Upcoming Events


24-1/4 l Winter Break: NO SCHOOL


16 l Parent Ed: Vaping @ 6:30 pm @ MV Community Center

17 l PTSA Meeting @ 9 am @ Conference Room


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

29 l 5th Grade Parent Tour @ 9-10:30 @ Multimedia Room

See the 2018-19 calendar here

Sixth Grade Dance

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

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.

Volunteers Needed for Leadership Positions

MVMS PTSA Needs a Few Leaders!

Do you have a few hours this winter and spring? We have two important positions open: 


We are looking for a very special parent to join our team in the key role of Treasurer, starting immediately!  Ours is relocating.  All you need is competency with Quickbooks, organization, time to join our meetings and a desire to help.  Please contact Jen Moore, if you'd like to know more.  

PTSA 7th Grade Dance Chair

The PTSA relies on wonderful parent volunteers like you who can help out from home or spend a few hours at school to create a special event.  This year, the 7th grade class needs one (or two) intrepid parents to step up and Chair the 7th grade dance.  The dance takes place in March and planning will begin in the New Year.
In this role, you'll work closely with the movers and shakers on student council, and will support them in planning and making our 7th grade classes big night a success!

We look forward to hearing from you.  Contact Student Services VP, Rachel Howard-Hines  to volunteer or learn more about Chairing the 7th Grade Dance.

Parent Education

Parent Education:  Lets Talk Vaping
1/16/19 l 6:30 pm
MV Community Canter

We are pleased to  announce an event at the Mill Valley Community Center, on Wednesday, January 16th, at 6:30PM, in partnership with Tam High, The Marin County Office of Education, Mill Valley Aware, and Marin Health and Human Services around vaping and the use of e-cigarettes. 

The presentation will discuss the vaping industry, how the e-cigarettes are used, how they are marketed, the health impacts they have on kids (and adults), and what we can do to educate our kids around the dangers of vaping. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information and we hope to see you all there!

Lost and Found

Check Lost and Found before break!

Please take a moment to check the Lost and Found before you head out for the winter break! Even with the recent clean out a few weeks ago it is already full of jackets, lunchboxes, water bottles and and sweatshirts!

Gratitude to our Volunteers!

It's a Wrap!  

MVMS's PTSA Community First would like to thank our students, parents and community members who generously donated their time and effort to help some of the most impactful community-based organizations in Marin and San Francisco, through our annual Holiday Wishes Drive.

Community volunteers--over 40 individual student and parent teams--worked hard leading up to the event, collecting gifts in the car line, keeping inventory, setting up the night before the event,  and volunteering at the event itself.  The event was a success! 72 students and over 50 parents, 2 principals and 2 community-based organizations came together on Saturday, December 8 and wrapped hundreds of presents and made personalized cards. It was a wonderful expression of compassion, motivation and determination alive in our community as we actively engage in making this a better, kinder world. 

A special thank you to a special MVMS family who stepped up to donate 34 Project Night Night care packages for homeless children under 12.  That is truly in the spirit of what this season is about!   Thanks to our engaged community, we were able to partner with some of the most impactful profit organizations in the area, and to donate 320 gifts to Homeward Bound, Project Night Night, Huckleberry Wellness Academy, the Center for Domestic Peace, Side by Side Marin, and the Marin Foster Care Parents' Association.  

Thank you so much for your generosity this holiday season!

Thanks also to the all the fall volunteers!  
Your work is the heart of MVMS! 

