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MKB Wild West Book Fair This Week
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Howdy Partners!

Round up your families as you ‘Saddle Up and Read’ for the MKB Fall Wild West Book Fair Oct. 16th – 20th.

The Wild West Book Fair’s Hours are: Mon – Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 to Noon.

Our Reading Under The Stars Picnic will be Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lunch with Loved Ones will be Wednesday, Oct. 18th, for Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades and Thursday, Oct. 19th for 1st, 3rd and 5th grades

Please Consider Bringing Cookies for the Lunch with Loved Ones. Cookies are needed by the morning of Oct. 18. Nut free cookies only, please.

Mockingbird Family Reading Under the Stars Picnic Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

What: Reading Under the Stars Family Picnic

When: Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Why: To have fun with your MKB family, enjoy dinner outdoors, read some great books together, hear books read aloud from MKB educators, and shop the book fair!!

Where: MKB small playground and lawn

What to Bring: A picnic blanket, dinner for your family, favorite books, and money for the book fair

Dessert?? Of course! We will have Kona Ice here for a special after-dinner/reading treat available for purchase.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

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Mavs' Dads Day & Bring a Ball is Friday, Oct. 20
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Mavs’ Dads Day & Bring a Ball is Friday, Oct. 20
Time: Lunch/Recess, 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 participate. 
3. Bring a soccer ball, kickball, football, basketball to donate for PE/recess.
4. Go to recess with your child’s class.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Don’t forget to allow time to sign in at the office.  

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Mavs’ Dads events:
Oct. 31: Mavs’ Dads Super Hero Cape Day at Drop Off
Nov. 3: Fall Movie Night
Dec. 1: Second Mavs’ Dads Day
Feb. 2: Third Mavs’ Dads Day & Mavs’ Dads Main Event Night
March 2: Last Mavs’ Dads Day
April 27: Spring Movie Night and Camp out

#mavsdads2017 #mavsdads #mkbmavsdads
Questions? Contact Keith Hayden at

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Buy Spirit Wear for Upcoming Field trips!
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Field trips are upon us and it helps our teachers and chaperones when kids are in recognizable shirts. Order spirit wear online or stop by the office and get an order form.

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

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

To order a Cotton shirt online, visit

To order a“Dri-Fit” shirt online, visit

StuCo MetroCrest Toothbrush/Toothpaste Drive Through Oct. 20
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Imagine not being able to brush your teeth! We want to put a smile on everyone’s face! We are collecting new toothbrushes and toothpaste for those in need. We will be donating the toothpaste and toothbrushes to MetroCrest.

MetroCrest is an agency that helps people in need because they may have lost their job, have become homeless, or lost everything in Harvey, etc. We hope that you and your children will donate to those in need & fill their bucket (and yours)! All donations can be brought to the front office. Thank you for your generosity. –Student Council

Reminder: Volunteers & Visitors to Use Office Kiosk to Check-in
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

The Mockingbird office now has the Volunteer function on the Raptor kiosk enabled and working. All visitors and volunteers must use the kiosk to check-in before going anywhere in the school.

If a parent is here to have lunch in the cafeteria, or meet with a teacher, then they can sign in via the kiosk as a Visitor.

If a parent or relative is going to the library or classroom to help, they need to sign in as a Volunteer.

The label that prints will indicate whether they are a Visitor or Volunteer.

To be added to the Approved Volunteer list, please complete the Background Check Form by clicking here.

Thanks for helping us keep our students safe!

Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation Oct. 19 & Oct. 26
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Coppell ISD kicks off its annual Red Ribbon Week drug prevention awareness campaign with a Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at CMS North and Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in the CHS Lecture Hall.

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Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days & Activities October 23-27
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Please encourage your child to participate each day of Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-27th):

Dress Up Activities:

Monday, Oct. 23rd “Follow your dreams: stay drug free!” – Wear pajamas
Tuesday, Oct. 24th – (PICTURE DAY) “Slip away from drugs!” – Wear slippers and/or crazy socks
Wednesday, Oct. 25th -“Cowboy up against drugs and give them the boot!” – Dress western/cowboy or cowgirl
Thursday, Oct. 26th “I’m proud to WALK against drugs!” RED OUT (Wear all red and tennis shoes)
MKB will have a Walk Against Drugs at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26th on the track.
Friday, Oct. 27th- “DARE to be a hero – be drug free!” – Dress as a superhero or wear camouflage.

Picture Day is Tuesday, Oct. 24
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 24th!

Order portraits now at Click here and enter DO317109Q0 for the picture ID and then enter your child’s first name.

