Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Posted by dviramontes on February 15, 2017

Principal Message Feb 15, 2017

Are you ready for Heritage Day?!
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Mistral Spirit Day - Thursday, 2/16

Be ready to celebrate Heritage Day this is a Mistral Student Leadership Council Event

Wear or bring something that represents your family’s cultures.


 

 

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Monthly Quetzal Award and Spirit Rally
Thursday 02/16/17  
8:40a.m. in the MUR on rainy days

Quetzal Spirit rallies are held on the blacktop between room wings 4 & 8

or in the MUR on rainy days.

 

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  SSC and ELAC:  LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Presentation

 Join our School Site Council and ELAC meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:00pm in Room# 6. All Mistral community members are welcome to attend. Principal Marcela will share a presentation on LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and the district’s strategic plan starting at 5:00pm.  Parents and community members will also have an opportunity to share input for our LCAP.

 


 

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Wed Feb 15


Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

8:40am – 2:00pm


8:30am - 8:45am

All day

MI: California Academy of Sciences Field Trip RM# 114, 115, 116 -

55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco,

Quetzal Spirit assembly - black top

Heritage Day

Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

1:30pm – 3:30pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Silent Auction Event: 3rd-5th Grade: Piñata Making Party

SSC/ELAC Meeting RM# 6

Parent Help Night - Infosnap (staff lounge)

Fri Feb 17

Fri Feb 17

Fri Feb 17

All day

2:00pm - 4:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

End of 2nd Trimester (Minimum Day 12:25PM Dismissal)

Parent Help Night - Infosnap (staff lounge)

Family Science Night

Mon Feb 20

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Tue Feb 21

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Wed Feb 22

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Thu Feb 23

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Fri Feb 24

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Tue Feb 28

8:30am – 9:30am

CSMA Music in Action Performance - MUR

 

 


 

Important Enrollment Information

 

Help will be available at the Gabriela Mistral Staff Lounge at the time and dates listed below:

  • Thursday February 16, 2017 from 2pm – 4pm

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2pm – 4pm

PTA News Feb 15, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on February 14, 2017

Family Science Show

Join the Mistral Community for our Family Science Show!

Mad Science of the Bay Area will present their entertaining and educational show:

"What do you know about H2O?"

  • a fun science presentation for the whole family
  • FREE pizza
  • brought to you by the fabulous Mistral PTA
  • featuring early bird registration for the Mistral Science Fair (coming on April 6th)!

Questions? Want to volunteer? Email Susanna Mlynarczyk-Evans <smlynev@gmail.com>


Community News Feb 15, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on February 14, 2017

We need to hear from you: LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2017-18 school year.

Parents: Please click here (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3336580/MVWSD-Parent-2017) to give input through March 1 in a survey about the plans' goals. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). Students in grades 5-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey soon.

Please look for an upcoming meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/community-page/lcff-lcap

Hurd Ensemble

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:30am-9:20am
Held in the Castro Multi

The Hurd Ensemble will present chamber music in a new and fascinating way by blending classical music with electronics. The ensemble includes violin, cello, bass, piano, and electronics, and is dedicated to performing the works of George Hurd. George will introduce aspects of composing to students while they learn about electronic sounds, how they are created, altered, and layered into the music.

New Food Distribution Program at Gabriela Mistral

We are happy to announce that, in partnership with Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Second Harvest Food Bank, we will be distributing at our school bags with some basic food items. If you want to supplement your meals with additional items, please come:

  • Days? – Thursdays
  • When? – February 16, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20
  • Time? – 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.
  • Where? – Mariano Castro School - Room 9

The food is free; all you need to do is fill out a simple form available at the event indicating that you qualify. More details at the event.

Last Day to Check Lost and Found

The last day to check the Lost and Found rack/box will be Friday February 17th, 2017

Anything that remains in the Lost and Found rack/box after that day will be donated.

