September 8, 2022

September 8, 2022

From the Principal's Desk

Hello, Theuerkauf Families!

I hope you had a lovely and relaxing Labor Day weekend! This week and last, students have been looking closely at their ELPAC and iReady scores, taking ownership of their learning by setting personal goals for themselves. I am proud of the hard work and dedication that our Cheetahs are demonstrating each and every day as they rise to become their next best selves.

Thank you for sending your child to school each day with the necessary implements for handling these hotter temperatures we have been experiencing. Though we are staying indoors whenever temperatures reach the upper 80s, 90s, and beyond in the afternoons, it is still so important that students bring a water bottle, wear cool clothing, and possibly wear a hat during recess. 

Thank you for your partnership! Together, we make a difference. 


Yours in service,

Michelle Williams, Principal

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 7 ~School Pictures 

Friday, September 9 ~Community Check-in 3:30-4:30pm(Zoom)

Tuesday, September 13 ~SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00 pm  (Zoom)

Friday, September 16 ~ELAC Meeting 9:00-10:00 am (Zoom)

Friday, September 30 ~Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)

Friday, September 30 ~Cool Cats Assembly

Friday, October 7~ Community Check-in  3:30-4:30pm (Zoom)

Tuesday, October 11~ SSC Meeting 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom

Thursday, October 13~ Teacher In-Service Day- No School

Friday, October 14~ Recess Day- No School

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

Friday, October 21~ Community Check-in 3:30-4:30 pm (Zoom) 

Friday, October 28~ Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00 pm (Zoom)


School News

Thursday Lunch

This is just a friendly reminder about lunch procedures on Thursday. If you have asked your child to stay for lunch on Thursdays, you may pick them up from the street-facing MUR/cafeteria door at 12:30pm. Please wait for your child outside of the MUR to ensure that all pathways remain clear. 


Looking for additional ways to volunteer on campus? 

We are looking for a few dedicated parents who would be willing to serve as volunteer supervisors in our front and back parking lot areas. If you are willing to serve 1 or more days per week, either from 8-8:15 am or from 2:45-3 pm, please email [email protected].


Reminder: Parking Lot Safety and Information

  • Use the sidewalks. If you park on the street, please be sure to use the sidewalks and crosswalks to get to the school instead of cutting across the parking lot or street.

  • The parking lot is designated for staff. Even if it appears empty, it is used by other school staff that need to come and go throughout the day.  They need to be able to quickly arrive on campus to support students.

  • Please do not leave your car unattended during drop-off or pick-up, and do not park in the bus lane.

  • Consider biking or walking to school using safe routes! Each family who bikes or walks to school will be entered into a raffle each time they do so. To be entered, email a picture of yourself and your child/children to [email protected]. Prizes include various gift certificates/cards, a family fun night basket, Google Echo Dots, and more. A drawing will be held each month.


Reminder: Reporting Absences

Please call the office at (650) 903-6925 or email Sherri Minor at [email protected] and Mary Colon at [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, your name, and relationship of the person reporting the absence.

PTA News

9/9 ¡Vamos a jugar! ¡Trae a tus hijos a jugar!  Una reunión  para los alumnos y padres que hablan español en Theuerkauf.  Punto de reunión, los juegos que están a un lado del campo de béisbol.  ¡Todos son bienvenidos

Bring your kids  and play!  We will be at the playground next to the swings.  All are welcome.   

9/19 6:30-7pm Spanish Konstella Training; want to contact other parents, organize a playdate, create interest groups?  Join this training and learn how to best learn how to use Konstella.  Join this Zoom link.

9/20 6:30-7pm English Konstella Training: want to contact other parents, organize a playdate, create interest groups?  Join this training and learn how to best learn how to use Konstella.  Join this Zoom link.

Coming soon: Konstella info sessions, yearbook pre-orders, walk-a-thon preparations

Opportunity (not PTA sponsored): Mountain View Girl Scouts Info Session: Saturday, Sept 10, 2-3:30pm, Stevenson black top. See Konstella calendar for details.

School News

Board meeting: Sept. 8

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Public hearing for instructional materials 

* Expanded Learning Opportunities Program update

* Budget: Unaudited Actuals 

* Strategic Plan 2027 update

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Sept. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Members needed for the new Safety Advisory Task Force

MVWSD is seeking parents (both middle and elementary school), staff (certificated and classified) and community members as representatives for its new Safety Advisory Task Force. The district is undertaking a holistic review of safety this year. The Safety Advisory Task Force will contribute considerations for areas of improvement and work with a security consultant on a safety audit. To apply by Sept. 8, please click here. To learn more about MVWSD’s safety goals, click here for the presentation to the Board of Trustees.


