Welcome to MESA - The Parent Organization for Robinson and Jordan/Jackson

Next MESA General Meeting:
TBD in May.  The April General Meeting has been cancelled.
 

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MESA


Robinson Book Fair 
April 7-11 in the Robinson Library
Children will attend with their class and parents are encouraged to visit during conference hours.  However, we are in need of more Robinson parent volunteers to keep the fair open during the popular evening conference hours.  Please sign up HERE to help out.  Contact Stephanie Moore at robinson@mesa4parents.org or Michelle Fahy at mfahy73@hotmail.com with any questions.
 
Robinson Teacher Appreciation Dinner 
Thursday April 10th 3:00 - 7:00PM 
As conference time approaches, so does our popular and very well received teacher appreciation dinner. The Spring Teacher Appreciation dinner is 4/10/2014 (Thu 3:00PM - 7:00PM). A few dishes and items are still needed for this event. The teachers really enjoy a nice meal in between many hours of conferences.  Please sign up HERE.
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Food Drive to Help Our Daily Bread:
Mansfield's Food Pantry
Robinson: Monday 4/7 - Thursday 4/10
JJ: Monday 4/7 - Friday 4/11
Our Daily Bread relies on the generous donations from our families while contributions also teach our kids about helping others.  Classes weigh their donations at the end of the week and the kids are so excited to see the final tally.  Please consider helping your child to participate in this worthy cause. Recommendations are below, but any non-perishable food (except candy) is appreciated.
  • Kindergaren: Tuna or other canned protein items.
  • 1st: Canned corn or canned green beans.
  • 2nd: Jelly (plastic jar if possible) or canned fruit.
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th: Juice, canned corn, canned pasta, or jelly (plastic jar if possible).

We are also looking for volunteers to help gather the food at: 

*Robinson after school (half day) on Thursday 4/10
at noon to pick up food from classes, weigh, sort, and transport food to pantry.  We need volunteers to give a short amount of time at noon to help collect, weigh and sort food from classrooms.

*JJ during shifts from 9:30 to a short time after school on Friday 4/11.

Please contact Tammy at tloftus1@hotmail.com with questions or to volunteer.
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Time To Order Square 1 Art!
This week children who submitted Square 1 pictures brought home their free stickers and customized order forms.  You can order amazing products with your child's artwork online at www.square1art.com  or by filling out the order form and sending it back to the school. Please place all orders by April 11th. MESA earns approximately 30% or all sales during this order period. These make great Mothers Day gifts for family members! Contact Jenn at jj@mesa4parents.org with any questions.
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3rd Grade Math Night is April 9th
Come explore the world of math with over twenty fun and educational activities: Make a GLYPH name tag, "Design a Launch Pad", or estimate how many aliens have landed in the cafeteria.  On your trip, you will discover a different outlook on math and develop new math problem solving skills.
Three launch times (sessions): 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30pm. Each 3rd grader will be allowed one adult to join them on the journey.  Please plan to leave siblings at home.
The mission takes about an hour and a half from lift off to landing.
Contact Jenn Walsh at JJ@mesa4parents.org with any questions.
You must RSVP HERE
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Join the MESA Board!!  We Are Looking to Fill the Following Board Positions:

Recording Secretary:  Do you want to learn useful and marketable skills with Constant Contact and Web Pages?  Or maybe you already have these skills and would like to put them to use helping our schools and fellow parents get the info they need?  All necessary training will be provided for this position which involves sharing in the responsibility for sending out this weekly news blast and updating the web site.  Please contact Suzanne atsecretary@mesa4parents.org if interested.
 
 
Co-Treasurers: These two positions work together and will require bank visits, updating accounting software, processing incoming and outgoing payments as well as ensuring tax compliance for MESA.  The systems are all in place and we are ready to train these new MESA board members before the end of this school year.  Previous accounting and/or office administration skills are beneficial, but not required.  If interested, please contact Siobhan McDonald at President@MESA4parents.org.
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JJ Field Day Needs You!!
(June 13th)

Looking For Co-Chairs/Committee Members 
We are in need of field day chairpersons and committees. This is a really fun event to plan and volunteer at. The kids love getting outside for some fun in the sun, but we are sadly at risk of having to cancel it this year if we cannot find a new comittee. This is a great opportunity to help MESA and our kids before the end of the year!  Please contact Jenn at jj@mesa4parents.org with questions or to volunteer.
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Kindergarten Garden Wonders Committee 
Kinder "Garden" wonders is looking for committee members to facilitate the kindergarten math and science after school program on 5/21 and 5/22.  Many hands are needed to plan this fun & free event.  Please contact event chairs Gretchen and Kateena at gardenwonders2014@gmail.com to volunteer.
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3rd Grade Math Night is April 9th
Come explore the world of math with over twenty fun and educational activities: Make a GLYPH name tag, "Design a Launch Pad", or estimate how many aliens have landed in the cafeteria.  On your trip, you will discover a different outlook on math and develop new math problem solving skills.
Three launch times (sessions): 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30pm. Each 3rd grader will be allowed one adult to join them on the journey.  Please plan to leave siblings at home.
The mission takes about an hour and a half from lift off to landing.
Contact Jenn Walsh at JJ@mesa4parents.org with any questions.
You must RSVP HERE
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Thanks for your support!!
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