Thank you for your collaboration

Prepare Your Federal & State Income Taxes For FREE

February 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Filing your taxes is as easy as 1, 2, 3

File with TurboTax Freedom Edition.  Volunteers and experts will be on site to help you.

Fatherhood Changes Everything...And We've Changed Fatherhood!

Why does Fatherhood matter?

This FREE workshop offers tools needed to:

  • Initiate, build, grow or repair your relationship with your child
  • Explore and discover how to build sincere and a fulfilling bond with your child
  • Establish a good foundation for the family and the community’s future

Whether you are Single, Married, Separated, Widower, Father Figure – this “hands on” (experience oriented) seminar will introduce you to personal skills set needed to be a truly aware, responsive, and fulfilled father.

You Are Invited!
Dates: Mondays, February 27 – May 2
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View
(inside Trinity Methodist Church)

Registration: http://j.mp/CHAC247Dad or call (650) 967-4813

*Includes: dad, brother, grandfather, or any male caregiver in the child’s life

Recorder & Band Spring 2017

Band & Recorder Practice - have fun and improve your instrument skills. Students bring their instruments and music to this class.

This class is taught by faculty from the Community School of Music & Arts.

CSMA does not accept payment for this program

Recorder Practice
Mondays 3:15-4pm
Feb 27 - May 15 (no class on March 20)
Music Teacher : Andrea Manaskie
Room: TBD

Band Practice
Wednesdays 3:15-4pm
Mar 1 - May 17
Music Teacher : Robert Baucus
Room: TBD

Visit https://mistral.mvwsd.org/en/after-school for more details

No classes April 10-14

Register at your school office

QUESTIONS? Please contact Natalie Skelton, Music4Schools Assistant: [650] 917-6800 x324 or nskelton@arts4all.org.

City of Mountain View Summer Camp Fair

Saturday, March 4th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Avenue

  • Check out Summer Camps & Swim Lessons
  • Meet Summer Camp staff
  • Register for Spring/Summer programs*

For more information, call the Recreation Office at (650) 903-6331 or visit www.mountainview.gov/register

*Registration for Spring/Summer programs begins Saturday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. for Mountain View residents. In-person registration will be available from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on March 4th.  Non-resident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 20th.

Music & Children with Autism A Practical Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Monday, March 6
7:30pm
Tateuchi Hall
Community School of Music and Arts

Join us for an evening with music educator Dr. Ryan Hourigan and Amy Hourigan (MT-BC), licensed music therapist. Learn ways to use the arts to connect with children with autism.   

FREE! More info and RSVP at arts4all.org

Become a Living Classroom Docent!

Mountain View Whisman School District’s Living Classroom program inspires our students to value the natural world through garden-based education. We provide Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms with hour-long lessons that correlate with current science, math, and social studies standards. Living Classroom uses a hands-on, inquiry approach to learning which ensures our lessons are effective AND fun!

This year we will teach over 500 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Becoming a docent is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature and outdoor learning with students? We would love to have you on board! Want to learn more? Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/ or direct questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org. We will be holding three spring training sessions:

Monday, March 6th
Mountain View Whisman School District office
750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View
Board Room
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, March 13th
Palo Alto Unified School District
445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto
Science Resource Center (behind Hoover School)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, March 20th
Los Altos School District
201 Covington Road, Los Altos
iLearn Studio
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


February 13, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on February 13, 2017


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Mon Feb 6

6:00pm – 7:30pm

MI: PTA Executive Mtg - Staff Lounge -

Wed Feb 8

4:30pm – 6:15pm

Silent Auction Event:  1st Grade Movie Night - RM# 1

Thu Feb 9

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Silent Auction Event: 2nd-3rd GRADE: "I Love Books" Party - Library

Fri Feb 10

3:30pm – 6:30pm

Silent Auction Event: 3rd grade: Pokemon Felties Making party

Wed Feb 15


Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

8:40am – 2:00pm


8:30am - 8:45am

All day

MI: California Academy of Sciences Field Trip RM# 114, 115, 116 -

55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco,

Quetzal Spirit assembly - black top

Heritage Day

Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

Thu Feb 16

1:30pm – 3:30pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Silent Auction Event: 3rd-5th Grade: Piñata Making Party

