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Welcome from the PTA!


On behalf of the PTA, a big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make these past six weeks of our ASA (After School Program) so successful!  Classes offered included Duct Tape Crafts, PE Fun, Crazy Cool Crafts, Martial Arts, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and many others.  Kari Vance and Kathleen Voss, our ASA Coordinators, did a great job organizing and managing the program and we greatly appreciate the support of our Mountain View Staff and parents to make these classes possible.  If your student wasn’t able to participate this Fall, there will be another round of fun ASA Classes to choose from again this Spring!


By now, all PTA Members should have received their complimentary 2014-15 student directory.  A form also went home for those parents who wish to purchase a directory or additional copies.   The PTA is grateful to JoAnn Ordaz, our Student Directory Coordinator, for all of her time and effort in creating and distributing this helpful resource to our Mountain View community.  The PTA also appreciates the continued support of our Community Sponsors and parent advertisers…please remember to give back to these businesses throughout the year as they help contribute to the programs and services offered by our PTA.


On an entirely different note, this is also the time of year that budget discussions have started for the next fiscal school year.  As members of the largest child advocacy association in the United States, the PTA is passionate about funding for public education.  The PTA’s position is that as long as at least 50% of the additional revenue is allocated to local Pre-K through 12 public education, the Virginia PTA supports local revenue increases.  While FY16 county revenues won’t be published until mid to late December, early forecasts show our schools will most likely face another significant funding gap again this budget season.  The County Administrator recently sent out a document to the Board of Supervisors showing the preliminary FY16 tax implication based on the recent FY16 school budget projections from the School Superintendent. Based on all the numbers as we know them today, to fund the addition increase to the school budget would mean a tax rate of a $1.195 to $1.22. Current tax rate is a $1.155.


In the weeks ahead, we will be asking for the support of our Mountain View parents, Grandparents, Neighbors and Staff to come forth and speak in favor of a fully funded 2015-16 school budget.  Joey Matthews, President of the Loudoun Education Association (LEA), will offer a special budget presentation in December regarding proposed budget cuts and effective advocacy steps our community can take.   As a result of our perceived public agreement, the Loudoun County School Board and Board of Supervisors have cut the proposed Loudoun County School Budget year after year… resulting in real losses to our school, student programs and services.  Unfortunately this trend is expected to continue if our voices aren't heard.  Please join us in letting our County Officials know that the needs of our students and schools must be met.   Contact Board of Supervisor Chairman, Scott York at or 703-777-0204 to let him know specifically what is important to you and your family.  Our School Board Representative, Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge District), can also be reached at as well as on Facebook.  It takes just a minute to take action that could make a difference for your child and every child this next school year at Mountain View.


"Together we can make our voices heard.  Become a PTA advocate and stand up for all children."  (VA PTA)



Lorraine Hightower, President

Mountain View Elementary PTA



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Last Modified on December 3, 2014