February 28, 2024

February 27, 2024


 Principal's Message


Math Festival Game Night next Wednesday 3/6, 5:30-7pm!

COME JOIN US for a night full of math games, learn math strategies and eat some pizza and salad! There will be many tables full of games with Mountain View High School, Los Altos High School, and WEB students as the docents! They will help explain the games, strategies, and skills. You will walk away knowing more about math strategies with a smile on your face from all the fun you had with your child!


Read Across America Celebrations! 

During the month of March we are keeping our momentum going with fun incentives for reading! Reading has been a large goal of ours this year based on data and our scores are going up! Please continue to have fun reading with your child every day for just 10-20 minutes a day! As a child I have so many fond memories of weekly trips to the library. It felt so amazing to be able to choose and check out my library books. The great news is that the mobile library comes this week to Theuerkauf after school on Thursday from 12-1 pm by the office! Come pick out some great books with your child then!


In school we will kick off Reading Across America with spirit week! 

Monday - Cozy up with a good book - Wear your pajamas 

Tuesday - Book Character Day -Dress up as your favorite book character (or wear a shirt with words on it) 

Wednesday - Crazy about Reading - Wear crazy socks or crazy hair 

Thursday - Reading makes us bright - wear bright colors and sunglasses (school will provide sunglasses!) 

Friday - Read for your future - dress up as what you want to be when you grow up or make a nametag with the job you want! 


Safari Bingo!   

Book Safari Bingo arrives in March with Cheetahs working together to read 5000 books or articles. Students are encouraged to read every day across multiple genres as well as fiction and nonfiction. Reading can be done on PebbleGo (Clever), Libby/Sora (Clever), physical books, and more of our MVWSD applications. Check out books from the Theuerkauf library or the public library to complete the Book Safari Bingo and win prizes. Make reading fun this month by reading together, to a pet or a plant, or reading in a cozy spot. Get in on the adventure and ask your student to share the Book Safari Bingo card with you!


Celebrating Women’s History Month in March!

For Women’s History Month, Expect Respect members will say a quote from an important woman in history on the morning announcements every Friday in March! They are also setting up opportunities for students to make cards for important women in their lives during recess with conversations about our core values! We are proud of our student leaders in Expect Respect showing leadership through these important monthly celebrations. 

I can’t wait to see you at the Bookmobile by our library on Thursday from 12-1pm! 


Warm Regards,

Principal Danielle Lyons 

 Important Dates


  • Thursday, February 29th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00pm (Zoom)

  • Thursday, February 29th–MVPL Bookmobile by TH library 12:00-1:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 6th - Math Night Festival! 5:30-7pm

  • Thursday, March 7th- ELAC Meeting 10:00am

  • Thursday, March 14th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00pm (Zoom)

  • Thursday, March 21st- Open House 

  • Monday, March 25th- Teacher Service Day- No School

  • Tuesday, March 26th- PTA General Meeting 6:30pm (Zoom)

  • Thursday March 28th - Wednesday April 3rd - Book Fair! In the library.

  • Friday, March 29th - PTA Family Night “Books & Bites” story, dress-up, raffle 1:45-7pm

  • Monday, April 1st - Book Fair day 1:45-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, April 2nd - Book Fair day 1:45-3:30pm; and 5-6pm

  • Wednesday, April 3rd - Book Last Fair day 1:45-3:30pm

  • Wednesday, April 3rd- Spring Pictures

 School News


Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is back! 

Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become lifelong readers. And—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our Theuerkauf school library.

March 28 to April 3 @ our Theuerkauf Library:

- You can make purchases at pickup with cash, credit card, or the Scholastic eWallet

- Stop by on Friday afternoon until 6:30 pm, March 29, for a family fun night, "Books & Bites."  We'll have storytime, a costume contest, small bites, and more.

- Please sign up here to volunteer or donate food.

A flyer with more details will go home in your student's Friday Cheetah folder.

For questions, please get in touch with Antje ([email protected])


Cool Cat Winners going above and beyond to show or give COURAGE  for Feb. 16th

Jayden M.                  Rm 14

Rana P.                      Rm 13

Matteo C,                   Rm 15

Addie G.                    Rm 15

Marina R.                  Rm 15

Sophie R.                  Rm 7

Annabella Y.              Rm 6

Naim R.                     Rm 9

Vanessa R,               Rm 18

Haruitaka K.             Rm 12

Giovanni M.              Rm 17

Aditya R.                  Rm 20

Ethan M.                  Rm 20

Gabriel M.                Rm 22

 District News

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Early Literacy Update 

  • Parcel Tax Polling Results

  • Environmental Sustainability Plan Update

  • Resolution Recognizing Women's History Month

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.


