Eagle Newsletter

May 6, 2022

Upcoming Dates

May Observances -

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1 - 12th Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)

May 2 - Eid ul Fitr (Muslim)

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 6 - Vesak Day (Buddhist)

May 8 - Mother's Day

May 21 - World Day of Cultural Diversity

May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)

Mesa Verde Events -

Wear School Colors (black, purple, teal) every Friday

May 2-6 - 6th Grade Camp

May 2-6 - 8th Grade CA Science Test (schoolwide block day schedule Monday & Tuesday)

May 4 - May the Fourth be with You, Star Wars Spirit Day

May 9-13 - MVMS Teacher & Staff Appreciation

May 9-13 - 6th - 8th Grade ELA CAASPP Testing (Schedule TBA)

May 16-19 - 6th - 8th Grade Math CAASPP Testing (Schedule TBA, no late start Wednesday)

Action Items

  • Parents of 6th Grade Campers please see update below.
  • Keep your student home and call the attendance office (858-538-5478 x. 3104) if your student is sick.
  • Join the PTSA today (Information available below)
  • Follow Mesa Verde and Principal Moore on Instagram @mesaverdems and @principal_moore!

Index of Information

NEW! before a title within the newsletter denotes that it is a new posting this week.

  • NEW! Message from the Principal
  • MVMS T-Shirt Distribution
  • Mesa Verde Drama Club presents Dear Edwina Jr.!
  • PTSA 8th Grade Promotion Yard Signs
  • 6th Grade Olympics are back this year and parents we need your help
  • 6th Grade Olympics on May 20th
  • Friendly Reminder: Checking Out Your Student Early
  • ASES has Before and After School Openings
  • Newsletter, Website, Social Media Request Form
  • Charges for Damaged Chromebooks
  • Did You Know...
  • Join PTSA Today
  • Caring Connections Counseling
  • Parent Education
  • Volunteers/Job Opportunities
  • Additional Information and Links
  • Contact Us

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population.

The effort to officially recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions to the United States began in the late 1970s, and took over 10 years to make it a permanent month-long celebration. For more information use this link here.

Come check out the Asian American & Pacific Islander Display in the library! You will see your MVMS staff members, PUSD staff, professional athletes, actors, artists, and others!

NEW! Message from the Principal

The past week was filled with fun and learning for our students! 6th graders headed off to Camp Cuyamaca and had a wonderful time! They enjoyed night hikes, all day adventures, rock climbing, archery, Gaga Ball, and Toxic River! They learned about plants and animals and had the chance to taste various edible plants. They polished stones and whittled wood. Students enjoyed time getting to know each other and gained some independence.

8th grade students on campus participated in the California Science Test and all students will begin CAASPP ELA testing the week of 5/9. Students are busy working on end of year projects, preparing to interview others on a variety of topics, and 7th and 8th graders participated in their own Olympics. We also celebrated May 4th with a May the Fourth be with You light-saber battle at lunch.

We wish all the moms and caregivers a very happy Mother's Day and we wish our Teachers and Staff a Happy Staff Appreciation Week!

Your Proud Principal,


NEW! MVMS T-Shirt Distribution

Our school-wide t-shirts have arrived! The students are eager to receive theirs and we need volunteers to pass them out during lunch.

Please sign up to help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4da4ad29a4fcc07-tshirt

NEW! 6th Grade Olympics are back this year and parents we need your help!

We need your help on May 20th to ensure this exciting event runs smoothly. There are spots throughout the day, doing everything from setting up to running the actual events. Ask your 6th grader what events they are signed up for and check out the event schedule here. You can volunteer and watch them compete!

Sign up here:


NEW! Mesa Verde Drama Club presents Dear Edwina Jr.!

This charming musical tells the story of Edwina Spoonapple, host of a weekly advice-giving show. She and her crew of neighborhood kids answer letter-writers’ questions with clever songs and dances, and solve some problems of their own along the way. Come enjoy a great show and support drama club’s return to the Little Theater! Shows are May 18, 20, and 21 at 5:30 and 7:00. Tickets available at the door (cash only, $5 students, $7 adults).


