Staff Station
Ms. Nicole Valdes

Welcome to Mater Lakes Academy!

My name is Ms. Valdes and I will be your child’s Reading teacher. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Elementary Education, I'm also Reading and ESOL endorsed. Currently I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in Reading Education. This will be my third year teaching at Mater Lakes Academy. I, along with the rest of the reading team, look forward to teaching your child and for all the new memories and experiences we will share as a team this school year!  #GoBears!

- Ms. Valdes


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” ~ George R.R. Martin

Syllabus & Required Supplies:

  • Please review the course syllabus attached below with your child, print and sign the last TWO pages. This will be collected the first week of school. (After the first week, 20 points will be taken off the final grade for being turned in late.)
  • The required student Supply List are attached below, be sure to have all required supplies byMonday, August 26, 2019(After the due date, 20 points will be taken off the final grade for being turned in late.)

Classroom Donations

  • The Classroom Wishlist is attached below. These items are not mandatory but greatly appreciated. (Parent Volunteer Hours will be given with proper documentation.) 
  • If you wish to donate classroom supplies for parent volunteer hours, you can find the donated items parent waiver below.
  • Please make sure you print and complete the waiver and attach the receipt as well (important) without the receipt the hours cannot be processed. Please make sure to save a copy for your records. 

Absence Work Policy:

  • Students MUST have an EXCUSED absence to make up any tests, quizzes, or assignments that were missed. Test/Quizzes can be made up before school or after school, this must be coordinated with me ahead of time. 
  •  It is the STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY to find out what classwork was missed from the Absent Bin the following day they are present in class. Missed assignments can ONLY be made up within 2 days of the missed day! 

Homework & Late Work Policy:

  • Please check this page daily so you do NOT miss any homework assignments! Homework must be done before entering the classroom (students doing homework in class the day its due will be considered late, 20 points will be taken off the final grade.) 
  • Late work Defined: turning in work after the due date/time. 
  • Late work will be penalized with 20 points taken off the final grade. 

Remind App:

The remind app will be used to remind students of any and all things related to Mater Lakes Academy and my class. I have created a Parent Code for Remind as well, please use that code if you are a parent. Students should text the class code for their period to 81010. 

Cass Codes:

Parent Code - @parentsnv

Period 1 - @P1MSV

Period 2 - @P2MSV

Period 3 - @P3MSV

Period 4 - @P4MSV

Period 5. - @P5MSV

Period 6 - @P6MSV

Period 7 - @P7MSV