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


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Let's Move! Active Schools for Promotion of Physical Activity Recognition


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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.




This Month at MVES:

Nov 13-17: Emoji Holiday Book Fair "Give the Gift of Reading!"
Nov 13-17: Compassion Week -- participate in Theme Days, see below πŸ˜Š 
Nov 14: Zaxby’s Spirit Night @ 4-7pm 
Nov 15: K, 2nd, 4th grades Thanksgiving Lunch 
Nov 16: 1st, 3rd, 5th grades Thanksgiving Lunch
Nov 16: Foundation Clubs Night & STEM Lab Supply Drive @ 5:30-7:30pm -- Enjoy Dinner, Visit our After School Clubs (including a NEW one for Spring!) PLUS Register for Spring Clubs and Summer Camps!
Nov 17: Last Day to Buy Yearbooks at the Lowest Price of the Year! (see details below)
Nov 20-24: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Dec 14: Fall After School Clubs End - Please send teacher note for dismissal changes!
Dec 19: Early Release @ 12:20pm - ASP Available
Dec 20: Early Release @ 12:20pm - ASP Available

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".


5th Grade Activity Night at the Movie Tavern (5th Grade only)
Private Screening of Wonder (rated PG)
When: Thursday, November 16 
Please email with any questions.

Celebrate Compassion Week at Mountain View This Week! πŸ˜ƒ 
This a FUN week of daily themes to teach students about ALWAYS showing compassion and respect for EVERYONE regardless of our differences. ❀️ Compassion week is about understanding that we are all more alike than different, and that we don't have to be the same in order to come together to learn and play. ❀️ Each day we have a different theme planned for the students and staff to participate in. We would love to see as much participation as possible in this wonderful week of showing compassion! Listed below are the daily themes for Compassion Week and what they represent:
❀️  Mon. Nov. 13th- "Mismatch Sock Day" - Wear two of your silliest, different, mismatched socks for everyone to see! We put two different socks together as a pair to both warm our feet. This represents that we don't have to be the same in order to still learn & play with everyone we meet!

❀️  Tues. Nov 14th- "Crazy Hair, Don't Care Day" - Come to school showing off your favorite craziest hair styles! We don't mind when our friends look, talk, or do things differently than us. We all do things in our own unique way & today represents that it is totally OK!

❀️  Wed. Nov. 15th- "Show our Compassion Day" - Let's all show our compassion for each other today! This day is all about saying kind words to our friends and teachers, lending helping hands when you see someone in need, cheering up a friend who may be feeling down, and sharing your compassion with EVERYONE around!

❀️  Thurs. Nov. 16th- "Caps for Compassion Day" - Come to school wearing your favorite hat! You may wear a baseball cap, winter hat, or one with sparkles around the edge. This will show everyone that you have taken the compassion pledge!

❀️  Fri. Nov. 17th- "Rock Your Pink & Yellow Day" - Everyone should come to school rocking their pink & yellow from head to toe. Pink is the color of compassion, and yellow is the color of respect. 

We want everyone to know whether near or far, that here at Mountain View we ALWAYS respect EVERYONE no matter what our differences are!! 

Our school's Thanksgiving lunches are scheduled for November 15th and November 16th. We look forward to seeing all you for a yummy lunch! πŸ΄ πŸ˜ƒ 

Click HERE to see your student's lunch times.

Help encourage a love of reading at the MVE Emoji Holiday Book Fair! 
Volunteers are needed November 9-17. Volunteers are needed November 9-17 and will receive $5 credit toward Book Fair purchases. Sign-up HERE.
Visit our school's Emoji Holiday Book FairNovember 10-17 from 7:20am – 1pm and 5:30-7pm November 16th in the Learning Commons during Foundation Club Night!

No time to visit the book fair? Shop our Online Book Fair now until 11/18 with free shipping! All books purchased online will be delivered to the classrooms the week of November 27th. Visit the Online Book Fair HERE.

All proceeds from the book fair support new books, equipment, STEM supplies and Author Visits for the Learning Commons. Thank you for your support!  
Order Your Yearbook BEFORE Nov 17th to Get the Lowest Price of the Year!
Each Class, Each Event... Treasure the Memories... First Year, New 'View... 
Click HERE, LOGIN, and Order Today!


➑️  THANK YOU to those who placed their Orders using code MVE1017! 😍  This promo is also a GREAT way to PLAN AHEAD for Thanksgiving meals or Help Families in Need!  Place YOUR Order Today AND Share with your friends to help our school...Without your support we won't have our two amazing Lab Instructors for our students...
 πŸ‚  Fall is a BUSY time for school, sports, holidays and family activities and we’re ALL looking for ways to SIMPLIFY and stay in a routine!  Dinner A'Fare provides families an option for easy, QUICK, family-friendly meals DELIVERED to their door, while raising funds for Mountain View Elementary Foundation to pay the Salaries of the STEM Lab and Technology Lab Instructors. πŸ˜ƒ πŸ‘ 

Order Today and get next week's meals delivered to your door in a few days!  Place YOUR Order using the code MVE1017 AND Share this info with your friends to help our school. 

From now through Thursday, November 16th, Mountain View Elementary will receive:

βœ…  $40 for every 12 Meal Plan order for 4-6 people
βœ…  $30 for every 6 Meal Plan order for 4-6 people
βœ…  $30 for every 12 Meal Plan order for 2-3 people
βœ…  $20 for every 6 Meal Plan for 2-3 people

Love it? We know you will! We’ll even donate $10 for any REPEAT orders placed between Friday, November 17th and Sunday, December 10th. 


  • Free delivery in our metro Atlanta delivery zones (always!)
  • Out-of-state friends and family can also order for a small shipping charge. (think holiday meal prep or holiday gifts made EASY!)

Get started today! Simply place your order on and use code MVE1017 at checkout (under Special Instructions). 

ANY QUESTIONS? Click HERE for further details or Contact us today at


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 

 Order our latest long-sleeved Spirit Wear designs now before orders close November 17th!  Click HERE, LOGIN or Create an Account, then click on SPECIAL FALL Spirit Wear 2017-18
Thank you for supporting PTA and your students through Spirit Wear sales! 


This year our school will be participating in exciting STEM projects that get our students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math with hands on engaging projects! βš™οΈ πŸ˜ƒ

As part of this initiative, Mrs. O'Connor is creating a Makers' Space in the MVE Learning Commons! Consumables are needed to get this space up and running asap, please click HERE to sign up to donate items. πŸ‘ 

This is the current consumables wish list which will be updated throughout the year. All donations should be labeled "Attn: Learning Commons" & can be sent in anytime through your student's classroom/backpack.

Thank you for Supporting our Students! 



πŸŽƒ 🍫  Coach Janas' Halloween Candy Drive continues this week! Please bring in your extra treats to Coach Janas for overseas military with Project Mail Call!

πŸ¦ƒ  THANKS FOR GIVING Items will be collected in front of the Cafeteria through November 15th.  Grab some extras today and drop them off after school during pickup or when you come in for your K, 2nd, or 4th grade student's Thanksgiving Lunch on Wednesday...super easy and helpful to so many in our community. ❀️ 

Canned green and yellow vegetables
Canned or instant potatoes
Non-refrigerated pie shell ans pumpkin pie mix
Dressing mix and gravy
Cranberry sauce
Canned fruit
Canned meat, tuna or ham
Peanut butter and jelly
Rice,pasta or cereal
Dried beans
Dried or canned milk

Thank you for your support!

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 mandatory participation rate for the Georgia Parent Survey, schools that haveno 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. 


The MVE Reflections Committee thanks everyone who participated in this year's contest. There were so many wonderful entries and scores were extremely close! Unfortunately, only the top 4 entries in each division (k-2, 3-5) in each category were advanced.

Reflections requires a lot of effort from students and parents. An awards reception will be held in January to recognize and honor each participating student and their parents. We will email details in January and hope you will make plans to attend and cheer for all of our students. 

