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MPE Weekly Update February 25, 2015   


Raising Kids Who are Smart About Money Rob Lieber of the New York Times and author of  "The Opposite of Spoiled," will speak in Livingston at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 25 at Heritage Middle School. Lieber advocates that building family conversations around money is one of the best ways we can teach kids great values. Learn more by clicking HERE.

School store is TOMORROW! Please remember to send money in with your child; there is great merchandise to purchase.  Kindergarten parents, your child WILL be able to make a purchase TOMORROW at the school store. Please remember to send them in with money 

Multicultural Night Join us on March 18th as we celebrate diversity in our school with fun games, great entertainment and amazing food!  We want to make sure ALL the countries represented in our school are represented that evening!  Please use the link below to volunteer to represent your country through food and/or table.  The MCN committee is here to make it easier for you, so let us know how we can help you have your country represented. 

If your child would like to perform a cultural piece at the event or if you would like to participate in any other way, please contact Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt at  Thank you!!

Call for performances for multicultural night. Please encourage your children to exhibit their talent through dancing/singing or any other act. Email Shalu Narang at or Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt at by March 4th if you would like to participate. The performance should be 3-5 minutes long and you would need to bring your own costume and music.  

National Nutrition Month  - March is National Nutrition month and our aim is to educate the MPE students about healthy eating and encourage them to try new healthy foods.  During the month of March, the Nutrition Committee is hosting activities to promote healthy eating.  First, every morning, the student who reads the morning announcements is also announcing a healthy tip of the day so please be sure to remind your children to listen closely to the morning announcements.  On March 24, we will be handing out a healthy snack of snap peas and little peppers in the classrooms during the morning.  There is an opt out sheet attached to this e-news for anyone who does NOT want their student to participate.  Please note you MUST send one form back completely filled out for each child opting out.  Finally, the Committee is running a contest in which the students are asked to illustrate a healthy meal and use the National Nutrition Month slogan “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle”.  The contest will begin on Wednesday, March 4th.  The Committee will be sending home white place mats on March 4th for the students to use for their illustrations.  All entries must have the contestant’s name, teacher and grade on the back.  All entries are due back by no later than Wednesday, March 18th.  There will be one winner per grade.  Good luck to all participants and we hope everyone enjoys lots of healthy eating!

THE BASH  Come join us for a fun night of great food, friends, and prizes!!! Mark your calendars... March 26, 2015 is the MPE Bash!!! We are getting really excited as we've started gathering lots of great prizes. If you would like to donate a prize or a service, please contact Naomi Sutton, Rebecca Diamond, or Lauren Magid. Please note that TICKETS are on sale NOW.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.  Please make sure to take a look at the attached sponsorship opportunities for The Bash.  This is a great way to promote your own business or If you know someone who has a business that would like to sponsor the bash.  This year we have also added a family sponsorship. All sponsorship and donations will be mentioned in our printed book the night of the bash. They are also tax deductible.  Remember all the money we raise goes directly back to MPE.  In addition, if you would like to place an ad as a sponsor for the Bash please contact Ilyse Shainbrown or Kara Baltuch If you have additional questions please contact Naomi Sutton, Rebecca Diamond or Lauren Magid  We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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SAVE YOUR OLD BOOKS -Cleaning out your book shelves? We will be having a used book sale on March 26th to raise money for the 5th grade committee. Books will be sold for $1. All types of gently used children's books (k-5) are welcome. Book collection will be starting on March 12th in front of the main office or can be arranged with Carrie Beatus @ or Mindy Zoller @ We really appreciate your generosity!

LABEL DADDY CAMP/SCHOOL LABELS: Need labels for camp, clothing or school belongings? Support the 5th grade committee and help keep MPE's lost and found pile to a minimum with Label Daddy customized, washable, peel-and-stick labels! (No ironing or sewing or messy fabric pens! –laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe) Great for camp/school clothes and accessories and so much more! PLUS 20% OF EACH ORDER WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO THE MPE 5th GRADE COMMITTEE! See the attached form for all details or place your order at: (Don’t forget to include the school code MPE). Questions? Please contact Mindy Zoller (

ICE CREAM Fifth grade committee will be selling nut free ice cream every Friday at lunch.  Please send your children with one dollar ($1) to purchase ice cream on Fridays.  Kindergarten parents – please send money in an envelope marked “Ice Cream” with your child’s name on it.  Any questions please contact Lauren Hirsch

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MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!

Feb 23- Mar 6 - Early Bird pricing for Bash Tickets

Feb 25 - Rob Lieber to speak at Heritage 7pm

Feb 26 - School store

Feb 27 - Ice cream for sale

March 4 - Healthy Meal contest begins

March 12 - book collection begins for Used Book Sale

March 18 - Multicultural night

March 24 - MPE celebrates National Nutrition Month with snacks handed out in class

March 26 - The Bash and Used Book Sale



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