This Month at MVES: 
 

Now: Order 2020-21 PTA Membership online ; 2019-20 Yearbooks available online; Kindergarten registration online; Food Distribution sites continue
Aug 12: PTA Drive Thru Event (9am-12pm)
Aug 13: Virtual Sneak-A-Peek @ 9am
Aug 17: First Day of School for students
Aug 27: Chick-fil-A Mobile Spirit Night (5pm-8pm), MVE gets 10% of all mobile order proceeds!
Sept 17: PTA General Meeting & Guest Speakers via Zoom Call

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".

 

 


 

FINAL DAYS!  ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to order PTA memberships & Spirit Wear for Pick-up at our July 20th Drive Thru Event.  Don't Miss this chance for easy pick-up! Order here: http://www.mountainviewpta.org 

 


Update from Administration

Dear MVES Families,
It has been a wonderful week of pre-planning for our staff. We have worked remotely because our building is still without electricity. We have met virtually and are learning all about the new Digital Learn platform that our district has developed and will be utilizing during virtual learning. We are excited about this new year and new environment in which teaching and learning will take place. Here are some highlights of things happening at Mountain View.

1. Sneak-A-Peek - Our Sneak-A-Peek and Curriculum Orientation will be virtual this year. Our teachers will have this on their Parent Portal Platform on August 13th at 9am. Please click on the link in your child's teacher's portal to view this on Thursday, August 13th 9am or later. It will be pre-recorded so you may view it at any time if you are unable to login at 9am on August 13th.

2. Grade Level Schedules - See the MVES schedule for grades K - 5 at the bottom of this post.

3. Building Updates - The electrical contractor is almost certain that the main switch gear was struck by lightening sometime on Sunday, July 19th. The contractor and district are working closely to get our building running again. There will be a 'mega-generator' placed on site at MVES so our staff will be able to access the building. This will allow us to work on site instead of remotely until the parts can be delivered and installed. I will notify you when we are back in our building but have not been given a date as of this posting.

4. School Supply Kits and Device Distribution - We are developing a schedule for pick up for school supplies and devices (if you have requested one) to occur on Wednesday, August 12th. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

5. Learn Everywhere - All of the district communication regarding remote learning and the district reopening plan can be accessed at https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/.  I encourage you to check the district website often for updates and information regarding the upcoming school year.

Thank you again for your patience and kindness as we continue to provide the best for your child, your family, and our community.


Mountain View  2020-2021 VIRTUAL LEARNING SCHEDULE
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY SCHEDULE 

Students qualifying for Target services will be served one day per week. Monday - 5th, Tuesday – 2nd, Thursday – 3rd, Friday – 4th   beginning 8/24

KINDERGARTEN 

FIRST GRADE 

SECOND GRADE 

THIRD GRADE 

FOURTH GRADE 

FIFTH GRADE 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:15-8:45 

Specials 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15-9:00 

ELA 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15- 9:45 

Block 1 

Includes either ELA or Math & Social Studies + Sm or Individual Groups 

8:45-9:30 

ELA 

9:00-9:30 

Specials 

9:00-9:30 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

9:00-9:30 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:00-9:30 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00am 

Specials 

9:30-10:15 

ELA 

9:30-9:40 

Brain Break/ Snack 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:15-10:45 

Specials 

9:40-10:25 

ELA 

9:45-10:00 

Snack 

10:10-10:40 

Science/Social Studies 

10:10-10:55 

ELA 

10:10-10:40 

Science/ Social Studies 

10:45-10:55 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:25- 10:55 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:00- 11:30 

Block 2 

Includes either ELA or Math & Social Studies + Sm or Individual Groups 

10:40-11:25 

Math  

10:55-11:25 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:40am-11:25 

Math 

10:55-11:25pm 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:55-11:25 

Specials 

11:25-11:55 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:25-11:55 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:30-12:00 

Specials 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 


Kind regards,
Renee I. Garriss, Ed.D.
Principal

 


 

Get Prepared over the Summer…

 

1. Create/update your account on the PTA website

  • Go to www.mountainviewpta.org or www.cobbk12.org/mtview/ then click "About" on the left menu bar and select PTA from the drop down menu.
  • Click login in the upper right-hand corner to create a new account or login into your existing account.
  • Go to the “My Account” tab to update family information, sign up to be a general volunteer or join a committee, join PTA, order spirit wear, donate to the PTA, and order a Happy Birthday Wish on the digital marquee.

