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!


WEEK OF AUGUST 13-17

Here we go, Mingo Valley--our teachers are at school gearing up for your kids. Please join us praying that God will move in a mighty way at MVC this year!

School supply lists are posted on the website under MVC PARENTS > RESOURCES AND LINKS for both elementary and secondary.

If you need a refresher, our parking lot pick-up and drop-off procedures are here.

Remember to check our web calendar often! mingovalley.org/calendar. New events are added all the time.

Secondary parents: The first day of school is on a Thursday, but students do not have to wear chapel dress that day--normal weekday dress code is fine.

Every Mingo Valley Christian student will receive one 2018-19 shirt as part of his or her tuition. Many parents like to order an additional one for their student(s) or one for themselves! You can order the shirts here--the deadline to order shirts is Friday, August 24 (and this will be your last chance to order them this year). Questions?

New lunch procedure this year to help us keep our costs as low as possible: If your student wishes to order a school lunch, the order MUST be placed by 9 am--extra food will not be available. If you are bringing your child late because of an appointment, etc., you still need to call or email the office before 9 am to place the lunch order. The school menu can be viewed here. General lunch questions? Please email Mrs. Foster.

Secondary schedules are now available online.  To see your student’s schedule, login to ParentsWeb, then click on “Student Information” and then on “Schedules”. For questions about your student’s schedule, contact Mrs. Morton.

Incoming Kindergarten and 7th graders have vaccinations required. Please check with your pediatrician to see if your child is due. Upon vaccination, please obtain a record to give to Mrs. Chatham. Questions?

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL:

Junior/Senior Orientation (mandatory) | Wed, Aug 15 | all day
Full details here.

Spirit Wear Clearance sale | Wed, Aug 15 | 8:30 am-noon
We’ve marked down last year’s spirit wear to great prices--come shop! In Eagle Commons. Questions?

K4/K5/1st grade Meet Your Teacher  | Wed, Aug 15
Session 1: 9-10 am | Session 2: 10:30-11:30 am

Choose whichever session fits your schedule best. It is recommended that you bring your school supplies at this time. If you are unable to attend, it is fine to bring them on the first day. Questions? Email Mrs. Hayes (K4), Miss Brown (K5), or Mrs. Ludrick (1st).

New Family Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 9-10:30 am
Full details here.

6th Grade and New Secondary Student Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 10:30-11:30 am
Full details here.

Secondary locker setup (optional) | Wed, Aug 15 | 1-3 pm
THIS IS OPTIONAL! Secondary students may come by school to set up their lockers, if they wish. Please keep in mind that your teachers are very happy to see you, but they will still have much work to do! Feel free to pop in for a quick hello, but please save your longer questions about curriculum, class structure, etc, for the first day of school (students) or back-to-school nights (parents).

6th Grade and New Student Breakfast | Thur, Aug 16 | 7:30 am
Full details here.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL | Thur, Aug 16 | 8 am
Welcome back, MVC family! It’s going to be a great year!


The back-to-school edition!

We’re getting excited to see you and your kids very soon! Read on to be in-the-loop about what’s ahead.

Secondary schedules and lockers are now available online.  To see your student’s schedule, login to ParentsWeb, then click on “Student Information” and then on “Schedules”. For questions about your student’s schedule, contact Mrs. Morton.

We still need parents and grandparents to come volunteer in our workroom to help our teachers get ready for your kids! Middle school and high school students are welcome too. You may bring younger children with you, but they will need to stay with you in the workroom. You may come anytime during 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.

All secondary athletes (including pom) need to complete an athletic packet (a current physical, the commitment form, and a release) PRIOR to starting practice. Please be sure to fill out all six pages of this form. You may turn it in at the front office. Questions?

Incoming Kindergarten and 7th graders have vaccinations required. Please check with your pediatrician to see if your child is due. Upon vaccination, please obtain a record to give to Mrs. Chatham. Questions?

The first official MVC cross-country practice for middle/high school is on Monday, August 6 at 6pm at Haikey Creek Park. Athletes will be running in the evenings M/T/TH/F until school starts and transition to 3:30 practices on or near campus once classes begin. Runners of all levels are welcome, and it’s not too late to join in! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Before participating in practice, all athletes will need to complete and turn in their athletic packet. Questions?

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES (items with an asterisk have been added since last Friday Email):

Junior/Senior Orientation (mandatory) | Wed, Aug 15 | all day
Full details here

*Spirit Wear Clearance sale | Wed, Aug 15 | 8:30 am-noon
We’ve marked down last year’s spirit wear to great prices--come shop! In Eagle Commons. Questions?

K4/K5/1st grade Meet Your Teacher  | Wed, Aug 15
Session 1: 9-10 am | Session 2: 10:30-11:30 am

Choose whichever session fits your schedule best. It is recommended that you bring your school supplies at this time. If you are unable to attend, it is fine to bring them on the first day. Questions? Email Mrs. Hayes (K4), Miss Brown (K5), or Mrs. Ludrick (1st).

New Family Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 9-10:30 am
Full details here.

