Welcome to Mount Vernon Community School

The PTA at Mount Vernon Community School supports the students, teachers and parents and helps create a vibrant and enriching place to learn. Active and involved parents are essential to our success — together we can have a positive impact on all children who attend MVCS.

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PTA Meeting Minutes: June 2014

The draft minutes for the June 10, 2014, meeting are available.  Highlights include:

  • PTA officer elections
  • Playground updates
  • End of school events and celebrations

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The next PTA meeting is September 16, 2014, in the auditorium. The 2014-2015 school year’s ice cream social will be held September 5, 2014.

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PTA Meeting Minutes: May 2014

The draft minutes for the May 20, 2014, meeting are available.  Highlights include:

  • Budget, PTA officer elections and upcoming events
  • Staffing updates and SOL testing
  • Uniforms and school supplies for 2014-2015 school year

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The next PTA meeting is June 10, 2014, in the auditorium.

 

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Purchase Your 2014 Yearbook

Our VIBRANT (100% in-color!) yearbooks will be available to purchase beginning this Friday, May 30, 2014!

You will be able to purchase before or after school Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30-8:10am and 2:20-3:00pm. Yearbooks are $15. Make checks payable to MVCS PTA.

We still need volunteers to help sell the yearbooks. Please sign up today!

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Pre-Order Supplies for 2014-2015 School Year

Please check you child’s Thursday folder for a sales brochure from SchoolKidz, Inc. The PTA has partnered with SchoolKidz to offer a convenient service that will enable you to order school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year and have them delivered to school this fall. Please note the order deadlines — June 6 for hard copy orders and June 13 for online orders.

SchoolKidz, Inc. offers brand name items, such as Crayola®, Fiskars® and Elmer’s® and Staples. Each sales flyer has been customized with the list of supplies chosen by our MVCS teachers.

We hope this program will save you time, making “back-to-school” less hectic and more enjoyable for both students and parents. After some comparison shopping, we feel the pricing is reasonable and there are no extra shipping costs and no tax. Of course, this program is optional, so if you do not wish to participate, you can purchase supplies on your own.

There are two ways to order: Submit a hard copy form or order online.

Hard Copy Orders: Forms and payment are due June 6, 2014.

  1. Completely fill out the order form on the back of the brochure in your child’s folder – one for each child.
  2. Detach and return the completed order form along with a check made payable to MVCS PTA. Keep the front page of the order form for your records. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
  3. Return your order form to your child’s teacher or the main office
  4. Orders and payment are due no later than June 6th, 2014.
  5. Pick up will be in the classroom on the first day of school. Please make note of the date and time for your records.

Online Orders: Online ordering is available May 22, 2014 – June 13, 2014.

  1. Go to www.shopttkits.com and enter account number: 93874
  2. Choose the appropriate grade level kit based on the 2014-2015 school year.
  3. Enter your child’s first and last name
  4. Add to cart; confirm your order and checkout. IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT WHEN CHECKING OUT. YOU MAY CHECKOUT WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY.
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Homemade Pizza Company Fundraiser May 14, 2014

There will be a Homemade Pizza Company fundraiser for MVCS PTA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014!

Order ahead of time for pickup on the 14th at the Del Ray store using code HOMEMADEHELPS.

MVCS PTA will earn $5 for any large or deep dish pizza, $2 for every gluten-free pizza and 10% of every gift card purchased.

Order online now at http://homemadepizza.com/ and don’t forget to use the code HOMEMADEHELPS. Invite your neighbors to order too. These freeze well so order extras for those nights when you need a quick dinner.

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International Family Fun Night: May 2, 2014

Please join us for a Family Fun Night as the PTA presents International Night: Celebration of Latin America, this Friday, May 2, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The program begins at 6 pm in the auditorium with the following performances

  • The award-winning children’s music group, Cantaré for a 45-minute music show. Performing artists Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza will take us on a musical journey to Latin America, where we will learn about the different cultures that shape its music – Native American, European and African – and hear the languages, rhythms, and musical instruments from many different countries.
  • The MVCS afterschool dance club will perform a Salvadorian dance.
  • Bolivian dance troupe Dinastia will perform a special Bolivian Tobas folk dance in full costume to close the show.

Afterwards, join us for a taste of Latin food made by local Del Ray restaurants and served in the school’s outdoor open classroom courtyard, weather permitting.

We are asking children to dress in outfits from any country in the world to celebrate their heritage or their love of any country, regardless of background. There will be door prizes during food tasting time for the best outfits!

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