Mountain View Weekly Update

January 14

Announcements & Updates

- Please join Mountain View's Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students at the annual Winter concert on Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. at Mendham High School. For those students who are performing, please be reminded of the following:

  • Bring instruments and music to school for rehearsal on 1/23.

  • Wear concert attire for the evening program: For girls, a white or black dress OR white blouse and black skirt or dress pants. For boys, white dress shirt, black dress slacks, black dress shoes.

  • Percussionists, Orchestra and Chorus members should report at 6:15 p.m., all others at 6:30. Plan to help clean up and load equipment after the concert.


- An important message for 8th grade parents: By now, you should have received a mailing from West Morris Mendham High School containing registration information and an email from Mountain View regarding high school conferences. Both communications are time-sensitive. Please contact Mrs. Mott or Mrs. Lanka should you have any questions.


- Attention 5th grade parents: Return the Empowering Girls lunch group permission slip to your child's homebase teacher by Tuesday, January 22. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Lanka.


- The Basketball county tournament kicks off next week. The Lady Lions play on Thursday, 6:00 p.m. in Whippany, and the Boys' play on the 25th, 7:30 p.m. in Wharton (opponents are TBD).


- Changes to the Remind app: Due to increased fees, effective January 28, Remind will no longer support text messaging for Verizon Wireless users. To continue to receive messages, please download the mobile app or enable email notifications.

Classroom Spotlight - 6th grade Science

Did you know that late this Sunday night into Monday morning you will have the chance to view a total lunar eclipse? Of course only if Winter Storm Harper clears out by then…. which it may! The total lunar eclipse takes place from 11:41pm-12:43am. Lucky for you there is no school for the students on Monday so staying up late isn’t an obstacle to witness this event. According to earthsky.org, this will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.


It just so happens that this month, 6th grade astronomers have been studying what causes the moon to look different in the sky each night and…. why sometimes the sun or moon is eclipsed from our view! In class, students gathered information about the causes for these phenomena and worked together to construct a model and explanation. So, ask a 6th grader to explain why the moon looks red during a total lunar eclipse or why these eclipses occur during a full moon, but not every month- they should know!


For more information about this weekend’s total lunar eclipse, visit https://earthsky.org/?p=295245 or https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-lunar-eclipse.html.


If the skies clear and you stay up to see the eclipse, take a selfie with the moon in the background and Tweet @mendhamborosd, #mountainview, #LunarEclipseMV2019


If you or your parent does not have Twitter and you want to share a Total Lunar Eclipse Selfie anyway- email it to Mrs. Magrini @ magrini@mendhamboroschools.org


Mark your calendars

- 1/21: School closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

- 1/22: Geography Bee

- 1/25: Advisory meetings