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Community News Jan 10, 2018

Posted by baguirrecortez on March 16, 2018

State of the Schools Event

Please join MVWSD Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for the State of the Schools event

WHEN: Thursday, Feb 8 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Auditorium, Crittenden Middle School,  1701 Rock Street, Mountain View

Dr. Rudolph will speak about this year’s successes and challenges in our schools, and what can be expected in the future. All are welcome to this free event. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

 

Performances:  Graham Middle School and Crittenden Middle School vocal ensembles

 

Please reserve your free seat here

 


Mountain View Whisman School District

We Are Fighting the Flu!

Our schools are seeing more cases of flu in both staff and students. With seasonal flu circulating at our schools and in the community, here are a few reminders about what you should do. 

  • If your child has flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose), keep him or her 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. 

  • Drink a lot of liquid (such as juice, water, Pedialyte ®, broth).

  • Keep him or her comfortable. Rest is important.

  • For fever, sore throat, and muscle aches, you can use fever-reducing medicines that your doctor recommends.

  • Use good health habits such as covering coughs and/or sneezes in sleeves, or to cover coughs/sneezes with tissues.  Wash hands often and keep them away from your face.

  • Keep tissues close and have a trash bag within reach for disposing of used tissues.

  • Don’t go to school, daycare, or public places if you are sick.

  • 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

  • Feeling extremely irritable

  • Not urinating

  • Your symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

 


Bond Oversight, Parcel Tax Oversight committees seek community representatives

The District is seeking qualified persons to serve on two committees of community leaders:

 

• Bond Oversight Committee for the District's Measure G Bond Program (a member of a bona fide tax organization for a two-year commitment)

 

• Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for Measure B

 

Representatives monitor, provide oversight and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

 

Applications are foundhere (www.mvwsd.org/committees). Applications can be mailed to: Dr. Robert Clark, Associate Superintendent/Chief Business Officer,750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043 or faxed to 650-964-8907.

 

Questions? Please call Dr. Robert Clark at 650-526-3500 or rclark@mvwsd.org.

 


Strong Start

Foothill College is coming to Mariano Castro & Gabriela Mistral to provide parents and families                     college classes. Become a Foothill College student free of charge and receive your student ID and all college student benefits. Our class, Strong Start, will help you learn techniques to communicate effectively with your student and strengthen school partnerships. Classes begin Jan. 11th at 6:00PM in our Staff Lounge and are offered in English and Spanish. See you all there!


English Class for Parents

Join our free English language class. We will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in small groups with trained instructors.

All levels are welcome.

Mariano Castro Elementary School, Front Office

Saturdays, 9:30AM to 12:00PM

1/6  1/12 1/20  1/27 2/3 2/10


MV Parent University presents "Special Education Basics: Tips for parents on how to navigate the special education process"

Learn about:

* Special Education process

* Important terms

* Support at your child's school

Question & Answer session with Special Education Director Gary Johnson

 

Wednesday, January 10

6:30-8pm

Crittenden Middle School

 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

 

Provided:

* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)


Cultivating Resilience from the Inside Out: Developing a Yes Brain in Children and Adolescents

MVLA Speakers Series presents "Cultivating Resilience from the Inside Out: Developing a Yes Brain in Children and Adolescents" by Dr. Dan Siegel

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA

 

In this presentation Dr. Siegel will explore the nature of the changes in the developing brain and how they set the stage for childhood and adolescent mental, physical, and interpersonal well-being.

 

Audience: K-12 parents, educators, and other caretakers

Admission: Free  Register:https://mvla2017-2018-dansiegel.eventbrite.com


CELDT/ELPAC Testers

JOB DESCRIPTION: The MVWSD is looking for qualified individuals interested in administering the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Test (ELPAC) to the District’s K-8 English language learners.  Flexible hours. $20 an hour. All examiners will be certified by successfully completing the district-sponsored screening and training. Must be a fluent English speaker to apply. For more information contact Arline Siam at asiam@mvwsd.org.  

