This Month at MVES: 
 

Now: Order 2020-21 PTA Membership online; Kindergarten registration online; Food Distribution sites continue
Aug 12: PTA Drive Thru Event (9am-12pm, see below for times by last name)
Aug 13: Virtual Sneak-A-Peek @ 9am
Aug 17: First Day of School for students
Aug 27: Chick-fil-A Mobile Spirit Night (5pm-8pm), MVE gets 10% of all mobile order proceeds!
Sept 17: PTA General Meeting & Guest Speakers via Zoom Call

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".

 
 

 

Welcome Back MVES Staff & Teachers!

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, August 7th MVES PTA welcomed back our teachers with these sweet messages from our students.  We were able to spread a little joy to our AMAZING staff ❤️ We hope they had a wonderful first day back in the building. Mountain View Teachers Are The Best!

Thank you to our PTA staff appreciation chairs Teri Germany, Joanna Callis & Karen Devine for organizing this!

 


 

 

School Supply Pickup!

Parents and students will be able to pick-up school supplies the morning of Wednesday, August 12th.
You will need to park & go to your needed stations.  Face masks required.  You may want to bring a wagon if you are picking up supplies for multiple students. Please review the below list of stations you may need to visit.
 
  • Station 1:  Pre-requested devices (inside cafeteria)
     
  • Station 2:  Pre-paid School Supply Boxes (inside cafeteria)
     
  • Station 3:  PTA - Pre-paid Spirit Wear, Membership Bags, & 2019-20 Yearbooks (inside cafeteria) We will not be selling anything on site.  Please order in advance at www.mountainviewpta.org
     
  • Station 4:  Kindergarten (outside)- Kindergarten students should pick up Readiness Bins and a special surprise! There will 2 photo booths set-up if your child would like a picture with their teacher.
     
  • Station 5:  4th Grade (outside)- 4th grade teachers will be giving out supplies to every 4th grade student.
     
  • Station 6:  5th Grade (outside)- 5th grade teachers will be giving every 5th student their agenda, a white board, science textbook, SS textbook, and the Storyworks reading magazine they will be using this year.
  • Station 7: Must Ministries Food Donation Bin- Please bring any of the items listed below.
Schedule for Student Pick-up of Back-to-School Items
Last Name Begins With: 

A-E 9:00-9:30

F-J 9:30-10:00

K-O 10:00-10:30

P-T 10:30-11:00

U-Z 11:00-11:30


 


Donations Needed

MVES PTA donated food to MUST ministries this past week!! MUST has done an incredible job feeding families over the extra long summer break. They are still in need of help to continue feeding families.
Please help by bringing any of the below items to our PTA drive thru event on Wednesday, August 12th from 9am – 12pm. We will have a box outside the café for collection.


 

 

We can’t be in school right now but we still need the support of our members. Please consider purchasing a membership. Our Goal is 💯 % Membership. That’s one membership for each staff and student enrolled at Mountain View. Purchase Memberships, Spirit wear, & yearbooks at www.mountainviewpta.org Thank YOU for your support!

 

 


 

 

 

Sneak-A-Peek - Our Sneak-A-Peek and Curriculum Orientation will be virtual this year. Our teachers will have this on their Parent Portal Platform on August 13th at 9am. Please click on the link in your child's teacher's portal to view this on Thursday, August 13th 9am or later. It will be pre-recorded so you may view it at any time if you are unable to login at 9am on August 13th.

 

 


 

 

CTLS Link to parent portal for all school and district updates

https://ctlsparent.cobbk12.org/loginhttps://ctlsparent.cobbk12.org/login
Link to Cobbcast with more information on CTLS Parent:
http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=34100

 


Building Update from Administration

 

Dear MVES Families,

Today was our first day back in the building! The district has ordered the replacement parts for the electrical panels. The prospective date of deliver is 4 - 5 weeks. Once the parts are received it will take another one or two to have everything installed and back to normal. We currently have a mega-generator on site that is on from 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday. The backup generator will take over once the mega-generator is turned off. Thank you again for your patience as we navigate the repair of our building. Please share this information with your neighbors and neighborhood.

