Welcome to Mountain View
A Georgia School of Excellence
Celebrating Over 80 Years of Excellence

Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal  |   Dr. Whitney Spooner, Assistant Principal

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1928         to        2017

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News and Information

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Congratulations to Angela Smith, Anna Turner, Debby Taylor, and Doreen Campbell!  These four teachers have received their STEM certification!

Sprayberry High School is hosting the annual “Egg Drop” this Saturday.  There will be more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds raised from the Egg Drop go to support both the Shop with a Yellow Jacket and the Shop with a Longhorn programs for Sprayberry and Kell High Schools. Last year more than $13,000.00 went right back in to the community from the event.


-COBB EMC Egg Hunts – located on football field.

-11:30 a.m. Ages three and under Egg Hunt

-Noon – Special Needs Hunt presented by C&S Paving

-1:30 Helicopter drops eggs

-1:45 p.m. Ages four to seven Egg Hunt

-2:00 p.m. Special Needs Hunt presented by C&S Paving

-3:30 p.m. Ages eight to 10 Egg Hunt

Sprayberry Egg Drop

Congratulations to Kristin Shildneck and Barbara Glynn!  Kristin is our Teacher of the Year and Barbara is our Certified Employee of the Year! 


Thank you to everyone that came out for kindergarten registration!  We look forward to starting a new school year with your child! 

If you want to view the power point that was scrolling during the registration please click the link below.


 Congratualtions to the Mountain View Chess Team!  We placed 5th in the State at the tournament!  Way to go to the Chess Club and the students that participated!

We received the following information from Cobb County DOT: “Davis Road, between Holly Springs Road and Sandy Plains Road, will be closed April 3 – July 3, for roadway improvements necessary due to relocation of Mountain View ES. We apologize for the impact to bus routes during the end of this school year. However, fortunately, the detour route is a short one – Holly Springs Road to Sandy Plains Road. “  

If you have any questions you may contact COBB COUNTY DOT/ ATKINS 1890 County Services Pkwy/Marietta, GA 30008/Tel: (770) 420-6654 or access the Cobb County DOT Website: www.cobbdot.org  Road Closure Information: http://cobbcommute.org

Mountain View Elementary

Arial view of our new school as of 3/6/2017

Student Placement Input Form for the 2017-2018 School Year

Please turn the form in between March 23 - May 3, 2017.


Kindergarten and "New" 1st Grade Student Registration

Registration for new Kindergartners and new 1st Grade students entering Cobb County Schools for the first time in 2017-2018.

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 29th from 8:30-11:30am.

Kindergarten Registration Information - Link to other information


2017-18 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251
and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school
capacity information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2017 on the District website.

For more information, please
see our
2017-18 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


Author Visit!

On March 9th Heather Montgomery will be visiting with our grade levels to discuss being an author.  Ms. Montgomery is an amazing non-fiction author.  She loves to be in nature and play with bugs!  She has a B.S in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Education.  We are excited to have her come and teach us about being an author and ways to make non-fiction writing fun and engaging! 

Heather Montgomery

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 Congratulations to Nancy Janas!!!  SHAPE America has announced Nancy Janas as the 2017 SHAPE America Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Recognition Award recipient! 


Read the press release here!


Lily Atalla won FIRST place in the County Science Fair for her Big Crystal Growing Experiment!  Way to go Lily!

Lily Atalla

Cobb County DOT will host a Public Information Open House at Mountain View Community Center on Tuesday, March 7th from 5pm  - 7pm.

The primary purpose is the DOTs upcoming roundabout project at Post Oak Tritt Rd and Hembree Road. They will also include a factsheet and display of the Sandy Plains at Davis Project to inform area residents of the roadway improvements to facilitate Mtn View ES relocation.



Congratulations to all students that participated in the Science Fair!  Every entry was amazing!  Great Work!


The winners of the Science Fair are:

1st Place - Mark Peyton and Lily Atalla

2nd Place - John Peter and Alizah Kazmi

3rd Place - Logan Crispo and Isabel Liu



Here is the Advanced Content Power Point

If you were unable to attend the meeting you may review the Power Point

The Cows Were Flying at Mountain View

Thanks to a very successful MadDash fund raiser we were able to see cows fly!  Every student that raised $100 or more received a cow that was dropped from a helicopter!  Thank you to everyone that participated in our fund raiser!

CowDrop1  Helicopter Drop   Cow has landed


Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2016-2017 school year have officially opened today, October 3, 2016 and will remain open through Friday, March 3, 2017. It is critical for all schools to participate in each of the surveys.

Schools that have no parent participation on the survey will receive a 0.00 score. Schools with less than 15 parent surveys will be designated as Low Participation (LP) and the results will not be calculated.  Either way, no parent or low parent participation will negatively impact a school’s School Climate Star Rating.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

            Georgia Parent Survey:


The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3 - 12 English Language Arts and K– 12 ESOL.

Click on the link for more information:



The 2016-2017 Reflections Theme is:

“What is Your Story”

MOUNTAIN VIEW PTA is encouraging all of our talented students to showcase their artistic talents in this year’s contest. Reflections is the most popular national PTA-sponsored program conducted annually. It gives students in grades Pre-K through 12 an opportunity to express themselves in one or more of 6 artistic areas:

Literature                    Dance Choreography

Musical Composition   Film/Video Production

Photography                Visual Arts 

Student participation is simple:

1)      Choose an artistic category and create by interpreting the theme ““What is your Story”;

2)      completely fill out and attach a signed entry form to artistic piece;

3)      return entry piece(s) to the Reflections box in the media center.

4)      you can enter in to more than one category but needs to enter one form per category.

Entry forms can be downloaded at https://mountainviewpta.membershiptoolkit.com/reflections and are also available in classrooms.

