Stevenson Weekly News Letter 5/15/19

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5/15/19

Dear Stevenson Families,

I wanted to take a moment to thank our graduating families who have put so many hours into making Stevenson a wonderful place for our students.  The countless number of hours you have put in has made a huge difference to the school.

Keil Albert

Elizabeth Robertson

Sia Motazedi

Lauren Cardoso

Eddie Cardoso

Alicia Dabney

Nathan Dabney

Courtney Depenhart

Sarah Donahue

Gene Fichtenholz

Gennady Gorenshtein

Taly Leibovici

Jason Hunt

Anna Tang

Susan Zeng

Estell Lam

Rachel Kohls-Lunt

Andrea Maes

Eugene Malobrodsky

Rhea Marsot

Sarah Moussa

Philip Husband

John Panzer

Laura Colletti

Thomas Raffill

Kalyanaraman Shankari

Mayra Verdi

Jesus Sanchez

Nazi Sanchez

Jenny Schroder

George Schroder

Kelly Sims

Savitha Srivatsa

Pramod Srivatsa

Jennifer Sumant

Sundar Subbarayan

Purnima Sundar

Iris Tal

Rich Tanner

Kalee Tock

Theron Tock

Archana Upadhyay

Sergei Vorobiev

Alena Yurchenko

Leslie Zeiger

Please know that although your family is graduating from Stevenson you are always welcome to come back to volunteer.

Principal’s Coffee

Please join me and Zoe Sharp (5th grade teacher) to discuss some of our climate survey results.  After reviewing our data this the teachers and I wanted to better understand how we could help students find caring adults and feel comfortable on campus.  Ms. Sharp and Mr. Kyle held classroom meetings to get more feedback and insight into what the students need. In addition, we also asked the same questions to our third-grade students to understand how they interpreted the questions. Following the principal’s coffee, I will send out our presentation.

District Office Construction

Construction on Mountain View Whisman School District’s new District Office continues. On May 20-23, please plan for reduced street parking and increased large truck traffic. There will be a crane present and building delivery to the site during this time.

Thank you in advance for your patience with construction and for your support of our schools through Measure G. To learn more about construction at MVWSD, see www.mvwsd.org/construction.

Warm Regards,

Rebecca Westover

Principal


Calendar


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

05/17 - 05/19 - Maker Faire @ San Mateo City Event Center- Mr. Adermann/Students Presenters


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

05/19 - Annual Chess Tournament @ Monta Loma School 11:30 am

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

05/29 - School Site Council/ELAC Mtg. @ Staff Lounge 4:45 to 5:45

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

05/30 - International Day @ Blacktop 5:00 to 5:30

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

06/04 - FIELD DAY

06/05 - STEAM DAY

06/06 - 5th Grade Graduation- Thursday!

06/07 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- EARLY DISMISSAL 12:25PM

**See Important Flyers Attached Below**


MVWSD News


LCAP draft ready for review; Public hearing on May 30

The District has completed the draft of the 2019-20 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) (click here for the link). The draft LCAP was developed in tandem with the District's Strategic Plan using data collected from the following:

·          District and site input meetings

·          Input collected from staff, student and parent surveys


Please provide your input about the plans' goals, actions, services and expenditures in this online form. Input will be collected through Friday, May 21 and the District will review and respond to all input during the week of May 27.


A public hearing for the LCAP will be held during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary, 750 San Pierre Way.


Plan de borrador listo para su revisión; Audiencia pública el 30 de mayo

El Distrito ha completado el borrador del plan LCAP (Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local) 2019-20 (haga clic aquí para el enlace). El borrador de LCAP fue desarrollado en conjunto con el Plan Estratégico del Distrito usando datos recopilados de los siguientes:

· Aportaciones de las juntas del Distrito y de los planteles

· Datos recopilados de encuestas del personal, estudiantes y padres de familia

Por favor comparte su opinión sobre las metas, acciones, servicios y gastos de los planes en este formulario en línea. Los datos serán recolectados hasta el viernes 21 de mayo y el Distrito revisará y responderá todos los comentarios durante la semana del 27 de mayo.


Una audiencia pública para el LCAP se llevará a cabo durante la reunión de la Mesa Directiva el jueves 30 de mayo a las 7 p.m. en la escuela primaria Stevenson, 750 San Pierre Way.


