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
Feb 28: Final day - 3rd Choice Window & School Choice Portal 
Feb 28: Last Day to Order Yearbook
March 1-5: Read Across America Week (Dress up days)
March 4: Picture Day
March 4: Spirit Night @ Panda Express (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
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)

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

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

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





Third Choice Window (F2F or Virtual)
February 15 - 28


As part of Cobb Schools and Superintendent Chris Ragsdale’s commitment to providing parents both choice and flexibility, Cobb families will have a third opportunity this school year to choose the learning environment that best supports their family.

The Choice Portal will open February 15-28 for families to choose between a face-to-face and a full remote classroom. The option families select will apply from March 15 until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 


If no choice is made during this time, student(s) will continue with their current second semester classroom choice.


Superintendent Ragsdale revealed during the November Board meeting that the District was going to give families a third opportunity to choose between face-to-face learning and full remote. 


Cobb school leaders decided to add the third-choice window because of the ever-changing nature of COVID-19 and not knowing how COVID-19 will impact students and families in the second semester. The additional opportunity will provide parents as much flexibility as possible. 


When parents were last given an option to choose, the majority—approximately 66% of families—selected face-to-face learning for the second semester.

As families make their choice for the conclusion of the school year, they can refer to the District’s list of enhanced health and safety protocolsfrequently asked questions, and additional specifics on how students are learning everywhere.

We continue to ask families to join us in following the guidance of the Department of Public Health—wear masks and social distance. Together, we can keep our school doors open to face-to-face learning. 


To make your classroom selection, families should follow the steps below: 

1. Make sure the adult who first enrolled each student (the enrolling adult) completes the choice process. Attempting to complete the process as another adult will not work. 

2. Use your preferred computing device to navigate to ParentVUE by clicking HERE or by opening the ParentVUE app on your mobile device. 

3. Log in with your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password link on the login page. 

4. Once you are signed in to ParentVUE, direct your attention to the left-hand side menu and select the Back to School Choice menu item.

5. On the Back to School Choice page, find each of your registered students listed, along with the two learning options (FACE-TO-FACE or continue FULL REMOTE) for each. 

6. Choose the option that best fits the needs of your student(s) and family.



School Choice Window
February 1 - 28

Parents/guardians of a student zoned to attend a District school may apply for an HB 251 transfer in accordance with Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act and District Administrative Rule JBCD-R in order to pursue a transfer to another District school.  Available space at a school is based on permanent classroom space. In the event that the number of transfer requests exceeds the available capacity of a school, the District will conduct a random lottery.  The application window for the 2021-2022 school year is open from February 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021.  For more information about this program, including instructions on how to apply, please visit our Student Transfer page.

Read Across America Week


Fun Facts for Read Across America Week

Last Day to Order Yearbook!
Sunday, February 28th

Dear Mountain View Families:

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE to buy a Yearbook!  February 28th is the last day to guarantee that your student will have a yearbook!

This will be a historic yearbook!  ORDER NOW directly through Jostens Yearbooks

Family Science Night

Thank you to all the families who joined us for Science Explorers Family Science Night. We hope your kids enjoyed learning about circuits to create their own spin art machine.

At the end of the evening Evan, from Science Explorers, shared how to make stomp rockets from items around your house.  Here is the link to a video on how to do it.

Science Explorers also offers virtual classes and at home kits.  You can check them out here.

Panda Express Spirit Night
Thursday, March 4th (5:00-8:00pm)

Mention Mountain View Elementary at Checkout
Enter 317005 in the promo code box during online checkout at
Orders must be placed on the event day
20% of all sales come back to MVES!!


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! 

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!


International Night - Lunar New Year

This week, two of our students, Cary and Cathy, have shared with us a wonderful video about the Lunar New Year. A festival that is usually celebrated in China and other Asian countries. Take a look at this video and how decorations play an important part of this tradition!
Click here to view the video.

If you haven't shared a video or recipe with us yet, you can still do so! Please email your video and/or recipe to


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 Executive Board & Committees forming now!  
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

Thank you so much to our Literacy/Read Across America Week Chair, Jarrod Crocker!!  Jarrod coordinates with Mrs. O'Connor, the media specialist, to organize various activities to celebrate Read Across America Week school wide.  Thank you, Jarrod, for helping to make reading fun for our Mountain View students!




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:

Kid Chess

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:




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





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.