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Welcome to Mountview's announcement page! We will do our best to keep this updated with all of the latest information concerning Mountview and our students. We hope you find this page useful.

Last updated on 3/27/2015 at 8:54am

Attention parents: when sending in notes to the office, please be sure to include your child's first and last name. Parents and children often have different last names and parental signatures can be difficult to read. Including both names helps to eliminate any confusion.


 Attention parents/guardians of 7th grade students: please click here to read a letter from Superintendent McCall regarding criteria for Grade 8 placement in Algebra classes.


Important information regarding morning extra help - please read!

Attention all students and parents: morning extra help does not begin until 7:30. In fact, some teachers do not start their extra help until 7:40 or 7:45. Students should come into the office to see if their teacher is available. If not, students must wait outside until their teacher is ready for students, because there is no supervision available inside the building. With the onset of cold weather, students should dress appropriately for waiting outside. 


Parents: It's flu season! Please click here for an important fact sheet regarding the flu and when to keep your child home. By adhering to these guidelines, you can help us prevent the spread of the flu and flu like symptoms here at Mountview. We want everyone here to stay healthy, so please read!


MORNING CROSSING GUARD NEEDED!
 
As of April 7, we will be in need of a morning crossing guard to safely cross students in front of school on Shrewsbury Street from 7:30-8:10 each morning. If you are interested or would like more information, please call principal Erik Githmark at 508-829-5577 or by email at Erik_Githmark@wrsd.net

2015 Mountview Middle School Parent Survey:

The Mountview MS 2015 Parent Survey is now available. This survey has been created with input from the Mountview School Improvement Council and is administered on a yearly basis. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we would appreciate it if you would take a few moments to share your thoughts and opinions. The survey will only be available to parents through April 10. Please take a few moments to fill it out. As an added incentive, if we have a response rate of over 60%, we will have a no homework night for students later this spring.  

http://goo.gl/forms/t6927uXgTG

 


A camera lens was found in the Mountview parking lot. Please call or stop by the Mountview office to identify and claim it!


MCAS 

MCAS testing is fast approaching. Parents - we are in need of MCAS snacks! We are looking for cases of water, small bottles preferred, and individually wrapped bags of pretzels. Please drop them off at the Mountview office by April 2nd. Thanks in advance for your generosity!


Tryouts for Spring Sports

Baseball tryouts will begin next week. Grade 6 and 7 will try out in the gym on Tuesday, March 31st from 3:00 - 4:30pm.  Grade 8 will tryout on Thursday April 2nd from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the gym.

Softball and track tryouts are still pending. We will post the info here as soon as those dates are determined.

Please think warm thoughts so that the snow will melt and we can let the games begin!


A reminder to Model UN students: we have a meeting at 7:30 Monday morning in the library. Please be prompt!


8th Grade basketball players, please bring in your washed and bagged basketball uniforms to Mr. Champlin by this Monday, March 30th.


Congratulations to the 8th Grade basketball players and to the Staff basketball team for a well played game yesterday in the Stable! The final score didn't matter as a fun time was had by all!


There will be an Autism Awareness meeting this Friday in Room 107 after school from 3 - 4 pm. Anyone wanting to come and paint and make posters is welcome. NJHS students should please come help if you are available.


Do you have school spirit? Do you like art and design? 6th and 7th graders who are interested in designing a new Mountview logo should sign up outside Room 302.


Attention all 8th grade boys' and girls' basketball players: please wear your blue uniforms for the student/faculty basketball game this Wednesday after school. Best to bring your "A" game too!


Hey Mountview! Ready for a little Mustang March Madness? Come watch the teachers lay the smack down on the 8th graders this Wednesday after school. Mrs. O'Connor promises a 360 dunk!


The dodge ball tournament has been postponed! We need more teams to sign up, so don't delay!!

Hey Mountview! The annual dodge ball tournament has arrived and will be held after school on Thursday, March 26th. It will be right after school from 3-5pm and all students are welcome to participate. You need to make a team of 8-10 students and your team needs to collect $30 to register. Once you have made your team, you may bring your $30 and team roster to Ms. LeBlanc and you will be registered. Staff members are allowed to play on a students' team and all teams area allowed to create a uniform. Please bring your money and rosters in as soon as possible. You will be allowed to register until March 25th. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation and the winning team will also receive a champion t-shirt. See Ms. LeBlanc if you have any questions.


Attention 5th grade parents! In August, Mountview will be offering a Brush Up on Math class and a Brush Up on LA class for students who will be 6th graders here in September 2015. Click each link below to get information about that particular class. This is a great opportunity for students to review and refresh skills after the long summer break - don't miss out!

Brush Up on Math

Brush Up on LA


Explore Scouting!

Attention boys aged 11 - 17:  whether you are new to Scouting or have had previous experience with it, 3 Boy Scout Troops of Holden will be holding Open Houses and invite you to check out their programs. They encourage boys to visit all 3 troops to learn about scouting and what it can offer. Stop by the office to pick up an informational flyer! 


 

Please support the Mountview Middle School Yearbook!

