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Last Week of Round-Up Write-A-Check Time!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

We are wrapping up our last week of Maverick Round-Up Write-a-Check Campaign! *We have raised *$9,456 so far!!! We are getting closer each day to our goal of $12,500, but still have a little ways to go! We need each of your help to make that happen!! Remember… Every dollar donated goes right back into our Maverick classrooms!!

Maverick Round-Up is the primary way PTO raises money to support Mockingbird. Every generous contribution provides technology, programs, and fun activities for each of our Mockingbird Mavericks.

We are having a contest to see which class will return all of their forms or contribute online at

https://mockingbirdpto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=20

The winning classes that will receive an Orange Leaf party in their classroom are Ms. Houdek – 3B & Ms. Gerome 1D! EVERY class that reaches 100% participation will receive a popsicle party!!!! In addition, each child who had brought back completed forms or parents have made an online contributions will be entered into a drawing this week for treats and prizes.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Every gift counts!

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Watch the 5th Graders during CHS Homecoming Parade Sept. 28
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

MKB 5th graders will be in the CHS Homecoming Parade *Wednesday, September 28th, at 6:30pm.

All other Mockingbird students and families, come join this fun evening by watching the parade and cheering on CHS and MKB.

The Homecoming parade route begins at Parkway and North Coppell Road and ends at the High School.

CHS Homecoming Game is Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. at home versus JJ Pearce.

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Which Wich Day is Thursday, Sept. 29
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Thursday, Sept. 29 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!

See the flyer below for information or email coppellcowboys@whichwich.net.

Which Wich Coppell
120 S. Denton Tap Road
972-462-9500

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Pinwheels for Peace, September 30th!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

The aftermath from the tragedy of 911 birthed so much LOVE around the world. One movement of love still exists today in a Global effort to restore PEACE. www.pinwheelsforpeace.com

High school students and their HS Art teachers founded the celebration. It takes place every year on the International Peace Day, September 21. Mockingbird Elementary will be planting their Pinwheels on September 30th! Please join us. Pinwheel templates and directions can be easily printed from the web site!

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Box Tops Collected Friday, Sept. 30
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

The first collection will be September 30th and the class with the most will be notified October 3rd.

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 class prize like an ice cream party, cookies, extra recess time, etc.

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 $1,300 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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Mavericks of the Week for Sept. 16 and Sept. 23
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for the weeks of Sept. 16th and Sept. 23rd!

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Top row, from left: Rohan George, Yash Dave and Vani Agarwal. Bottom row, from left: Brody Mitchell, John Paul Sims and Makena Carroll.

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Top row, from left: Ferguson Ikhile, Anna Hardy and Akshara Pillai. Bottom row, from left: Talia Furler, Kylie Guerrero and Anisha Konda.

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Parent Survey for Write-A-Check Funds Due Sept. 30
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Our Write- A– Check Campaign is underway and we want you to be a part of deciding where these funds should go. These funds will be invested in our school to enrich the educational experience for our students and our teachers.

We want your ideas on how the monies raised should be spent to maximize the benefit for our school and enhance the students’ learning environment. Please read the attached letter and complete the necessary information no later than September 30, 2016. You may complete the survey online via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8V8BR9, email the the completed form below to mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com or place a hard copy in the PTO Vice President’s mailbox located in the school office. The PTO Expenditures Committee will review all suggestions. If you have any questions please feel free to email Melissa Watson.

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Family Buddies Are the Best!
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Everyone needs a buddy including families new to Mockingbird! Mockingbird prides itself on its diversity with new families coming into our school, community and sometimes even country for the first time. It would be extremely helpful to partner these new MKB families up with veteran MKB families to help show them the ropes, answer any questions they have, assist in including them and making them feel welcome. All that’s required is a smile and a positive, helpful attitude. If you would like to serve as a buddy family to new MKB families, have questions about the program or need more information, please contact Mrs. Thomas at sthomas@coppellisd.com.

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First Parents U to be Held Oct. 20
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

The community presentation will be held October 20 at 6:00 p.m. The topic will be Drug Trends and Awareness.