6th Grade and New Secondary Student Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 10:30-11:30 am
Full details here.

*Secondary locker setup (optional) | Wed, Aug 15 | 1-3 pm
THIS IS OPTIONAL! Secondary students may come by school to set up their lockers, if they wish. Please keep in mind that your teachers are very happy to see you, but they will still have much work to do! Feel free to pop in for a quick hello, but please save your longer questions about curriculum, class structure, etc, for the first day of school (students) or back-to-school nights (parents).

6th Grade and New Student Breakfast | Thur, Aug 16 | 7:30 am
Full details here.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL | Thur, Aug 16 | 8 am
Welcome back, MVC family! It’s going to be a great year!

More dates are being added every day on our website--check our web calendar often! mingovalley.org/calendar.

Parents of musically inclined students ages 4th grade and up: Musical group sign-ups begin now! Please email Mrs. Selby with the group that your student wishes to join, and she will get specific information to you (returning Instrumental Ensemble students are already enrolled, so no need to sign up). A full listing of music opportunities is available here.

School supply lists are posted on the website under MVC PARENTS > RESOURCES AND LINKS for both elementary and secondary.


july 2018

Happy July! We hope you’re continuing to have a great summer. We have a few bits of important information to share with you--please read thoroughly so you’ll be in the loop!

All high school students involved in ANY sport (this includes pom) need to complete an athletic packet (which includes a current physical, the commitment form, and a release) PRIOR to starting practice. Please be sure to fill out all six pages of this form. You may turn it in at the front office. Summer is a great time to get the physicals taken care of! Questions?

Incoming Kindergarten and 7th graders have vaccinations required. Please check with your pediatrician to see if your child is due. Upon vaccination, please obtain a record to give to Mrs. Chatham to update in our system. Questions?

Secondary students/parents who are interested in cross country are invited to an informational meeting to be held on Monday, July 30 @ 6pm in the auditorium. Questions?

Parents of musically inclined students ages 4th grade and up: Musical group sign-ups begin now! Please email Mrs. Selby with the group that your student wishes to join, and she will get specific information to you (returning Instrumental Ensemble students are already enrolled, so no need to sign up). A full listing of music opportunities is available here.

We still need parents and grandparents to come volunteers in our workroom to help our teachers get ready for your kids! Middle school and high school students are welcome too. You may bring younger children with you, 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.

Our school calendar on the website is getting loaded with new information all the time--we strongly encourage you to check it often. Remember that you can always find it by visiting our website (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--key events are highlighted below, but check the calendar for all events:

Junior/Senior Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | all day
This event is mandatory for all juniors and seniors.
We will meet at MVC at 7:30 am to leave for Oklahoma Christian University, and we will return to MVC around 3:45. Lunch is provided. Students may dress in spirit wear or regular dress code. No frayed/holey jeans, no athletic wear. We are need of parent volunteers to drive. If you have questions or can volunteer to drive, please email Mrs. Morton.

K4/K5/1st grade Meet Your Teacher  | Wed, Aug 15
-10 am | Session 2: 10:30-11:30 am

Choose whichever session fits your schedule best! It is recommended that you bring your school supplies at this time. If you are unable to attend, it is fine to bring them on the first day. Spirit wear available for sale before and after this event.

New Family Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 9-10:30 am
COME, new families! We're so excited you're here and can't wait to welcome you to the MVC family. This orientation will meet in our main auditorium--come early or stay late if you'd like to shop for MVC spirit wear. We'll have a main group session from 9-10, then you'll have a chance to walk around and look at classrooms and meet teachers. Both parents and students are welcome.

6th Grade and New Secondary Student Orientation | Wed, Aug 15 | 10:30-11:30 am
For all incoming 6th graders and all new students entering grades 7 through 10 (all juniors and seniors will be at Junior/Senior Orientation). In main auditorium. Questions?

6th Grade and New Student Breakfast | Thur, Aug 16 | 7:30 am
All new secondary students and all incoming 6th graders (even if you've been at MVC a long time!) are invited to come have breakfast with your Citadel leaders in Eagle Commons. Questions?

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL | Thur, Aug 16 | 8 am
Welcome back, MVC family! It’s going to be a great year!

There are even more dates loaded into the school calendar, such as Elementary Skate Night, school pictures, and more--click through the school calendar to read more. Don’t forget to click on the event name for full details!

Parents of students in Mrs. Mayberry’s math classes (Alg l, Alg 2, Alg 2B, Pre-Calc, AP Calc), please pass this info along to your kid: All of Mrs. Mayberry’s math packets say that she will be available for help Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 from 9 to noon. Because of faculty meetings, she will only be available on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7 from 9 to noon to help with math packets. Students may email her by end of day on Saturday, August 4 to make an appointment for help on the 6th or 7th. She said to tell the students that she will ask them about what work they have already done to try to solve the problem. Students should try to solve the problems before they come in for extra help.

School supply lists are posted on the website under MVC PARENTS > RESOURCES AND LINKS for both elementary and secondary.


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!