Ahtossa Fullerton, Aimee Westbrook, Alan & William Chui, Alissa Philp, Amanda, Molly & Campbell Reeves, Amy Apple, Amy Perl, Angie Miller, Ann Kaplan, Ann Riley Rogers, Anna Hodus, Apryl & Nara Uncapher, Becky Cover, Bernard Dunayevich,  Beth Wolly, Bredan Faherty, Brittany Lauer Swift & Emerson Swift, Cara Guyot, Carrie Octavio, Catherine Cook MacRae, Cecelia Escovar, Chris Neal, Chris O'Keefe, Christine Mascott, Claudi Praetel Cordelia Walsh, Dana & Annelise Mauro, Dana Davol, Dionne Shillum, Donna Coxon-McCory, Dvera Hadden, Edwin DeShazo, Eleanor Murray, Emily & Lily Pashman, Erin Alley, Erin Mcmahon, Esther Chang, Eva Rausch, Gaby Dominguez, George McLeod, Han Khaliq, Heather Barberie, Heather Hughes, Heather Keane, Iona & Rowan Scobie, Iris Pingel, Jackie Pierce, Jeaninie & Ava Nevolo, Jennifer & Ryder Tidwell, Jennifer and Hannah MacIntosh, Jennifer McIntire, Jennifer Rodrigue, Jenny Terry, Jill Carrano-Scholnick, Joy Koo, Julian & Roman Gutherie, Julie and Zoey Thompson, Julie Brown, Julie Dalton, Juliet & Sophia Levinson, Kathryn Nalowell, Kathy Lucas, Katy Olds, Kendra Pollack, Kerry Rose, Kerstin & Juliette Bastian, Kier Holmes, Kindra Tatarsky, Kristy Farnsworth, Laura Everage, Laura Spence, Laura Taichman, Leslie Myers, Linda Moll, Lisa Gates, Lisa Barnes, Lisa Bloch, Lisa Kift, Lisa McCown Evans, Lisa Roberts, Lisa Roth, Lisette Lehman, Liz & Iaina Norwood, Liz and Anna Harrell, Lorena Espino, Lori Bamberge, Lorriana Leard, Louise Armour, Lynn & Amelia Flint, Matthew Read, Esther Chang, McCleod Family, Melanie Mount, Michelle Connolly, MJ Gorton, Monica Vaughan, Nancy Felder, Nancy Siadek, Nathalie & Nico Brand, Nathalie Brand, Parsons Smith, Patty & Sydney Hubbard, Paul Liszewski, Penelope Schutz, Pia, Teddy & Peter Vernali, Preston & Will Richardson, Rebecca Green-Skalan, Rebecca Jackson, Rejane Hurst-Lewis, Renee Conrady, Rina Neiman, Robyn Gallick, Ruth Hirner, Samantha Bovich, Santosh Padki, Sharon Nakatani, Sherri Yoshizu, Son-Hee Lyu & Desmond Kim, Stacey Evans, Stephen DeLapp, Susan Boyle, Susan Butler, Susan Flint, Susan Pollack, Susannah Stanford, Tadashi, Diego and Paula Castillo-Hi, Tamar D'Amico, Tanya Miller, Teala Warga, Terri & Emma Korolev, Tiffany Fox, Tracy & Macyn Geist, Trish Barry-Kornfeld, Trish Keane, Tuyen Bonneau & son, Vyvianne, Bella and Amelia Kiriakis Windy Creath

Let's keep this community service momentum going. Look for our next hands on volunteer project, celebrating Earth Day, coming to MVMS in 2019!

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December 4th from 9:00am - noon

Boon Supply Showroom at 7 on Locust in Mill Valley
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Mill Valley Library

Winter Break Movies and More
Spend Winter Break at the  Library
All events are at 2:30. No registration required.

Wednesday,  12/26: Game Day
Thursday,  12/27: Movie - Smallfoot (PG), 96 minutes
Friday,  12/28: Lego Play Day
Wednesday,  1/2: Movie - The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG) 105 mins
Thursday,   1/3: Movie - Christopher Robin (PG), 104 minutes
Friday,  1/4: Lego Play Day
Middle School Advisory Board | 1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm |
Grades 6 - 8 (registration required)
Love the library and want to volunteer? Join the board and give us ideas about materials, programs, and services the library can offer to middle schoolers. Apply at 

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
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Mill Valley, CA 94941
Principal:  Anna Lazzarini