MCCV NEWSLETTER MARCH 13, 2020

KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED

All events on and off campus are cancelled through the end of April, but enrichment classes will continue. Situation is evolving. The May dates are tentative.


Spring break starts for our community today! Without question, this has been a challenging year and we want to thank all of our students, families, and staff for working closely with us as we continue to navigate through 2019-20.

With impending travel approaching, we would like to provide some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on travel. Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and our community from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any illness.

Depending on your travel history, you may be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread. Any absence due to quarantine or illness will be excused.


For more information, click on the link

QUICK LINKS

MCCV Website | Aeries Portal | PCS Food Services

PTA Website | Mary Collins Facebook Page | MCCV Twitter

2019-2020 School Calendar | 2020-2021 School Calendar | 2021-2022 School Calendar

Family Google Calendar


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.

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March 16-27 Spring Break

MARCH EVENTS

2019-2020 School Calendar | 2020-2021 School Calendar | 2021-2022 School Calendar


Next Newsletter: 3/27/20


March 30

8:20am, First Day of Fourth Quarter

FUTURE EVENTS

All events on and off campus are cancelled through the end of April, but enrichment classes will continue. Situation is evolving. The May dates are tentative.

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CHERRY JUBILEE UPDATE

Following the guidance we just received from the school district, this year's Jubilee is cancelled. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our amazing community.


While we know there will be some disappointment over the cancellation of this beloved event, we also know everyone will understand that it was the right thing to do.


We are discussing other future fundraising alternatives as the loss of this event will be a hit for the PTA who fund so many important programs and initiatives for our beautiful school, but the focus now is really on keeping everyone around us healthy, both physically and mentally.


Please feel free to contact our PTA President, Amy Evans-Reber at amyevans1235@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns.


Stay well,

Your PTA



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2020 SPRING ENRICHMENT SCHEDULE

April 6 - May 29, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE

Refer to class descriptions for class specific days off. Contact instructors for class specific questions. For general questions about enrichment contact Sigrid Rinehart at Sigrid.rinehart@att.net.


Scholarships available for Cherry Valley students. One scholarship per qualified student per year, until funds are depleted.


ATTENTION: Parents of students in grades 1, 2, & 3: For students dismissed at 2:30 but attending a 3:10 class, they must be supervised by a parent/adult or make arrangements with NBCC for care during that time. Children must be supervised by an adult between the time of school dismissal and the start of their enrichment class. NBCC has an aftercare program specifically for enrichment students.
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ESPAÑOL: Para más información en español, favor de llamar a Autumn al 707 477-4948

Petaluma City Schools provides space, but does not endorse, staff, or supervise the information, activities, or events posted.

SPRING PHOTOS

Parents: If you are interested in student Spring photos, please contact Steven Yeager directly.

Steven Yeager Studio

707-762-7518

www.stevenyeagerstudio.com

MARY COLLINS SCHOOL - GOOD NEWS TO SHARE

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CAASPP Family Notification Letter


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Summative Assessments and California Science Test

*Haga clic aquí para la versión en Español*

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on their grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven
  • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight and once in high school

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and the CAST are online tests that measure what your student knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support needed to be successful in school.

Our District will be administering the CAASPP tests February 25, 2020 through May 22, 2020.

You are an important part of your child’s education. To help your child get ready for the test you can:

  • Talk about the test with your child. Make sure they are not scared or anxious.
  • Tell your child that you and their teacher have high expectations and are both there to help, every step of the way.
  • Take a practice test with your child.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast before testing.

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

You also can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

If you have questions, please contact Jason Sutter at jsutter@petk12.org or 707-778-4815.

Sincerely,

Jason Sutter
Director, Educational Services
Petaluma City Schools

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BE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS FORM BY APRIL 30th

Every person in the country is required to fill out the 2020 Census form.

Luckily, you have three ways to respond: By Mail, By Phone, Online.

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families. Accurate Census data will secure federal funding for programs like special education, before-and-after school programs, and school nutrition programs.

Let’s ensure all Californians are counted so we can put those resources to good use here at home! Don’t Delay! Be sure to fill out your census form before April 30th.

WHY THE CENSUS MATTERS

The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars will reach our families. Your answers will help determine funding for dozens of programs that provide essential resources to Californians. Census data determines funding allocations for schools, child care programs, road maintenance projects and social assistance programs.

TIMELINE

  • MARCH 12-20 -Invitations to complete the 2020 census questionnaire online will be mailed.
  • APRIL 1 - Census Day! Don’t Delay! Be sure to fill out your census form before April 30th.
  • APRIL 20-27 - Final postcards will be mailed before an in-person follow-up.



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WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT SCHOOL?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL


  • The Educational Foundation (can pay salaries + more) Co-Chairs Amy Cohen (amycohen339@gmail.com) and Megan Malone (meg@maloneweb.com). Think: Environmental education, music program, Spanish and middle school electives.
  • The PTA (supports non-salary needs on campus) President Amy Evans-Reber,(amyevans1235@yahoo.com). Think: Classroom Supplies, Mentor Reading, Field Trips.
  • Friends of Cherry Valley Library (supports the library) President Meagan Gazzoli, (mg@gazzoli.biz). Think: Librarian's Salary, Library Books, Technology.


These three groups hold community events, coordinate fundraisers, write grants and work tirelessly, all for the benefit of our children. Click here for a one page description of these three organizations.


It would be so wonderful for YOU to work with one of these organizations. Don't be shy! You don't have to jump in as President! We are looking for brainstormers, worker bees, and helping us plan for the future. Email one of the presidents above and get involved today!

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Petaluma Educational Foundation

Every child has a dream. Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill these dreams. We believe in them. We empower them. We invest in their future. PEF is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID# is 94-2847212.


Click here for more information on PEF

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PETALUMA REGIONAL LIBRARY - UPCOMING EVENTS

Fun and Free things to do during Spring Break:


Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Rock Steady Juggling

Explore STEAM Kits: Snap Circuits

Cascada de Flores

Vegetable StoryCraft

Sheep StoryCraft

Paper Airplanes!


Click here for the March calendar for the Petaluma Regional Library

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS