Join Math Pentathlon!

We are gearing up for another great year of Math Pentathlon for students in grades K-3! Math Pentathlon is an engaging and interactive program where we play problem-solving games. MP has proven effective at motivating ALL students to enjoy math and spend more time learning math. This program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. AND it’s fun! As with many of our fun extra-curricular activities at Mohawk, parent involvement is vital to the club’s success. If you’re ready to sign up or are just interested in learn-ing more about MTE’s Math Pentath-lon, please visit



Author Laura Martin Visits MTE on Tuesday, December 6

We are looking forward to a visit from local author Laura Martin next week! She taught English at Clay Middle School for six years prior to becoming an author. Her first book, Edge of Extinction: The Ark Plan, is an action-packed adventure about a futuristic world where dinosaurs live “topside” and people live in un-derground compounds. For more infor-mation, please see her website at Ms. Martin will be speaking to all 4th and 5th graders. Order forms for autographed books were sent home last week. You may also print one from here: Please contact Mrs. Rumschlag at with any questions.



CHS Holiday Spectacular!

Carmel High School presents its 25th Anniversary Holiday Spectacular in 5 shows in the CHS Dale E. Graham Auditorium on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 3 at 7pm and on Dec. 3 and 4 at 2pm. This year's fabulous show is themed "Let There Be Peace on Earth” and features a wide variety of sacred and secular music from around the world. In the spirit of peace and giving inherent in the season, the CHS choir department is partnering with CHS PTO’s Backpack Program team who will be in the lobby collecting non-perishable food items, gift cards, and/or monetary donations before each of the 5 shows. Tickets for Holiday Spectacular are on sale online at and at the CHS bookstore. You won't want to miss one of Carmel High School's best traditions! For more details on specific needs of the Backpack Program or if your family could benefit from it, please visit or call Kate Kneifel, Student Services Coordinator at 317/846-7721, ext. 7528



Holiday Light Recycling Drive

Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Light Recycling Drive!

From November 23th through January 9th, you may drop off used holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road, for recycling. The Mohawk Trails Green Team will also be accepting lights for recycling from November 28th through January 5th. You may drop them off in the box in the lobby of our school. This is the 5th year of the program and district-wide, over two tons of holiday lights have been recycled!

Recycling inoperable or inefficient holiday lights keeps those items out of landfills, which reduces the long term impact on our environment. When purchasing new lights, please keep in mind that EnergyStar rated LED lights use 75 percent less energy compared to conventional lights. They also have the following advantages:

  • Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
  • Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass and are much more resistant to breakage.
  • Longer Lasting: The LED lights lasts 25 times longer than conventional holiday lights.
  • Easier to install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to end without overloading a wall socket.


Consider upgrading to LED lights this holiday season. You will be helping the environment and saving in energy costs. And don’t forget to recycle your old strings of lights!

For more information about the Holiday light recycling program please call 317-571-2673.



Anything Look Familiar?

Our lost and found is exploding with items! Please stop by to claim your jacket, lunch box, water bottles and other miscellaneous items! All unclaimed items will be donated after December 16th. Thank you!





Profit Sharing

Save $$$ on products and earn free money for our school! It's all free and easy!

Visit the Box Tops Information page to learn about Mohawk Trails Box Tops for Education program.

Visit the Labels for Education page to learn how you can earn money for Mohawk.

Look for information throughout the school year for local Restaurant Nights! Simply eat a meal or treat at the designated restaurant on a specific date and Mohawk Trails Elementary will receive a percentage of the dollars spent!





December 13
Chik-Fil-A Fundraiser

December 19
Winter Break Begins

Visit the calendar page for more upcoming events.


Consider getting more involved in MTE PTO next year! Visit the link below to read about the positions open. Be a voice for MTE by serving on the PTO board!

Make Your Mohawk Trails Donation Online!

Donating is easy and SECURE through the PayPal link below.  Just fill out the information and click on Pay Now to complete your donation.

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MTE Library: @mtelibrary
MTE PTO: @mtepto
Carmel Clay Schools: @myccs
School Transportation: @myCCSBus

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