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Now's the Time to Buy Auction Tickets for April 7th Event
Published: Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 07:57AM CDT

The Mockingbird Auction is Friday, April 7th starting at 7 p.m. at the Coppell Senior Center! It is a special school event just for you adults! Plan to enjoy an adults only night out with other Mockingbird parents and community members. Live music, delicious food, fun with friends and support for our students all in one incredible night!

Did you know that the Auction is one of the PTO’s biggest fundraisers for the year, providing funds to purchase classroom resources, technology, enrichment programs and much more?

Discount tickets are available until the end of the week. Visit https://mockingbirdpto.revtrak.net/Auction-Night. Tickets are $30 per person. Additional Sponsorships also are available.

We have some pretty amazing and unique items for you and your family to bid on this year. We hope you can make it out!! Auction items include:

School wide Art Project – All the Kids of MKB are hard at work with Ms. Kitts to create a one of a kind piece of art. This will be auctioned off at the LIVE Auction.
Principal for the Day
Hoop it up K-2
Hoop it up 3-5
Trips to the Beach and Skiing – email “Emily Polk”: for details.
Exciting Class Baskets

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Sponsor a Teacher's Auction Ticket
Published: Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 07:56AM CDT

We have had a great response in help purchasing our teacher’s tickets to the event However we are still in need of additional help. Our goal is to cover the costs for all our teachers and MKB staff. Sponsor a teacher’s ticket here.

Volunteers needed
Auction Volunteers Needed
Published: Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 07:56AM CDT

Auction volunteers HELP NEEDED! Please email Jaime Duncan to volunteer to help out with the Auction.

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Auction Raffle Tickets for Sale at School Friday, March 24
Published: Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 07:56AM CDT

The Auction committee will be outside the cafeteria selling raffle tickets for $1.00 for both the Money Tree and Candy Suitcase!!! Don’t miss your chance to win these popular raffle items.

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Congratulations Destination Imagination Teams!
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

Mockingbird Elementary had a strong showing in this year’s Destination Imagination Tournament with over 15 teams participating in various challenges. MKB’s team “The 5 sparkling Pandas” (Aayush Shah, Vani Agarwal, Rishi Danda, Shreya Malhotra and Shay Patel) is advancing to the next level and will represent MKB & CISD at the DI Texas State Level tournament. The tournament will be held on April 7th and 8th in Lubbock, TX and will have 500 teams from all over Texas showcasing their creativity.

We congratulate them and wish them the best for their next challenge!

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MOCKINGBIRD ESPARZAS’ NIGHT IS TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

WHAT: COME EAT DINNER AT ESPARZAS WITH YOUR FAMILY, FORMER MOCKINGBIRD FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. THERE WILL BE A “MOCKINGBIRD RECEIPTS” BOX WHERE YOU WILL PUT YOUR RECEIPTS. MOCKINGBIRD WILL RECEIVE 10% OF ALL PURCHASES THAT EVENING.
WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST, 5:00PM-CLOSING
WHERE: ESPARZAS- SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MACARTHUR AND BELTLINE BEHIND MCDONALDS
FUTURE DATES: FURTHER DATES TBD.

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Registration Under Way for Coppell Gifted Association Summer MOSAIC Camp
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

Get Ready! Mark Your Calendars! ​We’re celebrating our TENTH year of MOSAIC Summer Camp!MOSAIC Summer Camp is for students who will be in 4th – 8th grade in the fall of 2017)

Sign up now and be part of our TENTH Year celebration!
Summer Camp Weeks in 2017:
June 5th-9th and July 24th – 28th

Register Now

​Questions? E-mail mosaic@coppellgifted.org

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Movie, Screenagers, on March 21, 6 pm at CHS Auditorium
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

Join Coppell ISD for a viewing of the movie, Screenagers, on March 21st at 6 p.m. in the Coppell High School Auditorium. Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston M.D created this documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance in their lives. Parents and students, ages nine and up, are invited to attend and begin the discussion of how to create and maintain screen balance in our tech-filled world. For more information, visit www.screenagersmovie.com.

