• Below is a record of our communications to parents and guardians.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022:

    MNE Multicultural Red Carpet Walk

    Dear Families,

    During this year’s Winter Celebration on December 22nd, students are invited to dress in traditional or multicultural wear from around the world and walk down the MNE red carpet. We would like many students to participate in showcasing their culture and heritage during the assembly. If you are interested in having your child walk the red carpet, please fill out the linked form by December 9th. More details will come to you following your request to participate.

    Thank you for your consideration!

    Sincerely,

    Courtney Laninger

    MNE ESL Teacher

    cxl48@scasd.org

    Monday, November 28, 2022:

    MNE Helping Hands Food Donations

    Hello MNE Families,

    I hope you were all able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As part of our Helping Hands initiative this year, we are collecting food donations to distribute to MNE families who may need this support prior to the start of Winter Break.  If you would like to contribute, please bring any donations to MNE between now and December 9th.  You can send donations with your children or drop off donations anytime during school hours.  Donations can be left in the boxes or on the picnic tables just to the right of the MNE main entrance.  If you would rather, you may also donate grocery store gift cards that can be distributed to families as well.  Please put these in an envelope marked "Helping Hands" or turn them directly in to the main office.  Some ideas for donations include:

    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Boxed pasta/boxed macaroni and cheese
    • Pasta sauce
    • Crackers
    • Prepackaged snacks like chips, cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, etc
    • Canned vegetables, fruits, etc
    • Fruit cups
    • Granola or cereal bars
    • Condiments
    • Boxed cake/brownie/cookie mixes
    • Grocery store gift cards

    Donations will not be distributed until the week of Dec. 19 so please do not include anything that could spoil such as bread/bakery items, fresh produce, or items that require refrigeration or freezing.

    Please contact Tiffany Myers at tjg18@scasd.org if you have any questions.

    Thank you for considering contributing to this initiative to support our MNE community! 

    Sincerely,

    The MNE Helping Hands Team​​​​​​​

    Monday, November 21, 2022:

    Marianna's Order Pick Up Tomorrow - Tuesday

    Dear MNE Family,

    Marianna's hoagie and pizza pick up is tomorrow, Tuesday November 22, from 3-5:30 in the All Purpose Room. Please pick up your orders before 5:30pm.  If orders have not been picked up by 5:30, they will be placed on the picnic tables to the right of the main entrance to the school. 

    Thank you!

    MNE PTO 

    Thursday, November 17, 2022:

    MNE Lost and Found Reminder

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    Our MNE Lost and Found is overflowing.  All items are longing for a return to their owners and families.

    Please check out this website and stop by the school to claim lost items.

    A reminder that names written in jackets, hats, and gloves, if possible, help greatly when we attempt to reunite these items with their owners at school.

    Have a great Friday and weekend!

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022:

    Marianna's Hoagie Volunteers Needed

    Dear MNE Community,

    The MNE PTO is in need of a few volunteers to help with Marianna's hoagie distribution on Tuesday afternoon, November 22.  If you have a propensity for organization and attention to detail, then this is the job for you.

    Please click here to volunteer.

    Sincerely,

    MNE PTO

    Monday, November 14, 2022:

    Winter Clothing Reminder

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    Our luck appears to have run out as colder temperatures have arrived. This communication serves as a reminder to make sure that students are properly clothed to stand outside at bus stops and to participate in outdoor recess.  Warm jackets, gloves, and hats (with the student's name on all items) are recommended.

    We follow the guidelines listed below when determining whether or not to go outdoors for recess:

      1. 20 degrees and above = full outdoor recess (grades K - 5 → 30 minutes, grade 6 →15 minutes)

      2. 15 to 19 degrees = the principal (or designee) determines, based on all available data, how long outdoor recess should be (15 - 30 minutes)

      3. 10 to 14 degrees = 15 minute outdoor recess

      4. 5 to 9 degrees = 5 minute brisk walk outside at suoervisor's discretion

    The above guidelines are based upon NWS wind chill temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

    If access to appropriate winter clothing presents a hardship for your family, please contact the school.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Monday, November 14, 2022:

    MNE Intramural Update

    Due to the Whittle Equipment being in half of the Gym and the weather not looking good enough to play outside, Basketball Intramurals will be delayed.  The start date will now be Nov. 22nd.  If you have any questions, please contact Miss Snyder at als38@scasd.org.

