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THANK YOU TO OUR PTA 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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MVES PTA IS AWARDED...

 

2017 Let's Move! Active Schools National Award

 

 


2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence

 

 


2016 Georgia Shape Honor Roll Platinum Award

 


Georgia Safe Routes To School Resource Outstanding Partner

 


Platinum Fit-Friendly Workplace

 


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Project S.A.V.E.'s Heart Safe Certification

 


3-2-1 Blastoff Award Winner

 


ECC Model PTA & Georgia PTA Early Bird, Pacesetter and Visionary Award Winner

 

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MVES PTA REWARDS PROGRAMS...

 

Amazon Smile Program

When you shop Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and enter Mountain View ES PTA as your charitable organization; 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to your MVES PTA. (Purchase must be on smile.amazon.com to be eligible.)

 


Kroger Community Rewards

Link your Kroger Plus Card HERE to the Community Rewards Program and earn money for our school with every purchase, every time! MVES is easy to find... #43266!! Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers are eligible to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program on an annual basis, Sept-August.

 


Publix Partners

Pick up your Publix Key Fob in the front office. Then give it to the cashier when checking out. Publix paid MVES over $1,850 in 2014-2015.

 

 

Jan 15: MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan 17: Heroes Essay Contest Deadline
Jan 19: 100th Day of School Coffee Chat with Dr. Garriss @ 9-10a
Jan 22: Spring After School Clubs Begin - Please send your teacher note with dismissal changes!
Jan 25: Foundation Spirit Night For Builders' Bunch @6-8p
Jan 26: 5th Grade Cover Art Deadline EXTENDED TO TODAY
Feb 2: PTA Board Meeting @10-11a
Feb 2: 5th Grade Slideshow Pictures Due
Feb 9: Winter Dance @5:30-8p
Feb 12-16: Educator Appreciation Week
Feb 16: 5th Grade Yearbook Ads Deadline
Feb 16: Yearbook Price Increase Deadline
Feb 19-23: Winter Break, No School! 😊 
Mar 2: PTA Board Meeting @10-11a
Mar 8: Zaxby's Spirit Night @ 5:30–8:00p
Mar 14: Walk To School Day @ 7:20–7:50a
Mar 14: Early Release Day @ 12:20p
Mar 16-23: Spring Book Fair & Read Across America Week
Mar 16: Yearbook Picture Submissions Deadline
Mar 22: International Night @ 5:30-7:30p

Click HERE To View the 2017-18 MVES PTA Calendar
Click HERE to View the 2017-18 Cobb County School Calendar (note the Early Release Days!)

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

 

DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH

EVERYDAY HEROES: THE POWER OF 
One child… One hero… One moment in time… One lasting impression!

East Cobb County Council (ECCC) of PTAs 2017-2018 Presents: 
Honoring Our Heroes Program 

Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing program designed for students to write about their real-life heroes and role models. 

The person you write about should display one or more of the following characteristics:  generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion.  

We want you to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher. 

What a great opportunity to honor someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your life! 

Click HERE to download and print the entry form. Entries are due to the MVES PTA by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Please contact Mary Pearl Britto at heroes@mountainviewpta.org with any questions.  


 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest

Your Student's Artwork Could Be Our Yearbook Cover!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/26 @ 3pm, Get Yours In Today!

Everyone gets to vote on the Winning Submission!!
First Place = Front Cover

Please click HERE for RULES for entry 


Send Your Baby/Youth Picture for
5th Grade Slideshow
Please EMAIL your student's baby/youth picture by Friday, 2/2

This picture will be used in a slide show during the Move Up Ceremony at the end of the year.
The subject line should include the name of your child & their teacher.
 
Questions/Concerns? EMAIL Teresa MacCartney


*Please Note: This submission is separate from purchasing a Congratulatory Yearbook Ad for your child, but feel free to submit the same picture. Please see below for details on a Congratulatory Yearbook Ad.


It's Your Yearbook About YOU!
 
Upload Pictures HERE BY 3/16!

We need YOUR PICTURES!
All Grades, All Events, Everyone, Every Time!



Click HERE to access our online folders, then click the event folder
and "Add Images" in the upper right, select your images...
Have other events? Click the "back folder" on the screen and do it again!

IT'S THAT EASY!
Please STAY ON THE PAGE or your files will not upload


What's a yearbook without all the students in it??

Without Your Images, We Have No Yearbook
So... Get Your Student In Today!


Don't see your event? Questions? EMAIL us today!
 

 
Yearbook Orders are Open!
Each Class, Each Event... Treasure the Memories... First Year, New 'View... 

Click HERELOGIN, and Order Yours Today
BEFORE THEY GO UP IN PRICE 2/17


Need to remember if you ordered before? LOGIN HERE then go to My Account, Manage Your Profile at the top, and click View Previous Orders
 

5th Grade Congratulatory Ads
Deadline Feb 16th
What a special way to honor your student!  
 
Click HERE to purchase today!
 
Each PDA includes a baby/younger picture of the student and a message from their family. 
 

Once your payment is received, you'll receive an email confirmation with instructions on
how to submit your ad materials.
Technical/support or questions? EMAIL here.
 
Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines.
We will make every effort to use your layout and text as indicated.
A proof will not be provided and no changes can be made after purchase.
 

 
Want to See Your Student's Name in Lights at the New 'View?  
Visit mountainviewpta.org to order a Birthday Message
that will scroll on the new digital sign!  
Be sure to LOG IN or create an account BEFORE you click on the link to the left.
 

 Community Connections Resource Fair
1/22 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Daniell Middle School
CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors host this event. Visit with representatives of over 30 organizations which offer information and services to families of students with disabilities, including sports and camps. RSVP HERE.
 

  
  

Did You Know... Your student can become a "Terrific Typist"
at home with Type to Learn 4?
 


​The Mountain View Foundation pays for this great software for ALL of our students to use not only here at school but also at home.  Be a Mountain View "Terrific Typist" and practice regularly to learn essential keyboarding skills!  Visit Ms. Taylor's Technology Lab online HERE and enjoy the software your student uses at school, at home! πŸ˜ƒ
 

WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP WITH YOUR DONATIONS,
PLEASE DONATE THIS WEEK

πŸ‘ Please click HERE to sign up to donate items. πŸ‘

Mrs. O'Connor has created a STEM Makers' Space in the Learning Commons!
Donations are needed to get your student involved with hands-on projects! βš™οΈ πŸ˜ƒ

This list is ever-changing, and projects are always happening -- please check here each month to see how you can help your student?

All donations should be labeled "Attn: Learning Commons" & can be sent in anytime through your student's classroom/backpack.

Thank You for Supporting Your Students! 



Special Request from Our Principal, Dr. Garriss: 

Dear Families, 
We would greatly appreciate it if you would please complete the Georgia Parent Survey that factors into our School Climate Rating Score and College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Below is information and the link to the survey. Please fee free to complete it at home. Many thanks to you and your support for our incredibly wonderful new school! 

Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as paret of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. 

Georgia Parent Survey: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Although there is no madatory participation rate for the Georgia Parent Survey, schools that have no participation in the survey will receive  0.0 score. Schools with less than 15 parent surveys will be designated as Low Participation (LP) and the results will not be calculated. Either way, no parent or low parent participation will negatively impact a school's School Climate Star Rating. 

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

Please Click HERE to take the Parent Survey. 





Upcoming School Events:

SIMPSON ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Sign up today for Eagle Eye weekly newsletter: EMAIL us your child's name and grade level

Evening Coffee and Chat
1/9 @ 6-7:30pm

Please join Dr. Daniel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening of coffee and chat in the theater.  From 7:00-7:30, the administrative team will be available for brief individual parent questions. The power point presentation will be posted on the Simpson website.

CCSD Retention Policy
Please see the attached Cobb County School District Retention Policy HERE.    

Coming Soon - Spaghetti Dinner!
2/9 @ 6pm

This year, we are planning an exciting Lip Sync Battle for students and teachers, so make sure to sign up.  You won’t want to miss it!  Click HERE for all the details & ticket order form.  

Click HERE for the latest news from Simpson Middle School.




HIGHTOWER ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Husky Headlines is the place to go for everything Hightower Trail -- Events, Dates, Club News, PTSA/Foundation/School Council... it's all there!  Click HERE for the latest Husky Headlines. 

POPE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Pope Recycling Day
1/27 @ 9-4pm

Bring your recyclable metal, electronics, appliances, paint and paper for shredding. A $10 donation includes all you can bring metal, appliances and computers. Additional fees apply for other items. Pick-up available. Click HERE for complete details, or EMAIL us your questions.

New Website For Athletics
Click HERE for details on coming events, games, tryouts and more all season long!

Click HERE for the latest news from Pope High School

LASSITER ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Parent and Student Hot Topic Evening
1/23 @ 7pm, LHS auditorium

This will be a very informative meeting on how to help our students make wise choices and stay safe. This evening will begin with an LHS PTSA general meeting that will include an election for this year's nominating committee.  If you are interested in serving on the committee please EMAIL Lori Bartik.

Lassiter Cheerleading Presents Miss Odyssey Pageant
January 27th, “Be-You-tiful”
Academic Scholarships will be awarded
Pick up the 2018 Miss Odyssey Contestant Packet from Coach Zingler in Room 206 or Coach Beaverson in LHS Main Office. Click HERE for the information packet 

Siblings of Approved Transfer Students
Application Window January 4-31

Parents of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in Lassiter through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend Lassiter.  For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Cobb County website.

Luvin' Lax Clinic 
2/3 @ 12-4pm

Kick-off the Girls Spring Lacrosse Season with an afternoon clinic created for U9-U15 from beginners to advanced players. Registration is HERE. Learn new skills and techniques, improve your skills and learn a few tricks from the Lassiter High School Coaching Staff and Varsity and Junior Varsity Players.  Please refer to the FLYER. Questions? Please EMAIL Amy Ryan.

Band Mattress Sale
2/10 @ 10-5pm, Lassiter Band Room

Over 20 different mattresses will be on display. All size mattresses will be available for sale, with features such as pillow-top, orthopedic, latex, gel memory foam, and adjustable beds. Mattresses are brand new with full factory warranties, and include name brands like Simmons Beautyrest. All forms of payment are accepted, and layaway and delivery are also available. Every purchase benefits the band!  For more info, text Lassiter to 678-999-7278.

