Welcome New MPE Panther Families


Welcome! It is a privilege to have you join us at Merriman Park Elementary. Our hope is that the following information will help you and your child(ren) have a smooth transition into our school. We have several resources that will be very helpful in the coming weeks leading up to the start of school. Please let us know if you have any questions.


MPE Contact Information

Principal: Katie Barrett                                 469-593-2752; katie.kirkpatrick@risd.org 

Assistant Principal: Stacey Marx                 469-593-2758; stacey.marx@risd.org           

Counselor: Eydie Falik                                469-593-2800; eydie.falik@risd.org

School Office                                               469-593-2800

PTA President: Mavis Stewart                     972-898-5408; webbmavis@hotmail.com

PTA Website                                                  http://www.merrimanparkpta.org

Facebook                                                       https://www.facebook.com/pages/Merriman-Park-Elementary/132876693450063


The MPE PTA website has a lot of great information, including a calendar of events, current forms and documents, links to important sites and information, as well as newcomer information. This is the best place to find up to date information throughout the year.


On the website you will see a link to purchase school supplies, spirit wear, PTA memberships, yearbooks, and sign up for the weekly newsletter. Please visit this website before Supply Sale Thursday, August 18th. You will create an account with your cell phone number and personal password. We will also have volunteers available at Supply Sale to help you set up your log-in and password to purchase school supplies and MPE gear.    


Some important dates to add to your calendar to ensure a successful start to the school year:

Thursday, August 18th – Kindergarten Teacher Reveal (5:15 – 6:00 pm); MPE Supply Sale & Meet the Teacher (6:00 – 7:30 pm); events will be held at MPE

Monday, August 22nd – RISD classes begin at 7:50 am

Thursday, September 1std –General Membership Meeting/Parent Information Night (parents only) 5:30 – 7:00 pm; MPE 101 7:00 – 7:30 pm; event will be held at MPE

Monday, September 5th – Labor Day (no school)


We are holding an information session, MPE 101, for all new families after our first General PTA Meeting/Parent Info Night. Please plan to attend this session to learn more about what to expect your first year at MPE.  


We can’t wait to meet you!  If you would like to meet more MPE families before school starts, please email me and I can get you in touch with other families in the same grade as your child.


Welcome to Merriman Park Elementary in Lake Highlands, Texas!


Mavis Stewart

Mom to Aiden (3rd grade) and Harper (1st grade)

Proud PTA President of Merriman Park Elementary