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Mustang Announcements

 
Pollard to Host Food Rodeo and Welcome Back Picnic
    
Please join
us for the 1st Annual Pollard Food Truck Rodeo and Welcome Back Picnic!
On Thursday, October 2nd, from 5:30-7:30 pm, all Pollard students, parents, staff, and families are invited to attend the first-ever Welcome Back Picnic, hosted by the MBP PTSA!  You are welcome to bring lawnchairs and blankets, a picnic basket from home, or purchase some of the wonderful food offered by the following vendors:
- American Meltdown  (lots of cheese! - burgers, bratwursts, pork shoulder and great variations of grilled cheese...
- Captain Ponchos (great variety - tacos to fajitas - of mexican food!)
- MapleView Ice Cream (our local gem).
About 6:00, the PTSA Executive Board will briefly introduce themselves and take a vote on this year’s PTSA Budget, and then we’ll all be enjoying an evening of good food and good friendship.  We’ll have games on the soccer field (soccer and ultimate frisbee), and good music for everyone!
Please mark your calendars for this fun event!
Envirothon Starts This Week
     Envirothon is a natural resource competition program for middle and high school students. It is sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Envirothon is a great extracurricular activity that promotes environmental awareness, independent study, teamwork, and fun!
     Envirothon Team members are responsible for studying and learning a curriculum that covers five areas: soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and current environmental issues. Meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15 (times may vary). Guest speakers will be arranged for most meetings and students will be expected to do independent studying/learning of the curriculum at home. Guest speakers and field trips are designed to reinforce information from the curriculum. The regional competition is usually held in March and the state competition in April.
     Students involved in other extra-curricular activities such as sports, Battle of the Books, etc. can still participate in Envirothon. They will be expected to attend meetings whenever possible and put in extra time at home preparing for competition.
     The information letter will be in the front office for students who are interested - they can pick up the letters during lunch. Or, they can get a copy from Mrs. Clark in 6th grade, Mr. Tomlin in 7th grade, or Mrs. Streets in 8th grade.
     The first Envirothon Meeting will be Wednesday, September 24, 3:00-4:15.
     If you have any questions regarding Envirothon, feel free to contact Mrs. Streets at dstreets@chatham.k12.nc.us. You can also visit the Envirothon website at www.ncenvirothon.org.
        
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Pollard Science Fair
The MBP Science Fair is November 20th!
Pollard students are encouraged to participate in this year's Margaret B. Pollard Science Fair which will take place on Thursday, November 20th. Click here to see and download the 14-15 Science Fair packet. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hall at jbhall@chatham.k12.nc.us.

Winning Projects will then compete in the Chatham County Science Fair, to be held at Jordan-Matthews High School on Thursday, December 4th.
  
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NJHS Hosts Blood Drive
         Red Cross Logo
  Thursday, September 25th 
2:00 - 6:30 pm 
 
The National Junior Honor Society will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive at MBP!  Please contact Ms. Hine in the school office to schedule your appointment. You can email her at mhine@chatham.k12.nc.us or call the office at 919-969-0070.  Or you can now sign-up online by clicking here - you'll need to register first,
but the process is easy and quick!
NJHS Members are needed to help with this blood drive -
please stop by the school office and speak with Ms. Hine during lunch!
  
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8th Grade Field Trip Scholarships Available
     This is a reminder that the 8th grade will be taking a field trip to Besty-Jeff Penn 4-H Center in Reidsville either October 13-15 or October 20-22. The cost of the field trip is $120 and includes meals.
     Students will gain valuable team building, collaboration, leadership, and communication skills from the trip. Due to the cost of the trip, the school has worked closely with the PTSA to create a scholarship opportunity that will help to alleviate the cost of the trip for 50 students.
     By working at the PTSA Thrift Store, 50 students can earn up to $100 for the field trip in October.  (All money will be paid to the school. No money will be paid to individuals for any reason.) All hours worked at the PTSA Thrift Store must be completed between now and September 30.
     Click on the links below for more information about the trip and also information regarding the opportunity to earn scholarship money. If you would like for your student or family to participate in this opportunity to earn scholarship money toward the trip, please contact the school to provide his/her name. Feel free to contact the school with any additional questions.
          - Parent Letter in English
          - Parent Letter in Spanish
  
  
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Sign Up for The Pony Express!

Click here
to subscribe to The Pony Express, the Margaret B. Pollard PTSA's weekly e-newsletter which includes a weekly calendar of events at Pollard, information about upcoming school activities, and opportunities for you to become more involved at your student's school!
  
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