Weekly New Letter 2/13/19

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2/13/19

Dear Stevenson Families,

I hope you are staying dry and looking forward to the February break.  Due to the rain, the concrete around the MUR has not been able to be poured and we are looking at an updated completion date for the MUR during the week of February 25th.  Once the MUR is open we will have a few more parking spaces available in our parking lot.  Please be mindful not to park in the district’s parking lot to allow individuals who are coming for meetings to come and go quickly.

Thank you to those that have already taken the LCAP survey.  As of February 13th only 31 parents from Stevenson have completed the survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey before March 1st using the link below.

Parents:http://sgiz.mobi/s3/MVWSD-LCAP-Parent-Guardian-Survey-2019


Warm Regards,


Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.

Principal

Stevenson Elementary

Mountain View Whisman School District

650-903-6950

www.mvwsd.org


 


 

Calendar


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- Plan Accordingly!

02/18 to 02/22 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

02/26 - Author Visit: David Shwartz in MUR

02/26 - Math Night w David Shwartz in Library - 5:30-7:30

02/28 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 5 of 6

03/02 - Silent Auction & Sock Hop in ST- MUR 5:30 to 7:30 pm

03/04 - Project Cornerstone Reader Training in Room 19 7 pm

03/05 - PACT Foundation Mtg. in staff lounge 3:30 - 5 pm

03/07 - Arts Focus Session 2-  All Hands on Deck Day 5 of 6

03/08 - Coffee w/ Dr. Rudolph 8:30 - location TBD

03/08 - AF Performance 9 am- location TBD

03/13 - School Site Council/ELAC in staff lounge 4:45 pm

03/18- 03/19 NO SCHOOL- staff development day


 

*See This Week's Flyers-Attached Below :


 


 

MVWSD News


Please join MVWSD Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for the 2019 State of the Schools event.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 27 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Auditorium, Graham Middle School, 1175 Castro St.

Dr. Rudolph will speak about the past year’s successes and challenges in our schools, and what can be expected in the future. The event will feature student performances.

All are welcome to this free event. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Please reserve your free seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mvwsd-state-of-the-schools-2019-tickets-55373107455


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Únase al Superintendente de MVWSD, el Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, para el Evento sobre el Estado de las Escuelas.


CUÁNDO: miércoles 27 de febrero a las 18.30

DÓNDE: Auditorio, Escuela Media Graham, 1175 Castro St., Mountain View


El Dr. Rudolph se pronunciará sobre los éxitos y los desafíos de este año en nuestras escuelas, y lo que puede esperarse de cara al futuro. Todos son bienvenidos para participar en este evento gratuito. El evento contará con estudiantes y actuaciones escolares.

Se brindará interpretación al español.

Por favor reserve su asiento gratis aquí: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mvwsd-state-of-the-schools-2019-tickets-55373107455


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MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” Feb. 13


Mountain View Parent U presents “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR.


Presented by Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader, parents will learn the why, what, how and when of talking with your kids about sexual health. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop that will inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation.


The session is appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through their teen years.


Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!


Provided:

  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)


Register here



Parent U de Mountain View: “Siendo un Adulto al cual se le puede Preguntar'—Como conversar con su hijo acerca de la sexualidad” el 13 de febrero

Parent U de Mountain View presenta: “Siendo un Adulto al que se le puede Preguntar'—Hablando con su hijo acerca de la sexualidad” el miércoles 13 de febrero, de 6:30- 8 p.m. en el Salón de Usos Múltiples-MUR de la Escuela Secundaria Crittenden.

Presentado por Health Connected (Salud Conectada), un líder en la educación de la salud del Área de la Bahía, los padres aprenderán el porqué, cómo y cuándo hablar con sus hijos acerca de la salud sexual. Acompáñenos a un taller interactivo y divertido, para motivar y ayudar a los adultos de confianza, a interesar a sus hijos en una conversación abierta y honesta.

La sesión es apropiada para adultos con niños de cualquier edad, y definitivamente relevante para los adultos con hijos acercándose a la pubertad o en la adolescencia.


Se proporcionará:

■   Interpretación (asistencia en español)

■   Cuidado para niños

■   Transporte (Un autobús partirá de la Primaria Castro y la Secundaria Graham, a las 6 p.m. y regresará a las 8:30 p.m.)

