Mt. Zion Elementary

Mt. Zion Elementary


Mt. Zion Families: Meal pickup for temporary remote & Virtual Academy students will be from 11:40-12:30 each day beginning Sept 9. Please register in advance at

Families with children at multiple schools can select one school to go to for meal pick-up.

Families with younger children who aren't yet in school are also eligible to participate.
It might have been a struggle these last few weeks, but there it is! Our First Grader submitted her last assignment via her school issued ipad. Thank you for everything!!!!
Photographer Suzanne Saroff takes photographs of fruit distorted through glasses filled with water. Can you find a piece of fruit, a flower, or a toy to distort at your house? Next, fill a couple of glasses with water to see how the curvature of the glass and the water change your view of the item.
Practicing social distancing while supporting local businesses and MZES family.
We're doing the best we can with 2FT working parents (one Essential worker out of the home, one figuring it out hour by hour), So thankful for our patient and loving CD and 1st Grade teachers!!
Mt. Zion's School Supply List (2019-2020) Grades CD-5th grade

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Operating as usual

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 11/06/2023

We're going to have so much fun tonight! Hope to see you there!


Some STEP workshop videos with Ms. Jordan from The Gaillard Center.

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 11/04/2023

2nd-4th grade enjoyed the second to last performance ever of Step Afrika on Thursday. This amazing show tells the story of the 1739 Stono Slave Rebellion through music and STEP dancing. It was amazing!
Friday those students got to participate in a workshop with Ms. Jordan. They learned some basic STEP moves and chants. It was impactful learning about a horrible moment in history and some of the good that came out of it.

Family Literacy Night 11/02/2023

While you don't need to sign up to attend our Family Literacy Night this Monday, PTO would love your help! Here's a reminder to sign up for our Family Literacy Night this coming Monday, November 5. The PTO will be selling pizza and drinks to make everyone’s dinner plans a little easier! We truly appreciate your support!

Family Literacy Night Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


We are collecting plastic bags (the cheap, "old-fashioned" thin kind from the grocery store, not the thick, 'eco' gray kind from Walmart) for a STEAM project. Please send them in to Ms. Haertel. Thanks!


We are going to start donating our lost and found items at the end of each month. We're giving a little extra time this month since this is a new procedure. Have your kids check for their lost items!!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 10/31/2023

We know everyone has candy and fun costumes on their mind, but we're already thinking about pie! Have you heard about the November class attendance challenge?


Several of our young Wildcats play on these teams, and it looks like it will be a beautiful morning tomorrow!

Daddy's 10/25/2023

Our Character Parade is this Friday. We can't wait to see everyone's book character costumes! Parents are welcome to come watch and then stay for Coffee with the Principal.
Daddy’s Breakfast will be at Mt. Zion starting at 8:00 a.m. this Friday for parents and friends to purchase their delicious espresso and breakfast options! Grab a bite to enjoy during the 9:00 parade (That's the starting time. Please come a little early to sign in.) and 9:30 Coffee with the Principal.

Daddy's DADDY'S BREAKFAST + ESPRESSO DADDY'S BREAKFAST + ESPRESSO Welcome to Daddy’s Breakfast + Espresso! Slide 1Slide 1 (current slide) Slide 2Slide 2 (current slide) Slide 3Slide 3 (current slide) DISCOVER OUR TOP STYLES. Rep Your Daddy’s Super Logo Tee $30 Gimme! Daddy's OG Logo Tee $30 Gimme! Super...

Family Literacy Night 10/23/2023

The PTO will sell pizza and drinks during Family Literacy Night on the evening of Nov. 6. If you’re able to donate items to sell, or if you’d like to man the pizza station during the event, sign up today!

Family Literacy Night Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Reminder: After school clubs meet twice a month! Clubs will meet NEXT Tuesday, October 24th 3:45-4:45. Here are the dates for the rest of semester: 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12.

Photos from Angel Oak Elementary's post 10/15/2023
Mentors Matter, a project from Mrs. Price 10/11/2023

If anyone is looking for a good cause to donate to donations, are being doubled on donors choose today! Assistant Principal extraordinaire, Mrs. Price, is raising money for the mentor program that she runs at our school! The project gives our mentor pairs activities that they can do together when they volunteer and work with our students.

Mentors Matter, a project from Mrs. Price Help me give my students activities to use with their mentors to build relationships and life skills. Students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to be paired with a community mentor. We would love...


"Hi parents! After school clubs begin tomorrow and here are some details you will need to know. If your student has signed up and returned a permission slip, they will stay after school tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10th). Please pick your child up no later than 4:50 in the car loop in the back of the school. Do not attempt to pick up by the front office/cafeteria, as this is reserved for Kaleidoscope pick up. It's going to be great!

