This Thursday! Welcome ALL to the first PTO Meeting of the 2018 - 2019 School Year - September 20th, 6PM - 7:30PM
Hello New and Returning Parents, Families and Friends! We hope you will consider joining PTO this year!
PTO meetings are held monthly in the library and are a great way to stay informed of school activities, share your ideas and talents and meet other parents and teachers! Kids are always welcome. Visit medfieldheightspto.com for more information on our programs and events. Bring your talents, tools and ideas and make a difference - join us this year! Click here for a list of meetings this Fall!
What does PTO do?
Last year, our amazing PTO with generous contributions from parents, grandparents and partners like YOU, raised $16,037.00 for our school through monthly fundraisers at local restaurants, Square One Art, concessions for sale at spirit nights like Math Night and Literacy Night, and two major events! Funds help MHES purchase classroom and arts supplies, bulk orders of copy and colored paper, and last year, we bought new snow removal supplies, indoor recess games, and contributed to the end-of-year parties for each grade.
PTO also organizes a book fair and a community drive to support families during the holiday season, and through volunteer parent grant writing, we are thrilled to bring several Young Audiences assemblies to school each year. Previous assemblies include professional companies like Washington DC's premier physical theater Synthetic Theatre and the resident dance company Dance China NEW YORK.
Last but not least - PTO produces two very popular and highly anticipated events each year bringing kids and the community together: the Snowflake Dance in December and Spring Fling! There is a way for everyone to pitch in to support PTO. And we can't do this without your help.
How can I help? Even if I can't attend a meeting?
Take the family to dinner for one or more restaurant fundraisers, read the PTO Weekly newsletter and sign up to volunteer for a spirit day or event shift too! Or, you can make a donation to the PTO directly through this link!
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner! Join MHES families, friends and teachers for a sweet treat, dinner and movie at SweetSide Cafe on Friday, September 28th. Select from the full menu all day including soups, sandwiches, salads, gourmet coffees, and desserts! Or join us for dinner and a Family Movie - Showing Disney's / Pixar's COCO when the sun goes down! 15% proceeds benefit MHES kids and the school.
Directions to Sweetside Cafe, 3543 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
It's that special time of year for our CLAIRE'S GOURMET fundraiser! With so many wonderful treats to choose from - we are confident your family will want to gobble-up these tasty goodies and buy more as gifts to share! Funds have been used annually to purchase music equipment, chairs, and technology. Orders and money are due October 3rd. Orders will be ready for pick-up on November 1st.
Guess what? One of our fabulous PTO officiers and member at large Julia Farrell-Breit just shared with us that Johnny's restuarant in Roland Park (one of our very generous silent auction donors in last year's Spring Fling) is sponsoring a NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER campaign! They want to know why your teacher is the best!
Every week, Johnny's will choose a story to highlight and a winning teacher will receive a dinner for two at Johnny’s! Nominate your amazing MHES teacher by following this link. Selected stories will be displayed at the restaurant - you can download the worksheet here! Let's share with Roland Park why Medfield Heights Elementary teachers are some of most amazing educators in Baltimore!
Directions to Johnny's: 4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
DOUBLE UP PLAY FOR BOX TOPS!!
Let's see if YOU can be one of the lucky winners to DOUBLE our school's December check with this DOUBLE UP Sweepstakes. Log in and fill out the form. You can submit an entry DAILY!!! If we raise $500 in BOX TOPS, and your name is chosen.... They DOUBLE our payment!! And Medfield will earn $1,000!!!
How to Enter Online Sweepstakes go to:
You can find our school by searching the
zip code: 21211
school number: 249
Remember to bring in those Box Tops!!
Good Luck & Happy Clicking!!
Sweepstakes ends 9/30/18
Join MHES teachers and staff on Tuesday, September 11th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for the annual Back to School Night! Principal Kilcoyne will share valuable information about our school and the year ahead and you will will have a chance to talk with your child(ren)’s teacher(s).
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th. The school day begins at 7:45AM, and students are marked late if they do not enter their classrooms by 8AM. Students are dismissed at 2:25PM, with the exception of PreK and K, who dismiss at 2:20PM. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. Breakfast begins at 7:30AM in the cafeteria. Please see the map below for Grade Level Entrances and other important locations.
Please NOTE that for the first half of the school year, LaPlata Avenue will be CLOSED which can make things a little busier! Thank you parents and caregivers for your patience with the construction AND your patience with one another during the drop-off and pick-up times!
2018 - 2019 Medfield Heights Elementary School Entrances by Grade
Come to school this Friday wearing PURPLE for Medfield Heights Elementary for the first Spirit Day of the year!
Medfield Heights Elementary is excited to offer a new on-site before and aftercare option at school this year called All Lives United. The program offers before care, starting at 6:45-7:45am and the after care program is from 2:25pm-6:30pm. There are various payment plans and options. The program is open to Pre-K through 5th graders. They also open on Professional Development days (extra fee).
Find out more information at alllivesunited.net/medfield-heights/
The program is already well established at Francis Scott Key Elementary, Federal Hill Prep Academy and Barclay Elementary. The attachments here include what a typical day of aftercare looks like.
If you wish to complete the paperwork attached, you can turn it into the main office in their mail box. Part-time and drop-in rates are available for enrolled students. Contact Mr. PJ Matthews at ALU.email@example.com for enrollment information.
QUICK NOTE: Confirmation emails went out to enrolled families last week, and if you did not yet receive one, you should email them to inquire.
Did you check everything off your list? One week and counting to get those super cool School Supplies!
Pencils, paper, markers, crayons...It's the most wonderful time of the year for back to school supply shopping! Check out the 2018-2019 school supplies list courtesy of MHES! Please note that some items are marked "community" items on the list and do not need to be labeled with your child's name! NEW LIST updated as August 6, 2018.
Wanna make your creative mark on MHES in 2018? Consider making an additional donation from our ART SUPPLIES WISH LIST - choose from colored pencils, paints, scissors and more - please mark these extra supplies ART DONATION.
Who We Are
The MHES PTO is comprised of dedicated parents and friends that support the school's programming and fundraising efforts - bring your talents, tools and ideas - join us this year!