The Month in VIEW

November 2018

Principal news

Time sure is flying by! It's hard to believe we are jumping into November already. Winter is just around the corner.

Carnival and 5K and 1K run/walk

Thank you to everyone who came out the carnival and 5K run/walk and child 1K. Everyone looked like they had a lot of fun and we raised a lot of money for the school in the process. It was a huge success and we will look forward to doing it again next year! Thank you to our PTO for putting the event on.

Grand-person's Tea

We will be hosting a Grand-person's tea on November 15th and 16th. Please come visit and have a treat with your child in the classroom and visit the book fair. Due to parking and space concerns, we are asking that no more than 2 adults visit for each child. Please remember that we will follow the established visitor policy. All visitors will surrender their license and be given a badge to wear while in the building.

We will follow the schedule below:

Thursday, November 15th

1st grade @ 9:30-10:00

PreK @ 10:30-11:00

Kindergarten @ 2:00-2:30

Friday, November 16th

2nd grade @ 9:30-10:00

4th grade @ 10:30-11:00

5th grade @ 11:30-12:00

3rd grade @ 2:00-2:30

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We will have our final conference night Tuesday, November 13th. If you would like to speak with your child's teacher, please call the office (304-291-9255) and schedule your 15-minute conference.

School-Wide PBIS

Students have been doing a great job meeting our PAWSome school expectations by being Proud, having an Awesome attitude, being Well-mannered, and making Safe choices. Remember, you can use the parent app to see what they are earning points for and what they are spending their points on at the Bobcat Den (our school store). If you need an activation code, let your child's teacher know.

Are You Following Us?

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great way to stay up to date with what's going on around the school and details about upcoming events.

Find us on Facebook at Mountainview Elementary- Morgantown, WV or @mountainviewbobcats

Find us on Twitter @mtnviewelem

Grade Level news


  • This month in Pre-K we will be learning about food and families.
  • After break, we will start our Gingerbread unit.
  • Remember that we go outside each day unless it is raining so please send your child in a warm coat.
  • Keep washing those hands at home so we can keep the germs away.
  • We hope to see some families at our Grandperson's Tea on the 15th!


Kindergarteners have been working hard!

  • We are busy learning how to be responsible students.
  • In our classrooms, we are working together in large and small groups.
  • Please remember to check your child’s folder each evening and return the folder to school the next day.
  • Reading with your child each evening is one of the most important things you can do to help your child in school. Young children learn to understand or comprehend stories by listening to others read and discussing their ideas.

First Grade:

We are having a fabulous time in First Grade!

  • All classes have been working very hard and earning points on the PBIS Rewards System!
  • Please keep in mind that as the weather is getting much colder your child needs to be dressed for the changing weather. Students go outside for recess whenever possible therefore it is best to dress your child in layers each day. Additionally, please write your child's name or initials in their coats, hats, mittens, etc. This is very helpful to teachers if your child happens to lose something that belongs to them.
  • If you did not have the chance to schedule a conference with your child's teacher last month, please consider scheduling a conference on November 13th. We look forward to seeing you!
  • As always, be sure to read as much as possible and practice math facts!

Second Grade:

Second grade continues to be very busy as our trimester is coming to a close! We have been enjoying our new math and writing curriculum.

  • In math we are sharing ideas and strategies for addition, subtraction, number bonds, solving two step word problems, and double digit addition & subtraction problems.
  • We are building our endurance to write and will begin writing for information.
  • We are still working on long vowels in reading as well as inflections, suffixes, and contractions.
  • We will continue to work on comprehension strategies such as main idea, characters, setting, and plot, author’s purpose, and drawing conclusions.
  • We will continue to build our classroom community with our morning meetings and by using our Second Step curriculum.
  • Continue to read every night and practice your math fluency flashcards!

Third Grade

  • In math, third graders will continue to work on multiplication/division facts.
  • Continue to practice facts at home and practice flashcards to build fluency. Through November, students will be assessed on multiplication and division through a variety of word problems and critical thinking skills.
  • Classes will begin "Multiplication Masters" in November. Students will be rewarded for mastering their multiplication facts when given timed tests!
  • Continue to read with your child every night.
  • In reading/ language arts, students will continue to explore a variety of comprehension skills and continue to build fluency.
  • In writing, the students will continue narrative writing pieces.
  • In science and social studies, we will be exploring climate and weather within our region and comparing data to other parts of the world!

Fourth Grade:

  • Thank you to everyone who donated to Pie Day! Mrs. Sunyak’s class raised the most for the fundraiser, and enjoyed throwing pies at her during recess on the 25th!
  • As we move towards November, students will rotate through all the fourth grade classrooms for a deeper exploration of the colony regions of North America - New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. Following that, students will work in partners to research one of the original 13 Colonies and create a poster project with the information they’ve found!
  • In Science, we will begin our study of Energy by exploring how electricity is transferred through circuits.
  • Please make sure you’re checking your child’s planner each night to help them keep up with what they’ve been working on each day.
  • Even as the weather gets colder, we’ll still try and make it outside as much as possible, so make sure your child is prepared for outdoor cold weather play!

Thank you for all your help!

Fifth Grade:

  • iReady challenge for the month of October was a huge success! A new challenge will begin November 1st.
  • Thanks to all parents who donated to our holiday projects. (Pumpkins, crafts, Halloween party)
  • Check out the 5th grade website for further updates.

PTO News

The 26th annual Mountainview Craft Show will take place on November 3rd, from 9:00-3:00. We have a record number of 74 vendors and crafters attending, with over 100 tables! We will also have a silent auction of high-end purses, raffles of donated items from each vendor, and a grand prize drawing for a Family Fun Day basket. Admission is $2 for adults. Please come out and support our school!

November Calendar

November 3rd- Craft Show @ 9:00-3:00

November 6th- No School- Election Day

November 9th- Custodian's Day and Career Cafe' for 5th grade

November 12th- No School- Veteran's Day

November 13th- Parent/Teacher conferences from 3:45-6:45 (see above details)

November 14th- Family Book Fair night @ 4:15-6:15

November 14th and 15th- Grand-Person's Tea (see above details)

November 16th- Report Cards come home

November 19th-23rd- No School- Thanksgiving break