Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families,

Holiday Spirit is all around this week! Donations for the food pantry are pouring in as the bins are overflowing. We also have captured some great spirit day pictures below. Keep the spirit flowing throughout the next week and a half.


Heads up...it looks like we might be getting snow tomorrow. Please be sure your student has the appropriate outerwear for recess, (snow pants, snow boots, hat, gloves, scarf, coat). We will have recess outside unless the wind chill is below zero.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

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Friday PAW PRINT Recipients

Updated Quarantine Guidelines for COVID-19

Waukesha County Public Health has updated its quarantine guidelines to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


Research shows that people who remain asymptomatic ten days after COVID-19 exposure are at a low risk of transmitting it to others. Therefore the Waukesha County Public Health Department has updated the guidelines to reflect the following:


  • An individual's official quarantine will be shortened to 10 days, provided the individual is asymptomatic and continues to monitor for symptoms for the full 14 days

  • A 14-day quarantine remains the safest option for Close Contacts of someone with COVID-19. A family may contact the School Health Office to request their child maintain a quarantine for up to 14 days


The Waukesha County Public Health Department has provided an additional 7 Day Quarantine option which requires a COVID-19 test. The district is developing a process for application of this option. This information will be shared with families prior to implementation of the 7 Day Quarantine option.


The 7 Day Quarantine option guideline is as follows:

  • People who do not develop symptoms may end their quarantine after 7 days if, on day 6 of quarantine or later, a COVID-19 test is obtained

    • The test must occur no more than 48 hours prior to the end of quarantine

    • This means that in order for an individual to be released from quarantine after 7 days the earliest the test could occur is on day 6

  • The individual must remain in quarantine until the negative result is received and 7 full days have passed

  • On day 8 of quarantine or later, if a negative test result is received and no symptoms are present, quarantine may end

  • The individual must also monitor symptoms for an additional seven days (14 days total)

  • If symptoms develop at any time during the 14 day monitoring, one must immediately isolate, contact their health care provider, and get tested

Mill Valley Specials

Virtual Learners & Parents...You're Invited!

Each week during trimester 2, our virtual students and parents will have the opportunity to connect with Mrs. Schrot and Mrs. Harris.


The optional meetings for next week are...

2nd Grade Parents meet on Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 11:30-12:00.

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.

3rd Grade Learners meet on Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 12:00-12:30.

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.


Here are all of the optional meeting dates for the other grade levels...

January 13th:

  • 3rd grade parents meet 11:30 - 12:00
  • 2nd grade learners meet 12:00 - 12:30

January 20th:

  • 4th grade parents meet 11:30 - 12:00
  • Kdg & 1st grade learners meet 12:00 - 12:30

***You will receive a reminder email the day before with the Google Meet link***


HERE is your virtual newsletter for 12/10/2020.

Mill Valley Staff Favorite Things

Several parents have asked for our teacher/staff wish lists.

Back by popular demand...HERE are our FAVORITE THINGS!

Mindfulness Week 9

Here are the lessons for the week of 12/7/2020.

Lessons are specific to grade levels.

Kindergarten - Lesson Week 9

1st - 4th Grade - Lesson Week 9

An Introduction to Self-compassion (December 16th @ 6:30 - 7:15 pm)

In this session we will remind ourselves that we are deserving of kindness and care. We will discuss and practice the importance of Self Compassion and how we can go about cultivating mindful self-compassion in our life.

Instructor Nan Flaherty

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85095608424

Meeting ID: 850 9560 8424

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Spreading Holiday Cheer for all to Hear...

MV PTO is hosting our first ever Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!

Snap a picture of your gingerbread house and message it to MV PTO via Facebook Messenger. All submissions are due NO LATER than December 14th.

The gingerbread house photos will be anonymously posted on Facebook with a corresponding number from December 15th-18th.

Vote for your favorite house! You will ONLY get 1 VOTE (and we encourage you not to vote for your own gingerbread house).

WINNERS will be announced Monday, December 21st! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded prizes!

***REMEMBER...DO NOT POST a picture of your Gingerbread House. Send it through messenger!***

MV Spirit Bracelets

There is still time...order now!

ONLINE ONLY Facebook

Shopping Online? Don't forget to use AMAZON Smile!

Use your Amazon Smile account for all of your holiday shopping! Just choose Mill Valley PTO as your charitable organization and 0.5% of all purchases will go directly to MV PTO!

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

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events

12/7-12/14: Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

12/15-12/18: VOTE for your Favorite Gingerbread House

12/21: Gingerbread WINNERS Announced


Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY! CLICK HERE.

Questions...email Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

Muskego & Community Events

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When and How to Notify MNS about COVID-19

PLEASE NOTIFY MNS IF ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER EXPERIENCES THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OR STATUS USING THIS FORM.


The more you keep MNS informed the better we can

STAYSAFE to STAYOPEN.

Parent FAQ Updates...

Please note that we continue to update our Parent FAQ document with relevant information. We encourage you to take some time to read it thoroughly. Please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Schrot, robin.schrot@muskegonorway.org or Mrs. Harris, allyce.harris@muskegonorway.org with additional questions.

Online Volunteer Application

Volunteer Applications are now available electronically on our website HERE.

Please remember, due to our current state, we are only allowing essential visitors in our schools at this time. However, you are welcome to complete the application at anytime.