Membership Contest Winners!

Here are the results of our 2018-19 Membership Contest – thanks to everyone who supports our school!!

Overall Winning Grade:  2nd grade!!

Class Winners:

K: Abrahams/Forgit (Tie)
1st Grade: Walls
2nd Grade: Ferrara
3rd Grade: Moran
4th Grade: Bell
5th Grade: Murphy

Farm-to-School – Acorn Squash!

On Wednesday, students got to sample a simple preparation of locally-grown acorn squash. Students learned acorn squash is high in Vitamin C as well as the minerals magnesium and potassium. We thank SHIP for all their support of this wellness experience for our kids!

Walk-a-Thon Pledges Due Friday to Support Matoaka!

Matoaka Families – please make sure your child submits their pledge sheets and donations before the big event tomorrow!

Each student that brings in at least $1 will receive a personalized Matoaka Cardinals wristband!

Class prizes awarded for most participation and donations!

For every $25 pledged, that student will be entered into a drawing for the prizes listed below:
$25 TARGET GIFT CARDS, BAEPLEX FREE WEEK, 
$25 AMAZON GIFT CARDS, BOUNCE HOUSE, MOVIE TICKETS,
WISC ZONE,  AMF BOWLING, SUPERHERO GEAR & MUCH MORE…!

Garden Cleanup a Huge Success!

Garden volunteers recently prepared the MES Garden for the fall season.  Kindergartner Alex Erlich, was joined by his parents who helped in the clean up efforts and took photographs documenting the event.  Lindsey Mefford, an alum of Matoaka, came out with her family to earn volunteer service hours.  The gentlemen that joined us BJ Hennessey, Jim Mefford and Josh Erlich opted out of the photo, but provided invaluable services trimming bushes and performing minor repairs to the garden infrastructure.  Our Garden Volunteers are Amazing!  Thank you!!

Walk-A-Thon is Coming Oct 12th!

The mascot friends handed out superhero reminder stickers at drop-off today!  Look for them in the bus loop drop-off on Mon Oct 8th! The big walk will be held Friday, October 12th!  All student collecting at least $1 will get a wristband! Schedule:  Grades 4 & 5 – 1:00-1:30  **  Grades 2 & 3 – 1:45-2:15   **  Grades K & 1 – 2:30-3:00

Farm to School Sampling – Roasted Red Potatoes!

On Wed October 3rd, students sampled locally-grown roasted red potatoes and it was a hit!  The simple preparation used only garlic, black pepper, dried parsley, and Canola oil. MES PTA thanks SHIP and cafeteria staff for helping to bring all kids a chance to make healthier choices!