Mill Valley Weekly

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Hello Mill Valley Families.


What a fun week of celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and having guest readers in the classrooms. We captured some great moments in the photos below.


Yesterday at the Golden Award's assembly, we introduced the Gold Coin Incentive. During the month of March (5th-20th), students can earn kindness coins for being respectful and kind (in addition to paw prints). Staff will be handing out small gold coins for acts of kindness and respectful behavior shown. Coins will be collected and tallied by grade and displayed on a bulletin board in the hallway by the library. The grade level with the most coins at the end of the 2 weeks will get to pick the incentive day for the whole school to enjoy on March 31 after spring break. Incentive ideas could be pajama day, stuffed animal day, etc. So remind your children to be respectful and kind everyday!


Thinking Students...Changing the World!


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

Friday Paw Print Winners

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GOLDEN AWARDS

Read Across America Week

Picture highlights from the week (Click Here)

Expectations for Student Behavior at Mill Valley Elementary

We thought it might be helpful for families to have a clear understanding of how behavior issues are handled during the school day and throughout the year.

Please read more HERE .

Summer Learning Academy 2020

Registration Opens: Monday, March 9th

Registration Closes: Friday, March 20th

HERE is the SLA 2020 booklet or

click on the booklet to the right.

Mark your calendars...our Forward Testing Window is Monday, April 6th ~ Friday, April 24th.

All 3rd and 4th graders will be taking the Forward Test. Below is the schedule for testing days and times.

IMPORTANT: The testing will take place in the morning, so please avoid scheduling any appointments (doctor, dentist, ortho, etc.) during the testing times.


Also, please ensure your student(s) get enough sleep, have a healthy breakfast and arrive at school on time.

We thank you in advance for your partnership in making your student’s test days successful.


From Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 24th , all specials and lunch schedules have been altered to accommodate an uninterrupted morning testing window. Specific lunch and recess times will be communicated closer to the beginning of the testing window.

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4K & 5K Registration

Registration is now available for our 4K & 5K programs. All registration can be done online at our website. If you have any questions, please send us a message.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.muskegonorway.org/schools/4kregister.cfm


REMINDER: 4K Parent Information Night is Tuesday, March 10th at Bay Lane Elementary at 6:00pm.

Mill Valley Specials

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Mill Valley Family Swim ~ Tomorrow Night

When: Friday, March 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Muskego High School Swimming Pool

Enter though door #16, Salentine Gym entrance

Mill Valley Talent Show - Friday, March 13th

All Mill Valley families are invited to join us on Friday, March 13th from 6-8pm in the MV Gymnasium for a Talent Show Extraordinaire.

Come watch our students showcase their talent on the big stage. All families are welcome to attend this FREE EVENT with refreshments to follow!

Are you ready to show off your talents? We are still looking for a few more acts to perform.

Click HERE to fill out the registration form.

Return it to Mill Valley no later than Friday, March 6th.

PTO Positions for 2020-2021

We have two openings on the Mill Valley PTO Board for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you to Lynn VanLier (Secretary) and Justin Geiger (Treasurer) for their service over the past two years. Nominations for these two positions will be made at the March PTO meeting, which will be held on March 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Mill Valley Library and the new officers will be voted on at the April 8th PTO meeting.


The duties of the open officer positions are below, and each position will serve a two-year term. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the MV PTO at millvalleymuskegopto@gmail.com.

Treasurer

  • Keep full, accurate accounts of receipts/expenditures.

  • Make disbursements authorized by the Board.

  • Prepare a monthly treasurer report for each meeting.

  • Make all financial documents available upon request.

Secretary

  • Record the minutes of the MV PTO meetings and provide copies of the minutes at subsequent meetings.

  • Maintain and update the MV PTO website.

  • Create monthly newsletter to be distributed to parents.

Mil Valley Book Fair: March 17th - 19th

We are looking for some volunteers to help with the book fair on March 17, 18 & 19.

If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

Extra bonus...you will receive 20% off of your purchases!

Wolf Tracks: Upcoming Events

3/6: Family Swim Night @ MHS Pool

3/11: "Lucky" PTO Meeting @ MV Library 6pm

3/13: MV Talent Show @ MV Gym

3/17-19: Follett's Book Fair


Sign Up for HUMP DAY TREATS

Make sure to check out our PTO Event Calendar for upcoming family friendly events!

February Meeting Minutes: Read here

Warrior & Community Events

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Family Movie Night at Lakepoint Church

The event will take place at Lakepoint Church on March 13th.

Doors open at 6PM.

Admission and popcorn are free, concessions for sale.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way - Summer Classes

Drop your kids off at Summer Learning Academy (SLA) and join other parents to learn about parenting without power struggles and tears while more effectively making your children responsible for their decisions and actions.

Sign up HERE for the 4-part class offered on Wednesday's (June 24, July 8, 15 and 22nd) from 8:30am - 11:30am.

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required