Nominating Committee Nominations

Date: January 4, 2021

The Mountain View Elementary PTA hereby places the following names in nomination for the Nominating Committee:  

Stephanie Gardner
Christine Bunn
Karen Devine
Kim Swenson
Amy Oldham
Nicole Verkamp

We will be voting on this at our next PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, January 19 @ 7 pm on Zoom.

Submitted by PTA Secretary Amanda Duffy



This Month at MVES: 

Now at MVES: 

Now: Order 2020-21 PTA Membership online; Order 2020-21 Foundation Membership online
March 8: Coloring Contest entries due
March 8-12: PTA Supply Drive
March 10: Virtual Georgia Walk Day
March 10: Lisa Caprelli Virtual Author Visit, Pre-K- 2nd Grade (sessions at 1:00pm & 2:00pm)
March 16: Spirit Night @ Lassiter Chick-fil-A (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
March 17: Stuart Gibbs Virtual Author Visit, 3rd-5th Grades (1:00-2:00pm)
March 19: Virtual Family Trivia Night (7:00pm - 8:30pm)
March 24: Crystal Bentley Virtual Author Viisit, All Grades (1:00pm & 2:00pm)
March 25: Spirit Night @ Rosa's Pizza (4:00pm-8:00pm)

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Coloring Contest
Entries due Monday, March 8

As part of our READ ACROSS AMERICA author visit next Wednesday, Lisa Caprelli is hosting a coloring contest for our Pre-K through 2nd grade students.

*All entries are due by the end of day Monday, March 8th. Email your entry to:

* 3 Lucky Winners (students) will each receive an autographed Unicorn Jazz hardcover for the student who is selected and the Teacher’s classroom that the student is currently in. (So that makes 6 Winners Total!)

* Winners to be announced by Lisa Caprelli on our school’s virtual live sessions.


Lisa Caprelli Author Visit
Wednesday, March 10th
As part of Read Across America Month, MVES PTA is excited to announce that author Lisa Caprelli will hold a virtual visit with our PreK-2nd students.

Unicorn Jazz ™ is a children’s book series that Celebrates Belonging, Being Unique, Believing In Others and Being Kind. Social emotional learning components are important to award-winning children’s author, Lisa Caprelli. Caprelli helps teach students lessons from reading, writing, art, music and digital technology. Learn more about her & her books at

Lisa will host 2 virtual sessions (1pm & 2pm) for our Pre-K-2nd grade MVES students on March 10, 2021. Your teacher will let you know what session to join.

The Visiting Author program at Mountain View Elementary is a PTA sponsored initiative that brings published authors to campus. This program allows students to better understand the creative writing, illustrating and publishing process.

Supply Drive
March 8-12
Mountain View Elementary PTA is hosting a supply drive next week. Help us stock our classrooms with needed supplies.
Drop off donations in the bins outside of the school. March 8th-12th.

We would also be happy to purchase supplies for you. You can make a monetary donation HERE:

Chick-Fil-A Mobile Spirit Night
Tuesday, March 16th from 5-8pm
Get ready for our Spirit Night at the Lassiter Chick-fil-A! 
(3046 Shallowford Rd)

Here are the steps you need to follow for the school to get credit:
1) Download the Chick-fil-A app on your phone.
2) Place orders through the app BEFORE you arrive
3) Once in the Drive Thru - tell the team member you have a mobile order and give them your name.
4) Pick-up order like normal in drive thru

10% of ALL proceeds from ANY mobile orders between 5-8pm on Tues., March 16th will go directly to Mountain View!


Virtual Georgia Walk Day
Wednesday, March 10th 

Mountain View Families
Mark your calendars for Our Virtual Georgia Walk Day on Wednesday, March 10th! Get your family outside and moving anytime, anywhere that day. You can bike, walk, run, skip, jump....whatever you like! Just make sure to post your pictures on the Mountain View Parents Facebook Page and/or the Mountain View PTA page so you can be entered in the drawing for a $25 Reveille gift card. You can also email your photos to Tropical Smoothie will be offering BOGO smoothies all day for our families. Mention Mountain View when you order!  Please tag your pictures with #tropicalsmoothie #sandyplains or #tropicalsmoothiesandyplains. Let's get moving Mountain View! 

