Monday, April 22, 2013

"The Bully Project"

A couple of parent volunteers are needed for the afternoon of April 25th. Right after school from 3 to 6, Mannford Public School's Nurse, Jill McKinney, will be showing the movie "The Bully Project" to promote awareness and support anti-bullying. Two parents are needed to collect money for tickets at the door. Tickets are $2.00 each.

This movie is rated PG-13. It is very graphic and has adult language. Nurse Jill stressed the requirement that anyone coming to view the movie must be over the age of 13 due to the rating of the film and its realistic and graphic nature.

You can find more information about the movie at

Please call Nurse Jill at the Lower Elementary if you can help out. 918-865-4334.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chaperones needed for the Sock Hop this Friday for 3rd-4th-5th Graders!

Parent chaperones/Helpers are needed for the Sock Hop this Friday night. Should be alot of fun. Please contact Adena Bolte at the Upper Elementary if you can help with this event. 918-865-8257.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Testing monitors needed!!

Aimee Winton, Counselor is asking for our help! She sent this message to PTO President, Patti Nelson:

It looks like it comes out to about 56 openings.  It is a daunting task which I have taken on alone for the last 15 years. Your helping is amazing!!  I have 6 teachers at the lower that will need someone from 8:30- 9:45.  I have 4 fourth grade teachers that will need someone from 8:30-9:45.  I have 4 teachers in fifth (I have already covered one) that will need someone from 8:30-10:45.  The days needed are April 16th through the 19th."
I have a chart that I will plug names in as they come in.  I try to keep the monitors consistent in the classrooms.  If someone is willing to do multiple days, they will return to the same classroom.  If you could either forward me your responses or send me a collection of names and what they are willing to do I will plug them into the chart.  It might be helpful also if someone doesn't want to commit to days but would be willing to "fill in" for people that cancel last minute.
We are looking for as many volunteers as possible. Even if you can only help one day out of the four please contact Mrs Winton and let her know you can help. Or contact us here, on FB, or if you know a PTO member and we will get you set up. Its your involvment that will help the PTO bring help where it is needed in our school district!
Mrs Winton's office is at the Lower Elementary. The phone number there is 918-865-4334.
Please step forward and help if you can and thank you very much!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Show your Pirate Pride and Support your PTO!

The Mannford PTO is selling these duffle bags for $15. Get yours today and show off your Pirate Pride while supporting your PTO. Let a PTO member know today if you want to get one. Patti has left a few up at the MAC for viewing and possible purchase. Or let us know here or on our FB page that you want to purchase one and we will be happy to meet up with anyone wanting to purchase a bag.

On a side note, I got to find out how sturdy these bags really are since I purchased one for my daughter to use for soccer practice. The bag has been stomped, kicked, thrown and drug and it has proved that it's really a tough cookie!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In Remembrance...Rest in Peace, Coach Kulla.

Tomorrow, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Mannford Public Schools will not be in session. Superintendent, Dr. Steve Waldvogel, cancelled classes in honor and memorium of the loss of Coach John Kulla. And just before 2pm, our community will be filing through the doors of the high school gym to remember this great man. Coach Kulla was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is a degenerative brain disorder, very similar to that of mad cow disease.

Coach Kulla was one of my teachers in high school. He was always one of my favorites. Heck, he was a favorite of everyone. He was always quick to smile, laugh, crack a joke...even a few bad ones. You couldnt help but laugh with him. The passion that he had for teaching, coaching, and just being a mentor to every single student that passed through the doors of Mannford High School was a true testament to the man he was. His "Pirate Pride" was down right infectious and the spirit that he held for our school was phenomenal.

It is just unbelievable and heartbreaking that we are saying "goodbye" to him. His loss will be felt for many years to come. So, stand and raise your helmets or hands to honor our Coach; because though he is gone, rest assured he is up on that big football field in the sky, yelling for our team and cheering us on.