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Welcome Message from Admin
Hello, Mountain Lions! 

Principal Miller and Assistant Principal Miles have a special message for you all as we start our new school year.  

We know everyone has a lot of questions, but know that our entire staff is here for you and will do our best to answer all of your questions. 

 
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Meet the Teacher Presentations
Please see the links below for your child's homeroom teacher's Virtual Meet the Teacher. You can also navigate to the teacher website pages, where the presentations are also uploaded.

Preschool
All Preschool Meet the Teacher Presentation

Ms. Mancusi ESS Preschool Teacher

Ms. Janet (3 year-old class)

Ms. Dawn (4 year-old class)

Kindergarten
Mrs. DuPlanty - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Jordan - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Scott - Meet the Teacher Presentation

First Grade
Mrs. Brown - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Presentation, Welcome Video

Mrs. Ives - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Whelan - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video, Meet the Teacher Powerpoint

Second Grade 
Second Grade Website & Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Carbajal

Mrs. Nietert - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Rodriguez 

Mrs. Scales 

Third Grade
Mrs. Haslam - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Loyd - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Mizner - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Welsh - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video


Fourth Grade
Mrs. Brown - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Gomez - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Hines - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Plonski - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video


Fifth Grade
Ms. Johnson - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Nieto - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Ms. Pickering - Meet the Teacher Presentation

Mrs. Zinck - Meet the Teacher Video


Sixth Grade - Remote Learning Schedule
Mr. Bramel (Math/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Mollicone (Science/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Perry (English/Language Arts/Social Studies) - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video


Seventh Grade - 
7th Grade Meet the Teacher
Mr. Nietert (Math) 

Mrs. O'Donnell (Science)

Mr. Roberts (Social Studies)

Mrs. Taylor (English/Language Arts)


Eighth Grade - Remote Learning Schedule
8th Grade Team Welcome Letter
8th Grade Team Meet the Teacher Presentation
8th Grade iSchool Meet the Teacher


Mrs. Lewellen (Social Studies)

Mrs. Rose (Math)

Ms. Shull (English/Language Arts)

Mrs. Strahota (Science)


ESS Team - ESS Team Website

Ms. Melendrez - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Ford-Harris - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Ms. Dove - Welcome Letter, Meet the Teacher Video

Ms. Williams - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Hollister - Meet the Teacher Video

Mrs. Miller - Meet the Teacher Video


Special Area Team
Special Area Team Meet the Teacher Presentation
Mrs. Lopez  - iExplore

Mrs. Featherstone - Music

Mrs. Watts - Art

Mr. Tokhi & Mr. Werner - Physical Education

Mr. Mea (Band) - Welcome Letter


Supporting Staff
Ms. Julie (Social Worker) - Welcome Video

Mrs. Ashford (Reading Interventionist) - Website



 
Posted : 7/30 | Direct Link
One Additional Chromebook Distribution Day
Hello, Mountain View families,

In an attempt to accommodate parents? who were unable to come to our previous two chromebook distribution days, MVS is offering one additional day to sign out a chromebook.
Parents can come to the iExplore doors tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th, between 8am and 2pm to sign out a Chromebook. Parents may be asked to wait outside until a staff member can let them in due to staffing and space constraints.

As a reminder, once parents sign out a chromebook, a $25 Optional Protection Plan fee will be assessed to the student's account. Parents can pay the fee on the Payment Portal by going to dysart.org, selecting Parents, and then selecting Contributions/Payments and following the directions on that page to log in. If the fee is not paid within 5 business days, the protection plan will be declined and the fee removed.

Teachers returned to campus today and are working to get all of the information you will need for the start of school together. Teachers will be communicating electronically with all parents by the end of the week.

Please continue to check dysart.org for the most up-to-date information regarding meal services, learning labs, and remote learning.
Posted : 7/29 | Direct Link
Meet the Teacher & Chromebook Distributions
Hello, Mountain View families! 

We wanted to share important information with you regarding Chromebook distribution and Meet the Teacher. 

Chromebook Distribution

Dates: Thursday, July 23 and Monday, July 27

Times: 7:00-10:00am and 1:00-4:00pm on both dates

Chromebooks will be distributed from the iExplore classroom.  Parents/guardians are required to sign the agreement forms - we are unable to distribute computers directly to students and are unable to distribute devices to non-guardian adults.  Please follow the signs that will be posted, as we will be following social distancing guidelines. 

