Summer Meals -All children 18 and under can get free healthy and nutritious meals when school is out. To find a Summer Meals Site close to you: Call (800) 359-2163 or Text FoodIL to 877877 or visit: SummerMealsIllinois.org. Locations may not be availlable until May 1, 2019. Please use this information to find a site near you.
Free summer meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerPrinted by the Authority of the State of Illinois – IOCI 16-319
Principal’s Update: Students at the middle school participate in three Lifetime Activities as part of their PE Curriculum. These activities provide students with additional physical skills and an appreciation for physical activities in which they can participate in outside of school. Our latest activity is bowling. In addition to improving their balance, coordination, and motor skills, students are also working on their math skills. Mrs. Ziel has taught the students to record and keep track of their scores via paper and pencil. Next week the students will be heading to Channahon Lanes for their culminating activity.
Meeting Highlights: March 13, 2019
Call to order ▪ In attendance: Amanda, Michelle Weber, Jessica Arnstrom, Crystal Aukland, Nancy Dillow, Tony DiNello. ▪
Secretary Report. Minutes were handed out at March meeting for Jan. and Feb. ▪
Treasurer’s Report: Jessica distributed.
Upcoming Items ▪ Box Tops: Theme: Chews to clip. January 22-February 15. 1st place: 7A will watch Shrek on 4/2/19, popcorn, and Bubble Gum. 2nd Place: 4A Popcorn and Bubble Gum. 3rd Place: 2A/4B Bubble Gum
Morris Bakery Fundraiser: Forms went home with students. Forms and payment is due back April 5 by 3pm. Pickup will be split over 2 days to help accommodate the Bakery. A-L last names will have Tues Pickup 6-7 in Community Room. M-Z last names will have Wed pickup from 6-7 in Community Room @ Middle School.
Pickleball Tournament: April 13, 2019 9 am start registration, Ball drop @ 9:30. MVK middle school gym, Student Council concession stand will be open during Tournament. Medals have been ordered and were shown. Cost was $34.00. Event has been created and shared on Facebook. Mrs. Zeil was asked to help and she said yes. Refs will be the 8th graders. Jess created a sign up sheet that was sent out. 3 volunteers are needed per time slot.
School Kit Orders: Due to later kindergarten orientation, the dates have been adjusted. Sheets will go home April 15-May 3. Payment will be due to School Kits from PC by May 10. Kindergarten Registration is April 29 and 30th. ▪ Fun Wizz Assembly: Assembly is scheduled for April 18. $420 is due that day.
Quarter Date Changes: 3rd Quarter Awards: April 11, 2019 @ 2:45 pm. 3rd Quarter Responsibility Parties April 12, 2019 @ 2:45 pm. 4th Quarter Awards: May 30, 2019 @ 2:45pm. 4th Quarter responsibility parties are May 31, 2019 @ 2:45 pm. Field day is June 3, 2019 @ 10am.
Chili’s Dine to Donate: We are scheduled for a new campaign to run 4/22/19-5/22/19. Crystal has the vouchers and signs ready to go. Electronic forms will be sent to be posted on facebook page. Crystal will also share on Hey Mazon!
Book Fair: Bogo is scheduled for 5/6/19-5/10/19 We have asked for 3 easy scans. Volunteer Sign up Sheet was created and sent out. ▪ Staff Appreciation week: 5/6/19-5/10/19.
MVK Beer and Wine to Raise a Dime: 1. New Date for 2020 was selected. March 14,2020 was submitted to Donna and she approved. 2. The event will be the 2nd Saturday in March. 3. A survey was sent out immediately following Beer and Wine. The results were printed and discussed at meeting. Mainly the feedback was more vendors with larger variety. Food was incredible, location was much better. 4. Budget Sheet was given. We still have a couple of invoices outstanding. Profit is around $21,000!!!
Box Tops: Check for $284.60 will be sent in April. ▪ Shoparoo: Elementary and Middle School combined. As of 3/13/19, there are 15,535 points. ▪ Scholastic Bucks: Balance $4135.39 0 expire!
Schwans Cares: no longer doing campaigns Old Business
No Old Business! New Business ▪ No new business Requests :
Katie Lane-Osmo $158-$181. Board approved
Mari Franklin-Muffins for Moms (both 4th grade classes included) $100.
Board Approved Meeting adjourned @ 7:32 pm. Approved by Jessica and Michelle
It is that time of year when the weather is cold, snow is on the ground, and it feels like you are trapped in the house. This creates a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your family and explore a few STEM Activities. The following link provides over 30 hands-on learning activities that are both fun and engaging for families: https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/activities/winter-stem-activities/.
Principal’s Update: As students progress through the Middle School, our curriculum exposes students to more nonfiction reading materials. When the Common Core Standards replaced the Illinois State Standards, there was an emphasis on nonfiction text. This shift in reading materials helps prepare students for high school, college, and their careers. Our school library offers several options of nonfiction reading materials. Encouraging your child to find something to read that they are interested in will help engage students in nonfiction texts. Another way to improve reading engagement is by exposing your child to newspaper articles and magazines of their interest.
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.
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