Click HERE for the latest news from Lassiter High School.

SPRAYBERRY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Scholar Academy application window is open!
The application window is now open for SHS 3 Academies - Leadership, Law & Public Service, International Spanish Academy, and Science, Math & Engineering. Click HERE for application information.

Join SHS PTSA Board in 2018-2019!
The current PTSA Executive Board has served for two years and must step down at the end of the 2017-2018 school year in May 2018. We have already filled some positions (VP & Treasurer) but are in need of a PTSA President and Secretary. Come join a great team (some current members are returning in different capacities). We have a wonderful relationship with SHS Administration and staff. If you are interested in learning more about the President or Secretary positions, please EMAIL us! 

Click HERE for all Jr Jackets Sports Programs

Click HERE for the latest news from Sprayberry High School.

You can still access the "Why Sprayberry?" presentation by clicking HERE.



Upcoming Local Events

Comprehensive Land Use Public Hearing
1/16 @ 9am, BOC meeting room at 100 Cherokee St., Bldg. A., Marietta

Share your ideas with Cobb. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range, community designed growth strategy to make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use amendments are managed through the Community Development agency. To stay updated, subscribe HERE to the ComDev newsletter. 


Cobb Teacher for a Day!
Applications Due 1/17

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is asking for business and community leaders to participate in its Teacher for a Day program Feb. 5-9. The aim is to give a first-hand perspective on public education, as they work with a school’s teacher of the year to learn what teachers face on a daily basis. Apply HERE or EMAIL or contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334.


Hidden Dangers Presentation
1/31 @ 7:30pm, Congregation Etz Chaim (1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta)

The Multi-Cultural Consortium for Ending Child Slavery presents a concurrent forum by experts
Forum for middle & high school students as well as parents
Forum will discuss sexting, pornography, social media, trafficking.
RSVP and more info can be found HERE.


UGA Summer Academy Camps
Registration opens 2/7

The University of Georgia’s Summer Academy Camps make summers fun, exciting and brain-engaging for middle school and high school students who want to try amazing things. These camps include topics such as: 3D Animation, Math, Engineering, Environmental Science, Game Design, Fashion Design, Mini Medical School, Robotics, Photography and more! Information and registration can be found HERE.


Receive real-time emergency alerts
Cobb Department of Public Safety offers near real-time alerts to residents about incidents that impact on safety and welfare. The program can deliver messages via telephone, cell phone, email and text messaging. To Register, click HERE or get the Swift911 Mobile App by texting the word “Swift911” to “99538.” The response text will be a link for the Swift 911 app.


Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts: Visit the Safety Village for a public safety badge
Cobb County Safety Village staff will offer help with any public safety-related adventure loops or badges. Come and learn with experts 9 a.m.-Noon, on Jan. 13, April 14 and Aug. 25. $5 for each participant or group rates can be arranged. For more information, email safetyvillage@cobbcounty.org.


Cobb County Animal Services
Get quarterly advice on how to care for your forever friend, get expert tips from veterinarians and much more! Check out the first issue HERE and subscribe HERE. Why not volunteer? Walk the dogs, feed the kittens, and give lots of hugs. Complete the volunteer package, visit cobbcounty.org/pets for an application or call 770-499-4136 for more information.


FREE job training in one of the nation's most needed sectors
The Construction Ready Training Program is a four-week hands-on construction training and certification program. The Construction Ready program connects trainees to Atlanta’s top construction companies, which quite often leads to employment. Construction Ready is hosting sessions at The Collective at Cumberland (3110 Sports Avenue, Smyrna) every Tuesday and Thursday. Click HERE for a registration link.


Veterans adopt their furever friends through Superior Plumbing Grant
If you are or know a veteran who would like to take home a forever best friend, complete the form HERE and take it to the Cobb Animal Shelter at 1060 Al Bishop Dr, Marietta. Like Superior Pets for Patriotic Vets on Facebook.


Are you struggling to stay in your home?
Legal Aid of Cobb County can help. Gain an overview of Georgia law and other tips. Share your concerns with an experienced attorney. Attend the Eviction Clinic held every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in January, February and March at the Switzer Library. Consultations first-come, first-serve basis. Download the flier HERE for more information.


Keep Cobb Beautiful awarded $50,000 grant
Keep America Beautiful was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics to establish the Hefty EnergyBag Programin our community. Cobb County, one of the two winning communities, will provide collected materials to facilities which can generate a liquid fuel, such as diesel. These technologies also have the  potential to produce new plastics, keeping resources in use.


To view the latest monthly  P.A.R.K.S. events HEREMaster calendar HERE

Precinct Four PENS program for northeast Cobb, click HERE. Click HERE for the most recent edition of news for our area.

For news around Cobb including emergency road closures and severe traffic delays, text "follow cobbcountygovt" to 40404, or click HERE to signup for department newsletters. Follow Cobb County Government on Facebook and YouTube.
 

 
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.