 

For many years, our school has produced a yearbook to preserve school memories for students and their families. The yearbook is a strong tradition in our school, and we strive to deliver the best possible yearbook for our students every year. To help us create a high-quality yearbook at a price that all families can afford, we count on the support of families and local businesses through congratulatory/parting messages and business advertising.

 

Families are welcome to send a congratulatory message to their children that will appear in the yearbook. This is a wonderful way to let your children know how proud you are of them and their accomplishments.  Ads come in three sizes, ¼ page, business card size, and single line (please see the order form accompanying this newsletter for pricing).  Please note that all messages must be approved by administration prior to printing.  Please limit 2 congratulatory/parting messages per student.

 

Additionally, advertising in the Mountview Middle School yearbook provides an excellent opportunity for you to get the word out about your business. If you own your own business or know a business that may be interested in advertising, please consider advertising in the 2015 Mountview Middle School yearbook!  These ads will be viewed repeatedly over the years, so your ad will be seen time and time again!

 

Please email angela_drosidis@wrsd.net  with any questions you may have in regards to messages or advertising.  Thank you in advance for your support!!!

Please click here to download the Yearbook Ad form.

Ads are due by March 31, 2015 - don't miss out!!


 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - 

Dawson's 2nd Annual 
PANCAKE PALOOZA
April 11, 2015 - 8-1 pm 

Lots of Fun Events scheduled for this date & it Starts With Our 1st Annual Dawson Dolphin 5K! 

See attached for Registration information for the 5K:

 
 
Visit dawsonpta.com for more information on the events scheduled for this fun day!  

Summer Activities

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Click here for a 2 page flyer from Next Step Studio of the Performing Arts in Barre. They are offering lots of activities - some free of charge! - so be sure to check them out! They will be holding auditions on April 18th (from 1 - 3pm) and April 20th (from 5 - 7pm) for anyone interested in participating in a production of "Stuart Little" early this summer. Don't miss out - starting making summer plans now!!


Presidential Award Info

Attention parents: the Presidential Awards are given out at graduation each year to deserving 8th grade students. Please click here to access a flyer that contains all of the necessary criteria required for receiving this award. Please note: this is a national award so the criteria is set by an outside commission, not Mountview staff.


Help support Mountview's PTA through the My Coke Rewards Program! Click here to print out an information sheet on the program. There is no need to log onto the Coke website to donate points - just put your caps and box ends in a bag and drop them off in the PTA mailbox in the Mountview office. It couldn't be any easier! 

The PTA is also collecting empty bags from any Lay's snacks and empty pouches from any type of pouch drink, not just Capri Sun and Honest Kids! 

Please support our CLAP Program (Coke, Lays, and Pouches) and help the PTA earn money and school supplies!

 


Class Policies

Please click on the appropriate link below to review class policies and expectations for Grades and Teams.

6 Blue and 6 Gold

7 Blue

7 Gold

8 Blue

8 Gold


Homework Zone

Click here for a Homework Zone application for the 2014-2015 school year. 


Mountview Building Project

Interested in learning more about what's going on with the building project at Mountview?
Click on the link below to find up to date information on the project. www.mountviewbuildingproject.net

Click on the link below to for news and information regarding the Mountview Building Committee
http://www.townofholden.net/Pages/HoldenMA_Mountview/index


PTA Membership

Get involved at Mountview by joining the PTA! Click here to download a membership form. We appreciate it - and your children will too!


Mountview offers student insurance  through Lefebvre  Insurance.  Click here to print the form


Homework Requests

FYI, homework requests are not done until a student has been absent for three days. Please request the homework when you call your child in sick on the morning of the third day. Many teachers post assignments on their websites, so it is a good idea to check there first whenever your child is absent.


Bus Information
The district's bus transportation is now provided by the companies below

A.A. Transportation Co. Inc.
774-234-0678

Special Ed Transportation:
Village Transportation
978-422-6808
Emergency Line: 978-870-6655

 

Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and turn them in to the Mountview office. We earn cash for our school that goes directly into our Student Activity Fund. This fund helps to support some of our special activities at Mountview such as field trips and enrichment programs, so please remember to support it!
 

 

 

 


 

Ways to Support Mountview
Sign up for Boxtops4Education
Box Tops

Big Y

Stop & Shop

 

 

 

 


Magazine Drive & Books

Mountview's ID:

2584720

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Apr 01, 2015 11:40 AM
1/2 Day of School for Students

Apr 02, 2015
MCAS - ELA Long Composition Grade 7

Apr 06, 2015
ELA MCAS - Grades 6, 7, and 8

Apr 07, 2015
ELA MCAS - Grades 6, 7, and 8

Apr 07, 2015 5:30 PM
SIMCO Meeting

Apr 08, 2015
MCAS - ELA Long Composition Make Ups Grade 7

Apr 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Kids in the Kommunity Dance

Apr 15, 2015 4:00 PM
Baseball/Softball at Charlton

Apr 16, 2015 7:00 PM
PTA Meeting

Apr 17, 2015 9:00 AM
Principal's Coffee & Chat