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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.


The Bulldog Bulletin

March 26, 2015

Today’s Lunch: Chicken Leg, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Yogurt, Pineapple and Roll

Friday’s Lunch: Pizza, Salad, Banana, Candy Chip Cookie, and Cherry Tomatoes

Student Birthdays Today:  Blake Taylor, Bradly Ousley, and Julia Bowers

Afterschool Activities: Bulldog Buddies until 4:30  and Basketball Club until 4:45

Music Club: Music Club on Thursday is cancelled. There will not be a make-up date.

Yearbook: The school yearbook is on sale until Friday March 27th. Yearbooks are $12 or $17 with personalization. Please bring your yearbook order to Mrs. Hartzler in the office.

TVSC Reading Club: All reading club members need to be sure to wear your t-shirts on Friday, March 27th for a yearbook picture that will be taken after Friday Morning Live.

Kindergarten Round-Up:  Mentone Elementary will host Kindergarten Round Up on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM (rescheduled due to weather).  Families will start the evening in the Large Group Instruction Room with a short information meeting where they will learn about what to expect in Kindergarten.  Kindergarten teachers will also share about Kindergarten readiness and the requirements for children attending Kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year. The school nurse will share about medical information that needs to be completed before the students start school. A pizza dinner will be served following the informational meeting.  The office staff will also be assisting parents with online registration in the computer lab.  Children that are 5 years old on or before August 1, 2015 are eligible to attend kindergarten.   This early registration is critical in the planning for next year’s kindergarten program. Childcare will be provided for this meeting.  If you cannot attend please contact Mentone Elementary School at 574-353-7465 prior to registration in August.  

Jump Rope for Heart: Jump Rope for Heart is this week. Students need to be collecting their donations. They will need to be turned in by Friday, April 3rd.

Student Council:  Student Council needs Pepperidge Farm UPCs to earn bonus points for our Labels for Education.  We have 47, 371 and our goal for this year is 50,000.  We need the Pepperidge Farm Labels by March 31.  Thank you.

Sports Physicals: Tippecanoe Valley Athletic Department will offer sport physicals for next school year on April 30th at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School starting at 7:00 pm. Physicals are available for all athletes that will be in grade 5-12 next year. All athletes are required to have a physical on file before participating in any sport. IHSAA regulations state that for a physical to valid for the next school year it must be completed after April 1st. Physical forms can be picked up at all TVSC schools and they must be signed by the parents and 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.

Weight Room: The Tippecanoe Valley High School Weight Room will be open over spring break, Monday-Friday 4:00p.m - 8:00 p.m. Please enter the building using Door 8.  All participants need to have Liability Waiver completed.  Waivers are located in the weight room.  

March Behavior Incentive 2015: We are all starting to get spring fever!  Our students have been cooped up all winter and it is time to celebrate great behavior! On April 3rd Mentone will host a Dance, Dance Revolution Party for all students that qualify with great behavior.  Students that do not earn an office referral or a discipline ticket from March 10th thru April 2nd will qualify for the dance.  The dance will be held during school hours in our gym.  Please encourage your student to have great behavior by being respectful, responsible and safe!!!

Open Swim: The Tippecanoe Valley High School pool will be available for Open Swim during the months of March and April on Tuesday and Thursday nights (except March 17th). Swimming is 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.

Athletic/Academic Honors for Free Admission to HS Varsity Events : Students who have a report card from their most recent grading period, with all A's and B's on the report card, will get into any varsity contest at Tippecanoe  Valley High School free with a paying adult admission.

CANI: Community Action of Northeast Indiana, is providing families in poverty assistance. CANI and Covering Kids & Families of Indiana want to ensure that 100% of Hoosier children have health care. Please visit their website for more information http://canihelp.org/Pages/default.aspx. Or you can contact Amanda Chappell at 260-423-3546 ext 333 or Corinna Krider at 574-372-3548.

Tax Help: Starting February 4, 2015, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offers tax preparation assistance to lower income residents of Kosciusko County.  VITA is provided in partnership with the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development at Grace College and Theological Seminary.  Volunteers doing the tax preparation are IRS certified and available at multiple locations throughout Kosciusko County.  During tax season residents may call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.  VITA is supported by the United Way of Kosciusko County.

(USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer)

Mentone Elementary School offers breakfast daily from 8:15-8:30 a.m.

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


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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
301 E. Jackson St.
Mentone, IN 46539
(574) 353-7465


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