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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 or send questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at

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:

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

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



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


Crittenden Middle School


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



* 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.)



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!

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 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

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.



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.



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


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