Hey 8th Grade families! Congratulatory yard signs for every 8th grader at Mesa Verde are almost ready! We'll let you know when you can pick yours up in the front office. If you live in 92129 and would like your sign delivered to your home, please fill out this request form by Sunday, May 8 at 11:59pm: https://forms.gle/9rBy6UgBjC3CySoJA.

The Library Staff Thank You for the donations!

Thanks to you, we have a so many supplies for our Staff Appreciation Station in the library for next week (May 9th - 13th)! We could not have made this happen without your help. Thank you! -Heather Ferguson

6th Grade Olympics on May 20th

Our 6th Grade Olympics is on Friday, May 20th during the school day with opening ceremonies around 9:00AM.

Students, please plan on bringing a hat, snacks/food, plenty of water, chair, or towel to sit on, and decks of cards to occupy your time.

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OFF CAMPUS PASSES (Early Release):

Student safety is a major concern for us. Students must be signed out at the attendance desk before departing early. Students are not allowed to wait in front of the school to be picked up during school hours.

If your student needs to leave early from school, please send a note with your student. Notes should be given to the Attendance secretary, NOT your student's teacher, before school. Calling the school in advance, or sending a note, will prevent delays for you (such as trying to get your student while they are running cross-country) and will help us to minimize interruptions to the classrooms. If you schedule a last minute appointment to send a note you may call the Attendance Hotline @ 538-5692 to have an off campus pass sent to your student.

When writing a note please indicate:

  • Your student's first and last name
  • Reason for leaving
  • The time your student needs to leave school
  • Whether or not your student will return that day

Please meet your child at the attendance desk to be signed out at the time of departure. Be prepared to show your identification when checking out your child.

If your student returns to school after being picked up early, please have him/her check back in at the Attendance desk before heading to class.

Need Morning or Afternoon Care for your student? ASES has openings for both the Before and After school programs!

Click on each flyer to enlarge for details.

You can fill out an interest form here.

Newsletter, Website, Social Media Request Form

If you have information you would like included in our weekly newsletter, on our website, or on our school's social media platforms, please use use this link to submit your request. Your request does NOT guarantee that your information will be included. Please note that we may edit your submission (content, length, etc.) but will contact you if our edits would change or remove pertinent information.

We hope this will help streamline the way we collect and are able to share information with our staff, students, and community.

Charges for Damaged Chromebooks

According to Board Policy 6161.2, when materials are lost or so damaged that they are no longer usable, the student shall be immediately issued a replacement material. However, students or parents/guardians shall be responsible for reparation equal to the current replacement cost of the materials. PUSD Information Technology Department has provided a list of charges for various damage scenarios.

Chromebook/ Chromebook Accessories

Damaged/Lost Chromebook ($238.00)

Power Adapter/Charger ($30.00)

LCD Screen Replacement ($69.00)

LCD Top Cover ($69.00)

Palmrest/Keyboard/Touchpad replacement ($109.00)

Base Plate/Assembly ($69.00)

Keyboard/2 or more keys missing ($59.00)

Chromebook case ($33.00)

When a chromebook is damaged, students are responsible for the cost of the repair. Any students who have had damage to their chromebook this year have already had a charge added to their Destiny account. Next week, we will begin sending emails to families with a repair charge to provide information on how to pay for those repair costs.

Many of the damages we have seen so far this year could have been avoided. Please take a few minutes to speak with your child(ren) about the cost to repair these damages and remind them that their chromebook is theirs until it has to be "retired." We appreciate your support!

Join PTSA Today

Joining PTSA is a simple way for you to help make programs and experiences happen for your student(s) at Mesa Verde.

In just a few minutes you can complete your membership for you and or your family. Join today!

Your MVMS PTSA made this happen:
Book Fair
Bleachers for Choir
Winter Fun Fest
Dine Outs
Teacher & Staff Appreciation

PTSA Financially Supports: Kindness Campaign, No Place for Hate, 6th grade orientation, 8th Grade Promotion, Books for Library Reading Club, and much more.