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Save the Date: Veteran's Day Celebration Nov. 11
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Veteran’s Day is coming soon! Please invite the veteran’s in your family to participate in this event. Also, we will be gathering pictures of the veterans. More details will be coming soon.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 08:56AM CDT

Sept. 27-30: Write-A-Check Campaign
Sept. 28: Coppell High School Homecoming Parade 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Which Wich Day
Sept. 30: Pinwheels for Peace; Coppell High School Homecoming Game
Oct. 5: Mockingbird Mutual Grand Opening
Oct. 7: Staff Development Day (No School)
Oct. 10: School Holiday
Oct. 20: Parents U: Drug Trends & Awareness Event at 6 p.m.
Nov. 11: MKB Veterans Day Celebration (More Info Pending)

View the 2016-2017 CISD Calendar

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REMINDER: It's Maverick Round-Up Write-A-Check Time!
Published: Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 07:58AM CDT

The PTO’s annual Write-a-Check campaign has started with a $12,500 goal!!

Maverick Round-Up is the primary way PTO raises money to support Mockingbird. Every generous contribution provides technology, programs, and fun activities for each of our Mockingbird Mavericks.

Each of your children brought a Maverick Round-Up packet home on Friday September 16th. Please take a moment to look at the information. We are having a contest to see which class will be the first to return all of their forms or contribute online at

https://mockingbirdpto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=20

The winning class will receive an Orange Leaf party in their classroom! EVERY class that reaches 100% participation will receive a popsicle party!!!! In addition, completed forms and online contributions will be entered into a drawing each Friday for treats and prizes.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Every gift counts!

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Attention 5th Graders & All MKB Families - Important Sept. 28th Homecoming Parade Info
Published: Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 07:58AM CDT

Your 5th grader can be in the CHS Homecoming Parade next Wednesday, September 28th, at 6:30pm. Your only chance to ride on the Homecoming Float at Mockingbird is in 5th grade. Let your child show their school pride and spend time with friends by riding on the Mockingbird float in the parade. Your child should be coming home with a permission slip that is due back to your teacher by this Friday.

All other Mockingbird students and families come join this fun evening by watching the parade and cheering on CHS and MKB.

The parade route is typically on Parkway beginning at Coppell Road and ending at CHS. The parade route will officially be announced by CHS later this week, so look in next week’s NYCU for the final specifics.

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Orr at 972.567.4879.

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Our First Mavs' Dads Day is this Friday, Sept. 23rd
Published: Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 07:58AM CDT

This is your first opportunity of 2016-2017 to participate in a
Mavs’ Dads Day (we only have 3 more this year)

Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird.

We are also asking all Dads to bring a new ball to lunch (if you can)
to donate for recess.
(Kick Ball, Soccer Ball, Jump Rope, Basketball,
Nerf Football, Hula Hoop)

When: Friday, Sept. 23rd
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:

Oct. 14: Fall Movie Night
Oct. 31: Mavs Dads Super Hero Cape Day at Drop Off
Dec. 9: Second Mavs Dads Day
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

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Picture Day is this Friday, Sept. 23 - Looking for One More Volunteer
Published: Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 07:58AM CDT

Picture Day is Friday, September 23!

Order portraits now at Click here and enter DO316151Q0 for the picture ID and your child’s first name.

We need ONE more volunteer! Please email mkb.president@gmail.com about volunteering.

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PTO Meeting Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

PTO meeting for September is Tuesday, Sep. 13th at 7 p.m. in the library. Hope you can make it!

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Coppell Cowgirls Volleyball Supports St. Jude
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

Coppell Cowgirls Volleyball is supporting St. Jude’s tonight with t-shirts and raffle tickets available for purchase.

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Wear Spirit Wear Friday, Sept. 16th for Class Photos
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

Students are encouraged to wear their spirit wear Friday, September 16th. We will be taking class pictures for the yearbook! Show your MKB pride!

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It's Maverick Round-Up Write-A-Check Time!
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

PTO’s annual Write-a-Check campaign begins Monday, September 19th with a $12,500 goal!

Maverick Round-Up is the primary way PTO raises money to support Mockingbird. Every generous contribution provides technology, programs, and fun activities for each of our Mockingbird Mavericks.

Each of your children will bring a Maverick Round-Up packet home on Friday September 16th. Please take a moment to look at the information. We are having a contest to see which class will be the first to return all of their forms or contribute online at

https://mockingbirdpto.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=20

The winning class will receive an Orange Leaf party in their classroom! EVERY class that reaches 100% participation will receive a popsicle party!!!! In addition, completed forms and online contributions will be entered into a drawing each Friday for treats and prizes.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Every gift counts!

