This Month at MVES: 

Now: Order 2020-21 PTA Membership online; Order 2020-21 Foundation Membership online

Oct 18-Nov 2: Support MVES Signs for Good fundraiser
Oct 19-23: Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Oct 21: Chipotle Spirit Night (4pm-8pm) ***Fundraiser promo code - 869LPKQ
Oct 23: Fall School Picture Day (Information on how virtual learner yearbook pictures will be handled is coming soon.)
Oct 26: Last day to turn in Box Tops
Oct 26-30: Red Ribbon Week
Oct 27: Science Olympiad application due
Nov 1: STEM Talk contest application due
Nov 13: Virtual Trivia Night & MVES Silent Auction (Save the Date, more details coming soon)

Follow Cobb County Schools updates online: 

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".



MVES Signs for Good

We are excited to announce that we are starting a new "MVES Signs For Good" initiative to help our favorite local spots survive during the pandemic AND support Mountain View Elementary at the same time. 


How it works: Neighbors purchase yard signs for $20 each. Yard sign proceeds are used to buy gift cards so those businesses benefit immediately. Local businesses will be provided a sign to place in their window so you can look out for where your sign purchases/donations helped your community. Then, the gift cards will be donated to the Mountain View Elementary School PTA for use in the Silent Auction on 11/13. It's a win-win for the local businesses and the school!


How to participate: Purchase a yard sign for $20 during the 2 week period (10/18-11/2) and delivery/pickup for the sign will be coordinated in early November. If you would like to participate but do not need a sign, please feel free to donate at this site as well (any amount helps and is greatly appreciated)! Thank you for your support!

Order signs or donate HERE:




Bus Driver Appreciation Week


Hip Hip Hooray, October 19th-23rd is
Bus Driver Appreciation Week!
Please show your bus driver how much you appreciate them for getting our kids to and from school safely. The Mountain View PTA will provide each bus driver with a small gift, but each Mountain View family is welcome to give their own token of appreciation as well. 😊 

Ideas for your driver: homemade thank you card, treats, or gift card.




Chipotle Spirit Night
Wednesday, October 21st from 4pm-8pm 
Reminder — your online ordering code is: 869LPKQ


Box Tops for Educations

                                   IT IS TIME TO SEND YOUR BOXTOPS IN!
The program is going digital so follow this picture for what to do when you come across a box top!If you see the TOP picture, clip it and send it to school (in person or drive thru) by Monday 10/26.If you see the BOTTOM picture, scan your receipt in the "box tops for education" app - so easy!!



You read that correctly, all students, all grades.

If you have…
 A love for learning new, challenging topics,
 A great love for science,
 Fun problem-solving by working well on your own (especially virtually)
 The qualities of self-motivation, self-reliant, and being responsible,
 The ability to be flexible and considerate of your team and others,
 A love of working with others to achieve a common goal,
 A sense of humor and a positive mindset, and
 The ability to attend all meetings (virtually) and the regional competition (virtually),
then please consider applying for the Science Olympiad.  

The written application can be found on Dr. Zielinski’s STEM course in CTLS under resources.  This application contains expectations, a sample calendar, and more. Once you read over the application, submittal will be electronic through the link found on the last page of the application.
For a quick overview, please watch the following: Science Olympiad Video

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Zielinski through CTLS or her email:

The deadline to apply is October 27th.



TEM Talk Contest

There is a wonderful opportunity for our students to show all they know and love about STEM with Georgians and those beyond! The annual Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) annual STEM Talk contest. Modeled on our very own KidTalk Cobb, and the revolutionary TED Talks, it’s a video-based speaking and communication contest that gives relevant and real world meaning to hands-on and high level learning… just the things for which MVES students are well known.
This year’s video prompt is “How is STEM helping me thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic?” Entries are submitted on video, 5 minutes or less, and are due Sunday, November 1. The contest is open to K-12 students. One child at elementary (middle, and high) will be selected to be honored and win $100.00 award/scholarship but the greater prize is the excitement and reward of connecting their lives to the world around them.
Application is here. Promotional flyer is here. All details are here.
Our STEM Specialist, Dr. Zielinski, is excited to support your child if you have questions. We would love to see your child shine and use their voice to share all they’re learning, doing, and loving about STEM in a time of Covid-19. #everystudenteveryday #OneTeamOneGoalStudentSuccess


Silent Auction


Dear Parents,
The PTA is actively planning this year’s silent auction which will be online November 9th-13th . It will conclude November 13th via zoom with a DJ and virtual trivia night. We are currently gathering donations from businesses and families to be auctioned off and need your help!