SSC/ELAC Meeting RM# 6

Parent Help Night - Infosnap (staff lounge)

Fri Feb 17

Fri Feb 17

Fri Feb 17

All day

2:00pm - 4:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

End of 2nd Trimester (Minimum Day 12:25PM Dismissal)

Parent Help Night - Infosnap (staff lounge)

Family Science Night

Mon Feb 20

All day

End of 2nd Trimester (Minimum Day 12:25PM Dismissal)

Tue Feb 21

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Wed Feb 22

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Thu Feb 23

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Fri Feb 24

All day

Winter Break (NO School)

Tue Feb 28

8:30am – 9:30am

CSMA Music in Action Performance - MUR


February 8, 2017

Posted by mdecarva on February 9, 2017

Principal Message Feb 8, 2017

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Monthly Quetzal Award and Spirit Rally, Thursday 02/16/17  
8:30a.m.on the Blacktop

Quetzal Spirit rallies are held on the blacktop between room wings 4 & 8

Kinder through 5th Grade: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45a.m.

During the assembly, we will recite our school poem, review our school-wide expectations, recognize model Quetzales.

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Mistral student leadership council has voted on two exciting upcoming Spirit Days.

 

On Thursday February 16th, we will celebrate Heritage Day. Wear or bring something that represents your family’s cultures. On Thursday, March 2nd, we will celebrate Favorite Book Day. Bring your favorite book or dress up as your favorite character from a book

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SSC and ELAC:  LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Presentation

 

Join our School Site Council and ELAC meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:00pm in Room# 6. All Mistral community members are welcome to attend. Principal Marcela will share a presentation on LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and the district’s strategic plan starting at 5:00pm.  Parents and community members will also have an opportunity to share input for our LCAP.

Construction Update:  Phase 2 is Moving Forward!TEMP FENCE PLAN - BHM.jpg

BHM Construction, the company currently working on the new buildings at Graham and Crittenden, will build the new Castro-Mistral campus.  BHM Construction will mobilize at the Castro-Mistral Campus on 2/21/17. They will start putting up their fencing that day and will also begin installation of temporary utilities to their trailers. The Toft Street parking lot and pick/drop-off area will be closed at this point. There will be no public access to the school site from Toft Street after 2/21. BHM expects to start demolition the week of 2/27/17.


PTA News Feb 8, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on February 7, 2017

Afterschool registration

Submit a Class Request for each child by Thursday, February 9th so we know what class your child wants to take.

List of available classes, dates, etc: https://mistral.mvwsd.org/en/after-school

PLEASE submit online (https://goo.gl/forms/znTD7TdUOfzLmmU42)

Lottery results will be posted Friday, February 10th

Family Science Show

Join the Mistral Community for our Family Science Show!

Mad Science of the Bay Area will present their entertaining and educational show:

"What do you know about H2O?"

  • a fun science presentation for the whole family
  • FREE pizza
  • brought to you by the fabulous Mistral PTA
  • featuring early bird registration for the Mistral Science Fair (coming on April 6th)!

Questions? Want to volunteer? Email Susanna Mlynarczyk-Evans <smlynev@gmail.com>


Community News Feb 8, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on February 7, 2017

MVWSD is now a “safe haven” district

Committed to the health of its diverse community, the Board of Trustees approved on Feb. 2 a resolution discouraging any potential immigration enforcement activities around schools that could create a pervasive climate of fear, conflict and stress for all students.

Citing that all children in the U.S. are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ citizenship, or immigration status, the Board pledged to use its discretion authorized by law to ensure the security of all of its students.

Questions and worries about immigration affects all students; children who have a status as well as those whose family members, friends, or schoolmates do not, and students who are themselves undocumented.

