Weekly News Letter 11/28/18


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11/28/18


Dear Stevenson Families,

We will be starting a new electronic visitor/volunteer sign in process.  Instead of signing in on our paper binder, you will be able to show your State Issued  ID card at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in.

The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy of the sign-in process.  Please give yourself a few extra minutes before your next shift to get to know our new system!

Executive Functioning

A topic that has come up frequently is executive functioning and impulse control. It is important to know that executive functioning develops at different rates in different children/adolescents. Every child is working on individual skills at their own pace so there is a wide range of abilities that are observed in the classroom.  If you are interested in reading more attached is a link to a few articles. Link one, link two

 

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.

Principal


 


 

Calendar


11/26/11/30 - Hicklebee’s Book Fair @ Library -Sale Hours: Mon. 8 - 4:30 pm,

Tues 8- 6pm, Wed 8 - 4:30 pm, Thurs 8 - 2pm, Fri 8 -10am

11/29 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 5 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

11/30 - Principal’s Coffee in Staff Lounge 8:30 - 10am

12/03 - 5th Grade Middle School Info. Panel  Rm. 9 at 5:30pm

12/04 - Foundation Meeting @ Staff Lounge 3:30 - 5:00pm

12/06 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 6 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

12/07 - Arts Focus Performance

12/07 - Friday Fever

12/12 - School Site Council/ELAC Mtg. in Staff Lounge 4:45-5:45 pm

12/13 - Exhibition Night 6pm

12:20 - Chorus Concert w Kevin Stanford in Library @ 1pm

12/24/18- 1/7/19 - Winter Holiday Break No School

01/08 - School Back in Session


 

*See Important Attached Flyers : CSMA_Jan2019HolidayCamps_MV.pdf
MVLA SpeakerSeries_Flyer 3_Katie Hurley.pdf
2019-20_Open Enrollment Packet_eng.pdf
openenrollmentflyer.pdf
2018 Spartans Tree Lot Flyer.pdf


 


 

MVWSD News


School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 7.

Kindergarten information nights for neighborhood elementary schools are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. 
Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she 
may qualify for transitional kindergarten (TK). The info night for TK parents is December 11 at 6:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.


For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 7-February 3 online. You can register your child for the 2019-20 school year when online registration opens on January 7 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register. For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 7 - February 3.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

Se acercan las reuniones escolares. La inscripción abierta para nuevos estudiantes del MVWSD comienza el 7 de enero.

Las tardes de información de kindergarten tendrán lugar a las 18:00 horas del 4 de diciembre para todas las escuelas primarias. Haz clic aquí para ver una lista de estos eventos.

Si tu hijo cumple 5 años entre el 2 de septiembre y el 2 de diciembre del año escolar en curso, puede que cumpla con los requisitos para el kindergarten de transición (TK, sigla en inglés). La tarde de información de TK es el 11 de diciembre a las 18:00 horas en la escuela primaria Theuerkauf.

Para estudiantes NUEVOS: la inscripción abierta es del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero en línea. Puedes inscribir a tu hijo para el año escolar 2019-20 cuando se abra la inscripción en línea el 7 de enero aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register. Para estudiantes ACTUALES en transición de kindergarten a 7.º curso: se les pedirá a los padres por correo electrónico que confirmen la inscripción del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero.

Para más información, llama al 650-526-3500 o visita www.mvwsd.org/register.

____________________________________________________________


Apply for preschool now!
The award-winning MVWSD Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for both free, state preschool and fee-based spaces for the 2019-20 school year.  The enrollment process will begin February 2019.  We will be offering part-day and full-day classes to children who will be at least 2 years and 9 months old by September 1, 2019 until they are age eligible for kindergarten.  Fee-based and full-day spaces will fill fast, so apply now! For more info go to www.mvwsd.org/preschool.

Aplicar para preescolar ahora!
El premiado programa preescolar del Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman (MVWSD) ha abierto las inscripciones tanto para el programa preescolar estatal gratuito como para la modalidad de servicio remunerado para el año escolar 2019-20. El proceso de inscripción comenzará en febrero de 2019. Ofreceremos clases de medio tiempo y tiempo completo para niños que hayan cumplido al menos 2 años y 9 meses de edad antes del 1 de septiembre de 2019 y hasta que tengan la edad requerida para ingresar al kindergarten. Las vacantes para las modalidades de tiempo completo y servicio remunerado son cubiertas rápidamente, así que ¡inscríbase lo antes posible! Para mayor información, diríjase a www.mvwsd.org/preschool.
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New visitor/volunteer sign-in system

After the Thanksgiving Break, we'll be rolling out new electronic visitor/volunteer sign-in systems at our schools. The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy and efficiency of the sign-in process. Instead of signing in on the book on the counter, you will be able to show your ID at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in yourself or your child (ex. after a doctor’s appointment) because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in. Thank you for your patience as we learn to use the new system that will upgrade security at our schools.