Regístrese aquí


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Mountain View Whisman School District

We Are Fighting the Flu!

Our schools are seeing more cases of flu in both staff and students. With seasonal flu circulating at our schools and in the community, here are a few reminders about what you should do.

·     If your child has flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose), keep him or her home until they no longer have a fever without taking any fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.  If your child has other health issues, you may want to call your health care provider for advice.

·     Drink a lot of liquid (such as juice, water, Pedialyte ®, broth).

·     Keep him or her comfortable. Rest is important.

·     For fever, sore throat, and muscle aches, you can use fever-reducing medicines that your doctor recommends.

·     Use good health habits such as covering coughs and/or sneezes in sleeves, or to cover coughs/sneezes with tissues.  Wash hands often and keep them away from your face.

·     Keep tissues close and have a trash bag within reach for disposing of used tissues.

·     Don’t go to school, daycare, or public places if you are sick.

·     If someone in your home is sick, keep him or her away from family members who are not sick.

Be watchful for emergency warning signs that might indicate you need to seek emergency medical care:

·     Fast breathing or trouble breathing

·     Bluish or gray skin color

·     Not drinking enough fluids

·     Not waking up or not interacting

·     Feeling extremely irritable

·     Not urinating

·     Your symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

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We want to hear from you! LCAP Parent Survey


The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2019-20 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.


Parents, we want to hear from you: Please click below to give input through March 1 in a survey about the plans' goals. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). If you would like a paper copy, please come to the office.


Parent Survey: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/MVWSD-LCAP-Parent-Guardian-Survey-2019

More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/district_plans/lcap_lcff



Padres:Boletines informativos de la escuela

¡Queremos escucharlos! Encuesta del LCAP de padres

El Distrito está empezando su proceso anual para poner al día el LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan-Plan de Responsabilidades y Control Local). Esta información recopilada, será la guía para actualizar el plan de nuestro Distrito para el año escolar 2019-20. Busque una reunión en su escuela pronto para que aprenda más sobre del proceso del LCAP.

Padres, queremos escucharlos: Por favor haga click en la parte de abajo, para poner información en una encuesta acerca de los objetivos del plan, hasta el 2 de marzo. (Se recomienda utilizar una computadora personal/de escritorio, o una tableta. El formato podría no ser legible en los dispositivos móviles). Si a usted le gustaría obtener una copia en papel, por favor vengar a la oficina.

Encuesta para Padres: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4796100/77e161048c36

Se puede encontrar más información aquí: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/district_plans/lcap_lcff



 


 

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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.

 


 


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - February 28th


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:       February 28th

      Time:      5:30 - 6:30 pm

       Location:      MVLA District Office - Board Room, 1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA

     Register:        REGISTER ONLINE

    Questions:    programs@mentortutorconnection.org



 


 


PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

 

Dear Stevenson PACT Families,

 

This is the week before we go on the Winter break. There is no Arts Focus this Thursday and the spring session will continue after the break. Please note that Friday is the last day of 2nd trimester and will be a minimum day. All grades will be dismissed at 12:25pm on Friday afternoon.

 

In this week's message:

- Parent Ed Recap

- Pactpals Registration

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice

 

Parent Ed Recap

Parent Ed will be hosting a special recap session for new families. It would be the perfect venue to discuss what challenges you have faced, things that have worked and any questions you have.

Session will be held on Monday, Feb 11, from 6:30-7:30pm in Rooms 13 and 17. Babysitting will be provided.

 

Pact Pals Spring Program

Pact Pals After School Enrichment Program's SPRING session will run Monday, March 11th through Friday, May 29th.  Registration will begin Friday, February 15th at 10:00AM and end on Sunday, February 24th at MIDNIGHT.

Please check out  http://www.pactpals.org for the full schedule and class details.

 

THIS WEEK

 

Parent-Ed Recap: Monday, February 11 2019, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Parent Ed recap for new families will be held Monday evening in Rooms 13 and 17. Babysitting will be provided. Please sign up.

 

Principal's Coffee: Tuesday, February 12 2019, 8:30am - 10:00am

Dr. Westover will hold the Principal's coffee Tuesday morning in Rm 20 where she discusses important topics about the school and opens itup  to Q&A in the end.

