Monday, September 30, 2013


This week has been dubbed "TRASH THE TROJANS" week for Mannford's homecoming. That means lots of spirit filled activities for the whole family to enjoy. We hope to see everyone out there cheering on our Pirates!

Ongoing all week, the OSU/OU Change Drive through ScholasticOne for books will be collecting loose change. The Library (OSU) vs. the Office (OU) competition has ensued and will take place starting Monday, September 30th, all the way through the end of the Book Fair, on October 16th. Students are encouraged to bring spare change to fill up the tub of their preference, either OSU (GO POKES!) or OU (BOOMER SOONER!). The losing "team" will have to wear the other team's colors to school for one day. The best part is that ScholasticOne will MATCH the amount of the final count that is donated in the buckets. The buckets are displayed in the window of the office at the Lower Elementary.

On Thursday, October 3rd, the district will celebrate with a bonfire at the Four Diamonds Field parking lot. The Bonfire will start at 7pm and there will be games and live music provided by Sean Adair. Concessions will be available.

On Friday, October 4th, at 2pm, the Homecoming Parade will start at the intersection of Hinton and Meadow View St. PTO is excited to have our own entry in the parade this year! We will be meeting at 3:30 on Tuesday, October 1st at Bellamy Land office to discuss ideas for decorating our entry in the parade. Volunteers are needed for decorating and walking with our entry.

There will be a pre-game tailgating party from 5 - 6:30 pm in the High School's west parking lot. PTO will have a booth set up and will be selling our NEWLY designed hoodies and long sleeve t-shirts! Be sure to stop by and purchase yours! Volunteers are needed to help with this booth, please get with Patti if you can help, even if its for a short period of time!

Also at 5 to 8pm is the First Annual Friday Night Lights! Taking place in the Lower Elementary parking lot, Friday Night Lights is a tailgating party to kick off the Book Fair. This is a family event to raise money for the library. There will be hot dogs, candy, pop, Gatorade, water all being sold for $1. Come shop at the opening night of the book fair and if you wear purple, your name will go into a drawing for a "basket o' books"!! If you spend $20 or more, you will get a "freebie" and if you buy a book for a teacher, you will get a grab bag. Teacher's wish list books will be available for viewing all during the book fair. Volunteers are needed to help with this activity, so please get with Patti or Mrs. Morrow if you can help.

The Coronation Ceremony is before the game at 7pm. And then the Kickoff between the Pirates and the Trojans is at 7:30pm. Please show your school spirit and come out and support our Pirates!



Thursday, September 26, 2013

PTO Coat Drive and Book Drive

There is a chill in the air, so it's time for a coat drive. The PTO is organizing a coat drive to help those in need in our community find the perfect coat. If you would like to donate a gently used coat or jacket it can be dropped off at the Lower Elementary, the Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School. We will have a box near the door to place the coats in for collection. If your child brings a coat in on their own, please attach a note to the item. Our kids are generous and will give the coat off their back to help a friend; and for that reason, we ask that you attach a note so that we know that you know what they are doing. The dry cleaners in Prattville is willing to help us get the coats clean and ready for distribution. We are working with the Ministerial Alliance to get the coat to those in need. If you or someone you know needs a coat, you can send a note to the office of your child's school and we will make sure it gets to the right person. Please include a size and gender along with your name. The coat drive will continue through the month of October. We are collecting coats from all the Mannford Public School sites so we will have a variety of sizes available.

The PTO is also collecting books for a literacy program. If you have books packed away that your child no longer reads and has outgrown, we will have a box for books too. Our book drive will be an ongoing thing throughout the year.