Apr. 8, 2022

April 8, 2022 

Hello Theuerkauf Families,

Everyone has been working extremely hard this year, and we are now in the final stretch before the end of the school year. Please remember that we do not have school next week because Mountain View Whisman School District will be on spring break from April 11-15. Please enjoy your much deserved Spring Break. Please take some time to unwind, disconnect, and take care of yourself. 

Mark your calendar: Administer your child's COVID Test on 4/18/22

Please note that parents and staff members have once again received free COVID test kits from schools throughout our district this week. Check your child's backpack if you have not yet seen their test kit. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, right before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see https://www.mvwsd.org/returntolearn for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.

CAASPP Test: Cheetahs are Champions!

Beginning on April 26th, Theuerkauf students in grades 3-5 will start CAASPP Testing. Students will complete the ELA CAASPP test from April 26-29, and they will take the Math CAASPP test from May 3-5. Our 5th grade students will then continue on to take the science test from May 10-13. All students will test in the morning hours, before lunch. Please avoid scheduling appointments during these times. Thank you for your support!

Below are some tips you may find useful to help prepare your child for the CAASPP assessment:

  • Explain to your child that it is important to do his/her best. 

  • Provide positive reinforcement and encourage your child each day.

  • Keep the test in perspective. We want students to do their best, but please make sure they understand that it is only one test. Remind them that if they are doing their best, you are proud.

  • Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test

  • Make sure to arrive on time each day.

  • Eat a nice, healthy breakfast.

  • Keep a positive attitude about testing around your child. Remind them that this is a time to show what they know.

As a school, there will be tons of encouragement and excitement that we share with our students as we near our testing date. If you would like a FUN spring break project that would also help encourage students, please consider working as a family to write notes of encouragement for our 3rd-5th graders. A simple, "You've got this!" or "Take a deep breath and try your best!" will go a long way to encourage kids to shine bright and give it their all.

As always, thank you for your collaboration and partnership. Together, we make a difference!

Have a beautiful Spring Break!

Yours in service,

 

Michelle Williams, Principal

 

April 11-April 15 - Spring Break- No School

April 17 - Students take at-home COVID tests 

Wednesday, April 20- SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, April 27- Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, April 27- PTA Meeting 7:00pm

Friday, April 29- ELAC Meeting 8:00-9:00am 

***Wednesdays: Open Office Hours with the Principal 4:00-5:00pm (use this link)***

 

Traffic Safety Committee

If you would like to discuss ways to better protect our students and encourage safety on the roads surrounding our school, please respond to this email with your name, child's name, and your preferred time to meet of day to meet. A meeting invitation will be sent during the week after the break.

Reminder: Please upload your child’s completed vaccine card

When your child's vaccine card has their second shot listed, please upload a copy to Powerschool. Vaccine cards will be referred to in the case of a positive COVID exposure for your student, and MVWSD needs accurate data for decisions about COVID protocols. Click here for a video that shows you how to upload documents: https://vimeo.com/606954357. Thank you in advance for uploading your documents now!

 

Reminder: Principal’s Virtual Office Hours

This is just a friendly reminder that you are invited to join me each Wednesday for our informal Principal Office Hours (virtual through Zoom) from 4pm - 5:00pm. Feel free to drop in if you have any questions or if you just want to chat. For office hours, there is no formal agenda, it is a time for you to stop in to say hello, and for us to get to know each other better! I look forward to seeing you! 

Our PTA Board for 2022-23 is almost formed, but we still need a Treasurer!

Our diligent and beloved treasurer would love to continue, but State PTA rules allow that role to be held for only 2 years. She will of course do a handover and teach you the software, which she says is very easy and straightforward. 

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in helping with this. 

 

Congratulations to our basket drawing and Yearbook Cover Contest winners!

Congratulations to Ezio R. from Room 15 for winning the sports basket drawing - have fun!

Congratulations to our talented artists: Ivan G. from Room 9 and Viktoriia S. from Room 15! You did a fantastic job capturing the theme of "Better Together" and your artwork will be featured on the cover of the Yearbook! 

  

Customize Your Student's Yearbook by April 14, 2022

It's easy! Just follow these directions:

1) Go to https://www.treering.com and click "Login" if you have already purchased a yearbook, or "Buy Yearbook" if you haven't yet. Our school's passcode is 1016316858373987

2) Once logged in, select "Kid Yearbooks" in the drop-down menu on the far left, then click on "Edit Custom Pages".  

3) Upload at least 1 photo. You can choose whether to answer Treering's suggested questions or Skip, then build your pages. You can upload more photos as needed.

Click here or here to learn more about customizing your pages. If you don't customize your pages, your yearbook will just not have those two pages.

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Board meeting Review: April 7

The Board of Trustees met on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics included:

  • Strategic Plan initiatives Update

  • Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

  • Tentative Agreement with MVEA

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

 

Spring Break April 11-15

Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break April 11-15. 

Parents and staff members will once again be receiving free COVID test kits from schools this week. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see https://www.mvwsd.org/returntolearn for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.

 

COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.

 

Lunch lines are open!

Multi-use rooms opened for food distribution this week as a result of loosened COVID restrictions. Students will wear masks as they pick up food indoors. Outdoor eating will continue. Please click here for a video about how the new food lines work: https://vimeo.com/694953946. Thanks in advance for your patience as we adjust to new procedures.

 

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.

 

Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!  

All in person gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available.

Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

In person ($125 - tickets close April 6th!)

Virtually ($50 - tickets close April 17th!) for the trivia game and online fundraising

 

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]

 

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

 

City of MV Spring Break Camp 

The City of Mountain View is holding a Spring Break Camp the week of April 11 - April 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for children ages 7-11. Join city staff for a fun filled week of outdoor games, arts & crafts, and cool projects. For more information and camp registration, click here.

 

MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022 

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!

 

Last MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series Lecture of the Year: Shafia Zaloom 

The MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series will be hosting their last lecture of year with educator Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between. The presentation will be held at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater on Tue, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zaloom will guide us toward a deeper understanding of how to encourage our children to embrace a healthier, more joyful, and responsible understanding of sexuality. Register for the in-person event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/302284028667.

 

Spring Break Camp

MVPSF

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series

 


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