Fall Festival: October 26th

Rides * Games * Cake Walk * Bake Sale * Haunted House * Teacher Lunch Auction * Tricks and Treats!

A $25 Wristband includes 5 free tickets plus unlimited access to games, inflatables, rides, an obstacle course and the haunted house. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.  Tickets are required for food, drinks, confetti eggs and getting friends in and out of jail.

Click here to learn more about the Fall Festival, Pumpkin Decorating Contest & Haunted House Build!

Click here to buy a wristband today! 

FALL FEST VOLUNTEER LINK  We will need everyone’s help to make this a success!

BAKED GOODS DONATION LINK To provide tasty treats for our cake walk and bake sale.

HAUNTED HOUSE BUILD LINK. CALLING ALL DADS!  During the afternoons and nights leading up to the Fall Festival, we need volunteers to build and assemble the Dad’s Club Haunted House.

If you have any questions, please contact our Fall Festival Chairs Veronica Gompers, Lydia Holland or Julia Rigdon.

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What is Rafflemania? It is a GIANT raffle at MDE that takes place on the day of the Fall Festival which is Friday, October 26th. Raffle proceeds support the MDE PTA.

What are the prizes? There are so many awesome prizes!

Where are the prizes? The prizes will be displayed in the library Tuesday to Friday this week. Teachers will schedule time to allow their class to view the prizes and put their raffle tickets with the prizes they are trying to win.  You can also visit with your children before or after school

How can you win? Each student will receive 1 free ticket. Students may purchase additional tickets for $.50/each during lunch beginning on Tuesday, October 23rd through Friday, October 26th. We will draw a winner for each prize at 2pm on Friday 26th October and at Fall Festival for the grand prizes

How can I help? Give your child money to buy tickets. They will think you are the best! We also need volunteers to help sell tickets during lunchtime this coming week.  Sign up here today  Rafflemania.

Questions? Jo Swan (832-267-4157) and Shelly Janho (713-817-2077).


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Red Ribbon Week: October 23 – 31

Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free!

10/23 Tuesday-Wear Red to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

10/24- Wednesday Future’s so Bright- Wear Crazy Sunglasses

10/25-Thursday- Team Up Against Drugs-Wear Your Favorite Sports Team T-Shirt or Jersey

10/26 Friday-Hugs not Drugs-Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal

10/29 Monday – Put a Cap in Drugs-Wear a Cap or Hat

10/30 Monday – Sock it to Drugs-Wear Crazy or Mismatched Socks to School.

10/31 Wednesday- Wear Your Favorite Book Character Costume to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (Please no gory or scary costumes.  No weapons.  Click here to learn more!)

Red Ribbons will be tied around the school/trees. Healthy snacks will be encouraged all week during snack time.

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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

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Salad Bar Coming Soon to MDE


We are pleased to announce that a salad bar is coming to MDE!  The salad bar will be available one day per week and will offer a selection of toppings and dressings.  The salad bar is made possible through 100% volunteer efforts of MDE parents who will be trained to serve and manage the salad bar.  Online training is now available and mandatory by SBISD Child Nutrition Services.  Please email Hollie West at [email protected] for information and links to the online training.

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Visiting Author, Megan McDonald: Oct 29th

Author Megan McDonald will visit MDE 1st – 4th graders on Monday, October 29th.  She will share her experiences and talk about the writing process as well as her new book JUDY MOODY AND THE RIGHT ROYAL TEA PARTY.

All students have the opportunity to purchase a signed book that will be delivered to the classroom.  Orders received by Monday, October 22nd, are guaranteed to be signed and personalized.  All other orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Click here to place an online order, complete the form and click “add to cart” to continue the purchasing process. Books will be delivered to the school on the day of the event. Please give the librarian and classroom teacher a day or two to distribute books to the students; if you have any questions about your child’s book, please contact the classroom teacher or librarian.

Complete Form & Deliver to Teacher


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MDE Auction Photograph Sessions

Professional photographer Fred Keinz will offer family photo sessions to MDE families.  Your sitting fee of $150 includes a 15 minute photo session, a professionally developed and edited 5 x 7 color photo of their choice AND a black and white photograph printed in the 2019 Gilley’s MDE Auction Book.

You have a choice of either an indoor or outdoor setting:

Indoor:  Saturday, October 27 at 350 Tynebridge Lane

Outdoor:  Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28 at The Forest Club, 9950 Memorial Drive

Click here to sign up for a session and view availability.

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Participate for Double Recess and Popsicles by October 31st

The Ponies are off to the races!  Thank you so much to all the families have already contributed to the campaign.  Your support is greatly appreciated!!  The two classes with the highest percentage of participation will win a double recess day and popsicles.   Please consider a donation of any size as no donation is too small.  It’s fun for the kids to feel like they are a part of the action and they love to look at the pony wall outside the cafeteria each day to see which class is in the lead!  The race continues as we look to achieve our goal of 100% participation.

Currently we are at 44% participation with only 1 ½ weeks left. 

Ratliff                   83%

Gonzales              75%

Kinard                    75%

Briles                    73%

Shepherd             60%

Mozisek               55%

Brock                    52%

Lincecum             50%

Sekimoto             47%

Shanahan            45%

Bourquein           45%

Moxley                 38%

Butler                   36%

Smalling               35%

Wooten               33%

Deans                   27%

Gerber                  26%

Bett                      25%

Skaggs                  23%

Lindsay                 22%

Smith                    14%

It’s never been easier to donate.  Visit us online today.  MDE PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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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

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