Principal Newsletter

Mountain View News

1st six weeks 2016  

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News from the Principal 

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful beginning to the new school year! It is hard to believe that six weeks have already passed. I am truly honored to be a part of your child’s educational experience. These elementary school years build such a strong foundation for future successes; therefore, I encourage you to become actively involved in the school and in your child’s classroom. We want to celebrate our successes with you. This newsletter is designed to showcase what is happening at Mountain View Elementary School. Thank you for sharing your child with us and I look forward to working with you this school year.

Sincerely, April Easton

L.I.S.T. Awards

Each week staff members nominate students for a L.I.S.T. award. The students exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: L---Leadership I----Integrity S—Sportsmanship T---Teamwork The following students have received awards in the first six weeks: • Paige Balser • Brady May • Laken Cantrell • Ian Kerns • Siemien Brown • Abby Williams • Danti Edwards • Eli Entsminger • Trevor Jonas • Sadie Moye • Peyton Broughman • Matthew McDonald • Zeynabu Alyoune • Christopher Harden • Josie Bowen • Seth Trail • Kenzie Arrington • Jasmin Potter • Andrew Hansford • Collin Williams • Alaina McCormick • Jalen Raether • Mikya Washington


September 30, 2016 • Yankee Candle PTO fundraiser money and order forms due. • AR Reward Day for 1st six weeks.

October 2016 • Coding club begins for grades 3-5 on Oct. 6, 2016 • Book Fair Oct. 17-21 and Family Reading Night Oct. 18, 2016 

November 2016 • Science Fair for students in grades 3-5 November 2-11 With family night on November 10.

We want your help!!! 

The Mountain View Elementary PTO would love to have your help and support! They meet the second Thursday of every month at 6:00pm in the multi-purpose room. The next meeting is October 13, 2016. During this meeting, they will be recognizing Mrs. Teresa Johnson, former principal, for her retirement and her years of service.

The PTO is sponsoring a Yankee Candle fundraiser. The funds from this fundraiser will go toward activities for the school year. Activities include: the Santa shop, field day, awards, recognitions, etc. In addition to the activities, last year the PTO was able to purchase new picnic tables with the help from SJ Neahawk and Jamie Huffman. 

Another way PTO raises money is through the collection of Box Tops, which are located on many of the items that you already purchase. Please cut the box top off of the package. Your child will bring home a worksheet and they can glue the box top onto the sheet. The top two homerooms with the most box tops each six weeks will receive a reward. Every box top counts and the money will add up each six weeks! 

Parent Advisory Committee Mrs. Easton will hold a parent advisory meeting at 5:15 prior to each PTO meeting for anyone with questions, concerns, or ideas. We also have a division- wide parent advisory committee . If you are interested in being a member, then please contact Mrs. Easton in the main office.

Top AR readers

Each six weeks, our students are recognized for meeting their individual accelerated reading goal. Books are read at each child’s target reading level/range. Students then take computer tests and accumulate points. All students who reach their goal receive reward. The top readers for each class are listed below: 

Asma- Ava Wills Ferris- Brandon Smothers Lodge- Parker Osborne Moss- Charlotte Taylor Feazell- Jardarian Davis Kinkead- Rainie Warner Honts- Jonathan Murray Isbell- Aiden Hinebaugh Burton- Brady May Crawford- Kyleigh Booze Eggleston- Madison Tabor Huffman- Hayleigh Shinault Bryant- Pal Koirala Dressler- Conner Nida Fields- Laken Cantrell Phillips- Elizabeth Davis Simmons- Greg Rice Bland- Casey Simmons Byer- Layla Depriest Chapman- Ayden Roman Moye- Mason Dawson Cvizic- Anthony Maccentelli


We will begin a computer coding club for students in Grades 3-5 on October 6, 2016 after school until 4:00pm. The club will meet on the first Thursday of every month. During this time students will learn basic computer coding/programming. Permission slips will go home and students must have permission to stay after school each month. 


Our bus drivers nominate a student each week for the top bus rider of the week award. This award is given to students who follow all bus rules and are also a model for other students. The award winners for the 1st six weeks are: 

Dalton Putnam • Hanna Malcolm • Whitley Williams • Lillian Smith • Christopher Crawford • Dawson Tucker • Hayden Wolfe • Emily Cale • Amber White • Ashlee Deem • Larry Mace • Alayla Morgan • Gus Anderson • Hayleigh Shinault • Abigail Bush • Lilliana Wright


We will be offering remediation in a different way this school year. Students will be assessed on a benchmark test each six weeks. For students in grades 3-5, the assessments will mirror that of an SOL test, and will cover the material from that six weeks. (The assessment will begin small and more questions will be added each six weeks.) These assessments are not designed to be stressful. They are used as a measure to help your student be successful.

Students who need more support in those areas will participate in remediation. A letter will be send home explaining the duration. They will then be reassessed. If they do well, then the remediation will end until the next six weeks assessment. If they still need additional help, then the remediation will continue. We want to target the remediation to specific skills that will help your child.

Any student needing additional tutoring or any student who would like extra help, we have Title I teachers available each morning. Please let your child’s homeroom teacher know and we can make arrangements. Our goal is for our students to be successful and build strong foundational skills for their future. We want to create a team to assist your child and that includes the parents/guardians.

Please let us know any concerns that you have about your child’s education.