Nuevo sistema de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios

Después del receso de Acción de Gracias, vamos a implementar nuevos sistemas electrónicos de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios en nuestras escuelas. El nuevo sistema aumentará la seguridad, ya que avisará al personal de cualquier problema potencial y mejorará la precisión y eficiencia del proceso de ingreso. En vez de firmar en el libro de entradas, usted podrá mostrar su identificación en el kiosco y pedir que le impriman una credencial de visitante. Deberá seguir un paso más la primera vez que usted o su hijo se registren (por ejemplo, después de una cita con el médico) porque el sistema solicitará una forma de identificación, como la licencia de conducir; sin embargo, recordará su información la próxima vez que ingrese. Gracias por su paciencia mientras aprendemos a usar el nuevo sistema que mejorará la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

 


 

Job: ELPAC Testers


JOB DESCRIPTION: MVWSD is looking for qualified individuals interested in administering the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Test (ELPAC) to the District’s K-8 English language learners. All examiners will be certified by successfully completing the district-sponsored screening and training. $21 an hour.  Must be a fluent English speaker. Please email asiam@mvws.org if you are interested.


Puesto: Examinadores del Examen ELPAC

Description de trabajo: MVWSD busca personas calificadas para administrar el examen ELPAC a los estudiantes de los grado K-8. Todos los examinadores necesitaran que completar entrenamiento antes de empezar. $21 la hora. Debe ser fluido en el idioma inglés.


 


 

Check out your school’s video!

Get a glimpse here of the dynamic learning that happens in each of our schools.


¡Echa un vistazo de tu escuela!

Echa un vistazo a la dinámica de aprendizaje que se da en cada una de nuestras escuelas. Por favor, clic aqui.

 


 

MVEF hopes you have noticed some new checkmarks on their signs outside the schools. Thanks to the hard work and dialing fingers of volunteers, board members, Superintendent Rudolph, and several principals at the Phoneathon, money was raised to ensure that every child in our district has access to art, music, hands-on science, athletics and more. If you missed the call, you can support your child and every child. Donate today at mvef.org/donate

MVEF espera que hayan notado algunas señales nuevas en los carteles que están afuera de nuestras escuelas. Gracias al arduo trabajo de los voluntarios que se dedicaron a marcar, al superintendente Rudolph y varios directores de Phonathon, se recaudaron fondos para garantizar que todos los niños de nuestro distrito tengan acceso al arte, la música, prácticas científicas, actividades deportivas y más. Si no recibieron la llamada, todavía pueden apoyar a sus hijos y todos los demás. Donen hoy a través de mvef.org/donate.

 


 

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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.

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¿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.

 


 

           Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

Mountain View Whisman School District’s Living Classroomprogram inspires our students to value the natural world through garden-based education. We provide Kindergarten through 6thgrade classrooms (in all 10 Mountain View Whisman schools) with hour-long lessons that correlate with current science, math, and social studies standards. Living Classroom uses a hands-on, inquiry approach to learning which ensures our lessons are effective AND fun!

This year we will reach thousands of students and teach over 600 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students?We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, December 3th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: first grade lessons

Monday, December 10th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: second grade lessons

Monday, December 17th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: Kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rdgrade lessons (10:00-noon)

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/or send questions to Program Director Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.


 


PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

Dear Stevenson PACT Families

What a difference the rain has made! We now have clean air, blue skies and beautiful fall colors. Hope you have had the time to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones over the Thanksgiving break. We get back to school with The Book Fair in full swing all week in the Library. Tuesday is the Walk/Bike to School Day. Arts Focus continues on Thursday and there will be Principal's coffee on Friday morning. Read on for all the details.


In this week's message:


- Stevenson Book Fair

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Do your holiday shopping at the Stevenson book fair after Thanksgiving

Wonderful books and gifts for all ages will be available. Drop in the library before, during or after school.   

Schedule:

Monday 8am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 8am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8am - 2:00pm

Friday 8am - 10am

All children must be escorted by an adult. Credit cards accepted.



THIS WEEK


ST Book Fair: November 26 - 30

Drop in to the library all week for greats books and gifts for all ages!


Arts Focus 5/6: Thursday, November 29

Arts Focus Fall Session continues into week five. As always send kids in clothes OK for messes.


Principal's Coffee: Friday, November 30, 8:30am - 10am

Join us for the Principal's coffee for what is sure to be an informative session.


