Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
We are looking forward to a great year and have many fun activities and events planned for everyone.
The Mountain View Elementary PTA is about good friends doing great things
for our kids, our school and our community.
Please join us!
PTA Executive Board
|President -||Sarah Hayward|
|Vice President -||Grady Tibboel|
|Secretary -||Stacey Baughman|
|Treasurer -||Tannya Hunt|
|Vice President of Membership & Catering -||Amanda Price|
|Vice President of Fundraising -||Natalie Poll|
|Vice President of Birthdays & Celebrations -||Morgan Poll|
|Vice President of Teacher Appreciation & Hospitality -||Sunmi Coburn|
To contact any PTA Board member please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mountain View Elementary PTA serves the students, families and staff at Mountain View Elementary School. By joining the PTA you become a member of one of the largest child advocacy groups in the Nation, giving a voice to those who need it most—our children. The PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer and to contribute to the welfare of all children.
The PTA exists to identify the needs of all students, the school, its families and community. Together we find the ways to provide each student a safe environment with the best teachers, tools and resources to meet those needs and unlock success in every child. Mountain View Elementary exists on this platform with the help and support of our school, families and community. Becoming involved in the PTA and our activities is a contribution and investment into your child's education and well-being.
The members of Mountain View Elementary PTA are part of a great group of people that exist to:
- Advocate for our students- we identify the needs within the school and then identify methods and strategies to satisfy those needs.
- Sustain a Family-School Partnership- provides a forum of exchange of ideas between school and family. Creates an atmosphere of learning that includes educational fun for home and school.
- Identify Educational Resources and implement strategies to provide the resources through fundraising. We provide assemblies, art programs, health and fitness activities and numerous others.
OUR PART TO SUSTAIN FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
- We welcome all families into the school community
- Communicate effectively
- Support student success
- Speak up for every child
- Share power
- Collaborate with the community
Why is your involvement so important to your child's success?
- The evidence is consistent, positive and convincing.
- Families have a major influence on their children's achievement in school and through life.
- No matter what your family income or background, students with involved parents, guardians or caregivers are more prone to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores
- Pass their classes, get promoted and enroll in higher-level programs.
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills
- Graduate and go on to post-secondary education
You can pay for your PTA Membership through your myDSD account.
National PTA Reflections - welcomes, free of charge, students from all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.
The arts and the National PTA Reflections program support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.
Started in 1969 by (then) Colorado State PTA President, Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has since become an international program as PTAs in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and US military schools overseas have joined the 50 states to participate in this program.
Each year a Theme Search Contest is held where students can submit ideas for upcoming years. Entries are narrowed down to 5 per state and then the National PTA Reflections Committee makes a final selection.
PTA parents volunteer their time to work with Utah PTA and learn about the Reflections program and then host it in their schools. They inform students of the theme, distribute rules and entry forms, collect and judge art and recognize students for their efforts. This can be a time consuming job. Our Utah PTA presents have continually been outstanding and have done their very best to serve our students who want to participate in the arts.
Who Is Eligible to Participate in Reflections?
Reflections is a program offered to students who are enrolled in a PTA school. For Secondary Schools (Middle/Jr and High Schools) you need to be enrolled in a class that offers credits to participate. For Elementary schools you need to be enrolled for one class offered during school hours to participate.
The Reflections Theme for the 2018-19 school year is: "Heroes Around You"
Hi Mountain View Families!
The PTA Art Contest REFLECTIONS due date is FAST APPROACHING!
Reflection Entries for the “Heroes Around Me” 2018-19 PTA Reflections Contest are due Wednesday, October 17th!
We have been going to the classrooms to get the kids excited about participating in this great contest but if your child has NOT heard about it please read this email to them!!
Remember your child can submit one entry per category. Be sure to read and follow the rules of their chosen category or categories carefully!
Have your child be on the lookout for “Heroes Around You”! That is this year's theme for the contest.
Your child's task is to creatively portray the hero or heroes around them in a drawing, painting, sketch, 3-D art, photo, music composition, dance, film composition, poem, play, short story, or piece of literature.
Important note: Do not use fictional trademark heroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, etc.
Think of heroes around you like police officers, firefighters, teachers, doctors, parents, grandparents, or even more creative heroes....
We are working on making the contest rules, guidelines and entry forms available in the office for pick up but you can also go to this link and print your own in whichever category or categories appeal to your child/children! That way your kids can start working on their masterpieces TODAY!
All Reflections entries must have an Entry Form attached. This form must be completely filled out and signed by both the student and a parent or guardian.
The Entry Form is attached to this email so you can print it out at home.
A Consent Form is also attached. This form must be used if any other students participate in your students' entry. Please see the form for more details.
There is SO much talent and creativity at Mountain View. We cannot wait to see what these amazing kids produce!
Mountain View Elementary PTA
Here's the link to see the rules and categories:
The deadline for submission is Tuesday October 17, 2017.
Please NOTE: The Student Entry Form MUST have handwritten signatures on it, typed names, does not give consent.
Students may submit multiple entries - only one (1) entry per arts category
The Student Entry Form and Artist Statement Form are now on the same form! You asked and we listened! You now only need to print off one piece of paper. Both sections still need to be completed. If you need more space to complete the Artist Statement, please use another piece of paper and attach it to the original form.
Reflections uses a judging process that assists in narrowing down the number of entries as artwork passes through different levels of PTA. In Utah we generally have between 10,000 and 13,000 entries submitted each year, nationally around 300,000 entries are submitted.
There are 2 awards given by PTA - the Award of Excellence and the Award of Merit. The Award of Excellence award is given to the entries that are judged to be the best in their category. These entries then move on to the next level of judging. The Award of Merit recipients are the runners up and are recognized at the school, council and region level. If a school (council and region) desires, they can also offer additional awards such as Honorable Mention or Participation awards. National and Utah PTA encourage schools to hold an assembly or event of some sort that recognizes not only the students who receive awards but all students that participate. If this is done and how it is handled is up to the school/council/region.
How artwork advances in Utah - In Utah, our state is broken into 21 Regions. Eleven of those regions are large enough that they are then broken into Councils (we have 56 Councils.) The council and region leaders work with Utah PTA to train and oversee the PTA programs held in the schools. When the Award of Excellence winners advance from their school they move to Council or Region, depending on your area. Students artwork must receive an Award of Excellence to advance through these levels and then to Utah PTA. If they receive an Award of Excellence at the state level, they are then advanced to National PTA for the final round of judging. Each level in the PTA is allowed to forward on up to 30 entries - 5 for each of the 6 arts categories.
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