Stevenson Weekly News Letter 6/5/19

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Dear Stevenson Families,

It is with mixed emotions that I write this note.  I have accepted the Chief Business Officer position for our District.  Over the past four years, our school has helped me grow as a professional and as a person.  I value the unity of our community and unique programs that promote social emotional-learning, academic learning, and empathy not just for children but also for adults.

Last week I was speaking with a parent and shared that I had fed my 5-month-old son stale milk because of a huge miscommunication and sleep deprivation.  Once enough time had passed and he did not become sick, I was reminded of our Parent Education Program which stresses that we do the best we can as parents and then allow ourselves grace as we continue to improve in the same way we allow children to grow.  A parent who I was speaking with, a person who always seems to have it together, shared a parenting mistake, too. . I share this short anecdote to highlight our caring community, as well as the unique aspects our program has to help all members of our community grow. It makes me happy to know that will only be right next door.

As we transition into the second year on our new campus, I know our caring and involved staff will ensure a smooth year and will work closely with Stevenson’s new principal to continue our school’s progress.  All of our teaching positions have been filled and teachers have already started to plan for the next year. I know our families will jump in, too, whenever needed. Thank you for all you have done to support our school and our students.

I will be available for an informal Principal’s Coffee at 8:15 am tomorrow in the MUR for any questions you may have.

Report Cards

Like last trimester we will be sending out report cards electronically.  Please make sure the office has your most current email on file. If you would like a paper copy please let Ms. Coco know.


If your child has medication in the office please make sure to pick it up by the last day.

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover





06/06 - 5th Grade Promotion Celebration @ 10 am in MUR- Thursday!


Next Year

08/15 - Class Posting 4:00 pm

08/19 - First Day of School- Early Dismissal at 12:25




Middle School social studies curriculum preview

The Middle School Social Studies Task Force recently worked to review new curriculum for adoption and use beginning in the 2019-20 school year at Graham and Crittenden Middle Schools.

At the May 30 meeting of the Board of Trustees, an overview of the middle school social studies curriculum recommendation, TCI: History Alive, was presented. Parents and staff members may preview and comment on the TCI: History Alive materials at the District Office, 1400 Montecito Dr., until June 13.  The Board will consider approval of the recommendation at the June 13, 2019 meeting held at 750 San Pierre Way.

For questions, please contact Regina Aguas at (650) 526-3549.

Vista preliminar del proyecto curricular de Ciencias Sociales de secundaria

Recientemente, el grupo de trabajo de Ciencias Sociales de la escuela secundaria revisó el nuevo proyecto curricular para su adopción e implementación iniciando con el año escolar 2019-2020 en las escuelas secundarias de Graham y Crittenden.

El día 30 de mayo, durante la reunión de la junta directiva, se presentó un resumen de la recomendación del proyecto curricular de Ciencias Sociales, TCI: la historia viva, para secundaria. Los padres y miembros del personal tienen hasta el 13 de junio para ver y comentar los materiales de TCI: la historia viva, en la oficina del distrito ubicada en 1400 Montecito Dr. La junta considerará la aprobación de la recomendación en la reunión a celebrar el 13 de junio de 2019 en 750 San Pierre Way.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Regina Aguas al (650) 526-3549.



Apply for preschool now!

The award-winning MVWSD Preschool Program is currently enrolling students in full-day, fee-based spaces for the 2019-20 school year. The program is for children who will be 3 years old by December 1, 2019 until they are age eligible for kindergarten.  

We are a high quality, award-winning, early education program:

* 2018 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Recipient

* Platinum Level/Top-Tier Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Rating

* High Quality Inclusion from the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Inclusion Collaborative, and 2019 Inclusion Collaborative’s Inclusion Team/Teacher of the Year

Spaces are limited and will fill fast, so apply now!  The preschool also is enrolling students in free, part-day state preschool spots and accepting waiting list applications for reduced cost, full-day spaces. For more info go to

Solicite preescolar ahora!

El galardonado programa preescolar MVWSD está actualmente inscribiendo a los estudiantes en espacios de día completo con tarifa para el año escolar 2019-20 para niños que tendrán al menos 3 años para el 1 de deciembre de 2019 hasta que sean elegibles por edad para el jardín de infantes.

