Summer Edition Week at a Glance!

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes Note from the Principal: June 22, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, It is with great pleasure that I wish you and your child a happy and productive summer!  We had a great year at Monument Valley and I want to thank you for your collaboration and support this year.  As we finish in this busy time I am amazed at the dedication and creativity that our students bring to their education, and the focus and energy that our staff brings every day to the classroom and the school.  This was another amazing year, as we continued on our goal of making sure every student was challenged by the content and activities in the classroom, and that learning was relevant to children’s lives. In a few days you will get a letter with several important documents.  One is the final report card for the year, containing your child’s grades for the fourth quarter as well as the final grades for the year.  Please review and let us know if you have any questions about this report.  You will also find the summer’s Reading assignment.  It is essential that your child continue reading this summer to keep up interest and skills for the next grade. The assignment has many ways for your kid to read, and get acknowledgement for their efforts.  There is a log to document what your child has read.   Please make sure your child brings the log to the first day of school.  There may be other enclosures in this mailing relevant to your child’s grade next year, so please review them all. We return from the summer on Wednesday, August 30 for a full day of school.  Teaching staff will be fresh off of a vacation and several days of...

Week at a Glance June 19-22, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes Note from the Principal: This was the last full week of school, and next week is the last days with your kids.  We made the best of the week, and it was busy here.  The students worked hard finishing up unit projects, finalizing classes and enjoying the outdoors before it rained today.  The eighth graders are busy getting ready to finish up their middle school years—I love these last weeks with them as they realize that high school is right around the corner.  And today we had Step Up Day, where our fourth graders visited the fifth grade to get a feel for middle school. Next week we will finish up the year.  Thursday is the last day of school.  A few days after that we will send out a mailing with report cards, a summer reading assignment and information on next year.  But that is very far away, as we have a lot to do in just a few days. Have a great weekend! Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/ Monday, June 19 Regular School Day Tuesday, June 20 Regular School Day Wednesday, June 21 Regular School Day Community Fun Day: pack your bathing suit! Eighth grade graduation at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 22 Last day of school!  Half day, no lunch, dismissal at 11:30 Friday, June 23 Enjoy the summer!!!! Important Information: Yearbook distribution  We will distribute yearbooks this Monday June 19th towards the end of the day.  Students who have pre-ordered yearbooks will receive theirs first. If you...

Week at a Glance June 12-16, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes Note from the Principal: The length of my note is in direct relation to the busy week.  We had a blast, and were productive.  We also enjoyed the time outdoors during recess—the summer is beckoning.  Please enjoy the weekend, and help your child make a plan for the last weeks of school.  We intend to have a great end of the year! Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/ Monday, June 12 Regular School Day Tuesday, June 13 Regular School Day Orchestra Concert 7 pm Wednesday, June 14 Regular School Day Thursday, June 15 Regular School Day Friday, June 16 Regular School Day   Important Information: Quebec Trip meeting Attention families of students traveling to Québec June 26-29.  There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm in room 206. This meeting is not mandatory, but you are encouraged to attend with your child. We will be going over the itinerary, packing tips, travel tips, cell phone plans, currency exchange, logistics of drop-off and pick-up, medications and more.  I will need the actual PASSPORTS/PASSPORT CARDS and photo copies  of the BIRTH CERTIFICATES of all travelers before the last day of school.  The June 14 meeting would be a good time to get these to me. Please contact Catherine.elliott@bhrsd.org with any questions.  Physical Education sneaker reminder Please remind students that they are required to have sneakers for all PE classes.  In this warm and sunny season many students come to school with flip flops and open toed sandals.  If so, make sure they have a pair of sneakers to...

MVM Week at a Glance June 5-9th, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes Note from the Principal: I was on the eighth grade trip to Washington DC this week.  We had a blast in the nation’s capital.  The weather was perfect and the kids were really into the experience.  This is our capstone trip for the middle school.  Students use the experience to synthesize a lot of their learning from the past four years into a project.  They have studied American History for two years so the they can see the institutions, the artifacts and the people who make it come alive.  They also bring in science, literature and writing, and math to develop an understanding of why learning is relevant to their responsibilities as citizens and emerging adults.  The students are continuously appreciative of the opportunity and show us why it is so important to get students off campus and into the field.  We start the middle school experience will all students at Nature’s Classroom, setting the tone for sustainable community and environment, collaboration and curiosity.  The next two years allow for many different day trips around the region and multiple field work opportunities right on campus and with visiting professionals.  Engaging our local community and venturing further afield are hallmarks of critical education and make learning relevant to our young and maturing students.  I love this growing aspect of our middle school. Only three weeks left for the school year!  There is so much energy in the school these weeks as we wrap up units and get ready for the summer.  Enjoy this weekend, and we will...

Week at a Glance May 29-June 2

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes   Note from the Principal: Another very busy week as we wind up the year.  Lots of energy, and lots of work getting done, lots of great projects kids are diving into for the units of study. Have a great three day weekend!   Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/ Monday, May 29 Memorial Day: No School Tuesday, May 30 Regular School Day Wednesday, May 31 Regular School Day Thursday, June 1 Regular School Day Friday, June 2 Regular School Day   Important Information:     Last Call to Pre-Order a yearbook Preorder your yearbook by Tuesday May 31st if you want to guarantee that you will receive one. Order online at Jostens.com or bring $20 to Mrs. Malone-Smith by Tuesday May 31st. Last year, we ran out and not every student who wanted one was able to get one.     Quebec Trip meeting Attention families of students traveling to Québec June 26-29.  There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm in room 206. This meeting is not mandatory, but you are encouraged to attend with your child. We will be going over the itinerary, packing tips, travel tips, cell phone plans, currency exchange, logistics of drop-off and pick-up, medications and more.  I will need the actual PASSPORTS/PASSPORT CARDS and photo copies  of the BIRTH CERTIFICATES of all travelers before the last day of school.  The June 14 meeting would be a good time to get these to me. Please contact Catherine.elliott@bhrsd.org with any questions.    Physical Education sneaker reminder Please remind students that they are required to...

Week at a Glance May 8-12, 2017

Monument Valley Regional Middle School Week at a Glance and News and Notes Note from the Principal: We have the best teachers, paras and staff here at Monument Valley.  We just finished a Professional Development afternoon where we developed plans for next year, shared ideas, and were honest about what is best for students.  Trying to be the best for our students is not an easy task, and it is a long journey.  You have the most dedicated staff here at our school, and they strive for what works best for all students.  I am humbled by my collaboration with them. Next week is Educator Appreciation week.  Please take the time to thank an educator for their service, commitment and passion.  It makes a difference to recognize theirs. Have a great weekend, Ben Doren Principal Week at a Glance: Monthly Lunch Menu: https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/ Monday, May 8 Regular School Day Tuesday, May 9 Regular School Day Wednesday, May 10 Regular School Day Thursday, May 11 Regular School Day Friday, May 12 Regular School Day Important Information: Important End of Year Dates Please see below after the flyers section.  We have lined up the important activities and days though the end of the year. Note to Families of Students Traveling to Québec There will be a Québec meeting for students during lunch/recess on Friday, May 12.  Students should bring their lunch to the meeting.  Students have an assignment due in their Québec journals that day; the assignment is posted on Google Classroom.  Stay tuned for an evening meeting for parents that will take place in early June. This meeting will be optional for parents. Please contact catherine.elliott@bhrsd.org with any questions. Merci!...