MVSA February Newsletter


SURVEY:  School Supply Kit: To help parents eliminate the hassles of shopping for school supplies, MVSA plans to work with outside vendors to pre-package school supply kits so the kids will be 100% prepared for the first day of class. We would like to gather the parent’s interest see if we should proceed with this program.  For those of you who missed the survey last month, please fill out the survey:


MATH OLYMPIAD: This is the second year of Math Olympiad at Mission Valley, and we are thrilled at the participation. We have had 3 contests in Nov, Dec and Jan. The next contests are scheduled on Feb 15 and Mar 8.

We have introduced the Math Olympiad solution review session to go over the problems on Feb 16 and Mar 9 from 630-8pm in rooms 6 and 12. It will be taught by high school students with a very good tutor to student ratio.  

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VALENTINE’S FAMILY PARTY: This is scheduled on 2/10/17 (Friday). Don’t forget to mark you calendar for this fun family events. We are looking for a co-chair and volunteers for this event.  Please reach out to Heather ( if you are interested in helping out.

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VOLUNTEERS UPDATE: We found an event chair for the 6th Grade Pool Party and Promotional Ceremony. Thank you! We still need volunteers to lead the following event and project. Send an email to if you are interested.

  • 4-6th Letter Reward Picnic on June 9 – Event Chair
  • Yearbook Committee Chair- we have a incredible tradition and some great photographers.  We are looking for a new chair to help out.

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VOLUNTEER HOUR MATCH: There’s a chance that you work for a company that matches the hours you spend volunteering by providing donations to your favorite organization. Please select MVSA if your company has a similar program.  If you need more information, reach out to your company’s Human Resources Department.

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AMAZON SMILE: When shopping at Amazon, please don’t forget to use this link to support MVSA.

Other Info:

The Math Science Nucleus, a non-profit Fremont organization, provides math, science, and technology education for students and schools and runs the Children’s Natural History Museum. You are invited to a Focus Group on Feb 11, 2017, 2pm to 5pm, to discuss marketing plans and come up with ideas for converting educational online material into easily accessible mobile apps for kids.

 We are welcoming anyone who has skills or ideas for the Math Science Nucleus’ mobile conversion or is interested in discussing future marketing ideas for the organization. The meeting will be on Feb 11, 2017 from 2-5 pm. More information about the event can be found at:

This is a great opportunity for parents to interact with the children’s educational community in Fremont and get project ideas.

 If you have any questions, please contact Director Dr. Blueford at or Zarine Kakalia, at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Zarine Kakalia

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February 2017 Parent Bulletin

February 2017 Parent Bulletin