The Grizzly Roar
August 12, 2017; Issue 121

MGS Open House and PTA meeting

Tuesday, August 15
Pizza Dinner in the cafeteria at 5:30
PTA Meeting in the Middle School gym at 6:00
Open House will begin directly after the PTA meeting

Join us for a pizza dinner in the cafeteria at 5:30! 
Cost is $5 per person with a $20 maximum charge per family

Our first PTA meeting will be at 6pm in the middle school gym.
The first 40 kids that come into the meeting will get a certificate for a FREE McDonald's ice cream cone!

We also have a raffle for two $25 gift certificates to Stand Up Comedy Live! Raffle tickets will be $1 and we will announce the winners at the end of the meeting. 
Feedback Survey 

Every so often school districts must go through an accreditation process and this year is our year.  As part of the accreditation process, we seek parent feedback through surveys.  Please take a moment and take the survey below in regards to the education and environment at Mountain Gap P-8 School. Click here to take the survey.
Parent Volunteers

Parents, we need your help! There are many different ways that you can volunteer for our school. Please click here and see all of the different ways you can help! 
Fall Picture Day

Fall Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 23rd. More information will be sent home with students soon. 
PTA Membership

You can now pay for your PTA membership online! Click here to be directed to the form.
Membership fees are $10/individual, $5/grandparent, and $5 for school staff.  
Math Explorers, Math Team, RoboCubs, and RoboGrizzlies

If you have a child or children who are interested in joining any of these groups, please click here, print and complete the form, and return it to the Welcome Center by Thursday August 17th
A meeting for parents to provide additional details and address concerns will be held on Monday, August 21st at 5:00 p.m. in Room 305.
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 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
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
American League Volleyball

AMERICAN LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL is looking for players. Registration starts at age 9 years old. I know there may be some players zoned for American League attending Mountain Gap; mostly those who live north of Weatherly Rd. I will be closing registration on Sunday night, Aug. 13th. Click here to register.
FREE Fantastic Fall Volleyball

When: Mondays in August and September (excluding Labor Day) from 5:30-6:30

Where: NEW Grissom High School Gym

Who: Girls Grades 1st-7th (Grissom feeder schools, only)

This is free, but we would love to know that you are coming! We will do volleyball drills and skills with Coach Tanya Broadway and the Grissom volleyball players. Please contact Coach Broadway at

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! 

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 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   
Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803