MBS Technology Department Update

Each year Chalkable, our student information system, requires a password reset for all users. Mountain Brook Schools plans to reset Chalkable passwords for parents the week of Monday, September 7th. Chalkable allows parents to view student grades and attendance.

Also, we will be launching parent access to our new learning management system, Schoology. Next week the district technology office will send additional information regarding parent Chalkable logins and instructions for resetting passwords. Schoology parent access will be available the week of September 7th. The MBS Website will be updated with a Parent Schoology section to provide an orientation and guide to the program.

 

Schoology (our new learning management platform)

All classes, K-12 are using the same folder structure for navigational consistency amongst all schools, for all students.
All assignments, K-12 will be on the one parent view calendar following a district-wide consistent naming scheme so parents can easily see what work is due when.
You, as a parent, will be able to manage which notifications you receive from Schoology concerning your students’ work.
All students have signed in and begun using Schoology on campus.
The current goal for Schoology is for teachers to have students in Schoology on a regular basis so that your student will know how to navigate, access, view, and submit work via Schoology.
Please click here for more information.

Back to school firehouse shelter drive Wednesday, September 16th- Friday, September 25th

The Firehouse Shelter provides the homeless in Birmingham a nurturing environment offering supportive services that break the cycle of homelessness and empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. They serve around 100 lunches everyday open to the entire homeless population. In addition, snacks and bottled water are distributed daily.

 

 

Cherokee Bend can help by donating individual packaged snacks and bottled water for the shelter to distribute to those in need. Please consider bringing snacks such as chips, crackers, granola bars and nuts. Bottled water is also in high demand and would be greatly appreciated. Bins will be set up in the front hallway for students to bring these items to school. Thank you Chiefs!

 

What you need to know about H2O!
A new procedure has been established for the safe usage of the water fountains. Children will be able to access the water fountains but will be asked to hand sanitize before and after their usage. Please be sure to send your child(ren) with a reusable water bottle, but know that sterile cups will be available as a backup. Your PTO has purchased THREE additional touch-less water fountains as well that should arrive and be installed very soon!

Substitute teaching opportunity!

School starting in the fall is always exciting! We anticipate a shortage in substitute teachers and aides this school year. If you would like to join the MBS team as a substitute teacher, please contact Mary Ellen Janik at Kelly Services at maryellen.janik@kellyservices.com. You will need to complete an application for Kelly, go through their training process, and have a background check. Mary Ellen will be able to explain all the details.

You can substitute on the days that are convenient for you at the school of your choice. Come one, come all, we need you! Substitute teachers serve in a critical capacity. We only want the best for Mountain Brook students! Any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Cole, Director of Personnel, at 205-871-4608.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

In case you forgot to order a 2019-2020 yearbook, you are in luck!  We have a select few left and you can purchase one for 30$.  Just let Ms. Jill Sims know you would like to purchase one and it will be yours!  

The PTO would like to THANK...

Anne Schilleci for serving as our teacher raffle committee chairwoman &

Freedom Soaps and Crestline Bagel for donating raffle prizes for our teachers!

 

So many ways to support our school

  •  Learn more about our 2020-2021 Chief Sponsor campaign here.  Please contact Grace Kipp if you would like more information. 

  • Grandparents and other special friends can support our school and we will hold a special event to recognize them.  Please contact Patricia Craft if you would like to get more information.

  • Download Planet Fundraiser in the App Store/ Google Store OR text the word “RAISE” to 444-999.Once you have the app on your device, select our school in the “Campaign” menu. 

  • No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the Box Tops app, then simply scan your receipts. The app will automatically credit our school. For those of you that have box tops to turn in, we can still submit them! 

  • Become a Publix Partner! Participating is easy. Simply sign up for Club Publix, click Publix Partners, and select our school. Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out. Cherokee Bend Elementary School will earn cash back from your purchase.