Lower School Weekly Update

Week of December 11 – 15

Monday, December 11

  • Toys for Tots carpool collection by MV Arts teams
    New, unwrapped toys will be collected in Upper Campus carpools through Wednesday. Use this Amazon wishlist, but please bring toys to school rather than sending directly to Toys for Tots. Additionally, the School is partnering again with MV seventh grader Ona Oli and her toy company Beautiful Curly Me to provide a convenient and affordable alternative to gift toys to children in need. Visit the donation page here to purchase discounted dolls and/or puzzles to be delivered directly to the School on your behalf.

Tuesday, December 12

  • Toys for Tots carpool collection by MV Boys and Girls Basketball teams

Wednesday, December 13

  • Toys for Tots carpool collection by MV Swim and Dive teams
  • 8:05 – 8:40 am – Lower Campus Toys for Tots Celebration Chapel | Sanctuary
    Students can wear holiday pajamas or a holiday shirt and uniform bottoms to celebrate this special time of giving in our community. Parents are invited to chapel to witness the outpouring of selfless generosity.

Saturday, December 16

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Holiday Shopping Hours | Made in MV Spirit Shop

Coming Up

Wednesday, December 20 – EARLY RELEASE

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am – Grades 2 and 3 Winter Arts Showcase
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am – Kindergarten and Grade 1 Winter Arts Showcase
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am – Grades 4 and 5 Winter Arts Showcase
  • 11:30 am – Lower School Early Release

December 21 – January 3: Winter Break

Thursday, January 4: Students Return

save these dates

January 12: Parent University: Digital Wellness led by Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer of Bark, sharing practical strategies, conversation starters, and resources for mentoring children as they navigate an increasingly digital world. RSVP

February 20 and 21: Special Speaker Series featuring Phyllis Fagell, LCPC is a licensed mental health therapist at Chrysalis Group and certified school counselor at Landon School in Maryland. She’s the author of “MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond – and How Parents Can Help” (Hachette, August 2019) and “MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPERPOWERS, Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times” (Hachette, August 2023). Phyllis also is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and other national publications, including CNN and U.S. News & World Report, and her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR.

April 4: Taste of MV hosted by the MVGlobal Parent Group – MV parents with strong international affiliations in partnership with the IDEA team. At this event families will showcase their national heritage through food, cultural performances, educational displays, and more. All members of the MV Community are invited to join MVGlobal as we grow in awareness and share our international diversity.