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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






Amazon Smile Program

When you shop Amazon, go to 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 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.



Feb 14: Jump Rope for Heart  😊
Feb 12-16: Educator Appreciation Week
Feb 16: Yearbook Cover Voting Deadline
Feb 16: Yearbook Price Increase Deadline
Feb 16: 5th Grade Yearbook Ads Deadline
Feb 16: 5th Grade Activity Night Payment Deadline
Feb 19-23: Winter Break, No School!  😊
Mar 15th Grade Activity Night @ SkyZone
Mar 2: PTA Board Meeting @10-11a
Mar 6: Zaxby's Spirit Night @ 5:30–8:00p
Mar 14: Walk To School Day @ 7:20–7:50a
Mar 14Early Release Day @ 12:20p
Mar 16-23Spring 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".

On February 14, 2018, the Foundation Board held its monthly meeting. At that time, we determined that, in light of the newly announced restrictions on salaries imposed by Cobb County, it will not be feasible for the Foundation to commit to support two certified teachers for the 2018-19 school year.
The Board has not yet determined whether the Foundation will be able to raise sufficient funds to commit to supporting one certified position. At present, as stated at STEM Night in August and most recently in our February 7, 2018 letter to the community HERE, we have a gap of approximately $30,000.
We greatly appreciate the support and suggestions from the community about fund raising. We are currently considering a few options that provide the best opportunity to address the shortfall, which will be further discussed with the community once feasibility studies have been concluded. As always, we welcome community assistance. If you have an idea for fund raising that you are willing to spearhead, please EMAIL us and let us know what your idea is and how you would approach implementation.
Thank you all for your interest and efforts. We will continue to update the community as decisions are made.
Mountain View Foundation Board
Visit MVES Foundation online to
Become a Member, Donor, Volunteer, and Stay Informed: 
Become a Foundation "Friend of the Den" HERE

Jump Rope For Heart
2/14 @ Specials Times

Envelopes are due February 14th
This is our school's only community service fundraiser, and
your student will be having fun while helping others!

Set up your website for fundraising today at

Last year, MVES raised over $36,000 and was the 
#1 Public School in Georgia for the 3rd Consecutive Year

This year's goal is $39,000 and Coach Janas & Staff have raised the incentives:
  • Mrs. Janas and staff will allow students to throw colored powder at them during an obstacle course run
  • Students will join a Scare Squad by going online to take challenges. Help your "Monster" come to life!
  • The Top Boy & Girl Fundraisers will be named King & Queen and recognized on the Morning News
  • Raise over $50 and get your JRFH t-shirt, with MONSTER incentives starting at just $5 donated!
  • Your donations help us earn new Physical Education equipment

Mt View Staff Appreciation Week, February 12-18
The PTA has a wonderful week planned for our teachers and staff members.  Student and parent involvement is also key to show our teachers and staff how grateful we are!
Mon = Specials Teachers
Tues = Cafeteria & Custodians
            Staff Soup Lunch – Please Sign Up to bring soup HERE
Wed = Office Staff & Administration
Thur = Student Support Staff
             Bring Wish List Items for Staff
             Click HERE for K, HERE for 1st, HERE for 2nd, HERE for 3rd, HEREfor 4th and HERE for 5th

Fri = Classroom and Target Teachers, & Paraprofessionals
            Bring a student made note and/or gift
*Remind your kids to say “thank you” each day to the staff being spotlighted. If they chose, they can also bring a note or a token of appreciation for the Spotlighted Staff on that day.


Mrs. Greco's 3rd Grade is in the lead! 
Who can beat her?

Pizza Party for the class submitting
the MOST box tops


Just put your box tops in a snack bag (50 max)
with the number of tops, student and teacher name/grade
Only one student's name per bag please
Drop Your Tops Outside the Music Room

We're excited to see the winner!

Voting ends February 16th

Click HERE and vote today!


From Nurse Karetha
Please let Nurse Karetha know if your student has been
diagnosed with the flu by a health care provider this school year. 

