Spirit Night At Menchie's - Thursday Oct 18th


Show your Panther Pride and join us for our first Spirit Night of the school year at Menchie's at Parkside Town Commons on Thursday October 18th from 3 pm - 9 pm.  


A portion of the proceeds will go to the MPE PTA.  


Thank you for your support!  We look forward to seeing you there!


 Oct 22nd- Nov. 1st


We need volunteers!  Please sign up to work a shift if you are able.


Book Fair volunteer sign up 


Don't forget to come to Storybook Night on October 29th @ 6:30-8:00pm!

There will be a craft, 3 sessions of story time, and open sales for the book fair.


Teacher readers for Story Night include:


6:45 PM: Mrs. Del Verne, Ms. Richardson, and Mrs. Huffman

7:05 PM: Mrs. Bernier, Mrs. Milberg, and Mrs. Salva

7:25 PM: Mrs. Schindler


Thank you for volunteering!




 Who wouldn't want donuts for breakfast?!


All Dads welcome, and don't forget to stop by the book fair!


Oct. 25th (Last Name A-L)

Oct. 26th (Last Name M-Z)

8:00 - 8:45 AM


We need volunteers do help out during the event from 7:30 - 9:00 AM. Please sign up at:








Once again Wake County is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes for its READvolution campaign to promote reading!   
Students are asked to read for 20 minutes each night and log their reading into the READvolution site. The READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
Students who log 800 minutes by November 16th will receive 2 free Carolina Hurricane hockey tickets.  Schools who read 2020 books will be in a drawing for the Cool School Field Trip, where students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from Hurricanes players.   

Find log-in instructions HERE





If your 4th of 5th grader has been selected to participate in the MPE Battle of the Books program, you have already received notification. Please visit the MPE Battle of the Books website to learn more.


Visit our website for the book lists. 


For those that have been contacted, the first meeting will be Friday, October 19th @ 8 AM in the MPE gym. 


We will be handing out registration forms with details about participation, t-shirts and the fee during this practice.  Teachers are not allowed to touch the money, so we definitely need help. 


If you wish to help collect fees during the October 19th practice, please contact Ms. Dyane Barnett at dbarnett@wcpss.net 



 Mini Magnet Fair for Rising Kindergartners


Mills Park Elementary is hosting a Mini Magnet Fair for families with rising kindergartners on Wednesday, October 17th from 9:30am - 11:00am in the gym.  Come learn about magnet schools for your rising kindergartners.  




Grades 2-5 have been working hard on their tennis skills in PE class.  We are finishing the unit by practicing some volleying over the pop ups nets.  Several of the students have asked where they can go to play tennis so here are some court locations. 



Annie L. Jones Park                  1414 Tarbert Dr

Cary Tennis Park                       2727 Louis Stephens Dr

Middle Creek Park/School         151 Middle Creek Park Ave

R.S. Dunham Park                     519 Walnut St

Robert V. Godbold Park             2050 N.W. Maynard Rd



Apex Community Park                2200 Laura Duncan Rd

Apex Nature Park                       2500 Evans Rd

Kelly Road                                  1609 Kelly Rd



Church Street Park                     5800 Cricket Pitch Way


More information can also be found at http://westernwaketennis.com/


Additionally, the PE department is looking for a deck size box to put outside the gym to store some recess equipment in. If you have one you would like to donate please let us know. 


Questions? Ask Mr Rood and Mrs. Forsberg (PE teachers)



October is National Bullying Prevention month! 

MPE has several activities to promote, celebrate and support this very special topic.


Spirit Week 


Monday Oct. 22nd
“LET’S BLACK OUT BULLYING!” (wear all black)
Tuesday Oct. 23rd
“TEAM UP AGAINST BULLYING” (wear your favorite team clothing)
Wednesday Oct. 24th
PICTURE DAY!! (wear a SMILE and show kindness to others!)
Thursday Oct. 25th
“TREATING OTHERS WITH RESPECT IS NO SWEAT!” (wear your favorite sweats)
Friday Oct. 26th
“Panthers are Bully Free” (wear your favorite MPE Spirit Wear!)



Throughout the school year, the Nourishing Noggins program provides MPE students with bags of nutritious food to take home each weekend, as well as boxes of food and hygiene items to take home over the winter and summer breaks.
This year we will be working with the Interfaith Food Shuttle to provide food to our MPE families. We are in need of monetary donations to ensure we have enough food to provide to our families throughout the year:
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c) charitable organization – all donations are tax deductible.
Here is the breakdown of what it costs to feed our MPE families:
$10 ➔ provides food for a week for one family
$40 ➔ provides food for a month for one family
$350 ➔ provides food for a year for one family
$100 ➔ fills a box of food and hygiene items for winter or summer break
There are two options to donate:
1. PayPal: Go to www.nourishingnoggins.org and click on 'Donate' in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
2. Checks: Make checks payable to Nourishing Noggins and drop them off at the front desk at MPE with ATTN: Nancy Stavrakakis on the envelope.
You can learn more about our program on our website, www.nourishingnoggins.org.
Questions? Please reach out to the program managers Amy Holcomb: amy.holcomb@gmail.com
or Neha Patel: neha_gohel@yahoo.com.








Thank you to all of you that donated! We raised $38K and are moving ahead with the new playground structure! 

Do you still want to support MPE? You can always submit direct donations!

 Log in to your account, and find the donations form under "My Account" then "My Forms/Paperwork"

Don't forget to ask your employer's HR department about matching pledges! It's an easy way to help the school!