Mountain View Principal Newsletter

October 2017

A Great First Month!

It's been a great start to the school year! Our students have demonstrated an investment in school that has us all excited. Early release has provided an opportunity for our staff to learn with and from each other. We want to thank you for a great Back to School Night Barbecue turnout and we look forward to connecting and partnering with our parents again during parent conferences at the end of this month.


Here is some information and some highlights from September.

Attendance

Mountain View students attended 96.1% of all classes in September. Attending school is crucial if we want our students to be successful and prepared for high school. Missing just one class in a week equated to missing 20% of instruction and puts students at risk of falling behind. Please help support your student being in attendance every day.

Kindness Month

September was kindness month at Mountain View. Students were encouraged to display and spread kindness throughout our community. We saw multiple examples of kindness from our students throughout the month. We also selected our student of the month recognitions through the lens of kindness. The theme for October is Embracing Community.

September Students of the Month

Rian Adams

Angelica Alvarez Bowe

Gunner Antolin

Halima Awess

Danny Battilega

Asa Beal

Cyrus Braaten

Kevin Butcher

Emily Crayne

Wynter Day

Kocher Fattah

Sydney Flynn

Cameron Gable

Kentaro Harris

Ayla Henderson

Ethan Hobbs

Kiera Johnson

Cesar Lopez

Marie Maier

Camila Mascote Bobadilla

Kaleigh Nguyen

Kira Parmeter

Gabriella Rodriguez

Montserrat Romero Guzman

Parent Conferences

Fall Conferences are October 25-26. The schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, October 25 = Conferences 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, October 26 = Conferences 8:00am - 8:00pm

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Thursday Oct. 26 and Friday Oct. 27


Carry home sign-up information went home to parents the first week of October. Online sign-up will open October 11. Below is a copy of what was sent home. All info is also on our school webpage.

After School Activities

After school activities start in October. Permission slips and sign-up forms can be found in the round by the main office. We are excited to offer After School Academy (homework help), Soccer, Anime Club, and more to come. Permission slips for After School Academy, Soccer and Anime are also attached below:

This Year's PTO

We would like to introduce our PTO team this year:


Anne Owens = President

Amber Reyes = Vice President

Alan Minor = returning Treasurer

Becky Newkirk = Secretary

Kayla Reyes = Volunteer Coordinator

Rene Gamboa = Holiday Bazar Coordinator

Anita Daines = Art Literacy

Diana Basham = Art Literacy



We are grateful and excited about the work this team will be doing for our school community.

They are always open for more participation and support. The next PTO meeting is October 17 at 6:30pm. You can contact the group at mtviewmspto@gmail .com

Padres Unidos

We had our first Padres Unidos meeting last week. This is a Spanish speaking parent principal advisory group. Week look forward to these meetings every month. Join us on November 7, at 6:30pm, if you would like to attend our next meeting.

Mountain View Champions Park is Open!

Our back sport turf field and park is now open. Students will be using this beautiful area during PE and recess. Also, any student walking to school down 170th can access our campus through the park. We are excited to have Mountain View Champions Park in our community!

Early Release Wednesdays

The Mountain View staff has already benefitted greatly by the early release time on Wednesdays. Teacher groups have met around common professional development needs such as nonverbal classroom management, online academic resources, team data meetings, cross grade level alignment, curriculum planning and many other collaboration opportunities. Thank you for supporting this time and getting us off to a great start.

Here is some information around our Wednesday Early Release:

  • Middle School Early Release is 2:30 - 4:00pm (students released at 2:20pm)
  • 1st Wednesday: Principal-led

  • 2nd , 3rd and 4th Wednesdays: Teacher-led collaboration teams

  • T&L will provide optional PD every 3rd Wednesday.

  • 5th Wednesday: Individual teacher planning time (May 30, 2018)

  • Classified Staff will also be participating in professional development on Wednesdays

  • Collaboration Facilitators will help support (Previously known as Learning Team Leaders)

  • Early Release FAQs: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/PS/Documents/Early_Release_FAQ_3_17.pdf

Holiday Bazaar

The annual Mountain View PTO Holiday Bazaar is November 4 from 10am-5pm.

This is always a great way to kick off the holiday season and support Mountain View's PTO.

There are still openings for vendors that would like to be part of 2017 Mt. View Holiday Bazaar! If you would like an application, please email Mt.view_holiday_bazaar@yahoo.com
And request an application.

Hurricane Support

Mountain View's AVID program adopted Groves Middle School in Texas. Groves was greatly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We want to congratulate and thank our student community for raising $750 during this quick fundraiser.

TAG (Talented and Gifted) Assessments

Every year all students are considered for identification as Talented and Gifted in Beaverton School District. These services are usually provided within the classroom by the teacher(s). If you think your child might exhibit qualities that typically are used to describe giftedness, you may wish to complete the attached Parent Information Form.

Follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook

We routinely post announcements, celebrations and highlights on our Twitter and Facebook pages.


Twitter:

@MountainViewBSD

Facebook:

@mountainviewmiddleschoolBSD

Upcoming Events


October 4 = AVID Family Night 6:30pm

October 17 = PTO Mtg 6:30pm

October 25 = Evening Parent Conferences

October 26 = All day Parent Conferences (No School for students)

October 27 = No School

November 3 = No School for Students, Grading Day

November 4 = Holiday Bazaar

November 7-9 = Drama One Act Performances

November 11 = No School (Veteran'sDay)

November 17 = Picture Retakes

November 22-24 = No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Pictures from our first month!

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Messages in Our Hallways

We are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully advocate for their future goals.