Stevenson Weekly News Letter 4/24/19


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Dear Stevenson Families,


We will officially start our State testing next week on Tuesday, April 30th.  Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will be participating in math, ELA and science testing for fifth grade.  Please make sure they have breakfast, are well rested, and arrive to school on time so they do not miss the instructions.  Please let your child know that they should be confident in their abilities and use the test to show off what they know. Students should expect that there will be questions that they will not be familiar with and they only need to try their best.  


Optional Input Forms


Optional parent input forms are due to the front office by Friday, April 26th.  As we prepare for next year we will begin to think about student placement in classes.  When making class placements we consider students’ academic ability, social and emotional needs, as well as fit with the classroom/teacher.  


If you would like to provide additional information that the teacher does not know about your child please feel fill out the attached form (or pick one up in the office).  Please keep in mind that the form is not a teacher request form. The purpose of this survey is to gather input from you on any special concern or relevant needs you would like us to consider during the placement process. For example, you may wish to comment about peer relationships, interests, and learning style.


School Site Council


           Next year our School Site Council parent members will be Carlos Diuk, Natalia Ivanova, Carolyn Xu, and Nimi Berman.  Thank you for volunteering to serve!



Warm Regards,


Rebecca Westover




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

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

05/01 - Chorus Concert @ MUR 7:00 pm

05/07 - PACT Foundation Mtg. in Staff Lounge 3:30 pm

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

05/10 - Friday Fever

05/17 - School Play- “Jill & Red’s Tubular Trip” in MUR 7:00pm

05/18 - School Play- “Jill & Red’s Tubular Trip” in MUR 2:00 pm & 7:00pm

05/19 - School Play- “Jill & Red’s Tubular Trip” in MUR 2:00pm

05/21 - Parent Appreciation Breakfast in Staff Lounge 8-9 am

05/23 - Market Day @ Blacktop/Main Quad

05/24 - End of  3rd Trimester - Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:25 pm No PACT Pals

05/27 - No School Memorial Day Holiday

05/30 - Music In Action Concert in MUR for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

05/30 - Ice Cream Social at Blacktop Main Quad 5:30 pm

*See Important Flyers Attached Below :






Incoming middle school parents:  Prepare to select electives for 2019-20

Use your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to select Electives for 2019-20


Beginning May 1, 2019, parents will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to select their fifth- to seventh-graders’ elective choices for 2019-20. You will receive an email with instructions and a course catalog on April 26.

Please make sure you have access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal now! Your school’s secretary will be contacting you to create a parent account if you do not already have one.  

You will use the PowerSchool Parent Portal for elective selection, grades, assignments and attendance monitoring, and for downloading state test results.

To check your access, log on to If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office.





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 “Media in the Middle: Parenting in the Age of Technology and Social Media.”


When: Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8 PM, Graham Middle School multi-use room.


Presenters: My digital TAT2. Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, PPSC, LCSW was a university lecturer for 20 years and has over 30 years of experience as a school social worker, specializing in the social emotional well being of children and teens.


Topics include the evolving digital landscape and current trends

Emotional and psychological responses to technology and social media

Responding to challenging issues, such as techno-perfection, digital distraction, and sleep

Strategies to engage your child with constructive conversation and promote media balance for the entire family



* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Live streaming on the internet at

* Transportation (Bus departs from Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

* Raffle prizes!!!


Please register here




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.



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.

Stevenson Parents,

Parents, would your child benefit from a two-week, $10 camp?  Kick, Lead, and Dream (KLD) is a soccer camp where motivated high school students (KLD Coaches) volunteer to become role models, to provide the opportunity to improve their soccer skills, learn valuable leadership qualities, and gain the confidence to dream BIG! Campers are provided with free refreshments and camp t-shirts. KLD's goal is to make the camp experience something campers will always remember. Free round-trip bus transportation, from select pick-up points in Mountain View and Sunnyvale to camp, is also provided. Sunnyvale bus pickups are expected to be at Lakewood School, Columbia Middle School, and Vargas School. Mountain View pick-ups will be Crittenden and Castro. Sign up online now to participate in this 2-week, $10 camp!



DATES:  June 11 - June 22, 2018

DAYS: Mondays - Fridays, no weekends

TIME: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Cooper Park, Mountain View, CA

PARK ADDRESS: 500 Chesley Ave, Mountain View

​FOR: Students from public schools in Mt. View & Sunnyvale, Current 2nd through 8th grade for the 2017/2018 school year.

COST: $10 per Camper (bring on the first day)





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 Families


Hope you have had a good Spring Break. Time to get back to school tomorrow. Read on for this week’s messages.


In this week’s message:

- Family Giving Tree: Girl Scouts Back to School Drive

- Spring Parade

- This Week, Coming Soon, Early Notice


Girl Scouts Back-To-School Drive

Girl Scouts are proud to announce their Back-to-School drive starting Monday, April 22nd!We are partnering with the Family Giving Tree, an organization dedicated to sending low-income children back to school with the supplies they need to succeed. Last year over 41,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to students in need. Donations of new or like-new items are welcome. You can send a child to school prepared to succeed in 2 ways:

1. Take a grade leveled school supply list and supply some or all of the supplies on it. The list of recommended supplies is available in the office.

2. Donate money to us to purchase supplies on their behalf (write check to GS troop 61513).

Click below to check out the Virtual Giving Tree :

Donation box and lists of recommended supplies are in the office. Please contact Tania Ruiz at if you have any questions, or visit for more information.

For donations after June 6th, please contact troop leader: Mendy

Spring Parade


Join PACT as we cruise along in the Mountain View Spring Parade  on Saturday, April 27. Location and specific meeting time will be announced this week. Wear your PACT shirts to show school spirit (or green/blue). Our school will be joining all elementary schools as a united district as we march together this year! More details this week.




State Testing (3rd-5th grades): April 23 - May 18

State testing for grades 3rd to 5th starts Tuesday April 23rd.


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

The Arts Focus Show for the Spring Session will be on display at the city Hall from April 26th to May 8th. You can visit the show anytime during the working hours of the City Hall. This is a great opportunity to see all the art created by the kids.




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

PACT Ice Cream Social: May 30 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: LAST CALL - Please Return Lifetouch Photo Packets and/or Payment to front office. Thank you!


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.

Weekly Flyers 4_24_19.pdf

CAASPP for Newsletter 2018-19 .pdf

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