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 MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER

As we finish up another successful school year at Mountain View, I would like to recognize the efforts of all students, teachers and staff, parents, and community members who have helped make this school year a success! We could not have done it without you. Thank you for making Mountain View the wonderful school that it is!

A special thanks to our PTA President, Magee Little, and our entire PTA Executive Board for their hard work this school year. They have given their time and energy to serve Mountain View and our community.  We also appreciate the parents that have joined the PTA this year, volunteered, or assisted with our fundraising efforts.  

                                                                                  

Summer Learning Opportunities

As you consider summer plans, remember that Summer School will be held June 3rd-June 28th for registered students. Students who are currently in grades K-2 will attend Summer School at Fairmont Elementary School. Students who are currently in 3rd and 4th grades will attend Summer School at Indian Trail Intermediate School. 

We are now accepting applications for Summer Educare, which opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. Call 423-434-5264 for more information. 

STEAM Camp will be held the weeks of June 3rd and June 10th for registered students. STEAM Camp will be held at North Side.

  

 The Johnson City Public Library offers a summer reading program and other special activities.  Please call 423-434-4450 for more information.

Johnson City Parks and Recreation organizes many summer activities and events during the months of June and July.  Please call 423-283-5815 for more details. 

Coalition for Kids, Girls Inc., and The Boys & Girls Club offer summer programs as well. Contact one of these agencies for more information.

Continue to read with your child this summer.  We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Monday, August 5, 2019.

Have a great summer!

We’ve had an amazing year in Creative Movement! As we conclude the school year, please begin making plans to continue quality physical fitness activities and good nutritional food choices for your child during summer break.

Several of our students will be performing for the upcoming annual “Evening of the Arts” performance in M.V.’s Little Theater on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 P.M. The program will feature some 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students who have been studying Classical Ballet, Chorus, and Strings this school year.

For the “Evening of the Arts” program, The Ballet Ensemble will be performing their new ballet entitled “Colors of the Wind”. Our dancers have worked very hard learning their choreography and polishing their technique. They look great! Their costumes are so beautiful! We want to send a huge “Thank You” to the Johnson City Sports Foundation Board of Directors of the Johnson City Cardinals for the educational grant money that was awarded to our Mountain View Ballet Ensemble for the purchase of costumes.

I cannot believe it is almost the end of the year! With this being the last newsletter, I want to say that I have so enjoyed working with your children this year! I have been amazed at the ideas they have developed as well as the things they have created. It’s been SO much fun to watch! I hope you have a wonderful summer and continue to make lots and lots of art with your child!

What To Do When Your Child Says, “I’m Bored!”

It’s hard to believe it’s almost summer break! This busy-filled year has flown by! I wanted to share a short excerpt from Dr. Charles Fay, developer of the Love and Logic approach to parenting, regarding kids getting bored in the summer.

When children complain about being bored, you can hand the boredom problem right back to them by responding, "That's a bummer, what do you think you are going to do?" When they answer, "I don't know," then simply give some suggestions and allow them to take responsibility for solving their boredom problem. You could say, "Some kids decide to draw pictures. How will that work? Other kids decide to build something using things they find outside. Others decide that they are going to do some reading. Good luck."

If the child continues to complain, then pat them on the back and say, "When kids keep complaining that they are bored, it means that their parents aren't giving them enough chores. There's a broom right over there."

HAVE A FABULOUS SUMMER!!!

May 2—Evening of the Arts 6:00 PM

May 3—Talent Show in Little Theater

May 10—FUN DAY

May 14—PreK Registration 9:00—11:30 AM

               and 1:00—3:00 PM

May 24—Last day of school/dismissal at            11:30 AM

Mountain View 4th Grade Chorus / Evening of the Arts:

Our chorus is performing one more time! We will perform several songs from the musical revue…”It’s Showtime!” Our strings program and ballet ensemble will be performing as well. It will be an exciting evening of music! Please note the details below and plan to attend!

What:                    Evening of the Arts

When:                   May 2, 2019 6:00 PM

Where:                  Mountain View Little Theater

Attire:                    Black pants/White shirt

Mountain View Talent Show

It is time for our Annual Talent Show at Mountain View! This year, our Talent Show will take place on Friday, May 3rd in the Little Theater. K, 1st, and 2nd grade participants will perform at 8:45. 3rd, and 4th grade participants will perform at 9:45.   I’m looking forward to seeing our talented students perform!

The Dinosaurs are coming back!  We will have a Mini-Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.  This is a BOGO Fair – Everything is Buy One, Get One Free!  Some of the books will be discounted also.  This is a chance for you to get great books for Summer Reading.  Friday, May 10th is Fun Day and if you come with your child, you can shop with them.  According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, 77% of kids ages 6–17 and 94% of parents believe reading books over the summer helps kids during the school year. You are encouraged to have your child participate in the Johnson City Public Library Summer Reading Program. They will be visiting our school on Friday, May 3rd and information will come home with each student. Have a great summer!