Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Posted by mdecarva on April 26, 2017

 

53d62350c82bdee4c1212e165f5fa23a.jpg Construction Update

The next phase of our construction project is getting close.  Teachers located in the finger wings are starting to pack.  We have identified the location of of our storage containers that will arrive sometime next month.  Our school will not be accessible once the new construction fencing goes up in June after school lets out.  We are very excited that when we return in August the finger wings of the school will be remodeled and ready for students!

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To view details about the scope of the remodel please click here


 

EMERGENCY ACCESS AND SCHOOL DROP OFF AREAS

This is our school’s main entrance for emergency responders it must be kept clear at all times!

IMG_5370.JPG

We all must work together to enhance the ability of emergency responders to reach our campus and respond to emergency situations.
Students, visitors and district staff are prohibited from parking in areas marked as fire lanes because doing so can prevent the timely arrival of first responders to the scene of medical or fire emergencies on our school campus.
Please take the time necessary to find parking on the street or other parking locations near the campus.
Keep Our Students Safe!
During morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up — and to maintain emergency access to our campuses — follow these important traffic safety tips:

  • Set a good example for your child.

  • Make sure your child knows how to enter and exit your car safely.  Never exit on the side of oncoming traffic. 


  • Do not park in the campus’ pick-up circle. Parking, even for a moment, slows everybody down.

  • Parked cars can also hinder emergency vehicle response to a campus. 
This is the main entrance to our school campus.

  • If you must meet with a teacher or 
run inside, please use the on-street or designated parking spaces.

  • Do not park in red lanes; and remember to use the crosswalks for safety. 


  • Respect children and pedestrians crossing the internal drives and surrounding streets. 


  • Teach your child to use good manners and safe walking skills when crossing the drive and street; also to respect crossing guards, and obey safety rules. 


  • Pick up students from the curbside only; never wave your child over through traffic. Crossing between cars is extremely dangerous.

  • If you can carpool, please do so. Not only will you find a friend, you reduce the number of cars coming to campus — and frustration.

  • Be patient and courteous to staff assisting children with loading and unloading.


 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System

Students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be taking the a CAASPP assessment in April and May.  See the table below for the 3rd-5th grade test schedule at Mistral.

School testing time blocks for all grade levels are 8:30AM to 11:30AM with a recess break at 10:25AM.  Extended time is allowed for children who are still working on completing test after 11:30AM.  Tests are not timed.

In order to maintain a quiet testing environment, all K-5 families should arrive to school on time and adults should leave campus by 8:30AM during the testing schedule.  Mistral students in grade 3-5 who arrive late will not be allowed in the classroom.  These students will need to take the missed test during a make up time later in the day or week.  Please do not be late to school.  

Note:  Castro school will begin their testing session at 8:15AM.  

Please do not enter the hallways or corridors during the testing window.   

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NO HEELYS.jpg

Heelys (shoes with roller skate wheels in the sole) are not allowed to be worn to school or on the playground.

If students wear their Heelys to school, they will be asked to remove the wheels and turn them into the office. Students escorted by their parent may collect the wheels at the end of the school day. Please ensure your child does not wear these shoes (with wheels in the heel) to school.


 

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Tues Apr 25 -  

Fri May 19

Various Times

State Testing (3rd - 5th Grade)

Thu Apr 27

9:00am - 10:00am

Puppet Show (Kinder - 2nd Grade) MUR

Mon May 1

6:00pm - 7:30pm

PTA Executive Meeting

Tue May 2

8:45am - 1:15pm

Palo Alto Jr Museum field trip RM# 102

Wed May 3

5:30pm - 6:30pm

New Kinder Family Potluck - Redwood Garden

Thu May 4

8:40am - 9:00am

Monthly Quetzal Assembly - MUR

Fri May 5

8:30am - 9:30am

Principal Coffee - Staff Lounge

Mon May 8

All Day

Spirit Day - 80’s Day

Wed May 10

Wed May 10

8:40am - 2:15pm

8:45am - 1:15pm

Oakland Museum Field Trip RM# 114-116

Palo Alto Jr Museum field trip RM# 103

Thu May 11

9:30am - 10:30am

Wild life assembly (K-2nd) MUR

Fri May 12

7:00pm - 8:00pm

CSMA 5th Grade Gala Strings Concert




PTA News Apr 26, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 26, 2017

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

We will be celebrating the national Teacher (and Staff) Appreciation Week on May 1-5, 2017 for both Mistral and Castro.

