Friday Emails

We encourage you check your emails each Friday for your weekly Friday email. We'll keep recent versions here, if you need a reminder!


June 2018

Hi, families! We hope you’re enjoying every minute of your summer, but may we grab your attention for a few quick announcements?

Please come pick up your report cards in the front office. Summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9-2, and Friday 9 to noon.

The construction of our new music classroom is nearly done, and it looks fantastic! Eagle Commons is getting spruced up too, with a coat of new paint and some reorganization. We would love to put in new vinyl wood-plank flooring (to replace that decades-old carpet!), which would match the flooring in the rest of the main building. The flooring is not in our budget, however--we need donations from our families to pull off this much-needed change. Can you help us? Click here to make a gift--and thank you!

We are in the process of loading next year’s calendar events into our school calendar on the website. Remember that you can always find it by visiting mingovalley.org, then clicking MVC PARENTS in the top menu bar, then choosing the option for CALENDAR (you’ll need to click forward to August). That first week of school is already loaded with lots of events, so please take a look! When you click on any calendar item, it will take you a page with full details. 

Our faculty and staff are already at school working and preparing for your kids next year, and we have some volunteer needs we hope you can help us fill (grandparents are welcome, so spread the word!). Please always check in at the front office upon arrival.

WORKROOM VOLUNTEERS: Come support our teachers in a very tangible way by helping prepare various books, curriculum and supplies for the coming year.  Coordinate with your friends and drop by during office hours. Middle school and high school students are welcome.  You may bring younger children, but they will need to stay with you in the workroom. This is an ongoing need throughout summer office hours (Monday through Thursday, 9-2, and Friday 9 to noon.) Please call the main office at 918-294-0404 to confirm work is available before you come. Contact Carol Cherry with any questions.

MUSIC ROOM MOVERS: We need 5-10 volunteers to move the music room on Saturday, June 30th at 9:00 a.m. Older secondary students may earn service hours for this work, but please--only older students who are strong enough to help move furniture and heavy boxes! Please email Cindy Foster if you can help.

KITCHEN PAINTERS: We are repainting the school kitchen Saturday, July 7th at 9:00 a.m, and we need 4-5 experienced painters (adults only) who can move appliances and get in small spaces. Please email Cindy Foster if you can help.

Secondary parents/students (not applicable to new students): We will be removing all parents and students from existing Remind text threads for last year’s individual secondary classes (not your overall grade-level class such as @MVC19, but academic classes such as @MVCphysics). You will have an opportunity to join next year’s classes when school starts.

The school supply lists are on the website. Visit mingovalley.org, click MVC PARENTS in the top menu bar, then click RESOURCES AND LINKS. Please note we made updates this week to the 6th and 8th grade lists, so if you had already shopped for those classes, please double-check the list.

TODAY is the late registration deadline for the July 14th ACT.  Visit act.org to register.  Keep in mind that you should plan for your high school student to take the ACT AT LEAST 3 times in order to improve their scores and earn the maximum amount of college scholarships.  If your rising junior or senior has not yet taken the ACT, now is the time to register! For information on Tulsa-area ACT and PSAT test preparation classes, visit this website.

Our Community Builders are organizing class get-togethers--if you haven't heard from yours, please respond to this email and let us know, and we'll get you in touch with them.

We're preparing for a GREAT YEAR ahead, and we can't wait for you all to meet the wonderful new folks who are joining our MVC family. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we'll be in touch again in a few weeks.


The SUMMER edition!

HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! We wish all of you plenty of fun and sun and rest this summer. Take some interesting pictures this summer in your MVC spirit wear--traveling, swimming, hiking whatever!--and use the hashtag #MVCsummer when you post on social media. We’ll share some of the highlights on the school Facebook page. We’ll be in touch over the summer a few times with updates and news about next year, so please keep an eye out for that communication.

TerraNova test results were sent home with your elementary students on Tuesday or mailed home to your secondary students this week. Pages 6-10 of this booklet will give you detailed information about interpreting your student’s score report.  For questions concerning the score report or if you did not receive your student’s test results, please email your student’s teacher (elementary) or Mrs. Morton (secondary).

Final report cards and transcripts will be available for pickup in the front office on June 8, assuming all your financial obligations have been met. 

Summer office hours are (Mondays through Thursdays 9 am-2 pm, and Fridays 9 am-noon.

