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Change of Birthday Treat Policy at Mt. View School

August 2014

Dear Families,

Due to an increasing number of students with food allergies, food treats from home will no longer be allowed to be sent to school for whole class celebrations. If a child is celebrating a birthday, a parent has the opportunity to send in one of the following items to be shared with the class. Only the items listed below will be distributed:

School supplies (crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, folders…), stickers, activity or coloring book, bookmark, their favorite book to be read to the class, play dough, craft project to be done at home, or a small goody bag containing no food.

Additionally, to recognize birthdays, a weekly birthday list will be announced during morning or afternoon announcements. Seeing as safety is our number one priority, it is necessary that we reduce the chances that students will be exposed to foods which could trigger any allergic reaction.

I appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make a change to our birthday celebrations for the 2014-15 school year. I also appreciate the parents and staff that provided feedback last spring as to possible birthday treats to be distributed in school. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



David J. Huber
Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Wednesday July 30 at 08:36AM
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Staff Professional Learning

Thank you to the eleven staff members who met for three hours on this beautiful July morning as we being our school improvement efforts for the 2014-15 school year. Today members of our School Leadership Team and School Literacy Team met to begin goal setting for our August professional development. The time and efforts of both teams is greatly appreciated. The collective efforts of our staff continue to make our school a better place to learn.


Posted by David Huber in Staff Professional Learning on Tuesday July 29 at 01:31PM
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Press Release: Full Day Kindergarten Update

Bristol Public Schools Press Release

Full Day Kindergarten

July 23, 2014

Bristol teachers and administrators have been busy meeting throughout the summer planning an exciting program for your child.A full day kindergarten schedule was developed. Along with content area instruction, there will be designated time for social centers, quiet time, and age appropriate activities.


All students must be registered prior to the start of school.If you have not yet registered your child, you must go to the school office to complete the registration packet as soon as possible. Students who come to school unregistered will not be able to start school until the registration process is completed.


In mid-August, please check the Bristol BOE website or local newspaper for updated bus routes. For those students taking the bus, please make sure you are aware of the bus stop locations. For those students not taking the bus, there will be designated pick up and drop off areas at each school.

Meet and Greet

Each school will hold a Meet and Greet prior to the start of the school year. The purpose of the Meet and Greet is to provide an opportunity for students to meet their teacher, see their classroom and classmates, and visit the school prior to the first day. Meet and Greet dates and times will be communicated by each school.

First Day Information

In the interest of safety and security, nametags will be supplied to every child. Additional staff will be available at the start of the school year to assist with kindergarten transition.

Suggested Supplies

Backpack large enough to fit all school supplies including folders, lunch, snack, books, etc.

Art smock, labeled with child’s name (Old large shirt to protect clothing)

Snack bag, lunch bag - please clearly label snack and lunch to avoid any confusion

Sneakers for Physical Education

Change of clothes, labeled with child’s name

Additional Staff Support

Paraprofessionals have been hired to provide support in all kindergarten classrooms throughout the school year. Additional staff in the areas of special education, music, art, and physical education have also been hired to support the implementation of full day kindergarten.


Students will be expected to complete age-appropriate homework assignments at a minimum of 45 minutes per week to reinforce skills learned in school.Reading needs to occur daily.


Teachers will be communicating regularly with families.Please feel free to contact your child’s school at any time with questions or concerns. In the event of an urgent message, please call the office and the information will be relayed to the teacher in a timely manner. Your child’s school will host an Open House in September.This will be an opportunity for parents to learn more about the kindergarten program.

Sample Full Day Kindergarten Schedule
Arrival/Morning Meeting
Reading Workshop
Language Block
Science and Social Studies
Writing Workshop
Specials - PE (2x/week), Art (1x/week), Music (1x/week)
Quiet Time
Center Time
Closing Period

Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Thursday July 24 at 09:14AM
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Help us prevent the summer slide

Help us prevent a student’s summer slide. Research shows that students can lose 1-2 months of their learning over the summer if they are not reading, writing, and thinking mathematically.  Scholastic has three simple tips for parents to avoid this concern.

To read the article, please click here.

For an additional article from the Department of Education on the Summer Slide, please click here.

Thank you for your support in helping your child continually grow as a learner every day of the year!

Posted by David Huber in General School Information, Instruction on Tuesday July 22
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School Supply List and Student School Day Schedule

Good Afternoon Mt. View Families,

A reminder that classroom placement letters will be mailed to all families in early August. Thank you for understanding that changes are not made to class assignments once letters are published.

Just released:  For a copy of the grade level specific school supply list click here.

For a copy of our student school day schedules, including Wednesday times, early release schedules, and late opening, please click here.

Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Monday July 21 at 02:11PM
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Did You Know?

Connecticut's new Office of Early Childhood has a website. On it you will find great information and resources for families and child care providers.

Thank you to School Readiness Council and Bristol Early Childhood Alliance along with their website: for sharing this helpful resource.


Posted by David Huber in Early Childhood, Reading for Parents on Tuesday July 15 at 02:55PM
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Summer Fun at the Library

Thank you to everyone who stopped in this morning at the Manross Library. It was a great opportunity to spend time reading and talking about the fun things we are doing this summer. A very special thank you to Mrs. Eaton for organizing the event and providing snacks and juice for our students. It was a great way to spend a summer morning and we hope to do this again in August.



Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Tuesday July 15 at 12:13PM
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Professional Learning

Everyone at Mt. View School is a learner. Last week, Dr. Huber attended the National Association of Elementary Principals conference. Over 2,000 elementary school principals from across the country met in Nashville, Tennessee for 30+ hours of professional learning. Conference topics included school improvement, best practice instruction, and leadership. The information learned will be used to continually strengthen the staff and teaching at Mt. View School.

Posted by David Huber in Staff Professional Learning on Monday July 14 at 10:20AM
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Keep Sending The Summer Post Cards

Don’t forget to send your summer reading post cards! As part of the summer reading program, all students were given a self-addressed stamped post card to send a letter to school to tell us about your favorite summer reading. Post cards will be accepted until Wednesday, August 27th. All post cards will be entered into a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card!  Thank you for continuing to read every day this summer!


Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Monday July 14
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Summer Fun Math Calendars

Please click on a link below to access your child’s summer fun math calendar. Thank you for partnering with us to prevent the ‘summer slide’ where students can lose 2-3 months of their learning over a typical summer.

Going into Grade 1

Going into Grade 2

Going into Grade 3

Going into Grade 4

Going into Grade 5

Going into Grade 6


Posted by David Huber in General School Information on Thursday July 3 at 01:37PM
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Choose groups to clone to:

    • TueAug26 Staff Report Back to School!
    • ThuAug28 First Day of School Supervision begins at 8:35 a.m.
    • MonSep01 Labor Day No School

Mountain View School - 71 Vera Road Bristol, CT 06010 Voice: (860) 584-7726 Fax: (860) 314-4629

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