MDE Pony Tracks
Do you know what Running for the Arts is? Running for the Arts is a 5k April 30th.
The 5k is 3.1 miles through the Frostwood neighborhood. After you run the miles with your friends or family, you can enjoy the carnival after. After snow cones and bouncy houses, you can hear the top winners for the different age groups and genders. The race is competitive but you can also run just to get exercise and benefit your school. Running for the Arts can help raise money for the district. The district will give the money to Health Fitness, Music, and Art. The run is at the Memorial City Mall bring and early. Hope to see you helping MDE. Go Ponies!!
Editor’s Note: Sadly, this year’s Running for the Arts was rained out.
Guess what!MDE celebrated Kindness Week Feb. 8 through Feb. 12.
This week was all about being kind to others and yourself, What we tried to do is to “fill people’s imaginary buckets” (be nice to them). We made a kindness tree and decorated it with good acts that we did , we also posted kind notes outside of our classroom doors, they said kind things about our classmates and teacher. Now is your chance to fill someone’s bucket!
This past Thursday, MDE had its Family Art Night. Last year was the first time to have family art night, and it was such a success, it’s back again this year!!
At Family Art Night kids can show their family all of the artwork they have done this year -- all the way from paintings to pottery.. You also create new art with your family. Family Art night is run by the MDE art teacher, Ms. Guelzow and her 5th grade master artists. Once again, a lot of families came out -- the cafeteria was very busy with everyone creating art and having lots of fun!!! Thank you, Ms. Guelzow!!
Every year, MDE participates in a school-wide charity event. This year's charity is The Junior Diabetes Foundation.
Here's a little bit about JDF.
WHAT IS THE WALK IMPACT?
The funds and support raised by JDRF Walk — our flagship fundraising event and the largest type 1 diabetes (T1D) event in the world — help us turn Type One into Type None.JDRF is the leading global organization funding promising, life-changing T1D research. It’s our goal to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D
What is Type I Diabetes? T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
How do you know you have type 1 diabetes. Over time, a decreasing amount of insulin is made in the body, but that can take years. When there’s no more insulin in the body, blood glucose levels rise quickly, and these symptoms can rapidly develop:
MDE raised over $ 6,000 for T1D research. Great job to everyone who donated and walked!
October 5-9 was college week. The week was made to make you think about what college you want to attend when you get older. Parents were interviewed about their college experience, and Ms. Vazo asked different students which college they want to go to.
Some people want to go to just one college, while others wish to go to many. I took a survey on which colleges the Pony Tracks reporters want to apply for and the results are below:
Kayleigh: Duke, University of Virginia
Olivia: University of Minnesota
Caty: Georgia Tech
Lucy: Ole Miss
Helen Hope: Baylor
Zoe: Oklahoma State University
Beth (me!): Rice, Harvard, Duke, Yale, Stanford
So needless to say college is a great opportunity that you should spend at least one week a year really putting thought into your future.
Do you remember when Patricia Polacco came to MDE?? The 2nd-5th graders got to go see her in the multipurpose room. Here is what we learned….. First, Patricia Polacco told us about some of her stories, and she said she doesn't have a favorite book, but she really likes the book Thank You Mr. Falker ! Patricia also told us she has been writing since she was about 40. Then she shared that when she was little she had trouble in school and couldn’t read well. Patricia also said that she got bullied in school, people called her stupid and laughed at her, so you should always believe in yourself. When Patricia Polacco visited, she surprised us with her wishing rock, which came from an actual meteor. The story of how she found it was the inspiration for her book…Meteor! Patricia Polacco has written so many amazing books that you should definitely read!
Do you have a favorite Patrica Polacco book? Tell us in the comment box!
By Kayleigh and Olivia
This year’s theme for the annual Book Fair was books by Eric Carle. The Book Fair was held Monday September 21st through Friday the 25th of September in the MDE library. On September 21st the Spaghetti Dinner was held in the MDE cafeteria from 5pm to 7pm, thank you Sweet Tomatoes for catering our Spaghetti Dinner. During the spaghetti dinner volunteers were selling raffle tickets to win big prizes. The winners were announced on Wednesday morning during the Dads and Donuts. There were lots of winners that won cool prizes. The book fair was a BLAST! Thank you to all the volunteers who made the Book Fair fantastic. Can’t wait for next year’s book fair!
BY: Riley, Elle, and Megan
I thought chocolate wasn’t allowed in school, but when Mrs. Moxleys class sold about 200 pieces of chocolate, I knew I was wrong. Mrs.Moxley loved making the chocolate because it was fun and her class learned how to make commercials and to convince people to buy their product. And guess what? The students who made the chocolate wore hairnets. Even the boys had to wear them. And did you know that the chocolate they made was dark chocolate. I guess you're thinking, "how was that chocolate so good?” Well, it was because they used delicious ingredients for the chocolate. Mrs.Moxley’s class did a very good job making the chocolate.The chocolate was worth every penny. If the chocolate were in every store in America it would be sold out in every single one. Mrs.Moxleys class should be proud of their chocolate.
They made about $200.