2.10.22 Stevenson Stingray News

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2.10.22

 

Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

 

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness day. We are excited to share that we will have grade level assemblies for students on the 17th and 18th that highlight how to be a Bucket Filler and be kind to others! Also on Thursday February 17th, Stevenson will be hosting a parent workshop led by Bucket Fillers Forever! The 45 minute workshop provides opportunities for parents and caretakers to learn ways to support and grow the bucket filling message at home. We hope that you are able to join! Zoom Link to Register

 

We want to hear from you! LCAP meetings and survey

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). The input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. You participating in the process will help our school by ensuring that our school's needs are considered as the LCAP is revised for the 2022-23 school year

 

If you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete the survey about the plan’s goals. Access the survey here: http://mvw.sd/LCAPParent

 

More information about LCAP is here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

 

Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary

 


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

-FAN-tastic Fridays

-Afterschool Enrichment Programs

-Drop off and Pick Up Reminders

-End of 2nd Trimester - Minimum Day 2/18

-Winter Break - No School 2/21 - 2/25

-In case you missed it: Incoming 6th grade information night

-Please upload your child’s completed vaccine card (Repeat)

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

 

FAN-tastic Fridays

The month of February is National Random Acts of Kindness Day! In celebration of random acts of kindness, Mr. Santiago and Mrs. Lyons will be randomly picking 4 staff members to highlight each Friday from now to the end of the year. This week the 4 staff members picked at randomly were:

  1. Ms. Clem, 3rd grade teacher

  2. Ms. Lester, STEAM teacher

  3. Mrs. Donahue, Librarian

  4. Mr. Abe, Day Custodian

Please feel welcome to join us in filling their buckets and sending acts of kindness their way! If you have free time, have your student(s) draw them a picture or write them a note. These FAN-tastic staff members will surely appreciate it!

 

After School Enrichment Programs

Stevenson is excited to share that we are offering multiple options for fully funded after-school enrichment programs. Due to the pandemic, schools have been provided Learning Recovery Funds to support students during the 2021-2022 school year. As part of our school site plan, we will be prioritizing these opportunities for students/families that meet one of the following: Socio-Economically Disadvantaged (Free/Reduced Lunch), Hispanic/Latino, and English Language Learners. Other families can state interest as well, but priority will be provided to these students/families. Please refer to the email that was sent on Tuesday, February 8th for more details.

 

Student Drop off and Pick up Reminders

-Parents who would like to walk their child(ren) to the gate will need to park their car on the street. There is no parking in the drop-off and pick up zone. Parents may get out of their car to assist their child, but will then need to get back into their car to exit the parking lot. This will help the flow of traffic move more smoothly for morning drop off and pick up. Please also remember to park your car legally on the street. There have been a few instances of vehicles being parked in red zones or blocking crosswalks.

-Please only use only the loading and unloading zone to drop-off and pick-up your child. The drop-off and pick-up area is located right in front of the office (sidewalk is marked yellow). This is the safest area to drop off your child. Please do not drop off your child in front of parking spots (near the MUR) or by the tennis courts. Please wait until your vehicle is in the loading/unloading zone.

-Pull as far forward in the drop-off/pick-up as you can. To help drop off go more smoothly, please pull as far forward in the drop-off area so we can have more vehicles drop off their children. Pulling forward will allow the flow of traffic to go more smoothly.

-Parking lot spaces are for staff only. Please do not park in the Stevenson and District Office parking lot. Parking is limited and we want to make sure that our teachers and staff are able to have a parking spot to be able to provide instruction and services to our students.

 

End of 2nd Trimester - Minimum Day 2/18

The second trimester is coming to an end on Friday, February 18th! Every student will be out of school at 12:05pm. 

 

Winter Break - No School 2/21 - 2/25

No school from Monday, February 21st to Friday, February 25th. Enjoy the well-deserved week-long break :)

 

In case you missed it: Incoming 6th grade information night (Repeat)

Our middle schools recently held meetings for next year's 6th graders and their parents to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and more. The presentation slides and videos are posted here: 

 

Crittenden: https://crittenden.mvwsd.org/news/what_s_new/orientation_information

Graham: https://graham.mvwsd.org/prepare_for_next_year/incoming_6th_graders

 

Please upload your child’s completed vaccine card (Repeat)

Many of our younger students are getting their 2nd COVID vaccine shot this week. When your child's vaccine card has their second shot listed, please upload a copy to Powerschool. Vaccine cards will be referred to in the case of a positive COVID exposure for your student, and MVWSD needs accurate data for decisions about COVID protocols. Click here for a video that shows you how to upload documents: https://vimeo.com/606954357. Thank you in advance for uploading your documents now!

