March 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

From the Principal's Desk

Hello, Cheetah Families!

This week marks the start of our third and final trimester for this school year, and things are off to an exciting start. There is MUCH to look forward to as we wind down the year. 

  • Our students who are learning English are just finishing up their ELPAC testing, and we are SO PROUD of their hard work and determination. 

  • Due to the exceptional generosity of our learning community and our PTA, many classes will be taking part in field trips of all kinds. There will also be music and  art showcases and concerts for the students to demonstrate their creative growth. 

  • Later in the trimester, our 3rd through 5th grade students will be gearing up to show what they have learned this year through the SBAC/CAASPP state assessments. 

  • Of course, the wonderful highlight of the year will be our end of year celebrations– including a 5th grade promotion ceremony and a reclassification party for our English learners. 

As always, thank you to all of our very generous families who have shared precious time volunteering or monetary contributions to make Theuerkauf special. Together, we make a difference!



Michelle Williams, Principal

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 14~ SSC Meeting 5:30-6:30pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, March 22~ PTA Meeting  6:00-7:00pm (Zoom)

Thursday, March 23~ Open House K-5th grade~ 6:00pm

Friday, March 24~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:30am (Zoom)

Thursday, March 30~ TK Open House 5:00pm 

Wednesday, April 5~ Spring Pictures 

Thursday, April 6~ Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom)

April 10-April 14~ Spring Recess~ No School

Friday April 21~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:30am (Zoom)

Tuesday April 25~ SSC Meeting 5:30-6:30pm (Zoom

PTA News

3.22.23 @6pm PTA Meeting;
 Join for our PTA Meeting, elections will be held at this meeting-- make sure to attend!  Pizza and child care provided.  Location, MUR!  See you there.

3.31.23 @ 8:15am, Cafecito: Join us for a coffee chat with the PTA. Come build community and meet other parents and caregivers from Theuerkauf Elementary.  Meeting location will be at the staff lounge located in the front office.  Coffee and donuts will be provided! ????☕

4/3-4/7: Scholastic Book Fair: Be on the lookout for more information.

Yearbook News! 

Save the date! 4/28, 3-6pm International Celebration Dia del Niño.  Be on the lookout, more details to come!

* Yearbook cover art contest! Submissions due Tues., March 14. See the attached flyer for details.

* You can order yearbooks for $13.56+tax. Visit and enter our school’s passcode 1016316858373987. You can also donate a yearbook for another family at our school.

* If getting a yearbook is a financial hardship, please request one through our School and Community Engagement Facilitator Ms. Lisset ([email protected]

* You can share photos by emailing them to [email protected] or uploading them to this folder.

 * OPT-OUT: If you prefer that your child NOT be pictured in the yearbook at all,  please contact us at [email protected].

** Any questions? Contact our yearbook chairs at [email protected].

District News

Cafecito con el Superintendente on Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:


March Better Together Infographic 

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions women have made to society.  However, we must acknowledge that not all women have had an equal chance to succeed. Inclusion is key to truly celebrating Women's History Month. Let's uplift and empower all women, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability. As allies, we can listen to their stories, amplify their voices, and work together to create a more equitable society. Let's celebrate progress and continue to choose to be #BetterTogetherMVWSD. Please see the attached flyers or visit


March is National Nutrition Month!

This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future! During March, learn more about sustainable and healthy eating, how to save money buying nutritious food, making tasty meals at home, and the importance of eating foods from all food groups. 

Did you know that shopping locally-sourced foods and choosing foods with minimal packaging helps reduce both transportation emissions and waste? Get more tips to lighten your carbon foodprint:


Crittenden Middle School Spring Musical: Matilda JR. 

Crittenden Middle School proudly presents the story of a girl who dreams of a better life, and the children she inspires. This show will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.  Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Friday, March 24th – 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 25th – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26th – 2:00 pm

Performances will be held in the Crittenden Middle School Auditorium, 1701 Rock Street. 

Parental Guidance Note: This show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 7. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance online (see the links on the attached flyer) or by dropping off your payment and order form at the Crittenden Front Office, no later than Monday, March 20th at 2:30pm. If shows are not sold out in advance, tickets will be available for purchase at the Box Office 30 minutes prior to showtime.  See the attached Ticket Order Form for details on pricing and online ticket purchases.


Graham Middle School Spring Musical: Moana Jr. 

Get ready to set sail on a musical adventure with "Moana Jr."! Featuring beloved songs like "How Far I'll Go" and "You're Welcome", this musical is a must-see for fans of all ages! 

The students, staff, and parents have been working so hard for months to present the best performance. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of "Moana Jr." on stage! 

