Huff n Stuff, November 13, 2019

Principal’s Message: Quote of the week

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

-Albert Einstein


Arline Siam - Interim Principal

Report cards go home this Friday, November 15th and will be in an envelope in your child’s backpack. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, as always, please arrange to talk with the teacher so the teacher can give you more details. Next trimester we will be sending home report cards via email.


Please join us at the following events.

11/19 School Site Council Meeting at 3:30-4:30PM in the staff room

11/21 PTA General Meeting 7-8PM in MUR

11/ 22 Principal’s Coffee from 8:10-9:10AM in the library 

 

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Duncan C. - Room 2

  • Mikayla Y. - Room 5

  • Vivien K. - Room 8

  • Howard B. - Room 26

  • Safina G. - Room 12

  • Andrew S. Room 17

Upcoming Events

November

13- MVEF dine out

14- MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis: 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

15- Report cards sent home

19- School Site Council (SSC) - 3:30pm

21- PTA General Meeting - MUR 7 - 8PM

22- Principal’s coffee: 8:10am in the Library

27 - 29- Thanksgiving Recess -NO SCHOOL

December & January

12/23 - 01/03 - Holiday Recess NO SCHOOL

01/06 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL

Traffic Guideline

Click here to view Huff’s 2019-20 Traffic Guidelines

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email huffattendance@mvwsd.org or call the attendance line at (650)526-3490 ext 3080.

Reminder: Please include your student's name, your student's room or teacher, the reason for absence, the date of absence(s) and the relationship of the person leaving the message. Thank you from the office staff!

PTA News:

MINTED - November and December Fundraiser on Holiday Cards and Gift Purchases

SOME NEW CHANGES!

Now extended through DECEMBER

The savings are now 20%!

15% of the proceeds are donated to the Huff PTA

AND

You get 20% off Minted holiday card and gift orders in November and December when you use your promo code

Minted makes beautiful photo holiday cards. This is also a great site for buying photo calendars and other photo art gifts this holiday season. (See attachment.)

Just go to minted.com and use the unique Huff coupon code FUNDRAISEHUFF

The code is valid toward all Minted holiday cards and gifts, including foil-pressed art gifts, personal stationery, holiday home decor, and photo art and calendar gifts. (It’s good on anything on the Minted main site page under the Holiday and Gifts tabs except for limited edition fine art and stamps.)

This code is ONLY valid during the months of November and December and can be used an unlimited amount of times, but it cannot be combined with other promotions. Please share your code with friends and family.

YOU SAVE 20%. THEY DONATE 15%

In Need of Event Photos for Yearbook

We are looking for photos for the yearbook from lots of the recent exciting fall activities. If you have photos from the following events below, we would love it if you could upload them to our yearbook folders.

  • Book Fair

  • Jenny Yang Author Visit

  • Unity Day

  • Halloween

  • Auction 

  • 5th Grade Amazing Race

  • 5th Grade Science Camp

 

Please put them in the folders at the link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14ZXP5RgRO1aF37E57zO7k1erlkvRPdad

And please continue to add photos to your class pages as we also use photos posted there for the yearbook.

Questions? https://www.huffpta.org/yearbook

District News:


Resources for helping students with math homework

Eureka Math provides a series of free Parent Tip Sheets at the topic level that include suggested strategies and models, key vocabulary, and tips for how you can support learning at home. Available in English and Spanish for grades K-8.  To view those tip sheets, click on https://www.mvwsd.org/academics/teaching_the_standards/eureka_math

 

To access Eureka math videos, curriculum and homework helpers through a free, sign-in parent dashboard, check out nonprofit GreatMinds at https://greatminds.org/math/parents. To access Common Core standards parent roadmaps for math and language arts by grade, click on Parent Roadmaps - ELA and Parent Roadmap - Math

>>>>Parent Education event Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Moira Kessler. November 13 and November 20, 6:30-8 pm. Springer Elementary.

Session 1 on 11/13: Learn tools on how to communicate effectively with your child, how to validate yourself and your child, and how to increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors

Session 2 on 11/20: Learn about typical and atypical adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teens, and about risks factors for and protective factors against suicide

Donate and Dine Out to support MVEF!

MVEF’s Phonathon is just around the corner!  Donate today at mvef.org/donate and help MVEF reach its $800,000 goal. Your donation funds art, music, science, athletics and more for your child and every child in the district.  On November 13, take a night off from cooking, and head to PIZZA MY HEART, at the corner of El Camino and El Monte (1037 El Monte), in Mountain View from 4pm to 8pm!  Mention MVEF and 30% of your bill goes to MVEF!

 

Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School (ticket order form attached)


Nasty will be nice and Mountain View will be ogre-the-moon when Crittenden students present their production of Shrek The Musical JR. on November 14-16 at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 17th. 


This family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of Shrek, an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.   


Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and children under 12 and can be purchased at the Crittenden Middle School front office or at the door. For more information, contact Leanne Rzepiela at lrzepiela@mvwsd.org.


School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 13

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 13-February 7 online. You can register your child for the 2020-21 school year when online registration opens on January 13 here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 


For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 13 - February 7.

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 500 Toft St. 

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 for all elementary schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 5 at 5:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.

You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.

There are a variety of school and program information nights and tours in December at the elementary schools. These nights are good opportunities for new families and for those transitioning to new neighborhood schools to learn about a particular school or program, including choice schools. Please click here for a list of these events.


The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis:  What Is It Doing to Our Kids?" with Bonnie Halpern-Felsher on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, will discusse the harmful impacts vaping has on the minds and bodies of adolescents. 

 

Dr. Halpern-Felsher will provide an overview of current tobacco/nicotine products, including vapes, Juuls and other pod-based systems, which are more commonly used among teens than combustible cigarettes.  Drawing upon on-going research, Dr. Halpern-Felsher will address why adolescents are drawn to using these products, dispel common misperceptions held by both adults and teens, and share effective, evidence-based strategies that parents, caregivers, and teachers, can leverage to help prevent and reduce the use of these addictive products.

The talk will be followed by a panel of local administrators and a mental health professional.

To register for this free event, go to https://mvla2019-20-bonniehalpern-felsher.eventbrite.com 

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

Attachments:

Tennis flyer              Nov. 13 and 20 Moria Kessier

2020-21 Enrollment Presentations and kinder info   2020-21_Kinder_Night_flyer                 2020-21_Open Enrollment Info                   MVHS_TURKEYTROT_FLYER 2019     

minted - FUNDRAISEHUFF     Shrek Ticket Order Form Doc eng&spa   November Menu

Tree Lighting 2019 flyer Breakfast with Santa Jingle Ball Flyer

 

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