Principal’s Update: This was an exciting week at both the elementary and middle school thanks to the Mazon Fire Department, Verona-Kinsman Fire Department, and MVK Ambulance. The departments provided fire safety lessons to all students in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Students in early childhood through first grade toured a fire truck and ambulance. Second through fourth grade students had a question and answer session with local Fireman and Paramedics. Fifth through eighth grade students learned how to use a fire extinguisher. Thank you to all departments for coming together and educating our students!
Meeting Highlights: October 10, 2018
▪ Call to orderIn attendance:Amanda Cronkrite, Michelle Weber, Jessica Arnstrom, Crystal Aukland, Tony DiNello
▪ Secretary Report. Crystal distributed minutes for September.
▪ Treasurer’s Report:Jessica distributed
▪ Color Fun Run/Walk:September 15, 2018, Budget sheet attached to Agenda. Final Profit-$761.71. Discussed having another Color Run in the fall of 2019. Will coordinate with local schools to be sure it is not Homecoming. 2 pictures were submitted to Chris Bryant for yearbook!
▪ Fall Book Fair: September 17-September 21. Total Book fair sales were $4287.63. We earned
$2233.84 in scholastic bucks. We gifted the 2 libraries $986.85 in new books. The next book fair is the BOGO event scheduled for May 6-May 10, 2019.
▪ Room Representatives:All room reps have been notified. Duties and party sign ups were sent home to each rep.
▪ Fall Box Top Contest:The Greatest Showman is the theme, Michelle will be handling this again. Contest will run September 24-October 19. Room reps will count box tops for the first 3 weeks of contest. At the end of the first 2 weeks, we have 2484 box tops collected. This is down 532 from same time last year. Prizes include: 1st Place Watch The Greatest Showman 2nd Place-Popcorn 3rd place-Animal Crackers, tentative prizes have been adjusted to take into consideration student allergies.
▪ Parent/Teacher Conferences:Luncheon-Jessica will take care of. Doing Casey’s Subs. Crystal asked for volunteers October 1 for Desserts to be brought in for both schools. We have 3 volunteers for each school bringing different desserts. Crystal will contact the Monday prior to follow up again. Desserts will be delivered at 2pm or Crystal will bring to school.
▪ Morris Bakery Fundraiser: Order forms will be going out October 24th. Parents, family members, and friends are encouraged to order. Order Forms are due to the school by 3pm on Nov. 2nd. Pickup will be Thursday, November 15th (Crystal will be picking up and bringing to the school. Mrs. Dillow has suggested that we either drop them off between 1:30-3 or after 3:40 due to hallways being busy at the end of a school day.) Parents can pick up their orders from 6-7 in the MVK middle school Cafeteria. We have decided to give prizes for top 3 sellers. Prizes will be the following: 1st-$20 amazon card, 2nd-10 AMC voucher, 3rd-$5 DQ gift card.
▪ Chili’s Dine to Donate:Fundraiser will run from Nov 1-Nov 30th. Dine to donate vouchers will be sent home with each child the last week of October as well as, emailed, and put on MVK Website. Vouchers can be given or just shown on phone to the waitress to get 15% back on all bills.
▪ Mobile Escape Room: Tabled until a later date. Bring back up at the Maymeeting.
▪ Christmas Program Auction ideas:We are now gathering our idea and will have it ready to distribute to teachers before Thanksgiving.
▪ Spirit Wear:Crystal Aukland Committee Head. We used a new company (Spring Valley Locker Room) Campaign ended September 2nd. We made $217 profit from this campaign. We still have misc. items for sale on Facebook page. We will be using Barb for our next campaign that will be the Christmas Order! Order forms will go out beginning of November!
▪ Candy Collection for the Troops:This will run 10/31/18-11/5/18. Luri Lorantz will make flyers to go home with the students.
▪ Kid Dodgeball/open play:Will discuss @ next meeting for date
▪ Pickleball/Dodgeball for adults: Will discuss@ next meeting further
▪ Budget:In progress.
▪ MVK Beer and Wine to Raise a Dime: March 9, 2019, Jessica will call Shanna and Crystal will call West Side Liquor to try to secure date and venue. Hoping to work with West Side Liquor again!
▪ Shoparoo: Elementary and Middle School are now combined. As of 10/9/18, there are 3290 points.
▪ Scholastic Bucks:Balance 4037.29 $205.52 will expire on 3/16/2019. Lisa needs a bookshelf for grade school and Ralph needs a catalogue for Middle school.
▪ Schwans Cares:Jessica Committee Head. Must order through the link for it to count. We have $79 as of 10/9/18. Still have 126 days left in the campaign.
- No old business!
▪ Dodgeball Dates: Jan 12the @ the middle school. k-8th grade will be invited. We have to get this ok’d
by Mrs. Dillow. Groups will be as follows: k-2, 3-5, 6-8
- Colleen Lawrence-$149.95 reimbursement for grade appropriate curriculum. (This includes age appropriate songs, lessons, note identification, and ear training for all grades.)
▪ We approved this and wrote her a check.
- PC asked Mrs. Dillow to purchase 2 spare Tetherballs to have on hand. The cost for the 2 spares was $70.
▪ Mrs. Dillow was reimbursed.
- MVK Christmas Basket Fund-$100 donation
▪ This was approved.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 Approved by Crystal and Michelle
Principal’s Update: Attendance is a key component to student success. When students are absent they lose the opportunity to participate in class discussions, ask their teacher questions, work on group projects, and receive help from their peers. Here are a few ways to maximize the time students spend in the class. When scheduling doctor appointments, the best times are before or after school and during the lunch period. Establishing a nighttime routine helps ensure that students wake up on time in the morning and are ready to learn. Lastly, encourage your child to get involved at school. We offer several athletic and academic extracurricular opportunities at MVK. Students who participate in these activities are excited to come to school to be eligible to participate.
The MVK Mavericks earned a regional championship with a 7 to 0 victory over a very good Streator Woodland team that entered the game with only 1 loss on the season. Casey Clennon hurled a 1 hitter with 1 walk and 2 strike outs. Bryce Roe added a 3 run triple and Brett Marques collected 2 hits and a run scored. The Mavericks played errorless ball during the tournament. MVK now (13-4) travels to sectional play this Saturday in Saunemin at vs an undefeated Ottawa Marquette team.
Principal’s Update: It can be challenging for students to get back in to the school routine, especially at the Middle School level. Balancing extracurricular activities, family time, homework, and time for friends can become quite difficult and overwhelming. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure homework gets completed and still allow time for everything else. Have your child set aside a certain time of the day/week that is only for homework. This will allow them to establish a routine and also be excited when they don’t have any homework and get extra free time. It also helps to encourage your child to use their time wisely during the school day. Students have the opportunity to work on homework during study hall, after lunch, and during I&E at the end of the day. Lastly, help your child see homework as a chance to prove their independence by getting their work done on time and on their own. This can boost confidence as well as promote the importance of responsibility.
Principal’s Update: The middle school had their first student assembly of the year. The students and staff will meet as a whole on Mondays during homeroom to go over announcements, upcoming events, and showcase any academic or extracurricular achievements. In our first meeting we discussed all the exciting things that will be happening this school year, behavior expectations, and had our 8th grade students teach our 5th grade students the “MVK Battle Cry”. We are looking forward to a great year!
Show your School Pride in new 2018/2019 MVK Spirit Wear. Orders need to be placed online using the website at the top of the order form or you can place a paper order form with payment in an envelope and drop off at the school. Orders need to be placed by. If anyone has any questions they can contact Crystal Aukland @ 815-488-1312