This Month at MVES: 
 

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

Oct 25-Nov 2: Support MVES Signs for Good fundraiser ORDER HERE
Oct 26: Last day to turn in Box Tops for Fall Collection
Oct 26-30: Red Ribbon Week (See below for theme days)
Oct 27: Science Olympiad application due
Nov 1: STEM Talk contest application due
Nov 5: Grades 1st-4th - Ordering deadline for class tshirts
Nov 5: Spirit Night @ Rosa's Pizza 4:30-8:30pm
Nov 12: Mobile Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-A  5-8pm
Nov 13: Virtual Trivia Night & MVES Silent Auction 
Nov 18: FINAL DAY to order 5th grade Yearbook Ad ORDER HERE
 

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

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".

 
 

 Red Ribbon Week
October 26th - 30th

 
 
Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Red Ribbon Week®

(October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.™ Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

 

Theme Days for Red Ribbon Week

Monday
"Don’t Let Drugs Sneak up on you"
Wear the color Red and your Sneakers

Tuesday
"Sock it to Drugs"
Crazy Sock Day

Thursday
"Hugs not Drugs"
Bring a small stuffed animal to school


Friday
"Your Choices are the Key to your Dreams"
Pajama Day


 

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: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/mves-signs-for-good

 

 

 


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!!
 

 

 


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD IS CALLING ALL MVES STUDENTS!


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: Cassondra.Zielinski@cobbk12.org.

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
  

 


 

Virtual Townhall October 29th

 

ECCC and SCC PTAS will be hosting a School Board candidate forum Thursday, October 29. Join via Zoom at 7 pm.  

Please educate yourself about your local candidates...The POST 5 School Board position, that represents Mountain View Elementary, is up for election. Come learn more about these candidates.
 


STEM 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
  


Class Shirts for Grades 1st-4th
 
It is time to order your student's Class Shirt.  Students will wear this shirt on multiple occasions during the year, including spirit days and class parties.  The cost per T-shirt is $6.00. You have the option of buying an extra shirt for your student/yourself &/or donate a shirt to a student in need.  
 

 


 

Trivia Night & Silent Auction
November 13th


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: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CHDCBHQ1GKBS?ref_=wl_share
Star Wars Basket: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3T68Z8QO33AVU?ref_=wl_share
Arts & Crafts Basket: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/MROWL61P6Z45?ref_=wl_share

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
silentauction@mountainviewpta.org

 


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 Stacey.Deremer@cobbk12.org 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 Robin.Carney@cobbk12.org


 

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: 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 

 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
 

Lassiter Junior Wrestling


What?
Lassiter Junior Wrestling is a youth / middle school wrestling club dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the sport of wrestling.

Who?
All children ages 7-14 are eligible to participate. We will cap registration at 40 wrestlers this season.

When?
First practice is Monday Nov. 9, 2020. Regular practices will end on Thursday Jan 30, 2020.  Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where?
Lassiter HS New Gymnasium. The wrestling
room is on the 1st floor through the main doors.

Click here for more information or to register.

The Pope Band Fall Pine Straw Sale is underway with 3 delivery dates on 

October 23rd, October 30th and November 6th.
Orders are due one week before delivery and can be online or via mail. 

For details, click on this link. Delivery will be made respecting social distance!
Support Pope Band with your pine straw order today!
TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE POPE BAND "BAND ON THE RUN 5K!"
The annual Pope Band 5K fundraiser has a new name but the same great Day of the Dead theme. And it’s virtual this year - you can run between October 31st and November 7th! Invite your friends and family, near or far, to participate! BONUS! If our out-of-town supporters send us a picture of themselves in their race shirt near a local landmark, we’ll post it on the race website! Shirts can be either picked up at Pope ($25) or mailed ($35). Also new this year - a family discount!  Four runners can register for $80 (pick up shirts) or $90 (shirts mailed)! 
Deadline to register and guarantee a shirt is October 25 so register here for the race today

All race proceeds benefit the Pope band, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Timothy M. Neja Memorial Band Fund. This fund is dedicated to providing resources for the purchase of new band instruments. 

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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