Upcoming Events











December



8 l Last day for Holiday Wish Drive



10 l Winter Band Concert @ 7:30 pm @ Methodist Church



17 l Winter Orchestra Concert @ 7 pm @ MVMS Gym



20 l PTSA Meeting @ 9:00 - 10:15 am @ Conference Room



24-1/4 l Winter Break: NO SCHOOL











January



25 l 6th Grade Dance@ 7-8:30 pm @ MVMS












See the 2018-19 calendar here


Shopping Days at Sports Basement 

Mill Valley Middle School's 20% Off Holiday Shopping Days are from December 2 - 5, 2018.

Shop at Sports Basement on December 2-5 for your holiday gifts, and you will not only save money, but if you are registered with Sports Basement for your donations to got to MVMS, you will also you be donating to MVMS! 

Get 20% Off MVMS Holiday Shopping Days from December 2 - 5, 2018!  (Some exceptions apply.) The more you spend, the more MVMS receives in 2019! 

*Please note that in order to receive the 20% off, your supporters must be enrolled in the Basementeer program.



Volunteering at MVMS

Holiday Wishes Gift Drive
Now through Saturday, 
December 8th, 2018

During Holiday Wishes, MVMS partners with local, community-based organizations to provide holiday gifts to children and families in our area who face challenging conditions.  This year's amazing partners include:
  • Project Night Night
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • Marin Foster Parent Association
  • Side By Side Services
  • Huckleberry Youth Foundation
  • The Center for Domestic Peace
On Thursday, leaders from Homeward Bound, The Center for Domestic Peace, The Marin Foster Care Parents Association, and Side by Side came to MVMS to have a meaningful conversation with students about the work they do and the community members they serve. 

We are now entering the last week of the Holiday Wish drive, and more donations for these, and other local organizations, are needed!  Please consider signing up to donate one or more wished-for gifts this holiday season.

Students are able to earn Community First service hours for their volunteerism, and are invited through morning announcements to a Community First lunch and learn, where they can gain insight and education on issues in our community.

Thank you MVMS for working so hard to put your  "Community First!"

Sixth Grade Dance

Winter of Love 6th Grade Dance
January 25 l 7-8:30 pm
MVMS Gym 

The 6th grade  Winter of Love Dance is coming up on January 25th. Get your peace signs, tie-dyes, flower-headbands and John Lennon sunglasses out and your groovy dance moves ready! 

This dance is open to 6th graders, parent chaperones and WEB Leaders only!

More details to come!

Parents - If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here or email dance chair Marly Goldblatt.




Gratitude to our Volunteers!

We want to send big thanks to everyone who helped with the Father-Daughter Dance!

This event could not have happened without the help of these amazing parent volunteers:  

Diana Strika, Trish Keane, Parsons Smith, Jenn Morris, Cat Malone, Lisa Bloch, Teala Warga, Laralei Paras. Thanks also to the chairs for this event, Miriam Burke and Laurel Hilton


Thank you!


Support our School while you Shop
100% of
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AMAZON SMILE -   
Select MVMS when you shop and we'll receive a portion of your purchase.  Bookmark  this link  now and remember to use it when you shop Amazon!


SPORTS BASEMENT 
- Say 
MVMS when you check-out and you save 
10% and MVMS receives 10% of your purchase!


BOOK PASSAGE  - Mention MVMS PTSA and we'll receive a portion of your purchase.
New Parents, please update your accounts! 


Community Posts
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Kiddo! News

Kiddo! Participation Day is  THIS Thursday, December 6th! 
Please join us to celebrate Kiddo! at your school site on Kiddo! Participation Day.

MVMS 366 Kiddo! families left to give to our 2018-2019 campaign! 
Click  here  to donate.
Unsure? click  here  to check.

Kiddo! Shopping event with Boon Supply THIS Tuesday,
December 4th from 9:00am - noon

Boon Supply Showroom at 7 on Locust in Mill Valley
Come have a coffee and shop for all your holiday needs with 50% of all purchases donated to Kiddo!

This Holiday season support local businesses that support Kiddo!:  list .

And if you can't shop locally shop on Amazon: 
link.


MIll Valley Library

Winter Crafts

Make Greeting Cards
Wednesday, December 5, 2:30-4:00
Sip apple cider and listen to seasonal tunes while you create one-of-a-
kind greeting cards. We'll supply the cards, envelopes and art supplies - you supply the creativity! Ages 2-13. No registration required.

Make a Gift
December 12 l 2:30-4:00
Make personalized laminated bookmarks for everyone on your list. Sip apple cider and listen to seasonal tunes. Ages 2-13. No registration required.


Contact Us
The  Panther Press  is published twice a month.  Submissions are due five days prior to publication and may be edited for content or length.  The mention of any business or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the PTSA.  For submissions, please contact Heather Hughes

PTSA President: Jennifer Moore  
PTSA Executive VP: Monique DiComo 
VP Communications: Belinda Rowbury 
Photographer: Coming soon
425 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Principal:  Anna Lazzarini