 


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Open House - January 17th

 

Thinking about how you can make a difference in the life of a student in our community?   Mentor Tutor Connection needs Mentors for High School students and Tutors for K- 8   students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools.   

All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

    Date:                 Wednesday, January 17

         Time:               12:00 - 2:00 pm

       Location:         MVLA District Office - Board Room

                           1299 Bryant Ave, Mountain View, CA

        Register:      REGISTER ONLINE

       Questions:    programs@mentortutorconnection.org


MVEF NEWS!

Eat right and give back January 18th! Join us at Sweetgreen, located at 440 Castro Street

Starting off 2018 with a vow to eat healthier? Kick off the new year doing good for your body and good for the community! On January 18th sweetgreen will be donating 20% of your bill to the Mountain View Educational Foundation! There are some amazing choices, check out the menu at sweetgreen.com!

 


MVEF Winter Gala 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018    

Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue    

   

Join us on February 10th as we LET THE MUSIC PLAY and raise funds to support every child at every school in the Mountain View Whisman School District. You can join us earlier for a formal sit-down dinner or join us later in the evening for dessert, and dancing.

 

CHOOSE YOUR JAM:  Purchase Tickets Now!

 

THE ALBUM - $125

5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

We will start at 5:30 with hors d’oeuvres and champagne and follow with a formal, multi-course, sit-down dinner with musical entertainment. Stay for dessert, the silent auction and dancing.

 

Tickets are $125 each, or

 

THE BOX SET - $1,000

A table of 8 for you and your friends for $1,000

Note: Teachers can pay $85 for these tickets.

 

THE SINGLE - $40

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 

At 7:30, the party will open to a wider group for cheese, fruit and desserts, the silent auction and dancing.

Tickets are $40 each

Note: Teachers have complimentary admission to the dessert and dancing part of the evening.

 

Winter Gala Raffle

Time to buy your raffle tickets!

Mountain View Educational Foundation has some amazing prizes up for grabs in this year's raffle.

  • First prize: Two premium tickets to the Shoreline Concert of your choice

  • Second Prize: Dinner for 4 at Quattro Restaurant

  • Third Prize: A $250 gift card to Cognition Cyclery!

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. We are selling tickets at every school, to find out where to get your tickets send a note to hafsa@mvef.org. Interested in selling tickets? Our top two sellers get $25 Amazon gift cards.

 

 


CSMA Spring Classes Begin Jan 7 - www.arts4all.org
MVLA Speaker Series - “Raising Digital Natives”, presenter Devorah Heitner - Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm


Community News Jan 03, 2018

Posted by baguirrecortez on March 16, 2018


Mark your Calendar for the Next Book Meeting:

Thursday, January 4th

8:30am or 6:30pm

Teacher's Lounge

Book: When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really, Angry...

Theme: We all get angry, but we can stop, think, and choose our reaction         

 

Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

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 (in all 8 Mountain View Whisman elementary schools) 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!

Last year we reached thousands of students and taught over 550 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students? We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, January 8th (9:00 a.m to noon)

Duveneck School

Room 10

Agenda: kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rd grade lessons (10:00-noon)

 

Monday, January 22nd (9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.)

Stevenson PACT School

Conference Room D

Agenda: 4th grade lesson (9-10:00), 5th grade lesson (10-11:00)

 

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/ or send questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.

Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School,505 Escuela Ave.

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.

New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go towww.mvwsd.org/register.

Cultivating Resilience from the Inside Out: Developing a Yes Brain in Children and Adolescents

MVLA Speakers Series presents "Cultivating Resilience from the Inside Out: Developing a Yes Brain in Children and Adolescents" by Dr. Dan Siegel

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

Los Altos High School Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA

 

In this presentation Dr. Siegel will explore the nature of the changes in the developing brain and how they set the stage for childhood and adolescent mental, physical, and interpersonal well-being.

