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Dress Up as a Superhero Wednesday, Jan. 24 for the Great Kindness Challenge
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide. Our school is proudly participating in this proactive, positive, kindness initiative. All students will receive a GKC checklist with 12 acts of kindness (Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades) or 50 kind acts (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades). Please encourage your child to have fun and complete the checklist. We will also have a dress up day on Wednesday, January 24th. The theme is “Kindness is our Superpower!!!” Students are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero costume or create their own!

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MKB Clothes Closet Needs Donations
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

Mockingbird maintains a clothes closet for learners who might need a change of clothes at school. We are in need of various clothes items.

1. Girls and Boys underwear
2. Girls leggings
3. Boys and Girl sweatpants/wind pants with elastic. (especially sizes 6-10)

If you have any of the above clothes items that you were looking to donate please consider donating them to Mockingbird. For more information, contact Mrs. Jones at maryjones@coppellisd.com.

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Mavericks of the Week for Jan. 12, 2018
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Chandra Godithi and Jason Medrano.
Front row, from left: Angelica Bennet, Jenna Connell and Tobin Smith. Not pictured is Alicia Bellendir.

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Congratulations to Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Super Star winners!
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

Congratulations to MKB Coppell Education Foundation Super Star winners!* All of these students and teachers have been awarded for going above and beyond for another student or co-worker and truly deserve this recognition. Way to go Red and Black Super Stars!!!

Mrs. Joni Taylor Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Eileen Fox 3rd Grade Teacher

Lillie Carlson 2nd Grade

Disha Kakarla Kindergarten

Naida Paschal 5th Grade

Saanvi Somani 3rd Grade

Avery Stokes 1st Grade

Mikail Yasir 4th Grade

The next nomination deadline is March 1, 2018. To submit a nomination, please follow this link http://www.coppellisdef.com/r-b-super-star.

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Coppell Health & Wellness Expo - January 27
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

The City of Coppell, Coppell ISD and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the Community Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, at The CORE. Free health screenings, demonstrations, fitness challenges and more will help you start 2018 on the right foot. Make sure to register for the 5K/1-mile fun run, presented by Pink Soles in Motion, to be held earlier that morning. Please head to https://psim.shutterfly.com/5k to register for the 5K. Click here for more information on the event.

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Box Tops Collected Jan. 31
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

The next box tops collection will be Wednesday, Jan. 31.

We have new and exciting Box Tops competitions this year. We will be collecting Box Tops by classroom and the class who has collected the most will win a surprise from the “BoxTop Grab bag."

Your child can bring in any number of Box Tops this year, there is no need to wait until you have 50! Mockingbird raised more than $1,000 last year, and we want to see if we can raise even more this year! Make sure when you are clipping your Box Tops to not cut off the manufacturer number or the expiration date. If you have any questions contact Melissa Watson at mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com

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Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

The next phase of CISD’s Strategic Design Effort is underway. The Strategic Design Questionnaire is now available to complete online. This is your opportunity to share your voice, input and perspectives about the current state of and future desires for the district. The anonymous questionnaire is available here and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the questionnaire by Jan. 31. If you have multiple roles within the district; we encourage you to take the survey more than once, to represent the roles you fill — such as once as a staff member and/or once as a parent or former student, etc. The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Telugu.

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Submit Your Pictures for Yearbook with ReplayIt App
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

The Yearbook Committee needs your help with pictures for the yearbook. If you have some great pictures from a field trip or anything that went on at Mockingbird this school year, please feel free to share via the Replay App, available for download via Itunes or Google Play stores. Please take a few moments to upload photos that you have taken directly to the Mockingbird yearbook site on the App. Pictures taken outside of Mockingbird that were not field trip related will not be approved. Please do not upload blurry pictures as those will not be considered at all for the yearbook.

Our goal on the yearbook committee is to make sure that every child is in the yearbook at least three times, if not more. We would love to see your pictures since we do not go on the field trips for every grade level.

Step 1 – Upload REPLAY IT app via the Itunes or Google Play store.

Step 2 – you will need to type in – Mockingbird Elementary

Step 3 – you will need to create an account using your email and a password of your choosing.

Our Mockingbird ReplayIt account is password protected so you will be asked for a separate password for the school which is – mkbyearbook

The committee is looking forward to seeing some really great photos!

