Cheetah Chatter, Feb. 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7~ Parent U: Parenting in Age of Technology GR MUR 6:30-8pm

Wednesday, February 7~ School Site Council Meeting at 5pm in room 28

Thursday, February 8~ Roll, Ride and Walk to School

Thursday, February 8~ STEAM Club starts 12:50-1:50pm in Rm 14

Thursday, February 8~ State of the Schools at Crittenden 6:30-8:30pm

Friday, February 9~ Spirit Day- Disney Day

Friday, February 9~ Principal’s Coffee 8:40-10:00am in Rm 28

Saturday, February 10~ College and Career Day at Graham MS 8:30-1:30

Monday, February 12~ CSA Mobile Food Distribution 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, February 13~ ELAC meeting 8:40-10:00am in Rm 28

Friday, February 16~ End of 2nd Trimester- Minimum Day

Monday, February 19-23~ Winter Break- No School

Wednesday, February 28~ Triple P Positive Parenting Program orientation 5:30-7:30pm

Spirit Day~ (Disney)

Show your School Spirit this  Friday, February 9th

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Disney Character on Friday, February 9th.


School Site Council Meeting this Wednesday, February 7th

Join Principal Santiago, dedicated teachers/staff, and parents for our next Theuerkauf School Site Council meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 7th at 5:00pm in Room 28. School site Council will be presenting our district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Theuerkauf’s School Climate Survey, and review our school’s Site Emergency Plan.


Principal’s Coffee this Friday, February 9th

Please join Mr. Santiago this Friday, February 9th at 8:40am in room 28 for coffee.  This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and get to know the school principal. There will be an opportunity for open discussion and questions.  We hope to see you there!


ELAC Meeting next Tuesday, February 13th

Join Principal Santiago and parents for our next ELAC meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at 8:40am in Room 28. The district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), and information on the CA School Dashboard will be presented. ELAC will also start

planning for Día del Niño so we hope you can attend this meeting.


Cool Cat Winners

Fiona J, Mila F, Dorias T, Kai L, Claire P, Anaian B, Siomara O, Jose N, Alexis S, Chloe H, Tyler S, Ian P, Brandon H, David H, Anallely J, Mona C, Samantha G,

Erik M, Aileen R, Jencarlos C, Jaiden W, Tyler P, Gabriela V, Sophia C, Emiliano G, Maynor G, Heiley P, Matheus F, Dana S, Jasmine F, Varvara G, Queenleigh M,

Angel P, Anuragg V, Jorge L, Esmeralda R.

Teachers/Parent/Classified Winners

Ms. Chavez, Ms. Danielle, Ms. Calderon, Ms. Iisia, Mr. Jose, Mr. Weaver

Bike Winners

Esmeralda R, Vanessa B.


CSMA~Art Shapes the World

We are happy to announce that artwork by ART4Schools students, including works by students form Theuerkauf School, will be shown at our annual student and faculty show, Art Shapes the World.

This exhibit will be on display from February 1st, 2018- February 28th, 2018 at the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro Street. Please recognize these outstanding artists

Girodyn S, Aaron H, Bryan R, Julien M, Samieula L, Yunqui G, Angela G, Logan T, Tabitha T,

Sophia R, Kimberly C, Vicente M.

Congratulations to all the outstanding artists!

Walk, Ride & Roll Day - Thursday, February 8

All students who walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus to school will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a drawing to win a bicycle and helmet!

If you live too far away to walk all the way you can find a safe place to park close to school and walk the rest of the way. Join in the fun to reduce traffic, help keep our school safer and help keep the air.

Playworks Co-Ed Volleyball League

Fourth and fifth grade boys and girls are encouraged to register to play on the Playworks Co-Ed Volleyball Team! This is an introductory, non-competitive league, and players of all skill levels are welcome to join. Score is not kept at the games; the main focus will be on sportsmanship, safety, and having fun. To Register students must turn the attached registration form into Coach Christina by February 6th. (Space on the team is limited).


Practices will be Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 P.M. starting January 30th at Theuerkauf.

