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PTO Meeting Tonight (April 17) at 7 p.m. in the Library
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the library. All MKB parents and guardians are welcome!

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Mavericks of the Week for April 13th!
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Amay Lakhankar, Namratha Gadde and Connor Mooney.
Front row, from left: Rishikesh Lokula, Nicole Jimenez, and Aiden Liew.

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PTO Presidents Hosting CISD Board Candidate Forum April 18
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

District Parent Teacher Organizations’ (PTO) Presidents are hosting a CISD Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 18, at Coppell High School at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Submit your question(s) for the candidates via
https://goo.gl/forms/iVlSapMHwfJNAs1g1.

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$1 Candy Raffle for Auction Begins This Week
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

$1 raffle tickets will be sold this week before school outside the cafeteria. We hope this will help you remember to participate in our online auction beginning Friday, April 27.

The raffle is for more than $30 in candy for you to enjoy!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Keep in mind, you may buy as many raffle tickets as you would like to increase your chance to win.

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Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads Movie Night Under the Stars & Optional Campout - April 20
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Friday is the annual MKB Mavs’ Dad Spring Movie Night under the Stars PLUS Schoolyard Campout!

This is our last Mavs’ Dads event for 2017-2018

Date: Friday, April 20
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 campout is optional (bring a tent, sleeping bags and flashlights). Usually, there are 40 or so tents for the camp out. Come early to set up your tent, play sports and hang out with the kids before the movie.

The movie will start after dark, around 8:00 p.m.

Have games on Saturday morning? We all do. Leave when you need to leave.

There is no cost to attend. The event 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.

It’s been another great Mavs’ Dads year. Thank you to all. We hope to see you there on April 20!

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Questions? Please contact Keith Hayden at hayden76@gmail.com.

In the event of inclement weather, movie night will be moved indoors to the cafeteria and the campout part of the event will be cancelled.

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Please Complete District Technology Survey and Parent Survey by April 20
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Coppell ISD is asking for you to complete two, brief surveys that will assist the district in its annual assessments of technology use, as well as provide an opportunity for parents to share their satisfaction with CISD. Your input is a crucial and valuable component of our planning for the next academic year. Please note that these surveys are for annual planning purposes and are separate from the recent CISD Strategic Design Survey sent earlier this year.

One survey is the Parent Survey, which will gather your input to help each campus improve their interactions with families. The survey will take approximately two minutes to complete. Your students will be taking a similar survey at school, so it is important to have the parent perspective to coincide with the students.

Please follow this link to the Parent Survey: http://tinyurl.com/2018parsur.

Also, CISD is continuing its partnership with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning Questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. This is a national survey that allows us to compare data sets at the regional, state and national levels. Surveys will be conducted each year in the fall and spring. Students also will be taking this survey, and we would be interested in your input and insight. The Technology Survey will take you approximately 7 to 9 minutes to complete in total.

Please follow this link to our specific Clarity campus survey: www.BByt.es/8Y24P.

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Attn. 5th Graders! CMS East Band Day is Sat., April 21 in East Cafeteria
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Interested in joining Band at CMS East? Try an instrument at during CMS East Band Day, Saturday, April 21 in the East Cafeteria. Sign up for a time at www.EastBand.Weebly.com

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PTO Online Spring Auction April 27-30
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

Please mark your calendars and get ready to support our wonderful school!

Mockingbird Online Auction
Friday, April 27- Monday, April 30

Did you know that funds raised from this Auction will help fund special programs such as the Fort Worth Opera and an upcoming annual favorite – FIELD DAY? Last year’s auction helped fund the MKB STEAM Lab!

Would your child like to rent the gym with Coach Gray and a few friends? Has your child wanted to be a teacher or principal for the day? Name the car loop? Well, get ready to bid! More details, including a list of all of our auction items will be posted soon!

If you have questions or if you would like to donate an item to be auctioned off in the auction, please contact shevawnmcspadden@gmail.com.