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Auction Auction Auction!!!
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

TICKETS
Tickets for the Mockingbird Auction April 7 are now available at the rate of $35.

We would love to cover the costs for all our teachers and staff to attend. You will find the link to purchase tickets, become a sponsor of the event or your teacher below:

Purchase your tickets here.
Purchase your teachers ticket here.
Be a Sponsor. Visit here for more details.

Ticket Costs:
$35 per person

Includes dinner and live music

Be A Family Sponsor – $125
2 Auction Tickets
Name in program with Child(ren) name(s) as a Sponsoring Family
Sponsored Teacher ticket

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Mavericks of the Week for Mar. 10
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT
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Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week for March 10:
Back Row (left to right): Charley Dobson, Chandra Godithi, Anushree De
Front Row (left to right): Diya Danda, Henry Webb
Not pictured: Stephen Medrano

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Don't Forget to Register Your Child for Kindergarten
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

Incoming 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration information. Please complete these 3 steps for kindergarten registration:
1. Kindergarten registration is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, Click Here.
2. Please fill out this Kindergarten Information Form.
3. Finally, complete this INFOSNAP form (create an account, if needed).

Click here for enrollment requirements.

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Round Up: Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 5:30-6:30 pm!

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Learn More About Camp Invention!
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT
Did you know that professionals in the STEM field include engineers, scientists, architects, technicians and more? Find out how attending Camp Invention can spark your child’s interest in STEM related fields by visiting www.campinvention.org!

Mockingbird Elementary will be the site location for #coppellcampinvention this summer! Go to www.tinyurl.com/coppellcampinvention2017 for curriculum video previews, discount codes, and Coppell specific camp details!

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 08:49AM CDT

March 21: Movie ‘Screenagers’ at CHS Auditorium, 6pm
March 21: MKB’s fundraiser night at Esparzas from 5pm-10pm
March 28: 4th grade STAAR writing, 5th grade STAAR math
March 29: 5th grade STAAR reading
Apr 3: 5th grade parent meeting/incoming 6th graders, 6-7pm, CMSE
April 5: Outdoor Class Pictures
April 7: MKB Auction
April 10: Outdoor Individual Pictures
April 11: PTO Meeting 7pm
April 28: Mavs Dads Spring Movie Night and Campout
May 4: Kindergarten Round Up 5:30-6:30 pm
May 8: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR math
May 9: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR reading
May 10: 5th grade STAAR science
May 15: Colt Camp for incoming 6th graders and their families, 6-7:30pm, CMSE
May 19: Field Day
May 31: End of Year Assembly
June 1: Kindergarten and 5th grade graduation

View the CISD Calendar

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Baskets Needed for Auction by March 10th
Published: Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 09:08PM CST

We need your help to make our home room baskets amazing. The room moms have reached out for donations of items or money. These baskets will be the bulk of our silent auction so class participation is crucial. Please help by sending donations/monies to the room mom’s by this Friday, March 10.

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Sneak Peak of Auction Items
Published: Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 09:08PM CST

We are very excited about this year’s Auction. We have so many exciting items to bid on: Teacher of the day, Principal of the day, ride to school in a fire truck, ski trips, beach trips, and so much more!!! We will international inspired cuisine and live music. We hope you will join us!!!

Can’t make it to the Auction, we understand. We are offering pre-bidding new this year. More details to come!

Volunteers needed
Volunteers Needed for Auction
Published: Wed, Mar 8, 2017, 09:08PM CST

We are in need of volunteers to help the night of the event. Help us out and you will receive extra raffle tickets for your child(ren).

