Mustang Memo

News from Mint Valley Elementary School

May 2023, Issue 2

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Upcoming Dates - Mark Your Calendars!


  • 5/2 - After School Go Girl Go! Club - 3:30-4:30 pm
  • 5/3 - Early Release
  • 5/4 - After School Math Club - 3:30-4:30 pm
  • 5/5 - Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/5 - Spirit Day "Beach Day!"
  • 5/5 - Mustang of the Month Assembly - 1:15 pm
  • 5/6 - Go Girl Go! 5K Run - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Cascade Middle School)
  • 5/8-12 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/10 - Early Release
  • 5/11 - After School Math Club - 3:30-4:45 pm
  • 5/11 - PTO Meeting (library) - 3:45 pm
  • 5/14 - Mother's Day
  • 5/17 - Early Release
  • 5/18 - After School Math Club - 3:30-4:45 pm
  • 5/24 - Early Release
  • 5/26 - NO SCHOOL (weather)
  • 5/29 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
  • 5/30 - 6/1 - Student Art Show (library)
  • 5/31 - Early Release


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Thank you for all you do!

Please join us in wishing our staff here at Mint Valley Elementary School a happy "Staff Appreciation Week" from May 8-12th!" We dedicate an entire week to celebrating every teacher, specialist, administrator, paraeducator, secretary and custodian.


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Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Book Fair will take place in the library on:

Wednesday, May 17th - 2:30-4:30 pm

Thursday, May 18th - 3:30-4:30 pm

Friday, May 19th - 3:30-4:30 pm

This is a great opportunity for you and your family to stock up on lots of great reading material for the summer!

Can make the fair? You can shop online (free shipping with orders over $25) at:

Don't forget that you no longer need to send $$ with your student! Our book fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Go to our online store above and create an account where you can deposit money for your child to spend at the book fair!

Order your yearbook!


Please follow the link below to order and prepay for 2022-23 yearbooks. Information flyers have previously been sent home with students.

The cost is $18.00, plus tax, for a full color yearbook. The books will arrive at the school in June if you order by the deadline. If it's after May 21st, you will have to pay for shipping and handling!,1,kSRDWT_8MM87mkWB-s0GQ09VU9VPrdosYpSjYz2KCXuMIXKj4_om8Mtd9-CfY3glIIl1K886KEM3IPCclCWEKhRQ2FBbd6pu617hRGqcrfKgjVZSMm8,&typo=1


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Submit absences on the Longview Schools App!

Whether your student is going to be absent for an appointment, vacation or sickness, you must notify the school as soon as possible. The district now has a phone app to make this process even easier! Please visit the site below to see how to download and use this helpful app.

Of course, you are always welcome to call the school directly, as well, at (360) 575-7581.

FOR VACATION ABSENCES: The Mint Valley Elementary secretaries have a special form for families to use when they take their children out of school for vacation. It must be pre-approved (and with sufficient notice), by the principal and teacher so that homework is available and the absence has the least impact on the student's learning.

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Mrs. Allis' Corner

This month, we talked about having Integrity, which is making choices that help you be the best person you can be. Some of the things we encouraged:

  • Not doing something if you know it's wrong or feels wrong
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Apologizing if you hurt someone or make a mistake
  • Always telling the truth
  • Being honest
  • Do the right thing, even if you're alone in doing it

The kids were very receptive to this trait and we saw great improvement over the month!

Monthly Trait of the Month!

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Join us in celebrating the latest Mustangs of the Week!

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student art show

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Student Art Show to be held May 30th to June 1st in the library. More details about participating and viewing the show to come!
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Don't forget! NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26th (weather) and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Enjoy your long weekend and BE SAFE!

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Our Lost & Found cup runneth over.....

See any missing coats, hats, backpacks or other items that you've been looking for this month? Please feel free to drop by the office and have a look. After a while the items will be donated, so don't delay!

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Don't forgot that we have Early Release on most Wednesdays where the students are dismissed ONE HOUR earlier, but there a few dates with a TWO HOUR early release. Please check the district calendar below for all Early Release dates and times this year.
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Next PTO Meeting

Thursday, May 11th, 3:45pm

School Library

Please join us at the next Mint Valley PTO! Each month we meet to discuss upcoming events and activities at the school and volunteer opportunities.
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Pick-up and Drop-off

Drop off and Pick up

  • School Starts at 9:00 am. Gates open at 8:45 am.
  • Please do not drop students off before 8:40 am.
  • Morning drop-off gates are open from 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM.
  • Everyone dropping off students before school should be using the drive-thru gate area on the north end of campus.
  • Students arriving at school after 9:00 am need to check in at the office

  • End of the school day.
    • 3:30 pm on Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri.
    • 2:30 pm on Wed.

Drive-Thru Gates will be open

  • 3:15PM – 3:45PM ~ M T Th F
  • 2:15PM – 2:45PM ~ W


The back gate to the apartments will be open from 8:45 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm in the afternoon.

All other walkers will exit campus at the gate near the main office. For everyone's safety, all students should use the sidewalk on 38th ave. when arriving and departing school. The crossing guards are there to help ensure everyone stays safe.

Mint Valley Elementary Pickup

Mint Valley Elementary School

Office Hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm