May 22, 2024

May 22, 2024


 Principal's Message

Dear Cheetah Community, 

I cannot believe that we only have a couple of days left of school and most of the days left are minimum days! Please mark your calendar to make sure you are here to pick up your child by 12:10pm on Thursday 5/23, Friday, 5/24, Thursday, 5/30 and the final day of school Friday, 5/31. Ending the school year is so bittersweet, but I can’t wait to celebrate all of their hard work during a couple of fun events we have planned like field day, 5th grade vs. staff kickball game, promotion, and picnics!


Field Day - Friday

On Friday, May 24, students will be having a fun field day from 8:20-10:10am! Contact your teacher and check in at the office if you want to volunteer! Our PE teachers, with the support of 5th grade students, will organize outside games for our students. To ensure this day is safe and fun for your child, the following items are recommended:

  • T-Shirt Color: matches color of the team assigned to 

    • See teacher email to find out your color

    • We will provide color stickers if you do not have the assigned color shirt

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat or Visor

  • Shorts and Sweatshirt

  • Tennis Shoes

  • Water/Water bottle

* Please have child's name marked on items


5th Grade Promotion

As the end of the school soon approaches we wanted to inform you that you may start to come to the office to have your ID scanned in our system in preparation for the 5th grade promotion.

All adult visitors must have a school badge when on campus.

In order to facilitate the entrance to the promotion we are asking that prior to the event you and any family member attending (under age excluded) the promotion stop by at any time at the front office to have your Identification Cards scanned by our District software. 

Then on the day of the promotion you may use the Visitor touchscreen (picture below) and the printer will print you a badge and then proceed to the celebration. 

If you cannot come in ahead of time, please arrive 40-30 minutes early so we can check you in. We don’t want you to miss out on the wonderful event! 


2nd Grade, 4th Grade, and Non-Returning Students Only

If your child is a 2nd grader, 4th grader, or student of any grade who is not returning to a MVWSD school next year, your student’s district issued Chromebook, charger, and stylus need to be returned to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, May 29th, unless they are doing summer school.  Summer school students in 2nd and 4th will turn in their CBs after summer school ends. 

Next year’s returning 3rd and 5th graders will be re-issued an updated Chromebook when school resumes in August.


Warm Regards,

Principal Danielle Lyons

 Important Dates


  • Tuesday, May 28th- Yearbook Distribution by PTA: 1:35-2pm by the TK/Kinder dismissal gate and 2:35-3:15pm by the front gate

  • Wednesday, May 29th- Yearbook Distribution by PTA: 8:15-8:45 am by the front gate and 1:35-2pm by the TK/Kinder dismissal gate and 2:35-3:15pm by the front gate

  • 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 (adults must check in the front office with an Identification card or Passport) 

  • 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, Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect and Courage for May 21st

 District News

View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft before May 24

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the  District’s Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to view the draft LCAP plan and provide input about the plans' goals, actions, and services here. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 30. Agenda and time are found at


Free Meals All Summer- Grab and Go

Free meals provided by MVWSD and Second Harvest Food Bank are available to everyone throughout the summer at these locations. No questions. No age limit. No IDs required.

  • Rengstorff Park - June 6- July 26 from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM. (No Meals June 19 & July 4)

  • Castro Elementary  - June 6 - 28 from 11:30 AM -12:30 pm. (No meal pick on June 19). Meal pick up in front of Mistral Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave 


Turning in this Year’s Volunteer Badges; and How to Apply to be a Regular Volunteer Next Year

Parents, we are so grateful for your volunteering this year! It has been a great year, and we are looking forward to next year already. But first …

  • Please turn in your volunteer badges to the front office between now and the end of the school year. This year’s badge will not work for next year.

For all of the details and documentation requirements to get yourself set up as a frequent volunteer for the 2024-25 school year, please see MVWSD will begin accepting volunteer applications for 2024-25 on August 1. Please look for an email this summer with more details about training and applying to volunteer next year. Thank you


i-Ready Diagnostic 3 Assessments and Student Reports

Your child took the end of year i-Ready Math and Reading diagnostic assessments during the week of May 13th, 2024. Parents can access their children’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score via their Powerschool Parent Portal starting at 4 pm on May 31. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Steps to access your child's i-Ready Reports on Powerschool are linked here. To learn more about how to read the reports, please click here. Please contact your child’s school office if you have any trouble accessing reports. 


Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, which makes it a great time to remember that it’s okay to not be okay. Although all of us struggle sometimes, it can be difficult to know exactly what to say to others when we feel  sad, angry, anxious, and other challenging emotions. 

Phrases like I’m having a day / It’s been one of those days, I’m on the struggle bus, and I’m actually going through some stuff, are helpful ways to communicate when you’re not “fine”. These simple sayings can help others know you need support or perhaps simply some space. 

Learn more at


Seeing those smiles at the CSMA Spring school concerts? Did you know that TK-5 music education in MVWSD is funded by MVEF?
In MVWSD, each grade level at each school site learns from specialized, dedicated teachers who are hired, trained, and mentored by the Community School of Art and Music (CSMA) in Mountain View. As they progress, every student learns about beat, melody, tone, pitch, expression, and the language and cultural context of music. In 4th and 5th grade, students learn how to read and play music on a recorder, and are able to try out different concert instruments. This common foundation ensures that every student is prepared to participate in excellent MVWSD performing arts programs when they come together in middle school. Thank you to MVEF donors for making this possible! To become an MVEF donor, visit here.


Medi-Cal Expansion

Medi-Cal helps you and your family stay healthy. Even if you’ve been denied for full Medi-Cal recently, you may be eligible now. Immigration status does not matter. Applying will not affect your immigration status. Learn more at

 PTA News


Hello Families,

If you ordered a yearbook, here are the options for picking them up:

Tuesday, May 28, 

     1:35-2pm by the TK/Kinder dismissal gate

      2:35-3:15pm by the front gate

Wednesday, May 29, 

      8:15-8:45am by the front gate

     1:35-2pm by the TK/Kinder dismissal gate

      2:35-3:15pm by the front gate

**Note: 5th grade students will receive their yearbooks in class Tuesday morning,  May 28**

Please email [email protected] if the above times do not work and you would like to make an alternate arrangement or if your child attends an after school program (BTB, Right at School, YMCA) and you would like us to deliver it there Tuesday afternoon.

If you haven't ordered a yearbook, but would like to get one:

   -PTA purchased a small number of extra yearbooks. We will sell these first come, first serve for $17 during the distribution times listed above. Payment can be by cash or PayPal.  You can email [email protected] to request one/find out if any of these are still available.

   -You can purchase on-line and have it shipped to your home: $16.28+shipping


Teresa for the Yearbook Committee


Summer Playdates

We hope to have a few playdates throughout the summer to continue building up the Cheetah Community!  Please check out the document below with details.  And if you think you can organize an event (or two?), that would be FANTASTIC!   (Just add the details to the document :)


PTA and Principal Coffee and Donuts 

It’s the last donut and coffee get together with the PTA and Principal Lyons!  Don’t miss it – it is going to be great!  Friday, May 24th near the flagpole in front of the school.


LAST PTA Meeting

Next Tuesday is our very last PTA association meeting of the year.  PLEASE join as we need a quorum to approve our new future PTA President – Bonnie Young – and other board members! Thank you in advance for attending.  Tuesday, May 28th 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom:

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