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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH -  BUS #361 WILL BE LATE TODAY
PWCS telephone and computer network outage beginning 6 p.m. today, Friday, December 19 through late tonight, affecting Parent Portal and other services. Thank you for your patience.​
Those who care for the children and families of Prince William County are deeply moved and troubled by this week's events in Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their familes, and loved ones.
Swimkids
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Welcome to Mountain View Elementary School!
 Recognized as a School of Excellence for 13 years

5600 McLeod Way, Haymarket, VA  20169
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
School Hours 9:00 AM - Doors open
9:10 AM (Tardy Bell) - Dismissal 3:50 PM
703-754-4161
Absence Line 703-530-4397
Transportation 571-402-3902
Cafeteria 703-754-3282

 
Vision Statement - Cougars are:  Creative, Optimistic and Understanding.
As we Grow, we are Accountable for what we do and are Respectful to all in order to be Successful.

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Hour of Code - December 8-14, 2014
The 'Hour of Code' is a global movement inspired by CSEdWeek and code.org to introduce computer programming to tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. This year, 'Hour of Code' will happen in classrooms around the world and here at MVES!! In addition to coding at school, students and families can create their own "Hour of Code" at home. To get started, click here to go to CODE! Scroll down to choose Tutorials for Beginners with Angry Birds (ages 4 - 104) or Frozen Characters (ages 8+). Or check out "Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids"! 

 
Mountain View Spelling Bee
Here's a chance for your child to increase their vocabulary and become a super speller! Classrooms will complete a Spelling Bee by January 16. The school will hold it's Spelling Bee on January 22 at 6:30 pm. Word lists can be found by going to the Quick Links tab on the left, and then Spelling BeePlease check your child's classroom website for specific details. 

 
Mountain View Designated 2014 School of Excellence

Our school has the distinction of being a School of Excellence! This is the 14th year Mountain View has earned the coveted title. School of Excellence is the highest recognition awarded to schools by the PWCS School Board. It signifies high levels of performance on state accreditation, Annual Measurable Objectives, and in moving toward the goals of the Division's Strategic Plan. Congratulations to everyone who helped to earn this important indicator of student success.

 

MakerSpace Donations
Mountain View's MakerSpace will provide an avenue to integrate the Arts and 21st Century skills to create STEAM opportunities for students. To provide our students with various reusable, recycled, or new materials to invent, create, build, and program, we are reaching out to the school community. To those who have sent in supplies, we thank you! The students have been making and creating! There are several items that are either running or or students could use such as: twine or string, spools, nails/screws (various sizes), springs, empty tape spools, dowels, bottle caps, lego wheels or supplies to make wheels, cotton balls. To view the list and sign-up - click here! Items can be sent in or dropped off at school during normal school hours. The list is updated on a regular basis, so please check back often! Thank you for your support!

 

Upcoming Specialty Program Events
Jan. 6th - Marsteller Middle School Math/Science Specialty Program
Jan 7th - Stonewall Middle School IB information night

Feb. 1st - last day to sign up for specialty programs in PWC

 
 
Get Involved - Volunteer!
There are numerous opportunities to get involved with our MakerSpace and S.T.E.A.M. initiative and your support matters. Lend your Expertise and/or Be a Guest Speaker! To sign-up, please visit this link:

STEAM Volunteer and/or Career Speaker 

 
 
 
New PWCS E-News Subscription Portal
The new PWCS E-News, an extension of Blackboard Connect, will email news, closing announcements, and alerts to parents and the community. This replaces the system currently used for E-News. Signing on to the new subscription portal will enable users to choose what types of messages are received and from which schools. Staff, students, parents, and the community can sign up now at: PWCS E-News.


Study Island
Students have access to a great reading resource to learn throughout the year and prepare for the state standardized tests (SOL's).  The school purchased, web-based program called Study Island, is accessible to students from school or home. All students in grades 4 - 5 have a username and password which is given out by the classroom teacher. Click here for an overview of the program. 

We are excited about the benefits this program can bring to our students, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity by using Study Island. Please feel free to contact Study Island at 800-419-3191 or
support@studyisland.com if you have any questions.

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