Tickets are now available for purchase here. The show information is as follows:

Graham Middle School Auditorium

March 24th and 25th 7:30 pm

March 26th 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket: $15

Student Ticket: $10


Early Bird pricing for MVEF Gala tickets is available until 3/12/2023 

Buy tickets, donate items, and sponsor the Gala today by visiting the MVEF Gala page:

With approximately 150 in-person attendees and a goal to raise $100k, the MVEF Gala is an opportunity for residents, district parents, business leaders and community members to come together in support of our local public schools. Last year MVEF successfully took the bold step to extend its funding beyond art, music, science, and sports to include adding opportunities for differentiation in the classroom by reducing class sizes in ELA. This year we hope to raise a total of $1.2MM through the MVWSD community’s enthusiastic participation, allowing us to continue funding the new teaching positions, the existing MVEF-funded programs, and consider funding additional programs in the future.


Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Calming Your Mind

When we feel stressed, our minds tend to jump to the past (I should have...) or to the future (What if...?). The problem is that we cannot change the past nor control the future. Focusing on the present can help us take control of our current situation and help us feel calmer and more relaxed.

Watch this video to learn more about how mindfulness can help you (or your child) be more present and relaxed. 

To calm your (or your child’s) mind:

  1. Look around you, and name five things you see. Pick one object, and describe what it looks like, what color, what size, and what shape it is. 

  2. Look for four things you can touch. Pick one of those items to touch, and describe how it feels. 

  3. Name three things that you can hear. At first, it might seem that there is not much to hear, but listen carefully. Focus on one sound, and describe it. 

  4. Look for two things you can smell. Focus on one smell, and describe it.

  5. Find one thing you can taste. Focus on the taste and describe it.

You can repeat these steps every time you feel stressed to come back to the present moment. 


March 2023 CAC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

Parent Chat

March 14, 10 am                 

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

Behavioral Panel of Experts - Challenging Behaviors and Strategies at different ages

Presented by SELPA 1 CAC / Palo Alto CAC

Wednesday March 22, 7 pm on Zoom


Does your child have behavioral challenges at school and at home?

Behavior is communication. Join the CAC and expert panelists from CAPTAIN and PENT for a presentation on strategies to help with behaviors at different ages. Although CAPTAIN is focused on those students with autism spectrum concerns, these insights are suitable for all students. Have a specific question - submit your question ahead of time to our panel here: Questions for the Panel

Register here:


Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:


The View Teen Center: March Events 

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! March Teen Center events include a Career Day, Basketball Tournament, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and a Bike to Boba. See attached flyer for details about more upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


Mountain View's Annual Arbor Day: Mar. 11

Celebrate Arbor Day with a new tree for your yard! The City of Mountain View will be holding their 2023 Tree Giveaway on Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Pioneer Park. The free trees are available to Mountain View residents for planting on their property. Residents agree to plant and maintain the tree on their property. The planting event is part of the City’s forestry restoration efforts and the celebration of the State of California’s Arbor Day. Residents who wish to participate may fill out the application form here.


MV Public Library Art Events 

Draw with Nomar Perez

Thursday, March 30 from 4-5 p.m., Ages 8 and up, on Zoom

Nomar Perez, the author/illustrator of "Coqui in the City" will join the Sunnyvale and Mountain View libraries to talk about his experience illustrating "Coqui" and then he will lead a virtual drawing lesson. Register in advance here.


Chalk Art Mural

Friday, March 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ages 8-12 at Pioneer Park

Tweens are invited to drop in to the library courtyard and create a piece of art from Silicon Valley Reads author/illustrator Nomar Perez. All skill levels welcome, no registration needed. Materials and instructions will be provided. Weather permitting.


CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Tickets available now

Empty Bowls is Community Services Agency's annual fundraiser benefiting Homeless Services. Featuring bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children’s activities, this year’s event takes place on Sunday, April 30th from 2-4pm in Rengstorff Park. Purchase your tickets online now. If you are in need of services, please call 650-968-0836.


MVHS Spartans Sports Camp: Registration Open 

Spartans Sports Camp is proud to announce that registration for Summer Camp 2023 is now open. Camp will run June 12 - July 28 this summer, and include sports, performing arts, and academic enrichment camps. Spartans Sports Camp is operated entirely by the MVHS Athletic Department and all proceeds go directly to support the sports programs at MVHS. For more information and registration, visit


Much Better Together 

Graham Middle School Spring Musical: Moana Jr. 

Crittenden Middle School Spring Musical: Matilda JR. 

The View Teen Center 

Mountain View's Annual Arbor Day 

MV Public Library Art Events 

MV Public Library Art EventsMVHS Spartans Sports Camp 


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