Vol#8 Issue#9: Parent/Teacher Conference Week
At Mesquite, we develop & celebrate the WHOLE child while recognizing their unique qualities!
From the desk of Mrs. Koberstein, Proud Principal
It is Parent/Teacher Conferences this week! If you do not have a scheduled time to meet with your child(ren)'s teacher, email the teacher ASAP to get something set up. Both Thursday and Friday this week are half-days with dismissal at 11:55am to accommodate teachers meeting with parents.
Thank you all for your support of our PTSO Fundraiser this year. Oinksters were on back order and should arrive on Monday with delivery on Tuesday of this week. Again, thank you for your support and generosity!
There's another way you can help support our school. During the month of September, if you dine at the San Tan Thirsty Lion Monday through Thursday, then 15% of your bill will be donated back to our school. Just show them the flyer below or let your server know you wish to support Mesquite Elementary School.
If you own a small business or know of a business who would like to sponsor an outdoor table at Mesquite Elementary, please contact the Mesquite Elementary front office. The business logo would be engraved as part of the center of the table. Contact the Mesquite front office to learn more!
Be sure you complete the "Annual Update" (see the button below).
This school year we continue to work hard to keep our campus safe and our students as healthy as possible. Thank you to those families who are doing their part, conducting Daily Health Screening checks on your child. (The Mesquite staff and I are doing the same.) If your child is sick, do NOT send them to school. Face Masks continue to be "optional" however they are strongly encouraged as part of the mitigation strategies. If our school Nurse or a Health Assistant calls to inform you that your student is ill or that they have been identified as needing to quarantine please understand that we are following the guidance of the Maricopa County Department of Health and the CDC, and that this is required by the Arizona Department of Health. We understand that having your child home from school for an extended period of time can cause undue stress and we appreciate your support in following these required guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and support of our nurses, health assistants, and front office staff during this challenging time. They are doing their very best for our families and it is important that we all work together. Our priority is to keep kids in school safely to learn in-person! Should you have questions or concerns please call the District Health Office, Jen Frost at 480-545-2117
Parents, you make a difference in our Mesquite Community! Your involvement in our school not only leaves a tremendous impact on your child, but also contributes greatly to the positive climate we are especially proud of at Mesquite. Consider volunteering in your child's classroom or getting involved in our school by teaching Art Masterpiece lessons. We have a Golf Tournament coming up on Sunday, September 26th. Consider joining us that morning for a round of golf for a great cause! Together, let's make it a PawRRRific school year! I look forward to building more lasting memories with you and building new memories with our new families! We appreciate your being a valued partner! #mountainlionpride
Directions on how to complete the Annual Update, which needs to be completed annually.
PawRRRific Winners for August
Specialized Programs (PS/PA/COPE)- Heath
Stay Connected to Everything Happening at Mesquite . . .
September MENU Change
Please complete a free and reduced meal application this year to be eligible to qualify for additional benefits such as school funding, p-ebt, reduced sports fees, free summer school, and more.
MES Theater Club
MESQUITE THEATER CLUB!
All 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders invited!
Registration is online using the link or button below due by September 20!
Mark your calendar for the MANDATORY PARENT MEETING—Monday September 20 at 6:00 pm. This meeting is mandatory for your child(ren) to participate and there will be a virtual option to attend the meeting! Attendance will be taken. Students without an adult at the parent meeting will not be cast. Please contact us with questions.
4th -6th Workshops after school until 5:00 September 20, 21
1st-3rd grade Workshops after school until 3:00 September 22
Auditions: Parents are responsible to ensure that 4th-6th graders have Video auditions be submitted by 3:00 Wednesday September 22
Rehearsals are mandatory for all students. Clear absences with director!
Most rehearsals are M, T after school until 5 pm, Wednesdays until 3:30
Performance Dates: January 14 at 6:30 and matinee January 15th (Time TBD)
All parents must be willing to help on a committee. No parent help, No play! Sign up with your online registration.
Backstage Publicity Cast Party (1-2 people)
Costumes Programs Tickets (1-2 people)
Concessions Rehearsal Help Props/Sets T-Shirts/DVD
There is a $30 suggested participation fee for each child to be in the show. This will include a T-shirt for your child. Money is due at the parent meeting. Scholarships are available for anyone with financial need.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the parent meeting if you have any questions, are interested in helping as a committee chairman or need the virtual meeting link.
The Mesquite Elementary STEAM club provides before school opportunities for students in grades 5-8 to explore activities related to STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. Click here to learn more . . .
A link to Reading Activities for Extra Support at Home for children in grades K-3.
Stay connected by joining the Mesquite Elementary PTSO Facebook page. Mesquite remains a GREAT school because of our community working together to support our school to create the school we want for our children.