Mountview Elementary School Homepage News en-us Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:33:17 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 Students showcase water conservation with original artwork How to be a good steward of Red Deer’s watershed - that is what students across the city have recently learned as they participated in the 2018 Healthy Waters Poster Contest by submitting original artwork on water conservation. Six students were given awards from the City of Red Deer for their posters - three of those students were from Martin Theriault’s Grade 5 class at Mountview Elementary School. Earlier this month, they welcomed some special guests to their classroom to present the awards - Mayor Tara Veer and representatives from the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. Aiyana Heuer and James Wigelsworth were chosen as the runner up’s and each received a $50 Bower Ponds Recreation gift card. Maj Opoku was named the grand prize winner and received a $100 Recreation, Parks and Culture gift card. The class was also awarded a pool party at the Recreation Centre. “I’m excited that we have some environmentalists in the room and particularly that you are concerned with water conservation,” Veer told the class during her presentation. “These great people who work at the Watershed Alliance, their job is to make sure that we are all being responsible and looking after our watershed. There are between 300,000 to 400,000 people who rely on us having a healthy and clean watershed. But it’s not just the people who live in the Red Deer River watershed, it’s the people downstream from us who take their water from the Red Deer River.” In celebration of World Water Day, the City invited Red Deer kids and youth to participate in the 2018 Healthy Waters Poster Contest. Students had some excellent ideas on ways to conserve water including not running the water while you’re brushing your teeth, making sure the faucets are completely turned off so that water doesn’t drip, taking short showers, not littering, not cleaning your car in the driveway or on the street and using rainwater to water plants. “I explained to the kids that water is very important - we have ground water, we have lake water, we have river water,” said Theriault. “I asked them to think about ways to conserve water and we entered the contest and three kids in my class won a prize. I am very excited about that and I’m very proud of them.” News News School Supply Lists 2018/19 Click here to find the School Supply Lists for 2018/19.  All items can be ordered online through School Start and delivered to your home. News News Ms. Klein needs our votes! Our very own, fantastic, Ms. Krysten Klein, Grade 2/3 teacher, has been nominated for a Post Teaching award.  The winner will receive $5000 for their classroom, as well as $5000 for the school.   Her nominator said, " Ms. Klein is always full of smiles to greet her students and families. She is very understanding, patient and willing to help her students achieve their goals. She goes above and beyond to help everyone in the school as well as the families of her students."   You can vote once a day by visiting and clicking on "Browse Stories and Vote".   Thank you in advance for your support and votes! News News Parent Lending Library Parents, Mountview has added a Parent Lending Library in the office which contains books about parenting, special learning needs (ie. ADHD, Dyslexia), and other educational topics (ie. Growth Mindset).    Please feel free to borrow any books you may be interested in reading (please sign them out on the side of the bookcase).  When you’re finished with the books, please return them for another family to borrow!   Also, if you have any books of this nature that you have finished reading and that you are looking to get rid of, we will gladly take donations.  Thank you! News News Remind is out, School Messenger is in! Receive school updates, reminders, and event information by text message! As of March 1, 2018, Mountview (and Red Deer Public Schools) will no longer be using Remind to communicate with parents via text message and will be switching to a very similar program called School Messenger. To opt-in, please text "Y" or "Yes" to 978338 from every mobile device on which you wish to receive text message updates. You can opt-out at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with the word "stop". News News Literacy and Numeracy app The Edmonton Public School Board has created an app to help families support their children with literacy and numeracy at home with some really great content.  The app is called 'EPSB Together' and can be downloaded for free from the App Store (for iPhone) here or from the Google Play Store (for Android) here. News News FundScrip Gift Card fundraiser Parents for Mountview has launched a new, online gift card fundraiser which will be ongoing throughout the year. You can order gift cards here, and can find more information here.  *Please note, if you choose to pay by credit card, the profit is reduced by 1.99%.  If you are able to use the e-transfer (EFT) or online bill payment options, the school earns a bigger profit on your purchase. News News Online Fee Payment Online payment is now available for all student fees.  Click here for instructions. News News Mountview School has an App The Mountview School app is here! The app is available on iPhone and Android devices and it is free to download.  The app is your direct link to school news, calendar events, and days off.  You can even report your child’s absence with a few simple clicks.  As well, you can view the school’s Twitter and Facebook feeds even if you do not have an account with these services.  Download it today! News News