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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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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 07:50AM CST

Dec. 6: Kinder Field Trip – Polar Express
Dec 8: TCBY (3 to 10pm)
Dec. 9: Mavs Dads Lunch
Dec. 15: Classroom Winter Parties
Dec. 16: Rise and Shine Assembly
Dec. 16: Milk and Cookies with Mrs. Flynn
Dec. 16: Early Release 12:50 p.m.

Jan. 2: Holiday – No School

View the 2016-2017 CISD Calendar

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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

Which Wich? in Coppell
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 :)

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Thanksgiving Family Feast Drive Nov. 18
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

Due to new FDA regulations, the North Texas Food Bank can no longer collect frozen turkeys at our annual Turkey Drive. CISD and the North Texas Food Bank have worked together for over 13 years to collect food for families in need and are ready to embark on a new journey to continue helping our North Texas families. This year, we are excited to introduce the CISD Thanksgiving Family Feast Drive! In lieu of donating turkeys, we are asking for students to bring canned foods to donate on Friday, November 18. Also, you can make a donation using this link to give Mockingbird credit!

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4th Annual MKB "Great Rakesgiving" Set for Nov. 18th
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST
On November 18th, 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 18th, 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 18th.

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 18th, it would be greatly appreciated…gardening gloves, a rake, small broom, and/or dust pan for scooping leaves.

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Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy, Mateys! It's Almost Time for the Book Fair! Cookie Volunteers Needed!
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM CST

The Scholastic Book Fair will be November 28th-December 2nd. The theme this year is “Pirates”. We need volunteers to help us make this book fair a swashbuckling adventure! We are asking 12 people to sign up to bring the “Booty” (2 dozen cookies each) on Monday of that week. Please sign up using the link below.

Shiver me timbers! Lunch with a Loved One is the same week! Invite those pirates you love!

Wednesday:
K 10:30-11
2nd 11:30-12
4th 12:30-1

Thursday:
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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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 2nd
Published: Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 09:09AM 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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MOCKINGBIRD VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Published: Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 07:05AM 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. 11th. The program will be led by Mockingbird Elementary Student Council Officers, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Our 2nd graders will also be performing. WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. 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. Note: this form is needed only for veterans and first responders, but all parents are invited to attend.

https://goo.gl/forms/dKoN8PDnrMGBtB943

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

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign Underway
Published: Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 07:05AM CST

Did you know that over $983,000 in classroom grants have been awarded to CISD schools and educators by the Coppell Education Foundation?

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2016 annual Red & Black fundraising campaign is underway now, running through November 18th. This year, we will reach the $1,000,000 mark in grants awarded! Still, only with contributions from our community’s families and businesses can we continue to support motivating, innovative education for all Coppell students!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Mavericks of the Week for Nov. 4th
Published: Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 07:04AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for the week of Nov. 4th

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Back Row (left to right): Rhett McDowell, Bharadwaj Gade, Adi Iyer
Front Row (left to right):Ella Price, Daniel Aguilar, Lane Corbin

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Creative Writing Competition Underway
Published: Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 07:04AM CST

It’s that time of year again! Time for the 9th Annual CGA Creative Writing Competition. ALL CISD students in grades 4-12 are eligible to participate by submitting their story or poetry and the winners will be published in a book to be released in the Spring. Coppell Gifted Association required only if the student does NOT attend Coppell ISD. Deadline for entry is December 7, 2016. Please visit CoppellGifted.org for details.

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An Update from the Bond Oversight Committee
Published: Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 07:04AM CST

Following the passage of the 2016 Bond Package in May, the CISD Board of Trustee’s created the Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity to CISD Board and Administration to ensure project work remains faithful to the priorities and planning of the 2016 Community Bond Steering Committee.

The committee is comprised of a diverse group of 16 community members plus two current board members: Jill Popelka & Judy Barbo. Judy co-chairs the committee with David Caviness, who was selected by the committee at the initial meeting on September 12th.

What’s happened so far? The Board authorized the initial bond sale of $91.4 million, which occurred in August. Since that time, there have been several campus renovation projects approved with work either underway or already completed.