Read the full text of the resolution here.

We need to hear from you: LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Parents: Please click here (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3336580/MVWSD-Parent-2017) to give input through March 1 in a survey about the plans' goals. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). Students in grades 5-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey soon.

 

Please look for an upcoming meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.


More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/community-page/lcff-lcap

IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

ALL currently enrolled K-7th grade students are required to complete an ONLINE Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap.  In the survey you will notify us if your student is returning or leaving the district for the 2017-18 school year.

NEW THIS YEAR:   If you have a Parent Portal account, you can easily log on to your child’s INFOSNAP  record.  You do not need a SNAPCODE.  You just need your student’s birthdate.  You will be able to access the form on Monday, February 13, 2017. You must complete the Student Intent Survey to reserve your spot for the 2017-18 school year by Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you do NOT have a Parent Portal account, the Snapcode will be emailed to parents on Monday, February 13, 2017.  You must complete the Student Intent Survey to reserve your spot for the 2017-18 school year by Friday, February 17, 2017.

Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.  If you don’t have a computer or need help completing the forms, now is the time to start looking for someone who can help you.  Please find the flyer attached for additional information and help nights.

Hurd Ensemble

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:30am-9:20am
Held in the Castro Multi

The Hurd Ensemble will present chamber music in a new and fascinating way by blending classical music with electronics. The ensemble includes violin, cello, bass, piano, and electronics, and is dedicated to performing the works of George Hurd. George will introduce aspects of composing to students while they learn about electronic sounds, how they are created, altered, and layered into the music.

Caring for a Sick Child

  • If your child has flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose) keep them home until they no longer have a fever without taking any fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours. If your child has other health issues, you may want to call your health care provider for advice.  
  • Have them drink a lot of liquid (such as juice, water, Pedialyte ®, broth).
  • Keep the sick child comfortable. Rest is important.
  • For fever, sore throat, and muscle aches, you can use fever-reducing medicines that your doctor recommends based on your child’s age. Do not use aspirin with children or teenagers; it can cause Reye’s syndrome, a life-threatening illness.
  • Teach your child good health habits by showing them how to cover cough and sneeze into their sleeves, or to cover their cough/sneeze with tissues. They should wash their hands often and keep their hands away from their faces.
  • Keep tissues close to the sick person and have a trash bag within reach for disposing used tissues.
  • Don’t send sick children to school, daycare, or public places. If you are unsure when your child can return to school, please contact the school health office or check the district web site for directions.
  • If someone in your home is sick, keep him or her away from family members who are not sick.

Be watchful for emergency warning signs that might indicate you need to seek emergency medical care:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that he or she does not want to be held
  • Not urinating or no tears when crying
  • Their symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Guatemala and Costa Rica Family Volunteer Trips

There is still time to sign up for the Guatemala and Costa Rica Family Volunteer Trips this summer. Many Castro/Mistral families have been on these trips over the years. It is an incredible way to practice Spanish, immerse your family in a beautiful culture, and make a difference in the lives of children & families striving to lift up their communities. For more info (www.dreamvolunteers.org) or reach out to Mistral parent Brian Buntz at brian@dreamvolunteers.org.

Cyber Bullying and Social Media--Protecting Our Children in an Age of Access

Mountain View Parent University presents a free workshop, Cyber Bullying and Social Media--Protecting Our Children in an Age of Access on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30-8pm at the Graham-MUR.

Join special guests Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Angela Alvarado and MVPD School Resource Officer Rodshetta Smith for an informative discussion on cyber safety and awareness.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Tools to navigate cyberbullying, social networking sites, and digital reputations
  • Practical strategies for cyber-safety and managing media in your family
  • Tips for guiding children to become smart, ethical producers and consumers of technology

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)
  • Child care
  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Please register here

College Knowledge

A special event for middle school students and parents!

February 9th
5:00 - 6:30pm
The View Teen Center
263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

Learn about college admission requirements!

