The Grizzly Roar
March 4, 2017; Issue 105

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
Lost and Found 

PLEASE take a moment soon and check for any missing items in the Lost and Found! It is literally overflowing with coats, shoes, lunch boxes, and other various items.

ALL unclaimed lost and found items will be taken Friday, March 10th at 1pm to be donated.
Spirit Night 

Tuesday, March 7th, 5-8pm
Chick-fil-A on South Parkway
Benefits 3rd-5th grades math team
Kindergarten/New Student Enrollment

Opens Saturday, March 4

Huntsville City Schools Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment for 2017-2018 school year will open Saturday, March 4th.

The first step in the enrollment process is to be completed online by clicking on the "Enroll My Child" button found on the district's website, This is for any new student in any grade who is enrolling at a school in the Huntsville City Schools district.

Once the online registration is completed, parents/guardians will need to bring the following paperwork to the child's home zoned school: Parent/Custodial Guardian Photo ID, Immunization record, Proof of Age, and 2 Proofs of Residency (Lease/deed/mortgage AND utility/cable/landline bill). The school will scan or make copies and return the originals.

For help with filling out the INFOSNAP online form, parents may contact the child's home zoned school. If assistance is required with setting up or accessing an Infosnap account, parents may contact the INFOSNAP Support Team at 866-752-6850 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST)

Spring Break

Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th
PTA Board Nominations

The nominating committee is looking for a new PTA board for the 2017-2018 school year. 
If you are interested, would like to nominate someone, or have any questions, please contact  Valerie McClure Shannon Windsor Lauren Johannesmeyer  or  Michelle Marsden.
Magnet Programs Late Applications 

Late Applications will be accepted for magnet programs that have seats available, beginning Wednesday, March 1st.   More info is available by clicking here
MGS Cheerleading Trouts for 6th and 7th grade
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**
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
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
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   
Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803