Magnet Tours – Sign up to help

Welcome to Magnet Tour season!

Tours start on October 3rd and will be every Thursday until December 5th at 9 AM.

November 21st & December 5th will have two tour times at 9 AM and 1 PM.

If you are a MIMS parent, we need your expertise to help guide the tours for Pre-K, Kinder, and 6th grade. The interested parents will ask questions about day-to-day activities within the classroom, lunch, recess, electives, etc. You will briefly take the parents inside the classrooms to give them the feel of what their child/children will be learning. This is the perfect opportunity for you to help ease the minds of new parents and get them excited about MIMS!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c49a4a828a7f49-magnet

October Sociables Available

**Sociables Available in October**
There are a few spots remaining for the following sociables.
Please go to https://qtego.net/qlink/mimspto to purchase a spot!
Item #101 – Friday, 10/18 – Werewolf Legacy Day 1 for 7th and 8th Grade
Item #131 – Saturday, 10/26 – Wines to Die For (Adults Only)
Item #103 – Tuesday, 10/29 – Harry Potter Movie with Ms. Y. Lin, Ms. Yin, and Mr. Gonzales (Kids Only)
Item #104 – Tuesday, 10/29 – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with Mr. Ying (Kids Only)

2019-2020 Sociable and Silent Auction Catalogue

Auction Winners & Sociables: Time to get sociable

Sociables & Auction Update

Note: We’ll update this post regularly to keep you in the loop on where we are with current sociables and items.

Congratulations to this year’s Live Auction Winners!

Parking Space #1 – Chang Family
Parking Space #2 – Pinkston Family
Parking Space #3 – Tan Family
Morning Announcements with Mr. Ying – Tan and Chen Families
Naming Rights for the Cafeteria – Tan Family
Naming Rights for the Kinder Hallway – Welsh Family
Naming Rights for the 1st Grade Hallway – Millner Family
Naming Rights for the Library – Crouch Family
News Anchor Mystery Reader – Pinkston Family
VP for a Day – Merlan Family

Sociables still available

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase any sociables (or you’d like to buy more!), it’s not too late. All sociables will remain open until they sell out or the day of the event. Open sociables can be purchased at: https://qtego.net/qlink/mimspto.

How to buy

We’ll be using Qtego again to let you buy sociables and to bid on silent auction items. Before you can bid on sociables and auction items, you’ll need to register your credit card with Qtego. Note that even if you bid on items last year, you’ll still need to register your card again.
Get the details below or download the Qtego Instructions document.

Get Started

  1. Pre-register your mobile number in advance at qtego.net/qlink/mimspto. Everyone must register, even if you used the site for last year’s event.
  2. During registration, you will be asked to provide your credit card information that will be used to purchase sociable and silent auction items.
  3. Once you register, you will receive two (2) text messages welcoming you to the event.

Purchasing Sociable and Silent Auction Items:

You can purchase or bid on items through your mobile phone, iPad, or computer.

Mobile Phone:

To purchase a sociable or bid on a silent auction item from your mobile phone, reply to the text message you received from Qtego and follow the instructions below OR you can select the blue URL link in your second text message to make purchases or bid on your personal bidding page through your smart phone.

iPad or Computer:
  • First, register your phone at qtego.net/qlink/mimspto.
  • Select “SIGN IN” and enter the personal PIN you received in your second text message.
  • The last four (4) characters of the link you received in the second text are your PIN.
By Text Messaging:

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If you would like to…

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…you should TEXT

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Example of Your Text

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PURCHASE a sociable

BUY ITEM# QUANTITY

BUY 101 3 Buys 3 of Item #101

BID on a silent auction item

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Bids $75 for Item #102

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Set a MAXIMUM BID for an item so you can bid automatically

ITEM# BID M

102 300 M
Qtego will bid on Item #102 automatically until the item reaches $300

Get a DESCRIPTION and CURRENT PRICE of an item

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ITEM#

102
Gives the description and current bid for Item #102.

Through Your Personal Bidding Page:
  1. Click on the blue hyperlink in your Qtego text message.
  2. Press “Auction Items” for silent auction items or “Instabuy” for sociables
  3. Tap the item photo and submit your bid.

Questions? Please email Lisa Barrow at fundraising@mimspto.org

Original post on how to host:

Interested in hosting a sociable or donating an auction item for this year’s Fall Festival? Please  submit your information by Friday, September 27.
Don’t know how sociables and the auction work? Learn more now and then sign up to host!
Auction Donation Form:

Mark Your Calendar: November PTO Meeting

PTO general meeting for November is on November 6 at 6 pm. Stay tuned for more details!

We’ll post the agenda and minutes from the previous meeting.

If you have questions or any items you’d like to see on the agenda, email president@mimspto.org or secretary@mimspto.org.

We welcome the 2019-2020 PTO Board Members

*Drum roll….*

President – Nhi Le
Elementary Vice President – Kelly Opot
Middle School Vice President – Felicia Ziegler
Secretary – Libby Ingrassia (Bergman)
Treasurer – Jose Gonzalez
Parliamentarian – Derek Sirmans
Historian – Nissa Simpson
Festival Chair – Amanda Chambers
Corporate Fundraising Chair – Lisa Barrow
Community Fundraising Chair – NO CANDIDATE (Will run election at the beginning of the school year).
Shared Decision Committee Member – Wendy Chung

The individuals elected will take office on July 1, 2019. Their term will be until June 30, 2020.

Wishing the 2019-2020 PTO Board all the success!

Updated Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures

Procedures

1. Please follow the directions of traffic flow and be courteous when the lanes merge.
2. Pedestrian traffic is heavy from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM and from 3:40 PM to 4:10 PM. Please drive slowly
and be ready to stop for pedestrians.
3. Drop-off
a. Please drop off your child only at designated area:
i. Park by the curbside in front of the school, or
ii. Park in the Parent/Visitor Parking area.
b. Please do not park in the middle of traffic flow to drop off your child.
4. Pick-up
a. Please form a line at the curbside in front of the school and have your placard ready.
b. Please move your vehicle forward and fill the empty space before picking up your child.
c. If your child requires additional assistance to buckle-up, please plan to park in the Parent/Visitor Parking area and pick up your child at the cafeteria door.
5. The parking lot next to our building is designated for teacher parking between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
6. If the parking lot is full, please utilize street parking around campus and respect the city regulation.

Important Hours

1. School opens from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The front office is temporarily closed from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
for dismissal. There will be no access to the building before 8:00 AM or after 5:00 PM.
2. Student hour is from 8:30 AM to 3:50 PM. Students need to arrive classrooms by 8:35 AM before tardy is
marked. Late pick-up fee applies after 4:10 PM.
3. CIASP parent pick-up from 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM at the front of the school. Enrichment only pick-up at the
side of the building from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
4. All club sponsors sign in at the front desk (after 4:15 PM) or in the cafeteria (from 3:40 PM to 4:10 PM).
Club students are dismissed at the cafeteria door with sponsors. Club visitors need to sign in before 5:00
PM or contact club sponsors if it is after 5:00 PM.

DropOff & PickUp Map

PTO Annual Drive

By contributing to the PTO Annual Drive, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

Donate to PTO