Stevenson Stingray News 11.10.2020

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


Students miss each other and their teachers, and we miss them! MVWSD has been working to develop opportunities for students to come to campus, interact and connect with each other through structured activities in a safe environment.

We are excited to share that beginning November 18, students at each elementary school will have the opportunity to sign up for 4-week physical education sessions that include 4- 50 minute, *in-person* activity classes facilitated by a credentialed Rhythm and Moves teacher.

Please refer to an email titled, Rhythm and Moves Program Survey, and sign up no later than tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11th by 12:00pm. Parents will be notified on Friday, November 13th of their child’s status for session 1.

The email communication provides more details on health & safety protocols, PE schedules, the other details of the PE sessions.


Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary

School Announcements

Materials Distribution

Chromebooks - Power Off/On for Updates

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

CSMA Art Newsletter

Technology Support (Repeat Information)

Chromebooks - Power Off/On for Updates (Repeat Information)


Materials Distribution 

The next round of materials distribution is this Thursday, November 12th and Friday, November 13th from 3pm to 5pm. We look forward to sending home Walk-a-Thon shirts to our students.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

On Thursday, November 12th at 5pm, Stevenson’s next English Language Advisory Committee will be meeting virtually. We will be sharing the latest school-wide, English Learner, and Reclassified academic results. There will also be a presentation on our school’s attendance and engagement protocols. All community members are able to join our ELAC meetings. Please use this link to register in advance of the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CSMA Art Newsletter

This CSMA Art Newsletter is to let families know what is happening in their child's Art classes (complete with a few lesson links), and a letter regarding art supplies and spaces.

Chromebooks - Powering Off/On for Updates (Repeat Information)

Reminder to please power down your child's chromebooks daily. Powering down Chromebooks daily or every other day helps the system update and run smoother. Please remember to close all tabs then shut down.

Technology Support

If you are having problems with the chromebook you can contact: to create a ServiceNow ticket or call the Tech Department at (650) 526-3252.

If it's not device/hardware related or account related, and more about using a program, please contact Marissa Hamaguchi, Tech Coach, ( or call/text (650) 336-5863.

PACT Foundation Updates

ImPACT & Parent Ed Present: Blacktop Discussions

Tuesday, November 17 8-9:00pm.

Join us for our 2nd virtual blacktop discussion. We will be focusing on the ideas around conflict and sincere apologies and then will be opening conversation and chit chat.  We hope you can join us.  Zoom Link:

LET’S RAISE SOME DOUGH for Stevenson and our community!

Come to Stevenson’s Fundraising Night at Blue Line Pizza!


Voted Best Pizza in Silicon Valley, BLUE LINE PIZZA will be donating 15% of all food purchases (Dine In or Take Out)* to our school!


When: "Giving Tuesday", Dec. 1 from 6pm – 9pm

Where: Blue Line Pizza at 146 Castro St, Downtown Mtn View

What: 15% of food purchases* will be donated to Stevenson

*Bring Flyer (or electronic version) for Takeout, Curbside Pickup, Dine-In, or mention Stevenson on your Phone Order. Sorry 3rd party delivery and Dine-In beverages are excluded.  


Curbside Pickup Info: Curbside Pick Up Orders to be picked up behind the store on Cherry Lane (the alleyway between the parking structure and our store).

Gluten free options available.


November 12th and 13th

Materials Distribution from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Thursday, November 12th

ELAC Meeting at 5:00pm

November 17th

imPACT Blacktop Discussions

Wednesday, November 18th

Parent U at 5:30pm - Support Math at Home

Thursday, November 19th

School Site Council Meeting at 3:30pm

Board of Trustees Meeting at 6:00pm

Friday, November 20th

Report Cards Sent Home By Email

Check-In with the Superintendent at 3:30pm

November 25-27

Thanksgiving Recess- No School

November 3- December 4

Stevenson Book Fair

Tuesday, December 1

 District New Student Info Night, 5:30pm

Wednesday, December 9

Neighborhood Schools- Kinder Info Night, 6pm 

Wednesday, December 16

Stevenson- Kinder Info Night, 6pm 

December 21- January 1

Holiday Break- No School


Together We Are a Better MVWSD: November: We acknowledge our history

Parent University: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond

Your Donations Matter! Please Give Now For This School Year!  

MVLA: “How to Raise a Boy:  The Power of Connection to Build Good Men”

MVLA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Weekend - Virtual Run / Walk 

MVLA holiday tree lot


Together We Are a Better MVWSD: November: We acknowledge our history  

It's already November and the holiday season is upon us. Traditionally, elementary school students learn about a peaceful feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who helped teach them to survive in a perilous new world. To promote both critical thinking and the disruption of falsehoods favoring a colonialist-dominant narrative, we must engage with primary sources and counternarratives to grapple with the mythologies of the first Thanksgiving. This month, the BetterTogether calendar encourages all of us to acknowledge our shared history and its truths, starting with the contributions of those Indigenous to North America. To see more, click on the attached flyer (Spanish included) or visit

Parent University: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond 

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our next Parent University event: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond.

MVWSD Landels Elementary Principal Heidi Galassi will share several resourceful strategies for supporting math learning and achievement at home:

  • Are you confused about which math program to use at home? 
  • Learn how to boost math achievement K-8th
  • Support your child at home with math homework
  • Learn new ways to enrich and deepen math concepts
  • Get your child ready for Algebra

Spanish interpretation is provided. Register here:



Your Donations Matter! Please Give Now For This School Year!  

MVEF funds important programs including weekly art and music classes at every elementary school with CSMA, NGSS aligned science through Living Classrooms, environmental science lessons through Environmental Volunteers, STEAM teacher professional development, instrument repair and purchase, middle school science equipment and electives, wellness and more! This important programming is made possible through the generosity of parents like you! Thank you for your support!  Make a donation at

MVLA: “How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men”

The MVLA Speakers Series presents: Michael Reichert on “How to Raise a Boy:  The Power of Connection to Build Good Men” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | Live Online

Michael Reichert, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist who has worked with children in a variety of contexts for over 30 years. Challenging conventional ideas of how boys learn and grow, Dr. Reichert’s research underscores the importance of a relational approach in raising and educating boys to nurture their strength and resilience.  Offering a timely consideration of how boyhood has undergone an historic shift, Dr. Reichert will focus on helping parents, teachers, and boys themselves adapt, especially as we face today’s unprecedented challenges.

Dr. Reichert will also comment on our current situation with distance learning and its impact on boys. 

Audience:  Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors of young boys and teens

Register: To register for this free event go to



MVLA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Weekend - Virtual Run / Walk  

See the attached flyers for registration information.

MVLA holiday tree lot

MVLA is holding its annual holiday tree lot this year. See the attached flyer for information.


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