10.26.22 Stevenson Stingray News

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10.26.22

 

Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

    

We want to take a moment to thank you all for your continued kindness, care, and support during this sad time. We have appreciated the personal check-ins, the emails, and your willingness to help in whatever way possible. We truly are a community that looks after one another. 

         

With sincere thanks,

The Stevenson Staff

 


 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

-Friday, November 4th End of First Trimester - Minimum day 12:05pm

-Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, November 9th

-Friday, November 11th No School - Veteran’s Day

-Parent Volunteer Reminder

-Lost and Found

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

-Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

 

Friday, November 4th End of First Trimester - Minimum day 12:05pm

Friday, November 4th marks the end of the first trimester, all students will be released at 12:05pm.

 

Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, November 9th

Picture retake day is on Wednesday, November 9th, if you would like your student to retake their picture, or if they were absent the day of picture day, please fill out this google form by Monday, November 7th. 

 

Friday, November 11th No School - Veteran’s Day

No school on Friday, November 11th, have a great 3-day weekend! 

 

Parent Volunteer Reminder

Friendly reminder that all parent volunteers must be masked while volunteering.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found rack is starting to fill up again. Please stop by before drop off and pick up to see if your student(s) has any items. The lost and found is located next to Room 10.

 

Reporting Absences (Repeat)

Please call the office at: (650) 903-6950 or email Kass Madrid at [email protected] and Renae Rhodes 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, your name, and relationship to the student.

 

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (Repeat)

- Twitter - @StevensonElem_

- Instagram - @stevenson__elementary

- Facebook - @StevensonElem

 


PACT FOUNDATION UPDATES

 

Trunk or Treat - This Friday

Trunk or Treat is this week! October 28th, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm.

I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to seeing all the decorated trunks. We will have two food trucks at the event - Chicken G’s and Three Brothers Kitchen.

Many thanks to everyone who has signed up to be part of this ghoulish event. If you’d still like to be part of the event - you can still sign up! We have two-three spots left. We’ve closed the Google Form and have moved over to Konstella - Konstella Trunk or Treat Parking Space

* Please consider donating candy or small treats for the decorated trunks to hand out. We have boxes in the front office for you to drop off your donations! We can’t do this without you!

Thank you and please let the Social Committee know if you have any questions.

 

Walkathon: Pick up Lost Water Bottles & Clothing, Return Lap Cards, & Finish Donations by Nov 4

Huge thank you to this year’s Walkathon Team for putting on such a great event for our kids and our school last Friday!

Lots of water bottles and clothing items were left behind after Friday’s Walkathon. Please check lost & found before or after school to recover your students’ items.

If your child(ren) took home lap punch cards on Friday, please return them to the school office tomorrow. 

Remember that the 99pledges website closes for donations on November 4. If anyone still plans to donate or did lap-based donations, now is the time to get on that website. Bearcat anticipates having the laps uploaded by Monday or Tuesday. 

 

Arts Focus Needs Donation Items & Volunteers

Arts Focus begins in just under two weeks!  Our volunteers are looking for some items and volunteers to help their projects.

* 2 blenders * Oatmeal Containers  * Newspapers  * Plastic Lids * Small Metal Objects for collages 

* Small wood objects * Cereal boxes * newspaper print. 

We have a box in the office to collect items.   Please check out more details on the items we need here

We’re also looking for one time volunteers to come help out and “Dabble” in Arts Focus.  If you have a free two hours on an upcoming Thursday, this is a great way to see what the program is like. If you’re not badged, you can use one of your three occasional volunteer allotments.  Fill out the form here.

 


CALENDAR

2022-2023 MVWSD School Calendar  

 

Wednesday, October 26th

-Parent University Speaker: Social Emotional Learning at School @ 5:30pm - Register here

Thursday, October 27th

-EL Parent Workshop @ 5pm - Zoom Link

-ELAC Meeting @ 6pm

-ImPACT Nov. Lesson @ 8pm 

Friday, October 28th

-Trunk or Treat @ 6pm 

Monday, October 31st

-Dress up day 

Wednesday, November 2nd

-Parent University Seminario @ 6pm - Register here

Thursday, November 3rd

-Arts Focus Day 1 

-ImPACT Book Club @ 6pm 

-MVWSD Board of Trustee Meeting @ 6pm - Register here

Friday, November 4th

-Minimum day - End of first trimester 

-Community Check-in @ 3:30pm - Register here

 


MVWSD News

 

Drafts available: Single Plan for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees. Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 7 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.
 

