OVMS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
September 15th, 2023
OLYMPIC VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Main office is open from 7:30 am - 4 pm on weekdays.
- Our attendance clerk is Mrs. McNamara.
Attendance phone number is (425) 366-5205 or email OVattendance@mukilteo.wednet.edu.
- Gates open at 7:35 am for student arrival onto campus.
- Breakfast and lunch are FREE to all OV students this year.
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23rd: OV Marching Band: Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Parade
26th: Curriculum Night
27th: PTO Dinner Night Out at MOD Pizza Mukilteo
2nd: PTO General Meeting
5th: Picture retake day
13th: PTO Movie Night
17th: Coffee with the Principal (more info coming)
20th: Teacher work day - NO SCHOOL
OV NEWS and EVENTS
OVMS Curriculum Night 2023-2024
Sep. 26th, 5:30 - 8:15 PM
This event is exclusively for parents/guardians ONLY.
Unless you need your student to interpret for you,
students and their siblings should not attend this event.
Below is the agenda for the evening:
- 5:30 - 5:55 PM (OPTIONAL) Athletics info session (cafeteria).
- 6:00 PM Introductory & Welcome by Principal McLane (gym).
- 6:15 - 7:40PM Parents/guardians visit student's 1st through 6th period classrooms.
If you need assistance with ParentSquare, Schoology Parent Access, or Qmlativ Family Access, please stop by the library during any period, or after 6th period, to get help from our Family Engagement Liaison, Loren Suwana Poisel.
- 7:45 - 8:15 PM (OPTIONAL) 8th Grade Trip Informational Meeting (E101).
A letter containing additional details will be sent home with your student on Sep. 26th, the day of OV Curriculum Night. Please check with your student to ensure they complete the required information and remember to bring the letter with you to Curriculum Night.
We look forward to welcoming you!!
School Pictures Went Home TODAY!
If you purchased school pictures, they were delivered to your student TODAY during 6th period. Please check with your student.
I don't like my student's picture. Can they get a retake?
Yes, they can. Picture retake day is scheduled for October 5th. If you have already purchased pictures but would like a retake, your student MUST bring the original pictures on retake day. The photographers will collect them and do a retake. Please note that we DO NOT offer picture retakes for school IDs.
URGENT Needs: School Supplies & Snacks
Please click HERE to see the wish list. You can either send the package to OVMS (school address will automatically shown at check out), or you can have your student bring the donations to room A212.
Your generosity will help pave the way for our students' success. Together, we can make a positive impact on these students' lives and foster a brighter future for them.
We APPRECIATE you all!
** A special THANK YOU the Ho family and the Huang family for your donations!!
Forms are DUE!
Please complete the following forms and have your student return them to the main office. These forms are included in the business day envelope (or delivered to students’ classes if missed business day):
- Student Information Report (white)
- Student Health Service Intake Form (pink)
- BECCA Notification & Attendance Requirement (yellow)
It is crucial and important that we have your current information on file, especially in case of an emergency.
Elect to Learn is Here to Help!
What is Elect to Learn?Elect to Learn is an intervention designed to promote academic responsibility and effort. It is open to all students (6th, 7th, and 8th). Students who come to class unprepared with unfinished or incomplete work will be assigned Elect to Learn for that afternoon. If students are unable to attend, they need to get in touch with the teacher that assigned them to make arrangements.
Elect to Learn is also open for any student who wants extra help on assignments or needs a quiet place to study. This time is an opportunity for students to make-up past assignments, get help from a staff member and complete homework. Students may also read novels and use computers for classwork, not games. It is a quiet study time, which allows students to move toward success in their learning at Olympic View. Staff members are available during this time to help students as necessary.
When & where is Elect to Learn?
It is available Monday - Thursday from 2:45 pm - 4 pm at the library.
Activity buses are available for students to ride home at 4:00 pm. In order for bus drivers to direct students to the correct activity bus, students must know their address and able to give it to the bus drivers. Helpful tip: have your student write their address on their planner.
All students are expected to have an independent reading book with them at all times at school. Students may be asked to read independently after finishing a test, during Monday's Crew time, or during an emergency interruption to a school day. They can bring school-appropriate books from home, or they can also check out our large collection of books at the OV library.
Students have a library day every OTHER week with their ELA class. So far, all 6th graders, Mrs. Lewis’ 7th graders, Mrs. Glafke/Mrs. Salcedo’s 7th & 8th graders, and Mrs. Roberts' 8th graders have already visited the library. They are part of the first-week rotation, which we call "O" week. We have "V" week (the second-week rotation) beginning on September 18th. This includes all other 7th and 8th graders. Ask your Pirate which day is their library day!
Any questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OV Marching Band and Drill Team will be competing in the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Parade on Saturday, September 23rd. They won FIRST PLACE last year!!
Student must arrive at OV in full uniform by 6:30 AM for a 7 AM departure. A detailed schedule and more information can be found in a flyer that went home with your student.
The Marching Band needs 20 parent volunteers to to ensure the success of this event. If you're interested, please email email@example.com for further information.
Meet OV Office Staff
Click HERE and take a tour of OV Main Office!!
In the MAIN OFFICE:
- Devin McLane (Principal)
- Beverly Moore (Assistant Principal)
- Patricia Mejia (Registrar)
- Therese McNamara (Attendance Clerk)
- Jamie Wright (Office Manager)
- Wendy Smith (8th Grade Counselor)
- Lisa Morris (7th Grade Counselor)
- Teresa Hoffman (6th Grade Counselor)
- Teddy Mitalas (Security Officer)
- Patty Nogueda (Student Support Advocate)
- Lori Koegler (Bookkeeper)
- Anh Dinh (Psychologist)
- Laury Lorz (Nurse)
In the FEL & Multifunction Room (A212)
- Loren Suwana Poisel (Family Engagement Liaison, or FEL)
FEL helps connect families to the school and supports students' needs with resources we have IN SCHOOL, which include school supplies, clothing, snacks, financial hardship, and more. FEL organizes and runs most school events, as well as assisting families with our communication applications: ParentSquare, Schoology, and Qmulativ. If you need to contact your FEL, please email her at SuwanaLV@mukilteo.wednet.edu.
SCHOOL RESOURCES ASSISTANCE
- Have questions about OV and not sure who to contact?
Need assistance with school supplies and groceries?
Get in touch with your Family Engagement Liaison:
Loren Suwana Poisel
Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:45-11:45AM
- Need support connecting with resource assistance programs?
Please reach out to your Student Support Advocate:
Patty Nogueda (Hablo Español)
Work: (425)366-5224 Cell: (425)327-8227
Monday-Thursday from 6:45am – 3:30pm
Fridays from 6:45am-2:15pm
Ms. Nogeuda can provide navigation support with rent assistance, clothing resources, food programs, medical services, child care, utility discounts and more.
OV PTO sponsors many fun and educational events throughout the school year!!
Check out PTO's 2023-24 Calendar of Events HERE.
Become a PTO member HERE.
9/26 OV Curriculum Night/Pass the Hat
9/27 Dinner Night Out at MOD Mukilteo
10/2 Zoom General Meeting at 7pm
Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319), firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), email@example.com, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) email@example.com. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.