Spring 2015 Newsletter - Mountainville Academy

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THE LION’S PRIDE
Volume 9, Issue 6
I N S I D E
T H I S
Spring 2015
I S S U E :
d i r e c t o r ’ s
Calendar
Birthdays
Save the Date
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FSO Message
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Board Message
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Free Money
Contest
5
District Science Fair
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Regional
Science Fair
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FSO HELP
WANTED
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Chess Club
8
Lion Walk
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Mountainville
5k
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Lunch Options
10
Fundraising
12
Candidacy
Form
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5K
Waiver
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M e s s a g e
Dear Mountainville Academy Parents,
Things have been progressing well at Mountainville Academy. February
brought a round of state assessment for English Language Arts with the writing sessions. We know our students prepared well and expect great results in
the 3-9 grades.
We had our second semester student-led conferences in the middle of the
month. It is exciting to see our developing leaders conduct their conferences
and explain their work and their WIGS. We love how students at our school
take responsibility for their own learning. We extend thanks once again to our
FSO for the delicious meals they provide for faculty during conferences.
As February wound down, we enjoyed our annual Leadership Day where we
showcased what wonderful leaders attend our school. The Leader in Me is going strong at Mountainville Academy and “great is happening” here!
Our 7th grade students attended our Leadership Retreat at Aspen Grove the
first week of March. It was deemed a success and hopefully their understanding of themselves and their leadership abilities was deepened.
We want to thank our dedicated parents and especially our Board for the wonderful Legacy event that was held in March. We appreciate your continued
monetary and volunteer efforts. Both of these are key factors in our continued
success.
Spirit Week has been a great success. We certainly have creative students and
parents associated with our school and it has been fun to see the excitement on
the faces of our students! Lots of crazy hair, hats, socks, and assorted other
costumes have been seen around the campus of Mountainville Academy.
Thanks for your support!
We will be launching our new website in the next few days and we hope you
will find it a useful tool as we partnership with parents to provide the best education possible for your children. It will be easily accessible on your phones
and tablets. In conjunction with this, we are shortening the email addresses of
our teachers and staff. The new emails for our teachers will be their first initial,
last name and then malions.org. For example, to reach me, my email will be
[email protected] We welcome suggestions on what you need access to on
the new website or any changes you would like to see.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break and lets gear up for the last few weeks
of the 2014-15 school year!
Janese Vance
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Spirit Week
April 6-10
Spring Break
April 13-17
Emergency Prep Week
April 20-24
Teacher Appreciation Week
April 23
4th Grade Utah Program, 6pm
April 30-May 2
Spring Book Fair
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Lion Walk
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J. Nielson-7
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J. Craig-23
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May 2
Mountainville 5k
Buy one Get one Free Book Fair
May 6-8
School Play
F S O
M e s s a g e
FSO Message
Go Lions! Mountainville Academy has the best students, parents, teachers, and
staff!
Our 7th graders had a great trip to Aspen Grove. We are grateful that our school
provides opportunities like this for our kids. Yeah!
Our 8th grade students have been helping with snack shack and they are headed to
Washington, DC this next week during Spring Break. What a great opportunity.
We are excited about the last few events we have planned for this year. The Lion
Walk is our annual walking fundraiser. It is easy to participate. Your student brings
in a donation, we add it on our scoreboard and the day of the Lion Walk we all
walk together to thank the community for the funds raised.
We also have our first ever 5k the next day which everyone is welcome to participate in. Fill out your waiver and send in payment to the school. It is only $10 and
the registration fee will count towards class totals raised for the Lion Walk as well.
REMEMBER to record all of your volunteer hours on signupgenius.com. The link is
always in the Mountainville Minutes and on the website. We appreciate all the help.
If you are able or willing to help next year we are still looking for some people who
want to be involved.
FSO
KayLynn Sims, Becky Kendall, Amber Marcello, and Kelly Hinds
B OA R D
M E S SAG E
Dear Mountainville Family and Friends,
What an incredible school year we've had! Walking through the halls of
our school, you can really see our school's vision in action: Building today's
leaders, one student at a time, through personal and academic excellence. We are in particular very grateful for our wonderful teachers and staff
for the time and effort they expend on behalf of our students. I was recently
able to accompany school staff on a Lock Out drill and was impressed with
how quickly and quietly our students and staff knew what to do. Our students truly are in good hands.
As a board, we'd like to express our thanks to those that attended our Legacy Event. A special thank you to our Development Committee and all those
who put in countless hours to make this event a great success. Charter
schools in Utah, on average, are funded at $1,500 less per student than traditional public school students. We are able to do a lot within the parameters
of our budget, but your generosity and donations help immensely. It's not
too late to contribute and your donation is tax deductible. Donation forms
can be picked up in the office.
