MCCV NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 10, 2022
KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED
Look Here For More Information About MCCV School Events, Meetings, and Zoom Links
Next Newsletter: December 2, 2022
Friday, November 11
Veterans Holiday, No School
Tuesday, November 15
*9:00am, Author Event, Suma Subramaniam (For Grades TK-3)
*5:30pm, TIDE Meeting In Person in the MCCV Library and/or Via Zoom
Friday, November 18
6:00-8:00pm, Middle School Dance
Saturday, November 19
10:00am-4:00pm, Middle School Food Drive - Petaluma Market
Monday, November 21
Time TBD, Kozłowski Pie Pick Up Day - In Staff Parking Lot
No School, Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 29
Giving Tuesday (Sponsored by Friends of Cherry Valley Library (a 501c3)
Friday, December 2
Scholastic Book Fair Grand Opening!
*8:30-10:30am, PB+J (Parents, Books + Java!) - Library
*1:30-8:30pm, Book Fair Shopping - Library
*6:30-8:00pm, PJ + Storytelling Night with Storyteller Ane Carla Rovetta -Lodge
Saturday, December 3
9:00am- Noon, Book Fair + Donuts with Mrs. Derby and Ms. Rainey - Library
December 5-7 - Book Fair Shopping
December 10 - PCS Family Fun Run
December 13 - PCS Board of Education Meeting
December 14 - PTA Spirit Wear Market
December 17 - Middle School Drive
December 20 - TIDE Meeting
December 22 - Early Dismissal, Winter Break
December 23 - January 6 - No School, Winter Break
January 9 - First Day of Third Quarter
January 12 - PTA Meeting + MCCF Meeting
Mentor Reading Sweetness
As a community, I've seen MCCV come together to support and uplift one another through many trials, triumphs, and even a pandemic -- Let's keep that positivity, encouragement and together-ness going through the winter and holiday season! We'll be setting up a giving tree in the Student Advisor office just inside the main office, adorned with snowflakes of wish-lists for our MCCV family members. The family names will stay completely anonymous, and other MCCV parents and staff can come by, grab a numbered snowflake, and help to spread some joy and light this winter.
Think your family could use a little extra love this season? Message me on ParentSquare or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a snowflake to fill out. Have an MCCV parent-friend you think could benefit? Make sure they see this message and tell them to contact DJ or Principal Eichert!
If anyone has a small, artificial tree they could donate to the office we'd be forever grateful! Happy to return it before Winter Break!
Author Suma Subramaniam Coming to MCCV! (Grades TK-3)
Tuesday, November 15
On Tuesday November 15th, your TK-3rd grade student will have the opportunity to
meet and listen to author Suma Subramaniam, here to talk about her new
picture book, Namaste Is A Greeting. We're delighted to have her visit
some of Copperfield's favorite schools.
If your child is interested in purchasing a book, have them give this form
and the payment to their teacher. The price listed below represents our
book club discounted price, plus tax. Checks should be made out to
Copperfield's; credit and debit cards can be taken at the event. After her
presentation, Suma will be happy to autograph their copy!
Thank you for the Great Turnout for Our Ruby Bridges Walk this Week
Six year old Ruby Bridges stepped into the history books in 1960 when she integrated William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans, becoming a national icon for the civil rights movement. Today, her story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to end racism together, one step at a time. Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day started with a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, when they heard about Ruby's courage and bravery for the first time, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. These students took their idea to the state legislature, and today Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day will be recognized by the State of California on November 14th of each year. Now, schools across California and the United States continue to honor Ruby's legacy in their own way, including by Celebrating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day durinig the month of November. Whether Sonoma County schools celebrate on November 14th or another date in November, Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day commemorates her historic steps and continues the movement to end racism and unify our communities.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH:
STUDENTS: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT OUR RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY BINGO (By 12/5/22) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $25.00 GIFT CARD TO A LOCALLY OWNED BIPOC BUSINESS
- Download the Ruby Briges Walk to School Day BINGO: English PDF Spanish PDF English PNG Spanish PNG
- Submit to Safe Routes to School (may be submitted via email or the mail), postmarked by Monday 12/5/22
- ALL November Challenge submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to a locally owned BIPOC Business of the winners choice
- Winners will be announced in December.
PARTICIPATE IN THE SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY'S RUBY BRIDGES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY POSTER CONTEST: CONTEST ENTRIES DUE TO THE LIBRARY BY 10/24/22.
Questions? Email Safe Routes to School
Your Donation Will Go Directly To Our Library! #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, November 29
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Your tax deductible contributions to Friends of Cherry Valley Library (a 501c3) are greatly appreciated! We use your donations to help pay part of our librarian’s salary, we buy books, supplies and equipment, keep two color printers working and available to our school community, manage a cart of Chromebooks, and help fund our summer reading program. We no longer receive state or school district funding for library books, supplies, or equipment. The donations received during #GIVING TUESDAY will help keep our shelves full of new books and our library doors open for the whole school day.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR COMING TO MCCV!
$8.00/person (includes the show, a ginormous cookie and Clover milk). Your family's name will be on a list at the door. Please bring a blanket or bean bag chair to sit on as seating will be on the floor of the Lodge.
November is Native American Heritage Month.
