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School Supplies Available for Purchase Before School Aug. 21-25
Published: Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 11:19AM CDT

School Supply Kits will be available for purchase before school the week of Aug. 21 – 25 at $60 FOR FULL SUPPLY Kit! (Cash or Check Only)

EXTRA SUPPLIES FOR SALE NOT INCLUDED IN KITS:

KINDER:
• FABRIC BOOK BAG (NOT INCLUDED IN THE SUPPLY KIT) – $5
• IF DIDN’T BUY KIT…NEED TO PURCHASE 70 COUNT COMP BOOK – $2

1ST:
• FABRIC TAKE HOME BOOK BAG (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND CAN BE USED FROM LAST YEAR) – $5
• HEADPHONES (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ON OWN)
IF DIDN’T BUY KIT….NEED TO PURCHASE:
• 70 COUNT COMP BOOK – $2
• 2-MEAD PRIMARY RULED MARBLE COMP BOOK 100CT: FULL LINES – $5
• 2-MEAD PRIMARY RULED MARBLE COMP BOOK 100CT: HALF LINES – $5 (IF YOU COULD NOT FIND THEM ON YOUR OWN)

2ND:
• IF DIDN’T BUY THE KIT…NEED TO PURCHASE HANDBOOK FOR EVERYDAY WRITERS – $3

3RD:
• READING/WRITING NOTEBOOK – $7
• EARBUDS (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED ON OWN)

4TH:
• MOCKINGBIRD MAVERICKS NYLON BAG (NOT INCL. IN SUPPLY KIT) – $5
• RECORDER – $5

5TH:
• PLANNERS – $5
• RECORDER (CAN BE USED FROM LAST YEAR) – $5

If you have any questions about school supplies, contact Kristie Kessler at kristielittletx@aol.com.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Boys

Third Grade Girls

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Back to school
Back to School Night Tonight (Aug. 15) from 6 to 8 p.m.!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

Let the excitement of the school year begin with Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 15th from 6-8 p.m!

During this fun and exciting evening, you will have the opportunity to:

• purchase a yearbook for 2017-2018
• buy Mockingbird spirit wear
• purchase a school supply kit, if you have not already (see information below)
• purchase additional school supplies (see below)
• contribute to your homeroom fund
• provide address verification
• register for PTO Connect
• and catch up with old MKB friends and start making new ones over snow cones!

Plan to purchase an end of summer special treat from Snowie Shaved Ice. Along with yummy snow cones, they have fun music on their colorful truck. You don’t want to miss it!

It is highly recommended that you bring cash, your checkbook or credit card for Back to School Night purchases. Thank you!

SCHOOL SUPPLY INFORMATION (Cash or Check Only)

FULL SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR KINDER THRU 5TH: $60 PER KIT

EXTRA SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED IN KITS:

KINDER:
• FABRIC BOOK BAG (NOT INCLUDED IN THE SUPPLY KIT) – $5
• IF DIDN’T BUY KIT…NEED TO PURCHASE 70 COUNT COMP BOOK – $2

1ST:
• FABRIC TAKE HOME BOOK BAG (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND CAN BE USED FROM LAST YEAR) – $5
• HEADPHONES (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ON OWN)
IF DIDN’T BUY KIT….NEED TO PURCHASE:
• 70 COUNT COMP BOOK – $2
• 2-MEAD PRIMARY RULED MARBLE COMP BOOK 100CT: FULL LINES – $5
• 2-MEAD PRIMARY RULED MARBLE COMP BOOK 100CT: HALF LINES – $5 (IF YOU COULD NOT FIND THEM ON YOUR OWN)

2ND:
• IF DIDN’T BUY THE KIT…NEED TO PURCHASE HANDBOOK FOR EVERYDAY WRITERS – $3

3RD:
• READING/WRITING NOTEBOOK – $7
• EARBUDS (NOT INCLUDED IN KIT AND WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED ON OWN)

4TH:
• MOCKINGBIRD MAVERICKS NYLON BAG (NOT INCL. IN SUPPLY KIT) – $5
• RECORDER – $5

5TH:
• PLANNERS – $5
• RECORDER (CAN BE USED FROM LAST YEAR) – $5

If you have any questions about school supplies, contact Kristie Kessler at kristielittletx@aol.com.

