Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

A message from Mrs. Schrot

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of school. I hope that you enjoy a wonderful and safe summer. Thank you for your partnership these past few months. We have never experienced anything like this and could not have done it without you. Seeing so many faces the other day reminded me just how much I love Mill Valley. Mill Valley is not the same without everyone in it. Continue to watch for updates as we process through what next year will look like. We are forever grateful for helping us to close out the 2019-20 school year and make it one to remember. Please click on the picture below to see footage from our end of the year parade.

MV GOODBYE ~ HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Parent Resources

Please continue to review the Parent FAQ document frequently where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions during this time. Updates will be highlighted in blue throughout the upcoming weeks. Along with the Parent FAQ document, our student services staff have created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health. You will find fact sheets as well as age specific information in the presentation.

End of Year Reports

Please refer to this information regarding end-of-year report cards. Your child’s teacher will email your student's report card today, June 11th.

MV Teaching Staff 2020-2021

Welcome to Mill Valley

Mrs. Anderson ~ Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Teresa Anderson and I am super excited to join the kindergarten team at Mill Valley! Although I am new to Mill Valley, I have ten years of teaching experience in Milwaukee. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Ryan, just a few months shy of ten years! We have a son, Brayden (8 years old) and a daughter, Hannah (7 years old). We also have two dogs, Bella (a puggle) and Brody (a golden retriever/lab mix). In my free-time, I love spending time with my family up north at our family’s cabin in Iola, reading, spending time outdoors, cheering my son on at his soccer games and watching my daughter dance! One thing that I love the most about teaching is being able to instill a love and passion for learning in my students. I am truly looking forward to this new journey and to begin building relationships with the students, families and staff at Mill Valley!

Mr. Tom ~ Afternoon Custodian

Hello Mill Valley. My name is Tom Albertin and I've been working within the Muskego Schools since 2001 and this fall marks my 30th year working in a school setting. My first 7 years at MNSD was as a "guest teacher" at Bay Lane Middle School, after spending 10 years teaching for the Milwaukee Public Schools. My career switch to custodial work started in 2008 and have since worked at Lake Denoon, Bay Lane, and most recently Muskego High School. I enjoy contributing to each child's growth, may it be by cleaning learning areas, or helping a family retrieve forgotten homework. My hobbies include attending concerts, useless pop trivia, and movie poster memorabilia.

2020-2021 School Supplies


Mill Valley Elementary has partnered once again with The Write Stuff, an online school supply company. Supply kits are now available to purchase online.

NEW THIS YEAR...you can customize your kit. If you already have an item on the list at home, you can change the quantity to 0, (zero).

If you order by June 21st, you get promotional pricing and FREE DELIVERY to your home. Kits will remain online until July 15th, standard shipping rates will be added to your order.


Find Easy Ordering Instructions HERE.

MNS Summer Book Checkout

Summer library checkout at Bay Lane Elementary will begin Monday, July 6 and run through Thursday, July 30 (No Friday classes). Books will be available for pick up 8:00 am-12:30 pm during summer SLA classes. Here are written instructions how to put books on hold.


If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Mrs. Toni - toni.heinowski@muskegonorway.org


Chromebook Update

If your child is enrolled in Summer Learning Academy, you may keep the device for use through that time frame. If you would like to continue other online learning opportunities through July and would like to keep the device for that, you may do so.

We will continue to have tech support available at the Muskego High School Main Entrance on Wednesdays (during the summer).

Students will still be held to the same level of expectations for use and adherence to the student acceptable use policy, as they are during the school year.

Please make sure the device is returned by Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 so that we can properly clean, update, and prep the device for the 2020-21 school year.

Online Resources through the Summer

HERE are several online resources that your student will continue to have access to during the summer.

Muskego Public Library ~ Summer Reading Program

Read more HERE about the virtual summer reading program at the Muskego Public Library.

Keys Found in Lost & Found

Please call the office at 262-971-1830 if these keys belong to you.

AMAZON SMILE!

Mill Valley PTO is NOW registered for Amazon Smile!

Click on the link to start donating: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-4122154


Support your Mill Valley PTO by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Are you moving?

If you are planning on moving out of the Muskego area, please contact the office at 262-971-1830 to let us know, as we are beginning to construct class lists for the 2020-2021 school year.

New to Muskego?

If you know anyone moving into the Muskego Norway School District and planning to attend school in the 2020-2021 school year, please let them know to REGISTER HERE online to get things started.

Opportunity for Summer Child Care

Champions is offering a school-age child care program at Bay Lane Elementary. The Champions’ Child Care program will give students a safe space to explore their interests while also following the new health and safety guidelines. As a bonus, space will also be provided for students participating in virtual learning.


Program hours and rates can be found here. With seats going fast, visit Champion Child Care’s website (www.discoverchampions.com) to enroll your child today! If you have any questions, or would like to receive further information, contact Champions’ Area Manager, Sam Kwasniewicz, (skwasniewicz@discoverchampions.com).

Before and After School Child Care for the 2020-2021 School Year

Mill Valley is proud to partner with Champions Before- and After-School to provide flexible on-site programs. Available for all grade levels, Champions gives students a safe space to explore their interests by creating and innovating.

When you sign your child up for Champions, you get a convenient solution for your busy schedule. And they’ll have fun doing things that teach them new skills like:

  • Interest-driven curriculum in technology, reading, creative arts, math, and engineering.
  • STEM-based learning through problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Educational games with friends they see every day.
  • Activities that grow social-emotional intelligence and develop character.
  • Dedicated time for homework (and help if they need it).

https://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/muskego/wi/001660

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required

Mill Valley Families in Need

We know that families can be experiencing hardships at this time. If you are one of those families, please connect with the school office at 262-971-1830 and we can help find resources for you.