Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Dear Mistral Families,
I wish you a restful winter break and hope you enjoy this time with your children. For the New Year, I wish you health and happiness and hope the winter break offers opportunities for you and your children to do things you might not be able to do when school's in session.
I would like to thank you for the support you have given to me and the staff at Mistral this school year. I am thankful for the positive relationships we have established with our students and families.
It is a privilege to serve as the principal at Mistral and I am very thankful that you all have become a part of the school community.
During the holiday break it is important to motivate and encourage your child to do his or her best in school. As the work becomes more challenging when they return in January, it is important to use positive words to inspire them to never give up and to always give 100%. Positive praise has a greater impact on student achievement than negative statements. As a school, we need your support and your child needs to feel supported both academically and behaviorally.
The Holiday season is here and this is the perfect time to reflect on the growth that your child has made in school. In order for them to continue their progress, it is important for them to read daily and please make sure they are using the iStation online program. Your child can login through Clever. If you still need your child's login, please contact his or her teacher. I also encourage you to spend quality time with your child and express to them how special they are to you.
Once again, thanks for everything that you do on a daily basis for your child and our school.
Marcela Simões de Carvalho, Ed.D., NBCT
Wednesday, December 13
Held at 5:00pm in the MUR
Directed by: Tristana Ferreyra, CSMA Music4Schools Teacher
If Your Child is Absent…
Please call the attendance line at 650-526-3575. If the office staff does not answer you will be prompted to press 2 and leave a message. Please provide your child’s name, relationship to student, and reason for absence. You may also send us a message through our website athttps://mistral.mvwsd.org/en/about/absence-report/
What’s an Excused vs Not Excused absence? Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Please see MVWSD board policy for the full list. All other reasons are not considered excused.
Are Vacations / Travel Excused? Unfortunately, family vacations or travel is not excused – even when you inform your teacher or the office. This comes to a surprise for parents. We appreciate you letting us know so that you will not receive a call from the auto-dialer asking you to verify the absence.
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