• Welcome to It Takes A Village!

    ITAV  
    It Takes A Village (ITAV) promotes the academic success of all students in Mill Valley schools who learn differently through parent education and advocacy.

    Please join us!  Learn more about becoming a member

     

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    DONUTS WITH DR. BERMAN!

    Friday, October 18th at 9 AM

    The new Mill Valley School District Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Berman, will be joining the It Takes A Village, SEPTA for a chat with parents, and she’s bringing some delicious donuts! Please come along to a meeting at the District Office (411 Sycamore Ave.) on Friday morning, October 18th to get to know Dr. Berman and her work with the district.


     

    EASING BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANXIETY 

    GIRL WITH BOOK IN LAP When it comes to the first day of school, kids — and parents — may be excited and a bit nervous. Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten.

    This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, have trouble sleeping, complain of headaches or stomach pains, withdraw and become sullen or irritable.

    Here are some tips for helping ease the stress of a new school year and starting on a positive note:

    • Re-assure your child
    • Point out the positives
    • Prepare ahead and start a routine
    • Encourage safe traveling to and from school
    • Plan for special needs
    • Make your child feel comfortable
    • Prepare for emergency situations

    Read more at www.capta.org/tips-for-parents

     



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    Announcing- ITAV Mini-Grants!

    OPEN TO MVSD GENERAL ED TEACHERS, SPECIAL ED TEACHERS, SLPS, OTS, PSYCHS AND COUNSELORS
     
    Rolling Application Deadline 
    ITAV will consider all requests for materials, trainings, and curriculum related to MVSD students. This means anything from a professional development opportunity to curriculum to books and materials & supplies. Visit the ITAV Mini-Grant online form for more details and to apply!
     

    Upcoming Events 

    2019-20 PTA PARENT ED SPEAKER SERIES PARENT ED NIGHT INFORMATION: 
      
    Teens, Tweens, Technology & Mental Health
    Common Sense Media 
    Oct. 10th, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Mill Valley Middle School  
     
     
    For More Information Contact - Jenny Wong, Mobile: 415-246-6556

    FRIDAY PARENT COFFEE DATES, 9am - 11am: 

    • 9/27/19
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    • 1/31/20
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    • 4/24/20
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