Weekly News Letter 1/9/19

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Dear Stevenson Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. Our MUR or Mega POD is moving right along and we are in the home stretch of interior finishes and exterior flatwork.

- Epoxy flooring has been installed in the closets, kitchen and bathrooms. Kitchen equipment installation will follow shortly.

- The ceiling grid has been completed, and ceiling tiles will be installed next week which will allow the sports flooring for the MUR to be completed.

- Exterior flatwork is on the scheduled to begin in about a week and half.

- There is currently welding going on in the exterior of the building for the awnings.

- Painters are scheduled to be out next week to apply the accent colors to the exterior of the building.

Open enrollment/student registration

If your student is returning to Stevenson or Mistral, please do not select a choice program. Your school is already assigned.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Westover

Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.


Stevenson Elementary

Mountain View Whisman School District




01/11 - Arts Focus Art Exhibition at MV City Hall through 1/23/19

01/14 - Arts Focus Reception @ MV City Hall 5:30 to 7pm

01/16 - School Site Council/ELAC Meeting 4:45 to 5:45

01/17 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 1 of 6

01/21 - NO SCHOOL - Observing  MARTIN Luther King Jr. Day

01/24 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 2 of 6

01/31 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 3 of 6

02/05 - PACT Foundation Meeting in Staff Lounge 3:30 - 5pm

02/07 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 4 of 6

02/13 - School Site Council/ELAC in Staff Lounge 4:45 - 5:45

02/15 - Friday Minimum Day- End of 2nd Trimester Dismissal at 12:25

02/18 to 02/28 NO SCHOOL Winter Break


*See Important Attached Flyers-Attached Below :


Cafecito with the Superintendent: Jan. 16

For Spanish-speaking parents of MVWSD students - Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation on  Wednesday, Jan. 16 p.m. from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Graham Middle School. Bring your questions and comments. Interpretation will be available.

Cafecito con el Superintendente: Jan. 16

Para los padres de estudiantes de MVWSD que hablan español: Únase al Superintendente Dr. Ayindé Rudolph para una conversación informal el 16 de enero de 5:30  a 6:30 pm en Graham escuela. Traiga sus preguntas y comentarios. La interpretación estará disponible.


MV Parent U presents Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader, on activism, feminism and education.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30-8 PM at the Graham Middle School, Auditorium

Ms. Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. She will talk about the importance of education, parents' role in students’ success and how they can advocate for their children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights. She continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children.


* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Transportation (Bus departs from Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)


Happening now: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2019-20

Mountain View Whisman School District enrollment for next fall is open online now.

For NEW students: Through February 3, you can register your child for transitional kindergarten - eighth grade online for the 2019-20 school year here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2019-20 through February 3. To check your access, log on to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office or call 650-526-3252 and press 3 between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming choice school information sessions are:

  • Gabriela Mistral (Spanish-English Dual Immersion) tour: January 11 @ 8:45 AM

  • Stevenson (Parent and Child Teacher) kinder info night: January 10 6:00-7:00 PM; and Arts Focus tour: January 17 @ 9:00-10:00AM

*Important: MVWSD’s elementary school boundaries have changed for the 2019-20 year. If you are new to the District, please click here to confirm your child’s school of residence. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

Sucediendo ahora: Regístrese o vuelva a confirmar la inscripción de su hijo/a en el Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman (MVWSD) para el período 2019-2020

La inscripción al Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman para el próximo otoño ya se encuentra abierta en línea.

Para estudiantes NUEVOS: Hasta el 3 de febrero, usted podrá inscribir en línea a su hijo en el kinder de transición u octavo grado para el año escolar 2019-20 aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register

Para estudiantes ACTUALES entre kinder de transición y 7º grado: Los padres pueden conectarse al Portal de Padres de PowerSchool para inscribir a sus hijos para el período 2019-2020 hasta el 3 de febrero. Para verificar su acceso, ingrese a https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. Si tiene dificultades para ingresar, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela o llame al 650-526-3252 y oprima el número 3, en el horario de 7:30 a. m. a 4:00 p. m.

Las próximas sesiones de información sobre las escuelas de elección son:

Gira Gabriela Mistral (inmersión dual español-inglés): 11 de enero a las 8:45 a. m.

Noche informativa sobre el kinder Stevenson (padres y maestros de niños): 10 de enero, de 6:00 a 7:00 p. m. Y gira de Arts Focus: 17 de enero, de 9:00 a 10:00 a. m.

