MVMPCS Monday eNews 11/30/15

Community news, updates, reminders, & events

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Off-Site Book Fair Begins Monday!

Dear MVM Families,

We are very excited to be part of MVM's first-ever off-site book fair at Curious Iguana. It's Iguana's first foray into book fair world as well!

Field trips to the store start Monday, Nov. 30:

-Students should dress appropriately for the weather and the walking trip.

-Students who bring money should know what they want to purchase. Be sure to have the permission slip completed (link below).

-Visits to the store are brief and wishlists will be made.

We encourage families to visit the bookstore with their child and make purchases outside of school hours if possible.

Book Fair @ Curious Iguana: Starting Monday and Going through December 7th!

Monday 11/30

9:25 Venus 9:55 Zoe 10:30 Craig 11:00 Gale 11:35 PS/PK

Tuesday 12/1

9:25 Christine 11:00 Carol 11:35 PS/PK 2:00 Heidi

5:30 MVM Choral Concert

Wednesday 12/2

9:25 Wendy 11:00 Amy 11:35 PS/PK

4-8 Rex’s Grill

Thursday 12/3

4:30 Stories and Crafts

Friday 12/4

1:15 MS

From Jen Shemer, Fundraising Committee Chair

URGENT: We STILL need class walkers to sign-up to accompany Ms. Venus's class.

Remember to dress appropriately & to send students with a small backpack to carry items to and from the fair.

For those who wish to make purchases your child will need the below signed book-fair permission slip. (There is a separate traditional field trip permission slip that should have already been returned to your teacher.)

Volunteers For Book Fair Still Needed

Are you able to help walk a class down to the Iguana? Can you help students make their wishlists? We'd love to have some more volunteers!!

Click the link and use password Maria to access sign-up.

What's for Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 2nd? Join us at Rex's!

Coming Up: Join us for an Hour of Code!

...Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science...

MVMPCS will be participating in Hour of Code in December. More information to come!

Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE

New Family Survey Reminder

Families new to MVMPCS from Lottery 2015 on, if you haven't yet, please complete the brief, two-minute survey below.

The goal is to use this information to help us improve how we bring new families into MVM. Thank you for your time!

Did you know we have access to AMAZING databases?

Through our Media page, located off of our school's home page, your child has access to Brain Pop, LS2, Capstone, Discovery Education, Britannica, Axis 360, and more.

Passwords are available through the webpage as well.

Drama Auditions for Grades 6, 7, 8

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 4-6:30pm

MVMPCS Sanctuary

Students in grades 6-8 interested in auditioning will need to bring water and dinner with them. Students must wear sneakers or dance shoes and pants.

"Get whisked away by the music and spirit of the Emerald Isle in three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk tales! When a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O'Grady learn to tell a story, they help him win the hand of his one true love. This uplifting, comic musical glitters like a gem with its peaceful Celtic melodies, clever dialogue, and slapstick humor to inspire many a chuckle in the wee as well as the old."

Students interested in doing back stage or tech should see Ms. Shannon or Ms. Julie Hayn.

The Sound of Music

MVMPCS Iconic Chorus Performances

TOMORROW NIGHT!! Tuesday, December 1, 5:30-6:00 Curious Iguana Bookstore

Saturday, December 5, 10:30-11:15 at Citizens Assisted Living on Rosemont Ave.

Saturday, December 5, 12:00 at Urbana Library Joyful Jingles Concert

Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 Feeder Pattern Concert

Other Performances at MVM

Friday, December 11, 5:00 pm-Keyboard Concert

Thursday, December 17, 3:00 pm: Lower Elementary and Middle School Concert

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From the President of MMCI

Dear Community Members,

The election results are in!

Thank you to all those who planned, attended, and sent in your proxy votes!

We are pleased to present your newly elected members:

MMCI Board of Trustees Vice President for MVM: Kathleen Lutrell

MMCI Board of Trustees Vice President for CCM: Liz Seal

MMCI Board of Trustees Parent Trustees for MVM: Erin Frank & Jeff Koehler

MMCI Board of Trustees Parent Trustees for CCM: Adam Kenney & Matthew Mills

MMCI Board of Trustees Parent Trustees Friend of Education: Michael Cannarozzi

MVM Governing Council Parent Representatives: Deb Korth & Theresa Shrader

MVM Governing Council Parent Friend of Education: Monica Johnson

That’s one more year of success under our belts! Thank you, MMCI Community!

-Melissa Najera

Join FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 7-8:30pm

Urbana Middle School, Ijamsville, MD, United States

Ijamsville, MD

Please join Dr. Terry Alban for an important community conversation about the future of our schools!

*Share ideas about funding priorities for the coming year.

*Get an overview of the budget process.

Save the date: Wednesday, January 6, 7 PM, for public release of the FY2017 Superintendent's recommended budget! FCPS also invites questions and comments via email to