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Curriculum
Save the Date: Curriculum Night is Thursday, September 8th
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM 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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Download Coppell ISD Mobile App
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Want the latest news for CISD on your mobile phone? Then Download the CISD Mobile App today. For more information and instructions, visit www.coppellisd.com/app

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Don't Forget to Complete Your Background Check
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

If you are a parent at MKB (and other CISD schools) and plan to volunteer at school then you need to complete the background check every year. You will need your Social and Driver’s License to complete the form and it should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Please complete it even if you don’t plan to volunteer, one never knows when the opportunity will present itself.

Here is a link to the Background Check

All volunteers are required to complete a background check once a year.

Thank you!

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Reminder: PTO Needs Permission to Publish for 2016/2017
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

THE FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT PTO HAS PERMISSION TO PUBLISH

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 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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Lunch Accounts and Menus Available Online
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Don’t forget to add money to your learners school lunch account by visiting www.myschoolbucks.com. Want to know what’s on the menu each day? Visit coppellisd.nutrislice.com/menu/mockingbird/ for the breakfast and lunch menu. The lunch menu for the week also is added to the Mockingbird PTO Facebook page.

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Homeroom Class Fund 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Each year a classroom fund is established to cover some of the costs of classroom parties – Winter Party and Valentine’s — as well as 3 gifts for teachers — Birthday, Christmas and End-of-Year. Your $25 donation per child that you have at Mockingbird makes it much easier for the Volunteer Room Mom to take care of these needs instead of constantly asking for donated items and money for gifts.

While additional items and voluteers may still be needed throughout the year, it does help to minimize the requests. Naturally, the more contributions that are received fom parents, the fewer additional requests that occur!

Please consider making a donation to this important fund for your child’s class! You can send your cash or check made out to “Mockingbird PTO” to school with your child.

Thanks,
The Homeroom Committee

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About News You Can Use Newsletter
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Now that school has started, the Mockingbird PTO’s weekly newsletter News You Can Use will resume its regular Tuesday morning publication schedule. Most issues will distribute on Tuesdays, with a few special editions tied to important events also sent throughout the year. The newsletter is an opportunity for Mockingbird, the PTO and other Coppell ISD affiliated groups to communicate with the Mockingbird Community. Please email Amanda Simpson at amcksimpson@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Box Tops for Class Prizes
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

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. Box Tops will be counted monthly an the class with the highest number collected will be notified of their prize.

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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Shop at Kroger and Tom Thumb and Support Mockingbird
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Grocery shopping can give to Mockingbird. That’s right you can help Mockingbird by grocery shopping. Kroger and Tom Thumb both offer programs that connect your customer card to Mockingbird as a charity. The grocers’ charitable giving directly contributes to our school annually. Here is how you can help make it possible.
For Kroger:

  • Go to www.kroger.com
  • Click on “Community”
  • Then go to “Community Rewards”
  • If you have an account sign in. If not create an account.
  • Once you have accessed your account you are able to update information and preferences including “Community Rewards”
  • Click on “View Your Rewards Details”
  • Go down to the bottom under “Community Rewards”
  • Select Mockingbird Elementary PTO
  • Organization number 83467
  • You’ll be set for the school year.

For Tom Thumb:

  • Go to www.tomthumb.com
  • At the bottom of the website click on “Community Caring”
  • Click on “Customer’s Good Neighbor Charity Addition/Deletion Form” towards the bottom to download the needed form
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Order Your 2016-2017 Spirit Wear!
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Order your 2016-2017 Mockingbird shirt now.

Order online via links below.

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

Cotton Blend shirts: $12
Dri-Fit shirts: $16

Click here to order COTTON

Click here to order DRI-FIT

Additionally – please include your child’s name, grade and teacher when you order. Spirit Wear should arrive by Sept. 16th

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Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, Raffle, and Silent Auction Aug. 26th
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

The 23rd Annual Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, Raffle and Silent Auction will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 26th at Coppell High School in the Commons before the first home football game against L.D. Bell. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. The raffle tickets are $5 and $1, and items include a 48” TV, a drone, LG Sound Bar, weekend night stay at Omni Park West and many more items.

The Silent Auction this year offers amazing auction items! Hundreds of items are available for bidding at the dinner including round of golf at Trophy Club, Bridlewood, and Hackberry Creek, tickets to a Dallas Stars game, and a ride to school for your child in a Coppell fire truck.

There are many additional gift cards and items from local restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues up for bid.

