MCCV Spirit Week


Monday, November 15: Pajama Day
Tuesday, November 16: Mismatched Shoes Day (wear two different shoes!)
Wednesday, November 17: Represent Your Favorite Sport or Team
Thursday, November 18: Dress as Your Favorite Holiday
Friday, November 19: Cheetah Print/School Colors Day


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Next Newsletter: December 3, 2021

Saturday, November 13

9:30am-12:00pm, PCS Community Watershed Clean Up - Meet at Penry Park

MCCV Parent Jenny Stock is the guest speaker! Thank you Jenny!!

Monday, November 15

9:00am, Virtual Author Visit with Kate DiCamillo (Grades 4+5)

Please use this link to purchase your signed copy of The Beatryce Prophecy

(If needed, Password: MCCV)

Monday, November 15

7:00am-3:00pm, PTA Drink + Donate: Avid Coffee (Formerly Acre Coffee)

November 15 - December 8

Middle School, Cherry Valley Cares PBL Class - Donation Drive For Cots

Friday, November 19

6:00-8:00pm, Middle School Dance

Saturday, November 20

10:00am-4:00pm, Middle School Food Drive

Monday, November 22

Kozlowski Pie Fundraiser Pick Up - Top of Sidewalk Near Office - Pick Up Time Coming Soon!

November 22-26

No School, Thanksgiving Break

November 26-December 10

PTA Boon Fundraiser - Link to Boon Website

Monday, November 29

4:00-5:00pm, Superintendent Harris' MCCV Students and Families Office Hours

Tuesday, November 30

#Giving Tuesday - Click Here to Make a Tax Deductible Donation to our Library

Wednesday, December 1

6:30-8:00pm, TIDE Meeting - via Zoom


December 11: PCS Family Holiday Fun Run

December 13: PTA Shop + Donate: Rusty Hinges Ranch

December 14: PCS Board Meeting

December 18: Middle School Food Drive

December 20-31: No School, Winter Break

PTA Drive-In Movie Night Postponed

Due to muddy conditions, the fairgrounds has postponed the movie night scheduled for tonight, Friday, November 12th.

We hope to reschedule this school year once the location is in better condition, or if we can find a new location for a future date.


Best Selling Author Kate DeCamillo Coming to MCCV! (Grades 4+5)

On Monday, November 15th, MCCV students in grades 4+5 will have the opportunity to meet and listen to one of our favorites, bestselling, award-winning author Kate DiCamillo as she introduces her beautiful and compelling new book, The Beatryce Prophecy. Adventuruous and brave, brillinatly written and beautifully illustrated, this is the latest in a long list of Kate's amazing books. Highly recommended!!

Please use this link to purchase your signed copy of The Beatryce Prophecy (If needed, Password: MCCV) - Copperfield's has given you their school discount. They've also received some beautiful, irridescent bookmarks that they will include with your signed book. When you purchase your 'ticket', it's really just a copy of the new book - the event is virtual, and the book you purchase will be delivered to our school!

Thank you for supporting Copperfield's!

Garden News: Collection of Gratitude

Garden News - Collection of Gratitude

With all the rain and hands on creative changes in the garden we want to honor everyone, plants, animals, and insects for taking part in harmonizing the garden space with offerings of gratitude. We invite you to bring something to add to the "Collection of Gratitude" next week Monday-Friday in the spirit of Iroquois Thanksgiving to honor our school Garden.

With gratitude, warm hearts and big smiles,

Heather and Sarah

Heather Gallagher, Garden Coordinator -

Sarah Koniak, Garden Coordinator -

COTS Donation Drive for the Homeless


From November 15th to December 8th, the Middle School Cherry Valley Cares PBL is running a donation drive for COTS homeless shelter. COTS is asking for following donations:

  • blankets (NEW only, twin size)

  • Toiletries

  • canned food (green beans, cream of mushroom soup, French fried onions).

You can drop off these donations in person by putting them in the collection boxes near the office or lodge. You can also donate by using Amazon Smile and sending goods to the Cherry Valley campus (address below). With Amazon Smile, a small donation will go to MCCV PTA. WIN-WIN!! (Deliveries must arrive by December 8th.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Johnson at

Thank you for your support,

Cherry Valley Cares PBL

MCCV Address:

Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley

Attn. J Johnson

1001 Cherry Street

Petaluma, CA 94952

FCVL Sponsor Thank You

Thank You For Supporting Our Book Fair Fundraising Week!

We would like to take this opportunity to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to the sponsors of our Murder Mystery Party:

  • Cameron Books, Chris and Nina Gruener

  • Corcoran Global Living, Holly Schaefer

  • Corcoran Global Living, Lisa Larson/Sarah Seitchik/Keith White

  • Cowgirl Creamery, Maureen Cunnie

  • Della Fattoria, Alethea Bermudes

  • Dolce Neve, Heather Baldini-Kistner

  • Gazzoli Construction, Phil and Meagan Gazzoli

  • Griffo Distillery, Jenny and Mike Griffo

  • Petaluma Tattoo, Nick Rodin + Sarah Rainey

  • Spork, Pat Langst

  • Westgate Real Estate, Mike Derby

Your generosity and support of our library is heartwarming and greatly appreciated.