 

Audience: K-12 parents, educators, and other caretakers

Admission: Free

Register:https://mvla2017-2018-dansiegel.eventbrite.com

 

MV Parent University presents "Special Education Basics: Tips for parents on how to navigate the special education process"

 

Learn about:

* Special Education process

* Important terms

* Support at your child's school

Question & Answer session with Special Education Director Gary Johnson

 

Wednesday, January 10

6:30-8pm

Crittenden Middle School

 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

 

Provided:

* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

 

MVEF NEWS!

Eat right and give back January 18th! Join us at Sweetgreen, located at 440 Castro Street

Starting off 2018 with a vow to eat healthier? Kick off the new year doing good for your body and good for the community! On January 18th sweetgreen will be donating 20% of your bill to the Mountain View Educational Foundation! There are some amazing choices, check out the menu atsweetgreen.com!

Winter Gala and Raffle

Time to buy your raffle tickets!

Mountain View Educational Foundation has some amazing prizes up for grabs in this year's raffle.

First prize: Two premium tickets to the Shoreline Concert of your choice

Second Prize: Dinner for 4 at Quattro Restaurant

Third Prize: A $250 gift card to Cognition Cyclery!

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. We are selling tickets at every school, to find out where to get your tickets send a note to hafsa@mvef.org. Interested in selling tickets? Our top two sellers get $25 Amazon gift cards.

Our Winter Gala and Auction is February 10th. Check out the attached flyer or go toMVEF.org


MVEF Winter Gala 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018    

Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue    

 

   

Join us on February 10th as we LET THE MUSIC PLAY and raise funds to support every child at every school in the Mountain View Whisman School District. You can join us earlier for a formal sit-down dinner or join us later in the evening for dessert, and dancing.

 

CHOOSE YOUR JAM:

THE ALBUM - $125

5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

We will start at 5:30 with passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne and follow with a formal, multi-course, sit-down dinner with musical entertainment. Stay for dessert,

the silent auction and dancing.

 

Tickets are $125 each, or

THE BOX SET - $1,000

 

A table of 8 for you and your friends for $1,000

Note: Teachers can pay $85 for these tickets.

 

THE SINGLE - $40

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 

At 7:30, the party will open to a wider group for cheese, fruit and desserts,

the silent auction and dancing.

Tickets are $40 each

Note: Teachers have complimentary admission to the dessert and dancing part of the evening.

CHOOSE YOUR JAM: Purchase Tickets Now!



Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Open House - January 17th



Thinking about how you can make a difference in the life of a student in our community?   Mentor Tutor Connection needs Mentors for High School students and Tutors for K- 8   students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools.   

All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

    Date:                 Wednesday, January 17

         Time:               12:00 - 2:00 pm

       Location:         MVLA District Office - Board Room

                           1299 Bryant Ave, Mountain View, CA

        Register:      REGISTER ONLINE

       Questions:    programs@mentortutorconnection.org


Community News Dec 13, 2017

Posted by baguirrecortez on March 15, 2018


Mark your Calendar for the Next Book Meeting:

Thursday, January 4th

8:30am or 6:30pm

Teacher's Lounge

Book: When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really, Angry...

Theme: We all get angry, but we can stop, think, and choose our reaction           

   

MVHS Sports Boosters 4th Annual Christmas Tree lot

Don't miss the MVHS Sports Boosters 4th Annual Christmas Tree lot featuring "high quality fresh cut #1 grade" trees from Oregon.

 

Located at the Mountain View High School Stadium

3535 Truman Ave

Mountain View, CA

 

Hours of Operation:

Weekdays 5pm-8pm

Saturdays and Sundays 11am-8pm

 

Staffed by our MVHS athletes, performing arts students and parents

 

Buy a tree and support your students.  All proceeds go to MVHS Sports Boosters to benefit the athletic and performing arts programs.  

Registration Deadline for Math Kangaroo is Dec 15

The 2018 International Math Kangaroo is Coming to Mistral!.  The registration deadline for Math Kangaroo is approaching on December 15 and we still have plenty of available seats.

