12.7.23 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


I would like to take this opportunity to express continued appreciation for all of the volunteers who are working in the Arts Focus program.  Thanks to you, this amazing program provides every student with much enjoyment and engagement at school, enhancing their overall school experience and contributing to their success. 

I also need to take this opportunity to remind every parent or family member that drops off or picks up, that waiting is not allowed at the curb in the school parking lot.  Please do not arrive early and then park at the curb waiting for dismissal.  This congests the parking lot and blocks the handicapped spaces. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration of others.

The next Principal’s “Coffee” is Tues. Dec. 12th at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Topics will include a review of school progress and activities.


Warm Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

December 2023 Lunch Menu

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


-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies


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.



Holiday Boutique Wednesday, December 13th @ 3pm

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be vendors for the Holiday Boutique. We have over 50 vendors this year. You can expect to find a variety of offerings from baked goods to handmade jewelry to plushies. I can't wait to see all of this come to fruition.



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  


Thursday, December 7th

-Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom Link

-ImPACT Training in RM 7 @ 8pm

Friday, December 8th

-Community Check-In @ 3:30pm - Register here

Tuesday, December 12th 

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

-PACT Foundation Meeting @ 5:30pm

Wednesday, December 13th

-Holiday Boutique @ 3pm

Monday, December 18th

-DELAC Meeting @ 5:30pm - Zoom link

-ST SSC Meeting @ 5:30 p.m. - Zoom link

Monday, December 25th- Monday, January 8th

-NO SCHOOL - Winter Break




The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Board Policy: Use of School Facilities

  • Approval of Joint Use Agreement with the City of Mountain View

  • Reimagining Castro Elementary Plan Scope 

  • Equity Scorecard: Pilot and Future Use 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Dec. 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC128


Open Enrollment for 2024-25 starts in January

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students: Please check www.mvwsd.org/register for details about virtual school information meetings held in January (http://mvw.sd/meetings), how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9.


Better Together: December

Join us in celebrating Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 10th. As a school community, let's empower young minds to embrace diversity, challenge biases, and stand up for justice. This special day is a perfect opportunity to engage in conversations with our kids about the importance of equality and respect for all. Together, we can shape a world where every voice is heard and every person is treated with kindness. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.


MVEF Update: Save us a Call
The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit mvef.org/donate today!

This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

  • More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.

  • Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 

  • Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.

  • Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.

  • Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.

  • Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!


December CAC and LCC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. 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

Parent Chat

December 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.

What’s in an IEP? Advocating for your child

Presented by Gabriela Torres, Managing Attorney and Leah Kang, Senior Attorney

Fri, Jan 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm , Register to get your Zoom link

Join Palo Alto CAC and Disability Rights California virtually to learn what is Specially Designed Instruction and how the use of Supplementary Aids and Services can help children with disabilities achieve their education satisfactorily in the general educational environment according to LRE provision of IDEA. Flyer Questions? [email protected]


The View Teen Center: December

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. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 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 December or visit their webpage for more information.


Letters to Santa

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters and send them to Santa! In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 8. There are two ways for Santa to receive letters: 1) Drop off in Santa’s mailbox located at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Avenue) or 2) Mail letter to: City of Mountain View Recreation Division c/o Santa Claus P.O. box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039. Don’t forget to include a return address! For more information, contact [email protected].


MV Public Library: Parenting Program

Join the MV Public Library for a book club discussion of Never Enough by Jennifer Wallace on Wednesday, January 17 on Zoom from 12:00pm - 1:00pm or in person from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Read the book or listen to interviews with the author. Then join either meeting to discuss the effects of achievement culture on youth and ways to help teens feel that they matter and are valued. Registration is required

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