April 16, 2021 ViewPoint

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 8:08am

The ViewPoint

April 16, 2021

Falcon Families,
With the last phase in return of our hybrid students, the school building is feeling more and more like home. Returning students have navigated the halls, followed new school social distancing and safety expectations, and participated in learning with a sense of confidence and enthusiasm. Quarter 4 began on Thursday, April 15, and report cards will be available for access on April 22nd.
Congratulations to the directors, hosts, and actors of the MVMS play “10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine.” I enjoyed every act! If you have not seen it please visit the MVMS Student Resource Page for the link announcement. I was also amazed by our talented students in the “Drama Club Voice Recital” last night. What a terrific week at MVMS!
Thanks for Your Support,
Lynnette Moore, Principal

Health Check Reminder

With the return of students and staff to classrooms and extracurricular activities, it is critical that everyone strictly follows the health guidance in place to keep HCPSS students and staff safe and able to continue to provide in-person opportunities. It is important that open communication exists between households and the school. Please review the update from Health Services.

Summer Programs Registration

Online enrollment requests for summer programs will reopen at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 for BSAP Summer Institute, Gifted and Talented Summer Institutes for Talent Development, Innovative Pathways High School, and STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Camp. Families can find up-to-date course information and enrollment directions on the Summer Programs web page. Please contact the summer program lead with additional questions.

From HCPSS/The Council of Elders 

TCOE Financial Education Series Budget Basics Workshop
This virtual workshop session will be on Saturday, April 17 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Grades 3-12 students and their families are invited to learn about electronic and virtual financial transactions and key financial principles. Topics include financial goal setting, balancing a bank account, and understanding interest rates. The session information and online registration link can be found here.

Second HoCo VIRTUAL Rainbow Conference

Please join us virtually to learn more about how to be better advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community at our second HoCo Rainbow Conference. With over 24 concurrent sessions and local as well as national speakers, we have a full day of fun and learning lined up for Saturday, May 15, 2021. Session speakers include Jane Clementi and Joshua Patel of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, Rae Sweet of the It Gets Better Project, Maryland House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke, Kevin Naff of The Washington Blade, Ying Matties, and Robyn Page of Community Allies of Rainbow Youth (CARY), and many more!
Register for this FREE conference. Browse our conference website to learn more about the sessions and view the conference schedule here. We hope many of you will join us.

Order your School Pictures!

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PTA Virtual Book Fair - April 19-30

Our 1st EVER Virtual Book Fair is starting soon. 
Please monitor the MVMS Student Resource Course weekly news announcements for book fair information, book previews, and order forms.   Support reading, support your PTA and support your MVMS library.    

How does a book fair support the MVMS Library Media Center?   Please consider donating a legacy book for the Mount View library when you place book orders.  Library funding was cut this year, so we can truly use some new books.  Thank you to families who already donated books by Stuart Gibbs in conjunction with his Mount View visit.
Legacy Book Donation Information Here

Mount View Food Drive for Grassroots

The Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center (in Columbia, MD) is a 24-hour resource to individuals and families in need of immediate assistance with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis.
Collection Dates:  Wed April 7th to Friday, April 30th.
Collection boxes are located in the Main Lobby and outside the main entrance for virtual students.

NEEDED FOOD ITEMS (immediate needs*):
*Apple and grape juice
*Snack foods for after school - individual servings (puddings, apple sauce, granola bars, canned fruit, chips, Capri Sun drinks, etc.)
*Ground coffee for automatic drip coffeemakers
*Canned soups and microwaveable meals
*Sugar packets and coffee creamer
Cereal (hot or cold)
Juice boxes
Peanut butter and jelly
Macaroni and cheese
Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard PACKETS
Salad dressings
Canned fruit
Drink mixes
Canned stew, chili, and other ready to eat meals
Shelf-stable milk
Canned chicken or tuna
Pasta sauce

Please drop off these items in the front lobby or outside the front entrance. There will be boxes labeled, “Grassroots Food Collection."
Questions: Contact Nicole Parson at Nicole_Parson@hcpss.org.

Community News and Events

Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

Upcoming Dates

April 21        Virtual PTA Meeting, 6 pm
April 22        Report cards issued