10.27.2021 Stevenson Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

It has been a fun spirit week at school. For our last day of spirit week, students will be able to dress up! Looking forward to seeing our Stingrays tomorrow!

Thank you to all the parents that have completed the survey for virtual tutoring. Each family has received an email to consent to virtual tutoring. If you have not completed your child’s consent, please take a few minutes to do so.  This is a great opportunity for each of our students to get extra support in their academics. If you have any questions, please contact our School Community Engagement Facilitator, Mayra Garcia-Mendoza, at [email protected].

Next Friday, November 5th, is the end of the first trimester. I am so proud of all our Stingray students and staff as we have navigated the reopening of schools this year. It is great to see our students socializing with their peers and engaged in learning and projects! Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, November 19th.


Ryan Santiago

Principal, Stevenson Elementary




-School Site Council 

-Spirit Week!

-Author Visit (Virtual)

-End of Trimester - Minimum Day

-Reporting Absences and Tardies

School Site Council Meeting

Our next school site council meeting is today, Thursday, October 28th at 5pm during this meeting, our topics will be Stevenson's Single Plan for Student Achievement and Virtual Tutoring programs. SSC are public meetings. If you would like to attend, please register and join using this zoom link.

Spirit Week!

Join in on some school spirit this week!

Friday, October 29th - Dress Up Day

Author Visit (Virtual)

Many of our Stingray students got the opportunity to enjoy a virtual visit with author and illustrator of the Max Meow series of graphic novels, John Gallagher. The students practiced their drawing skills! John Gallagher talked to the students about resilience and the importance of reading, learning, and using their imagination. 

End of Trimester - Minimum Day

The end of the first trimester is Friday, November 5th which means it’s a minimum day, all students will be out of class at 12:05pm. 

Reporting Absences (Repeat)

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.




Trunk or Treat (Hosted by PACT Foundation)

Trunk or Treat is one of our most popular events, where decorated cars are set up in the parking lot and kids wear their costumes and trick-or-treat from car to car. We are super excited about it.

Date: October 29th (This Friday!)

Times: 6-8pm - Halloween event

For our Trunk or Treat to happen this year, below are the requirements:

  • We require face masks for everyone at school social events, even vaccinated adults and kids wearing costumes.

  • After School events will follow County Health Guidance for outdoor gatherings.

All after school events are optional attendance for students, staff, and parents.

We suggest you come earlier for lower grades and later for upper grades. It's only a suggestion for the school to be less crowded.  

If you would like to decorate your trunk and be a part of this ghoulish night, click on this link below to sign up!  Be creative and feel free to make it interactive. 

Help Donate Candy! Please consider donating candy or small treats to be handed out from the decorated trunks. We will leave a box in the front office starting Wednesday 10/27. 

Please be careful if your child has a food allergy or special dietary need. 

Happy Haunting and hope to see you Friday evening!




2021-2022 MVWSD School Calendar  

Thursday, October 28th

-School Site Council

Friday, October 29th

-Trunk or Treat hosted by PACT Foundation - 6pm

Monday, November 1st

-District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC) - Zoom

Tuesday, November 2nd

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric

-Stevenson Equity Working Group

Thursday, November 4th

-MVWSD Board of Trustee Meeting - Zoom

Friday, November 5th

-End of Trimester

-Minimum Day

-Community Check-In

Tuesday, November 9th

-On-Site COVID Testing with Concentric

Thursday, November 11

-No School - Veteran’s Day





Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If 

you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.

Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 19 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.

MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead Events

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45 pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Learn and Listen with Matt de la Peña: Matt de la Peña, bestselling author and national award winner will speak to tweens about his journey from reluctant reader to author and the power of education. Happening Tuesday, November 2nd from 3:30- 4 p.m. on Zoom for children ages 9-12. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.
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