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This summer we held our annual reading incentive for all students and staff to try and encourage everyone to read during the summer months with a goal of 27,000 minutes of reading. I’m happy to report that students and staff met that goal. We had 54 students who read a total of 27,345 minutes! Those that participated were celebrated September 13th with a certificate, water bottle filled with goodies and a fruit smoothie donated by Oopa, our food services. 

Mission Valley Elementary is excited to host a Community Picnic on October 4th during lunch. We have had 242 community members RSVP for this event. The students and staff are excited to have our family, friends and neighbors join us for hamburgers and hot dogs. I would like to thank Dover Community Foundation for their generous donation to start this tradition. 

October provides an opportunity to reflect on and discuss bullying prevention since it has been identified as National Bully Prevention Month. A great resource for information about bully prevention is stopbullying.gov. Information about bullying, cyberbullying, and many resources are available through this web site. As a parent and an educator, I found a lot of useful information that provides me with some great conversation topics. While we will continue to talk with our students about bully prevention, my hope is that this is also a conversation you will have with our youth whether it be as a parent, community leader, or friend. 

I look forward to continuing to work with the students, parents, and patrons of Mission Valley Elementary. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding Mission Valley Elementary. 

Amy Johnston , Elementary Principal ajohnston@mv330.org