mpe weekly update


MPE Weekly Update November 19, 2014 

ORDERS DUE THIS FRIDAY!  Mixed Bag Designs catalogs have been sent home one per family! Now is a great time to order gifts for everyone on your holiday list, shop for yourself, or even use the products to organize your home/car/office/etc!  Please support the 5th Grade Committee fundraiser and go green!!!  You can also order online! Visit  Make sure to use our school ID: 388526 when purchasing online.  Orders are due on Nov.21st. Please contact Alyssa Fleisher 973-687-4657 or if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your support!  We couldn't do it without you! 

BOE Meeting.  The next Board of Education meeting will be held at MPE on Monday, November 24 at 7pm.  All are encouraged to attend.  You will be able ask any questions or voice concerns you have at the end of the meeting.  If you are not able to attend, but would like a question or concern addressed, please email Beth Zoller or Helene Korn with your questions.  They will both be in attendance at the meeting and will be able to relay your questions to the Board. 

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza has graciously offered to donate 20% of all tracked Dine-In and Carry out sales on Nov. 25th to the MPE 5th Grade Committee.  This is the perfect time to visit one of the most popular restaurants in Livingston - Please support us by enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner!!  Just be sure to print out the attached flyer or show it on your mobile device or just mention MPE Fundraiser to your server.  Friends and Family are also eligible to participate so feel free to forward and spread the word!  

MPE Hobby Hour is almost here!!!  It’s a great opportunity for your child(ren) to try a new hobby or area of interest in this unique 4 week program in January.  Hobby Hour runs every Friday after school (Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30th) and offers fun-filled classes where you can have "Fun with Chocolate", become an "Aviator”, become the life of the party with "Dance Party Performers" or navigate the “World of Minecraft”!  Take a look at our full list of Hobby Hour offerings here.   Look for Registration information on December 3rd.  Also we need volunteers to help out during hobby hour.  Any time whether it is one Friday or all four Fridays we are happy to have you. Please contact Stefanie Littman or Jennifer Rosenthal if interested.

We need your RECIPES! The 5th grade committee is working on creating a cookbook of MPE family favorite recipes. Please click here, login and contribute your recipes. User Name: MPEPTA2015 and Password: lettuce918 or you can email them to Mindy Zoller or send them in an envelope labeled "Cookbook".  There is no limit to how many recipes you can contribute! Cookbook orders will be starting after the New Year. Please contact Mindy Zoller with any questions.

SEPAC Caryn Epstein and Stacey Rubinstein are MPE's Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC) representatives. As MPE's SEPAC representatives, their role is to help you navigate through your time at MPE, providing you with information and resources along the way. In addition, they attend district-wide meetings where reps from each of the schools share concerns and collaborate with the Board of Education (BOE) on productive strategies and solutions to help our children. They are parents themselves who are here to support you with special education matters. Please don't hesitate to contact them. Caryn Epstein at and Stacey Rubinstein at

PTA Meeting Please join us for our next General PTA meeting on Tuesday December 9 at 7:30 pm. Mrs. Topylko will be discussing the Common Core as well as technology. Parents will be able to learn about equipment such as chrome books and smart boards, which play an important role in our children's education. Please contact Laura Goren if you have any questions:

BOXTOPS Don’t forget that our second contest of the year is underway.  This next contest is our most exciting yet, because this time there will be ONE WINNER FROM EACH GRADE and each grade winner will get EXTRA RECESS TIME.  So let’s see which class in each of our grades can reign supreme and submit the most BoxTops by December 19th.   Be sure you don’t throw away your Boxtops and don’t be shy about asking family and neighbors to clip theirs for you!   Make sure to label your submissions with your teacher’s name.   Good luck to all of our MPE classes! For more information about the BoxTops program, participating products, coupons and other great information go to

THE BASH Put the date in you calendars March 26 2015 is the MPE Bash! We are busy gathering great prizes. If you would like to place an ad as a sponsor for the bash please contact Ilyse Shainbrown or Kara Baltuch If you have anything you want to donate such as sporting event tickets or concert tickets please let us know. Our next committee meeting is December 8th at the home of Lauren Magid, 15 Fredon Drive. Any questions please contact Naomi Sutton, Rebecca Diamond or Lauren Magid

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

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed the $5 towards the Bash. We collected close to $2,000. We really appreciate all the support from the MPE community!!  We will be using the funds that we collected to purchase some great prizes and build the grade baskets that will be raffled off at the event on March 26th.  

This year's Walk-a-Thon was a huge success! MPE is donating $1,746 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and $2,185 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. All the students’ laps paid off! Great job MPE!

MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!

Nov 21 - Orders due for Mixed Bag Designs and Ice cream for sale

Nov 24  - Board of Education meeting at MPE 7pm

Nov 25 - Eat at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and support 5th grade

Dec 3 - Hobby Hour registration begins 9pm

Dec 9 - General PTA meeting 7:30pm

Dec 19 - Boxtops due

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