Mavericks of the Week for Oct 13, 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Dominic Antoline, Henry Hayden and Allan Jidkov
Front Row, from left: Aya Khairy, Gabe Gilbert and Gautam Ajwani

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Coppell Gifted Association - Creative Writing Competition
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

10th Annual Creative Writing Competition 2017-2018

Share your talents and enter your creative prose for a chance to win and be
published! The works from all contest winners will be published in a book to be
released in Spring, 2018

  • CGA membership required for students who do not attend Coppell ISD schools.
  • For rules and additional details, go to
MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 06:59AM CDT

Oct. 16-20: Wild West Book Fair Saddle Up and Read
Oct. 17: MKB Family “Reading Under The Stars Picnic” 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Lunch with Loved Ones for Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades
Oct. 19: Lunch with Loved Ones for for 1st, 3rd and 5th grades
Oct. 20: Rise ’N" Shine Assembly; Mavs Dads Day Lunch
Oct. 24: Picture Day
Oct. 23-27: Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 31: Character Day Parade

View the CISD Calendar at

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CGA Presents 'Parenting for Grit' program Oct. 12
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 07:09AM CDT
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Mavericks of the Week for Oct 6, 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 07:09AM CDT

Congratulations to this week’s Mavericks of the Week!

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Back row, from left: Jada McCray, Amber Coffey, Anirudh Medicherla
Front row, from left: Owen O’Brien, Shiv Patel, Avery Arthur

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PTO Meeting on Monday Oct 16th in the Cafetaria
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 07:09AM CDT

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting on Monday, October 16 at 8 am in the cafetaria. All MKB parents and guardians are welcome! We’ll have an update on exciting MKB projects such as the STEAM lab, literacy lounge, and audiovisual studio. We will discuss next week’s book fair and other upcoming MKB events. Hope to see you Monday morning!

MKB Calendar - Upcoming Dates 2017
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 07:09AM CDT

Oct. 11: Coppell High School Homecoming Parade! (5th graders can participate)
Oct. 16-20: Wild West Book Fair Saddle Up and Read
Oct. 16: PTO Meeting 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria
Oct. 17: MKB Family “Reading Under The Stars Picnic” 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: Rise ’N" Shine Assembly; Mavs Dads Day Lunch
Oct. 23-27: Red Ribbon Week (Details to Come)
Oct.24: School Picture Day
Oct. 31: Character Day Parade

View the CISD Calendar at

Congratulations to the September Mavericks of the Week!
Published: Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 07:05AM CDT

Each week, Mockingbird recognizes learners from each grade who have exemplified great character and leadership as Mavericks of the Week.

Congratulations to all of the Mavericks of the Week for September!

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Back row, from left: Addison Sher, Hailey Cockshutt and Miina Otsuki
Front row, from left: Nitya Vasireddy, Larah Han and Ivy Nguyen

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Back row, from left: KeTurah Richey, Richaa Rajesh and Aneesha Bijja
Front row, from left: Naisha Kalra, Panav Bhatnagar and Parker Sieling

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Back row, from left: Ishitha Yanamala, Claire Pafford and Aaliyah Haun-Granado
Front row, from left: Disha Kakarla, Liam Claassen and Sofia Ramirez

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Back row, from left: Caleb Cockshutt, Harrison Turchon and Ben Burak
Front row, from left: Celine Grace Kabeya, Brady Xuan and Brooklyn Carroll

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NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar by Oct.6!
Published: Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 07:05AM CDT

Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.


  • Elementary school parents can submit nominations near the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their elementary school campus they feel deserves recognition.
  • This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.
  • At the end of each grading period, at every elementary school, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.
  • Please click here to submit your nomination by the October 6th (5PM) deadline.
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Mavs Dads Update: First Event Oct. 20th
Published: Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 07:05AM CDT

Thank you to all of the Mavs’ Dads who attended our one and only planning meeting. We had a record attendance. And we had a record attendance by Dads new to Mockingbird. Please make note of the dates for our awesome Mavs Dads events throughout the year. Our goals for Mavs Dads are:

1. Spend Time with Our Children
2. Connect to Mockingbird
3. Have Fun

Oct. 20: First Mavs Dads Day. Have lunch with your child and Bring a Ball to donate for recess/PE.
Oct. 31: Mavs Dads are Superheroes Cape Day. Wear your superhero cape and come out to greet the students during morning drop off.
Nov. 3 Mavs Dads Movie Night. Watch a movie with under the stars.
Dec. 1: Mavs Dads Day #2. Have lunch with your child. Dads can also attend recess!
Feb. 2: Mavs Dads Day #3. Have lunch with your child. Dads can also attend recess!
Feb. 2: Mavs Dads Main Event Night. Join us at Main Event Lewisville for some fun with your MKB friends.
March 2: Mavs Dads Day #4. This is our competition day. Most Mavs Dads at lunch wins $100 gift card for the teacher team.
April 27: Mavs Dads Spring Movie Night and BBQ and/or Campout.