Kind regards,
Renee I. Garriss, Ed.D.
Principal

 

 


 


Mountain View  2020-2021 VIRTUAL LEARNING SCHEDULE
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY SCHEDULE 

Students qualifying for Target services will be served one day per week. Monday - 5th, Tuesday – 2nd, Thursday – 3rd, Friday – 4th   beginning 8/24

KINDERGARTEN 

FIRST GRADE 

SECOND GRADE 

THIRD GRADE 

FOURTH GRADE 

FIFTH GRADE 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:00-8:15 

Morning Meeting/SEL 

8:15-8:45 

Specials 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15-9:00 

ELA 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15-9:00 

Math 

8:15- 9:45 

Block 1 

Includes either ELA or Math & Social Studies + Sm or Individual Groups 

8:45-9:30 

ELA 

9:00-9:30 

Specials 

9:00-9:30 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

9:00-9:30 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:00-9:30 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

9:30-10:00am 

Specials 

9:30-10:15 

ELA 

9:30-9:40 

Brain Break/ Snack 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:00-10:10 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:15-10:45 

Specials 

9:40-10:25 

ELA 

9:45-10:00 

Snack 

10:10-10:40 

Science/Social Studies 

10:10-10:55 

ELA 

10:10-10:40 

Science/ Social Studies 

10:45-10:55 

Brain Break/Snack Time 

10:25- 10:55 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:00- 11:30 

Block 2 

Includes either ELA or Math & Social Studies + Sm or Individual Groups 

10:40-11:25 

Math  

10:55-11:25 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:40am-11:25 

Math 

10:55-11:25pm 

ELA Sm & Individual Groups 

10:55-11:25 

Specials 

11:25-11:55 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:25-11:55 

Math Sm & Individual Groups 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:25-11:55 

Science/ Social Studies 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:55-12:00 

Daily Closing Meeting 

11:30-12:00 

Specials 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:00-12:45pm 

Lunch/Recess 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work 

 

 

12:45-2:30pm 

Independent Work

 


 

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

 

 


Learn Everywhere - All of the district communication regarding remote learning and the district reopening plan can be accessed at https://www.cobblearningeverywhere.com/.  We encourage you to check the district website often for updates and information regarding the upcoming school year.
 

 

 

Get Prepared over the Summer…

1. Create/update your account on the PTA website

  • Go to www.mountainviewpta.org or www.cobbk12.org/mtview/ then click "About" on the left menu bar and select PTA from the drop down menu.
  • Click login in the upper right-hand corner to create a new account or login into your existing account.
  • Go to the “My Account” tab to update family information, sign up to be a general volunteer or join a committee, join PTA, order spirit wear, donate to the PTA, and order a Happy Birthday Wish on the digital marquee.

2. Join PTA for the 2020-21 school year: www.mountainviewpta.org 

  • Basic Membership ($8) includes 1 PTA membership, access to online school directory, and PTA member-only coupons to local businesses.
  • Deluxe Membership ($45) includes 1 Basic PTA membership, access to online school directory, and PTA member-only coupons to local businesses, 1 spirit wear shirt, 1 car magnet, and 1 Note to School notepad.
  • Platinum Membership ($80) is also available.

3. Join Mountain View Foundation

  • Go to www.mtnviewfoundation.org, click on "Join The Den" or www.cobbk12.org/mtview/ then click "About" on the left menu bar and select Foundation from the drop down menu.

 

Food & Nutrition While Remote Learning

 
Posted by Cobb County School District on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 5:00 PM in Cobb County School District

 

Food & Nutrition Program

As we begin the school year with remote learning, we are excited to continue offering the option to serve you school meals this year. Though it may look a little different, we have been working hard to ensure our students get healthy, safe, and delicious meals. For more information on how to pre-order and receive our weekly meal kits please visit our website at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices/. Having top quality options for our students is our goal for Fueling Student Success.

 

Free and Reduced-price Meals

Free and reduced-price meal applications are available to all students. Those who qualify for free/reduced-price lunch automatically qualify for free/reduced-price breakfast if it is offered at their school. The confidential free/reduced-priced meal application is available online at https://mealapps.cobbk12.org. If you would like a paper application, please contact your school’s cafeteria manager or the Food & Nutrition Services department at (770) 426-3380.

 


WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE PTA?

The Mountain View PTA is proud of all we were able to accomplish for the 2019-20 school year. A huge thank you to all of the PTA members, the volunteers and the sponsors who made it possible!
Help us continue to make MVE an even better place for our students, staff & families by joining the 2020-21 PTA: Join Here


Congratulations to our August Winners!
Thank you for joining the 2020-21 MVE PTA !


* Elizabeth Vogel, Starbucks Gift Card Winner
* Alex Elkins, Amazon Gift Card Winner,
* Tracy Teel, Birthday Marquee Greeting Winner

Thank you for joining & supporting MVES PTA!