COMING SOON


Middle School Panel: Monday, December 3, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

PACT Foundation Meeting: Tuesday, December 4

Arts Focus 6/6: Thursday, December 6

Friday Fever: Friday, December 7, 8:30am

AF Performing Arts Show: Friday, December 7, 9:45am - 10:15am


EARLY NOTICE


SSC Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

ST Kinder Information Night: Wednesday December 12, 6pm - 7pm

ST Exhibition Night: Thursday, December 13, 6pm

No School - December Break: December 24 2018 - Jan 7 2019


Thanks and have a great week,

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation



Project Cornerstone Update


Stevenson Families,

Last week, our Project Cornerstone parent readers had a chance to share classroom experiences from the October lessons and discussed this month's book, Simon's Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett.  It is the story of a boy named Simon who is teased because he is having a “bad hair day”. This story helps children recognize that there are many positive, empowering ways to respond to teasing. Simon learns specific techniques to empower himself and avoid being victimized by teasing behaviors.


Grandma Rose, a friendly neighbor, offers Simon five strategies to keep him from taking the bait:

1. Do little or nothing! Don’t react!

2. Pretend to agree with the hook.

3. Change the subject; distract the student doing the teasing.

4. Laugh at the hook and make a joke of it.

5. Stay away from students you know to be hurtful.


Each of these strategies gives our students another important skill in protecting themselves from being hurt. The children love this story and will continue to use the language from the book all year if we support and encourage them to do so. Younger children may need practice identifying what a hook (tease), and 'taking the bait' is, while older children benefit from recognizing the strategies that are most effective for themselves.  All children need to remember that this is just part of their toolbox and that they should know who their "Grandma Rose" (caring adult) is and when they need more support.


At home, ask your child if they've ever caught the bait, or swam free from a hook.  Squabbles with siblings at home can be a great opportunity for your child(ren) to practice the strategies they've learned and get real time feedback when they might be 'biting' or 'fishing.'    


When you hear about or observe teasing, use the language in the book, like taking the bait. Encourage your child to problem-solve by asking:

  • “Did you bite?”

  • How can you swim free and avoid that hook?”

  • Encou

  • rage students to see themselves as free fish with many choices, no matter the hooks they encounter.

If you have any questions about the message of this book or want more information about how to supplement this lesson with additional books/activities at home, feel free to check in with your child's classroom reader or myself.  

Best,

Lauren Matheou

Project Cornerstone Vice Chair

laurengus@gmail.com


2019-2020 Enrollment Presentations/ Presentaciones de información de Inscripción  

District Enrollment Information Presentations/
Presentaciones de información de inscripción del distrito

This is a good opportunity to learn about registration requirements and enrollment information./
Esta es una buena oportunidad para aprender sobre los requisitos de registro y la información de inscripción.

Location/Ubicación

Presentations/Presentaciones

CASTRO

500 Toft St.

November 28 (Spanish) @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

November 28 (English) @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


School Information Nights and Tours/ Información escolar Noches y excursiones

This is a good opportunity to learn about the specific schools./ Esta es una buena oportunidad para aprender sobre las escuelas específicas.

Location/Ubicación

Transitional Kinder Night/Noche de Kínder de Transición (TK)


THEUERKAUF

1625 San Luis Ave.

650-903-6925

December 11 @ 6:00 PM


Location/Ubicación

Kinder Information Night/ Noche de Información de Kínder

Classroom Tours for Incoming Kinders/ New Students

Excursión de Clases para los Kinder entrantes/ Nuevos Estudiantes

BUBB

525 Hans Ave.

650-526-3480

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 6 @ 8:30-9:30 AM

CASTRO

500 Toft St.

650-526-3590

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 7 @ 8:45 AM

HUFF

253 Martens Ave.

650-526-3490

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 14,  8:30-9:30 AM


LANDELS

115 West Dana St.

650-526-3520

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 6 @ 8:30 - 9:30 AM


MONTA LOMA

460 Thompson Ave.

650-903-6915

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 7 @ 9:00 to 10:00

MISTRAL

505 Escuela Ave.

650-526-3590


Mistral/Dual Immersion is a CHOICE School that needs to be requested at time of registration


Mistral/Dual Immersion es una escuela de SELECCIÓN que tiene que ser requerida al momento de registración


Information Nights (Spanish/English)/ Noche de Información (Inglés/ Español)

December 17 @ 5:30 PM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Bubb, November 29 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Landels, November 30 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Monta Loma, December 5 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Theuerkauf, December 6 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Castro, December 6 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mistral Presentation Table @ Huff, December 11 @ 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

January 11 @ 8:45 AM




SLATER SPECIAL ED PRESCHOOL

220 N. Whisman Rd.

650-526-3530

November 27 @ 4:00 PM


N/A

STEVENSON

750 San Pierre Way

650-903-6950


Stevenson is a CHOICE school that needs to be requested at time of registration.



