5.25.22 Stevenson Stingray News


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05.25.22


Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


It can be difficult to find the words to express how we are feeling with the tragedy this week at Robb Elementary in Texas. Our thoughts are with the families that lost loved ones and for the community of Uvalde, Texas. Like all of you, I have children that attend school each day and have been holding them a little tighter each morning and when coming home from work. Superintendent Dr. Rudolph shared an email this past week with a resource on how to talk to children. If your family or child would like any additional support, please contact our school’s front office. 


Sincerely,

Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary


 


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS


-Field Day!

-Minimum Days - Friday, May 27th & Friday, June 3rd

-Lost and Found

-Library books due this week!

-Chess Tournament

-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

-Report Cards and i-Ready Reports

-5th Grade Instrument Collection/Drop-Off

-5th Grade Promotion Celebration

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Field Day!

Yesterday, students participated in fun Field Day activities. A HUGE thank you to our FAN-tastic PE teachers, Coach Berry and Coach Wilson, for organizing the games for our Stingrays. 5th Grade students also help facilitate the games for our K-4th grade students. It was a fun day out on the field!


Minimum Days - Friday, May 27th & Friday, June 3rd

This Friday, May 27th marks the end of the third trimester, all students will be released at 12:05pm. Next Friday, June 3rd marks the last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year.


Lost and Found

The Lost & Found rack is once again overflowing with clothes and other items (water bottles; lunch boxes; etc.).  We will place all of them outside the front office before and after school each day this week.  Please stop by to check if anything belongs to your student(s).  Anything not picked up by 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 27th. (Minimum Day) will be donated to charity.


Library books due this week!

All library books are due this week! Please ask your student to return books to their teacher or the front office staff. If you receive a message regarding a book they have lost, please bring the cash to the front office in an envelope marked with your student’s name and the amount. We can only accept cash at this time. If you are having a hardship or are unable to pay, please contact Mrs Donahue at [email protected] We strongly prefer a returned book vs a payment. 


Chess Tournament

On Sunday, May 22nd 19AMICT hosted the 19th annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament. Trophies were awarded to the top 3 finishes in each division, Juniors (K-3) and Seniors (K-8), individual and teams.  When multiple players finished with the same score, tiebreakers based on strength of opponents were used. 


Top Juniors:

-Milan A., 4.0

Junior Teams:

-Milan A., 4.0; Ilina A.

Senior Teams:

-Arlo L., 3.0; Anatoly K., 3.0; Andre I.


School Site Council (SSC) Parent Election

Please participate in our school’s parent School Site Council Election. We use the online voting platform, OpaVote. Please check you inbox for an email from OpaVote to vote. 


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


English Learner Parent Election for ELAC 2022-2023

Please participate in our school’s parent English Learner Advisory Committee Election. We use the online voting platform, OpaVote. Please check your inbox for an email from OpaVote to vote. 


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

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].


Report Cards and i-Ready Reports

On Friday, June 3rd, Report Cards will be sent by email to parents. Also on Friday, parents will have access to i-Ready Reports in PowerSchool.


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


Ice Cream Social!

This Thursday 5/26, from 5-7pm, come celebrate the (almost) end of the school year and (almost) start of the Summer at our ice-cream social.


Join us at the picnic tables, feel free to bring a picnic for your family, desert is provided!


We will need about 10 volunteers, please reach out to [email protected] if you can help scoop some ice-cream.


Incoming Stevenson families are invited!


-The Social Committee



 


 

CALENDAR

2021-2022 MVWSD Calendar

**2022-2023** MVWSD Calendar 


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


Available June 3: i-Ready Diagnostic 3 Assessments and Student Reports

Parents can access their children’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score via their Powerschool Parent Portal on June 3 at 3:00 pm. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Here’s how to access PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports. Please contact your child’s school office if you have any trouble accessing reports. 



In your inbox: Tutoring survey: We want to hear from you!

Approximately 3,000 students enrolled in academic support this year beyond the regular school day using an array of tutoring models. Our schools partnered with 8 agencies/programs to serve our students’ needs as part of the Learning Recovery Plan. For those of you who had students participate in the program, please tell us about your experience by completing the Tutoring Survey in your inbox before May 25. Thank you!



Parent U Recording Available: Preparing for High School

Recordings of the last Parent University event of the year, “Preparing for High School,” are available if you missed the presentation: English (https://vimeo.com/709681000) and Spanish (https://vimeo.com/709929410). Find recordings of past Parent U presentations at https://www.mvwsd.org/parentu.


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.


Stakeholders are now welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read the presentation and supporting materials at mvwsd.org/lcap and make comments before 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).



COVID vaccines for ages 5 to 11 at the MV Community Center

The Food and Drug Administration last week authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The County-operated vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center has been extended to Saturday, May 28. Parents can make a vaccine appointment for their children at https://covid19.sccgov.org/covid-19-vaccine-information.



MVEF: Additional ELA Teachers Next Year!

Due to increased support from our donors, MVEF has nearly met the stretch goal to raise an additional $300,000 to hire two additional English Language Arts teachers next year, one at each of the MVWSD middle schools. We are happy to announce that MVEF has committed the funds to the District so they can hire the ELA teachers. We are so grateful for the support we have received, and are looking forward to seeing the benefits of smaller class sizes to our students’ education next year!



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.



 


 


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