This Month at MVES: 
 

Now at MVES: 

Now: Order 2020-21 PTA Membership online; Order 2020-21 Foundation Membership online
Nov 22 - Dec 8: Angel Tree w/ MUST Ministries
Nov 29: Parent back to school choice deadline
Nov 30: International Sharing video due
Dec 3: Spirit Night @ Panda Express 5-8pm
Dec 4: Picture Retakes
Dec 7: Science Fair sign up deadline
Dec 7-11: Compassion Week
Dec 9: Spirit Night @ Lucia's Italian - ALL day!
Dec 9: Special PTA General mtg via Zoom at 11:30am
 

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

Follow Cobb County Schools updates online: 

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


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Parent Choice Portal Spring Semester

Deadline - Sunday, November 29
 
 

As the 2020-21 school year heads into the second semester, Cobb Schools is making preparations to continue teaching and learning in a safe and healthy environment. Just as in the Fall, families will have the opportunity to choose the environment that works best for them: face-to-face or remote learning.

Between Sunday, November 15, and Sunday, November 29, parents will be able to choose their preferred learning model for the spring semester of 2021. Submitting your choice by November 29 will allow all Cobb schools to build student schedules that meet your student’s individual needs. Specific instructions, including login directions, will be provided to parents before the choice window opens on November 15.

Cobb school leaders decided to add a third-choice window because of the ever-changing nature of COVID-19 and not knowing how it will impact students and families throughout the winter. This additional opportunity will provide parents as much flexibility as possible. More information on the third choice period will be available next semester.

To help inform your decision, sample learning schedules, learning models, meal plans, transportation, after-school programs, enhanced health and safety protocols, and expectations for students and teachers can continue to be found at the digital home for Cobb’s Reopening Plan.

“The safety of our students and teachers is the number one priority,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “We remain committed to making decisions based on public health guidance and, knowing this pandemic has impacted each of us differently, to giving parents the ability to choose between a face-to-face and remote learning classroom.”


 

International Sharing at Mountain View

 

 

Mountain View Students and Families…
Are you ready to travel virtually around the globe?
 
We invite all families to this fun event that celebrates the diversity of Mountain View. Please be part of this great event and be proud of your heritage! 
Register to Represent Your Country!
Though we are virtual this year, we want to celebrate and learn the cultures of the multiple countries represented at Mountain View Elementary every year. We would love for our families to share a 2-3 minute video showcasing your culture, which could include anything from décor, to special clothing, dances, music, food, among others! In addition, we are putting together a recipe book and would love for families to share a favorite recipe from your culture along with a picture of this special dish. 
You are welcome to participate by sending a video and/or a recipe. If you are sharing a video, this one should be shared as a link. All the families who would like to represent their country of heritage at Mountain View International Night, please click here for the form.  Fill it out and email the form to engagement@mountainviewpta.org by Friday, November 20th, 2020 to let us know how you will be participating this year!
Videos and recipes need to be received by Monday, November 30th, 2020. Please make sure to email your video and/or recipe to engagement@mountainviewpta.org
The videos and recipe book will be shared on our school’s website as well as our Facebook page. Thank you for participating and for your adapting to this new format. We could certainly not do it without you! Please email Committee Chair at engagement@mountainviewpta.org with any questions.

 

 

 

Angel Tree
Nov. 22 - Dec 8

 

The 2020 MVES Angel Tree Program is designed to offer support for Mountain View families as well as families in our community.  This is a different year so our program is set up a bit different as well.  We have wish lists from our MVES families.  We also have been asked to help MUST Ministries with purchasing gifts for older kids (14+).  MUST is lacking in gifts for boys and girls 14+ and would love our help. 
 

There are two ways to help: 
1. Select items to purchase from the sign-up genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ea5aa2eaafa7-mves1
2. Donate funds through the PTA website.  100% of the donations will be used to purchase gifts.  Monetary donations can be made at: https://mountainviewpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/16767



Panda Express Spirit Night


Thursday December 3rd - 5:00pm-8:00pm

In-Store:
Mention Mountain View Elementary at Checkout
Online:
Enter 317004 in the promo code box during online checkout at order.pandaexpress.com.
Orders must be placed on the event day
20% of all sales come back to MVES!!

 


Picture Retake Day
Dec. 4

If your student did not have their picture taken on Picture Day, October 23, or they are new to the school, they will be able to have their picture taken on this day.  Pictures ordered must be prepaid by going to gciportraits.com.  The school code is M120.


Science Fair
Deadline to sign up - Dec. 7

 

Hello MVES Grown-Ups!

Well, it has finally arrived…. SCIENCE FAIR is officially underway.  Science Fair will look differently this year due to COVID-19 restrictions but that will not stop us!  

Here are the details to help you choose whether to participate in the 2020-2021 Science Fair:

  • District Science Fair
    • Virtual on SATURDAY March 13, 2021 beginning at 8:00 am.  
    • Live event where the students will be given a set time to log onto Rocket Judge.
    • This will be a 10-minute time frame and NO SUPPLIES may be brought to the camera – it will all be based upon a single Digital Poster
    • Awards ceremony is virtual
  • MVES Science Fair
    • Virtual on WEDNESDAY January 27, 2021
    • Kindergarten through Fifth Grade may participate but only Grades 1 – 5 will move onto the district event
    • Students must complete a Digital Poster to be judged.  No supplies may be used during the interview on camera.
    • Judging (TBD)
    • Top FIVE projects from the entire school (not by grade level) will move onto the District Science Fair
    • Award ceremony is virtual
  • Projects MAY NOT use MOLD or BACTERIA.  The submission will be an automatic disqualification due to the potentially hazardous composition to student health.
  • I have placed a Science Fair CTLS Tile in all grade levels.  You will be given permission to enter it once the project has been approved through the sign-up link found below.  The Science Fair Tile will automatically show on the student home page in CTLS once approved.  Inside the Science Fair Tile will be the rubrics that will be used for grading as well as three options for a digital poster.  You must use one of those three digital poster options for your submission in January.

