April Updates!

by Mrs. Nilsen on April 18th, 2014

Theres a lot going on at MRA in April.  Here are just a few things to be aware of:

  • Auction 2014—Countdown: 14 days to go!!!
    1. Baskets:
    This year we will have three school themed baskets to auction off. We are asking every family to donate one item to one of the baskets. The themes for the baskets are; a kid basket (items such as games, books, summer items, arts and crafts etc.), an adult basket (things like gift certificates, games, entertaining items, movie tickets etc.) and a pet basket. Please feel free to collect these items by donation. Please check with Jaylene or Aly Ensrud for a current list of businesses that have donated. The bins to collect these items are on the landing outside of the office. Please email Stacey with any questions at stacey_lowder@yahoo.com 
    2. Auction Invitations: We are taking reservations for the 2014 MRA Auction Fundraiser. You can get your tickets on line at: http://www.molallariveracademy.com/auction.html Or you can pay Jaylene Slinger in the school office. Prices and details about tickets, tables and sponsorships are attached to the memo and available on the MRA Website 
    3. VIP Table Is Available Now! Do you want to have the best seat in the house for you and 7 of your guests? Bid on the VIP table. You will receive 8 dinner tickets, 3 bottles of wine, a specially decorated table in front of the live auction, special appetizers, 8 drawing tickets (Winner picks any live auction item before bidding begins!) , and a take home gift. This year we are running an online auction for the VIP table. Bidding will remain open until 11:59 PM on April 21st. Register online at https://molallariveracademy.schoolauction.net/auction2014/online_auction/show/79 and place your bid on our new auction website for this fabulous item.April
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will be drop in only on Thursday, April 24th. Scheduled conferences will be Friday, April 25th on an as needed only basis.
  • Whole Foods Helping MRA: Don’t forget your reusable bag! In honor of Earth Month, Whole Foods Market—Portland Bridgeport is doubling the bag donation to Molalla River Academy every Tuesday in April when you shop!
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to MRA! The spring book fair will be held in the MRA library May 12th—16th. See the attached flyer to sign up to help. And—go to the Scholastic Book Fair page at: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/ to download the Scholastic App!Path Help Wanted! We are looking for a couple of parents to build 12 art easels for our new walking/running path. Please let Shelley know if you can help.Parent
  • Book Club: Laurel Glasmire and Beth Breiten would like to invite you again to please join us on Friday, April 18th for our first Parent Book Club meeting after school in Ms. Breiten's classroom. We will be reading the book Outliers, a great read for anyone interested in learning, education, and understanding success. Please email Laurel at lglasmire@mra‐k8.com if you wish to join us and we'll see you on the 18th!
  • MRA Dance Pictures: Many thanks to Sarah Webb for taking pictures at the MRA February Dance. To download pictures please do the following: Go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/smileygoldfish/sets/72157641973954083/ To save a picture click on it to open it in a new browser. There will be a side bar on the right side. Click on the line of three dots, which will bring up a drop down menu. Choose “download/all sizes” and then “original” and right click and save.Ladies Tea: May 9th, 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. is our second annual
  • Ladies Tea:  Invitations from students will be going out in the next couple of weeks. This event is to celebrate the women who have had an impact on the lives of our students. If a male representative wants to attend, he is certainly more than welcome! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a coffee/tea mug. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Bowling in Molalla: Please see the attached KidsBowlFree flyer on the parent memo. Molalla Bowl is participating in the program which is great for kids. Check it out and keep your kids busy this summer!
  • Tshirt Orders: We are doing one last t‐shirt order for this year. Check out the order form on the weekly memo and return it to Jaylene in the office by Wednesday, April 30th. Please note that we have added Women’s T‐shirts for those of us who prefer a more feminine style!
  • Track Club: Track club has begun! We will be running every Tuesday and Thursday, rain or shine, from 11:30 to 12:15 and you all are more than welcome to join us. Feel free to run or walk. Our goal is to think about and practice healthy living. Hope to see many of you out there on the track.


Posted in 6th Grade ELA Updates, Community Happenings, Science Updates    Tagged with Auction, Fundraising, Community, Conferences, Dance, pictures, Events/Activities


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