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Pto meeting
PTO Meeting TONIGHT (Nov. 14) at 7 p.m. in the Library
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the library. All MKB parents and guardians are welcome!

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Mavericks of the Week for Nov. 10, 2017
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Rhea Rajan, Brady Watson and Soham Guha.
Front row, from left: Laith Jamal, Asher Hamlin and Emme Benton.

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Family Feast Drive Nov. 17
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods at Mockingbird on Friday, Nov. 17, for the CISD Family Feast Drive! You also may make an online donation here. Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.

Also, you can make a donation using this link to give Mockingbird credit!
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5th Annual MKB "Great Rakesgiving" Set for Nov. 17th
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST
On November 17th, all learners and staff from Mockingbird will participate in our fourth annual “Great Rakesgiving.” On the day of the “Great Rakesgiving,” all Mockingbird learners will go to homes in the neighborhood near our school to rake their leaves as a way of showing gratitude for all their support.

On the morning of November 17th, all learners will meet with their buddy class and go to their assigned locations to rake. We will bag the leaves and leave them for collection. We would like all learners to come dressed for the weather and ready to work on the 17th.

Mockingbird is providing the bags, but we could use your help. If you have any of the following items that you can send (labeled with their name) to school for your child to use on the 17th, it would be greatly appreciated…gardening gloves, a rake, small broom, and/or dust pan for scooping leaves.

Lost and found
Last Chance to Check Lost and Found
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

Have your children check Lost and Found for missing items! We will be bagging up everything in the Lost and Found on Friday to donate to those less fortunate. Items from Lost and Found have been placed on the steps in the cafeteria for students to look for their items. Please remind them to do so!

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Red and Black Fundraising Campaign Ends Nov. 17
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2017 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 17th. 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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Box Tops Collected Nov. 30th
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

The next box tops collection will be Thursday, Nov. 30th and the class with the most Box Tops collected will be notified Dec. 6th.

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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Coppell Gifted Association - Creative Writing Competition Deadline Dec. 8
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

10th Annual Creative Writing Competition 2017-2018

Share your talents and enter your creative prose for a chance to win and be
published! The works from all contest winners will be published in a book to be
released in Spring, 2018

  • DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT ON DECEMBER 8, 2017.
  • CGA membership required for students who do not attend Coppell ISD schools.
  • For rules and additional details, go to www.coppellgifted.org.
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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 07:50AM CST

Nov. 14: PTO Meeting 7 p.m. in Library
Nov. 17: The Great Rakesgiving
Nov. 17: Family Feast Food Drive
Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Break (no school)
Nov. 27: FW Opera Program
Nov. 30: Box Tops Collection
Dec 1: – Rise and Shine Assembly
Dec 1: – Mavs Dads Day
Dec 4: – Spirit Fundraising Night at Spring Creek BBQ

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

Veterans day assembly
MOCKINGBIRD VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 01:45PM CST

Please feel free to invite the Veterans and First Responders important in your lives to join us in the Mockingbird Elementary Gymnasium at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10th. The program will be led by Mockingbird Elementary Student Council Officers, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Our 2nd graders will also be performing. CUB SCOUTS AND GIRL SCOUTS, WEAR YOUR UNIFORMS!*

We want to invite all local veterans and First Responders that are special to our Mockingbird learners to join us! Please use the link below to RSVP so that we are able to honor all veterans in attendance. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please complete if you are attending the assembly:

https://goo.gl/forms/eTLg61opKLN8jeiz1

Please complete if you are a veteran or are bringing a veteran as an honored guest:

https://goo.gl/forms/3lZguTegxtMSRstQ2

We look forward to honoring our Veterans and First Responders together.

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Mavericks of the Week for Nov. 3, 2017
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 01:45PM CST

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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Pictured from left: Dane Goodman, Rishabh Solanki, Lina Shaikh, Davy Thomas, Henry Simpson and Abubakr Jaber

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Creative Writing Workshop Nov. 11
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 01:45PM CST
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Register at coppellgifted.org

Pto meeting
PTO Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Library
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 01:45PM CST

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the library. All MKB parents and guardians are welcome!

 
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Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 01:45PM CST

The Holiday House is a fundraiser for Project Graduation.

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Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads Movie Night Under the Stars Nov. 3
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

Mockingbird Mavs Dads

Movie Night Under the Stars

Nov. 3, 2017

Mockingbird Dads, Uncles, and Grandpas:

Come join us for our annual FALL Movie Night under the Stars!

Date: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mockingbird playground (north side)*

Bring chairs or blankets, your own snacks and drinks, and watch a cool movie under the stars.

The movie will start around 7:00 p.m. (or close to dusk). There is no cost to attend. Movie night is ONLY for Mockingbird students. No non-student siblings please, and all students must be accompanied by an adult male.

If your child/children would like to attend Movie Night, but there is no adult male to accompany them, please let us know or contact another Mavs Dad through the school office.

*In the event of inclement weather, movie night will be moved indoors to the cafeteria

Hope to see everyone there!

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Questions? Contact Keith Hayden at hayden76@gmail.com.

Kids
Change in Arrival Procedures - Bus Loop Available After 7:30 a.m.
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

With our buses arriving earlier this year, our larger loop (south bus loop near CMS East) has become available again for cars. Effective Monday, October 30th, we will be opening the “bus loop” for an additional car drop-off location each day at 7:30am. Prior to 7:30am, this loop is still for buses only so they may enter and exit without delay and continue on their routes. A staff member will remove a cone when the loop is open for cars. You may enter either loop for drop-off if you arrive at 7:30 or beyond.

Remember that our doors open at 7:20am, and learners should be in their classrooms and ready to learn by 7:40am when announcements begin. Thank you for your help!