We would like to invite all our students and families to bring items each day that week to show how much we appreciate the hard work of teachers, Principal Simões de Carvalho, aides, administration and school staff, our librarian, yard-duties, janitors and all who make a difference in the lives of our children.

Please note that there is no obligation to participate in the weekly events, or you can choose other ways of showing your gratitude. You can also ask your Room Parent for your teacher’s Favorite Things list for gift ideas.

  • Monday: Bring a flower to the teacher, secretary, librarian, principal, etc.
  • Tuesday: Bring something homemade, like a drawing, artwork, a card or a poem, etc.
  • Wednesday: Families will bring breakfast items to Teacher’s Lounge on Wednesday morning, May 3rd at 8:00 am, depending on grade: Details to come on what breakfast items to bring. (Volunteers needed!)
  • Thursday: Luncheon offered by Both PTAs & Volunteers from each school. (Volunteers needed!)
  • Friday: Offer a special treat from the teacher's “Favorite Things” list.

Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated for these days and times:

  • Breakfast: Wednesday, May 3rd, 8 - 9 am and 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
  • Luncheon: Thursday, May 4th, 10 am - 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Email to sign up - mmdinard@gmail.com

Recess Supervision Help

We invite you to help provide extra adult supervision during lunch recess. Our yard supervisors are wonderful, and during our current construction phase, their job can be difficult with children spread out in different areas. Surely our students could benefit from extra sets of caring eyes and hands! Please sign up for one shift or several! Contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Sara Kopit-Olson, VP Mistral PTA

Marker Recycling

Instead of tossing markers into the trash, let’s Colorcycle them!  Your classroom and library have Colorcycle boxes for marker drop off.  Our 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 61076 will recycle markers by collecting and shipping used markers to a Crayola facility to convert them into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to fill vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  

Please go to http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx to learn more about Colorcycle!


Community News April 26, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 26, 2017

Graham’s Spring Fling - Friday, May 5, 5pm-8pm

5TH Grade Instrument Collection Strings Only for Landels-Mistral - May 15th, 3:00 - 5:00

5TH Grade Instrument Collection Band Only for Huff-Mistral-Castro - May 26th, 3:00 - 5:00

2017 Summer art & music camps - June 12 – August 18, One week or two week sessions

Camp Superstuff Asthma Summer Camp 2017 - July 24th - July 28th: 9am - 4pm

Chess Tournament!

The 14th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Theuerkauf Elementary School.  There will be two competitive divisions (grades K-3 and 4-8) and an open division for players who cannot attend the entire time or who are still learning the game.  There is no entry fee. Register online at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess until April 28th. Competitive players must check in between 11:30 am and 12:00, and the tournament will end around 5 pm.  Parent volunteers are needed!  For more information, contact Chris Cosner (burrowingowl@gmail.com; 650-814-4651).

Spring Concert

2nd Grade
Fri. May 5 @8:40am
held in the multi

3rd Grade
Thurs. May 11
@3:00pm
held in the multi
4th Grade Informances
Wed. April 26
held in the classrooms
12:45-1:30pm Ms. Díaz Rm 13
1:30-2:15pm Ms. Hove Rm 14
Chorus
Wed. May 10
@3:45pm
held in the multi

Reading, Writing and Talking with Children: Supporting Literacy at home

MV Parent U presents: “Reading, Writing and Talking with Children: Supporting Literacy at home” on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-8pm at the Graham Middle School MUR.

Presenters: The Mountain View Public Library (Sharon McClintock, Librarian Youth Services) and our very own District Reading Teacher (Nancy Pfeffer, Landels teacher and mom)

Please join us to learn several strategies for supporting your readers and writers at home.