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health and Wellness Committee

MVWSD is seeking parents and staff to lend their perspective and expertise to benefit students by serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. 

The Health and Wellness Committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. 

Interested applicants should have experience, knowledge, or interest in the topics described above. In addition to last year’s members, we are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member per school and 3 representatives from community-based organizations. The committee may include up to 30 participants. 

The time commitment is approximately four meetings during the school year, beginning in October. Meetings will take place on Zoom. 

Applications are due by Friday, September 16, and may be found at this link: Please direct any questions to Brian White, Coordinator for Health and Wellness.

Now hiring: Interpreters and Translators

Are you bilingual/biliterate and looking for a way to support our families and students? MVWSD is hiring support staff to serve as interpreters and translators for multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and others. Apply now at


Ask your student about their MVEF-funded classes

A few of your student’s favorite teachers and classes are probably funded by MVEF. An extra ELA teacher at each middle school means more manageable class sizes. Art and Music teachers from CSMA and plant science instruction from Living Classroom will begin enriching the experiences of elementary students this month. The generosity of MVEF donors makes these things possible. To become an MVEF donor or renew your gift for the current school year, click here


Docents needed for Living Classroom! 

Volunteer with us to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local school!

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors?

Living Classroom teaches science by using our school gardens as our classroom.

No prior teaching experience is necessary.  Bring a friend and join the fun!


Come to our training sessions in Heritage Park, 771 Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View

Mondays, September 12th, 19th & 26th, from 9 am to 12 pm.

For more information, visit or contact [email protected]


YMCA Hiring After School Staff

The YMCA is hiring staff for after school programs that serve students on our campuses. To learn more about available positions and apply, visit


InPlay: After School Programs and Activities

Looking for after school programs for your student? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


MTC seeks volunteers to mentor and tutor local students! 

Do you enjoy working with kids?  Would you like to make a difference in the life of a student in our community?  

Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) is looking for volunteers to mentor High School students and tutor K- 8 students in Mountain View and Los Altos schools. By serving as a mentor or tutor, you can help build a brighter future for a young person. 

MTC mentors are matched with a high school student who has requested a mentor. They meet regularly (typically 2-4 times per month), building a trusting and caring relationship while sharing new experiences together. A mentor’s role is to be a good listener and a non-judgmental source of encouragement and support. The program is designed to support students who have significant stressors in their lives—providing another caring adult to help them overcome obstacles and plan for a promising future. Students with mentors report having more confidence and less stress.

MTC tutors support elementary or middle school students. Some tutors work with their students remotely, others volunteer in classrooms or after-school. Tutors help with basic skills including reading, writing, math, and more. Additionally, tutors provide a consistent caring adult in a young person’s academic journey. The role of the tutor is to be an academic helper who demonstrates a love of learning. 

Additionally, MTC is seeking volunteers for a new program. Reading Fellows volunteers meet with individual students for 1/2 hour, 4 mornings each week, for a six week period. The program follows a specific phonic-based structured curriculum. It is incredible to see the difference you can make with this intensive framework!

As an MTC volunteer, you will be trained and supported so that you can help students achieve their potential and thrive! You can make an extraordinary difference!

Join us at our Volunteer Information Session to learn more.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You’re welcome to attend this session and see if this is the right volunteer job for you!  Invite a friend!


           Date:                  Wednesday, September 7th

           Time:                  12:00 – 1:00 pm

           Location:            Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

            Register:           REGISTER ONLINE



Mentors must be at least 22 years old; Tutors must be High School graduates.  If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please contact Laura Hill at for information on how to proceed.


MVLA Speaker Series: Becky Munsterer Sabky - Author of Valedictorians at the Gate 

MVLA will host Becky Munsterer Sabky for her presentation, “How to Apply to College While Keeping Perspective,” on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Join us as Ms. Sabky, former Director of International Admissions at Dartmouth College and author of Valedictorians at the Gate, demystifies the college admissions process, offering students and parents guidance on developing a balanced college list, writing authentic essays, and making the final selection decision - all while keeping perspective and staying sane. Register for this free Zoom event here.


Searching for Volunteers to Serve City of MV Community

Recruitment is open for upcoming vacancies on several City board, commissions and committees that weight in on a wide range of matters. If you have an interest or background in the City’s downtown interests, environmental planning process, library, parks and recreation, performing arts, inclusive community relations or bike and pedestrian concerns, we welcome you to apply to serve on one of these bodies. Find more information and the application form at Questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 650-903-6304. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

Living Classroom 

MVLA Speaker Series 

Mentor Tutor Connection 

YMCA Hiring 


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