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home
Date and Time: 10/26/22 5:30pm  Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu102622

Having challenges guiding your students with their emotions, feelings and behavior at home? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Karin Jinbo, district Director of Health and Wellness, and Brian White, the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The panelists will be sharing about our district-wide goals for student Social Emotional Learning, along with strategies and resources that you can apply at home that support your student’s social and emotional growth. We hope to see you there! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.
 

Survey: Help MVWSD and the City make walking and biking to school safer for our students.

The Mountain View Safe Routes to School Program is working to improve safety and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles.

Your feedback is important! This survey and your responses will help us make walking and biking to school safer for our students. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVSRTS2022 to complete the survey by Oct. 31.

 

My Digital TAT2 Webinar: Supporting Young People's Digital Health and Well-Being)

Parents are invited to attend a webinar with My Digital TAT2 about supporting your student’s digital health on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Learn about what young people are doing online and how they are affected, and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Hosted by Landels Elementary, but all are welcome. Click here to register.
 

Available now: Updated COVID boosters for ages 5+

The updated COVID-19 booster is now available for everyone ages 5+! #GetBoosted to keep yourself and your family safer with the most protective doses yet. Find updated boosters for ages 5+ at http://www.sccfreevax.org, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.
 

Become a Key Donor to MVEF

Donations of any amount are meaningful in accomplishing the MVEF mission to provide art, music, hands-on science, athletics, and other resources for our schools. Donors who give $2,000 or more (including employer matching) during a calendar year are known as “Key Donors” – support at this level is “key” to the successful achievement of each year’s funding goal! Donations of $5,000 or more qualify for the Leadership Circle of Giving. Some donors achieve the Key Donor level by signing up for monthly payments. To make a donation of any amount or to join the Key Donor or Leadership Circle groups, click here.
 

Health and Wellness: Parenting Tip

In honor of National ADHD Awareness Month, we must understand and bond with our children to maintain a close connection with them. However, it may be difficult for us to know the intent behind our hyperactive child’s words and actions. Initially, it may feel like a whirlwind, but we are a part of our child’s treatment. 

Here are some signs that your child may have ADHD: 

  1. Inattentiveness. Your child may have trouble listening, paying attention, organizing, and remembering things. They may also be unable to follow directions, get distracted, and have low effort in their schoolwork.

  2. Hyperactivity. Your child may constantly be in motion (e.g., fidgeting) and unable to sit still. They may jump, climb, and play when it’s time to be quiet. They may also rush instead of taking their time, making careless mistakes. 

  3. Impulsive. Your child may interrupt and yell out. They may do things without thinking and do things they know they shouldn’t do (i.e., lacking self-control and losing their temper). They may also struggle with sharing, taking turns, and waiting. 

These behaviors may seem like the child is “just misbehaving,” leaving us very stressed and frustrated. But identifying the signs of ADHD is the first step to understanding our child. 

These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr. Hasan, MD. 

To learn more parenting tips click here

 

MVLA Parent Ed: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: In Our Families, Our Friendships, and Our Community

Join us for a discussion with LGBTQ+ author Kristin Russo on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) on supporting and mentoring LGBTQ+ young people in families, communities, and at school. During our event, Kristin will walk us through some terms and concepts developed in her book This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and through My Kid is Gay, a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated toward helping parents and allies understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children and teenagers. Register for this free event here.

Thank you to those who attended our recent event, "Friendship in an Age of Loneliness" with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky.  For those who were unable to attend or would like to view it again, here is the link.
 

MVHS Sports Boosters Golf Tournament 

MVHS’s Sports Boosters will be hosting their fifth annual Golf Tournament  on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Shoreline Golf Links. For more information and ticket purchase, visit https://mvhssportsboosters.org/golf-tournament.

 


 

 


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