August 28, 2018 | Issue 1

Important Upcoming Dates

August 30 (Thursday): Drama meeting, 7pm, Mantua cafeteria.
September 3 (Monday): Labor Day, SCHOOL CLOSED.
September 5 (Wednesday): Enrichment Registration begins, 8am, online. PTA Club Registration, 8am, online.

September 7 (Friday): PTA Meeting, 9:30am, Library. Volunteer Info Meeting, 10:30-11am, Library. Pizza and Ice Cream Social, 5:30-7:00pm, Mantua playground. Volunteers needed!

Going Green with Mantua!
**Digital Tuesday Folder**
Everyone will see something new in the open house folder, less paper!  Don’t worry, we still have lots going on, it’s just not going to clutter up your house.  Along with our weekly News You Choose (fka Alert News) coming to your inbox, go to the new and improved for all of your info! Important dates, Events (click to add to your personal calendar!), Flyers, Program info, Volunteer info, Visit our Sponsors, Meeting info, and much more … 
Going Green with Mantua!

Mantua ES Drama Club Info Meeting
Thursday August 30th, 7pm, Mantua cafeteria. For more information see the flier​

Fall 2018 Enrichment registration is almost here! 
The Mantua PTA is excited to offer a wide selection of enrichment classes focusing on many areas of interest including art, music, STEM, sports and more!  Fall registration begins 8AM Wednesday, September 5th and ends 12PM  Friday, September 14th.  (Late registration is available for a $40 fee beginning 1PM September 14th and ending 12PM September 17th.  

Classes run October 1st - December 7th.  Program information can be found here:

Questions, email

Join our PTA clubs!
Beginning Sept 5th at 8am you can register for the following clubs:  Raccoon Runners, Chat n Chew, Kids Care Club, and Photo Club.  Be on the lookout for the registration link in next weeks Alert News. 

Back to School Pizza and Ice Cream Social
Please join us in kicking off the 2018-2019 school year with our Back to School Pizza and Ice Cream Social! The event will be held from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, September 7, on the playground at Mantua Elementary School. Tickets ($1.00) can be used to purchase pizza and ice cream sundaes (two tickets each), as well as bottled water and glow necklaces (one ticket each).

Volunteers are needed to set up, sell tickets, serve food and drinks, and clean up. Please sign up at

Academic Competitions Open House
Would you love for your child to work on a team to do something fun outside of school? To meet new kids? To have new challenges? If yes, then come join us on September 6th at 7pm in the Mantua E.S. Cafeteria to hear more about exciting programs outside of school, like Destination Imagination, Odyssey of the Mind, Lego League, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, National Geographic and Spelling bees, Math Counts, and more. These academic competitions offer opportunities for all students, K-6 to try new things or delve deeper into their favorite subjects, whether they are exploring outer space, writing a play or original song, or creating machines that actually work. Each of these competitions facilitates creative team-building that encourage resourcefulness, self-confidence, problem solving, and leadership in children of all ages. Come join us at the Academic Competitions information session! If you can’t attend, please review competition information or the interest signup form at Questions, please contact Vanessa Hall at

Unsubscribing from the Alert News
If your student has graduated and/or you have moved away from the Mantua ES community, you can help us to maintain a current distribution list by unsubscribing from the Alert News list. It is as simple as clicking on the word "unsubscribe" at the very bottom of this newsletter. Thank you for your assistance!

Join the Mantua PTA!

Our annual PTA Membership Drive is a fundraiser that helps support the many PTA services provided to you and your child. Cost is only $15 per family (tax deductible), and in return you’ll receive a copy of the Mantua PTA Student Directory, an essential tool for connecting with anyone in our school community. Your family will also receive a $10 discount on fees for Drama Club, PTA Basketball, Chat'n'Chew and Raccoon Runners. Perhaps most importantly, though, joining PTA gives you a vote on what we're doing on campus and how our money is spent! 
Visit the registration website for more information.

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: . If you need to have a document translated into Arabic, please email .
  • Если вам необходимо перевести документ на русский язык, пожалуйста обращайтесь к Анне Жердецкой или Виктору Жердецкому по электронной почте:  или . If you need to have a document translated into Russian, please contact Hanna Zhardzetskaya and Viktar Zhardzetski.
  • 혹시 한국어로 번역된 자료가 필요하시면 좌승관씨에게 연락주세요( If you need to have a document translated into Korean, please contact Lisa Libby.
  • Para obtener una copia en Espanol favor de contactar a Lisa Libby at If you need to have a document translated into Spanish, please contact Lisa Libby.
Email Lisa Libby at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer as an ambassador or translator with Mantua ES’s Community Building Network.​
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