Next year’s academic calendar is now available here! Remember that you can always find info like this on the website under MVC PARENTS > RESOURCES AND LINKS.

Parents of students interested in music: Mrs. Selby has compiled a helpful list of music opportunities available at MVC to help you plan for next school year.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared lots of info about available summer programs. Those can all be found at the same RESOURCES AND LINKS page referenced above, but here they are all together, for your convenience:

Basketball Camp (for students entering grades 1st through 12th)

Summer Academic Programs (compiled by Mrs. Morton)

Summer Music Studio with Mrs. Selby

Summer Resources for elementary (compiled by Mrs. Jeffers)

Tennis Program info (grades 3rd through 6th)

Secondary parents: Summer reading and summer math packets are available on the website at mingovalley.org/summer. (We’ll link to it from the RESOURCES AND LINKS page in case you forget.) Please note that math teachers are still assembling math packets, so check back in a few days to see those posted.

Secondary parents, in assembly this morning, MVC grad John Bartlett spoke with our students about varsity-level athletes participating in a summer athletic program--click here for more info.

Your community builders will be in touch with you over the summer with news about summer class get-togethers. Here’s a list of next year’s community builders (grades listed are for next year):

K4/K5    Rachel Young

1st        Karen Perry and Christen Robinson

2nd        Melissa Bell

3rd        Alicia Barber

4th         Kristy Still

5th        Adrienne Cash

6th        Teresa Patterson and Alicia Barber

7th        Teresa Patterson

8th        Wendy Mills

9th        Kimberly Roy

10th        Beth Corbitt

11th        Shaylene Chatham

12th        Carla Bayer and Shannon Lowe

What a year! We celebrate drawing to end of our first year at our beautiful new campus, and we remain so thankful for how God has directed our steps and provided for us. He continues to bring wonderful new families to our school, and you’ll have a chance to meet them at your summer class get-togethers--help us welcome them warmly to the MVC community!

We’ll see you in August, and remember your #MVCsummer hashtag when you’re wearing your MVC gear doing your summer adventures!

Week of May 14-18

You may have heard, but this will be the last year we’ll have Diane Aniol, Nathan Kelley, and Joe Madden with us--it’s a loss for us, but we’re excited for them in their next chapters! Join us for a send-off reception on Wednesday, May 16, from 3 to 4 pm in the foyer. 

Hopefully you read Dr. Chitwood’s email two weeks ago about the new expansion projects happening over the summer. We will also expand some security measures throughout the campus. We will redirect some budget monies to accomplish part of these improvements and would like to extend them further. We also have appearance improvements we'd like to be making. We're building the music room in Eagle Commons. We would love to also replace the flooring in the Commons if funds are available. Finally, we'll be making some parking lot repairs over the summer. You can see that several projects will go forward with money we redirect from other purposes. You can also see that further improvements can be made as gifts make it possible. Can you help us with this? Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to this effort, or respond to this email if you’d like to set up a time to talk with Dr. Chitwood about helping fund our new security measures or Eagle Commons renovations in a meaningful way.

Coach Will is holding a meeting for parents of boys’ basketball players entering grades 6-12 on May 15th at 6:00 in the auditorium. The meeting will entail summer information and general information for next year. Contact Coach Will with questions.

Lost and found will be in the foyer Monday and Tuesday ONLY for parents to look through. After Tuesday what is left will be donated--please stop by!

ALL student medication should be picked up in Mrs. Chatham’s office by 11:30 am Friday 5/18.  Medication not picked up will be discarded after 5/18.

Tonight is senior commencement! Join us at 6:30 pm, at Evergreen Baptist Church {map}, and at a reception to follow.

Would you like to see your kid in the MVC yearbook? Send us your pictures of sports, field trips, classroom parties, anything MVC-related. Email your photos to yearbook@mingovalley.org, with a brief description of what’s happening in the picture(s).

We will be having a Mingo Valley Christian Basketball Camp (entering 1st through 12th grades) on June 18-20 at Spirit Life Church for $50 per student. Click here for the registration form, and contact Coach Will or Coach Ryan with questions. Camp times:

Entering 1st-6th grade | 8am to 11am
Entering 7th-12th grade | 12-3 pm

The dismissal schedule for the last two days of school:

Thursday, May 17 | 11:30 | Early dismissal for secondary only. No after care for secondary.
Friday, May 18 | 11:30 | LAST DAY! Early dismissal school-wide. No after care.

