Stevenson Weekly News Letter 5/22/19

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5/22/19

Dear Stevenson Families,

Stevenson has had a busy week!  We officially wrapped up the play and had a strong showing at Makers Fair.  Over 100 students participated in our school play, which was completely managed by parents.  Each year I am impressed by the students and what they are able to accomplish.

At Maker Faire Stevenson received the coveted Editor’s Award for their interactive display on balance and motion. Parents, staff, and students manned the booth and taught Faire attendees how to emboss metal.

Tomorrow the students will be participating in Market Day.  During Market Day the whole school participates in buying, selling and/or making goods and services.  It’s a great activity that the students look forward to each year and makes learning an experiential process for our students.

 

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover

Principal



Calendar


05/23 - Market Day @ Blacktop/Main Quad!


05/24 - Friday-End of  3rd Trimester - Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:25 pm No PACT Pals

05/27 - No School Memorial Day Holiday

05/29 - School Site Council/ELAC Mtg. @ Staff Lounge 4:45 to 5:45

05/30 - Music In Action Concert in MUR for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

05/30 - International Day @ Blacktop 5:00 to 5:30

05/30 - Ice Cream Social at Blacktop Main Quad 5:30 pm

06/04 - FIELD DAY

06/05 - STEAM DAY

06/06 - 5th Grade Graduation- Thursday!

06/07 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- EARLY DISMISSAL 12:25PM




MVWSD News


LCAP draft ready for review; Public hearing on May 30

The District has completed the draft of the 2019-20 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) (click here for the link). The draft LCAP was developed in tandem with the District's Strategic Plan using data collected from the following:

·          District and site input meetings

·          Input collected from staff, student and parent surveys


Please provide your input about the plans' goals, actions, services and expenditures in this online form. Input will be collected through Friday, May 21 and the District will review and respond to all input during the week of May 27.


A public hearing for the LCAP will be held during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary, 750 San Pierre Way.


Plan de borrador listo para su revisión; Audiencia pública el 30 de mayo

El Distrito ha completado el borrador del plan LCAP (Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local) 2019-20 (haga clic aquí para el enlace). El borrador de LCAP fue desarrollado en conjunto con el Plan Estratégico del Distrito usando datos recopilados de los siguientes:

· Aportaciones de las juntas del Distrito y de los planteles

· Datos recopilados de encuestas del personal, estudiantes y padres de familia

Por favor comparte su opinión sobre las metas, acciones, servicios y gastos de los planes en este formulario en línea. Los datos serán recolectados hasta el viernes 21 de mayo y el Distrito revisará y responderá todos los comentarios durante la semana del 27 de mayo.


Una audiencia pública para el LCAP se llevará a cabo durante la reunión de la Mesa Directiva el jueves 30 de mayo a las 7 p.m. en la escuela primaria Stevenson, 750 San Pierre Way.



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. mvef.org.

¡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. mvef.org.




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!


I also attached the pdf version to this email. We will upload the links to Khan Academy and Newsela on our website after June 7th.


Please include this blurb and the attachment in your newsletter this week if possible. I apologize for the short notice.

The 5th graders will receive a handout about this challenge on Friday during their 5th grade visit. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you for your partnership!

-Sonia

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SELPA 1 CAC will be holding their last meeting of the school year on May 23 at 9:30 in the MVLA Board Room at 1299 Bryant St, Mountain View. Please come and find out more about what we are planning for special education related events next year, and take part in our election. Our website is www.selpa1cac.org

SELPA 1 CAC llevará a cabo su última reunión del año escolar el 23 de mayo a las 9:30 en la sala de juntas de MVLA en 1299 Bryant St, Mountain View. Venga y descubra más sobre lo que estamos planeando para los eventos relacionados con la educación especial el próximo año, y participe en nuestra elección. Nuestro sitio web es www.selpa1cac.org

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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 www.rightatschool.com for registration and this webpage for information and fees.


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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.




The 16th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament is rapidly approaching.

  • This year's tournament will be held on Sunday, May 19th at Monta Loma Elementary School.  

  • Participating students must pre-register.  The deadline for registration is May 15th.

