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...
FRIDAY PAW PRINT WINNERS
A Note from Music
Phy Ed News
Brush Strokes from Art
Check out the cool creations in art class
- 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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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!
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.
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
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.
View February's menu HERE
NO SCHOOL - Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020
Staff Professional Development Day
Mill Valley Daily Schedule
View our lunch/recess schedule HERE.