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Mavericks of the Week for Feb 17
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Congratulations to the Mavericks of the Week.

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Back Row:( Left to Right) Nikhil Segal, Meghan Chiang, Elizabeth Urick
Front Row (Left to Right) Abhinav Agnihotri, Jackie Kaes, Anika Gowda

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The Art Fair Will Be Here Soon!
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Save the Date!! Proceeds benefit the Art Program.
March 9th 5-7
Art fair
Pre sales $30
Night of $35
After $40

Volunteers needed please contact Angie Hardcastle
Angie.hardcastle@rocketmail.com

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Share Your Pictures for Yearbook with ReplayIt App
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

The Yearbook Committee needs your help with pictures for the yearbook. If you have some great pictures from a field trip or anything that went on at Mockingbird this school year, please feel free to share via the Replay App, available for download via Itunes or Google Play stores. Please take a few moments to upload photos that you have taken directly to the Mockingbird yearbook site on the App. Pictures taken outside of Mockingbird that were not field trip related will not be approved. Please do not upload blurry pictures as those will not be considered at all for the yearbook.

Our goal on the yearbook committee is to make sure that every child is in the yearbook at least three times, if not more. We would love to see your pictures since we do not go on the field trips for every grade level.

Step 1 – Upload REPLAY IT app via the Itunes or Google Play store.

Step 2 – you will need to type in – Mockingbird Elementary

Step 3 – you will need to create an account using your email and a password of your choosing.

Our Mockingbird ReplayIt account is password protected so you will be asked for a separate password for the school which is – mkbyearbook

The committee is looking forward to seeing some really great photos!

If you have any questions please email mockingbirdyearbook@gmail.com.

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Reminder to Order Your Yearbook by March 1st!
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Parents,

The deadline to order your yearbook is Wednesday, March 1st We always sell out so please plan on ordering yours today!

The 92 page all color yearbook is $25 and can only be purchased now through March 1st at Jostens.com. Click here choose Mockingbird Elementary – Coppell, TX.

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Painting with a Twist to Support Our PTO February 26
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Calling all MKB PTO members/parents/teachers/supporters…It is time for your inner Monet to come out and support MKB PTO for a fun afternoon. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 26, 2pm-5pm. Bring your favorite beverage and snack to share and get ready for some fun!

Sign up on the link below. In the comments, please indicate MKB PTO Member/Teacher/Supporter (whoever you are) and who you would like to sit with. Can’t wait to see you there!

http://paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=515337

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Recap of February 13th Legislative Informational Meeting
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Last Monday, 13th February, the legislative forum at Coppell Middle School East was very informative and hopefully inspired many to action. If you were unable to attend CLICK HERE to see the handout provided.

Here are some concrete actions we can take:

1) Call senators and representatives (contact info is on the handout)
This will take a few minutes of your time and can make a huge impact.

2) Please contact Sara Hardy PTO President if you would like to participate in the PTO Rally in Austin on the 27th. The district can help us set up meetings with legislators and possibly transportation if enough people show an interest.

Texas PTA/PTO Rally Day at the Capitol – Feb 27th
RALLY DAY

Rally Day – Texas PTA – every child. one voice.

A critical difference between PTA and other parent groups is our dedication to advocacy. Public education is our one guarantee for a brighter and better Texas.
Feel free to forward this information on to friends and family

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The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run will be on Saturday, May 6. Online registration and race information is available now at www.coppellisdef.com. Discounted rates are available for CISD students and staff. All race entries will receive an early registration discount through March 31st.

After you register, refer your friends by email or Facebook to receive a credit back.

The Foundation will contribute $2 from every race entry to your school’s Physical Education program. In addition to this contribution, the funds raised by this event are given back to CISD in the form of classroom grants.

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 08:24AM CST

Feb. 24: 5th Grade Science Fair 3-5pm in the cafeteria. All are invited!
Feb. 26: Painting With a Twist, 2-5pm
March 6-10: Book Fair
March 9: Open House
March 6: PTO Meeting 8am
March 10: Last Mavs Dads Day Lunch
March 13-17: Spring Break
March 21: MKB’s fundraiser night at Esparzas from 5pm-10pm
March 28: 4th grade STAAR writing, 5th grade STAAR math
March 29: 5th grade STAAR reading
Apr 3: 5th grade parent meeting/incoming 6th graders, 6-7pm, CMSE
April 5: Outdoor Class Pictures
April 7: MKB Auction
April 10: Outdoor Individual Pictures
April 11: PTO Meeting 7pm
April 28: Mavs Dads Spring Movie Night and Campout
May 8: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR math
May 9: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR reading
May 10: 5th grade STAAR science
May 15: Colt Camp for incoming 6th graders and their families, 6-7:30pm, CMSE
May 19: Field Day
June 1: End of Year Assembly

View the CISD Calendar

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Class Pictures for Yearbook Set for Wed., Feb. 15th
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 09:31PM CST

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We are excited to announce Mockingbird was chosen as a test school for special spring pictures this year through LifeTouch. Individual pictures as well as class pictures will be taken outside later this spring in April which will be available for purchase. Be on the lookout for more details in the near future. However, Wednesday, February 15 we will take indoor class pictures for yearbook ONLY, not for purchase. Please make sure your Mockingbird Maverick is picture ready next Wednesday!