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New Tech to Host Summer Photo and Film Camp for 4th and 5th Graders June 11-14
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

New Tech High School is hosting a Summer Photo and Film Camp for incoming 4th and 5th Graders. For more information or to register, visit http://newtech-mooney.weebly.com/

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2018
Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 06:59AM CDT

April 17: PTO Meeting 7 p.m. Library
April 19: 4th Grade Austin Field Trip
April 20: Mavs Dads Movie Night/Camp Out at MKB 6:30 p.m.
April 26: Mockingbird Mutual; First Grade Performance 6:30 p.m.
April 27-30: Online Auction
May 3 – 5th Grade Field Trip to Enterprise City; 1st Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Zoo; Kindergarten Roundup (6-7pm)
May 4 – Rise and Shine Assembly & Seniors Reception
May 5 – Coppell Education Foundation Run to Fund
May 7-11 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 – GT Field Trip to “GEMUN”
May 14 – STAAR 3rd & 4th Grade Math
May 15 – STAAR 3rd & 4th Grade Reading
May 16 – STAAR 5th Grade Science
May 21: – Incoming 6 th Grade Colt Camp 6-7:30pm CMSE
May 23 – The Future is Bright 8-9am
May 25 – Field Day; CISD Night at the Ballpark
May 28 – Holiday
May 29 – End of Year Swim Party (4-6pm at The CORE)
May 30 – End of Year Assembly & Ponytail Club
May 31 – Kindergarten Graduation (8 a.m.) & 5th Grade Graduation (11 a.m.); LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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

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3 MKB DI Teams Compete at State, Enstein 2.0s Heading to Global DI Tournament!
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

Three Destination Imagination teams from Mockingbird – “Everglades,” “The Five Golden Tourrorants” and “Einstein 2.0s” competed at the Texas DI Tournament in Mansfield, TX April 6-8. Mockingbird had three of the five teams from Coppell ISD competing at the DI state tournament!

MKB’s “The Five Golden Tourrorants” were the recipient for the “Highest Instant Challenge score” in Technical Category. Way to go!

Also, the MKB “Einstein 2.0s” DI team won its state competition and is going Full STEAM Ahead to the DI Global Tournament May 23-26, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee! Congratulations!

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Competing at the recent Texas DI tournament are the members of the “Everblades” team are: Rohan George, Srikar Putrevu, Tejas Allada, Akshay Dara, Anirudh Medicherla , Sriyansh Chintam and Srihith Nelakonda. The team’s Manager is Manisha Sule.

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Members of “The Five Golden Tourrorants” competing at the state DI tournament are: Aayush Shah, Vani Agarwal, Shreya Malhotra, Rishi Danda and Vetri Prabhakar and Team Managers Jayesh Shah and Madhvi Agarwa!

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Members of the “Einstein 2.0s” team advancing to the Global DI Tournament are: Ankitha Ravi, Ridvika Jain, Keerthana Pari, Stuthi Sunil, Swathi Gopinath, Saanchi Godiyal and Saanvi Gaddam and Team Managers Sudha Venugopalan and Pari Chidambaram!

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PTO Still Looking to Fill Several Positions for 2018-2019
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

The PTO needs volunteers to continue to serve Mockingbird and its students and teachers. Current positions we have available for the 2018-2019 school year with approximate time commitment include:

Vice President duties include assisting the PTO President as needed and organize projects such as restaurant nights and Box Tops. This position is a two year term with the intention of becoming the PTO President. (2 to 4 hours a month)

Publicity: duties include maintaining bulletin boards and display cases at the school. (30 min to 1 hour per week for an approximate total of 4 hours a month)

Write A Check Chair/Co-Chairs: duties include planning and facilitating the annual Write A Check campaign in the Fall. (3 to 5 hours per month in September and October.)

Fundraising: duties include planning and coordinating a special fundraising event. Examples would be silent auction, color run, etc. (10 hours during the month of the event in the Spring.)

Parade: duties include organizing the Mockingbird float for the homecoming parade. This position is for 5th grade parents only. (3 to 5 hours in either September or October, depending on when Homecoming Parade is.)

Yearbook: duties include gathering and organizing pictures and information for the yearbook. Also, you will be responsible for coordinating the sales, printing, and distribution of the yearbook. (2 to 4 hours a month except for April/May when it is up to 5 to 7 hours per month)

Newsletter Co-editor: duties include creating and publishing the Mockingbird newsletter every other week and other communication to the parents of Mockingbird students. (1 hour every other week, typically on Sundays for distribution on Tuesdays.)

If you would like more information about any of these positions please contact Melissa Watson via email at mrw2525@gmail.com.

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MKB STAAR Testing April 10-11
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

Mockingbird will administer the STAAR tests for 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday and Wednesday Remember no parent lunches with children or parent volunteers on STAAR testing dates. Parents will not be allowed past the office these two dates.

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Reminder - No School this Friday, April 13
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

There is no school this Friday, April 13, which is a Teacher Professional Development Day. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!

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Mavericks of the Week for April 6th!
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Lily Christian, Lekhana Ananta and Stayton Slaughter.
Front row, from left: Clara Hsueh*, Ryan Smith, Aishwarya Mandadapu and Audrina Avila.
Clara was Maverick of the Week for March 30th.

