Principal's Message

Ms. PritchardWelcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

I am so happy that you are at Mountainview Elementary and look forward to serving you and your family this year.  I am beginning my 26th year in education and my 25th year at Mountainview. The staff, students and parents at Mountainview are incredible. Because of this, I absolutely love my job and and find it a joy to come to work everyday.

Mountainview is an International Baccalaureate World School. We were first authorized in 2011 and had our first evaluation visit in 2015. We focus on being inquiry driven and becoming lifelong learners.  We continue our PYP journey this year and look forward to expanding our students' IB experiences and knowledge. Our theme for the year is, "Mountainview...A Year of Action." Action is a very important part of the IB program and we encourage you to help your child find ways to take action in the world around them.

Mountainview is also proud to be a Professional Development School partnering with Baylor University.  We currently host six interns and fourteen junior level teacher assistants that work in the classrooms teaching small group math and science lessons. We value our association with Baylor and look forward each year to learning from each other.

Join our PTA and become actively involved in our school. PTA provides many opportunities for you as a parent to become involved and be able to network with other families.  Our PTA supports our teachers and students and shares a common goal of wanting all students to succeed. Fall carnival is coming up in October and plenty of volunteers will be needed. Sign up to work a shift, donate baked goods and come out and have good old fashioned fun. Be watching the weekly Green Sheet for more information.

Mountainview is truly a special place! Our students and staff are some of the best.  I encourage you as parents to support your child this year by having them at school each and every day, arriving on time and encouraging your child to do his or her very best!

We look forward to another fantastic year!

Sincerely,

Melissa Pritchard
Principal