*Importante: Los límites de las escuelas primarias del Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman (MVWSD) han cambiado para el año 2019-2020. Si usted es nuevo en el distrito, por favor, haga clic aquí para confirmar la escuela de residencia de su hijo. Para mayor información llame al 650-526-3500 o visite www.mvwsd.org/register.


Are you Mad About Science? Come to the MVEF Gala!

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) is holding its annual Winter Gala on Saturday, February 9 at the Mountain View Senior Center. Join fellow parents and community members from across Mountain View to celebrate science and raise funds for all the schools in the district. Join us for a full dinner and live auction, followed by dessert, dancing, and a silent auction or come later in the evening for the dessert, dancing and silent auction portion of the evening. For more information about the gala and to purchase tickets, go to www.mvef.org.

MVEF is also holding a raffle to support the event! You can win tickets to a concert at Shoreline Amphitheater, a VIP Earthquakes game experience for 4, or a Cognition Cyclery gift card for $250. Contact melissa@mvef.org to find your school site raffle seller!

¿Le apasiona la ciencia? ¡Venga a la gala de MVEF!

La Fundación Educativa Mountain View (MVEF, por sus siglas en inglés) celebra su Gala de Invierno anual el sábado, 9 de febrero en el Mountain View Senior Center. Únase a otros padres y a los miembros de la comunidad de todo Mountain View para celebrar la ciencia y recaudar fondos para todas las escuelas del distrito. Acompáñenos a la cena completa y a la subasta en vivo, seguidas del postre, el baile y una subasta silenciosa o venga después en la noche para el postre, el baile y la parte de la subasta silenciosa de la noche. Para más información sobre la gala y para comprar boletos, vaya a mvef.org.

¡MVEF también está realizando una rifa para apoyar el evento! Puede ganar boletos para un concierto en el Anfiteatro Shoreline, una experiencia VIP del juego de Earthquakes para 4 o una tarjeta de regalo de Cognition Cyclery por $250. ¡Contacte a melissa@mvef.orgpara encontrar al vendedor de la rifa en su escuela!


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.

Movie and Panel: "Angst": Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

A screening of "Angst" is made possible through collaboration between the MVLA High School District, Los Altos School District, MVWSD, CHAC, and the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series.   

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Los Altos High School, Eagle Theater

201 Almond Ave, Los Altos, CA


Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, young and old.  According to the World Health Organization, the median age of onset is seven years old. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of people suffering from anxiety receive treatment.

Through candid interviews, Angst shares the stories of kids and teens who have experienced anxiety, the impacts it has had on their lives and relationships, and how they found coping skills, solutions and hope.  

Film screening will be followed by discussion panel to address questions raised during the film and how we can work together to support all of our students.


Audience:  Parents, students (10 years +), school teachers and staff

Translation:  Spanish subtitles (film) and translation (panel)

Admission:  Free


Register: https://mvla2018-19-angstfilm.eventbrite.com


Película y panel de discusión: "Angst: Creando conciencia sobre la ansiedad"

Una proyección y una charla son posibles gracias a la colaboración entre el Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias de MVLA, el Distrito Escolar de Los Altos, MVWSD, CHAC y la Serie de Oradores de Educación de Padres de MVLA.

Martes 15 de enero del 2019-6:30 PM

Escuela Preparatoria de Los Altos, Teatro Eagle

201 Almond Ave, Los Altos, CA


Los trastornos de la ansiedad son el desafío de salud mental más común en los EE. UU., y afectan al 54 por ciento de las mujeres y el 46 por ciento de los hombres, jóvenes y viejos. Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud, la edad media de inicio es de siete años. Ya que los trastornos de ansiedad son altamente tratables, solo un tercio de las personas que sufren de ansiedad reciben tratamiento.

A través de entrevistas, Angst comparte las historias de niños y adolescentes que han experimentado ansiedad, los impactos que ha tenido en sus vidas y relaciones, y cómo encontraron habilidades de afrontamiento, soluciones y esperanza.

Los expertos en salud mental discuten las causas de la ansiedad, sus efectos sociológicos y la importancia de pedir ayuda, además de ofrecer recursos para tratar la condición.


Público: Padres, estudiantes (10+ años)

Traducción: Subtítulos en español (film) e interpretación (panel)

Admisión: Gratis


Inscribirse: https://mvla2018-19-angstfilm.eventbrite.com


The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Myths of Happiness:  The Science and Practice of Increasing Well-being" with Sonja Lyubomirsky.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm | MVHS Spartan Theater |3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View,  CA

Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. Sonja Lyubomirsky gives parents insight to:

·       discuss and debunk common misconceptions about what life changes will make us truly miserable or truly happy

·       brand new research on the “how” of happiness—that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work “best”

·       how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals

Sonja Lyubomirsky (AB Harvard, summa cum laude; PhD Stanford) is Professor and Vice Chair of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, published in 34 countries. Lyubomirsky’s research focuses on the benefits of happiness, why some people are happier than others, and how happiness can be durably increased.

