MDE Spelling Bee

Please join us in cheering on our classroom winners and amazing spellers at the 2018 MDE Spelling Bee on Tuesday, November 27th at 3:15. The top two spellers will represent MDE at the District Spelling BEE in February!

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Remember Hollibrook at Holidays

At the beginning of the school year, Hollibrook shared that mid-year their families often need to replace worn out school uniforms. MDE will have a School Uniform Drive January 14-18.  As you begin your holiday shopping keep these students in mind!  Hollibrook’s dress code is:

  • Shirts: Plain white or blue (light blue or navy) shirts (polo, oxford, or blouse).  No patterns, stripes or logos.
  • Pants, Skirts, Shorts, Skorts, Jumpers: Plain navy blue skirt, pants, shorts, skorts, or jumpers.
  • All sizes for PK-5th grade students are needed.  More information about the clothing drive will be in future newsletters

Volunteer at Hollibrook’s library The Hollibrook librarian does not have parent volunteers like we are so lucky to have at MDE, so there is always book sorting, re-shelving and organization help needed.  If you and a friend would like to sign up together to help out in the Hollibrook library it would be a fun and rewarding way to spend a morning or afternoon! Click here to sign up for a day and time.

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Urban Cowboys of MDE

MDE PTA Auction Kick-Off Party: Thursday, January 10th at 7:00pm

The Thielhorn Residence at 334 Tynebridge

Join us to celebrate the beginning of a New Year and Kick-Off the MDE Auction Season!  No ticket purchase necessary.  All MDE parents are invited.

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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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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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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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MDE Welcomes New Principal

We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Kathleen Jeremiassen  as the new principal at Memorial Drive Elementary School. Dr. Jeremiassen was recently an assistant principal at Scanlan Oaks Elementary School in Fort Bend ISD. She has been an educator for the last 13 years and has served as an elementary school teacher, instructional facilitator, and assistant principal. Dr. Jeremiassen attended Rutgers University and earned a B.A. in Chemistry. Recently, Dr. Jeremiassen earned a master’s degree in educational leadership, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership with a specialty in curriculum and instruction.

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