Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families,

We would like to start by saying "thank you" for helping to make our NEW parent pick up procedure run so smoothly! In fact, it's going SO well, that starting tomorrow, we are going to move the dismissal time from 3:25 to 3:30. This will allow for students to have a little more instruction time in their classrooms. Truly, every minute counts!


Reminder, if you want to spend more time saying good-bye to your child at morning drop off, please park in the front lot and walk your child to the door. We are trying to keep the drop off line moving.


In addition, please remember...

  • there is no LEFT turn out of the parking lot
  • students should not be dropped off by door 3 on Hillendale or the front office
  • be sure to enter the parent pickup line driving north on Hillendale, (not coming from College Ave)


Yesterday, we had our first Golden Awards Celebration. Check out our winners below! Way to go 4th Grade for being great role models in our school...being Respectful, Responsible and Kind.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal


Thinking Students...Changing the World!

Mill Valley Golden Awards

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.

Elementary Remote Learning Day Guidelines (Blue Days)

Remote Learning Days were approved to allow for school buildings to be deep cleaned at strategic times during the year and for staff to engage in professional learning. There are currently four (4) remote learning days on the calendar:

November 23

November 24

March 26

April 30

**Students enrolled in virtual learning classrooms will follow a modified asynchronous learning plan on these days.


Although learning remotely, students are considered present on these days. They are expected to complete assigned work and engage in planned learning opportunities. It is fine if students complete the work outside of school hours. If you child is not able to complete the assigned work, please call them in as absent. More information on these days will be provided closer to the date.

Don't Forget...Bring your Favorite Book to School

Tomorrow is our Fall into Reading activity. Bring your favorite book, make your very own book cover, and watch the video of the Mystery Reader reading their favorite book!

At Mill Valley Elementary we use the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model; an approach that uses universal strategies for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. It changes the paradigm of focus from negative behaviors and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions. We know that when good teaching and good behavior come together, our students will excel in their learning. As part of the PBIS program, we have established several clear rules for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school and at home. We actively teach, model, and reinforce our motto-- MV is the place to BE. BE respectful, BE responsible, BE kind.

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Our acknowledgment system is Paw Prints and Golden Awards. Students earn a paw print for demonstrating school-wide expectations and names are drawn weekly from each den for recognition. Students get a paw to put on their locker and get their picture taken for the newsletter. Golden Awards are given monthly to the class who shows exceptional behavior in music, art, phy ed, library, lunch, playground, and the bus. Other incentives will be announced during the school year. We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow.

Mindfulness Week 1

For the next 10 weeks, we will share with you the Weekly Mindfulness Newsletter so you can stay informed of the lessons that are being taught in your child's classroom.

Lessons are specific to grade levels.

Kindergarten - Lesson 1

1st - 4th Grade - Lesson 1

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, October 14th

If your child missed the first picture day, next Wednesday is retake day. If you received your pictures and would like a retake, your child must bring the original packet back to be photographed again. All new orders will be placed online through this LINK. Scroll down past the Access Key link to "select from list" and search for Mill Valley Elementary.

Community Garden Record Year - 533 Lbs

We could not be more proud to say our Mill Valley Community Garden donated 533 pounds of fresh produce to the Muskego Food Pantry this year!


Virtual Learners Newsletter

HERE is your virtual newsletter for 10/8/2020.

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

We have TWO different styles available, red/black/white(1) or red/black(2). PTO is offering an ONLINE ONLY Facebook *presale* for these LIMITED bracelets. They have been ordered and will be here in a few weeks. Get yours NOW to insure you don’t miss out! These bracelets are the hottest trend, highest of quality, and are adjustable to fit all wrist sizes (children to adult). Pura Vida bracelets retail for $12+ but you can get yours for ONLY $5 while showing your Muskego Pride and supporting Mill Valley. These will make the perfect stocking stuffers for all family and friends!

MV PTO Family Dine Out Night

Skip making dinner (and/or lunch) on Wednesday, October 14th and join us for Mill Valley PTO’s “Family Dine Out Night” at Lucky’s Spitfire! Just bring in a flyer (will be sent home with your student next week) or tell your server you are with Mill Valley and 15% of your check will go directly to your MV PTO! Full menu is available and the offer is good for dine in, take out, and delivery! You can call to place your order to go or order online!https://www.luckysspitfire.com/

Virtual PTO Meeting 10/14

Join us for our October PTO meeting from the comfort of your home! Click HERE at 6:00 on October 14th to hear all of the latest news from the PTO!

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

As an alternative to a fall event, the PTO is providing a voucher for admission for one student and one adult to the corn maze at Pop’s Marketplace (formerly Basse’s) and an apple cider donut! Vouchers were sent home this 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

Supporting a love for reading is critical to student success. 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.


For every purchase made, we will earn up to 40% back in rewards

to help support Mill Valley PTO.

Check out our FaceBook page for a SPOOKTACULAR Event

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WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events & Information

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

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

10/14: Virtual PTO Meeting

10/14: Mill Valley PTO Restaurant Night @ Lucky’s Spitfire

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.

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