Register for this free event at  https://mvla2018-19-sonjalyubomirsky.eventbrite.com

Spanish translation will be available.


MVLA Speakers Series presenta "Los Mitos de la Felicidad: Ciencia y Práctica y el Aumento del Bienestar" con Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

Martes, 29 de enero, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at la Mountain View High School Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave, Mountain View, CA


La felicidad no sólo se siente bien; es bueno para sí mismo. Las personas felices tienen matrimonios más estables, salud superior e ingresos más altos. Afortunadamente, los experimentos han demostrado que las personas pueden aumentar su felicidad intencionalmente. Sonja Lyubomirsky tiene varias revelaciones para los padres acerca de:

● discutir y desacreditar los conceptos erróneos comunes acerca de qué cambios en la vida nos harán verdaderamente miserables o verdaderamente felices

● investigación completamente nueva sobre el "cómo" de la felicidad, es decir, cuándo y por qué prácticas como la gratitud o la bondad funcionan "mejor"

● Cómo ciertas actividades pequeñas y simples pueden transformar a las personas en personas más felices y más exitosas.

Sonja Lyubomirsky (AB Harvard, summa cum laude ; PhD Stanford) es profesora y vicepresidenta de Psicología en la Universidad de California en Riverside, y autora de The How of Happiness y The Myths of Happiness, publicada en 34 países. La investigación de Lyubomirsky se centra en los beneficios de la felicidad, por qué algunas personas son más felices que otras y cómo se puede aumentar la felicidad de forma duradera.


Audiencia: K-12 padres y estudiantes

Traduccion: Disponible en Español

Admisión: Gratuita

Registrese: https://mvla2018-19-sonjalyubomirsky.eventbrite.com

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - January 15th

You can change the life of a student!

Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools.

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

Date:       January 15

      Time:      12:00 - 1:00 pm

       Location:      El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View

     Register:        REGISTER ONLINE

    Questions:    programs@mentortutorconnection.org

Mentor Tutor Connection- Sesión informativa - 15 de enero

Tú puedes cambiar la vida de un estudiante!

Ven y aprende como puedes ser un Mentor o Tutor voluntario en nuestras escuelas locales.

No hay obligación de inscribirse como voluntario. Le invitamos a sólo venir y aprender más acerca de lo que hacemos.

Todos los voluntarios deben ser graduados de la escuela secundaria.  

           Fecha:          15 de enero     

           Hora:              12:00 - 1:00 pm

           Donde:           El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View

           Registrarse: Se puede registrarse en linea

           Preguntas:    programs@mentortutorconnection.org

P.O. Box 1473 ● Los Altos, CA 94023







Dear Stevenson PACT Families,

 Wish you all a very Happy 2019! 


This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Are you Mad About Science? Come to the MVEF Gala!

MVEF is holding it's annual Winter Gala on Saturday, February 9 at the Mountain View Senior Center. Join fellow parents and community members from across Mountain View as we celebrate science and raise funds for all the schools in the district. You can join early for a sit-down dinner and live auction, join later in the evening for dessert, dancing, and the silent auction, or come early and stay for it all. Tickets are on sale starting Monday, January 7. For more information about the gala and to purchase tickets, go to the Winter Gala webpage.


Winter Gala raffle tickets will also be on sale starting on Tuesday, January 8. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of 5. There are 3 prizes you could win: 1) Two premium tickets to a Shoreline concert of your choice; 2) Earthquakes tickets for 4 plus pregame warm-up passes, or 3) $250 gift card to Cognition Cyclery. Look for ticket sales before or after school or contact Andrea Maes (andreawmaes@gmail.com) to arrange for the tickets to be dropped off in your child's folder.



Arts Focus Show @ City Hall: January 11 - January 23 2019

All the amazing art work created during the first session of Arts Focus will be displayed in the City Hall for the public viewing. You can visit the exhibit anytime during the City Hall business hours. Closing reception will be held on the evening of January 23rd.




Arts Focus Spring Session 1/6: January 17 2019




No School-Martin Luther King Jr Day: January 21 2019

Arts Focus Reception - City Hall: January 23 2019

Arts Focus Spring Session 2/6: January 24 2019

Arts Focus Spring Session 3/6: January 31 2019

ST Foundation Meeting: February 5 2019

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