  • How to boost your child's reading engagement and make reading fun
  • Ways to help your child overcome his/her writer’s block
  • How to have a conversation when your child is reluctant to share about his/her day

***    Go home with some fun, ready-made literacy activities!

In addition, the Mountain View Library will share:

  • Ebooks and online library resources
  • Information on Library programs and services for the entire family

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

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

Please look for a letter this week asking your child to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education sometime between May 22 through May 31. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health among our youth, improve the school learning environment and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous. If you do not want your child to complete the survey, you must fill out and return the Withdrawal Form no later than May 5, 2017 to your child’s school office

If you have any questions about this survey, call Heidi Smith at 650-526-3500 ext. 1121.


PTA News Apr 19, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 19, 2017

Recess Supervision Help

We invite you to help provide extra adult supervision during lunch recess. Our yard supervisors are wonderful, and during our current construction phase, their job can be difficult with children spread out in different areas. Surely our students could benefit from extra sets of caring eyes and hands! Please sign up for one shift or several! Contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Sara Kopit-Olson, VP Mistral PTA

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Mistral and Castro Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: MAY 1st – 5th, 2017

We will be celebrating the national Teacher (and Staff) Appreciation Week on May 1-5, 2017 for both Mistral and Castro.

We would like to invite all our students and families to bring items each day that week to show how much we appreciate the hard work of teachers, Principal Simões de Carvalho, aides, administration and school staff, our librarian, yard-duties, janitors and all who make a difference in the lives of our children.

Please note that there is no obligation to participate in the weekly events, or you can choose other ways of showing your gratitude. You can also ask your Room Parent for your teacher’s Favorite Things list for gift ideas.

  • Monday: Bring a flower to the teacher, secretary, librarian, principal, etc.
  • Tuesday: Bring something homemade, like a drawing, artwork, a card or a poem, etc.
  • Wednesday: Families will bring breakfast items to Teacher’s Lounge on Wednesday morning, May 3rd at 8:00 am, depending on grade: Details to come on what breakfast items to bring. (Volunteers needed!)
  • Thursday: Luncheon offered by Both PTAs & Volunteers from each school. (Volunteers needed!)
  • Friday: Offer a special treat from the teacher's “Favorite Things” list.

Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated for these days and times:

  • Breakfast: Wednesday, May 3rd, 8 - 9 am and 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
  • Luncheon: Thursday, May 4th, 10 am - 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm - 2 pm

Email to sign up - mmdinard@gmail.com

Spanish Book Fair

we have an opportunity to host a spanish book fair towards the end of the school year.  the idea is that this book fair could be a good source of spanish books for our kids before starting their summer vacation.  the pta is looking for one or two volunteers to lead this event, and more volunteers to help make this happen.  here are some details:

when?
it's a 3-day event, may 30 - june 1?

how?
the book company sends us everything by mail, we run the event however we want, and then mail back whatever didn't sell.  the book company donates 5% of all sales to the school.

for more information check out this link:  http://www.la-libreria.net/.  if you're interested in helping with this opportunity, please let trisha gilbert know.

gracias!
joey

Marker Recycling

Instead of tossing markers into the trash, let’s Colorcycle them!  Your classroom and library have Colorcycle boxes for marker drop off.  Our 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 61076 will recycle markers by collecting and shipping used markers to a Crayola facility to convert them into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to fill vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  Please go to http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx to learn more about Colorcycle!


Community News Apr 19, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 18, 2017

VTA’s Summer Youth Pass Mail Order Form

Downtown Spring Family Parade - Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - from Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

2017 Summer art & music camps - June 12 – August 18, One week or two week sessions

Camp Superstuff Asthma Summer Camp 2017 - July 24th - July 28th: 9am - 4pm

Spring Trimester Music Update from CSMA

Parenting Classes For parents or caregivers with children up to 11 years old

Marcus Shelby Trio

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:00am-11:50am

The Marcus Shelby Trio presents “Blues and the Pursuit of Freedom,” a history of African American music told through blues, spirituals, field hollers, work songs, swing, and popular music. Live performance, history, poetry and field recordings combine to inspire students while they learn the importance of African American music as a tool for various freedom movements in the United States.

