March 13, 2024

March 13, 2024


 Principal's Message

Dear Cheetah Community, 


Open House - Next Thursday, March 21st! - Cupcakes and Fruit Cups! 

Please make sure to come to our Open House Night next week to celebrate all of the great learning happening at Theuerkauf! New families - 5:30-6pm and Current families 6-7pm.


Our theme is a scavenger hunt!  You will go to your classroom and receive a scavenger hunt to go on! Some things to look forward to: 

  • Grab a cup with us! Fruit cups and School Pride Cupcake decorating in the MUR!

  • Local support services will also be set up in the MUR

  • Join the PTA and support MVEF at their table in the MUR

  • Art Show in the Library made possible by MVEF funding! 

  • Student work and showcases in their classroom! 

Open House provides families a chance to celebrate learning and build upon the home-school connection. When families show interest and invest time into learning about their education, the child is more engaged and excited about their learning which helps boost their effort and success! 


Save the Date for Upcoming Music Concerts! 

You are invited to see what your students have been learning in their weekly music classes with Ms. Sylvia Yuan from Community School of Music and Arts (sponsored by MVEF). 

Your students receive 24 weeks of music a year thanks to CSMA and MVEF. As we finish the year, we would like to invite you to a multi-grade concert in the Theuerkauf MUR on Friday, April 5th. 

1st & 2nd Grade: 8:30am

3rd & 4th Grade: 1:45pm

Parents who come to watch will need to sign in at the office in accordance with the district visitor policy -- showing a valid driver's license or ID. You will need a visitor's badge. 


Kinder and TK students will have an in-class presentation scheduled soon, and 5th grade students have their own instrument performance at the end of the school year. 

We hope that you can join us! 

Yearbook Cover Artwork Contest Due Friday, March 15th! 

All students are invited to enter their art in our yearbook cover contest. The winner’s artwork will be displayed on the front or back cover of the yearbook.  Remember to turn in artwork on 8.5 x 11" paper and use bold colors (crayons, paint, markers) that fill the whole page, but no text on the borders. Our theme is Better Together. For more details for the entry: Click here.


Library BookMobile! Thursday, March 21st @ 12:00pm!

I am so grateful for the free library coming to Theuerkauf every 3 weeks. It is so exciting that next Thursday they will be here again! Pick up your new books next week in front of the TH library after the minimum day! Let’s keep reading everyday and fill in your Book Safari Page! 


Thank you for celebrating the Theuerkauf community with us next week!

Warm Regards,

Principal Lyons

 Important Dates


  • Thursday, March 21st - Library Bookmobile 12:00pm

  • 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


Cheetah Chair Cheer Winners! 

Rm 7 - Alan G.

Rm 12 - Esau M. 

Each week student names are pulled right at the beginning of the day. If the child was in school on time they get to come to the office and win a prize as we cheer for them! 


Cool Cat Winners going above and beyond to show or give Perseverance  for March 8th

Jaydin A.               Rm 15

Esther L.               Rm 11

Easton H.              Rm 11

Sophie C.              Rm 6

Iker M.                   Rm 6

Roisin C.               Rm 12

Sebastian M.        Rm 12

Pablo M.               Rm 12

Juan R.                 Rm 22

Ibrahim M.             Rm 21        

 District News

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • ReImagining Castro Plan Update 

  • 2024-25 Proposed Preschool Tuition Fee Schedule

  • Middle School Schedule Committee Update 

  • Approval of Schematic Design, Budget and Schedule for the Monta Loma Elementary School Perimeter Controls Project 

  • 2023-2024 Second Interim Budget Report

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 15

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Friday, March 22.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 


Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria.  

Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.


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


District Film Festival: Mar. 19th

Please join us for the second annual District Film Festival at 6:30 pm on March 19 at the Graham Middle School Auditorium. All students in grades K-8 were eligible to enter films that gave students a voice in expressing the importance of conservation. During the festival, student’s films will be screened and awards given. We are excited to see the results of students and their teachers implementing research, science and technology for this important issue. Please RSVP at this link


Graham Middle musical: “Sister Act Jr, The Musical” 

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


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr." 

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!

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

Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm



Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043


Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 

National Nutrition Month

For National Nutrition Month, we are going “Beyond the Table” to learn about how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and our planet. This week, challenge yourself to include one plant-based meal a day. Need inspiration? Check out this list of easy-to-make, nutritious plant-based recipes that are as good for the Earth as they are for you! 



Mark your calendars and shine your light on the future of our students! The MVEF Gala returns on April 27th, 2024, for a vibrant evening of community spirit, student showcases, live auctions, and more. Secure your tickets at an early-bird discount by March 24th. Together, let's celebrate public education and raise crucial funds for our local schools! 


The View Teen Center: March 

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.


MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention: Mar. 15th 

Please join us on Friday, March 15th, from 5:30 to sunset for the 3rd annual MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention. This student-run event takes place on the MVHS track and features speakers, community resources, and a lantern ceremony in support of suicide prevention.

Speakers for our MVLA Unity Walk include Gina and Steve Meyer (parents of Katie Meyer and advocates for AB1575 Katie’s Law); Alex Briscoe (California Children’s Trust); and students Kassy Poles, Sophia Szew, and Julia Ransom. For more information please see this graphic, and to register to walk, please visit


SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit 

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at

 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:


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].  

***This week’s PTA Quiz is ready for you! Anyone that responds gets a Theuerkauf lanyard and entered into a drawing for vintage Theuerkauf gear!***


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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