Stevenson Stingray News 06.02.2021

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06.02.2021

Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

With only two school days left in the school year, I have been reflecting on all that we have accomplished together. Our Stingray community exemplified our core values of innovation and resilience. Both our teachers and our students adjusted to learn from home virtually. It was not always easy, but we found ways to persevere to continue to connect and educate our students throughout the year. Our staff is so thankful for the support that parents provided in their child’s education this year. Even in the virtual setting, we were able to provide learning projects, social emotional learning lessons, and adapt our programs for students to get hands-on learning from home. The continued growth of our stingrays was due to the partnership of our staff and parent community. Thank you!

Over the summer, I encourage all our stingrays to continue reading and spending time sharpening their academic skills. Our MVWSD Summer offers a variety of ideas and resources for all grade levels.  Please see the District News section for more information on summer learning.

I am so grateful to be part of this amazing community! I wish all our stingray families a fun, relaxing, and safe summer. l am looking forward to seeing all our students back at school next year!

Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary

 


School Announcements

-Minimum Day 6/4

-End of Trimester and Report Cards

-Library Update

-Returning students can keep Chromebooks this summer. Non-returning students should bring them back

-Principal’s Coffee

-School Site Council Parent Election

-2021-2022 Newton After School Enrollment

Minimum Day- Friday, 6/4

Just a reminder to mark the calendar for Friday, May 28th and Friday, June 4th as minimum days. Dismissal each day will be at 11:50am. May 28th marks the end of the third trimester. June 4th is our last day of the 2020-2021 school year. 

End of Trimester and Report Cards

The end of trimester is this Friday, May 28th. Report cards will be sent home via email Friday, June 4th. 

Library Update

Just a reminder that all library books are due. Books may be returned to the return bin outside the front office, the classroom teacher, or the front office staff. 

Returning students can keep Chromebooks this summer. Non-returning students should bring them back 

Thank you for your support of the District’s Chromebook program and distance learning this year. If your student is not returning to a MVWSD school next year, please return your student’s Chromebook to your school office by June 11, 2021 (or sooner). Students who will return to MVWSD schools can keep Chromebooks this summer. Students who are moving on to MVLA and plan to use their Chromebooks in high school are welcome to keep them. We will send specific instructions on how 8th-graders can access the MVLA network on their current Chromebooks.

Chromebooks will not be usable by students who are not enrolled in MVWSD or MVLA next year.

School offices are open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. When dropping off, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For questions, please contact Jon Aker at jaker@mvwsd.org. 

Stevenson’s Principal’s Coffee 

Our next and last principal’s coffee for the school year is today, Wednesday, June 2nd at 4pm. Principal Santiago will hold a principal’s coffee to provide an update on Stevenson’s Equity Working Group and provide opportunity for community feedback on the Group’s work and focus. Principal Santiago will also be sharing overall trends from the ThoughtExchange that our community participated in from last month. Please use this link to register and attend.

School Site Council Election

Congratulations to Nimi Berman and Jeremy Mason on being officially elected as parent members for our school School Site Council. We still have one remaining parent position open. At the beginning of the next school year, we will be sending out communication to the parent  community again to fill in our remaining parent spot. 

2021-2022 Newton After School Enrollment

Registration is now open for after school care with Newton for the 2021-2022 school year. Note, in the event that Stevenson PACT Foundation offers extra curricular programs, Newton will coordinate the transfer of enrolled students to and from their respective course.

For more detailed information about Newton’s program, please see this flyer.

 


Calendar

Wednesday, June 2nd

-Principal’s Coffee at 4:00pm- Zoom link

-COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden 

-5th Grade Photo Booth Day

Thursday, June 3rd

-4th and 5th Grade Students: Stevenson Asynchronous Day

-5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00am

- District Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, June 4th

-Minimum Day-Last Day of School: Dismissal at 11:50am

-5th Grade Car Parade at 2:00pm

Friday, June 11th

-District wireless hotspots due


PACT Foundation Updates

Garden Committee

As a fun summer activity to do together, students will receive a small packet of sunflower seeds this week. ROOMIES will receive theirs in class. ZOOMIES please come by school between 8:30am - 5:00pm this or next week (May 24- June 4) to collect your seed packets. Then listen to Ms. Donahue read Anywhere Farm with your kid(s), and see where you can plant your sunflower seeds this summer. See if your student notices any similarities between their seeds and the seeds in the book. 

