Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families,

Traditionally, students meet in Wolf Packs once a week throughout the school year to foster relationships outside of their own classroom walls. A Wolf Pack is a small group of students, kindergartners through 4th graders, who have a pack leader that they meet with during their five years at Mill Valley. Due to our inability to mix classes this year, we will be not be able to continue the tradition of Wolf Packs. We can however, celebrate our Wolf Dens by wearing our den colors on the first Wednesday of every month. We will celebrate our Wolf Den colors for the first time on Wednesday, October 7th. Be sure to ask your student what their den color is.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal


Thinking Students...Changing the World!

Friday PAW PRINT Recipients - Caught being Respectful, Responsible & Kind

Important Information

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.

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.

This form may be used by any family member, staff member or student.

  • Symptoms (see below)

    • Is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

    • Anyone that is currently in Quarantine because they are a Close Contact and start to experience symptoms

  • Status

    • Positive Test - has tested positive for COVID-19

    • Diagnosed - has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by healthcare provider

    • Close Contact - has been identified as a Close Contact of a person that has tested positive for or been diagnosed COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Symptoms:

    • One of the following:

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath

      • Difficulty breathing

      • New loss of smell or taste

    • Two of the following:

      • Fever, chills or rigors

      • Myalgia (muscle aches)

      • Headache

      • Sore throat

      • Fatigue

      • Muscle or body aches

      • Congestion or runny nose

      • Nausea or vomiting

      • Diarrhea


The more you keep MNS informed the better we can STAYSAFE to STAYOPEN


If you or your student have contact with someone with COVID-19 or experiences symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider or the Waukesha County Health Department at 262-896-8430 or Racine County Health Department 262-898-4480 for next steps.


COVID-19 is a Category I disease that must be reported immediately to the local health officer, or their designee upon identification of a case or suspected case. Wisconsin Statute Section 252.2

School Lunch Program Update

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) unexpectedly announced nationwide waivers to allow the continuation of free meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program. The nationwide waivers allow schools and school districts to serve meals in a similar manner to how students were served meals beginning in mid-March.

To read more details, CLICK HERE.

Are you looking for part-time employment? We are in need of Guest Aides.

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Guest aides support teachers in the classroom and supervise lunch and recess. Please apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, October 14th

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 14th from 9:30am - 11:30am.

All orders will be placed online through this LINK. Scroll down past the Access Key link to "select from list" and search for Mill Valley Elementary.

Equalization Days for the 2020-2021 School Year

When school is closed on a Monday or Friday, students miss their regularly scheduled specials (art, music, phy ed). Equalization days allow us to make up those missed days.

Listed below are our equalization dates...

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd is a Friday schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 13th is a Friday schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 19th is a Friday schedule

Thursday, Feb. 18th is a Friday schedule

Wednesday, May 26th is a Monday schedule

Virtual Learning Newsletter

Virtual Learners...HERE is your Newsletter!

Picture Day: Tuesday, October 6th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm

at Mill Valley Elementary. Enter door #1.

HERE is the link to sign up for a picture time.

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Thanks to all those who attended our first virtual PTO meeting of the year! It was great to see so many new faces! Welcome to all of our new parents and thanks to everyone for your participation! Attached are the meeting minutes. Please contact the Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com if you would like more information or would like to volunteer!

We presented the PTO 2020-2021 budget at the meeting. It is attached here.

Box Tops Collection

NEW this year...Box Tops are submitted electronically.

Click HERE for important details. Be sure to include/write your child’s teacher’s name on the submission so their classroom will get credit.


The class who has the largest collection by May 1st will earn a “special treat."

We have $68.10 for this year already, keep collecting so we can meet our goal of $1000!

Mill Valley Spirit T-Shirts

Get your Mill Valley Spirit T-Shirt NOW! They are only $10 and come in all sizes (including adult sizes). Every Friday students are encouraged to wear their MV Spirit Wear. Join the FUN and get yours TODAY! Just email Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com

Amazon Smile

Want an easy way to help support Mill Valley?

Mill Valley PTO is NOW registered for Amazon Smile!

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

You shop. Amazon GIVES.

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events

10/09: Drive In Movie & Food Truck (TBA)

10/14: PTO Meeting

10/19-10/30: Virtual Book Fair

10/26: Cheesecake Fundraiser (Gourmet Delights)


Check out all our upcoming events for the first half of the year on the 2020 MV PTO Calendar.

Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY and never miss out on anything going on in our school! Here you will be able to connect with other families, find out what’s happening within our school, and how you can get involved! CLICK HERE.

Muskego and Community Events

2020 Christmas Clearing Council Client Application

Christmas Clearing Council (CCC) matches Waukesha County families that can use some help with Christmas gifts with families or organizations that are more able to help out for Christmas gifts. If your family would like to be a sponsor (they are called Angels), please contact Sarah Hein, executive director of CCC at sarah.hein@christmasclearingcouncil.org or 262.771.0830.


The 2020 Christmas Clearing Council Client Application is available online!

The English and Spanish applications can be found at:

http://www.christmasclearingcouncil.org/get-help.html

The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.