Mentone Elementary School
Mentone Elementary Mission Statement
Mentone Elementary School is committed
to inspire, encourage, educate, and prepare students
for successful academic and life transitions.
The Bulldog Bulletin
April 24, 2014
Today’s Lunch: Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Carrots, Mandarin, Jello, and Roll
Friday’s Lunch: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Carrots/Dip, and Banana
Student Birthdays Today: Braiden Hurly and Kianna Smith
ISTEP Spirit Days!!: To get fired up for ISTEP we will have spirit days leading up to the test. They are as follows:
TODAY- I Rock ISTEP (Rock n Roll Attire)
Friday, Apr. 25th- Sock it to ISTEP (Super Silly Sock Day)
Monday, Apr.28th- Time to fly into ISTEP (Super Hero Day)
Tuesday, Apr. 29th- Exploding with ISTEP thoughts (Extra Crazy Hair Day)
Wed. Apr. 30th- Pride in ISTEP (Mentone Bulldog Apparel)
Wild Reader’s Club: Ice Cream Party for all members on Friday after lunch in the Science Project Room.
Bulldog Buddies: Tuesdays and Thursdays week until 4:30 pm.
Tippecanoe Valley Summer Volleyball Camp: If you are a girl in 3rd-5th grade and are interested in attending volleyball camp, there are flyers in the office with more information.
Shoe Drive: Just a reminder that if you bring in a bag of shoes, get a “shoe” to color, and make sure Mrs. Hamman writes your name on the list. You will then get a Popsicle and an extra recess in the week after ISTEP.
Basketball Club: Mondays & Wednesday until 4:45 pm.
Running Club: Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:30. Be prepared to run outside if it is not raining or temperature is above 45 degrees. Watch the weather for those days. Our last day of running club will be April 30th.
Sports Physicals: Tippecanoe Valley Athletic Department will offer sport physicals for next school year on May 1st at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School starting at 7:00 pm. Several Doctors will be present for the physicals.
Physicals are available for all athletes that will be in grades 5-12 next year, so if you’re a 4th grader and plan to play sports next year, you need a physical. All athletes are required to have a physical on file before participating in any sport. IHSAA regulations state that for a physical to be valid for next school year it must be completed after April 1st.
Physical forms can be picked up at all Tippecanoe Valley Schools and they must be signed by the parents and the students.
The cost for the physical is $15.00 and checks should be payable to “Tippecanoe Valley Middle School”. Please call the High School Athletic Department at 353-7031 ext. 2500 for any questions.
Athletic Camp Scholarships: The Fulton County Community Foundation is pleased to promote athletic camp scholarships for kids. These are made possible through the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund. The scholarships are for BOYS in Kindergarten through eighth grade students of Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley schools. If you are interested, we have applications in the office.
Open Swim: The Tippecanoe Valley High School Pool will be available for Open Swim each Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. from Tuesday, March 18, through Tuesday, April 29, and then during the month of May on Monday and Thursday nights from 6-8 pm. Open Swim is an opportunity for those who wish to swim for exercise or enjoyment. A lifeguard will be present; however, swimming instruction will not be provided. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Proper swim attire is required. A fee of $2 per swimmer will be collected to cover lifeguard costs.
Summer Swim: The Tippecanoe Aquatic Club’s summer swim program is ready to start. The first practice is Sunday May 4th from 2-4 pm at the TVHS Pool. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool. Practice is 2 times per week from May through July. There will be 5 swim meets. Cost is $50 per swimmer plus a USA Swim Card (unless you already have one). Please contact Coach Tom Alexander for more information 574-328-0462.
Shoe Collection: The Bell Museum is still in need of more shoes!!! We will continue to collect shoes until the end of April. So far, we have collected over 400 pairs, but we need LOTS more! Shoes of all sizes are accepted. Bring them to the boxes in the third grade hall. The third grade students are partnering with the Bell Museum to raise money to refurbish a Bell helicopter to display outside the museum. There will be boxes in the third grade hall near the gym for shoe collection. Be sure the shoes are clean, tied or rubber-banded together.
(USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer)
Mentone Parent Support Group will have a meeting on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Mentone Elementary Library. Any parent interested in being a part of the MPSG is encouraged to attend the meeting!
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability, in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), Title IX (Educational Amendments 1972), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, and Section 504 (Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Inquires regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, 8343 S State Rd 19, Akron, IN - Telephone (574) 353-7741; Inquires regarding compliance with Section 504 may be directed to the Director of Special Services, Burket Education Center, 5095 S 700W, Box 8, Burket, IN - Telephone (574) 491-2555.
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Mrs. Angie Miller
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Mentone, IN 46539