The Grizzly Roar
October 21, 2017; Issue 131

Half Day of School

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
Huntsville City Schools has a scheduled ½ day of professional development for teachers.
Students will dismiss early according to the following schedule:
(Please note that all high schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.)
  • 11:30 a.m. All elementary, all P-6 schools, Chapman P-8 (all grades), Whitesburg P-8 (all grades), Morris P-8 (all grades), Mtn. Gap P-8 (all grades), Williams P-8 (all grades), AAA and ASFL are dismissed.
  • 12:00 p.m. All middle schools, junior high schools are dismissed.
  • 12:30 p.m. All high schools.     
  • All buses will be running for all schools.
  • All pre-school students dismiss at 11:00 a.m.
Thank you

We want to give a big thank you to  Jerilyn Pang  for donating the extra plants from the fall plant sale to the PTA grounds at our school! 
Mountain Gap P-8 School has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! 
We are so proud of our students, teachers/staff, and parents for working hard to make this possible!
Updated PTA Bylaws

We have updated our Mountain Gap P-8 PTA bylaws. To view our bylaws,   click here  
This information is also listed on the front page of our website.
All updated information is highlighted in yellow. 
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email our PTA President, Chris Henriksen at
MGS Football

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

Mountain Gap vs. John Paul II at Milton Frank
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?
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

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.
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