 
Mavericks of the Week for Feb 10
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 09:31PM CST
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Back Row (left to right): Lina Shaikh, Amay Lakhankar, Dhroov Pathere
Front Row (left to right): Lucas Duncan, Nitya Vasireddy, Nikita Shiby

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MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 09:31PM CST

MKB Calendar – Upcoming Dates 2017

Feb. 15: Class Pictures for Yearbook
Feb. 20: President’s Day (School Holiday)
Feb. 24: 5th Grade Science Fair 3-5pm in the cafeteria. All are invited!
Feb. 26: Painting With a Twist, 2-5pm
March 6-10: Book Fair
March 7: PTO Meeting 8am
March 10: Last Mavs Dads Day Lunch
March 13-17: Spring Break
March 21: MKB’s fundraiser night at Esparzas from 5pm-10pm
March 28: 4th grade STAAR writing, 5th grade STAAR math
March 29: 5th grade STAAR reading
Apr 3: 5th grade parent meeting/incoming 6th graders, 6-7pm, CMSE
April 5: Outdoor Class Pictures
April 7: MKB Auction
April 10: Outdoor Individual Pictures
April 11: PTO Meeting 7pm
April 28: Mavs Dads Spring Movie Night and Campout
May 8: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR math
May 9: 3rd and 4th grade STAAR reading
May 10: 5th grade STAAR science
May 15: Colt Camp for incoming 6th graders and their families, 6-7:30pm, CMSE
May 19: Field Day
June 1: End of Year Assembly

View the CISD Calendar
View the 2016-2017 CISD Calendar

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CISD Parent Meeting on Texas’ 85th Legislative Session Feb. 13 at East
Published: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 08:38AM CST

Join us on February 13th at 7pm next door in the Coppell Middle School East Cafeteria to hear CISD Superintendent Dr. Waldrip, CISD CFO Kelly Penny and former CISD school board member and former State Rep. Bennett Ratliff. They will be explaining how legislation impacts the funding of our schools, class requirements, academic content and standards. You will leave with a better understanding of the issues at hand and how YOU can make a difference in the political process.

If you value your child’s public education, this legislative presentation is imperative!

If you are unable to attend the meeting at East, please attend one of the other sessions the district is providing:
• Feb 8 5:45 West

More information on legislative topics can be found on the district website.

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No February PTO meeting
Published: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 08:38AM CST

The MKB PTO will not have a PTO meeting in February due to the February 13th CISD Legislative meeting at East. Please consider attending the Legislative meeting instead.

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Mavericks of the Week for Feb. 3
Published: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 08:38AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for February 3rd!

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Back row (left to right): Cassie Bonnaci, Grant Gilbert, Sriman Reddi

Front Row (left to right): Ella Grace Trevathan, Violet Barboza, Riya George

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New Date for East's Colt Camp: Monday, May 15th
Published: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 08:38AM CST

Due to a conflict with Valley Ranch Elementary’s 20 year Anniversary celebration, East’s Colt Camp for incoming 6th grade families will be moved to Monday, May 15 6-7:30 pm.

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Early Registration Under Way for Coppell Gifted Association Summer MOSAIC Camp
Published: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 08:37AM CST

Get Ready! Mark Your Calendars! ​We’re celebrating our TENTH year of MOSAIC Summer Camp!MOSAIC Summer Camp is for students who will be in 4th – 8th grade in the fall of 2017)

CGA Members Only Early Bird Registration for Summer 2017 MOSAIC™ will be February 1st through February 22nd!

​As a part of our TENTH Year celebration, members will receive $10 off for each two classes (in the same week for the same child) they register for during our Early Bird Registration period!Class options will be published closer to registration opening date -some exciting new classes are coming as well as some popular previous ones!

Must be a CGA member on or before January 31, 2017 to qualify for Early Bird Registration. Not a member yet? Join now!