Remember - the best way to stay well is to wash your hands thoroughly and do not touch your face.  Stay home if you’re not feeling well.  Germs are not something we want to share at Mountain View!   Click HERE for info on the flu and how to prevent it. 

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

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!

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

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.


5th Grade Activity Night @ SkyZone
3/1 @ 5:30-8pm
1650 Airport Rd. NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Download your required form HERE

Includes admission for trampoline park and sky socks plus pizza and soft drinks 
Complete a waiver for your student HERE in BEFORE YOU JUMP

All proceeds benefit the 5 th grade end of the year ceremony and celebration
and their class gift to the school


Want to See Your Student's Name in Lights at the New 'View?  
Visit 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.
International Night
March 22nd @ 5:30-7:30pm

Still time to register!!  
So far we have 19 countries!
We know we have more in our school!!  

We invite all families to this fun evening that celebrates the diversity of Mountain View with more than 20 countries presented and we are sure we can do more! We are looking for the families who would like to represent the country of their heritage at Mountain View International Night. Families will display a poster board with the facts of that country, crafts, flags, foods, clothing, maps, and photos -- perhaps perform something from their culture (dancing, singing, playing an instrument). Students receive passports and stamps as they travel from “country to country" and join the Parade of Nations. We will help you to get ready :) 

Click  HERE for Registration Forms ASAP! 
Please EMAIL Inese Stravelli, or call 770-262-3800, with questions.



Mrs Armstrong has been collecting old calendars as photo resources for the kids (animals, landscapes, butterflies, cities, cars, monuments, art, etc.) but nearly all of these were damaged and had to be thrown away.

Please send your old calendars into Mountain View and label them “Art - Mrs Armstrong” so they can find their way to the right location.

Please spread the word to anyone and everyone and give old calendars a new life!

Anything you can do to share this request would be greatly appreciated (newsletter, Facebook, sky-writer!)

Thank you so much for your help with replenishing this valuable resource! 
EMAIL questions to Heather Dahlby and Shawn Martz
Arts & Education Committee

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! 😃


👍 Please click HERE to sign up to donate items. 👍

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! ⚙️ 😃

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:

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.

Please Click HERE to take the Parent Survey. 

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

Click HERE for the latest news from Simpson Middle School.


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. 


Swing-n-Sweets Concert:
2/13 @ 7:30pm
Admission is $5/person and includes dessert and coffee.  

Our annual Swing-n-Sweets concert featuring the Dodgen Jazz Ensemble, the Pope Swingphonic Jazz Band, the Pope Jazz Ensemble and Mr. Ravan Durr and friends.  Kick off your Valentine’s celebration early!  We hope to see you there!

Foundation Gala and Auction
3/10, Early Hound pricing $50

Text: popegala to 24700 or click HERE to register and purchase tickets to the Gala. We are excited to have all ticketing and bidding online this year! Please go to the Foundation website for more information HERE.

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


Mulch Madness is Almost Over
Ends 2/13, Pickup 3/2

3 Colors to choose from
Bagged Mulch, just $3 per bag. Order now thru Feb 13!! Mulch Madness!!
Are you ready for Spring??!! Order Mulch Online! 
Support LASSITER Orchestra AND have a beautiful yard!
Click HERE for details and to place your order!

Click HERE for the latest news from Lassiter High School.


9th/10th Grade Night Information
If you were unable to attend 9th/10th Grade Night during last week's Spring Semester Open House go HERE for the PowerPoint of information provided by SHS Counseling.
8th Grade news:  Sprayberry Football/Competition Cheer
Sprayberry Football Cheerleading and Sprayberry Competition Cheerleading is currently preparing for the 2018-19 season.  Tryouts will begin in late February.  Please refer to the flyer HERE for more informatio

Workouts for Jr. Jackets Football has begun!
Register 4/14 & 4/21

Free workouts for Junior Jacket Football (6th - 8th grade) started February 5th.  Workouts will take place in the Sprayberry High School Weight RoomMonday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm.  Click HERE for information on Spring Football.  

