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WE NEED AFTERNOON VOLUNTEERS FOR FIELD DAY TOMORROW
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 10:46AM CDT

Parents,

Mockingbird “FIELD DAY” is Friday, May 25th. Our PTO still needs several to volunteers to run the Field Day stations and perform other duties to ensure a smooth event for all of our students.

WE ARE IN PARTICULAR NEED OF AFTERNOON VOLUNTEERS!

Morning (8-11:35 a.m.), afternoon (12:15 to 2:55) and full day (8 to 2:55) shifts are available. Free lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

If you can volunteer, please sign up below or email Lisa Price at lisatrey@gmail.com.

REMEMBER, ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED A VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE CISD WEBSITE

To complete a volunteer background check, Click Here

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What to Wear/Bring for Field Day TOMORROW May 25
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 10:46AM CDT

Here’s what students should bring and wear for Field Day on Friday, May 25th!!

What to bring:
•Towel
•Sunscreen
•Insect Repellent
•Water Bottle

What to Wear
•Field Day Shirt
•Swimsuits( there are many water events)
•Girls must wear one piece or tankini with shorts and a t-shirt over suit
•Boys wear a swimsuit and t-shirt
•Flip flops sandals or water shoes

Please remember to send a towel and label everything!
We will have many water events!
Please apply sunscreen and insect repellent before school!

Volunteers
We Still Need Volunteers for MKB Field Day May 25th!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Parents,

Mockingbird “FIELD DAY” is Friday, May 25th. We need at least 44 parents (24 in the morning and 24 in the afternoon) to volunteer to run the Field Day stations and perform other duties to ensure a smooth event for all of our students.

CURRENTLY, WE NEED 6 MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE MORNING AND 10 MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE AFTERNOON, OR MORE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTIRE DAY, IN ORDER TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FIELD DAY!

This fun volunteer opportunity is a great way to help celebrate your child’s year at Mockingbird. Many students say that Field Day is their favorite day of the year!

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. When signing up to volunteer please be sure and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch.

Just click on the green box below to volunteer. We will contact you about your specific Field Day job prior to the event.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED A VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE CISD WEBSITE

To complete a volunteer background check, Click Here

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Mavericks of the Week for May 18th
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: AJ Favila and Anna Hardy.
Front row, from left: Liam Villanueva, Alesh Khowala, Saanvi Chintam and Sahana Pari.

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CISD Night at the Ballpark May 25th! Order Tickets Online by May 23rd!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Friday, May 25th is CISD night at the Ballpark in Arlington. To order tickets to sit with Mockingbird Families, click here or visit https://groupmatics.events/group/Coppellisdnight. Tickets are $18.50 each. Be sure to click on Mockingbird Elementary Night when you order your tickets.

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No School on Monday, May 28
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

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End of Year Pool Party- Tuesday, May 29th!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Mark Your Calendar for the Mockingbird End of School Swim Party!

This was an amazing FUN event for the kids and parents last year to ring in summer and exchange summer plans & phone numbers for those much needed summer play dates!!

Tuesday, May 29th from 4-6 pm at the CORE Pool in Coppell!

  • Who: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
  • Cost: $3 per swimmer. CASH OR CHECK ONLY, NO CREDIT CARDS!
  • Siblings are welcome as long as they pay and have parental supervision!
  • We will have a table set up inside the CORE before going out to the pool to collect money for ALL who will be swimming
  • Parents: If you are NOT swimming you do not have to pay to get in!
  • Lifeguards will be provided
  • Parents: You are responsible for your child during the event (safety first)
  • Each child / family will need to bring their own drinks and snacks to nibble on

Looking forward to seeing you there!

School supplies
2018-2019 School Supplies Available! Order by June 24th!!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

Order your student’s school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year today! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 24th!

Remember to choose your student’s grade for NEXT school year!

Each supply pack is customized by the teachers of Mockingbird Elementary. School supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Meet the Teacher Night.

Please click here or visit www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks to order 2018-2019 school supplies online. Mockingbird’s code is MOC001. That’s three letters followed by three numbers.

Costs are:

  • $50 for Kindergarten
  • $5 for Kindergarten Book Bag
  • $50 for 1st Grade
  • $45 for 2nd Grade
  • $40 for 3rd Boys
  • $40 for 3rd Girls
  • $45 for 4th Grade
  • $5 for 4th Grade Book Bag
  • $50 for 5th Grade

Contact Kristie Kessler with any questions.

