Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families.


What a great week we had last week celebrating Read Across America (CLICK HERE to see pictures from the week). To continue our love of learning and reading, Mill Valley hosts a Family Reading Night towards the end of the school year. In the past couple years participation has declined. We would like to gather more information about your understanding for the event and what we could do to increase attendance. Please take this short and simple survey to help us grow.


Thinking Students...Changing the World!


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

COVID-19 Update

This message was sent to all district families today via Infinite Campus: COVID-19 Update Letter #1 We want to be prepared in case of a school closure. Please send an extra bag with your child tomorrow [Friday, Mar. 13th] to help transport extra materials and books.


Classroom teachers have been asked to review the following information with their students around the Covid 19 virus: Elementary - COVID-19 Student Education Script. Our goal is to encourage healthy, preventative habits. Each teacher will modify to fit their classroom needs. Please consider reviewing the information and reinforcing a similar message at home. If you have additional questions, our district nurse is updating the health services website regularly.

Friday Paw Print Winners

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Student Profile

As we begin to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we invite you to complete an optional Student Profile Survey for your student(s) to express your child's learning needs. The survey is found HERE and must be completed no later than April 1st.

Summer Learning Academy 2020

Registration is now open!

Registration Closes: Friday, March 20th

Register HERE or

click on the booklet to the right.

Mark your calendars...our Forward Testing Window is Monday, April 6th ~ Friday, April 24th.

All 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the Forward Test. Below is the schedule for testing days and times.

Please keep in mind...


  • testing will take place in the morning, (please schedule appointments in the afternoon)
  • please ensure your student gets enough sleep and has a healthy breakfast
  • arrive to school on time (testing will begin promptly at 9:15)


We thank you in advance for your partnership in making your student’s test days successful.

New Lunch Schedule during Forward Testing

From Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 24th , all specials and lunch schedules have been altered to accommodate for an uninterrupted morning testing window. The new lunch schedules are as follows:

Kindergarten → 11:00 - 11:30 (recess to follow lunch)

1st Grade → 12:00 - 12:30 (recess prior to lunch)

2nd Grade → 11:45 - 12:15 (recess to follow lunch)

3rd Grade → 12:45 - 1:15 (recess prior to lunch)

4th Grade → 12:30 - 1:00 (recess to follow lunch)

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Mill Valley Specials

Youth Art Month at Muskego Public Library

In honor of Youth Art Month, selected student artwork from grades K-12 will be on display throughout the month of March at the Muskego Public Library! If you happen to be at the library this month, be sure to check out all of the awesome work from Muskego students! We have so many talented individuals!

Online Resources

The library offers many online resources that are available to our students. Attached is a list of the passwords that students can use to access the online resource from home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Toni at toni.heinowski@muskegonorway.org

4K & 5K Registration

Registration is now available for our 4K & 5K programs. All registration can be done online at our website. If you have any questions, please send us a message.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.muskegonorway.org/schools/4kregister.cfm


***Save the Date: Kindergarten Splash, Friday, May 8th for all 2020-2021 5K students***

More information will be shared in April.

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Mill Valley Talent Show - POSTPONED

Due to MNS implementing appropriate Social Distancing interventions, Mill Valley has postponed the Talent Show for tomorrow night, March 13th.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

Cards for a Cause ~ March 9th - 20th

The Mill Valley PTO is Sponsoring Cards for a Cause! Are you tired of spending too much money on greeting cards? How does $1 per card sound? Save money and support the PTO at the same time!!

Orders are due on Friday, March 20th. Checks can be made payable to The Mill Valley PTO. Exact cash will be accepted too. Card boxes will be available for pick up in April.

View Order Form Here

The Following Video Link Shows all of the current card boxes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG0agHEgXGc


Questions? Contact Karen Goelz at karen.goelz@muskegonorway.org

Mil Valley Book Fair: March 17th - 19th

We are looking for some volunteers to help with the book fair on March 17, 18 & 19.

If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

Extra bonus...you will receive 20% off of your purchases!

Wolf Tracks: Upcoming Events

MV Talent Show @ MV Gym ~ POSTPONED

3/9-20: Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

3/17-19: Follett's Book Fair


Sign Up for HUMP DAY TREATS

Make sure to check out our PTO Event Calendar for upcoming family friendly events!

March Meeting Minutes: Read here

Keep on Reading!

Just a reminder to keep reading and log your minutes online using your teacher's unique code. Information sheets were sent home with your student in January. If you don't know your child's code, please contact their teacher.

All minutes are due by April 17th.

Attendance Matters

As of February 28, 2020, 27% of our absences this school year have been due to personal or vacation days. Understanding that there are many educational opportunities for traveling, the teaching that goes on in the classroom each day, including what your child contributes, is irreplaceable. Whenever possible, please try to schedule vacations on the days that we do not have school.

Warrior & Community Events

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required