July 31, 2017
Welcome to the start of a new school year! I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer months and is rejuvenated and excited for the coming months. Huff is a special learning community, and I cannot wait to see all of the amazing things we accomplish in 2017-18. A few additional points:
- The first day of school is Monday, August 14. It is a minimum day: students will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday is the first full day.
- If you are not returning for the 2017-18 school year, please contact the office immediately via phone, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person during office hours.
- Please review the updated Huff Handbook prior to the start of the new school year.
- Huff is under construction! Due to the construction of a new Multi-Use Room, fencing will encompass large sections of campus. Final fence lines are still pending - I will update everyone as soon as I have more information. Parking will be limited and traffic will certainly be affected. Therefore...
- Be on the lookout for a very important email from me regarding morning drop off and afternoon pick up.
Here we go!
Ordering School Supplies
Our suggested supply lists for the school year are online at Yubbler.com. At Huff, we pool our supplies, so please bring the supplies shipped home to your child’s classroom during the first week of school. For more information, refer to this June 2017 letter from Mr. Chang. If you plan on contributing supplies, please order now to ensure that they arrive by the first week of school.
Absence and Tardy Policy
Should your child be absent for any reason, please call Ms. Marily at 650-526-3490 x3003. Excused absences are limited to illness, doctor/dentist appointments, and bereavement. All other absences will be considered unexcused. Once you have accrued three unexcused absences or unexcused tardies over thirty minutes you should expect a truancy letter. Once a student accrues five unexcused tardies, parents will be contacted by a district liaison for an attendance meeting.
Emergency Card Changes
If you had any changes to your emergency information that you submitted last spring, please contact the office and they will make the necessary changes. This includes home phone, cell phone, work phone, email, and names of people who can pick up your child(ren) in case you can’t be reached.
If your child requires medication to be kept at school, please pick up medication release forms from the office and return ASAP (we cannot administer any medication without the form). Please note that all medication, even over the counter ones, need a medication form signed by your doctor.
Teacher Work Day: August 11
Did you know that teachers are back at work on Aug. 7? They participate in trainings and meetings to ensure a smooth and successful year. Another key part of their work that week is the Teacher Work Day on Friday, August 11. While the teachers are very eager to meet you and your children, we ask that you honor the precious time that teachers have to prepare and leave them undisturbed on that day. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Huff 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board looks forward to meeting new Huff families and welcoming back returning Hawk families!
Class List Posting & Social: August 11, 4:00 p.m.
Class lists will be posted outside the Huff office on Friday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. Find out which class your child is in and stay to socialize and enjoy popsicles provided by the PTA.
Beautification Day: August 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come work alongside Huff friends and help beautify our campus on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We have plenty of work cleaning, painting, gardening and organizing to get the school ready for our kids. Wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty and remember your hat, sunscreen and water bottle. We appreciate you bringing your favorite garden shovel and broom!
New Family (non-Kindergarten) Orientation: August 13, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Families new to Huff: come and meet Mr. Chang as he takes you on a tour of our campus and goes over basics and answers your questions.
Kinder Social and Orientation: August 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Please join us at Huff on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 2-4 p.m. for light snacks and an opportunity for kindergarteners to play and their parents to get to know one another. Kindergarten families will also meet the amazing Kindergarten teachers and get a tour of their child’s classroom. Families new to Huff (non-K) are also invited to meet our PTA leadership and Mr. Chang and have their questions answered.
First Day of School Welcome Back Social: August 14: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Come say hello to your PTA Executive Board on Monday, Aug. 14 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on the blacktop at Huff. After dropping off your students at class, stick around to socialize with other parents. Visit the Huff PTA booths to find out about membership, volunteering opportunities and to learn more about the various programs that your contribution to the Huff PTA annual fund goes towards.
The Mountain View Educational Foundation Welcomes You to 2017-18
MVEF is excited to welcome all students and families to another wonderful school year. In our elementary schools, MVEF supported programs include:
- In-school art and music instruction for all TK-5 students.
- Hands-on science kits to help teachers deliver high-quality science lessons.
- Living Classroom garden-based lessons.
- Beginning and advanced leadership workshops for grades 4-5.
- Engaging, hands-on natural science field trips and class programs for grades 4-5.
Please see the attached flyers and consider a contribution in 2017-18. Thank you for enriching the education of all of the children of Mountain View!
Fri., Aug 11, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Class List Postings & Social
Sat., Aug 12, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Beautification Day
Sun., Aug 13, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - New Family (non-Kindergarten) Orientation
Sun., Aug 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Kinder Social and Orientation
Mon., Aug 14, 8:00 - 11:55 a.m. - First Day of School - MINIMUM DAY
Mon., Aug 14, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome Back Social
Wed., Aug 23, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Back to School Night - MINIMUM DAY
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