If you have any questions please email mockingbirdyearbook@gmail.com.

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Don't Forget to Pre-Order Your Yearbook!
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

Parents,

Don’t forget to pre-order your yearbook! We always sell out, so please plan on ordering yours now!

The almost 90 page all color yearbook is $25 and only can be purchased at Jostens.com. Click here and choose Mockingbird Elementary – Coppell, TX.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2018
Published: Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 07:39AM CST

Jan. 24: Kindness Superhero Dress Up Day
Jan. 27: Coppell Health & Wellness Expo 9 a.m. the CORE
Jan. 31: Box Tops Collected
Feb 2: Mavs Dads Lunch & Mavs Dads Main Event Night
Feb 8: Class Pictures
Feb 9: FW Opera Program
Feb 12: PTO Meeting (8 a.m.)
Feb 14: Class Valentine Parties
Feb 16: Rise and Shine Assembly
Feb 19: President’s Day Holiday – No School

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

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PTO Meeting Tonight (Jan. 9) at 7 p.m. in the Library
Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 07:34AM CST

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in the library. All MKB parents and guardians are welcome!

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Mavericks of the Week for Jan. 5, 2018
Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 07:34AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Samarth Srinivas, Stephen Medrano, and Aarav Bandari.
Front row. from left: Vishi Sharma, Milo Hayden and Caroline McGrew.

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CISD Community Meeting on CMS East Athletic Field Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 07:34AM CST

CISD is hosting a Community Meeting to discuss the district’s renovation plans for the CMS East athletic field on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the CMS East Cafeteria. During this meeting, the district will share background information on the 2016 Bond Package passed by voters. CISD also will present the details of its construction plans and City of Coppell zoning request for a concession stand, restroom facility, bleachers, press box, parking, and the addition of lighting for the existing field.

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No School on Monday, January 15
Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 07:34AM CST

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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"Pay to Ride" Bus Renewal by Jan. 16
Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 07:34AM CST

All “Pay to Ride” bus students must renew their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, January 16th in order to continue bus service! Visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/15121 for instructions on how to renew.

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 15, 2017
Published: Wed, Jan 3, 2018, 07:37AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Emily Orozco, Maddie Boyd and Bailey Williams.
Front row, from left: Adeline Lundrigan, Sabine Paschal and Abby Chambers.

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Box Tops Collected January 31
Published: Wed, Jan 3, 2018, 07:37AM CST

The next collection date for BoxTops is Jan. 31st. Please send in any BoxTops that you have now as they have expiration dates! If you have any questions contact Melissa Watson at mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com.

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2018-2019 Calendar Input Requested by Jan. 5
Published: Wed, Jan 3, 2018, 07:37AM CST

Your input is important as Coppell ISD considers calendar options for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Please express your preference between Option 1 and Option 2, by taking the district’s survey at https://survey.k12insight.com/r/ulaYdL now through Jan. 5. The CISD Board of Trustees will approve a calendar for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 at its meeting January 22, 2018. The option selected for 2018-2019 will be duplicated for 2019-2020. Details about the two calendar options, and what makes each different, can be found here. In addition to voting via the survey above, you also may email additional feedback to input@coppellisd.com.

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Reminder: 12:15 p.m. Early Release Dec. 15th
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Reminder, Mockingbird will have early release for schools prior to the Winter Break. On Friday, Dec. 15, Mockingbird will release at 12:15 p.m.

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MKB 4th Grader Akshara Pillai Wins CISD Holiday Card Competition
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Each year, Coppell ISD holds a Holiday Greeting Card competition among the elementary art students throughout the district. This year’s winner is Akshara Pillai, a fourth grader, from Mockingbird Elementary School. Her card design was used to create the official Coppell ISD greeting card from Superintendent Brad Hunt and the Board of Trustees. Akshara was presented with a gift and some greeting cards for her family to share, and was recognized by the CISD Board as of Trustees at the regular Board meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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Akshara Pillai’s design serves as the cover of the 2017 Coppell ISD Holiday Card.

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Superintendent Brad Hunt, left, announced Akshara Pillai, center, 4th grade student at Mockingbird Elementary, as the Coppell ISD Holiday Card Competition winner this week. Pictured with them are Mockingbird Art Teacher, Terese Kitts, and Principal Laura Flynn.