 

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

 

PACT Pals Spring Sessions

We’re excited to announce the spring session. See pactpals.org for classes.

This session is 14 weeks. On Feb 14 morning, registration links will appear on pactpals.org.

Registration period: Feb 14 - Feb 19

Class period: Feb 28 - Jun 3

PACT Foundation would also like to mention that they provide scholarships as well for the other programs.

English Scholarship Application

Spanish Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

PACT Pals are independent after-school programs and not affiliated with Stevenson Elementary school. Vendors are solely responsible for the children during class time, not Stevenson Elementary school or PACT Foundation. Please contact vendors directly for any questions.

Questions: Contact PACT Pals Co-Chairs at [email protected]

 

Coming Soon

2/14 - PACT Pals registration begins

 

Early Notice

2/28 - PACT Pals Spring session starts

 

Save the Date

3/18 - Rocket Day (Save this Friday night. It is the best!!!)

4/1 - Walkathon

 


 

CALENDAR

2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  

 

Thursday, February 10th

-Board of Trustee Meeting - Register here

Friday, February 11th

-Community Check-In - Register here

Tuesday, February 15th

-Stevenson Equity Meeting

-MVWSD Paper Info Session English - Zoom Link

-MVWSD Paper Info Session Spanish - Zoom Link

Wednesday, February 16th

-Parent University: Bullying Prevention - Register here

Thursday, February 17th

-Grade Level Bucket Filling Assemblies

-Stevenson Parent Event: Bucket Filling 6pm-6:45pm - Zoom Link

Friday, February 18th

-Grade Level Bucket Filling Assemblies

-End of Trimester 2 - Minimum day for Students

Monday, February 21st - Friday, February 5th

-Winter Break - No School

 


 

MVWSD NEWS

 

Board meeting Preview: Feb. 10

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • 2022-23 school year calendar

  • Tentative agreement with California School Employees Association

  • 2020-2021 Financial Audit Report

  • Supplement to the Local Control Accountability Plan Annual Update

  • Monta Loma Field and Site Improvements Project update

  • Health & Wellness Survey update

  • English Learner Reclassification overview and update 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

 

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Feb. 11

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC211. Please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates and for video recordings of past meetings. https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community

 

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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/C29
 

February Better Together Infographic

In the month of February, there is much to celebrate and acknowledge. The Lunar New Year reminds us of the power of rebirth and renewal, while Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the resilience of those on the shoulders we stand, along with the cultural richness of those identifying as Black in America and across the world. Heritage months grant us the opportunity to highlight the history of oppressed groups and their fight towards equality, but renewal and Black excellence transcend just this month. However we celebrate, we are #BetterTogether.

Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visithttps://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.
 

Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22, 5:30 p.m.   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

  • Provide tips for bullying reduction

  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

 

Resources for afterschool and school break care

Looking for afterschool, February break or spring break activities for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

Additionally, the City of Mountain View provides eligible, low-income Mountain View families with financial assistance to register children for recreation classes. Applicants must be a Mountain View resident and qualify through the Community Services Agency screening process. Contact the Community Services Agency at (650) 968-0836 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
 

February CAC Announcements

SELPA 1 CAC  and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out www.selpa1cac.org

2/7 Monday 4 pm- 5 pm General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:10 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqqrDIpG9adTFakjeylekd_SlDHtlCb

2/8 Tuesday 10 am - Parent Chat - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact [email protected] for Google Meet invite.

2/15 Tuesday 10-11:30am  Morning Let’s Talk -  IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6qrz8vGdNbIywjg1vppQq3tHwvruYI

We are excited to announce our March Parent education event “FINDING SUCCESS WHEN NAVIGATING CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS" - this is an alternative dispute resolution training with help from the county SELPA

3/16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://sccoe.to/SELPA1CAC_ChallengingConversations

Attendees of this interactive training will be introduced to a prep-sheet that was inspired by the “Getting to Yes” workbook by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This tool has helped many IEP team members have successful meetings by preparing thinking through interests, options and bringing legitimacy to requests. It is the goal of this training that attendees will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the next IEP team meeting. To be facilitated by Purchin Consulting.

 

2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair: Feb. 26th

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education for the upcoming 2022 Silicon Valley Reads  K-8 Career Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The virtual event is geared towards K-8 families and will feature guest speakers from a variety of career fields. Participants can register at https://tinyurl.com/Career-Fair.

 


 

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