P.A.C.K. Week starts TODAY
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17

P.A.C.K. ("Pack Assorted Colors for Kids") is a simple five-day educational program aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, as well as a wider color variety, while at home and school.

Each day of the P.A.C.K. five-day program is assigned a different color to help children focus on broadening their selection of fruits and vegetables. Children are encouraged to include fruits and vegetables of the color of the day in their snacks and lunches. Check out the P.A.C.K. flyer here.
 
PACK Week Color Schedule:
Monday, March 13: Blue or Purple
Tuesday, March 14: White/Tan/Brown
Wednesday, March 15: Red
Thursday, March 16: Orange or Yellow
Friday, March 17: Green

MannPower Registration is OPEN
Spring MannPower Session III Registration is open now and closes Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 PM.
 
Session III runs April 3 through May 19 (No Class 4/4 or 4/14). 
19th Annual Mann Variety Show

Upcoming key dates:

April 7: Music, videos and other media due
April 12: Performer Previews at Mann
April 13: Pre-sale tickets, flowers & DVD orders & program ads
April 28: Last day for pre-sale tickets, flower orders & program ads
May 5: All music, videos & other media due
May 15: Technical Dress Rehearsal of Act I
May 16: Technical Dress Rehearsal of Act II
May 17: Full Dress Rehearsal at Julian
May 18: Day Off
May 19: Variety Show at Julian at 7:00 PM
May 22: DVD orders due

Mann PTO Informational Open House 
Wednesday, 3/15 8:00am

Please join the Mann School 
PTO for coffee this Wednesday morning after drop off in the Teachers’ Lounge for a special opportunity to learn about what the PTO does and opportunities are available to get involved.
 
All Mann School parents/caregivers are invited to attend a PTO Informational Open House on Wednesday, March 15 where we will discuss what positions are open for the 2017-18 school year.  The PTO members will be on hand to talk about their positions and answer questions.
Attention 5th Grade Parents! - 5th Grade Gift Collection Starts NOW!

In a few short months, our children will be moving on from Horace Mann Elementary and beginning their middle school years.

Traditionally, the fifth-grade class gives a gift to the school to commemorate their years at Mann.  Mrs. Cole has suggested that we continue to add artwork around the school.  In recent years, murals and artwork have added beauty and color to the main office, the gym, the fifth-grade pod and the second-floor hallway. This year, we plan to add artwork to the lunchroom as the 2017 class gift. Fifth-grade students will be given the opportunity to vote on the theme for this mural,

Please join in donating toward this gift in memory of the time your child was a student at Mann Elementary.

Click Here to Donate to the 5th Grade Gift!

Donations may also be given to Sara Yount on the blacktop before or after school, dropped off at her home at 150 North Ridgeland Avenue or sent to her via Chase QuickPay.

Warming Center / Indoor Recess Volunteers Needed!


30 Minute Shifts Available!
Register now!
The cold weather is upon us. Staring in January, parents are needed to help supervise with the warming center where children can take a break from the cold during lunch recess.  If it is too cold to be outside for recess, volunteers will ask to supervise one of the indoor recess activities. 
 

Check out the 5th Grade Mural!

 
Drop by the 5th grade pod and see the latest mural at Mann. Thanks goes to our outgoing fifth grade class for making this wonderful donation to our school.

Calendar

3/12: MannPower reg opens
3/13: P.A.C.K. Week
3/15: PTO Open House, 8am
5/19: Variety Show

Newsletter

Subscribe to the MANN PTO newsletter! If you have any items to contribute to the Mann PTO Newsletter, you may submit them to mannptosec@gmail.com. 


Please click here to see some of the Art Appreciation projects on display in the main lobby. 

School Crossing Information

Please click HERE for the Safe Crossings Newsletter.

Volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities are endless with the PTO. To sign up and make a difference at Mann School, click HERE!

 
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