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MVSA highlights from the 2013-2014 school year

Thanks to your support, the MVSA was able to deliver lots of value to the Mission Valley community in 2013-2014. Your contributions, both in time and donations, make a HUGE difference for our children. Below is a brief summary of the major accomplishments that MVSA contributed towards during the year:

  • Dozens of student, class, and teacher appreciation celebrations!
  • Financial donations and rewards given to teachers to enhance their classrooms!
  • Matched funds raised for school library!
  • Funded another year of the computer lab and staff (Thanks Ms. Nagata)!
  • Supplied all students with school-spirited Friday Folders for homework!
  • Fully funded the purchase and installation of a new school marquee with LED sign
  • Held several campus clean-up events!
  • Sponsored e-waste recycling event!
  • Helped bring the Golden Sneaker Contest to Mission Valley!
  • Funded the Accelerated Reading Program and Scholastic Weekly Readers for all classes that requested them!
  • A great yearbook to preserve all the memories for the students!
  • Coordinated several successful school-wide events including the Jog-A-Thon, the Halloween Carnival, Letter Reward Picnics, and more!
  • Hosted Family Game Nights and Family Movie Night!
  • And much much more!

Find out more about the investments MVSA has made by attending one of our upcoming meetings or review our MVSA meetings page.

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June 2014 Parent Bulletin

June 2014 Parent Bulletin

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FEF Thanks the Mission Attendance Area Band Families

Thank you all!  The bands performed spectacularly at the two Mission Attendance Area concerts this month.  The band students and their instructors shared their love of music and deserve a well-deserved congratulations on their accomplishments.  FEF also thanks you for your generosity and support of the elementary After School Band Program—at last night’s concert we received over $3,100 to keep music in your elementary school!  FEF truly appreciates your wonderful show of support—and, in case you were curious, your contributions resulted in the largest donation received this band concert season!  Thank you again and have a fun, safe, musical summer!

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Clarification regarding Measure E

Measure E is a $650 million school bond measure on the June 3rd ballot. If this measure passes, it will have an effect all of the schools in Fremont as well as the property taxes of Fremont residents.

The MVSA does not endorse Measure E one way or the other. We encourage all our members to learn more about Measure E’s plans and impacts before voting on June 3rd.

The details on Measure E can be found on the Alameda County web site at http://www.acgov.org/rov/elections/20140603/documents/MeasureEv6.pdf. The document contains the full text of the ballot measure, tax rate statement, as well as arguments in favor and against the measure.

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Take a few minutes to help improve the MVSA

As we wind down the school year, the MVSA is interested in understanding how we can improve next year. Please take just a few minutes to provide some feedback through our online survey.

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Elections results for 2014-15 MVSA Officers

MVSA officer elections for the 2014-15 school year were held during the annual member meeting earlier this week. Returning to the MVSA again next year will be:

  • Wolf Cramer as President
  • David Lee as Vice President
  • Srilu Madabushi and Sowmya Krishnaswamy as Co-Treasurers
  • Michele Berke as Secretary

Special thanks to Suzanne Yost and Theresa Bettencourt for serving as officers in 2013-14.

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The Multicultural Fair is cancelled

The Multicultural Fair scheduled for May 17th has been cancelled! Thanks to those parents that did volunteer to get involved but the organizers felt concerned that several cultures at our school were not well represented and decided to cancel this year’s event. We plan to bring the Multicultural Fair back to Mission Valley next year.

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May 2014 Parent Bulletin

May 2014 Parent Bulletin

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Free concerts at Hopkins

The Music Department of Hopkins Junior High School proudly presents a series of free concerts.

  • May 19: Elementary Band Concert – Featuring Gomes & MSJE
  • May 28: Elementary Band Concert – Featuring Chadbourne & Mission Valley @ Mission High Gym
  • May 29: Elementary Orchestra Concert – Featuring Gomes, MSJE, Chadbourne & Mission Valley
  • May 30: Hopkins Jazz Concert – Featuring Jazz Workshop & Jazz Ensemble
  • June 3: Hopkins Band Concert – Featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
  • June 5: Hopkins Orchestra Concert – Featuring Intermediate, Advanced & Full Orchestra

Unless noted above, all concerts start at 7pm and take place in the Hopkins Gym.

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Mission Valley named as a 2014 California Distinguished School

California Distinguished SchoolMission Valley Elementary School has been recognized as a 2014 California Distinguished School.  Principal Genevieve Randolph credits a strong collaboration among teachers, staff, students, and parents. “Thank You.  This is really a result of parent support and teachers working together for the students. I appreciate all of you.”