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MPE PTA Events Calendar

More information will come home in your child's homework folder prior to each event. Please note that all dates are subject to change. Questions? Contact Sarah Metz at


2018 MPE PTA Calendar of Events





January 9 – 4th PTA Association Meeting 7pm

January 15 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22 – NO SCHOOL – Staff Development Day

January 23 – Flying Eagles Book Club 6:30pm

January 26 – Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

January 30 – Tree Toppers Book Club 6:30pm



February 2 – EVENT – Sweetheart Dance (Father/Daughter Dance)

February 6 – Minimum Day – Staff Development Day

February 7 – Eaglet’s Book Club 6:30pm

February 9 – Mother/Son Event

February 13 – 5th PTA Association Meeting 7pm – Select Nominating Committee

February 16 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents Weekend

February 19 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents Weekend

February 23 – Coffee with the Principal 8:30am



March 7 – Flying Eagles Book Club 6:30pm

March 13 – 6TH PTA Association Meeting 7pm – Nominating Committee Presents Slate

March 13 – Minimum Day

March 21 – EVENT – STEM FAIR

March 24 – EVENT – Eagles for Excellence - Dinner, Dance & Auction

March 26 – Talent Show Packets go out 

March 27 – Tree Toppers Book Club 6:30pm

March 29 – Open House & Food Trucks

March 30 – Minimum Day



April 2-6 – Spring Break

April 10 – 7th PTA Association Meeting 7pm – Elections

April 10 – Talent Show Permission Slips Due

April 11 – Eaglet’s Book Club 6:30pm

April 20 – Talent Show Auditions

April 22 – EVENT – Spring Campus Clean Up Day

April 26 EVENT – Family Fitness Night

April 27 – Coffee with the Principal 8:30am



May 4 – Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

May 7-11 – Staff Appreciation Week

May 8 – Last PTA Association Meeting of the Year – Budget Approval, Volunteer Recognition

May 9 – Flying Eagles Book Club 6:30pm

May 11 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon

May 11 – EVENT - Talent Show Performance & Assemblies

May 15 – Tree Toppers Book Club 6:30pm

May 16 – Eaglet’s Book Club 6:30pm

May 24 – EVENT – Book Club Party 6:30-7:30pm

May 28 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day



June 8 – Minimum Day – Last Day of School!


MPE PTA 2016-17 Executive Board (E-Board)

President - April Thompson

1st VP - Ways and Means - Rochelle Mougeot

2nd VP - Site Programs - Sarah Metz

3rd VP - Academic Programs - Janice Collins

4th VP - Membership - Trisha Fratello

5th VP - Family Services - Kristina Smith

6th VP - Contributions -  Noelle Bolstad

Historian -  Tara Hertstein

Recording Secretary - Robin Webb

Treasurer - Serena James

Auditor - Shannan Alva

Parliamentarian - Paula Le


Parent Teacher Association

PTA FEBRUARY Newsletter!

Read all about it HERE! 

$10 Auction Basket Donation - 2017-18 Auction

We request a $10 voluntary donation that is specifically designated for the purpose of creating art projects and baskets that will be available for auction at the 20th Annual Eagles for Excellence Dinner, Dance, & Auction. Click below to make your donation today! More info will be coming home in the fall.

MPE Parent/Child Book Clubs ROCK!

Next 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 (3) 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 25th!

The tentative dates for each book club are as follows:

The Eaglets (click for flyer) will be meeting on 10/5, 12/6, 2/7, 4/11,  5/16

The Tree Toppers (click for flyer) will be meeting on 9/26, 11/29, 1/30, 3/27, 5/15

The Flying Eagles  (click for flyer) will be meeting on 9/19, 11/15, 1/23, 3/7, 5/9

Flyers will be coming home soon, so be on the look out for them! You can also click on the name of the book club above to download the most recent flyer.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to email Janice Collins at


Lastly, MPE Book Club’s need parent leaders for this year’s meetings. Parent leaders “lead” the groups discussions, crafts, games and/or speakers. We are also looking for book suggestions, so if you have any ideas for this year please contact the following parent volunteer coordinators: for the Flying Eagles Book Club please email Shona Pirie & Jeannette French at; for the Tree Toppers Book Club please email Nicole Kelly at; and for the Eaglets Book Club please email Kim Rodriguez at

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, Ali Guererro at, or Rosemarie Johnson at

If you would like a copy of the MPE PTA Eagle Reading Calendar, please click on the applicable monthly calendar below.



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 Lisa Allan at

Fine Arts Mini-Experience


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 Kelli Palmer.

Bald Eagle

Click the button below to purchase your 2017-2018 MPE PTA membership!

2017-2018 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 Janice Collins at Thanks!



Coffee With the Principal

Coffee with the Principal!


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. Joslin 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 Sarah Metz at  or Mrs. Joslin at

Become an MPE PTA Member Today!


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!


To join the MPE PTA, please contact Trisha Fratello!

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."

Going Shopping?

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