MV Earns The Bonner Virtues and Character Recognition Award
On Monday, Mountain View received a visit from the Fresno State Bonner Character Education committee members. The team met with parent, student and teacher groups to validate what we reported in our application. It is with great excitement and pride to share with you that Mountain View will be honored with the award on Friday, March 28th at the Fresno Convention Center. I would like to personally thank our parent group of; Sandy Brown, Kirsten Greenlaw, Maria Adame, Renee Patla, Erin Dormedy, Brooke Thomas, and Albert Rodriguez for their participation, and more importantly, for their heart-felt stories of how our kids demonstrate the pillars of character in their interaction with all students on a daily basis. Also, much thanks to both our student and teacher groups for their involvement and testimonies about the programs and events that occur on our campus!
From the Locker Room
Boys’ A Volleyball: Last Friday and Saturday, our boys’ volleyball team competed in a practice game and tournament. The boys showed lots of effort as they worked to learn about the game of volleyball. They showed nice improvement throughout their 11 matches on Saturday. We had some nice victories especially over Liberty and Fort Washington. Serving proved to be the strength of this group during tournament play. Player of the week goes to Joachim. Joachim not only served well both days but, led the team in the front row with his awesome hits.
Boys’ B Volleyball: Our Mtn. View ‘B’ volleyball team played a close game against Copper Hills. We had a lot of great rallies but, came up a little short on the scoreboard. Athletes of the week: James Moua and Radik Dudko. Girls’ A Softball: The girls played great against Copper Hills last Friday. Player of the game was Ariel Ramos who made some outstanding plays on the field.
Girls’ B Softball: Great start to our season girls! Great pitching by Charlyze and solid field play by Thrixie and Megan. As soon as our bats come alive, we will be awesome. Athlete of the week: Megan Bailey for her double play. Girls’ C Softball: The girls ’C’ team played a good game. Coach Thornton is very proud of everyone’s efforts. Let’s be ready for our next game.
Boys’ B Baseball: The practice game against Copper Hills was a good one. It was a well played game all around from our pitching, fielding, and hitting. The boys showed great sportsmanship throughput the game, and in the end Copper Hills came up with the win. It was a great game for our boys. Player of the games goes to Andrew Meraz for his outstanding play at catcher. Coach Espinoza and Coach Slater look forward to a fun and exciting baseball season with this group of boys. So come out and support the team! Go Bears!
Important Notice Regarding Kindergarten Registration
Official kindergarten registration will begin on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Parents can start picking up applications packets in the office on March 3rd. At the time you pick up your registration packet, you will be given an appointment time to return and meet with the MV staff to complete the process. Appointment times will begin at 8:00 on March 5th. Information required for enrollment : 1. Child’s birth certificate, 2. Child’s social security card, 3. Up to date record of immunizations, 4. Proof of Residency: which must be one of the following three documents; A. Current PG&E bill, B. Mortgage documents, C. Rental agreement. One parent’s name and address must appear on one of the above documents. No other bills can be accepted. Classes will be created impartially with the objective of balancing all classes as to size and classroom composition. Because of the many factors involved in forming kindergarten classes, requests for morning classes, afternoon classes and for specific teachers will not be taken.
Character Counts ‘Fairness’ Essay by Aidan Greenlaw
Fairness means to me that we try our best to treat others fairly. People will treat you fairly if you treat them fairly. You listen to the other people and respect their opinion. People who are being fair always take turns and share their stuff. Those who are fair always play by the rules and never cheat in a game. When we are fair, we do not take advantage of someone that did not know something and stuff like that. I can be fair at Mountain View by trying my best and letting others join in my game. I can be fair at Mt. View by helping people who are alone join other people’s games. I can be fair if someone says an opinion, I can politely disagree or accept their opinion. Fairness is an important character trait because we need to not take advantage of others, we need to be polite of people’s opinions, and we need to ask other to join our games.
Character Counts ‘Fairness’ Essay by Michael Holguin
”What a wonderful day, when we are all fair” (Dr. Alrazak). Fairness means many different things to me. I think about playing by the rules, listening to others, not blaming others, and taking turns and sharing as part of being a fair person. The word fairness is not having favoritism and treating people equal. Having the character counts pillar of fairness also involves being caring, having good citizenship and being trustworthy. Having the character of fairness is very important to me and I worry about being fair a lot. When we go to recess, I want students to play by the rules but sometimes it does not happen. I have played games with kids that purposely broke the rules and made me very sad. When friends are not playing fair it upsets me and many other people including teachers. If students are not playing with fairness, it is also hard to trust them to play fair later again. Fairness is also when we take turns and share with others. This is easy to do when you are being a caring person and thinking about how others feel. Sharing the ball at recess and including friends in my games is how I try to act with fairness on the playground. Also, not blaming others for your mistakes is a way to act with fairness. It is never fair for somebody else to get in trouble for something they did not do. It is always better to admit if you did something wrong and have good citizenship even if you lose a PR point. Last, if you listen to others it is easier to act with fairness because you understand how another person feels. Being in peer mediation helped me a lot in learning the steps to help students with conflicts and help them make fair decisions for both of them. Having the character of fairness is one of the most important pillars to me. I think about this character pillar a lot and wish everyone could be fair all the time. If all the students at Mountain View acted fair in everything they did, it would make our school a friendlier place and we would see students be more caring toward each other.