mpe weekly update


MPE Weekly Update

                                                                                                                        October 15, 2014 


The cost including lunch ranges from $17.00 to $19.00 ($17.00 for bagel lunch or 1 slice of pizza or $19.00 for 2 slices of pizza.  All lunches come with water. *Cost for fifth-graders is $9.00.  They are encouraged to come and help out).  A variety of SNACKS will also be sold on Wednesday and Thursday.  Ice Cream will be sold on Friday ALL FOR $1 each.  Click here to register. We do need to volunteers to supervise and serve pizza lunch.  Parents from any grade are welcome to help out.  Any questions please contact Anita Vecchio at

School Store is tomorrow - Thursday, October 16th! Please don't forget to send in money; we have a lot of great new merchandise for the kids (prices range from 25 cents to $1.75).

BoxTops.  Our first BoxTops contest of the year ends today, October 15th.  One lucky MPE class will win extra recess time! Please keep sending in your boxtops and don’t forget to label all your submissions with your teacher’s name.  Any questions contact Jennifer Pawlak at   

MPE Walkathon is coming!!! This year’s MPE Walkathon will be held on Monday, October 20th (Rain-date Monday, October 27).  The student council has chosen to support Make-a-Wish Foundation as well as the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.  We are in need of volunteers on that day.  Click here to volunteer.  Anyone can volunteer – parents, grandparents, and caregivers.  The Walkathon starts at 1:00 and lasts about an hour.  Volunteers should try to arrive by 12:45 and will help to cheer on the students and give them tallies as they complete each lap around the school!  Your kids will love seeing you at this fun and rewarding school event, which will raise money for worthwhile charities! Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Keri or Beth Zoller at

The Bash. We are having our first Bash meeting October 20th at 8pm. Please come volunteer to help us plan our school fundraiser, The Bash 2015! All proceeds go back to our kids and school.  The Bash is scheduled for March 26th, 2015 at The Richfield Regency.  The meeting will be held at the home of Lauren Magid, 15 Fredon Drive.  If you have any questions please contact Naomi, Lauren Magid or Rebecca Diamond This is a great way to get involved with the PTA on your own schedule!!! 

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

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 28 - "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

SHOW YOUR MPE SCHOOL SPIRIT!  The 5th grade committee still has some cool MPE products left to sell.  If you missed it at Back to School night, you can still order our brand new MPE blankets, water bottles and sunglasses or the note pads and car magnets.  Please see the attached flyer and help support the 5th grade!  The items will be delivered to your child’s classroom.  

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

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 Zoller or Jessica Giat

Multicultural Night Volunteers Needed!!  Multicultural Night 2015 is around the corner and we have some fresh ideas! This is a wonderful event for the whole school to participate and a great way to learn about the diverse culture that we represent! Celebrating every MPE family is what makes Multicultural Night special.  We are looking for volunteers to help organize the event over the next few months and to help out on the big night! If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt, Cirla Yaari and Soma Chaudhuri at  We are excited about your participation and support of this incredible event!!

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

 An enormous thank you to Pam Block, Alisa Rimatski, Lauren Magid and Bonnie Goldman for their tireless work for the book blast this year.  All of our students and staff were able to shop for some new reading material while raising money for the PTA.  Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job. 

MPE Reminder - Mark your calendars!

Oct 15 - BoxTops due

Oct 16 - School store open

Oct 17 - Ice Cream for sale

Oct 20 - Walkathon and first Bash meeting

Oct 22-24 - Fall half-day activities

Oct 23 - Halloween goody bag orders due

Oct 25 - Last day to order Wendell Minor Books

Oct 27-31 - Red Ribbon Week

Nov 17 - Wendell Minor visits MPE

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