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Picture Day Reminder and Volunteers Needed Sept. 23
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

Picture Day is Friday, September 23!

Order portraits now at Click here and enter DO316151Q0 for the picture ID and your child’s first name.

Volunteers are needed to help!

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Mavs Dads Update: First Event Sept. 23
Published: Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 09:07AM CDT

Thank you to all of the Mavs’ Dads who attended our one and only planning meeting. We had a record attendance. And we had a record attendance by Dads new to Mockingbird. Please make note of the dates for our awesome Mavs Dads events throughout the year. Our goals for Mavs Dads are:

1. Spend Time with Our Children
2. Connect to Mockingbird
3. Have Fun

Sept. 23: First Mavs Dads Day and Bring a Ball. We have four Mavs Dads Days planned this year. This is your day to come to school and have lunch with your child, volunteer at recess, spend time at drop off or in the classroom. Most Dads go to lunch and recess. If you don’t have time for lunch, walk or drive your child to school and help with drop off. Or, spend time in the afternoon at Pick Up. For our first Mavs Dads Day, please bring a ball to lunch to donate. Recess balls get lost, destroyed, end up on the roof, taken, etc. Last year, we helped replenish Mockingbird’s supply. Please bring a new basketball, soccer ball, kick ball or football to donate.

Oct. 14: Fall Movie Night Under the Stars. We will watch a movie under the stars at Mockingbird on the North lawn. Bring your snacks, chairs and blankets and watch a recent movie with friends.

Oct. 31: Mavs Dads are Superheroes Cape Day. Calling all Dads: Wear your superhero cape to show the kids that real superheroes are all around. We will fly around during drop off, create an applause line and cheer the students and teachers as they start their day.

Dec. 9: Second Mavs Dads Day

Jan. 20: Third Mavs Dads Day

Feb. 3: Mavs Dads Main Event Night (Lewisville). We invade the Lewisville Main Event for video games, laser tag, bowling and fun with friends.

March 3: Fourth Mavs Dads Day. Our final Mavs Dads Day will be a competition between the grades. A $100 gift card will be awarded to the grade/teacher team with the most Dads at lunch. The teacher team can use the card anyway they choose: lunch for the teachers, supplies, party fund, etc. We hope this well get the teachers to promote and encourage more Dads at lunch.

April 28: Spring Movie Night Under the Stars and Camp Out. We combined two of our favorite events into one SUPER event last year and it was a huge success. We watch a movie. We camp out.

Questions? Please contact Greg Jenkins at jenkinsgs@verizon.net or Joel Zeff at joelzeff@airmail.net.

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Mockingbird Mavs' Dads Annual Meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m.!
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads
Awesome Annual Meeting
Date: Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mockingbird Library

It is time for the Mavs’ Dads annual kick-off meeting. WE NEED YOUR HELP! All Mockingbird fathers and/or male role models are encouraged to attend.
Bring your ideas. Meet the new Mockingbird Principal, Mrs. Flynn. All Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles and male role models are welcome. If you have a child at Mockingbird, then you are part of Mavs’ Dads. We are planning several fun events at Mockingbird this year. The best part is all you have to do is participate. Attend events. Spend time with your children. Have fun. This is our only official planning meeting of the year. (We like to keep it simple).

Mavs’ Dads formed several years ago to promote and encourage school participation from male role models. We continue that tradition and have three goals:
1. Have Fun
2. Connect with Mockingbird
3. Encourage our Children

Want to learn more about Mavs’ Dads? Then attend probably the best school meeting of the year. We will schedule dates, elect new officers, and assign teams for the year.

Just a few ideas planned for 2016-2017:

1. Fall Movie Night under the Stars
2. Spring Movie Night and Camp Out
3. Mavs’ Dads Day (four throughout the year)
4. Mavs’ Dads Superhero Cape Day
5. Main Event Mavs’ Dads Day
Do you have ideas? Do you want to help? Do you just want to attend events?
Any and all level of participation is encouraged. For more information please contact Joel Zeff joelzeff@airmail.net or Greg Jenkins jenkinsgs@verizon.net:.

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Reminder: Curriculum Night is Thursday, September 8th
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

Please join us:

Mockingbird Elementary
Curriculum Night
Thursday, September 8th

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM K-2nd
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM 3rd – 5th

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day Set for September 9
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

Please invite your Grandparents or a special friend to visit your child’s class and see their school on Friday, Sept. 9. This special event is set for a NEW earlier date and will run on a NEW schedule with K, 1st and 2nd grade starting at 8 a.m. and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade starting at 9 a.m. Please make sure to direct Grandparents or special friends to the correct time to arrive.

