January 7, 2014 | Issue No. 18

​In This Issue:
Important Upcoming Dates
January 10: PTA Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
January 13: Talent Show Video Auditions Deadline
January 15: Restaurant Night
January 15: Band Concert
January 20: MLK, Jr. Day - Student Holiday
January 23: Strings Concert
January 25: Talent Show

PTA Meeting This Friday
Please join us for this month's PTA meeting on Friday, January 10th at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. There is no better place to learn about upcoming PTA events and hear from our principal Ms. Fernandez about hot school topics.

Mantua Talent Show 2014

Happy New Year! If you missed live auditions for the 2014 Mantua Talent Show yesterday (January 6th), don't fret! Students can now submit video auditions through Monday, January 13th (deadline extended.) Instructions for submitting a video audition can be found at http://sdrv.ms/IHrJAU. If you have any questions, email Ted Donat at tdonat@gmail.com. The show will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Mantua Gym. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3, and your Master of Ceremonies will be Mrs. Fernandez. See you at the show!

Restaurant Night on January 15th
Mark your calendar for a Family Fun Night Out on Wednesday, January 15th! The Mantua PTA will host the event at Chipotle Mexican Grill at 9506 Main Street in the Pickett Shopping Center. Come and eat Chipotle's delicious burritos, tacos, and salads made with naturally raised chicken, beef, or pork, marinated in chipotle adobo, then grilled or choose from a kid's menu that includes tacos or quesadillas served with chips and a drink. Visit http://chipotle.com for more menu information. 

There is something delicious for everyone. Come and dine-in or takeout and present the Mantua PTA Chipotle flyer at the time of purchase for the school to receive 50% of the evening's proceeds. Flyers will be sent home in Tuesday folders. Buen provecho!

Web Master Needed
The Mantua PTA is in need of a Web Master to update and maintain the PTA website as needed throughout the year. Please contact Paige Rushing at paigerushing@gmail.com for details.

Spring Fling!
New this year! The Mantua Spring Fling will be held (in leiu of our traditional Carnival) on Saturday, March 29th, with the rain date of Sunday, March 30th. We are still in the planning stages for this new event, trying to create a day of fun that joins some new activities and games with some of our carnival traditions. If you would like to be involved and/or take a committee chair position, please contact Meri Farling at merifarling@hotmail.com.

Mantua Directories Are In!
The Mantua school directories are in.   If you are a PTA member and did not get one or are interested in getting a copy, please contact Meri Farling at merifarling@hotmail.com

Translators comprise another vital part of our outreach efforts. We want every Mantua ES family to feel included and connected—should families need to have a document translated into their native language, our volunteers are here to help!

  • للحصول على نسخة مترجمة للغة العربية، نرجو الإتصال بالأخت بدرية كفالة على هذا الإيميل: bkafala@gmail.com. If you need to have a document translated into Arabic, please emailbkafala@gmail.com.
  • 如果你需要把文件翻译成中文,请联系冯敏。她的电子邮件是mmfeng@hotmail.com。If you need to have a document translated into Chinese, please emailMin Feng.
  • Если вам необходимо перевести документ на русский язык, пожалуйста обращайтесь к Анне Жердецкой или Виктору Жердецкому по электронной почте: hannaz74@gmail.com или ViktarZ@gmail.com. If you need to have a document translated into Russian, please contact Hanna Zhardzetskaya and Viktar Zhardzetski.
  • Para obtener una copia en Espanol favor de contactar a Ana Castelan. If you need to have a document translated into Spanish, please email Ana Castelan.
  • We are still looking for Korean and Vietnamese translators for 2013-14.

Email Shoshi Kalderon at shoshi.kalderon@yahoo.com if you have any questions about or would like to volunteer as an ambassador or translator with Mantua ES’s Community Building Network.

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