This Month at MVES: 

Now: Donate to MVES Book Drive; Spring After School Clubs Registration Open
Dec 9-13: Compassion Week ❤️ (details below)
Dec 10: Pickup Purchased PreK-2nd Framed Art 7:20-8:00am
Dec 11: Last Day of MVES Book Drive
Dec 13: Fall After School Clubs End
Dec 18-20: Class Holiday Parties (schedule below)
Dec 19: EARLY RELEASE 12:30pm - ASP Available
Dec 20: EARLY RELEASE 12:30pm - ASP Available
Dec 23-Jan 3: Winter Break - No School

 
Click HERE To View MVES PTA Calendar
Click HERE to View 2019-20 Cobb County School Calendar (note Early Release Days!!)


Add to your Google Calendar -- click HERE for "how-to".

 


⏰ Special Message from MVES Staff:  

THIS WEDNESDAY, December 11th is the final day for the MVES Book Drive to reach their goal of donating 500 books to Clay Elementary!  📚

"We are working very hard to collect 500 NEW BOOKS for donation to a sister school, Clay Elementary, where the kids will go without any new books this holiday season and winter break. We know this isn’t possible in a community where our top priority is student success and ensuring all of our kids achieve.

We’re hoping to collect the now 300 books within the next 5 school days. Students can bring back new books to donate any day.  Perhaps set a reminder during a weekend shopping trip (even to Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, or any other great local retailer) and bring the books in on Monday.  We would be so appreciative! 

If you have questions, please email JENNIFER.GATES@cobbk12.org or SHARON.HACKNEY@cobbk12.org, but in general, any NEW book for a student from PreK to 5th grade (*4 years to 12 years) is not only accepted but treasured, appreciated, and celebrated! 🎉 We have donation boxes set up all around the school in visible areas – even parents can drop them off to the office.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our MVES Book Drive!"

 


 

 


 
EVERYDAY HEROES: THE POWER OF ONE
 
We are kicking off the 2019-2020 Honoring Our Heroes Essay program!
 
Honoring Our Heroes is a writing program that encourages students to discover, honor, and write about real-life heroes—role models displaying generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion. Students can recognize someone who has touched their lives directly: a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher. They can also honor a professional athlete, movie star, or other public figure if that person has made an impact on the student’s life through dedication, perseverance, or other characteristics and NOT because of their fame.
 
Honoring our Heroes is a great opportunity to celebrate a special someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your student’s life! The program also aims to keep kids motivated to write during the holiday break and to enhance their abilities and confidence as writers.
 
CLICK HERE to download the student entry form
Entries are due by January 17th 2020.
 
Here is also a great scholarly article with tips for parents who wish to support their student writers. You can also download the file by visiting this address: https://mlc-wels.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Parents-as-Writing-Partners.pdf
 
Please contact Mina Ivanova at  heroes@mountainviewpta.org with any questions.
 
For additional information, please visit the ECCC PTA website at http://ecccpta.org
 

 

📌 Reminder: Fall After School Clubs end this Friday, December 13th.
Please send a dismissal change note to your Teachers. 👍

Register for Spring After School Clubs now at the link below!
A new club was added on Tuesday afternoons--Lacrosse!

https://www.mtnviewfoundation.org/clubs

 

Thank you for supporting MV Foundation through After School Clubs! 🤩

For questions please email clubs@mtnviewfoundation.org

 
 

 

 

 
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MVES
 
🎨 3rd-5th GRADE ART SHOW Now - Feb. 7th  We are helping Ms. Armstrong prepare student art for the 3rd-5th Grade Art Show on February 7th. Click HERE to SignUp. December opportunities focus on helping 4th graders get started on their projects.  In January, we will help Ms. Armstrong in art class or work on mounting and organizing the completed artwork in the work room. In February, we need help setting up, running, and packing up the Art Show. Thank you for sharing your time! -PTA Art Show Committee

🍲 The Art Place "Empty Bowl Brunch" Dec 15  The Art Place at Mountain View (next to the Mountain View Public Library) will be hosting their “Empty Bowl Brunch” to benefit the YMCA Summer Lunch Program. They have asked our school to assist with their upcoming fundraiser by donating crockpots of soup/chili (the word is out about all the amazing soup makers at our school!). The YMCA Summer Lunch Program provides free access to healthy snacks and meals to area students when school is out, to help fight child hunger. If you'd like to participate, Click HERE to SignUp


How Can You Help?  
The PTA Volunteer Program is one of the best ways that parents can support the students and staff at our school!  Click VOLUNTEER on the PTA website to login and see brief descriptions of each volunteer area, and click the check boxes next to your preliminary interests. Your contact information will be forwarded to the appropriate PTA board member or committee chair, and we'll be in touch when it's time to start organizing!
Thanks for Volunteering!
 

 
 
Special Message from MVES Administration: 
Georgia Parent Survey Now Open

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. 
 
Georgia Parent Survey link: 
https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2019-2020 school year will remain open through Friday, March 2, 2020.
 
Thank you for supporting our school by completing the survey!  
 
 

Mountain View Community Sponsorship Program Open!

Do you own a local small business? Are you interested in promoting your brand to the Mountain View community? 

The Mountain View PTA and Foundation are working together with Community Partners to help support our school and community.  As a Community Partner you will have the opportunity to participate in school-wide events such as Boosterthon and Fall Festival and have your company featured in our weekly newsletter that reaches 500+ families.  We also offer opportunities to be included in our Yearbook and have your company logo featured on the back of our class t-shirts worn at school events and on field trips. 

Your investment in Mountain View will continue the high standards of education -- beyond what Cobb County budget provides -- that our community has come to value. For more information please email president@mountainviewpta.org.

 

 


 

 
Thank You To Our Gold MVES Community Sponsors!
Please EMAIL if you wish to learn more about this program.

Eye Level 
Woodchuck Renovations 
Moohan Martial Arts Academy, LLC
Post Oak Pediatric Dentistry
 

 

 

 

 

Thank You To Our Silver MVES Community Sponsors!
Please EMAIL if you wish to learn more about this program.

 

Alpha Pest & Wildlife Solutions LLC
Grassroots Tree and Turf Care

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon – same products, prices, and service.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select Mountain View Elementary PTA, Marietta, GA as your charity.  

Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases made on AmazonSmile to MVES PTA (purchases made on Amazon will not support the PTA) at no additional cost to you, so make all of your Amazon purchases on AmazonSmile! 😃 

 


When you shop with Shutterfly 8% of each order will be donated to Mountain View PTA & you can still use promo codes! Go to mountainview.shutterflystorefront.com to order your holiday cards, photos, and photobooks.

 


 

 


 


 

 

 


 
 

 

Thank You To Our School Partners In Education
Please EMAIL our Partners In Education Committee if you wish to be a part
of this exclusive MVES family of businesses.
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