Husky Highlights

Mt Vernon Elementary News: Jan 2023 Edition

From the desk of:

Shelley Nurre, Principal

Keith Manring, Assistant Principal


School Hours: 8:35-2:50, M-F (Doors open 8:25)

Early Release Fridays: 8:35-12:30 (Doors open 8:25)

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  • 1/4 (W): Students return to school after winter break
  • 1/5 (Th): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am

  • 1/12 (Th): 5th grade orchestra in library 7:45 am; 3rd gr musical
  • 1/13 (F): Early Release 12:30; Spirit Day!

  • 1/16 (M): NO SCHOOL: Holiday
  • 1/17 (T): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am; PTA meeting (virtual) 6:00 pm
  • 1/19 (Th): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am; Family Game Night & PTA Book Exchange 6:00-7:30

  • 1/24 (T): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am
  • 1/26 (Th): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am
  • 1/27 (F): Early Release 12:30

  • 1/31 (T): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am
  • 2/2 (Th): 5th gr orchestra in library 7:45 am
  • 2/3 (F): NO SCHOOL: Teacher Prep Day


We Need Your Input!

We are looking to reimagine our school mission and vision!

We are holding a series of in-person Parent/Caregiver Input meetings next month. Please join us if you are able. RSVP here!

  • Tuesday, February 7, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Mt Vernon library (English)
  • Thursday, February 23, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Mt Vernon library (Spanish)
  • Monday, February 27, 6:00-7:00 pm @ Mt Vernon library & classroom (English & Spanish)-childcare provided this session only

We're Hiring!

Do you like children or do you know someone who likes working with children? We are looking for a few part time (3 hours to 6.5 hours per day) educational assistants to join our Mt Vernon team! Experience is great, but we will train.

Typical work day may include:

  • Teaching small groups of students (reading or math) under the supervision/guidance of a licensed teacher
  • General supervision during lunch, recess, hallway transitions, assemblies, etc.
  • Supporting students in their classes with a variety of tasks
  • Supporting teachers/office with clerical tasks
  • Assisting during arrival or departure

If you have interest or know someone who has interest, feel free to contact our school office and let us know.

Be ready when bad weather hits!

The weather is changing! That means it is time to check to make sure SPS has your correct contact information in case we have to let you know about a school delay or closure due to wintry weather.

ParentVue is our online system that allows all families, new and returning, to access and update their family and student information, including contact numbers, email addresses, annual health changes and so much more!

The correct contact information ensures that families and students are receiving all of the important information and notifications shared by their school, teachers and the district.

To find out about our procedures for coping with bad weather, check out this link.

Too Sick For School?

When To Stay Home

Obviously being in school is important for all students, but there are times when your child should stay home in order to minimize the spread of communicable health conditions.

Please review the guidance linked here (English) (Spanish)

Child Immunizations Due By February 15

Is your child current on their immunizations? If not, by State Law they will be excluded from school beginning February 15, 2023.

See the attached flyers for information regarding local immunization clinics.

Join Our PTA!

What is the PTA?

Our Parent Teacher Association is comprised of parents/guardians of Mt Vernon students and Mt Vernon teachers/staff. Collaboratively they:

  • Plan fun and enriching events for our students,
  • Provide funding for student materials and incentives, field trips and assemblies, musical instruments, library technology, PE and playground equipment, and uniform assistance.

It's never too late to join! We have meetings once a month (attendance not required to join, and membership is not required to attend the meetings).

Meetings at 6 pm via Zoom on the following Tuesdays: 11/15, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20.

(Zoom Meeting ID: 796 4909 4468 Passcode: MTVPTA)

Spanish interpretation available!

Express Your Thanks To ANY Mt Vernon Staff Member

Complete the following SHORT questionnaire and the staff person you mention will be recognized and will receive a small token of appreciation! #happyeducators#happystudents

Link to Appreciation Form

Parent Volunteers

Looking to volunteer at Mt Vernon? We need YOU! Please complete the following SPS Volunteer application to start the process. (English application) (Spanish application)

Bus info at your fingertips!

The district has an app you can download to not only track when your student boards or gets off the bus but the whereabouts of the bus, too. Check out the ZPass app on our district website.

Did You Know...?

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You can support Mt Vernon everytime you purchase from Amazon

Bookmark this link and use it won't change anything about your shopping experience (it costs you nothing), but it WILL help your Mt Vernon Huskies!

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Family Resource Requests

Need Help?

Have a need that we might be able to assist you with? Please complete this short request form and we will contact you.

Resource Assistance Form

If you find that you do not need any resources right now but are in a position to help others, please complete the appropriate line on this request form.

Resource Assistance Form

Thank you!

Office Directory

Hours: 8:00-4:00, M-F (Holidays may affect hours)

Office Line: 541.744.6403

Fax: 541.744.6405

Shelley Nurre


  • Campus community
  • Instructional leadership
  • Overall supervision and operations

Keith Manring

Assistant Principal

  • Campus community
  • Instructional leadership
  • Overall supervision and operations

Keryn Wilson

Administrative Secretary

  • General inquiries, information
  • Administration office
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance

Tina Antonovich

Health Assistant

  • Immunizations
  • Health records
  • First Aid
  • Medications

Lovena Benedick

Case Manager Assistant

  • Student records
  • IEP/504 coordination and scheduling

TBA-Position Soon To Be Filled

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Family Resource Liaison

  • Family outreach
  • Resources
  • Family engagement

Lora Davis

Office Support Staff

  • General inquiries, information
  • Attendance

Elizabeth Peña

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Office Support Staff

  • General inquiries, information
  • Attendance


Don't miss out on critical information! We are using Seesaw for our communication platform again this year for all grades and teachers. New families to Mt Vernon...please watch for an invite from your child's teacher! Seesaw will allow simple, two-way communication between teachers and families.