MCCV Newsletter April 12, 2019

Keeping Families Connected

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April Events

Next Newsletter 4/26/19


PLEASE NOTE that our 2019-2020 Calendar has been amended. Our new start date is Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Click here to see the 2019-2020 calendar.


April/May 2019

State Testing Window (CAASPP)(Grades 3-8)


April 15-19

8th Grade Trip


April 15

3:05-3:35pm, Homework Club (Grades 4-6) *Now on Mondays*


April 18

Poem in Your Pocket Day - Bring a poem to share with your friends at school

(https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day)


April 18

6:00pm, Ed Foundation Meeting - Library


April 22

3:05-3:35pm, Homework Club (Grades 4-6)


April 24

8:30am - Noon, Art in the Quad at MCCV


April 24

7:00pm, Westside Band Festival (Grades 4-12) - Petaluma High School Gym


April 25

3:15-4:15pm, Advisory Council


April 26

5:30-7:30pm, PTA Skate Night


April 29

3:05-3:35pm, Homework Club (Grades 4-6)

Future Events

May 6 - Homework Club

May 6 - MCCV Spring Concert (Grades 4-5) Click here for more information

May 6-10 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 7 - Brewsters Dine and Donate

May 9 - Ed Foundation Meeting

May 13 - Homework Club

May 14 - Westside Relays (Grades 5+6)

May 16 - Ed Foundation Meeting

May 16 - MCCV Open House

May 17 - Library Closes

May 20 - Homework Club

May 20-31 - Summer Book Checkout in the Library

May 20 - FCVL Meeting

May 22 - Volunteer Breakfast

May 24 - Morton's Warm Springs (Grades 6-8)

May 24 - Middle School Dance

May 27 - Memorial Day, No School

May 30 - 8th Grade Promotion

May 31 - Last day of school (K-8 noon dismissal, no lunch served)

SCHOOL NEWS

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MOLLY HUFF - ADVANCING TO STATE SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP ON MAY 4

On Tuesday, April 2, SCOE hosted the Junior High Spelling Bee. The event brought the county's best seventh, eighth, and ninth grade spellers together in a competition designed to promote and acknowledge exemplary student achievement. Our very own Molly Huff placed second and will now advance to the 2019 California State Junior High Spelling Championship on May 4. Congratulations and best of luck to you Molly!
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ORDER YOUR MCCV YEARBOOK TODAY!

DUE DATE EXTENDED TO: APRIL 30


Capture the memories at Mary Collins School. With candid photos of students in all grade levels, this year's yearbook is the perfect way to preserve your child's school year memories. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this year's yearbook. Please order today be completing the yearbook order from below and return it to the office or your teacher along with your payment of $12.00.

Click here for yearbook order form

WESTSIDE BAND FESTIVAL (Grades 4-12)

Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm

201 Fair Street

Petaluma, CA


Petaluma City Schools Elementary Music Department

SAVE THE DATE! WESTSIDE BAND FESTIVAL!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Petaluma High School Gym


Dear Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Band Students,


We are very happy to invite your child to participate in this year’s Westside Band Festival to be

held at the Petaluma High School Gymnasium. We encourage both you and your son or daughter to attend this special evening in which your young musician will have the exciting opportunity to hear music played by our junior and senior high school bands, and to join them in performing the Grand Finale. In order for your student to participate in this wonderful event, please complete the bottom portion of this letter and have your student return it to their music teacher during their next music class.


When and Where: April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM, (arrive at 6:30 PM), at the PHS Gym


What songs to prepare: Power Rock, Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance, The Might of Hercules and

Let’s Go Band!


What to bring: Instrument, music and stand. Trumpet and Trombone students need to

leave their instrument cases in the car.


What to wear: Students can wear their school wear (tee-shirts) or colors, black and white

or something appropriate that makes them feel special.


What time to arrive: Students should be in their seats by 6:30 PM. Please plan to arrive early to allow for parking. The concert will last approximately one hour.

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WAYS TO SUPPORT MARY COLLINS 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 Jen Stoneman,(jenstoneman@juno.com). Think: Classroom Supplies, Mentor Reading, Field Trips.
  • Friends of Cherry Valley Library (supports the library) President Sonia Pai, (spai3@yahoo.com). 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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UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS


  • PCS Five Minute Film Festival - April 20, 2019
  • Butter and Egg Days Parade - April 27, 2019

Click here for more Information

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Petaluma Educational Foundation

Exciting Things Are Happening at PEF!

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PEF's ALPHABET SOUP BENEFIT THRIFT STORES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - DELIVERY & PICK UP SERVICES AVAILABLE!

Support all local K-12 public, private & charter schools in the Petaluma area when you
SHOP - DONATE - VOLUNTEER at our Alphabet Soup Stores in downtown Petaluma.
Visit our Alphabet Soup Clothing Boutique and Alphabet Soup @ Home Stores where your purchases are truly making a difference in our community through the mission of PEF.

Alphabet Soup Clothing Boutique - 217 Western Avenue

Alphabet Soup @ Home Store - 203 Western Avenue

707.778.4818

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PETALUMA REGIONAL LIBRARY


Click here for the April calendar for the Petaluma Regional Library.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS


  • April 17 - Restorative Justice Practices on School Campuses at CGHS Click for flyer
  • May 2 - Free Immigration Workshop/Taller Gratuito de Immigracion - Click for flyer
  • May 18 - Studysync Video Audition (Ages 12-19) - Click for flyer
  • June 3–August 23 - Schulz Museum Summer Camps - Click for flyer
  • June 17-22 - River Town Racers, Intro to Coed Kayak Racing (Ages 11-17) - Click for flyer