Tickets can be purchased from a Lariette or at the door the night of the event. For more information about the Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, visit their website at http://www.chslariettes.com/.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2016-2017
Published: Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 08:19AM CDT

Sept. 5: Labor Day Holiday – No School
Sept. 8: Curriculum Night
Sept. 9: Grandparents/Special Friends Day

View the 2016-2017 CISD Calendar

Dropoff
Important: New Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT
  • Mockingbird has NEW arrival and dismissal procedures for this school year. This video explains the new procedures. Thank you for your help as we ensure the safety of each of our learners.

Arrival:

  • Doors will open for our learners at 7:30am. Please note that there will not be supervision for our learners prior to this time.
  • All drop-off via car will take place in the front loop of the school. Remain in your vehicle in line and allow staff members or safety patrol to help your child out of the car.
  • Please remain alert and help keep the line moving quickly.
  • Learners will go straight to their classrooms at 7:30am.
  • Instruction begins at 7:50am; please allow time for your child to make his or her way to the classroom prior to 7:50am.

Dismissal:

  • Older siblings will dismiss to younger siblings’ classrooms just prior to school-wide *dismissal.
  • The south loop (near East) will be for buses and daycare ONLY.
  • All pick-up by cars will be in the front loop.
  • Learners will be with their teachers by grade level (kinder at the front of the loop, then 1st, 2nd, etc.)
  • Older siblings will already be with younger siblings, so you will pick up all of your children in one location (grade level of youngest student).
  • Parent pick-up sign should be clearly displayed in the dash of your car for safety and to expedite the process.
  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times. You may exit from the outer lane once you have your children.
  • IMPORTANT:

Please use the outer lane of the front loop for exiting only. We want this lane to move as quickly as possible. Do not attempt to use this lane to move to the correct grade level spot. Remain in ONE line until you reach the correct grade level location. Our staff will have radios and can send a student to a different location if needed.

  • Also, cars cannot park on Mockingbird Lane. Our school officer will be on hand to ensure that no car is left unattended on the street which could cause further delays or safety issues. Thank you.

Please view this video for further explanation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujp_b5iM4lE&feature=youtu.be for further explanation:

The video also can also be found on our campus website.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement these new procedures.

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SCHOOL BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 7:50 A.M.!
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT

GO GET EM MAVERICKS!! MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR!

Monday, August 22 is the first day of school! It is a bittersweet day for many parents. It may be a Boo-Hoo occasion or a Ya-Hoo 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.

PTO members plan to join us by the flagpole at 8 a.m. Monday, August 22. We will take our PTO picture. Smile!

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Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast Monday, Aug. 22
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT

Twas’ the First Day of Class
And all through the school
Some parents were heard sobbing,
But the rest were saying…Ya-Hoo!

Will you Boo-Hoo or Ya-Hoo? Either way, PTO invites you for doughnuts and juice after you’ve taken the final photo and given the last “First-day of school” hug and kiss.

MOCKINGBIRD LIBRARY
Doughnuts and Juice
Monday, August 22nd
7:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Come and go.

We’ll have plenty of tissues, hugs and high fives!

Provided by your PTO Hospitality Committee

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Orange Leaf Day on First Day of School Aug. 22nd!
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT

Celebrate the first day of school in summer style with our favorite frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf! All day Monday, August 22nd, is Mockingbird day at Orange Leaf, 817 S. MacArthur Blvd.

When you check out tell them you’re with Mockingbird and place your receipt in the MKB box. Mockingbird will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Celebrate Back to School or Your First Day of School at Mockingbird with Orange Leaf!

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UPDATE/CORRECTION: PTO Needs Permission to Publish for 2016/2017
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT

THE FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT PTO HAS PERMISSION TO PUBLISH

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 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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Follow #MKB on Social Media
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 07:11AM CDT

Want to keep up with the latest updates from #MKB. Follow Mockingbird on social media via the Mockingbird PTO Facebook page or by following the school and Principal Mrs. Flynn on Twitter @MKBMavs. You also can follow the PTO on Twitter @MockingbirdPTO. Look for your teachers’ Twitter handles on their directory pages or parent handouts. #MKB #bethechange.

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PTO Meeting Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

Our first PTO meeting for 2016-2017 is Tuesday, Aug. 16th at 7 p.m. in the library. Hope you can make it!

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Please Verify Your Address by Aug. 17!
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

CISD requires proof of residency. Parents need to verify their address prior to Teacher Assignment Day August 17th. If you own your home and Mockingbird has a copy of the settlement statement, the school only needs a copy of a CURRENT UTILITY BILL. If you are renting, the school needs a copy of BOTH YOUR CURRENT LEASE AGREEMENT AND A COPY OF A CURRENT UTILITY BILL prior to teacher assignment day August 17th.

