of all grades and all abilities are encouraged to participate. It’s time to show off that Mustang Pride! The class with the most submissions will receive a special treat from the PTA. Submission rules and deadlines will be communicated soon. For more information please contact Wanda Nielsen at [email protected]

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How Do I Become a Volunteer? All volunteers must register annually on The Fulton County Volunteer Page. 1. Register on the Fulton County Volunteer Page http://www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org/ 2. Complete the mandatory online training. 3. Complete the volunteer application. 4. Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed before you visit a school to volunteer. 5. When you arrive at a school for your first volunteer assignment, please present your government identification (i.e. driver’s license, state issued ID cards, Mexican consular cards, green cards, Military ID) to verify identity.

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The MPE Drama Club presents

Whether you’re an artist using paint, your voice, or your feet, MPE has lots of clubs and activities for your interests: The MPE Drama Club There is something for everyone on stage and behind the scenes. Last year, 240 of our students participated in our school play: The Lion King. We can’t wait to see our Mustangs shine again this year in Peter Pan. The Art Club is led by a group of wonderful teachers who want to spread a love of art. This is an opportunity for students to engage in creative activities like Pinch Pot Birds and Fidgets for students with special needs, create masking tape art, and clay works inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. WMPE News Crew is made up of 5th grade students. Each crew of students serves a designated time period on the morning news. Students can participate by either being an anchor or be behind the scenes as a teleprompter controller. Information regarding how to become a member of the WMPE News Crew is available on the media center’s website: http://mpemc.weebly.com/ The Interact Club is a fun opportunity available to interested 4th and 5th graders who want to provide service to others. This past year, the Interact Club led the “Be the Voice” Campaign at Mountain Park which encouraged students to be the voice as an “upstander” and not be a bystander. Student Council consists of elected third, fourth, and fifth grade representatives who plan service projects and spirit days for the entire school. The highlight of their year is when the council participates as a team at Roswell High School’s Relay for Life. The Safety Patrol This is an opportunity for 5th graders to serve as leaders throughout the school during arrival and dismissal time. The students work to help younger students and help keep our hallways, carpool, and bus area safe.

Mark your calendars! Audition Week: September 26-29 Production Week: February 23-25, 2017 For more information, contact: Jenn Rathbun [email protected]

In addition to our school sponsored clubs, check out other after school clubs in the gym during Open House.

Discover Girl Scouts: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. How do Girl Scouts change the world? One girl at a time! Join the fun of Girl Scouting and start making a difference. In a Girl Scout troop, girls make new friends, learn by doing, explore the arts, learn about nature, learn about themselves and the world they live in and much, much more. More details to follow about an informational meeting.

Discover Cub Scouts:

Cub Scouts is a place where boys can have fun in the outdoors, learn new skills, make new friends, and begin a journey that will transform them into leaders for tomorrow.

Pack 135 conducts regular Den and Pack meetings as well as several outings each year from the traditional Pinewood Derby, Rocket launching to camping in the North Georgia mountains. Scouting can be something that you and your son will remember for the rest of his life! A meeting to provide information to those interested in Cub Scouts will be held shortly after school starts in the MPE cafeteria. Be on the lookout for details soon. The meeting is for parents of boys currently in 1st through 5th grade who are interested in Cub Scouts for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact Craig Baltes at [email protected]

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CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND LUNCH BUNCH Mountain Park provides inclusive programs to meet the needs of students with varied learning styles and characteristics. At Mountain Park, the goal of special education is to prepare students through specialized instruction to become successful learners in regular education classrooms.

relationships and friendships in a therapy setting facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist. This program also promotes weekly opportunities to verbally extend invitations to a few classmates to attend lunch in a supervised classroom known as “Lunch Bunch.” Many social skill topics are taught and role played such as the importance of having good manners, conversational skills, problem solving skills, and interacRegular education students may have the opportunity tive social role play situations. Countless research demonstrates the effectiveness of using peer-mediated to participate in “Circle of Friends” on a volunteer basis with parental permission. The purpose of Circle strategies to promote social skills in individuals who have the need for further development. Student drivof Friends is to include typical peers in therapy as peer models to help cue and teach other students so- en programs at Mountain Park have and continue to cial skills throughout the school day in all settings. In make a difference in the lives of all students. the end, Circle of Friends teaches all students the valSubmitted by: Suzanne Cockrel ue and gift of individual differences. This program promotes understanding and tolerance which fosters

Talented And Gifted (TAG) The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program in the Fulton County School System provides enriching learning experiences for the intellectually advanced and exceptionally creative student. Gifted services are available in all Fulton County schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The program meets all requirements of the Georgia Department of Education and provides diverse, highquality opportunities for the student. All TAG teachers in Fulton County hold an endorsement in Gifted Education from the Professional Standards Commission. These specially-trained educators guide the gifted student in ways that maximize the child’s unique learning characteristics, interests, personal needs, and capabilities.