Mark these dates on your calendar. #mavsdads2017 #mavsdads #mkbmavsdads

Questions? Please contact Keith Hayden at

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We're at $5,500 - Help Us Meet Our $12,000 Write-A-Check Goal by Sept. 29!
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

It’s Maverick Round-Up Write-A-Check Time!

We are only at $5,500 and really need your help to get to our $12,000 goal.

A question we hear all the time – What is this money used for? Check out this video from the Mockingbird PTO Facebook Group to find out more.

Maverick Round-Up is the primary way PTO raises money to support Mockingbird. Every generous contribution provides technology, programs, and fun activities for each of our Mockingbird Mavericks.

You can turn in your Write-a-Check form to your child’s teacher. Gifts can also be made on-line through the Mockingbird PTO Website. We are having a contest to see which class will raise the most dollars!! The winning class will receive an Tappy’s Yogurt party in their classroom! In addition, every student that makes a contribution will be entered into a drawing for prizes given out each Friday during our Write-a-Check Campaign!!

And EVERYONE will win a popsicle party with Mrs. Flynn and Ms. Perryman if we reach our $12,000 goal!!!!

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Every gift counts!

Destination Imagination Informational Meeting Tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 26)
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

An informational meeting will be held in the MKB cafeteria on Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please email or visit for more information. You also can follow DI on Facebook or Twitter

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CGA Parent Program at CHS Tuesday Tonight (Sept. 26)
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

Deana Dynis, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Coppell ISD, will present an informative talk on the goals and outcomes of CISD Gifted Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coppell High School Lecture Hall. Please see the flier below for more information.

As a reminder, you can join CGA for the year while the membership cost is still just $11. You can join at that meeting, which is the final day for that membership price. Afterwards, the cost to join is $20.

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day Set for Friday, September 29th
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

Please invite your Grandparents or a special friend to visit your child’s class and see their school on Friday, Sept. 29th. This special event is one we look forward to each year! We will have two blocks of time to allow for siblings. Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade grandparents should arrive by 8 a.m. and make their way to the cafeteria. They will enjoy brief refreshments, hear a few words from Mrs. Flynn, and then head to their student’s classroom for a visit. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade grandparents should arrive by 9 a.m. and also head to the cafeteria for the same schedule.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Grandparents and special friends arrive at 8 a.m.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Grandparents and special friends arrive at 9 a.m.

Please have the Grandparents and special friends RSVP, so that we know who to expect. They can visit to RSVP.

We always look forward to this special day where we can welcome your loved ones to Mockingbird! Please be sure to invite them to join us for a treat and chance to tour their grandchild’s or friend’s classroom!

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Help and Food Needed for Grandparents/Special Friends Day Sept. 29
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

We need volunteers to work or bring food for Grandparents and Special Friends Day. You can sign up by clicking on one of the boxed below.

Please deliver all food and beverages to the cafeteria at 7:30 AM on Friday, September 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Urick (

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Box Tops Collected Friday, Sept. 29
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

The first collection will be September 29th and the class with the most Box Tops collected will be notified October 5th.

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.

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 $1,000 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

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5th Grade Artwork for Directory Cover Due October 2nd
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

It’s the time of the year for another Mockingbird Tradition! Once again this school year PTO is asking 5th grade students to submit designs for Directory cover.
PTO then votes and chooses 3 designs to use in the directory.

The top design will go on the cover in color and the other 2 will go inside in black and white.

This year we are asking kids to do the artwork at home on a 8-1/2 by 11 white paper and should be drawn in PORTRAIT layout ( not landscape).

This years MKB theme is " Full STEAM ahead". Use your creativity, imagination and have fun!!

Please include the following on the back of the artwork (Please make sure student does not sign at the bottom of the artwork for voting to be fair)

What: Directory design, Name & Class
Who: Turn in to Mrs. Kitts when you come to art or leave it in her mail box
When: No later than Monday, October 2nd

Please contact our fabulous art teacher Terese Kitts with any questions!