Shelby is currently the Artistic Director and leader of The Marcus Shelby Orchestra. Shelby is very active in music education and currently teaches at Rooftop Alternative School in San Francisco and the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University. Shelby also has led many of the San Francisco Jazz Festival Family Matinee Concerts. In March 2013, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed Shelby to the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Mountain View Spring Family Parade - Saturday

Come march down Castro Street with Mistral. Bring the whole family and wear your Mistral spirit-ware or a crazy fun costume to show your Quetzal pride!  Meet us at lineup # 12 on Villa Street between Castro and Hope Street, no later than 10am on April 22rd.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is Thursday, April 27. Many local companies plan events during school hours on this week.

In addition to missing important instructional time, please be aware that this is an unexcused absence for your child (Excused absences are determined by the state: They are illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises). Also, this day falls during the state testing period. Students absent during testing will be asked to make up tests upon their return to school.

We understand that is a great opportunity for your child to see the types of work you and your company do.  Because of the conflict, we will be working with our corporate sponsors to explore other dates and times that are not as disruptive to the instructional day. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Chess Tournament!

The 14th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Theuerkauf Elementary School.  There will be two competitive divisions (grades K-3 and 4-8) and an open division for players who cannot attend the entire time or who are still learning the game.  There is no entry fee. Register online at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess until April 28th. Competitive players must check in between 11:30 am and 12:00, and the tournament will end around 5 pm.  Parent volunteers are needed!  For more information, contact Chris Cosner (burrowingowl@gmail.com; 650-814-4651).

Spring Concert

2nd Grade

Fri. May 5 @8:40am

held in the multi

3rd Grade

Thurs. May 11

@3:00pm

held in the multi

4th Grade Informances

Wed. April 26

held in the classrooms

12:45-1:30pm Ms. Díaz Rm 13

1:30-2:15pm Ms. Hove Rm 14

Chorus

Wed. May 10

@3:45pm

held in the multi

Reading, Writing and Talking with Children: Supporting Literacy at home

MV Parent U presents: “Reading, Writing and Talking with Children: Supporting Literacy at home” on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-8pm at the Graham Middle School MUR.

Presenters: The Mountain View Public Library (Sharon McClintock, Librarian Youth Services) and our very own District Reading Teacher (Nancy Pfeffer, Landels teacher and mom)

Please join us to learn several strategies for supporting your readers and writers at home.

  • How to boost your child's reading engagement and make reading fun
  • Ways to help your child overcome his/her writer’s block
  • How to have a conversation when your child is reluctant to share about his/her day

***    Go home with some fun, ready-made literacy activities!

In addition, the Mountain View Library will share:

  • Ebooks and online library resources
  • Information on Library programs and services for the entire family

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


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Posted by mdecarva on April 18, 2017


          

EMERGENCY ACCESS AND SCHOOL DROP OFF AREAS

This is our school’s main entrance for emergency responders

it must be kept clear at all times!

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 We all must work together to enhance the ability of emergency responders to reach our campus and respond to emergency situations.

Students, visitors and district staff are prohibited from parking in areas marked as fire lanes because doing so can prevent the timely arrival of first responders to the scene of medical or fire emergencies on our school campus.
Please take the time necessary to find parking on the street or other parking locations near the campus.

Keep Our Students Safe!

During morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up — and to maintain emergency access to our campuses — follow these important traffic safety tips:

  • Set a good example for your child.

  • Make sure your child knows how to enter and exit your car safely.  Never exit on the side of oncoming traffic. 


  • Do not park in the campus’ pick-up circle. Parking, even for a moment, slows everybody down.

  • Parked cars can also hinder emergency vehicle response to a campus. 
This is the main entrance to our school campus.

  • If you must meet with a teacher or
run inside, please use the on-street or designated parking spaces.