 

If you’re not sure whether your child is ready to participate in this math Olympiad, you should try out some of the free sample contest problems available here: http://www.mathkangaroo.org/mk/practice.html

 

Math Kangaroo is widely recognized by math enrichment educators and colleges as a valuable venue for honing creative problem solving skills.  Math Kangaroo is one of the "top four international competitions" recommended by the Russian School of Mathematics, alongside the American Mathematics Contest (and International Math Olympiad held by the Mathematics Association of America), the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), and the International Math Contest (by the Russian School of Mathematics).  See: http://blog.russianschool.com/five-facts-about-math-kangaroo and  http://blog.russianschool.com/guide-to-math-competitions

 

What’s more, in addition to gaining valuable experience with a low-stakes competitive test-taking environment and gaining pride in one’s efforts, all participants will win prizes.  Each participant receives a t-shirt, pencil, test booklet, and certificate. Students who finish in the top 3 for the nation receive bronze, silver, and gold medals. Kids who place in the top 20 for the state receive additional prizes such as gift cards, or other items.  For kids in grades 1-4, getting on the top 20 list usually means answering upwards of 19 out of the 24 questions correctly. Top 20 finishers will have their names published on the Math Kangaroo website.

If you’re planning to participate, please take a moment this week to complete the registration process.  The new registration platform that Math Kangaroo is using has several steps.

 

To register, go to http://www.mathkangaroo.org/mk/default.html.  Confirm your email, then register your child using the school's private site code.  Please note that everyone registering will need a private registration code from mathkangaroomistral@gmail.com  to complete the registration process.

 

Forms for financial and registration assistance are also available in the front office.

Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

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 (in all 8 Mountain View Whisman elementary schools) 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!

Last year we reached thousands of students and taught over 550 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students? We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, January 8th (9:00 a.m to noon)

Duveneck School

Room 10

Agenda: kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rd grade lessons (10:00-noon)

 

Monday, January 22nd (9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.)

Stevenson PACT School

Conference Room D

Agenda: 4th grade lesson (9-10:00), 5th grade lesson (10-11:00)

 

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/ or send questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.

KCI Design and Programming Camp for Students: December 18 - 21

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is offering students the chance to flex their creativity while enjoying a variety of challenging activities during this hands-on camp, including game creation, engineering design projects, and programming. Each student will take home several projects, including their own Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey. Taught by instructors with engineering and coding expertise, this four-day camp is appropriate for students grades 6 – 10 as they can work individually or in teams.

Registration Cost: After November 22: $799

Materials Fee: $100. Students will receive Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey kits to use during the camp and take home, as well as other maker materials.

Register at De Anza Community Education: http://bit.ly/2z4nAoN

Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School,505 Escuela Ave.

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.

New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go towww.mvwsd.org/register.


Community News Nov 29, 2017

Posted by baguirrecortez on March 13, 2018

MV Parent U: English Language Learner 101

Please join us for a free workshop that introduces parents to information, resources, and tips for English Learner families to navigate the journey to English proficiency. The workshop will cover everything a parent of an English learner needs to know about the process from initial EL testing to reclassification, including strategies for improving English fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from former MVWSD EL students and their parents.

 

When: Monday, December 4, 6:30-8pm at the Graham Middle School MUR

 

For more info, click onwww.mvwsd.org/parentu

Community Tree Lighting Celebration

Monday, December 4, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Civic Center Plaza

500 Castro Street

 

For more information, please call the Recreation Division at (650) 903-6331.


 

           Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

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 (in all 8 Mountain View Whisman elementary schools) 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!

Last year we reached thousands of students and taught over 550 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students? We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, December 4th(9:00 a.m to noon)

PAUSD Science Resource Center

Adjacent to Hoover School

Agenda: first grade lessons

 

Monday, December 11th (9:00 a.m to noon)

Stevenson PACT School

Conference Room D

Agenda: second grade lessons

 

Monday, January 8th (9:00 a.m to noon)

Duveneck School

Room 10

Agenda: kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rd grade lessons (10:00-noon)

 

Monday, January 22nd (9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.)

Stevenson PACT School

Conference Room D

Agenda: 4th grade lesson (9-10:00), 5th grade lesson (10-11:00)

 

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/ or send questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.

