Next MESA General Meeting-
Special Parent Q&A With Brenda Hodges Sponsored by MESA and QMS PAC:
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MESA Spring Fling Tickets Are Now on Sale!!
Join us Friday April 11th - 7 to 11PM at CBS Scene
Spring MESA Volunteers Needed!
1st and 2nd Grade Math & Science Night Needs You!
Math & Science Night is brought to you by the generosity of Stop & Shop and MESA.
Robinson Book Fair Co-Chair
Please help out our awesome fair coordinator Michelle Fahy. You will have a seasoned expert at your side and fun organizing the books and watching the kids make their selection. A plus would be someone who will help next year as well. Please contact Stephanie Moore and Stenni Shanteler email@example.com with questions or to volunteer.
3rd Grade Math Night and 5th Grade Science Night Need Your Help!
Want to help with these great events? A planning committee is needed in order for these events to happen! Each event follows an outline already in place, help is just needed to organize the already existing activities. Want to help? Contact Jenn at JJ@mesa4parents.org.
1 Book 1 Grade - 5th Graders Read 'Wonder'!
For our inaugural JJ 1 Book 1 Grade program, MESA is giving every 5th grader a copy of the New York Times bestseller, 'Wonder'!! The students will read the book on their own during March and have opportunities to discuss this meaningful story with their peers in the classroom. The books and more information will be coming home at the end of this week.
Photographer(s) Needed For MESA Event
Spring Fling Adult Social - April 11th
We are reaching out to our MESA parents to find a well regarded photographer(s) to take pictures at our upcoming evening event.
Volunteering will entitle you to your free entry to the event plus 1 additional ticket for spouse/friend for the evening. MESA would appreciate the ability to use some photos to submit to local newspapers and/or for use on our MESA website. Beyond this, you may share photos and have folks purchase photos after the event through your own resources. We can share your link through our MESA website and weekly eNewsletter.
Please contact Siobhan McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org your earliest convenience if you are interested or have questions. We would like to explore local resources before we reach out to photographers outside of Mansfield. If more than one local photographer expresses interest in an event we will draw a name.
Creative ways to help our schools...
A Message From MESA Ways and Means Board Member Sue Kucharski
As the Vice President of Ways and Means for MESA, I have been trying to think of new, fun ways to raise money for our schools. I like to eat and entertain, so I asked a few women in my neighborhood with kids in our elementary schools if they'd be interested in coming to my house for a potluck/fundraiser dinner. I would make the main course and provide the drinks, they would bring a side dish or a dessert and also make a donation to MESA in an amount that they would have spent had we gone out to dinner instead. The idea was met with such enthusiasm that the original group of six, including myself, turned into a group of eleven! Proof that the parents in our town are eager to help improve our schools!
I have to say, we had so much fun. We ate so well, we got to spend some quality time together, and to top it off, we raised $410 for MESA!
If this idea appeals to you, I encourage you to try it, whether it's with your friends or neighbors.
Another Fun Way to Give
If you are having a cookie swap, a holiday party, or book club meeting, put out a jar for people to drop a few dollars in for MESA. For the second year in a row, MESA received a check in the mail from someone who did just that at her Halloween party and raised $120!
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Thanks for your support!!