March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024


 Principal's Message

Family Math Game Night TONIGHT 5:30-7pm! 

Dinner is on us tonight! Come for pizza, salad, and a whole lot of fun math games and learning from 5:30-7pm TONIGHT in the MUR! This is for all students TK-5th grade! We look forward to seeing you there! Bring the family! 

Thank you PTA!

I wanted to give a huge thank you to PTA for bringing the Science Festival to Theuerkauf last week! Having a PTA is such a gift because they get to continue to give cherished learning experiences to our students! At the end of April PTA will also be funding a Sky Dome (Planetarium) field trip coming to Theuerkauf! If you’d like to join or take on a small role like setting up school fundraisers, special events, sell Theuerkauf swag, etc. please reach out to our PTA president:(

This Saturday 3/9: Emily will be at Starbucks downtown (750 Castro Street, Mountain View) between 6-7 pm to answer any questions and share some coffee with you! 

CAASPP Testing to begin in April

For grades 3,4, and 5 our state testing weeks this year are April 15 - May 3rd and iReady Diagnostic 3 is the week of May 13-17.  Please, no appointments or extra vacation days during these weeks!

Report Cards - Friday!

Please look out for your report cards after school on Friday. Take this time to discuss bright spots and goals for the final trimester of school! When you talk to your child about goals and strengths it shows how important school and learning is to you and the family. This is a great way to continue to motivate your child to try their best everyday at Theuerkauf! 

Green Clean Team! 

This month we are really focusing on doing our part to show pride in our school campus! Students will work hard to keep all areas of our campus clean. The Green Clean Team self-nominates themselves and goes around to pick out bright spots of our clean campus and then a school goal for the following week. I want to give a huge thank you to our wonderful custodians, Mr. Dennis and Mr. Sergio for all of their daily hard work! 

I can’t wait to play some games with our Theuerkauf Cheetah Families tonight!
Warm Regards,

Principal Danielle Lyons

 Important Dates


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

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

  • Friday, March 15th - ELAC Meeting 9:30am

  • 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

  • Friday, April 5th - Music Concerts in MUR: 1st & 2nd (8:30am) 3rd & 4th (1:45pm)

 School News


Cool Cat Winners going above and beyond to show or give COURAGE  for March 1st

Koichi T.                         Rm 13

Neel B.                           RM 14

Muhan G.                       Rm 15

Margaret C.                   Rm 15

Mauricio D.                    Rm 7

Logan S.                        Rm 7

Silas R.                          Rm 9

Diana G.                         Rm 9

Audrey D.                       Rm 17

Aliyanna P.                     Rm 17

Kimberly R.                    Rm 18

Kayla H.                         Rm 19

Jonny M.                        Rm 19

Sean S.                          Rm 21

Santiago S.                    Rm 22

 District News

Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!


Better Together: March

In the month of March, #BetterTogether is taking a moment to honor the women trailblazers who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations. As a way of honoring them, students in the district will also be learning about what it means to embody the spirit of being helpers for others, especially for others facing challenges and inequities. By standing #BetterTogether and amplifying the voices of women, we honor their legacy and continue to strive for a better world. For more information about Better Together, visit

Graham Middle musical: “Sister Act Jr, The Musical” (flyer attached to email on 3/4)

The Graham Middle School Spring Musical is back again, ready to dazzle you when we “Raise our Voice!" Get ready to have a nun-believable time at our performance of “Sister Act Jr, The Musical.”

All of the students, parents, and staff have been working so hard to make this show “Fabulous, Baby!” If you join us, we promise that we will “Take You To Heaven” “Here Within These Walls." You definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to “Spread the Love Around” and watch these nuns bust a move!

Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:

Graham Middle School Auditorium

March 15th and 16th 7:30 pm

March 17th 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket: $15

Student Ticket: $10

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table”. This month, we’re exploring how our food choices extend beyond our plates, impacting our personal health, our community, and our planet. A great way to start supporting sustainable and mindful eating is by learning about the origins of our food. Check out this video about the journey carrots take from the farm to your table

Get your tickets to the MVEF Spring Gala and join MVEF on Saturday, April 27

Come support public school education and join us at the annual MVEF fundraising gala. It is an evening of FUN, energy and great COMMUNITY-BUILDING. An excellent opportunity to have an adult night out with friends, other parents, district staff and local supporters. Individual tickets are $150. (Reduced to $125 until March 24!) Find more information at

MVHS Spartans Sports Camp (flyer attached to email on 2/26)

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

Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair (flyer attached to email on 2/26)

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 (flyer attached to email on 2/26)

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. 

The View Teen Center: March (flyer attached to email on 3/4)

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 flier for details about upcoming events and programs in March or visit their webpage for more information.

 PTA News


Lego Kit Afterschool Activity

3rd-5th Graders are invited to sign up to do a lego activity after school on a Thursday, 12:30-1:10pm.

See this form to sign up:


Reminder: Yearbook Cover Artwork entries are due by Monday, March 11. Details here.


Thank You, Science Day Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteered with our science day last week!  The kids had such a blast exploring hands-on STEAM activities and we couldn’t have done it without you!


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].  

***Quiz Question #4***  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.)


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


Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back (March 28th - April 3rd)! 

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.  

It will take place from March 28th through April 3 at 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 on March 29, for our "Books & Bites" family fun night We'll have storytime, a costume contest, small bites, and more.

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

Please consider volunteering to make this multi-day event possible!  Also, we are looking for food donations for “Books & Bites” Family Night (3/29) and teacher preview day (3//28).  Please sign up here to volunteer or donate food.


PTA Association Meeting on Tuesday March 26th at 6:30 pm (Elections)

One of the most important association meetings of the year is happening in just a few weeks. Our March association meeting is when we elect officers for next year and we need a quorum (lots of people!) to join the call.  PLEASE consider joining the Zoom call, even if you just have it running in the background as you make dinner. Many thanks!



Spread the Word

Do you love our school and want to tell others about it?  If so, perhaps consider giving Theuerkauf a review on Google Reviewsand/or GreatSchools to get the message out about our special school!  The more people who know about how awesome our school is, the more people who will want to join the Theuerkauf community and get involved.

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