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MPE PTA Events Calendar

More information will come home in your child's homework folder prior to MOST events. Please note that all dates are subject to change. Questions?

Contact Todd Navarro at toddmpepta@comcast.net.

2019 MPE PTA Calendar of Events

OCTOBER

October 4 – Jog-a-Thon envelopes due!

October 8 – 3rd PTA Association Meeting 7pm (Guest Attendee: CJ Cammack, Superintendent) 

October 25 – Coffee with the Principal - 8:30am

October 28 - November 1 – Parent Teacher Conference Week/Minimum Days/Red Ribbon Week

October 27 - Harvest Event

NOVEMBER

November 11NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

November 12 – 4th PTA Association Meeting 7pm

November 15 – Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

December 11 – EVENT - Gingerbread Night

December 20 – Minimum Day

December 23-January 6 – Winter Break

* No PTA Association Meeting
** No Coffee with the Principal

JANUARY

January 6 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

January 14 -5th PTA Association Meeting 7pm

January 20 - NO SCHOOL -MLK

January 21 - NO SCHOOL-Staff Developement

January 24 - Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

January 31 - Daughter Event 6pm-8pm

FEBRUARY

February 9 - Son Event 10AM

February 11 - 6th PTA Association Meeting 7pm - Select Nominating Committee

February 14 - 17th NO SCHOOL - Presidents Weekend

February 21 - Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

MARCH

March 3 - Minimum Day

       Gr. 1st - 5th 8:15 - 12pm

      ALL Kinder 8am - 11:20am

March 6 - STEM FAIR

March 10 - 7th PTA Association Meeting 7pm - Nominating Committee Presents Slate

March 21 - Eagles for Excellence Dinner Dance and Auction 5pm-11pm

March 25 - Talent Show Packets go home.

March  31 - Minimum Day

        Gr. 1st - 5th 8:15 - 12pm

      ALL Kinder 8am - 11:20am

APRIL

April 2 - Open House 6pm-7pm

April 3 - Minimum Day

        Gr. 1st - 5th 8:15 - 12pm

      ALL Kinder 8am - 11:20am

April 6 - 10 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 13 - Talent Show Permission Slips Due

April 14 - 8th PTA Association Meeting 7pm - Elections

April 17 - Talent Show Auditions 2:30 - 6pm

April 24 - Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

April 26 - Spring Campus Clean Up Day

MAY

May 1 -Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 2:30 - 6pm

May 4 - 8 Staff Appreciation Week

May 8 - Volunteer Recognition Event / Staff Appreciation Luncheon

May 12 - Last PTA Association Meeting of the Year - Budget Approval

May 15 - Talent Show Assemblies (Times TBD) and Performance 6pm-8pm

May 21 - MPE Book Club Party -Invitation ONLY 

May 22 - Last Coffee with the Principal 8:30 

May 25 - NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

May 29 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 

                Minimum Day

        Gr. 1st - 5th 8:15 - 12pm

      ALL Kinder 8am - 11:20am

 

2019-2020       MPE PTA  Executive Board 

President -                                  Todd Navarro

1st VP - Ways and Means -      Kelly Gilbert

2nd VP - Site Programs -

Lisa Willis

3rd VP - Academic Programs - Wendy Diaz

4th VP - Membership -

Erin Anderson

5th VP - Family Services -

Kristin Frost

6th VP - Contributions -

Jessica Hinson

Historian -

Anna Miles

Hospitality -

Karyne Travalini

Recording Secretary -

Kim Dobrzensky

Treasurer -

Becca Ahsing

Financial Secretary -

Veronica Montes

Auditor -

Melisse Aiello

Parliamentarian -

Sarah Metz

 

Parent Teacher Association

Get your 2019 MPE Eagles for Excellence Auction Tickets Here!

$15 Auction Project Donation - 2019-2020 Auction

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MPE Parent/Child Book Clubs ROCK!

Book Club Meetings: 

The PTA's MPE Book Clubs are back this school year and we are raring to go! All students and their respective grown-ups are welcome to join in the fun! There are three book clubs: The Eaglets (Grades K-1), The Tree Toppers (Grades 2-3), and the Flying Eagles (Grades 4-5). Each book club enjoys a unique format of activities for their grade level. All book clubs are held in the library from 6:30-7:30pm. At the end of the year, everyone who attended at least one book club meeting gets invited to the End-of-the-Year Book Club Pizza Party Extravaganza on May 21st!

