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Community News Jan 31, 2018

Posted by staleyr5 on January 30, 2018

Please confirm your child's enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year before February 2.

We have a new, convenient online registration system called SchoolMint.  Look for an e-mail from Schoolmint dated Jan. 5 with the registration website address and your username. If you didn’t receive a login email, please call 650-526-3252 extension 3 for help. To learn more go to You can also contact the school office.  We are happy to help you complete your child’s registration.

Please note: Current transitional kindergarten and fifth-grade families need to complete two steps in Schoolmint. First select actions "Returning" or "Not Returning". Then click the green button "Add/Edit New Student Application" to start registration and/or request a school transfer.

Artwork by Art4Schools students

We are happy to announce that artwork by Art4Schools students, including works by students from Mistral, will be shown at our annual student and faculty show, “Art Shapes the World”. This exhibit will be on display from February 1st, 2018 – February 28th, 2018 at the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro Street.  Please join us for the reception and a special performance by the Huff Honor Choir on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

Roshni J.

5th Grade

Allison H.

5th Grade

Laura M.

4th Grade

Sophia L.

4th Grade

February Meeting:
Thursday, Feb. 1st, 2018
8:30am or 6:30pm
Teacher's Lounge

Translation, Childcare, & Snacks Provided


Ruby Bridges Goes to School

This is the true story of an extraordinary girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960.


The importance of inclusion and sense of belonging.

Dealing with our own bias/prejudices.

Math Night

The MVLA High School District presents “Math Night” on Feb. 6 from 6:30-8:00 in MVHS Theater, 3535 Truman Ave. It's for families who will attend high school at MVLA. The night will include information about the high school math pathways available to students. In addition, the Computer Science and Engineering courses and pathways will be presented.

Parenting in the Age of Technology: Protecting our Children In An Age of Access

Wednesday, Feb. 7th,  6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School MUR

Presenters:  my digital TAT2

This workshop will explore:

*Rapid change in technology and how our children are using social media
*Strategies for supporting and staying connected to our children
*Interactive discussion, videos, and real life scenarios to help parents show children how to  navigate, self-regulate, slow down and think before they act.

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


  • 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.)

Register here

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

MVEF Winter Gala and Auction is February 10th!

The Winter Gala and Auction is less than two weeks away. MVEF hopes you will join for some fun and fundraising as we "let the music play!"
Our auction team has been hard at work finding experiences, items, and events that will inspire you to bid. Here is a sneak peek:

Dinner for four at the Mountain View Firehouse.
Two behind-the-scenes VIP Tesla factory tours.
A private shopping event at Anthropologie.
Tickets to museums, sporting events, summer camps and more.

We hope you will attend! Learn more at

Local Resource Guide for Learning Challenges

Do you need help finding summer camps to fit your child's needs? Recreational opportunities that are accepting and inclusive? Therapists, advocates, tutors? Please check out SELPA1 CAC's Local Resource Guide! at or We are always interested in updates and additions, let us know how we can make the Guide for useful!

Better Communication with Your Teen, DBT w/Michael Fitzgerald,  SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event

Wed. Feb. 7, 2018, 7PM-9PM Santa Rita Elementary School

Michael Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services at El Camino Hospital will discuss the benefits of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn why DBT is so effective and how parents can use the concept to have better communication with their teens.  “Sometimes parents are unaware of how their teens are reacting to their verbal and nonverbal cues…at times teens don’t feel validated by their families...teens crave acceptance…parents can learn to avoid phrases that reinforce negative self images...both parents and teens can learn how to communicate more positively.”

DBT combines cognitive behavioral techniques for emotion regulation with concepts of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance.

Parent Chat

Tue. Feb. 13, 2018, 7PM-8:30PM, Los Altos Library

Are you concerned about the emotional well being of your child? Come to Parent Chat, peer to peer support for parents of teens. Hosted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC.

Let's Talk

Mon. Feb. 12, 2018, 7-9PM, Los Altos Library

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.