For those of you wishing to purchase on your own, here are the 2018-2019 School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Boys

Third Grade Girls

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

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School Supply Information for Students Going to CMS East
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

ARE YOU GOING INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR?

If so, did you know that you can order your school supplies for the upcoming
year now and get a discount for ordering early?

The CMSE PTO is selling pre-packaged school supply kits for the 2018-2019
schoolyear.

The kits are only available for purchase online and will be sold while supplies last up to 11:59PM on July 15, 2018.

You will not be able to purchase a kit either online or in person after that date.

Order early and save! Place your order before midnight June 15 to get a discount.

To order your kit, please go to the CMSE PTO Webstore
https://cmsepto.revtrak.net/School-Supply-Kits/#/list

Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa debit or credit card.

If you wish to purchase school supplies on your own, the list of needed
supplies will be posted on the CMSE website.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2018
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 06:46AM CDT

May 23 – The Future is Bright 8-9am (Students visit next year’s grade)
May 25 – Field Day; CISD Night at the Ballpark
May 28 – Holiday
May 29 – End of Year Swim Party (4-6pm at The CORE)
May 30 – End of Year Assembly & Ponytail Club
May 30 – 5th Grade Talent Show (1:30 p.m.)
May 31 – Kindergarten Graduation (8 a.m.) & 5th Grade Graduation (11 a.m.); LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12:15 p.m.

View the CISD Calendar at https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/2

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PTO Thank You Breakfast May 21st!
Published: Sun, May 20, 2018, 06:50PM CDT

A reminder for all those who’ve partnered with Mockingbird this year, such as serving on PTO, as a homeroom parent, field trip chaperone, library volunteer, lunch volunteer or lending a hand in any other way. The faculty and staff want to express their appreciation. Join us for breakfast tomorrow, Monday, May 21 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the MKB Library!

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MKB STAAR Testing May 14-16
Published: Tue, May 15, 2018, 08:15AM CDT

Mockingbird will administer the STAAR tests for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders through May 16. Remember no parent lunches with children or parent volunteers on STAAR testing dates. Parents will not be allowed past the office these three dates.

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Einstein 2.0s Need Your Help for Their Journey from Texas to Tennessee!
Published: Tue, May 15, 2018, 08:15AM CDT

Einstein 2.0s are seeking funds to take their “Unlikely Attraction” to the Destination Imagination Global tournament at Knoxville, TN. Please consider checking out the team’s gofundme page and donating to help reach that goal.

https://www.gofundme.com/mkb-einstein20s

Mockingbird has been offering DI opportunities outside of school for several years with the number of teams increasing every year.

Volunteers
Calling Volunteers for MKB Field Day May 25th!
Published: Tue, May 15, 2018, 08:15AM CDT

Parents,

Mockingbird “FIELD DAY” is Friday, May 25th and we need at least 44 parents to volunteer to run the Field Day stations and perform other duties to ensure a smooth event for all of our students. This fun volunteer opportunity is a great way to help celebrate your child’s year at Mockingbird. Many students say that Field Day is their favorite day of the year!

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. When signing up to volunteer please be sure and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch.

Just click on the green box below to volunteer. We will contact you about your specific Field Day job prior to the event.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED A VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE CISD WEBSITE

To complete a volunteer background check, Click Here

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Mavericks of the Week for May 11th!
Published: Tue, May 15, 2018, 08:15AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Maya Jernigan, Malaika Rehan and Shreya Malhotra.
Front row, from left: Talia Furler, Chloe Rieken and Jaehee Lee.

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MKB Students Attend Global Elementary Model United Nations Conference
Published: Tue, May 15, 2018, 08:15AM CDT

Under the leadership of Mrs. Carlsson, Gifted and Talented Interventions (GTi) Specialist for Mockingbird, several students attended the GEMUN (Global Elementary Model United Nations) conference May 11-12. GEMUN is an organization based here in the metroplex that for 29 years has organized a model UN assembly for learners in grades 4-8. This year’s conference had approximately 350 delegates from all over Texas, a few other states, and even 2 delegations from Istanbul, Turkey. The secretariat is made up of high schoolers who run the entire conference as committee chairs and the Secretary General with adults merely silent observers.