 Deadline for entry is Friday, October 7, 2016. Entry forms are available in classrooms and online at mountainviewpta.org. For more information and to see past winning entries go to georgiapta.org.

Contact Reflections Chair – Mary Pearl Britto (Pearl Nair) at reflections@mountainviewpta.org

The Angry Birds Came!  5th Grade had a blast!

Angy Birds

Picture Retake Day will be October 20th.  These pictures will also be used for the yearbook so a picture will be taken even without an order form.


When you are dropping your child/ren off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon please do not park in surrounding neighborhoods, block any roadways, stop illegally, or impede the flow of traffic.  These infractions can result in a traffic citation or parking violation. 


In order to expedite car pool in the safest and most efficient manner,
we ask that you review the following guidelines:
· Please drive slowly.
· Driving in the bus area is prohibited.
· Stay in a single line. For safety reasons, this is a no passing zone.
· Watch for instruction signs and pull your vehicle all the way to the beginning of the
drop off area to allow as many students to enter/exit their vehicle as possible.
· Please do not ever let students out of your vehicle until you are in the drop off area which
is staffed by Mountain View personnel.
· Students must enter/exit their vehicles on the passenger side ONLY.
· Parents, please do not get out of your cars. If you need to come inside or assist your child,
please park your car and escort your student.
· All student materials are to be secured and organized prior to exiting the vehicle.
· Please allow extra time during inclement weather.

Morning Drop-off
· The school doors open at 7:20 a.m. Riders may begin unloading in the carpool area at
that time.
· Should your child need additional assistance getting out of the vehicle or unloading
items, please park and walk your student into the building.
· Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their classrooms when the bell rings at
7:50 a.m. If your child is tardy, please park your car and escort your child to the office to
check them into school.
· The carpool lane tends to back up as the time approaches 7:45. To avoid tardies, you may
want to leave home earlier in the drop off window.

NOTE: Students are not permitted to be dropped off at the community center or in the parking lot.

All students must be accompanied by an adult to the school’s front door. Once inside, parents are encouraged to
say their “goodbyes” in the lobby area.

Afternoon Pick-Up
· All carpool students will wait for their ride in our cafeteria in a designated grade level
· Please display your car rider tag on your rear view mirror to expedite our ability to call for
your student(s). Mountain View duty personnel and safety patrol will escort the student to
your car.
· If you do not have a car rider tag on display, you will need to park your vehicle to retrieve
your student(s).

Thank you for your cooperation with keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

Parent Blackboard Portal Link

Parent information Sheet - Click on the PDF file below to review the instructions on using Blackboard.


Mountain View Recognized as Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

Mountain View has been awarded the Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. As a Platinum level award recipient, Mountain View has fulfilled key criteria and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.

Click on the Excel file below to get a copy of the supply list for each grade level.

2016-2017 Supply List.xlsx

Parent Guide to Office 365

Please use the links below to assist you in accessing and downloading Office 365 at home:

o   Consent via Email  


o   Consent via Synergy ParentVUE   


       Emily Merritt Elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 - 2017

      Special Needs Preschool teacher Emily Merritt has been elected Teacher of the Year for 2016 – 2017 by her colleagues. Mrs. Merritt is a native of Marietta, grew up attending Cobb County Schools, and is a graduate of Pope High School. Mrs. Merritt attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She then continued her education at Georgia State University where she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education. Read More...

Amy Inglee Elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2016 - 2017

Amy IngleeCongratulations to Amy Inglee for being elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2016 – 2017. Mrs. Inglee has done an excellent job as the Registration Clerk at Mountain View for the past 7 years.  Before coming to Mountain View, Mrs. Inglee stayed at home for 12 years to raise her two girls. Before that, she was a Travel Agent and a Secretary.  Read More...





BirthdaybagsSnack Sacks /
Birthday Bags

We are excited to announce a new opportunity offered through the Mountain View Elementary cafeteria to help celebrate your child's birthday or other special occasion. Please click here to view a flyer with more information.

 National PTA Names Mountain View Elementary a  2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence

PTA School of ExcellenceWe are excited to announce that Mountain View Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, MVES made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

Mountain View Elementary School joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  

Safe Route to School ForumMountain View Selected Safe Route to School Forum Partner of the Year
Congratulations to Mountain View Elementary School and PTA for being selected as the North Georgia Region 2015 Partner of the Year at the Safe Routes to School Forum.  This demonstrates outstanding commitment to encouraging students to walk and bike to school and an admirable dedication to caring for the environment.  

Mountain View Receives
2016 Georgia SHAPE Award

Mountain View Elementary School was awarded the 2015 Platinum Achievement in Wellness from the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll. This award recognizes Mountain View's dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students, and community.

Mountain View Receives Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe Certification
Mountain View has completed the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe certification. Our Cardiac Emergency Action Plan has been formulated and practiced in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Emergency.

Mountain View Wins 3-2-1
Blastoff Award
We are fired up to announce that Mountain View has won the 3-2-1 Blastoff Award in the amount of $150! Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of Safe Routes to School National Partnership available to any elementary and middle school (grades K-8) nationally. Please click here for more information about the Fire Up Your Feet program.

Mountain View Recognized By
Let's Move!
Active Schools for
Promotion of Physical Activity
Let's Move! Active Schools, a sub-initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, recognized Mountain View for creating an active school environment that provides students with opportunities to move throught the school day. To earn recognition, Mountain View improved its physical education and student wellness policies and programs, including the addition of physical activity options throughout the school day, the promotion of active commuting, and the implementation of policies that support physical activity.

Mountain View RebuildMountain View Rebuild Information
Please click here to view the Project Outline for our school rebuild.

District Direction for
Continuous Improvement

Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."

 Gold Award

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