The Grizzly Roar
September 9, 2017; Issue 125

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  velkourie@hotmail.com
MGS Spirit Wear

Have you seen the flier for Spirit Wear yet? This year you can also order online!! Click here to visit our PTA website store and place your order! 
We have two different styles in 4 different colors this year! They are available in youth and in adult sizes. If you're placing an order by check, please make your check payable to Mtn. Gap PTA. Extra order forms are available at The Welcome Center.
*The online store can only accept PayPal at this time. 
T-shirt sale for Sensory Classroom

The Collaborative teachers at Mt. Gap P-8 are trying to raise money for a new "Sensory Classroom" for our school. 
We have chosen an Autism Awareness T-shirt to sell. We will be taking orders until Wednesday, September 13, 2017. T-shirts are premium quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Prices are $12.00 for short sleeve and $15.00 for long sleeve shirts. If you are interested in purchasing a T-shirt, please click here, print and fill in the form and return to Beckie Roth. 
Checks should be made to Mt. Gap P-8. 
Shirts will ship after September 29, 2017.
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?
Hurricane Harvey Backpack Drive 

 Mountain Gap P-8 School has adopted Fred Roberts Middle School in Pasadena ISD (Houston, TX). Fred Roberts Middle School is a campus of 600 fifth and sixth grade students and they were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. We will work to provide them with new backpacks for their students when their students return. In each backpack we collect, we will place a letter of encouragement from one of our students.

Please support our backpack drive by donating new backpacks or monetary donations. We will use the monetary donations to purchase more backpacks and/or ship the collected backpacks. The average cost of a backpack plus shipping is $40. We hope to have all donations by  September 15th and ship that following weekend. Please help us help the children of Fred Roberts Middle School by donating.
MGS Volleyball

Wednesday, September 13th at Williams

Mountain Gap vs. Challenger at 5pm  
Mountain Gap vs. Williams at 6pm
Half Day of School

Half Day of School on Friday, September 22
All grades at MGS will be dismissed at 11:30am
The Middle School Dance is coming up soon! We need volunteers!! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Gierloff at  Lori507@comcast.net or Janie Tribble at  janietribble@yahoo.com 
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:  January 22, 2018  
The entry form, general rules, and rules for each category are available  here
For more information, contact Jodi Cahue at jodicahue@gmail.com
Boxtops

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  mgsptaevents@gmail.com
Community Sponsors

If you own a business, you can have your logo in the newsletter each week. Email  mgsptaevents@gmail.com 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! 
AmazonSmile

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   www.mountaingapp8.org 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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