Weekly Wednesday Update
Wednesday, October 6th
Hispanic Heritage Night - FRIDAY at 6:00pm on Zoom
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual tradition at Mountain View - we highlight and celebrate strengths that the Latino community brings to our school, community, and world! This is done in our homerooms and Essentials, as well as during Morning Announcements.
Parent/Family Conferences -October 20 & October 26
Conferences will be held October 20th and 26th from 3:30-7:00 PM via Zoom. Interpreters will be available for families if needed. Our staff will be in contact with you the week of Monday, October 11th to confirm your child’s conference date and time.
We will share conference Zoom links with you soon. Please contact the front office at 434-293-7455 with any questions.
Adios, Ms. Montalvo
It is bittersweet to share that Lizmer Montalvo from our front office team will be taking a new position outside of ACPS next week. We are happy for her but she will be missed in the office. While we are in the process of hiring a bilingual team member, we ask families for additional patience and grace with arrival and dismissal changes. We cannot accept dismissal changes within 90 minutes of the end of the day. Thank you for your understanding and helping us to recruit additional staff for Mountain View: https://albemarleva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=6896
Attendance, Arrival/Dismissal Changes
Families should have been notified of changes to bus schedules that are starting October 11. Please notify the office if your child’s dismissal plans are changing based on this information.
Attendance - If your child will be absent, call the office or email MountainViewOAs@k12albemarle.org with the reason for absence.
Dismissal changes - Please call or email the office before 1:00 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child’s dismissal plan for the day
Don’t forget - Wednesday, October 13 is early dismissal at 11:30am; notify the office by 9:30am on the 13th of any changes to their usual dismissal plan.
Help us Keep You Informed: Bright Arrow
All families should have received a message from ACPS on Monday, October 4, inviting you to our new communication system. In order to continue receiving messages, like this Weekly Wednesday Update, opt into text/email messages by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569.
Families only need to opt in a mobile number one time, even if they have children at multiple schools. Once opted in, you will receive a confirmation from BrightArrow, from the short code 87569.
Updates from Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Turner
We want to inform families it is time for ACPS’ annual school climate survey. This survey is given to all students in grades 3-12 between October 8th to October 22nd. This will be done as part of class time with the school counselors.
The Playground area is reserved for EDEP until 6:00pm on Weekdays/ Early Release Days
Just a reminder, EDEP uses the outside blacktop and playground every weekday until 6:00. This includes the upcoming half days. Unfortunately due to safety protocols and liability, only students enrolled in EDEP are allowed to use the playground and blacktop before 6:00. EDEP appreciates your understanding
A Note from FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School)
“¡Hola de FLES! We have been having so much fun learning Spanish! From learning about Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, The Mayan, and making Muñecas quitapenas (worry dolls), our Potrillos are exploring new cultures and enjoying Spanish. Ask your Potrillo what country they are learning about in their FLES class and learn together!”
Sr. Schiller and Sra. Saul
Reminder: 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!
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.
Screening at-home before school and keeping your child home if he/she is sick
Talking at home about why we wear masks inside the school or buses
We will maximize physical distancing to the extent possible
We will all wash/sanitize hands throughout the day
Students will all eat in their classrooms or outside - eating as far apart as space will allow
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
Families Helping Families: a local group working specially to ensure that each child receives what they need to reach their full academic and social potential while removing obstacles to learning in ACPS; while helping build community and connecting families with existing resources.
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - support with groceries
United Way of Greater Charlottesville - scroll to the “Albemarle COVID Street Sheet/ Hoja de Calle”
Region Ten - mental health services
Journeys Fall through Winter 2021 Flyer - including the free Journeys S'More Camp@home is offered every 2nd Thursday at 5:30pm on Zoom.
Upcoming Important Dates
October 4-8 - MVES Respect Week continues
October 7 - Kind and Empathetic - We think about how others feel and make them feel comfortable. Wear comfy clothes.
October 8 - Team Player - We are all a team at Mountain View! Wear your favorite Mountain View shirt or blue and white to celebrate school spirit and kindness.
Virtual Hispanic Heritage Night (6:00-7:30pm on Zoom)
October 11 - PTO Meeting on Zoom at 7:00pm (Meeting ID: 972 0952 6323 Passcode: MVESPTO)
October 13 - Schoolwide Morning Meeting, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, for students on Zoom. Early dismissal for students at 11:30am.
October 19 - Picture Day (individual)
October 20 - Unity Day - All students are encouraged to wear ORANGE to stand in solidarity of kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
October 20 - Virtual Parent/Family Conferences (day 1; 3:30-7:00pm). Sign up information coming soon.
October 26 - Virtual Parent/Family Conferences (day 2; 3:30-7:00pm). Sign up information coming soon.
October 29 - November 2 - No school for students
November 3 - Start of 2nd quarter
Mountain View PTO
For information about the Attractions Books Fundraiser, check out this video: https://youtu.be/WoJ0B13lzLI
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