Cheetah Chatter, Nov. 6, 2019

Important Dates

Monday, November 11~ Veterans Day~No School

Friday, November 15~ Walk-a-Thon (Carnival Theme) 1:00-5:00 p.m

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

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

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 Theuekrauf Families! 

Even though the weather keeps changing on us and the leaves are falling with brilliant colors of orange, red and yellow to decorate our school grounds the academic process here at Theuerkauf is constantly working for student success. Our classrooms are a training ground where students learn how to maximize their potential through critical thinking, problem solving, respectful agreement/disagreement, and exposure to diverse opinions and thoughts. Opportunities like turn and talk - Productive Partner protocol as we call it at our school, along with other group interactions teach our students that active participation is important and their thoughts, opinions are valuable. We want our students to think of themselves as stewards of not just our amazing school but also of our country. 

News from the 1st grade classrooms: 

Balance of academics and fun is valued at Theuerkauf. Our 1st graders got to visit the beautiful 49ers stadium this week and may I say, they had tons of fun! Pictures say it all…

    

An African proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Whether you can give an hour of time once a week or once a month, we need you here.  If it works to participate as a classroom volunteer, an event volunteer, a PTA member, attending school events, and meetings, etc. we will make sure that your time is well spent. We just need you to get involved at school. We love our parents at school and so do our students - they love to see their parents involved at school. On that note, we have our Annual Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser coming up on Friday, November 15. Your child will be participating and walking along with their classmates. It would be great for you to come cheer them on, help with food donations, or help man some stations. We need parent volunteers for BBQing hot dogs, marking lap-cards, set-up, etc. Please see the PTA section below for the sign-up sheet, donations and details on grade level times on the attached flyer. 

Please join me in welcoming our new School Community Engagement Facilitator - Mrs. Lisset Tellez will be joining the team effective Monday, 11/4/19. Mrs. Tellez was born in México and moved to California when she was eleven years old. 

She understands the struggles that many of our English Language Learners face and is currently enrolled at East Bay State University working on her Sociology degree. (What a great way to exemplify life long learning!). Lisset has been with our district for the past 13 years and is familiar with the services that are provided within the school and the community. She loves working with the Mountain View community because of the diversity of families and cultural backgrounds. In the words of Lisset, "As the School Community Engagement Facilitator, I am here to partner up with parents, students, staff and community for the academic success of students." Please drop by to say hello to her as she settles into her office in Room 21.  We are excited to have Mrs. Tellez on our school team! 

Our renovated (and expanded) Multi-Use Room/New Cafeteria is taking shape quickly and this week we have fire and facility inspections going on. Looks like we may even have it handed over by the contractors over the next couple weeks or so. Please keep an eye out for our cafeteria inauguration ceremony details coming soon. So exciting! 

Forever grateful for our wonderful school, our students, our staff, teachers, and for our fantastic parent community. Together we make our school stronger and more cohesive. Thank you for being a valuable part of our school. 

Upward  and Beyond! 

 

Sincerely, 

Ms. Swati Dagar 

Principal 

 

School News
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 

 

Chorus

Thursdays,12:45-1:45 p.m 

Ongoing till May 7, 2020   

Grades 2-5 at Stevenson Library

Over the course of 26 weeks, students will learn many fun songs while gaining the fundamentals of singing and performing, culminating in a Spring performance for families. Chorus is brought to you by the Community School of Music and Arts and is taught at your school site by CSMA Faculty.

You must register online by November 1st at: arts4all.org/in-school-programs/register

Flyer is attached.

 

Lost and Found 

Our lost and found has been overflowing and we are ready to take it for donations. Last call to check the Lost and Found bin before we take it out this Friday. 

When students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent. Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.  For more information, click here. 

 

Congratulations to all our 3rd Graders for winning Coin Wars! They raised the most coins school wide and have earned a class/grade level party. Well done!! 

Our Annual Walk-a-Thon is right around the corner—-less than 7 school days away - Friday, November 15 is WALK-A-THON day!!!

Please sign up online or out front after school by the PTA office to help out on the day of the event or to donate items needed! 

Walk-a-Thon Sign Up Sheet is here (click on this active link) 

 

District News
School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 13

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 13-February 7 online. You can register your child for the 2020-21 school year when online registration opens on January 13 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 13 - February 7.

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 500 Toft St. 

 

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 for all elementary schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 5 at 5:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.

You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

There are a variety of school and program information nights and tours in December at the elementary schools. These nights are good opportunities for new families and for those transitioning to new neighborhood schools to learn about a particular school or program, including choice schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

 

Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School (ticket order form attached)

Nasty will be nice and Mountain View will be ogre-the-moon when Crittenden students present their production of Shrek The Musical JR. on November 14-16 at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 17th. 

This family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of Shrek, an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.   

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and children under 12 and can be purchased at the Crittenden Middle School front office or at the door. For more information, contact Leanne Rzepiela at lrzepiela@mvwsd.org.

 

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to prepare for open enrollment

The time for you to confirm your child’s enrollment for the next school year is coming up. Beginning Jan. 13,  parents with students in grades TK-7 will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21. Current eighth-grade parents should check their mail for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District registration information.

By mid-November, you will be receiving an email containing your username for your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account with instructions. Many middle school parents currently use PowerSchool Parent Portal for elective selection and grades, assignments and attendance monitoring. Some elementary parents have accounts from past student enrollment processes. 


Attachments

Shrek Ticket Order Form 

Walk-a-Thon Flyer 

Open Enrollment 


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