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CISD Strategic Design Walkthroughs April 13 & 16
Published: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 07:05AM CDT

As Coppell ISD continues with its Strategic Design efforts, the district is providing an opportunity for all stakeholders to review the district’s draft values and strategies, which have resulted from all the great insight shared via the online questionnaire, in-depth interviews and vision alignment workshops that have taken place over the last three and a half months. District staff and third-party facilitators working on this effort will be available for Q&A and clarification opportunities for students, parents, community members and alumni on Friday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Vonita White Administration Building, 200 S.Denton Tap Road. These individuals also will be available for CISD staff at the same location from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16. This is a “come and go” event in an effort to keep our stakeholders informed about the progress we’re making. If you cannot make the date assigned for your group, you are welcome to attend on the alternate date.

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MKB Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ is Monday, April 9
Published: Sun, Apr 8, 2018, 05:59PM CDT

Date: Monday, April 9th
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 571 E. Round Grove Road in Lewisville

Please join us at Spring Creek BBQ for a delicious dinner and the chance to enjoy our Mockingbird family! In addition, our staff will be serving hot rolls and smiles for all from 5-9 p.m.!

Spring Creek will donate 20% of all the evening’s proceeds to the Mockingbird PTO! The December event raised $800 for the PTO, which helps fund items like the MKB STEAM Lab and its supplies, additional teaching supplies for teachers and more!

Students and families, as you enter, please sign in at the front door with a Spring Creek employee. The class with the highest attendance will receive a prize given by Spring Creek BBQ! Wow! A great dinner, time with friends, a chance to be served by your teachers … sounds like a perfect evening! Y’all come on down and join in the fun!

We look forward to a wonderful evening of food, family, friends, and fun!

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PTO Looking to Fill Several Positions for 2018-2019
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 07:10AM CDT

The PTO needs volunteers to continue to serve Mockingbird and its students and teachers. Current positions we have available for the 2018-2019 school year with approximate time commitment include:

Vice President: duties include assisting the PTO President as needed and organize projects such as restaurant nights and Box Tops. (2 to 4 hours a month)

Treasurer Elect: duties include assisting the Treasurer with financial duties, review bank statement and other reports on a monthly basis. (2 to 4 hours a month)

Membership Committee: duties include gathering information for the directory and preparing the directory to be published. You are also responsible for distribution of the directory. (3 to 5 hours per month in August, September and October)

Publicity: duties include maintaining bulletin boards and display cases at the school. (30 min to 1 hour per week for an approximate total of 4 hours a month)

Write A Check Chair/Co-Chairs: duties include planning and facilitating the annual Write A Check campaign in the Fall. (3 to 5 hours per month in September and October.)

Book Fair: duties include assisting the librarian with a Fall and Spring book fair. (About 10 hours the months of the book fair in October and again in March.)

Parade: duties include organizing the Mockingbird float for the homecoming parade. This position is for 5th grade parents only. (3 to 5 hours in either September or October, depending on when Homecoming Parade is.)

Yearbook: duties include gathering and organizing pictures and information for the yearbook. Also, you will be responsible for coordinating the sales, printing, and distribution of the yearbook. (2 to 4 hours a month except for April/May when it is up to 5 to 7 hours per month)

Newsletter Co-editor: duties include creating and publishing the Mockingbird newsletter every other week and other communication to the parents of Mockingbird students. (1 hour every other week, typically on Sundays for distribution on Tuesdays.)

If you would like more information about any of these positions please contact Melissa Watson via email at mrw2525@gmail.com.

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Mavericks of the Week for March 30th
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 07:10AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Kayla Williams and Srikar Putrevu.
Front row, from left: Sydni Allen, Maddox Cooper and Dakota Cannon. Not pictured is Clara Hsueh.

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Register for Coppell Education Foundation Run to Fund May 5th
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 07:10AM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation Run to Fund will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Andy Brown East. Fun Run starts at 8am, the 5K follows at 8:30 am.

Your race entry fee includes a race t-shirt and $2 of each entry goes to the CISD PE program at the school of your choice.

Visit www.coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund and register today!

Children 5 and under are free, but still need to be registered.

See you there!

