The Grizzly Roar
May 13, 2017; Issue 115

Field Day

Tuesday, May 16th

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!
MGS Talent Show

Thursday, May 18th at 6pm
The talent show will be held in the Middle School Gym
4th Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run and Wellness Fair

Saturday, May 20th
Race Location: Mountain Gap School 

Please park in the lower campus parking lot on Versailles Dr. Look for signs.
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

The SGA will provide games for kids to play! 
Two bouncy houses
Corn Hole
Hole in One
Duck Pond
Face Painting

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

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

       Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA
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 
The 8th grade ceremony will begin at 9:30 with the 8th grade picnic following directly afterwards
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
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. 
Character Word of the Month

The Character Word of the Month for May is: 

Mountain Gap Spring Football Practice Continues

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 15, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm

Players need to be sure to bring cleats, shorts and shirts. 
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.
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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