The Grizzly Roar
September 2, 2017; Issue 124

No School on Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2017 
All Huntsville City Schools facilities will be closed.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed 

We need volunteers! If you can help, please sign up by clicking the link below. If you have any questions, please contact  Sara Foreman at saraeforeman@yahoo.com

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will come home with students on Tuesday, September 5th.
Tuesday Club

Tuesday Club is open to any 4th and 5th graders that are interested in Science, Geography, and Gardening.

First meeting is Tuesday, September 5th from 3-4pm

For more information and to download the permission form, click here
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. 
MGS Football

Come out and support our Grizzly football players!

Mountain Gap vs. Madison County
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm
Milton Frank Stadium
MGS Volleyball

Wednesday, September 6th at Mountain Gap

Mountain Gap vs. Chapman at 4pm 
Mountain Gap vs. McNair at at 6pm
Math Explorers, Robocubs, and Robogrizzlies Meeting Information

All groups will begin meeting the week of September 11th.

If you did not complete the information sheet for each child who will be participating in these groups, please complete this and return it to the Welcome Center as soon as possible. Click here to download the form. 

Volunteers Needed!

RoboGrizzlies and RoboCubs have been approved for TVA Grants for the upcoming school year which will cover the cost of registration.  We have 4 FLL (grades 4-8) and 5 jrFLL(grades 1-3) approved  teams.  We are in need of coaches/ and or mentors for each team.  Please let Mrs. Pang know by email if you will be able to help.  jrpang@me.com

Without coaches we are not able to sponsor the number of teams we are approved for. If you are willing to coach, but not able to be at school during the scheduled meeting times or days, we may be able to make some adjustments. 

Tentatively, we are scheduled to meet with RoboCubs on Tuesdays from  3:00 until 4:00  and RoboGrizzlies on either  Monday and/or Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 .  We do have quite a few teams so we could have some meet on Mondays and others on Tuesdays.
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
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.  
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. 
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
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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