November News

2019

Halloween Dance

Lions... and bees...and rubix cubes! Oh my!


We wrapped up a fun-filled October with the Halloween dance, which was a huge success! This event raised $1500 towards Ms. LeBlanc's donation to Brigham and Women's. Ms. LeBlanc is running the 2020 Boston Marathon and is raising money for Brigham and Women's Hospital in honor of two faculty members who received excellent care from this facility: Bethany Shea who battled a brain tumor and Amy Raymond whose mother received cancer treatments. It means so much that Mountview can come together as a community to support and honor each other.

Additionally, Ms. LeBlanc's shoe drive is still going on - send in any gently used shoes through January 6th - our goal is to fill 100 bags!

Dodgeball Tournament

This year's dodge ball tournament raised over $1,400 for the Brigham and Women's marathon team. After school on Wednesday, November 6, hoards of students descended on the gym to either participate in, or cheer on their classmates, as they went head to head with different teams in the hopes of knocking one another out (figuratively, of course!) of the running. Overall, 285 kids participated!

Pep Rally...Mountview Pride on Display!

On Thursday, November 7 the gym was bursting with Mountview pride as students participated in a pep rally to celebrate fall sports. Each grade competed in a color war, with teachers and students in all three grades wearing their pride in the form of colored clothing and accessories. Attendees were also excited to witness the championship dodge ball game from the tournament the day before. What a great way to wrap up a successful fall season and term!

Sixth Grade Civilization Project

Students in Ms. Benedict's class learned about the characteristics that make a civilization. They then displayed their understanding by creating civilizations of their own and presenting them to the class.

Principal's Note

My goodness! Where does the time go? It seems like it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was meeting with the Mountview faculty to kick off the new school year. A day later, a host of students arrived for their first day of the new school year. Suddenly, here we are, looking ahead toward Thanksgiving and the holiday season is barreling up the road at us. Two months of school are now behind us, and for this principal, it has been a wonderful two months; working with fine faculty, great kids, and active, involved parents.


This is the time of year when our school truly comes alive. Our winter athletic season is starting up, play tryouts and practices are taking place, holiday concerts are scheduled and the building is busy from 7:30 AM until well into the night. Seeing all of this activity and student involvement is something that I have a deep appreciation for as principal of this great school.


With the arrival of our snowy months, I want to remind all parents to keep the safety of our kids in mind when arriving and leaving campus. Mountview is a busy place and students are always on the move. Please be sure to use caution when dropping off or picking up kids in the back of the school and come to a complete stop before heading down our driveway toward Shrewsbury Street. Thank you in advance for your help with this. The safety of our students and faculty always comes first.


Both our School Improvement Council (SIMCO) and our PTA are up and running. This year’s PTA Co-Presidents are Jodi Duval and Shannon Kirshenbaum. Fatou Njie-Jallow is our Treasurer, Laurie Rodak the Secretary and JaimeeLynn Flanders our Teacher Liaison. Their next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00PM. The Mountview SIMCO meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-7 PM, and meets in the media center. This year’s Council, made up of parents, teachers, and students is being co-chaired by parent Stefanie Lambert and principal Erik Githmark. The main task of SIMCO is to oversee the implementation of the present School Improvement Plan, to discuss the various goals set forth in the plan, and to assist in the development of the Mountview part of the Wachusett Regional School District’s budget. SIMCO will also be developing this year’s parent/student survey, to be completed in early spring. The next SIMCO meeting is on December 3.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Principal Coffee and Chat: November 15 at 9:00 AM

  • PTA Meeting: November 20 at 7:00 PM

  • 3 on 3 basketball tournament: November 21 & 22 at 3:00 PM

  • Picture retakes: November 22 during the school day

  • SIMCO meeting: December 3 at 5:30 PM

  • Senior Breakfast: December 12 at 9:00 AM

  • Grade 7 Trip to Hanover Theater: December 19

  • December Break: December 23-January 1

Music News

All are invited to attend our holiday concerts! Here are some reminders for students and audience members alike!


Monday December 9th- Grade 6

blue- arrive at 5:30 concert at 6:00

gold- arrive at 7:00 concert at 7:30


Tuesday December 10th- Grade 7

period 3 arrive at 5:30 concert at 6:00

period 4 arrive at 7:00 concert at 7:30


Monday December 16th- Grade 8

period 6 arrive at 5:30 concert at 6:00

period 7 arrive at 7:00 concert is at 7:30

Golden Mustang

The Golden Mustang Award is presented monthly to a student who . . .


  • Puts his/her best effort forward in all aspects of the school day;

  • Gets involved in the school community;

  • Has a positive attitude about academics that is often conveyed to others;

  • Actively and thoughtfully participates in all classes;

  • Is a good friend to all by being helpful, accepting, and respectful;

  • Serves as a good role model for other students;

  • Behaves in a manner which promotes responsibility, safety, and respect;


October Golden Mustang winners are:

Molly DeWitt, Erin Connor, Emily Hazen, Lilliana Guzman, and Claribel Nadutey.


Congrats!

Congratulations to the Mountview Fieldhockey Team, who ended their season 14-0! Coach Todd is so proud of you!