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December Newsletter 2021

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DECEMBER 2021

Johnson City Schools is transitioning to two middle schools beginning next school year, 2022-2023.  The two middle schools will be Indian Trail and Liberty Bell.  These schools will serve students in 6th-8th grades.  Elementary schools will serve students in PreK/K-5th grade.  Current 4th grade students will transition to 5th grade on the elementary level.

     The elementary schools that will feed into Indian Trail Middle School are Fairmont, Lake Ridge, and Mountain View.  The elementary schools that will feed into Liberty Bell Middle School are Cherokee, North Side, South Side, Towne Acres and Woodland.  Johnson City Schools has been in the planning phases for a few years now.  More details will be shared as they become available.  You can visit www.jcschools.org for additional information.

 

JOIN OUR PTA

All parents and families are encouraged to join our school’s PTA.  We are still accepting new members, so we would love to have you join us.  If you are interested in serving as an officer or helping the PTA without a leadership role, please let your child’s teacher know or email Theresa Shaw (mvptapresident@gmail.com) to let her know that you are interested.  You can pay for your memberships online and order MV shirts on this website: https://mve.memberhub.store/

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Listed below are some ways to keep up with up-to date information on the latest changes with our school system/school:

Regularly check Johnson City Schools’ website (www.jcschools.org) for the latest updates.  You can also visit our school’s website (http://mountainview.jcschools.org/) and district news will be posted there as well. 

You are encouraged to regularly check your email for updates.  If you do not have an email address, feel free to get one and then update your information on your child’s enrollment card. 

If you are on social media, you can follow Johnson City Schools on Facebook (search for Johnson City Schools) or Twitter (@jcityTNschools).  You can follow Mountain View on Twitter (@MountainViewJCS). 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Here is a little spin on the holidays to keep you active and fit.  

· On the 1st day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 1 minute of push-ups. 

· On the 2nd day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 2 minutes of sit-ups. 

· On the 3rd day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 3 hugs to family.

· On the 4th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 4 healthy chores around the house ex. raking the leaves, walking the dog, vacuuming 

· On the 5th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 5 minutes of shadow jump rope 

· On the 6th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 6 minutes of lower body stretches. 

· On the 7th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 7 minutes of dancing with family members. 

· On the 8th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 8 minutes of reading a healthy related book. 

· On the 9th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 9 minutes of playing outside. 

· On the 10th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 10 minutes of walking with family. 

· On the 11th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 11 jumping jacks. 

· On the 12th day of Winter Break my P.E teacher gave to me, 12 burpees. 

 

ART

It is that exciting time of year! We will be wrapping up a unit all about color with some amazing projects! We definitely are a colorful bunch here at the View!  This month is all about capturing this time of year with some beautiful winter-themed art. I cannot wait to see what our creative artists come up with!

 

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season, filled with all things magical and colorful!

 

GUIDANCE -SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS “UNPLUGGED” BY “TUNING” INTO EACH OTHER

 

I encourage everyone to make the most of your time together over break “unplugging” from electronics and “tuning” into each other.  Spending this quality time together can certainly build stronger relationships, but, more importantly, it can send the message to children that they are important.

So, how can we “unplug”?

*have face-to-face conversation, making sure to use eye contact

*listen to each other *eat meals together without any distractions

*plan family activities that don’t involve electronics

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 17th—11:30 am dismissal

 

December 20th through January 3rd—Winter Break

 

January 4th—Return to School

 

No January Newsletter

 

January 17th—No School, MLK day

 

 

MUSIC

We are learning lots of great things in music class…

 

Kindergarten – We are learning that instruments belong to “families”.  We are focusing on the percussion family and getting to play many different percussion instruments.  These are instruments that we play by shaking, striking, or scraping.  Ask your child to tell you about their favorite percussion instrument!

1st & 2nd Grade – All students are working through Unit 2 in their music book.  Skills we will cover are…Tempo (the speed of the beat); reviewing quarter note, eighth notes, and quarter rest; Melody of a song; and learning about the timbre or sound that instruments make.   

3rd & 4th Grade – We are learning to play the ukulele…a small, four string instrument.  We have learned to play several songs and are working through a curriculum called “Ukulele Karate” where students earn belts for each song they can play.  Your child is welcome to bring a folder to class to hold their music.  I give out sheet music for each song we are playing.

 

 LIBRARY

 

In December we will be wrapping up our Eric Carle author study and engineering unit. The students have made some amazing creations during this unit. 

 

Please be on the lookout for late/missing library book notices. 

 





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