10.19.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Our annual Earthquake Drill/Simulation went well today. We cleared in 64 minutes!  Of course, in a real event where students are released to parents, the process will take much longer.  Staff will hold a full debriefing at our next meeting and decide what changes we will make in our protocols and supplies.  

In the event of a real emergency, remember to stay at home until you receive notification from the district to come for pick up.  When you arrive for pickup, if we have evacuated, the parent check-in table is beside the tennis courts.  Bring your I.D.  Once you check in, you will then be directed to the student reunion area and your child will be brought to you.

On to the fun news!  The Walkathon is tomorrow!  We held the Rally assembly this morning to pump the students up and remind them of procedures.  Thank you to the Walkathon leads Nhung Liu and Edena Lin, and their team, for putting this main fundraiser together.  It’s a challenging and important task and we appreciate you!

Our goal is to raise $55,000 also for every student to have at least one pledge. 

The students are very jazzed about the lap prizes they saw in the assembly today!  Looking forward to a great day with our whole school community at the Walkathon!


Best Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

October 2023 Lunch Menu

School Year Calendar - plan your vacation using the school vacation times!


-Road Work Near Stevenson

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Road Work Near Stevenson

Please drive carefully, or better yet, walk or roll to school in the next few weeks as the City will be doing work on the roads to improve safety and visibility. The neighborhood around our school will get new crosswalk and lane striping on approximately Oct. 19-26.  The striping will be painted on Burgoyne starting at Vassar Ave and ending at San Luis Ave.  Work will begin after drop-off and pause during pick-up time.  The schedule is subject to change. The re-striping work can last up to 5 days, in some cases a bit longer, and will likely cause delays for vehicle traffic.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook

- Instagram - @stevenson__elementary

- Facebook - @StevensonElem


Reporting Absences

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.



Walkathon is THIS FRIDAY!

REGISTER your child on 99Pledges to fundraise for Walkathon!

As of October 15, we have 47% of students registered in 99Pledges. Please use the link above to get registered and start fundraising!

We have $15,046 raised in 99Pledges, up from $7,695 last week. Our goal this year is to raise $55,000 plus an additional $5,000 in corporate donations.

Sign up to volunteer day-of and/or bake something for the bake sale on the Walkathon Website!

The PACT Foundation will host the 2023 Walkathon on Friday, October 20th, from 1:45pm-6pm.  This event is our school’s largest fundraiser and helps pay for OLE bus trips, Arts Focus programming, classroom supplies, school-wide events, campus enhancement, and enrichment activities to name a few.

Please plan to bring your whole family to join the fun and cheer on the students!



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Thursday, October 19th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom link

Friday, October 20th

-Walkathon @ 1:45pm 

Tuesday, October 24th

-Parent University Speaker Series: Parenting in the Digital Era @ 5:30pm - Register here

Wednesday, October 25th

-Parent University Seminario @ 6pm - Zoom link

Thursday, October 26th

-Cafecito @ 5pm - Register here

-ImPACT Training in RM 7 @ 8pm 

Friday, October 27th

-Trunk or Treat @ 6pm




The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Off Schedule 4% Payment

  • Equitable Access to Choice Schools Lottery Update

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


Drafts available: Single Plans 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 Oct. 26 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.


Parent University Speaker Series Presents

Parenting in the Digital Era - Supporting Dialogue and Strategies for Building Healthy Tech Habits

Date and Time: October 24, 2023, 5:30-7:00 pm  Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102423

One of our favorite nonprofit organizations is back! Information presented by My Digital TAT2 will empower parents to navigate the complexities of raising tech-savvy, digitally responsible children. We will address common tech issues such as digital “perfection”, misinformation, and things you might not know about popular apps and platforms.

Parents will gain crucial strategies that will support open dialogue and cultivate healthy tech habits among all family members.

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


MVWSD Preschool Enrollment

MVWSD’s award-winning preschool has a limited number of part-day state preschool spaces still available at Latham.  These spaces are free for all 3- and 4-year-olds living within the Castro Elementary School boundary.  Families can get an application at mvwsd.org/preschool, stop by the preschool office (1850 Latham St.) or call 650-526-3560.


Better Together: October

Cultural appreciation is an acknowledgment and celebration of the rich and diverse tapestry of human heritage that exists around the world. Indigenous Peoples' Month, observed in various regions, highlights the unique cultures, traditions, and contributions of indigenous communities. It serves as an opportunity for all of us to learn, respect, and honor the invaluable knowledge, customs, and wisdom that indigenous peoples have preserved for generations. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.


MVEF Community Survey

MVEF is seeking input from the community via the annual online survey, which will be open throughout October: http://bit.ly/MVEF-Survey

As a community-funded foundation where over 70% of donations come from families, your input is a very important part of the planning process for future MVEF-funded programs. If donations to MVEF approach the annual goal of $1.2MM by December 31, 2023, MVEF may be able to add additional programs in 2024.

MVEF has raised just shy of $400,000 -- donate today if you haven't already: https://www.mvef.org/donate. THANK YOU MVEF donors and volunteers!


Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Info Session

MENTOR TUTOR CONNECTION - VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION - Wed., Oct. 18, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Rd, Mountain View. Please join us and learn about becoming a mentor and/or a tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Help a local student to a brighter future! To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events  - or email programs@mentortutorconnection.org.


The View Teen Center: October

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 1-6 p.m.), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in October or visit their webpage for more information.


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