Stuart Gibbs Author Visit (Grades 3-5)
March 17th, 1:00PM-2:00PM
As part of Read Across America Month, MVES PTA is excited to host a virtual author visit with Stuart Gibbs for our 3rd-5th grade students.
Stuart Gibbs is the author of the Charlie Thorne series and the New York Times bestselling FunJungle, Spy School, and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, and developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at
A Zoom Link will be sent out via classroom teachers closer to the event.

Family Trivia Night...Registration Open!
Friday, March 19th, 7:00pm-8:30pm


Mountain View PTA is excited to announce we are hosting a virtual Trivia Night.
Cost is $5.00 per family.
Please register in advance here:

➡️ Here are directions:
1. Install Zoom and Kahoot on your device(s) in advance
2. On the night of, Join the Zoom Meeting by 7pm:
Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the event.
3. The DJ will provide the Kahoot Game ID as soon as you join the live Zoom broadcast.
4. It's a good idea to logon a bit before 7 pm so you don't miss the beginning instructions, etc. Listen up for prizes, scavenger hunts and giveaways!


Crystal Bentley Author Visit
March 24th 1:00pm & 2:00pm, All grades welcome


Mountain View Elementary teacher and author, Crystal Bentley,
will share her book Sun and Stork: A Contemporary Folktale. Mrs. Bentley will host 2 sessions this day at 1:00pm & 2:00pm.

Signed copies of Sun and Stork: A Contemporary Folktale available on the PTA website HERE:


International Spotlight

Attention Rising 6th Grade Parents

Simpson MS

Hightower Trail MS
Make sure to register for this event HERE:

Calling Volunteers!

Do you want to be more involved in the school?  
PTA 2021-2022 Committees are forming now!  

Mountain View 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 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 Carolina Rekenthaler or Jarrod Crocker at:

PTA Board of Directors
The 2021/2022 Board of Directors will be a group of dedicated volunteers that lead different committees responsible for planning and executing different events and providing community support throughout the school year.  Here is a listing of open positions:

  • Arts In Education / Art Show
  • Child Advocacy (Red Ribbon Week)
  • Community Outreach
  • Curriculum Support
  • Dad's Initiative Co-Chair
  • Fall Festival
  • Health & Wellness
  • Legislation
  • Literacy/ RAA Week
  • Memory Book
  • Parent Family Engagement Virtual Events
  • Parent Family Engagement Gingerbread Hunt
  • Reflections Co-Chair
  • Room Rep Liaison
  • Spirit-wear
  • Sponsorships
  • Technology- Managing PTA Online Calendar
If you’re interested, send an email to for more information!!!! 

Kilometer Kids Spring Season
Hi parents! Registration is open now for the spring season of Kilometer Kids. We will have a group running together on Wednesdays starting mid-March if your child is interested in joining us. We meet at the Northampton clubhouse. Parent volunteers are welcome and needed. Your child can also run virtually on his/her own and still earn the incentives. This is open to all ages this year K-age 14. If you are interested in more information, please contact Lisa Kubes at Here is the link to register for our team "Kubes Kilometer Kids Club"
Kilometer Kids | Kilometer Kids Fun Run | Peachtree Jr | Atlanta Track Club

PTA Committee Spotlight

A huge thank you to our Sponsorship Chair Kristina LeDoux for all her hard work.  Kristina has done an incredible job these past 2 years working with community partners to secure sponsorships.  Thank you Kristina!!
Thank you so much to our Curriculum Support Chairs Tara Drew and Leah Lang.  Tara and Leah work with teams of teachers, lead teachers from each grade level, and specialty teachers (Art, Music, PE, Target, Special Ed, Speech and Language, and Guidance) to provide instructional materials that support the curriculum.  This committee also coordinates with the school staff to provide resources not funded by the district.  These materials and resources are budgeted and funded by our local PTA.  Thank you Tara and Leah!!