 

MVEF is thankful for donors like you!

Mountain View Educational Foundation is so thankful for the generosity of donors this fall.  Parents, together with corporate sponsors, have donated over $400,000 this school year. These donations allow MVEF to honor its commitment to the District to fund CSMA art and music, hands-on science, environmental education, after-school sports, extended day electives, and more.  

 

MVEF is thrilled with the progress but still have a long way to go to hit their $750,000 goal. Support MVEF by attending the gala, asking your company about corporate matches, or donate atmvef.org/donate.

 

Art and Music Learning Supports ALL Learning!

 

You might have noticed that your kids have a natural love for art and music.  But did you know that research shows that music and theater studies strongly correlate with better performance in both math and reading?  And that many studies show that art studies and activities help keep high-risk students from dropping out? MVEF is proud to fund CSMA art and music at our schools! Ask your child what he or she learned today in their music or art class!


 

Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School,505 Escuela Ave.

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.

New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go towww.mvwsd.org/register.



   

Click here for flyer.

Don't miss the MVHS Sports Boosters 4th Annual Christmas Tree lot featuring "high quality fresh cut #1 grade" trees from Oregon

 

Located at the Mountain View High School Stadium

3535 Truman Ave

Mountain View, CA

 

Hours of Operation:

Friday after Thanksgiving (OPENING DAY NOV 24) 11am-8pm

Weekdays 5pm-8pm

Saturdays and Sundays 11am-8pm

Staffed by our MVHS athletes, performing arts students and parents

Buy a tree and support your students.

All proceeds go to MVHS Sports Boosters to benefit the athletic and performing arts programs.                                


 



Crittenden’s music department is hosting a luau on Friday, December 8, 5:30-7:30pm.  Cost is $10 for adults ($15 at the door if available) and $8 for students/children which includes a luau dinner, entertainment and a Silent Auction.  Purchase your tickets today by submitting the order form and payment (exact cash or check made out to ‘Crittenden Middle School’) to the Crittenden Front Office. Click here for order form.


 

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters, and send them to Santa!  In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, December 8th. There are two easy ways for Santa to receive letters.


 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9th 8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

Mountain View Senior Center

Cost:

  • Adult (18+): $20

  • child (12 and under): $15

Event will feature:  Catered breakfast · musical performances · craft activities · holiday themed stories · picture taking with Santa and elves

Register online at www.mountainview.gov/register or at the mountain view senior center located at 266 escuela avenue. Call (650)903-6331 for more information.

Advanced Registration is Required

 


 

KCI Design and Programming Camp for Students: December 18 - 21

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is offering students the chance to flex their creativity while enjoying a variety of challenging activities during this hands-on camp, including game creation, engineering design projects, and programming. Each student will take home several projects, including their own Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey. Taught by instructors with engineering and coding expertise, this four-day camp is appropriate for students grades 6 – 10 as they can work individually or in teams.

Registration Cost: Early bird Registration through November 22: $749

After November 22: $799

Materials Fee: $100. Students will receive Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey kits to use during the camp and take home, as well as other maker materials.

Register at De Anza Community Education: http://bit.ly/2z4nAoN


Community News Nov 15, 2017

Posted by baguirrecortez on March 13, 2018

Raise funds for Graham Performing Arts' Tour

We have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Graham Performing Arts' Tour as Lionsgate and the movie WONDER are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now! For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Graham Middle School Performing Arts and you will checkout via Fandango. Thank you!

Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here: www.mvwsd.org/register

 

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave.

 

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.

 

New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.

 

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

 

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go towww.mvwsd.org/register.


 

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters, and send them to Santa!  In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, December 8th. There are two easy ways for Santa to receive letters.


 

Breakfast with Santa


Saturday, December 9th 8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

Mountain View Senior Center

Cost:

  • Adult (18+): $20

  • child (12 and under): $15

Event will feature:  Catered breakfast · musical performances · craft activities · holiday themed stories · picture taking with Santa and elves

Register online at www.mountainview.gov/register or at the mountain view senior center located at 266 escuela avenue. Call (650)903-6331 for more information.