Stevenson es una escuela de SELECCIÓN que tiene que ser requerida al momento de registración  

Kinder Info Night/ Noche de Información de Kinder

December 12 6:00-7:00 PM

January 10 6:00-7:00 PM


Stevenson Presentation Table @ Bubb, November 29 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Stevenson Presentation Table @ Landels, November 30 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Stevenson Presentation Table @ Monta Loma, December 5 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Stevenson Presentation Table @ Theuerkauf, December 6 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Stevenson Presentation Table @ Castro, December 6 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stevenson Presentation Table @ Huff, December 11 @ 8:00 - 8:30 AM

December 5  @ 9:00-10:00 AM

January 17 @ 9:00-10:00AM -
Arts Focus Tour



THEUERKAUF

1625 San Luis Ave.

650-903-6925

December 4 @ 6:00 PM

December 11 @ 9:00 - 10:00 AM

VARGAS

220 N. Whisman

650-526-3500

December 4 @ 6:00 PM held at Crittenden Middle School Innovation Center, 1701 Rock St.

Not available

No Disponible


Transition to a New Neighborhood School / Transición a un Nuevo Sector de Escuela

This is a good opportunity to learn about your new neighborhood school./ Esta es una buena oportunidad para aprender sobre la nueva escuela de su sector.

For students transitioning from…

Para Estudiantes de Transición de …


Transitioning to …

Transición  a ...


Held at …

Ubicación será en ...

Family Welcome

Event Date

Evento de Bienvenida para las Familias

MONTA LOMA


CASTRO

MONTA LOMA

460 Thompson Ave., 650-903-6915

December 3 @ 6:00 to 7:00PM

MONTA LOMA


THEUERKAUF

MONTA LOMA

460 Thompson Ave., 650-903-6915

December 5 @ 8:45-9:45 AM


HUFF

VARGAS

HUFF

253 Martens Ave., 650-526-3490

December 7 @ 8:30 AM

HUFF

BUBB

HUFF

253 Martens Ave., 650-526-3490

November 30 @ 8:05 AM

LANDELS

VARGAS

LANDELS

115 West Dana St., 650-526-3520

December 5 @ 8:30 AM

THEUERKAUF

VARGAS

THEUERKAUF

1625 San Luis Ave., 650-903-6925

November 30 @ 8:45 - 9:15

BUBB

LANDELS

BUBB

525 Hans Ave., 650-526-3480

December 11 @ 8:00 am

LANDELS

THEUERKAUF

LANDELS

115 West Dana St., 650-526-3520

December 7 @  8:30 - 9:00 AM



Transition to Sixth Grade / Transición al Sexto Grado

This is a good opportunity to learn about 6th Grade for the 2019-20 year. / Esta es una buena oportunidad para aprender sobre Sexto grado para el ano escolar 2019-20

Locations/ Locaciones

Information Nights / Noche de Información

Day Visitations / Visitaciones de Dia

CRITTENDEN

1701 Rock St.

650-903-6945

January 31 @ 6:30 PM

2018-19 MVWSD 5th Graders will visit the middle schools in (May 24)


GRAHAM

1175 Castro St.

650-526-3570

January 31 @ 6:30 PM

2018-19 MVWSD 5th Graders will visit the middle schools in (May 24)













 

School Office Reminders    

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.




11/28/18


Dear Stevenson Families,

We will be starting a new electronic visitor/volunteer sign in process.  Instead of signing in on our paper binder, you will be able to show your State Issued  ID card at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in.

The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy of the sign-in process.  Please give yourself a few extra minutes before your next shift to get to know our new system!

Executive Functioning

A topic that has come up frequently is executive functioning and impulse control. It is important to know that executive functioning develops at different rates in different children/adolescents. Every child is working on individual skills at their own pace so there is a wide range of abilities that are observed in the classroom.  If you are interested in reading more attached is a link to a few articles. Link one, link two

 

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.

Principal


 


 

Calendar


11/26/11/30 - Hicklebee’s Book Fair @ Library -Sale Hours: Mon. 8 - 4:30 pm,

Tues 8- 6pm, Wed 8 - 4:30 pm, Thurs 8 - 2pm, Fri 8 -10am

11/29 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 5 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

11/30 - Principal’s Coffee in Staff Lounge 8:30 - 10am

12/03 - 5th Grade Middle School Info. Panel  Rm. 9 at 5:30pm

12/04 - Foundation Meeting @ Staff Lounge 3:30 - 5:00pm

12/06 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 6 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

12/07 - Arts Focus Performance

12/07 - Friday Fever

12/12 - School Site Council/ELAC Mtg. in Staff Lounge 4:45-5:45 pm

12/13 - Exhibition Night 6pm

12:20 - Chorus Concert w Kevin Stanford in Library @ 1pm

12/24/18- 1/7/19 - Winter Holiday Break No School

01/08 - School Back in Session


 

*See Important Attached Flyers :


 


 

MVWSD News


School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 7.

Kindergarten information nights for neighborhood elementary schools are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. 
Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she 
may qualify for transitional kindergarten (TK). The info night for TK parents is December 11 at 6:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.


For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 7-February 3 online. You can register your child for the 2019-20 school year when online registration opens on January 7 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register. For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 7 - February 3.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

Se acercan las reuniones escolares. La inscripción abierta para nuevos estudiantes del MVWSD comienza el 7 de enero.

