5.18.22 Stevenson Stingray News


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05.18.22


Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Our district is continuing to support Mistral and Stevenson in our goal for families and students in Mountain View to have equitable access to both choice schools. At tomorrow's Board of a Trustees meeting, there will be a presentation on the different options of tiered/weighted lotteries in order to increase the population of underrepresented students. For more information about the meeting, please visit mvwsd.org.


CSMA Digital Art Show

The CSMA art lessons have concluded for the school year. Please click here to view Stevenson’s Art4Schools Digital Art Show showcasing students’ work throughout the year! This digital exhibition includes artwork curated by each young artist, who was given the opportunity to select the piece they most wanted to share, and to reflect on their progress throughout the year. A special thank you to our CSMA Art Teacher Wendy Ron! We hope that you enjoy these wonderful works of art created by our Stingrays! 


Be sure to check out the PACT Foundation section of our newsletter for exciting information on our students’ theater performance, Herotown!


Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary


 


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS


-FAN-tastic Friday Staff!

-School Site Council (SSC) Parent Election 2022-2023

-English Learner Parent Election for ELAC 2022-2023

-K-4 grade students: Turn in Chromebooks by end of year

-i-Ready Assessments

-Reporting Positive COVID Cases

-5th Grade Instrument Collection/Drop-Off

-5th Grade Promotion Celebration

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


FAN-tastic Friday Staff!

This week’s fantastic staff members are:

  1. Dr. Susan Sorlie, 4th Grade Teacher

  2. Mr. Andres Lopez, PM Custodian 

  3. Mr. Nick Berry, P.E Teacher

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!


School Site Council (SSC) Parent Election

Each year our school site council elects parent members for our school site council. Of our five parent members on the School Site Council, we have three open positions for election.  Parent Bryan Juliano has self-nominated to be a candidate for the three open positions. Parents of Stevenson Elementary will have the opportunity to officially elect Bryan Juliano as a parent member of our School Site Council. The election process will take place beginning Thursday, May 19th and conclude on Friday, May 27th. An email will be sent tomorrow for parents to vote. Please see the attached document for more information on each of the parent candidates and information on School Site Council.


The school will have another parent election for School Site Council to fill the other two remaining positions.


Please visit mvwsd.org for more information and videos about SSC.


English Learner Parent Election for ELAC 2022-2023

Each year, our school elects parents of English Language Learners to be official members for our ELAC. We have one  of the three parent ELAC positions open.  Parents Alex Rochette has self-nominated to be a candidate for the one open parent position. Parents of English Language Learners will have the opportunity to officially elect this parent. The election process starts on May 19th and will conclude on May 27th. An email will be sent on May 19th for parents of English Language learners to vote. Please see the attached document for more information on our candidates.


TK-4 grade students: Turn in Chromebooks by end of year

MVWSD is proud to provide a device for learning to every student, as well as access to the Internet both at home and school. Regular access to the Internet facilitates instruction by allowing students to research and communicate, and ensures equitable access to learning for all students. 


Please help us keep our 1:1 program and student devices in good working order by making sure your children (grades TK-4 only) return their Chromebooks to their homeroom teachers before the last day of school. All students (grades TK-7) who are not returning in the fall should turn in Chromebooks by June 3.


If you are returning in the fall, your TK-4 student’s Chromebook will be re-issued to your student in August. For questions, please contact Jon Aker at [email protected].


i-Ready Assessments

Our K-5 students are completing their third trimester iReady assessments. The reports will be available for parent access on the last day of school. Parents will be able to log in into PowerSchool to access the following reports: For Families, CCSS, and Growth Reports.


Reporting Positive COVID Cases (Repeat)

When reporting a positive COVID case, please email Mr. Santiago ([email protected]) , Ms. Renae ([email protected]), and Ms. Kass ([email protected]) and we will follow up with you for more detail. If you are submitting a Day 5 test after a positive or exposure notice, please email Mr. Santiago, Ms. Renae, and Ms. Kass. 


5th Grade Instrument Collection/Drop-Off (Repeat)

If you borrowed an instrument from MVWSD for your child to participate in the 5th grade instrumental music program during the 2021-22 school year, we will be collecting the instruments beginning May 31st through June 10th. Instruments will be collected at the District Office portables, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Room #3. Please refer to the email sent on Friday, May 6th., for detailed information on how to drop-off the instrument(s).


5th Grade Promotion Celebration - Save the Date (Repeat)

Hi Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians! We are excited to plan for our fifth grade celebration. Save the date for Thursday, June 2nd at 1pm. 


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


Herotown!

Hello Theater lovers young and old!  We are so excited to bring back live theater.  You’re invited to come watch our PACT Players perform in Herotown!  An imPACTful play about regular superheroes. Written by Shawn Burns and Directed by Sandi Juliano.