For your convenience, you can email these documents directly to Mockingbird at bkiselak@coppellisd.com, or you may bring a hard copy with you to Teacher Assignment Day on August 17. If you have any questions, please email bkiselak@coppellisd.com.

We will not release your child’s teacher information without these documents for address verification.

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Important - Please verify your PTO Directory Information 2016-17
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM 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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Teacher Assignment Day August 17th, Don't Forget Your Checkbook
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

Let the excitement of the school year begin with Teacher Assignment Day on Wednesday, August 17th.

Please follow the schedule according to your student’s last name:
A-L 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
M-Z 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Anyone unable to come in the morning 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

What an exciting day! You will have the opportunity to:
• Purchase a yearbook for 2016-2017
• Add money to your student’s lunch account to start the year off
• Buy Mockingbird spirit wear
• Purchase a school supply kit if you have not already
• Contribute to your homeroom fund
• And, of course what we’ve all waited for – find out what amazing teacher your student will have this school year!

It is highly recommended that you bring your checkbook. Thank you!

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Volunteers Needed for Teacher Assignment Day Aug. 17th
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

PTO is thrilled to host and run Teacher Assignment Day to kick off the school year at Mockingbird. It takes many hands to make light work. We need volunteers to make it all happen. We appreciate you considering lending a hand. Click the link to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

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Please Share Drop-off/Pick-Up Information at Teacher Assignment Day Aug. 17 (Form Included)
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

Mrs. Flynn and Ms. Perryman are working hard to make sure safety is first in planning student drop off and pick up. It is essential that we know how your student will be getting home after school – car, walk, bus, daycare. At Teacher Assignment Day there will be a station to give us that important piece of information.

You can fill out the form below in advance and bring it with you to Teacher Assignment Day. Please complete a separate form for each child attending Mockingbird.

Please make sure you know the bus number or name of the daycare. Thank you for your cooperation!

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PTO Needs Permission to Publish for 2016/2017
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM 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 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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Meet the Teacher Night August 18th!
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:06AM CDT

The next best thing to finding out what class your child will be a part of is meeting the teacher and class! Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 18 from 5:00-6:00pm for Meet the Teacher Night at Mockingbird.

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Message from Mockingbird's Principal Laura Flynn
Published: Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 07:40AM CDT

Hello, Mockingbird Families!

It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner! Our awesome staff has already been hard at work preparing their learning environments and attending professional development in order to best serve your children.

As your new principal, I am eager to get to know each learner and family and look forward to a great partnership between home and school. Our theme for the upcoming year is “Be the Change.” We will embrace the changes happening in our school while also helping our learners understand that they have the ability to choose their reaction to different situations.

Thank you, in advance, for all of your support as we begin this new year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For Kids,

Laura Flynn
Principal
@MKBMavs

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A message from the PTO President Sara Hardy
Published: Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 07:39AM CDT

Dear Mockingbird Parents,

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, August 16 at 7 p.m. in the Mockingbird Library. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Sara Hardy
PTO President

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Join the Mockingbird PTO Facebook Group
Published: Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 07:39AM CDT

Join the Mockingbird PTO Facebook Group and stay connected! We have more than 325 members in this group.

Groups provide a closed space for small groups of people to communicate about shared interests. Mockingbird PTO’s page is a closed group dedicated for parents, teachers and students of Mockingbird Elementary. MKB parents are very active in this group and you will get a response to your questions in a matter of hours if not minutes.

Click here and request to join the group.

MKB Facebook Group Guidelines
  • The MKB Facebook Group is run by the PTO and members of the page. Please call the school for all school related matters such as early closure, weather related questions etc.
  • We are also bound by the same privacy rules that the school has with respect to posting pictures of MKB students. Please do not post close-up pictures of kids unless they are your own or you know that you have the permission of the child’s parent.
  • Only post questions and comments related to the school or to CISD.
  • Avoid sharing personal information such as email address and phone numbers of others without their permission.

You can also Like the CISD Facebook Page

School supplies
School Supply Order Deadline is June 22nd!
Published: Mon, Jun 20, 2016, 08:41AM CDT

Don’t forget to order your student’s school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year today! DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 22, 2016!

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 2016-2017 school supplies online. Mockingbird’s code is MOC001.

Contact Kristie Kessler with any questions.

For your convenience below are links to the supplies needed by grade for next year

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade Girls

Third Grade Boys

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade