Wise Word, October 23, 2019


Dear Golden Owls,
Coffee with the Principal
Please join me in hosting our district technology coach, David Harris. He will be providing information on how to access our digital education programs through Clever, and how you can utilize these programs at home. We will provide chromebooks for parent use, but feel free to bring your own devices as well.
Teach Your Child the Good Habit of Being On Time
Each day we have many students who are arriving tardy, after the 8:00 a.m. bell. Not only are they missing the very beginning of the day, their late arrival in class causes small disruptions in the flow of the routine. It is great training for future careers, to be in the habit of arriving on time. Please help us support the success of your child and all the other students by ensuring your child arrives on campus no later than 7:55 a.m. in order to be sure to be in their line when the 8:00 a.m. bell rings.
We appreciate your understanding,
Mr. Taylor

School News

* Golden Ticket Winners

* Please Respect the Neighbors

* Need Noon Duty Supervisors

* Lost and Found

* Hindi Classes 


District News

* MV Parent U: Mental Health Basics

* CAASPP results: Paper reports

* MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents: The Vaping Crisis

* Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School

* MVEF News


PTA News

* Monster Bash Volunteers Needed

* Konstella

* Amazon

Golden Ticket Winners - Week 10/21           

Violet      RM: 2

Aum        RM: 5

Declan    RM: 8

Evan       RM: 19

Kellen     RM: 20


Please Respect the Neighbors 
When dropping off or picking up your child, please do not park in the driveways of the houses and apartments near the school. Those are private property and we have received complaints about parents parking in those driveways while waiting for their child. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep good relations with our neighbors!
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.


Lost and Found
Check the lost and found rack before Friday, November 1, 2019.
If your student has lost any item, please come to check the Lost and Found rack before Friday, November 1, 2019, at the end of the school day. The Lost and Found rack is in the front office. We will be donating the items that are not claimed by Friday, November 1, 2019.


Hindi Classes 
Are you interested in having your child learn Hindi. Please click here for flyer details.

  • 10/25/19 - Principal’s Coffee, 8:10am - 9:10am - MUR

  • 10/30/19 - CSMA Fall Concert, 1:00pm - 1:50pm - MUR

  • 11/01/19 - End of Trimester - Minimum Day

  • 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

MV Parent U: Mental Health Basics

Learn the basics of mental health, including: definitions, coping with stress, when it is important to seek help, combating stigma, and how to get help in our county.

October 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graham MUR

A team of professionals from Palo Alto University will present foundational information about mental health and mental illness and how mental health challenges may look different in different people or cultures. Participants will engage in interactive dialogue about how to maintain good mental health, and how to combat stigma around mental illness. The training also discusses what to do when someone needs support or help.

Spanish interpretation and child care will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required for this event. Please click here to reserve your seat. 


CAASPP Results: Paper Reports

CAASPP results: Paper reports - If your child is currently in grade 4-8, your child’s 2018-19 CAASPP score result report in paper form will be sent to you at home the week of Oct. 21.

Your child's report has been available online. To access the English Language Arts and mathematics scores through PowerSchool, click on https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. After logging in, click on "score reports" in the lefthand column. If you are unable to access the Parent Portal, please contact your school secretary for assistance.


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 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 18th. 

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 Crittenden Middle School front office or at the door. For more information, contact Leanne Rzepiela at lrzepiela@mvwsd.org.



Are your children enjoying the Community School of Music and Art lessons at their elementary schools? Do you love watching your child compete in middle school sports? These are just two of the programs funded by the Mountain View Educational Foundation- all thanks to donations from parents like you. MVEF’s annual phonathon is just around the corner and they need your support. Save them a call and donate today at mvef.org/donate. Your donation ensures that your child, and every child in the district, have access to these programs as well as Living Classroom, environmental science field trips and more. Donate today!


MV Parent U: Mental Health Basics


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

Monster Bash

The Monster Bash still needs lots of volunteers to make it a success!  Each slot is only 30 minutes. Perhaps you and a friend could take back to back shifts in order to watch children.  Our biggest need is serving dinner to the almost 200 people that are planning to eat! We also need volunteers to drop off items for games and watch over games for 30 minute slots as well.  The PTA thanks you in advance for any help to make this non-fundraising event a success! Go to the link to sign up. https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5d1164f5e4b0f5da8d2fb89c/signups/5da8eaf4e4b0d98608bad94e



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



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