Summer Camp Weeks in 2017:
June 5th-9th and July 24th – 28th

Registration Opens to the Non-Members on Feb. 23rd

​Questions? E-mail mosaic@coppellgifted.org

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Mavs’ Dads 2nd Annual Main Event Night is Friday, February 3
Published: Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 08:21AM CST

The Mavs’ Dads 2nd Annual Main Event Night is Friday, February 3 from 6:30 PM – 8:30PM at Main Event Lewisville, 2070 S. Stemmons Fwy.

Join us at Main Event for a night of Laser Tag, Bowling, Games and Fun:

This is a casual event. Come and go as you please and do what you want. There is no set schedule. If you want to bowl, please make your own reservations. Mavs’ Dads will not reserve lanes.

We are planning to have a few laser tag games – last year this was a blast!
Siblings are welcome, but all kids must be accompanied by a Dad, Uncle, Grandpa or Male Role Model. This is not a drop-off event.

Other Mavs’ Dads Dates:

March 3: Last Mavs’ Dads Day
April 28: Spring Movie Night and Campout

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Lost and Found
Published: Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 08:21AM CST

Please write names on jackets, hats, and gloves so that if they are lost, they can be returned. If you have an item missing, please check the lost and found.

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Box Tops Collected January 31
Published: Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 08:21AM CST

The next collection date for BoxTops is Jan. 31st. 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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Mavericks of the Week for Jan. 27
Published: Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 08:21AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Jan. 27

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Back row (left to right): Sri Achanta, Adithi Madhavan, Sneha Patil

Front row (left to right): Abbas Merchant, Karlee Goss, Rajeev Ravindra

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PTO Meeting Tonight (January 24) at 7 p.m. in the Library
Published: Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 08:48AM CST

The next MKB PTO meeting date has been changed – please make note of the new date: Tuesday, January 24th, 7:00pm, Mockingbird library.

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Which Wich Day is Thursday, Jan. 19th
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Thursday, Jan. 19th 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!

For more information, email coppellcowboys@whichwich.net.

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

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Visitor & Arrival/Dismissal Reminders from Mrs. Flynn
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

VISITOR GUIDELINES

Parents, please be reminded that for the safety of our students, and to facilitate an effective learning environment, we ask you to follow the Coppell ISD Visitor Guidelines and Procedures when entering our campus. If you are joining your child for lunch, please bring your driver’s license and allow time to check in at the office before going to the cafeteria. If you do not have a license, you can bring state-issued photo ID. You will be issued a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times. Visits to the classroom must be pre-approved. More information can be found in the attached flyer, and in the Elementary Student Handbook.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Thank you for following our arrival and dismissal procedures in order to keep learners safe and our process as efficient as possible. In the car loop, the inner lane is for drop-off and pick-up. The outer lane is a through-lane ONLY. Please do not exit the line and try to re-enter further down the loop.

When waiting on Mockingbird, please try to stay as close to the curb as possible to allow through-traffic to pass. This will help expedite our process as well.

Thank you for not blocking the entries and exits to the parking lots so that busses and cars are able to exit and keep traffic flowing.

As always, please refrain from cell phone use while in a school zone.

We appreciate your continued support!

Kind regards,

Laura Flynn

Principal

Link to Elementary handbook

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Mavs' Dads Day is this Friday, Jan. 20th
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Have lunch with your child. Spend time at Mockingbird.

When: Friday, Jan. 20th
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:

Feb. 3: Mavs Dads Main Event Night
March 3: Last Mavs Dads Day for 2016/2017
April 28: Spring Movie Night and Campout

Visit the Mavs Dads Blog: mkbmavsdads.wordpress.com

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CISD Construction Updates on 9th Grade Center/New Middle School
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 08:19AM CST

Stay up to date on the new Middle School, 9th Grade Center and all the construction updates.

http://www.coppellisd.com/Domain/3213

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No School on Monday, January 16
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST

Reminder: School is closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Mavericks of the Week for Dec. 16th
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST

Congratulations to all of our Mavericks of the Week! for Dec. 9th

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Back Row (left to right): Blake Short, Ian Lopez, Cynthia Zhao
Front Row (left to right): Ben Burak, Anika Jain, Owen O’Brien

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CISD Townhall Meeting January 10
Published: Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 10:32AM CST
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Congratulations to Teacher of the Year Mrs. April Owen
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

Congratulations to Mrs. April Owen, 4C, for being Mockingbird’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Owens has taught at Mockingbird for 3 years and in CISD since 2001. She is known for her dedication to her students, colleagues and profession. Congratulations Mrs. Owen!

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From left: Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Owen and Ms. Perryman

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Reminder No School Dec. 19th - Jan. 3rd
Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 08:32AM CST

We look forward to seeing you back on Wednesday, January 4th.
Happy Holidays!

(Don’t forget: EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:50 this Friday, Dec. 16th!!)