The MAGIC Annual Appeal provides a way for our families, individuals and businesses to work together to help our children achieve their potential in an increasingly complex, interesting and challenging world by providing resources for a broad, engaging curriculum beyond what can be offered through public funding.
MAGIC was formed many years ago by concerned parents at Mountain View School to raise funds to provide vital programs for our children. As a result of the generosity of the MVS community, MAGIC has been able to fill in the budget shortfall by providing money to fund the Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Targeted Instruction and STEAM MVS programs from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the State of California and the Goleta Union School District have appropriated about 39% of the required funds toward our Specialists Program and we need the MVS Community to come together to fill in the rest.
The “MAGIC Fund” is part of the Goleta Union School District (GUSD) and therefore shares governmental unit tax section 179(c)(1) status. The GUSD Federal Tax ID number is 77-0068725. All payments intended for MAGIC should bear this Tax ID,but must also clearly reference “MVS MAGIC Fund” so that funds are applied as intended.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Physical EducationMountain View has two specialists that provide twice weekly P.E. for our students throughout the year. Our wonderful P.E. specialists have also started special programs which include:
MV Cheer Squad – our cheer squad is made up of a team of kids from our Special Day Classes and our general education classes. They learn peppy cheers together, support one another, and take their talents on the road to noon league games at schools and to the Special Olympics. Their coach is Natasha Kucherrenko, on of our highly valued P.E. teachers.
Miler’s Club – This was started in the 2018-2019 school year and is an optional club for students to learn about wellness through running. Coach Kucherenko facilitates this club for students in grades 1-6.
Facilitated Play — In Facilitated play, an adult engages with a large group of students playing a game. The adult remains with the group and facilitates social problem solving skills, teaches rules of a game, mediates conflict, and encourages reluctant students to join in. Our P.E. specialist, Jordan Roberts, is perfect for the job.
STEAMMountain View is lucky to have two specialists in our STEAM lab. Mack Fixler come highly regarded by schools in our community known for their STEAM programs and he has a wealth of knowledge in science, technology and engineering. Combined with Blair Butler’s knowledge of teaching and current relationships with our students – we have the perfect STEAM team. Our STEAM lab is a place where students will think critically, create and learn through hands-on practice.
MusicJocelyn Tipple, our beloved and multi-talented music instructor, is always thinking of ways in which our students can showcase their musical talents. With MAGIC’s help, she is able to run our wind band, prepare fall and spring sings and 2 evening musical recitals, coordinate our school band in marching in the Goleta Christmas Parade, host an all-school movie Sing-a-long and a Variety Showcase.
ArtThis year we have added additional time to the time students spend in art class with Laura Denny. This allows classes to be less rushed in their creative work and have time to tidy up afterwards. Have you see the works of art Laura gets kids to do?
LibraryOur wonderful Librarian, Kaeley Christensen has worked incredibly have to fill our library with engaging, interesting, educational books for our students. She is also planning to lead a yearbook club for students at Mountain View this year. Students will learn about design, layout, production, and photography together as a group. The end product will be something the entire student body will keep forever.
Certificated Tutors/Targeted InstructionTargeted Instruction (Target Time) allows for small group instruction during the school day, 4 days per week. It enables grade levels to target specific high-impact skills for student learning within their ‘zone of proximal development.’ The CT’s are carefully selected and work directly with Dr. Lauer and all of our teachers to interpret data and understand the learning needs of our students. As with every school, we have a wide variety of strengths in math and reading. Targeted intervention and acceleration are the best ways we feel we can challenge students so we see the maximum amount of growth.
The MAGIC Fund Committee has several members, each who serve a specific role. The 2019-2020 MAGIC Fund Committee is:
Chair – Lara Sullivan
Co-Chair – Andrea Fonseca
Treasurer – Pamela Powers
Secretary – Debra Cook
Business Sponsor Manager – Open
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Achieving the annual MAGIC goal requires family donations, the generous donations of MVS Business Sponsors and donations obtained through families orchestrating corporate matches from their employers.
MVS families can make a donation through their business and in doing so, take advantage of several advertising opportunities. Advertising is based on the following business sponsorship levels:
Platinum Sponsor: $1,400 & above
Gold: Sponsor: $750 – $1,399
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|Business card or logo on Thank you Banner + campus bulletin board||8 x 10”||5 x 7”|
|Business card or logo in Tribute Report||4 x 6”||2 x 3.5”|
|Business card or logo on Mountain View website|
Some companies offer matching programs. Please ask your employer if a donation to the MVS educational non-profit would qualify and if so, please contact us at email@example.com.
Mountain View’s NCES School ID is 061551001975.