May 8, 2024

May 8, 2024


 Principal's Message

Cheer for our Cheetahs! Monday, 5/13 8-8:15 - playground/blacktop 

Hello Cheetah Community! Monday, 5/13 celebrates the start of iReady Diagnostic week where all students in grade K-5th show what they know for our final assessment week!!! Please grab some pom poms and help me cheer on all the students as well play some music in the morning to get them excited to show what they know! Please remember to make sure students are on time each day and get a good night’s sleep with lots of encouragement of how they are going to do great if they just focus on trying their best! That is all we ask!  

Testing Schedule

    5/13-5/14 = iReady Math Assessment

    5/15-5/16 = iReady Reading Assessment

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you for showering the teachers and staff this week with so much food and love! You continue to be a vital part of our community and we feel it this week especially! Thank you for joining us for the volunteer breakfast! Your daily hard work of getting students to school on time, supporting them with important study skills at home, reminding students of the importance of school and trying their best is the best kind of support you can give! We are all teachers to your child so please make sure to take a moment to give yourself a round of applause as well! It takes a community to support each other, and that is what we are! Gooo Cheetahs!! 

School Site Council! 5/15 @ 3:15-4:15pm

We are looking for one more member for next year’s School Site Council! Theuerkauf School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making, leadership group composed of the Principal, teachers, classified staff, and parents/community members. The SSC plays an important role in the continuous improvement of our students’ education by reviewing, approving, and monitoring the annual Theuerkauf Site Plan and categorical monies that fund the plan. As a member, you will review and analyze student performance, ask hard questions and participate in thoughtful discussions, and work on a team with staff and the Principal.

Please nominate yourself or someone you know by using this form: School Site Council 24-25 Nomination Form 

Bookmobile - 5/9 @ 12:00

Come pick out library books on Thursday in front of the Library! See you there!!
Quick Tip: Schedule in 10-20 minutes a day to read a book with your child or have them read to you! This should be a sacred time that nothing interferes with. Have your child pick the perfect place to read! I always loved cuddling up with a cozy blanket or reading under a tree on the soft grass. 

Warm Regards,

Principal, Danielle Lyons

 Important Dates


  • Thursday, May 9th-  Bookmobile after school

  • Wednesday, May 15th - School Site Council Meeting 3:15-4:15pm (Conference Room)

  • Thursday, May 16th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00 (Zoom)

  • Friday, May 17th–All Theuerkauf Library books due

  • Friday, May 24th- End of Trimester- Minimum Day- Dismissal 12:10pm

  • Monday, May 27th- Memorial Day- No School

  • Thursday, May 30th- MVWSD Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00-10:00 (Zoom)

  • Thursday, May 30th-  Bookmobile after school

  • Thursday, May 30th - 5th grade promotion 11:20-12:10pm

  • Friday, May 31st-Last Day of School- Minimum Day-Dismissal 12:10pm

 School News


Cool Cat Winners going above and beyond to show or give Integrity and Perseverance for May 3rd

Hilario A.                    Rm 13

Naomi S.                    Rm 13

Matteo C.                   Rm 15

Xiomara G.                Rm 15

Kenneth C.                Rm 15

Annabella Y.              Rm 6

Kai P.                         Rm 7

Penelope V.               Rm 8

McKenzie A.              Rm 9

Silas C.                      Rm 18

Mariyani R.                Rm 17

Ivar U.                       Rm 12

Zachary S.                Rm 20

Savannah A.             Rm 19

Raya P.                     Rm 22

Ibrahim M.                Rm 21


Library Update

Theuerkauf Library will close to students on May 17th to allow time to ensure all books are returned before the last day of school. Students will visit the library the week of May 13-17, but will not be checking out books that week. 

If your student has a lost or damaged book, you have options to replace the book: 

1. Replace book with exact copy--either new or used (in good condition).

2. Replace book with another book--new or used–of similar value and topic. 

3. Discuss with classroom teacher and Mrs. B other options such as reading aloud to a younger class, writing book recommendations to be used in the library, etc. 

Thank you for encouraging your student to read. The Mountain View Public Library has a summer reading program along with STEAM, art, music, and other activities. Please check the MVPL calendar and the flyers attached to the Cheetah Chatter. Have a wonderful summer!


Volunteer Badges

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers this year! Please be ready to turn in your volunteer badge by the last day of school 5/31! We need to collect them all before the end of the year. Thank you!

