Capture MLS Memories by Ordering a Yearbook!

YEARBOOK PURCHASING:

http://www.balfour.com/virginia/charlottesville/meriwether-lewis-elementary-school/

*Yearbooks can be purchased for $15 until the end of the year.  Starting in January, the price will go up to $20.  

*Click on the yearbook icon, then proceed with your order.

Please contact Kerry Annos (kannos26@gmail.com) with any questions.

Hey Kids….The MLS Kids Market is coming!

Do you want to start your own small business? Have an idea that you know others will love?  Here’s your chance!  Just sign up for the MLS Kids Market sponsored by the MLS PTO.

The ever-popular kids market is back! Kid Vendors are invited to create, market and sell their goods in their own booths.  You can work by yourself or with a friend to create crafts, individually wrapped food items, toys, gifts…you name it!

This is an MLS PTO sponsored event and not a school fundraiser. Money earned can be used to cover the cost of supplies to create market goods with additional proceeds donated to the charity of choice. No actual profits are expected to be generated from the sale of items.  Last year’s market brought in over $500 of donations to the SPCA and the Foothills Advocacy….great job kids!

The market will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6 – 8pm.  

Sign up before Nov 30th!  Just fill out this form and return it to your teacher.  If you have any questions please contact Lisa Goldstein 6goldsteins@comcast.net.

Parent Guide to Online Progress Reports

Online Progress Reports are now posted in Parent Portal. Do all the tabs and numbers and letters have you confused? Click here for our quick parent guide to help answer any questions you might have.  
One important detail new this year:
**After you click on Standards, scroll to the bottom and click on Standards Grades Classic View. This will make the report so much easier to read and it follows the guide above!

 

Auction Planning Meeting Thursday - Please Join Us!

Planning for the 2017 MLS PTO Silent Auction is underway! The auction is scheduled for April 21, 2017 at King Family Vineyard. This is a really special night that is all about spending time together as a school community, having a fun night out, and raising money for our favorite kids, teachers, and staff!

More details will come, but here's how you can get involved:

VOLUNTEER! We have big jobs, small jobs, long-term jobs, day-of jobs...the point is, we have jobs and many hands make light work! 

There will be an INFORMATIONAL MEETING this Thursday, November 10 at Laura Ege's house at 2734 Owensfield Ct at 7 p.m. This is just an informal meeting to learn more about volunteer roles, so if you're curious at all, bring a friend and come check it out! 

DONATE! Services, goods, art, vacation homes, experiences and more are welcome! If you have a great relationship with a local business, ask them for a donation! If you are a business owner, artist, instructor etc., this is a great way to connect with the MLS community and support our kids! Please email us at mlsptosilentauction@gmail.com to donate or learn more.

MIXERS! Mixers are parent-sponsored parties that are always a lot of fun! We are looking for people to host student mixers for each grade, and groups of parents to host adult mixers. This is also a great way to involve new families, so if there's a new family in your child's class, please consider reaching out to them to see if they would like to join you in hosting a mixer this year! 

CONTACT! Email mlsptosilentauction@gmail.com to discuss donations, mixer questions, and to volunteer, and thank you for your support!

The Next KNO is Friday, November 11th, 2016! Sign up today!

MLS PTO Kids' Night Out is a fun night of indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities organized by our beloved MLS Teachers.  For a reasonable fee, kids have loads of fun being active and engaged with their friends. Things then wind down with a movie in the gym.

Click here for the paper registration form.  Registration is online until November 10th @ 5 PM here