    Thank you!

    Andrea Snyder
    Third Grade Teacher

    Intramural Coordinator
    Mount Nittany Elementary School
    State College Area School District

    Thursday, November 10, 2022:

    Marianna's Order due Friday

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    Marianna order forms are due tomorrow, Friday, November 11.  As a reminder, turkey hoagies are not available due to the nationwide turkey breast shortage. 

    Checks should be made payable to MNE PTO. 

    Pick up your orders on Tuesday, November 22, from 3-5:30 PM in the All Purpose Room. 

    Thank you, 

    MNE PTO

    Wednesday, November 9, 2022:

    Intramural Skiing/Snowboarding

    Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Families,

    We are excited to announce that Skiing and Snowboarding Intramurals have been scheduled for this Winter.  This week, your child should be bringing home an Intramural Skiing packet.  Please review this packet as soon as possible, because there will be an Informational Meeting for Elementary Intramural Skiing and Snowboarding on November 29th, 2022 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at Mount Nittany Middle School in the school cafeteria.  This site contains the meeting date/time and important skiing forms.

    The following dates will be Skiing dates for MNE:

    -January 17th, January 24th, January 31st

    -February 7th, February 14th

    These are not the same dates for all eight elementary schools, so please mark these dates on your calendar.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.  If I don't know the answer, I will find the answer for you.

    Thank you for your support of our Intramural Program at MNE.

    Andrea Snyder, MNE Coordinator

    als38@scasd.org

    --

    Andrea Snyder
    Third Grade Teacher

    Intramural Coordinator
    Mount Nittany Elementary School
    State College Area School District

    Friday, November 4, 2022:

    Clothing Drive Reminder

    Dear MNE Community,

    A reminder that MNE/MNMS are hosting a clothing drive this weekend in the middle school cafeteria.  Clothes can be dropped off either Friday between 4-6 PM, or Saturday from 9 AM-4 PM. 

    Come and shop for free on Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM, and Sunday from 12-3 PM.

    Sincerely,

    MNE Clothing Drive Team

    Friday, November 4, 2022:

    Marianna's Hoagie Reminder/Update

    Dear MNE Family,

    Just a reminder that the Marianna hoagie and pizza order forms are due next Friday, November 11th.  

    Unfortunately there has been a slight change since order forms went out.  We heard from Mariannas and due to a nationwide turkey breast shortage, we can no longer offer the turkey hoagie.  We apologize for this inconvenience! 

    Thank you again for your continued support,

    Sincerely,

    MNE PTO

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022:

    MNE Veterans Day Final Invitation

    Dear MNE Family,

    MNE will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. As a part of this celebration, we would like to extend an invitation to veteran parents, grandparents, or other family members of our MNE students to a light breakfast in the MNE cafeteria to begin the day.  Breakfast will begin at 7:45 AM on November 11.  All guests must be pre-registered and will enter the school through the main building entrance.  We will have school staff members and students present to welcome you.

    In addition, we are also looking for veterans who would be willing to speak to our students in their classroom groups about how your life has been impacted by your time in the military.  These 5-10 minute presentations could include lessons learned and opportunities provided through your service to our country.

    Please RSVP for either, or both, of these engagements by completing this RESERVATIONS form.

    Please respond by Friday, November 4th. 


    Sincerely,

    The MNE Veterans Day Planning Team

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022:

    BESS Screener ParentVUE Clarification

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    This message is being sent as a follow up to this morning's message regarding the BESS screener data now available in ParentVUE.

    Only 4th and 5th grade students complete the self-screener.  Therefore, these are the only students for whom this data is available in ParentVUE.

    To view the data, be sure to click the "on" button as specified in the directions in the original email. If you have any follow up questions, please reach out to me.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022:

    MNE Helping Hands Reminder

    Dear Families,

    At Mount Nittany Elementary we have a program called Helping Hands that helps families with needs such as food items, gifts, clothing, and household/personal care items, around the winter break

    Please see the attached form or the red form that was sent home with your child for more information on donating or being a recipient of this program, as the team is currently collecting information and needs.

    The deadline to return this form (only one needed per family) EITHER via paper copy or email is Friday, November 4.  Please let Tiffany Glab Myers ((814) 231-1011 ext 2770 or tjg18@scasd.org) know if you have any questions or would like her to complete the form over the telephone with you.

