Thank you to the parent volunteers who were working in Mrs. Pugliese’s class today. Their efforts make our school a better place to learn. As a reminder, all families are asked to volunteer three hours over the course of the year as part of our ‘3@MTV’ initiative. Parents are invited to help during our literacy blocks by supporting small groups of learners. If you are interested, please contact your child’s teacher. Thank you volunteers – YOU matter!
Did you know the Board of Education has a monthly dress down day to support a community agency? This month all Bristol Public Schools staff is invited to donate $5 to dress down with all proceeds supporting the Main Street Community Foundation. Thank you to all staff who participates in this day. Our collective efforts make Bristol a better place to live.
As a reminder, this and every Wednesday are early release for our students. Students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. as staff stay until 4:50 p.m. for professional development.
Tonight is our October PTO/PAC meeting. The meetings begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library and all families are invited to attend.
Lastly, here is a great read on ways to ‘kill the joy of reading’ with your children. This article was shared with all of our staff as well. Click HERE for the link.
Don’t forget – FALL FEST is this Sunday form 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All families are invited to attend. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be a costume parade, as well as the pumpkin painting contest, games and activities & wonderful raffle prizes. There will also be food for sale during the event. There will be a minimal charge to participate in some of the activities (such as bounce house, face painting…). For specific questions about the Fall Fest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Today we held a fire drill during Grade 3 and 5 lunch wave. This was a great learning opportunity for our students and staff as we continually evaluate our safety procedures at Mt. View School. Thank you for discussing with your children:
The importance of quickly going to a level “O” voice the minute the fire drill sounds
The importance of listening to staff for direction on how to safely exit the building
The importance of staying calm and walking to our designated meeting space outside
Throughout the year we will continue to practice our safety drills such as lock down drills, fire drills, and evacuation procedures. In the event our school was to be evacuated, our staff has devised a plan to ensure the safety of all students. Upon being evacuated, local authorities would determine when and if it were safe to return to the school. If we were unable to return to the school, we have a prepared plan to dismiss walkers to family members on emergency contact lists and to coordinate bus transportation with the bus company. Communication to families would be through our Blackboard Connect Emergency System.
I appreciate our open lines of communication as we are evaluating and continually improving upon the safety and security procedures at our school. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Today was a great day of learning at Mt. View. Thanks to members of our after school program for helping carry in all of the pumpkins for Sunday's fall fest. Thank you to Mrs. Zipp, our new Kindergarten paraprofessional, for working with a small group of students on their letter identification this morning. Today's Pre-K 3 class enjoyed their pumpkin carving project with parent volunteers.
Our PTO/PAC will meet on Wednesday, October 29th in the library. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and all families are invited to attend.
Did you know our school has monthly meetings with Bristol Public Schools’ attendance officer? The goal of our meetings, which are held the last Wednesday of each month, is to monitor student attendance and ensure all students are developing strong attendance habits. As a reminder, if your child is going to be absent from school a parent must a) call the school before 9:00 a.m. and b) send in a written note to the office. The written note serves to excuse the day’s absence. Any days missed after the 9th require a doctor’s note.
Mt. View School will continue to uphold the food and snack policy which prohibits families from bringing into school any food or snack items. This policy was introduced due to the large number of students who have food allergies. This includes snacks, treats, or candy. If a family would like to distribute a treat to their child’s class, they are invited to send in a pencil, book mark, or other non-food items which will be distributed to the class before the end of the day. Thank you for understanding costumes are not permitted to be worn to school on Friday for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. They can, however, be worn to the Fall Fest on Sunday. We wish all families who celebrate, a happy and safe Halloween on Friday evening.
The PTO/PAC is sponsoring a Fall Fest this Sunday, November 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.The event will be held rain or shine. There will be a costume parade, as well as the pumpkin painting contest, games and activities & wonderful raffle prizes. There will also be food for sale during the event. There will be a minimal charge to participate in some of the activities (such as bounce house, face painting…). For specific questions about the Fall Fest, please email email@example.com .
Have a great week and we hope to see you at the PTO/PAC meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and at the Fall Fest on Sunday!
On behalf of our entire staff, we wanted to thank all families for attending our fall conferences. We are appreciative that 97% of families were able to attend their scheduled conferences. It is important that we maintain open lines of communication when discussing the progress of each of our students. It is our hope that each family left conferences with a clear picture of their child’s current performance as well as goals to work on for the remainder of the year. As always, if you have questions about your child’s performance, you are invited to contact your child’s classroom teacher.
We need your help! As part of our reading instruction we continually teach students how to become more fluent readers. Below you will find two helpful tools you can use at home to support your child’s learning.
The first is a rubric for you to use to evaluate your child’s reading fluency. Good readers are those who read with appropriate volume and expression, read in appropriate phrases, read the text smoothly, and maintain an appropriate pace throughout.
The second tool is a child’s self-evaluation of their reading fluency. Students and parents can record their child’s reading (using an Iphone or other device) and use the following rubric for the child to self-evaluate their own progress as they listen to themselves read. As students hear themselves read, they can determine if they are reading fluently (as if they are speaking to someone), identify challenging spots in the text, and determine if the book they selected would qualify as a ‘just right’ book.
If you have questions or need support in using these with your children, please call the school and we would be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to grow strong readers, writers, and thinkers.
Ms. Olga Harhay is joining Mrs. Kelle Barrieau and Mrs. Joy Cannata as part of the music education team at Mountain View School this year. She is a veteran teacher who will be engaging Mountain View School’s students in informative music lessons throughout the year.
Band students are off to a good start this year. These musicians are busy practicing their instruments for their weekly lessons. Instrumentalists need to record their home practice on a “practice journal.” A parent or guardian’s signature is required on the practice journal.
Band and Chorus members will participate in a Winter Concert on January 15th
(snow date, January 22nd) and a Spring Concert on May 14th to be held at Mountain View School. Advanced Band students will also participate in an All-City band concert on March 5th at Bristol Eastern High School. There will also be an All-City Honors Chorus Concert on March 19th at Chippens Hill Middle School. Interested band students may also participate in a Recital in April.
We look forward to entertaining you throughout the year.
on Tuesday October 21