 District News

Electives selection for grades 5-7 opened on May 6

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their elective courses for next year. Fifth- through seventh-grade parents, please look for an email in your inbox dated May 6 with links to course catalogs and directions. Please talk with your student and then log in to your PowerSchool portal account (either student’s or parent’s) to help your student select his/her electives.  All 5th-7th graders should select their course electives online by May 12, 2024 through the PowerSchoolportal. If you have difficulty with PowerSchool, please contact your school secretary.  School staff members will be available to help with online registration on weekdays beginning May 6. 

From May 6-10, parents can request an appointment for online or phone support by calling or emailing their school office. Incoming Graham sixth- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with A-K should contact Pedro Serrano at [email protected] (650-526-3570). Incoming Graham seventh- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with L-Z should contact Dena Vang at [email protected] (650-526-3570).  For Crittenden students, please contact Carolyn Chang at 650-903-6945 ext. 2223 and [email protected]/ Susana Morales at [email protected] and 650-903-6945. 

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at sometime in their lives? This month we’ll be exploring “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being. 

One great mental health resource available to all families is MVWSD’s Virtual Wellness Center. The Virtual Wellness Center includes community mental health resources for children, teens, and adults. Check it out at:

Better Together: May

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the rich history, cultural diversity, and significant contributions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community to our society. It's an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and the vibrant traditions that AAPI individuals bring to the fabric of our communities. As we honor this important month, it's also an excellent moment to reflect on the #BetterTogether theme of recognizing our own self-worth. Each of us, regardless of background, has unique strengths and an intrinsic value that contributes positively to our communities and the world at large. Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month reminds us to appreciate not only the diversity around us but also the value within ourselves, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for all.

For more information about Better Together, visit

Volunteer with the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)

MVEF needs volunteers to help meet our goals in 2024-25 and beyond! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteering with MVEF is a great way to add experience to your resume while meeting and working with local families who have similar interests and priorities. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in helping in any of the following ways: 

  • Represent MVEF at your school site’s events and activities

  • Ensure that MVEF messages and programs are relevant to your school community

  • Plan the MVEF Gala, Auction, and other events

  • Technical work like automation and data migration

  • Visual designs, graphic design and layout

  • Serve as an MVEF Board Member

MVEF is the local educational foundation providing essential programs (art, music, science, athletics, and smaller class sizes)  at every school in MVWSD. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families.  To make a donation, click here. Use the monthly credit card payment option to pay your total donation over time.

The View Teen Center: May 

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. (May Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: May 24 and May 31, Closed: May 27), 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 May or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV Fire Department: 150th Anniversary Parade 

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the City of Mountain View Fire Department, the Fire Department will hold a parade with celebrations and a public safety recruitment fair on Sunday, May 19, 2024, along Castro Street and in front of City Hall. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Fire and Police Administration Building at 1000 Villa St., heading east on Villa Street towards Castro Street and south on Castro Street, ending at City Hall Plaza. We will have on display antique police, fire vehicles and ambulances, including a historic working steam fire engine from the early 1900s pulled by horses!

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program 

The Mountain View Public Library’s free Summer Reading Program will run from May 25 - July 31, 2024. Everyone in the family can sign up for a summer of reading and rewards. Register at The Summer Reading Program kicks off with an all-ages extravaganza in the park on Saturday, June 1 from 2-4 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Enjoy music, lawn games and treats!

 PTA News


Last PTA Association Meeting of the Year

Please mark your calendar!  We will have the last PTA association meeting on May 28th at 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom.   We need to reach quorum to vote in some new board members, so please join if you can! 


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you, Theuerkauf teachers and staff! We appreciate all you do for our children. Happy Teacher and Staff appreciation week!  

Parents, if you would like to bring a donation to compliment the sandwich lunch on Thursday (e.g. chips, fruit) or supplies for the ice cream sundaes on Friday, that would be most appreciated!  Please bring donations to the front office.  Thank you!!


Book Mobile AND Theuerkauf Gear 

On Thursday, May 9th the MV library book mobile is coming back! In addition, we plan to have a gear sale table near the library area in case you want to stock up on stylish Theuerkauf hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and other cheetah apparel!


Summer Playdates

The great friendships your children have built over the school year can continue to grow this summer!  If you would like to lead/host an informal summer playdate, please sign up here.  Thank you for considering!


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