 

Eaglets (K-1) Lilli Albonicolillialbonicoart@gmail.com

Wed, Sept 9

Thurs, Nov. 7th
Wed, Jan. 8th
Thurs, Mar. 5th
Wed, May 6th

 

Tree Toppers (2-3) Jenny Cooper: jcoopfam@gmail.com

Wed, Sept 25

Tues, Nov. 16th
Wed, Jan. 22nd
Tues, Mar. 24th
Wed, May 13th

 

Flying Eagles (4-5) Robin Webb:  tuxedomocha@gmail.com

Tues, Sept. 24

Mon, Nov. 18

Tues, Dec. 16

Wed, Feb. 26

Thur, Apr. 23

 

 If you have any questions, please feel free to email our program chair, Kim Rodriguez, at redtraveler77@gmail.com.

Our Eagle Reading Program Is Awesome!

The MPE PTA Eagle Reading Program is a voluntary program for our students that encourages pleasure reading. To participate in this free program, our students simply keep track of their daily reading on our Eagle Reading Calendars and turn them into their teacher! Once they have recorded their minutes for each day of the month, they add their minutes up and return their completed calendar to their teacher during the first week of the new month. If they are in Kindergarten through 2nd grade and they have read 500 minutes, then they have earned a free book! If they are in 3rd grade through 5th grade and they have read 750 minutes, then they have also earned a free book! Any minutes over, will be applied to their next month's total...reading roll over minutes, if you will!

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Veronica Montes at avabrn.6@gmail.com

 

YummY HARVEST OF THE MONTH!

Harvest of the Month, or HOTM to our MPE Community, is a unique program offered at MPE where MPE Community volunteers come into the classroom and help teach our the children about healthy eating choices. Every month, a new vegetable or fruit is introduced to the children and each child is offered a "taste" of the yummy, healthy food. This program is absolutely amazing! Be sure to talk to your children about what they are learning and tasting! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tina Dodds at tinamdodds@gmail.com

Fine Arts Mini-Experience

FAME

FAME is an art and music program designed to familiarize students with well-known artists, composers, and their works. The content is presented by focusing on specific art and music elements as parts of a composition and by providing a connection, be it life experiences or artistic similarities of featured artists, to which contemporary young people may relate.FAME offers students criteria for viewing a painting and listening to a piece of music. This guidance provides reinforcement in developing their skills as analytical spectators who can ultimately discern shades of quality and familiarizes them with some of the great artists in history.

Our PTA has purchased the FAME 5 year program. All lessons are taught at school during “music prep” for students grade 1-5. 

Our FAME lessons are taught by a wonderful team of enthusiastic parent volunteers (referred to as docents). Our docents attend pre-lesson meetings to review and prepare for the art and music portions and the accompanying hands on activity – no prior knowledge of or talent with art or music is necessary!

If you are (or know anyone who may be) interested in joining this exceptional program and being a part of your children's lives at the school (repeat: no art or music talent or experience necessary...just enthusiasm!), please contact Jenny Cooper jcoopfam@gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter!

Bald Eagle

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2019-2020 After School Enrichment Programs!

Friendly Reminder:

All After School Enrichment sign ups are done directly with the program vendor. Please review the vendor flyers for all program and contact information. If you have any other questions, please contact Wendy Diaz at wmodiaz@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

Coffee With the Principal

Coffee with the Principal!

OUR NEXT COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL WILL BE

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 AM in the Multi Use Room!

It's become a welcome tradition at MPE that our families are given the opportunity to sit and talk with our principal about different things going on at the school once a month over coffee. This year is no different. Mrs. Nichols is happy to carry on this tradition with our MPE families and hopes to sit and share coffee with everyone in the MUR. Everyone is welcome, even the kiddos! For more information, please email Todd Navarro at toddmpepta@comcast.net  or Mrs. Nichols at anichols@martinezusd.net.

 

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to support all children. This is an incredible organization that deserves your support. Our PTA is responsible for funding so many incredible programs at the school. These programs include fun events for our students like the Harvest of the Month, Parent/Child Book Clubs, school assemblies, FAME and our amazing Eagle Reading program.  However, our PTA also provides the much needed financial support our school needs as well, such as providing each of our classes with publications like Scholastic News, providing assistance with our technology and library staff and investing in our classrooms to ensure that our teachers are equipped with the most up-to-date technology for our students.  Without everyone’s involvement through volunteerism and financial support, our school would not be as strong as it is today, nor as successful. Together we are one voice that advocates for all of our children. PTA membership is $10. It's amazing what $10 can accomplish!

Questions? Please contact Erin Anderson erinforhomes@gmail.com!

Membership Perks!

Being a member of the PTA entitles you to some great "perks," such as discounts at Staples, Legoland, T-Mobile, Jamba Juice, Enterprise & Hertz, and the California Academy of Sciences! For more information, click on "perks."

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