We are hoping to create a small variety of baskets we can assemble this year instead of doing classroom baskets. We have put together a few themed baskets with a wish list that anyone can purchase from and ship directly to the silent auction committee.
Nerf Basket:
Star Wars Basket:
Arts & Crafts Basket:

In addition we will do a collection of any new and unused donations that might be made into a variety of other baskets (such as Cooking, Home Edit, Family Game night, etc). These could be items you have on hand or additional items you would like to purchase to donate towards a basket. We will have a collection box at 3388 Saxony Glen on the front porch from October 19-23. We will use these donations to create a variety of fun baskets.

Thank you for your support,
Silent Auction Committee
Aimee Ballenger, Kim Swenson, Angela Rash


Cafeteria News - Birthday Celebrations

Are you interested in hosting a celebration in your student's classroom? Let Food & Nutrition Services help! 🎉🎈🎊

We can help by providing tasty treats and refreshing drinks. Contact our café director at to discuss options!



ASP Help Wanted

MVES is looking for ASP help! If you know of anyone who might be interested in working in our after school program please have them contact Robin Carney


Vintage Spirit Wear Sale


Friday's are Spirit Days at Mountain View and we have some deals for you!
While organizing the PTA closet, we found overstock spirit wear from yesteryear, and selling it for over 50% off! Show your school pride, and snag one of these rare pieces, because once they're gone, they're gone! We have very limited inventory, so get your vintage threads before we sell out for good! All orders will be available for porch pick up near the school.
Check out the deals here:



5th Grade Cotillion

The Georgia Cotillion cordially invites all 5th grade Mountain View students to register for the 2021 Winter season of cotillion classes. The 4 cotillion classes help students develop more well-rounded interpersonal relationship skills, prepare them for social settings, and even groom them to be set apart and prepared for eventual excellence in the professional world. Registration opens October 10, 2020, at 7:00am and will fill up fast so click here to check out session and registration details.

Registration is limited but if we get enough interest we will be able to form another group. Please make sure to sign up EVEN if you are on a wait list!

Purchase your 2020-2021 Yearbook

This will be a year to remember....So order your memory books!
Yearbooks are now available for $35.  
LOGIN directly to Jostens Yearbooks HERE then sign in to order.


Attention 5th Grade Parents

Fifth Grade is Fabulous!  It is a year of exciting transitions!  Make sure you commemorate this special year by purchasing a 5th Grade Yearbook Ad! 
For $25, you receive 1/8 page ad.  You can select from 0, 1 or 2 photo layouts, and leave a message to mark this special year.
Act fast!   All ad orders must be placed online by 11/18/2020   Don’t miss your chance!!!
To purchase your ad, go here:
Note: Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Please make sure all submitted materials are appropriate for school publication.
MVES Yearbook Committee 

 To Do List:
1. Join PTA:
2. Join Foundation:
3. Follow us on social media:  Facebook mountainviewptafoundation
4. Subscribe to the PTA newsletter:

Wish Your Student Happy Birthday

Wish your student Happy Birthday on the Mountain View Marquee.
Order here:




Share your Pictures for the 2020-21 Yearbook
We need your Virtual Learning Photos! Share HERE



Mountain View Elementary Spirit Wear

Order here:



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:

  • 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!


Support Mountain View Elementary while using Amazon Smile


AmazonSmile customers can now support Mountain View Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!

Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings' (at bottom of list)


  • Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process



Mountain View 2020-21 Community Sponsorship Program

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


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




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