December 3, 2021
December Observances -
Hanukkah from 11/28 - 12/06
Kwanzaa from 12/26 - 01/01
New Year's Day 01/01
Mesa Verde Events -
Band/Orchestra Concert - Tuesday, December 7 @ 6pm, Gym
December Dine Out - Tuesday, December 7 from 3-9pm @ Knotty Barrel
Future City STEAM Competition Showcase - Thursday, December 16
Pajama Day - Friday, December 17
Minimum Day - Friday, December 17, release at 12:07pm
- Remind your student to bring a mask from home.
- Follow Mesa Verde and Principal Moore on Instagram @mesaverdems and @principal_moore!
- Browse through the Scholastic Book Fair site with your student(s).
Index of Information
NEW! before a title within the newsletter denotes that it is a new posting this week.
- Message from the Principal
- Meet Our Staff
- December Dine Out
- Students show your School Spirit
- Mesa Verde Choir Performances
- Thank you Troop 2927
- Future City STEAM Student Challenge
- Holiday Helpers Needed
- Holiday Helpers Assistance
- It's Book Fair Time Again
- Book Fair Volunteers Needed
- Running Late?
- Newsletter, Website, Social Media Request Form
- Eagle Shout Outs
- Charges for Damaged Chromebooks
- Submit Yearbook Photos
- Yearbooks On Sale Now
- Did You Know...
- No Place For Hate Club
- Caring Connections Counseling
- Parent Education
- Volunteers/Job Opportunities
- Additional Information and Links
- Contact Us
NEW! Message from the Principal
From dioramas depicting scenes from Maroo of the Winter Caves, to students learning about civilizations through our Future City STEAM Challenge, to learning about chemical equations and cellular respiration, to comparing aspects of various religions, to using math to determine how far someone needs to throw a baseball to get a person out and how to determine the strength of various mixtures of concentrate and water, our students were hard at work AND having fun this week!
We're looking forward to kicking off the weekend with a fun afternoon where students can spend some time with their friends at the PTSA sponsored Winter Fun Fest, with music, snacks, fun games, and a movie! Thank you so much to PTSA and all the parents who have volunteered or purchased games and supplies!
Don't forget that our first in-person band and orchestra concert is this coming Tuesday, December 7 at 6pm in the Gym! Please come out to support our students in the performing arts - they are so thrilled to be performing in front of an audience again!
We're also so excited to have an in-person Book Fair again! The book fair is next week from 8am-3:30pm on Monday-Thursday and 8am-12:45pm on Friday. Please see information below for details, and THANK YOU PTSA!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Your Proud Principal,
NEW! Meet Our Staff
Pierre Sobhani - Acting ASES Lead Assistant, 1st year at MVMS
This is my first year at Mesa Verde Middle School, but I have worked in PUSD, specifically in ASES since 2016! I am also someone who has gone through PUSD, from Shoal Creek Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School, to finally graduating from Rancho Bernardo High School. After high school I achieved a B.S. in Computer Science, as well as another B.S. in Applied Mathematics from SDSU.
I love working at the middle school level, and see myself possibly becoming a teacher (definitely mathematics!) in the future. For now, I enjoy working with kiddos in an after school setting, and love the enrichment we can provide them.
Outside of work I enjoy reading, playing video games, and finding new and exciting places to eat around San Diego!
NEW! December Dine Out
Bring your family and grab something to eat, And our school, in turn, gets something SWEET!
Date: Tuesday 12/7/2021
Location: 13211 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129
15% of sales goes back to MVMS!
MENTION FLYER to receive credit for MVMS!
STUDENTS SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT
Eagles save the dates below and participate in our ASB spirit days!
Friday, 12/3- Festive Friday- Dress Your Holiday or wear winter themed clothing.
Monday, 12/6- SNOWBALL FIGHT in the gym during both lunches
Friday, 12/10- Winter Chalk Art Competition during lunch- Voting for favorite design will take place the following week
Friday, 12/17- PJ Day!
Future City STEAM Student Challenge
Dates to remember:
Wednesday, December 8 - Draft design submission due (info on how to submit will follow)
Thursday, December 16 - Builds are due at MVMS for Exhibition of Learning
Friday, December 17 - Award winners announced
HOLIDAY HELPERS DONATIONS NEEDED
HOLIDAY HELPERS ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
IT'S BOOK FAIR TIME AGAIN!
Please join us for our annual Scholastic Book Fair:
December 6- 10, 2021 8:00 am – 3:30* pm in the Library
*Book Fair will close at 12:45 pm on Friday
Scholastic Book Fair Flyers will come home with your child Friday, 12/3.
We will be open before school on late-start Wednesday (8:00 – 9:15 am)
Help update your teacher’s classroom library by buying them a book from their Classroom Wish List.
New Online Shopping Experience :
You now have access to shop The Scholastic Store and earn rewards for your school with every purchase when you click 'Shop Now' from this page
Explore thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games, and more. All online items priced as marked.
We accept the following payment methods at our Fair: Cash, Credit Cards, Checks (Payable to the MVMS PTSA) and Student eWallet (NEW). Here's a video on how to use the e-wallet:
NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS (unless an item is defective).
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
It’s Scholastic Book Fair time again and we need your help.
The Book Fair is a great way to meet other parents, MV teachers and librarians and your child’s classmates and help raise money for the school. You can also squeeze in a little holiday shopping while you work!
Here's the link to sign up for one (or more 😉) slots.
Book Fair proceeds benefit the Mesa Verde PTSA, Teachers and Library.
Thanks for your support and see you at the Book Fair!
Any questions? Let us know!
