Cheetah Chatter, Sept 25, 2019

September 25, 2020

Important Dates
Wednesday, September 25~ SSC- Site Plan Workshop, 5:00-6:00 p.m

Wednesday, September 25 - PTA Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m, Library 

Thursday, September 26~ Cool Cat Assembly 8:40-9:10 a.m (Grades 1st, 3rd. 4th, 5th)

Friday, September 27 ~ ELAC Meeting, 9 a.m 

Friday, September 27~ Kindergarten, 2nd Grade Cool Cat Assembly 1:40 p.m

Tuesday, October 1st-4th~ 5th Grade at Science Camp~ Pick-up 12:15 p.m on 10/4

Wednesday, October 2~ Wacky Sock Wednesday- Spirit Day

Monday, October 7-11th~ Parent-Teacher Conferences Week, Minimum days all week, Dismissal at 12:30 p.m

Monday, October 14 & 28~Free Food Pick Up after school hosted by CSA 2:00-4:00 p.m

Friday, October 18~ College Day Activities 

Wednesday, October 23~ SSC Mtg 5:00-6:00 p.m


** Thursdays are minimum days for all students. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m

** October 7th - 11th are minimum days due to Parent-Teacher Conference week. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m for all grade levels 


From the Principal's Desk

Dear Theuerkauf Families, 

Welcome to the first official week of Fall! It sure doesn’t feel like it with such warm weather but Monday, 9/23, was the first day of Fall. Happy Fall! 

With Fall comes the excitement of leaves changing colors and the air getting crisp. For us, as a school, it is the time to start planning for parent-teacher conferences. If you have not already signed up for a conference time with your child’s teacher, please do so at your earliest convenience. Oct 7th-Oct 11th is conference week. The whole week is minimum days with dismissal at 12:30 p.m everyday. Parent teacher conferences is a great platform for parents to get in-depth understanding on their child’s progress, share your child’s strengths/focuses, and work with the teacher to help develop a plan of action for meeting your child’s academic/social-emotional needs at school. A great way to be prepared for parent-teacher conference is to write down questions you may have beforehand about your child’s schooling experience. One can make the most of the conference time by focusing on their child’s learning and what supports can be carried over from school to home and vice-versa. 

Fall at school also means fun school events. Please mark your calendars for two of our uber fun upcoming Fall events - our 2nd Annual Fearkauf Festival on October 25th and our Annual Walk-a-Thon on November 15th.  

These past few weeks, I have been working on our school site draft plan based on the student data, taking input from our teacher leadership team, parent leadership group such as school site council, ELAC, etc. Our school goals have been formulated keeping in mind the student data points and we are working on developing a series of action steps to achieve the proposed goals. Our school’s student data for the past 4 years has shown a steep upward trajectory and our students have made tremendous growth in both English Language Arts and Math. Kudos to the joint efforts of staff, students, and family support! All our school goals are aligned with students’ academic and social-emotional growth as the focal point and how we can continue to grow as a school. You will be getting more information on the school site goals plan in the upcoming weeks. In the words of Earl Nightingale, 


Looking forward to a fantastic year of even more growth and learning! 

#GoTeamTheuerkauf    Upward and Beyond. 


Ms. Swati Dagar 


School News

Before School and After School Clubs

Chess Club every Tuesday and Thursday 7:45 a.m in Library 

CSMA Art every Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Rm 26  (2nd-5th) Starts 9/13-12/13

CSMA Art every Thursday 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Rm 26 (Kinder-1st) Starts 9/12-12/12

Ukulele Class every Monday 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Library for (3-5 grade) Starts 10/7


What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?  Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences.  All other reasons are not considered excused. Good attendance will help your children do well in school and in life, so please help them make good choices.For more information, click here. 

PTA News

Coin Wars has begun! Each classroom has a container for students to put change to contribute toward PTA funded events this year. Every penny counts! The classroom with the highest amount of coins and the classroom with the largest dollar amount in coins will win a donut party from Principal Dagar and the PTA!


Tonight Wed. September 25th is the first PTA meeting!

See you in the library at 6:30 p.m

Childcare, translation and dinner will be provided.

District News


The Mountain View Educational Foundation funds great programming benefitting your child, and every child! Over 70% of our funding comes from parents like you and we need your help! Did you know that MVEF pays for CSMA art and music teachers? Or that MVEF helps fund 22 middle school athletic teams’ refs, coaches and transportation? We need your help to fund these programs, as well as hands-on science, Living Classroom, environmental science field trips and more!  Help us reach our goal to raise $800,000 and donate today at


Cafecito coming up

For Spanish-speaking parents of MVWSD students - Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Graham Middle School staff room. Bring your questions and comments. Interpretation will be available.

MV Parent U Mental Health Basics 

Learn the basics of mental health, including: definitions, coping with stress, when it is important to seek help, combating stigma, and how to get help in our county.

October 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graham MUR

A team of professionals from Palo Alto University will present foundational information about mental health and mental illness and how mental health challenges may look different in different people or cultures. Participants will engage in interactive dialogue about how to maintain good mental health, and how to combat stigma around mental illness. The training also discusses what to do when someone needs support or help.
Spanish interpretation and child care will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required for this event. Please click here to reserve your seat. 



MVEF is thrilled to have their new signs up at most of MVWSD schools, and even more excited to mark their fundraising progress on them! Thanks to parents in our community we are on our way to raising $800,000 to fund programming across the district. Elementary students are enjoying hands-on science, standards-based art and music instruction, 4th and 5th-grade environmental science field trips, and more. Middle schools receive funding for afterschool athletics, science materials, electives and an environmental science field trip for every 6th-grade student. MVEF cannot do this without your help! Donate today at


CR performing arts Luau

Crittenden Middle School will hold its annual Music Department Hawaiian Luau on Thursday, October 3rd- 5:30-8:00 in the M.U.R. at Crittenden Middle School. Tickets are $20.00 adults (pre-order) $25 adults at the door. $10.00 for students. Ticket order form is attached. Crittenden Middle School llevará a cabo su Departamento de Música anual Hawaiian Luau el jueves 3 de octubre a las 5: 30-8: 00 en el M.U.R. en la escuela secundaria Crittenden. Los boletos cuestan $ 20.00 adultos (pre-pedido) $ 25 adultos en la puerta. $ 10.00 para estudiantes. Se adjunta el formulario de pedido de entradas.



CSM Luau Flyer 

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