Once you have signed out the device, the office will be applying a $25 Protection Plan fee to your student's account.  The protection plan coverage includes accidental damage caused by liquid, spills, drops, or other unintentional events; loss of device due to theft (accompanied by a valid police report), damage caused by fire (accompanied by official fire report from investigating authority); damage caused due to an electrical surge; and loss or damage caused by natural disasters.  One claim can be made during the school year. 

Parents can pay the $25 fee by logging into the District's Payment Portal and following the instructions to log in.  Non-payment of the fee within five business days will result in the protection plan being declined for that student and the fee will be removed from the account.

The District has made various resources available for parents: 

Chromebook Device Procedures and Support

How to Connect Your Chromebook to WiFi

How Parents can access Schoology


Meet the Teacher Virtual Events

Due to current health guidelines, all meet the teacher events will be virtual. 

MVS teachers will  be sending out their virtual presentation electronically by Friday, July 31st.  Teachers will be posting their presentations on their teacher websites, and links will be made available on the MVS website.  Parents who wish to schedule an individual conference call with their child's teacher will be able to do so.  



 
Posted : 7/21 | Direct Link
Important Info for Returning to School
Hello Mountain View families,

We hope you all have been happy and healthy this summer. We wanted to ensure that every family has important information that you will need prior to the first day of school.

1. Teacher letters have been sent out within the past week to all students currently enrolled for the 20/21 school year. Parents, please note that the office is unable to make changes to class rosters at this time, however changes may be made to rosters and class assignments depending on the results of the parent class format preference survey.

2. The District is asking all parents to select their class format preferences for the 2020-2021 school year for each student by Wednesday, July 15, so that the district can appropriately plan for staffing needs. As a reminder, all students will begin the year with remote learning on Tuesday, August 4 and families that select either the Full-time classroom or split-time hybrid option will transition to campus when it is allowable. Parents will need to log into their parent portal account to make the selection.

If you are unable to access your parent portal, you can call the school office at 623-876-7450 and the office staff can enter your preference over the phone.

3. The kindergarten screening that had been scheduled for July 20th has now been canceled.

4. All meet the teacher events will be held virtually. Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending a welcome email and providing a virtual presentation. Parents who wish to have an individual follow-up meeting with the teacher will be able to schedule that with the homeroom teacher.

5. MVS will be distributing Chromebooks on Thursday, July 23rd, and Monday, July 27th, from 7am-10am and from 1pm-4pm on each day. Parents do not need to make an appointment, but social distancing guidelines will be followed
and masks will be required to enter the cafeteria. More information will be provided next week. Look for an autodialer and information on our facebook and web page.

6. We encourage all parents to review the District's Back To School Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to many of the most common questions regarding the 20/21 school year.
Posted : 7/14 | Direct Link
Back to School 2020-2021
Hello, Mountain View Families. 

We hope you all have been enjoying a safe and healthy summer.  We know many of you have questions about what the new school year will look like. 

We would like to ask that all parents review the information regarding class format options found on the District's Back to School 2020-2021 web page.  Once you have reviewed this page, parents will need to log into the parent portal between Wednesday, July 8th, and Wednesday, July 15th, to indicate your class format preference for each of your students.  

Families that select to attend an in-person option will begin with remote learning on August 4 and will transition to campus when it is allowable.  

At this time, we are canceling the Kindergarten screening that was previously scheduled for Monday, July 20th.  Teachers will be modifying screening processes to accommodate remote learning at the start of the school year. 

And finally, all Meet the Teacher events will now be virtual. Stay tuned for additional information later in July. 
Posted : 7/6 | Direct Link
Optional Supply Lists 20/21
Hello Mountain Lions! 

Our teachers have provided Optional Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Each grade level or area has a separate document below.  Please note that some grade levels created one unified supply list for all teachers, while other grade levels have unique supply lists for each teacher.  When you open the document, you may need to navigate to the second or third page to find your child's teacher's list.  Homeroom assignments will be determined and mailed out to families when the office re-opens in July. 

Preschool - 3 year-old and 4 year-old classes

Kindergarten 

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

ESS (Structured teaching and resource classes)

Please also note that our Music teacher, Mrs. Featherstone, always welcomes AA and D batteries (for electronic instruments), kleenex, and sanitizing wipes. 

Arizona law requires that public schools provide the supplies required for academic success.  All materials required for a student's education will be provided by the Dysart Unified School District. This supply list represents general, optional items which you may supply at your discretion.  Please check with your K-8 school and child's teacher for an optional supply list before purchasing any supplies. If you have questions regarding the optional supply list, please contact your K-8 school.