(After school clubs will meet twice a month on the following Tuesdays: 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12)"

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 10/09/2023

One of the many benefits of having a PE teacher full time is her ability to help support Wildcat wellness with extra activities like a morning walking club. Each grade (1st-5th) will compete to see who can walk the farthest!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 10/09/2023

Many thanks to Books and Beyond for the free book fair they sponsored for our Wildcats. While we frequently do book giveaways to build home libraries, this event allowed our students to shop, like a traditional book fair, for brand new books to keep at home. The best part? Books and Beyond was super easy to work with, set up and tore down the event in one day, and promoted reading for pleasure to all our students!! Ms. Haertel can't wait to work with them again!
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Photos from Books and Beyond's post 10/07/2023

Many thanks to Books and Beyond for hosting an amazing book fair for our Wildcats! Every student, Head Start through 5th grade, got to shop and pick from a fabulous selection of books and take two home for FREE! There's nothing better than that new book smell. Enjoy reading, Wildcats!

Photos from St. John's Fire District's post 10/05/2023
Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 10/03/2023

We love to see our little Wildcats!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 10/03/2023

Have you heard?! Mt. Zion is offering brand new after school clubs starting next week! They're free, fun and open to students in grades K-5 who aren't enrolled in Kaleidoscope. Sign your student up today!


It’s been a fun Attendance Awareness Month at MZE! We're so proud of our students for showing up on time, ready to learn all day, each day.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Berenice Morales-Ramirez in 4th grade! She won the final $50 gift card to Food Lion. Way to go!

Keep showing up to learn and grow, Wildcats! A special thanks to Support Mt Zion Kids for donating gift cards for Attendance Awareness Month🤗

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/28/2023

Tomorrow is futbol day for our Hispanic Heritage Dress Down week. We will also be welcoming members of the St. John's High School football team for lunch! If you don't have a futbol (soccer) jersey, consider wearing Islander colors (red, white and blue) to school. If students wear Islander gear or colors to the football game tomorrow night, they get a free ticket!


A message from Anna Mims:
Families and community members, this special edition of the newsletter is going out to families via our other communication channels, and I wanted to make sure that any family members who don't receive the weekly callout messages also received this newsletter.

We will send out our regular edition of the Wildcat Weekly tomorrow evening.


Good morning Mt. Zion families. Due to not having assigned devices at home, the inability to distribute materials at school, and the awareness of many families in lockdown, we will have very minimal eLearning requirements today. We do not want to add to any stress caused by this event. We encourage our students to read throughout the day and will be sending out a special edition of the Wildcat Weekly today with optional activities for learning at home. These activities will not require any devices or special materials. We will also share information about how to let us know if your family would benefit from counseling support in light of the ongoing events on Johns Island. Stay safe, Mt. Zion families!

Buenos días familias de Mt. Zion. Debido a no tener dispositivos asignados en casa, la incapacidad de distribuir materiales en la escuela, y la conciencia de muchas familias en confinamiento, vamos a tener muy mínimos requisitos de aprendizaje en línea hoy. No queremos aumentar el estrés causado por este evento. Animamos a nuestros alumnos a leer durante todo el día y enviaremos hoy una edición especial del Wildcat Weekly con actividades opcionales para aprender en casa. Estas actividades no requerirán ningún dispositivo o material especial. También compartiremos información sobre cómo hacernos saber si su familia se beneficiaría de apoyo de asesoramiento a la luz de los eventos actuales en Johns Island. ¡Manténgase a salvo, Mt. Zion familias!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/26/2023

SO many FUN events in September & October!!

Photos from Trooper Bob - ABC News 4 Traffic Tracker's post 09/26/2023
Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/26/2023

Yesterday we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with Vaquero Day (Cowboy Day) with our boots and hats. Today we are highlighting Hispanic Heritage with neon colors. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow for Como La Flor (Flower Day)! More pictures will be coming!


Happy Attendance Awareness Month! We're so proud of our students for showing up on time, ready to learn all day.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Manny Gilliard in 5th grade! He won a $50 gift card to Food Lion. Way to go!

There is still a chance for your student to enter the drawing and win. The last drawing will be next Friday, September 29th- so let's be at school on time, all day each day, Wildcats. A special thanks to Support Mt Zion Kids for donating gift cards for Attendance Awareness Month🤗


Can you help? Here’s a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local school students today. Check out our bio for info on The Child Advocacy Network of Johns & Wadmalaw Islands which is an outreach of this chapter of Exchange Club Mt. Zion Elementary

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/14/2023

Enjoy this early kick-off to Hispanic Heritage Month!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/12/2023

Most of our students got to pick out books for their home libraries today in a free "book fair" today. Ask your students to read their book with you for a fun family activity.

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 09/11/2023

Congratulations to our first September Attendance Weekly Give Away winner, Emma Esparza Vasquez! Make sure you are getting to school on-time and every day so you can be entered to win the next give away!


Please send in any work packets from the e-learning day so your student can be marked present.

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 08/24/2023

We are so excited to be piloting a composting program with Smart Recycling this year! Ms. Bianco and volunteers have been teaching students how to create less waste during breakfast, lunch and after-school dinner the past two days.

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 08/24/2023

Day one down and 179 more to go. We had an awesome first day at Mt. Zion!

Photos from Mt. Zion Elementary's post 07/19/2023

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Some STEP workshop videos with Ms. Jordan from The Gaillard Center.
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3464 River Road
Johns Island, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 7:50am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7:50am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7:50am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7:50am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:50am - 3:30pm
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