We’re raising money for Mountain View Elementary this holiday season and need your help! We’ve made it super easy (and fun) to support us! Just shop through our Shutterfly Storefront to create photo books, keepsakes, gifts, home décor and more—and Shutterfly will donate 8% to our organization. Plus you can still use all your coupons & codes!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post! Happy Holidays and happy shopping!

Use our storefront so we get credit:


Cafeteria News - Birthday Celebrations

Are you i
nterested 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!



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.



 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:



Mountain View Elementary Spirit Wear

Order here:




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





Pope Youth Cheer and Football

Registration is open for the 2021 fall season of Pope Youth Cheer and Football. You can register for football and cheer (grades K-5) through the following link - Home (

Boys Basketball Camps @ Pope HS

  • 3 weeks of camp offered this Summer
  • June 14-17, June 28-July 1, July 19-22 for Ages 8-15 (grouped by age/skill)
  • Applications can be found @
  • Contact Coach Pat Abney – or 770-905-9091

Spring Break Camp @ Kids Camp Marietta

Camp registration is now open!
Save 30 % when you reserve your child's spot in our 2021 Summer Camp!
Contact Coach Pat Abney – or 770-905-9091

Recycling Fundraiser

Recycling Fundraiser at Northeast Cobb YMCA to Support Pope Band

On Saturday March 27, 9am-2pm come to the Northeast Cobb YMCA located at 3010 Johnson Ferry Road to support the Pope Band. Bring your metal, electronics, appliances, paint and paper documents for shredding. Cost is $10 per car PLUS additional disposal fees of $20-$40/TV, $15-$30/monitor, $20/large item, $2-$25/paint container depending on size, and $20 for 1-8 standard boxes of paper for shredding. Pick-up of large items available within a 5-mile radius of Pope during the week prior with advance reservation. See for complete details.  For questions and pickup reservations, email Please wear a mask to help protect our volunteers. 


COVID Testing Center

Dr. Anthony Bartolo, father of student at MVES, has opened a new Covid testing center on Windy Hill road in Marietta. They are a CLIA Certified testing center and do rapid Covid 19 testing with results in as little as 10 minutes.  

3 Different Options:
1. 10 min Rapid Finger prick test $60-  This test is excellent for someone with symptoms and lets you know if it is active Covid and or if you have the Antibodies.
2.  15 Min Rapid Nasal Test $150-  This test can identify if you have been in the presence of someone with Covid-19 but you have not yet begun to show symptoms.  It of course will then tell us if you have active Covid and or Antibodies.
3.  Nasal PCR Test $179. -  This test will do the same as the above test but has a 5-7 day response as it has to be sent to the lab.  (This test is the most what airlines would require for international travel)

We also do the following testing:
4.  Rapid Flu $60. - This is a Nasal swab that has results in 10 minutes and is excellent for someone that has symptoms but has tested negative for Covid-19
5.  Rapid Strep $60. -   This is a Nasal swab that has results in 10 minutes and is excellent for someone that has symptoms along with a sore throat but has tested negative for Covid-19

Features online with booking as well as payments in a safe, sanitary environment to be tested.
Please visit our website for more information:

Sprayberry's Neighborhood Pantry

Sprayberry’s Neighborhood Pantry is here for Cobb County School families that attend or feed into Sprayberry High School. If you are in need of free food for your family, you are invited to attend our monthly distribution. Distributions are held on the 2nd Monday of each month. The distribution will be in the form of a drive through with volunteers available to place items in your car.


Please register at the following MUST Ministries link in order to receive food.  (If you are already registered, no need to re-register):


Neighborhood Pantry Distribution details:

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location: Sprayberry High School,

   2525 Sandy Plains Rd

   Marietta, GA 30066

   (Enter parking lot located in the front of the school from Sandy Plains Rd.)


Future Dates: 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10

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.