Hawkeye View Newsletter

February 11

Early Dismissal on Wednesday, February 12 at 12:10

Greetings Mize Families!

We have a short week here at Mize and I wanted to pass along a few quick reminders. Parent-Teacher Conferences are tomorrow and Thursday. We look forward to seeing you all, as it is a great opportunity to share in your child’s success and collaborate with teachers. If you need to reschedule, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. We will not have school on Friday or Monday.

Finally, I know that mornings can be a busy time for many families and this often lends itself to running late. If this occurs, and you have reached the school after 8:45, please bring your child into the building and sign them in. We want to make sure that all of our precious Mize Hawks get escorted safely into the building. Thank you for your support and assistance with this. Have a fabulous week, everyone, and enjoy the weekend!


Ms. Balthazor

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.

Kindergarten Round Up is March 24 at 5:30 pm

We are thrilled to have your child join us for Kindergarten in USD 232! Going to Kindergarten is an exciting time for not only the child, but the parents as well.

Your first step is Kindergarten Roundup
Make plans to attend Kindergarten Roundup and Parent Information Night in March 2020. Parents will have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process, ask questions, and meet the principal. Parents will also learn about Before/After School Care and Extended Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department. By Kansas statute, children must be the age of five (5) on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.

What will you need?
Parents are encouraged to bring the following information to Kindergarten Round-Up:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas statute)
  • Copy of immunization records (from pediatrician)
  • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, contract, etc.)

Spring Book Fair is February 5-13

Escape into the wilds of reading at the Mize Media Center! Our Book Fair theme for spring 2020 is Book Fair Jungle: Tigers, Elephants, and Books, OH MY! Students will love exploring new books perfect for them!!

Book Fair Dates:

Mon. Feb. 10th and Tues. Feb. 11th 4:00-5:00pm

Bring someone special with you and receive a raffle ticket for

EACH BOOK purchase. Winners will be announced Wednesday!

Wed. Feb. 12th 12:10-1:00pm and 4:00-8:00pm

***Stop by after Valentine’s Day Parties!

***Pet World Live Jungle Animal Presentation at 5:00pm!​

Thurs. Feb. 13th 10:00am-8:00pm

Shop during conferences!

If you would like to volunteer to set up, work, or tear down the Book Fair, please use the following link:


In-School and Online Shopping Options! With Book Fair eWallet, a safe and convenient digital payment account, your student can shop the Fair cash-free! If you are “booked up” during the Fair, visit the Fair online. Online shopping is available 1/30/2020 to 2/13/2020. We’ve partnered with The Scholastic Store™ to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to your home (with free shipping on orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online. If you would like to sign your student up for eWallet or shop the Fair online, visit:


​This fundraiser helps pay for technology resources and books for the library that support grade level curriculums. We receive 25% cash back or 50% back in Scholastic dollars of all book fair sales.

We hope to see you at the Mize Elementary Book Fair where your entire family will find ROARing good books!

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

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

February 28 5th Grade Course Selection Due for Middle School

March 26 MCMS Parent Info Night at 6:00pm

March 31 LTMS Parent Info Night at 6:30pm

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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.

Nurse Notes

I have lots of parents ask, “Why the five-day exclusion policy, our doctor just says, 24-hours fever free?” The Answer, viral shedding! Viral shedding is the period of time when you are contagious and able to infect others. Peak viral shedding occurs during the fever stage of an illness, but you can still be contagious after the fever has subsided. The CDC recommends the period of exclusion for influenza be 5-7 days. The Kansas Health Department has taken that recommendation and mandated a five-day exclusion policy starting from the first day of symptoms. Students and staff must also be fever free for a minimum of 24-hours without the use of fever reducing medications like Tylenol and Ibuprofen.

  • Viral shedding in influenza A virus infections peaked on the first 1 to 2 days of symptomatic illness. By day 6 or 7, viral shedding had gradually decreased to undetectable levels.
  • Patients who contracted influenza B exhibited peak viral shedding up to 2 days before symptom onset. Shedding then declined and peaked again at day 3 to 5, and then persisted over 6 to 7 days.

For More Information click on the blow links.




Kind Regards,

Christina Brandenburg MBA, BSN, RN

Mize Elementary- Nurse


913-441-0800 (Phone) 913-441-9452 (fax)