Red Ribbon Week 10/20-10/24: "Love Yourself" Monday: Students sign a pledge banner and receive Red Ribbon bracelets. Tuesday: "Sports Day"--High school students will be on campus to encourage physical activity and camaraderie through sports. Wear a sports jersey to school! Wednesday: Wear Red and meet some first responders during recess! Thursday: Tell us one thing you love about yourself and look for all the hearts posted around campus. Friday: We love our animal helpers! Students will be treated to a police dog demonstration!
Here at La Mariposa, the PTA strives to make your child’s school experience the best it can possibly be. We only hold two major fundraisers during the year: the Jog-a-Thon in October and the Dinner Dance in March. We hope to raise over $70,000 just from these two events! With the money raised with these two events we fund over 60 PROGRAMS and services that directly benefit YOUR child!! We have a few programs that need YOUR help! We are going to hold a FUN informational meeting on 10/22 to talk about volunteer positions! Click here to learn more.
We have raised over $65,000!! Way to go Tigers! Final Charts, Grade and Class Winners will be announced on 10/22. Individual prizes will be passed out by the Goal Assembly on October 30th. Bowling Party is on Nov. 6th. Pizza Party and Assembly Dates still to be determined..
Our 2014-2015 theme is "Where Tigers Roar"! The Cover Contest for the 2014-2015 Yearbook is underway! Teachers will be sending home the entry forms this week. All children in all grades are encouraged to enter and show off their creativity, artistic talents and school spirit. Return forms to your teacher or the front office by November 3, 2014. Please direct any questions to Susan Weerakkody.
Rock-N-Roll Dance Party 2014 The La Mariposa PTA is proud to host two new family events designed to celebrate families and create lasting memories. The NEW Rock-N-Roll Dance Party will be two fun-filled nights with music from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond. You can expect hula-hoop contests, line-dances, refreshments & more. Click here for event details and pricing. Click here to order tickets online.
Mother/Son Dance – Thursday, November 13th, 6:30 - 8:00pm Father/Daughter – Friday, November 14th, 6:30-8:00pm
Students may come to school in costume on Thursday, October 30th and take part in the school parade (approximately 15 minutes) at 8:30am. Parents are welcome to come and watch the parade. Students do not have to be in costume to take part in the parade. Click here to view the parade map.
La Mariposa Costume Guidelines: o Students may NOT bring accessories such as swords, pitchforks or any type of look-alike weapon. o Blood face paint is not allowed. o Masks may only be worn during the parade.
In keeping with the spirit of having fun, costumes should reflect positive themes and should NOT focus on violence, horror, disfigurement or any other morbid theme. Costumes should also be modest and should follow dress code.
Thank you for your support in helping us create a day we can all enjoy! If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 987-8333.
Volunteers are needed to help escort students to and from the office building for hearing screening on 10/27, 10/28 and 10/29. We would like to fill thirty-six 2-hour shifts to ensure the screening process goes smoothly. Even if you can only volunteer for an hour, anything helps. Click here to sign up.
The School Site Council (SSC) is an advisory committee that assists the school staff in developing and implementing the Single School Plan for Student Achievement. The La Mariposa School Site Council consists of five parents, four staff (including 3 teachers), and the Principal. There is currently an open parent position. The council meets approximately four times per school year at 3:15 p.m., for approximately 1 hour. Any parent or legal guardian of a La Mariposa student is eligible to be nominated, unless employed by the school. Please e-mail Principal Williams if you would like to be considered for the open parent position.
National Geographic Bee Is your child interested in Geography? This is their time to shine as La Mariposa participates in the National Geographic Bee. 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to participate in the GeoBee which will take place in January. Students may prepare for the GeoBee now by joining our GeoBee Club. This group will meet every other Friday from 3:00-4:00pm in the school library starting October 24th.
Kindergarten Lunch Helpers, Extended Through 10/30
Volunteers are needed to help kindergarteners learn how to help themselves with lunch time tasks! We are seeking volunteers for 20 minute shifts. Please click here and scroll down to find this month's shifts. We request volunteers sign up in order to ensure we have enough, but not too many helpers giving our tiny tigers the space to learn important skills that foster their growing independence.
Each month our principal will host an informal discussion meeting with parents and community members. This is an open meeting where she will share information on topical issues. Parents and community members are invited to provide positive feedback and to express questions and/or concerns. Click here for meeting dates.
Haven't signed up for the La Mariposa PTA weekly emails? The La Mariposa PTA is mostly paperless. This means the easiest way for you to know about all the great events and programs for our La Mariposa Tigers is to get on our email list. To be added, please email LaMariposaPTA@gmail.com