Weekly Wednesday Update

Wednesday, September 22nd

Back-to-School Night - TOMORROW 6:00-7:15pm on Zoom

We are excited to connect with families on Zoom and share about the start of our school year. You will find all the links you need here: https://www.smore.com/qyjuk-back-to-school-night

We encourage families and staff to join the opening session via Livestream, reserving the Zoom link for those that need interpretation.

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Update from Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Turner

A Note from an Essentials Team:

In music class, students have been enjoying playing instruments while practicing rhythms, playing listening games like solami, and movin’ and groovin’ with the classic Honduran melody, Sopa de Caracol. This song is performed in Garifuna, of the local Afro-Indigenous community, as well as Spanish. Students have also practiced Hagamos Tortillas, explored music by Celia Cruz, and created 8 measure compositions using rhythmic building blocks.

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Sign up to be a substitute at Mountain View!

We could use more support at Mountain View to keep the year running smoothly for students. If you have some flexibility in time and interest, please apply here: https://albemarleva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=6486 Be sure to let them know you are interested in Mountain View!

Use the Crosswalk with CAUTION

Our crosswalk still has a few items needed to pass inspection. The contractor sent the following message to us to share with you, “

“For the time-being, I would use the crosswalk WITH CAUTION at least until I can officially inform you it passed the electrical inspection (in the next week or so.) PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that motorists are NOT obeying the flashing lights as much as they should.

Do NOT under any circumstance EXPECT all drivers to stop (yet) so when crossing be sure you have the drivers’ attention AND the drivers stop before proceeding through the crosswalk. The island in the middle of the road is a place of safe refuge, for several persons at a time, should you get part-way across the road, need to stop for a while (until the cars stop again) and need to tap the signal in the middle (to continue to flash the warning lights), before crossing.

It is safer to use this crosswalk in development than any other location across Avon Street.”

Reminder: It’s Hispanic Heritage Month -- Save the Dates!

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Reminder: Registration Verification - Please check for accuracy

Please help us better serve you and your child by ensuring your information is up-to-date. Click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal in the email sent to you last week. If you need help logging into Parent Portal, contact Pam or Lizmer in the front office at 434-293-7455.

Reminder: Arrival/Dismissal Notes

Please if you need to make changes to your child’s dismissal plan for the day make sure you call or email the office before 1:00 p.m.

We also thank our car drivers for your continued support and patience. Everyone is getting better at drop off/ pick up and staying safe.

Reminder: School Year Safety/Mitigation Strategies

Please help us keep our school community healthy by screening at home before school daily using the COVID-19 Screening Tools.

  1. Screening at-home before school and keeping your child home if he/she is sick

  2. Talking at home about why we wear masks inside the school or buses

  3. We will maximize physical distancing to the extent possible

  4. We will all wash/sanitize hands throughout the day

  5. Students will all eat in their classrooms or outside - eating as far apart as space will allow

  6. We will take students outside as often as possible


Reminder: Snack Donations Always Needed Accepted

We will happily accept pre-packaged snack donations for children who are unable to provide their own. Not all classes have received donations so we need a general supply -- leave them in the front office for us to distribute upon request. Thank you!

Lost and Found

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Community Resources

Link to Last Week’s Update

We are including last week’s update in case you missed it

Upcoming Important Dates

  • September 23 - Virtual Back-to-School Night 6:00-7:15pm (Schedule and links here)

  • September 27 - No School for students (Teacher Professional Development Day)

  • October 1 - First Friday Coffee with the Principal (8:30-9:30am on Zoom)

    • Zoom link

    • Meeting ID: 995 7719 4151

    • Passcode: colts

  • October 8 - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Night (Schedule and links coming soon)

  • October 13 - Schoolwide Morning Meeting, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, for students on Zoom. Early dismissal for students at 11:30m.

Mountain View PTO

As a reminder, our PTO Board is

  • President- Katie Rooney

  • Vice President- Alice Hoover

  • Treasurer- Lauren Eddy

  • Secretary- Lindsay Houser

  • Parent Council Representative- Laura Handler

We encourage you to connect with our PTO on calepto.org or on Facebook: Mountain View Elementary School PTO. or via email at: mountainviewcoltspto@gmail.com.