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News and Events:
Family Fun Day
Thank you everyone for coming to the Family Fun Day at Maplewood last Sunday! Weather was a perfection and we were happy to see you! We hope everyone had a great time.
Last week we kicked off our major Wrap/Gift Fundraiser with our fabulous Charleston Wrap collection. MESA's operating budget is over $50,000 for the 2014/15 school year. A student body our size means that even spending $25-30 per student per year adds up fast. In-class visits from local museums, field days, one book one grade, technology and classroom supplements all rely on our raising these funds and we need your help. While we try to add additional popular fundraising tools to help reach our goals, we are still looking to have a GREAT response to this fundraiser to support our kids and our schools. Please consider this as you choose your purchases and share the catalog info (available online at www.charlestonwrap.com) with family and friends.
Really don't need wrap, chocolate or fun gadgets? We enthusiastically welcome direct tax-deductible donations to MESA! You can find our donation button on the left side bar of this newsletter or HERE.
School Council Vote
Jordan/Jackson and Robinson is in the process of forming their School Councils for the 2014-2015 school year. The School Council is an advisory board to the principal that meets at least four times per year to assist in the review of the school budget and the Student Handbook and to help formulate the school improvement plan.
This week during curriculum nights you have an opportunity to vote for School Council.
Box Tops are Back!
Happy New School Year MESA families!
We are excited to start up our Box Top program this Fall! WE NEED YOUR BOX TOPS! A little goes a long way! Last year we collected $6262 dollars in Box Tops which was fabulous! We know that this year we can do even better.
We will continue to distribute Box Top collection sheets to the classrooms. Students should feel free to use the collection sheets or simply submit their Bot Tops in a baggie. For Robinson students, please make sure your students label their baggies and/or collection sheets. We have large collection boxes at the entrances of the Robinson and Jordan Jackson buildings. Also, at the Robinson, we will have collection boxes in each classroom. Please have your student bring in any Box Tops they collected over the summer during the first few weeks of school and watch these MESA blasts for additional information regarding the Box Top program.
Your Box Tops Coordinators,
Kate Allen and Antonia Blinn (Jordan Jackson)Mary Dalton and Yvette Politis Cromack (Robinson)
Stop & Shop A+ Registration
Another great way to support you school is Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards program. Participants of this program earn points with each purchase made using their Stop & Shop Card. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine your school's cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school's account. Customers can support up to two schools to benefit from their A+ School Rewards that accrue.
New this year: You do not have to re-register your card if you registered your card last year and would like to keep the same school designations (up to two schools). If you would like to check that you are registered or register for the first time, please click the link HERE.
Register your REDCard at the link HERE and Target will donate 1% of all your purchases to the school of your choice. Once you register and choose your school, you do NOT need to re-register each year. Thank you!
MESA Kindergarten Social
Last week kindergarten families enjoyed performance by Toe Jam Puppet Band.
Great fun for everyone! Thank you for coming!
Are you shopping up a storm on Amazon for your back to school purchases? If so, please use our Amazon Sales Portal HERE. Thanks for your support!!