9.15.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

         I hope that you are all enjoying the September weather here.  It is nice to have days that are not too hot! This seems to be a good time to refresh everyone’s memory on the school wide rule of no toys from home (and this includes footballs, soccer balls).  Also, we have a district policy that no electronic devices may be turned on during school hours. Electronic devices can be brought to school for use in case of a school-declared emergency but must be turned off. If your child has a smart phone it must be turned off and in their backpack and if they have a smart watch the capability to send or receive texts and calls must be turned off and the internet access must also be turned off.  

         Save the date for our next school wide event - The Walkathon (WAT) on Friday, October 20th.  Parents come and join in the fun from dismissal time until the Walkathon ends at 5:30 p.m.

         The grade level teams are holding the first Class Meeting for all parents this month.  Please watch for communications from the teachers as these are critical meetings for all parents.

Best Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

September 2023 Lunch Menu

School Year Calendar - plan your vacation using the school vacation times!


-Picture Day - Tuesday, September 26th

-Volunteer Process Chart

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Picture Day - Tuesday, September 26th

Picture day is approaching! Please use the information below to purchase pictures before picture day on lifetouch.com.

School Name: Stevenson Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, September 26

Picture Day ID: EVTC7NM79


Volunteer Process Chart

Please see this one-page chart of the volunteer process. Kindly note that this may be a lengthy process so please get started as soon as possible if you haven't already done so.


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.



Parent Ed Continues This Week

Two sessions to go. You can catch it from now on, a lot of interesting and useful information will be presented during our modules II and III. Babysitting will be there to help us during our Saturday sessions.

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 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 the campus).


Save the Dates!

Session 2:

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

Session 3:

Thursday, 9/21, from 8:30AM to 10:30AM  OR Saturday, 9/23, from 9:00AM to 11:00PM

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

In addition:

For the Saturday session we have Babysitting provided. Please, register ASAP and no later than 5 days before the event so that we can secure enough babysitters. So, for Parent Ed Module 2, by Monday, Sept 11

Parent Ed Module 2 - Saturday, Sept 16, 2023, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Parent Ed Module 3 - Saturday, Sept 23, 2023, 9:00 am - 11:00 am



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Saturday, September 16th

-Parent Ed Session 2 @ 9:00am in MUR

Monday, September 18th

-School Site Council Meeting @ 5:30pm - Zoom link 

Thursday, September 21st

-Parent Ed Session 3 @ 8:30am in Library

-Board of Trustee Meeting @ 6pm - Register here

Saturday, September 23rd

-Parent Ed Session 3 @ 9:00am in MUR

Monday, September 25th

-DELAC @  5:30pm - Zoom link

Tuesday, September 26th

-Picture Day! 




Attendance Awareness Month: What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?

Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Please see MVWSD board policy for the full list. All other reasons are not considered excused.

Better Together: September

This month, #BetterTogether explores identity and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which are both essential components of fostering inclusive and enriching schools in MVWSD. Recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of students not only promotes a sense of belonging and allyship but also encourages a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience for all. Hispanic Heritage Month, in particular, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich tapestry of Hispanic/Latino cultures, their contributions to society, and the stories of Hispanic/Latino students within our own community. Celebrate with us this month! We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

Volunteer badges: New, easy-to-follow chart

If you think that you will be volunteering on campus more than 3 times this school year for more than 10 min each visit, or plan to be an overnight trip chaperone, now is the time to apply for your volunteer badge.  Please check the easy-to-follow chart here to help you get started. There are more steps to complete the first time you apply. After that, renewals are easier. Thank you for helping to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law. We are grateful for parents willing to help us at school!

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


The View Teen Center: September 

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in September or visit their webpage for more information.


Understanding Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience: Sept. 20

Youth and adults are invited to a panel discussion about teen mental health and well-being on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre

(201 Almond Ave). County Supervisor Joe Simitian will moderate a panel of mental health providers and students who will share about how to support mental health, how to check in and talk with youth, and describe locally available resources. Sign up for the free event: https://direc.to/jNr2.

MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27

The MV Public Library will host a parenting presentation, “The Best You for the Best Them,” on  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Zoom. Research shows that teens' and parents' emotional well-being are highly entwined. With support from author and parenting coach, Laura Cleary, set aside time to acknowledge your need as a parent for selfcare, and receive concrete ideas and support to model this for your teen and uplift your relationship. Register here.

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