  • Tournament doors officially open at 11:30 for entry.  Participants must be onsite by Noon. The awards ceremony will be at 5.  Participants can either play in the competitive or open event.

  • Online Registration link:       tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess

Please come enjoy this fun event!

Feel free free to email me at andarling@gmail.com with questions.



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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.



PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES


Take a bow, Sandi Juliano and Shawn Burns! What a spectacular treat it was to watch the kids and teachers in the performances this weekend. And all those amazing costumes and beautiful sets! It was a TUBULAR Trip indeed! It was also really great to see parents, friends and community coming together to encourage and support each other. Congratulations to all of the cast, crew, parents, teachers, and everyone who helped make this happen!


Also a big shout out to our team of students, teachers and parents who were at Maker Faire this weekend. We are truly fortunate to be part of such a creative maker community.


This week we look forward to celebrating spirit days with Student leadership. Friday is the last day of the trimester and a minimum day. Read on for details.


In this week's message:

- Family Giving Tree

- Spirit Week

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Family Giving Tree

Girl Scouts are proud to partner with the Family Giving Tree, an organization dedicated to sending low-income children back to school with the supplies they need to succeed. Last year over 41,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to students in need. Donations of new or like-new items are welcome. You can send a child to school prepared to succeed in 2 ways:


1. Take a grade leveled school supply list and supply some or all of the supplies on it.  

2. Donate money to us to purchase supplies on their behalf (write check to GS troop 61513).

Donation box and lists of recommended supplies are in the office.


Click to check out the Virtual Giving Tree: https://vtree.fgt.org/GirlScoutTroop61513/


For donations after June 6th, please contact troop leader: Mendy elementsofmagic@gmail.com


Spirit Week

  • Monday, May 20 - Pajama Day: Wear your pajamas to school! You can bring up to one small stuffed animals, please make sure it is school appropriate. We recommend that you wear your normal shoes and don't bring anything that you are super attached to because things may get lost or dirty.

  • Tuesday, May 21 - New Identity Day: Choose a new identity and dress up as someone different. We will have name tags, mustaches, and tattoos to help you become someone new!

  • Wednesday, May 22 - Crazy Hair Day: Come to school showing off your crazy hair or enjoy our array of hairspray supplied by Leadership at lunch.

  • Thursday, May 23 - I Like Figurative Language Day: Come dressed up as your favorite piece of figurative language. There will be fun games and prizes at the I Like Figurative Language booth at Market Day.

  • Friday, May 24 - Twin Day: Dress the same as a friend and pretend to be twins! There will be a fashion show with a prize and an obstacle course at lunch.


THIS WEEK


ST Market Day: Thursday, May 23 2019

Stevenson Market Day is this Thursday.


Minimum Day - End of 3rd Trimester: Friday, May 24

All grades will be dismissed at 12:25pm on Friday. Plan Accordingly for pick up!


COMING SOON


NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day: May 27 2019

PACT Ice Cream Social & International Day Potluck: May 30 2019 5 - 7:30pm


EARLY NOTICE


Field Day: June 4 2019

ST Foundation Meeting: June 4 2019

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: June 6 2019

Minimum Day-Last Day of School: June 7 2019

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


Thanks and have a great week,


Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation


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A great BIG congratulations to the following students for being awesome chess players at the 16th Annual MVWSD Chess Tournament which took place this past Sunday, May 19th at Monta Loma.


Junior Division

Jahaan Ahuja - K

Milan Arun - K

Jonathan Chen - 1st

Devin Pham - 3rd


Senior Division

Asher Jenvey - 4th

Jayalakskmi Raffill - 5th


Stevenson placed 5th overall amongst all the school in the Junior Division!  Great job!

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School Office Reminders:  


  • Check out our weekly flyers attachment for great Summer Camps and Community Happenings!

  • Reminder: Lost n Found is Full Again please check for your child’s missing items!

  • Lifetouch Super Uber Overdue!!


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

You can alternatively email me at mayala@mvwsd.org  or Amy at  afolden@mvwsd.org 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. Summer Camps _ Weekly Flyers 5_22_19.pdf


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