 

ST-SSC Meeting: Wednesday, February 13 2019, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

School site council meeting will be held in the staff lounge on Wednesday afternoon.

 

MINIMUM DAY - End of 2nd Trimester: Friday, February 15 2019

Last day of 2nd trimester. All graded will be dismissed at 12:25pm

 

COMING SOON

 

NO SCHOOL - Winter Break: February 18-22 2019

 

EARLY NOTICE

 

Author Visit - David Schwartz: February 26-27 2019

Math Night @ Library: February 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Arts Focus Spring Session 5/6: February 28 2019

ST Sock Hop and Silent Auction (MUR): March 2 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

St Foundation Meeting: March 5, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Arts Focus Spring Session 6/6: March 7 2019

Parent Coffee with Dr Rudolf: March 8 2019, 8:30 - 9:30am

AF Performing Arts Shows: March 8 2019

SSC Meeting: March 13 2019, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Principal's Coffee(Intruder training): March 14 2019

NO SCHOOL: March 18 & 19 2019

Spring Picture Day: March 26, 2019

PACT Annual General Meeting (MUR): March 27 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

ST Foundation Meeting: April 2 2019

NO SCHOOL(Spring Break): April 15-19

Arts Focus Show@City Hall: April 25 - May 8 2019

 

Thanks and have a great week,

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation

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COMMUNICATION: PACT EMAIL LISTS

 

Read your “Week Ahead” emails

They summarize upcoming events and share important reminders. If you have a community wide announcement, please submit it to Puja Patankar ( pujapatankar@gmail.com) by Friday for inclusion in the Sunday “Week Ahead” email.  We reserve the right to edit messages for length and/or content - we will try to contact you first if possible.

 

Having several groups lets people filter emails and/or only subscribe to the groups they're interested in. Note: On UpToUs - click "My Communities" and then click on the name of the group you're looking for on the left hand side of the page.  If you unsubscribe, you can resubscribe later.

 

"PACT Community” UpToUs group:

Moderated to ensure important messages get focus.  If you send a message to this list it will need moderator approval - most messages should be sent to one of the other groups below or be submitted for the "Week Ahead" Email (see below).  Please talk to a committee chair or board member before trying to post to this group.

 

"PACT Discussions” UpToUs group:

This is a new group for any *school related* discussions (e.g. help needed for a school project, discussion of PactPals classes ).  Everyone in the PACT Community will be added by default - you may unsubscribe if you wish - we recommend you stay in the group and filter if needed.

 

"PACT Classifieds" UpToUs group:

All items for sale/donation and all recommendations for services not directly related to Stevenson (e.g. babysitters, shows, fundraisers) should be posted on PACT Classifieds, which is a separate, opt-in UpToUs group. To join, click on "PACT Classifieds" under PACT Community.

 

"PACT Camping Club" UpToUs group:

Interested in camping?  Would it surprise you that 202 other members of our community are too?  Join the PACT Camping group learn more about camping and several excursions organized by PACT parents.   To join, click on "PACT Camping" under PACT Community.

 

CALENDARS

To view the Stevenson calendar on the web and/or subscribe via google calendar:

Stevenson Calendar

To subscribe on Macs, iPhone, Outlook, etc.

Subscribe to Stevenson Calendar

 

 

Project Cornerstone

This month, Project Cornerstone readers had the choice of reading Mr. Peabody's Apples or Trouble Talk.  Both books reveal the power words have through the spreading of gossip and rumors.  The goals from this lesson include:

 

Develop and maintain friendships with healthy talk.

Empower each student to be a friendship role model.

Learn how to make a genuine apology.

Stop and THINK. (Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind?)

Be an UPstander!

By teaching our children the value and power of healthy talk versus trouble talk we create a stronger school community where all students feel safe and included.

 

In today’s technological world, rumors can be spread anonymously and cause wide, irreparable damage. We must make choices to avoid causing harm as digital citizens. To learn how to help your kids navigate this online world, visit the website of Common Sense Media at www.commonsensemedia.org In the parent’s section, you will find videos, tips and common sense ways to support your child(ren).

 

Additional books on the topic are available in our school library:

A Tale of Sir Dragon: dealing with bullies for kids

 

 


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