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Teacher and Staff Appreciation WEEK

May 7th-May 11th is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week! To help celebrate the fantastic staff at Mirage Elementary, the Mirage PTSA provided breakfast on Tuesday morning and lunch on Friday afternoon. We called that lunch Fiesta Friday as lunch was catered by a staff favorite, Valle Luna. We also raffled off some pretty cool prizes, such as an Amazon Fire Tablet, and Echo Dot and some awesome gift cards! It’s our way of saying thank you for their hard work all year long.

 

 

 

If you’d like to be a part of all the awesome things we do here as the Mirage PTSA, please join us for the 2018-2019 school year and become a member! You can volunteer as much or as little as you like, make important decisions regarding budget and events at our General Meetings and really make a difference to the fabulous students at Mirage!
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Mr. Charles

Mr. Charles has been walking the halls of Mirage Elementary for 25 years. On Friday, May 11th, he retired. He means so much to the students, teachers and staff  and will be greatly missed. He worked closely with Mirage PTSA on all of our events and we would not have been as successful without him. Three cheers for Mr. Charles and wish you the best in your next adventure!

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Mother/Son LASER TAG @LASER QUEST

We are so excited to announce that our Mother/Son event will be held at Laser Quest this year! The event is for our Mirage families only and will be on Sunday May 6th from 6-9pm! Laser Quest is located on the SE corner on 35th Avenue and Peoria. Pizza and beverages will be served and there will be a $3 charge at the door! Follow the link below to reserve your game time!!

 

 

http://bit.ly/MirageFree

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Walk-Out Childcare Options

This is a Google Document and will be updated so be sure to check back regularly, for more childcare options!

Posted by Mirage PTSA on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Here is a link to a Google Document for free or reduced childcare options during the walk-out this Thursday. The document is updated daily so check back for more information. We also ask that any parents that stay home during the day or run an in home daycare, reach out to working parents you know if you can take in extra kiddos!
We will be collecting food donations during our WALK-INS today and tomorrow morning. These donations will help supply breakfast and lunch for the kids at Mirage that depend on the school for breakfast and lunch. You can also drop off donations at the front office.
As always, we appreciate your support! We have such a strong, kind community of parents, students and teachers. THANK YOU!
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#RedforEd Walk-In

Mirage PTSA supports our EDUCATORS! We will be having another walk-in this Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:15am. We had a great turnout last week and we’re hoping to DOUBLE it!!
Please come show your support with us and remember to wear RED!!

 

Here are some pictures from last week’s walk-in!

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#RedforEd

The Mirage PTSA supports our Arizona teachers, Parents and Support Staff in their fight for Public Education. The cause is not only about a pay increase, which is long overdue and one of the worst rates in the country, but also about increased funding and spending for our schools.
To show your support, please wear RED every Wednesday during the month of April. On Wednesday April 11th at 7:15am, teachers, parents and students will be on 39th Avenue and will walk in to school TOGETHER when the bell rings to start the school day. We hope to see you there!
For more information on this movement, check out arizonaeducatorsunited.org

 

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Butter Braids, Volunteers and Everything In-Between

We just wrapped up our Butter Braids fundraiser and, once again, we are blown away by all your support! You guys sold 501 boxes and raised $3,000 for your PTSA! We use those funds to help the school, your teachers and fund all the fun events you love!

Now it’s time to focus on our next  event…..PRINCESS BALL! The board had decided on Princess Ariel and Under the Sea as the theme this year. We are hard at work planning the food, drinks and decorations and we will need some of our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS to help us set up/clean up the event! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us through Facebook messenger or email us at mirageptsa@gmail.com. We will need help from 2-5pm for set up, 5:30-7:30pm for the event and 7-9pm for clean up. Any and all help is appreciated!

