Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Hello Mill Valley Families,

Here at MV we appreciate getting feedback. Most recently we surveyed our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students to get a pulse on how they are feeling about school at this time. Here are some of the highlights that our students shared in the survey. Overall, it is pretty obvious that our students are happy to be back at school.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal


P.S. Have a great day off tomorrow and a productive distance learning day on Monday.

Student Studer Results (2nd - 4th Grade)

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Friday PAW PRINT Recipients

Kindergarten Registration

Four-year-old kindergarten (4K) and five-year-old kindergarten (5K) online registration begins February 1st! Please let your neighbors with young children know and save the date. Additional registration information can be found on the Muskego-Norway Schools website. Registration will remain open, however we ask that families register by the end of March to help with planning and student placement. Placement is not a first come first served system.

In addition, please save the date and watch for additional information regarding our 4K Parent Information Night. This event will be hosted virtually on March 11, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm. As the spring months approach, we will also be sharing information regarding our Kindergarten Splash events to welcome incoming 5K students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Trimester 3 Learning Platform Changes

Beginning February 1st, families will be provided the opportunity to complete a survey requesting to have their child's learning platform changed for the remainder of the school year. A separate communication, with a corresponding survey, will be sent to all families. Please note, the survey will remain open through Wednesday, February 10th, 11:59 p.m. Thank you in advance for your attention to this should your family have any interest in making a change at the end of trimester two.

Virtual Learners & Parents

Thank you to those who were able to join us for our virtual meetings. It was great to see you and we enjoyed our conversations.

We look forward to connecting with you in the near future.


HERE is your virtual newsletter for 1/21/2021.

Parent Satisfaction Survey Coming Soon

To continue our journey to excellence in this area, we gather data from stakeholders to determine where we are as a district and to set and act on realistic, measurable goals for continuous improvement. The Parent Satisfaction Survey allows parents to provide feedback on their experience with their child’s school. This year’s survey window will be open from February 3 through February 17. Each school will be sharing a unique link to their respective parent population at some point during the week of February 3. If you do not receive a link, please contact the building administrator of the respective school your child(ren) attend. Thank you in advance for making time to complete the survey and provide feedback around your experiences with our schools, which should take no more than five (5) minutes. As a reminder, the window to provide feedback will remain open through February 17, 2021.

2021 Compass Nominations are Now Being Accepted

2021 Compass Nominations are now being accepted. We have been recognizing staff with the Compass since 2008. The purpose is to reinforce and recognize staff who, through their commitments and contributions, ensure that every student is learning, growing and succeeding. Specifically, the Compass honors staff members who meet designated criteria in the following areas:

  1. Positive impact on students
  2. Positive impact on staff, parents, and/or the community
  3. Commitment to continuous improvement, leadership and/or service
  4. Champion for innovation, creativity, and/or best practice.

Please consider nominating a staff member for the 2021 Compass. The fillable application form is available on the website. The process is easy - complete the form electronically and send your completed form to Jeff Petersen (jeff.petersen@muskegonorway.org) by March 1. Please note that each nomination must have a minimum of three nominations and a maximum of four. One nomination form may be submitted with all three/four nominators signatures or each nominator may complete a separate nomination form. All nominations are due by March 1.

Reset Mind & Body

Our district has partnered with Reset Mind and Body to provide your child with in-classroom instruction to develop strategies for increasing self awareness, self regulation and resiliency. The Reset instructors have taught your child scientifically researched mindfulness tools designed to support, regulate, and reset the nervous system. When these tools are practiced routinely, individuals develop the ability to feel more resilient and become better able to focus, learn, connect, and calmly respond to whatever arises. These handouts contain the information tools and strategies taught. We encourage you to talk with your child about these lessons and even practice these strategies at home as a family.

Kindergarten Newsletters

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Free Lunch Extension Update and Availability

The DPI has extended our option to offer free lunch to any Muskego-Norway School District student for the rest of the school year! Please see the Parent Reentry FAQ > Food Service for details about the program. If you have any questions about the food service program, please contact Chrissy Koerner, Food Service Director at 262-971-1790 x4522 or via email at chrissy.koerner@muskegonorway.org.


Free Lunch Available Friday, January 22nd & Monday, January 25th. Virtual meals will be available for all students on Friday, January 22nd and Monday, January 25th. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, January 21st. Meals will be available for pickup at Door 16 at Muskego High School from 9:30am-11:00am on Friday, January 22nd for both days. For more information, please visit the food service website.

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Pop’s Popcorn Fundraiser ~ February 17th - March 10th

Order the perfect addition to your Easter baskets with custom selections such as the “Bunny Blend” and “Muskego Mix.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Mill Valley Sensory Path Project to provide Mill Valley with another resource for all students.

More details coming soon….

WOLF TRACKS - Upcoming Events


1/29: Virtual Trivia Game Night

2/12: Cupid's Curbside Cafe

2/17-3/10: Pop's Popcorn Fundraiser


Join Mill Valley PTO Facebook page TODAY! CLICK HERE.

Questions...email Mill Valley PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

Muskego Warrior & Community Events

Muskego Warrior Youth Baseball ~ 1st & 2nd Grade Baseball Clinics

Sessions begin Sunday, January 31st.

Please note the time changes.

Find out more and register HERE.

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.

Parent FAQ Updates...

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.

Online Volunteer Application

Volunteer Applications are now available electronically on our website HERE.

Please remember, due to our current state, we are only allowing essential visitors in our schools at this time. However, you are welcome to complete the application at anytime.