[IMPT] MVSA Feb Newsletter
Wed, Feb 14 1:25pm
Mission Valley Elementary School

                                                    

Happy Valentines Day to the MVE community!

Since the beginning of this school year, we have accomplished a lot together because we all care about our community and love our children. We try to create the best and fun education environment for our children. To summarize, here are all the accomplishment we achieved together:

1)  Streamlined all parent communication in Konstella and increase awareness of school activities. This consolidated all sign ups, announcements, calendar reminders into a single platform.

2) Successfully hosted the Halloween Carnival, First ever Diwali celebration, two movie nights, one family science nights, upgraded FAME to small classroom setting and multiple math and science competitions.

3) Optimized our operational efficiency by upgrading our accounting system to quickbook online, creating a repository for all MVSA documents/manuals and documenting event planning and processes.

WHAT IS MVSA?

MVSA is a parent-teacher organization (PTO) that makes a difference in your child’s education.The objective of the MVSA is to support the Mission Valley School, encourage better communication between parents and teachers of Mission Valley School Students, and raise funds in order to provide additional educational benefits beyond those provided by the Fremont Unified School District.

RECENT UPDATES:
MAGIC FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT: Thanks to 300+ parents and children who attended our first-ever family science night! It was a great success. The MUR was packed with MVE students and families coming to discover surprising science secrets behind some of the world’s popular magic tricks.

REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE BOWL COMPETITION: At the end of January, our 6th graders participated in Regional Middle School Science Bowl. This was the first time for Mission Valley school competing at the middle school level.  It was a great learning experience for our team. The event was very inspiring. Congrats to the team members: Pradyum Chitlu, Atharv Saxena, Nishanth Upadhyayula, Walter Chang and Aadrij Upadya!

MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION:

Mission Valley Mathcounts Team competed on Feb 10 with 6-8 graders in the Santa Clara Valley Chapter Competition and ranked 31st as a team out of the total 45 teams.  Big kudos to Thomas Chen and Michael Ren for guiding the team and coordinating the event. Congratulations to the team who received the Honorable mention trophy! The team members are Ethan Tang, Eldrick Chen, Ananya Anand, Rishabh Bhargava, Nishanth Upadhyagula, Pradyum Chitlu, Saket Murali, Atharv Saxena, Jade Xu and Isaiah Mak.

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:

The Chinese community will be hosting an exciting Lunar New Year Celebration for our children in MUR on 2/16. There will be Lion dance, Martial arts, fashion show and many more.

COOK’S NIGHT OUT:

Come dine at Sweet Tomato on Feb 21 @5-9pm with your fellow students and teachers in Mission Valley. 20% of the sales from our community will go to MVSA.
Where: Sweet Tomatoes - 39370 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
Don’t forget to print out the flyer from Konstella and bring it to Sweet Tomatoes

2018-19 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Halloween Carnival is the biggest event hosted by MVSA each year. This is one of our traditional events that the kids and families love and enjoy.  Since the event happens soon after the school year starts, we would like to recruit volunteers to help planning for the coming school year. Please email president@mvsa-fremont.org

FAME UPDATES

The Fine Arts Mini Experience (FAME) program is a school wide program to enrich our children with more exposure to Art and Music. FAME covers the most important and influential pieces of European and American art and music from the middle ages to the 20th century. Each lesson teaches about one composer and one artist, and incorporates an small art project. This program is purely led by parent volunteers.

Thanks to our FAME parent volunteers, we have been able to move this program to individual classes and provide opportunity for more hands on activities.  This will not happen without the support from our parent volunteers! Big Kudos to Asmita Manish and Gita Rai for leading the program along with all the FAME parents:

Shilpa Viswanathan, David Chiang, Suja Nagarajan, Vivian Chiang, Menaka Rao, Gowri Raman, Lijuan Chen, Ping Luo, Jessica Koh, Sapna George, Angeline Fernandes, Manish Saxena, Tamanna Verma, Jing Lin, Pritika Gupta, Thomas Francis, Wenjuan song, Saswati Bose, Gaurika Gupta, Preeti Kaul, Suzanne Yost, Bharati Shirashyad-Surpur, Ravija Singh, Vasanthi Holtcamp, Praveena Patchipulusu, Gita Rai, Leona Hornova, Chitra Choudhary, Angeline Fernandes, Vicky Chen, Sushma Chandrasekaran, Vidya Rajaraman, Min Guo, Jian Zhou, Sayali Ranadive,Dan Liu, Preeti Kaul, Sushma Yaramalla, Namrata Shenoy, Vaidehi Kanaglekar, Suneetha Mallikarjuna, Racy Brar, Kakali Ghosh; Chandra Anandh, Panida Wongchantara, Panida Wongchantara, Puja Gaba

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD DIV B: Registration is complete for One Mission Valley team this year. Middle school students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines. Regional event is on March 10, 2018.

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Registration is complete for mission valley teams competing in the Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) to be held on April 21st 2018. This year we have eight teams across 4th, 5th & 6th grades.

 

MVSA

 

MVSA Website: http://mvsa-fremont.org/

Donate: http://mvsa-fremont.org/donate/donation-2/

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