  • Do not park in red lanes; and remember to use the crosswalks for safety. 


  • Respect children and pedestrians crossing the internal drives and surrounding streets. 


  • Teach your child to use good manners and safe walking skills when crossing the drive and street; also to respect crossing guards, and obey safety rules. 


  • Pick up students from the curbside only; never wave your child over through traffic. Crossing between cars is extremely dangerous.

  • If you can carpool, please do so. Not only will you find a friend, you reduce the number of cars coming to campus — and frustration.

  • Be patient and courteous to staff assisting children with loading and unloading. 


 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

(CAASPP) System

Students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be taking the a CAASPP assessment in April and May.  See the table below for the 3rd-5th grade test schedule at Mistral.

School testing time blocks for all grade levels are 8:30AM to 11:30AM with a recess break at 10:25AM.  Extended time is allowed for children who are still working on completing test after 11:30AM.  Tests are not timed.

In order to maintain a quiet testing environment, all K-5 families should arrive to school on time and adults should leave campus by 8:30AM during the testing schedule.  Mistral students in grade 3-5 who arrive late will not be allowed in the classroom.  These students will need to take the missed test during a make up time later in the day or week.  Please do not be late to school.  Coordinating make up sessions can be complicated and costly to the school.

Note:  Castro school will begin their testing session at 8:15AM.  Please do not enter the hallways or corridors during the testing window.  
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Heelys (shoes with roller skate wheels in the sole) are not allowed to be worn to school or on the playground.

If students wear their Heelys to school, they will be asked to remove the wheels and turn them into the office. Students escorted by their parent may collect the wheels at the end of the school day. Please ensure your child does not wear these shoes (with wheels in the heel) to school.


 

Wordle .jpgSSC & ELAC Meeting

Join our School Site Council and ELAC meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00pm in RM# 6. All Mistral community members are welcome to attend.


 


 

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Principal Coffee -

Friday, April 21st

Teacher’s Lounge

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 


 

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Thu Apr 20

Thu Apr 20

11:00am - 11:50am

4:00pm - 5:30pm

CSMA Music in action concert 3rd - 5th Grade MUR

SSC/ELAC Meeting - RM# 6

Fri Apr 21

Fri Apr 21

8:30am - 9:30am

9:45am - 1:30pm

Principal Coffee - Staff Lounge

MI: Bing Concert Hall Field Trip RM# 108,109

Tues Apr 25 -  

Fri May 19

Various Times

State Testing (3rd - 5th Grade)

Thu Apr 27

9:00am - 10:00am

Puppet Show (Kinder - 3rd Grade) MUR

Mon May 1

6:00pm - 7:30pm

PTA Executive Meeting

Tue May 2

8:45am - 1:15pm

Palo Alto Jr Museum field trip RM# 102

Wed May 3

5:30pm - 6:30pm

New Kinder Family Potluck - Redwood Garden

Thu May 4

8:40am - 9:00am

Monthly Quetzal Assembly - MUR

Fri May 5

8:30am - 9:30am

Principal Coffee - Staff Lounge

Mon May 8

All Day

Spirit Day - 80’s Day

Wed May 10

Wed May 10

8:40am - 2:15pm

8:45am - 1:15pm

Oakland Museum Field Trip RM# 114-116

Palo Alto Jr Museum field trip RM# 103

Thu May 11

9:30am - 10:30am

Wild life assembly (K-2nd) MUR

Fri May 12

7:00pm - 8:00pm

CSMA 5th Grade Gala Strings Concert

 


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Posted by dviramontes on April 5, 2017

 

Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful and creative projects that Mistral students have prepared. Hope to see you all tomorrow!

 

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Friday, April 21st

Teacher’s Lounge

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.





 

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 Monthly Quetzal award & Spirit Rally

Thursday April 6th 

8:30am in the MUR

 
Quetzal Spirit rallies are held in the MUR
Kinder through 5th Grade: 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Our newly-formed student council is taking the lead on planning our Quetzal rallies and spirit days. During the assembly, we will recite our school poem, review our school-wide expectations, recognize model Quetzales.