And, of course, Mountain View welcomes donations to our Makerspace throughout the school year: 

Non-Tech Items:
  • Legos
  • Knex
  • Marbles
  • Dominoes
  • Hot Wheels
  • Dish tubs
  • bins -various sizes/shapes
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Hobby motors
  • Small motors
  • Gears
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, 9 volt)
  • 9 oz. Plastic cups
  • Solo cups
  • Dixie cups
  • Pool noodles
  • Plates (any size)
  • Plastic Silverware

Wood Work:
  • Woodworking tools (wood, nuts/bolts, hammer, etc.)
  • Nails
  • Wood Scraps
  • Dowels -various sizes

Tapestry Materials:
  • Thread, string
  • Ribbons
  • Buttons
  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Needles, pins, pincushions and other sewing supplies
  • Yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles
  • Sewing books, crochet/knitting books,
  • patterns
  • iron, ironing board
  • Batting (for inside of pillows)

Recyclables:
  • Empty Gatorade bottles (big and small)
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Computer books
  • Old magazines
  • CDs
  • Yogurt cups, cottage cheese tubs and/or margarine tubs
  • Plastic Strawberry baskets
  • Film canisters
  • Old electronics

STEAM Craft supplies:
  • Hot glue guns
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Toothpicks
  • Straws
  • Sand paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Parchment paper
  • Duct tape
  • Masking tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Craft sticks (small/large)
  • Tongue depressors
  • Rubber bands
  • Packs of balloons big/small
  • Rope or twine
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Rubber bands
  • Clay
  • Nail files (from the Dollar Tree)
Posted : 6/2 | Direct Link
Summer Hours
Hello Mountain Lions, 

Congratulations on completing another successful school year!  We are proud of how all of you have adapted to the challenges on COVID-19.  As you start your summer, we want to remind you all to continue being Lion Leaders and exhibiting our four norms: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Be a Learner. 

Our office staff are back on campus.  The office is open by appointment only, so if you are registering and need to drop off final paperwork, please call our office between 8am and 4:30 pm to set up your appointment.  

Our hours are as follows:  
  • Tuesday, May 26th through Thursday, May 28th: 8am-4:30pm
  • Monday, June 1st through Thursday, June 4th: 8am-4:30pm - office staff will be answering phones, but the office will not be open for appointments.

Due to staff taking vacation, the office will be closed beginning Monday, June 8th, and will reopen on Wednesday, July 8th.  If you are unable to make an appointment regarding registration documents, you can email required documents to our enrollment specialist at [email protected].

In the fall, we will be offering Meet the Teacher dates at the end of July.  
  • Kindergarten, First, and Second grade Meet the Teacher will be from 5pm-6pm on Wednesday, July 29th.
  • Preschool and Third through Eighth grade Meet the Teacher will be on Friday, July 31st, from 5:00-5:45pm and from 6:00-6:45pm (virtual option will be available).

The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 4th. 
Posted : 5/21 | Direct Link
Important Dates for May from our Newsletter

Dear Students and Families,

As we bring the 2019-2020 school year to a close, we want to thank all of you - parents, students, and community members - for all of your hard work, flexibility, and creativity.  You all have demonstrated what it means to be Lion Leaders - you have been safe, responsible, respectful, and amazing learners.  The staff at MVS could not be prouder to be a part of this community.  Thank you to each and every one of you. 

OPEN National Field Day - Friday, May 8th
As you have heard from Coach Tokhi, we are participating in the OPEN virtual National Field Day this year on Friday, May 8th.  Check out the great website Coach Tokhi put together that has video demonstrations of each activity as well as all of the information you'll need to participate.  We hope every student and staff member can participate, but remember that this is completely voluntary! If you have any questions, you can reach out to Coach Tokhi or Coach Werner


Student Personal Items Pick-Up Dates
We know that some students may still have items at school that need to be retrieved, or may have school library books, sports uniforms, or instruments at home that need to be turned in. Parents are invited to come to the school the week of May 4th-8th for curbside drop-off or pick-up according to the following schedule.  (Please note that chromebook returns and yearbook distribution are scheduled for the week of May 18th and the schedule is listed below.)

Monday, May 4th
  • 1st grade: 8am-10am?
  • Kindergarten parents should reach out to their teachers if they are still missing items that were not picked up during packet pick-up.

