November 10, 2022

Hello, Theuerkauf Families!

 

Beginning next week, our school will begin working with Sown to Grow as a partner to help support the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students. 

Sown to Grow is a student goal-setting and reflection platform that empowers learners while building critical emotional and academic skills. Each week, students check-in on how they are feeling and reflect on the strategies that are working best for them (or new ones to try). Check-ins start with a focus on emotional wellbeing, and expand to social-emotional skills and academic goal-setting over time. Teachers, principals, and counselors see real-time reporting on students’ emotions and can proactively reach out to support student needs.

Sown to Grow serves thousands of students and teachers nationally, and is funded by the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and Digital Promise (a national nonprofit focused on impact and innovation in schools).

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions about the program. I’m looking forward to seeing this program benefit our students’ personal and academic growth!

 

Together, we make a difference!

 

Yours in service,

Michelle Williams, Principal

Important Dates

Friday,  November 11~Veterans’ Day- No School

Wednesday, November 16~ Theuerkauf International Potluck 5:00-7:00 pm (Blacktop)

Friday, November 18~ ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom)

Monday, November 21-25~ Thanking Recess- No School

Wednesday, November 30~ PTA Meeting  6:00 pm (Zoom)

Friday, December 9~ Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)

Monday, December 5-9~ Conference Week- Minimum Day Dismissal 12:10

Thursday, December 22-31~ Holiday Break- No School

Monday, January 2-8~ Holiday Recess- No School

Monday, January 9~ Teacher Service Day- No School

Tuesday, January 10~ Students Return to School 

Monday, January 16~ Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

School News

Lost and Found

Is your child missing a coat, jacket, water bottle, lunch container, or other item? If so, please stop by our outdoor Lost and Found area next to room 17. As in previous years, we will donate all unclaimed items after the end of each trimester. Please be sure to stop by the lost  and found between today and next Friday, 11/18/22, to pick up anything you may be missing.

 

United Against Hate Week

Next week, November 14-18, is United Against Hate Week. As a school, we will be focusing on learning more about all of the beautiful cultures and traditions represented by all Theuerkauf families. In keeping with our Walkathon theme of BeaYOUtiful, students, staff, and all families are invited to participate in activities all week long to celebrate diversity. There will be special announcements, lessons, lunch activities, and more!

On Wednesday, 11/16 from 5-7 PM on the Theurkauf blacktop, we will have an international potluck to celebrate as a community. Please bring a dish to share and come make new friends! More information will be shared soon. We can’t wait to see everyone. 

PTA News

Walk-A-Thon: : A BIG THANK YOU!!!  Thank you for all the ways you were part of the Walk-a-thon. We had a beautiful community time and between envelopes (still being counted), on-line donations and food sales, we are well on our way to our fundraising goal. Many thanks to Lisset for coordinating food; Leah for coordinating the course; Michelle for coordinating prizes; Jessica for coordinating lap cards; Licha, Jessica and Diana for processing donations; Antje for purchasing materials; Dennis and Sergio for fantastic custodial support; the families that made pupusas, taquitos, elote, popcorn, and delicious baked goods; everyone that helped with set-up, clean-up, and prep-work (including beautiful signs by Sarah and balloon arch expertise from Crisanta); everyone that helped with t-shirts; everyone that took a shift during the event counting laps, selling food and monitoring the course; everyone that donated food; everyone that fundraised; and everyone that participated.  BeYOUtiful Theuerkauf!

District News

Reminder: No school on Friday, Nov. 11

There is no school for students and staff on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores

Students will take the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic 2 during the week of November 14 - 18. i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/ under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.

 

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 6 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/CF11922.

 

Better Together Infographic: November 

Running from November 1st and November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is this indigenous holiday that originated in southern Mexico and celebrates the remembrance of family members and friends who have died. November also marks the recognition of Native American History month and #BetterTogether's exploration of self-expression. What does it mean to find your voice? How can we uplift the voices of others? Please see the attached flyers or visit http://mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.



Parent U SEL Recording Available

In case you missed it, recordings of the most recent Parent University event, “Social Emotional Learning at School and Home,” are available. English (https://vimeo.com/765795126) and Spanish (https://vimeo.com/765899241). Find recordings of past Parent U presentations at https://www.mvwsd.org/parentu.

 

Available now: Updated COVID boosters for ages 5+

The updated COVID-19 booster is now available for everyone ages 5+! #GetBoosted to keep yourself and your family safer with the most protective doses yet. Find updated boosters for ages 5+ at http://www.sccfreevax.org, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.

 

It’s “Giving Day Season!”

If your company offers a "giving day" or a special matching program, please let MVEF know and also tell your co-workers that there is a non-profit organization directly supporting the K-8 public schools in Mountain View: MVEF! For more information about what MVEF funds, please click here. To donate directly to MVEF: http://mvef.org/donate

Attention, Googlers!

With Google’s upcoming end-of-year Benevity campaign, Google employees can donate an additional $400 to the non-profit of their choice using the special Google voucher between November 7 - 18. Please encourage your Google co-workers to support local public education by donating their voucher to MVEF!

 

November 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 www.selpa1cac.org

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

 

Morning Let’s Talk

November 9, 10 am IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOqtpzgvEteglY5Hdq-_1702gguhfbq9

Missed our Parent Education event in October?

Our event with Dr. Leena Khanzode on anxiety and depression in children with learning challenges and how these conditions can look different and need a different approach was a great presentation - and it’s up on our Youtube Channel! Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcr10eQoic

 

The View Teen Center: November 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! See attached flyer for details about upcoming November events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

 

CSA Holiday Sharing Program

Community Services Agency (CSA) is seeking donations of gift cards for their Holiday Sharing Program, to be held December 9-10 and 16-17. This program provides Safeway and Target gift cards to community members in need so they can purchase what they most need to have a joyful holiday season. Last year, CSA served over 3,500 people. You can make a donation online or drop gift cards off at the office during business hours: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043.

 

To find out if you qualify to receive gift cards, please call CSA during business hours: 650-968-0836. The receptionist speaks English and Spanish. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and you will be called back.

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