Advanced Registration is Required

 

 


KCI Design and Programming Camp for Students: December 18 - 21

The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College is offering students the chance to flex their creativity while enjoying a variety of challenging activities during this hands-on camp, including game creation, engineering design projects, and programming. Each student will take home several projects, including their own Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey. Taught by instructors with engineering and coding expertise, this four-day camp is appropriate for students grades 6 – 10 as they can work individually or in teams.

Registration Cost: Early bird Registration through November 22: $749

After November 22: $799

Materials Fee: $100. Students will receive Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey kits to use during the camp and take home, as well as other maker materials.

Register at De Anza Community Education: http://bit.ly/2z4nAoN



Mistral Chorus

Wednesday, December 13

Held at 5:00pm in the MUR

Directed by: Tristana Ferreyra, CSMA Music4Schools Teacher


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Posted by baguirrecortez on November 9, 2017



Strong start: Welcome families and educators

• ¿When? - November 9, 16, 30 and December 7.  

• ¿Time? - 6pm - 8pm

• ¿Where? – Castro/Mistral 505 Escuela Ave., Mountain View,   CA 94040

• Learn new ways to:

  • Support school success

  • Communicate and discipline effectively

  • Strengthen family and school partnerships

  • Connect with others to build a community of support

 

 

 


MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” Nov. 8

Mountain View Parent U presents “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR.

Presented by Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader, parents will learn the why, what, how and when of talking with your kids about sexual health. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation.

The session is appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through their teen years.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here


Chess Night

If your child is interested in Chess please join us Thursday, November 9, 6 - 7:30 pm in the MUR. We will talk about the tournament coming in the Spring and what your child can do to prepare, enjoy some refreshments, share information about apps, websites, and books, and play some chess. Please RSVP https://tinyurl.com/y838zkf7.  You can also fill out this quick form if you just want to get on a chess mailing list. If you have questions, please contact Chris Cosner (burrowingowl@gmail.com).


MVEF Monthly Board Meeting

Have your elementary students showed you a beautiful piece of art they made in their art class taught by a CSMA teacher? Sung a song their CSMA music teacher taught them? Did your middle schooler run cross country this fall or join morning  choir? These are just some of the programs made possible by your donations to the Mountain View Educational Foundation.

 

MVEF will be holding their monthly board meeting on November 14th  at Bubb School in the MUR from 7-9 pm.  Join us to learn more about the work MVEF does to support every child at every school, in Mountain View.   The board meetings are open to all, and board members will be available to answer any questions prior to the meeting between 6:30-7 pm.


 MVLA speakers series presents “Raise an Adult” author

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents ... Please join us as Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” talks about what it means to be a real American, her experiences with racism and micro-aggressions, and what we can do to foster greater understanding and compassion for individual differences in our racially and culturally diverse community. Her new memoir, “Real American,” was just released on October 3rd.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theatre | 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, CA

Admission is FREE, but please register:  https://mvla2017-julielythcott-haims.eventbrite.com


Raise funds for Graham Performing Arts' Tour

We have a unique opportunity to raise funds for Graham Performing Arts' Tour as Lionsgate and the movie WONDER are donating $1.00 per movie ticket to our cause. Please help us by spreading the word to see the film opening weekend (Nov 17-19). Tickets are on sale now! For sales to count: Get tickets at Filmraiser.com/tickets. Select Graham Middle School Performing Arts and you will checkout via Fandango. Thank you!


This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters, and send them to Santa!  In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, December 8th.  There are two easy ways for Santa to receive letters.

 


 Breakfast with Santa

 

 Saturday, December 9th 8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

 Mountain View Senior Center

 Cost:

  •  Adult (18+): $20

  •  child (12 and under): $15

 Event will feature:  Catered breakfast · musical performances · craft activities · holiday themed stories ·picture taking with Santa and elves

 Register online at www.mountainview.gov/register or at the mountain view senior center located at 266 Escuela avenue. Call (650)903-6331 for more information.

 Advanced Registration is Required