Our Mockingbird Mavericks chose to represent the Dominican Republic. All year they worked to learn about both the functions of the UN and the issues affecting the Dominican Republic and the world. They wrote and submitted resolutions and speeches to support these resolutions. They studied the resolutions submitted by other nations in preparation for debates, caucuses, and voting. Our Ambassador, Richard, addressed the entire assembly at the Opening Ceremonies and each learner served on a different committee. It was such an amazing experience for these young leaders to try their hand at grappling with these issues and role-playing their parts while working to promote good will and cooperation among all nations. All resolutions that were passed as well as the Ambassadors’ speeches will be submitted to the real UN.

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Under the leadership of Mrs. Carlsson, MKB students attending the conference were Sneha Patil, Samarth Srinivas, Stayton Slaughter, Keerthana Pari, Sai Kasiraman, Richard Chen and Aayush Shah.

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LAST DAY TO ORDER 2018 FIELD DAY SHIRTS!!!
Published: Fri, May 11, 2018, 12:20PM CDT

Today is the last day to order Field Day t-shirts for kids and parents. We have two options available: 100% cotton ($12) or Dri-fit ($15).

All t-shirts will be delivered to your child’s classroom before Field Day. It is suggested that you write your child’s name on the tag with a permanent marker.

You can order online here.
*
Please submit all orders by FRIDAY, MAY 11!!**

Contact Wendy Johnson at wendyldecker@yahoo.com, if you have any questions.

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MKB Teacher Appreciation Week Continues through May 11
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 07:43AM CDT

We think the WORLD of our teachers because they help show our kids the world! Let’s get ready to show them how much we love them! Here are some simple ideas for each day.

Monday, May 7:
Wild Flowers – Bring a flower or draw one for your teacher.

Tuesday, May 8:
Office Supplies – Bring your teacher a classroom supply
(staples, dry erase markers, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, etc..)

Wednesday, May 9:
Reinforce our love for specials teachers and staff – Bring your specials teacher or staff member a little sign of love.

Thursday, May 10:
Letter – Write your teacher a letter of thanks.

Friday, May 11:
Drinks and Eats – Bring your teacher a drink or snack.

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Volunteers Needed for Field Day May 25th!
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 07:43AM CDT

Parents,

Mockingbird “FIELD DAY” is Friday, May 25th and we have lots of volunteer opportunities available for parents. This fun volunteer opportunity is a great way to help celebrate your child’s year at Mockingbird.

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. When signing up to volunteer please be sure and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch.

Just click on the green box below to volunteer. We will contact you about your specific Field Day job prior to the event.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED A VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE CISD WEBSITE

To complete a volunteer background check, Click Here

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Mavericks of the Week for May 4th!
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 07:43AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Lasya Pillamari, Monica Tupurani and Mac Hatch.
Front row, from left: Elizabeth Nims, Aaiza Adeel and Marin Melton.

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GET YOUR 2018 FIELD DAY SHIRTS!!!
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 07:43AM CDT

MKB Field Day is Friday, May 25th. We are selling Field Day t-shirts for kids and parents. We have two options available: 100% cotton ($12) or Dri-fit ($15).
All t-shirts will be delivered to your child’s classroom before Field Day. It is suggested that you write your child’s name on the tag with a permanent marker.

*You can order online here or use the form below and return to Mockingbird with Cash or Check. Make checks payable to Mockingbird PTO.


Please submit all orders by FRIDAY, MAY 11!!*
Contact Wendy Johnson at wendyldecker@yahoo.com, if you have any questions.

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New Tech to Host Summer Photo and Film Camp for 4th and 5th Graders June 11-14
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 07:43AM CDT

New Tech High School is hosting a Summer Photo and Film Camp for incoming 4th and 5th Graders. For more information or to register, visit http://newtech-mooney.weebly.com/

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Don't Forget MKB Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11
Published: Sun, May 6, 2018, 01:01PM CDT

We think the WORLD of our teachers because they help show our kids the world! Let’s get ready to show them how much we love them! Here are some simple ideas for each day.

Monday, May 7:
Wild Flowers – Bring a flower or draw one for your teacher.

Tuesday, May 8:
Office Supplies – Bring your teacher a classroom supply
(staples, dry erase markers, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, etc..)