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Proof of Residency Needed by Aug. 15th
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

CISD requires proof of residency to start school. Parents need to submit a copy of a current water, electric or gas bill. For your convenience you can email these documents directly to Mockingbird at mesregistration@coppellisd.com, or you may drop a hard copy by the school office or bring it with you to Back to School Night on August 15.

Your child cannot be placed on a class list until verification is provided.

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Buy Your 2017-2018 Spirit Wear!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

The 2017-2018 Mockingbird shirt will be available at Back to School Night Aug. 15th. You may purchase your shirt then.

We have 2 options of shirts available: “Dri-Fit” and Cotton Blend.

Cotton Blend shirts: $12
“Dri-Fit” shirts: $15

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Don't Forget PTO Needs Permission to Publish Photos for 2017/2018
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

Mockingbird PTO must have your permission to include your student’s name and/or photograph in publications such as the PTO newsletter, website, and yearbook. We also need your permission to include your student’s name and/or photograph for submission in local newspapers.

THIS IS A SEPARATE PERMISSION FROM THE CISD DISCLOSURE INFORMATION ON THE CISD PARENT PORTAL.

Unless the PTO has your permission, your child’s participation in the yearbook class photo and class, fine arts, Mockingbird Maverick of the Week, and other events WILL NOT and CAN NOT be publicized.

Please click “save response” after responding. If you have multiple students at Mockingbird, please respond for each.

Please note that permission granted below extends for the duration of the child’s tenure at Mockingbird Elementary School (the end of the child’s 5th grade year) unless the PTO is notified in writing otherwise.

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Important - Please Verify your PTO Directory Information 2017-18
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM 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, 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 Muna Claassen at muna5@hotmail.com for more information.

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Meet the Teacher Night August 17th!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

This year you will be hearing directly from your child’s teacher via email to inform you of their classroom for the 2017-2018 school year.

Then plan to "Meet the Teacher "on Thursday, August 17 from 5-6 p.m.

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Secure Your Child's Bus Pass by Aug. 21
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

If your learner will be riding the bus to school this year, please be sure to secure your buss pass before the first day of school, August 21st.

Below, please find detailed information on the process. You can find more back-to-school information on the Coppell ISD home page (www.coppellisd.com) or Mockingbird’s website at www.coppellisd.com/mockingbird.

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First Day of School Aug. 21st
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

SCHOOL BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 7:40AM. FULL STEAM AHEAD MAVERICKS!! MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR! Doors will open at 7:20 AM.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIMES FOR ALL OF CISD!

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Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast Monday, Aug. 21
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

Monday, August 21 is the first day of school. It is a bittersweet day for many parents. It may be a a Boo Hoo occasion or a Yahoo occasion.

Whatever it may be for you, parents please join PTO and Mockingbird parents in the school library immediately after student drop off. We’ll have tissues if needed, as well as light morning snacks and welcome hugs.

Provided by your PTO Hospitality Committee

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PTO Picture Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

PTO members plan to join us by the flagpole at 8 a.m. Monday, August 21. We will take our PTO picture. Smile!

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Don't Forget to Complete Your Background Check
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:04AM CDT

There are always volunteer opportunities at Mockingbird. The only requirements are a willingness and a CISD background check. Safety is always first for our Mavericks. To participate in a volunteer activity or any school activity around students you MUST complete a 2017-2018 CISD background check in advance. Go ahead and take 5 minutes to take care of your background check, and you’ll be set for the school year!

Here is a link to the Background Check

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 08:03AM CDT

Aug. 21: First Day of School, School starts at 7:40 a.m.
Sept. 4: Labor Day, No school
Sept. 7: Curriculum Night
Sept. 12: First PTO meeting 7 p.m. Library

View the CISD Calendar

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Message from PTO President Sara Hardy
Published: Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 07:54AM CDT

Welcome back Mockingbird parents! I hope you are as excited as I am about the upcoming school year!