Read Across America Event at Gritters Library
2/24 @ 1:20-4pm

Join us for a special program to celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss! Sprayberry High School has been participating in Read Across America for twenty years. The high school students visit local elementary schools this year adding our local library branch and read their favorite children's literature with the children. Families will then enjoy a special craft activity to do with the children that connects to the book they shared. The SHS students remember when they were read to on Read Across America Day when they were little, and they love passing that experience on!
1:20 pm to 1:45 pm -- Toddlers and Pre-K
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Grades K-1
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm -- Grades 2-3
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm -- Grades 4-5
Click HERE to register or call 770-528-2524.

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.

Boys Lacrosse Needs Announcer for Games
Boys LAX is looking for someone to announce during their home games. They are happy to have students volunteer or a parent that has experience with public speaking. This person(s) must be comfortable with speaking in public and using audio equipment in the press box. Students can stop in and see Pat Hall or they can email below. EMAIL Laurie Buckley if interested.

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.


38th Annual Walton Raider Chase 5K
2/10 @ 8am

Will take place at Walton's Raider Valley. Register today to support Walton's Track & Field and Cross Country programs! Click here to register.

Upcoming Local Events

Winter Break STEMcamp 
Feb 19-23, Grades 3-8

We are offering STEMcamp Cobb to students in Grades 3-8 who are looking for something engaging to do during their February break! From February 19-21, students can choose from sessions on coding, robotics, 3D-design, escape rooms, video production, and more! Hosted at Daniell MS. More information and registration is available at

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.

CEO of My Life Summer Experience
2/15 @ 6pm

As the only youth experience supported by the Georgia Tech Enterprise & Innovation Institute, the CEO Of My Life (CML) Youth IncYOUbator is a transformative experience for students to build confidence and be successful in the fluid economy. It’s time students design their own futures and prepare for the innovation economy. Information and application can be found HERE. Register for info session HERE.

Cobb Safety Village
3/3 @ 8:30-11:30am

Bring your middle and high school students to Safety Brain Camp. There will be discussions on how to avoid bullying, sports safety and being safe on the Internet. You can also sign up your teen to learn how to drive without distractions on SafeAmerica Foundation's new 3-D simulator. For more information, call the Cobb Safety Village at 770-852-3270. Like and follow their Facebook page HERE.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Teen Summitt
3/3 @ 10am-3p., Decatur High School (Decatur, GA)
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is proud to announce our 9th annual Teen Summit! As youth begin dating, it’s important they are equipped with the necessary tools to help them engage in healthy interaction. Teen Summit offers parents and teens an improved understanding of the ingredients that make up respectful relationships, as well as how to recognize the warning signs and patterns of dating violence. Registration is free. Registration and more info can be found HERE.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
3/10 for Grades 4-8 Girls

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is a half-day program sponsored by the engineering community to introduce girls to engineering through fun projects and activities.  Click HERE for more information.

Cobb 4-H Plant Sale
Preorders 1/2-3/24
Pickup 4/7

You have the chance to support Cobb's 4-H program and receive great plants during the plant sale fundraiser. Pre-orders are being accepted now through 5 p.m.Friday, March. 23. This year's theme is "Wonderful World of Pollinators!" Many of the plants offered will not only add color to your yard, but will also attract beneficial pollinators to your landscape. Some of the plants available include blackberry, blueberry, azalea, camellia, crape myrtle, edgeworthia chrysantha, fig, gardenia, hydrangea snow queen and Japanese painted fern. Office Contact Information: Office hours– Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.Phone: 770-528-4070 Office address: 678 South Cobb Dr. Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060. For a complete list of plants and the order form, click HERE.

Host an International Student
Since 1982, International Student Exchange has been uniting international students with American host families to promote cultural exchange.  A non-profit, ISE allows students to become familiar with the American way of life by experiencing American schools, families and communities and for the host family to learn about foreign cultures and make lasting friendships with students hosted in their homes.  We currently have six students from Belgium, Germany, France, Brazil and Spain awaiting a host family and school placement.  There is a $100 bonus for referrals that result in a placement.  Please EMAIL if you are interested.

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.