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PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Turnip Sampling!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Turnip Sampling!

This week Matoaka students will get to sample Turnips during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings! Turnips are a root vegetable loaded with vitamins A, C, and K.  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all students to assist with healthier choices and lifestyles!

National School of Excellence Survey Reminder!

National School of Excellence Survey Reminder!

If you have not already completed this, please take 5 minutes to visit the link below and complete the School of Excellence survey! Your input makes a huge difference – we need your participation. Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to do this!! https://goo.gl/forms/FQtwOvk9gP6r0Eil2

National School of Excellence Survey - Please Participate Today!

National School of Excellence Survey – Please Participate Today!

MES PTA is working on our application toward achieving National PTA’s School of Excellence designation. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please take 5 minutes to visit the link below TODAY and complete the survey! THANK YOU!! https://goo.gl/forms/FQtwOvk9gP6r0Eil2

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Bok Choy Sampling!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Bok Choy Sampling!

This week Matoaka students will get to sample Bok Choy during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings!  The name Bok Choy is from the Chinese word for “soup spoon” because of the shape of its leaves and it has more Vitamin A than broccoli.  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all […]

Spirit Night - Sweet Frog - Tonight!

Spirit Night – Sweet Frog – Tonight!

Join us tonight Thursday, May 10th and help support our school! 4pm -9pm 4907 Courthouse St *Make sure to mention MATOAKA at the register!*

Matoaka Dads Annual Fire & Flick - June 2nd!

Matoaka Dads Annual Fire & Flick – June 2nd!

This year’s annual Fire & Flick (sponsored by Matoaka Dads) will take place on Saturday June 2nd at 6pm on the school grounds.  This is a great chance for kids to spend time with dads/father figures while also enjoying friends and fun (movie, snacks, & campfire!!). Details and the signup form can be found here:  […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week - Thank You MES Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week – Thank You MES Teachers!

Thanks to our wonderful family of teachers and staff at Matoaka for ALL you do everyday for our kids!!

PTA-SHIP Virginia Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce Sampling!

PTA-SHIP Virginia Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce Sampling!

This week Matoaka students will get to sample Virginia-grown hydroponic Bibb Lettuce during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings!  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all students to assist with healthier choices and lifestyles!

WJCC Parent Forum Tonight – Lafayette High School Commons

Reminder – Parent Forum Tonight (LHS) WHEN: April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm WHERE: Lafayette High School Commons 4460 Longhill Rd Williamsburg, VA 23188 All WJCC Families are invited to attend one of our Parent Forums to give us your opinion on the division’s strengths and areas where you think we could […]

Spirit Night Tonight - Blaze Pizza New Town!

Spirit Night Tonight – Blaze Pizza New Town!

What: Spirit Night to support MES! When: 5-8pm Where: Blaze Pizza – 5134 Main Street (New Town)

Run the DoG Tonight - Registration 5pm - Run/Walk 6pm!

Run the DoG Tonight – Registration 5pm – Run/Walk 6pm!

 Join MES PTA and the DoG Street running club for a dog and stroller friendly 5k run/walk tonight, Monday March 26th. Registration starts at 5pm – run/walk starts at 6pm.  The class in each grade with the highest percentage of participants with earn a lunch time treat! Come out and enjoy the evening -hope to see you there!!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Kale Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Kale Sampling

This week Matoaka students will get to sample locally grown kale during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings! Kale is full of vitamins and a great addition to salads, smoothies, soups, and more.  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all students to assist with healthier choices and lifestyles!

Carnival T-shirts - Order Online

Carnival T-shirts – Order Online

Carnival will be here on Saturday March 24th – our shirt description is below. Make sure you place your online orders at the link below on/before Wednesday March 7th! Online order form not longer available – deadline passed. Shirt description: Comfort Color Chambray blue shirt Artwork design on the back Small design on front left […]

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Butternut Squash Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Butternut Squash Sampling

On Thursday February 22nd, Matoaka students will get to sample locally grown butternut squash during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings! Great reasons to love this winter squash is that it is rich with vitamin A which is good for the eyes and also helps fend off illness.  PTA is pleased to help bring […]

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (Mooretown Rd) - Feb 15th

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (Mooretown Rd) – Feb 15th

Please join us Thursday February 15th from 5-9pm! Chick-Fil-A – 6732 Mooretown Rd (near Home Depot) Mention Matoaka and a percentage of your purchase will go back to our school! We are competing with fellow school Clara Byrd Baker for top sales (bonus!).

Carnival Planning Meeting - Friday Feb 9th - 2:30pm

Carnival Planning Meeting – Friday Feb 9th – 2:30pm

Planning is underway for our annual Cardinal Carnival.  We invite you to join us on Friday, February 9th at 2:30pm in the Cafeteria to help with planning and putting this event together! Contact: Adrianne Tropilo if you have any questions:  AdrianneTropilo@yahoo.com

Upcoming Family Fun Events – Tribe Basketball with MES Chorus!

Upcoming Family Fun Events – Tribe Basketball with MES Chorus!

Enjoy W&M Tribe Women’s Basketball this Sunday (MES families – discounted tickets!): Sunday February 11th at 2pm – W&M Women’s Basketball at Kaplan Arena – W&M Tribe vs. Northeastern – Matoaka Chorus performs at half time!!  (Tickets $2) Discounted tickets must be purchased in advance online:  http://tribeathletics.com/tickets Use promo code: MATOAKA (case sensitive) **Promo tickets will not be available at the game**

Congrats to MES Teachers Receiving WJCC Foundation Grants!

Congrats to MES Teachers Receiving WJCC Foundation Grants!

Congratulations to Matoaka teachers Kimberly Holloway, Katie Knaul, and Sue Sydow for being selected as recipients of grants from WJCC Schools Foundation!!  Awards were announced and delivered today.  View the full description of the Innovative Learning Grant Awards here:  http://wjccschoolsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WJCCSF-Grant-Awards-2018.pdf

Upcoming Family Fun Events - Tribe Basketball!

Upcoming Family Fun Events – Tribe Basketball!

Two great opportunities to experience W&M Tribe Basketball are coming for MES families (discounted tickets!): Saturday February 3rd at 4pm – W&M Men’s Basketball at Kaplan Arena – W&M Tribe vs. Drexel  (Tickets $6) Sunday February 11th at 2pm – W&M Women’s Basketball at Kaplan Arena – W&M Tribe vs. Northeastern – Matoaka Chorus performs at half time!!  (Tickets $2) […]

Be Creative for Matoaka on this Snow Day - Yearbook Art!

Be Creative for Matoaka on this Snow Day – Yearbook Art!

Looking for something for the kids to do on this snow day, here is an idea…  The deadline for the yearbook cover art contest is just over a week away.  All students welcome to create a submission! More info and details can be found here: http://www.matoaka-pta.org/wp-content/uploads/MESyearbookcovercontest2018.pdf