The Grizzly Roar
August 5, 2016; issue 75

6th Annual District 5 Celebration 

Join us for the 6th Annual District 5 Celebration at Grissom High School!

Saturday, August 13

This is an outdoor festival celebrating the eleven public schools in Madison County District 5 - South Huntsville. 
Booths, attractions, entertainment, inflatables, opportunities for great prizes, and more!
PTA Pizza Dinner and Open House

Tuesday, August 23rd 
Pizza Dinner 
5:30pm in the cafeteria

PTA Open House 
6:30pm in the Upper Gym
  Spirit Wear

There are TWO new designs this year! Forms will come home with your students next week. 
The items can also be ordered online here and delivered to the school after the sale ends on August 24th. We should expect to see the product arrive for delivery to the students by mid September.
Student-Parent Handbook 2016-17

Please take a moment and review the Huntsville City Schools 2016-2017 Student-Parent handbook here.  
New Meal Payment Options Program 

Huntsville City Schools has partnered with EZSchoolPay to provide parents with an easy to use method to view and manage their student's food services account.

Parents are always welcome to check the account of their children at any time there is no cost whatsoever associated with balance inquiries, viewing transactions history for the past 30 days and getting email alerts on balances. EZSchoolPay service also allows parents to make deposits for a 4% per transaction fee when adding funds to your student's account. Parents with multiple students can apply funds to all accounts in one transaction. Deposits made online are typically credited to the student's cafeteria account within 15 minutes, if made during normal school hours. 

For more information on the EZSchoolPay system, click here
Breakfast in the Classroom

Next week we will start Breakfast in the Classroom! All students will have the opportunity to eat free breakfast in their classroom starting Monday. We are encouraging your students to arrive around 7:45 to get to cla ss in time for breakfast.
Summer Reading Project

Please be sure your student has completed their summer reading. Project is due August 31.
The purpose of summer reading is to encourage students to practice reading skills and to develop an enjoyment for reading.  Click here for more information on the required 2016 Summer Reading Project for middle and high school students.

For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge for the lower grades, click here . 
Box Tops for Education

You may start turning in  your  box tops!  Remember to put the student's name and homeroom teacher on the bag. You don't have to count, just label the bag. For more information about the Box Tops for Education program, click here
School Supply Lists

For a complete list of school supplies for each grade, please visit our website. 

PTA Membership

Have you joined PTA? Please share the membership form with grandparents, neighbors and community members. 

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.

Huntsville City Schools 2016-2017 Calendar

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.
Mountain Gap Basics  at a Glance

Click  here to read 
Need to contact a school counselor?

Did you know that our school counselors have their own page on the school website? Check it out for all the services they offer.  Click  HERE .
Community Bulletin Board

Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for this 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! 
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