May 15, 2013
This week’s update is jam packed with information. Please take the time to read thru it so you don't miss anything!
2013-2014 Interest/Volunteer Sheets are now open on the MPE Website!!!*
Please log on to the MPE Website and go to "PTA" (under "Quick Link" in the green box on the left hand side) in order to sign up for 2013-2014 Committees. Together, we can make 2013-2014 a terrific year for our children. The funds that we raise are used in ways that supplement our children’s educational, personal and recreational experiences. This is your chance to get involved with your children. Please submit this form by June 11th. You will be contacted in June to confirm your committees. Or click on the below links to bring you direct to the forms.
2013-2014 SCHOOL TOOL KITS (WE HAVE A NEW VENDOR AND NOW EVERYTHING IS DONE ONLINE) - The end of the year is approaching and it is time again to order your school supplies for next year. The PTA is happy to offer you this opportunity. The boxes have everything your child will need and the box is delivered to your child's desk and ready for them the first day of school. This year, it is very easy. All you need to do is click on the following link and follow the user friendly steps on the website to purchase your Tool Kit for your child:
Select Mt Pleasant and the grade level you want to add to your cart and proceed, YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER VIA THE WEBSITE AND MUST BE IN BY JUNE 7, 2013. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have any questions, please call Melissa Arends (973-769-4586).
Our kid’s favorite school day of the year SCHOOL FAIR is coming soon!!!! Friday June 14th, rain date will be Wednesday June 19th. New this year. There will be a $5.00 entrance fee for each MPE student. Instead of collections and donations there will be a $5.00 charge for a SCHOOL FAIR wrist band that will include all the rides, games, one slice of pizza and water. All sign ups are online, please sign up as soon as possible. You must pay ahead of time either by check or cash. Students will not be allowed into the fair without a wristband. This is NOT a drop off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Mintz at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for parent volunteers. We cannot run the school fair without your support. Please sign up to volunteer for a shift or two, help set up the day of. For questions on volunteering please contact Barri Pitman at email@example.com.
Click here to sign up.
Click here to sign up to volunteer.
**** Unused credits on myfooddays must be used with your June order or they will be lost!!!! Please be sure to check your myfooddays account for your balance and apply them towards June lunch order!!!!****
JUNE LUNCH is open!!! You can order your June lunch from May 1st until May 15th at midnight. If paying by check, please complete your order and send your check into school by May 20th the latest. NO EXCEPTIONS. You can access your account by going to www.myfooddays.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shani Rhodes at 973.992.1750 or NJShani@hotmail.com. Please make sure to order before the deadline. There is nothing we can do past the 15th at midnight. If you have any food allergy concerns, please contact vendors directly for clarifications. All vendor information is listed on MPE website. It was brought to our attention that sometimes children are not aware of what was ordered for lunch and get upset with the parent’s choice. Parents should notify their kids of what was ordered for lunch in order to avoid the confusion. Volunteers are not allowed to substitute lunch choices for kids.
Penny Wars are back!!! STARTING MONDAY MAY 20 THRU MAY 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Through Heifer International, MPE can buy animals to donate to those in need. One animal can provide not only food but a source of income. Think of all the different ways animals can help out!!! The winning grade will be able to choose the animals purchased and donated. Check out the site at www.heifer.org
Come march with MPE in the Memorial Day Parade!
This is a great chance to show your school and patriotic spirit! We will gather in front of the Livingston Library at 9:30 AM on 5/27/13. Please wear MPE apparel or colors. This is not a drop-off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Our contest this year will be a design your own MPE button project. Buttons will be available in the school office next week. One button per student please.
Please RSVP to Andrea Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be giving out patriotic accessories to wear during our march down Livingston Ave. We will have snacks and drinks at the end of the parade. Please wear sunscreen.
Sports Night – Wednesday, May 29th from 7:00pm– 8:30pm – join us to help cheer on our 5th graders who will participate in a fun game of volleyball against MPE’s faculty/staff. The fun will begin at 7:00pm with an obstacle course for our younger students that will weave them through the hallways and lead them to the gym. We will be selling yummy snacks. See attached flyer for more details.
FIELD DAY - TUESDAY JUNE 4TH - If you haven't volunteered all year or been at every event, this is the day not to miss!!!! Come help out and see your kids in action. Field Day is a great day where all grades spend the morning outdoors moving through various age appropriate stations cheering each other on. Please click here to sign up to volunteer. There are 2 shifts, 8:45-10:15, and 10:00- 11:15. Pick one or sign up for both! We need parent volunteers to help out at each station to make this event a tremendous success.
BOXTOPS - MPE has raised over $700 this year with the Boxtops program. That means we have less than $300 to go to reach our goal of $1000 for the 2012-13 school year!! Everyone is doing an incredible job so please keep clipping and sending in your Boxtops thru the last day of school. Thanks to everyone for your support of this great program!
5th GRADE COMMITTEE ITEMS - SPRING SUPER SALE!!!! Livingston Water bottles $4, Livingston Coffee Mugs $6, Livingston Sweatshirt Blankets $23, Livingston Umbrellas $16, and Livingston sweatshirts $28!! Get yours before they are all sold out!!! Great for chilly spring nights and great for camp!!! Please email Pam Block at email@example.com, Stephanie Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nancy Wayne at email@example.com to purchase items. (Flyer shows original prices- buy your items with a great discount!!!)
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS: Every year at the 5th grade graduation ceremony, we show a montage of the 5th graders through their years at MPE. We need your help in collecting the pictures used in the montage. Please send in any pictures you have of your 5th grader through their years at MPE. All pictures must be taken at school or a school function (no birthday parties, playdates, etc.) All pictures must also be of at least two or more students within the grade (no alone photos, no siblings or children from other grades). PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL PHOTOS. We will accept hard copies of photos (please no photos printed on regular paper as they do not scan well), or JPEG files (digital photos) that are put onto a thumb drive or CD. Make sure to write your child’s name and teacher on all photos, discs or thumb drives and they will be returned. Please send them in to school with your child labeled “Wendy Wiseberg” by May 17th. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy.
LABEL DADDY CAMP LABELS: Need labels for camp, clothing or school belongings? Help keep our school 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! SAVE 10%! PLUS 10% 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: www.MPE.labeldaddy.com (Don’t forget to include the school code MPE - to receive this offer. Promo code valid January through June 2013). Questions? Please contact Shari Kurtz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pam Block (email@example.com).
A big thank you goes out to the Teacher Appreciation Committee for putting together a wonderful luncheon for our MPE teachers! Thank you to: Jodi Eisner, Robyn Laveman, Julie Kaplan, Neely Manoff, Ilyse Shainbrown, Stefanie Braverman, Leslie Levitt, Jen Pawlak, Adrienne Lewin, Laura Goren, Beth Zoller and Pam Block.
For up to date PTA information please check the MPE PTA school website.
MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!
May 17 – 5th graders montage pictures due
May 20-23 – Penny wars
May 24 – No school due to unused snow day
May 27 – March in the Memorial day parade
May 29 – Sports Night
May 30 – Tedd Arnold author visit
Jun 4 – Field day and half day
Jun 7 – Last day to order school supplies for next year
Jun 14 – School Fair
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