MVEF

MVEF, together with numerous educational foundations throughout the Bay Area, is recognizing May 9th as a day to Stand Up for Public Schools.  Our public schools are integral to the development of our future leaders and citizens, and their excellence is dependent on every child, at every school, having access to a competitive, well-rounded education.  


If you have not donated this school year to MVEF, please consider doing so today.  Your child has access to art, music, science, field trips, athletics and more thanks to parents like you who generously donate.  CodeRev has committed to matching $1000 for first-time donations this May. Help us reach our annual goal to raise $750,0000 to get this matching donation, and support your child and every child. Mvef.org/donate.

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SELPA 1 CAC will be holding their last meeting of the school year on May 23 at 9:30 in the MVLA Board Room at 1299 Bryant St, Mountain View. Please come and find out more about what we are planning for special education related events next year, and take part in our election. Our website is www.selpa1cac.org

SELPA 1 CAC llevará a cabo su última reunión del año escolar el 23 de mayo a las 9:30 en la sala de juntas de MVLA en 1299 Bryant St, Mountain View. Venga y descubra más sobre lo que estamos planeando para los eventos relacionados con la educación especial el próximo año, y participe en nuestra elección. Nuestro sitio web es www.selpa1cac.org

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On-Campus Before- and Afterschool  Programs Registering Students Now!


On-campus before- and afterschool care programs registering students now

We know that finding reliable, high-quality, affordable childcare is a challenge for many of our families and staff members. Increasing these offerings at our schools to meet demand has been a priority for MVWSD. On campus, our schools host several long-standing programs -- Beyond the Bell and the YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare --  in addition to a new one planned to open this fall, Right at School.

Right at School is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- and afterschool program held every day that school is in session, from 6:30 AM until 6 PM, plus drop-in and school break care. It is planned for all MVWSD schools, including middle schools and the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary. Right at School presents experiential two-week science enrichment curriculum units, such as “Icky Experiments,” “Page to Stage,” and “Young Detectives.” The program incorporates physical movement, outdoor time and homework completion. It offers 10% sibling discount, 25% discount for free and reduced lunch families and flexible 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 day pricing options.

A parent information meeting for the new Right at School program has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in the Graham Middle School multi-use room (1175 Castro St.).  This meeting will help answer any questions you have about the program. The meeting is not mandatory. You may also go to www.rightatschool.com for registration and this webpage for information and fees.


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Programas de cuidado antes y después de la escuela en el campus que registran estudiantes ahora

Sabemos que encontrar servicios confiables, de alta calidad y económicos de cuidado infantil resulta extremadamente difícil para muchas de nuestras familias y empleados. Aumentar las ofertas de estos servicios en nuestras escuelas para satisfacer la demanda ha sido una prioridad de  MVWSD. Nuestras escuelas brindan varios programas de larga data en sus instalaciones, como Beyond the Bell y YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare, y además tenemos un nuevo programa planificado para iniciarse en este otoño: Right at School.

Right at School es un programa para antes y después de las clases basado en tarifas, con reconocimiento a nivel nacional, y que se desarrolla todos los días en que la escuela está en sesión, desde las 6:30 a. m. hasta las 6 p. m. Además, incluye cuidado durante receso escolar y sin previa coordinación. Está planificado para todas las escuelas de MVWSD, incluidas las escuelas secundarias y la nueva escuela primaria Jose Antonio Vargas. Right at School incluye unidades de dos semanas basadas en experiencias para enriquecimiento curricular en ciencias, como "Icky Experiments", "Page to Stage" y "Young Detectives". El programa incorpora movimiento físico, tiempo al aire libre y terminación de las tareas. Ofrece además 10 % de descuento para hermanos, 25 % de descuento para almuerzos familiares gratuitos y de precio reducido, opciones flexibles de precios para 1,2,3,4 y 5 días.



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:       tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess

Please come enjoy this fun event!

Feel free free to email me at andarling@gmail.com with questions.


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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.


PACT FOUNDATION WEEKLY UPDATES

Dear Stevenson PACT Families,


We have our school play this weekend. Jill and Red's Tubular Trip takes off this Friday, so get your tickets and make sure you don't miss it.


In this week's message:

- Author visit


- Coming Soon


Author Visit - Samantha Vamos

Author Samantha Vamos will be presenting to grades K through 2 on Tuesday, May 21st! We are offering 4 of her books for pre-sale to be signed and personalized. See below for book titles & descriptions. Orders are due by Friday, May 17th at 3pm, to be returned to the front office. Payment can be made via cash, check (payable to Hicklebee's) or PayPal paypal.me/DawnHConley. The order form is attached; paper copies can also be found in the school office & the library. Details can all be found on the order form.