Hear from current high school students speak about what they are doing to prepare themselves for college and what their high school experience has been like so far!

For more information, please contact ashley.vernazza@mountainview.gov or visit www.mountainview.gov/theviewteencenter

Amigos Program Kick-Off

Amigos de las Americas invites Gabriela Mistral students in 2nd through 5th grades to an academic program that will cover life in several Latin American countries such as Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, and others. This program, called Passport to Latin America, will include crafts/art, songs/dance, animals, folktales, and games/sports from the various countries.

  • When? Saturdays: February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18
  • Time? 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • For Whom? Grades 2 to 5
  • Where? Gabriela Mistral School; Rooms 10 and 11

The program is free and there is no need to sign up – just come!

Let's Talk:

Let's Talk. A chance to ask questions and share ideas, resources, and support with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc.

All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality.

Monday February 13, 2017

7 PM- 9 PM - Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road

Parent Chat: Peer to Peer Support For Parents of Teens 14+

Come join a support group hosted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC

7:00-8:30PM, second Tuesday of every month

Los Altos Library Orchard Room


13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Questions? Contact: Donna Soo (650) 828-0997 Trudy Palmer (650) 208-9116

Affirming Mountain View’s Values and Building Community in Times of Uncertainty

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – noon (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage
500 Castro Street

Open Community Forum. All Are Welcome!

Join City, County and school leaders, who will share how local agencies are serving the community and hear your hopes and concerns about sustaining a caring, diverse and engaged community.

  • Lenny Siegel, Vice Mayor, City of Mountain View
  • Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
  • Max Bosel, Chief of Police, City of Mountain View
  • Ayinde Rudolph, Ed.D, Superintendent, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Mike Mathiesen, Assoc. Superintendent, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Jeff Baier, Superintendent, Los Altos School District
  • Carlie Ware, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
  • A Representative from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office

Refreshments will be served. Translation services will be available.

Visit www.mountainview.gov

The City Manager’s Office supports the Human Relations Commission. For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (650) 903-6301 or email hrc@mountainview.gov

Prepare Your Federal & State Income Taxes For FREE

February 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Filing your taxes is as easy as 1, 2, 3

File with TurboTax Freedom Edition.  Volunteers and experts will be on site to help you.

Winter Break Basketball Camp

February 20-24, 9 am - 12 pm

Learn Valuable skills from MVHS coaches and student-athletes!  Camp is open to bosy and girls in Grades 3-8.  Camp fee is $250 for full week or %60 daily rate.  Camp fee includes a basketball, water bottle, t-shirt, and drawstring backpack.

Register at www.SpartansSportsCamp.com

Scholarships are available.

Fatherhood Changes Everything...And We've Changed Fatherhood!

Why does Fatherhood matter?

This FREE workshop offers tools needed to:

  • Initiate, build, grow or repair your relationship with your child
  • Explore and discover how to build sincere and a fulfilling bond with your child
  • Establish a good foundation for the family and the community’s future

Whether you are Single, Married, Separated, Widower, Father Figure – this “hands on” (experience oriented) seminar will introduce you to personal skills set needed to be a truly aware, responsive, and fulfilled father.

You Are Invited!
Dates: Mondays, February 27 – May 2
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View
(inside Trinity Methodist Church)

Registration: http://j.mp/CHAC247Dad or call (650) 967-4813

*Includes: dad, brother, grandfather, or any male caregiver in the child’s life

Recorder & Band Spring 2017

Band & Recorder Practice - have fun and improve your instrument skills. Students bring their instruments and music to this class.

This class is taught by faculty from the Community School of Music & Arts.

