2.14.24 Stingray News

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Dear Stingray Parents and Guardians,


       Very Important!  I need your support and your input. Please check your email for a letter from the district  to take the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Survey by Friday! If you are still getting an email that means you have not completed it yet. Your answers provide information for Stevenson’s school site plan goals for next year. Feedback is helpful to know what is going well and what needs to be more of a focus. Thank you to those who have already done it and thank you in advance to the rest of you for completing it before Friday.  If you need help finding the link please just call us!


Warm Regards,

Terri Lambert

Principal, Stevenson Elementary



2023-2024 Stevenson Bell Schedule

January 2024 Lunch Menu

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


-End of Trimester- Friday, February 16th - Minimum day for all students!

-No School - Monday, February 19th- Friday, February 23rd - Winter Break

-Follow us now on Twitter and Instagram

-Reporting Absences and Tardies.  


End of Trimester- Friday, February 16th - Minimum day for all students!

Friday, February 16th marks the end of the 2nd trimester, all students will be released at 12:05pm.


No School - Monday, February 19th- Friday, February 23rd - Winter Break

Enjoy the week long break! 


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.



2023-2024 MVWSD School Calendar  

2024-2025 MVWSD School Calendar


Friday, February 16th

-Minimum Day - End of Trimester

Monday, February 19th-Friday, February 23rd

-Winter Break - No school

Monday, February 26th

-Middle School Question and Answer Panel Night @ 5:30pm MUR

Thursday, February 29th

-Board of Trustee Meeting @ 6pm - Zoom link

-ImPACT Training in Room 7 @ 8pm




Wednesday, February 28th

-Deer Hollow Farm - Kinder

Thursday, February 29th - Friday March 1st 

-Coloma - 4th Grade - Room 7

Friday, March 1st

-De Anza College & Planetarium - 1st Grade

Tuesday, March 5th

-The Tech Interactive - 2nd Grade

Wednesday, March 6th

-Palo Alto Art Center - Kinder - Room 1 & 3

Thursday, March 7th - Friday, March 8th

-Coloma - 4th Grade - Room 6

Wednesday, March 13th

-Children’s Discovery Museum - Kinder

Friday, March 15th

-Mountain View Performing Arts - 2nd Grade




FUNdraising Committee Updates

Upcoming Restaurant Fundraiser at Chipotle

Please join us for a fundraiser for Stevenson at Chipotle on 3/5!  25% of online or in person sales will be donated to our school.  Remember to mention the fundraiser, or show them the flyer.  For online orders, please use the code E8TRLCB.

Where: Chipotle, 1039 El Monte Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

When: Tuesday, March 5, 4pm-8pm


Silent Auction Family Donations

We are asking community donations for our Silent Auction on March 8. If you have new, unused items or gifts please consider donating towards the silent auction. Some community items that have been donated in the past include:

  • Facebook/Google Tour & Lunch for individuals and groups

  • Spa Gift Cards

  • Custom Books

  • Laptop

  • Bike

  • Kitchen appliances.

Contact: Puja [email protected] 


Next ImPACT Book Club - Thursday, March 14th

Our last book club was rich so I hope you will join us for the next one. It is coming up soon so for those who want to read the book on break, we will be discussing Best Friends Worst Enemies, Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson and Lawrence J. Cohen.

Next book club is Thursday March 14th, 6:30-8pm in the Stevenson Library.

No need to have read or finished the book to join the discussion.

All are welcome and it is a great way to connect with others in our amazing Stevenson community!




Complete your LCAP survey today! (before Feb. 16)

Your responses to the  LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please help us! Your thoughts in this survey will let our school know what areas to focus on for next year. This is an opportunity for you to tell the District about your priorities for your school. Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here: mvwsd.org/LCAP


5th, 8th grade promotion dates

Each year we look forward to celebrating with families as our 5th and 8th grade students are promoted to the next school level. This year, the dates are:

  * 5th grade promotion:  Thursday, May 30

  * 8th grade promotion:  Friday, May 31  (9 or 11 am, depending on school), the last day of school

Your school principal will share more specifics about the celebrations as details are available.


MVWSD works to update English Language Arts and Pre-K/TK Curriculum for 2024-25

As part of our district’s focus on literacy, MVWSD is reviewing updated English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for our students in grades K-5 and integrated curriculum in preschool and Transitional Kindergarten. In recent decades, more research on children’s cognitive processes, language development, and reading acquisition has shown that curriculum that includes the Science of Reading helps to ensure children develop strong foundational reading skills, enabling them to become proficient readers. 

The ELA curriculum adoption committee and PK/TK adoption committee are currently piloting two curriculums each. The curriculums are built from the Science of Reading. In addition, the PK/TK curriculums are also aligned with research on language development and play-based learning. 

K-5 ELA Pilot Curriculums:

Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts

McGraw Hill Wonders

PK/TK Pilot Curriculums:

Creative Curriculum by Learning Strategies

Three Cheers for PreK by Savvas

Families and members of the public may preview the K-5 ELA and PK/TK pilot curriculums at the District Office, 1400 Montecito Ave., on the following dates and times:

February 12th at 12:00-1:00

February 15th at 12:00-2:00

February 27th at 4:30-6:00

February 28th at 4:30-6:00

If families and members of the public would like to view at a different time, please contact Cyndee Nguyen, [email protected], to make arrangements. To read more about the curriculum adoption process, please see our district website


Better Together: February

February marks a very important time in our district where we pause to honor and celebrate Black History Month, shining a spotlight on the rich contributions and achievements of African Americans in our community and throughout our shared history. It serves as a reminder to us all to acknowledge the struggles and triumphs that have shaped the Black experience in the US. This month #BetterTogether also encourages us to speak up about the importance of equality, justice, and the ongoing fight against systemic racism. The essential question for the month is: How do I speak up for myself and for others? Black History Month offers us an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the diversity that makes our community strong, and to use our voices to advocate for positive change for all. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.


MVEF: Hiring Lead Executive Director

The Mountain View Education Foundation (MVEF) needs your talent and passion as it seeks a new Lead Executive Director. You can learn more and apply https://www.mvef.org/we-re-hiring


YMCA Parent Workshops

Project Cornerstone/YMCA is hosting two upcoming parent workshops online. Tuesday, February 27 – “Bullying Prevention” and Wednesday, March 20 – “Digital Citizenship”. Please see the attached flyer for online registration and workshop links.


The View Teen Center: February 

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. (Feb. adjusted hours: Open 1-6 p.m.: Feb. 16 and Feb. 20-23, No Drop-In: Feb 19), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in February or visit their webpage for more information.


City of MV: Summer Camp Fair

The City of Mountain View Recreation Division will be hosting their Summer Camp Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center. Summer Camp staff and vendors will be available onsite to answer any questions you may have as you prepare for your youth's summer plans. 2024 Spring & Summer Registration begins Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. for Mountain View residents at the Mountain View Community Center. Spring & Summer Activity Guide will be available mid-February. Visit MountainView.gov/Register for more information.


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