Wise Word, November 6, 2019


Dear Golden Owls,
We had a very successful Read-a-Thon. I’m so proud of all of our readers, and I hope our students are able to keep up the reading momentum by reading nightly.  Our winners for the whole class level for minutes read are Hilman (41,332 minutes), Barrie (32,319), and Dux (23,692), our winners for the whole class level for money raised are Barrie ($3608.45) , Welch ($1657.49) , and Hillman ($1815). Our top readers were: Casey (RM 21), Isabella (RM 21) , Lam (Rm 20). Our top earners were: Lam (rm 20), Kellen (Rm 20), and Khleah (Rm 19). Our school will be distributing prizes such as ice cream, pizza party, and extra recess in the coming weeks. Please look for communication.
Just a reminder Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day, No school. Have a good 3-day weekend.
We appreciate you for supporting our school and students,
Mr. Taylor

School News

* Golden Ticket Winners

* Pick-up and Drop-Off Parent Behavior 

* Need Noon Duty Supervisors


District News

* MVWF News

* Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Kessler, CAC Parent Ed event

* The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis”

* Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School

* School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 13

* PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to prepare for open enrollment


PTA News

* Konstella

* Amazon

Golden Ticket Winners - Week  11/4           

Caralena            RM: 3

Sakura               RM: 3

Aanya                RM: 4

Gavin                 RM: 6

Samuel               RM: 8

Elijah                 RM: 9

Eliana                RM: 10

Sofia                  RM: 10

Samantha           RM: 20

Alec (Matias)     RM: 21


Pick-up and Drop-Off Parent Behavior

Just a reminder that safety is one of  our highest priorities. We understand parking is limited, but please be respectful to staff and other parents during pick-up and drop-off. 

Please do no not park in unauthorized places.

Please drive slowly through our parking lot to avoid accidents and use extreme caution. We have had several near misses in the last week.  

You may safely use the right lane to drop off your child at the gate. The left lane is for driving through (exit lane) not for drop off or pick up. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this important matter.


Noon Duty Supervisors

Golden Owls, We are in need of some wonderful individuals to help with Noon Duty supervision.  If you are interested please Apply Here.

  • 11/11/19 - Veterans Day Holiday, No School

  • 11/15/19 - Report Cards go home

  • 11/20/19 - SSC Meeting, 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Conference Room

  • 11/22/19 - Principal’s Coffee, 8:10am - 9:10am - MUR

  • 11/27 - 11/29 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School

  • 12/5/19 - ELAC Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00pm - MUR

  • 12/11/19 - Incoming Kinder Info Night, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, MUR

  • 12/12/19 - Incoming Kinder School Tours, 8:15am - 9:15am

  • 12/20/19 - Principal’s Coffee, 8:10am - 9:10am - MUR

  • 12/23/19 - 01/03/2020 - December Recess/Break

  • 01/06/2020 - Teacher Service Day, No School

  • 01/07/2020 - Students Return to School

Donate and Dine Out to support MVEF!
MVEF’s Phonathon is just around the corner!  Donate today at mvef.org/donate and help MVEF reach its $800,000 goal. Your donation funds art, music, science, athletics and more for your child and every child in the district.  On November 13, take a night off from cooking, and head to PIZZA MY HEART, at the corner of El Camino and El Monte (1037 El Monte), in Mountain View from 4pm to 8pm!  Mention MVEF and 30% of your bill goes to MVEF!
Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Kessler, CAC Parent Ed event
>>>>Parent Education event Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Moira Kessler. November 13 and November 20, 6:30-8 pm. Springer Elementary.
Session 1 on 11/13: Learn tools on how to communicate effectively with your child, how to validate yourself and your child, and how to increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors
Session 2 on 11/20: Learn about typical and atypical adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teens, and about risks factors for and protective factors against suicide
The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis:  What Is It Doing to Our Kids?" with Bonnie Halpern-Felsher on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA
Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, will discusse the harmful impacts vaping has on the minds and bodies of adolescents. 
Dr. Halpern-Felsher will provide an overview of current tobacco/nicotine products, including vapes, Juuls and other pod-based systems, which are more commonly used among teens than combustible cigarettes.  Drawing upon on-going research, Dr. Halpern-Felsher will address why adolescents are drawn to using these products, dispel common misperceptions held by both adults and teens, and share effective, evidence-based strategies that parents, caregivers, and teachers, can leverage to help prevent and reduce the use of these addictive products.
The talk will be followed by a panel of local administrators and a mental health professional.
To register for this free event, go to https://mvla2019-20-bonniehalpern-felsher.eventbrite.com 
Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.
Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School (ticket order form attached)
Nasty will be nice and Mountain View will be ogre-the-moon when Crittenden students present their production of Shrek The Musical JR. on November 14-16 at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 17th. 
This family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of Shrek, an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.   
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and children under 12 and can be purchased at the Crittenden Middle School front office or at the door. For more information, contact Leanne Rzepiela at lrzepiela@mvwsd.org.
School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 13
For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 13-February 7 online. You can register your child for the 2020-21 school year when online registration opens on January 13 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 
For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 13 - February 7.
District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 500 Toft St. 
School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 for all elementary schools. Please click here for a list of these events.
If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 5 at 5:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.
For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.
There are a variety of school and program information nights and tours in December at the elementary schools. These nights are good opportunities for new families and for those transitioning to new neighborhood schools to learn about a particular school or program, including choice schools. Please click here for a list of these events.
PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to prepare for open enrollment
The time for you to confirm your child’s enrollment for the next school year is coming up. Beginning Jan. 13,  parents with students in grades TK-7 will be able to log on to PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21. Current eighth-grade parents should check their mail for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District registration information.
By mid-November, you will be receiving an email containing your username for your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account with instructions. Many middle school parents currently use PowerSchool Parent Portal for elective selection and grades, assignments and attendance monitoring. Some elementary parents have accounts from past student enrollment processes.


November Lunch Menu

Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Kessler, CAC Parent Ed event

Sherk the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School (ticket order form attached)

MVWSD Open Enrollment 


Please sign up for Konstella at www.Konstella.com. This is the main parent-communication tool for the whole school. 



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