The Grizzly Roar
February 25, 2017; Issue 104

Benchmark 3 Schoolnet Testing

Monday 2/27 - Friday 3/3
K - 5th: Reading and Math
6th - 12th: Reading, math, science, and social studies

Reflections Winners

Congratulations to our MGS Students!
Reyna Foslien- 8th grade, won first place in the Dance category for the Middle School Division. As a first place winner, her entry will be sent on to the national level of competition.  
Erin Howard - 6th grade, won third place in the Literature category for the Middle School Division.
Early Registration Now Open!

The 4th Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run
Wellness Fair will take place on 
Saturday May 20, 2017
Click here to register!
Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on information! Click here for our Facebook page.

       Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA
Yearbook Sales Extended

The last date to purchase Mountain Gap's 2016-2017 yearbook ends at midnight, March 3. Purchases can be made online  HERE. After that time the online link will no longer be available.
This year's theme is "To Infinity and Beyond" and represents Mountain Gap P-8 students reaching beyond the stars! 

The book will be in full color, 104 pages and 8.5" x 11". There is also a new option this year: In addition to the hardcover book, you may also purchase the yearbook as an eBook! The eBook makes it simple to digitally share pages and photos with family and friends!
All purchases this year will be made using our online sales site. When you go this  LINK you will be given the option to purchase the yearbook alone for $35, the eBook alone for $25, or both the yearbook and the eBook for $45.

Books will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, and a limited quantity has been ordered for purchase. When these are gone they are gone! Please make your purchase soon to make sure your book is reserved. Books will be delivered to students during the last week of school in May.
6th Grade PAL Fundraiser Teacher/Student Volleyball Game

Monday, March 6th during 8th period
Admission is $2
Teachers versus Students Volleyball Game. If the students win, all 6th grade students in attendance will receive a week of no homework!

We need parent volunteers to help. If  you can help, please email Ms. Kent at
Science Club Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 8th at 6pm
Cost: $25 per person
All Supplies Included

Brushe With Karma is holding a fundraiser for Mt. Gap Science Clubs!  No experience needed. 
Pre-registration is required. 

Contact Kat Kirk for further details. Kat Kirk (256)525-4501 (reference Mtn Gap) 

Spring Break

Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th
MGS Cheerleading Trouts for 6th and 7th grade

Student/Parent Interest Meeting
When: Thursday, March 2
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Mountain Gap Cafeteria

When: Monday, March 6th - Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 3:30-5:00
Where: Mountain Gap Gym

Please see Ms. Bias or Ms. Boyd for a tryout packet
**You must have a current physical completed and turned in to tryout**
Summer Labs Registration

Registration is now open for Huntsville City Schools' Summer Labs! The summer program has seven weeks of summer fun planned, and camps will be offered in subject matter ranging from Culinary Cook-off to Itsy Bitsy Bugs Life! 
Don't miss out on the early bird pricing - available until April 2. In addition, if your child attends all seven weeks, the last week is free!
Early Bird Pricing (ends 4/2):
$20/registration fee
$110/week for full days (7 :00am - 5:45pm)
$70/week for half-days (7:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 5:45pm)

For lunch schedules and menu prices, click here

For February breakfast menu, click here
For February lunch menu, click here
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
2016-2017 NACCS Character Word Contest

The Second Annual North Alabama Community of Character Summit is hosted by the Character Foundation of North Alabama, a 501(c)(3) organization, sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama.

Eligible to all students in K-12

Students may submit an essay or a creative art project that illustrates one of four character words- Courage, Fairness, Generosity, and Perseverance.
Grissom Cheer Tryouts

March 22-24, 3:30-5:00
Pre-tryout meeting 3/2 at 6:00pm in the GHS Senior Cafeteria. 
Information and physical forms will be available in Coach Ceraolo's room FF6 and at each middle school office. 
PTA Membership

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

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. 
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.
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
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! 
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   
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