As President of the Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), I invite you to become involved with your child’s school. Mockingbird Elementary is an amazing school, and it takes all of us to utilize our talents for the benefit of the entire school.

Please join us at the first PTO meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the Mockingbird Library. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sara Hardy
PTO President

School supplies
Order 2017 -2018 School Supplies by June 25th
Published: Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 05:50PM CDT

This is the final week to be able to order your school supplies online to have them delivered to your child’s classroom!! EPI has extended the sale to Sunday June 25th!!

There will be a few extras to sale before school starts but the price jumps to $60/pack.

Remember to choose your student’s grade for the 2017-2018 school year!

Each supply pack is customized by the teachers of Mockingbird Elementary. School supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Meet the Teacher Night.

Please click here or visit www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks to order 2017-2018 school supplies online. Mockingbird’s code is MOC001.

Contact Kristie Kessler with any questions.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Boys

Third Grade Girls

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

School supply packs
Checkmark
Pre-Register for MKB Special Events This Week
Published: Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:02AM CDT

MKB is excited about our special end-of-year events coming up. We know that it can be frustrating to wait in a long line to sign in at the office when you arrive. In order to help expedite this process, we have created Google form links for each event. We ask that you RSVP to EACH event you plan to attend. *If your driver’s license has been scanned this school year, we will be able to print your visitor badge prior to your arrival. This will help keep our line moving quickly and ensure no one misses anything! *We will close these links by 3pm the day before each event so that badges can be printed.

Thank you for your help—RSVP below.

End-of-Year Assembly, 5/31 @8am
https://goo.gl/forms/tElhxWVyiLer7GMv2

Kindergarten Graduation, 6/1 @8am https://goo.gl/forms/Vm5am9zKMwwCADQh1

5th grade Graduation, 6/1 @11:30am https://goo.gl/forms/COgBwi1UC9Qu8x8N2

Congratulations
Kindergarten and 5th grade graduation June 1
Published: Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:02AM CDT

Kindergarten graduation begins at 8:00 a.m.
Fifth grade graduation begins at 11:30 a.m.

Don’t forget to Pre-Register to attend each event!

Important
Last Day of School Early dismissal on June 1!
Published: Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:02AM CDT

All CISD elementary schools will release learners at 12:50 p.m. Buses will leave at 1:00 p.m.

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Mavericks of the Week for May 26th
Published: Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:02AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back Row (Left to Right): Piper Baranowski, Dena Yates, Anyea Cunningham

Front Row (Left to Right): Lillian Sangeeth, Eva Matthew, Carter Watson

School supplies
2017 -2018 School Supplies available! Order by June 23rd!!
Published: Tue, May 30, 2017, 08:02AM CDT

Order your student’s school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year today! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 23!

Remember to choose your student’s grade for NEXT school year!

Each supply pack is customized by the teachers of Mockingbird Elementary. School supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Meet the Teacher Night.

Please click here or visit www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks to order 2017-2018 school supplies online. Mockingbird’s code is MOC001.

Contact Kristie Kessler with any questions.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Boys

Third Grade Girls

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

School supply packs
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MKB End of Year Swim Party Today!
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT

This annual school wide event is one the kids and parents talk about all summer long!

When: Tuesday, May 23rd
Where: Coppell CORE Aquatic Center
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $3.00 per swimmer (pay at the pool entrance)

Important Notes:
Membership cards do not work for this private event
Siblings and parents are welcome to swim
Parents that are not swimming do not have to pay
Bring a towel
Bring your own snacks and drinks!
A parent or a designated adult MUST be responsible for your child
And get ready to have FUN!

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No School on Monday, May 29
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day

Bright
The Future is Bright Day at MKB May 26
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT

As we near the end of another fantastic year we are looking forward to what next year holds. On the morning of Friday, May 26 our Mockingbird Mavericks have the opportunity to see what next year will look like as they participate in “The Future is Bright." Our learners will interact with the teachers of the next grade up. Such a fun morning of looking ahead!

