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Mark Your Calendars

Week of December 7-11

Week 1 Specials

Week 3 Lunch Menu


Monday, December 7

Holiday Lunches Grades K, 2 & 3 @ regular lunch times


Tuesday, December 8

7:15-7:45 Chess Club

Holiday Lunches Grades 1, 4 & 5 @ regular lunch times


Wednesday, December 9

7:15-7:45 Wittzle Pro

3:00-3:45 BTC/Leadership


Thursday, December 10

7:15 Chorus Practice

3:00-4:00 Readers Rally Practice

3:00-4:00 Science Fair Help (must send in a note for your child to stay)


Friday, December 11

7:15-8:00 Student Council Meeting

1:00-2:00 PTA Executive Board Meeting

3:00-4:30 Girl Scouts



Saturday, December 12

9:00 -11:00 Art Club


Upcoming Dates to Remember

Holiday Parties will be spread out over two days to help prevent some overcrowding issues we have had in the past. Hopefully everyone will be able to find a parking spot closer to the building. Here is the schedule:


Kdg: Friday, December 18th from 10:45 - 11:45 in classrooms

1st: Friday, December 18th from 1:00 - 2:00 starting in gym

2nd: Friday, December 18th from 8:30 - 9:30 in classrooms

3rd: Thursday, December 17th from 12:15 - 1:15 in classrooms

4th: Thursday, December 17th from 10:15 - 11:15 in classrooms

5th: Friday, December 18th from 9:00 - 10:00 in cafeteria

Holiday Hotcakes is Saturday. You did not have to pre-pay, so come enjoy the Mulberry chorus, eat some great pancakes, buy your son/daughter's art work, and have fun with friends!

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Holiday Lunches

Mark your calendars for out 9th annual holiday luncheon, Monday, December 7th for families of students in kindergarten, second and third and Tuesday, December 8th for first, fourth and fifth grades. Pre-k will eat in the cafeteria both days. Students will follow their regular lunch schedules on their designated days. Adult lunches will be available for $3.00.

Help support our 5th grade class!!

We are raising money for our 5th grade promotion and ceremony as well as our class gift. We will be selling hot chocolate/ baked goods as well as selling Holiday Grams beginning Sat., Dec. 5th during Holiday Hotcakes. We will also be selling Holiday Grams during the Holiday Lunches Monday, Dec. 7th and Tuesday, Dec. 8th as well as in the mornings before the morning bell Monday, Dec. 7th- Wed., Dec. 16th. The cost of the grams are $1. Share the holiday spirit while supporting our 5th grade class!

Parents...

Hopefully, you have had a chance to create your student's login on www.quavermusic.com. It is a REALLY fun, engaging website that encourages students' creativity! I hope you will allow them to explore, and become better at musical concepts and skills! Here are some tips for success on Quaver:


  • If your student forgets their password, please send Mrs. Hower an email at adrian_hower@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. I can reset the password for them. Once it is reset, you will get an email with directions to create a new password.
  • Students can create pieces of music on the cool Quaver apps, and enter them into weekly contests on the website!
  • Have your students try out the following: QSkits, QBackbeat, QStrum, QDancer, QGrooves. They can all be accessed from the tab at the bottom called APPS.


Hope this helps! Mrs. Hower

Yearbook Photo Needs:

Fifth Grade Yearbook Dedications:

Are you working on your 5th grader's Yearbook Dedication? The order forms have gone home, and there are copies on the Yearbook bulletin board, next to the Clinic. You can also download the form off your 5th grader's eClass page. Let me know if you need help! Feel free to look in last year's yearbook for inspiration.

Please don't wait until the last minute! Space is limited.

Yearbook Photo Needs:

If you've taken some cute shots of your child's class, please upload them! I have LOTS of classes with no photos submitted so far.

Small groups work best, with kids looking at the camera. I also need a class photo with the teacher. Please tag your photos with the teacher's name.

Remember, we want EVERY student in the yearbook!


Did you go to the Mulberry Reads celebration? Please upload your photos! If you're still reading the book, then take a family selfie while you're enjoying this book and then upload it. Your picture might be featured in the yearbook!

How do you submit photos for the yearbook? Upload your photos at www.replayit.com from a laptop or tablet. There is also a ReplayIt app for iphone or android. Please tag your photos with either the teacher's name or the event name. (The app is faster...)

Thanks to the following people for uploading great photos this week!

Kitty Vera, Michelle Martinez, Tricia Sung, Jina Gerome, and Diana Singh

Need to order your yearbook?
Order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com
Questions? mulberryyearbook@Hotmail.com


Parent Perception Surveys

If you have not completed the online parent perception survey, we encourage you to do so via the Parent Portal. Simply log on and follow the link on the home page. The survey is available in English and Spanish through December 11, 2015.


Thank you in advance for helping to celebrate the work of our school and for providing input so that we can continue to improve for our kids.

Transportation Changes

We strongly encourage you to send your child home the same way every day. However, we do understand that emergencies do arise. Should you need to change your child's transportation, a hand written note from home is required with a parent signature.

Phone calls and emails are not accepted.

LOST AND FOUND

Please come look through our Lost and Found collection. We are overflowing! Any and all items left at school and not picked up by Friday, December 18th, will be donated to a local charity.
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