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Message from PTO & Input Needed
Published: Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 07:33AM CDT

Did you know you are a member of Mockingbird PTO? Each parent or guardian of a Mockingbird Maverick is an automatic member of our school parent teacher organization. It is a privilege for Mockingbird to have the support both physically and financially of our PTO. We know however, that would not be possible without parents intentionally involved in the organization. There are countless opportunities that vary depending on your interests, talents and availability. There is a place for everyone! In fact PTO is currently planning and preparing for next school year and we NEED you! Contact Melissa Watson at mkb.vicepresident@gmail.com to sign up to serve next year.

Mockingbird and the PTO also wants to hear from you with a brief survey to plan future events. Please click the link below to complete.

https://goo.gl/forms/GkYcP1DvqeKyzgPz2

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Reminder - No School this Friday, March 30th
Published: Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 07:33AM CDT

There is no school this Friday, March 30th. It was designated as a bad weather make-up day in case needed. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!

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Mavericks of the Week for March 23, 2018
Published: Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 07:33AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Audrey Owen, Dylan Marold and Aiden Corbin.
Front row, from left: Lucas Duncan, Hunter Hicks and Maci Johnson.

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MOSAIC – Coppell Gifted Association Summer Camp
Published: Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 07:33AM CDT

Are you interested in Summer Enrichment for your child?

CGA brings to you MOSAIC, the ultimate the summer experience for your child, with courses like Chopped, Printing Explosion, Coding, Ceramics, and Chess to name just a few!!

These courses are for ALL students entering grades 4th-8th in Fall of 2018

Summer Camp Weeks
June 4th-8th & July 23th-27th, 2018
Registration will open on March 19, 2018

For course details, schedules and to register, please visit the website www.coppellgifted.org

Questions? E-mail mosaic@coppellgifted.org.

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PTO Meeting March 26 at 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Monday, March 26 at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria as we will present “A parent’s insight on dyslexia and learning differences in school.” All MKB parents and guardians are welcome!

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MKB Kindergarten Registration March 19-29
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

It’s time to register Incoming 2018-19 Kindergarteners. For detailed information, Click Here.

Please complete these 3 steps for kindergarten registration:
1. Complete the information on this form. Mrs. Beth Kiselak will send you an email with online registration information as soon as that information becomes available.
2. Schedule an appointment to bring in your documents and complete registration by clicking here. You must bring the following documents with you to this appointment or your registration cannot be completed:

  • Proof of Residency in Coppell Independent School District
  • Buyers SIGNED Closing Disclosure (CD), Warranty Deed, or Current SIGNED Rental Agreement with ALL occupants listed on the lease.
  • One current utility bill (electric, water or gas)
  • Bill must contain the resident name and address
  • Student’s social security card (if applicable)
  • Student’s State Certified Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Photo identification of parent/legal guardian (driver’s license/passport)
  • A custodial parent will need to provide a copy of the divorce decree
  • Legal guardian must provide court documentation
  • Immunization Records (Texas state law will not allow any student to start without this) You will be rescheduled if your child does not have current immunizations
  • Click here for immunization requirements
  • Withdrawal papers from previously attended school (if applicable)
  • Most recent report card from the previous school (if applicable)
  • Please also provide current transcript (unofficial) for secondary students (the campus will request OFFICIAL records from the previous school at a later date)
  • A current email address for online enrollment purposes

3. Complete the online registration in the InfoSnap system once Mrs. Kiselak emails you with the log in information. This information must be completed before you come to your appointment.

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Round Up: Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 5:30-6:30 pm!

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5th Grade Parents - Upcoming Important CMSE Dates
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

Parents of 5th graders,
Here are some important dates regarding 6th grade at Coppell Middle School East. Mark your calendars. Look for details about registration soon!

Monday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at East: Meeting for Parents of Current 5th Graders/Incoming 6th Graders

Monday, May 21st from 6-7:30 p.m. Colt Camp for all incoming 6th graders and their families.

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Mavericks of the Week for March 9, 2018
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Alisson Avila, Christian Badillo and Harlow Gebbia.
Front row, from left: Carole Beth Anderson, Zach Pierce and Kylie Bryan.

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EAST PTO BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED FOR 2018-2019
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

The PTO is a group of parent volunteers who give of their time, energy and talents to support the students, teachers and staff at Coppell Middle School East. We work to create and support a positive educational experience for all.

If you are interested in serving on the PTO for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact East PTO President Kaylea Schultz via email at Kjcs3@aol.com. The PTO needs you and invites you to join our efforts to make East the very best it can be.

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Angst Documentary at CHS March 29
Published: Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 07:01AM CDT

CISD is presenting the movie Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Coppell High School Auditorium. The film features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Parents and students ages ten and up are invited to attend. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety, we can help each other and ourselves. For more information, visit https://angstmovie.com/.