Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families.


Thank you for taking the time to complete the parent satisfaction survey this winter. Mill Valley Elementary is dedicated to upholding our district mission of Every Student Learning, Growing and Succeeding. Your input on the survey gives us an opportunity to reflect upon our areas of strength and areas in which we can improve and grow.

We have recently received the results of your feedback and have done an initial analysis. Here are the areas you said were working well:

  • The school is clean and well maintained.

  • My child has the necessary classroom supplies and equipment for effective learning.

  • My child’s learning is a high priority at this school.

The staff has chosen to take additional actions in regards to parent feedback on school rules/discipline plans to ensure they are enforced consistently. Further communication will be sent home once we have a plan in place. Once again thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey. We value all of our families and will continue to grow in our service and dedication to you.


P.S. Enjoy your day off tomorrow. Teachers will be sharing their progress on Student Learning Objectives, engaging in Professional Learning Communities and will attend Mindfulness Trauma training during our Professional Development Day.


Thinking Students...Changing the World!


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

Michelle Plaushines, Interim Associate Principal

Please Join Us...

This coming Monday, January 27th, Mill Valley Elementary will be hosting the Muskego-Norway school board meeting. We invite you to attend to hear all of the amazing things we are doing at Mill Valley. The meeting will start at 7:00pm in our gym. Door #12 will open at 6:45pm.

FRIDAY PAW PRINT WINNERS

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Friendly Reminders...

10 Minute Parking:
  • parking for late arrivals (after 9:10am, students must be signed in by parent)
  • parking for dropping off lunch, backpacks, forgotten items at home, etc.
  • parking for student pick-up/drop-off for appointments during the school day

Please do not use for morning drop off. We have group speech classes for early ed that arrive at 9:00am. Parents need these spots to walk their little ones in.


AM Drop Off:

  • note the GREEN arrows on map above
  • pull up to DROP OFF sign near playground
  • stay in your vehicle and student should exit the passenger side
  • 10 minute parking and fire lane cannot be used
  • visitors entrance (BLUE arrows) is for parking only, not dropping off students

We need to keep the traffic flowing to ensure there isn't backup on Hillendale. Please obey all posted signs.


PM Pick Up:

  • park in main visitor lot
  • walk to door #1 by the main office
  • 10 minute parking spots are open after 3:35

Many students get picked up at 3:30 for appointments at the end of the day. Please respect those spots for early pick up.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Mill Valley will once again participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program which promotes at home reading. Students can earn a free Six Flags ticket if they complete a minimum of 6 hours of recreational reading! Information will come home on Thursday, January 23rd. New this year is parents can record their student’s reading hours on the Read to Succeed website using the unique teacher code provided. The deadline to log hours is April 17th and tickets will be awarded in May. Please email Kristin.Tschurwald@muskegonorway.org with any questions.


Girls on the Run ~ 3rd & 4th Grade Girls

Flyers went home today with all 3rd & 4th grade girls sharing information and dates for Girls on the Run!

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TONIGHT...Family Night Out at Matty's

Enjoy a night off from cooking! Join us at Matty’s Bar and Grill following the concert January 23rd from 11:00am-9:00pm to support your school. 10% of all proceeds will go directly back to the MV PTO to support our students and staff!

Mill Valley Talent Show - Friday, March 13th

The Mill Valley Student Talent Show will be held on March 13th! It’s time to get your student thinking about showcasing their talents for friends and family on the big stage!

Click HERE to fill out the registration form. Return it to Mill Valley no later than Friday, March 6th.

Fundraising Opportunity at the Brewers Game!

Work concessions at Miller Park and raise $$ for our school! This fundraising opportunity could provide Mill Valley with more than half of our fundraising goal for the 2020-2021 school year! We are looking for volunteers, 16 years or older to work along with PTO in the concession stands at Miller Park. There will be a variety of dates to choose from. You can volunteer for as many games as you want. All volunteers receive a free meal as well as a uniform (shirt and hat).

INTERESTED??? Email Nicole at Nicole.corso21@gmail.com

Wolf Tracks: Upcoming Events

Jan. 23rd: Family Night Out - Matty's

Feb. 12th: PTO Meeting "Date Night", 6pm @ MV Library

Feb. 14th: Cupid's Cafe, 8-9am @ MV Cafeteria

Feb. 21st: Open Gym, 6-8pm @ MV Gym

Mar. 6th: Family Swim Night @ MHS Pool

Mar. 13th: MV Talent Show @ MV Gym


Make sure to check out our PTO Event Calendar for upcoming family friendly events!

Don’t miss out on the FUN!

January Meeting Minutes: Read here


HUMP DAY TREATS - sign up HERE

(several open spots between now and spring break)

Attendance Matters


Is the snow keeping you home from school? Help your child learn to persevere. Today, she/he learns to overcome a snowdrift. In the future, he will have the grit to triumph over even greater obstacles to his/her dreams. Last year we had 0 absences to school due to weather from Mill Valley Elementary. Let’s see if we can keep that number this year.

It's time to order yearbooks!

You should receive an email this weekend from School and Sport Pics with a link and your student's shoot access key from their school picture. All orders will be placed online. If you do not receive the email, please call School and Sport Pics directly at 262-439-4082. The book includes Mill Valley students in kindergarten through 4th grade.

WARRIOR WINTERIZER ~ January 31, 2020

We are excited to invite you to the Warrior Winterizer taking place 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Muskego High School on Friday, January 31, 2020. Tickets for dinner (provided by the Cotton Exchange) are available online for $10. Along with the tour and dinner, there will be raffle baskets, silent auction items, girls/boys basketball games, wrestling, Classic 8 Conference diving meet in our new natatorium, AND a retro clothing sale. That’s right, some of your old jerseys may be available to purchase with prices ranging from $1.00-$5.00.

We hope you will join us for an evening filled with fun, memories, and of course all things Muskego! If you have any questions please contact our Athletic and Activities office at 262-971-1790 x4523. You can also take a look at the photos from the event last year or visit the district Facebook page (@MuskegoNorwaySchools) to view the event details.

MHS Musical ~ Beauty and the Beast

This year the high school students will be performing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on February 21, 22, and 28 at 7 p.m. and February 23 and 29 at 2 p.m. in the PAC. All seats are reserved and tickets non-refundable. New this year, the musical will be held two weekends along with two matinee performances.


Ticket prices:

Floor Section: $12 adults; $10 seniors age 60 and above; $10 child under 18

Upper Section: $10 adults; $8 seniors age 60 and above; $8 child under 18

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mhspac.com or in the Activities Office at the high school. In addition, tickets the day of the show will be $2.00 extra per ticket. It is strongly encouraged to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later for optimal seating preference.

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

4K & 5K Registration

Registration to attend 4K & 5K for 2020-2021 begins February 3rd for residents of Muskego-Norway School District.

For more information...

Click HERE for 4K

Click HERE for 5K


4K Parents ~ Please save the date for our 4K Parent Information Night at Bay Lane Elementary on Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM.


5K Parents ~ Please save the date for Kindergarten Splash on Friday, May 8th. More details will be shared in April.

Taher Food Service Information

Want to learn more about the lunch program that is offered through Taher? You can view monthly menus or make payments directly on our website. Make sure to view the food service guidelines by visiting this link. If you have questions please reach out to our

Food Service Director, Chrissy Koerner (Chrissy.Koerner@Muskegonorway.org), at 262-971-1790 X4522 or the Assistant Food Service Director, Toby Dempsey (Mary.Dempsey@Muskegonorway.org), at 262-971-1790 X4622.