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Which Wich Day is Thursday, Jan. 19th
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Thursday, Jan. 19th is Mockingbird Day at the Coppell Which Wich! Whether you stop by for lunch, dinner or a snack or dessert, 10 % of the proceeds from the day will benefit Mockingbird!

For more information, email coppellcowboys@whichwich.net.

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120 S. Denton Tap Road
972-462-9500

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Visitor & Arrival/Dismissal Reminders from Mrs. Flynn
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

VISITOR GUIDELINES

Parents, please be reminded that for the safety of our students, and to facilitate an effective learning environment, we ask you to follow the Coppell ISD Visitor Guidelines and Procedures when entering our campus. If you are joining your child for lunch, please bring your driver’s license and allow time to check in at the office before going to the cafeteria. If you do not have a license, you can bring state-issued photo ID. You will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times. Visits to the classroom must be pre-approved. More information can be found in the attached flyer, and in the Elementary Student Handbook.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Thank you for following our arrival and dismissal procedures in order to keep learners safe and our process as efficient as possible. In the car loop, the inner lane is for drop-off and pick-up. The outer lane is a through-lane ONLY. Please do not exit the line and try to re-enter further down the loop.

When waiting on Mockingbird, please try to stay as close to the curb as possible to allow through-traffic to pass. This will help expedite our process as well.

Thank you for not blocking the entries and exits to the parking lots so that busses and cars are able to exit and keep traffic flowing.

As always, please refrain from cell phone use while in a school zone.

We appreciate your continued support!

Kind regards,

Laura Flynn

Principal

Link to Elementary handbook

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Mavs' Dads Day is this Friday, Jan. 20th
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird.

When: Friday, Jan. 20th
Time: Lunch/Recess is the Priority
If you can’t make lunch, spend time in the classroom, help with Drop off/Pick up
Who: Every Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and Male Role Model

What is Mavs’ Dads Day?

  1. It is a special day for Dads/Grandfathers/Uncles or any male role model in your child’s life to be present on campus.
  2. Have lunch with your child in the cafeteria. This is the primary focus and how most Dads participate.
  3. Go to recess with your child’s class.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Don’t forget if you want to attend recess as a volunteer you will need a background check. If you are attending recess with your child and not volunteering, you can use your visitor’s pass. Lunch is also a visitor’s pass. Nothing is required for drop off.

Other Mavs’ Dads Dates:

Feb. 3: Mavs Dads Main Event Night
March 3: Last Mavs Dads Day for 2016/2017
April 28: Spring Movie Night and Campout

Visit the Mavs Dads Blog: mkbmavsdads.wordpress.com

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CISD Construction Updates on 9th Grade Center/New Middle School
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Stay up to date on the new Middle School, 9th Grade Center and all the construction updates.

http://www.coppellisd.com/Domain/3213

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Mavericks of the Week for Jan. 13
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Jan. 13

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Back Row (left to right): Ikhil Kini, Saanchi Godival, AJ Favila,
Front Row (left to right): Nikita Shibu, Will Christian, Carole Beth Anderson

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Next MKB PTO Meeting is January 24
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

The next MKB PTO meeting date has been changed – please make note of the new date: Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00pm, Mockingbird library.

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Box Tops Collected January 31st
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

The next collection date for BoxTops is Jan. 31st. Please send in any BoxTops that you have now as they have expiration dates! The class with the highest total turned in will receive a reward for the class! If you have any questions contact Melissa Watson at mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Jan. 19: Which Which Day
Jan. 20: Rise and Shine Assembly, 8:00am; Mav’s Dads Day
Jan. 24: PTO Meeting, 7:00pm
Jan. 31: Box Tops Collected

View the CISD Calendar

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No School on Monday, January 16
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 16th
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Dec. 9th

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Back Row (left to right): Blake Short, Ian Lopez, Cynthia Zhao
Front Row (left to right): Ben Burak, Anika Jain, Owen O’Brien

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CISD Townhall Meeting January 10
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST
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Congratulations to Teacher of the Year Mrs. April Owen
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

Congratulations to Mrs. April Owen, 4C, for being Mockingbird’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Owens has taught at Mockingbird for 3 years and in CISD since 2001. She is known for her dedication to her students, colleagues and profession. Congratulations Mrs. Owen!

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From left: Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Owen and Ms. Perryman

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Reminder No School Dec. 19th - Jan. 3rd
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

We look forward to seeing you back on Wednesday, January 4th.
Happy Holidays!

(Don’t forget: EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:50 this Friday, Dec. 16th!!)