Join the PTA now for your chance to win a Birthday Marquee Greeting and other fun prizes! Our next winners will be picked Friday, September 11th! Click here to complete your 2020-2021 PTA membership:
www.mountainviewpta.org

 


 
This will be a year to remember....So order your memory books!!

Yearbook Price – Cheapest Price of the Year! 
Yearbooks are now on sale for $30.  For an additional $8 you can personalize, and for a limited time you can get 4 Free ICONS with your personalization. 

Prices increase after 9/18
LOGIN directly to Jostens Yearbooks HERE then sign in to order.
 
 

 

 

 

 What is a “Foundation,” anyway?

 

Glad you asked! A school “foundation” is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3), that is charted to basically allow taxpayers (that’s you) give to the local school and take it off their taxes as a charitable contribution. In other words, donations to the Foundation – unlike the other (many, many) checks that you write to your child’s school, can be “written off” when you file your taxes. That’s true for individuals and for businesses, so if you are a business owner (or have a matching program for charities at your work) let us know!

 

The really clever thing about the Foundation model is that it allows parents and community members channel money straight into areas that they care about and put budget dollars straight into the local school. Thanks to having a Foundation, Mountain View is able to do “big picture” things.

 

What does the Foundation do?

 

Well, let’s start with what the Foundation does not do. The Foundation does not typically supply items on a single classroom basis. That is more a function of the PTA – and our PTA does an AMAZING job of helping teachers get what they need for their classrooms, whether in the form of supplies, time, or other resources.

 

Foundations, by contrast, focus more on systemic needs. Specifically, our Mountain View Foundation decided to make the STEM program – that’s the Science Technology Engineering and Math Program – its focus. In past years, the Foundation has paid teacher salaries in order to keep full time teachers in the technology and science labs, or funded partial salary for a para-pro to assist in the technology lab.

 

In 2019-20, our wonderful administration was able to cover those salaries through allotments, and so the Foundation is working hard to do much needed replacement for computer equipment in the school. Going forward, we may again need to cover salaries to keep full time staff available for the labs. But no matter what, our mission remains the same: to serve the school by providing STEM support on a school- wide or grade level-wide (not classroom) basis.

 

By adding in support for STEM, everyone benefits – it’s a great example of “a rising tide raises all ships”! Teachers have the benefit of access to subject matter experts, and more time to plan. The community benefits, as the STEM program impacts our school ranking (and property values!). And of course, the students benefit most of all!

I’m sold! What do I do now?
Click HERE to learn more & join/donate to the Foundation and become a "Friend of the Den"

  


2020-2021 Reflections 

"I Matter Because..." is the theme for the 2020-21 Reflections. What a powerful statement!

MVES PTA would love to see how our students would answer that question. YOU MATTER! You do, and we can't wait to see all the creative ways you express that! Now is a GREAT time to begin your #Reflections project for the upcoming school year. 

Visit www.pta.org/reflections for more detailed info. Watch video at: https://youtu.be/IX-rzWHnY5Q
 
 
 
 



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!

 
 
 
 
You want the brightest future possible for your girl, and Girl Scouts will be there to stand with you every step of the way with our Make New Friends virtual series! This free program is designed to help boost your girl’s social skills and self-confidence, and is open to all girls entering Kindergarten this fall. Pick from two convenient virtual sessions starting August 3 and August 10. Each session meets daily Monday – Thursday at 4pm. Enter your zip code to get started! Girlscouts.org/ready.

 

Hello Mountain View families! Cub Scout Pack 1714 welcomes you to the school year 2020-21. We are an active cub scout pack and have many fun activities planned for the next year. As always we are practicing safe scouting and adhering to the CDC guidelines and we will be wearing masks at all events for everyones safety. Scouting is a great opportunity for both boys and girls to learn life skills and have fun doing it. We have several camping events planned, that will provide and so many opportunities for fun AND learning. Come join us! Have a look at the website www.pack1714.com , or contact our Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack1714.com.  We would be happy to describe the program in detail.

 

 
 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
Mountain View Community Sponsorship Program Open!

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

  

 


  
 

AmazonSmile customers can now support Mountain View Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow the above  instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

 



All Local School Events

 

Pope Youth Football and Cheer - Visit cfl.sportssignup.com/site/ for details and registration.

Lassiter Youth Football- Visit https://www.lassiterjrfootball.com/ for details and registration

 


 

 


 


 

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
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