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Mavericks of the Week for Oct 27, 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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From left: Akshara Pillai, Hanna Mues, Alyssa Martinez, Alexis Urick, Violet Hsueh and Stuthi Sunil

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Registration Opens Nov. 1 for Coppell Education Foundation Robotics Camp for 5th & 6th Graders
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation is excited to partner with Verizon to offer our 3rd annual Red & Black Robotics Camp designed for 5th and 6th graders, who will build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks. The two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks, starting Jan. 10, 2018. Registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 8 a.m. Register early, as there are only 60 spots are available! Click here for more details and to register.

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iLead Registration Deadline Nov. 3
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

iLead is a six-session leadership training opportunity led by the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and district leaders. The program is designed to help parents and community members gain insight into the operations of Coppell ISD, learn more about district service opportunities and build capacity for future Board and committee leadership. Attending at least four sessions is required for graduation. The cost of iLead is $40, which helps defray district expenses such as t-shirts, training materials, food, awards, etc. Click here to apply to participate. The deadline to apply and pay is November 3, 2017. Limited seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. All participants will be notified by November 8, 2017. Email csnowden@coppellisd.com with questions.

Art
CISD Holiday Greeting Card Contest for K-5 Entries Due Nov. 7
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

It is time again for the annual CISD Holiday Greeting Card Contest. This is a fun way to gain local, area, and statewide recognition for an aspiring young artist! CISD will print a district holiday greeting card utilizing artwork submitted by one of our talented elementary art students for the cover. Three runners-up will also be featured on the back of the card. Here are the contest details:

Who: All Art Students in Grades K-5 are Eligible.

  • Mockingbird will submit 5 entries from different grade levels.

What: A Universal Holiday/Winter Greeting & Card Design. “Let There Be Peace on Earth!” for example.

  • Artwork may be submitted as a colored drawing outlined, collage, mixed media, or computer generated.
  • Submit artwork on a 9×12 or 18×24 sheet of paper (keep in mind the artwork will be scaled down so be careful to avoid very small details).
  • Students may submit artwork in full color.
  • Artwork must bear the name of the artist, campus, grade, and Mrs. Kitts name (on the back-do not include it on the front.) Children may also include a one-two sentence reflection about their artwork.
  • In the original submission, artists may choose:
    • To write a holiday expression including “from Coppell ISD.”
    • To write a holiday expression and leave space to add the phrase “from Coppell ISD” into the winning piece.
    • To leave space where the printer can add a holiday expression onto the cover of the finalized card.

Where: Entries should be delivered to Mrs. Kitts’ Box in the office, or brought to the art room by Tuesday, November 7th no later than 4:30 PM.

Guest judges, from around the District, will assist in the selection process.
A generic message may be included: “Happy Holidays,” “Season Greetings from Coppell ISD,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, and “Tis the Season,” are but a few of the many expressions that we will be using during the upcoming winter holiday. For questions, contact Mrs. Kitts at tkitts@coppellisd.com.

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Write Names on Jackets & Water Bottles, Check Lost & Found
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

Please write names on water bottles, jackets, hats, and gloves so that if they are lost, they can be returned. If you have an item missing, please check the lost and found.

Calendar
District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

At its recent meeting, the District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) designated a calendar subcommittee to make recommendations for the district’s next two-year calendar (2018-2019 and 2019-2020.) The calendar subcommittee is set to meet twice before presenting options to the DEIC. The DEIC then will send two calendar options, which will be posted on the Coppell ISD website, to the Board of Trustees for consideration. Don’t forget we welcome your input on the district’s two-year calendar by emailing input@coppellisd.com by Nov. 13.

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CISD Nov. 7 Town Hall Canceled
Published: Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 09:09AM CDT

The Coppell ISD Town Hall listed on the district calendar for Nov. 7 has been canceled. The district plans to hold a Town Hall in February 2018. Look for details after the winter break.

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Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days & Activities Through Oct. 27
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

Please encourage your child to participate each day of Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-27th):

Dress Up Activities:

Tuesday, Oct. 24th – (PICTURE DAY) “Slip away from drugs!” – Wear slippers and/or crazy socks
Wednesday, Oct. 25th “Cowboy up against drugs and give them the boot!” – Dress western/cowboy or cowgirl
Thursday, Oct. 26th “I’m proud to WALK against drugs!” RED OUT (Wear all red and tennis shoes)
MKB will have a Walk Against Drugs at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26th on the track.
Friday, Oct. 27th- “DARE to be a hero – be drug free!” – Dress as a superhero or wear camouflage.

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Picture Day is TODAY!!! (Oct. 24th)
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 24th!

Order portraits now at Click here and enter DO317109Q0 for the picture ID and then enter your child’s first name.

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Mavericks of the Week for Oct 20, 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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From left: George Petrov, Mason Goss, Karis Robinson, Eva Lewis, Sophia Boettger and Luke Nieto

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Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation Oct. 26
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

As part of Coppell ISD’s annual Red Ribbon Week drug prevention awareness campaign, the District is hosting a Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in the CHS Lecture Hall.

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Character Day Parade is Tuesday, October 31st at 8 a.m.
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

Don’t forget the Character Day Parade on Tuesday, October 31st. The parade will begin as soon as announcements are over and we get organized (around 8 a.m. or so). Your child will need to bring the book or story their character is based on and carry it in the parade. You are invited to join and watch the parade in the hallways, before everyone gathers in the gym where staff members will dramatize a few favorite works of literature for the student body. No scary characters or weapons, please!

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Submit Your Pictures for Yearbook with ReplayIt App
Published: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

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: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 07:39AM CDT

Parents,

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

The almost 90 page all color yearbook is $23 (Until Jan. 1st, and then the price goes up to $25) and can only be purchased at Jostens.com. Click here and choose Mockingbird Elementary – Coppell, TX.