    Thank you for your consideration! 

    Respectfully,

    Tiffany Glab Myers

    School Counselor

    Mount Nittany Elementary Helping Hands Program (1).pdf  ​​​​​​​

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022:

    Accessing BESS Scores in ParentVUE

    Hello Parents/Guardians,

    Recently, your child (excluding requested exemptions) completed the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) self-rating scale. It’s important to note that the BESS is not a comprehensive diagnostic assessment; rather it is a screening tool used to determine a student’s risk of developing emotional and/or behavior concerns that may require the consideration of intervention services.  It is important to remember that this is only one data point when considering a student's overall profile. Here is a link to more information about the BESS rating scale: https://www.scasd.org/Page/27213

    These scores are accessible to parents/caregivers, and we are reaching out to you to provide directions on how to interpret and how to view your child’s BESS scores in ParentVUE 

    BESS Score Interpretation

    Below is a description of the BESS index scores, which are based on norms for students similar in age to your child.. Please know, scores can fall into one of three categories of risk: Normal Risk (green), Elevated Risk (yellow), Very Elevated Risk (red).

    Index/Sub-Index

    Description

    Total Score 

    Behavioral & Emotional Risk Index (BERI) - the BERI score can be elevated due to general behavioral and emotional dysfunction or due to dysfunction in a specific area, such as one of the subindexes.

    Internalizing Risk Index

    Social stress, anxiety, depression, atypicality, locus of control

    Self-Regulation Index

    Hyperactivity, attention problems

    Personal Adjustment Index

    Interpersonal relationships, relationship with parents, self-esteem, self-reliance

    Accessing BESS Scores in ParentVUE

    You can view your child’s scores by logging into ParentVUE and clicking on your child’s name then clicking on “Test History” on the left, then click the “Detail Button” to ON to see levels. Then Review360 is listed at the bottom. Help Guide and example screenshot below

     https://scasd.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/KB/pages/188023163/Navigating+the+ParentVue+Portal

     

    The MNE Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team reviews all scores following the screening and considers whether additional supports may be needed. You will be contacted if your child may benefit from these supports. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information about the screening, please contact MNE School Counselor Mrs. Tiffany Myers or MNE School Psychologist Ms. Leah Kraytz.


    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Friday, October 28, 2022:

    MNE PTO Student Directory

    MNE PTO Directory 2022-2023

    Dear MNE Parent/Guardian,

    We are happy to share the 2022-2023 MNE School Directory. The document lists all entries alphabetically by student last name and by grade level.  We have done our best to compile the information gathered via the form earlier this year. Please notify the MNE PTO (mnespto@gmail.com) should you find anything that needs to be corrected.

    Sincerely,

    MNE PTO

    Like Us on Facebook!- MNE PTO

    mnespto@gmail.com

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022:

    PTO Marianna's Hoagie and Pizza Sale

    Dear MNE Family,

    It's that time of year again--Marianna hoagie and pizza sale! Forms will be coming home with your child today.  Please return order forms back to school with payment by Friday, November 11th.  Checks can be made payable to MNE PTO.  Pick up your orders on Tuesday, November 22nd from 3:00-5:30pm in the All Purpose Room.

    Thank you for your continued support,

    MNE PTO

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022:

    MNE Helping Hands Initiative

    Dear Families,

    At Mount Nittany Elementary we have a program called Helping Hands that helps families with needs around the winter break such as food items, gifts, clothing, and household/personal care items.  

    Please see the attached form or the red form coming home with your child today for more information on donating or being a recipient of this program, as the team is currently collecting information and needs.

    The deadline to return this form (only one needed per family) EITHER via paper copy or email is Friday, October 28.  Please let Tiffany Glab Myers ((814) 231-1011 ext 2770 or tjg18@scasd.org) know if this deadline presents hardships for you or with any questions. 

    Thank you for your consideration! 

    Respectfully,

    Tiffany Glab Myers

    School Counselor

    Mount Nittany Elementary Helping Hands Program.pdf ​​​​​​​

    Monday, October 24, 2022:

    MNE/MNMS Clothing Drive - November 4-6

    Dear MNE Parents/Caregivers, Faculty, and Staff,

    MNE and MNMS will co-host a clothing drive at Mount Nittany Middle School the weekend of November 4-6.  The drive will be located in the middle school cafeteria.  We would like to invite you to consider helping in two ways:

      • Clean out those closets, dressers, and storage lockers, and drop off your clothing donations to the middle school cafeteria on Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00.  Feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors.  Goodwill has provided some bags to place the donated clothing.  If you are interested in some bags, please have your students ask their homeroom teachers and we will deliver them as soon as possible. 