Scholarships to summer camps. For more information about the Screening and Referral Process, please Membership in FCSG awards you explore the Fulton County website and membership to GAGC, Georgia’s in particular this document. Association of the Gifted Child and access to all of the GAGC resources as http://www.fultonschools.org/en/ well. divisions/acd/learnteach/ MPE teachers have been recipients of Advanced_Studies/QA%20TAG% FCSG grants in the past including 20Screening%20%20Referral% funds for Registration to the GAGC 202014%20English.pdf annual conference, Flip cameras, The Fulton County Supporters of the Gifted is a non-profit support group of volunteers serving all of Fulton County’s teachers and families of gifted students.

digital cameras, owl pellet science kits, GPS Devices for Geocaching, and a Digital Microscope.

For more information Www.fultongifted.org

FCSG is as an advocacy group that serves gifted students to exceed and succeed and supports their teachers and families.

We are fortunate to have talented and terrific TAG Teachers at MPE: Mary Stewart and welcoming Renisha Smith and DaniThe group works with local and national businesses to secure funds to Sue Boldus.

The Fulton County School System screens students for eligibility for gifted use towards Teacher Grants, Teacher Professional Development and Student services twice a year.

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GET THOSE CAMERAS READY! For the YEARBOOK! We'll be collecting photos for the Mustang Yearbook throughout the year so watch for notifications of where and when to send in your photos! Individual photos taken during fall picture day are the photos used in the yearbook, so don't miss picture day! We'll be using TreeRing.com again this year to make ordering and Personalizing your child's yearbook a cinch.

Attention: 5th Graders... News Crew Deadline...AUGUST 31


Information regarding how to become a member of the WMPE News Crew for the 2016-2017 school year is now available on the media center’s website: http:// mpemc.weebly.com/10-wmpe-morningnews-broadcast.html Applicants who wish to be an anchor will need to submit a video of themselves reading the news script. The script and directions on getting the video to Ms. J are on the above link. The deadline to apply is August 31st, 2016.

Watch for more information and instructions at Open House in August. If you would like to volunteer for the Yearbook Committee, please contact Loreta McPartland at [email protected]

NEW E-BOOKS FOR YOU TO ACCESS NOW Fulton County schools has purchased ebooks of all Georgia Book Award Nominees and Fulton County Summer Reading List titles. Summer Reading and myOn: Information about summer reading and access to myOn (a collection of over 5,000 audio enabled ebooks) along with Fulton County School’s summer reading list are available on the media center’s website here: http:// mpemc.weebly.com/16-summerreading.html

There is no id information for new Kindergarten students as of yet.

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Handy Tip

Mark your child’s personal items with their name in permanent marker. Any unclaimed items from Lost and Found are donated once a month to North Fulton Charities.

School Safety/Emergency Procedures Mountain Park Elementary Student Safety Student safety is our first priority. We have an extensive safely plan with procedures in place to keep students and staff safe in the event of any emergency situation. Here is a brief overview: Emergency Drills Emergency drills are practiced monthly. We have soft lockdown, hard lockdown, evacuate, and shelter drills. A soft lockdown for a threat or hazard outside the building while a hard lockdown is for a threat or hazard inside the building. Evacuation drills are practiced in the event that students need to move from school to another location, and finally, shelter drills are practiced for severe weather. Teachers are trained on drill procedures. Drills are timed and are evaluated by administration for efficiency. If we need to tighten up on a procedure, we practice the drill again. Front Door Entry Exterior doors remain locked during the school day. The side door for carpool is unlocked at 7:10 a.m. and locked at 7:40 a.m. each morning. Our front door has a buzzer/locking system where visitors are buzzed into the building. The front door is locked shortly after arrival as well, and remains locked until dismissal time. Emergency Backpacks PTA has provided Emergency Backpacks for each classroom, complete with first aid supplies, flashlight, and other necessary items. We also have a defibrillator on-site (PTA funded) as well as at least 10 CPR currently certified staff members. Volunteers All volunteers must register at: http://www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org/ How do I register to become a volunteer? 1. Complete the Mandatory Child Abuse Virtual Training. 2. Complete the volunteer information form. 3. Wait for a confirmation email from the Raptor system. 4. Visit the school and begin volunteering. Obviously, we hope to never use our emergency procedures. However, we do have them in place and we practice the drills so we are well prepared in the event of an actual emergency. You will receive notices via School Messenger from Mountain Park and/or Fulton County in case of any emergency situation. You can also follow Fulton County Schools on Twitter, @FultonCoSchools; click the link on the homepage. You can also sign-up for alerts at www.fultonschools.org.

