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October 2021 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2021

Mountain View is a Title I School.  This means that we receive supplemental funds to assist our teachers and staff in meeting the educational needs of our students.  Title I funds can be used to improve our school’s curriculum resources, instructional activities, parental involvement, and increase the number of teachers and staff that we have working with our students.  At Mountain View, the majority of our Title I allocations are used to fund:

 · Instructional and technology resources for our students

· Family School Coordinator and RTI Coordinator

· 2 class size-reduction teachers

· 4 additional Instructional Assistants

 

To find out more information about Title I and how Title I funds are used at Mountain View, we encourage you to attend our annual Title I Information meeting.  We will have our annual Title I Information Meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 5:30.  This meeting will take place at Mountain View in the Little Theater.  Make sure to visit our school’s website throughout the year (http://www.johnsoncityschs.tn.schools.bz/7/home#) to find out additional information about our school and Title I.  October is also Mountain View’s month to open the School Board Meeting for JCS.  You can tune in live at 6:00 on Monday, October 4th to hear that update.

 

JOIN OUR PTA

All parents and families are encouraged to join our PTA! Our PTA’s Membership drive is going on now, so we would love to have you join us.  If you are interested in serving as an officer or helping the PTA without a leadership role, please let your child’s teacher know or email Kristin Marshall (kdmarshall@comcast.net) to let her know that you are interested. 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Listed below are some ways to keep up with up-to date information on the latest changes with our school system/school:

Regularly check Johnson City Schools’ website (www.jcschools.org) for the latest updates.  You can also visit our school’s website (http://mountainview.jcschools.org/) and district news will be posted there as well. 

You are encouraged to regularly check your email for updates.  If you do not have an email address, feel free to get one and then update your information on your child’s enrollment card. 

If you are on social media, you can follow Johnson City Schools on Facebook (search for Johnson City Schools) or Twitter (@jcityTNschools).  You can follow Mountain View on Twitter (@MountainViewJCS). 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

I, Coach Jeffries, would like to give many thanks to parents and families for sending your awesome, healthy students to Mountain View. This school year, we are putting a great emphasis on the many varieties of sports and games. We recently completed our teamwork/team building unit and will be wrapping it up this nine weeks. With every student and class here at Mountain View, my desire is to instill leadership and creativity in each student. There are games and activities that I have created that will help reach that goal such as Castleball, Pirates, Yoshi and Sproutball to inspire students to use their personal creativity which I will put to the test in the next 9 weeks with a group assignment, “Create Your Own Game”. This year 3rd and 4th grade classes will create small groups and work together to create one game that they will teach and have the rest of the class participate in the game itself. So get those creative vibes going!

ART

This month, we will continue working on our Reflections contest entries and going over the criteria for submitting artwork to the competition. The 2021-2022 theme is “I will Change the World by….” Our MVE artists already have some amazing ideas!

Also, in the art room, we will be working on some fun, spooky art creations! Towards the end of the month, we will be studying the different traditions and art stemming from the Mexican holiday,     Dia de los Muertos.

 

GUIDANCE

 

In Mrs. Greer’s counseling classes, students learn skills essential to life-long success.  Four of the main skills we focus on throughout the year are SELF-CONTROL, THOUGHTFULNESS, ASSERTIVENESS, and RESPECTFULNESS.  These skills are plugged into the theme of counseling class: Learning to be a S.T.A.R.  Please join me in helping equip your children with these skills for success that can help them shine brightly like a STAR!

 

If you need to connect with me for counseling support, please contact me at 423.434.5260 or greerj@jcschools.org.  I love working together to help all students be the best they can be!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 6th—Title I Information Meeting at 5:30 (Little     Theater)

 

October 8th—Last day of the 1st nine weeks of school (Black and Gold Day)

 

October 11th-15th—Fall Break

 

October 18th—School resumes

 

October 20th—Report cards go home

 

Week of October 25th-Red Ribbon Week (details to come        later this month)

 

 

 

MUSIC

We are learning many things in music class…and having lots of fun! Our students receive one hour of music instruction each week during their related arts time. We are focusing on the following skills…

Kindergarten – We are learning that music has a steady beat. We’re moving to the beat and playing several different classroom rhythm instruments such as rhythm sticks and jingle bells.

1st & 2nd Grade – These grade levels are focusing on reading rhythms. We can read, write, and play rhythms that use quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. We are learning about these notes and

rhythms while playing fun games and activities!

3rd & 4th Grade  – We are learning to play the ukulele! Students are working through a curriculum called “Ukulele Karate”. They will earn “belts” for each song mastered. It’s a very fun way to learn about music!

 

Composer of the Month

Our composer study this month is Johann Sebastian Bach. He is a Baroque composer who wrote amazing music and lived from 1685-1750. Ask your child to share what they know about J.S. Bach.

 

 

 

LIBRARY

During October, we will be learning about the engineering process for designing and creating inventions and applying those skills to creating devices that help people. I'm so excited to see what the students create! Be on the lookout for notices about overdue books. I will send those home once per nine weeks. 

 

 

 





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