Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Hello Mill Valley Families,

For the month of January, we are going to build a giant snow fort to see which grade level can collect the most kindness cubes! Each grade level is a team. Mill Valley staff will be giving out paper ‘ice cubes’ when they catch a student displaying an act of kindness. At the end of each night, the cubes will be counted and for every 10 cubes, they receive 1 large ice block. At the end of the month we will announce the class with the most ice blocks and the tallest fort!

To help demonstrate kindness, we made THIS video to give examples for students.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

Friday PAW PRINT Recipients

Cold Weather Reminders

  • Students must have both snow pants AND snow boots to play in the snow
  • Pack extra socks and gloves
  • We will have outdoor recess unless the wind chill is below zero
  • HERE is a helpful slideshow of our Winter Recess Expectations

GOLDEN AWARDS

Face Coverings

A few reminders...
  • Face coverings are still required at school and will remain required unless otherwise communicated
  • Students must have a proper fitting mask
  • Masks must cover both their mouth and nose (some masks are too big and continue to fall down)

We appreciate all that you are doing to encourage and reinforce how to properly wear a mask.

They are helping as we continue to STAY SAFE to STAY OPEN.

Health Room Requests...

We are in need of girls long pants or leggings...

Sizes 4/5, 6/6X, 7/8 and 10/12.

If you would like to make a donation, please drop them off at the office.

THANK YOU!

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

The next optional meetings are scheduled for...

3rd Grade Parents meet on Wednesday, Jan.13th from 11:30-12:00.

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.

2nd Grade Learners meet on Wednesday, Jan. 13th from 12:00-12:30

HERE is your invitation with the Google Meet link.

The next optional meeting dates is 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 1/7/2021.

K-12 High Interest/Career Day

If you are interested in joining the committee for planning a virtual high interest/career day for students, please complete the form linked HERE. This event will take place on March 26th. Committee members will be asked to join planning meetings scheduled during the school day and facilitate small group work and responsibilities between meetings and leading up to the event date.


Thank you for considering joining this committee to help provide a high quality experience for our students.

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Virtual PTO Meeting, Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00pm

Join us NEXT WEEK on January 13th at 6:00pm for our monthly Virtual PTO Meeting. We have a lot of information to share and some exciting things that are in the works. All those who attend will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Crush Wine Bar in Muskego.

Hope to see you there!

Parents of Mill Valley 4th Graders,

There will be a meeting on Thursday January 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Alpine Lanes (meeting room) to start planning for the 4th Grade Celebration (scheduled for June 10, 2021). If you are interested in helping with planning the event, this will be an opportunity to provide your input!

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but are interested in helping, please send an email to millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

MV Family Dine Out Nite

Dine in or carry out at TAIL SPIN in Muskego on Monday, January 18th and proceeds will help fund the Sensory Path Project.

SAVE THE DATE...

Virtual Trivia Night

Friday, January 28th

More details to come.

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events

1/13: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm

1/14: 4th Grade Celebration Planning Meeting

1/18: Family Dine Out Nite @ Tail Spin

1/28: Virtual Trivia Game Night


Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY! CLICK HERE.

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

Muskego Warrior & Community Events

Love and Logic ~ Parenting During Uncertain Times

Free webinar for parents, January 12th, at 7:00pm

Learn more and register HERE.

Step towards SUCCESS in 2021 --with SPANISH!

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and learning Spanish opens so many doors both globally and at home.

If you missed enrolling in the Fall we currently have limited availability to register, class begins in February! Our eight week exciting ¡Vamos a explorar! (Let’s explore!) class will include practical travel vocabulary and important conversation elements like how to barter at a market and order at a restaurant. Futura’s interactive, dynamic style will get students speaking “REAL WORLD” Spanish before you know it! ¡Vámonos! This class is perfect for students of any level of Spanish. Register today to reserve your student's spot!

Please note: Students enrolled in the Full Year session, which started in the Fall, do not need to re-enroll.

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.

Revised 2020-21 School Calendar

Please view the revised 2020-21 school calendar.

The updated calendar includes three additional blue days...

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • May 3
Students will be provided remote learning opportunities for the day, time to catch-up or make-up work and meet virtually with staff while our facilities undergo a thorough deep cleaning. This also includes a reapplication of BioProtect, an antimicrobial product, to high-touch surfaces.

2021-22 School Calendar

Here is the 2021-22 school calendar. Next year, spring break will be the last full week of March, which aligns with other regional districts. Please note, there will be a four (4) day weekend that wraps Good Friday, Easter Sunday and the Monday after Easter. This will afford families the opportunity to have an additional travel day for those that leave town over the holiday.