8.24.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

It was wonderful to see almost all of you at Back to School Night this week. The teacher and class coordinator made a great team to get you all the information you need to have a successful and collaborative year.

I am looking forward to seeing you around campus after volunteering begins in October.  Please complete your mandated reporter training now and submit the certificate to the district office so we have the month of September to process your volunteer badge.

We have started our new playground activities and rules.  In your family conversations,  addition to talking about their class instruction, please reinforce with your child at home safety first -both physical and emotional - on the playground!  

Last but not least, Rocket Day is coming soon on September 8th!  Please look for the parent communications on Konstella giving you more details about this school-wide event.


Best Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

August 2023 Lunch Menu


-Vacations During School Year

-Parking and Pedestrian Routes and Required Procedures (Repeat)

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Vacations During School Year

Thank you to all who are already scheduling your vacations only within the vacation periods in the school calendar.


Parking and Pedestrian Routes and Required Procedures (Repeat)

Thank you to everyone for refraining from parking in the district office parking lot! There has been a huge decrease in Stevenson families using the district office lot for drop off and pick up. Below is a map of our campus, indicating the entrance gates to be used and the pedestrian routes to come into the front of the school (not crossing through our parking lot).



Follow us on Instagram and Facebook

- Instagram - @stevenson__elementary

- Facebook - @StevensonElem


Reporting Absences

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.



Save the Dates for Parent Ed

Parent Education is a 3-session course that covers a wide variety of topics intended to prepare parents for in-class volunteering, as well as bring them into the larger community with historical and cultural context. Each session is 3 hours (and 2 hours for the last one) long and covers different topics. Everyone who plans to volunteer in the classroom should attend all 3 sessions if at all possible.

We're excited to see you, whether you're a new family to Stevenson, or you just want to refresh your memory. And even moreso, we're excited to give you the opportunity to mingle with each other! This year, all sessions will be held in the Stevenson MUR, in a triumphant return to campus! Attendees on Thursday can come to the MUR directly after drop off (please no wandering around on campus).

Save the Dates!


Session 1:

Thursday 9/7, from 8:30AM to 11:30AM 


Saturday, 9/9, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Session 2:

Thursday, 9/14, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM 


Saturday, 9/16, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 


Session 3:

Thursday, 9/21, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM  


Saturday, 9/23, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM


We hope to see you there! Refreshments will be provided.



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Wednesday, August 30th

-School Site Council Orientation for members and Principals @ 5pm - Zoom link

Monday, September 4th

-No School - Labor Day 

Friday, August 25th

-Bond Oversight Committee Meeting @ 4pm 

Monday August 28th - Sunday, September 3rd

-PACT Pals Registration Week

Wednesday, August 30th

-School Site Council Orientation @ 5pm - Register here

Monday, September 4th

-No School - Labor Day

Thursday, September 7th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Register here

Friday, September 8th 

-Rocket Day @ 5pm 




Sown to Grow

MVWSD is again partnering with Sown to Grow for the 2023-24 school year for grades K-6. Sown to Grow is a platform designed to promote safe and supportive classrooms. Through student check-ins and reflective activities, students are encouraged to engage in self-awareness, set personal goals, and develop essential social and emotional skills. This data allows teachers, principals, and counselors to proactively reach out to support student needs. For more information, please read the attached letter. Sown to Grow Letter (English)


CAASPP scores are now available

CAASPP student (ELA, Math, CAA) score reports (from the Spring tests) were recently released by the state and are now available for parents on the PowerSchool Parent Portal (under “Score Reports” - choose the 2022-23 school year). To learn more about how to understand your child’s CAASPP score report, go to the Starting Smarter website at https://www.ca.startingsmarter.org/.  If you need assistance with logging on to the Powerschool Parent Portal, please contact your student’s school. 


School meals are free, but fill out the EzSchool Meals application to help you and your school

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals this year to all students as part of California’s universal meal program.

However, parents need to reapply for the Free and Reduced Price Meals program now for this school year. If you think you could qualify (qualifying income levels listed here), we ask you to apply at EzSchool Meals to help MVWSD receive additional funding to support students who are in need, and may help your family. If your child is eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, your family could get medical benefits, housing benefits, utilities benefits and more. Qualifying is one factor in your child’s eligibility for free MVWSD after school care and summer camp.

The more applications your school gathers at the start of each school year, the more additional funding it can receive for all kinds of programs. If you are currently out of work, you may qualify and help your school, regardless of your financial situation. Apply at https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ or call your school office.


Looking for an afterschool program? Read on to see if your child qualifies for MVWSD+! 

A student qualifies for the free MVWSD+ afterschool program if one or both of the following conditions are true:

  • The student is an English Learner (EL). EL status is established via the results of the Initial ELPAC exam, which is being administered to certain students in August and September. Results are usually available within two weeks of the completion of testing. If you have questions about the Initial ELPAC exam, please contact Leticia Corcoran at [email protected].

  • The student qualifies for free or reduced price lunches based on federal income guidelines. At this time, lunch for all children is free, but this may not always be the case. To fill out the application for free or reduced lunch, please go to ezmealapp.com. Qualifying students’ data is collected at the state level and usually appears in the district’s data system within two weeks. If you have questions, please contact your school office.

Soon after a student’s EL or Free/Reduced Lunch Status changes to indicate he/she qualifies for MVWSD+, you will receive an email from the MVWSD+ Team inviting your child to enroll.

For questions or troubleshooting, please reach out to [email protected] or Jennifer Nunez at (650) 526-3500 x1061.


Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit: https://www.mvef.org/volunteer


August/September CAC and LCC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out www.selpa1cac.org

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

General Parent/Community Meeting 

August 28, 9 am 

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:15  am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and having a question period for administrators. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-qorDwsH9UXSPmOtja90uQqRnD9kef3

Parent Chat

September 12, 10 am

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

September 13, 10 am Morning Let’s Talk  - IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeirqToiHdQpAOpxx4g3NaLHuElaLtJs

Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuy7IcVz-4LTDxv2Jaq13nw


Living Classroom seeking Docents!

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors? Volunteer with Living Classroom to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local MVWSD school! No prior teaching experience is necessary. For more information on our volunteer program, please visit: https://www.living-classroom.org/get-involved.html or email [email protected]


Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off event on Aug 26

The City will be hosting a Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off event on Aug 26, 2023. It is a free event for residents of Santa Clara County to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous wastes, including paint, batteries, electronics, auto fluids, pesticides, garden chemicals, propane tanks, fluorescent and LED lightbulbs, household cleaners and more. See the attached flyer.


Housing and Eviction Help Center

The City of Mountain View's Rent Stabilization Program runs the Housing and Eviction Help Center (HEHC) at the MV Public Library to provide housing-related support to the community, including information about housing programs and legal resources. These services are available on 1st and 3rd Thursdays (walk-ins welcome or virtually at mountainview.gov/housinghelpclinics) from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, see flyers attached or visit mountainview.gov/evictionprevention.


SCCOE Family Engagement Symposium 2023: Sept. 9

Join SCCOE’s upcoming free Family Engagement Symposium “Belonging Begins with Me” on Saturday, Sept 9, 2023. Workshops include Family Writing Activity - Writing Your Belonging Story, Establishing Your Financial Roots, How to Raise and Nurture an Antiracist Family, and more! Register here: https://sccoe.to/PEPBelongingSept9.


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