Please join MCCV TIDE in celebrating and learning more about the rich heritage of the land we now call home. Honor and celebrate the rich heritage of Native tribes in Sonoma County by visiting art museums, Native American-owned businesses, and local events held throughout November and beyond.
Here is a link to many of the happenings across our area:
For literature choices to enrich our lives with storytelling please visit the Sonoma County Library's website for a list of books and some events they are hosting in honor of indigenous people. https://sonomalibrary.org/blogs/news/NAHM
If your intrested in what native tribes historically lived on the land you live on now check out this map: https://native-land.ca/
Traditional Pomo Food Demonstration: Acorn Mush, Salmon, Seaweed & Tortillas
SRJC Native American Studies faculty member Lori Laiwa Thomas (Pomo, Coast Miwok, Huchnom) will lead a traditional Pomo food demonstration in the Santa Rosa Intercultural Center in Pioneer Hall, room 380. The event is free and open to all, following current SRJC Covid guidelines, and will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-527-4741, intercultural.santarosa.edu
Check out this link to learn about the organizations and programs that open the door to view how native people have traditionally used food as medicine and what the driving force behind going back to nature is: https://www.eatingwell.com/longform/8010544/the-cultural-conservancy/
Here is a link to some videos I recommend watching; which, demonstrate basketweaving, music, and fire stewardship: : https://norcalpublicmedia.org/national-native-american-heritage-month
If you know of an event/ program/ or podcast that our MCCV community should know about, that highlights Indigenous people, please share that event on the MCCV PTA's Facebook page or email MCCVTIDE@GMAIL.COM so we can include it in the next newsletter.
Thank you for checking out the TIDE news, have a great extended weekend.
Heather Gallagher- TIDE Facilitator
Youth Truth Family Mini Survey
One of our District goals this year is to ensure that all student scholars and families are engaged in their learning community. Family engagement is linked to academic outcomes and, at PCS, we want to learn from our families and their experiences in our schools. As we recently shared with you, we are once again partnering with YouthTruth to administer a nationally-recognized survey used in schools and Districts across the country, surveying hundreds of thousands of students and families. One of the YouthTruth surveys asks families about their experiences in our schools.
Our District, as well as many others, use such information for developing plans to help our District and schools improve. Your survey results will not be identified in any reports because results are shared at the group level, not on an individual level. Personally identifiable information will not be released to any third party.Although we will be administering the full YouthTruth family survey in January 2023, we are ready to hear from our families now!
We have a local survey that gives you an opportunity to answer a small subset of questions focused on safety, engagement, and inclusivity. You’ll also see this same local survey in March and May so we can track our progress on our goals throughout the year, improving as we go.
Please provide your feedback by clicking on one of the following family survey links:
We are Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the 2023 MCCV Family Variety Show!
Dust off your dancing shoes, warm up your voices, and bring your special talents to the stage for this year’s show to be held the weekend of March 3rd. We welcome all MCCV students and families to share your creative performances with our community!
In order to meet growing ticket demand, we are excited to announce that there will be 3 performances this year. Shows will be held in the evening Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th as well as Sunday, March 5th in the afternoon.
Registration is now open and space is limited so secure your spot soon! This year we ask that students only submit one act and all acts will be strictly limited to 2 minutes or less. If a student wants to participate in a group act AND perform a solo, please contact the directors at email@example.com.
Click here to sign up - https://forms.gle/Tcf7jH3YW47ADGvr7
We will be holding workshop rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons in order to work with students to get their acts stage ready. Each act needs to attend at least one workshop (please select your date on the registration form) and may be asked to return for an additional session if deemed necessary. We ask that students plan and practice their acts at home prior to their workshop.
Full cast rehearsals will be held the weeks of February 20th and 27th (dates TBD). We will be running the entire show in order with props, costumes, lights, and sound. These rehearsals allow our backstage and tech crew to work out issues and prepare for show time.
New this year - we’re looking for middle school students to host the show! Emcees will be introducing acts, interacting with the audience, and helping move the show along. This is open to all middle school students and you do not have to be in the show to sign up. Indicate interest on the registration form or email the directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested emcees will be contacted in January.
Parents, are you interested in finding out how you can get involved? We are looking for volunteers to join our team! Please get in touch with us to find out more.
Looking forward to another amazing show!
Lisa Flato, Rebecca Herdman, and Anaise McNaught
Coastal Art & Poetry Contest for K-12 students
Entries due January 31, 2023
California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme. Application deadline is January 31, 2023. For rules, contest flyer, entry form, and helpful links for teachers and students, visit https://www.coastal.ca.gov/art-poetry/. The instructions, flyer, and entry form are also available in Spanish at https://www.coastal.ca.gov/art-poetry/espanol.html.
Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 to an art store (art winners) or $100 to a bookstore (poetry winners). Each winner will also receive four tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Each winner's sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists.
Climate Video Challenge for middle and high school students
Enter any time this school year, through May 31, 2023. Students are invited to submit a 3-minute video responding to the question, “What is your vision for a thriving future?” Contest instructions and rules, brainstorming prompts, and lots of information on climate change and climate solutions can be found at https://www.coastal.ca.gov/climatechallenge. Students can enter as individuals or in teams of up to five. Prizes are offered for first ($300), second ($200), and third ($100) place videos.
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