The Grizzly Roar
May 6, 2017; Issue 114

Field Day

Friday, May 12th

Field Day Schedule:
Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade 8:30-10:00
2nd and 3rd grade 10:00-11:30
Lunch 11:30-12:00
3rd-5th grade relays 12:00-12:30
4th and 5th grade 12:30-2:00

Please send money for the concession stand!
4th Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run and Wellness Fair

Saturday, May 20th
Help us promote health and wellness in the local community by participating! Come check out what local businesses have to offer to help you live a healthier lifestyle. 

- Wellness Fair open 8am until 11am
- 5k starts at 8:30am with awards at 9:30
- Fun Run starts at 10am
- Awards at 10:30am

Packet Pickup: Friday, May 19th 3-6pm @ Fleet Feet 

Race day packet pickup 7:45 - 8:15am at Mountain Gap School.

Race Location: Mountain Gap School 
801 Mountain Gap Road
Huntsville, AL 35803

Please park in the lower campus parking lot on Versailles Dr. Look for signs.
       Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA
MGS Talent Show

What? Talent Showcase
When?  Thursday May 18, 2017 at 6:00
Where? Middle School Gym
Awards Day Schedules

Lower Grade Award Ceremonies will be held
Tuesday, May 23rd
Preschool @ 8:30
Kindergarten @ 9:30
1st grade @ 11:30
2nd grade @ 12:30
3rd grade @ 10:30
4th grade @ 1:30

Upper Grade Award Ceremonies will be held
Wednesday, May 24th
5th grade @ 8:30
6th grade @ 9:30
7th grade @ 11:00

8th grade Awards/Picnic will be held on Thursday, May 25th
Last Day of School

Thursday, May 25th
Report Cards will come home with students on this day. 
PTA Reflections Program

The PTA Reflections arts program has announced the theme for our next school year: Within Reach. Many students are thinking about their upcoming participation already.
This competition is open to ALL students from Preschool-12th grade. 
**Attention rising Grissom Freshman**
Grissom High School fully supports student participation in the Reflections program. If you are a rising Freshman who will be entering Grissom High, we encourage you to prepare an entry in any of the great arts categories. 

As a Grissom student, you can keep completely updated on all the steps needed and you can be entered in fun prize drawings by joining Reflections Reminds. Text @reflect16 to 81010 or visit
RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies Meetings

RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies will resume the week of April 17th and continue until May 12th.

If your child is a RoboCub in 3rd grade, he/she will be meeting with the RoboGrizzlies on Thursdays from 4:00 until 6:00. Please let Mrs. Pang know if your child is not able to meet with the RoboGrizzlies at this time.

If your child will not be participating in any of these activities, please let Mrs. Pang know since we need this information for planning purposes.

More information will be sent about RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies for the 2017-2018 school year.

RoboCubs Meeting Dates (Friday 3:00 - 4:00) :
April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12
RoboGrizzlies Meeting Dates (Thursday 4:00 - 6:00) :
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11
Character Word of the Month

The Character Word of the Month for May is: 

Greenpower Race

Greenpower Race @ Whitesburg
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 
8:30am to 7:00pm

This race will be held on May 13th at Whitesburg School. The race events will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with the awards ceremony ending at 7:00 p.m. 
The theme for the race is "Greenpower Gives Back".  GreenpowerUSA will be collecting canned goods to donate to a local organization.
2017 Summer Reading Program

Huntsville City Schools is very pleased to share information regarding Summer Reading 2017, a district-wide effort to encourage reading for enjoyment. Reading during the summer months is an important opportunity for students to stay engaged and develop a life-long commitment to reading and learning.
Summer Reading 2017 information for grades 6-12 is now available. Click here for more information. 
Mountain Gap Spring Football Practice Begins

Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday 6 times EXCEPT Friday, May 12 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017 -  3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -  3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm

Mountain Gap Football will be gearing up for next fall beginning with its first week of Spring Practice on Monday, May 8 after school from 3:15-4:45.
Players need to be sure to bring cleats, shorts and shirts. They must also bring a physical before they will be able to practice.
Most importantly, players need to bring a sincere willingness and desire to play football!
Questions should be directed to Coach Persons at

For lunch schedules and menu prices, click here

To see the May Breakfast Menu, click here

To see the May Lunch Menu, 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! 
Need to contact a school counselor?

Did you know that our school counselors have their own website? Check it out for all of the services they offer! Click here to visit their site. 
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.
Need IT Help?

Information about the IT Help Desk is available for students and families after school hours. 
After Hours Call Center- Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm (when school is in session)

IT Help Desk direct line: 256-428-6900
IT Help Desk offers technical support to System Technicians, Teachers, and Students to better utilize our digital curriculum. 
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.
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Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803