Mill Valley Weekly
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
A message from Mrs. Harris
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.
Use the map to show traffic pattern.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.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.
Lost & Found (Click below to see the video of items)
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.
Muskego Food Pantry needs MV's HELP!
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.
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
New to Muskego?
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, (email@example.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).
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.