 

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We will celebrate Favorite Animal Day. Wear your school t-shirt, bring your favorite stuffed animal or dress up as your favorite animal! Show your school spirit and participate - it’s fun!


PTA News Apr 05, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 4, 2017

Science Fair Volunteers

We need a few volunteers to help on the day of the Science Fair April 6. Please sign up! Thank you :-)

Election Results

In our last PTA general meeting, the membership (you) voted for the PTA officers for the 2017/2018 school year.  Here are the results:

  • president - joey mercer
  • vice president - sara kopit-olson
  • treasurer - tim downey
  • financial secretary - VACANT
  • recording secretary - laiza bromberg
  • historian - eilish byrne

Congratulations to our new officers!  When you see them around campus, introduce yourself and let them know how much we appreciate their efforts.  These parent volunteers are very excited for the opportunity to contribute to our awesome community, and are available to help you in any way they can.  We're still looking for a financial secretary, so if you or someone you know is interested, please contact me.

thank you,
joey

Marker Recycling

Instead of tossing markers into the trash, let’s Colorcycle them!  Your classroom and library have Colorcycle boxes for marker drop off.  Our 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 61076 will recycle markers by collecting and shipping used markers to a Crayola facility to convert them into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to fill vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  Please go to http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx to learn more about Colorcycle!


Community News Apr 05, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on April 4, 2017

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

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

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 April 17, 2017 7 PM- 9 PM Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road

Information Session on Immigration presented by SIREN

Tuesday April 18, 2017

6:00PM -  Mistral/Castro MUR

Learn more about:

  • Recent developments in immigration
  • How to protect & prepare yourself in case of an immigration raid
  • Requirements, benefits & process for applying for citizenship
  • How to prevent being victims of immigration fraud
  • Where to get the best legal help in your community
  • Upcoming free legal workshop dates & locations

For more information please contact: Sandra Cruz at 408-453-3003 x 102

Arts for Everyone!

The arts are a vehicle for creative expression and social interaction in ALL kids. The arts are linked to academic achievement as well as social and emotional development. In this forum we will explore the various arts opportunities in our community. We’ll hear from Youth Drama for All (in their 10th year of productions), Dance for ALL (a YMCA based community class), and other local arts groups.

April 19, 7-9 PM

Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos

Marcus Shelby Trio

Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:00am-11:50am

The Marcus Shelby Trio presents “Blues and the Pursuit of Freedom,” a history of African American music told through blues, spirituals, field hollers, work songs, swing, and popular music. Live performance, history, poetry and field recordings combine to inspire students while they learn the importance of African American music as a tool for various freedom movements in the United States.

Shelby is currently the Artistic Director and leader of The Marcus Shelby Orchestra. Shelby is very active in music education and currently teaches at Rooftop Alternative School in San Francisco and the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University. Shelby also has led many of the San Francisco Jazz Festival Family Matinee Concerts. In March 2013, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed Shelby to the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Spartans Sports Camp

Register at www.SpartansSportsCamp.com

For more info 650.479.5906 or info@SpartansSportsCamp.com

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is Thursday, April 27. Many local companies plan events during school hours on this week.

In addition to missing important instructional time, please be aware that this is an unexcused absence for your child (Excused absences are determined by the state: They are illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises). Also, this day falls during the state testing period. Students absent during testing will be asked to make up tests upon their return to school.

We understand that is a great opportunity for your child to see the types of work you and your company do.  Because of the conflict, we will be working with our corporate sponsors to explore other dates and times that are not as disruptive to the instructional day. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Spring Concert

2nd Grade

Fri. May 5 @8:40am

held in the multi

3rd Grade

Thurs. May 11

@3:00pm

held in the multi

4th Grade Informances

Wed. April 26

held in the classrooms

12:45-1:30pm Ms. Díaz Rm 13

1:30-2:15pm Ms. Hove Rm 14

Chorus

Wed. May 10

@3:45pm

held in the multi