MSTM Vision Statement:
A caring community that nurtures individuals to become productive lifelong learners.

MSTM Mission Statement:
Provide a safe and progressive learning environment to enhance student growth.

Elementary Newsletter


 Happy Friday, MStM Families,

 March Madness is upon us!  If you are a fan of NCAA basketball, it is an exciting time!  Here at MStM Elementary, we are kicking off the month on March 2nd with an event called Read Across America.  We will be having an all school assembly, featuring the Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?  A read aloud will be followed by a student “read to self” in the elementary gym.  Consider celebrating at home by sharing a book with your child.

 We are excited to announce that our school has opened the Martensdale Community Food Pantry.   The pantry is sponsored and stocked by the Food Bank of Iowa.  Our pantry is open to the community as well as school families.  Along with being available during the day by appointment, the pantry will be open the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.  Our goal is to provide food, at no cost, to any community member in need.  If you have questions please feel free to contact Dana Smith at (641)764-2621 ext. 524

Today, K-6 students were treated to a bullying prevention presentation by Rock in Prevention.  Rock in Prevention helps children, teachers and parents learn the methods and skills to prevent bullying and drug use through music with their Rock workshops. The workshops were developed to touch the hearts and minds of children, teachers and parents and help them make healthy choices.  Ask your children about the presentation!  Free cd’s are being sent home with each child K-6.




Order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help our organization meet its fundraising goals.  When you order by April 14, 2016, 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales will go back to the PTO.


1. Visit

2. Click “Shop to Give”

3. Select team member, if applicable

4. Start shopping!


Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: 26372 and Team Member ID, if applicable.


 Open Tuesday, March 8, from Noon-8 pm. Please come visit the fair! If you can't make it in you can send funds with your student to shop, or send the order on the back of the flyer to your child's teacher with cash or check made out to MSTM PTO. We will gladly pick your order for you and send the items home with your child or make arrangements to keep it a secret if you'd prefer (gifts).

 Shop online starting February 27 - March 18! All orders ship to the school for free shipping once the online fair closes.


ButterBraid pick is Tuesday March 8th from 3-8pm in the elementary gym.