Cheetah Chatter, Nov. 29, 2017

November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29~ Parent Engagement Presentations on Reading

Friday, December 1~Cool Cat Assembly 8:35am

Friday, December 1~Principal’s Coffee 8:45-10:00am

Monday, December 4~ Parent University 6:30-8pm in Graham’s MUR

Monday, December 4~CSA Mobile Food Distribution 2-4pm

Wednesday, December 6~ Kinder Info Night 6-7pm in Library

Friday, December 8~ Spirit Day~ Pajama Day

Wednesday, December 13~ SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00pm in Room 28

Thursday, December 14~ Roll, Walk and Ride to School

Thursday, December 14~ Winter Song Fest 6:00-7:30 in MUR

Monday, December 18- January 1-No School

Tuesday, January 2~ Staff Development Day- No School

Parent Engagement Reading Workshop

Friendly reminder about this important presentation for Theuerkauf parents on READING:

*TK-1st grade parents from 2:15-3:15pm (with snacks in the MUR)

*2nd-5th grade parents from 6-7pm (with dinner included in the Library)

***Childcare and interpretation will be provided at each session. See you there!!!


Cool Cat Assembly- This Friday

The last Friday of each month we recognize Theuerkauf students for positive behaviors. Cool Cat Certificates are awarded when a student exemplifies one of the four core values: integrity, respect, courage, and responsibility. Students may receive one of these certificates any time a teacher notices one of these excellent behaviors. Two students from each grade level will be chosen at random from the cool cat certificates collected that month to win a prize. For the month of November we will have our Cool Cat Assembly this Friday, December 1st, at 8:35am out on the playground.


Principal’s Coffee this Friday

Please join Mr. Santiago this Friday, December 1st at 8:45am in Room 28 for our Principal's Coffee- directly after the Cool Cat Assembly. 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 that you are able to join!


New school web site goes live today!

Theuerkauf has a new school website. Please visit to see a preview of the new site. In time, it will replace our current website at its permanent address. The new site's graphics and colors align with the District's new visual identity and logo. The navigation is based on best practices and analytics. There is improved functionality and accessibility. The site is easily translated with a click of a mouse, using Google translation.

Thanks for your patience as we transition to the new website. If you have any comments on the new website, please email them



CSA Mobile Food Distribution

Our next food pantry provided by CSA is Monday Dec. 4th from 2-4pm by the Bus parking. Please remember to bring your own grocery bags (at least 2 to fill)! CSA staff will also be available to register your family for receiving holiday gifts. Due to winter break, the next food distribution won’t occur until 1/8/18, so stock up on food now!


Theuerkauf’s Kindergarten Information Night

Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00pm in the library

Come meet our wonderful teachers who will describe our full-day kindergarten program and answer any of your questions.

Annual Winter Songfest – December 14th at 6pm

Come and join us for our annual Winter Songfest on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the MUR at Theuerkauf from 6:00-7:30pm.

Each grade level will sing a couple winter holiday classics! A flyer with more details will be sent home this week.

Curious Chefs - After School Cooking Workshop for Kids at Theuerkauf

At this workshop, children will prepare simple, delicious, nutritious and colorful dishes. Through color, interesting plating and fun food-related activities they will learn about making healthy food choices. At the end of the workshop they will sit down together to enjoy the food prepared by them.

Please see the attached flyer to register your child.


January 9th - February 13th 1st-3rd Grade- 3:15pm on Tuesdays

January 11th- February 15th 4th & 5th Grade 1:00pm on Thursdays

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here:

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m.(English) at Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave.


School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.


New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.


For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to

MV Parent U: English Language Learner 101

Please join us for a free workshop that introduces parents to information, resources, and tips for English Learner families to navigate the journey to English proficiency. The workshop will cover everything a parent of an English learner needs to know about the process from initial EL testing to reclassification, including strategies for improving English fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from former MVWSD EL students and their parents.

When: Monday, December 4, 6:30-8pm at the Graham Middle School MUR

For more info, click on


Come Join Crittenden for a Luau!

Proceeds will benefit the Crittenden Music Department

Friday, December 8th

5:30pm to 7:30pm

At Crittenden Middle School MUR

Tickets: Adults $10.00, $15.00 at the door

Child/Student $8.00

Please see the attachment for more information.


MVEF is thankful for donors like you!

Mountain View Educational Foundation is so thankful for the generosity of donors this fall.  Parents, together with corporate sponsors, have donated over $400,000 this school year. These donations allow MVEF to honor its commitment to the District to fund CSMA art and music, hands-on science, environmental education, after-school sports, extended day electives, and more.  

MVEF is thrilled with the progress but still have a long way to go to hit their $750,000 goal. Support MVEF by attending the gala, asking your company about corporate matches, or donate at

Art and Music Learning Supports ALL Learning!

You might have noticed that your kids have a natural love for art and music.  But did you know that research shows that music and theater studies strongly correlate with better performance in both math and reading?  And that many studies show that art studies and activities help keep high-risk students from dropping out? MVEF is proud to fund CSMA art and music at our schools! Ask your child what he or she learned today in their music or art class!

Parent University 

After School Cooking Class 

Open Enrollment 

Tree Lot 

Luau at Crittenden 

Living Classroom Winter Volunteer Training 

Winter Song Fest 

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