2. Join PTA for the 2020-21 school year: www.mountainviewpta.org 

  • Basic Membership ($8) includes 1 PTA membership, access to online school directory, and PTA member-only coupons to local businesses.
  • Deluxe Membership ($45) includes 1 Basic PTA membership, access to online school directory, and PTA member-only coupons to local businesses, 1 spirit wear shirt, 1 car magnet, and 1 Note to School notepad.
  • Platinum Membership ($80) is also available.
  • Become a PTA Member by July 20th to pick up your membership package at the PTA drive thru event on August 12th.

3. Join Mountain View Foundation

  • Go to www.mtnviewfoundation.org, click on "Join The Den" or www.cobbk12.org/mtview/ then click "About" on the left menu bar and select Foundation from the drop down menu.

 

 

Update from PTA: 
All PTA Membership packets & Spirit Wear ordered by July 20th will be available for pick up at the August 12th Drive Thru Event!

 

 

 

 


 

Cobb Schools Announces Food Distribution Plan for Remote Learning

Following Superintendent Chris Ragsdale’s July 16 announcement that the 2020-2021 school year would start with a fully remote learning model, the Cobb Schools Food and Nutrition Services began preparing to provide breakfast and lunches to students in a way that best supports the remote environment. 

With the help of a partnership with MUST Ministries, Cobb Schools has already dished up more than 455,000 meals to students since schools closed in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting on August 17—the first day of school—parents will be able to pick-up prepaid meal kits for the entirety of the week. Meal kits are available to all students currently enrolled in Cobb Schools. 

Most Cobb schools will schedule meal kit pick-ups on Mondays between 4:00-6:00 p.m. for those families who have completed the online pre-order process on MyPaymentsPlus. Specific times and dates will be located on the pre-order form. Families will be able to submit pre-orders starting on August 11.  

Pre-orders must be made weekly to receive meal kits. The pre-order form will open every Tuesday with a deadline of every Thursday at 12 p.m. in order to receive meal kits for the following week. Local schools will not be able to assist with placing orders over the phone. All meal kit orders must be submitted through the online pre-order form. Any money currently on a student’s meal account cannot be used for meal kit payments. 

The cost of the meal kits will include five breakfasts and five lunches.

Families who have not applied for Free and Reduced-Priced benefits should submit a Family Meal Application here to see if they qualify.  

The to-go meal kits will include items that can be reheated at home. Reheating instructions and a menu will be provided in meal kits.  

Here’s How to Get Started 

First, families who do not already have a MyPaymentsPlus login should create an account. There is no charge to create a MyPaymentsPlus account. You can access this account via web or mobile app. 

To create a MyPaymentsPlus account, parents will need to know their student’s school ID number. Students may know their number as they use it in the café on a normal basis. Your student’s school ID number is also on ParentVUE

During the pre-order process, parents will have the option to select a school pick-up location based on the feeder pattern in which the student attends. If a family has students who attend different schools, they will have the option to pick-up from a single location. The new online ordering also allows for parents to pick-up meal kits without their students having to be present.  

Families will need to save the meal kit order confirmation provided at the end of the online pre-ordering process and provide it when they pick-up the meal kits at the designated time. 

When parents arrive at the pick-up location, they will show the confirmation number along with their student’s name and student ID number. A Cobb Schools Food and Nutrition staff member will place the five days of breakfast and lunch meal kits in the trunk or backseat of the car.  

To help further fuel student success on the go, family dinner pick-up options may be coming soon. Questions? Email Meals@cobbk12.org or call 770-426-3380. 


 

WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE PTA?
 

The Mountain View PTA is proud of all we were able to accomplish for the 2019-20 school year. A huge thank you to all of the PTA members, the volunteers and the sponsors who made it possible!
Help us continue to make MVE an even better place for our students, staff & families by joining the 2020-21 PTA: Join Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christy Somerville, Starbucks Gift Card Winner
* Sara Shockley, Amazon Gift Card Winner,
Orit Yancu, Birthday Marquee Greeting Winner

Thank you for joining & supporting MVES PTA!

Join the PTA now for your chance to win a Birthday Marquee Greeting and other fun prizes! Our next winners will be picked Friday, August 7th! Click here to complete your 2020-2021 PTA membership:
www.mountainviewpta.org

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a “Foundation,” anyway?

