The Grizzly Roar
September 16, 2017; Issue 126

Half Day of School

Half Day of School on Friday, September 22
Pre-k will be dismissed at 11:00
All other grades at MGS will be dismissed at 11:30am
Elementary School Science Team

Do you have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student interested in the Elementary School Science team? There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in the Lower Cafeteria.
Five Guys and Fries will give a Hot Dog Party to the class with the most participation! There will be a bucket at the counter where you can enter your child's name and home room teacher and the homeroom that has the most participation will win the party!
Grounds for Change PTA Fundraiser

Our PTA Fundraiser is going on now!
Sale Ends September 29 (All orders and money must be turned in)
All checks made out to: Mountain Gap P-8 PTA
Products will be delivered to students at the end of October
For more information, please contact Valerie McClure at
Volunteer Contact List

Do you want to volunteer for PTA, but not sure who to contact? Click here for a contact list of all of our board members and volunteer position coordinators. We would love help with any of these PTA run activities!
Note: we still have coordinator positions available for Upper Grade Support, Field Day, and the Spring Upper Dance. If you're interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please contact Lauren Johannesmeyer.
MGS Volleyball

Wednesday, September 20th at Hampton Cove
Mountain Gap vs. Hampton Cove at 4pm  
Mountain Gap vs. Morris at 5pm
MGS Football

Monday, September 18, 2017 at Milton Frank

Mountain Gap vs. McNair 4:30pm
PTA Reflections Program

The PTA  Reflections  Program is designed to enhance quality arts education. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts for fun and recognition. The  program brings families, school and communities together by supporting student success through the arts. 

This year's theme is: "Within Reach"
The entry deadline is: October 13, 2017
The entry form, general rules, and rules for each category are available  here
For more information, contact Jodi Cahue at
The Middle School Dance is coming up soon! We need volunteers!! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Gierloff at or Janie Tribble at 
2017-2018 Yearbooks on Sale Now

Mountain Gap's 2017-2018 yearbook is now on sale.  Purchases can be made online here.
This year's theme is "Learn, Grow, Achieve: Ready for the Future." The book will be in full color and 8.5" x 11". We are also offering the option to purchase the yearbook as an eBook!
All purchases this year must be made by visiting the online purchase site. When you go to the website you will be given the option to purchase the yearbook alone for $35 or both the yearbook and the eBook for $45.
Please note that time is of the essence for your purchase. We are printing 250 copies of the yearbook; when they are gone they are gone! Why not make your purchase today?

Does your student want to duct tape a teacher or administrator to a wall?!?

50 box tops are all you will need to get one strip of duct tape. So 50 box tops = 1 strip of duct tape, 150 box tops = 3 strips of tape. Only those that turn in boxtops will be allowed to come out to where we are duck taping the teacher. For more information about boxtops, click here
For a list of products, click here

Register with Box Tops for Education and be entered to win 5,000 Box Tops for our school! Click here for more information.
PTA Membership Contest

The first class in the lower and upper campus to get to 100% membership will receive a popcorn party sponsored by the PTA!

You can now pay for your PTA membership online! Click here to be directed to the form. Don't forget to fill out the payment form as well!
Membership fees are $10/individual, $5/grandparent, and $5 for school staff.  
Breakfast and Lunch at School

Lunch prices have changed! To view the new prices and the breakfast and lunch menus, click here

To view class lunch schedules, click here
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
Community Sponsors

If you own a business, you can have your logo in the newsletter each week. Email for info.

Thank you to our community sponsors for their donation to our PTA so that we can help the many different programs within our school succeed! 

I t's official! Mountain Gap PTA is now a part of AmazonSmile. Please use this link when shopping on Amazon and it'll help our PTA raise money to continue to support our students, teachers, and school!

Publix Partners

Please ask the cashier to scan your card every time you shop your local Publix. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by our school's participants, Publix will award our PTA $250. You may check the board at customer service for our quarterly cumulative total.

If you do not have a Publix Partners card, stop by the Welcome Center to pick one up.
School Calendar

For all school clubs and after school activities, please check the calendar on our school website.

To help minimize the amount of calls to the school regarding events, please check out the school website for important events on our school calendar.
Please stay in the know! 
Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page.
New anti-spam laws require us to have parents/staff who want to receive the newsletter to sign up each year. To join the mailing list, please send your email address to   
Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803