April 9, 2021 Viewpoint

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 2:19pm

The ViewPoint

April 9, 2021

School Pictures!

Lifetouch will be at MVMS next week!

  • Tuesday, April 13th for Hybrid A students
  • Wednesday, April 14 for Virtual students (Please make your appointment HERE)
  • Thursday, April 15 for Hybrid B students. 

Please see the following for more information about safety protocols and ordering pictures 

To order pictures:

  • Go to lifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID: EVTBXK2WZ
  • Order your perfect package— and don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

ALL Students are invited to have their photo taken for the school, even if you do not purchase a photo package. There is no charge. Orders can be placed online after you have viewed the proof. Questions?  Please call the school (410)313-5545 or email Jane Antico at Jane_Antico@hcpss.org

Ten Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine

The video recording of this year's Drama Club production, "Ten Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine", will be released on the Student Resource Canvas Course and the MVMS Staff Canvas Course at 8am on Wednesday, April 14th.

There will also be a live, virtual Drama Club Voice Recital at 7pm on Thursday, April 15th. The code will be MVMS-dramaclub-MTrecital."

Annual Bookmark Contest - Ending 4/14

Please remind your student to submit an entry for the annual bookmark contest promoting reading, libraries, or the PTA Virtual Book Fair starting April 19.   The deadline for the contest is Wednesday April 14, at 3:00.

Entry forms are available below, in paper format in the library media center, and in the Wednesday student news announcement in Canvas.  Entries can be submitted through Canvas as an assignment through the MVMS Student Resource Course : Bookmark Contest 2021 - Optional Activity - Due 4/14 @ 3:00

Hybrid students can pick up and submit a paper entry in the MVMS library.   
Entry Form (Links to an external site.) - Download and draw. Then scan or take a photo and submit your artwork to the MVMS Student Resource Course assignment or drop off at the MVMS Library Media Center.

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 bookfair 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

Community News and Events

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

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
Mayonaise, 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.

HC DrugFree Updates for Parents/Guardians

Med Take Back Saturday, April 24 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Dispose of unwanted or expired medications & sharps (needles, syringes & EpiPens) at HC DrugFree’s convenient drive-thru collection Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia, near The UPS Store For details, go to www.HCDrugFree.org 

Free Parenting Classes: HC DrugFree and the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, partnering with HCPSS and the Health Department, will once again provide evidence-based classes for families to gain skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will engage in risky behaviors including using drugs. This 4-class series will be held on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 4, 11 and June 1, 8. Parents/guardians must register. If you have questions, email Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director at Admin@hcdrugfree.org 

Upcoming Dates

April 13        School Pictures for Hybrid A students
April 14        Schools close 3 hours early, End of Marking Period
April 14        School Pictures for Virtual students
April 15        School Pictures for Hybrid B students
April 21        Virtual PTA Meeting, 6 pm
April 22        Report cards issued