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Activities

Boo Hoo Breakfast

When: Beginning of school year
Where: School library
What: Drop off your kindergartner for the first time in their new classroom. Then join us in school library for a light breakfast and get to know more about the school, PTA, and meet other parents.

Fall Carnival

When: In the fall, about a week before Halloween
Where: Mission Avenue Elementary School
What:The Fall Carnival is a Mission Avenue family favorite! There are games, food, and the silent auction, returning favorites and new activities. Click here for more information

Keepsake Make and Take

When: Usually a week before students go on winter break
Where: Mission Avenue Elementary (each class will be at their own location)
What: As a thank you to parents for your support, the PTA will provide materials for a keepsake that your student will make at the school and take home for you.

Sock Hop Dance

When: Toward the end of September
Where: Mission Avenue Gym
What: a newer family favorite at Mission Avenue. Come dance the night away with your kid(s) in a some crazy socks or 60's fashion. Email missionavenuepta@gmail.com if you have a song dedication (name the song, artist, who the song is for, who the song is from, and your dedication note). This is a family event - no dropping off children please.

Pajama Jam

When: Toward the end of February
Where: Mission Avenue Gym
What:Pajama Jam - a family favorite at Mission Avenue. Come dance the night away with your kid(s) in a comfy pair of pjs. Email missionavenuepta@gmail.com if you have a song dedication (name the song, artist, who the song is for, who the song is from, and your dedication note). This is a family event - no dropping off children please.

Campus Cleanup

When: On a Saturday around Earth Day
Where: Mission Avenue Elementary
What: It's the perfect opportunity for us to come together as a community to clean up the school for our kids. There are rocks to shovel, weeds to pull, bushes and trees to trim and leaves to rake. Please come prepared to work; don't forget your gloves, hat sunscreen, and yard tools (rakes, shovels, brooms, hedger, wheelbarrows, blowers). PTA will provide water. Check-in by the gym doors. Parents must stay with their children; this is not a drop-off event.

Staff Appreciation Week

When: Typically the first week of May
Where: Mission Avenue Elementary
What: A are deeply greatfull for the Mission Avenue staff and teachers! Be sure to tell them how grateful you are for what they do for your children.

Play Day

When: A couple days before the end of school
Where: Mission Avenue Soccer Field
What: A student favorite with movies, water, games, and goodies. Students should bring sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, a towel and/or a change of clothes. Students are encouraged to wear their swimsuit underneath their clothes on this day. Girls must wear a one-piece swimsuit with shorts (no bikinis) and boys must wear a t-shirt (tank tops ok). If clothing is not appropriate, students may have to make alternative arrangements to participate in Play Day. Play Day is a day of celebrating student accomplishments and closing out our school year. Ms. Garcia and Mission Avenue staff reserve the right to withhold this privileged day for students who hav struggled with appropriate behavior and/or on a behavior contract. Please encourage your child to maintain positive behaviors leading up to Play Day.

PTA Meetings

When: First Thursday of every month (unless posted otherwise) at 5:30pm. 
Where: Mission Avenue Staff Lounge
What: Provide valuable input and voice opinions about events and programs at the school. 

Support for Children and Families

Mission Avenue Elementary PTA works in collaboration with Mission Avenue's counselor and parent liaison as well as New City Church and other local and neighborhood groups to assist school families in need. This support provided is only for families with children who attend Mission Avenue Elementary. We collaborate on such projects as:

  • Collecting, organize, and distribute gently used shirts, pants, shorts, coats, and other gently used clothes for kids ages 5-11 for the school's clothing bank.
  • Distribute food from the Road Runner Food Bank..  
  • Collecting and distribute school supplies at the beginning of the year.
  • Collecting specific Thanksgiving food items for Thanksgiving baskets
  • The Christmas Giftmart - the community donates $15 - $20 children's toys. Specific families are invited so the parents can shop and buy the donated gifts for $2 while their children participate in holiday games and activities. All money raised goes back to the school in order to buy underwear, socks and other needed items for the school's clothing bank. 

Be sure to check the Volunteer and Donation page on a regular basis to see what you can help with.

If you are interested in donating or helping, please email us by clicking here

Movie Nights

When: Several scattered through out the year
Where: Mission Avenue's Gym
What: Need something to do on a Friday night? Bring blankets, pillows, folding chairs, dinner, and the family for a child-appropriate movie. The movie is free to watch. We will also have some refreshments for sale at the concession stand. Movies are shown from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the nights determined. 

Popcorn Fridays

When: Usually on a Friday during lunch recess and on the same day as a dance or movie night
Where: Mission Avenue Courtyard
What: A little popcorn treat sold for $0.25 per bag during lunch recess. Be sure to send your students to school with quarters.

Popejoy Fieldtrips

When: Various times throughout the year
Where: Popejoy Hall
What: One reason we fund raise is to help students gain new educational experiences via field trips. Right now, the PTA makes sure to help send each grade to one grade appropriate show to Popejoy's Schooltime Series. The show is chosen by the grade's teachers. Please talk to your student's teacher about field trip arrangements and questions. We have confirmed the following field trips.

National Dance Institute (NDI)

When: Throughout the year
Where: Mostly at the school
What: PTA pays for a majority of the program for 4th graders to learn dance moves for an end-of-the-year program. Throughout the year students also gain confidence, physical coordination, self discipline, and self-esteem. PTA also pays for several classes to attend one of the final performances. In addition, PTA pays for pizza and drinks when the 4th graders return in between performances.

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