Jump Rope for Heart will take place during FIELD DAY(S) this year on Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd. K-3rd grade will be on Thursday from 8:20am-11:40am and 4th-6th grade will be on Friday from 8:20am-2:40pm with a break for lunch. You can set up a fundraising page online or collect money and return to school with your child.

 

Our next GENERAL MEETING will be on Thursday, April 12th in the school’s cafeteria. Please join us from 6:30pm-7:30pm to discuss our board members for the 2018-2019 school year!

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Agenda for General Meeting 3/1/18

Another fantastically informative GENERAL MEETING will take place in the Media Center tonight at 6:45pm. Come join us immediately following all the Literacy Night fun happening at Mirage Elementary school TONIGHT!!
Here is what’s on the agenda for tonight’s meeting:
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Mirage PTSA Update

Some important information from your Mirage PTSA! We have a lot going on in the next few months…. here’s what you need to know!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences were this week and, once again, we provided dinner for our hardworking teachers.
  • Box Tops Fundraiser/Class Contest ends on February 20th! Ice Cream Party and Cookie Party will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place classes (Pre K-3rd and 4th-6th).
  • ButterBraids Fundraiser begins on February 20th, so look for ORDER FORMS in your child’s Take Home Tuesday folder. Orders need to be in by March 6th and will be available for pick up on March 22nd.
  • The next General Meeting will be on Thursday March 1st from 6:45pm-7:45pm. Please come and help us make some important decisions regarding our upcoming events.
  • Princess Ball is on Friday April 20th. Princess Ariel and “Under the Sea” will be the theme.
  • Mother/Son Event will be on Friday May 4th. We are still trying to come up with something fun to do…we have discussed a Bowling Night and a Music Night, but we need your help! Contact us at mirageptsa@gmail.com with your input or join us at our General Meeting on March 1st.
As always we appreciate your support! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for all the Mirage PTSA information you need!
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Box Tops

Box Tops Fundraiser is in full swing again! Keep clipping those Box Tops and sending them in with your kiddos…. 1st and 2nd place classes (K-3rd and 4-6th) will receive ICE CREAM and COOKIE parties! The fundraiser ends February 20th!

 

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Got a little one ready to start Kindergarten in the fall? Or know someone who does? Join the Mirage Roadrunner family! Kindergarten Round-Up is on February 1st at Mirage Elementary school. All the information you need will be provided and MIRAGE PTSA will be there too! We’ll be passing out cookies(that’s what we do best) and recruiting new members! The event starts at 5:30pm.
                                                                Hope to see you there!

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Very Productive!

We had a wonderfully productive General meeting last night! Important decisions were made regarding the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son events we hold at the school. We also mad a few changes to our existing budget to help our favorite principal, Mrs. Wilber, renew the school’s POP subscription! YAY! You can check out the minutes to ALL of our General meetings by clicking the ‘General Meetings’ tab here on our website.
Thank you to those who attended last night and all of our Mirage families for their continued support! WE APPRECIATE YOU!

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What’s on the Agenda?

Here is the agenda for tonight’s General meeting! Come prepared to approve adjustments to our budget and decide on themes for some of our upcoming events!

Tonight’s meeting is from 6-7pm in the Mirage Media Center. We hope to see you there!

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Family Bingo Night

Family Bingo Night is on Thursday January 18th! This is a FREE and FUN event for our Mirage families. Come join us at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria!
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PTSA Update

  • Our Holiday Shop is in full swing this week! Come check us out, everyday 10:30-1pm and 2:30-4pm!
  • Polar Express Night is this Thursday! Join us from 5-7pm and watch the movie, drink some hot chocolate and write letters to Santa. There may be a few surprises as well!
  • We do need a few volunteers to help with clean up after Polar Express….please contact us if you can help out! mirageptsa@gmail.com
  • December 22nd is an Early Release day. Dismissal is at 11:20am, then we’re on WINTER BREAK until January 8th!
  • Our next General Meeting will be Thursday January 11,2018 from 6-7pm in the Mirage library. Come see what we’re all about!
  • Our next event will be Family Bingo Night! This is a free event for our Mirage families and we hope to see you there! Thursday, January 18th from 5:30-8pm in the cafeteria!

