Wise Word, August 14, 2019

Principal’s Message

Golden Owls,

We are less than 48 hours away from the start of a wonderful new school year in our brand new building. As we embark on this journey, I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that we develop the best students possible. I know it won’t always be perfect, but  with all of our hard work, I know we can do this together. 

In this newsletter

School News


  • Student drop off and Pick up

  • Picture Day is coming Wednesday, Sept. 4th 

  • PTA News

District Announcements

  • MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services is proud to introduce the Food for Thought Truck 

  • If your family is experiencing a financial setback, please contact us so we can help.

  • Menus are found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/nutrition 

  • Welcome back from the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)! 

Upcoming Events

  • First Day of School Boo Hoo/Yahoo: August 19, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. in Vargas MUR

    • Come boo hoo/yahoo with us! On Monday, Aug 19 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The PTA executive Board is hosting a meet and greet in the MUR at Vargas. After dropping off your students in class, come to the MUR to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Vist the Vargas PTA booths to find out about Vargas life, volunteering opportunities, membership, and to learn more about the various programs funded by your contribution to the Vargas PTA annual fund.

  • Coffee with Principal Friday,  August 23rd, 8:00-9:00 in Vargas MUR

  • Come join me for our first coffee with principal.

  • Back to School Night: August  28, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    • Come and learn about your child’s classroom, teacher, and the important academic topics of the school year.

  • Picture Day, September 4

    • More info to come


School news

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Please aim to have your child at school by 7:50 a.m. and try to walk or bike to school. If you must drive, remember to leave time to account for the traffic lines.


Students line up on the blacktop and picked up by the teachers there at 8:00 a.m.


At dismissal,  Kinder students wait by their classroom door for parents. 

students 1st - 4th grade students wait on the blacktop. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade parents can come on campus at 2:40 p.m. and wait by the office for the dismissal bell.

Any visitors must sign in to the office after 8:00 a.m. and before 2:40 p.m.


If dropping your child at the curb, remember that drivers must stay in the vehicle and students must be ready to exit the car quickly. As soon as your child has exited the car, please drive away promptly so that traffic in the drop-off zone runs smoothly.

If you are walking into campus with your child, you must find street parking as no parking is allowed in the drop off zone.

Back To School Night

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 28. Please join the teacher in the classroom to learn about the activities, routines, and expectations for this year. We will have two sessions: one at 6:00 p.m. and then a repeat at 6:45 p.m. It is important that all parents attend this evening. 

PTA News

Stay current with the latest Vargas news and updates: read the weekly newsletter sent home every Week and posted on our website, follow us on Facebook, check out the PTA’s Facebook Page and PTA’s website.


Mountain View Education Foundation

Welcome back from the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)!

MVEF is a community supported non-profit that raises funds to provide a competitive, well-rounded education for every child in the district. Thanks to tax-deductible donations from parents like you, MVEF funds important programs including weekly art and music classes at every elementary school, hands-on science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader, garden-based lessons led by Living Classroom, middle school athletics, science labs, instrument repair and purchase and more! We need your help to meet our goal to raise $800,000. Learn more at your school’s back to school night or donate today at mvef.org.



Food for Thought Truck

MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services is proud to introduce the Food for Thought Truck (flyer attached). This truck was made possible by a grant from Second Harvest Food Bank and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Throughout the year, your students will interact with the truck for nutritional education, as well as for food service. Please visit us on the Truck during Back to School Nights:

Castro Elementary, Aug. 27

Monta Loma Elementary, Aug. 28

Graham Middle School, Sept. 4


Meal payments

If your family is experiencing a financial setback, please contact us so we can help. We can assist you in applying for free or reduced price meal benefits through the National Lunch Program. The 2019-20 online application deadline is September 20, 2019. No citizenship information is collected during the application process. Just as in the past, you will need to reapply annually. Please go to the following website to apply online today. http://www.ezmealapp.com (or applications are available at your child’s school office). 


Meal payment: Full or reduced price meals can be paid online throughout the year at www.EZschoolPay.com. For 2019-20, full price meals cost $3.50 for lunch and $2.50 for breakfast (reduced price is 40¢ for lunch and 30¢ for breakfast). You can pay in advance (online, check, or cash) or at the time of purchase. 


Please call MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services at (650) 903-6965 if you have any questions. 


Lunch menus

Menus are found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/nutrition

Thank you.

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