Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A message from Mrs. Harris

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Save the Date ~ June 9th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Save the date - PTO will be sponsoring an Ice Cream-To-Go Party!

Tuesday, June 9th, 4-6 PM

***Drive-thru only***All families must remain in their vehicles

All families and students are encouraged to drive thru and pick up a Culvers ice cream token, yearbooks (if ordered), and any final end-of-year items.

Details:

  1. Use the map to show traffic pattern.

  2. When you pull up, please have a sign visible in the window with the first and last name and grade of EACH student. Please have the sign visible in the front passenger window. Staff will look at your sign in the car window and will radio to a team in the gym.

  3. If you have items you would like to return to the school such as completed work, books, or other items for teachers, these can be dropped off at school at this time.

  • Place these items in a bag clearly labeled with student names, grade, and teacher name clearly labeled in the trunk of your vehicle.

  • When the trunk/back of the vehicle is opened, these labeled items will be taken out by a staff member.


Teachers have been invited to stand and wave while families drive through!

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Special Note

At this time, we would like to extend a very special CONGRATULATIONS to Lori Amstadt (Speech & Language Pathologist) on her retirement at the end of this school year. Lori has faithfully served the MNSD for the last 27 years. Best wishes to Lori in her future endeavors.

Additionally, we are excited for Erica Navarrette (2nd grade teacher) as she will be getting married this summer - we will need to get use to the new name, Mrs. Boley during the 20-21 school year!

Finally, best wishes to John Mass (PM Custodian) as he takes on a new position at Bay Lane Elementary School to year.

Tomorrow, June 5th, is the last day to register for SLA

Please refer to this letter for important details.

You may register HERE.

Parent Resources

Please continue to review the Parent FAQ document frequently where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions during this time. Updates will be highlighted in blue throughout the upcoming weeks. Along with the Parent FAQ document, our student services staff have created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health. You will find fact sheets as well as age specific information in the presentation.

Talking to Your Child

Mill Valley Elementary is committed to building a school community that is equitable and inclusive. Below are helpful resources on how to have conversations with your child(ren) about race, justice, and inequity:

National Geographic: Talking to kids about race

Dr. Howard Stevenson- Clinical Psychologist, Professor: Talking To Children After Racial Incidents

American Psychological Association : APA Talking To Children About Discrimination

Today’s Parent: 30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism

Parent ToolKit: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism


Together and connected, we are committed to upholding our values of being a safe, kind and responsible community at Mill Valley Elementary.

End of Year Reports

Please refer to this information regarding end-of-year report cards. Your child’s report will be sent home on June 11th via email. Click HERE

Elementary "Specials" Extravaganza!

Art, Music, and Physical Education have combined forces to include END OF THE YEAR activities for the students and families of Mill Valley! 3 Specials + 3 days + 3 hours of fun from each = a Fun Filled Week!!! Feel free to use these activities however works best for you and your family. Ex: 1 hour of Art, Music and PE each day or all of the Art in one day, Music another, and PE another...whatever works for you works for us, as long as you are having a lot of fun!!!

Library Book Return

We appreciate everyone who has returned their library books. Please return all overdue books next Tuesday, June 9th between 4pm-6pm or next Wednesday, June 10th between 8am-3pm.


Our last Library Drive UP & Drop OFF at Mill Valley will be Wednesday, June 10th.

MNS Summer Book Checkout

There will be materials available for K-8 students to check out this summer. If your child is finished or would like more books, you can request materials and pick up at Bay Lane Elementary. You can return books from any of the schools to Bay Lane and we'll return to the correct schools! We will continue with students placing holds on books and we'll prep the books for pick up. Book requests made by 8:00 am Mondays will be available for pick up on Tuesdays. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Mrs. Toni - toni.heinowski@muskegonorway.org

Summer library checkout will begin Monday, July 6 and run through Thursday, July 30 (No Friday classes). Books will be available for pick up 8:00 am-12:30 pm during summer SLA classes. Here are written instructions how to put books on hold.

