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Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
- Day 1
8:00 AM
2/9/2016
- Day 2
8:00 AM
Repeating Event - Cougar Bank
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
- School Spelling Bee
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
PWCS News

PWCS News

 
Divisionwide Announcements
The PWCS School Age Child Care, or SACC, program will be closed on March 1, as will all schools.
Welcome to Mountain View Elementary School!
 

Recognized as a School of Excellence for 14 years
 
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tardy Bell  9:10 AM
School Hours  9:00 AM (Doors open) Dismissal  3:50 PM 
School Phone 703-754-4161 Transportation 571-402-3902
Absence Line 703-530-4397 Cafeteria 703-754-3282

Mountain View Elementary School
5600 McLeod Way, Haymarket, VA 20169

 

Vision Statement
Cougars are: Creative, Optimistic, and Understanding.
As we
Grow, we are Accountable for what we do and
are
Respectful to all in order to be Successful.

 

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MVES Earned School of Excellence and Building a Love for Reading.

Posted by Mountain View Elementary School 
MVES - SPIRIT NIGHT
Please join us for Mountain View Elementary School's Spirit Night at Potbelly Sandwich Shop at Atlas Walk in Gainesville.  Mountain View will receive 25% of the TOTAL evening's coupon sales.  Come and show your support.  Please bring the attached flyer and present to the cashier in order for MVES to receive the 25% credit.
Mountain View "School of Excellence" Earned Once Again
Congratulations to the Staff and Students of Mountain View Elementary School for earning another year of School of Excellence!  This distinction is based on each school's performance for the 2014-2015 school year.  The finish line that marks success moves each year, ensuring that schools never rest with their last accomplishments.  Great job Mountain View Cougars!
Registration for Spring Enrichment Classes Opening Soon!
The MVE PTO is excited to announce Spring Enrichment classes for MVES students!  Registration for the Spring 2016 Session will take place February 3rd at 7:00AM through February 12th at Midnight.  Please download here for the link and information.
Father Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance
Father Daughter Dance
The MVES PTO is proud to The MVES PTO is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Father Daughter "Winter Wonderland" Dance on Saturday, February 6th, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Tickets are on sale now, please check your students blue folders for the order form or click here to download.  Pre-sold tickets are $15 per Father/Daughter couple and $5 for each additional sibling. **Please note that due to the school closures the pre-sell deadline has been removed and all pre-ordered tickets will remain $15 per Father/Daughter couple and will be $20 per couple at the door; additional sibling tickets remain $5. Don't miss this magical night - order your tickets today! 

 
Art and Writing Contest
It's time to get creative!  Entries are now being accepted for the MVES Annual Art & Writing Contest. The contest is an opportunity for students to express themselves creatively and receive recognition for original works. Students are encouraged to go wherever their creativity leads them in writing, illustrating and taking pictures that reflect a pre-selected theme. To continue the celebration of our school's 20th Anniversary, the theme this year is "In 20 Years I Will Be..."
 
All entries must be turned into the office by Friday, February 26th. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation and will be on display at the MVES Talent Show on Friday, March 11th. Award winners in each category and age division will be announced that evening! 
 
Please click here to download additional information including contest guidelines and the entry form.  Please contact Carrie Renuart at gomvespto@gmail.com with any questions.

 
USPTO Challenge
Due to snow related closings, the rescheduled dates for the USPTO STEAM Challenge are February 9 and 10. Build days: 2/12 - 5th grade, 2/16 - 4th grade. 4th and 5th grade students who are participating in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office STEAM Challenge should return their Project Ignite forms to Mrs. Guiffre. Students should login to their online Notebook for up-to-date information. This in-school challenge involves solving a real-world problem, the engineering design process, and patent and trademark research.

 
MakerSpace Donations
We're gearing up for more making! Donations graciously accepted! Thank you for supporting the MV Maker Movement!
Mountain View's MakerSpace provides an avenue to integrate the Arts and 21st Century skills to create STEAM opportunities for students. To provide our students with various reusable, recycled, or new materials to invent, create, build, and program, we are reaching out to the school community. Please keep us in mind for building items used to create prototypes. The MakerSpace is in need of one small, sturdy, foldable table and one basic, portable sewing machine. To view the list and sign-up - click here! Items can be sent in or dropped off at school during normal school hours. 

 

PTO Calendar Updates
There have been some important updates to the PTO Calendar of Events.  Please mark your calendars with the following important event date changes:

Art and Writing Contest Begins:  Tuesday, January 19
Father Daughter Dance:  Saturday, February 6
Talent Show Auditions:  Wednesday, February 10/Thursday February 11
Family Bingo Night:  Friday, February 26

Please Click here to access the most current PTO Calendar of Events.  Please contact MVES PTO with any questions or for more information please visit gomvespto@gmail.com.
Parents - Coding with Kids
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That's why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13)! Our Hour of Code is a statement that MVES is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. A number of apps, softwar​e, and guides have been produced that make the subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. Here's a couple of resources:
 
 
 
Classroom Spelling Bee
  The School Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the gym.  
Box Tops for Education
Congratulations to Mrs. Hankins  3rd Grade classroom for winning the January Box Tops collection contest.  They will receive the Traveling Trophy and free Popcorn this Popcorn Friday February 5.  The Box Top Classroom Contest is underway - which classroom will be the next winner?   Clipping Box Tops is a great activity for your kids to do at home!  Simply tape/glue Box Tops onto the collection sheet (click here to download) or place in a Ziploc bag/envelope and send it in to school - don't forget to check those expiration dates! Please label your submission with your student’s name and teacher’s name.  A complete list of General Mills Box Tops products can be found at www.BTFE.com.  Thank you for your support!
Get Involved - Volunteer!
There are numerous opportunities to get involved with our MakerSpace and S.T.E.A.M. initiative and your support matters. Lend your Expertise and/or Be a Guest Speaker! To sign-up, please visit this link:

STEAM Volunteer and/or Career Speaker 

 
 
 
Cougar Bank
Students may make their deposits Tuesday mornings at the Cougar bank, and they will also get an opportunity to add their names for a monthly drawing!  A fantastic way to learn about savings, earn interest on your accounts, and be a part of our awesome Business Partnership Program with United Bank, operated by and for our very own Mountain View Cougar students!
 
Grades and Class Websites
Calling all parents! Keep on top of your child's grades and classroom information with Parent Portal and School Fusion! Click here for sign-up information. By signing up for a Parent Portal account, you will be able to view your child's test information, homework, grades, and attendance. You can also view and edit your contact information and update your password. Your Parent Portal user name and password will also be your login for your school website (School Fusion) to view your child's classroom activities and homework.

 
MVES Birthday Celebrations
We are supporting our wellness initiative here at Mountain View and will be celebrating birthdays every other Friday. Please see the attached letter for our birthday celebration dates.  


 
MYSCHOOLBUCKS
Parents now have the opportunity to set up lunch accounts for their children by accessing MySchoolBucks.com  In the past this has been called MyLunchMoney and is now under a new name.  All monies under the old name have been transferred to MySchoolBucks.  Parents also have the opportunity to pay by check or cash directly to the school if they wish.

 
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