Well, you’re all caught up!

We hope you have a fantastic Holiday Season and enjoy your time with family and friends…. And, as always, we appreciate your support!

Contact us with any comments or concerns at mirageptsa@gmail.com and like us on Facebook!

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Mirage PTSA Executive Officers

We were asked to take a picture of our awesome group for the 2017-2018 yearbook. With our crazy schedules, we had to fit it in at the end of our meeting last night. Needless to say, we got a little goofy….

We did manage to take a nice one too….

Standing from left to right: Nicole Martin(Secretary) Malissa Utter(Vice President) Holly Darr(Vice President)
Seated from left to right: Janine White(Vice President) Monique Nieto(President) Lance Lester(Treasurer)
Not pictured: Natalie Gomez(Vice President)

 

We currently have 119 members in our Mirage PTSA family and would love some more! Look for membership forms on our bulletin board by the student entrance or at the front office…. If you’d like to join, it’s only $5!
As always, we appreciate your support!
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Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to talk Holiday shopping!
          The Mirage PTSA would like to help out with some of the hassle…. The Holiday Shop will run from December 4th-December 8th. On that Monday, your kids will get to browse the products we have for sale and make a wish list of items they’d like to buy for Mom, Dad, sister or brother. These are quality items offered at a kid-friendly price! You can then review the wish list with your child and send them to school with their budgeted cash to purchase gifts for their family! It’s a wonderful way to teach responsibility with money and to learn the joys of gift giving around the holidays.

 

           The Holiday Shop will run from 8am-2:30pm on Monday the 4th. This is the day they will come in with their classes to preview our gifts for sale. Tuesday December 5th- Friday December 8th, we will be open during lunch/recess from 10:30-1pm, then again from 2:30-4pm for after school shopping.
As always, we don’t succeed with out our awesome VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to volunteer to help run the Holiday Shop, please contact us asap at mirageptsa@gmail.com!

Digital composite of snowflakes and frost.

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What A Blast!

Fall Festival was awesome this year and we only have our AMAZING volunteers to thank! A little hard work and a whole lot of fun was all it took to make this a HUGE success for the Mirage PTSA!

Special thanks to our DJ from Electric Blue Entertainment, AZ Bounce 4 Kids, our Henna Shoppe artist, Kona Ice and our Hot Dog vendor for providing the best service for our Mirage families!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK!

Comments on this year or suggestions for next year? Please contact us via email at mirageptsa@gmail.com or find us on Facebook

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Thank You

We asked and you answered!!! We are so happy and grateful for ALL of you that have stepped up to volunteer at FALL FESTIVAL… we’re going to have a good time!

We will have VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN located at the First Aid Station. Please check in with us a few minutes before your allotted start time and we will give you your station assignments.
Events like this just can’t happen without support from our Mirage families! We THANK YOU and we APPRECIATE YOU!

                                                  See you tomorrow night!
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Fall Festival Volunteers

Fall Festival is just around the corner… Friday, November 3rd to be exact. And we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

We have an awesome DJ lined up, a Henna Tattoo artist, bounce houses and a giant slide, obstacle courses and a huge Rock Wall. There will be food, drinks and goodies for all!
       PRICES AT THE DOOR
  • Tickets $0.25 each
  • Henna Tattoos $5
  • Wristbands $12

 

 We will presell tickets and wristbands at the PTSA window Tuesday Oct. 31st through Thursday Nov. 2nd after school until 3:30pm!!
     ****Presold wristbands will be discounted to $10!!****
We are in need of volunteers for this event!! 30 minutes to an hour of your time is a huge help to us,  so please contact us at mirageptsa@gmail.com or message us on Facebook for more information.
As always, we thank you for your SUPPORT!