      • Consider donating some of your time over the weekend to help us sort and fold clothes, and staff the drive.  We will also need help bagging all remaining clothes at 3:00 PM on Sunday. 

    All families from the area may SHOP FOR FREE on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and again on Sunday from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.  Please spread the word with any friends or family in our community who may be interested!

    To volunteer during the clothing drive, please sign up here.  Thank you in advance for helping with this community event!

    Sincerely,

    The MNES/MNMS Clothing Drive Team

    Monday, October 24, 2022:

    MNE Intramural Basketball - Starting Soon

    Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Families!

    Basketball Intramurals at Mount Nittany Elementary will begin soon!  Basketball Intramural sports are available for all fourth and fifth graders at OUR school. Intramural activities usually run from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Students must be picked up by 4:30 pm, or they may walk or ride a bike home with written permission. Participation is optional for each season. Behavior expectations are high, and teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized.

    Your child will be bringing home a permission packet to be signed. Please sign and complete the bottom of the first page, and the entire second page. Forms are due by November 11th. Both pages need to be completed and returned in order to start on November 15th. Please print your email legibly in the event that a session is cancelled. If a session is cancelled, parents will be emailed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

    Thank you for allowing your child the opportunity to participate in Intramurals.

    Andrea Snyder

    Third Grade Teacher

    MNE Intramural Coordinator, als38@scasd.org

    Sunday, October 23, 2022:

    MNE Book Fair Volunteers Needed

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    A reminder that the book fair is happening this week from October 24th-October 27th.  

    If you have your clearances and can volunteer, please sign up to help! Any amount of time is helpful. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aca729a6f5c16-fall

    Thank you!

    MNE PTO

    Friday, October 21, 2022:

    MNE Picture Retakes and Lost and Found

    Good afternoon!

    I realize that these two topics do not pair very well; however, I wanted to spare you an additional email.

      • Picture Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 2.  If your child had their picture taken in September, they will need to return the original proofs the day of retakes.  A new picture form will be sent home with those who were absent when pictures were originally taken.

     

      • MNE Lost and Found - we have amassed a large number of lost and found items.  Please check out the web page for any lost items.  Feel free to stop by the school or send your child to the lost and found area to claim your items.

    Have a great weekend!

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Thursday, October 20, 2022:

    Intramural Skiing/Snowboarding

    Good Morning!


    Skiing/Snowboarding Intramurals will start in January!  There will be an informational meeting, and more information/forms to come in the near future.  There are a few deadlines that I did want you to know about in case your child is interested in participating in Skiing or Snowboarding this school year.

    October 31st- Season Passes are on sale until October 31st.  Please check out Tussey's website for more information about these passes.

    November 4th/5th- Tussey will hold a yearly ski swap on November 4th and 5th at Tussey.  There are sign ups for time slots: tusseymountain.com.  New or used gear will be available at this sale.

    As soon as more information becomes available, I will be in touch.


    Thanks!
    Andrea Snyder

    Third Grade Teacher, MNE Intramural Coordinator

    als38@scasd.org

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022:

    October MNE PTO Meeting - Thursday

    October's PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 in the MNE Library.  We will be discussing our Fun Run results and suggestions for next year, our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair (October 24th-27th), Marianna's fundraiser and teacher appreciation events. Please join us if you can!

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022:

    Scholastic Book Fair - Oct 24-27

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    The MNE PTO will host the Scholastic Book Fair at MNE from October 24-27.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

    If you are interested in volunteering at the book fair, please register to volunteer here.

    Sincerely,

    MNE PTO

    Fall Book Fair Announcement.pdf 

    Monday, October 17, 2022:

    MNE PTO Restaurant Night

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    Looking for an easy dinner option on Thursday, October 20?  Consider our October MNE PTO Restaurant Night at Wings Over Happy Valley from 4:00-8:00 PM.  Use code MTNPTA22 for more details.

    Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

    We thank you for your continued support.