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Art by 5th Grader Weina Lu Selected for District Holiday Card; 3rd Grader Sneha Patil is 3rd runner up
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

Congratulations to MKB artist 5th grader Weina Lu for her artwork being selected for the Coppell ISD 2016 Holiday Card! Also, 3rd grader Sneha Patil’s work placed as 3rd runner up.

The theme for 2016 was Holidays Around the World.

Thank you and congratulations to Mrs. Kitts for her work with these and all the talented artists at Mockingbird. Weina and Sneha’s work also will be on display at the Coppell ISD Administration building. Other MKB artists work for the card is on display at Mockingbird.

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Weina Lu’s art chosen for the Coppell ISD holiday card.

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Sneha Patil’s art was chosen as 3rd runner up for the CISD holiday card.

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Happy Holidays from MKB
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

December is a month of holiday celebrations from cultures around the world — from Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and Boxing Day and more. Whichever holiday you and your family celebrate, Mockingbird wishes you Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year.

Here is more information on some of the world’s many holidays that fall in December:

Christmas: Celebrated all around the world, Christmas falls on December 25th each year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The word “Christmas” literally means “Christ’s Mass,” and is a feast central to the Christian liturgical year. Furthermore, it is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations and an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. Celebratory decorations typically include “decking the halls” with holm, ivy, and other greens, and nativity scenes are popular in several countries. And of course, a Christmas tree decorated with lights and ornaments is usually a staple to the house, particularly in the United States.

Hanukkah: Chanukah, which has many different transliteration spellings is an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BCE). The holiday is observed for eight nights and days, and because it starts on the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew Calendar, in 2016 it will be from December 24th to January 1, 2017.

Hanukkah rituals include the lighting of the Menorah, which consists of 9 candles in a holder. One candle is lit on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, and the center candle is used for lighting the others. Other Hanukkah family customs include singing Hanukkah songs, reciting Psalms, and, especially in North America and Israel, exchanging presents.

Kwanzaa: This is a week-long holiday celebrated in communities in the United States and Canada, as well as in the Western African Diaspora to honor African heritage in African-American culture. Created by Maulana Karenga in 1966, it is observed from December 26-January 1, and ultimately ends with a feast and the exchange of gifts. There are seven core principles that are celebrated during Kwanzaa, including unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Celebration of Kwanzaa can include colorful household decorations with art and African cloth, readings and reflection of the African Pledge, and a candle-lighting ceremony with a kinara (which holds just two less candles than the Menorah.)

Las Posadas: With its origins in Spain, Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration from December 16th to December 24th that is now primarily celebrated in Mexico, Guatemala, and parts of the Southwestern United States. The roots of this holiday are in Catholicism but several different branches of Christian Latinos follow the tradition. During the celebration, a procession moves from house to house with a candle inside a paper lampshade, stopping at each home to sign and pray. Eventually, the procession ends at a home or church, and the celebration continues with caroling, feasting, and pinata breaking!

Boxing Day: Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is commonly celebrated in countries historically connected to the UK (such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) and in many European countries. It was started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

It was also traditional that servants got the day off to celebrate Christmas with their families on Boxing Day. Before World War II, it was common for working people (such as milkmen and butchers) to travel round their delivery places and collect their Christmas box or tip. This tradition has now mostly stopped and any Christmas tips, given to people such as postal workers and newspaper delivery children, are not normally given or collected on Boxing Day.Boxing Day has now become another public holiday in countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information about holidays around the world celebrated this time of year, visit http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/holidays-sampler-around-world

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Ms. Tiffiny Houdek Receives Education Foundation Grant
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

Please congratulate 3rd grade teacher Tiffiny Houdek for receiving a $6,000 grant from the Coppell Education Foundation. The grant she received is for an Interactive Literacy Lounge, which includes books for the lounge and equipment for students to film book talks or book trailers, to promote the love of reading and lifelong learning. The Coppell Education Foundation hit a huge milestone with their grant distribution this year, surpassing $1 million in grants awarded. Funds for grants are raised by the Foundation through the support of the community. For more information on the Coppell Education Foundation, past grants awarded to Mockingbird or to make a donation visit www.coppellisdef.com.

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 9th
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Dec. 9th

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Back Row (left to right):Ana Jesayen, Aiden Corbin and Audrey Peltier
Front Row (left to right): Danny Whapham, Davy Thomas and Raiden Davis

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Mockingbird TCBY Day Thursday, Dec. 8
Published: Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 08:16AM CST

Enjoy frozen yogurt at TCBY yogurt on Thursday and support MKB! From 3 to 10 p.m., Thursday December 8, is Mockingbird day at TCBY Yogurt, 230 N Denton Tap Rd.

