In order for our students to become successful in the 21st Century, we are working on using our technology as a learning tool within our classes. Additionally, much of our school testing is now computer based and it is important that students know how to utilize the technology to accurately assess their understanding. All Grade 3-5 classes are spending time showing our students how to use our new Google Chrome books while reviewing testing practices for the upcoming SBAC field test. It is exciting to see our students learning how to manipulate all of the different testing tools the SBAC test provides.
To see some of the online tools available to students on the upcoming field test, please click here.
It is exciting to see our students growing up in a world of technology. Thank you for continually reinforcing with your children to ‘THINK’ before they post online. Our words can be very powerful and as members of a school community, it is important to always remember whatever we post online can be seen by many people and can have substantial impacts on others. Our rule of thumb in school is if you wouldn’t say it in front of your family members, you probably shouldn’t say or type it.
Date Change: The date of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical has been changed. The new date is Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! Thank you to the teacher volunteers (Mrs. Barrieau, Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Sample, Mr. Collins, Mr. Chris, and Miss Schaefer) who have been staying on Monday and Tuesday to help our musicians with this performance.
Sarah Snedeker, a 4th grader at Mt. View School approached Mr. Huber about having a 'coins for cancer drive' as a way of showing citizenship within our school and community. To get this approved, Mr. Huber asked Sharah, and her two friends, Sophia Bouchard and Delaney Keeler to write their request to our Student Council to take this on as a school-wide project. The girls then lead the student council to make signs, inform each class and remind the school during morning announcements. Each grade was invited to contribute and students were able to bring coins from home and place them in their grade level water jugs. In total, Mt. View School collected $1,732.89 which will be donated to two separate cancer organizations. This one small action lead to a school's incredible act of citizenship.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 'Coins for Cancer Drive' this week. As a school we collected $1,732.89. We appreciate everyone’s outstanding act of citizenship and are so proud of our efforts. Congratulations to 4th grade who collected the most money by raising $537.07. Our combined efforts make our school and community a better place to be! 100% of the money will be donated to cancer research!
Thank you to Mr. Richard Miecznikowksi - City Council Member, members of Central Connecticut State University's Women's Baseteball Team for spending time reading to our students today. The Lorax also made a guest appearance today!
Thanks to support from a Bristol Business Education Foundation$1,000 mini-grant, Mt. View School was able to purchase two Wii-systems to promote physical fitness at Mt. View School. Are Wii having fun yet at Mt. View School? On certain days students have the chance to get some morning exercise in before beginning their day of learning. Teachers can also sign out the equipment during indoor recess. Thank you to Mrs. Pugliese-Caruso and Mrs. Rogan for their efforts in their project.