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October 2020 Newsletter

Happy Fall, MAE!  

September was a wonderful month for us here at MAE, and we are looking forward to the great things in store for us in October! The students and families have done an amazing job transitioning back to the expectations and routines of school. Thank you for all you have done to ensure we had a smooth, safe, and healthy return to school.  

I also want to thank you in advance for your support during the Fall Fundraiser. Our school and students enjoy many "extras" because of the support our families provide through PTO memberships and the fundraisers. The funds we raise during our Fall Fundraiser this year will be going to outdoor updates such as a shade for the picnic area near the playground. We are also hoping to raise enough funds to replace our outdated marque with a digital one.

Finally, I want to thank you for choosing to be a part of the MAE family. MAE is a better place because you and your family are a part of it. We are so blessed to serve such responsible, respectful, creative and caring students. Your students come each day with a smile, and they are excited to learn and help others in any way they can. It is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to protect and teach them each day.  

Please continue to reach out to us throughout this year with any questions and concerns you may have. You can reach us at 601-856-2951. You are also welcome to email your student’s teacher or me at


Melissa Philley


MAE Holiday Fundraiser October 8th-22nd

Packets have been sent home to sell Mississippi Cheese Straw products featuring a customized tin with artwork created by MAE students. A product sheet is available for you to email and share on social media.

Download PDF • 2.60MB

Lots of fun incentives are offered to students this year! Sell 1 item: Student receives an MAE Jags Spirit Bracelet! Sell 5 items: Student receives a Jags Drawstring Bag! Sell 10 items: Student receives at Chick-Fil-A Kids Meal Card! Sell 15 items: Student’s attends a Kona Ice Party at school! Sell 20 items: Student name goes into a drawing for a bike!! Top Seller in each grade: Student gets to be “The Big Cheese” for the day and ride around school in Dr. Philley’s chair! Top Seller in 2nd grade: Student gets to PIE Mr. B in the face! 2nd grade class with highest sales: Entire class gets Extra Recess! Class first to pick up their orders: Class gets a Donut Party!

These products make great gifts for customers and clients...We offer discounts for corporate 25 items or more, receive a 10% discount, buy 50 items or more, receive a 25% discount. Please contact Laura Henderson at 662-571-8895 or if you would like to place a corporate order. Money received from this fundraiser will go towards purchasing a digital board for the front of the school as well as a sun shades for the picnic area. What a great way to invest in your school!

Products will be available for pickup November 16th-17th by curbside pick-up...just in time for the holidays!


2nd Grade Fairy Tale Dress Up Day is Friday, October 16th. We will enjoy special activities that day as well as watching the Wizard of Oz movie. Please send a snack and drink for your child to enjoy the movie. Permission slips have been sent home to allow your child to watch this movie.


What’s popping MAE?! Each class that has 100% PTO membership by October 24 will receive a special popcorn picnic with drinks and treats!

To register, pop on over to


Would you like the MAE Better Together T-shirt?

Limited quantities available.

Order HERE


Holiday Heirlooms ornaments will be available or purchase online at October 19 - October 30. Stay tuned for flyers with information on ordering options. Thank you for supporting the art program at MAE!


Madison Avenue Lower Elementary School

Drive-thru/Curbside Mobile Order Spirit Night

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5pm – 8pm

**The class with the highest participation wins a $50 grant!**

Dine with Chick-fil-A Madison on Wednesday, October 21st , from 5pm – 8pm and 15% of your sale will be donated to the school! For the school to receive credit, you must mention you are there for the Spirit Night. Here is how it works:

1. Drive-thru

Tell the Drive-thru order taker that you are there for the SPIRIT NIGHT before your order is tendered.

2. Drive-thru Mobile Order

Make sure that you type in SPIRIT NIGHT in the Special Instructions spot while

you are ordering.

3. Mobile Order Curbside

Make sure that you type in SPIRIT NIGHT in the Special Instructions spot while

you are ordering.

4. Send the receipt with your child the next morning to give to their teacher. The class with the highest participation wins a $50 grant!


Upcoming Events

October 8th - Cheese Straw Fundraiser Kick-off Rally

October 8 - 22nd - Cheese Straw Sales

October 9th - October Teacher Luncheon

October 12th - Fall Holiday - NO School

October 13th - Distance Learning

October 19 - 30th - Holiday Heirloom orders

October 21st - Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

October 26 - 30th - Red Ribbon Week

October 30th - MAE Night at MCHS

November 2nd - BoxTops Submission Deadline


Visit our website for a list of upcoming events!

Like Madison Avenue Elementary PTO on Facebook for updates, information and glances into life at MAE!


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