Congratulations Staff Award Winners!
I Love Kids Award: Megan McAteer
Above and Beyond Award: Anthony Salaz
Continuous Creativity Award: Anthony Salaz
Awesome Attitude Award: Yvonne Morfitt
Mountain Valley School
Principal’s Corner Number 3
by Kathy Hill
Save the Date: School Day Friday, September 28th
Homecoming 2018: Saturday, September 29th
We are heading into our 5th week of school and students are making wonderful progress. I have observed many ongoing science projects, research papers, geography projects, reading groups, team building activities, resilience training, and most importantly supported, happy children. We are striving each day to make connections with our kids. We know that students who have a supportive and positive adult in their lives will be more resilient and able to be successful. We are working to help students gain needed social emotional skills which will allow them to become productive adults and citizens. Each staff member at MVS is purposeful and positive in their interactions with our students. It takes redirection in a positive and caring way to hold students accountable for their actions and to help them hone their ability to work through problems and overcome adversity. All children are encouraged to be their best and choose to work hard and be positive. Students at MVS are often challenged to go beyond their comfort zone and step up to do things that may be hard for them. Parents and community can help us in this task by encouraging the children of our community to do more than minimum. Encourage all our kids to stick with tasks each day and remind them that their education will allow them to open many new doors. They are not just learning the 3 R’s but life skills of professionalism, courtesy, resilience, empathy, and an attitude of giving.
At our monthly staff meeting members passed on our prestigious traveling awards. Receiving the Awesome Attitude award is Yvonne Morfitt. Yvonne wears many hats at our school. She directs many grant opportunities and is a vital part of the administrative team for health and wellness at MVS. Mrs. Morfitt is providing a advanced placement environmental science class this year challenging students to push themselves to be high achievers. The nutrition and wellness class has had many great cooking challenges such as the the Mac n Cheese challenge. I was fortunate to be on the tasting panel and both dishes were amazing! Mrs. Morfitt will also be certified to provide CPR classes for students and staff. New kindergarten teacher, Megan McAteer, was the recipient of the I Love Kids Award. Mrs. Mac, as the kids fondly call her, works hard to provide support and structure for our young 5 and 6-year-olds. They need boundaries and direction in loving and firm ways. Megan is a firm believer in actions have natural consequences and kindergarten children are learning those skills. They also know they are loved and appreciated for exactly who they are and that each of them is special in their own way. Finally Anthony Salaz, our new maintenance and facilities director, received two awards this month. Anthony garnered the Above and Beyond award and an award for Continuous Creativity. Mr. Salaz’s position is continually evolving and new challenges to keep our current facility in running order come up throughout the day. He is a kind and positive influence for all our children. Anthony will soon be learning and becoming an expert with all the new systems that will be in place in our new school. I am very proud and blessed to work with such amazing people at MVS!
Homecoming week begins September 24-29. Tradition starts with dress up days: Monday 9/24– Pajama Day. Tuesday 9/25– Twin Day. Wednesday 9/26– Super Hero Day. Thursday 9/27– Red/Black Day.
Friday the 29th is a school day with early release at 2:00 p.m. The days events include:
7:00 PM – Snake Dance (meet at the bank steps)
7:15 PM – Bonfire at MVS (at the bus drop-off location)
The booster club will be selling chili and hot cocoa
Saturday, 9/29, events are as follows:
8:30 – Parade Line-Up- Pitkin Avenue
9:00 – Parade Begins
HS Volleyball vs. Sanford JV @ 11:00 (junior varsity and varsity games)
HS Football vs. Sargent JV @ 4:00 PM
Halftime of the Football game – presentation of royalty and crowning
8:00 PM-High school Homecoming Dance (super hero theme)
Please come out and support our students and MVS! If you have questions or need information, please call 719-655-2578.
Here’s What’s Happening at MVS:
Thursday, 9/20: Middle school volleyball (Home) HS volleyball @ Alamosa
Friday, 9/21: MS and HS football and HS volleyball @ Sierra Grande
Week of 9/24-9/28: Homecoming Spirit Week!
Tuesday, 9/25: K-5 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch
Tuesday, 9/25: Middle School Volleyball (Home) vs Center
Thursday, 9/27: High school volleyball @ Del Norte, Middle school volleyball @ Monte Vista
Friday, 9/28: SCHOOL IN SESSION. Early Dismiss 2:00 p.m. Homecoming Events.
Saturday, 9/28: MVS Homecoming!
Mountain Valley School strives to create a welcome, safe and healthy environment that inspires lifelong learners who are Positive, Ethical, Accountable and Kind.
Empower and prepare every student for lifelong academic success and personal growth.
Parents and Students, Mountain Valley has a new site to check grades please visit the front office to get signed up.
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