Las tardes de información de kindergarten tendrán lugar a las 18:00 horas del 4 de diciembre para todas las escuelas primarias. Haz clic aquí para ver una lista de estos eventos.

Si tu hijo cumple 5 años entre el 2 de septiembre y el 2 de diciembre del año escolar en curso, puede que cumpla con los requisitos para el kindergarten de transición (TK, sigla en inglés). La tarde de información de TK es el 11 de diciembre a las 18:00 horas en la escuela primaria Theuerkauf.

Para estudiantes NUEVOS: la inscripción abierta es del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero en línea. Puedes inscribir a tu hijo para el año escolar 2019-20 cuando se abra la inscripción en línea el 7 de enero aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register. Para estudiantes ACTUALES en transición de kindergarten a 7.º curso: se les pedirá a los padres por correo electrónico que confirmen la inscripción del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero.

Para más información, llama al 650-526-3500 o visita www.mvwsd.org/register.

____________________________________________________________


Apply for preschool now!
The award-winning MVWSD Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for both free, state preschool and fee-based spaces for the 2019-20 school year.  The enrollment process will begin February 2019.  We will be offering part-day and full-day classes to children who will be at least 2 years and 9 months old by September 1, 2019 until they are age eligible for kindergarten.  Fee-based and full-day spaces will fill fast, so apply now! For more info go to www.mvwsd.org/preschool.

Aplicar para preescolar ahora!
El premiado programa preescolar del Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman (MVWSD) ha abierto las inscripciones tanto para el programa preescolar estatal gratuito como para la modalidad de servicio remunerado para el año escolar 2019-20. El proceso de inscripción comenzará en febrero de 2019. Ofreceremos clases de medio tiempo y tiempo completo para niños que hayan cumplido al menos 2 años y 9 meses de edad antes del 1 de septiembre de 2019 y hasta que tengan la edad requerida para ingresar al kindergarten. Las vacantes para las modalidades de tiempo completo y servicio remunerado son cubiertas rápidamente, así que ¡inscríbase lo antes posible! Para mayor información, diríjase a www.mvwsd.org/preschool.
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New visitor/volunteer sign-in system

After the Thanksgiving Break, we'll be rolling out new electronic visitor/volunteer sign-in systems at our schools. The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy and efficiency of the sign-in process. Instead of signing in on the book on the counter, you will be able to show your ID at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in yourself or your child (ex. after a doctor’s appointment) because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in. Thank you for your patience as we learn to use the new system that will upgrade security at our schools.



Nuevo sistema de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios

Después del receso de Acción de Gracias, vamos a implementar nuevos sistemas electrónicos de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios en nuestras escuelas. El nuevo sistema aumentará la seguridad, ya que avisará al personal de cualquier problema potencial y mejorará la precisión y eficiencia del proceso de ingreso. En vez de firmar en el libro de entradas, usted podrá mostrar su identificación en el kiosco y pedir que le impriman una credencial de visitante. Deberá seguir un paso más la primera vez que usted o su hijo se registren (por ejemplo, después de una cita con el médico) porque el sistema solicitará una forma de identificación, como la licencia de conducir; sin embargo, recordará su información la próxima vez que ingrese. Gracias por su paciencia mientras aprendemos a usar el nuevo sistema que mejorará la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

 


 

Job: ELPAC Testers


JOB DESCRIPTION: MVWSD is looking for qualified individuals interested in administering the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Test (ELPAC) to the District’s K-8 English language learners. All examiners will be certified by successfully completing the district-sponsored screening and training. $21 an hour.  Must be a fluent English speaker. Please email asiam@mvws.org if you are interested.


Puesto: Examinadores del Examen ELPAC

Description de trabajo: MVWSD busca personas calificadas para administrar el examen ELPAC a los estudiantes de los grado K-8. Todos los examinadores necesitaran que completar entrenamiento antes de empezar. $21 la hora. Debe ser fluido en el idioma inglés.


 


 

Check out your school’s video!

Get a glimpse here of the dynamic learning that happens in each of our schools.


¡Echa un vistazo de tu escuela!

Echa un vistazo a la dinámica de aprendizaje que se da en cada una de nuestras escuelas. Por favor, clic aqui.

 


 

MVEF hopes you have noticed some new checkmarks on their signs outside the schools. Thanks to the hard work and dialing fingers of volunteers, board members, Superintendent Rudolph, and several principals at the Phoneathon, money was raised to ensure that every child in our district has access to art, music, hands-on science, athletics and more. If you missed the call, you can support your child and every child. Donate today at mvef.org/donate

MVEF espera que hayan notado algunas señales nuevas en los carteles que están afuera de nuestras escuelas. Gracias al arduo trabajo de los voluntarios que se dedicaron a marcar, al superintendente Rudolph y varios directores de Phonathon, se recaudaron fondos para garantizar que todos los niños de nuestro distrito tengan acceso al arte, la música, prácticas científicas, actividades deportivas y más. Si no recibieron la llamada, todavía pueden apoyar a sus hijos y todos los demás. Donen hoy a través de mvef.org/donate.

