Stevenson Weekly News Letter 4/10/19

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Exhibition Night

Exhibition Night will be tomorrow, April 11th at 5:30 pm with our art show in the front office, followed by a whole school meeting at 6:00 pm in the MUR and classrooms opening shortly after.  

To honor the work students are putting into preparing their presentations, please keep your children with you if they are not presenting their project to maintain the academic atmosphere.  The schedules of events are attached to today’s newsletter.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Rebecca Westover





04/10 - Parent U @ Crittenden MS Auditorium- Positive Parenting Strategies 6:30 pm

04/10 - School Site Council 4:45 to 5:45 pm in Staff Lounge

04/11 - Exhibition Night/Open House - See you tomorrow!

04/12 - Spring Concerts in MUR - 2nd Grade 8:45 am 3rd grade 10:30 am, 4th grade 9:45am

04/12 - Reminder to Return Spring Lifetouch Photo Packets and/or Payments

04/12 - Last Call to Check Lost & Found

04/15 to 4/19 - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

04/22 to 5/17- CAASPP State Testing 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

04/26 to 05/08  Arts Focus Art Exhibition @ MV City Hall

05/08 - AF Reception @ MV City Hall 5:30 to 7pm

*See Important Flyers Attached Below :




Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their electives courses for next year. As we enter the second year of the new inclusive middle school schedule, our middle schools are currently working to refine quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and that are a great complement to our core academics.

Look for an email to parents on April 26 with course descriptions and selection directions. All 5th-7th graders will select their course electives online May 1- 10, 2019 through their PowerSchool portal. Your student will be assigned to an individualized schedule of classes based on his/ her academic needs and interests. To check your access, log on to If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office.

Próximamente, elección de optativas de secundaria

Es la época del año cuando nuestros nuevos alumnos de secundaria (5.º a 7.º grado) eligen sus asignaturas optativas para el próximo año. Debido a que iniciamos el segundo año del nuevo programa incluyente de secundaria, nuestras escuelas secundarias trabajan actualmente para refinar ofertas de calidad que esperemos sean del interés de los alumnos y un gran complemento de nuestras materias principales.

Busquen un correo electrónico dirigido a los padres el 26 de abril con la descripción de los cursos y las instrucciones de selección. Todos los alumnos de 5.º a 7.º grado elegirán sus asignaturas optativas en línea del 1 al 10 de mayo del 2019 a través del portal de PowerSchool. A su hijo(a) se le asignará un horario de clases personalizado con base en sus intereses y necesidades académicas. Para revisar su acceso, ingrese a Si tiene problemas para iniciar sesión, póngase en contacto con su oficina escolar.



MVLA Speaker Series presents two screenings of LIKE - an IndieFlix Original Film on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 6:00pm and 7:30pm | LAHS Eagle Theater |201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA.

LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives, and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.  Released this past fall, LIKE is a follow-up to Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix film about teen anxiety.

Following each screening, CHAC therapists will be available to share resources and to answer individual and small group questions.

Register for this free event at

Spanish subtitles.  Please indicate on Eventbrite when registering.

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.


MV Parent U presents “Positive Parenting Strategies,” on Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8 PM at the Crittenden Middle School Auditorium.

As parents we seek to have the most positive impact that we can on our children.  How can we tell if we are doing enough, or doing too much, to help?

Parents will learn…

  • approaches parents can use to understand the impact that we are having today

  • techniques and approaches parents can use to have an even more positive impact in the future.  

Presenter: Tracy Greene is a Marriage and Family Therapist.  She specializes in supporting individuals and families in crisis; helping sort through the emotional impact while developing strategies to move forward.  


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here




Don’t miss the chance to see the incredible art-work created by MVWSD students at the upcoming open houses. The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be showcasing student art projects at every school. The District's portion of art instruction is funded entirely by MVEF thanks to donations from parents like you!  If you have not donated this year you can do so at

Take a break from the kitchen and help fund art, music, science, and athletics in our schools. The Counter Restaurant, located at 2850 W. El Camino Real, will donate 15% of your bill to the Mountain View Educational Foundation, Monday April 8th- Thursday 11th. Just mention MVEF or show the attached flyer!


New, updated District calendar

Please click here for the updated 2019-20 District calendar. This version, with the approval date of March 21, 2019 at the bottom, aligns spring break with Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and eliminates a recess day initially planned for October.


MV Inplay

Summer is around the corner! Here's a time-saving way for parents to find local and affordable summer camps for your kids. Click here for a FREE list of programs: InPlay is a non-profit working with MVWSD and Santa Clara County to offer you a free online search service with hundreds of local after-school/summer camp programs. Attached is a flyer. If you have any questions or need help with using the site contact:


Hiring Job Title: Spanish Interpreters

RATE OF PAY: $25.00/hour

Must be available for written translations and in person interpretation of parent meetings during the school year and night events.  All applicants will participate in a screening process that includes written and oral evaluation of Spanish and English skills. Applicants must have extensive vocabulary in both language.  Please contact Arline Siam at or call 650-526-3500 X1028 for more information.