The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung: A young girl sets out on errands for the day, and while she's gone, the farm maiden prepares a piñata from scratch with help from a boy, horse, goose, cat, sheep, and farmer. After they all fall asleep in the afternoon sun, they must scramble to finish preparations in time--just as the girl arrives back to her surprise party. Key English words change to Spanish as the cumulative verse builds to the celebratory ending. With the familiarity of "The House That Jack Built," the tale cleverly incorporates Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page.


The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred: This is the story of how the farm maiden and all the farm animals worked together to make the rice pudding that they serve at the fiesta. Cleverly incorporating Spanish words, adding a new one in place of the English word from the previous page, this book makes learning the language easy and fun.


Alphabet Trains: All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be--A to Z! There is a train--some familiar and some unusual--for every letter of the alphabet. Trains are used all over the world for carrying people and cargo from place to place. With a bouncy rhyming text, and clever illustrations full of visual cues, young readers will love learning all about trains.


Alphabet Trucks: Everyone's heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck. An ice-cream truck? Of course! But what about a quint truck? A lowboy truck? A knuckle-boom truck? Readers will learn about these kinds of trucks--and many more--while learning the alphabet in ALPHABET TRUCKS.


THIS WEEK


Principal's Coffee: Thursday, May 16

Join Dr Westover in the MUR for Principal's coffee.


ST School Play: Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19

Jill and Red's Tubular Trip takes off this weekend. With four shows put on by 2 casts made up of 98 actors, 20 kinders, 11 teachers and 21 students crew it is a grand production. Make sure you have your tickets.


COMING SOON


Author Visit - Samantha Vamos: Tuesday, May 21

ST Market Day: Thursday, May 23 2019

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


EARLY NOTICE


NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day: May 27 2019

PACT Ice Cream Social & International Day Potluck: 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


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Project Cornerstone


Dear Stevenson families:

In this last month of our Project Cornerstone for the year, your child will hear the book The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill. In this story, Mean Jean the “recess queen” rules the playground with an iron fist. No one dares cross her path for fear of being hit, punched, or kicked. One day, a new girl shows up on the playground and catches Mean Jean completely off guard. Katie Sue is not the least bit intimidated by Mean Jean. Katie Sue actually invites her to join in a jump rope game! In no time, Jean and Katie Sue become friends.

This clever book helps our students think of creative ideas to handle bully behaviors during lunch and recess. The lesson will address:

  • Ways to fill buckets for the bully

  • How UPstanders can improve school climate on the playground

  • Peaceful ways to diffuse conflicts using I Messages

  • Using the many tools in the toolbox learned throughout the year

Using I Messages is a technique that our children have practiced and may revisit this month to peacefully resolve conflicts. As a caring adult, here are steps you can use to help youth in emotionally charged conflicts:

  • Help them identify the conflict.

  • Without interruption, have each person describe briefly what happened.

  • Use empathetic listening. No judging, just listening.

  • Have each of the involved persons name how they feel with an “I statement”:

A. I feel ______ when ______because ______.

B. I feel ______ when ______because ______.

  • Help children repeat and refine their statements until tension from the misunderstanding or conflict subsides.

  • Celebrate the successful resolution of conflicts and acknowledge the compromises each person made so that the solution would work!

You are the most influential role model in your child’s life. By remaining calm in response to frustration, you help your child learn how to react peacefully in difficult social situations. Your guidance, empathy and support allow them to practice and acquire new skills. Your swift and empathetic response to bully behaviors when you are volunteering at Stevenson helps our school and community feel safe and more caring for all kids.

I hope you have enjoyed hearing about our program this year.  We are looking forward to thinking more deeply about how to make this program even better and integrate the Stevenson values more intentionally.   Please contact me if you are interested in being a reader next year!


Warmly,

Lauren Matheou on behalf of the Project Cornerstone Committee

laurengus@gmail.com


School Office Reminders:  


  • Reminder: Lost n Found is Full Again please check for your child’s missing items!

  • Lifetouch Super Uber Overdue!!


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

You can alternatively email me at mayala@mvwsd.org  or Amy at  afolden@mvwsd.org 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. CAASPP for Newsletter 2018-19 .pdf Summer Camps _ Weekly Flyers 5_15_19.pdf
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