 


 

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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.

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¿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.

 


 

           Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

Mountain View Whisman School District’s Living Classroomprogram inspires our students to value the natural world through garden-based education. We provide Kindergarten through 6thgrade classrooms (in all 10 Mountain View Whisman schools) with hour-long lessons that correlate with current science, math, and social studies standards. Living Classroom uses a hands-on, inquiry approach to learning which ensures our lessons are effective AND fun!

This year we will reach thousands of students and teach over 600 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students?We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, December 3th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: first grade lessons

Monday, December 10th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: second grade lessons

Monday, December 17th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: Kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rdgrade lessons (10:00-noon)

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/or send questions to Program Director Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.


 


PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

Dear Stevenson PACT Families

What a difference the rain has made! We now have clean air, blue skies and beautiful fall colors. Hope you have had the time to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones over the Thanksgiving break. We get back to school with The Book Fair in full swing all week in the Library. Tuesday is the Walk/Bike to School Day. Arts Focus continues on Thursday and there will be Principal's coffee on Friday morning. Read on for all the details.


In this week's message:


- Stevenson Book Fair

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Do your holiday shopping at the Stevenson book fair after Thanksgiving

Wonderful books and gifts for all ages will be available. Drop in the library before, during or after school.   

Schedule:

Monday 8am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 8am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8am - 2:00pm

Friday 8am - 10am

All children must be escorted by an adult. Credit cards accepted.



THIS WEEK


ST Book Fair: November 26 - 30

Drop in to the library all week for greats books and gifts for all ages!


Arts Focus 5/6: Thursday, November 29

Arts Focus Fall Session continues into week five. As always send kids in clothes OK for messes.


Principal's Coffee: Friday, November 30, 8:30am - 10am

Join us for the Principal's coffee for what is sure to be an informative session.


COMING SOON


Middle School Panel: Monday, December 3, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

PACT Foundation Meeting: Tuesday, December 4

Arts Focus 6/6: Thursday, December 6

Friday Fever: Friday, December 7, 8:30am

AF Performing Arts Show: Friday, December 7, 9:45am - 10:15am


EARLY NOTICE


SSC Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

ST Kinder Information Night: Wednesday December 12, 6pm - 7pm

ST Exhibition Night: Thursday, December 13, 6pm

No School - December Break: December 24 2018 - Jan 7 2019


Thanks and have a great week,

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation



Project Cornerstone Update


Stevenson Families,

Last week, our Project Cornerstone parent readers had a chance to share classroom experiences from the October lessons and discussed this month's book, Simon's Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett.  It is the story of a boy named Simon who is teased because he is having a “bad hair day”. This story helps children recognize that there are many positive, empowering ways to respond to teasing. Simon learns specific techniques to empower himself and avoid being victimized by teasing behaviors.


Grandma Rose, a friendly neighbor, offers Simon five strategies to keep him from taking the bait:

1. Do little or nothing! Don’t react!

2. Pretend to agree with the hook.

3. Change the subject; distract the student doing the teasing.

4. Laugh at the hook and make a joke of it.

5. Stay away from students you know to be hurtful.


Each of these strategies gives our students another important skill in protecting themselves from being hurt. The children love this story and will continue to use the language from the book all year if we support and encourage them to do so. Younger children may need practice identifying what a hook (tease), and 'taking the bait' is, while older children benefit from recognizing the strategies that are most effective for themselves.  All children need to remember that this is just part of their toolbox and that they should know who their "Grandma Rose" (caring adult) is and when they need more support.


At home, ask your child if they've ever caught the bait, or swam free from a hook.  Squabbles with siblings at home can be a great opportunity for your child(ren) to practice the strategies they've learned and get real time feedback when they might be 'biting' or 'fishing.'    


When you hear about or observe teasing, use the language in the book, like taking the bait. Encourage your child to problem-solve by asking:

  • “Did you bite?”

  • How can you swim free and avoid that hook?”

  • Encou

  • rage students to see themselves as free fish with many choices, no matter the hooks they encounter.

If you have any questions about the message of this book or want more information about how to supplement this lesson with additional books/activities at home, feel free to check in with your child's classroom reader or myself.  

Best,

Lauren Matheou

Project Cornerstone Vice Chair

laurengus@gmail.com


 


 

School Office Reminders    

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./Users/mayala/Desktop/StevensonStingray-2.png LOGO.png

11/28/18


Dear Stevenson Families,

We will be starting a new electronic visitor/volunteer sign in process.  Instead of signing in on our paper binder, you will be able to show your State Issued  ID card at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in.

The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy of the sign-in process.  Please give yourself a few extra minutes before your next shift to get to know our new system!

