Go Texan Day February 22nd

You are invited to Go Texan Day on Friday, February 22nd.  Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades will be performing dances in the spirit of Go Texan Day.  So dust off those boots and put on your cowboys hats and get ready to dance!

We will have time for pictures at the end of the performance and then students will need to finish their time in specials class.  If you are checking your child out, please check them out with their teacher.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Nguyen, [email protected]

Schedule:

2nd Grade: 12:05 – 12:35

Pre-K/Kindergarten: 1:00 – 1:30

1st Grade: 1:55 – 2:25

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2019 PTA Survey Needs Your Feedback by Feb 28th

As a member of the MDE Community, you are asked to complete a short survey about PTA programs, services and funding, so the PTA can improve student’s experiences at MDE and build the 2019-2020 Operating Budget.  Please take five minutes and provide your feedback.  You do NOT need to be a PTA member to complete the survey.  Thank you for your time and consideration to the programs and services that impact MDE.  Click here to begin the survey.

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Legislative Town Halls

The 86th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 8 with school finance reform a top priority. That momentum gained steam when Gov. Greg Abbott declared school finance one of his emergency items, giving it a head start in the legislative process.

As a district that has seen its recapture (Robin Hood) payments increase by 1,600% since 2009 – the largest percentage increase of any district in Texas – and its state funding decrease, SBISD is acutely interested in what’s going on in Austin. Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri are visiting and talking with legislators and other key officials in the school finance discussion and encourage our community to engage with legislators as well.

To better inform you about this issue critical to SBISD, a series of Legislative Town Halls have been scheduled for later this month and early March. You’ll hear the latest information concerning the Legislature and public education.

The meetings will start at 7 p.m. and be held in each high school’s auditorium.

Tue.  Feb. 26 — Memorial High School

Wed. Feb. 27 — Spring Woods High School

Tue.  March 5 — Stratford High School

Wed. March 6 — Northbrook High School

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Talent Show Permission Slips NOW Available and Due Feb 14th!

GOT TALENT!! Talent Week will be April 1- 5 from 7:25 a.m.-7:45 a.m. and will feature grades PK through 5! Should there be more entries than spots available, participants will be drawn from a lottery.  Permission slips are due to Mrs. Dixon by February 14th. Please submit one permission slip per group (with no more than 10 people in a group).  A copy of the music is required in a digital format and is due Friday, March 1st. PK-2nd may also participate in singing the Grade Level Patriotic Song!  For more information, including rules and dates,click here for the permission slip!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Sekimoto for being selected as the MDE PTA School Bell Award Winner!

Ms. Sekimoto was chosen as an outstanding MDE staff member with overwhelming impact on the MDE community.  As one parent wrote, ‘She is an amazing teacher who instills the love of learning in her students. We are so impressed and appreciate all the efforts she makes for our children.’  Another parent wrote, ‘Mrs. Sekimoto has surpassed all expectations. She makes learning fun and is driven by her obvious passion for teaching young children.’

Mrs. Sekimoto will join other MDE PTA members at a special dinner in February to honor School Bell Award winners throughout the district.  Congratulations, Mrs. Sekimoto!

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Family STEM Night: March 5th 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Please join us at MDE for our 3rd annual Family Science/STEM night! There will be many fun booths to visit. We will have some returning activities and lots of new ones as well. It will be a great night to explore science as a family. Please consider helping Ms. Kirn with this fun and interactive event.  Click here to sign up.  STEM Night Flyer  Cardboard Challenge

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Kindergarten Round-Up: February 19th @ 9:00am

Do you know a new family who is in interested in attending MDE next year for Kindergarten?  Please let them know that Kindergarten Round-Up is February 19th and enrollment packets will be available.  If the child currently attends Wildcat Way, parents should update data online as a ‘returning student’ on springbranchisd.com in July or August.  Questions? Call the MDE Office.

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Birthday Book Bear

Books and Bears are the Best Way to Celebrate Birthdays!

To participate in Birthday Book Bear, please return the form below with your $20.00 donation to the library. On your birthday, you will get to select a new book from the Birthday Book Shelf. The book will be labeled with a special book plate, and you get to be the first student in school to check out that book! Also, if you would like, you can borrow one special bear from the library for the day AND participate in the morning announcements to share your special day with the whole school!

Birthday Book Bear

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Yearbook Pictures Needed!

Do you want YOUR CHILD to have lots of pictures in the yearbook?  Did you take some cute shots on the first day of school?  Do you ever come have lunch with your child, go to parties at the school, or chaperone field trips?  Do you own a smart phone?  If so, YOU can be a yearbook photographer!!
It’s easy!  Just take a picture or two when you’re on campus, and submit them through the ios or Android app.  All you need to do is label the picture with the TEACHER or EVENT.  (NOT the child’s name)
 
The “First day of school page” will be completed within the next few weeks, so please submit those pictures today, before you forget!!!
From your smartphone:
 
Download the Balfour ImageShare App for easy uploads from your phone! 
Project number (905069)
Password (memorial19)
From your computer:
2. Enter our project number (905069) and password (memorial19)
3. Enter your contact information in case we have questions
4. Browse and select images from your computer to upload
5. Provide name of teacher and/or event
*DO NOT name each student!   We only need the teacher name.
There will be thousands of images in this directory so it is vital that they be labeled!
6. Click Begin Upload to upload your images.
Please contact me with any questions!
Susan Fargason
713-628-1861

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Student Safety Reminders

Remember that parent drive will close at 7:50 am. If you arrive and parent drive is closed, please park your car and escort your child(ren) to the school office. You will sign in your child & he/she will receive a tardy slip.

For your child’s safety,  do not drop off your child(ren) in front of the school or in the parking lot.

Read more important safety reminders for arrival, departure and change of transportation by clicking on the link below.

Safety Protocol at MDE

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