Weekly News Letter 12/19/18

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12/19/18


Dear Stevenson Families,


As we get ready to head into winter break it is hard to imagine that we are halfway through the school year already.  I am thankful for our community and the spirit of giving that has surrounded the campus for the past few weeks. It has been wonderful to hear parents and students talk about helping others both inside and outside of our community.  I hope you have a wonderful break surrounded by family and loved ones.


Warm Regards,


Rebecca Westover, Ed.D.

Principal

Stevenson Elementary

Mountain View Whisman School District

650-903-6950

www.rwestovermvwsd.org


 


 

Calendar


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

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

01/07 - NO SCHOOL

01/08 - School Back in Session

01/08 - PACT Foundation Meeting in Staff Lounge 3:30 to 5pm

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

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

 

*See Important Attached Flyers-Attached Below :


 


 

MVWSD News


Starting Jan. 7: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2019-20

The Mountain View Whisman School District’s open enrollment for next fall will open online on Jan. 7.


For NEW students: January 7 - February 3, you will be able to 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 will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2019-20 January 7- 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) info night: December 17 at 5:30 PM; and 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.



A partir del 7 de enero: Registre o vuelva a confirmar la inscripción de su estudiante en MVWSD para el 2019-20


La inscripción abierta del Distrito Escolar Whisman Mountain View para el próximo otoño abrirá en línea el 7 de enero.


Para estudiantes NUEVOS: Del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero podrá registrar a su hijo para jardín de niños de transición a octavo grado en línea para el año escolar 2019-20 aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register.


Para estudiantes ACTUALES en jardín de niños de transición a séptimo grado: Los padres podrán ingresar al Portal de Padres PowerSchool para inscribir a sus hijos para el 2019-20 del 7 de enero al 3 de febrero. Para verificar su acceso, ingrese a https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. Si tiene dificultades para iniciar sesión, póngase en contacto con su oficina escolar o llame al 650-526-3252 y presione 3 de 7:30 a. m. a 4:00 p. m.

Las próximas sesiones de información para elección de escuela:


Noche de información en Gabriela Mistral (inmersión bilingüe español-inglés): 17 de diciembre a las 5:30 p. m.; y recorrido: 11 de enero a las 8:45 a. m.


Noche de información de jardín de niños en Stevenson (padre y maestro del niño): 10 de enero de 6:00 a 7:00 p. m; y recorrido de Enfoque en Artes: 17 de enero de 9:00 a 10:00 a. m.


*Importante: Los límites de la escuela primaria de MVWSD cambiaron para el año 2019-20. Si es nuevo en el distrito, haga clic aquí para confirmar la escuela de residencia de su hijo. Para más información, llame al 650-526-3500 o vaya a www.mvwsd.org/register.

 


 


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.


Provided:

* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Transportation (Bus departs from Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:!5 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

* Raffle prizes!!!


Please register here

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MV Parent U presenta a Dolores Huerta, líder de derechos civiles, tratando los temas de activismo, feminismo y educación.


Cuándo: miércoles 16 de enero, de 6:30 p. m. a 8:00 p. m. en el auditorio de la secundaria Graham


La Sra. Huerta es una líder sindical estadounidense y activista en favor de los derechos civiles quien, junto con César Chávez, es cofundadora de la National Farmworkers Association. Hablará acerca de la importancia de la educación, el papel de los padres en el éxito de los estudiantes y cómo pueden abogar por sus hijos. Como fundadora y presidenta de la Fundación Dolores Huerta, viaja a lo largo del país participando en campañas e influyendo en decisiones legislativas que apoyen la equidad y defiendan los derechos civiles. Ella continúa trabajando incansablemente formando líderes y abogando por los trabajadores pobres, mujeres y niños.


Se proporcionará:

* Interpretación (apoyo en español)

* Cuidado de niños

* Transporte (El autobús sale de Crittenden a las 6 p.m. y Castro a las 6:15 p.m. y regresa a las 8:30 p.m.)

* ¡Habrá una rifa!

 


 


MVEF

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. Please think of MVEF for your end-of-year giving. Your donation funds Community School of Music and Art classes, Living Classroom, hands-on science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader, middle school athletics and more. We need your help to ensure that your child, and every child, has access to these amazing programs. Make your tax-deductible donation today at mvef.org.

