Urban Cowboys of MDE

The MDE PTA Auction Party:  Saturday, February 9th at the Redneck Country Club

Tickets are available online at the PTA store.  Individual and Table tickets are available. Get a group of friends together for a table or simply select your child’s grade level and ask to be placed with others in that grade.  Unable to attend? Consider sponsoring seats for a teacher and guest.  The PTA invites all teachers, staff and a guest to attend the event at no charge and we need your donations to make this happen.  Sponsor a teacher online at the PTA store.

Raffle Grand Prize Do you have your raffle tickets for the chance to win a 2018 BMW 320i?  We are asking each MDE family to sell raffle tickets to family, friends, co-workers….anyone you know! Winners do not need to be present at the drawing to win. Click here for more information!

Wine Donations The auction committee is seeking donations of red and white wines.  These wines will be grouped and auctioned off.  Please consider donating a bottle of red or white wine valued at $50 or more.  For information, contact Jennifer Parr jennparr76@gmail.com or Andrea Ganzinotti [email protected].  Thank you for your support!

Calling Big and Lil’ Cowboys to the MDE Dads & Donuts: Thursday, January 31st at 7:15 am Everyone is invited to this fun morning in the MDE cafeteria for students and their adult guest.  Donuts will be provided for children and their accompanying adult.  Only 1 donut per child, please.  Raffle tickets for the grand prize 2018 BMW 320i will be available to buy!


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Family Art Night: January 24th 5pm

Come to this once-a-year event sponsored by the MDE PTA and create artwork with your children by trying a variety of artistic mediums and techniques.  There will be several different stations including Marble Painting, Straw and Pipe Sculpture, Printmaking, Bubble Painting, Model Magic and more.

Join the fun in the school cafeteria! Please dress in old clothes in case you get messy.  Get your picture taken in front of an artist easel as you dress up and paint with a large palette and a big brush on canvas! This is a free event for MDE students and families. Everyone is welcome!

Volunteers are needed to help.  Click here to sign up.  All volunteers must be approved by SBISD.  Click here to register as a volunteer if you have not done so already.


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PK Lottery Day – Jan 31st

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School Bell Award Nominations

Each year, SBISD Council of PTA’s presents the School Bell Award to an outstanding educator who best promotes the objective of PTA and is an advocate for all children. To nominate a teacher or staff member, please fill out the short form explaining why your chosen individual should be MDE’s nominee for the School Bell Award this year. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 18th. Click here to make your nomination.  MDE’s nominee and a guest will be invited to the SBISD Council of PTA’s Founder’s Day Banquet on February 21, 2019.

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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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