Friday May 20 - Sunday May 22nd. Purchase your tickets using this google form.  https://forms.gle/H7mLY4315npetitG7


Committee Fair Reminder

Please join us at our committee fair and learn about the amazing committees that support our students, school, and community. Leads or members of our committees will be there to answer your questions and help you find the Stevenson PACT committee that is right for you. It takes many hands to make our school the amazing place of learning that it is. Come and find out how you can help!


Friday, May 20, from 8-8:30am at Stevenson Park (tables between Theuerkauf and Stevenson, near the tennis courts). 


 


 

CALENDAR

2021-2022 MVWSD Calendar

**2022-2023** MVWSD Calendar 


Monday, May 16th - Thursday, May 19th

-iReady Reading (16th & 17th) & Math Assessment (18th & 19th)

Thursday, May 19th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom Link 

Friday, May 20th

-iReady Make-ups

-Committee Fair @ Stevenson Park 8am-8:30am

-Community Check-In - Register in advance here

-Herotown Performance @ 7pm

Saturday, May 21st

-Herotown Performance @ 1:30pm & 7pm

Sunday, May 22nd

-Herotown Performance @ 1:30pm 

Monday, May 23rd

-DELAC Meeting - Zoom link

Tuesday, May 24th

-School Site Council @ 3:30pm

-New Family Orientation @ 5pm

Wednesday, May 25th

-Kindergarten Exhibition Night in MUR @ 6pm

Thursday, May 26th

-Arts Focus Day 2 8am-12pm

-Ice Cream Social @ 5pm

Friday, May 27th

-End of the Trimester - Minimum day for all students - 12:05pm

-Last day of Virtual Tutoring

Monday, May 30th

-Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday, May 31st

-PACT Foundation Meetings @ 5pm - Zoom link

Thursday, June 2nd

-5th Grade Promotion Celebration @ 1pm

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom link

Friday, June 3rd

-Last day of school! - Minimum day for all students - 12:05pm


 


 

MVWSD NEWS


Board meeting: May 19

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. 


Some of the meeting topics include:

  • Equitable Access to Choice Schools

  • Health and Wellness: Plan of Action / Wellness Policy


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


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, May 20

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC520


View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft 

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.


Beginning May 18, stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read the presentation and supporting materials at mvwsd.org/lcap and make comments. The comments form closes on May 25. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (the link is: mvwsd.org/trustees).



May Better Together Infographic

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. May 7, 1843, marks the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States. And May 10, 1869, or Golden Spike Day, recognizes the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S., which had significant contributions from Chinese workers. AAPI Heritage Month gives us a chance to celebrate and center the unique journey of all AAPI immigrants and citizens in the United States and their unique life experiences, traditions, and cultures. Please see the attached flyers or visit http://mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.



MVWSD seeking District Equity Advisory Committee members

MVWSD is continuing our work by engaging meaningfully with the community on issues of equity through the District Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC). The goal of the DEAC is to provide feedback to the Superintendent on how to support MVWSD towards achieving its goals of becoming a more equitable and inclusive school district.


We are seeking a combination of district-level leaders, principals, teachers, staff members, and parent participants who represent the interests of both elementary and middle schools. Committee members will be expected to attend and participate virtually in meetings held monthly (on average) online during the 2022-23 school year in the evening hours. The average commitment will be approximately 20 hours per academic school year. 


Applications are due by June 3 and found at this link. More information is at https://www.mvwsd.org/about/committees.



Crittenden Musical: Lion King Jr. 

Crittenden Middle School presents the musical Lion King, Jr. on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 27 at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m in the Auditorium (1701 Rock Street). The last day to complete your ticket order and drop off payment is Friday May 20th at 2:30 p.m.



The View Teen Center - 5th Grade Open House

The View Teen Center is hosting a 5th Grade Open House on Friday, May 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Open House allows 5th graders and their families to explore the center, get a free membership, meet staff, preview summer programs, play games, and more. Complimentary pizza and ice cream will be provided.



Citywide Bike Rodeo: Saturday, May 21 

Mountain View is hosting a Citywide Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Rengstorff Basketball Court. Bring your bike and helmet and learn bicycle riding skills. To register and/or sign up to volunteer for this event, click here.



MVPL Parenting Program: Pandemic's Effect on Kids Below Six

The Mountain View Public Library will be hosting “Pandemic's Effect on Kids Below Six: What to Look for and How to Remedy” on Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Priya James, Speech Pathologist, will discuss the skills and social norms that children may have missed during the pandemic and how caregivers can help children catch up. Register for the Zoom event here.



School Board Candidate Workshop: Registration Open

The Santa Clara County School Boards Association is holding a school board Candidate Workshop on Sat, June 11 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose. Come and learn about running a campaign from the Registrar of Voters and a panel of experienced school board members. Register here: http://2022candidateworkshop.eventbrite.com/



 


 



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