9.28.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,

Please join me at the Principal's Coffee on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Topics will include volunteering priorities, expectations, and tips and an update on our recess changes this year, and of course there will be time for Q and A.

      Shout out to the Arts Focus teams and anyone else who helped with the big storage move this past weekend!  The new storage shed looks so well organized with the supplies for Arts Focus and the other parent committees as well. Special thanks to Kim Reynolds, Nagehan Ozcelik, and Rimma Borisovna for leading this effort.

       I am looking forward to the start of parent volunteers on campus next week! For those that are unable to volunteer in classrooms during the day, remember there are many other opportunities to help with school-wide events throughout the year or help the teacher with tasks that can be done at home.  The Walkathon is the next big event; please reach out to Nhung Liu or Edena Lin to offer your help that day.


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!


-Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Stevenson on October 2 and 3.

Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.


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.




Get Ready for Walkathon

The PACT Foundation will host the 2023 Walkathon on Friday, October 20th, from 1:45pm-6pm.  This event is our school’s largest fundraiser and helps pay for OLE bus trips, Arts Focus programming, classroom supplies, school-wide events, campus enhancement, and enrichment activities to name a few. Our goal this year is to raise $55,000 plus an additional $5,000 in corporate donations.

Please plan to bring your whole family to join the fun and cheer on the students.

Register your child, sign up to volunteer day-of and/or bake something for the bakesale and have all your questions answered on our Walkathon Website! Check it out here; https://sites.google.com/view/stevensonpactwalkathon

Walkathon Raffle

Thank you to all who donated items so far! We're doing a last call to our amazing community for support and would greatly appreciate it if our families could consider contributing raffle prizes. If you know of any potential leads or donations, please don't hesitate to reach out to Chantra Park or Evangeline Chung directly. Your assistance is sincerely appreciated. 


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is around the corner. Save the date for this awesome Stevenson Social event. October 27th, Friday, 6pm - 8pm. Be on the lookout for Trunk sign-ups, if you are interested in hosting a trunk and requests for candy donations. 



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Friday, September 29th

-Principal's Coffee @ 8:30am - Zoom link

Monday, October 2nd

-2nd & 5th Grade hearing and vision

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

Tuesday, October 3rd

-Kindergarten hearing and vision

-Parent University Speaker Series: Self Care for Parents @ 5:30pm - Register here

Wednesday, October 4th

-Parent University Seminario @ 6pm - Zoom link

Thursday, October 5th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom Link

Tuesday, October 10th

-PACT Foundation @ 5:30pm 

Wednesday, October 11th

-Parent Seminario @ 6pm - Zoom Link

Thursday,October 12th & Friday, October 13th

-No School!




Parent University: Self Care for Parents 

Date and Time: October 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu100323

Being an active supporter of your child’s learning can be exhausting, confusing, and sometimes anxiety-inducing. Balancing everything is far from easy. Join us for a Parent U that will support you to be your best self. Show up for yourself so that you can “show up” for your kids!

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.


Day Without Driving: Oct 4

Join MVWSD, MVLA and the City of Mountain View in “A Day Without Driving” on Wednesday, October 4th sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition.  We hope to encourage all residents of Mountain View to pledge to use alternative modes of transportation on this day in honor of California Clean Air Day and International Walk to School Day. With help from sponsors, those who take the pledge (linked below!) will be submitted into a raffle of $50 gift cards, bike lights, and Bike to Wherever Day T-Shirts.  Sign the pledge here.   


Attendance Awareness Month: Attendance Tips

Early learning and success later in life depends on attending school. There are long-term positive outcomes for youth who attend school each day. Creating routines for strong attendance can help youth avoid chronic absenteeism.

Here are some tips to help improve attendance and ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience:

  • Get a good night’s sleep

  • Prepare for school the night before

  • Establish regular morning routines

  • Have a back-up for drop off and pick up: Make a plan with family, friends, or neighbors

  • Reduce health related absences: wash hands and maintain healthy habits

  • Plan family vacations for school breaks


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


MVLA Speaker Series: Julie Lythcott-Haims - How to Raise An Adult

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) for Julie Lythcott-Haims’ presentation of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap.” In this widely acclaimed talk, Julie draws on her insights as the former dean of freshmen at Stanford as well as her deeply personal journey as a parent to highlight the ways in which overparenting undermines skill development and positive mental health and wellbeing in our children. Listen as she offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary to become healthy, thriving adults. Register for this free event here.


City of MV Monster Bash

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of Monster Bash. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a treat trail, spooky games, enchanting performances, a stilt walker, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos celebration and more. This event is free and open to the public. Visit MountainView.gov/MonsterBash for more information.


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