At Mountain Village Charter School we cherish our families. From organizing winter gear swaps, to decorating for our annual Winter Solstice Performance, to visiting the classrooms on Family Fridays, to ice skating with Winter Program, their commitment to our mission is critical to the school’s success.
Not only does volunteering at MVCS benefit our teachers and students, it strengthens our school community, bringing our families together in meaningful ways and building relationships that often carry on outside of school functions. For this reason, we ask that all families contribute at least 10 volunteer hours (per child enrolled) each school year.
mvcs family committee
The Mountain Village Family Committee is a volunteer-based group of parents who interact closely with the school. The committee has two primary roles:
- To facilitate between families and the school administration
- To organize and support special school events.
Any family that wants to communicate their thoughts, ideas, and/or concerns to the greater school community (Head of School, Board of Trustees, and teachers) can expect the support of the Family Committee. Clear and consistent communication between parents and the administration of the school is key to operating the community-driven mission of MVCS.
Family Committee also serves the Mountain Village Charter School by supporting and facilitating school activities, celebrations, fundraising, and special events, in an effort to foster a strong sense of school community. Any family members can join the committee or volunteer on its behalf. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to come to the meetings: families and community are essential to our school’s success.
Family Committee organizes and supports a number of events throughout the year.
Parent Curriculum nights
Parent Curriculum Nights are held during the Fall semester to introduce parents to the philosophy, concepts, and materials we use in our classrooms at MVCS. Parents are invited to come to their children's classrooms for mini-lectures and hands-on demonstrations. A nature-based montessori approach education can also be modeled at home., and we have found that Parent Curriculum Nights help parents to understand how best to support their children in their learning.
Dates for Parent Curriculum Nights
September 27, 2017
We LOVE our families and want them to be as excited and involved in their children’s education as we are! Every other month, families are invited to an “open-house” afternoon to visit our classrooms and explore the campus with their children. Family Fridays run from 1:45 - 2:45 pm.
Dates for Family Fridays 2017/2018:
September 8, 2017
November 3, 2017
January 5, 2018
March 9, 2018
May 4, 2018
If Family Friday’s don’t fit into your schedule, but you would still like to visit your child’s classroom, get in touch with your child’s teacher to schedule another time to see your child at work.
Our classroom are special places, where our children work, play, learn, and make friends. Every activity or book has its own place, so the students learn to maintain an ordered space. Peaceful and orderly, our classrooms provide a calm and focused space for learning.
Like an well-loved and well-used room in your home, our classrooms require weekly cleanings. We ask our families to help us maintain these important learning spaces by cleaning the classrooms on weekends. Each family is responsible for cleaning their children's classrooms twice a year. Cleaning supplies and a checklist of "to do" items are provided. We find that this system instills a sense of respect and responsibility in our students, as well as creates concrete connections between our families and the school: families get a chance to explore and "know" the classrooms intimately.