We also have a few remaining cow pots from our initial garden lesson in October, they will be available outside the front office as well. Supplies are limited, so please only take one pot per student, if you need it. Happy Gardening :) 


MVWSD News

-Board meeting preview- June 3

-MVWSD Summer is here! 

-COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden on June 2 

-District Wireless Hotspots

-Next year: what school will look like

-Internet Service financial support available 

-CalFresh Program for grocery assistance 

-City of MV Summer Camp available

-Summer Reading with MV Public Library 

Board meeting Preview: June 3

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, June 3. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Staff Years of Service and Retirements

  • Monta Loma field update

  • Public hearing on Huff Elementary’s renaming

  • Public hearing on the LCAP

  • End of the year i-Ready assessment data

  • MVWSD budget 

  • Construction update (lighting and restrooms)

Agenda and meeting details are here. The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd

No post-Board meeting, community check in with Dr. Rudolph on Friday, due to it being the last day of school. Thank you for attending all year long, and have a great summer!

MVWSD Summer is here! 

Every family's summer plans are different, but our district recommends that all students do some academic practice daily to keep their skills sharp in preparation for next year. MVWSD Summer is a collection of programs to help students maintain their academic skills, keep them connected to learning technology, and access free meals all summer long. These self- and parent-directed programs keep students in a routine during the summer and will go a long way to preventing learning loss. On i-Ready this summer, students will have both personalized lessons that their teachers have chosen for them, and lessons tailored to their needs based on assessment data.

Click on https://www.mvwsd.org/summer to learn more. Attached are flyers outlining students’ steps for a productive summer and for easy access to all of the programs’ links.

Summer Learning Menu

Summer Learning- iReady

COVID Vaccinations and Free Boba tea at Crittenden on June 2 

Free COVID-19 vaccinations for youth and adults are available on Wednesday, June 2 from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School at the Sports Center, 1500 W. Middlefield Road.

Youth (12 years and older) and adults are welcome.

No appointment needed.

You don't need health insurance.

Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.

If any patient received their first vaccination elsewhere, they may receive their second dose at this event.

Children ages 12 - 17 need permission from a parent or guardian to get vaccinated which could be:

* A signed consent form (Forms are linked here COVID vaccination consent forms (English)  - or can be picked up in the Graham and Crittenden school offices)

* A parent or guardian with them

* A telephone call to the parent or guardian

Staff are onsite to support language needs and disability access. For information, call (408) 970-2999 or sccFreeVax.org

District Wireless Hotspots

If you have a district-issued wireless hotspot and your student will not be returning to MVWSD next school year, OR if he/she no longer needs the hotspot, please return it to your school office by Friday, June 11, 2021 so that it can be reassigned to other students who need it. Thank you!

Next year: what school will look like

Wondering what school will look like in the fall? While we can't predict with certainty, here are the conditions that we anticipate will be in place in August 2021: English (http://mvw.sd/hVTcH) and Spanish (http://mvw.sd/NXd0a). MVWSD will communicate with families over the summer as we receive more guidance from public health officials.

Internet Service financial support available 

Is your child approved to receive free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch? If so, your household may qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) is a temporary federal program that launched on May 12, 2021 to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. For students whose families are struggling to afford their monthly internet service, this program may be able to help. Visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org for more information.

CalFresh Program for grocery assistance 

Need help buying groceries? You might qualify for CalFresh, a free EBT card you can use to buy food at most stores and select online retailers. If you receive CalFresh benefits, you may also be eligible for P-EBT, a grocery benefit that provides $375 per child 18 and under over the summer months. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-984-3663, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or scan the QR code (flyer attached) to request a call. We speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Second Harvest can also connect you to other food programs in your community.

City of MV Summer Camp available 

The City of Mountain View still has spots available for their Club Rec Explorers summer camp for kids aged 9-11. Camps are held weekly from June 14-July 30, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and breakfast and lunch is provided. Locations include Rengstorff Park, Bubb Park, and Whisman Park. Head to www.mountainview.gov/register or call (650) 903-6331 for more information.

Summer Reading with MV Public Library 

Read, learn, and win with Summer Reading at the Mountain View Public Library, held from June 14 - July 31, 2021. Register for the whole family at: mountainview.gov/summerreading

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