Mealpay Plus: Pre-pay for school meals online! This system will enable you to make payments to your child’s meal account quickly and securely and pre-pay for school meals online! It eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money. We encourage everyone to create an account at www.mealpayplus.com. You will have access to review your balance and see what your child is purchasing on their account. There is a small transaction fee for this service.

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Check out School Menus HERE Get started today 1. Get your child’s Student ID Number from school (you will have an opportunity to do this in the cafeteria during Open House.) 2. Log onto www.mealpayplus.com. 3. Register your child into the K-12 school meals prepayment system. 4. Make a prepayment or view your child’s purchase history.

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TRANSPORTATION TIPS & FAQS Doors will open at 7:10 AM and students need to be in class by 7:40 AM. Dismissal begins at 2:20 PM. At Open House, you will choose a primary mode of transportation for your child – the way he or she will go home each day –unless you send in a WRITTEN transportation change. Transportation note pads are available from PTA at Open House. E-mails will not be accepted because staff members don’t always have time to check their email during school hours.


Square 1 Art Square 1 takes your child’s artwork and makes it into great products for you to purchase. These products are wonderful keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. Celebrate your child’s artistic achievement and support our school at the same time! Artwork is created in art class. Artwork can be ordered on coffee mugs, aprons, t-shirts, stickers, magnets, tote bags, notebooks and more. Order forms will be sent out in the Fall and expect product delivery before winter break.

Great items for holiday gifts! Be on the lookout for more information from Milette Esposito ([email protected] )and Jill Underwood ([email protected]).

What if I need to checkout my child early?

Please arrive in the front office PRIOR to 2:00 PM, and be prepared to show a photo ID. Do not park in the bus lane (the lane in front of the school) or the lower parking lot after 2:00 PM, or you will likely be stuck there until after dismissal. How does morning carpool work? Students may be dropped off after 7:10 AM at the side door,

near the 4th and 5th grade wing of the building. Adults are on hand to greet and assist students. The side door is unlocked during arrival. Cars MERGE as you enter the loop. If it is after 7:40 AM, you must drive to the parking lot entrance, park your car and walk your child in to the front office.

What about afternoon carpool? Students are dismissed through the carpool door beginning at approximately 2:20 PM. Cars MERGE at the entrance to form a line and wait for students. The PE teachers will call your child to one of the colored cones to wait for you to pull up.

What is the procedure if we park at the school in the morning?

In the mornings, please make sure to pull into an actual spot in the parking lot and walk your child to the front door. If you do not want to get out of your car, please go through carpool. With buses and cars arriving at the front, and many dark mornings, this helps us ensure student safety. Students are NOT allowed to be dropped in the middle of the parking lot to walk across the bus lane to the door. What if my child needs to go home a different way? Send in a WRITTEN Transportation Form with the change – Transportation pads are available from PTA at Open House.

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Big Thanks to Monica Plummer for the wonderful photos in this edition of Hoofprints

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Please bring this form to Open House 2016 – 2017 STUDENT INFORMATION Mountain Park Elementary School TEACHER: _________________________________

Student’s Name:

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______ Yes, I will r ead and r eview the electr onic Fulton County Elementar y School Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook with my child. Included in this publication is information related to regular school attendance and consequences for excessive absences. This includes the following: Compulsory Education: Every parent, guardian or other person who has control of any child between the ages of 6 and 16 must enroll and send their child to school. Any parent, guardian or other person having control of a child that has more than 5 unexcused absences*, after being notified by school personnel, will be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the following penalties:  Fine – not less than $25.00 and not greater than $100  Imprisonment – not to exceed 30 days  Community Service – or any combination of such penalties at the discretion of the courts  Each day after 5 unexcused absences will constitute a separate offense * Additional information on unexcused absences is outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and on the District’s website: www.fultonschools.org PUBLICITY PHOTOS

Throughout the school year, the Fulton County School System and local schools will conduct activities that may be publicized through local or national news media and the school or Fulton County website. ______ Yes, I grant permission for my child to be photogr aphed at any activities or events sponsor ed by the local school or school system. Such activities may include photographs for newspapers or various school system publications including newsletters and brochures; videotaping for school system promotional videos; photographs for the Internet pages of the school system or local schools. ______ No, my child may not be photogr aphed dur ing any publicity activities for events sponsor ed by the local school or the school system. YEARBOOK and DIRECTORY RELEASE

