MPE Weekly Roar

April 28, , 2023

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The Character Pillar for April is Fairness

Principal's Message

Dear MPE Family,

The Lunch Menu for May is below!

We are so proud of our Lions! Last Friday, Mrs. Kelner and Dr. Dolan taught our students about Autism Acceptance. We are going to donate to LACD the proceeds from our penny wars. The final total and the winning grade will be announced at our Pep Rally next week.

Students met with their buddies on Monday to learn about their heritages. They completed Venn diagrams and talked about similarities and differences. Students were reminded of the

LPS 100 percents and the pillars of character. Please ask your child what they learned.

Our 4th graders went to the zoo this week and they had a wonderful time completing a scavenger hunt.

We had an exciting chess tournament on Thursday after school. Congratulations to Agam in grade 3! Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Yalt, the LHS chess team and Mr. Peklo (from LHS) for making our first year of the chess club so successful. Congrats to Erem, Dana and Advait in grade 5 for making it to the tournament.

On Thursday, many staff members brought their children to MPE! Thank you to the office staff and MPE PTA for making the day so special.

The students made cards for Nurse Cullen in their classrooms. We will deliver them to her home as she will not be returning to MPE. We wish her much success in her new position. We are actively interviewing for her position and will let you know when we have found the ideal candidate.

The last day of the Pretzel Friday is today, April 28th. Don't forget to pack snacks going forward.

The spring is very busy at MPE. Be sure to read the PTA blast on Tuesdays and the MPE Roar on Fridays.

Consider attending the Board of Education meeting on May 15 to honor our MPE teacher of the year, Mrs. Triana! Congratulations to Mrs. Triana, grade 4 teacher.

Our fifth grade moving up ceremony is quickly approaching and will be on June 15th. Please note that each family will have four tickets.

Field Day is May 24th. The PTA will be requesting volunteers and we will have Zoom on May 22nd at 7pm for our volunteers.

PTA Meeting

Additionally, our last PTA meeting of the year will be in person on May 10th. All are invited to attend.

Class Placement Form

If you have pertinent information to share about your child as we create classlists for next year, please complete the following form by May 12th. Remember teacher requests will not be honored.

Testing Information

Our third graders will be taking the NJSLA next week. Be sure to charge the chromebooks, bring in wired headphones (if you would like), and be on time to school. It is important to get a good night's sleep. Grade 4 and 5 will take the NJSLA assessments the following weeks.

For more information, please see


Mark your calendar for our Color Run on May 2nd and Multicultural Night on May 4th. This is a wonderful night of celebrating and learning about different cultures.

The New Kindergarten Playground is OPEN! Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the planning and building of this amazing area for our children. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony during an upcoming Pep Rally on May 4th! Dr. Block is planning to be our special guest.

Be safe, be kind, be helpful and be YOU!

Proud To Be MPE!

Have a great weekend! Be sure read a good book!

All my best,

Lorena Dolan

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NJSLA for Grade 3 is the Week of May 1! Be on time, bring a charged device and wired headphones, and do your best!

Gr 4 Trip to Turtle Back Zoo

Thursday was the Chess Club Tournament!

Congratulations to our four finalists! Agam, 3rd grader, is our winner!
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Student Council News!

MPE Student Council Penny War was a great success! Thank you to all who contributed. The Student Council will be busy counting to determine the winner. Proceeds will support Autism Awareness and Acceptance. The winner will be announced on May 4, 2023

Heritage Interviews with our Buddies! Be sure to check out the bulletin board outside room 10.

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Bring Your Child to "School" Day

Subscription Bussing Online Application Opens on May 1

Beginning May 1, families will be able to sign up online for subscription bussing. The cost remains the same as last year: $810 round trip, $405 one way. If your child(ren) is/are not eligible to receive mandated busing to the Livingston schools in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A-39-1, then, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1.6 and the Livingston Board of Education Policy #8611, any student not eligible for mandated busing may purchase a seat on a District route, if available, on an application basis. Please read the following information about subscription busing carefully. LPS will provide a seat for the 2023-2024 school year for all students from whom an application and payment are received by July 5, 2023 as long as a route and seat

are available.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Open!

Kindergarten Pre-Registration is open for students who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2023. Please use this link to view pre-registration instructions and required documents.

Important - In order to be notified of school placement by June 1st, you will need to complete the registration process with our registrar, Amy Ennis, by May 15th.

Save the Dates - Moving Up Ceremonies

  • Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony in on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Fifth grade moving up ceremony is on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

Each family will have four tickets.

Upcoming Events

  • May 2 - Color Run - K-3 - 2:45 - 3:30 pm 4,5 - 4:00 - 4:30 pm (Registration is Required)
  • May 4 - Multicultural Night - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • May 10 - Gr 1 Field Trip
  • May 10 - General PTA Meeting - Media Center - 7:30 pm
  • May 18 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • May 18 - Parents Night Out - 7:00 pm Rock Spring Golf Club
  • May 23 - Trep$ Marketplace on blacktop after school
  • May 24 - Field Day
  • May 26 - Schools closed - Snow Day give back
  • May 29 - Schools closed for Memorial Day
  • May 31 - Spring Concert - 7:00 pm - MPM auditorium

Kindergarten and Fourth Grade Buddies!

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