May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

From the Principal's Desk

Hello, Theuerkauf families,

This week, we are celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff who make Theuerkauf such an amazing place to learn and grow.  Every staff member at Theuerkauf--from teachers and instructional assistants to office managers, library technicians, food service workers, and maintenance staff--works tirelessly to ensure that students feel safe, valued, and known at school so that they can grow and learn at high levels. On behalf of the Theuerkauf staff, thank you for your kind words and tokens of appreciation this week--they have really filled our buckets!

On Thursday night, we will also be celebrating our multilingual students who have met the requirements to be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient at our district’s annual Reclassification Celebration, 5/11 @ 5-7pm in the Crittenden Middle School quad. These remarkable students have demonstrated English language proficiency on a standardized assessment and reading proficiency on a district or state assessment. We are so proud of them!

We still need parent members for our School Site Council next year!  It is a great way to learn more about the school and get to know the school leadership.  Please click here if you are interested or if you would like to nominate another parent, staff member, or community member. 

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



Michelle Williams, Principal

Important Dates

Thursday, May 11~ Reclassification  5:00-7:00pm (Crittenden Middle School)

Thursday, May 11~ ELAC Meeting 1:00-2:30pm 

Thursday, May 18~ Principal’s Coffee 5:00-6:00pm (Zoom)

Wednesday,  May 24~ PTA Meeting 6:00-7:00pm (Zoom)

Friday, May 26~ End of Trimester~ Minimum Day~ Dismissal at 12:10pm

Monday, May 29~ Memorial Day~ No School

Tuesday, May 30~ SSC Meeting 5:30-6:30pm (Zoom)

Friday, June 2~ Volunteer Badges need to be turned into the office.

Monday, June 5~ 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony on the Blacktop, 9:00am

Tuesday, June 6~ Last day of School- Minimum Day–Dismissal 12:10pm

School News

Chess Club

Our chess club is going strong! Due to popular demand, we have moved the club to the library so that more students may attend. If you are interested in having your child join us, please RSVP to Emily Chang at:

This past week, three students from theuerkauf elementary participated in the MVWSD chess tournament. Way to go, Cheetahs!


Library News

Please remember to help your student find their library books and return them this week AND next week. The last week of library visits for classes will be the week of May 15-19. 

Summer Reading programs are a wonderful way to encourage the love of reading for your student. Here are links for the programs in our area: 

Thank you for supporting the Theuerkauf Library this year! Our arts and music section needs some updating--here's a wishlist for our library.


Morning Routine Adjustments

Thank you for adjusting and shifting the way that you drop students off in the morning! As long as the weather remains clear, we will continue to line up on the blacktop at 8am each morning rather than in the MUR. We are all loving the fresh air! 

For supervision purposes, we ask that students please line up with their classes from 8-8:15 am rather than playing games or playing on the play structures. We thank you in advance for your support and help with this.

PTA News

 to everyone who donated, supported, and attended the Multicultural Dia Del Niño event. It was a great success and it was a great opportunity to build community.    A special shout out to Lisset Tellez and ELAC who helped with the planning!  We look forward to many more events.

Teacher Appreciation This Week!  Join the festivities as we show appreciation to our teachers and staff.  You are welcome to drop off treats and snacks Monday -Thursday!

We NEED a PRESIDENT! The PTA is still in need of a president for the 22/24 school year. Please help us, if you'd like more information contact Teresa at [email protected].    Any board member could provide more details.  

Yearbook: The last day for free shipping for this year's yearbook is May 9th and May 7th is the last day to customize pages.  Use this link to purchase the yearbookand enter this code: 1016316858373987.

District News

May Better Together Infographic 

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate and honor the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As we reflect on this important month, let us also remember the importance of being proud - having pride in who we are, where we come from, and what we bring to the world. Let's take this opportunity to stand in solidarity with our AAPI friends and family and celebrate our shared values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance. Please see the attached flyers or visit


Replay: Vaping education and prevention

E-cigarette use and vaping is on the rise among adolescents with serious health consequences. Watch the replay of the very informative session sponsored by Graham Middle School about vaping education and prevention in collaboration with the MVPD Youth Services Division featuring Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University. Workshop recording link is here. For Spanish, go to settings (the wheel icon) at the bottom right of the screen and click subtitles/cc > Auto translate > Spanish

Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption!
Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/the parcel tax. For application and details, visit


Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

MVEF Update: 

Continuing the incredible momentum sustained throughout this school year, the 2023 MVEF Spring Gala raised approximately $130,000! THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported the MVEF Gala! To view the Gala Photo Album, click here: Whether you attended, or helped spread the word, or donated an item, or volunteered, or found a sponsor, or helped in any other way with the MVEF Spring Gala, your help made a difference! Community support of MVEF reaches every single student in MVWSD schools each year. 

MVEF is very close to achieving the $1.2 MM goal for the 2022-23 school year. If you have not yet donated or if you have the ability to help us stretch to the finish, then we'll finish this school year stronger than ever before! To donate now, click here:

CHAC summer sessions for students  

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on


The View Teen Center: May 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 the upcoming events and programs in May or visit their webpage for more information.


The View Teen Center - 5th Grade Open House

The View Teen Center is the place to be if you're in 6th - 12th grade! Incoming 6th graders can visit the Teen Center starting June 5, 2023. Current 5th graders and their families can stop by The View from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 for an Open House. No registration is required, just drop by!

At the Open House, 5th graders and their families can explore The View, participate in games and crafts, get a FREE membership and gift, meet the staff, preview summer programs, enjoy ice cream and more. 

Questions? Please call 650-903-6404 or email See you there!


City of Mountain View: KidStock 

The City of Mountain View will be hosting KidStock, a kid-centric festival featuring live children's music from popular Bay Area performers, plus games, arts and crafts, and more! All events are from 10 a.m. to noon and take place on the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule is below.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Performer: Andy Z

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Performer: Lori & RJ

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Performer: Sean's Music Factory


May Better Together Infographic

Free and low cost summer programs

CHAC summer sessions for students

The View Teen Center 

City of Mountain View 



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