1.11.24 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


At yesterday’s Principal’s Coffee I shared the public California School Dashboard for Stevenson.  The state compiles all metrics from last year (22-23 school year) and publishes the California School Dashboard each December.  The indicators are presented in the form of colored speedometers with the goal for all schools to be in green or blue on each metric.  

Stevenson overall lands in the blue for the academic areas (ELA and Math).  In the areas of suspension rate we are in yellow because the rate increased last year (from 0% the previous year to .9% last year).  In Chronic Absenteeism we are in green since our rate improved from 8.9% to 7%.   In English Learner Progress we are also in the green.

Please visit the dashboard for Stevenson to see more details, including details about subgroup progress.  You can also see the dashboard for the state as a whole as well as for any other school in California.

You also have information specific to your child with the iReady Diagnostic Growth report that is in your Parent Portal reports section. Whether they are already on grade level or not,  every child should make at least 100% progress toward their Annual Typical Growth goal by the end of the year.  That information is given to you in this iReady report.

If you have any questions about your child’s specific report please ask the teacher or contact me.


Warm Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

January 2024 Lunch Menu

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


-No School -Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

-Stevenson Parent University Extension - Thursday, January 17th @ 5:30pm

-REMINDER: District Office Parking Lot is not Stevenson Drop-off and PIck-up

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies.  


No School -Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friendly reminder, there will be no school on Monday, January 15th. Enjoy the 3-day weekend! :) 


Stevenson Parent University Extension - Thursday, January 17th @ 5:30pm

Please join us on January 17 at 5:30 for our first Stevenson Parent University Extension for the school year. Our

evening’s topic is Nurturing Effective Communication with our children. We bring the Santa Clara County Office of

Education’s Parent Engagement Program staff to provide this workshop in an online format. Zoom link here.


REMINDER: District Office Parking Lot is not Stevenson Drop-off and PIck-up

Please be sure to let all who may drop off or pick up your child know that the District Office parking lot cannot be used by Stevenson families or personnel. Use only our drop off lane or street parking.  


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.




Date Change for Next ImPACT Book Club

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you are in good health heading into the last weekend of the break. I have an update and change of schedule for book club. Due to a conflict with babysitting and in order to ensure we have babysitting available, we are changing our next book club date to 1 week later: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8th-6:30-8pm in the Stevenson Library. I deeply apologize for any inconvenience and we hope this doesn't affect anyone's ability to attend. We are really looking forward to discussing All Boys Aren't Blue. Hope to see you there! Please use this link to sign up. 

Babysitting sign up to follow soon.


Sign Up Now for Babysitting at Next Week’s PACT Foundation Meeting

Here is the childcare sign-up sheet for the Foundation Meeting on January 16. Please note that the deadline to sign up for babysitting is Thursday, January 11.


Drop Off & Pick Up Etiquette Reminders

  • Parking lot is for staff only.

  • Pull forward all the way to make space for cars behind you.

  • Don’t cut the car line.

  • After you drop off or pick up, move to the left to make room for cars to pull up next to curb.

  • Don’t walk across the parking lot during drop off or pick up times when there is lots of traffic in the parking lot; it’s not safe and slows down the flow of cars.

  • Take a deep breath. We know the start of school can be chaotic. You got this.



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  

2024-2025 MVWSD School Calendar


Thursday, January 11th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom Link

-Information Night @ 6:30 pm - Zoom link

Friday, January 12th

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

Monday, January 15th

-No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16th

-PACT Foundation Meeting @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, January 17th

-Parent U Ext. Nurturing Effective Communication  w/ your child(ren) @ 5:30pm - Zoom link

Monday, January 22nd

-DELAC @ 5:30pm - Zoom Link

Wednesday, January 24th

-Choice School Exploration Event (In-Person @ Castro) @ 2pm

Thursday, January 25th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom link




The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

* 2023 California Dashboard Update

* United Against Hate Week and #BetterTogether 

* Joint Use Agreement Update 

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


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Jan. 12

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC112 


Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year and school info meetings coming up!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be open in two weeks.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.

Please encourage families who are enrolling NEW students in grades TK-8 to attend one or more of these upcoming meetings:

  • Jan 10: Virtual school information nights for neighborhood schools (Click here for meeting links: http://mvw.sd/meetings)

  • Jan 11: Virtual school information nights for choice schools - Mistral and Stevenson Elementary Schools  (Click here for meeting links: http://mvw.sd/meetings)

  • Jan: 18: Virtual school information night for Transitional Kindergartners (Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/TK118)

  • Jan 17: At Theuerkauf Elementary, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: In-person school exploration event for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

  • Jan 24: At Castro Elementary, 2-4 p.m.: In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

For families enrolling NEW students, please prepare to register your student:

Learn more about the documents you’ll need. Click here for the video. Please check www.mvwsd.org/register  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9.   


For Fifth-Grade Families: Middle School Info Night on Jan. 22

Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your fifth-grader to learn about middle school life. You will have the opportunities to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. Future 6th grade students are encouraged to join!

Date: January 22, 2024

Crittenden at 5:30 p.m. Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/CR122

Graham at 6:30 p.m. Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/GR122


The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here: mvwsd.org/LCAP


The 2024-25 district calendar is available

The school-year calendar for next year is now available online here. 



Join us for a lively volunteer event, and learn how you can become a mentor and/or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Wednesday January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Find out how you can help a local student to a brighter future. To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events  - or email programs@mentortutorconnection.org.


SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology

SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.

Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here

Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here

Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel


The View Teen Center: January

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., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in January or visit their webpage for more information.


City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy

The City of Mountain View is seeking your input to create a Homelessness Response Strategy to address homelessness, assist the unhoused and respond to community needs. Take part in defining a clear vision and action plan to guide decisions about goals, actions, funding and programs!

The City is hosting two community forums to give all community members the opportunity to learn more about homelessness in our community and the City's planning process. The forums will be January 18 (In person at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.) and January 25 (via Zoom, register here).  For the January 18 in-person forum, light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Chinese and Russian for both meetings.


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