    Sincerely,

    MNE PTO

    FundraiserSocialPosts_FBHV10.20.pdf 

    Friday, October 14, 2022:

    MNE Fun Run Update

    Dear MNE Community,

    It was a brisk and beautiful morning for our MNE PTO Fun Run.  Many thanks go out to the MNE PTO Fun Run parent team for all of the time and energy invested in planning this first class event.

    And a huge shout out and thank you is extended to our entire MNE community, family, and friends.  Our total for the fundraiser currently stands at $23,600!

    Your support of the students, faculty, and staff of Mount Nittany Elementary School is overwhelming and so greatly appreciated!

    Sincerely,

    The MNE PTO

    Thursday, October 13, 2022:

    MNE Fun Run Details - Friday

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    We are excited for tomorrow's MNE Fun Run and are sharing the following details with you to help make the event run smoothly:

    • Morning temperatures are predicted to be in the 40's.  Please dress your child in layers and in comfortable clothes for running outdoors, including shoes.
    • Parents are welcome to attend as spectators at the event.  Please park in the main lot between the schools.  No vehicles will be permitted in the loop that surrounds the grass field.  Parent spectators will observe from the upper sidewalk that connects MNE and MNMS. Each grade has a 15 minute scheduled running time between 8:20-9:55.
    • During the Fun Run event, students will also be participating in Fire Prevention Day activities inside the school building.  Therefore students will be coming and going and will be on a tight schedule.  Parents should not plan on spending time with their child during the event.
    • All students are expected to remain in school after the event as academic instruction will resume following the Fun Run.
    • Morning Drop Off - So as not to interfere with early morning event preparations, all parents should use the parking lot loop for morning drop off.  Please plan ahead as this loop will be busier than normal, and you may experience slight delays.  Please drive cautiously as faculty and staff are crossing at this time from the lot to the school.  Thanks for your cooperation.

    A special thank you to the MNE PTO Fun Run team who puts hours into planning this event.  The Fun Run would not be possible without their support and monumental efforts.

    Also, a thank you to our friends at the Boalsburg Fire Company who tirelessly support many of our MNE events and who take the lead with Fire Prevention Day activities.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022:

    MAP Reports

    Dear Parent/Caregiver,

    Fall MAP reports for students in grades 2-5 are being sent home with students today.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022:

    MNE Veterans Day Celebration

    Dear MNE Family,

    MNE will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. As a part of this celebration, we would like to extend an invitation to veteran parents and grandparents of our MNE students to a light breakfast in the MNE cafeteria to begin the day.  Breakfast will begin at 7:45 AM on November 11.  All guests must be pre-registered and will enter the school through the main building entrance.  We will have school staff members and students present to welcome you.

    In addition, we are also looking for veterans who would be willing to speak to our students in their classroom groups about how your life has been impacted by your time in the military.  These 5-10 minute presentations could include lessons learned and opportunities provided through your service to our country.

    Please RSVP for either, or both, of these engagements by completing this RESERVATIONS form.

    Please respond by Monday, October 17th. 

    Sincerely,

    The MNE Veterans Day Planning Team

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022:

    MNE October Celebrations

    Dear MNE Families,

    Preparations are underway for our end of October celebrations.  We will have two options this year:  a Halloween Party and a Fall Festival Party.  Both will occur on Wednesday, October 26, from 2:00-2:50 PM.  Halloween parties will be held in grade level classrooms, and the Fall Festival Party will be held in the art room.

    Halloween Party

    Students choosing to participate may bring a costume to change into for the party.  Students are not to come to school dressed in costumes.  Please put your student’s name on all pieces of the costume.  

      • Costumes may not include any look-alike weapons or sharp objects.

      • Costume makeup and face paint are not permitted.

      • Costume masks are permitted; however, students will be required to remove masks if/when walking through the hallways.

      • Students will change out of costumes prior to dismissal.

    Each classroom will have a Halloween party.  Parents may be contacted about donating treats and/or volunteering at the party.   

    Fall Festival Party

    Students choosing to participate in the Fall Festival Party will not wear costumes.  Students are encouraged to wear fall colors.  The Fall Festival Party will be supervised by faculty and staff members in the art room and will involve a variety of fall-related activities and snacks.

    Please use this form to register your child for the Fall Harvest Party.

    Thank you for your support of our October celebrations at MNE!  

    Sincerely,

    Mark Feldman

    Principal

    Monday, October 10, 2022:

    School Attendance Reminders from MNE

    Dear MNE Parent/Caregiver,

    We appreciate your continued attention to adhering to SCASD attendance procedures.