Wednesday, May 9:
Reinforce our love for specials teachers and staff – Bring your specials teacher or staff member a little sign of love.

Thursday, May 10:
Letter – Write your teacher a letter of thanks.

Friday, May 11:
Drinks and Eats – Bring your teacher a drink or snack.

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MKB ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TODAY AT 9 P.M.!!!
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 01:46PM CDT

Bidding for the 2018 MKB Online Auction concludes MONDAY, April 30 at 9 p.m. Be sure to get in on the action!

Remember funds raised go to Mockingbird PTO to put back into our beloved school to fund resources for our students and teachers, special programs such as the Fort Worth Opera and Nana Puddin, awesome events like Field Day and much more.

Check out the auction item list at: www.biddingforgood.com/MEPTO/AUCTION2018 Please go online NOW, to register and update your credit card info. Then you will be able to see all the items up for auction and make your bid!

AUCTION ITEMS:
Teacher for the Day
Grade Level Parties
Texas Rangers Tickets
Summer Camps
Gift Cards
Kendra Scott Jewelry
and more!

BIDDING CLOSES TODAY
Monday, April 30 at 9 p.m.

Contact shevawnmcspadden@gmail.com with questions.

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What Will My Online Auction Donations Support?
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 01:46PM CDT

In addition to your child receiving such one-of-a-kind experiences as being teacher for the day or playing basketball vs. staff; or parents bidding on dining or jewelry or other items, the financial contributions from the Online Auction will go directly to the MKB PTO to help fund special programs at Mockingbird.

Last year’s auction helped fund the MKB STEAM Lab currently enjoyed by all students. Enrichment programs such as bringing in the Fort Worth Opera, as well as supporting teachers with extra teaching supplies, also are supported via this fundraiser. In addition, the upcoming annual favorite – FIELD DAY- is funded as well.

You also can make a direct donation to the PTO via the auction without bidding on any of the items.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MKB!!!

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Contributions Needed for Teacher Appreciation Italian Luncheon May 9
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:05PM CDT

We would love to honor our school teachers and support staff with a special Italian Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9th!

If you can help by cooking a fabulous main dish or simply help provide salad or warm baked bread please sign up using the link below quickly so we can make sure to have a great lunch for our amazing MKB teachers and staff!

  • Each item listed should be made to serve 8-10 people, unless otherwise noted
  • Please also provide a serving utensil
  • If it’s possible to bring food in a crockpot that would be helpful, to keep the food warm during the entire luncheon
  • Drop off food in the teacher’s lounge no later than 9:45am the day of the luncheon

If you have any questions, contact Melissa Urick at mkobjack@yahoo.com.

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Register for Coppell Education Foundation Run to Fund May 5th
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:05PM CDT

Coppell ISD Education Foundation’s RUN TO FUND is this Saturday at Andy Brown East!

Fun Run starts at 8am, the 5K follows at 8:30 am. Your race entry fee includes a race t-shirt and $2 of each entry goes to the CISD PE program at the school of your choice. Visit www.coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund and register today! Children 5 and under are free but need to be registered. See you there!

Proceeds raised from the RUN TO FUND and other CEF events allow us to award transformative teaching grants and bring innovative learning opportunities to all students in Coppell ISD. Please register before prices increase on May 2nd.

Register Today – http://coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund

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NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:05PM CDT

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

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, May 3rd at 5PM!

· Elementary school parents can submit nominations near the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.

· 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.

· 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 Super Star award.

· Please click here to submit your nomination by the May 3rd (5PM) deadline: http://coppellisdef.com/r-b-super-star

Celebrate
Calling all Mockingbird Seniors!!
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:05PM CDT

We want to celebrate this academic milestone with you, so please plan to join us this Friday, May 4th, at 7:50am at Mockingbird Elementary. We will honor you at our assembly first (and would love to hear your upcoming plans after high school graduation) and then invite you to stay for a brief reception in the library. Your MKB teachers cannot wait to see you and celebrate with you. Congratulations, and see you soon, Mavericks!

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Mavericks of the Week for April 27th!
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:05PM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row Left to Right -
Samuel Zhang, Mehda Kanamarlapudi, Truitt Sieling,
Front row Left to Right-
Alan Dewart, Parshva Jain, Lachlan Hatch