The teachers will be sending home a special ticket this year that your child can give them before this day that tells them the time and room number to visit.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Grandparents and special friends arrive at 8 a.m.

8:00-8:30 Grandparents of kids in Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade arrive and go directly to classrooms to see room, meet the teacher, and participate in small activity.

8:30-9:00 K, 1, and 2 Grandparents and special friends go to cafeteria for treats, photo, and message from Mrs. Flynn.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Grandparents and special friends arrive at 9 a.m.

9:00-9:30 Grandparents of kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade arrive and go directly to classrooms to see room, meet the teacher, and participate in a small activity.

9:30-10:00 3rd, 4th and 5th Grandparents and special friends go to cafeteria for treats, photo, and message from Mrs. Flynn.

We always look forward to this special day where we can welcome your loved ones to Mockingbird! Please be sure to invite them to join us for a treat and chance to tour their grandchild’s or friend’s classroom!

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Looking for Photo Op Volunteers for Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

Say cheese!

PTO is looking for a couple of creative volunteers to help set up two little photo op areas for Grandparents and Special Friends Day. If you are available and interested, please contact Sara Hardy at mkb.president@gmail.com

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Destination Imagination Informational Meeting Monday, Sept. 12
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

An informational meeting will be held in the MKB cafeteria on Sept. 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please email acarlsson@coppellisd.com or visit https://sites.google.com/site/coppelldi/home for more information.

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5th Grade Artwork for Directory Due Sept. 16
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

Once again this year the PTO is asking the 5th grade students to submit designs for the Student Directory. The PTO then votes and chooses 3 designs to use in the directory. The top design will be on the cover in color and the other 2 will go inside in black and white.
This year we are asking the kids to do the artwork at home. The artwork should be completed on an 8-1/2 by 11 white paper and should be drawn in PORTRAIT style (not landscape). This year’s themes are Mockingbird’s “Be the Change” or the district’s “Think Sideways.” Use your creativity, imagination and have fun!

Please make sure to include the following on the artwork:

  • What: Directory design, name & class on the back
  • Who: Turn in to Mrs. Kitts when you come to art or leave in her mail box.
  • When: No later than Friday, September 16th

Please contact our fabulous art teacher Terese Kitts with any questions!

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Mockingbird Directory Ads
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

PTO is selling directory ads now until September 23rd! This allows us to offer the student directory to all Mockingbird families at no cost to our families.

If you or someone you know would like to participate, please complete the Directory Ad Form. You may email the completed form along with your artwork and send your check payable to “Mockingbird PTO” to the school or drop it off at the office. Or you can pay online here. Please submit artwork and payment no later than SEPTEMBER 30th. Send your ad via email to Amy Cass. We can take ads in most formats but prefer PDF or JPEG.

Ad Prices are:
5”x4.5” Half Page Grayscale: $75
5”x8” Full Page Grayscale: $100
5”x8” Inside Back or Front Cover Grayscale: $225

Thank You,
The Membership Committee:
Amy Cass
Kim Arrington
Rebecca McGregor
Mandy Anderson

P.S. Don’t forget to verify your directory information so your family will be included in this year’s directory!

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Important - Please Verify your PTO Directory Information
Published: Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 08:15AM CDT

The Mockingbird PTO will publish a Student Directory shortly after school begins and to ensure that the information published is accurate for your family (included in the directory) you will need to verify the information we currently have by clicking your name in the YELLOW box below, unless the box indicates “Thanks, you’re already done!” If it states “Input needed” or “Please Verify Again”, you need to verify.

You will be directed to a page with your family information. If correct, simply click on “Accurate” and you are finished! If it is NOT correct, click on “Not Accurate” and go to the “Family” tab to edit and update your information. Please ensure that there is at least one valid email in your profile. Note: The first email address in your profile will be the address that is published in the Directory. You will also need to indicate whether or not you wish to have this information included in the Directory by placing a “check mark” in the “Include in the Directory” option at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about your student’s information in PTO Connect, please contact Kim Arrington at kimarrington1@gmail.com.

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No School on Monday, September 5th
Published: Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 07:53AM CDT

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.