MVVS News and Notes

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October 15, 2021

Kindergarteners Visit MVVS

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MVVS Falcon Mascot Name

Our mighty Falcon is close to having a name! Thank you to all who contributed ideas. Please click here to vote for one of our finalists. Each family will have one vote. Name to be announced next Friday!
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Mont Vernon Fire Station Visits K-3

Our K-3 students will visit the Mont Vernon Fire Station in October as part of Fire Prevention Month:


  • Kindergarten visited today
  • Grades 1-3, 10/20, 8:15-9:15a

Thank you to our Mont Vernon Fire Department for hosting us!

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Art Attent-o-scopes

K-1 students recently had an integrated guidance and art lesson on Attent-o-scopes! With Mrs. Girard during guidance, they focused on attention, listening to learn, and self talk with focusing their attention on one thing/person at a time. During art with Ms. Christie they were able to extend the lesson by making real attent-o-scopes. They learned how to use a theme for decorating and use their markers and scissors properly. The children will continue to use their atten-to-scopes in the upcoming lessons on empathy with Ms. Girard.
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Grade 6 Student Leaders Update

I would like to give a big shout-out to our Grade 6 student leaders. We have had a group of recess mentors working with our K-3 students for a couple of weeks now. I am very impressed with their work. In the near future, we will have an MVVS DJ helping with morning announcements and a student video newscast.
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Coffee with Tom

Please join me for a virtual coffee with the principal on Monday, October 25th @ 9:00a. You will simply click here to join. The purpose of this time is to learn about happenings at MVVS. Also, I would love to hear feedback on our first two months and ideas you might have to share. Thank you!
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MVVS Movie Night

Tonight is the night! We look forward to seeing you at our PTA sponsored Movie Night tonight. The event will begin at 6:30p. Please join us! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you!
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Reminders

  • Remote Device Survey: Please check your respective Powerschool accounts for a survey from the District regarding Remote Day device needs.
  • Food Service Vacancy: MVVS has had a vacancy for a food service worker. Please click here for more information. We would love to have you SOAR with us at MVVS!!!
  • Parent Conferences: We are looking forward to our parents conferences during the week of October 31st. You will hear from respective grade level teachers regarding the conference schedule. We will have sign up slots during our early release time on November 4th and that afternoon/evening.
  • Operation Pumpkin: It has been a tradition for many years for Souhegan students (ethics forum) to visit MVVS in October to give each of our students pumpkins to decorate. Also, they perform a creative themed skit for our whole school. The day culminates with a costume parade with our K-3 students. More information will be coming. The date of the festivities is Friday, October 29th.
  • Halloween Costume Reminders: As students begin to prepare their costumes for 10/29. Just a friendly reminder that costumes are school appropriate. Please click here for guidelines. Thank you!
  • Social Media Reminders - Recently there have been some concerning trends in social media that students might be aware of. These "challenges" have been well publicized in the news. If your child is on social media, this is a great opportunity to have a conversation about digital citizenship and making responsible choices. Thank you for your help with this...it takes a village!
  • Attendance: ALL changes to daily attendance (absence, tardy, dismissal) should be entered into PUP instead of emailed to teachers.
  • Parent Drop Off: Begins at 7:35a. We are trying to be more efficient in how we manage drop off so that groups of cars will all let students out at the same time as they pull all the way up the line. We have staff on duty to help, if need be, with the car doors :)
  • Holiday Needs: If your family has needs for the holiday season, please reach out to Anna Girard (agirard@sau39.org) or Kim Deppen (kdeppen@sau39.org).
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Candy Monster

Feed the candy monster at MVVS, Post Office, General Store, or Library. Mont Vernon Trick or Treat is Sunday, October 31st, 6-8p.
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PTA Announcements

  • In-Person Club Announcement! We are excited to offer a couple of after-school clubs this year; ROBOTICS CLUB (grades 4-6) and CHESS CLUB (grades 3-6). We are still in the planning stages, and need to assess interest and volunteer availabiltiy. Please fill out the one or both surveys from the links below if your child has interest in participating. Signups close on Sat, 10/16/21!



    Chess Club Survey https://forms.gle/QQ7tU3iwybY9gTQT7


    Robotics Club Survey: https://forms.gle/g5qCzWdkKVdgkRNP6

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COVID Guidelines Update

Assuming we begin the school year in yellow status, the following will be a few important points at MVVS:


  • Masks are required indoors for students and staff.
  • Designated volunteers will be allowed to access the building.
  • Parent meetings can be done remotely or in-person with masks.
  • Students are permitted to remove masks to have a snack each morning.
  • Lunches are in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) and outside if possible.
  • We are integrating mask breaks into our day.
  • Masks are not be required in playground and outdoor areas.
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Breakfast/Lunch Information

Please click here for information on our breakfast/lunch program at MVVS.
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Upcoming Events:

10/15 - PTA Sponsored Movie Night

10/29 - Operation Pumpkin

11/2 - Picture Retake Day