What’s coming up? On October 24th, the Board approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract with Northstar Builders to begin site work and grading on the new middle school land. Dirt work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.

Important Dates:
Nov 8th @ 10am: Ground Breaking at New Middle School site.
Nov 10th @ 7pm: Bond Oversight Committee meeting.

More Information:
Detailed project information, along with meeting minutes, upcoming agenda’s and presentations are posted on Bond Oversight section on the CISD website: http://www.coppellisd.com/Domain/3213

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Congratulations to Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Super Star winners!
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 06:04PM CDT

Congratulations to all first quarter 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!!!

Naisha Kalra – 1st Grade

Diya Dasari – 2nd Grade

Brayden Bush – 3rd Grade

Hadley Polk – 4th Grade

Angel Ramirez – 5th Grade

Teacher – Terese Kitts

Teacher – Calli Whitehill

Congratulations to the winners!

The next nomination deadline is December 9th. To submit a nomination, please follow this link http://www.coppellisdef.com/r-b-super-star.

Diwali
Happy Diwali, Festival of Lights!
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 06:04PM CDT

Diwali, one of the biggest holidays in Indian culture, is a five-day festival of lights celebrated worldwide by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains.

This year, the traditional day of Diwali was on Oct. 29th and Oct 30th, though celebrations span the entire week leading up to and following the holiday, which marks the triumph of good over evil. It is also an official holiday in India, Fiji, Guyana, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

For the first time this year, United Nations also celebrated it. In 2009, President Obama was the first to light the traditional diya (candle) to commemorate the beginning of Diwali that is now an annual celebration in the White House. Just last month USPS issued a Forever stamp to celebrate Diwali.

For more info on Diwali: http://time.com/4547034/diwali-2016/

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Veteran's Day Celebration Nov. 11
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 06:04PM CDT

Mockingbird’s Veteran’s Day Celebration will be held the morning of Nov. 11 as part of the Rise and Shine Assembly. Look for details about the Assembly in next week’s newsletter.

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Red & Black Robotics Camp Registration Begins Nov. 2
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 06:04PM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation is excited to partner again with Verizon to offer our Red & Black Robotics Camp. This program is specifically designed for 5th and 6th graders to 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 January 11th. Registration opens November 2nd at 8:00 am. For more information or register, visit http://www.coppellisdef.com/r-b-robotics-camp.

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Use AmazonSmile and Mockingbird Earns Money
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 06:04PM CDT

If you plan on using Amazon for Halloween treats, costumes or decorations, be sure to shop through smile.amazon.com. Just login as usual, select Mockingbird Elementary PTO as your charity, and the school will receive 5% of your purchases every time you shop! It’s an easy way to help out our school.

You must shop from smile.amazon.com in order for us to get credit, but you can still use your normal Amazon account, including Prime.

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Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days & Activities Continue through the 31st
Published: Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 08:39AM CDT

Please encourage your child to participate each day of Red Ribbon Week (October 24th-31st):

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days
Tuesday Oct. 25 – Wear mix & match clothes or crazy hair – “We would be Crazy to get Mixed Up with Drugs!”
Wednesday Oct. 26 – Wear Red clothes/MKB shirt, tennis shoes – “Walk away from Drugs”
Thursday Oct. 27 – Team shirt/jersey – “Team Up against Drugs”
Friday Oct. 28 – Wear PJ’s (school appropriate) – “Follow your Dreams, Stay away from Drugs”
Monday Oct. 31st – Dress up as your favorite book character “Drugs are not in our Character”

Red Ribbon Week Special Activities:
Tuesday: Oct. 25 Mix-It Up at Lunch (students will sit with different friends)
Wednesday: Oct. 26 Drug Free Walk (in the morning) around MKB track and East
Thursday: Oct. 27 Basketball game with Coppell Police Officers vs. 5th graders (4th grade will watch)
Friday: Oct. 28 Healthy Choices Talk with Officer Tee -4th and 5th grades

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Fourth Annual Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads Superhero Cape Day is Oct. 31st
Published: Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 08:39AM CDT

Join us at drop off the morning of Monday, Oct. 31st to show our children that all Dads are Superheroes!

