Weekly Wednesday (Summer) Update

Wednesday, July 27, 2021

We hope you and your children are having a wonderful summer! We have been working hard to get ready for the upcoming school year while also taking our own vacation time.

We know you have many questions, and will share teacher assignments, bus schedules, COVID-19 mitigation strategies and practices in the next few weeks.

Our 2021-22 school year promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all the members of our school community as we continue to return to more normal operations. As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Open House: August 19 (before 5:00pm)

We all are looking forward to having you join us next month for our annual Open House, which will be a bit different from previous years. This year, Open House will include both online orientations and an opportunity to walk-through the school in person. To ensure we can accommodate all visitors and still meet our health and safety precautions, each family will receive a time reserved for them based upon their child's grade level and last name. We’ll have that information for you by the end of next week.

School Supply List

We are working with our grade level teams to update our school supply list before the sales tax holiday. The reason for our delay is that we purchased many items at the end of last year and have had donations of supplies over the summer, so it is our goal to minimize what we ask families to purchase this year.

School Tours

We will be sending out a virtual school tour of our building in the next two weeks. This will allow new to Mountain View children and families to see the inside of our school before Open House on August 19.

First Friday Coffee with the Principal - for Caregivers/Families

I’m pleased to announce that I’m adding a new way for us to connect this year -- “First Friday Coffee with the Principal.” This is an informal time to hear what’s on your minds, what you are excited about for the upcoming school year, and how we can continue to be strong learning partners. If you are interested, please join me on Zoom next Friday, August 6 at 8:30am. We will meet on Zoom for the first few months: https://k12albemarle.zoom.us/j/99577194151?pwd=cytaM3FYN0FmcVorN0J2RFZabGMzdz09

If your neighborhood is interested in hosting an informal conversation in person in the upcoming year (similar to the “Listen and Learns” from my first year), I would be happy to attend. Just let me know what works for you and we’ll get that scheduled.

Enjoy the last month of summer - we can’t WAIT to see your children again!

Cyndi Wells, principal

P.S. On a personal note, I took a 10-hour online Spanish class during vacation to keep improving my own language learning. It is my goal to better support our students and families in our two paths to high academic achievement through language Immersion and Discovery.

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • August 6 - “First Friday Coffee Chat with the Principal” for Mountain View caregivers/families on Zoom at 8:30am

    • Zoom link

    • Meeting ID: 995 7719 4151

    • Password: colts

  • August 16 - First official day of work for teachers

  • August 19 - Open House (staggered family times before 5:00pm will be shared soon)

  • August 23 - First day of school for students!

  • September 8 - Zoom at 6:00pm with the Master Planning. We want to hear your thoughts on the long-range options for Mountain View.

  • September 16 - Back-to-School Night

Mountain View PTO

We encourage you to connect with our PTO on calepto.org or on Facebook: Mountain View Elementary School PTO. or via email at: mountainviewcoltspto@gmail.com.