Games will be Tuesday evenings at Costano Elementary School, (2695 Fordham Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303).  The first game will be February 5th and the final game will be March 6th.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Parenting is the most rewarding and the most challenging job there is in the world! Theuerkauf is excited to offer the Triple P positive parenting program led by Uplift Family Services. Reserve your Wednesday evenings starting Feb 28th from 5:30-7:30pm. Dinner and childcare are included! More details are in the flyer attached. Please sign up for this class by contacting Kristen Calderon at ext. 4728.

Before School and After School Clubs

Chess Club every Tuesday and Thursday 7:45am in the Library

Cheetah Cubs Parent-Child playgroup every Wednesday 8:45-9:45am in Rm 28

CSMA Chorus every Thursday 1:00-2:00pm in the MUR

CSMA Art every Thursday 1:00-2:00pm in room 29

Ukulele Group Monday 3:15-4:00pm in Library

Curious Chefs (1st-3rd) 3:15 on Tuesdays  (4th-5th) 1:00 on Thursdays

Mexican Folk Dance every Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm in the MUR

Mexican Folk Dance (Advanced Class) Thursdays 3:00-3:30pm in the MUR

STEAM K-2 CLUB- Thursdays 12:50-1:50pm in room 14

Change to 5th grade Music Progress Reports:

The fifth-grade music program introduces students to playing an instrument, giving them a good musical foundation, developing proper technique, and fostering a life-long love of music making.  In order to increase the focus on these objectives, CSMA will discontinue individual testing and the 2nd and 3rd trimester detailed progress reports created for each music student. Instead, students will continue to be evaluated in class without the pressure of playing tests in so many different areas to determine their grades. They will receive and N or S grade and teacher comments, similar to the grading that takes place in the art program. These evaluations will also be used in part to determine the students invited to participate in the Summer Honor Program.


The main ways you can help your student succeed in band or strings is to ensure he/she brings his/her instrument and supplies to music class each week and practice at home regularly.  We look forward to sharing their musical progress with you at the spring Gala concerts at CSMA.  Concert details will be provided soon!


Join us for dessert and dancing at the MVEF Gala on February 10

We hope to see you this Saturday at the Winter Gala and Auction! Dinner tickets have been snapped up, but tickets are still available for the dessert and dancing portion of the evening. Tickets are $40 if purchased by February 8th or $50 at the door. Our silent auction is shaping up to be one of our best, with dinner for 4 at the firehouse, amazing summer camps, tickets to cultural events throughout the Bay Area, VIP Tesla tours, floral arrangements, and dazzling morganite earrings, just to give you a preview. MVEF raises funds to support every child at every school. So grab your valentine or a group of friends and help us meet our fundraising goal with an evening of fun and fundraising! Learn more at


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Open House - March 1

Thinking about how you can make a difference in the life of a student in our community?  

Mentor Tutor Connection needs Mentors for High School students and Tutors for K- 8 students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools.  All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

    Date:                 Thursday, March 1

       Time:             5:30 - 6:30 pm

       Location:         MVLA District Office - Board Room

                               1299 Bryant Ave,  Mountain View, CA

       Register:          REGISTER ONLINE




Now, more Mountain View families are eligible for MVWSD’s preschool program, due to recent changes at the state and county level.

Through the Santa Clara Child Care Subsidy Pilot, the income eligibility ceiling for those applying for our free preschool program is now $71,065/year (a family of 4).  Additionally, children who have their third birthday on or before December 1st (as opposed to September 1st) can now enroll in preschool, though priority enrollment for 4 year olds has not changed.  


To make it even easier, families no longer have to re-certify or re-apply to the preschool program and prove income eligibility requirements in their child's second year of preschool.  Their initial application will remain valid for 24 months, without worry that income changes could affect their child’s preschooling.

The highly-rated MVWSD Preschool is currently enrolling for a few remaining spaces for 2017-18 and accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.  Enrollment for 2018-19 will begin in March.  See for applications and details.


Graham Middle School College and Career Workshop

Speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Graham Middle School 1175 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA. 94040

*Childcare for children ages 3-10

*Food and Drinks available


We want to hear from you! LCAP survey and meeting

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2018-19 school year.

We invite you to learn more about the LCAP process:


Parents, we want to hear from you: Please click below to give input through March 2 in a survey about the plans' goals. (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 the office.


Parent Survey:

More information found here:

Triple P Positive Parenting Program 

Spartan Sports Camp 

Walk, Ride & Roll to School 

College and Career at GMS 

Playworks Volleyball League

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