When you check out tell them you’re with Mockingbird and place your receipt in the MKB box. Mockingbird will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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Our Last Mavs' Dads Day is this Friday, Dec. 9th
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 01:05PM CST

Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird.

When: Friday, Dec. 9th
Time: Lunch/Recess is the Priority
If you can’t make lunch, spend time in the classroom, help with Drop off/Pick up
Who: Every Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and Male Role Model

What is Mavs’ Dads Day?

  1. It is a special day for Dads/Grandfathers/Uncles or any male role model in your child’s life to be present on campus.
  2. Have lunch with your child in the cafeteria. This is the primary focus and how most Dads participate.
  3. Go to recess with your child’s class.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Don’t forget if you want to attend recess as a volunteer you will need a background check. If you are attending recess with your child and not volunteering, you can use your visitor’s pass. Lunch is also a visitor’s pass. Nothing is required for drop off.

Other Mavs’ Dads Dates:

Jan. 20: Third Mavs Dads Day
Feb. 3: Mavs Dads Main Event Night
March 3: Last Mavs Dads Day
April 28: Spring Movie Night and Campout

Visit the Mavs Dads Blog: mkbmavsdads.wordpress.com

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NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 01:05PM 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 DECEMBER 9TH!!
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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 December 9th deadline.

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Mockingbird is having a food and toy drive
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 01:05PM CST

Mockingbird is having a food and toy drive.
You can help by bringing non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys.
All donations will go to the Coppell Lions Club and will help local families in Coppell ISD.

The last day to donate items will be Thursday, December 15th.

Thank you for your helping those in need!

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 2nd
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 01:05PM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Dec. 2nd

Back Row (left to right): Brianna Badillo, Sanay Jain, Grace Potter
Front Row (left to right): Dylan Marold, Maci Johnson, Destinee Guerrero

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MKB Clothes Closet Needs
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 01:05PM CST

Mockingbird maintains a clothes closet for learners who might need a change of clothes at school. As the weather is changing, we are in need of various clothes items.

Boys & Girls Sweatshirts sizes Small, Medium and Large
Boys & Girls Tshirts sizes Small, Medium and Large

Boys pants/sweat pants sizes Small and Medium

Girls pants/sweat pants size 6-8
Girls long sleeve tops size Small

If you have any of the above clothes items that you were looking to donate please consider donating them to Mockingbird.

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Pirates Book Fair Lunch with a Loved One Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 07:50AM CST

The Scholastic Book Fair will be November 28th-December 2nd. The theme this year is “Pirates.”

Shiver me timbers! Lunch with a Loved One is Wednesday, Nov. 30th and Thursday, Dec. 1st. Invite those pirates you love to lunch and shop the Book Fair after.

Wednesday, Nov. 30th
K 10:30-11*
2nd 11:30-12
4th 12:30-1

Thursday, Dec. 1st
1st 11-11:30
3rd 12-12:30
5th 1-1:30

You must check in to the office when you arrive, so please allow for extra time. We have new security procedures that help keep our kids safe!
Note – Kindergarten has recess @ 10:00, before lunch. Please come during this time to shop!

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Box Tops Collected November 30th
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 07:50AM CST

The next collection date for BoxTops is November 30th. Please send in any BoxTops that you have now as they have expiration dates! The class with the highest total turned in will receive a reward for the class! If you have any questions contact Melissa Watson at mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com. The next collection date will be January 31st.

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Mockingbird Family Holiday This Thursday, Dec. 1
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 07:50AM CST

Please join us for the Annual MKB Family Holiday Thursday, December 1st from 6-7:30 pm! It is free for the family and a fun way to meet new families or visit with old friends. There will be games, snacks, story time and a photo op!! The book fair is open until 8:00 that night also. Hope to see you all there!!

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PTO Meeting Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

PTO meeting for September is Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 7 p.m. in the library. Hope you can make it!

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REMINDER No School November 21-25
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

Reminder: No school November 21- 25th for staff development and Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume Monday, November 28th.

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign One Week Left
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

One week left to donate!

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2016 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 18th. Each year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to CISD schools in the form of teacher requested grants for use in their classroom. Help us to build on our legacy of supporting educational excellence to benefit all our students and campuses by donating today!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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MKB Night @ Which Wich? Nov. 17th
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

We have a new dining partner this year!

Join us at Which Wich? in Coppell

Tuesday, Nov 17th
All Day

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Next to CiCi’s & Gideon

Tell them you are with MKB and they will donate a % of your tab to MKB PTO!. Dine in or carry out :)