Somos un programa de educación temprana premiado y de alta calidad:

* Receptor Golden Bell de la Asociación de Juntas Escolares de California 2018 (CSBA)

* Calificación del Sistema de Calificación y Mejora de la Calidad de Nivel Superior / Nivel Superior (QRIS)

* Inclusión de alta calidad de parte de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara, Inclusion Collaborative, y 2019 Inclusion Collaborative Equipo de inclusión / Maestra del año

Los espacios son limitados y se llenarán rápido, ¡así que solicítalo ahora! El programa preescolar inscribe a los estudiantes en lugares preescolares estatales gratuitos de medio día y acepta solicitudes de lista de espera para espacios de costo reducido durante todo el día. Para obtener más información, visite



The Mountain View Educational Foundation, (MVEF) is thrilled to announce that it has exceeded its $750,000 fundraising goal this school year thanks to donations from parents like you!  Here is reminder of what MVEF is able to fund thanks to the generosity of its donors.

·      5000 hours of CSMA art and music classes

·      650 Living Classroom garden-based lessons

·      1600 4th, 5th and 6th graders participated in environmental science field trips

·      22 middle-school sport teams had coaches, referees and transportation to athletic events

·      $15,000 for instrument repairs and purchase

·      $20,000 for science materials.

Learn more about MVEF and donate today to support your child and every child in our district.

¡La Fundación Educativa Mountain View (MVEF) se complace en anunciar que superaron su objetivo de recaudación de fondos de $750 000 en este año escolar gracias a donaciones de padres como usted! Este es un recordatorio de lo que MVEF puede financiar gracias a la generosidad de sus donadores.

5000 horas de clases de arte y música en CSMA.

·      650 lecciones basadas en huertos de Living Classroom.

·      1600 estudiantes de 4o, 5o y 6o participaron en viajes en el campo científico.

·      22 equipos deportivos de la escuela media tuvieron entrenadores, árbitros y transporte a eventos atléticos.

·      $15 000 para reparaciones y compra de instrumentos.

·      $20 000 para materiales de ciencia.

Conozca más acerca de MVEF y done hoy mismo para apoyar a su hijo y a todos los niños de nuestro distrito.



Attention incoming Crittenden Panthers!

This summer we are offering an easy way to earn Panther chips, gift certificates, and other prizes when you complete our Summer Learning Challenge. Simply complete the Math Khan Academy challenge and one of the Literacy Challenges and bring the completed form back with you in August. It's an easy way to keep up our school skills over the summer and start participating in our Panther community. Look for the challenge card to come home after the Crittenden visit and see Crittenden's website for more details. Gooooo Panthers!

See attached pdf version below . We will upload the links to Khan Academy and Newsela on our website after June 7th.

Thank you for your partnership!



On-Campus Before- and Afterschool  Programs Registering Students Now!

On-campus before- and afterschool care programs registering students now

We know that finding reliable, high-quality, affordable childcare is a challenge for many of our families and staff members. Increasing these offerings at our schools to meet demand has been a priority for MVWSD. On campus, our schools host several long-standing programs -- Beyond the Bell and the YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare --  in addition to a new one planned to open this fall, Right at School.

Right at School is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- and afterschool program held every day that school is in session, from 6:30 AM until 6 PM, plus drop-in and school break care. It is planned for all MVWSD schools, including middle schools and the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary. Right at School presents experiential two-week science enrichment curriculum units, such as “Icky Experiments,” “Page to Stage,” and “Young Detectives.” The program incorporates physical movement, outdoor time and homework completion. It offers 10% sibling discount, 25% discount for free and reduced lunch families and flexible 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 day pricing options.

A parent information meeting for the new Right at School program has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in the Graham Middle School multi-use room (1175 Castro St.).  This meeting will help answer any questions you have about the program. The meeting is not mandatory. You may also go to for registration and this webpage for information and fees.


Programas de cuidado antes y después de la escuela en el campus que registran estudiantes ahora

Sabemos que encontrar servicios confiables, de alta calidad y económicos de cuidado infantil resulta extremadamente difícil para muchas de nuestras familias y empleados. Aumentar las ofertas de estos servicios en nuestras escuelas para satisfacer la demanda ha sido una prioridad de  MVWSD. Nuestras escuelas brindan varios programas de larga data en sus instalaciones, como Beyond the Bell y YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare, y además tenemos un nuevo programa planificado para iniciarse en este otoño: Right at School.

