Cheetah Chatter, Feb. 5, 2020

February 5, 2020

Important Dates
Saturday, February 8 ~MVEF Gala 5:30-10:00 p.m

Friday, February 14 ~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:00 a.m, Room 21 

Friday, February 14 ~End of Second Trimester ~Minimum Day for all students 12:30 p.m dismissal for all students

Monday, February 17-21 ~Winter Break ~No School

Wednesday, February 26 ~CSMA Music in Action Concert 1:30-2:30 p.m

Wednesday, February 26 ~ School Site Council Meeting 5:00-6:00 p.m 

Friday, March 6 ~ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:00 a.m Room 21

Friday, March 6 ~ Report Cards go Home

Friday, March 6 ~Movie Night 5:00-8:00 p.m

Friday, March 13 ~Principal’s Coffee 8:50-9:50 a.m

Wednesday, March 25~ PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m

Friday, April 3~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:00 a.m

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Theuerkauf Families, 

Feedback is important for systemic change and continual improvement. In the words of Mark Twain, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection”. Our school district is beginning its annual process of writing the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your input from the survey will guide the development of our District’s three-year plan and inform the update of the District’s Strategic Plan. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

The survey has been revised to include questions about school and District climate. I will be presenting the LCAP/Strategic Plan process on the following dates:

February 14, 2020 9:00 a.m at the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting

February 26, 2020  5:00 p.m at the School Site Council (SSC) meeting

At these meetings, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about this survey and/or give your input in person.

Parents, we want to hear from you! 

Please click below to give input through February 28 in a survey. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). If you would like a paper copy, please come to our school front office and we will have a copy for you.

Parent Survey: https://hanover-research.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0DJUXBF9K0zC1QV?Group=Parent

More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/district_plans/lcap_lcff

You are an invaluable part of our school and we appreciate your feedback.

Our school wide focus is on promoting academic language for all of our students. As we make instructional shifts at school, the Parent University presenter this upcoming Wednesday, February 12th, Dr. Kate Kinsella, will provide strategies for parents to support students' academic language and listening skills. We use many of Dr. Kinsella's strategies at school as a part of our academic language implementation. This is a workshop you don't want to miss! Details on the Parent University workshop are below: 

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Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: Say it like a scholar!  Techniques and Tools for Educators & Families to Build Academic Language on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30-8pm at Graham Middle School, Auditorium.

Presenters: Kate Kinsella Ed.D.


Attendees will learn:
  • After school conversation tips to use with children to encourage thoughtful responses

  • Strategies to help increase students' academic language and listening skills

  • How to facilitate effective collaboration inside and out of the classroom

  • How to teach English Learners to ask for help

Families, teachers, and school staff are welcome to attend this workshop. Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available. Reserve your seat: sayitlikeascholar.eventbrite.com

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Thank you for your continued support for our school and our students. 

Upward and Beyond.

Sincerely, 

 

Ms. Swati Dagar 

Principal - Theuerkauf Elementary 


School News

Happening now: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2020-21

Mountain View Whisman School District student enrollment for next fall is open online now.

For NEW students: Through February 7, you can register your child for transitional kindergarten - eighth grade online for the 2020-21 school year here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 

For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21 through February 7.

To check your access, log on to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. You received an email on Nov. 21 with your username. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office. 

You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go towww.mvwsd.org/register.

 

After School STEAM Club (K- 3rd Grade) 

This class will be on Thursday after school from 12:50-2:20 p.m. To register, please complete this portion and return it to the Theuerkauf school front office by February 7, 2020. This program is free to all students from K-3rd Grade and applications will be selected by lottery. Space is limited to 24 students.

Session dates:

K-1st Grade session dates- 2/13, 2/27,3/5, 3/12, 3/19

2nd-3rd Grade session dates- 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7

 

Before School and After School Clubs

Parent-led Chess Club every Tuesday and Thursday 7:45 a.m in Library 

CSMA Art every Thursday 1:00-2:00 p.m in Rm 26 (Kinder-1st) 

Parent-led Ukulele Class every Monday 3:15-4:15 p.m in Library (3rd-5th) 

Chorus every Thursday 12:45-1:45 p.m 

School-led Just Math After School Math tutoring - 4th/5th Graders 

School-led Before School Lexia Lab/ i-Ready math session 

STEAM After School on Thursday’s (K-1st) Starts 2/13

STEAM After School on Thursday’s (2-3rd) Starts 3/2

District News

Coronavirus update

It is worrisome to hear the news of the novel (new) coronavirus. While there are many factors we cannot control, please know we are closely monitoring it and working to make our schools as healthy as possible. Our District is going above the recommended basic actions to help protect against the coronavirus as well as the seasonal flu, and we need your assistance. Please visit www.mvwsd.org/coronavirus to read the latest information, learn about the District's actions, and how parents can help.

 

Saturday with the Superintendent: Feb. 8 - Note new time!

Saturday with the Superintendent: Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation on Saturday, February 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread at El Monte and El Camino. Bring your questions and comments.

Attachments

Families Learning Together 

Arbor Day Celebration’ 

Parent U 

 

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