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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.

2015-2016 TVSC Master Calendar



The Bulldog Bulletin

April 1, 2016

Today’s Lunch: BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Side Salad, Apple Slices, and Milk

TVSC Reading Club: Welcome to the newest member of the TVSC Reading Club, Bryauna Clodfelter.

Activities Afterschool:  Basketball Club until 4:45 pm

Chess Club: If you are interested in learning how to play chess, please return your form signed by your parents to the office.

Spring Break will be the week of April 4th.  School will resume on Monday, April 11th.

Labels for Education: The last day we will collect Labels for Education will be this Friday, April 1st.  Remember the classroom with the most wins indoor recess games.  Please try to have them trimmed on the dotted lines.

SHOES FOR HAITI: Every day in Haiti children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work, and walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief so that people can work and play and live in more successful ways.  Providing shoes for families in Haiti is an important first step to giving them health and life.  
Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation will participate in a SHOES FOR HAITI collection drive April 11 through May 23, 2016.  New or gently-used shoes may be dropped off at any Tippecanoe Valley school during school hours.   The following types of shoes are needed for all ages for men, women, and children in all sizes:
•    Flip flops
•    Athletic shoes
•    Canvas shoes
•    Dress shoes
•    Sandals
•    Work shoes

Questions about SHOES FOR HAITI may be directed to any of the following staff members:  Tippecanoe Valley High School - Lois Buss (574) 598-2100; Tippecanoe Valley Middle School - Julie Hayes (574) 598-2200; Akron Elementary School - Ryan Adams (574) 598-2367; and Mentone Elementary School – LeeAnn Rock (574) 598-2590.

Tippecanoe Valley to Host Trends & Teens Parenting Workshop:The Tippecanoe Valley Mental Health Task Force will host a Trends & Teens Parenting Workshop in the Tippecanoe Valley High School Lecture Room on Thursday, April 14, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  The workshop will serve as a resource of education and awareness for adults involved in the lives of youth.  Presenting will be Clinton Faupel of RemedyLIVE, the same organization that will present the Get Schooled Tour high impact school assembly program to students in grades 8-12 at Tippecanoe Valley High School the following day.  Mr. Faupel will present and lead discussion on the findings RemedyLIVE has collected through hundreds of conversations with teens.  The interactive visual presentation will feature the trends and generational uniqueness of youth today.  Tools on how to engage today’s youth will be shared and parents challenged to maximize their face to face relationship with the teens in their life

Kindergarten Registration:  Mentone Elementary School held it’s kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on March 21st.  Students attending kindergarten during the 2016-17 school year must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2016.  A birth certificate and shot records are required when the child is registered.  Child Care will be provided for parents with young children.  Early registration for kindergarten students is critical in planning for next year’s kindergarten program.  If you have a child to be enrolled but were unable to attend registration, please contact the Mentone Elementary School office at 574-598-2590. You can register online by going to http://tippecanoevalleyschools.com/enrollment/  and clicking on the 2016-17 Kindergarten Registration box.

Immunization Requirements for next school year:  Kindergarten, 6th grade and 12th grade students.
Immunizations must be complete by the 1st day of school and parents are required to provide written proof. We are informing you now of this requirement so there will be ample time for your child to receive these immunizations prior to school entry next fall. If you have any questions as to what immunizations are needed, please feel free to call the nurse or your family physician. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.   Thank You, Jayme Hargrove RN

Weight Room: The high school weight room will be available to the staff members and the public.  NEW HOURS!     Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. We are no longer offering a.m. hours unless you are working out with a sports team that is supervised by an adult.  

(This institution is an equal opportunity provider)

Breakfast is served daily from 8:15-8:30 a.m.

April Breakfast Menu

April Lunch Menu

Mentone Elementary is excited to announce online payment for breakfast and lunch as well as textbook rental. Please click on the link to register and make online payments:


Click here for Online Parent Registration Instructions

The MPSG holds meetings the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. All parents are invited to attend!!


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.



 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.





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Mr. Randy Dahms
301 E. Jackson St.
Mentone, IN 46539

Phone:  574 598-2590
Fax:  574-598-2575



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