    A few reminders:

      • A student is permitted ten (10) parent-written excuses for the school year.  A doctor's excuse is required for all subsequent absences.

      • There is no limit for the number of doctor's excuses. It is always best to secure a doctor’s note for every medical appointment.

      • Parents/Caregivers have 72 hours (3 days) from the date of return to submit an excuse.  Excuses can be hand-written, submitted through ParentVue, OR, sent via email to mneatt@scasd.org.

      • Call (814) 231-1011 ext. 3989, to report an absence on the Safe Arrival Line. Parents/caregivers are still required to submit an excuse in addition to the call.  In the absence of a call, the school will call you to verify the absence and ensure the student’s safety.

      • Unexcused late minutes to school accumulate toward full day unexcused absences.

      • A student is permitted ten (10) educational trip days per school year. An educational trip request form must be submitted in advance of the trip.  Days beyond the 10th day are considered unexcused absences unless pre-approval has been granted by the Assistant Superintendent.

      • Upon the 3rd unexcused day, a First Offense Letter is generated and sent to the parent/caregiver.  This letter serves as a warning that further action will be taken for subsequent unexcused absences.

      • After receipt of the First Offense Letter, the next unexcused absence results in a school attendance improvement plan (SAIP) meeting at school.  At this meeting, a plan is developed to improve school attendance.

      • After the development of the SAIP, subsequent unexcused absences result in a second offense and referral to District Judge Gregory Koehle, resulting in an attendance hearing in front of the judge.

    If you have any questions, please contact MNE Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Patty Fry at (814) 272-5970 or mneatt@scasd.org.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Thursday, October 6, 2022:

    MNE Fun Run Fast Approaching

    Hello Mount Nittany Families!

    Our PTO is gearing up to host our 4th Annual Fun Run, during the morning of October 14, 2022.  The Fun Run is our biggest FUNdraiser of the year, and we need your help!

    As a school, we have set a fundraising goal of $15,000 for this year’s run.  If each student collected a minimum of $40, we would easily surpass that.  However, any amount is appreciated and welcomed.  

    Last year we raised OVER $25,000!!!! If we can beat that amount this year, the PTO will purchase a yearbook for EVERY student!

    Today, during a pep rally, we encouraged the students to reach out to family and friends, in various ways.  We told them they could call, text, video chat, or even have their parents post on their own social media accounts, with your supervision.  We discourage ANY unsupervised door-to-door solicitations.

    Your child should be bringing home a pledge packet today.  They can track and collect any cash or check donation in the envelope and on the tracking sheet provided.  In addition, we are now able to accept online donations.  It’s easy.  Instructions are explained in the packet, as well as, below. Feel free to share these instructions with your friends and family!

    Classrooms will have the opportunity to compete for “highest earner” within each grade.  Those winning homerooms will be awarded prizes: 

    First Place: a pizza party/sweet treat

    Second Place: popcorn and Ritas

    Third Place: sweet treat  

    All students present the day of the fun run will also receive a special treat.

    A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:

      • The Run will take place in the bus loop in the morning hours of October 14.  

      • All families are encouraged to stand along the sidelines and cheer on our students! New this year will be a Coffee/Donut stand for those who come to cheer.  Donations appreciated!!

      • SNEAKERS!!!  Comfortable, moveable clothing is best. A change of socks in case the grass is wet.

      • Can’t run? Don’t worry.  We just want the kids to move and have fun! 

      • Rain Date is the following week, Friday, October 21nd

    How to Donate ONLINE:​​​​​​​

      1. Go to the MNES PTO facebook page or the PTO tab on the MNE page for a quick click to the link.  

    -OR- 

    Scan the QR code to access the online donation site on FundRazr (fundrazr.com/MNEFunrun)

      1. Click ‘Contribute’. Select your contribution amount. In the ‘Your Name’ box please provide the students name/teacher name that you are supporting. In the ‘Your message’ box please provide the name of your student’s teacher as the classrooms are competing for prizes. 