CSMA does not accept payment for this program

Recorder Practice

  • Mondays 3:15-4pm
  • Feb 27 - May 15 (no class on March 20)
  • Music Teacher : Andrea Manaskie
  • Room: TBD

Band Practice

  • Wednesdays 3:15-4pm
  • Mar 1 - May 17
  • Music Teacher : Robert Baucus
  • Room: TBD

Visit https://mistral.mvwsd.org/en/after-school for more details

No classes April 10-14

Register at your school office

QUESTIONS? Please contact Natalie Skelton, Music4Schools Assistant: [650] 917-6800 x324 or nskelton@arts4all.org.

City of Mountain View Summer Camp Fair

Saturday, March 4th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Avenue

  • Check out Summer Camps & Swim Lessons
  • Meet Summer Camp staff
  • Register for Spring/Summer programs*

For more information, call the Recreation Office at (650) 903-6331 or visit www.mountainview.gov/register

*Registration for Spring/Summer programs begins Saturday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. for Mountain View residents. In-person registration will be available from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on March 4th.  Non-resident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 20th.

Music & Children with Autism A Practical Guide for Parents & Caregivers

Monday, March 6
7:30pm
Tateuchi Hall
Community School of Music and Arts

Join us for an evening with music educator Dr. Ryan Hourigan and Amy Hourigan (MT-BC), licensed music therapist. Learn ways to use the arts to connect with children with autism.   

FREE! More info and RSVP at arts4all.org

Polar Bear Walk, Ride & Roll

We had another successful community-building event at Gabriela Mistral last Tuesday.  This program encourages kids to walk, bike, or car-pool to school.  There was a drawing for a new bicycle and helmet, and a student in second grade won this time!

There are two similar events planned this school year – one in March and one in May.  Join in the fun to reduce traffic, help keep our school safer, and help keep the air cleaner.

A big thank you to City of Mountain View's VERBS and SafeMoves for making these events possible!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Posted by dviramontes on February 1, 2017

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Last week Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Rudolph visited our school to walk the campus and review the construction and renovation plan with the architect representative from QKA, Dr. Robert Clark, MVWSD CBO, Mary Ann Duggan, MVWSD Director of Capital Projects, and Todd Lee, Program Manager at Greystone West.  We spent time looking at the entire scope of the project, including the Mistral administration/new office space, the drop off driveway and parking area, the new kinder classrooms and play area. There were no changes to Mistral’s plan and these will be submitted for State DSA approval this month. I will share an update and review the project timeline again at my next Principal’s coffee on February 3rd.  

 

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Friday, February 3rd

Teacher's Lounge

8:30am to 9:30am

 

Quetzal Spirit & Award Rally Rescheduled

Please join us on the blacktop on Thursday, February 16th at 8:30am.  

Our newly-formed student council is taking the lead on planning our Quetzal rallies and spirit days starting this month!​


PTA News Feb 1, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on January 31, 2017

Sign-Ups for the Afterschool Enrichment Spring Session (Feb 27 - May 15) are coming!

Pre-registration for afterschool is only open: Monday 2/6 - Thursday2/9 3:00pm. Please fill out   online forms (https://goo.gl/forms/znTD7TdUOfzLmmU42) or paper forms in the office.

 

Make a Difference: Project Cornerstone NEEDS leaders

If you value Project Cornerstone NOW is the time to step up!

We are looking for leaders for next school year. The program is at its best with a leadership TEAM. If you’ve been a PC reader or just seen how valuable Project Cornerstone has been please come to an informational meeting Thursday Feb 4 at 9:15 am OR Thursday evening at 6:15. Come learn the different roles, time commitment and tasks to being on a PC leader team.

Spanish and English speakers needed for PC leadership team. Without parent leadership for next year Project Cornerstone is in jeopardy of ending.

The PC program is fun and meaningful to our community and kids - Come make a difference!  

Informational meeting Thursday Feb 4 at 9:15 am OR Thursday evening at 6:15

if you cannot make this informational meeting, but are interested, please contact Dara Tynefield. dtynefield@gmail.com or 650 279 0649.

Be a School Board Meeting Observer

Help our community be informed about what's happening in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Please consider signing up to attend a district board meeting and report back to the PTA.