Wear your cape. Don’t have a cape? Borrow one from your child. Still don’t have one? Use a beach towel, sheet, blanket, or table cloth as your cape. Yep, they all work.

We will fly/zoom/soar around drop off on Oct. 31. Applaud our kids as they are dropped off in the loop by bus, car, or superhero. Cheer on Mockingbird students as they start their day. Be a positive role model. Be a Mockingbird Superhero.

What: Fourth Annual Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads Superhero Cape Day
When: 7:15-7:50 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31
Where: drop off loop
Cape: Yes, cape is required

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Character Day Parade Monday, October 31 at 8:10 a.m.
Published: Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 08:39AM CDT

Don’t forget the Character Day Parade on Monday, October 31st. The parade will being as soon as announcements are over and we get organized (around 8:10 am. 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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Box Tops Collected October 28th
Published: Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 08:39AM CDT

The next collection date for BoxTops in October 28th. 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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Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days & Activities October 24- 31st
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 07:56AM CDT

Please encourage your child to participate each day of Red Ribbon Week (October 24th-31st):

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days
Monday Oct. 24 – Wear bright clothes and sunglasses – “Mavericks are too Bright for Drugs”
Tuesday Oct. 25 – Wear mix & match clothes or crazy hair – “We would be Crazy to get Mixed Up with Drugs!”
Wednesday Oct. 26 – Wear Red clothes/MKB shirt, tennis shoes – “Walk away from Drugs”
Thursday Oct. 27 – Team shirt/jersey – “Team Up against Drugs”
Friday Oct. 28 – Wear PJ’s (school appropriate) – “Follow your Dreams, Stay away from Drugs”
Monday Oct. 31st – Dress up as your favorite book character “Drugs are not in our Character”

Red Ribbon Week Special Activities:
Tuesday: Oct. 25 Mix-It Up at Lunch (students will sit with different friends)
Wednesday: Oct. 26 Drug Free Walk (in the morning) around MKB track and East
Thursday: Oct. 27 Basketball game with Coppell Police Officers vs. 5th graders (4th grade will watch)
Friday: Oct. 28 Healthy Choices Talk with Officer Tee -4th and 5th grades

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Coppell Football Team Hosting Blanket Drive Tonight (October 18)
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 07:56AM CDT

Members of the Coppell Football Team invite the community to join them for a blanket drive benefitting Austin Street Center on Tuesday, October 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Coppell.

Chipotle is hosting a give back night for Coppell Football donating a portion of the evening’s receipts to benefit the needs of the team. In turn, the football team wanted to give back to others.

“The players and coaches realize how blessed we are to be surrounded by such tremendous community support and top notch facilities. We have been looking for a way to help others, and Austin Street Center provided a good fit for us. We look forward to the opportunity to thank members of the Coppell community while paying it forward to those in need,” stated Head Coach Mike DeWitt.

Players will be collecting new or gently used twin size and extra-long twin size blankets. The center hands out blankets 365 days a year. For those who cannot be at Chipotle on the 18th, collection boxes can be found at Frost Bank, Coppell Town Hall and the Coppell HS field house.

For over 30 years, Austin Street Center has provided a transitional living facility for those with employment, substance abuse and psychological needs in downtown Dallas. Supported by volunteers from 120 Dallas-area churches and civic organizations, and funded entirely by individuals and foundations, Austin Street Center accepts no government funding from any level, and no United Way funding. Since its inception, Austin Street Center has provided shelter for an average of 300 men and women – at no cost to the individual.

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Mavericks of the Week for Oct. 6 and Oct. 14
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 07:56AM CDT

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for the weeks of Oct. 6 and Oct. 14th!

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Back Row, from left:Rishi Dasari, Shreya Sivakumar and
Maxine Camaret.
Front Row, from left: Rithvik Ramesh and Chloe Booker. Not pictured: Camille Starnes.

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Back Row, from left: Axel Aaltonen, Hunter Pugh and
Lizzie Potter
Front Row, from left: Joseph Soliz, Ryker Thomas and
Lauren McSpadden

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First Parents U to be Held Oct. 20
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 07:56AM CDT

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

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