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MKB TOY Drive Now Through Dec. 15th
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Mockingbird is having a toy drive. You can help by bringing new unwrapped toys. A box will be located in the front office area.

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 Friday, December 15th.

Thank you for your helping those in need!

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 8, 2017
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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From left: Lauren Sanchez, Khaliopy Haun-Granado, Sam Marsh, Aarueshii Sripathy, Josh Sell and Omar Firdaus.

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Ms. Perryman Receives Education Foundation Grant
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

On Tuesday, December 5, the Coppell ISD Education Foundation surprised CISD teachers by awarding grants with balloons and big checks. Mockingbird Elementary’s Kristan Perryman received $1,121 for “Lights, Camera, Learn.” This grant funds equipment for the school’s MKB Studio, including: lights, light stands, microphones, and a teleprompter. The equipment will aid student in creating the daily morning announcements, as well as improve the quality of our student created learning videos and project. Visit www.coppellisdef.com/current-year-grants to read about all grants funded this year.

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2018-2019 Calendar Input Requested
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Your input is important as Coppell ISD considers calendar options for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Please express your preference between Option 1 and Option 2, by taking the district’s survey at https://survey.k12insight.com/r/ulaYdL now through Jan. 5. The CISD Board of Trustees will approve a calendar for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 at its meeting January 22, 2018. The option selected for 2018-2019 will be duplicated for 2019-2020. Details about the two calendar options, and what makes each different, can be found here. In addition to voting via the survey above, you also may email additional feedback to input@coppellisd.com.

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Coppell ISD Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 2
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 08:36AM CST

Coppell ISD will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. The district will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2, which is a professional development day and no school for students. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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Buy StuCo 'Jingles' for $1 Dec. 5 - 12 for Delivery Dec. 14
Published: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 07:04AM CST

Students may purchase “Jingles” for their Mockingbird friends or faculty for $1 from StuCo in front of the office from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. Dec. 5 – 12. Parents may purchase “Jingles” for their children at the same time or by sending a completed form – which was sent home in folders Dec. 1 – to your child’s homeroom teacher. All “Jingles” will be delivered on the morning of Dec. 14th!

All proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Congratulations to MKB Teacher of the Year Mrs. Shelby Thompson
Published: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 07:04AM CST

Congratulations to Mrs. Shelby Thompson, KD, for being Mockingbird’s Teacher of the Yea! Mrs. Thompson has taught at Mockingbird for 5 years. She is known for her kindness, dedication and caring to her students, colleagues and profession. Congratulations Mrs. Thompson!

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Ms. Perryman, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Flynn.

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 1, 2017
Published: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 07:04AM CST

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row: Rachel Arrington
Front Row, from left: Michael Wang, Kanishk Satarkar, Myles Jernigan, Violet Barboza and Makena Carroll

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CISD Strategic Design Education Summit Dec. 6
Published: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 07:04AM CST

Coppell ISD is embarking on a new district Strategic Design initiative to help CISD create its next set of priorities from which all efforts will be aligned. Since the district is nearing the end of its last strategic plan, Pinnacle 2020, this effort is timely and will give the district a renewed vision for the upcoming years.

Help provide input on this effort by attending CISD’s Strategic Design Education Summits Wednesday, Dec. 6 at New Tech High @Coppell from 6 to 8 p.m.

Coppell ISD stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and the Coppell community, are invited to attend one of the summits, which will prepare the audience to consider their values and vision for education. Additional phases of the Strategic Design process include an online questionnaire, one-on-one interviews, and district and market research.

Details about the phases of the district’s Strategic Design process can be found at www.coppellisd.com/strategicdesign.

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Durham Bus Tracking App Now Available
Published: Tue, Dec 5, 2017, 07:04AM CST

CISD’s school bus partner, Durham School Services, is launching a phone and web application that will allow parents and guardians to securely track the location of their child(ren)’s bus in relationship to their assigned bus stop and school. The app allows parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop and arrival at school. This service is free and voluntary.

To download the app on any of your devices, visit www.durhamschoolservices.com/durhambustracker. You will need your child(ren)’s school issued ID number, last name and to select “Coppell, TX” as your location to sign up. For any additional information, please visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/15154.

Also, don’t forget all “Pay to Ride” bus students must have their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, January 16th in order to continue bus service! Visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/15121 for instructions on how to renew.