MCCV NEWSLETTER MAY 10, 2019

KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED

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MAY EVENTS

Next Newsletter 5/24/19


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.


May 13

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


May 14

8:30am-3:00pm, Westside Relays (Grades 5-6) - Petaluma High School


May 15

9:00am + 10:45am - Ms. Ribeiro's Class Play - Lodge


May 16

6:00-7:00pm, MCCV Open House


May 17

10:45am, Assembly with Illustrator Shawn Harris (K-3 event) Click here for order form


May 17

Library Closes - All Library Books Due


May 20

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


May 20

6:00-7:30pm, FCVL Meeting - Dempsey's


May 20-31

Summer Book Checkout in the Library


May 22

7:30-8:30am, Volunteer Breakfast


May 22

9:00am + 10:45am, Watt Class Play


May 23

9:00am, Assembly: The Plastic Problem - project sharing from Lewis and Pellkofer Classes


May 23

FCVL Free Book Day - Room T2

Grade K, 1:30-2:00pm

Grades 1-3, 2:30-3:00pm

Grades 4-8, 3:00-3:30pm


May 23

3:15-4:30pm, Advisory Council - Library


May 24

9:00am-2:30pm, Morton's Warm Springs (Grades 6-8)


May 24

5:30-8:30pm, Middle School Dance

FUTURE EVENTS

May 27 - Memorial Day, No School

May 29 - McNear Park Picnic (Grades 4+5)

May 30 - 8th Grade Promotion

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

SCHOOL NEWS

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WATERSHED CLASSROOM STUDENT SHOWCASE

Ms. Lewis' and Ms. Pellkofer's classes recently completed our "Plastics in our Watershed" project based learning focus. Every student in each class worked in small groups to direct and produce videos, either public service announcements or stop-motion movies addressing the topic of how we can help solve the problem of plastics. 12 students were selected to present at this year's Friends of the Petaluma River Watershed Student Showcase. From Ms. Lewis' class were Teddy Wade, Lindy Johnson, Theo Landskron, Kaya Bailey, Ella Wilson and Asa Beach. From Ms. Pellkofer's class were Maya Moran, Lila Kellison, Atticus Knop, Chloe Hartman, Jazzlin Mejia Andrade, and Penelope Malone. These student's were awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Representative Jared Huffman for their participation and contributions to environmental literacy and sustainability in Sonoma County and beyond. There will be a special school assembly at 9:00am Thursday, May 23rd for all of Ms. Lewis' and Ms. Pellkofer's students to share their topics of study and videos to our MCCV community. Parents and families are welcome to attend!
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ROAD SAFETY AT MCCV

It is essential that everyone be mindful of safety at all times with student drop off, pick up and use of crosswalks. Thanks you for your ongoing attention to this safety matter.


Please be a patient, careful, attentive driver. Please make sure you monitor your child when stopping/dropping them off on Elm, Cherry and Antone Streets close to school. Please walk your child across the street on Elm and Cherry Streets for their safety. If you are able to park and walk up the hills to school with your child, please do so.


PLEASE DO NOT PARK/STOP FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME IN STAFF PARKING LOT.

THIS IS A STUDENT DROPOFF / PICKUP AREA ONLY.


Thank you!

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The Mary Collins Education Foundation (MCEF) is kicking off its Annual Pledge Drive -- and we need your help!


The Education Foundation is a group of parents, faculty, and community members dedicated to supporting the mission and programs of Mary Collins School through fundraising. Through the generous contributions of our school community, we have been able to underwrite costs associated with the programs that make Cherry Valley special, including music, environmental education, Spanish, algebra-readiness, physical education, and more!


We need your contributions to keep our school thriving. Make your pledge for the 2019-2020 school year and get ahead of the game! You can find a pledge form here. We suggest a donation of $300/per student per year, but every donation, large and small, is important and appreciated!


Want to get involved? We are in need of parent volunteers who want to make a lasting impact on our school's curriculum and community! Please contact Co-Chairs Amy Cohen or Megan Malone for more information -- whatever your skill set, we have a job for you!

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MARY COLLINS SCHOOL SUMMER BOOK CLUB

This summer we are inviting our whole school to read the poetry book, I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris.

· Read aloud as a family

· Read and enjoy by yourself

· Listen to by audiobook

· Read to someone

Visit Mrs. Derby in the library and check out a family copy during Open House on May 16 or anytime through the last day of school. We have enough copies to loan one book to each family. We will be collecting the books in July so that they can be shared with other Petaluma schools next school year.


Thank you to the Rotary Club of Petaluma for providing a grant to help fund our summer reading program.

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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!

UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS


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Petaluma Educational Foundation

This school year we awarded $219,150 to seniors graduating from all seven Petaluma area high schools, bringing the total to $3,575,885 awarded since the program’s inception in 1990.

On April 10th, the annual PEF Scholarship Reception celebrated the members of the Class of 2019 and honored our incredible donors who make these awards possible!

Click Here to view the complete program

The PEF manages 66 scholarship funds for donors who provide the Foundation with clear criteria for each award. The PEF Scholarship program provides financial awards acknowledging a variety of student accomplishments. Scholarships are given to those attending 4-year colleges, community colleges, and vocational programs.

Our new online scholarship application portal opens in November each year with applications due in early Spring. The PEF Scholarship Awards Reception takes place late spring.



Exciting Things Are Happening at PEF!

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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

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707.778.4818

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PETALUMA REGIONAL LIRARY

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

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS


  • Registration Open - Athletic Edge Baseball Club Fall Ball - Click for flyer
  • May 15 - PPD hosted- Educational Panel discussion on "Teen and Transitional Youth" mental health - Click for flyer
  • May 18 - Studysync Video Audition (Ages 12-19) - Click for flyer
  • June-August - Sonoma State University Super Kids Camp - Click for flyer
  • June 24-29 + July 7-12 - Sonoma County 4-H Camp - 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