November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023


 Principal's Message

Dear Cheetah Community,

I hope you had a fantastic week off! It was so wonderful to see all of the smiling faces back on campus on Monday! We have already kicked off the week with our iReady math diagnostic. Today, Wednesday, starts the iReady Reading Diagnostic. Please support your child with getting to bed early so they are refreshed and ready to try their best for the iReady reading diagnostic. 

Reminder - Conferences Next Week, Time to Sign Up!

The link below has the teacher sign up pages for conferences December 4th-8th. Find your teacher and click on their link to make your appointment. We strongly encourage you to come to school for an in-person conference. However, our main goal is that ALL families meet with their child’s teacher, so if it works best for your schedule to have your conference on zoom, that is available as well! Please make sure to show up on time. Again, our goal is for all families to connect with their child’s teacher so we can all support each cheetah to make the most growth possible this school year! You are one of the most important teachers in your child’s life. Let us partner together and help you learn even more about your child as a student. 

Conference Sign Up Links by Teacher 

Parent University - Effective Communication  Parent U 11/27/23 (Spanish)

If you missed our Parent University here is the slide deck. We had a teacher panel talk about effective communication and also gave some suggestions of what to do before the conference, during the conference and after the conference. There are also some suggestions for questions you could ask your teacher! 

We look forward to seeing all families participate in conferences next week! Let’s partner together to support your child’s growth! 

Warm Regards,

Principal Danielle Lyons

 Important Dates


  • Thursday, November 30 - Creating Outdoor greening & learning spaces 5pm Click here for the zoom link. Spanish interpretation provided. To learn more:

  • December 4th-8th- Teacher Parent Conferences- Minimum Day- Dismissal 12:10pm

  • Wednesday, December 6th- Books Inc Fundraiser- 5:00-8:00pm (317 Castro St)

  • Thursday, December 7th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6-10pm (Zoom)   

  • Friday, December 15th- Winter Wonderland 5:00-6:30pm- (Front Parking Lot)

  • Monday, December 25th- December 31st- Holiday Break- No School

  • Monday , January 1-5- Holiday Break- No School

  • Monday, January 8th- Teacher Service Day- No School

  • Tuesday, January 9th- Students Return

  • Thursday, January 11th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00pm (Zoom)

  • Thursday, December 14th- Prepare for ELAC Testing 6:00pm (Zoom)

  • Monday, January 15th- Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School

  • Tuesday, January 16th- Multicultural Potluck 5:00-6:30pm

  • Thursday, January 18th- Transitional Kindergarten Info Meeting 6:30-7:30pm

  • Tuesday, January 23rd- PTA Association Meeting 6:30pm (Zoom) 

  • Thursday, January 25- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00pm (Zoom)

 School News



Please call the 24hour automated Attendance Line at 650-903-6925, X4680 or email  [email protected]  to report an absence or late arrival.  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, grade and room number, reason for absence, name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. After reporting a COVID positive absence on the attendance line or by email click here to fill out the COVID reporting form. When you have a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring your note so the tardiness or absent will be excused. If we do not hear from you within 72 hours, the absence will be marked as unexcused. Please let us know how we can support your student. Thank you


Gate Locking Communication

For student and staff safety, it's very important for our school to limit points of entry during school hours. As you know, we have been working on enabling the locks on our field gates during the school day. Beginning Nov. 27, the field gates will be locked from the outside shortly after the last morning bell rings. It is very important that we eliminate tardiness so students get the education they deserve right from the first bell. However, if they are tardy, please have them go in through the front office and pick up a tardy slip from Ms. Gaby or Ms. Sherri. If there is anything we can do to support on time arrival for school. Please reach out. Parents will be able access school field gates for student pick up when the dismissal bell rings. The public will continue to have access to school fields on weekends and on weekday evenings after 4 p.m. at elementary schools and after 5 p.m. at middle schools.  If the gates malfunction after hours, you can call (650) 526-3248 x1004. Thank you for supporting our safety procedures.


Cool Cat Winners going above and beyond to show or give respect for Oct. 27 2023

Lukas O          Rm 13

Allison M.        Rm 13

Arjun R.           Rm 14

Izaiah S.          Rm 15

Anthony L.       Rm 11

Max B.             Rm 15

Shiv L.             Rm 6

Evan M.           Rm 7

Naim R.           Rm 9

Gilvana V.        Rm 8

Sofia O.           Rm 12

Rosemary O.   Rm 12

Layla N.            Rm 20

Annelise R.       Rm 20

Alicia M.            Rm 21

Eric Y.                Rm 22

Congratulations to all the winners!

 District News

MVEF Update: Save us a Call

The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit today!

This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

  • More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.

  • Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 

  • Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.

  • Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.

  • Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.

  • Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!

City of MV: Tree Lighting Celebration 

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the City will celebrate the winter season with the Community Tree Lighting Celebration in Downtown Mountain View. The celebration will feature local performances, tributes to multicultural and diverse traditions, free refreshments, a train ride, games, crafts, the lighting of the community tree and an appearance from Santa. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Letters to Santa 

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters and send them to Santa! In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 8. There are two ways for Santa to receive letters: 1) Drop off in Santa’s mailbox located at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Avenue) or 2) Mail letter to: City of Mountain View Recreation Division c/o Santa Claus P.O. box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039. Don’t forget to include a return address! For more information, contact [email protected].

 PTA News


Books Inc Fundraiser - December 6th

Help make our Book Inc Fundraiser more festive with a food or beverage donation. Please bring all donations to the front office by Tuesday Dec 5.


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.