MTE NEWSLETTER-October 18, 2019

Mohawk Trails Elementary

News & Information

October 18, 2019

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   Calendar of Events

  Click here to view the MTE Calendar for Upcoming Events

10/21-10/25~Bus Driver Appreciation Week
10/23/19~Math Pentathlon Parent Meeting-Media Center @ 6:30 pm
10/24/19~3rd Grade Muffins with Me (7:30-8:05 am Enter through Door 6)
10/25/19~Family Bingo Night sponsored by PTO 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
10/26/19~Ghosts & Goblin 5K Run (Carmel High School)
10/31/19~2nd Grade Muffins with Me (7:30-8:05 am Enter through Door 6)
10/31/19~Vision Screenings for 1st, 3rd & 5th
10/31/19~Kdg. Field Trip
11/5/19~K-2 Conscious Discipline Information Night in Media Center @ 5:45 pm
11/7/19~Picture Retake Day
11/7/19~3-5 Conscious Discipline Night in Media Center @ 5:45 pm

Click here to view the daily schedule to see the Specials schedule and lunch schedules:

Dont forget

 Wear Black Shirt for our all school DOMINO Costume!!

Don’t forget to send your child in a black shirt to school on Fri Oct 25th! We are going to turn MTE into a giant box of Dominos!!!!
Also, it’s not to late to sign up for the Ghost and Goblins Run/Walk!
Contact Kelly Meyer, , with questions.

Help us win the Participation Trophy for Ghosts & Goblins

On Friday, October 25th, please have your child come to school in a black shirt and black pants if possible.  We will be asking parent volunteers to come in and help us tape dots on every student’s shirt. The entire school will become one large group of dominoes.  If you are creative and would like to make your child’s domino shirt ahead of time, go for it! We will have helpers Friday morning taping dots on shirts of students who need them. 

We can’t wait to see “the domino effect”!  
As a school family, we work independently as do dominoes. When we do something kind for someone else it can impact another person.  In the Domino Effect, one good behavior impacts a positive change in another! We are “counting” on you to take part and be a positive change in others in our  MTE School Family!
Click here for more information.

Volunteer with Hands

Fall Dessert Bar for Staff, Thursday October 24th

We need your help! The MTE PTO is hosting a Fall Dessert Bar for the staff next Thursday, October 24th. We are looking for people who would be willing to donate an item for the dessert bar. If you would like to donate, please sign up here:

All donations should be dropped off to MTE on Thursday, October 24th by 10 AM.  Thanks for your support!


3rd Grade Muffins with Me Thursday, October 24th @ 7:30 am

Calling all 3rd Grade Parents!

Join your 3rd Grade Mohawk Trails Elementary student for a special free breakfast before school.  The Muffins With Me event is Thursday, October 24th from 7:30-8:00am.

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Math Pentathlon Parent Meeting

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Is your MTE turtle interested in learning more about Math Pentathalon Club? Join us for an informational meet and greet on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 P.M. in the Media Center. We will discuss tournament registration, practice schedule, math games and participation requirements. ALL grade levels are welcome to join. Call Jen Witherbee with any questions 219-608-7148

Family Bingo Night


Family fun BINGO night has moved nights!

The new date is Fri Oct 25 7:00-8:00pm
  • FREE
  • All ages are welcome
  • Snacks and water will be served
  • Prizes will be awarded

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Mark your calendars for the CEF Ghosts & Goblin Run

Did you know that the CEF Ghost and Goblins Run is 29 days away? We have around 300 participants signed up and our goal is 3,000 <:

Did you know that each Carmel Clay School with 100 or more participants in the 2019 race will receive 10% of your school's entry fees as a grant? The participants do NOT have to be attending the school. They can be family and friends who select the school when they register! Go to
to register and join a school team! @myccs Carmel Social Media @Igrewupincarmel Carmel Clay Schools
Join us on: Saturday, October 26, 2019 
Click here to register:

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Vision Screening for 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade

Again this year, the Lions Club will be helping me with the vision screening process for 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade.  The date for screening is Wednesday, October 31 and will be held in the morning.  Students must be screened wearing their glasses or contacts. Any student that does not pass with the trained Lions Club members, will be re-screened by me at a future date.  All students will bring home a vision screening report.  If you receive notification of a referral because your child did not pass the screening, please take the referral paper work with you to the eye doctor and return the completed report to me once your child’s vision is checked by the eye doctor.

Conscious Discipline Book
Please join us for a night of information regarding Conscious Discipline and how it is implemented throughout Mohawk Trails!
About: Conscious Discipline in grade levels K-2
When: Tuesday, November 5th from 5:45 to 6:15
Where: MTE Media Center
About: Conscious Discipline in grade levels 3-5
When: Thursday, November 7th from 5:45 to 6:15
Where: MTE Media Center
Click here to register:

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops--Start Collecting TODAY!!

Mohawk Trails will be working as a team to raise $1,000 this school year. Once we reach our goal the entire school will be awarded an extra recess!
How can you help?
  • Download the NEW Box Tops mobile app and start scanning your receipts today.
  • Receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase. 
  • We will NOT be using the Give Credit feature on the app this time. We are working together as a school to meet our goal.
  • Submit Box Tops labels by Thursday, October 17
  • If you have more than one student you can send all your labels in together since we will NOT be tracking by grade or class this year.
  • Package Box Tops into baggies of 50 marked with the number on the outside (Please write the number on the outside of the bag for any packaged baggies with less than 50 box tops.) or glue Box Tops onto the collection sheet sent home with your child.

Music Notes

Attention 3rd Grade Families~Join Us for the 3rd Grade Informance

Third grade students invite their parents to join them as their "students" for our annual "Informance" in the MTE Cafe & Gym. Come experience a “day in the life of music class!” 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm
·         Mrs. Panschar’s class
·         Mrs. Ripple’s class
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm
·         Mrs. Farrell’s class
·         Mrs. Slade’s class
During these “interactive performances," the 3rd grade students will teach their parents our songs, instrumental pieces, and dances from music class. Parents will be moving and playing along with their performer(s) all evening. We encourage parents to arrange childcare for any younger siblings to give you the best experience with your performer that evening. Visit for more information. See you then!

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Save the date! 

MTE Veteran's Day Program Tuesday, November 12th, 8:10 am-9:30 am

Local Veterans and/or Armed Forces members with a connection to MTE and their MTE families are invited to attend our Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday, November 12th. 
MTE is putting together a picture slideshow of veterans of MTE students. Please submit photos and RSVP at (Families who completed this in the past do not need to resubmit photos. Photos previously submitted will remain in the slideshow.)
Due to space, this event is limited to Veterans, their families, Choir students and their families.

Book Rental

Textbook/Consumable Fees Due November 12, 2019

Textbook and consumable fees will be due for each student in your household by November 12, 2019.  Payments can be made online through your Powerschool Parent Portal via this link: Powerschool Parent Portal .  For instructions on how to pay online click here.  Payment can also be made by check payable to Carmel Clay Schools.  Please send checks to the front office. 


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5th Grade Music Program:

Come enjoy this year’s Fifth Grade Music Program based on the book Stone Soup by Jon J Muth.
Who’s performing? 5th grade students & the MTE Orff Ensemble
When? Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30pm. Students should arrive to their starting positions by 6:20pm in the gym that evening.
What's happening? Students will sing, move, and play a variety of instruments, including drums, xylophones, and recorders. Students will perform music they created in music classes throughout this semester.
What do they wear? Students may come dressed as villagers. Clothing might include a scholar’s robes, farmer outfits, bakers attire, teachers/professional attire, and the like from characters in the story.

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