May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022


Hello, Theuerkauf Families!

Staff Appreciation Week began this week. We are very fortunate to have wonderful teachers and staff that make Theuerkauf a great place for our students. Our staff has been working tirelessly this year to support our students and help them progress this school year. Please join me in giving a huge thank you to our staff. If you haven’t already, I’m sure our staff would greatly appreciate a brief email or note of encouragement, support, or thanks! 


May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. This month, our teachers will be emphasizing the diversity and richness of AAPI identity and culture. Additionally, Ms. B., our librarian, will be sharing books about various influential AAPI individuals and their contributions. Additionally, students can use Clever through their Chromebooks to access the AAPI Picture Book Collection.


2022-2023 School Year

We are continuing to plan our classes for next year. If you are not returning to Theuerkauf for the 2022-2023 school year, please let us know by calling 650-903-6925 ext. 0 or email Mrs. Tellez at [email protected].


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


Yours in service,

Michelle Williams, Principal


Wednesday, May 11 - SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)

Thursday, May 12 - ELAC Meeting 12:30-2:30 (On campus, room 21 or on Zoom)

Friday, May 27 - End of Trimester- Minimum Day, Dismissal is at 12:10 pm

Wednesday, June 1 - SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)

Thursday, June 2 - 5th Grade Promotion Celebration, Theuerkauf Blacktop, 1-2 pm

Friday, June 3 - Last Day of School- Minimum Day, Dismissal is at 12:10 pm

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


Wonderful Artists Are Among Us! 

Have you noticed all of the beautiful artwork posted in the windows next to our library? These are the drawings that students completed to show their Cheetah spirit for our yearbook cover contest. Though there could only be one winner, ALL of the contributions were phenomenal, and it was great to see how our Cheetahs express their school spirit. Way to go, everyone!


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 of day to meet. We are still recruiting interested parties.


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: 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!


Thank you for all the support during "Staff Appreciation Week"

We truly appreciate all the donations, food and snack items as well as you reminding the kids to give air high fives and let all the staff know that they are appreciated and loved. Thank you!


Our PTA Board for 2022-23 is almost formed, but we continue to look for a Treasurer!

Our 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 see attached picture for more information. 

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in taking on this role. 


Learning Readers Basket Drawing on December 16th

Check out this month's Learning Readers Basket drawing - perfect for the upcoming summer break. ???? ????The drawing will happen Thursday, May 26th and a flyer will be sent home next week in your child's Cheetah Folder. And here is a sneak peek at this month's basket.


Save the date - our last PTA Association Meeting for the school year will be held on May 25th

Details with a location and meeting time to be determined soon.


Board meeting preview: May 5

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

* Dyslexia Plan

* Federal Program Monitoring Results and Next Steps

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In: May 6

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Interpreters and Translators Needed!

Looking for a part-time job with a positive social impact? Are you bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or ASL (Sign Language)?  MVWSD is now hiring organized and friendly individuals to become interpreters and translators for school and district events, documents, and parent meetings.  To find out more, click here:


Parent U: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.


Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption

Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who reside in the Mountain View Whisman School District are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/parcel tax.

An exemption from Measure B/the parcel tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:

* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;

* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or

* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250% of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services

For application and information, call 650-526-3500 or visit


MVEF “Buy Now” Auction Items

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gala, we were able to exceed our goal and to raise just over $90,000, helping us closer to our year-end stretch goal of raising $1.1 Million. We have a few items left from our auction which are now posted at "buy now" prices! Please take a look and spread the word to your friends! There are still some great items left, including some summer camps! If you have any questions or need help purchasing an item, please reach out to Dena Seki at [email protected].


District Chess Tournament Registration Open

After two years of online tournaments, the 19th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held in person at Bubb Elementary on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at, and the deadline is May 21.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at [email protected].


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