September 27, 2023

 Principal's Message

Dear Cheetah Community, 

This week we had our first Cool Cats Assembly in the MUR! It felt so good to have everyone together. During our Assembly we discussed our schoolwide reading goal, core value of respect and had a reclassification celebration for all of our English Learners who reclassified! 


Reclassification Celebration for: 

Congratulations to our reclassified cheetahs!


Schoolwide Reading Goal this year! 

Attention all community members! We have a goal of every student meeting their 100% annual typical growth goals this year. You will see this as a theme throughout the year! We are calling on all community members to help us with this goal! 

How can you support this goal? 

  • Read with your child at some point every day in your home language or English! 

  • For younger grades, practice weekly sight words - reach out to your teacher for these! 

  • Get your child to school on time so they don’t miss out on any learning opportunities!

  • Find fun ways to integrate literacy into your day! This could be as simple as searching for letters on the back of the cereal box, or discussing your child’s favorite chapter book.

  • Take a trip to the library once a week to check out books and sign your child up for a library card! Can’t make it to the library? That’s okay! We are going to have the library come to us at Theuerkauf every three weeks AND you can walk to Stevenson during their mobile book days! This program will start at the end of October with more information to come soon! 

  • Attend upcoming literacy nights for both students and guardian learning opportunities!

  • Do you know any local businesses willing to donate any incentives for winners of monthly reading challenges at school? This could be ice cream coupons, book gift cards, stuffed animal reading buddies, win a tour of Google,  etc. Let me know! 

  • Do you want to read your favorite book and record a video to add to our upcoming bedtime story menu for students?

We are so excited to get everyone involved in this goal. Please reach out if you have more ideas or come to Principal/PTA Coffee this Friday from 8-8:30am to tell me in person! We will be focusing on this goal at the meeting. 


Core Value for October: Respect

Starting in October, students who are caught going above and beyond to show or give respect to other people or things may earn a cool cat’s respect ticket. Students will put this ticket in their grade level bin in the front office. Every Friday a couple students from each grade level will get picked and announced on the announcements. At the end of the month all tickets will go home to students so they can proudly hang them up and talk to you about how they showed respect! 


YOU ARE INVITED: To our first Multicultural Potluck of the year to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month! Join us next Friday at 5pm! Scan the “SCAN ME” code below to sign up!



Have a wonderful rest of the week! I look forward to seeing you at the Principal/PTA Coffee on Friday!

Warm regards,

Danielle Lyons

 Important Dates


  • 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)

  • Friday, October 6th - Multicultural Potluck at Theuerkauf MUR! 5:00-7:00 pm

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

  • Wednesday, October 11th- Retake Pictures

  • 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 10th- 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


The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition local Mountain View Team reaching out once more about A Day Without Driving happening in Mountain View on October 4th.

A Day Without Driving hopes to encourage all residents and passerbys of Mountain View to pledge to use alternative modes of transportation on Wednesday, October 4th in honor of California Clean Air Day. With help from our sponsors, those who take the pledge (linked below!) will be submitted into a raffle of $50 gift cards, bike lights, and Bike to Wherever Day T-Shirts. We would love to have your support through encouraging participation amongst students at Theuerkauf. Should you like, Thank you so much for your time and support!

Link to pledge: 


Reporting an Absence

Please call the 24hour automated Attendance Line at 650-903-6925, X4680 or email  [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, name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. After reporting a COVID positive absence on the attendance line or by email click here to fill out the COVID reporting form.

 District News

Parent University: Self Care for Parents 

Date and Time: October 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link:

Being an active supporter of your child’s learning can be exhausting, confusing, and sometimes anxiety-inducing. Balancing everything is far from easy. Join us for a Parent U that will support you to be your best self. Show up for yourself so that you can “show up” for your kids!

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


Day Without Driving: Oct 4

Join MVWSD, MVLA and the City of Mountain View in “A Day Without Driving” on Wednesday, October 4th sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition.  We hope to encourage all residents of Mountain View to pledge to use alternative modes of transportation on this day in honor of California Clean Air Day and International Walk to School Day. With help from sponsors, those who take the pledge (linked below!) will be submitted into a raffle of $50 gift cards, bike lights, and Bike to Wherever Day T-Shirts.  Sign the pledge here.   


Attendance Awareness Month: Attendance Tips

Early learning and success later in life depends on attending school. There are long-term positive outcomes for youth who attend school each day. Creating routines for strong attendance can help youth avoid chronic absenteeism.

Here are some tips to help improve attendance and ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience:

  • Get a good night’s sleep

  • Prepare for school the night before

  • Establish regular morning routines

  • Have a back-up for drop off and pick up: Make a plan with family, friends, or neighbors

  • Reduce health related absences: wash hands and maintain healthy habits

  • Plan family vacations for school breaks


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:

MVLA Speaker Series: Julie Lythcott-Haims - How to Raise An Adult

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) for Julie Lythcott-Haims’ presentation of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap.” In this widely acclaimed talk, Julie draws on her insights as the former dean of freshmen at Stanford as well as her deeply personal journey as a parent to highlight the ways in which overparenting undermines skill development and positive mental health and wellbeing in our children. Listen as she offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary to become healthy, thriving adults. Register for this free event here.


City of MV Monster Bash

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of Monster Bash. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a treat trail, spooky games, enchanting performances, a stilt walker, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos celebration and more. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

 PTA News

Please join us for the Prinicipal/PTA Coffee on Friday, Sept 29, 8:30am by the flagpole

Walk-a-thon is October 11! Please sign up to help: 

Food donations:

Volunteer sign-ups:

Walk-a-thon Student Artwork is due Monday, Oct 2


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