Executive Functioning

A topic that has come up frequently is executive functioning and impulse control. It is important to know that executive functioning develops at different rates in different children/adolescents. Every child is working on individual skills at their own pace so there is a wide range of abilities that are observed in the classroom.  If you are interested in reading more attached is a link to a few articles. Link one, link two

 

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.

Principal


 


 

Calendar


11/26/11/30 - Hicklebee’s Book Fair @ Library -Sale Hours: Mon. 8 - 4:30 pm,

Tues 8- 6pm, Wed 8 - 4:30 pm, Thurs 8 - 2pm, Fri 8 -10am

11/29 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 5 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

11/30 - Principal’s Coffee in Staff Lounge 8:30 - 10am

12/03 - 5th Grade Middle School Info. Panel  Rm. 9 at 5:30pm

12/04 - Foundation Meeting @ Staff Lounge 3:30 - 5:00pm

12/06 - Fall Arts Focus  Day 6 of 6- All Hands on Deck!

12/07 - Arts Focus Performance

12/07 - Friday Fever

12/12 - School Site Council/ELAC Mtg. in Staff Lounge 4:45-5:45 pm

12/13 - Exhibition Night 6pm

12:20 - Chorus Concert w Kevin Stanford in Library @ 1pm

12/24/18- 1/7/19 - Winter Holiday Break No School

01/08 - School Back in Session


 

*See Important Attached Flyers :


 


 

MVWSD News


School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 7.

Kindergarten information nights for neighborhood elementary schools are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. 
Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she 
may qualify for transitional kindergarten (TK). The info night for TK parents is December 11 at 6:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.


For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 7-February 3 online. You can register your child for the 2019-20 school year when online registration opens on January 7 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register. For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 7 - February 3.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

Se acercan las reuniones escolares. La inscripción abierta para nuevos estudiantes del MVWSD comienza el 7 de enero.

Las tardes de información de kindergarten tendrán lugar a las 18:00 horas del 4 de diciembre para todas las escuelas primarias. Haz clic aquí para ver una lista de estos eventos.

Si tu hijo cumple 5 años entre el 2 de septiembre y el 2 de diciembre del año escolar en curso, puede que cumpla con los requisitos para el kindergarten de transición (TK, sigla en inglés). La tarde de información de TK es el 11 de diciembre a las 18:00 horas en la escuela primaria Theuerkauf.

Para estudiantes NUEVOS: la inscripción abierta es del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero en línea. Puedes inscribir a tu hijo para el año escolar 2019-20 cuando se abra la inscripción en línea el 7 de enero aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register. Para estudiantes ACTUALES en transición de kindergarten a 7.º curso: se les pedirá a los padres por correo electrónico que confirmen la inscripción del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero.

Para más información, llama al 650-526-3500 o visita www.mvwsd.org/register.

____________________________________________________________


Apply for preschool now!
The award-winning MVWSD Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for both free, state preschool and fee-based spaces for the 2019-20 school year.  The enrollment process will begin February 2019.  We will be offering part-day and full-day classes to children who will be at least 2 years and 9 months old by September 1, 2019 until they are age eligible for kindergarten.  Fee-based and full-day spaces will fill fast, so apply now! For more info go to www.mvwsd.org/preschool.

Aplicar para preescolar ahora!
El premiado programa preescolar del Distrito Escolar Mountain View Whisman (MVWSD) ha abierto las inscripciones tanto para el programa preescolar estatal gratuito como para la modalidad de servicio remunerado para el año escolar 2019-20. El proceso de inscripción comenzará en febrero de 2019. Ofreceremos clases de medio tiempo y tiempo completo para niños que hayan cumplido al menos 2 años y 9 meses de edad antes del 1 de septiembre de 2019 y hasta que tengan la edad requerida para ingresar al kindergarten. Las vacantes para las modalidades de tiempo completo y servicio remunerado son cubiertas rápidamente, así que ¡inscríbase lo antes posible! Para mayor información, diríjase a www.mvwsd.org/preschool.
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New visitor/volunteer sign-in system

After the Thanksgiving Break, we'll be rolling out new electronic visitor/volunteer sign-in systems at our schools. The new system will increase security by alerting staff to any potential concerns, as well as improve the accuracy and efficiency of the sign-in process. Instead of signing in on the book on the counter, you will be able to show your ID at the kiosk and have a visitor badge printed for you. There will be an extra step the first time you sign in yourself or your child (ex. after a doctor’s appointment) because the system will require a form of ID, such as a driver’s license; however, it will remember your information for the next time you sign in. Thank you for your patience as we learn to use the new system that will upgrade security at our schools.



