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MPE Weekly Update

                                                                                                                        October 22, 2014 

Halloween Ghosting Goody Bag Sale – Surprise your child for Halloween with a Ghosting bag of goodies.  The bags will be delivered to your child in his/her classroom on Friday, October 31st. You will also be able to write a personal note to your child, which will be included with their bag of treats. Each bag is $5.  Any candy included with the goodies would be nut-free.  Please fill out the order form attached.  Orders are due by Thursday, October 23rd.  Any questions, please contact Nancy Wilson or Shannon Hunter

Looking for something to do during Teachers Convention? What better way to spend the morning than with friends at a movie while fundraising for MPE's Build Our School Fund!  Please join us Thursday, November 6th at Caldwell Clearview Movie Theater for a special showing of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Ticket price is $11 per person and includes admission and a snack of popcorn, drink and fruit snacks. The concession stand will also be open. Free Parking is located behind the theater. Please RSVP by November 3rd.  You can make your check payable to MPE-PTA or pay by PayPal.  Click here to register.   We hope you can join us!  If you have any questions, please contact Pam or Allyson Steinberg

Red Ribbon Week Coming.  October 27th through October 31st will be Red Ribbon Week at MPE and throughout the Livingston School District.  The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to raise awareness of a drug-free and healthy lifestyle.  The school will be handing out red ribbons for the students to wear.  Additionally, students are invited to participate in the following theme days:

  •      Monday October 27th -"Team Up Against Drugs"- Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey.
  •      Tuesday October 28th - "Turn the Lights Out on Drugs" - Wear Your PJs to School.
  •      Wednesday October 29th - "Be Proud to Be Drug Free" - National Red Ribbon Day- Wear Red.
  •      Thursday October 30th - "United We Stand in a Drug Free Land" - Wear Patriotic Clothing to School.
  •      Friday, October 31st - "Say 'Boo' to Drugs" - Wear Your Halloween Costume or School Pride Apparel.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kelner or Keri Gorsky at or Beth Zoller

The MPE Cookbook is coming! The MPE Cookbook is comingYour RECIPES are Needed! 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 send your recipes 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. 

MPE Walkathon-Congratulations to all of our walkers!!

This year's MPE Walkathon was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers that came out to support our kids.  Please collect all of your pledges and submit a check payable to either the The Make-A-Wish Foundation or Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research and NOT MPE!  Donations are encouraged but not required.  Please send in an envelope marked "PTA- Walkathon".  If you have any questions, please contact Keri Gorsky at or Beth Zoller at


MPE PTA Brings Illustrator Wendell Minor For Author Visit on November 17th

Last chance to order your Wendell Minor books.  As part of the Author in Residence Committee, the MPE PTA will be bringing well-known illustrator Wendell Minor to the school on November 17th.  Wendell Minor has been illustrating books for 25 years and his artwork as appeared in more than 50 books.  His classic style reflects the beauty in nature and brings each story to life through his amazing watercolors.  If you wish to purchase a book or books for your child click here to fill out the order form and send in money by October 25, 2014.  If you have any questions please contact Beth or Jessica Giat

THE KIDS LOVE LUNCH - some details for you to keep in mind and share with your children.  Please stay up to date with your account.  If you would like to avoid the online fee feel free to send a check in an envelope marked "ARAMARK LUNCH".   Speak to your children about the choices they are making.  If you would like to limit any items on yours kid's lunch you can.  You can even limit it by how many times a week they can buy a particular item.  For example if you only want your child to have pop-tarts once a week you can send an email to Ralph Rizzolo at rizzolo-ralph@aramark.comspecifying the day of the week they are allowed to have a certain snack.  You must specify the day.  Remind your children that with every meal they get a vegetable, a drink and a fruit.  You do not need to send any of these in.  Make sure that your kids are aware that they need to decide in the morning if they are ordering lunch so we can have a more accurate count of orders and make sure everyone gets what they want.  If you child has lost their student ID number card let Ralph know and he can provide your child with a new one, we do encourage you to have them memorize their student ID number.  They will need it their whole student career at Livingston.  If your child has any special dietary needs (vegetarian, kosher, gluten free etc.) please contact Ralph and he will be able to help you.  If you have any menu suggestions feel free to share them with us.  You can send them to or share them with Ralph.   If you would like to volunteer at lunch please contact Andrea Mintz at as soon as possible.

MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!

Oct 23 - Halloween goody bag orders due

Oct 25 - Last day to order Wendell Minor Books

Oct 27-31 - Red Ribbon Week

Oct 31 - Halloween Parade

Nov 3 - Ticket orders due for Morning at the Movies

Nov 6 -  Morning at the Movies

Nov 17 - Wendell Minor visits MPE

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