Our next General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 14th. We
will have one board seat up for election. This will be for a two-year
term. We also will be electing our FSO officers for the 2015-2016 school
year. Becky Kendall will be moving into the role of FSO chair. We have openings for FSO vice chair, secretary and treasurer. If you are interested in running for any of these seats, please fill out the appropriate attached form and
return to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. on
May 4th.
Thank you for all that you do for our school.
Sincerely,
Debby Llewelyn
MABoardCandidateFilingForm2015.pdf
S p r i n g
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m o n e y
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Free Money Contest!
Congratulations to the Free Money Contest Class Winners!
Elementary Winners:
1st Place - Mrs. Powell’s Class and
2nd Place - Ms. VanCleave’s Class
Middle School Winners:
1st Place - Mrs. Panek’s House and
2nd Place - Mr. Craig’s House
Each winning class will receive an ice cream float party the 1st week of March. Middle School will watch
Studio C during their party.
A Big THANK YOU to all who have participated in the Free Money Contest!
To Date we have –
Funded 23 Chrome Books to be used in elementary
Partly funded the purchase of 1 middle school science robot
Assisted in funding Middle School Chrome Books
Watch the Mountainville Minute and Newsletter for more updates on the Free Money Contest and also for
ways you can help the school by doing things you already do!
D i s t r i c t
s c i e n c e
fa i r
Charter School District Science Fair!
The Charter School District Science Fair was held at the Utah Valley University on February 10th. Nineteen
5th/6th grade projects and six 7th/8th grade projects competed at the district level. Congratulations to all of the
students who participated in the district science fair! Below are the students invited to attend the regional science fair at BYU during the week of March 23rd.
5th/6th Grade
Paul Daines/Ella Daines
Camilla Dalley
Devyn Giles
Tess Given
Faith Fescher
Anja Hansen
Megan Mabey
Cassidy Malm
Brock Manning
Sara Marcello
Jacob Parra
Cooper Skousen
Micah Shinsato
Daniel Stevenson
Olivia Talley
Maddie Wride
7th/8th Grade
Libby Brooks/Emily Wallgren
Gentry Brown
Erin Garzella
Jon Sims
Best of luck to all those student moving forward to the Regional Science Fair at BYU!
R e g i o n a l
s c i e n c e
fa i r
Twenty students represented Mountainville Academy at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair
(CUSEF) the week of March 23rd. The winners from Mountainville Academy are listed below. Congratulations to all of the students who participated!
Elementary Division Winners
Award
Name
Project Name
4th Place Earth Science
Camilla Dalley
Dirty Jobs
3rd Place Engineering and Computer
Science
3rd Place Physical Science – Physics
Brock Manning
Take Flight or Not
Ella Daines and Paul Daines
3rd Place Product Testing and Consumer
Science
2nd Place Earth Science
Maddisen Wride
Hover Works – Hovercraft Design,
Does it Affect the Speed and Distance it
Will Travel?
Totally Teeth
Megan Mabey
Sound and Surfaces
2nd Place Physical Science – Physics
Olivia Talley
To freeze or Not to Freeze
1st Place Earth Science
Jacob Parra
Ice Age: Water and Rocks
1st Place Engineering and Computer
Science
1st Place Physical Science – Chemistry
Faith Fechser
Seat Cooler
Devyn Giles
Healthy or Hazardous: Is Dutched
Chocolate contaminated by Mercury?
1st Place Physical Science – Physics
Daniel Stevenson
Infrared Transparency
Grand Award: Engineering and Computer Science
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
Cooper Skousen
Survival Stones
Devyn Giles
Healthy or Hazardous: Is Dutched
Chocolate contaminated by Mercury?
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
Daniel Stevenson
Infrared Transparency
Junior Division Winners
Award
Name
Project Name
3rd Place Behavioral and Social Sciences
Libby Brooks and Emily Wallgren
Tell Me the Truth
3rd Place Computer Science
Jon Sims
Sudoku Solver
2nd Place Biochemistry and Chemistry
Gentry Brown
Disaster Preparation Water Treatment
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
Gentry Brown
Disaster Preparation Water Treatment
F s o
h e l p
n e e d e d
The FSO is looking for a few parents who'd like to be involved and help make things happen at
Mountainville. We need people for the following positions:
FSO Vice Chair- work with FSO leadership to put on FSO sponsored events, oversee several committees, become FSO Chair for the 2016-17 school year.
House Mom Coordinator- coordinate the efforts of the middle school house moms
Snack Shack Chair- manage the volunteer efforts to make sure Snack Shack runs smoothly
The following positions could be done mostly from home:
Work at Home Coordinator- Coordinate the efforts of those who'd like to help from home with projects that can be done from home.
Volunteer recruiter- manage the recruiting of volunteers through various means
You can email [email protected], or [email protected] with questions.
We are working on a few other things but this is a start.