Have Questions:
Homeroom baskets: Lisa Price
Sponsorship: Andi Pafford
Volunteer information: Jaime Duncan
Gifts of Time: Jaime Duncan
Donations: Emily Polk

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Open House & Mockingbird Art Fair Thursday, March 9th
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 09:07PM CST

The Mockingbird Open House, Fine Arts Fair and Evening Book Fair and more takes place on Thursday, March 9th from 5:00- 7:00 PM.

Open House Message from Mrs. Flynn

Parents, your learner has been working hard this school year and is excited to share their writing, math, reading, artwork, and more with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to view their progress and most prized artifacts. We look forward to opening our doors and sharing our learning and successes with you all.

  • Classroom Open House – 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Evening Fine Arts Fair – 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Evening Book Fair – 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Evening Jump Rope for Heart – 6:00-7:00 PM

Art Fair Message from Committee

The Mockingbird Art Fair is Thursday, March 9th. You can pre-order your child’s art until March 6! To pre-order, send a check for $30 Made out to “Mockingbird PTO” to Mrs. Kitts. Please put your child’s name and homeroom on the check in the memo spot. You also can pre-oder online ($31 with credit card processing fee) via https://mockingbirdpto.revtrak.net/Art-Fair. Proceeds benefit the Art Program.

Art Fair, Thursday, March 9th from 5:00-7 p.m.
Pre sales $30
Night of $35
After $40

Volunteers are needed for the Art Fair! To volunteer please contact Angie Hardcastle Angie.hardcastle@rocketmail.com

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THIS SPRING'S BOOK FAIR MARCH 6-10
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 09:07PM CST

Attention Book Rangers: mark your Calendars for the Spring Happy Camper Book Fair MARCH 6TH- MARCH 10TH

The Book Fair will be open 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs, & Friday from 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. It will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Open House March 9th! The Book Fair will be open also through lunches on Friday March 10th so Mavs Dads are welcome to come shop!

Grades K, 2 & 4 Lunch with a Loved One, Wednesday, March 8
Grades 1, 3 & 5 Lunch with a Loved One, Thursday, March 9

Open During Open House from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 9

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Last Mavs Dads Day is Friday, March 10
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 09:07PM CST

The Last Mockingbird Mavs Dads Day of the School Year will be Friday, March 10
and it is a COMPETITION!

Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird.
(The Book Fair will be open also through lunches on Friday March 10th so Mavs Dads are welcome to come shop)

When: March 10
Time: Lunch/Recess, Drop off/Pick up
Who: Every Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and Male Role Model

What is Mavs Dads Day?

1. Each year one Mavs Dads Day is a competition between the grades. The winning teacher team will receive a $100 gift card to be used for a party, supplies, or teacher lunch.
2. You can earn points for your grade by attending lunch (1 point) and/or posting a photo to the MKB PTO Facebook page. Post a photo with you and your child at lunch or recess (1 point). If you can’t make lunch, you can post a photo of you and your child going to school, at drop off, in the class room, etc. (1 point). Most points will win $100.
3. This is a special day for Dads/Grandfathers/Uncles or any male role model in your child’s life to be present on campus.
4. Have lunch with your child in the cafeteria. This is the primary focus and how most Dads participate. We broke the record in September with more than 200 Dads attending lunch!
5. Go to recess with your child’s class.
6. Don’t have time for lunch? Walk your child to school. Pick them up. Help with drop off. Spend any time you can at Mockingbird
7. Attend what you can. If you can only spend a few minutes at lunch, that is always better than none. Even a few minutes makes a statement.
8. Don’t forget to allow time to sign in at the office.

Visit the Mavs Dads Blog: mkbmavsdads.wordpress.com

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Save the Date: Mockingbird Live Auction Friday April 7; Donations Accepted Until March 10
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 09:07PM CST

Please Save the Date for the Mockingbird Bi-Annual Live and Silent Auction – Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Coppell Senior Center!

This event is held every 2 years off campus. The Auction Committee will release details about the event soon. In the mean time, please mark your calendars for a fun evening with your Mockingbird parent and teacher community.