And, of course, a very special thank you to all the members of Friends of Cherry Valley Library who came together to plan and organize all the special events for our Book Fair week.

Copperfield's is hoping to deliver books purchased online to the school during the week of November 15. We will notify you once they have arrived.

PTA Drink + Donate: AVID Coffee

Get your caffeine fix and earn money for MCCV PTA! Avid Coffee* downtown (formerly Acre Coffee) will donate 15% of purchases for everyone who mentions Cherry Valley with their purchase on Monday, November 15th from 7:00am-3:00pm.

*4th Street location only AND they are taking reusable cups again!

After grabbing your drink & maybe some food, take a picture to post on social media and tag Avid Coffee @avidcoffeeroasters! Let’s help them get the word out for their name change.

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Our next food drive at Petaluma Market will be Saturday, Novemer 20!

10:00am - 4:00pm

Please come by and support the students’ efforts.

Middle school students at Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley have taken on a new challenge this year. Community support has always been an important aspect at MCCV but has taken on more importance in the middle school this year. Students are participating in food drives for Food for Thought. Food For Thought is an organization that provides healthy food and groceries to Sonoma County residents with serious or long-term medical conditions.

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, students are in front of Petaluma Market, encouraging customers to buy a few extra things for Food for Thought’s food bank. Of course, cash is also accepted. There are two student volunteers for each hour, working shifts from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Giving Tuesday - 11/30/21

Click Here to Make a Tax Deductible Donation to our Library

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Your contributions to Friends of Cherry Valley Library are greatly appreciated! We use your donations to help pay part of our librarian’s salary, we buy books, supplies and equipment, keep two color printers working and available to our school community, manage a cart of Chromebooks, and help fund our summer reading program. We no longer receive state or school district funding for library books, supplies, or equipment. The donations received during #GIVING TUESDAY will help keep our shelves full of new books and our library doors open for the whole school day.

Thank You!

PTA Fundraiser: Farm Fresh To You

**Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away?! **

If you haven't tried out **Farm Fresh to You** yet, this is a great time! Not only are you helping to support our school, but BONUS, you get to avoid the crowded grocery stores.

They offer organic produce PLUS all kinds of different groceries - pies, dairy, flowers, baking supplies, etc.

10% goes back to our school when you use the **CHERRYVALLEY** promo code and if it's your first order, you get $15 off.

There's no commitment for future orders, you can do one-offs.

Boon Fundraiser

November 26-December 10

It’s back! Our holiday fundraiser. Boon Supply has items in waste-free living, gifting, kitchen & food, bags & organization, personal care and eco cleaning.

For every purchase MCCV PTA gets 40% of the proceeds!

Shop, share, and post on social media!

Program Interest Survey: Tell Us What You Want to See in Petaluma Schools by 11/12/21

We are asking to hear from our families with young children ages 0-5 by Friday, November 12th. We want to make sure that the programs we offer at the elementary level are in line with what you hope your children will experience in our schools. Please take a moment to respond to this brief PCS Program Interest Survey, as your input will help drive future planning for our schools. To complete the survey in Spanish, select Spanish from the drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner of the survey.


Community Clean Up 11/13

This is a reminder that you are invited to join us at Penry Park this Saturday, November 13th at 9:30 AM for our first PCS Community Clean-up. Our guest speaker, Jenny Stock, will be sharing information on how to help our watershed. We will have coffee, bagels, and fruit for all! Please bring your own reusable water bottle, coffee mug, and gloves. We have enough buckets for everyone.

We will be using the Litterati app to track the impact of this clean-up event. You can download the Litterati app (Apple App Store / Google Play) and use the code "102654" to join the PCS Community Clean-up challenge. We hope to see you there!

Family Holiday Fun Run - Saturday, December 11 - Shollenberger Park
We are so excited that 475 students, families, and staff are registered for our first ever PCS Family Holiday Fun Run. We look forward to Orange Theory leading stretches and a warm-up at 8:00 AM, our 1 mile event at 8:30, and the 5K and 10K at 9:00 am.

Boundary Setting Zoom Webinars
Our Elementary and Secondary boundary setting parent nights went well. Thank you to all who attended. For those who were unable to attend but would like the information, please see the recordings below.

Need some Thanksgiving Week Ideas?

The breaks are so important but we know sometimes work does not go away for families and with more limited travel new ideas are welcome. Do you need some ideas? Have some ideas? Please share them with Principal Eichert and we will compile them for the community.

To start us off this virtual science camp, looks pretty amazing!


November 22 & 23, 2021

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