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Congratulations Ms. Cozza!

Our very own K/1 teacher, Annie Cozza, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for November/December 2020. The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers. The award is sponsored by Sonoma County Office of Education, K-Hits 104.9, and Community First Credit Union.

Ms. Cozza received a number of enthusiastic nominations from the parents of her young students. They described her as a distance learning superstar who makes learning engaging and personal for her young students, even while having two young children of her own at home. "Ms. Cozza is the most patient, kindest and sweetest teacher. She has made transitioning to online learning during this time easy. Being transparent has made this hard time bearable and my child as well as myself feel fully supported. I can't imagine a better teacher," read one nomination. Another parent wrote, "Ms. Cozza is a superhero. She has managed to help my wild 5-year-old LOVE distance learning. She’s funny, kind, and cares so much about every little one in the class (even the random younger siblings in background). We’re so grateful to have her during this time to keep the kids happy and learning."

SCOE and KHITS honored Ms. Cozza over a virtual staff meeting held on Wednesday, December.16, where her surprise recognition was met by cheers from her colleagues. Representatives from the school district joined in the celebration, including Petaluma City School HR Director Matt Harris, Educational Services Director Jason Sutter, and Board Member Sheldon Gen. Ms. Cozza will also be given $500 worth of gift cards for teacher resources and supplies.

Ms. Cozza expressed gratitude to her school and colleagues. "This is for you too. We're like a big family," she told her fellow teachers. She added that since distance learning began, she has seen her colleagues rise to the occasion to serve students remotely with dedication and heart.

Congratulations Ms. Cozza!!!

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To view this newsletter in Spanish or other languages, please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and select "translate," and then select the language of your choice.

Para ver este carta informativa en Español o otro idioma, por favor desplazarse hacia abajo y seleccionar "translate," y seleccionar el idioma de su elección.

Events: Mark Your Calendars


Find Zoom Links to School Events and Meetings in the Family Google Calendar

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Next Newsletter: 1/22/21

Tuesday, January 12

5:00-6:00pm, Cherry Jubilee Donation Meeting

Tuesday, January 12

6:00-9:00PM, PCS Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, January 13

12:30-1:30pm, MCCV School Tour

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Password: 467882

Wednesday, January 13

6:00pm, PHS School Tour for 8th Graders

Thursday, January 14

3:30-4:30pm, Advisory Council Meeting

Thursday, January 14

5:30-6:45pm, PTA Meeting

Thursday, January 14

6:45-8:00pm, MCEF Meeting

Thursday, January 14

7:00-8:00pm, Principal Q + A

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Monday, January 18

No School, Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

Wednesday, January 20

PTA Dine + Donate: Rafy's Pizzeria (10% of proceeds goes to MCCV PTA)


January 26 - PCS Board of Education Meeting

February 3 - TIDE Meeting

February 5 - No School, Staff Development Day

February 8 - No School, Lincoln's Holiday

February 9 - PCS Board of Education Meeting

February 11 - MCCV School Tour

February 11 - PTA Meeting

February 11 - MCEF Meeting

February 15 - No School, Presidents' Day

February 17 - Middle School Information Night

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Click here for 2021/2022 School Enrollment Form

Dear Families,

While we wish to see all of our students stay from Kindergarten through 8th grade, we understand that circumstances change and this can mean shifts for students and families. In order to plan staffing, configurations, and student programs for next year, we need the most accurate and up to date enrollment figures as soon as possible. Please take a moment to fill out this form one time for EACH CHILD you plan to have enrolled at MCCV for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Thank you for helping us shape next year!

Haga clic aquí para obtener el formulario de inscripción escolar 2021/2022

Queridas familias,

Si bien deseamos que todos nuestros estudiantes se queden desde el jardín de infantes hasta el octavo grado, entendemos que los cambios en las circunstancias y los horarios pueden significar cambios para los estudiantes y las familias. Para planificar la dotación de personal, las configuraciones y los programas para estudiantes para el próximo año, necesitamos las cifras de inscripción más precisas y actualizadas lo antes posible. Tómen un momento para completar este formulario uno por CADA NIÑO que planean inscribir en MCCV para el año escolar 2020-2021.

¡Gracias por ayudarnos a dar forma el próximo año!

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Our priority registration window is now open through February 26, 2021! Please complete a Schoolmint registration application, and upload the required registration documents at your earliest opportunity.

The following documents will be required for school entry:

  • Proof of birth (i.e. birth certificate, U.S. passport)
  • a proof of address (i.e. 1st page of utility bill)
  • complete immunization records
  • if your child has an IEP or receives special services (i.e. Speech, OT), please provide a copy of their IEP, assessments, and reports

If you are unable to upload the required registration documents to Schoolmint, you may email them to or stop by our office. As a precaution, we are requesting that all families provide copies of the required documents for the school to keep. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to make copies for you at this time and we apologize for this inconvenience.

Typically, this is "tour season" at Mary Collins School. However, due to the current pandemic, we will not be holding our usual school tours. Instead, we will be hosting virtual events for families to learn about our school. During these meetings, you'll hear from our principal, teachers, parents, and possibly even students. Nothing replaces an in-person tour where you can see learning in action, but we are confident you will get to know our school community a little better after attending a virtual info session! Zoom links can be found in our school calendar. The school calendar is accessible on the homepage of the MCCV website.

MCCV Virtual Tour Dates

January 13 - 12:30-1:30pm

February 11 - 6:00-7:00pm


January 14 - 7:00-8:00pm

February 25 - 7:00-8:00pm


February 17, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm

*Attention MCCV Parents of Current Fifth Grade Students*

Please join us to learn more about our middle school program here at MCCV

For Current PCS Students: You do NOT need to fill out an application for re-enrollment. You will re-enroll with Data Confirmation in the summer. We are asking for confirmation at this time of intent to return to MCCV. If you wish to change schools, please tell both your current school and the school you are interested in and they will assist you with the process.

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Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Hello Mary Collins School 8th Grade Parents!

Petaluma High School has set their date for a parent preview night - it will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at 6pm via zoom. This night is intended for any families planning/considering attending PHS for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Join Us For A Cherry Jubilee Donation Meeting Via Zoom

Tuesday, January 12th 5:00-6:00pm

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 849 0594 4948

Passcode: 016691

Calling all parents! Do you own a business in Petaluma or know someone who does? Do you, or someone you know, have a special talent like cooking, candle making or floral arrangements? Do you own a vacation home, or want to host a party night? There’s so many options out there, now’s the time to think outside the box!! This year’s Jubilee will take place online Saturday, April 17 through Saturday, April 24th!

Please email the Donation committee at if you have something to contribute, ideas, or want to help!

If you’d like to help organize & solicit donations, or helping in some other way, please join us for the next Donation Committee Meeting.

Download Cherry Jubilee Donation Letter Here

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Garden Update: Hi from SARAH KONIAK and KATE JETT

Happy New Year from your garden crew! Just a quick message here hoping it was a restful break for all our MCCV families. The garden is doing well and loving the rain.

MCCV parent and photographer Shannon Paras has taken more beautiful photos of our garden this winter and we will continue to share them here in the coming weeks.

Art with Ms Ribeiro: Snowglobes


Read Aloud with Ms. Caudle | Whisper from the Woods

Ms. Caudle’s Read-Alouds

Keep Collecting Those Bottle Caps! We Want To Make A Bottle Cap Mural at MCCV!

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Please remember we are collecting plastic bottle caps for a future mural at MCCV. Please wash them and save them or send them into school. We will have collection containers out near the office.

Thank you.
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