MPE Weekly Roar

May 12, 2023

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Principal's Message

Dear MPE Family,

A huge thank you to our wonderful PTA for all the special treats for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Please respond to the class placement survey below if you have pertinent information to share!

Thanks to all who made our Color Run, Teacher Appreciation and last PTA meeting such successful events.

Thank you to our MPE Student Council for working with the PTA to make sure the teachers felt appreciated.

Nurse Cullen's last official day was May 5. We wish her the best. We are actively interviewing for her replacement. We are going to hire a care, outstanding school nurse.

Our fifth grade moving up ceremony is quickly approaching and will be on June 15th. Our Kindergarten moving up ceremony is June 13th. Each student is allowed a maximum of 4 guests for the Moving Up Ceremonies.

Field Day is May 24th. The PTA will be requesting volunteers and we will have a Zoom meeting on May 22nd at 7pm for our volunteers. Check out the MPE PTA toolkit for details.

The Board of Education meeting on May 15 will honor our MPE teacher of the year, Mrs. Triana! Congratulations to Mrs. Triana, grade 4 teacher. Come out to support her!

  • Please be sure to read the PTA blast on Tuesdays!
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Month
  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Class Placement Form

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

Testing Information

Our 4th and 5th graders will be taking the NJSLA on Monday, May 15. Fifth graders will be taking the Science NJSLA on May 16 and 17th.

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.

For more information, please see

Our Kindergarten Writing Celebration will be on the morning of May 22. Mark your calendars.

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

Proud To Be MPE!

Dr. Dolan

Multicultural Night

Color Run Fun!

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GT ART and GT Music Applications for 2023-2024

Dear Parents:

We are excited to announce that the application window is now open to express interest in both our Elementary Gifted and Talented Art Program and Gifted and Talented Music Program.
These programs are for students who will be entering grades 4 and 5 in the 2023-2024 school year.

Students previously enrolled in either GT Art and/or GT Music do not need to reapply.
All applications must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, May 25, 2023.

Detailed information for both the GT Art and GT Music programs, along with the applications for both programs, can be found at the links below:



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Congratulations Kyra!

Kyra Kaul, 5th grade student in Mrs. Carlin's class has played the US-open for squash , an international tournament, where she competed against highly ranked players from other countries and ranked 36th in the tournament!

More recently she participated in the US Premier Junior Squash Championship where she has distinguished herself as an elite player of national standing .

What an amazing accomplishment! Way to go Kyra!

5th Grade End of Year Events!

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • May 18 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • May 18 - Parents Night Out - 7:00 pm Rock Spring Golf Club
  • May 22 - Kindergarten Writing Celebration (morning)
  • May 23 - Trep$ Marketplace on blacktop right 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 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.

Current Events in Grade 5

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