Mesa Verde PTSA Book Fair Chair
Charges for Damaged Chromebooks
According to Board Policy 6161.2, when materials are lost or so damaged that they are no longer usable, the student shall be immediately issued a replacement material. However, students or parents/guardians shall be responsible for reparation equal to the current replacement cost of the materials. PUSD Information Technology Department has provided a list of charges for various damage scenarios.
Chromebook/ Chromebook Accessories
Damaged/Lost Chromebook ($238.00)
Power Adapter/Charger ($30.00)
LCD Screen Replacement ($69.00)
LCD Top Cover ($69.00)
Palmrest/Keyboard/Touchpad replacement ($109.00)
Base Plate/Assembly ($69.00)
Keyboard/2 or more keys missing ($59.00)
Chromebook case ($33.00)
When a chromebook is damaged, students are responsible for the cost of the repair. Any students who have had damage to their chromebook this year have already had a charge added to their Destiny account. Next week, we will begin sending emails to families with a repair charge to provide information on how to pay for those repair costs.
Many of the damages we have seen so far this year could have been avoided. Please take a few minutes to speak with your child(ren) about the cost to repair these damages and remind them that their chromebook is theirs until it has to be "retired." We appreciate your support!
SUBMIT YEARBOOKS PHOTOS
Yearbook is looking for pictures of student life at home when you are listening/playing MUSIC, GAMING, or watching some STREAMING SERVICE. Be creative! The best photos will go in the yearbook! You can upload photos to yearbookforever.com – community upload password is “eagles”!
Newsletter, Website, Social Media Request Form
If you have information you would like included in our weekly newsletter, on our website, or on our school's social media platforms, please use use this link to submit your request. Your request does NOT guarantee that your information will be included. Please note that we may edit your submission (content, length, etc.) but will contact you if our edits would change or remove pertinent information.
We hope this will help streamline the way we collect and are able to share information with our staff, students, and community.
NEW! Eagle Shout Outs
Let’s hear it for this week’s Eagles who help us Rise Together!
Yearbooks On Sale Now
Happy Holidays! Yearbooks are on sale NOW, until January. Go to yearbookforever.com to order your copy! Click here.
Did You Know…
Thank you to everyone who has donated to this year's Pledge Drive. Did you know your generous donation to the Foundation may easily be DOUBLED?! Many companies in our community have programs that match employee donations to qualified charitable organizations, such as the Mesa Verde Foundation. Please check with your HR department, or use this link to see if your company offers matching. Doubling your gift can be as easy as making a phone call or sending an email to your company! If you have any questions or need assistance regarding corporate matching, please contact our treasurer, Carolyn Russell at email@example.com.
We rely on our parent community to make this school everything it can be for our students, and we truly appreciate your support. Donations can be made online at https://mvmsfoundation.org/pledgedrive.html.
Thank you for all you do for our Eagles!
Caring Connections Counseling
Did you know that the Caring Connections Center provides a FREE 90 minute "family conference" for all PUSD students TK-12 and their families? The purpose of the "family conference" is to put together an action plan to help support our students socially/emotionally, academically, and behaviorally. Check out the brochure for more information and contact details.
New! No Place for Hate Club
This week at Mesa Verde we took some time on Wednesday to hear about the No Place for Hate School Wide Program. No Place for Hate Club Members created a video to help explain the importance of celebrating our differences and promoting respect. In addition, to understanding how looking at bias and stereotypes are important in order to not allow hate to grow. The No Place for Hate Pledge, Resolution of Respect, was shared with all students. Students were invited to join in and virtually sign the pledge along with giving their thoughts and ideas on topics for future school wide activities.
Any students who would like to join the No Place for Hate Club and work on putting ideas into activities can come to our next meeting on Dec. 1st at 3:15 to 3:45 in room 332.
Cultivating Emotional Resilience & Mental Fitness While Parenting
- April 27, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm. Click here to register for virtual training.
Supporting Your Children During an Uncertain School Year: Tips for Managing Anxiety
Free Teen Alcohol Awareness Program
New guidance from the Poway Unified Board of Education is allowing us to expand our volunteer opportunities, effective 10/18/21. Volunteers must be fully-vaccinated and show proof of vaccination or show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within the 72 hours prior to volunteering. If you would like more information, please contact Natalie Reyes at (858) 538-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up here if you would like to hear more.
The Mesa Verde library is looking for volunteers to help in the library during the lunch periods (Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri 11:00 to 12:40 and Wednesdays 11:40 to 1:00) once we are permitted to have volunteers again. We need help assisting and supervising students during our busy lunch periods. Volunteers may choose which day of the week and how often you would like to come in (once a week, every other week, once a month, etc.) If you are interested please contact Heather Ryan: email@example.com. We will collect this information now to have it in preparation for when volunteers are allowed.
If you are not sure if you are an approved volunteer, contact Natalie Reyes at (858) 538-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL INFO AND LINKS
Lost & Found
Checking Out Your Student Early
If your student needs to leave early from school, please send a note with your student. Notes should be given to the Attendance secretary in the Administration Office before school. Calling the school in advance, or sending a note, will prevent delays for you (such as trying to get your student while they are running on the lower field) and will help us to minimize interruptions to the classrooms. If you schedule a last minute appointment you may call the Attendance Hotline @ (858) 538-5692 to have an off campus pass sent to your student.
When writing a note please indicate the following:
- Your student's first and last name
- Reason for early departure
- The time your student needs to leave school
- Whether or not your student will return that day
Please meet your child at the Attendance desk to be signed out at the time of departure. Be prepared to show your identification when checking out your child. If your student returns to school after being picked up early, please have him/her check back in at the Attendance desk before heading to class.