La Fundación Educativa Mountain View (MVEF) le desea unas felices fiestas. Por favor, considere a MVEF para su donación de fin de año. Su donación paga las clases de artes y musica de Community School of Music and Art, Living Classroom, excursiones prácticas de ciencia para los alumnos de 4to, 5to y 6to, atletismo para la escuela intermedia y más. Necesitamos su ayuda para asegurar que sus hijos y todos los niños tengan acceso a estos increíbles programas. Haga hoy su donación deducible de impuestos en mvef.org.


 


 

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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.

 


 


Let’s Talk … Boundaries


"Let's Talk" is a video series that addresses topics that our school community members have questions about and that are important to them. Look for a new video approximately monthly, and let us know what you think.


The third topic is boundaries. What changes will be made for the 2019-20 school year and who will be affected.


Click here to view the video.


To check how boundary changes may affect you, please click here to view your child’s school of residence.


Open Enrollment is from January 7-February 3 online. You can register your child or confirm your child’s enrollment for the 2019-20 school year when online registration opens on January 7 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register.



Let's Talk... Límites

Let's Talk... "Let's Talk" es una serie de videos que aborda temas sobre los cuales los padres tienen preguntas y que les resultan importantes. Busque un nuevo video aproximadamente cada mes y coméntenos qué piensa al respecto.


El tercer tema es límites. ¿Qué cambios se harán para el año escolar 2019-2020 y quiénes se verán afectados?


Haga clic aquí para ver el video (incluye traducción al español).


Para revisar cómo pueden afectarlo los cambios de límites, haga clic aquí para ver la escuela de residencia de su hijo (a).


La inscripción abierta es en línea desde el 7 de enero hasta el 3 de febrero. Puede registrar a su hijo (a) o confirmar la inscripción de su hijo (a) para el año escolar 2019-2020, cuando el registro en línea se abra el 7 de enero aquí: www.mvwsd.org/register.



 

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 ‚óŹ Los Altos, CA 94023

650.641.2821


audrey.fox@MentorTutorConnection.org

facebook.com/MentorTutorConnection

MentorTutorConnection.org


 


 

PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

 

Dear Stevenson PACT Families

 

It is the week before we break for the holidays. This is our last Week-Ahead for 2018 and I we will be back to school on Jan 8. On behalf of everyone on the PACT Foundation, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Read on for what is happening this week.

 

In this week's message:

- Project Cornerstone Community Engagement Activities

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice

 

Project Cornerstone Community Engagement Activities

Book Collection (12/10- 12/20)

The Project Cornerstone Community Engagement Committee will be collecting books for UP Academy, which officially opened its doors on December 3, 2018. UP Academy was started by Tanya and Chris Sheckley and inspired by the life of their daughter Eliza Sheckley, a former Stevenson PACT student. The Sheckley Family has been a generous and supportive family within the PACT community and we would like to show our support of them through this book collection. There will be a large bin in front of the library for book colleciton. Please donate lightly used books. for students grades K-8.

 

Intentional Acts of Kindness (12/10-12/21)

Project Cornerstone Community Engagement encourages Stevenson PACT students to perform intentional acts of kindness beginning on Tuesday, 12/11 throughout the remaining calendar year. There will be a basket filled with cards containing acts of kindness in the office near Coco’s desk.

How to Participate

•Pick up an intentional act of kindness card from the Kindness Basket in the Office.

•Read the card and then complete the act of kindness when possible.

•Write your name on the card when you’ve finished.

•Return the card to the office in the Completed Kindness Basket.

•Students are welcome to complete more than one act of kindness.

 

Project Cornerstone Community Engagement will hang the completed acts of kindness in the area behind the Office near the Stevenson Library as kindness is spreading throughout the school.

 

COMING SOON

 

NO SCHOOL - December Break: December 24 2018 - Jan 7 2019

See you on Tuesday-January 8, 2019!

 

EARLY NOTICE

ST Foundation Meeting: January 8 2019

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

Arts Focus Spring Session 1/6: January 17 2019

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

Arts Focus Spring Session 2/6: January 24 2019

 

Thanks and have a great week,

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation

 


 

School Office Reminders


The front office team wishes you a wonderful holiday vacation!


*Back to school on Tuesday January 8th, 2019!

 

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.


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