mpe weekly update


MPE Weekly Update March 25, 2015   

The Bash is tomorrow! We have all been working hard to make it a great night out that you are not going to want to miss.  If you have not yet registered you can pay at the door. We will be accepting cash, checks and credit cards through out the  night.  Please take a look a the book to see all the great prizes we have waiting for you.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 


School store is TOMORROW! Please remember to send money in with your child; there is new 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. 

ASE Spring Session.  After School Enrichment Spring Session registrations starts March 19th at 9pm and ends March 24th at 9pm.  Classes will be starting the week of April 13th and run for 9 weeks (Monday classes - 8 weeks), ending June 10th. For those who have not tried ASE, it is an easy way to get your child involved in a new activity, meet new friends and support the PTA.  All proceeds benefit our school! Remember, there is no parent volunteer commitment required (although we welcome your help!) and no need to transport your child.  All activities start after school right at MPE.  Children participating in ASE go right to the small gym or music room for a snack and then are taken to their class.  Dismissal is at 3:50 pm right at the front door of the school.  If your child stays for YMCA aftercare, our instructors will take them to aftercare when the class is over.  Click here for a list of classes for Spring.  Questions?  Email Sarah Aronow ( or Samantha Linsky (

SPRING HALF-DAY ACTIVITIES (April 8th, 9th and 10th).  Why not extend your child’s school day during the April half-day conference for lunch and a great show?  Each day we will have different entertainment for all ages. You can sign up for as many as you would like. Program and lunch will run from 12:15 to 1:30.  The cost for the show is $14.00 and lunch is an additional fee and comes with water. 


Wednesday – Bubble Mania with lunch choices of pizza or matzah pizza (from Master Pizza but not kosher for Passover)  You've heard of the gazzilion bubble show, now come see Bubble Mania at MPE!  You'll be wowed by the sizes of bubbles from teeny tiny to HUMONGOUS!  There might even be a bubble big enough to put an MPE student inside!  Don't miss the interactive Bubble FUN -only at MPE!

Thursday – Traveling Zoo with bagel and matzah sandwich lunch options.  It’s too cold to go to Turtleback so we're bringing the zoo to you!  You'll learn all kinds of neat facts about various animal friends at Animal Alley that will be visiting MPE.  This interactive show will even allow you to pet some friendly critters!

Friday – Color war with Sports Universe with lunch choices of pizza or matzah pizza (from Master Pizza but not kosher for Passover) Children will be put into groups and have a blast teaming up for some Sports and Games


*Cost for fifth-graders is $7.50.  They are encouraged to come and help out.  A variety of SNACKS will also be sold on Wednesday and Thursday and Ice Cream will be sold on Friday ALL FOR $1 each.  We do need volunteers to supervise and serve lunch.  Parents from any grade are welcome to help out.  Any questions please contact Anita Vecchio at Click here to register.   

Spring Apparel Spring is here! New MPE apparel designs are available now!  Please see order from attached.  Help your child show their school spirit!!! We are accepting order forms with checks made out to MPE PTA now through April 16th (be sure to put "spring apparel on the front of the envelope) Any questions please contact Aly Finkelstein or Naomi Sutton

EARTH DAY CONTEST Earth Day 2015 is fast approaching (April 22nd) and to recognize this special day, MPE’s PTA is once again sponsoring a contest for students. The contest challenges students to demonstrate their understanding of Earth Day through artistic and written expression. Students are asked to answer the question: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GREEN?  Please see the attached flyer for detailed information on the essay and the 3D art contest options, and if you have any questions, please email Jen Durante, Environmental Chair, at  Last year we were so impressed with entries and we are excited to see what our MPE students come up with this year.  Thanks! 

MPE Author Visits On April 22nd Tulani Thomas will be visiting MPE for Grades K - 3. It's Earth Day and her book is about recycling and taking care of our planet. Her book Tutu goes Green is about recycling and conservation and is available for purchase. Ms. Thomas will be signing books for the students.  Click  here to purchase books. 

The Jacqueline Davies visit has been rescheduled for May 27.  There are still some extra books that will be sold as her visit gets closer. If you have any additional questions please contact Beth Zoller at

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

Thank you to everyone who helped make Multicultural Night a fun and educational evening.  From donating food and water, hosting country tables, the night would not have been possible without you.  Thank you to the MCN committee, Rebecca, Ada, Jun, Mary, Gina, Shalu, Anne and Alyssa, you ladies put so much time and effort into this, it is truly appreciated. A special thanks to Jodi, the video was amazing and to our fantastic chairs Sejal and Cirla. What an amazing night. 

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MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!

March 26 - The Bash, Used Book Sale, and school store open

March 27 - Ice cream for sale

April 8-10 - Spring Half Day Activities

April 16 - Last day to order spring apparel

April 22- Author Tulani Thomas visits MPE grades k-3 and Earth day contest entries due

May 27 - Author Jacqueline Davies visits MPE grades 3-5


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