Cheetah Chatter, Nov.13, 2019

Important Dates

Friday, November 15~ Walk-a-Thon (Carnival Theme)

Monday, November 18~ Mickey Mouse’s Birthday (Wear Red/Black, Headbands) 

Friday, November 22~ The MUR Ribbon Cutting Inauguration Ceremony 8:50 a.m

Wednesday, November 27-29~ Thanksgiving Break- No School

Tuesday, December 3~ District Kinder Info Night (Incoming Kinders) Spanish 5:30-6:30 p.m & English 7:00-8:00 p.m at Castro Elementary School 

Thursday, December 5~Theuerkauf TK Info Night 5:00 p.m

Wednesday, December 11~Theuerkauf Kinder Info Night at 6:00 p.m

Thursday, December 12~ Theuerkauf Kinder Classroom Tour 9:00-10:00 a.m 

Friday, December 13 ~ Coffee and Conversations with Superintendent Rudolph

 

Monday, December 23- Jan 3- December Recess- No School

 

** Thursdays are minimum days for all students. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m

From the Principal's Desk

Hello Theuerkauf Families! 

Our Walk-a-Thon is one day away!!  Friday, 11/15, is Walk-a-Thon Day and we are  excited for it. Please do join us to cheer not only your child as they walk with their class but also other students as they walk laps. Our fundraising goal for our Walk-a-Thon this year is $20,000. If students make this goal, they get to ‘Silly String the Principal’. That is right, who doesn’t want to silly string their Principal?! So, let’s make this fundraising goal together. Our Walkstarter online platform is available to accept your generous donations. Link is here: Walkstarter Walk-a-Thon Link

TK/ Kindergarten students will be walking at 1pm. 

1st grade- 5th graders will start walking at 2 pm.  Dismissal for all students will be at their usual time.  Students can return to walk and enjoy the food items, etc. as long as they are accompanied by their parent or guardian.  

We are looking for some volunteer assistance on Walk-a-Thon Day.  Please help us by signing up for stations or set-up, etc. Here is the link to sign up for volunteer spots!

Walk-a-Thon Sign Ups 

The Joys of Reading: Congratulations to Theuerkauf Cheetahs who participated in AR Reading for Trimester one. We had over 40 students in grades 1-5 who reached 100% of their AR Goal. We celebrated with a donuts and juice party. The students were so excited and proud of themselves. Students that made their goal got a Donut and Juice Party at their recognition ceremony. Please be sure to speak with your child about their AR goal and books.  Having goals is an excellent way to motivate and encourage students to challenge themselves. 

Our MUR is ready for welcoming our students. We are so excited to announce that we will have a Ribbon Cutting Inauguration Ceremony on Friday, November 22 at 8:50 a.m. We would love to have the pleasure of your company for this event. 

Report cards go home this Friday, November 15th. The report card will be in an envelope in your students backpack. Please sign the envelope indicating that you have received the report card and return the envelope by Tues. Nov. 19th. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, please do not hesitate to arrange a conversation with your child’s teacher so they can provide more details, as needed.  

I want to end my message by thanking you for sharing your precious child(ren) with us. It is such a pleasure to see them grow academically as well as socially emotionally. Their smiles in the morning, make our staff’s day. They are the joys of our lives. 

           

If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our school office at 650-903-6925. 

 

Upward  and Beyond! 

Sincerely, 

 

Ms. Swati Dagar

Principal  

School News

Spirit Day 

Monday, November 18th - Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

Come and Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday by wearing red/black and you may bring a Mickey Mouse toy no bigger than 6”. You can also wear your Mickey Mouse Ears or headbands too. Please no masks are to be worn.

 

Before School and After School Clubs

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

CSMA Art every Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m in Rm 26  (2nd-5th) Starts 9/13-12/13

CSMA Art every Thursday 1:00-2:00 p.m in Rm 26 (Kinder-1st) Starts 9/12-12/12

Ukulele Class every Monday 3:15-4:15 p.m in Library (3rd-5th) Starts 10/14

Chorus every Thursday 12:45-1:45 p.m

District News

Resources for helping students with math homework

Eureka Math provides a series of free Parent Tip Sheets at the topic level that include suggested strategies and models, key vocabulary, and tips for how you can support learning at home. Available in English and Spanish for grades K-8.  To view those tip sheets, click on https://www.mvwsd.org/academics/teaching_the_standards/eureka_math

To access Eureka math videos, curriculum and homework helpers through a free, sign-in parent dashboard, check out nonprofit GreatMinds at https://greatminds.org/math/parents. To access Common Core standards parent roadmaps for math and language arts by grade, click on Parent Roadmaps - ELA and Parent Roadmap - Math

 

Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Kessler, CAC Parent Ed event

Parent Education event Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Moira Kessler. November 13 and November 20, 6:30-8 pm. Springer Elementary.

Session 2 on 11/20: Learn about typical and atypical adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teens, and about risks factors for and protective factors against suicide

 

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis:  What Is It Doing to Our Kids?" with Bonnie Halpern-Felsher on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, will discusse the harmful impacts vaping has on the minds and bodies of adolescents. 

Dr. Halpern-Felsher will provide an overview of current tobacco/nicotine products, including vapes, Juuls and other pod-based systems, which are more commonly used among teens than combustible cigarettes.  Drawing upon on-going research, Dr. Halpern-Felsher will address why adolescents are drawn to using these products, dispel common misperceptions held by both adults and teens, and share effective, evidence-based strategies that parents, caregivers, and teachers, can leverage to help prevent and reduce the use of these addictive products.

The talk will be followed by a panel of local administrators and a mental health professional.

To register for this free event, go to https://mvla2019-20-bonniehalpern-felsher.eventbrite.com 

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

 

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