TITULO DE TRABAJO: Intérpretes de español

TARIFA DE PAGO: $25.00/hora

Debe estar disponible para la traducción escrita y la interpretación en persona de las reuniones de padres durante el año escolar y los eventos en las noches. Todos los solicitantes participarán en un proceso de selección que incluye evaluación oral y escrita de las habilidades en español e inglés. Los solicitantes deben tener un amplio vocabulario en ambos idiomas. Para más información por favor manden un email a Arline Siam ( o hablen por teléfono al 650-526-3500 X1028


The 16th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament is rapidly approaching.

  • This year's tournament will be held on Sunday, May 19th at Monta Loma Elementary School.  

  • Participating students must pre-register.  The deadline for registration is May 15th.

  • Tournament doors officially open at 11:30 for entry.  Participants must be onsite by Noon. The awards ceremony will be at 5.  Participants can either play in the competitive or open event.

  • Online Registration link:

Please come enjoy this fun event!

Feel free free to email me at with questions.




What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?  Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences.  All other reasons are not considered excused. Good attendance will help your children do well in school and in life, so please help them make good choices.For more information, click here.

¿Qué tipos de ausencias son justificadas y cuáles son injustificadas? Las ausencias por enfermedad, citas médicas, duelo, y algunas actividades religiosas son consideradas justificadas. Cualquier otra motivo es considerado injustificado. Tener un buen record de asistencia escolar les ayudará a sus hijos a desempeñarse bien en la escuela y en la vida, por eso ayudenles a tomar buenas decisiones. Para más información, visiten aquí.



Dear Stevenson PACT Parents,

This week, come and check out Exhibition night on Thursday evening, so definitely plan to be there to check out the PBL work happening in classrooms. The 2nd 3rd and 4th grades will have their Spring concerts in the MUR on Friday, do check with your classroom for timings. All fun things before we go on Spring Break next week.

In this week's message:

- Author Cindy Derby Signed Copies

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice.

Commitee Open Enrollment opens 4/10/2019 and will remain open until 5/15/2019.  All families are encouraged to choose their desired committees during this time period.  Email Cheryl Menon with any questions.

Lead Positions for 2019-2020

We have a HUGE need for leaders to step up in our community. Do consider one of following roles as you make your selections for next year.

  • Foundation Board Members: Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, General Board Member

  • Site Council Reps

  • Committee Co-Leads: STEAM, Cooking, Garden, Walk-a-Thon, Project Cornerstone, Library, Publicity, Parent Education

  • Arts Focus Co-leads: Ceramics, Global Beat, Printmaking, Weaving & Dyeing, New Class

  • Art Focus Team Members: 3-D, Global Beat, Kinetic Art, Physical Theatre, Photography, Printmaking, Video, Weaving & Dyeing

Author Cindy Derby Signed Copies In School Office

Did your child come home raving about author/illustrator/puppeteer Cindy Derby? Did they give you the stink eye because you didn't get them a signed copy of  How to Walk an Ant? Fear not. There will be signed copies of Cindy's book available for purchase all week this week in the school office. Hardcover copies are $18 each, payable by cash (exact change), check made out to  Hicklebee's, or PayPal to PayPal.Me/DawnHConley (select friends & family). Gentle reminder that while Ms. Coco wears many hats incredibly well, she is not a bank teller and cannot make change. Happy reading!


SSC Meeting: Wednesday, April 10, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Stevenson School Site Council meeting will be held in the staff lounge.

ST Exhibition Night & Open House: Thursday April 11, 6pm - 7pm

Join us on Thursday evening for a celebration of the work and learning our students have done in PBL!


NO SCHOOL - Spring Break: April 15-19


State Testing (3rd-5th grades) - April, 22 - May,18

Arts Focus Show@City Hall: April 26 - May 8 2019

ST Foundation Meeting: May 7 2019

Arts Focus Closing Reception: May 8 2019

Principal's Coffee: May 16 2019

ST School Play - Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19

ST Market Day: May 23

Minimum Day - End of 3rd Trimester: May 24 2019

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day: May 27 2019

Field Day: June 4 2019

ST Foundation Meeting: June 4 2019

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: June 6 2019

Minimum Day-Last Day of School: June 7 2019

PACT Camping Club Trip-Memorial Park: June 13-16 2019

Thanks and have a great week,

Puja Patankar

Secretary, PACT Foundation



School Office Reminders:  

Reminder: Return Lifetouch Photo Packets and/or Payment to front office.

Absence Line (650) 903-6950 press 2 state student name, room number, & brief message explaining reason for absence.

You can alternatively email me at  or Amy at Be sure to inform the school office on the day of absence or within 24 hours. If we do not hear from you, the absence will be marked as unexcused.

Attached Flyers for Stevenson Elementary:
Weekly Flyers 4-10-19.pdf

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