Hawkeye View Newsletter

January 27

Greetings Mize Families!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We are heading into the week, hoping that we don’t have yet another snow day, as it seems we are beginning to have a repeat of last January. We have a lot happening here at Mize and hope the weather will cooperate to support all of our fun.

On Friday, we will be having our annual PTO BINGO Night from 5:45-8:00. Chris Cakes will be here to provide delicious pancakes for purchase starting at 5:45. We will also have our silent auction items with BINGO beginning at 6:30 PM. I hope that you can join us, as it is always a fun-filled night for all!

Technology is something that we value and appreciate here at Mize. As we all know, technology is becoming more and more accessible to our students and we understand that this means some of our students come to us with devices from home. These devices are convenient and often times lend themselves to immediate communication with your child. While this is important, and something that we definitely respect, please be considerate of your child’s classroom time by contacting the office, if you need to communicate or get immediate information to your child. Texting or receiving messages, especially via watches, often interferes with daily classroom time and/or lessons. It also lends itself to providing disruptions to other students’ classroom learning. Our office staff will happily relay any information to your child or teacher. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in making sure that all of our students are able to make the most of their educational day.

Finally, Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. You should be receiving information regarding your child’s scheduled conference sometime this week. Please check your child’s backpack or homework folder for this information. Have a wonderful week, everyone!


Ms. Balthazor

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Valentine's Party

Valentine Day parties will be on Wednesday, February 12. Classroom parties will begin at 11:20am-12:00pm. Half day dismissal is at 12:10pm.
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Kindest Kansas Citian

It is time for the 2020 Kindest Kansas Citian Contest! This contest, sponsored by Synergy Services, is designed to help students define kindness and identify adult role models who demonstrate kind, caring, and respectful behavior that the students would like to emulate in their lives.

Each student is encouraged to submit an essay (students k-5) or drawing (students K-2) identifying an individual, couple, or group who serves as a caring role model in their life. Nominees must be a KC Metro resident, 18 years of age or older, and NOT related to the student. Your child will be bringing home a copy of the entry form and guidelines this week. Entries must be submitted to Mrs. Graham by Tuesday, January 28, 2019.

All participating students and their nominees will be invited to a Kindest Kansas Citian reception held at Mize Elementary in early spring.

Spring Book Fair is February 5-13

Students are able to purchase books during their Library Specials time. Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Visit the link below to set up your free online account. Book Fair eWallett will be available Jan 21st – Feb 13th.

If you are "booked" up during Book Fair Week, visit the Book Fair online. Online shopping is available from Jan 30th – Feb 12th. All books ordered online will be delivered directly to your home for free at the completion of the fair.

We hope to see you at the Mize Elementary Book Fair

where your entire family will find ROARing good books!

More information coming soon!

Parents and Guardians,


If you are a parent of a child with special needs and are preparing to transition your student to a new school setting within our school district for the 2020-21 school year, the USD 232 Special Services Advisory Committee (SSAC) would like to invite you to attend our Parent Forum on Transition on Tues., 2/25/2020 at 6:30 pm at Mill Creek Middle School.

Our families play an important role in supporting their child with special needs as they navigate different transitions throughout their school careers. At this forum, we will have staff available to share information and answer questions parents may have pertaining to transitions. If you are interested in attending on forum on Feb. 25, please register HERE.

Save the Date! Fine Arts Night Thursday, April 23, 5:00–7:00 pm

Mize’s 5th annual Fine Arts Night will be here before we know it! Students are already starting to prepare artwork and work on music. More information about the evening will be announced as we get closer to the date. One change for this year: there will be no framed artwork for sale this year. Information to come soon about a new art department fundraiser. Stay tuned! If you should have any questions about Fine Arts Night, please contact Mrs. Souders (ssouders@usd232.org) or Mrs. Taber (ktaber@usd232.org) .

Upcoming Events

January 31 PTO Bingo Night 5:45pm

February 6 1st Grade Music Program

February 12 Valentines Day Party at 11:20 to 12:00

Early Dismissal at 12:10pm

February 12-13 Parent Teacher Conferences; Book Fair


February 27 5th Grade Music Program

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Hello Mize Families and Friends!!

Just a reminder ...Bingo Night is this Friday, January 31st! Doors open at 5:45 for an All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner provided by Chris Cakes, $5.00 per person. Don’t forget to bring cash or your checkbook! It will a fun event for the entire family! See you there!

5:45 PM: Doors Open

5:45-7:30 PM: Chris Cakes (Cafeteria & Gymnasium)

6:15 PM: Silent Auction & Raffle Ticket Sales Begin

6:30-7:40 PM: Bingo (Gymnasium & Cafeteria)

7:15 PM: Silent Auction Ends

7:40-8:00 PM: Raffle Drawings


Raffle Item Baskets:

Sports Bundles * Skyzone * Love Me a Llama * Gaming Hook Up* Lush Nails * Crazy for Crafts * Afternoon with Favorite Teachers * Extra Recess

Silent Auction Items:

Date Night * Outdoor Fun * Front Row Music Program Seats * Mom’s Favorites * Dad’s Favorites * Clean My Car * Teacher’s Pet Basket * Pinnacle Gymnastics * Blue Beetle Pest Control * Jazzercise * Hotworx Pass * Breathe Yoga * Christian Bros Auto * Kitchen is Closed * American Girl Doll


We are in need of a few more volunteers to help out with Bingo Night. We know that without a few more volunteers, the night just won’t be as successful!! Even if you can’t help out the entire night, what time you can help is much appreciated. We know you would like to enjoy the night with your family, and we want that for you as well!

Daddy Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for the Daddy Daughter Dance is Friday, March 6 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Look for more details from PTO coming soon.