Dear PPE Families,

Happening today, Friday, Nov. 8th: MNPS students, families, and staff are invited to join the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra in a rehearsal at Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt University. Families and children are welcome to arrive at 9:30 a.m. before the rehearsal begins for a behind-the-scenes look at the orchestra and an opportunity to engage with musicians in the ensemble. Rehearsal begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Parking is available in the West Garage located directly across from Ingram Hall on Children’s Way.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week was a Success: On behalf of the MNPS bus drivers and monitors, the Transportation Department sends a note of thanks to all schools and families who participated in showing appreciation to our drivers and monitors during the week of Oct 21st -25th. The level of participation exceeded expectations and the wonderful gifts of appreciation bestowed upon this special group of individuals included such wonders as breakfast, gift cards, memorable trinkets, school shirts, goody bags, posters, and more. The Transportation Leadership Team appreciates the support and kindness shown to our drivers and monitors. Your acts have not gone unnoticed! Thank you so much!

Are you thinking about applying for a MNPS Magnet or Optional School for SY20-21? The MNPS Optional School Choice Calendar for 2020-2021 has been released. Please find attached the new school choice calendar to support the new school choice software that will be used in January. This calendar lists the dates and deadlines you need to know.

Please carefully read today’s newsletter, which includes the dates for many special activities and celebrations to be held later this month.

As a reminder, school will not be in session on Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Melinda Williams