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Cookie Dough Orders Due!

Cookie Dough order forms and money are due this Thursday September 13th! Please be sure your child’s name, teacher and grade are on the form and also a good contact number. Your cookies will be delivered and available for pick up on October 11th from 2:35-6pm.

 

As always, we appreciate your support! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at mirageptsa@gmail.com
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WooHoo! Membership Cards!

Hey friends! If you’ve already signed up to be a member, we have your membership cards! We’ll be at the PTSA window tomorrow after school to hand them out. If you can’t make it, please shoot us a message and let us know the best way to get them to you!

If you haven’t joined yet, we’ll have membership forms available tomorrow as well, or you can click the JOIN tab right here on this website and send us your dues through PayPal!

As always, we are truly thankful for your support!

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Cookie Dough Kick Off!

It’s COOKIE DOUGH time!

We kicked off our biggest and best fundraiser on Thursday, so check your child’s backpack for order forms!

This fundraiser provides us with almost 50% of our income for the year!

Here’s some great info about our COOKIE DOUGH to pass along to friends and family in text or email….

Mirage PTSA Cookie Dough Fundraiser provides funds for:

  1. Brain POP subscription for the teachers
  2. Fall Festival
  3. Father Daughter Dance
  4. Mother/Son Event
  5. Bingo Night
  6. Catalina Field Trip Scholarships

CHOCOLATE CHIP                                                                     

OATMEAL RAISIN

M&M

CHOCOLATE CHUNK PECAN

WHITE CHUNK MACADAMIA

SNICKERDOODLE

PEANUT BUTTER CUP

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP

Each box has 40 ready to bake cookies- straight from the freezer! No need to thaw!

Boxes are $17/each

 

As always we appreciate your support and are here to answer any question! mirageptsa@gmail.com

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General Meeting Tonight at 6pm

Woohoo! Our first General Meeting of the year is tonight( 8/23) at 6pm in the Media Center! Please join us and help us make some super important decisions!

Here’s the AGENDA to tonight’s meeting! Hope to see you there!

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School Starts Tuesday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, for parents anyway!

School starts on Tuesday August 7th! Gates open at 7:45am and class begins at 8am.

We hope you are all as excited as we are! Have a great year!

 

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MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

We are so looking forward to the new school year!

Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 2nd from 5:30-6:30pm. Find out who your teacher is this year, drop off school supplies, add money to your lunch account and JOIN MIRAGE PTSA! We’ll be there….with cookies!

See you there!

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Back to School Bash! July 28th 10am-12pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Giving Closet will be open, there will be dental check ups and haircuts available, and informational booths for all your back to school needs! And Mirage PTSA will be there serving hot dogs, chips and beverages! Please stop by and see us so we can tell you about all the great things we have planned!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach us at mirageptsa@gmail.com

OR message us on Facebook and Twitter!

See you there!!

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Join us, maybe?

Another amazing school year is about to begin and WE NEED YOU! If you’d like to become a member of Mirage PTSA for the 2018-2019 school year, you can email is at mirageptsa@gmail.com or come see us at the Back to School Bash(7/28/18) and Meet the Teacher Night(8/2/18). It’s only $5.50 to become a member, but act fast because the cost will go up to $6.00 after our first general meeting.

Join us, maybe?

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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!