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February 22-26

Monday - Share Family Photo/Sibling Photo Day
Tuesday - Rainbow Day - Wear rainbows or any color of the rainbow
Wednesday - Ocean Day - Wear the color blue or a beach day shirt
Thursday - “COVID Can’t” Campaign Day - Make a sign saying what COVID can’t take away from you
Friday - MCCV Spirit Day - Wear MCCV spirit wear OR red, yellow, white, or black OR a Variety Show t-shirt OR a Home-a-Thon t-shirt

How to Share: Post your photos on our PTA Facebook page or email your photos to Ria at We will make a slideshow at the end of the week with all the photos emailed or posted on Facebook. By submitting your photo, you are agreeing to be included in the slideshow.

FB link:

COVID-19 Hub

Distance Learning; Meal and Internet Resources; Mental & Physical Health

PCS Update

MCCV Quick Links

MCCV Website | Aeries Portal | PCS Food Services

PTA Website | Mary Collins Facebook Page | MCCV Twitter

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.

Events: Mark Your Calendars


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

2020-2021 School Calendar | 2021-2022 School Calendar

Next Newsletter: 3/5/21

Friday, February 19 - TODAY!

MCCV Yearbook Cover Designs Due Today

Link to Yearbook Cover Design Guidelines

Sunday, February 21

10:00am, PTA Volunteer Open House

Meeting ID: 885 5971 3944
Passcode: 035094

Monday, February 22

7:00-8:00pm, FCVL Meeting (Link to Meeting Agenda)

Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 87863051503
Passcode: 167461

Tuesday, February 23

6:00-8:00pm, PCS Board of Education Meeting

Thursday, February 25

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

Thursday, February 25

7:00-8:00pm, Registration 2021 Q + A with Principal Amy

Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 86859729354
Password: 993776

Friday, February 26

Priority Registration for New Students Closes Today

Monday, March 1

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

Zoom Link:

Tuesday, March 2

9:30-10:15am, El Deafo Celebration (Grades K-3)

Tuesday, March 2

1:00-2:00pm, Author Visit with Stuart Gibbs (Grades 4-8) Order Form Link, Password: MCCV

Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 81077438667
Passcode: 915721

Tuesday, March 2

5:00-9:00pm, PTA Dine and Donate: Chipotle

Link to Flyer (English) - Link to Flyer (Spanish)

Wednesday, March 3

10:00-11:00am, El Deafo Celebration (Grades 4-8)

Wednesday, March 3

6:30-8:00pm, TIDE Meeting


March 9 - PCS Board of Education Meeting

March 10-23 - Conference Days

March 11 - PTA Meeting

March 11 - MCEF Meeting

March 24 - April 9 - Spring Break

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Middle School

February 22, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm

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Petaluma City Schools District would like to improve its response to harassment and discrimination. We would like to begin this process by gathering student voices by hosting two student focus groups that will be facilitated by CircleUp Education.

Link to Flyer


For the 2021 spring administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English language arts / literacy (ELA), mathematics, science, Spanish reading language arts, and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), students will be able to take their assigned tests remotely. Our priority is to keep our students and educators safe by following state, county, and local health and safety requirements associated with the current pandemic.

See CAASPP Letter to Parents below which provides information on what students who take the test remotely need. Students will take the exam from the safety of their homes. The exam administrator or examiner will connect by computer with each student.

Link to CAASPP Letter to Parents (English and Spanish)

PTA Volunteer Open House

PTA Volunteer Open House

Please join us

Sunday, February 21st at 10:00am

Interested in participating in the PTA but not sure where to start? We’re hosting two events in February to answer any questions and provide information about the various volunteer opportunities available, which range from help with one event to being a PTA Board Member. There really are opportunities for everyone that can be customized to fit your schedule and interest level!


Meeting ID: 885 5971 3944

Passcode: 035094


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.

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!


February 25 - 7:00-8:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 86859729354

Password: 993776


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MARCH 2 - 1:00pm - Grades 4-8

Link to Online Order Form for Charlie Thorn Books

Password: MCCV

NOTE: You will see a green button "ticket" when you open the link. This is the button to order books. No ticket is actually needed, but this is the way Copperfield's has set it up for their book sales.

On Tuesday, March 2nd, our students in grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to meet and listen (via Zoom) to NY Times bestselling author, Stuart Gibbs (author of all the Spy School, FunJungle and Space Camp books) and here's an opportunity to order his newest books! He's here to launch the second book in his Charlie Thorne series, Charlie Thorne and the Lost City,

Stuart's newest series - about kids who work undercover for the CIA - and one kid in particular, Charlie Thorne, is so much fun.

The cool thing about this event is that it's happening on the day the book comes out - the book's BIRTHDAY (honest, that's what we call it!) and Patty at Copperfield's is hoping all the kids can write the words "Happy Book Birthday" on a sheet of paper, and at the count of three--when she says so!--hold them up for Stuart to see. He'll be blown away!

While he's visiting via Zoom, he'll be reading, taking questions, and talking about what it takes to write a book. It should be a great time! Please help your kids enjoy the connection with a fabulous author and - while you're at it - support your local independent bookstore!

Each of the Charlie Thorne books can be ordered here (and we're going to try to get them autographed).

Book orders can be picked up at the Petaluma Copperfield's - 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma - beginning after 12:00pm on Thursday, March 3.

Thank you Patty and Copperfield's for bringing Stuart to the kids at MCCV!

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Garden Update: Hi from SARAH KONIAK and KATE JETT

MCCV community, are you a designer, builder, large sculpture artist? If so could your garden coordinators pick your brain about a future garden project? Contact us to talk. Thank you!

Spring will be here soon enough but if you’re eager to get started in your home garden here are some ideas for right now.

*If you want to eat these veggies this summer then you can direct sow radish, peas, carrots, beets and spinach seeds right now!

*It’s last call for fruit tree pruning, before your flower buds swell and start to blossom. And it’s time to fertilize non citrus fruit trees.

*Another garden task this month is weeding. I’ve been around campus pulling some weeds and this time of year the soil is soft and the weeds are small, it’s easiest to get the whole weed and all the roots too. So satisfying.

Thanks to Shannon Paras for the photo.

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

Bottle Cap Mural

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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