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 Save the date for MTE Family Fun Movie Night! Please join us for the MTE Family Fun Movie Night on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7-9pm.  

This is an event for ALL family members—siblings and relatives included! The movie we will be featuring is The Lego Movie and we will have light refreshments available! Please bring your sleeping bags and pillows and come dressed in your PJs for a great evening of family fun Registration forms will be sent home in backpack mail in the coming weeks!



 Youth/Teen Trends Info Night

Starting at a young age, students encounter social and emotional challenges on a daily basis. As parents or caregivers, we are often un-informed or underestimate the dangers and pressures our children face. Fortunately, CCS Schools Resource Officers (SROs) dedicate themselves to understanding and staying ahead of youth trends. On Tuesday, October 28, 7pm, several CCS SROs will hold an information night at the Carmel Middle School Auditorium to help parents and caregivers better understand these dangers and pres-sures. The Carmel Middle School PTO invites you to join us as SROs address:

- Social Media

- Alcohol Awareness

-SRO Role & Educational School Curriculum

-Parent Question and Answer Session

In just one hour, you will gain valuable insight into the youth/teen world as well as knowledge on how to address potential dangers. For more information, please email:


Please note that our upcoming Winter Parties for all MTE students will be hosted and chaperoned by each class’s Room Parents and the teacher ONLY. Parents (other than Room Parents) will not be attending these parties as “visitors” on that after-noon. If you are interested in becoming a Room Parent, please check with your child’s teacher to see if that position is still open!







**Due to limited spaces, only one club per student is permitted**  If you have any questions regarding these clubs, please contact Aria Cheney at:


PTO Executive Board  Updates

Thank you to all who attended and participated in a great discussion!  The board has approved  the motion for parent lead events, which will allow parents to bring forward proposals for events they would like to chair outside of the PTO funded/coordinated events.  The PTO will provide a communication outlet as well as access to the school to host approved events.  Events may vary from year to year depending on  parent involvement/leadership.  Thank you do Diane Dougherty,  who will be coordinating our first parent/lead  event - the Father/Daughter dance!  Please contact Diane if you would like to be involved in planning this event, and look for more information in upcoming newsletters! 




Last year Mohawk Trails Elementary received $1023.00 from Target through Take Charge of Education Program! Please make sure your Target REDcard is registered to give back to MTE!

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«««« Click on the PROFIT SHARING link on the left for details on how to save $$$ on products and earn money for our school!  It's all free and easy!!

 -Click on the Box Tops link at the left to learn about Mohawk Trails Box Tops for Education program.

-Click on the Marsh Fresh Idea link at the left to learn about using your Fresh Idea card to generate donations to Mohawk Trails.

-Click on the Market Day link at the left to learn about the monthly food purchasing program.

-Click on the Meijer Community Rewards link at the left and you can either sign up for a Meijer Credit Card or just the Meijer Shopper Card.  Our organization code is 670710.

-Click on the link at the left to raise money for our school while doing your normal shopping at most of your favorite stores - Target, WalMart, Old Navy, and over 200 more stores to choose from!

-Click on the Target REDcard link at the left to register your card so Target will donate to Mohawk Trails.




2014-2015 PTO Members

  President - Becky Crumley (

Vice President - Catherine Gahl

 Treasurer - Dawn Auch (

Assistant Treasurer - Minette Pugh

Secretary - Jennifer Reeves

Communications Official - Kerrie Cossell and Bonnie McClellan

Member-at-Large - Aria Cheney

Past President - Tracy Bembenek


Kindergarten - Heather Benesh and Laura Kasamis

1st Grade - Sarah Gray

2nd Grade - Jamie Woodruff

3rd Grade - Suzanne Thomas

4th Grade - Tracy Bembenek

5th Grade - Paula Shaner



Textbook Rental statements are now available for all students in Grades K-5. The online pay-ment option is available free of charge through your MyCCS account. If you would rather pay by check, please make check payable to Carmel Clay Schools. Place the check in an envelope marked "Textbook Rental". All payments are due by Thursday, October 30th.

Please click HERE for more information:


Community Shred Day

Oct. 25 10am-1pm

Carmel High School

Free electronics recycling, Used Book Drive, and $5 Document Shredding event

See Page 2 of the 10/24 Newsletter for more details



As the weather begins to change and flu/cold season increases, please do NOT send your child to school if they are ill, if they have had a fever within the last 24 hours, or if they are vomiting. When children return too soon, they are more susceptible to illness in the building as well as possibly spreading what made that child sick in the beginning.

DRESS YOUR CHILD WEATHER APPROPRIATE PLEASE!!! Feel free to contact me any time with questions or health updates.

Thank you.  Mrs. Lukes  

Thank you to everyone for making the City Barbeque fundraiser a great success!  We raised $939.75!  Our next fundraising opportunity is scheduled for November 6th at Hot Box Pizza - more details to come!


We are always accepting donations to help continue the AMAZING programs and efforts done as a TEAM at Mohawk Trails! Donating is easy and SECURE through the PayPal link below.  Just fill out the information and click on Pay Now to complete your donation.

Please provide student's name:
Grade and Teacher:

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:

@MohawkTrailsEI = MTE's Account

@mtelibrary = MTE Library

@mtepto = MTE PTO

@myccs = Carmel Clay Schools

@myCCSBus = School Transportation

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