11.16.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Mark your calendar please! MVWSD is creating spaces at each school that will provide shade, plants and outdoor areas for learning and play. Please come to the parent meeting to share your ideas about your school campus.

Thursday, November 30 at 5 PM. Click here for the zoom link.

Spanish interpretation provided. To learn more: www.mvwsd.org/greening


Also coming soon are Parent-Teacher (Student) Conferences.  These present a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, strengths and needs, and to collaborate with your teacher to help your child have a successful academic experience. Conference week is scheduled for December 4-8. Every day that week is a minimum day for students. 

 When thinking about your child’s conference, you could consider:

  • What successes have you noticed your child has experienced this year?

  • What concerns or issues is your child experiencing with school?

  • Do you have any specific questions or topics you’d like to discuss?

Your child’s teacher will be sending you information detailing the process for conference sign-ups. Have a fantastic break next week!


Warm Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

November 2023 Lunch Menu

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


-Exhibition Night TONIGHT  @ 6pm

-United Against Hate

-No School - Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 20th- Friday, November 24th

-Gate Locking Information

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Exhibition Night TONIGHT @ 6pm

Please join us for Exhibition Night on Thursday, November 16th at 6pm! Exhibition Night gives students the opportunity to share with parents and others what they have learned through a PBL lens.


United Against Hate Week

This week we have been observing United Against Week and each teacher is presenting a lesson on our theme of Respecting Our Differences.   Students also had the opportunity to sign our pledge banner at recess times.


No School - Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 20th- Friday, November 24th

There will be no school for the week of Monday, 11/20 to Friday, 11/24. Enjoy the long week off!


Gate Locking Information

For student and staff safety, it's very important for our school to limit points of entry during school hours. As you know, we have been working on enabling the locks on our field gates during the school day. Beginning Nov. 27, the field gates will be locked from the outside shortly after the last morning bell rings.  Parents will be able access school field gates for student pick up when the dismissal bell rings. The public will continue to have access to school fields on weekends and on weekday evenings after 4 p.m. at elementary schools and after 5 p.m. at middle schools.  If the gates malfunction after hours, you can call (650) 526-3248 x1004. Thank you for supporting our safety procedures.

Each morning after the 8:10 bell rings all gates will be locked, back field and front gates. All tardies must go through the office to receive a tardy slip. Students being dropped off late at the back gate will need to go around to the office. Gates will be unlocked ~5 minutes before dismissal.


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.



Save the Date: Blood Drive at Stevenson

Blood drive coming up at Stevenson on Saturday, December 2nd - more details to follow soon - register for a time slot with this link.


Blue Line Pizza Fundraiser - Monday, December 4 in MV

Come to Stevenson PACT Foundation’s Fundraising Night at Blue Line Pizza! BLUE LINE PIZZA will be donating

15% of all food purchases (Dine In or Take Out)* Use the promo code: SEPFLovesPizza2023 (don’t forget to hit Apply Code) Check out this flyer!


Stevenson PACT Holiday Boutique

Where: Stevenson MUR

When:  Wednesday, December 13, 3:00pm to 5:30pm


The Holiday Boutique is a great place to show off your wares and sell them. We are seeking students, parents, and alumni to come make this event amazing. If the following descriptions fit you, we are looking for you!

  • Do you have "handmade" items to sell? (ex.last year, kids made some pretty cool crafts, earrings, scarves, cookies etc to sell to our community. We have alumni that come back every year to also sell their goods!)

  • Do you have an amazing creation you'd like to display to show off your mad skills?

  • Do you have a "make-it" type of activity to share with your friends? You can teach others to make it too! Some kids last year also "sold" this service too! They provided the materials and instructions, and kids/adults walked away with a new skill!

Vendor sign-ups are open. You can sign up via the QR code provide below or this link -  Holiday Boutique Vendor Sign-up 2023

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]






2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Thursday, November 16th

-Exhibition Night @ 6pm 

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom Link

Monday, November 20th- Friday, November 24th

-No school - Thanksgiving Break!

Monday, November 27th 

-ELAC Meeting @ 4:30pm - Zoom Link

Tuesday, November 28th

-Parent university Speaker Series: Understanding Score Reports @ 5:30pm - Register here

Wednesday, November 29th

-Parent University Seminario @ 6pm - Zoom link

Monday, December 4th- Friday, December 8th

-Conference Week - Minimum Days for ALL students 




Thanksgiving Recess

There is no school from Nov. 20-24th for Thanksgiving Recess. We will resume classes on Monday, Nov. 27th. Wishing you a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break!


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council Progress and Green Scores Report

  • Universal PreKindergarten 

  • Organizational Meeting Discussion 

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


Parent University Speaker Series: Understanding Your Child’s Score Reports

Date and Time: November 28, 2023, 5:30-7pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu112823

Understanding your child’s district and state test scores is key to building a foundation of excellence. Join Swati Dagar, our Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, as she discusses accessing and interpreting score reports and using the information to engage in a productive partnership with your child’s teacher(s).

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


Better Together: November

This month’s theme for #BetterTogetherMVWSD is Empathy. Empathy is fundamental in promoting understanding, compassion, and unity among individuals and communities. It enables us to connect with others on a deeper level, to share their joys and sorrows, and to stand in their shoes, even when we may not fully comprehend their experiences. Recognizing United Against Hate Week is an important time of year as it underscores the need to combat discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry in all their forms. By participating in this initiative, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community where empathy is not just a concept but a guiding principle that helps us build a world where people of all backgrounds can coexist harmoniously, free from fear and hatred. Join us as we recognize United Against Hate Week with activities and programming taking place November 13-17th at all school sites. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.


MVEF Update: Save us a Call
The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit mvef.org/donate today!

This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

  • More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.

  • Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 

  • Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.

  • Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.

  • Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.

  • Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!


The View Teen Center: November

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 November or visit their webpage for more information.


MVHS Turkey Trot and Tree Lot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 14th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 23rd) at Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue). All proceeds benefit the MVHS athletics department. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run or Spartan Mile, visit https://www.spartanturkeytrot.com/.

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday, November 24 at 10 AM for the 2023 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to: SpartansTreeLot.com.

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