The Viewpoint 10/1/21

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The Viewpoint

October 1, 2021

Respectful, Responsible, and Ready!

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month! 
Sixth Grade: Abigail D. Lee, Jude Ro, Brandon Liberman, Julianna Gibson, Dylan Balestino, Isha Guhesan     
Seventh Grade: Ashwini Bandi, Kaleb Temesgen, Vaishnavi Sundareswa, Rhian O’Connor, Anish Baddam, Isha Guhesan     
Eighth Grade: Gabriel George, Brody Jackson, Ariana Benjamin, John Gfeller, Aubri Cunningham, Isaac Vogelpohl, Sarah Kumar
Related Arts: Esther Kim, Arden Baker, Sophia Kibler Dev Gadhia, Maria Stavlas, Tofunmi Oni

October is Bullying Awareness Month

We know bullying can be prevented when we come together as a school community. We all belong here at Mount View! We will continue to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion this October (and always!) as we highlight Bullying Awareness Month. We see positive change as we continue to emphasize respect and inclusion. Our Falcons are fabulous!

We will highlight National Stop Bullying Day on October 13, 2021, by wearing the color blue! 

This day brings us together as a school community and reminds us that we can put an end to bullying. Stay tuned for more activities and resources throughout the month!
Please see the attached article for more information regarding bullying in general. As always, please feel free to contact your child's counselor with any questions or concerns.

Common Views and Myths about Bullying

PTA Reflections Program

It's that time of year again.  Football is being played, pumpkins are everywhere you look, and the REFLECTIONS ARTS CONTEST is on the horizon.  The MVMS PTA is once again excited to celebrate the arts and encourage our students to get to drawing, painting, writing, and engaging in all things creative.   

This year, students will submit entries that capture the 2021 theme, "I Will Change the World By ..." in categories that include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.   As in years past, the top 3 entries in each category will receive an award as well as have their entry passed along to the county-wide competition.  

Anyone interested in participating can pick up an Entry Form, Instructions, and Contest Guidelines from the Front Office beginning Monday, October 4th.  The deadline for entries will be Friday, November 12th.  We are truly looking forward to seeing what our Mount View Student Community will deliver!

National Junior Honor Society Applications

The National Junior Honor Society is currently accepting applications for this school year.  Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA or higher and participate in acts of service to the school and/or their community.  If you need your GPA checked, please email Mrs. Cutsail. Applications are due by Monday, October 18 at 4:00.

Use this link to apply

Instructional Supports for Students in Quarantine

Students who must quarantine have several opportunities to continue learning and receive supports, which will help them easily transition back to instruction once they return to school.

PTA Outdoor Movie Night

  • What? Jumanji
  • When: FRIDAY, Oct 15 at 6:30, Movie starts at 7:15
  • Where: Blacktop Area
  • All who attend need to RSVP
  • Popcorn/candy/water will be for sale ($0.50-$2), please bring small bills and change, cash only.
  • Bring a chair or blanket (extra blanket too as it might be chilly)
  • Bring a flashlight to help navigate while you walk around.
  • Pick up and drop off in bus loop
  • This event is open to MVMS students and families only.
  • If you are dropping off your child, the child must be in 6/7/8th grade or older. You may not drop off younger children.
  • Parents- We need volunteers! Sign up here

PTA Yogi Castle Night

  • WHEN: TH October 7 3pm-9:30pm
  • WHERE: YOGI CASTLE, 10132 Baltimore National Pike
  • 25% of sales go back to MVMS PTA.
  • Please mention the MVMS PTA Fundraiser when checking out

PTA Warm Clothing Drive

As we mark the official end of summer, now is a great time to help others stay warm this winter!  The Howard County MultiService Center is currently collecting winter gear for all ages (infant to adult). Please consider donating new and gently used coats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. All you have to do is drop your cold-weather gear in the bin in the main entrance lobby from Wednesday, September 22 until Friday, October 1 and the PTA will deliver all donations.  Any questions?  Please email  2021-Coat-Drive-Multiservice-Center.pdf 

Concert Attire Donations Being Accepted

Please consider donating the following concert attire items to the MVMS Music Department. Read more...

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

  • October 7: Yogi Castle Night 3 to 9:30 pm
  • October 13: Wear BLUE for Bullying Awareness
  • October 15: Schools Closed for Students
  • October 15: PTA Outdoor Movie Night
  • October 20: PTA Meeting, 6 pm, FACS room
  • October 21: Picture Day
  • October 22: Flu Vaccination Clinic