Right at School es un programa para antes y después de las clases basado en tarifas, con reconocimiento a nivel nacional, y que se desarrolla todos los días en que la escuela está en sesión, desde las 6:30 a. m. hasta las 6 p. m. Además, incluye cuidado durante receso escolar y sin previa coordinación. Está planificado para todas las escuelas de MVWSD, incluidas las escuelas secundarias y la nueva escuela primaria Jose Antonio Vargas. Right at School incluye unidades de dos semanas basadas en experiencias para enriquecimiento curricular en ciencias, como "Icky Experiments", "Page to Stage" y "Young Detectives". El programa incorpora movimiento físico, tiempo al aire libre y terminación de las tareas. Ofrece además 10 % de descuento para hermanos, 25 % de descuento para almuerzos familiares gratuitos y de precio reducido, opciones flexibles de precios para 1,2,3,4 y 5 días.




What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?  Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences.  All other reasons are not considered excused. Good attendance will help your children do well in school and in life, so please help them make good choices.For more information, click here.

¿Qué tipos de ausencias son justificadas y cuáles son injustificadas? Las ausencias por enfermedad, citas médicas, duelo, y algunas actividades religiosas son consideradas justificadas. Cualquier otra motivo es considerado injustificado. Tener un buen record de asistencia escolar les ayudará a sus hijos a desempeñarse bien en la escuela y en la vida, por eso ayudenles a tomar buenas decisiones. Para más información, visiten aquí.




Dear Stevenson PACT Families,

This is it. Last week of the year. Can't disappoint, we have a lot lined up this week. From field day, steam day, 5th grade graduation & clap-out there is never a dull moment at Stevenson. This is also my last week ahead email as I take on a new role on the board. It has been fun doing the weekly emails the past two years. I wish you all a good summer to relax and reenergize before you come back next year.

For our families that are graduating, we are so  very grateful for each and everyone of you. We will miss you all. Thank you for everything you have done over the years and for being a part of PACT. We wish you and the kids, the very best!

In this week's message:

- New Board Members

- This Week, Early Notice

- PACT Camping Trips

Sign Ups are Open for our Fall PACT Camping Trips - Labor Day weekend at the Russian River and in October at Big Basin. The links below have more details and a form to sign up. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions (

August 30 - September 1 (Labor Day weekend)

Russian River at Casini Ranch Campground (Duncan Mills)

Spend the 3 day Labor Day weekend up at the Russian River at Casini Ranch Campground (

October 11-13

Big Basin State Park (Boulder Creek)

Camp about 1 hour away at Big Basin in the beautiful old growth redwood forest. October 11 is an early release Friday for parent teacher conferences (and is sometimes the off weekend for AYSO soccer).



To respond to the whole group, post a message from your browser using the following link:

New board Members

We would like to welcome our new board members for 2019-2020. Please join us in congratulating Heather Abadie, Ulrilka Martensen, Vivek Sharma and Niamh Maloney on joining the PACT Foundation.  

Our PACT Foundation Board 2019-2020:

Shawn Burns- Chair

Puja Patankar- Vice Chair

Ulrika Martensson- Treasurer

Steve Song

Vivek Sharma

Heather Abadie

Niamh Maloney


5th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Clap-Out: Thursday, Jun 6, 9:50am

Join us for our annual 5th grade clap-out as the 5th graders are cheered on as they walk to graduation!

Minimum Day-Last Day of School: June 7 2019

It is the last day of school on Friday and all grades will be dismissed at 12:25pm.


PACT Camping Club Trip-Memorial Park: June 13-16 2019

Class Posting: August 15, 4pm - 5pm

First Day of School - Minimum Day: August 19 2019

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation



School Office Reminders:  

  • Friday 6/7 Last Day to Check Lost and Found

  • Student Medications Go Home

  • School Starts on Monday, August 19th

Absence Line  (650) 903-6950 press 2 state student name, room number, & brief message explaining reason for absence.

You can alternatively email me at  or Amy at Be sure to inform the school office on the day of absence or within 24 hours. If we do not hear from you, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

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