Chromebook Update

As we wrap up our 2019-20 school year, we also want to discuss options for returning a school-issued chromebook that you may have checked out. While online learning is happening through the end of next week, if you have another device at home to use for those few days, feel free to return the device at your item drop-off date. If your child is enrolled in or plans on being enrolled in Summer Learning Academy, you may keep the device for use through that time frame. If you would like to continue other online learning opportunities through July and would like to keep the device for that, you may do so. We have a flexible timeframe for returning the devices every Wednesday between 7:30am-3:00pm at the main entrance, Door #1 at Muskego High School. Please make sure the device is returned by Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 so that we can properly clean, update, and prep the device for the 2020-21 school year. If needed, we will do another check-out at a later date.

Online Resources through the Summer

HERE are several online resources that your student will continue to have access to during the summer.

Yearbooks have arrived!

We will be distributing yearbooks at the event on June 9th, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.


If you are unable to make it at that time, you are welcome to stop by any day of the week between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please call the office to ensure we have it ready for you,

262-971-1830.

Announcing Classroom Teachers for 2020-2021 School Year

Our teachers and staff have been working hard on class lists. Stay tuned as we plan on announcing next year's teachers before the end of the school year.

Lost & Found (Click below to see the video of items)

Last call...

Let us know if something is yours. We will have it ready for pick up when you drive by on Tuesday, next week for the Ice Cream To Go Party. If you would like to pick up your item on a different day, please call the office, 262-971-1830.

After Tuesday, June 9th, all items will be donated.

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Muskego Food Pantry needs MV's HELP!

Items in need...canned meat, tomato sauce.

Drop off locations...

  • Pick N Save
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Muskego Food Pantry on Thursday, 8:30am - 5:30pm.

In addition, the Food Pantry picks up items from Costco, Walmart, Aldi, QuikTrip and Little Ceasers. These items are offered to all who come on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00am until noon.

AMAZON SMILE!

Mill Valley PTO is NOW registered for Amazon Smile!

Click on the link to start donating: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-4122154


Support your Mill Valley PTO by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Muskego High School Students Create a "Learn Science with Professor Eagle" Website!

Lawrence Hapeman is a Junior at Muskego High School who recently completed his Eagle Scout project. He created a website to provide educational materials for students to use during online learning. You can check out the website and view the video experiments by visiting this site. You will find a variety of videos and worksheets available on the site!

Muskego Youth Football Registration

Online registration is now open at www.muskegoyouthfootball.com. The online registration portal will guide you through the process and provide additional information on the program and what to expect during the upcoming year.

Muskego Public Library ~ Virtual Summer Reading Program

Are you moving?

If you are planning on moving out of the Muskego area, please contact the office at 262-971-1830 to let us know, as we are beginning to construct class lists for the 2020-2021 school year.

New to Muskego?

If you know anyone moving into the Muskego Norway School District and planning to attend school in the 2020-2021 school year, please let them know to REGISTER HERE online to get things started.

Opportunity for Summer Child Care

Champions is offering a school-age child care program at Bay Lane Elementary. The Champions’ Child Care program will give students a safe space to explore their interests while also following the new health and safety guidelines. As a bonus, space will also be provided for students participating in virtual learning.


Program hours and rates can be found here. With seats going fast, visit Champion Child Care’s website (www.discoverchampions.com) to enroll your child today! If you have any questions, or would like to receive further information, contact Champions’ Area Manager, Sam Kwasniewicz, (skwasniewicz@discoverchampions.com).

Before and After School Child Care for the 2020-2021 School Year

Mill Valley is proud to partner with Champions Before- and After-School to provide flexible on-site programs. Available for all grade levels, Champions gives students a safe space to explore their interests by creating and innovating.

When you sign your child up for Champions, you get a convenient solution for your busy schedule. And they’ll have fun doing things that teach them new skills like:

  • Interest-driven curriculum in technology, reading, creative arts, math, and engineering.
  • STEM-based learning through problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Educational games with friends they see every day.
  • Activities that grow social-emotional intelligence and develop character.
  • Dedicated time for homework (and help if they need it).

https://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/muskego/wi/001660

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required

Mill Valley Families in Need

We know that families can be experiencing hardships at this time. If you are one of those families, please connect with the school office at 262-971-1830 and we can help find resources for you.