      2. Share this link and info with all of your friends, family, and social media followers.

    FUN RUN SCHEDULE

    8:15–ALL students head outside to designated location

    8:20--Kindergarten WARM UP

    8:25--Kindergarten RUN

    8:35--LAST LAP for Kindergarten------1st Grade WARM UP

    8:40--Kindergarten STOP----------------1st Grade START RUN

    8:50--LAST LAP 1st Grade--------------2nd Grade WARM UP

    8:55--1st Grade STOP--------------------2nd Grade START RUN

    9:05--LAST LAP 2nd Grade-------------3rd Grade WARM UP

    9:10--2nd Grade STOP-------------------3rd Grade START RUN

    9:20--LAST LAP 3rd Grade--------------4th Grade WARM UP

    9:25--3rd Grade STOP--------------------4th Grade START RUN

    9:35--LAST LAP 4th Grade--------------5th Grade WARM UP

    9:40--4th Grade STOP--------------------5th Grade START RUN

    9:55--5th Grade STOP--------Cool Down

    10:00--ALL students return to school.

    Any questions, please contact us at funrun.mne@gmail.com  or  mnespto@gmail.com

    Check our Facebook page for updates and information:  MNES PTO

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022:

    Mount Nittany Campuses with Partial Power

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, the power partially went out at Mount Nittany Middle School, Mount Nittany Elementary and Panorama Village Administrative Center. Administrators worked with staff to determine next steps and how to keep operating through the school day. Right now, there is sufficient lighting throughout the buildings and classes can continue at this time.

    Lunch is being provided from other district schools. Although water for hand washing is not available in a few areas, we have placed hand sanitizer where necessary. However, drinking water is available.

    Should this status change, we will let you know, but as of now, we have no plans to modify the school day. 

    Rest assured that even though we are running on partial power, the energy level within the building is very high as always!

    Respectfully,

    Mark

    Monday, October 3, 2022:

    MNE PTO Fun Run - October 14

    Hello Mount Nittany Families!

    Our Annual Fun Run is just around the corner. Friday, October 14 will be our biggest FUNdraiser of the year and we want to thank you in advance for all of your help!

     Fast Facts to help you prepare:

    Our goal is $15,000. All funds raised directly benefit students and teachers.

    The Fun Run will be held from 8:15am - 10:00am.

    All classes will be outside to cheer on their schoolmates. Each grade level will have a turn to run laps around the field loop.

    Students are encouraged to walk, run, dance and have fun during their run period.

    Fun Run Schedule (includes a 5 minute warm up for each grade)

    8:15–All students make way to run area designation (look for signs and balloons)

    Kindergarten 8:20-8:40

    1st Grade 8:35–8:55

    2nd Grade 8:50-9:10

    3rd Grade 9:05-9:25

    4th Grade 9:20-9:40

    5th Grade 9:35-9:55

    10:00 – All Students return to school

    Parents/Guardians are invited to cheer their students on!  Keep an eye out…new this year will be a Coffee/Donut Stand near the parking lot/entrance of the school. This will only be for visitors, not students. Donations will be added to the collected Fun Run total to help us reach our goal.

    If you are interested in helping with some of our volunteer opportunities, please use the Signup Genius to indicate what you’re willing to do. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaea92ba7fa7-mnefun

    Thursday, October 6th, students and teachers will be participating in a schoolwide pep rally  to get the students excited and explain details of the event.  Additionally, informational family letters/collection envelopes will be sent home with students.

    Attached is a video explaining the Fun Run, photos of our past Fun Runs, and a link for online donations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZ5WIFVxX0

    Thank you again for all of your involvement and help! Looking forward to a great day!

    Sincerely,

    The Fun Run Committee

    Any questions, please contact us at funrun.mne@gmail.com or mnespto@gmail.com

    Check our Facebook page for updated  information: MNES PTO

    Friday, September 30, 2022:

    PTO Directory Information Requested

    Please respond by October 7...

    Please provide any information you would like to be included in the school directory.

    Please complete the form once for each student.

    The email address field is required so we can email you your response. For other entries, please only include what you want published (except for the comments field).

    https://forms.gle/9ZNFEhFc9BL6xWYm9

    Thank you!

    MNE PTO

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    mnespto@gmail.com

    Monday, September 26, 2022:

    Dear 5th Grade Parent/Caregiver,

    Earlier this afternoon, first responders were called to the Panorama Village building to attend to an adult Panorama employee who was in medical distress.  Students in Mr. Kamats' and Mrs. Hipp's classroom were kept in their respective classrooms until the situation was resolved.  Students who were in the MNE building at the time were kept at MNE.

    Respectfully,

    Mark

     

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