C h e s s
c l u b
n e w s
Saturday, January 24, Sam Mason, local chess player from Park City visited us. Sam played a
simultaneous game with 27 of our students and beat them all!
In March, Mountainville students participated in the Jr High State Chess Tournament and the
Elementary State Chess Tournament. Our chess team at the Jr High State Chess Tournament
won 2nd Place Large School and our Elementary Team won 20th Place. Chess Club ended on
March 26th. Watch for information next year, we will begin again in October!
L i o n
wa l k
The annual Lion Walk is Friday, May 1, 2015. This is our annual fundraising walk we would
encourage each of you to involve family, friends, neighbors, and businesses to support our
school. You can provide donations by submitting to the office. Classes who reach various
fundraising goals will receive the following rewards: $300 - game party, $400 – creamies &
an extra recess, $500 – popcorn & a movie party, $600 – Frosty & a park party. In addition,
there will be 3 grand prizes for individual students who raise the most money. Progress will
be tracked by the main entrance of the school. All students who participate in
the Lion Walk will receive a prize. Please wear good walking shoes for this event and athletic
dress for the weather.
M o u n ta i n v i l l e
5 k
Dust off those running shoes, and start practicing for Mountainville Academy’s very
first 5k race! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 2, 2015. Race starts at 8:30am at Legacy
Park in Alpine, parking at Mountainville. It’s only $10.00 per person. You can register in the
office. Don’t want to run? Come cheer on your friends and neighbors, and see
Mountainville’s very own Cross Country team in action. We will also have a Buy One Get
One Free Bookfair at the school so you can stock up for the summer break. See you there!
Snack Shack
+
Menu
Punch Cards
$20 punch cards are available to purchase at Snack Shack and can be
Used for Specific $2 combo
Meals. See Below. Punch Cards
Can be assigned to
individuals
Or shared by families.
+ Combo Meals
$2: Choice of Hot
Pocket, burrito,
Cup’o’Noodles, or
Uncrustable, choice of
fruit, white/chocolate
milk
$4: Choice of pepperoni/cheese pia, croissant
sandwich, cheeseburger
sliders, or chimichanga,
chips choice of fruit,
white/chocolate milk.
0.25
2 York patties,
cheese stick, Gogurt,
fresh fruit, cracker
pack, fruit
0.50
Hot chocolate, milk
( white/chocolate),
juice box, pri Sun,
water, Pringles, Rice
Krispi s, Oreo
cookies, Famous
Amos cookies, Fruit
by the Foot, fruit
leather, ap-
0.75
Cup’ ’Noodles, fruit
cup, big popcorn,
bag of
1.00
Burrito, Granny B
cookie, Mentos
( fruit/mint), muffin,
Propel, sports drink,
TicTac, Uncrusta- ble
1.50
Hot Pocket, chicken
quesadil la
2.00
Pepperoni/cheese
pizza, croissant
sandwich,
cheeseburger
sliders,
Welcome to Snack Shack!
A new year is a great time to remind ourselves what Snack Shack has to
offer. Snack Shack I sa Win Win for our school in supplying on site meals
for students and helping support our school. Snack Shack is provided at
the school during lunch hours. Please familiarize yourself with the meno
and combo meal options we have. available.We love being able to provide
theses options for the students and appreciate the many parent hours volunteered helping run this for our students. Updates concerning Snack
Shack are emailed out with the Mountainville Minutes, so make sure to
read this to be aware of any changes in menu or availability. We are looking for parent substitutes and volunteers so please contact Britney Anglesey at [email protected] if you are interested in helping and
available any day Monday—Thursday from 10:30-12:30.
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Snack Shack
Running short on time? Running short on food? May we suggest a
solution? The Lunchtime Snack Shack. Students may purchase items
such as juice, muffins, Hot Pockets, chips, fruit snacks and much
more without any pre-ordering. A prepaid punch card makes it easy
to ensure that your student is getting a rounded meal with fruit and milk.
The Snack Shack will be open during all lunches on Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. You can send cash, or choose to purchase a
punch card. Cards are kept at the snack shack and come in
$20 increments.
Pizza Wednesdays
The cost is $3 for a big lion
lunch and $2.25 for a little lion lunch. Forms are available
in the front office. .
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F u n d r a i s e r s
There are several easy ways to help earn money for Mountainville Academy.
O n l i n e
a n d
i n - s t o r e
p u r c h a s e s
Amazon Smile
New this year Mountainville is participating in Amazon Smile. When making purchases on amazon.com you can now
purchase through smile.amazon.com and designate Mountainville as your charity. Amazon will then donate a small percentage of your purchase to our school!
