Hawkeye View Newsletter

January 21

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Kindest Kansas Citian

It is time for the 2020 Kindest Kansas Citian Contest! This contest, sponsored by Synergy Services, is designed to help students define kindness and identify adult role models who demonstrate kind, caring, and respectful behavior that the students would like to emulate in their lives.


Each student is encouraged to submit an essay (students k-5) or drawing (students K-2) identifying an individual, couple, or group who serves as a caring role model in their life. Nominees must be a KC Metro resident, 18 years of age or older, and NOT related to the student. Your child will be bringing home a copy of the entry form and guidelines this week. Entries must be submitted to Mrs. Graham by Tuesday, January 28, 2019.


All participating students and their nominees will be invited to a Kindest Kansas Citian reception held at Mize Elementary in early spring.

Spring Book Fair is February 5-13

Students are able to purchase books during their Library Specials time. Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Visit the link below to set up your free online account. Book Fair eWallett will be available Jan 21st – Feb 13th.



If you are "booked" up during Book Fair Week, visit the Book Fair online. Online shopping is available from Jan 30th – Feb 12th. All books ordered online will be delivered directly to your home for free at the completion of the fair.


We hope to see you at the Mize Elementary Book Fair

where your entire family will find ROARing good books!

More information coming soon!

Vision Screening

Vision Screening will take place on January 27th and 28th. Your Mize nursing office will screen our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade classes. Students in odd grades who failed their vision screen last year will be rescreened, as will all new students to the De Soto district. If your child wears glasses or contact please make sure they bring them to school on January 27th & 28th.


The Nursing office would love volunteers to help with this year’s Vision Screening!


We need assistance escorting children from their classroom to the conference room where vision screenings will be held. Kids also get excited with new activities, we would love help keeping our amazing kids focused and on task while other students have their vision screened


Thank you from our Mize nursing office,

Christina Brandenburg

Brandi Heitmann

Erica Keesling


**Please click the link below to volunteer!!**

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


January 20 NO School; Martin Luther King

January 31 PTO Bingo Night 5:45pm


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 14 & 17 NO SCHOOL OFFICE CLOSED

February 27 5th Grade Music Program

3rd Grade Celebrate the 70's Music Program

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Kaz with Loving Paws visits our 4th and 2nd Graders this week!

The Mission of Loving Paws Animal Therapy program is to promote the human-animal bond, create a fun and engaging environment that provides positive support and motivation for those in need through the use of animal-assisted therapy. Our 2nd and 4th grade Mizehawks enjoyed Kaz's visit this past week!!
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