Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Dear Mill Valley Families,


We are so appreciative of your partnership and support during this challenging time. The school office will continue to receive and respond to email and phone communication. Note that the week of March 23rd is Spring Break. During the week of Spring Break, there are no work expectations for staff or students and the school office will be closed.


In our communication sent to elementary families on March 16th, we shared that “elementary staff will be creating schedules and connecting with parents/guardians to support facilitation of ongoing learning for students.”


Classroom teachers have been asked to connect with families two times per week via 10-minute phone conferences. The standardized questions we are asking include:


  1. What things are going well?

  2. Do you have the resources you need?

  3. How can I help support?


Phone calls can be individualized based on teacher, student and family needs. If you do not wish to receive a second call during the same week, you are welcome to opt out during your first check-in. If you would prefer that your teacher call to talk with your child, that is okay, too! Our specialist teachers (art, music, phy ed) will also be available to check in with families over the duration of our time away.


If you feel your child would benefit from additional support or a personalized check-in from our support staff, we hope to accommodate this need. We have student services and general aide staff available. Please feel free to request this via email or during your weekly teacher check-ins.


We are also happy to connect with families. Please let us know if you or your children would like to receive a call from one of us in the days and weeks ahead. Send us an email with your name and contact information: robin.schrot@muskegonorway.org and allyce.harris@muskegonorway.org


If you have not checked us out on Facebook - please take a minute to like our Mill Valley Elementary Page - https://www.facebook.com/MillValleyElementary/ We are hoping to stay connected through this venue in the weeks ahead of us.


Although our MV Parent Weekly will be much shorter than usual, we will continue to send them weekly. That said, we do not want to duplicate information - it is very important that you open and read all district and school communication sent via Infinite Campus. COVID-19 specific information and letters are posted and available on the district and school websites.


Know that we are missing you and wish you and your family health and wellness.


Sincerely,

Robin Schrot & Allyce Harris




Thinking Students...Changing the World!

Welcome Mr. Jake ~ Head Custodian

Jake Majstorovic is our new head custodian at Mill Valley Elementary. Jake comes to us from St. Alphonsus Parish where he served as the Director of Facilities for the last five years. He enjoys spending time with his 4 year old daughter Emma, fishing, and attending Milwaukee Bucks games. Jake is excited to become part of the Mill Valley and Muskego-Norway family.


Student Profile

As we begin to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we invite you to complete an optional Student Profile Survey for your student(s) to express your child's learning needs. The survey is found HERE and must be completed no later than April 1st.

Extra Math Resources for Home

Looking for additional activities to support your child with math at home? Do you have some dice, a deck of playing cards, board games, paper, and/or internet access? Check out this website created by Mill Valley's math coach, Abby Drobot. Many of the activities suggested use things you probably already have around your house! Please contact Mrs. Drobot if you have any questions or suggestions on activities to add! abby.drobot@muskegonorway.org

Online Resources

The library offers many online resources that are available to our students. Attached is a list of the passwords that students can use to access the online resource from home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Toni at toni.heinowski@muskegonorway.org

Summer Learning Academy 2020

Registration is open through Friday, March 20th.

Register HERE.

Everybody loves a good book!

Mill Valley Specials

4K & 5K Registration

Registration is now available for our 4K & 5K programs. All registration can be done online at our website. If you have any questions, please send us a message.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.muskegonorway.org/schools/4kregister.cfm


***Save the Date: Kindergarten Splash, Friday, May 8th for all 2020-2021 5K students***

More information will be shared in April.

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