MPA Minute

September 1, 2022

Be an MPA Hero!

MPA Wish List

Our teachers are HEROES every day in lots of amazing ways. Sometimes, even our heroes need fuel. We would like to stock our 4 workrooms with treats and snacks for the staff to enjoy. If you are able to support us, we would love the following items any time you are out shopping! Individual packages are always nice and easy to put out and share.
  • Chocolate and hard candy
  • Salty Snacks
  • Healthy snack and breakfast bars
  • Sweet Snacks
  • Soda (we have a Coke soda case in the main workroom for staff to have cold drinks)
  • Water - individual bottles & gallon bottles for Coffee
  • K-cups (any kind - variety packs are nice)
  • Sparkling Water

Here are a few other suggestions:

  • Small bunches of flowers - just to brighten up their workspaces
  • Disposable coffee cups for those days we forget our own

Mark your calendar

  • September 5 - Schools and Offices Closed
  • September 14 - Mex 1 Spirit Night (Sullivan's Island location)
  • September 19 (week of) - Progress Reports go out
  • September 21 - Fall Pictures (no uniform day)
  • September 23 - Early release day for students (12:25 PM)
  • September 30 - Casual Day

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser!

Thank you to everyone for their support with our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser. Keep up the hard work

And remember to have your kids turn in their Daily Drawing Coupons to redeem their Roller Botz each day. The coupons are located on the bottom of the prize poster and should be sent in when the thresholds are met through the combination of online and offline orders

These coupons will also be used to award the GIANT plush GOOGLY at the end of the fundraiser! We will do our best to make sure all kids are correctly awarded at the end of the fundraiser but would love to continue to incentivize them as we go into our final days to participate

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to if you have any questions or if you have misplaced your coupons.

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Parent Reminders


  • In order to be considered for a volunteer position with the Charleston County School District, please access and complete the Volunteer Application.

  • Completing the volunteer application will allow us to preprint your badge for large schoolwide events

  • Approved applications are good for three years.


  • Students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian if arriving late or leaving early.

  • If your child is absent, excuse notes must be physically turned in to Mrs. Sue in the office within three days of the child’s return.

  • Emails or text messages are not acceptable for student excuse notes.

  • Attendance policy


  • First Student Bus Services - 843-523-3909

  • To find your bus number and stop location, visit the CCSD transportation page and select the bus stop look-up tool after July 21.

  • Plan to be at your bus stop at least 15 minutes early.

  • If you are not at the stop to pick up your 4 - 6-year-old they will be returned to school.

  • Sign up for delay notifications through the First View app. Our school code is CUXU

  • Delays and changes are likely during the first couple of weeks of school.

  • Use this link to submit a complaint/feedback to the bus company and CCSD transportation office.

  • Special Needs Transportation Handbook

Early Dismissal

  • Students should present a handwritten note signed by a parent/guardian to the front office at the beginning of the school day. They will then be given an Early Dismissal Pass to report to the front office at the appropriate time. Phone calls will NOT be accepted.

  • No student will be released to an individual not listed as “authorized” on his/her Emergency Contact Card without verification from the parent/guardian in writing.

  • All Early Dismissals must occur before 2:00 pm. Students will not be excused from the classroom past this time due to the upcoming regular dismissal procedures.

Items dropped off at school

  • If a parent/guardian drops an item off at the front desk, Mrs. Sue will email the teacher to send the student to pick up the item.

  • Due to staff and time constraints, we cannot guarantee the delivery of items.

  • Outside food items (Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, etc.) are not permitted to be dropped off to students for lunch.

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Important Phone Numbers

  • Main Office - 843-849-2826

  • School Fax - 843-762-8255

  • Nurse Jen - 843-856-6812

  • Cafeteria Manager - 843-856-6805

Lunch Payment Center

Parents can put funds into their child's lunch account. You will need their lunch number. Don't forget that nothing is free this year. This includes milk and extra milk.

Our Mission

The mission of Mt. Pleasant Academy Elementary School. working in partnership with families and the community, is to assist each student to excel academically, act responsibly and to expand talents and social skills by providing diverse learning experiences in a nurturing environment.