Did You Know…

Thank you to everyone who has donated to this year's Pledge Drive. Did you know your generous donation to the Foundation may easily be DOUBLED?! Many companies in our community have programs that match employee donations to qualified charitable organizations, such as the Mesa Verde Foundation. Please check with your HR department, or use this link to see if your company offers matching. Doubling your gift can be as easy as making a phone call or sending an email to your company! If you have any questions or need assistance regarding corporate matching, please contact our treasurer, Carolyn Russell at mvmsfoundationtreasurer@gmail.com.

We rely on our parent community to make this school everything it can be for our students, and we truly appreciate your support. Donations can be made online at https://mvmsfoundation.org/pledgedrive.html.

Thank you for all you do for our Eagles!


Caring Connections Counseling

Did you know that the Caring Connections Center provides a FREE 90 minute "family conference" for all PUSD students TK-12 and their families? The purpose of the "family conference" is to put together an action plan to help support our students socially/emotionally, academically, and behaviorally. Check out the brochure for more information and contact details.


PARENTS: Poway Adult School Opportunities

Parents, A new year is a great time to head back to school! Poway Adult School offers low-cost career training classes for you to upskill. Just need some help tuning up your resume or someone to discuss a career change idea? The Poway (Unified) Adult School provides free career guidance, high school diploma classes for adults and GED prep as well. Call Jon at (858) 668-4022 or go online at www.powayadultschool.com and check out our catalog pages 5-11 for career training and free workshops. Make an appointment for free career support at https://calendly.com/help4careers/30min

Free Teen Alcohol Awareness Program

San Diego Police Department is offering a FREE Teen Alcohol Awareness Program (T.A.A.P) for students and families in middle school and high school. Please click on document below for more information including dates.
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Get Involved

Would you like to be a volunteer at Mesa Verde? Our volunteers at Mesa Verde are an integral part of school. Our volunteers help with events throughout the school year including after school and evening activities, classroom and club support, 6th grade Olympics, 7th grade History Faire, 8th Grade Constitutional Challenge and Promotion.

New guidance from the Poway Unified Board of Education is allowing us to expand our volunteer opportunities, effective 10/18/21. Volunteers must be fully-vaccinated and show proof of vaccination or show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within the 72 hours prior to volunteering. If you would like more information, please contact Natalie Reyes at (858) 538-5478 or nreyes@powayusd.com.

Sign up here if you would like to hear more.

Library Volunteers

The Mesa Verde library is looking for volunteers to help in the library during the lunch periods (Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri 11:00 to 12:40 and Wednesdays 11:40 to 1:00). We need help assisting and supervising students during our busy lunch periods. Volunteers may choose which day of the week and how often you would like to come in (once a week, every other week, once a month, etc). If you are interested please contact Heather Ryan: hryan@powayusd.com.

If you are not sure if you are an approved volunteer, contact Natalie Reyes at (858) 538-5478 or nreyes@powayusd.com.

Job Opportunities

Do you enjoy working with students? Mesa Verde has a few job opportunities in the classroom and in the office such as noon duties and Instruction Assistants ranging from 2 to 6 hours each day. If you or someone you know would be interested, click here for more information or to apply.


Lost & Found

Has your child lost anything at MV? If so, please have them take a look in the lost and found. MV’s lost and found is accessible to students and located in between the health and main office entry in a large metal cabinet. Any special/personal items like retainers, glasses, jewelry, house keys, headphones, electronics, etc. are inside the office with Mrs. Rinehart. At the end of each month, any items that are left in the lost and found will be donated or discarded. Please encourage your student to pick up any lost items. As a reminder, please do your best to label all items to assist your student in locating them if lost.

Feeling Sick? Not Sure What To Do...

Call Mesa Verde's Health Tech at (858) 538-5478, ext. 3107. For more information, click here.


Attendance Hotline

Call the Attendance Hotline at (858) 538-5692 if your child is absent from school.

General Questions

If you are unsure of who to contact about a matter, please email us at MVMS@powayusd.com and your message will be answered or forwarded to the correct person.