Cheetah Chatter, Jan. 26, 2020

Important Dates

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

Friday, March 6~ Report Cards sent home

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

Friday, March 13~ Principal’s Coffee 8:50-9:50 a.m Room 21

Monday, March 16~ No School

Tuesday, March 17~ Staff Development Day (No School for students)

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

Friday, April 3~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:00 a.m Room 21

From the Principal's Desk

Hello my wonderful Theuerkauf Family! 

Welcome back from break. We are getting back into work mode and kicking off our last Trimester of the school year...yes, you read it right - last Trimester.  The year is flying by! We are getting ready to start working on planning for the upcoming school year and need your input, feedback. Just a few minutes of your time helps us design programs and goals to best support our students district wide. Please complete this survey that guides the development of our District’s three-year LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) and informs the update of the District’s Strategic Plan. It’s important that our school gets your feedback by Friday, 2/28, on the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey. 

Please click here to give input: 

More information can be found here: 

You could also scan the QR code below on your mobile devices for the survey. 


Don’t forget to join me on Facebook Live for Bedtime Stories with Principal Dagar on Sunday, March 1st, at 7:30 pm. Can’t wait to read another fun story to our fabulous students! 


Upward and Beyond. 



Ms. Swati Dagar 

Principal - Theuerkauf Elementary

School News

Before School and After School Clubs News/ Updates

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 -Last Class 3/9 

CSMA 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 2/27

STEAM After School on Thursday’s (2-3rd) Starts 4/2


PTA News

Movie Night/ Silent Auction is Friday, March 6th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring the family and a blanket to enjoy a movie with us! Admission, popcorn and lemonade is FREE. Soda, candy ring pops, nachos and pizza will be available for purchase. We are in need of some volunteers for the event. If you are able to help sell food, please sign up with the link below: 

Movie Night Volunteer Sign Up 


** No student drop offs. Parents or adult sibling must attend with the student - this is a family event**

Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated toward the silent auction. 

Items still needed for the level themed baskets for the silent auction are listed below.

Please feel free to contribute to any other grade level baskets. Any other donations for our silent auction non-related to themed baskets  would be greatly appreciated as well. 

Hope to see you there!


5th grade

Themed Basket: Family Sports

Suggested Basket Ideas: Balls (baseball, basketball, football, soccer), tickets to local sporting events, Frisbee, sports-team-theme apparel (shirts, hats, etc.) and blanket, water bottle, sports-theme books


4th Grade

Themed Basket: Family Movie Night

Suggested Basket Ideas: Boxes of candy and microwave popcorn, DVDs, movie passes, blankets, store gift cards (for DVDs and snacks).


3rd Grade:

Themed basket: Arts and Crafts

Suggested Basket Ideas:  Markers, pens, colored pencils, crayons, craft paint, construction paper, paint brushes, stamping kit, jewelry kits, small wooden model kits, loom bracelet kit, poster board, gift card to craft store.


2nd Grade

Themed Basket:  Ice Cream Sundaes

Suggested Basket Ideas: sundae glasses, spoons, sprinkles, toppings (sprinkles, M&Ms, gummies, mini marshmallows, etc), syrup (chocolate, caramel, strawberry, magic shell), cherries, shelf-stable whipping cream from Trader Joe’s (?), Baskin Robbins gift card


1st Grade

Themed Basket: Family Baking Night

Suggested Basket Ideas: Baking mixes (muffins, cakes, cookies), frosting, baking with kids cookbook, aprons, kids’ mixing utensils, measuring cups, cookie cutters, decorating supplies, gift cards



Themed Basket: Family Game Night

Suggested Basket Ideas: Board games, playing cards, dominoes, snacks, gift card


TK (We will have 2 themes because there are 4 classrooms)

Ms. Roberts Class &  Ms. Leslie's class

Themed Basket: Children's Reading 

Suggested Basket ideas: children's books, stuffed animals, gift card


 Ms. Leiser's and Ms. Julie's Class

Themed Basket: Parents reading 

Suggested Basket ideas: Books, Wine, snacks, gift card

District News

Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: Understanding Mental Health from a Youth Perspective on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School, Auditorium. 

Representatives from the following agencies will be available beginning at 6:00 PM to provide information and resources: Allcove, Children's Health Council (CHC) Teen Wellness Committee, and Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

Please join us to hear from a panel of local high school students about their perspectives on mental health.  Students will give a short presentation and then answer questions including:

  • What do you think is important for parents to know and keep in mind as they guide and support their kids who might be demonstrating some signs of risk or are already struggling with their mental health?

  • What are some effective approaches and ways parents have been helpful in supporting you or your friends?

  • What role does social media play related to teen mental health issues, in general? What should the role of parents in supporting and protecting their child?

  • What advice would you give to parents with kids who have mental health needs?

All families are welcome to attend, although this event is targeted for parents and teens in grades 5-8.


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

Reserve your seat at


Afterschool care for 2020-21: Registration opens this spring

Registration for 2020-21 is open now! Right at School is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- and afterschool program held every day that school is in session, from 6:30 AM until school starts and afterschool until 6 PM, plus drop-in and school break care. Right at School presents experiential two-week science enrichment curriculum units, such as “Icky Experiments,” “Page to Stage,” and “Young Detectives.” The program incorporates physical movement, outdoor time and homework completion. It offers 10% sibling discount, 25% discount for free and reduced lunch families and flexible 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-day pricing options.

At: All MVWSD elementary schools, and Crittenden Middle SchoolFor more information about Right at School, click here. 


YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare

The Y is a 30-year provider of childcare and is led by committed, professional afterschool leaders. YMCA afterschool programs provide a safe and fun learning environment for kids. The Y provides programming in 99 schools throughout the community. Kids enjoy fun physical activities, healthy snacks, homework help, enrichment clubs, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities, arts time and engage in strong character development. The Y offers a 10% sibling discount, as well as financial assistance for qualifying families.

At: Bubb, Castro, Huff, Landels, Monta Loma, Theuerkauf, and Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary

The 2020-21 Kindergarten Afterschool Interest list is open now. For more information, click here to email. YMCA Afterschool Program webpage.

There are other afterschool care programs at MVWSD. Click here for more info.


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