|Mountain View Elementary School
340 NE Granger Ave
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
2013-2014 School hours 8:15-2:40
Absence Line: 541 766-4761
Principal: Rosemary O'Neil|
Dear Mt. View Families,
Welcome to the 2013-14 school year! I predict that this year is going to “rock our world”…as we are a pilot elementary for 1:WORLD iPads, and we are a pilot elementary for full-day Kindergarten. When you add to the fact that our students are performing high on state growth rating, and our school remains identified as a Model Title I School in Oregon, you know that our parents and volunteers along with our staff are making a
HUGE difference for students!
Welcome to our new staff hired over the summer!
Kathi Holvey – RTI specialist/coach
Cynthia McMahan- 2nd grade teacher P.M.
Shannon Loggins – Full day kindergarten
Greg Caster – PE
Get out the Kleenex as we cry… then clap loudly for this person’s NEW OPPORTUNITY!!
Trudy Ewing has accepted a job at CHS! We wish her well. This position is TBA
Mountain View Elementary Staff List 2013-14
Aileen Schrock & Cynthia McMahan*
Mary Lynn Roush
Rosemary O’Neil, Principal
Marta DeCoster, OA
Kathy McCarthy, Admin. Assist.
1:WORLD Techology Update
(This article will be featured in List Serve throughout the year)
Tech updated by Principal 9/20/13
Dear parents and families,
Each week we learn more about the 1:WORLD initiative. Last week we:
1. Held our first parent meeting . 12 parents attended and discussed their wishes for keeping quality education and enhancing it using technology. They also want to know how their children will be using iPads in the classroom.
The teachers and I will be sharing at Open House our level 1 plan.
Other questions and answers will be posted on the website for your review. There will be other meetings throughout the year and we are also looking for a parent to sit on our tech committee. We meet every Tues at 7:00 AM.
2. The mini carts came in for grades K-2. Because of growth in kinder numbers, 17 more iPads have been ordered.
3. Teachers were introduced to the PowerPoint lessons for Student Bootcamp. They start teaching the lessons on the Sept. 30th.
They also are learning how to store power points in the app Notability and how to use Showbie to create, send out assignments and receive assignments from a student or groups of students.
4. MV tech team is working on future student and staff lessons and preparing a document that shows how students will use technology this first year in class and ideas for at-home uses.
5. The office is processing the tech forms as they come in. If you have questions please call the office.
Hope to see you at Open House on Thursday!
We’ll be seeing you at Open House (6:00 pm on September 26) and answer more questions and collect any forms you may still have
See you there.
Rosemary O'Neil, Principal
This is a link for FAQ and Quick Reference Guide http://goo.gl/Y6FghX
Parent iPad Meeting
Ø Will homework be given on iPads? What about kids who do not bring them home?
o All children need equal access to completing homework. An assignment needs to be completed in ways all students can complete the assignment, whether they have an iPad or they do not.
Ø What will students be asked to do at home on their iPad?
o At home students can access reading and math practice exercises to improve their skills. Students have had access to these on line programs on computer since June and now on iPads: Raz kids for reading and Iexcel for math. Assignments that required research can now be done on iPads without going to a library or having a computer at home. The uses are endless but the requirement from teachers is none.
Ø How will iPads be “controlled/managed” to limit access to inappropriate content?
o At school our district web site connection has screens for inappropriate sources. At home, wireless Internet is unprotected unless parents have blocked within their network.
o Home wireless internet is unprotected
Ø What is the cost of the device to the district?
o Cost to district per iPad is approximately $400
Ø Does the district buy device insurance to minimize the cost of repair/replacement?
o District insurance coverage details can be addressed by calling
o If a parent takes any CAPI insurance or Opts out of insurance (with signature) the student can take the iPad home.
Ø iTunes? Viruses!
o Students are unable to download music or apps
Ø Hard #s stat’s?
o Data that shows improvement of test scores after a district initiated iPads for all students in the district can be found at
o Grades 3,4 & 5 students will be setting a 4 digit access code when they are issued their iPad. The code will be the last 4 digits of their ID#. Other students do not have access to that code.
Ø Tech changes every 13 months, how are affording upgrades
o This item is on our District and Building to do list.
Ø Low-income families – Insurance $10/mo – answer no! $10/yr
o If a parent takes any level of insurance or even ops out of the insurance, the student can take the iPad home.
Ø How did we pay for this?
o IPads were paid for with district curriculum budget that use to pay for workbooks and textbooks. The projection is curriculum is changing quickly to more digital means: iBooks, teachers sending students their workbook practice work through the iPad and apps such as Showbie.
|November 26||Scrip orders due|
|NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday|
Mt. View Food Drive
Adult volunteers are needed on Dec 16th & 17th to help sort and fill boxes
|December 13||Scrip orders due|
2 Hr. EARLY RELEASE DAY
School is out at 12:40
PTA Meeting in the Library at 6:00 p.m.
NO SCHOOL – Winter Holiday Break