Mission Trail Elementary

Sunday Update for January 17, 2021

Good morning MTE families,


I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend! Today is the big Chiefs game as we enter the playoffs this afternoon! I have on my lucky earrings.


While the students were home Friday, certified staff participated in some professional learning on Friday morning and teachers prepared grade cards on Friday afternoon. We are all off on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Tuesday, we begin second semester. We have very little movement from our virtual and in-person fall enrollment. We will have about 18 children move back to in-person learning as we begin second semester.


As many of you are aware, we did send home quite a few COVID19, low-risk exposure letters last week due to students or staff learning they had testing positive or were considered presumed positive and had been at school prior to knowing they were positive. We will always send notification when we learn of a positive case of COVID19 was at school during the contagion period. If you have questions, please do call or email. We are happy to answer any questions we can.


Families, we do still continue to have some confusion about when to keep your child home from school. If anyone (including adults) in your house is experiencing COVID19 symptoms or if a student had contact with a COVID19 exposure, please do keep your child home and call Donna Anderson (our school nurse) at 913 239-6713. We can help you navigate the guidelines for keeping your child at home. If it is safe to send them, we will let you know. We do want students at school; however, it is very important we continue to follow the safety guidelines. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Together, we minimize the transmission at school, limit unnecessary exposure, and keep our MTE family as safe as possible.


Kindergarten News! It is the time of year when we begin to collect information about our incoming Kindergarten class for the 2021-2022 school year. Please let your neighbors know that if they have a child who will attend kindergarten next year, we would love to include them in our upcoming virtual kindergarten meeting. Families can click this link or go to the website and provide us their contact information. Thanks for sharing so we can properly plan for next year.


As always, if you have any questions, comments or celebrations to share – please contact me.


“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”


GO CHIEFS!


Debbie Bond

MTE Calendar At-A-Glance for January/February 2021

· January 18 NO SCHOOL/MLK Jr. Day

· January 19 DAY 5 1st Day of 2nd Semester/3rd Quarter, PTO Meeting by Zoom 9 am & 7pm, 4 pm Mental Fitness Workshop, 4 PM Zoom Spring Conference Link Emailed to you

· January 20 DAY 1

· January 21 DAY 2

· January 22 DAY 3

· January 25 DAY 4

· January 26 DAY 5 Picture Re-Take Day(virtual by sign-up, in-person done at MTE in am)

· January 27 DAY 1

· January 28 DAY 2

· January 29 DAY 3 Kansas Day

· February 1 DAY 4

· February 2 DAY 5

· February 3 DAY 1 Virtual Material Pick-up 12-3 in the front circle drive

· February 4 DAY 2

· February 5 DAY 3

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Zoom Spring Conference Link

MTE is having Zoom Spring Conferences the week of February 22nd - February 25th. The link to sign up for Zoom Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be emailed to you on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Grade levels may send more specific information about conferences. If you would like to have a conference, evening spots fill up fast so do not wait to sign up at the last minute. Please only sign up for one conference per student and only with your student's homeroom teacher for 2nd Semester. Thank you!

MTE's Food & Clothing Pantry is open!

If you need food or clothing, fill out this anonymous request form, and your items will be delivered to MTE's loading dock within a week. You will create your own ID number on the form, which you'll then use to identify your items in the loading dock. This process is completely anonymous.

Report an Absence

If your student will not be gone a full day you can still utilize Parent VUE to let the office know the times they will be gone. The office will adjust it. Thank you for using this to report absences and appointments!

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2nd Semester KICK-OFF!!!


We hope you can join us on Tuesday, January 19th at either 9am or 7pm for our PTO meeting to kick-off second semester! We'll be discussing our PTO plans for the spring, Mrs. Bond will be there to answer questions and we'd love to have you there. Zoom details will be sent out in next week's Bulldog Bulletin.