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MTE NEWSLETTER-September 20, 2019
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MTE News & Information

September 20, 2019


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   Calendar of Events

  Click here to view the MTE Calendar for Upcoming Events


09/19/19~5th Grade Field Trip
09/19/19 & 09/20/19~2nd Grade Field Trip
09/24/19~Pup Running Meet, Northview Church 5:30 pm
09/30/19-10/09/19~Hamilton Co. Kids Coat Drive
10/02/19~Walk to School Day
10/02/19~Boy Scout Registration Meeting, Cafe @ 6:00 pm
10/04/19~PTO Family Fun Night 7:00 pm
10/09/19~Harvest Parties (1st gr. 12:50 pm, K, 2, 3, 4, 5 1:45 pm)
10/10-10/11~Fall Break No School
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Dear CCS Families,
Carmel Clay Schools will be hosting four School Safety Referendum Community Meetings. Dr. Beresford, CCS Superintendent, and other district administrators will provide factual information and respond to inquiries you might have about the School Safety Referendum that will be on the November 5th ballot. Listed below are the dates, times, and places the community meetings will be held.
Carmel High School
September 19
6:30 p.m.
Clay Middle School
September 24
6:30 p.m.
Carmel Middle School
September 26
6:30 p.m.
Creekside Middle School
October 3
6:30 p.m.
Factual Information about the School Safety Referendum can also be found on the CCS Website at

Walk to school day

Walk to School Day, Wednesday October 2nd

Gather all MTE Families and Staff to mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 2 for WALK TO SCHOOL DAY in the morning. Students go home from school their usual way. This day is set aside annually to invite students and families together to walk to school.  The event fosters quality family time, the opportunity to enjoy nature, a way to help keep the environment safe, and promotes extra physical activity.
Parents and students, please follow these guidelines:
  • All students must be with an adult to walk to school, students go home their NORMAL way
  • Do not bring pets, ride bikes (students will have the chance to ride bikes next May), skate boards, scooters, or hover boards
  • Event held weather permitting
  • Students walking to school October 2 will be directed by MTE Staff to go along west parking lot to back of building where MTE Staff will be holding grade level signs showing students where to meet
  • Students will meet up with grade level so look for grade level signs
  • Students riding the bus that morning will enter building in normal way as well as students riding the bus and going to breakfast
  • Questions – call or email Mrs. Lukes (

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Math Pentathlon Information

Are you interested in learning more about Mohawk Trails National Math Pentathalon opportunity for your child?
On Thursday, Sept. 26 there will be a Math Pentathlon Training for parents, Math Pentathlon Coaches, and teachers. It will be held at Smoky Row Elementary. At this training parents and MP Coaches of K-5 students will learn the Mathematics Pentathlon Games/Activities and how it can be implemented in schools, clubs, home, etc. Even if the participant is not a school Coach, they can benefit from supporting their child's math concepts/skills and problem solving at home. (These games align with both State/National Math Standards.)  
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Place: Smoky Row Cafeteria, Enter Door 6.  
All Carmel-Clay Schools are invited to attend.  
The website link below gives you more info about this most effective and popular MP Program (purpose, benefits, uses, etc...):
See link below to register:

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. 


5th Grade Muffins with Me Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:30 am

Calling all 5th Grade Parents!

Join your 5th Grade Mohawk Trails Elementary student for a special free breakfast before school.  The Muffins With Me event is Thursday, October 3rd from 7:30-8:00am.

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You So Totally Rock Power Drive--Help us reach our goal!!

$10 - $20 - $30 - $50
To all the families that have not yet donated to the You SO Totally Rock Power Drive, 
We really need YOUR help!  We only have $1500 to go to reach our goal.    The PTO plans a lot of fun activities and clubs for the students but the only way we can continue to offer all of these programs, is if every family helps by giving to the Power Drive.  Any amount helps us reach our goal and all the students benefit equally.  
The PTO uses the money to pay for new books in the media center, after school clubs,  Muffins & Me mornings, field day, Biz Town for 5th graders, and many other programs that make going to school at Mohawk awesome!
Thank you so much to the families that have helped us reach 91% of our goal!   
You can send your donation into school by check in an envelope marked “Power Drive”, or go online to the PTO PayPal link at
$50 per student is suggested but we are just as thankful for any amount that you can donate by this coming Tuesday Sept. 24! 
If we reach our goal by September 20th, the students get to challenge the teachers to an all school kickball game!

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Your Action is Needed

Carmel Clay Schools is studying the extent of internet access for our students in order to help with future programming development.  Please complete the following form  by clicking on the link, Student Internet Access for EACH child that attends Mohawk Trails Elementary.  It is very important that we have this information for every student, so please complete this by September 10th, 2019.  As a reminder, your child’s student ID number can be found by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
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Mohawk Trails Supports Hamilton County Kids Coats

September 30th-October 9th

MTE and CCS are once again proud to partner with Hamilton County Kids Coats!
We need new or gently used, clean goats, mittens, gloves, hats and boots for kids. All sizes – infants to 6XL. Place your donated items in boxes at the entrance of Mohawk Trails September 30th-October 9th.
For families that would like to attend the Hamilton County Kids Coat Giveaway:
  • 6 different Give-a-ways take place on October 29th, November 2nd & November 9th  
  • Please see for give-a-way sites around Hamilton County on Oct. 29th, Nov. 2nd and 9th
  • Register your family for a time slot by October 15th.  Click here to register
  • 8 am -2 pm

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Mark your calendars for the CEF Ghosts & Goblin Run

The 11th Annual Ghosts & Goblins Presented by the: Carmel Education Foundation (CEF) is a fundraising event to benefit the Carmel Clay Schools through education grants. Help MTE bring home the trophy for most participants.
Join us on: Saturday, October 26, 2019 

Click here to register:


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

PTO Volunteer Opportunities!

Are you looking for ways you can volunteer at Mohawk?  We are looking to fill a roster of people that can help out when needed throughout the school year.  This is an opportunity to help when your schedule aligns.  Some of the opportunities that might be needed: help with picture day, Special Area teacher tasks, extra recesses, etc...
If you have questions or are interested in being included on this roster please email