Online Vendors
If you are ordering your children’s uniforms online from one of the following vendors, please use our school’s code and
they will donate a percentage of your purchase to our school. Here are codes for several retailers that support our school.
www.frenchtoast.com - School Code: QS5JESB
www.landsend.com - School Code: 1374-7
www.dennisuniform.com - School Code: RMA
www.officedepot.com - School Code: 702-123-50 (this code is also good in-store)
Other easy ways to support our school:
Target
Link your Target Visa or Target Card through the Take Charge of Education Program
Visit www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to link your Target credit card to support Mountainville Academy.
Smiths
Visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com and link your frequent shopper card to support Mountainville Academy. After logging in (or creating and account) click “Community” on the top menu bar. Then click “Community Rewards” on the left
hand side. Sign in (or create and account) and attach your frequent shopper card number to benefit Mountainville Academy. Note this program runs from January 1 – December 31, so if you signed up last year, you should still be supporting
Mountainville.
Ridleys
Fill out the Ridley’s Frequent Shopper Card form designating Mountainville Academy to receive your Ridley’s points.
Note this program runs from January 1 – December 31, so if you signed up last year, you should still be supporting
Mountainville.
Other
Many companies have grant opportunities for schools that employees’ children attend and some even have
matching funds for monetary donations and volunteer time donations. If you are interested in sharing your
company’s information, please contact the fso at [email protected]
In partnership with parents, Mountainville Academy’s mission is to employ an educational environment
that promotes both academic and personal excellence, appreciation of heritage and cultures, and a
love of learning to assist students in acquiring the confidence, knowledge, skills and character to facilitate lifelong pursuits and achievements.
M O U N T A I N V I L L E
A C A D E M Y
Questions or ideas for
the newsletter
should be directed to
Emily Horsley at
[email protected]
195 S Main Street
Alpine, UT 84004
Phone: 801-756-9805
Fac: 801-763-9823
[email protected]
MOUNTAINVILLE ACADEMY DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
FSO CANDIDATE FILING FORM
Form is due Friday, May 8, 2015 before 5 pm
Submit completed form to Debby Llewelyn at [email protected]
The term of service is for 1 year and begins on June 1, 2014.
SECTION 1: CANDIDATE INFORMATION
Candidate’s Full Name
Birthdate
Address
City
State
Zip
E-mail
Phone
Please check which position you are filing candidacy for:
X Vice Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
The Vice Chair will:
Act as an aide to the Chair, perform the duties of the Chair in the absence or inability of that
officer to serve, coordinate special projects as they arise, oversee committees as assigned by
the FSO Chair, prepare to assume the duties of the Chair for the following school year.
The Secretary will:
Record the minutes of all FSO general meetings and all meetings of the FSO Executive Committee, prepare and distribute copies of the minutes of each FSO meeting prior to the next FSO
meeting, keep the calendar of events for the FSO and distribute information as necessary, conduct correspondence and perform all other assigned duties, prepare agendas in coordination
with the FSO Chair, oversee committees as assigned by the FSO Chair.
The Treasurer will:
Coordinate all FSO funds with the front office, receive and track copies of every deposit log,
keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, present financial reports at each meeting
and as requested by the Executive Committee, approve, sign and track all FSO reimbursement
forms, develop, with the Executive Committee, an annual budget to be approved by the membership of the FSO at the first general membership meeting of the school year, prepare a summary of budget at the end of each fiscal year or upon request of the Executive Committee.
Reconcile books with school accountant monthly.
STATEMENT OF INTENT – PLEASE TELL US WHY YOU WOULD WISH TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE FSO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
SECTION 4: CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE
I, the above named FSO Executive Committee candidate, hereby swear and affirm that I was
born on the date provided above, that I reside at the address provided above, and that I am
qualified to vote in Mountainville Academy elections. I further swear and affirm that I do not
hold a paid position that would constitute a conflict of interest with the position I am running
for and that I have not been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, perjury or
other infamous crime. I understand that if elected I must complete a fingerprint and criminal
background check in accordance with the Volunteer Service Policy guidelines.
Candidate Signature: __________________________________
Date:______________
There will be an opportunity to address the voters immediately prior to the election. Please
refrain
from campaigning outside of this opportunity.
Please submit completed form to Debby Llewelyn at [email protected]
Due: Monday, May 4, 2015 before 5 pm.
Mountville Academy’s First annual 5K
Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:30 am Legacy Park in Alpine
parking at Mountainvile Academy
$10.00 registration at school
or online at mountainvilleacademy.org
Participant Waiver for Race Registration
I know that running a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or
death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by
my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health,
and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my
participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree
to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not
limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat
and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the
Mountainville Academy 5K, the city of Alpine, the Lone Peake Police Department, all event
sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising
out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or
carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the
foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event
for any legitimate purpose.
Signature:____________________________________________________
Date: __________________________________________________________
Parent’s Signature if under 18 years__________________________________
Date:______________________________________________________________