Mission Trail Elementary

Sunday Update for May 2, 2021

Good morning MTE families,


I am the luckiest principal I know! Wow, thank you for all the love and support for Principal’s Day! I was able to use the Family Tree gift card from our families, via PTO, to buy some beautiful flowers for my deck and a phlox for my yard! I love my bulldog mask and the children enjoyed seeing it on Friday! Thank you, thank you!


Bulldog Bolt is almost here! It will be a fun way to get outside, enjoy some exercise and support our school!


With the spring weather changing so quickly, I did want to remind that in the event of significant lightning, we do have a DIFFERENT dismissal system. The carline will move to the front circle for drop off OR for pickup if there is significant lightning. If we have lightning, the office will text all families as soon as the decision is made. I am hopeful we will NOT need to use this new procedure, as I anticipate it may take longer. Here is a description of the NEW process that was sent at the beginning of the year.


In the event of lightning at arrival or dismissal this year, the car line will be moved to the FRONT CIRCLE DRIVE.


LIGHTNING ARRIVAL –

If the weather in the morning has lightning, and it is unsafe for students, parents, and staff to wait outside we will move our arrival to the front circle drive. WE WILL TEXT AND EMAIL if this occurs. This decision will be made at the last minute due to conditions that rapidly change. We have never done this before and ask for your cooperation and patience to get the students in as quickly as possible. After dropping your child off in the circle drive, you must TURN RIGHT out of the circle drive. NO LEFT TURNS out of the circle drive.

The front circle will NOT be open to cars prior to the text going out to the community.


LIGHTNING DISMISSAL

· Walkers and bike riders will not be excused until lightning has passed the area.

· All students will remain in their classrooms and be called to the front drive when their car/bus/daycare van is in the circle and the students will load their car directly in front the awning.

· As cars leave the front circle, we ask that they only exit the circle drive by turning right. We request no left turns out of the front circle drive during inclement weather pickup.


It is my hope that will never need to use this procedure. I recognize this situation can make for frustrating time delays and cause disruptions to schedules. The parents who are positioned to be first in the regular car line will have to go around and get in the other car line.

Our first priority is to always keep students and staff safe, and we will use this only when necessary. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.


Registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open for all families! Thank you to each family who has registered. If you have not, please DO go on and register as soon as possible. As most of you are aware, our paid enrollment determines teacher placement. The pandemic has affected many families. If you need to work out a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Durham. You can reach her at 913 239-6712 or you can email her at LADurham@bluevalleyk12.org. She will keep all financial information confidential. It is not shared with staff. Even if you cannot fully pay fees, it is important that you still register so we can retain our amazing teachers.


As always, if you have any questions, comments, or celebrations to share – please contact me.


“It is a great day to be a bulldog!”


Debbie Bond

MTE Calendar At-A-Glance for April/May 2021


May 3 - 7 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 DAY 2

May 4 DAY 3

May 5 DAY 4 Virtual Material Pick-up, 12-3 in the front circle drive

May 6 DAY 5 Last day to order a Rye Pie

May 7 DAY 1

May 7 - 9 MTE PTO BULLDOG BOLT

May 10 DAY 2

May 11 DAY 3

May 12 DAY 4

May 13 DAY 5 Last Day for Library Checkout

May 14 DAY 1 Field Day

May 17 DAY 2

May 18 DAY 3

May 19 DAY 4

May 20 DAY 5 All School Dinner 5:30-7:00 PM(see below for more details)

May 21 DAY 1

May 24 DAY 2

May 25 DAY 3

May 26 DAY 4 Virtual Material Pick-up, 12-3 in the front circle drive

May 27 DAY 5

May 28 DAY 0 Last day of school, dismissal at 11:45 AM, virtual drop-off 9:00-10:00

MTE's Food & Clothing Pantry is open!

If you need food or clothing, fill out this anonymous request form, and your items will be delivered to MTE's loading dock within a week. You will create your own ID number on the form, which you'll then use to identify your items in the loading dock. This process is completely anonymous.

Report an Absence

If your student will not be gone a full day you can still utilize Parent VUE to let the office know the times they will be gone. The office will adjust it. Thank you for using this to report absences and appointments!

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We need Bolt Volunteers!!! We are excited for the Bolt weekend, but we need some help to make it run smoothly.

Please return any signs you decorated for the BOLT before tomorrow to Amy Hoffmann's home or to the MTE office. The Hoffmann's home address is 4300 w 126th terrace.

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All School Pancake Dinner Drive-Thru 5th Class of 2021 Fundraiser!

Drive up to the MTE circle drive for dinner on Thursday, May 20 from 5:30-7PM.


Chris Cakes and the 5th grade class will be serving pancake + sausage dinners to go.


Meals are $6/person if purchased in advanced by 5/18.


Or $7/person that night - cash, check or credit card accepted.