The Auction Committee will be at the Open house with Raffle items and discounted pre-sale event tickets. For the Raffle: The popular Candy Tower and Money Tree are back! Raffle tickets will be $1.00!

Donations for the auction currently are being coordinated by Room Parents. Look for an email regarding auction donations from a room parent soon. Donations to the Auction are due Friday, March 10th.

If you would like to donate a larger item for the LIVE Auction, please email Lisa Price at lisatrey@gmail.com.

LIVE Items Needed:
Airline Tickets
Sporting Event Tickets
Destination Events
Party Events : Wine Tasting, Dinner Party, etc
Sports Memorabilia
Anything Travel Related; larger ticket items

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Mavericks of the Week for Mar. 7
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 09:07PM CST
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Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week for March 7:
Back row (left to right): Saiansh Kavuri, Lauren Sanchez, Akshay Dara
Front Row (left to right): Adhyan Kalva, Karis Robinson,
Liam Claassen

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Reminder to Order Your Yearbook by TOMORROW March 1st!
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

Parents,

The deadline to order your yearbook is Wednesday, March 1st We always sell out so please plan on ordering yours today!

The 92 page all color yearbook is $25 and can only be purchased now through March 1st at Jostens.com. Click here choose Mockingbird Elementary – Coppell, TX.

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Learning Walk to Follow Monday, March 6 PTO meeting at 8 a.m.
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

Do you wish you received more in-depth responses when you ask your child about their school day? Have you heard about Reader’s Workshop but want to know more? Join us at our next PTO meeting to participate in Learning Walks to hear from both educators and our kids about what is happening in Mockingbird Classrooms. We are excited to give you this special inside peek and see learning in action.

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Cookies needed for Book Fair March 7th
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

We love to provide all Book Fair shoppers and visitors with a cookie as they come for lunch with a Loved One.

Please help us by bringing 2 dozen homemade or store bought cookies to the library on Tuesday, March 7th by 8 a.m. To sign up, follow the link below.

Make sure to leave extra time to check in at the office. We have a new security computer system in place to help keep our kiddos safe!

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NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar! Next Deadline March 3rd
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!

Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE MARCH 3RD!!
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· Elementary school parents can submit nominations at the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.
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· This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, an ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.
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· At the end of each grading period, at every elementary school, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.
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· Please click here to submit your nomination by the March 3rd deadline.

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CHS Cowgirls Soccer Hosts Youth Soccer Night March 3rd
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

Your CHS Cowgirls Soccer team is hosting a Youth Soccer Night March 3rd, starting at 7:30 at the Coppell High School Stadium. All youth wearing their soccer jersey will get in free, and the first ten youth players will be our ball boys or girls during the game. We will have halftime activities for prizes, shirt give aways, and a chance to be announced and walk out with the players. It will be a great night of soccer and community!

Can’t wait to see the future of Coppell soccer out next Friday!

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Mavericks of the Week for Feb. 24
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week for Feb. 24

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Back Row (left to right): Swade Connelly, Will Hardy and Connor Waddill
Front Row (left to right): Avery Stokes, Sebastian Wilkinson and Anjali Patel

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The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund
Published: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 08:11AM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run will be on Saturday, May 6. Online registration and race information is available now at www.coppellisdef.com. Discounted rates are available for CISD students and staff. All race entries will receive an early registration discount through March 31st.

After you register, refer your friends by email or Facebook to receive a credit back.

The Foundation will contribute $2 from every race entry to your school’s Physical Education program. In addition to this contribution, the funds raised by this event are given back to CISD in the form of classroom grants.

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Mavericks of the Week for Feb 17
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week.

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Back Row:( Left to Right) Nikhil Segal, Meghan Chiang, Elizabeth Urick
Front Row (Left to Right) Abhinav Agnihotri, Jackie Kaes, Anika Gowda

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Art Fair March 9th, Pre-Order Your Child's Artwork Now for $30
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST