Monthly Newsletter for All Things MBE (January 2020)
Mark Your Calendars
6th: Teachers Return
7th: Students Return
8th: PTO Budget Committee @ 11:30 & PTO Board Meeting @ 12:00
9th: MBS Spelling Bee @ 8:15 (Board of Education)
13th: MBS Board of Education Meeting @ 3:30 (Cherokee Bend Elementary)
14th: Career Speaker (4th-6th Grades)
14th: All-In K-3rd Grade Elementary Parent Conference @ 6:00 pm (MBE)
15th: Winter Reading Celebration with John Schumacher
20th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
21st: Expressions Electronic Entry Deadline
22nd: All-In 4th-6th Elementary Parent Conference @ 6:00 pm (MBE)
23rd: Class Homeroom Pictures
23rd: Expressions All Submissions Turn-In Day (MBE Community Room)
23rd-24th: JUNA Competition (Birmingham Southern)
30th: MBE Annual Leadership Event with an Emphasis on 'Grandfriends'
31st: 3rd 9 Weeks Mid-Point Progress
Expressions Art Contest
Click here for more information and deadlines for submissions:
This month's career experience is yet another one of our brilliant parents, Dr. Matt Might. MBE’s 4th-6th grade students will be mesmerized by the fascinating research and findings from Dr. Might's work in the medical field, especially in the area of rare diseases and disorders. From strategizing alongside the United States President regarding Veterans Affairs to developing personalized therapeutics at Harvard University and most recently serving as Director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Might continues to infuse computer and data science in his efforts to unlock discoveries and therapies for those living with rare conditions. We are grateful his family decided to make Alabama their home!
All In Mountain Brook..Elementary & Preteen Parent Conferences Hosted by MBE
As a board member on the All In Mountain Brook committee, I continue to have my knowledge impacted through deep conversations and heartfelt inquiries from stakeholders around the community. We all strive to provide a nurturing and safe environment for the children who are growing up here. We are seeking answers to the questions that haven't been asked yet. We are working to develop the knowledge and resources needed to pave the way for the youth to live a life of preparedness and prevention. The collective efforts of this community have resulted in focused topics that will indeed benefit conference participants. Please join us as we tackle topics like parenting principles, raising resilient children, and navigating parenting in a digital world. We look forward to seeing you there at Mountain Brook Elementary. Dates and times are listed below.
*K-3rd Grade Elementary Parent Conference: January 14th 6:00-7:45 pm
*4th-6th Grade Preteen Parent Conference: January 22nd 6:00-7:45 pm
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
What famous writer is coming to MBE?
Click below to find out more about Mr. Schu's inspirations:
MBE's 4th Annual Leadership Event Featuring 'Grandfriends' as Special Guests
To save you time the morning of the event, please take a few moments to fill out the information below. Those who pre-register will be able to pick up their pre-printed name badges from the front office that morning. Please remember to bring your driver's license with you in order to receive your visitor badge. Thank you for adhering to our safety policy and helping to keep our students safe!
3rd Grade Service Project
3rd Grade will lead the Share the Warmth service project for January. Students will be collecting both new and gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts (without hoods...specific request from the principal at Hayes) for students at Hayes. They will also prepare sandwiches during a Morning Meeting to package and deliver to our partner school. Hopefully, some students will have the privledge of helping with delivering the clothing items and food at end of month. A collection box will be at front entrance of the school (by the office or auditorium), as well as in each of the 3rd grade classrooms. We hope you will join us as we work to provide for the needs of others and lead from the heart.
MBE In the News
MBE Provides Little Hands to Serve: https://www.villagelivingonline.com/schools/mountain-brook-elementary/mbe-provides-little-hands-to-serve/
MBE Students Experience Alabama History:
Lancer Shout Outs
- Many thanks goes to Ashley Seligson, Lauren Adams, Mary Virginia and Josh Mandell, Lindsey Meadows, Emily and Samuel Heide, as well as MBE's one-of-a-kind cusodial staff for working alongside Tyler Pilz and coordinating another memorable Holiday Program. It truly is a special time for all involved!
- We loved having the 6th grade band students grace us with their holiday carols the week before we took a break. Such a treat!
- PTO was gracious as always and provided a tasty lunch to the faculty and staff at MBE before the holiday break. We are so blessed to have a school community that cares for even the most basic needs like eating, as well as understands the importance of taking time to fellowship with those we work alongside. This is why MBE continues to have a strong sense of community. A special thanks goes to Bragan and Banks Petrey, Ashley Seligson, and Mary Virginia Mandell for coordinating the event and serving everyone.
- On behalf of everyone at MBE, we are grateful for the many gifts, cards, and homemade goodies. It always feels good to know others genuinely care about and want to show you expressions of kindness during this season. Your love was and continues to be felt by each of us and in turn is given back to each of the students we serve!
- Thank you to Hayden Scott and Susannah Baker for strategically displaying Lost and Found items in a way that encouraged students to take an extra look before they are donated. Let's all continue to help our little ones as they learn to be responsible for their belongings.
- Ashley Seligson and Lynn Moorer continue to provide support with our service projects and donations to Hayes K-8 School. They have modeled servant leadership with their unwavering commitment to ensuring these resources are distributed in a timely manner.