Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families,

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons. School is open and everyone begins with a fresh start. This change of season also means I get to spend time Up North bow hunting with friends and family. When I'm in my stand I'm alone with my thoughts. You can't even imagine the number of times I have gone through different parent pick procedures while waiting for a deer to cross my path! I love watching and listening to the beautiful world around me filled with awesome color and wonder. I am always amazed at how much noise a squirrel can make in the crunchy leaves, while a deer can seem to magically appear out of nowhere. There is a sense of peace you feel when you take the time to watch a leaf drift slowly to the ground. I hope that you have your special place that leaves you in awe of its beauty and brings you peace each time you visit.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal


Thinking Students...Changing the World!

Reminder...

Students do not have school tomorrow, Friday, October 16th. Our teachers and staff will be participating in a professional development day.

Friday PAW PRINT Recipients

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.


The more you keep MNS informed the better we can

STAYSAFE to STAYOPEN.

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.

PBIS - Discipline

At Mill Valley, we think of discipline as guiding students and changing behaviors rather than punishing them. Our teachers provide individualized attention and clearly defined rules and expectations for students’ behavior in relation to self, to others and to the environment. When individual behavior problems occur that disrupt the learning environment for that child, for other students or interfere with teaching, we have specific procedures to follow. CLICK HERE to read more.


All discipline issues are handled on an individual basis. Since there is no one prescription for handling all discipline issues, some of the procedures may differ depending on the situation. Thank you for all of your support in guiding all students toward “win-win” solutions to their problems.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

At Mill Valley, we strive to create an atmosphere in our school that is safe and conducive to learning. Bullying is a problem for everybody and everybody needs to help work on it. One way is by accepting differences and not being mean. Being Kind is one of our Behavior Expectations and is actively taught throughout the building.

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Mil Valley Specials

MV Welcomes Mrs. Lemke ~ Interventionist

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Friendly Reminder...

We are finding new ways to celebrate birthdays this year since we are unable to bring in treats or trinkets to share with our class. We appreciate your understanding and we promise, we will make your child feel special on their special day!

Mindfulness Week 2

Here are the lessons for the week of 10/12.

Lessons are specific to grade levels.

Kindergarten - Lesson Week 2

1st - 4th Grade - Lesson Week 2

Virtual Learners Newsletter

HERE is your virtual newsletter for 10/15/2020.

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Show your MV spirit by getting your Mill Valley Pura Vida Spirit bracelets!

ONLINE ONLY Facebook *presale* for these LIMITED bracelets.

Get yours now for ONLY $5.

FREE Pop’s Corn Maze & Donut (because your PTO loves YOU)!

Vouchers for the corn maze & an apple cider donut at Pop's Marketplace went home last week and will be good through the end of October!

Virtual Learners, if you would like a voucher, please email us at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com with your student’s name and your mailing address and we will mail you a voucher!

Gourmet's Delight Cheesecake Fundraiser

This week information went home regarding our fundraiser with Gourmet’s Delight Cheesecake, Inc. Orders are due October 19th. Pick up will be the week of November 16th at Mill Valley.


Here are three easy ways to pay...

  • by check made out to Mill Valley PTO and return to school with your child
  • pay via Venmo to @Mill-Valley-1 (please specify “Cheesecake” in the “What’s it for” section on Venmo when making payment)
  • take a picture or scan the completed order form and email to millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.


Click on the link to preview the available items for order:.http://gourmetsdelight.com/premium/cheesecakes/


$7 for each cheesecake sold will go directly back to the PTO for future events!

Mill Valley's Follett Book eFair, October 19th - 31st

Explore our online book fair and help your child find their next favorite book. Encourage your child to create their online wish list and share with friends and family.

Orders can be placed from October 19th - 31st.

HERE is the eFair link.

MV PTO is hosting our first ever 🎃Pumpkin Carving Contest🎃!!!

Snap a picture of your pumpkin and message it to MV PTO via Facebook Messenger.

  • All submissions are due NO LATER than October 23rd.
  • Pumpkin photos will be anonymously posted from October 26th-29th.
  • VOTE for a WINNER, October 26th - 29th.

Everyone is welcome to vote for their favorite pumpkin! You will ONLY get to vote once. WINNERS will be announced Friday, October 30th, (prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners)!

***REMEMBER...DO NOT POST a picture of your pumpkin.

Send it through Messenger!***

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events & Information

10/5-10/19: Gourmet’s Delight Cheesecake Fundraiser

10/12-10/23: Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest Submissions

10/19-10/30: Virtual Book Fair

10/26-10/29: Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving VOTING

10/30: Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving WINNERS 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place announced


Here is the 2020 MV PTO Calendar.

Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY! CLICK HERE.


Don't Forget to sign up for AMAZON SMILE.

Get your Mill Valley Spirit T-Shirt NOW! (only $10)

Email Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

Eagle Scout Project at Mill Valley

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Eagle Scout Joey Pennell has donated his time and efforts to creating an outdoor set of class cubbies that can be used for materials such as books, recorders, sweatshirts etc. Students at Mill Valley often have specials back to back which leaves students longing for a safe place to put their things from the class before. Students will no longer have to worry! Joey's cubbies are safely tucked along the outside wall to the gym. Joey is an avid gymnast and always loved his Phy Ed class. It was important for him to give back to his elementary school and the class he loved. Thank you Joey for thinking of us and taking your time to create these cubbies which will be enjoyed by Mill Valley students for years to come.

Muskego & Community Events

Don't miss this...MHS Student Council Spooktacular