Nuevo sistema de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios

Después del receso de Acción de Gracias, vamos a implementar nuevos sistemas electrónicos de ingreso de visitantes y voluntarios en nuestras escuelas. El nuevo sistema aumentará la seguridad, ya que avisará al personal de cualquier problema potencial y mejorará la precisión y eficiencia del proceso de ingreso. En vez de firmar en el libro de entradas, usted podrá mostrar su identificación en el kiosco y pedir que le impriman una credencial de visitante. Deberá seguir un paso más la primera vez que usted o su hijo se registren (por ejemplo, después de una cita con el médico) porque el sistema solicitará una forma de identificación, como la licencia de conducir; sin embargo, recordará su información la próxima vez que ingrese. Gracias por su paciencia mientras aprendemos a usar el nuevo sistema que mejorará la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

 


 

Job: ELPAC Testers


JOB DESCRIPTION: MVWSD is looking for qualified individuals interested in administering the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California Test (ELPAC) to the District’s K-8 English language learners. All examiners will be certified by successfully completing the district-sponsored screening and training. $21 an hour.  Must be a fluent English speaker. Please email asiam@mvws.org if you are interested.


Puesto: Examinadores del Examen ELPAC

Description de trabajo: MVWSD busca personas calificadas para administrar el examen ELPAC a los estudiantes de los grado K-8. Todos los examinadores necesitaran que completar entrenamiento antes de empezar. $21 la hora. Debe ser fluido en el idioma inglés.


 


 

Check out your school’s video!

Get a glimpse here of the dynamic learning that happens in each of our schools.


¡Echa un vistazo de tu escuela!

Echa un vistazo a la dinámica de aprendizaje que se da en cada una de nuestras escuelas. Por favor, clic aqui.

 


 

MVEF hopes you have noticed some new checkmarks on their signs outside the schools. Thanks to the hard work and dialing fingers of volunteers, board members, Superintendent Rudolph, and several principals at the Phoneathon, money was raised to ensure that every child in our district has access to art, music, hands-on science, athletics and more. If you missed the call, you can support your child and every child. Donate today at mvef.org/donate

MVEF espera que hayan notado algunas señales nuevas en los carteles que están afuera de nuestras escuelas. Gracias al arduo trabajo de los voluntarios que se dedicaron a marcar, al superintendente Rudolph y varios directores de Phonathon, se recaudaron fondos para garantizar que todos los niños de nuestro distrito tengan acceso al arte, la música, prácticas científicas, actividades deportivas y más. Si no recibieron la llamada, todavía pueden apoyar a sus hijos y todos los demás. Donen hoy a través de mvef.org/donate.

 


 

BeInSchoolLogo.png

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.

BeInSchoolSpan.png

¿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.

 


 

           Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training!

Mountain View Whisman School District’s Living Classroomprogram inspires our students to value the natural world through garden-based education. We provide Kindergarten through 6thgrade classrooms (in all 10 Mountain View Whisman schools) with hour-long lessons that correlate with current science, math, and social studies standards. Living Classroom uses a hands-on, inquiry approach to learning which ensures our lessons are effective AND fun!

This year we will reach thousands of students and teach over 600 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Volunteering with Living Classroom is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching or gardening experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature with students?We would love to have you on board! Consider attending our upcoming winter training sessions:

Monday, December 3th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: first grade lessons

Monday, December 10th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: second grade lessons

Monday, December 17th(9:00 a.m to noon)

Mountain View Whisman School District Office

Conference Room C

Agenda: Kindergarten lesson (9-10:00), 3rdgrade lessons (10:00-noon)

Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/or send questions to Program Director Mallory Traughber at mtraughber@mvwsd.org.


 


PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

Dear Stevenson PACT Families

What a difference the rain has made! We now have clean air, blue skies and beautiful fall colors. Hope you have had the time to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones over the Thanksgiving break. We get back to school with The Book Fair in full swing all week in the Library. Tuesday is the Walk/Bike to School Day. Arts Focus continues on Thursday and there will be Principal's coffee on Friday morning. Read on for all the details.


In this week's message:


- Stevenson Book Fair

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Do your holiday shopping at the Stevenson book fair after Thanksgiving

Wonderful books and gifts for all ages will be available. Drop in the library before, during or after school.   

Schedule:

Monday 8am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 8am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8am - 2:00pm

Friday 8am - 10am

All children must be escorted by an adult. Credit cards accepted.



THIS WEEK


ST Book Fair: November 26 - 30

Drop in to the library all week for greats books and gifts for all ages!


Arts Focus 5/6: Thursday, November 29

Arts Focus Fall Session continues into week five. As always send kids in clothes OK for messes.


Principal's Coffee: Friday, November 30, 8:30am - 10am

Join us for the Principal's coffee for what is sure to be an informative session.


COMING SOON


Middle School Panel: Monday, December 3, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

PACT Foundation Meeting: Tuesday, December 4

Arts Focus 6/6: Thursday, December 6

Friday Fever: Friday, December 7, 8:30am

AF Performing Arts Show: Friday, December 7, 9:45am - 10:15am


EARLY NOTICE


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