______ Yes, I grant permission for my child to be included in the Mountain Par k Year book and Mountain Par k Dir ector y. ______ No, I do not grant permission for my child to be included in the Mountain Par k Year book and Mountain Par k Directory. TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET RELEASE

______ Yes, I give per mission for my child to access infor mation on the Inter net. I have r ead the Fulton County Acceptable Use for Internet Access Guidelines. I understand and agree that any misuse of this privilege will terminate my child’s access to the Internet and may lead to disciplinary action. ______ No, I do not give per mission for my child to access infor mation on the Inter net. In school, your child may use online educational technology providers. The purpose of using these providers is to create a dynamic and rich educational experience for your child. In the rare instance that an education technology provider needs a staff member to sign your child up for one of these providers, ______ Yes I her eby author ize the Fulton County School Distr ict to cr eate an account and r elease my child’s education or personal information to educational technology websites. The purpose for this disclosure is for use of these websites at school. ______ No, I do not give per mission for the Fulton County School Distr ict to cr eate an account or r elease infor mation for my child. VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL POLICY We encourage parent participation. Upon arrival, all visitors must report to the office to sign in. Identification badges are available in the front office and must be worn by visitors at all times. Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch beginning August 15, 2016.  Please make an appointment with the teacher for classroom visitation. Contacting the teacher by note, email, or telephone, at least one day in advance, is recommended.  All volunteers must register at: http://www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org/ 1. Complete the Mandatory Child Abuse Virtual Training; 2. Complete the volunteer information form; 3. Wait for a confirmation email from the Raptor system, 4. Visit the school and begin volunteering. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please sign below acknowledging that you have read the foregoing Parent Request for Early Dismissal, Discipline and Attendance Policies, Publicity Release, Internet Release, and Visitors to the School Policy. _____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________ Student Signature (if 10 years of age or older)

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2016-2017 Membership Form Family and Student Information Member 1 Name: ____________________________________

Member 1 Email: _______________________________________

Member 2 Name: ____________________________________

Member 2 Email: _______________________________________

Student 1 Name: ______________________________Grade_____

Student 2: ______________________________________Grade_____

Student 3: ___________________________________Grade_____

Student 4: ______________________________________Grade_____

An average of $32.00 per child is spent each year by PTA through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). ・ All students at MPE receive higher level daily instruction during our 50 minute PBL (Project Based Learning) or TAG (Talented and Gifted) Enrichment Block. ・ During the Enrichment Block, students engage in hands-on, collaborative learning related to Science & Social Studies standards. ・ Examples: Silly Story Ladies, Mustang Market, Hatching Live Chicks, Building Rube Goldberg Machines, Lemonade Wars, Living Museum, School Wide Conservation Project, Native American Presentation, Potlatch, Claymation, & 100th Day Hoopla just to name a few! Mountain Park Elementary PTA NEEDS YOU! PTA is a partnership between parents and educators who strive to enhance student learning while enriching lives. MPE PTA funding provides: Spring Fling, On-site Field Trips, Family Fun Night, Science Expo, Drama Club Production, Parent Coffees, Staff Appreciation, Reflections Contest, PE Equipment, Movie Night, Donuts for Dads, Electronic Resources, Clinic Supplies, and SO MUCH MORE!

Membership Levels

Membership Benefits

Amount (circle)

• 4 PTA Memberships, 2 Calendars, 2 Directories • 1 Transportation Pad, $115 SEM Contribution


Gold Mustang

• 2 PTA Memberships, 2 MPE Calendars, 1 Directory • 1 Transportation Pad, $90 SEM Contribution


Silver Mustang

• 2 PTA Memberships, 1 MPE Calendar, 1 MPE Directory, • 1 Transportation Pad, $70 SEM Contribution


Bronze Mustang

• 2 PTA Memberships, 1 MPE Calendar, • 1 MPE Directory, $45 SEM Contribution


Blue Mustang

• 1 PTA Membership, $35 SEM Contribution


Platinum Mustang


• 1 PTA Membership


PTA MEMBERSHIP ADD-ONS: The contribution allotted for SEM is tax-deductible: as is the cost of each PTA membership Tax ID#58-1305050.

Additional SEM Contribution

Our SEM FUNDRAISING GOAL IS $29,000. On average, $32.00 is spent per child each school year. $

Calendar $3.00 each*

Monthly calendar of school events. Great for car, office, or give to grandparents.


Directory $6.00 each*

A spiral bound book listing school, classroom, and PTA information. (Directories will be sent home with your student in October)


Change of Transportation $2.00*

A pad of forms to communicate with MPE about a change of transportation for your chid.


****May only be purchased with a PTA

Total Amount Due: Checks Payable to MPE PTA


PTA Use Only


$ 20