And of course our incoming Mockingbird Kindergarteners are not to be left out. A reception for incoming Kindergarten parents for the 2017-2018 school year will be held from 9-10:00 a.m. in the Library

Incoming kindergarten parents will need to sign in and then will be welcomed to a special reception just for them! We want you to have an opportunity to meet and ask questions from some veteran Maverick parents while your new kindergartener is getting a feel for next year.

Please note, incoming kindergarten parents planning to attend will need to sign in at the office.

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Mavericks of the Week for May 12 and 19
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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May 12:

Back Row (left to right): Almira Qureshi, Ryan Booker, Jack Sims, Evan McAlmond
Front Row (left to right): Tobin Smith, Abubakr Jaber

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May 19:
Back row (left to right): Praniti Kovela, Mihika Patki, Audrey Owen
Front row (left to right): Lenni Kokkonen, Akhil Kotharu, Ibrahim Habib

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Thank You for A Great Field Day!
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT
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NTH@C Photo and Film Summer Camp June 12-15 and June 19-22
Published: Tue, May 23, 2017, 10:25AM CDT

Are your kids interested in digital photography or filmmaking? Then NTH@C Photo and Film Camp is where they want to be! Learn how to use industry standard equipment and Adobe software, such as Photoshop, Camera Raw, Bridge and more. Since this camp has become extremely popular, we are now offering 2 weeks to choose from! The morning session is reserved for incoming 4th & 5th graders, while the afternoon session is for incoming 6th-8th graders. Check out samples from previous campers and sign up with the link below. This camp is fun and creative! Snacks will be provided. Space is limited so don’t delay, sign up today!

http://newtech-mooney.weebly.com

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What to bring and wear to Field Day THIS FRIDAY!
Published: Tue, May 16, 2017, 07:56AM CDT

When:
Friday, May 19th – ALL DAY! RAIN OR SHINE!

What To Bring:

  • Towel
  • Sweatshirt or jacket
  • Sunscreen*
  • Insect Repellent*
  • Water bottle

What To Wear:

  • Field Day Shirt!
  • Swimsuit (there are many water events)
  • Girls must wear a one-piece with shorts and a t-shirt over suit
  • Boys wear a swimsuit and a t-shirt
  • Flip-flop sandals or water shoes

Please remember to send a jacket and a towel and label everything! We have many water events and the day starts off a little chilly!!

*Please apply sunscreen and insect repellent before school

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URGENT! We still need FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS!
Published: Tue, May 16, 2017, 07:56AM CDT

We are short volunteers for Field Day, this Friday, May 19th. Please consider helping out. Come in the morning, afternoon or all day. Our kids look forward to this day all year – please help make it THE BEST FIELD DAY EVER!!

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. When signing up to volunteer please be sure and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch.

Just click on the green box below to volunteer.

We also need help on Thursday afternoon to help get things ready for the big day. If you can’t come on Friday, please come help on Thursday.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED A VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK VIA THE CISD WEBSITE

To complete a volunteer background check, Click Here

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STAAR Testing This Week
Published: Tue, May 9, 2017, 07:55AM CDT

Mockingbird will administer the STAAR tests for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders this week (Mon. – Wed.). Remember no parent lunches with children or parent volunteers on STAAR testing dates. For additional STAAR information, see the letter below from Mrs. Flynn.

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May 2017 STAAR Letter 189 KB
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“Lights, Camera, Appreciation” Is A Wrap
Published: Tue, May 9, 2017, 07:55AM CDT

“Lights, Camera, Appreciation” was an award winning Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all the Mockingbird learners and families who made our teachers feel like the superstars they are by showering them with appreciation, love, thoughtfulness and special little treats throughout the week.

A standing ovation to several local businesses that contributed to celebrating our teachers in red carpet style – Mi Cocina, Jimmy Johns, Tangerine Salon and Spa, Starbucks at Sandy Lake and 35, American Tea and Spice Company, Salata, Cinemark at Vista Ridge and Family Video. Please remember these area businesses that support Mockingbird.