10.20.2021 Stevenson Stingray News

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10.20.21

Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

As a result of the pandemic, some students have “unfinished learning” compared to the learning they would have completed in a typical year. MVWSD has a Learning Recovery Plan to support any unfinished learning. As a part of this plan, all students will get more practice on foundational skills through instruction tailored to them based on their academic needs. These additional learning opportunities will come in the form of instruction in the classroom, in addition to access to professional tutors - either in-person or virtually.

Parents, look for an email that was sent to you on Friday, Oct. 15 with information specific to your children. Some of these programs (that happen outside the school day) require you to give permission for your students to participate, so please complete the online form in the link.

Wondering about why you received information for your student and how to learn more? For answers to these and other frequently asked questions, please click here.

I will also be holding a principal’s coffee this Friday, October 21st to provide information and answer questions and the tutoring sessions that are provided to all students. Please use this link to register and join.

Earthquake Drill - Tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st

In coordination with the Great ShakeOut, our District will be conducting its annual earthquake exercise tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 am (Stevenson will have the earthquake drill right after upper grades morning recess). This is an opportunity for staff and students to test our emergency response actions and make improvements.  

During the drill, our students will practice duck, cover, and hold. Staff will participate in duck, cover, and hold, and will have additional training about safety protocols at a separate time. 

This week is also a good time to go over your family's emergency procedures. We appreciate your support of these efforts to ensure our students’ safety.

Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

-English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

-School Wide COVID Testing

-Principal’s Coffee (Topic: After School Tutoring)

-Spirit Week!

-Retake School Pictures with Lifetouch

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) 

Join us on Thursday, October 21st at 5pm for our ELAC meeting. During this meeting, we will discuss Stevenson’s Single Plan for Student Achievement and how our school supports English Language Learners. We will also be discussing After School Virtual Tutoring sessions that are available to all students. ELAC meetings are open to community members. If you would like to attend, please register in advance for this meeting.

School Wide COVID Testing

Yesterday, Tuesday, October 19th we conducted our first school wide testing for those students whose parents have consented to testing. Overall, the process ran smoothly and efficiently. 

No news is good news--we will only send notification if there is a positive case in your child’s testing pool.  If there is a positive: 1) families will be notified, 2) asymptomatic students with testing consent will be tested at school in the morning, 3) students without testing consent will need to quarantine at home until they provide negative COVID test results, and 4) students who are symptomatic or test positive for COVID will be isolated at home.  If you would like to change your testing consent, please contact the front office.  We pull the names of students for our testing pools on Wednesdays to test the following Tuesday.

Principal’s Coffee - Topic: After School Tutoring 

Please join us at 9:00am for a Principal’s coffee that will be focused on the after school tutoring as part of our District Learning Recovery Plan. During this Principal’s coffee, questions will be answered and information will be given regarding this new program. Please use this link to register in advance. We hope to see you all there!

Spirit Week!

Join in on some school spirit next week!

Monday, October 25th - Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 26th - Sports Day

Wednesday, October 27th - Backwards Day

Thursday, October 28th - School Colors Day

Friday, October 29th - Dress Up Day

Retake School Pictures with Lifetouch

Did your child’s school picture not come out like you pictured it? Would you like a chance for a retake? Wednesday, October 27th is your chance to retake the 2021-2022 school year picture! A flyer will be sent out on Monday, October 25th in your child’s backpack for ordering pictures. Please fill out this form if you would like your child to retake their school picture or if your child was absent the day of picture day and would like them to take their school picture.

School Name: Stevenson Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, October 27

Picture Day ID: EVT4FP2ZR

Reporting Absences (Repeat)

Please call the office at (650) 903-6950 or email Renae Rhodes at [email protected] and Kass Madrid at [email protected] to report an absence or late arrival.  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, grade and room number, reason for absence, name and relationship of the person reporting the absence.


 

PACT FOUNDATION UPDATES

ImPACT Training

We are loving our readers' enthusiasm and high interest in the social emotional growth of our children. We have started delivering the lessons, via zoom, with the invaluable collaboration of our teachers. The kids are exhibiting resilience in multiple ways, back to navigating zoom and connecting with others through screens. We are hoping this will change, once in person volunteering is permitted.

We will soon be talking about a school wide event to introduce and reinforce bucket filling to our community-- more details to follow.

We hope to get feedback from parents about ImPACT lessons, in order to continue to improve the curriculum to meet the school's needs.

Farah & Mackenzie

 


 

CALENDAR

2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  

Wednesday, October 20th

-Cafecito with Superintendent Dr. Rudolph at 5:30pm - Zoom Link

Thursday, October 21st

-MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting - Zoom Link

Friday, October 22nd 

-Principal’s Coffee (After School Tutoring) at 9am - Zoom Link

-Community Check-In with Superintendent Dr. Rudolph at 3:30pm - Zoom Lin

Monday, October 25th

-District English Language Advisory Committee at 5pm - Zoom Link

Tuesday, October 26th

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric

Wednesday, October 27th

-Picture Retakes with Lifetouch

-Parent University at 5:30pm - Register in advance for this meeting

Thursday, October 28th

-School Site Council

-ImPACT Training

Tuesday, November 2nd

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric


 

MVWSD NEWS

Board meeting Preview: Oct. 21

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Choice schools’ lottery/enrollment priorities

  • Security cameras process discussion

Public comment can be made online on Zoom, or submitted in writing to [email protected]. Agenda and meeting details are here. The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC1015. To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, October 20, 2021⋅5:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If 

you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.

Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.

MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley

The MVLA Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm. Join us for an evening with clinical psychologist and author of Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy is at the heart of the presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do, and gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods to use. Register at: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717

MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead Events

Learn and Make A-Z Animals : Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.


 

Noticias de MVWSD

Revisión de la reunión del consejo: Oct. 21

El Consejo Directivo se va a reunir el jueves 21 de octubre a las 6 pm. Algunos de los temas de la reunión incluyen:

  • Lotería/prioridad de inscripción de las escuelas de elección

  • Discusión del proceso de las cámaras de seguridad

Los comentarios del público se pueden hacer en línea por Zoom o por escrito a [email protected]. Aquí están los detalles de la reunión: http://mvw.sd/BOT10-21-21. La reunión se presenta en www.youtube.com/mvwsd

Visita Comunitaria con el Superintendente el viernes

Por favor acompáñenos para la visita comunitaria con el Dr. Ayindé Rudolph el viernes 22 de octubre a las 3:30 pm. Traiga sus preguntas, Ingrese aquí para inscribirse: http://mvw.sd/CC1015. Para planificar con anticipación por favor visite nuestra página para ver las próximas fechas de reunión: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community. En caso de que se lo haya perdido se subirá una grabación en esta página de internet. 

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Miércoles 20 de Octubre, 2021 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Esta es una reunión informal para padres de habla hispana. Se va a proveer traducción. Por favor, para esta reunión, inscribirse por adelantado ingresando aquí: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Universidad de Padres: Apoyando Literatura de grados tercero a octavo

Fecha: 27 de Octubre de 2021   Tiempo: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Enlace de registro: mvw.sd/pu102721

Únase y escuche a los Entrenadores de Instrucción Melanie Stanley y Katie Stern en compartir consejos y estrategias creativas para apoyar mejor a su hijo en sus habilidades de literatura.  Al apoyar la literatura de su hijo, puede participar en el desarrollo de su capacidad de lectura, comprensión y lenguaje. “La lectura es para la mente lo que el ejercicio es para el cuerpo” - Joseph Addison.

Para enviar preguntas antes del evento, haga clic aquí. Haremos todo lo posible para responder a su pregunta durante la sesión.

Nota: Si bien esta presentación está diseñada para familias con niños de tercer grado en adelante, todos son bienvenidos. Si desea ver una presentación que esté más dirigida a familias con estudiantes más jóvenes, consulte la grabación del evento de la Universidad de Padres del año pasado.

Truco o trato para donaciones con MVEF

¡BU! No se asuste, ¡todavía está a tiempo de donarle a MVEF! ¡Estamos jugando al truco o trato para conseguir donaciones para MVWSD! Cada año dependemos de donantes generosos como usted para ayudar a MVEF a financiar la programación y las experiencias, tanto en su escuela como en todas las escuelas del distrito, asegurando que su hijo y todos los niños reciban una educación estimulante e integral. MVEF financia la música, el arte, la ciencia, los deportes de la educación media y las asignaturas optativas, ayudando así a crear una educación competitiva e integral. Consulte nuestra página web en mvef.org para que se informe más y para donar en línea. También puede utilizar su tarjeta de crédito para pagar en cuotas mensuales.

Serie de Oradores MVLA con el Dr. Michael Bradley

La Serie de Oradores MVLA continúa el jueves 21 de octubre a las 7:00 pm. Únase a nosotros para una tarde con el psicólogo clínico y autor de Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. La respetada filosofía del Dr. Bradley está en el corazón de las presentaciones que le ha hecho a miles de padres que están buscando la manera de comunicarse con sus hijos adolescentes. Lo transporta adentro de la cabeza de su adolescente y muestra porque los adolescentes piensan y se comportan la manera en que lo hacen, y le da a los padres consejos, estrategias y métodos del mundo real para usar. Inscribirse en: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717

Biblioteca Pública MV: Próximos Eventos de Halloween y del Día de los Muertos

Aprender y Hacer Animales A-Z : Edición Halloween: Aprenda acerca de algunas de las criaturas más espeluznantes justo a tiempo para Halloween, el jueves 28 de octubre de 4-4:45 pm. ¿Las arañas son realmente peligrosas para los humanos? ¿Por qué se asocia a los murciélagos con vampiros? Averigüemos juntos. Para niños de 2do a 5to grado por Zoom. Al finalizar nuestro viaje de aprendizaje haremos artesanías juntos. Se requiere la inscripción: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Decoración de la Calavera de Globo del Día de los Muertos: En celebración del Día de los Muertos la biblioteca presentará un programa virtual el lunes 1ro de noviembre de 4-4:40 pm por Zoom. Los preadolescentes (9-12 años) aprenderán acerca del Día de los Muertos y de cómo se celebra. Después se van a decorar calaveras hechas de globos mientras escuchamos música festiva. Se requiere la inscripcion: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar

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