 

Glad you asked! A school “foundation” is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3), that is charted to basically allow taxpayers (that’s you) give to the local school and take it off their taxes as a charitable contribution. In other words, donations to the Foundation – unlike the other (many, many) checks that you write to your child’s school, can be “written off” when you file your taxes. That’s true for individuals and for businesses, so if you are a business owner (or have a matching program for charities at your work) let us know!

 

The really clever thing about the Foundation model is that it allows parents and community members channel money straight into areas that they care about and put budget dollars straight into the local school. Thanks to having a Foundation, Mountain View is able to do “big picture” things.

 

What does the Foundation do?

 

Well, let’s start with what the Foundation does not do. The Foundation does not typically supply items on a single classroom basis. That is more a function of the PTA – and our PTA does an AMAZING job of helping teachers get what they need for their classrooms, whether in the form of supplies, time, or other resources.

 

Foundations, by contrast, focus more on systemic needs. Specifically, our Mountain View Foundation decided to make the STEM program – that’s the Science Technology Engineering and Math Program – its focus. In past years, the Foundation has paid teacher salaries in order to keep full time teachers in the technology and science labs, or funded partial salary for a para-pro to assist in the technology lab.

 

In 2019-20, our wonderful administration was able to cover those salaries through allotments, and so the Foundation is working hard to do much needed replacement for computer equipment in the school. Going forward, we may again need to cover salaries to keep full time staff available for the labs. But no matter what, our mission remains the same: to serve the school by providing STEM support on a school- wide or grade level-wide (not classroom) basis.

 

By adding in support for STEM, everyone benefits – it’s a great example of “a rising tide raises all ships”! Teachers have the benefit of access to subject matter experts, and more time to plan. The community benefits, as the STEM program impacts our school ranking (and property values!). And of course, the students benefit most of all!

I’m sold! What do I do now?
Click HERE to learn more & join/donate to the Foundation and become a "Friend of the Den"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Message from Mountain View Elementary Administration: 

 

NEW Kindergarten & NEW MVE student registration for the upcoming school year is available online during the summer months.  Walk-in registrations are not available while the school buildings are closed.

Please use our secure online registration system at olr.cobbk12.org to register your Kindergarten student and upload all enrollment documents.

If you are unable to complete the registration electronically or have additional questions, please contact Gail Arkenberg, Registrar, at gail.arkenberg@cobbk12.org.

We look forward to educating your student.  Please visit our school website for additional information.
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Reflections 

 

"I Matter Because..." is the theme for the 2020-21 Reflections. What a powerful statement!

MVES PTA would love to see how our students would answer that question. YOU MATTER! You do, and we can't wait to see all the creative ways you express that! Now is a GREAT time to begin your #Reflections project for the upcoming school year. 

Visit www.pta.org/reflections for more detailed info. Watch video at: https://youtu.be/IX-rzWHnY5Q

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

Mountain View PTA Needs You!

The PTA executive board is looking for parents like you who love Mountain View and want to support our school by joining the PTA leadership team.  We are looking to fill the below Chair positions on our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in serving or have questions about these and other PTA leadership opportunities for the upcoming school year, please contact Stacey Albracht & Wendy Stone, PTA Co-Presidents at: president@mountainviewpta.org.

  • Pawprints/Facebook- Send out Facebook Posts & weekly Pawprints newsletter using a web-based program you can use anywhere, anytime. You'll be given content for events. Flexible hours from your own home!
  • Legislation- Monitors and communicates current legislative issues on education and information on voter registration. Holds mock election.
  • Spirit Wear- Encourages school spirit, primarily through spirit wear available for sale. Responsible for selecting a company for production, placing orders, and distributing orders to students. 
  • Sponsorship (Co-Chair)- Works with community partners to secure sponsorships.
  • Technology- Managing PTA Online Calendar 

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!
 

You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and Girl Scouts will be there to stand with you every step of the way with our Make New Friends virtual series! This free program is designed to help boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence, and is open to all girls entering Kindergarten this fall. Pick from two convenient virtual sessions starting August 3 and August 10. Each session meets daily Monday – Thursday at 4pm. Enter your zip code to get started! Girlscouts.org/ready.
 
 

 

 

 


 
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 customers can now support Mountain View Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow the above  instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

 


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.

 


All Local School Events

 

Pope Youth Football and Cheer - Visit cfl.sportssignup.com/site/ for details and registration.

Lassiter Youth Football- Visit https://www.lassiterjrfootball.com/ for details and registration

 


 

 


 


 

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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Thank You To Our School Partners In Education
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