September 13, 2023

September 13, 2023



 Principal's Message

Hello Cheetah Community!

We have some exciting updates this week! 

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

We had our first ELAC meeting on Monday. ELAC participants were able to learn about our data from last year and help give input on how to help support English Language learners this year. Parents shared great advice and perspectives. We also took a quick moment to celebrate the 8 students that reclassified this past week! Thank you to all who were in attendance. Listed below are our ELAC board members. Please feel free to reach out to them or Ms. Lissett with any questions! One thing we are looking forward to planning in the near future is a Potluck Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month! Please be on the lookout for an event for all families! 

ELAC Members:

President/DELAC Representative: Karla Ardon

Cheetah Chatter

Vice President:Maria Fraga

Secretary: Denys Fierro 


School Site Council (SSC) Ballot

Please vote for our new School Site Council Nominees! The primary purpose of a school site council is to partner with the principal in the annual process of developing the School Plan for Student Achievement (or SPSA or "site plan." for short). We are looking forward to getting to work right away. Our first meeting will be on Monday, September 25th from 4-5pm. All are welcome to attend. 

Please vote for the School Site Council Members using this SSC link


International Dot Day! 

This week we are celebrating International Dot Day! International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

To celebrate we have the following spirit days taking place: 

Here is my favorite part mentioned about dot day. “A reminder to think of each day as a NEW day… a blank page… a chance to make it the best day yet. A chance to splash, shine, share, and inspire.” 

So how will you choose to fill up your new blank page today, tomorrow and so on? Try having this as a discussion question with your family!


Warm Regards,

Principal, Danielle Lyons

Remember for more updates follow us on:  FacebookInstagram (See pictures from Dot Spirit Week!)

 Important Dates


  • Monday, September 25th from 4-5pm. School Site Council Meeting (in person)

  • Friday, September 29th-PTA/Principal’s Coffee 8:00am-8:30am by the TH Flagpole

  • Friday, October 6th- Community Check-in with Dr. Rudolph, 3:30pm- 4:30pm (Register Here)

  • Wednesday, October 11th-3:15pm-5:30pm- Walkathon

  • Thursday, October 12th- Teacher Service Day- No School

  • Friday, October 13th- Recess Day- No School

  • Friday, October 20th- PTA/Principal’s Coffee 8:00am-8:30am by the TH Flagpole

  • Tuesday, October 24th-27th- 5th Grade Science Camp

  • Friday, November 3rd- End of Trimester- Minimum Day- Dismissal at 12:10pm

  • Friday, November 3rd- Community Check-in with Dr. Rudolph, 3:30-4:30pm (Register Here)

  • Friday, November 11th- Veterans Day- No School

  • Monday, November 20-22- Thanksgiving Recess- No School

  • Thursday, November 23- Thanksgiving - No School

  • Friday, November 24- Day after Thanksgiving Day- No School

 School News


Vote for the School Site Council Members using this SSC link


Drop Off Area/Parking:

Do not double park or park and walk your child in at the drop off area. The drop off area is for dropping off only. Teachers are there to help support your child walking into the gated area. If you would like to park, please find a parking spot or a spot on the road to park and walk your child to school. Safety first please!

 District News

Attendance Awareness Month: What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?

Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Please see MVWSD board policy for the full list. All other reasons are not considered excused.


Better Together: September

This month, #BetterTogether explores identity and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which are both essential components of fostering inclusive and enriching schools in MVWSD. Recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of students not only promotes a sense of belonging and allyship but also encourages a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience for all. Hispanic Heritage Month, in particular, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich tapestry of Hispanic/Latino cultures, their contributions to society, and the stories of Hispanic/Latino students within our own community. Celebrate with us this month! We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit


Volunteer badges: New, easy-to-follow chart

If you think that you will be volunteering on campus more than 3 times this school year for more than 10 min each visit, or plan to be an overnight trip chaperone, now is the time to apply for your volunteer badge.  Please check the easy-to-follow chart here to help you get started. There are more steps to complete the first time you apply. After that, renewals are easier. Thank you for helping to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law. We are grateful for parents willing to help us at school!


Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:


The View Teen Center: September 

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in September or visit their webpage for more information.


Understanding Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience: Sept. 20 

Youth and adults are invited to a panel discussion about teen mental health and well-being on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre


(201 Almond Ave). County Supervisor Joe Simitian will moderate a panel of mental health providers and students who will share about how to support mental health, how to check in and talk with youth, and describe locally available resources. Sign up for the free event:


MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27 

The MV Public Library will host a parenting presentation, “The Best You for the Best Them,” on  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Zoom. Research shows that teens' and parents' emotional well-being are highly entwined. With support from author and parenting coach, Laura Cleary, set aside time to acknowledge your need as a parent for selfcare, and receive concrete ideas and support to model this for your teen and uplift your relationship. Register here.

 PTA News


Walk-a-thon is coming on Wednesday, Oct 11. Look for walk-a-thon packets in your student’s folder at the end of this week!


Monday, Sept 18, we will be updating emergency backpacks and kits. If you can help meet us at the front of the school right after drop off.  (Questions? Email [email protected]


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