MKB Family Buddies Are the Best!
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

Everyone needs a buddy, especially families new to Mockingbird! Mockingbird prides itself on its diversity; with new families coming into our school, our community and sometimes even country for the first time. It would be extremely helpful to partner these new MKB families with veteran MKB families to show them the ropes, answer any questions they have, and assist in making them feel welcome. All that is required is a smile and a positive, helpful attitude. If you would like to serve as a buddy family to new MKB families, have questions about the program or need more information, please contact Mrs. Thomas at

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Lunch Times Reminder & Leave Time to Sign-in at the Office
Published: Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 08:43AM CDT

As a reminder, here are the lunch times for learners by grade level. These also can be found on the Mockingbird Website. You also can find attendance information and other important information on the website.

Don’t forget to allow time to sign in at the office, and please bring your driver’s license.

Kindergarten 10:30 – 11:00
1st Grade 11:00 – 11:30
2nd Grade 11:30 – 12:00
3rd Grade 12:00 – 12:30
4th Grade 12:30 – 1:00
5th Grade 1:00 – 1:30

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Mockingbird PTO Fundraising 101 - Simple Ways to Help MKB
Published: Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 07:32AM CDT

Now that the school year is underway, our Mockingbird families will experience various opportunities in which they can give back to support our school and help provide our students with the best foundation possible. This article is to provide a summary of what you can expect during our 2017-2018 school year, in addition to simple, every day ways you can help raise money for our children.

You may be asking yourself, “Why we hold fundraisers since the state provides funding to help support our schools?” The short answer is that state funding is significantly less than in years past due to changes in their funding calculations. This means that many expenses previously covered by state funding, no longer are.

“What about the bond package we just passed?” you may ask. The bond package covers some much needed structural (and other) improvements, but does not cover the academic enrichment programs and other items we are seeking to fund.

So how does the PTO raise money?

Write-A-Check Campaign | Sept. 18 – 29 This fundraiser is held by the PTO and is our biggest, most important fundraiser of the year. 100% of your contribution stays with Mockingbird. Send a check via the folder sent home with your child or contribute online here.

Mockingbird Restaurant Nights
Save yourself some time on a busy school night and take your family out to eat or order in from the featured restaurant, which will donate a percentage of proceeds to the PTO. MKB’s first restaurant night will be at Spring Creek BBQ Monday, Dec. 4th.

Clip & save Box Tops on items from General Mills, Gogurt, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Hefty, Hanes and many more! Turn them in to to your child’s teacher and the PTO will do the rest! Cha-ching!! THE FIRST BOX TOPS COLLECTION WILL BE SEPT. 29, SO BE SURE TO TURN THEM IN THEN.

Register your Kroger card and/or Tom Thumb Rewards card to our school ID and a portion of your total purchase comes back to Mockingbird! Easy!

For Kroger:

  • Go to
  • 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
  • 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

“AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Mockingbird every time you shop, again, at no cost to you. Go to and register “Mockingbird Elementary PTO” as your charitable organization. When you shop, you’ll find the same prices & selection as on, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to MKB! Bam!

PTO helps support a Mockingbird Scholastic Book Fair twice a year. Buy books for your school and support the school.

MKB PTO also will host additional fundraising opportunities in the spring! Look for details after winter break.

Mockingbird also hosts additional fundraisers for the Library, PE program and more.

For additional fundraising questions, email

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Mavs' Dads Annual Meeting Tonight (Sept 19th) at 6:30 pm in Library
Published: Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 07:55AM CDT

Mockingbird Mavs’ Dads
Awesome Annual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mockingbird Library

It is time for the Mavs’ Dads annual kick-off meeting.
All Mavs’ Dads are encouraged to attend. 
Bring your ideas. Meet the Mockingbird Principal, Mrs. Flynn. 
All Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles and male role models are welcome. 
If you have a child at Mockingbird, then you are part of Mavs’ Dads. 
We are planning several fun events at Mockingbird this year.
The best part is all you have to do is participate.
Attend events. Spend time with your children. Have fun.  
This is our only official planning meeting of the year. (We like to keep it simple).
Mavs Dads formed several years ago to promote and encourage school participation from male role models. We continue that tradition and have three goals:
1.      Have Fun
2.      Connect with Mockingbird
3.      Encourage our Children
Want to learn more about Mavs Dads? Then attend probably the best school
meeting of the year. We will schedule dates, elect new officers, and assign teams for the year.

Just a few ideas planned for 2017-2018:
1.      Fall Movie Night under the Stars
2.      Spring Movie Night and Camp Out
3.      Mavs’ Dads Day (four throughout the year)
4.      Mavs’ Dads Superhero Cape Day
5.      Main Event Mavs’ Dads Day
Do you have ideas? Do you want to help? Do you just want to attend events?
Any and all level of participation is encouraged. 
For more information please contact Keith Hayden at