All-Star Pledge Drive EXTENDED for 2 MORE WEEKS!!

We’re SO CLOSE! Please donate to reach our final goal!!

Donate using the "Pay Now" button below or by downloading the pledge form.

Visit the Pledge Drive Page for more information. 

Let’s make this a record year!

Please provide student's name:
Grade and Teacher:



Spirit Wear

Spirit wear was sent home with students last week. Watch for an opportunity to order more before the holidays!



Coming Soon

The first MTE restaurant fundraiser is at City BBQ on 10/12. This is an all day event and carryout orders will count too! A flyer that will need to be presented will be included in a future newsletter!



4th Grade

This event is coming up on September 29, for 4th grade! See the flyer for more details. You can RSVP by clicking here.

3rd Grade

This event is coming up on October 6, for 3rd grade (and 2/3 challenge)! See the flyer for more details. You can RSVP by clicking here.



Save the Date for the first MTE Family Fun night of the year…Turtle Tailgate! Friday, October 21st 5:30-7 p.m. Details to follow!



Turtle Trot

Friday, September 30th is Turtle Trot!

Turtle Trot is the celebration that follows our annual pledge drive. During the times below, grade levels will head out to the track to walk, run, dance, hula hoop, and more around the track. Fun prizes are awarded and a small treat is to all. Parents are welcome to join with their students. If you are able to volunteer for an hour or two, please email:

To attend, parents must have a school visitor badge. We'll have badges pre-printed for parents that RSVP, and they will be able to pick them up outside of the front doors to the school. RSVP here:

  • 8:45 - 9:35 3rd (+ 2/3 Challenge)
  • 9:40 - 10:30 4th Grade
  • 10:35 - 11:25 5th Grade
  • 11:55 - 12:45 2nd Grade
  • 12:47 - 1:37 1st Grade
  • 1:40 - 2:30 Kindergarten



Hamilton County Coat Drive

We need your CLEAN coats, gloves, mittens, hats, boots for kids. All sizes: Infants—Adults. Place your donated items in the boxes in the lobby of MTE October 3-October 7.

According to the Good Samaritan Network, Hamilton County has at least 18,000 persons who are living below the poverty level. Please help us keep our kids warm and cozy by donating new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, or boots.

Each item collected will find a home in Hamilton County. All donations will be distributed at the Nov 5th and 12th coat give-aways. Visit for further details and volun-teer opportunities.

Thank you for your contributions!



September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

A library card from the Carmel Clay Public Library gives you access to numerous free print and digital resources. Visit the CCPL to check out books, DVDs, music, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Even if you can't make it into the library, with a library card you have access to online encyclopedias, including World Book and Grolier, access to literacy programs such as Book Flix and TumbleBooks, online homework help through, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, streaming videos, and more. It’s all free to you with a CCPL library card! MTE parents, download the application here and turn it in to Mrs. Rumschlag in the MTE Library. You will receive your child's library card in the mail.



Do you have a Kindergartener, 2nd, or 4th Grader?

Mohawk Trails Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps™: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone. We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps™ program. Towne Meadow Elementary will be hosting from 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13th and Cherry Tree will be hosting on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit:



Book Rental Fees


Book rental fees are due by Monday, October 31, 2016. Pay online free of charge via your myCCS account.



We are looking for a leader for the book club. MTE age siblings are welcome to join the parent leader who helps lead the 6 week long program. Please con-tact Aria Cheney at:



Clubs Coming Soon!

PTO will soon offer clubs with a Dance Club (grades 3-5) and a 2nd/3rd grade Book Club!




Download our New FREE Mobile Menu App featuring CCS menus, nutritionals and allergen information. Parents can download the app for their mobile devices and view menus that are school specific. Search for “MealViewer To Go” in the App Store. To view the online menus from your computer, visit and search for Carmel Clay or locate the link on the Food Services webpage HERE.



Who: all Mohawk Trails students, family, and friends
What: 2K or 5K run/walk in appropriate costumes
When: October 22, 2016 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Wellness Fair from 7:30-10 a.m.
Packet Pick Up Party: October 21, 4:30-8 (pizza for purchase, face painting, photo booth, music)
Where: Carmel High School Fieldhouse
Why: support the Carmel Education Foundation
Cost: ranging from $10-$35 depending on early and online registration as well as student pricing



Carmel HS Ambassadors & Accents Invite The Community To Their Annual Cabaret & Auction

Two Carmel High School show choirs, the Ambassadors and Accents, cordially invite the community to their annual Cabaret, an evening of entertainment, desserts, and a silent auction. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 6 to 9pm in the CHS Freshman Cafeteria. "Bon Voyage" is the theme for the evening's cabaret-style collection of solo and ensemble performances by the students. You can casually peruse and bid on auction items while socializing over songs and sweets throughout the evening. CHS choir alumni are especially invited to attend and reconnect. Additionally, if you or your business have an auction donation or are interested in otherwise sponsoring this event, please use the contact information below.

All of the proceeds will help defray the groups' expenses as they travel this school year to compete in regional and local show choir competitions. The Ambassadors and Accents have historically garnered national acclaim as a result of competing. Once again this year, the students hope to represent the City of Carmel well with their collective talents, academic achievement, and excellent attitude.

Tickets are $20 through September 23 and $25 up until the event and are available at For more information, call Carol Outland at CHS Performing Arts Dept. at 317/846-7721, ext. 7085



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!






September 29
4th Grade Muffins w/ Me

September 30
Turtle Trot

October 7
Last Day of Pledge Drive!

October 14 & 17
Fall Break

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!


Do you Tweet?  Even if you don't, you still can connect with many different aspects of the school system and receive free brief, up to date information from different sources.  If you have a twitter account please consider following these users:

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

List of Upcoming Events

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