Community News

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 ( 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


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


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.)

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:


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  


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



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!


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.



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 Interested in selling tickets? Our top two sellers get $25 Amazon gift cards.



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

This is the "read more..." part of your post. Put anything that is too long for the teaser here.