Hawkeye View Newsletter

February 3

Happy Monday, Mize Families!

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather, and the Chiefs big win this last weekend. As a result, of their Super Bowl win, we will not have school on Wednesday nor will we have JCPRD. I hope you all have fun cheering on the Chiefs during the big parade!

With this, I also wanted to take a moment to thank all who joined us for our BINGO Night. We had plenty of gift baskets, prizes, pancakes, and fun for all! I was so glad to see so many families join us. A BIG thank you to our AMAZING PTO for all of their hard work and dedication in planning and preparing this event.

This Thursday, we have our first-grade music program at 6:30 in the evening. They have been hard at work practicing and preparing, so it should prove to be another great performance led by our amazing Mrs. Taber. I hope you can join us!

Conferences are coming up on February 12th and 13th. Your scheduled time should have come home with your child last week. If you are unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher. In lieu of your absence, a phone conference may be arranged as an option at a mutually agreeable time. As a reminder, there is no school on February 14th and 17th.

Have a great week, everyone!

Ms. Balthazor

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The entire Kansas City metropolitan area prepares for a celebration of historic proportions this week to recognize the Kansas City Chiefs and their first Super Bowl championship in 50 years. In light of this significant regional event, USD 232 (De Soto) will be closed on Wednesday, February 5.

We do not take this decision lightly, as we understand the difficulty some parents may have with childcare. The decision to close school on Wednesday, Feb. 5, is related to city-wide concerns about available staffing and substitutes, along with the number of families and staff planning to attend the celebration. Our classes will resume on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Also on Wednesday, there will be no JCPRD care services available.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

USD 232 Administration

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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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 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

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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Thank you Geoff Hunerdosse for volunteering your time to be a Watchdog Dad here at Mize!! During the day, Watch DOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

Hello Mize Families. We need your help!!

We will be providing meals for our AMAZING teachers & staff during our upcoming parent teacher conferences. Food or paper items can be dropped off anytime that week-just label them "Conference Meals"-we will store them until needed. If you are sending in a non-disposable dish or a crockpot that needs to be returned, please label with your name and you can pick up later.

Thank you! We appreciate your support!

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.