This week to emphasize healthy lifestyles, students have documented their healthy habits (beautiful artwork!), sampled local green peppers, and participated in getting active during class!
**Don’t forget Family Fitness Night tonight!!
On October 30th, the MES Garden Club harvested over 80lbs of sweet potatoes from our school garden!
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!
MES PTA thanks everyone who helped make our 2018 Breakfast with Dad such a fun event today!
Just a reminder we will host our Breakfast with Dad on Friday October 26th.
Schedule: 8:30am Breakfast — 9:10am Classroom Activity
A huge thank you to all our Matoaka students/staff/families, community businesses, and other supporters who made our 2018 Walk-a-thon event so successful!
Thanks for your support of Matoaka and patience with the change of day!!
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 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!!
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
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!
Don’t forget to come by Papa Murphy’s this week and support Matoaka! Spirit Nights will be Wednesday – Friday, September 26th-28th!
The PTA Vegetable Ladies returned to the cafeteria during lunch on Wednesday September 19th to offer samples of locally-harvested yellow squash! MES PTA thanks SHIP and cafeteria staff for helping to bring all kids a chance to make healthier choices!
During the first week of school, MES PTA greeted bus drivers and aides with a goodie bag to thank them for their service to our school and kids!
Thank you to everyone who completed the surveys…thank you to all students who ventured to sample locally-grown vegetables. These activities contributed to our success in making Matoaka Elementary School a National PTA School of Excellence for 2018-2020!! We appreciate all the support everyone provides to our fabulous school!