It is time to rock Science Fair!!!!

SIGN UP LINK:    https://forms.gle/NRz2ue8yXs5RxCwE9

DUE DATE TO SIGN UP IS DECEMBER 7TH.  DUE DATE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Cassondra Zielinski, STEM Instructional Specialist at Cassondra.Zielinski@cobbk12.org


 

Compassion Week

December 7 - 11

 

 


Lucia's Italian Spirit DAY - ALL day!

Dec. 9 - ALL day!


Special PTA General Meeting via Zoom

Wednesday, 12/9 at 11:30am


Please join us for a Special PTA General Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 11:30 am via Zoom in order to vote on a bylaws amendment. Article VI Section 1 states "The officers of this PTA/PTSA consist of one president or two individual co-presidents; 4 vice presidents; 1 secretary; and a treasurer." The bylaws amendment would change the bylaws to "The officers of this PTA/PTSA consist of one president or two individual co-presidents; 6 vice presidents; 1 secretary; and a treasurer." We've decided to add two more vice-presidents to distribute the heavy workload among more volunteers. Please contact Amanda Duffy at secretary@mountainviewpta.org with any questions.

2020-21 Honoring Our Heroes Essay Program
EVERYDAY HEROES: THE POWER OF ONE
 
We are kicking off the 2020-2021 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.
 
The student entry form can be found on the PTA website HERE
Entries are due by January 15, 2021.
Please email your completed entry form, hero’s photo (optional), and essay file as
attachments to heroes@mountainviewpta.org. Please include the student’s name in each file name (e.g., “Jane Doe_Heroes Entry Form,” “Jane Doe_Heroes Essay,” “Jane Doe_Hero’s Photo).
Here is also a helpful article with tips for parents who wish to support their student writers. You can 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.
 
 


 

PTA Committee Spotlight
 

Thank you so much to our PTA Shopping Rewards Chair, Erin Sullivan!! Erin helps submit collections to Box Tops for Education twice a year - don't forget to clip box tops and download the app to scan your grocery receipts (last year MVES received $2,000 from this program)! She also coordinates other selected "free money" programs, such as Publix Partners, Kroger Community Rewards, Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, and AmazonSmile (last year MVES received close to $300 each from Publix and Kroger and close to $200 from Shutterfly/Tiny Prints). Erin is responsible for bringing the Scrip gift card fundraiser to MVES - buy gift cards from your favorite brands through Scrip to earn up to 20% back to MVES! Thank you Erin for helping us raise money for MVES simply by doing everyday things - like grocery shopping or ordering dinner for the family!
 
Check out ways to help raise easy money for MVES (costs you nothing except participation!): https://mountainviewpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Shoppingrewards
How to get started purchasing gift cards with Scrip: Create an account on the RaiseRight app or at ShopWithScrip.com using our organization’s enrollment code: 7L93F24F73429
 

Gift card Fundraiser with Scrip-20% to MVES

Buying gift cards this holiday season?  Order from Scrip & up to 20% comes back to MVES!

Gift card fundraising is the best way to raise money for our organization. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to earn on your daily purchases. It's never been easier to create opportunities for what matters most to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.
 

How it works:

Raise money by purchasing gift cards at face value

Shop 750+ top brands and immediately earn up to 20% on every gift card purchased by family and friends. You’re most likely buying gift cards this holiday season anyway … why not benefit Mountain View in the process?

Use gift cards at full value for your daily purchases:

Earnings come from the brands, not from your pocket, so gift cards purchased are worth every penny. We can raise moneysimply by doing everyday things—like grabbing your morning coffee or ordering dinner for the family.

How to get started:

Create an account on the RaiseRight app or atShopWithScrip.com using our organization’s enrollment code: 7L93F24F73429

Seamlessly check out and receive Gift cards faster by securely paying online with a linked bank account or credit card.

Have questions? Contact: Erin Sullivan at erinsullivan313@gmail.com


Shutterfly

 

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: mountainview.ShutterflyStorefront.com



Boon Supply give back 40% to MVES


We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Boon Supply! During the month of November every purchase you make through the MVES link sends 40% back to our school. Check out all the great holiday gifts!

SHOP HERE:
https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/612144-mountain-view-elementary-marietta-ga

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 Stacey.Deremer@cobbk12.org to discuss options!


Attention 5th Grade Parents-
Deadline Extended for Yearbook Ads

 

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 $35, 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!   Don’t miss your chance!!!
 
To purchase your ad, go here: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1090023
 
Note: Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Please make sure all submitted materials are appropriate for school publication.
 
Thanks,
MVES Yearbook Committee 

 


 

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: www.mountainviewpta.org
2. Join Foundation: www.mtnviewfoundation.org
3. Follow us on social media:  Facebook mountainviewptafoundation
4. Subscribe to the PTA newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gHQFav


Wish Your Student Happy Birthday

Wish your student Happy Birthday on the Mountain View Marquee.
Order here: http://www.mountainviewpta.org
 

 

 


 

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

 
 
 
 

 

Mountain View Elementary Spirit Wear

Order here: http://www.mountainviewpta.org
 

 


 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MVES

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.

  • 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


https://smile.amazon.com/

 
 

 



COMMUNITY EVENTS

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: www.atlantarapidtesting.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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):

 https://www.tfaforms.com/4753616

 

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 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

  

 

 


 
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
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