Secondary parents: The finals schedule for all students is available here.


Week of May 7-11

It’s that time of year--we have LOTS of year-end news and announcements, so please read closely!

The Mingo Valley Christian graduating class of 2018 warmly invites you to attend their commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 pm, at Evergreen Baptist Church {map}, and at a reception to follow. Join us in celebrating these seniors at this exciting time!

If you have volunteered for MVC this past school year, you are invited to our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast--let us treat you! Come and go between 7:30 and 9 am on Tuesday, May 8.

Secondary parents: The finals schedule for all students (except seniors) is available here. Senior finals schedule is available here.

Other important dates to note:

Monday, May 7 | 8 am | JH girls soccer sports awards
Tuesday, May 8 | 8 am | Varsity boys soccer and track awards
Wednesday, May 9 | 8 am | Varsity girls soccer and track awards
Thursday, May 10 | 8 am | Secondary awards chapel
Monday, May 14 | 8 am | JH boys soccer sports awards
Tuesday, May 15 | 6:30 pm (auditorium) | Parent meeting for boys’ basketball entering grades 6-12
Wednesday, May 16 | 8:30 am | Elementary awards chapel
Wednesday, May 16 | 3 pm (foyer) | Send-off reception honoring Mrs. Aniol, Mr. Kelley, and Mr. Joe Madden
Thursday, May 17 | 11:30 | Early dismissal for secondary only. No after care for secondary.
Friday, May 18 | 11:30 | LAST DAY! Early dismissal school-wide. No after care.

Mrs. Jeffers has prepared a list of summer resources for elementary families--you may read it here. You can read about summer academic programs for middle and high school students here.

Mrs. Selby is offering private music lessons at reduced prices to MVC families for students who have completed 5th grade and older--read more about it here.

We will be having a Mingo Valley Christian Basketball Camp for boys and girls on June 18-20 at Spirit Life Church for $50 per student. Info packets will be available next week--contact Coach Will or look for the info in the next Friday email. Camp times:

Entering 1st-6th grade | 8am to 11am
Entering 7th-12th grade | 12-3 pm

We are beginning a tennis program for students entering grades 3-6--click here for details and contact Mr. Reisner with any questions.

It’s not too late to check out the job openings to the employment page of our website--click here and spread the word!


Week of April 30-May 4

We’re looking for panelists! On Monday, May 7, at 6:30 pm, the seniors will present their Capstone Projects, a ten-plus-page research paper. They will present this paper to panelists for their review and questions. We invite any interested MVC parent (elementary or secondary) to serve! If you would like to serve as a panelist on one of these groups, please contact Mark Reisner ASAP:

Group 1 topics: LGBT Adoption and Homosexuality
Group 2 topics: Sex Trafficking, Abortion, and Bioethics
Group 3 topics: PTSD, Mental Illness, Special Needs Ed., Puppy Mills
Group 4 topics: Moral Decline in America, Racial Discrimination, Poverty Stricken Communities, Financial Fraud
Group 5 topics: Teen Drug Use, Alcoholism/Addiction, Fatherlessness in America

Elementary parents, you were notified via Remind text that today’s Track and Field Day was canceled due to muddy fields. We hope to reschedule this event for next Friday, May 4 (same time (1-3 pm). If poor weather and/or field conditions persist, we’ll keep you updated via Remind text!

If you have volunteered for MVC this past school year, you are invited to our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast--let us treat you! Come and go between 7:30 and 9 am on Tuesday, May 8.

Secondary parents: The finals schedule for all students (except seniors) is available here

Lots of year-end awards assemblies to take note of:

Varsity boys soccer and track awards: Tuesday, May 8, 8 am
Varsity girls soccer and track awards: Wednesday, May 9, 8 am
Secondary awards chapel: Thursday, May 10, 8 am
Elementary awards chapel: Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 am

We’ve added more job openings to the employment page of our website--click here to check them out. We love getting employment referrals from parents, so spread the word!

The LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is Friday, May 18. Dismissal for ALL students will be 11:30 on the 18th, with no after-school care. Dismissal for secondary students will be 11:30 am on May 17 and 18. 

Our seniors will be in Colorado on their senior trip from Sunday, April 29-Friday, May 4--please pray for their safety and for fun and meaningful memories to be made!