Tuesday, May 5th
  • 2nd grade: 8am-10:30am?
  • 3rd grade: 2pm-4pm 

Wednesday, May 6th
  • 4th grade: 8:30am-10:30am?
  • 5th grade: 8am-10:30am

Thursday, May 7th
  • 6th grade: 8am-10am?
  • 7th grade: 9am-11am
 
Friday, May 8th
  • 8th grade: 9am-10:30am?
  • Preschool 3 year olds: 11am-12pm?
  • Preschool 4 year olds: 11am-1pm?
  • Band Instrument Return, 12-1:45 pm - if you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Mea. 

Chromebook Returns and Yearbook Distribution
  • Monday, May 18th: 8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm?
  • Tuesday, May 19th: 7:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm.  

Parents who signed out district chromebooks for their students' use during distance learning will need to return all chromebooks on either the 18th or 19th of May.  MVS staff will be present to sign in each chromebook.  Social distancing precautions will be followed. 

Parents who purchased yearbooks can pick them up when they return chromebooks on the 18th or 19th.  If you have questions about picking up or dropping off student items,, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or you can contact Mrs. Featherstone if you have any questions about yearbooks.

8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony - Wednesday, May 20th
  • 9:00 am - Mrs. Perry's Class
  • 9:15 am - Mrs. Strahota's Class
  • 9:30 am - Mrs. Lewellen's Class
  • 9:45 am - Mrs. Lobrigo's class

Kindergarten Drive-Thru Celebration - Wednesday, May 20th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Kindergarten families are invited to come through the parent pick-up lane between 10:30am and 12:00 pm on the 20th so your teachers can see you, say goodbye, and give you a parting gift for your successful completion of kindergarten.  We recommend that parents put their student pick-up sign in their window.  When directed, you will pull forward so that your child's teacher can come to your window. 

At all of these events, health precautions will be followed, and social distancing will be maintained.  


The staff at MVS are proud to be a part of this amazing community. We wish you all a safe and happy May, and look forward to seeing you all again in person in the fall.

Sincerely,
Principal Miller and Assistant Principal Miles 
Posted : 5/1 | Direct Link
8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony
8th Graders: You are cordially invited to the first (and only) 8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony

Location: Mountain View Front Drive

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Times:
  • Mrs. Perry’s class: 9:00
  • Mrs. Strahota’s class: 9:15
  • Mrs. Lewellen’s class: 9:30
  • Mrs. Lobrigo’s class: 9:45

Hello, Mountain View 8th Graders!

Can you believe that your time at Mountain View is coming to a close? No one could have predicted that your 8th grade year would end in quite this way, but we want each of you to know how proud the staff at MVS are of you. You all have put forth your best effort in very difficult circumstances, and you have made your families and teachers extremely proud of you.

Even though we cannot hold our scheduled 8th Grade Promotion ceremony, we still want to celebrate your accomplishments before we say good bye. So we are going to hold an 8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony!

Your teachers will be sharing a presentation with you all that includes a special message from Principal Miller, a picture slideshow, and more. On Wednesday, May 20th, all 8th grade families will be invited to participate in a Drive-Thru ceremony in our front student drop-off lane.

Please read the instructions below carefully. 
  • First, please note that walk-ups will not be permitted. Students and guardians must be in a vehicle in the student drop-off lane in front of the school.
     
  • Students will be invited to arrive according to their homeroom:
    • Mrs. Perry’s class - 9:00am
    • Mrs. Strahota’s class - 9:15am
    • Mrs. Lewellen’s class -9:30 am
    • Mrs. Lobrigo’s class - 9:45am
       
  • Cars will enter the pickup lane and give your name to Mr. Tokhi, who will be at the first crosswalk.
     
  • Certificates will be organized alphabetically at four separate tables: A-F, G-L, M-R, and S-Z.
     
  • When you are given the go-ahead, pull forward in the left lane. Pull over to the curb next to the table that corresponds with your last name. An 8th grade teacher will come to your car window with your promotion certificate.

  • As you pull forward, our PTA president will be taking photos of the students as they receive their certificates. If you do not want a picture taken of your student, please let one of the 8th grade teachers know. Pictures will be shared with you all and will be available for download.


We are looking forward to seeing you all to wish you well as you head off to high school. We will be following all health precautions and will be maintaining distance while we celebrate your accomplishments. Certificates for students who cannot attend will be mailed. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Miles
Posted : 4/29 | Direct Link
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