Please encourage your child to participate next year and we hope that they consider entering artistic pieces in multiple categories.

Congratulations to Our MVES Winners advancing to County this year: 

Division/Arts Area  Place   Grade   First Initial   Last Name 
Intermediate- Dance 1 5 A White
Intermediate - Film Production 1 5 J Vasquez
Intermediate - Film Production 2 5 J Stephen
Intermediate - Literature 3 3 S Goldschein
Intermediate - Literature 1 4 Z Nair
Intermediate - Literature 2 4 S Goldschein
Intermediate - Music 1 3 C Kopriva
Intermediate - Music 4 4 Z Nair
Intermediate - Music 2 5 F Kamran
Intermediate - Music 3 5 N Trask
Intermediate - Photography 3 3 S Goldschein
Intermediate - Photography 1 4 Z Nair
Intermediate - Photography 4 4 S Goldschein
Intermediate - Photography 2 5 L Saboura
Intermediate - Visual Arts 1 3 O Song
Intermediate - Visual Arts 2 4 V Reddy
Intermediate - Visual Arts 3 4 Z Nair
Intermediate - Visual Arts 4 4 S Herring
Primary - Music 1 1 G Mare
Primary - Visual Arts 1 2 A Herring
Primary - Visual Arts 2 2 L Gordon
Primary - Visual Arts 3 2 C Magato
Primary - Visual Arts 4 K P Waller




πŸ“£  Calling All Kilometer Kids Club Members and ALL Kids & Families that Like to Run! πŸ“£ 

Join us Thanksgiving Day with the Mountain View Kilometer Kids Club team for MUST Ministries Gobble Jog! Register with Mountain View Kilometer Kids HERE and let's make the largest team slot, like we have in previous years! Thank you Lisa Kubes for getting us moving! 

Dear Kid Chess Parents,
The Mountain View Kid Chess trophy day is in one month! It will be held on Monday, December 11th! This is a special day during which we celebrate your young chess player's achievements in chess, and we hope that you are able to attend.

The ceremony will take place during the last 30 minutes of your child's normal chess class time. If your child is enrolled in both hours of chess, then he/she will have 2 separate trophy ceremonies.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Kid Chess Coaches 


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.

Parents, Students & Teachers Welcome!!
Click HERE to order now.
Do You know what Your PTA Membership Funds Support at Our School?
  • Continuing Education Seminars for teachers
  • Equipment and Supplies for our Science Lab
  • Online Science program: STEMscopes
  • Online Math program: Sum Dog
  • Online Reading Resources: Raz Kids and Spelling City
  • Student Agendas for 4th-5th Grades
  • Teacher-Requested Curriculum Support for K-5th grades (e.g. Bare books)
  • Art, Music, Physical Education Supplies
  • Subscriptions to Time for Kids and Weekly Reader
  • Enrichment Materials for Special Education, Target, Speech & Language, and Guidance
  • Additional Supplies for our Building, Clinic & Cafeteria Staff
  • Memory Books & Spirit Wear
  • Student Directory
When we as Parents and Teachers work together, students succeed! 
Join the Mountain View PTA and help us ensure a strong academic experience for all our students.  
Your membership makes a difference, Click HERE now.
Please feel free to EMAIL us with any questions.
We can do nothing without your support!!

Visit the New Mountain View Foundation Website and 
Become a "Friend of the Den"! 

The new school and new year inspired a new look for the Mountain View Foundation!  We welcome you to become a "Friend of the Den" and enjoy the new 2017-18 Membership Benefits at a variety of levels which include a local business Value Card ($80+ value FREE with ALL Family Membership Levels!), new Foundation car magnet, a Foundation kids' water bottle, and entries into Foundation monthly giveaways (summer camp tuition, gift cards, & more)! 

Got Questions? Please EMAIL US (we'd LOVE to hear from you!)
Thank you for supporting our STEM Lab and Technology Lab Teachers' Salaries!