5th, 8th grade promotion dates

Each year we look forward to celebrating with families as our 5th and 8th grade students are promoted to the next school level. This year, the dates are:

  * 5th grade promotion:  Thursday, May 30

  * 8th grade promotion:  Friday, May 31  (9 or 11 am, depending on school), the last day of school

Your school principal will share more specifics about the celebrations as details are available.


MVEF: Hiring Lead Executive Director

The Mountain View Education Foundation (MVEF) needs your talent and passion as it seeks a new Lead Executive Director. You can learn more and apply https://www.mvef.org/we-re-hiring



Join us online or in-person for a lively volunteer information event. Learn how you can become a mentor or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools, and help a local student to a brighter future! To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events  - or email us at programs@mentortutorconnection.org.

FEBRUARY 27th (online only): 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Zoom -- Online.

MARCH 4th (in person only): 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View.


YMCA Parent Workshops 

Project Cornerstone/YMCA is hosting an upcoming parent workshop online. Wednesday, March 20 – “Digital Citizenship”. Please see the attached flyer for online registration and workshop links.


City of MV: Summer Camp Fair 

The City of Mountain View Recreation Division will be hosting their Summer Camp Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center. Summer Camp staff and vendors will be available onsite to answer any questions you may have as you prepare for your youth's summer plans. 2024 Spring & Summer Registration begins Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. for Mountain View residents at the Mountain View Community Center. Spring & Summer Activity Guide will be available mid-February. Visit MountainView.gov/Register for more information.


MVHS Spartans Sports Camp 

Spartans Sports Camp is proud to announce that registration for Summer Camp 2024 is now open. Camp will run from June 10 - August 2 this summer. There are a wide variety of camps, and lunch and extended care is available for your convenience. 100% of camp proceeds go towards supporting athletics at Mountain View High School. For more information and to register, visit www.SpartansSportsCamp.com


Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair 

Silicon Valley Reads is holding a K-8 Career Fair on March 9, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. K-8 grade youth and their parent or chaperone are invited to attend the free career fair with professionals who have excelled in their field. There will also be a petting zoo hosted by a local 4-H club and a free book for each child who attends.


PIQE Family Engagement Workshops: Building Academic Success Together 

The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) will be facilitating a free virtual, 8-week parent and caregiver course, entitled “Building Academic Success Together”. Through this course, parents and caregivers will enhance their skills and gain new tools and resources to support them with helping their child succeed in school. The series runs from March through April, with 3 different courses based upon child grade level range. See attached flyers for registration information. 

 PTA News


***Quiz Question #3***  Win vintage Theuerkauf gear! 

PTA is restructuring our Board for next year and we want you to know about it. Answer this quiz question to get a free Theuerkauf lanyard and be entered into a drawing for a Theuerkauf water bottle, beanie or cushion. (You can answer each week.)


Yearbook page editors needed! Please email [email protected] if you would like to help edit classroom yearbook pages. We will give you a quick training on the TreeRing app.


Tuesday Playdates - Every Tuesday
Come to the playground after school on Tuesdays to meet with other Theuerkauf families and let your kids enjoy some outdoor playtime with classmates!   We’ll have a Mardi Gras themed snack this week (2/13).

PTA Board for 2024-2025 School Year
We’re looking for YOU!  Your talents and energy will help make our school even better next year!  We have lots of smaller PTA roles planned for next year so the work commitment won’t be as large for any one individual.  If you’re interested in joining the 2024-2025 team, please email [email protected].  


PTA Discussion at Starbucks - Saturday, March 9th
Come to Starbucks downtown (750 Castro Street) between 6-7 pm on Saturday, March 9th to discuss with Emily the school, PTA, and the new PTA roles for 2024-2025


TK and K Movie Night - Friday, March 1st
As a way to reach out to the TK/K families and get them more involved with the PTA, we are hosting a special movie night on March 1st.  However, if you want to come and learn about the PTA but don’t have TK/K students, you are, of course, still invited.  If possible, please sign up via this link so we know how much pizza to buy!


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