Save Money & Help MIMS at Minted.com

As we head into a new school year, the PTO wants to make sure everyone knows about all of the ways they can help MIMS.  Fundraising is an important part of what we do.  It’s how we are able to organize fun events and enriching activities for our MIMS community, as well as show our appreciation for the MIMS staff members who care for our children.

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Today’s fundraising spotlight is on Minted.com. When you use our code ( FUNDRAISEMIMS ) at checkout, you save 20%, and Minted donates 15% to MIMS! It’s a win-win! Minted is known for its cards & stationary (all designed by independent artists), but did you know that they offer so much more? You can get everything from curtains to table linens to custom photo wrapping paper. They have a great selection of gifts for teachers, name labels, and pencil pouches– all perfect for back to school. It’s also worth noting that Minted is committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion, as well as sustainability!

Whatever you’re shopping for this back-to-school season, keep Minted.com and MIMS in mind!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

As you read in our PTO email (sent by Mr. Ying), we are working to have a virtual Mid-Autumn fest on our MIMS PTO YouTube Channel!

Our presentation is brought to you with support from Mr. Ying and 6th grader Evan Graham.

What is Mid-Autumn Festival and how do we celebrate?

We’ve attached activities and where to find Mooncakes in Houston. You can also read up on other stories that are sometimes told around the Mid-Autumn Festival.

First, learn the story of Hou-Yi and Chang’e: Hou-Yi-Short-Story-Chinese & Hou-Yi-Short-Story-English

Next, buy some mooncakes to celebrate. The whole family can share by slicing them into pieces: Where to buy Mooncakes in Houston

Then, build a paper paper lantern as a celebratory activity: Paper-Lantern

Finally, enjoy some fun with a Word-Search and Coloring-Pages.

During all this, join us when the pre-recorded video will go “live” Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM. You and your family will be able to go back and visit it any time.

This looks very different than how our school usually celebrates but we’re determined to do all we can, and we hope it gets your wheels turning on how we can create more online engagement opportunities and fundraising for our school together.

Thanks to our new PTO President (Kelly) and CNY Chair (Nick) for organizing!

PTO Annual Drive

By contributing to the PTO Annual Drive, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

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