Huff N Stuff, December 11, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Quote of the Week "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

--Albert Einstein

Arline Siam - Interim Principal

Thank you for all of the game board donations for our new game room. We are still in need of many more so if you are cleaning out your closet and making room for new games after the holidays, please send us your gently used games as they will be put to good use. 


Makerspace 2020

We will be opening up a Makerspace during lunch time in Jan 2020 and are in need of all types of materials for the kids to use for simple projects. Please bring them to the office. Below are some of what we need :

  • Recycled Paper towel + toilet paper rolls

  • Cardboard boxes (regular size Amazon boxes ONLY due to limited storage space)

  • Egg cartons (from 1/2 dozen to 2 dozen size, preferably non-plastic)

  • Popsicle sticks, pom-poms, miscellaneous craft-making materials

  • Recycled water bottles in any size big or small

  • Straws, cloth pins

  • Any remaining gift wrapping materials 

 

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Feleti V. - Room 1

  • Michael K. -Room 20

  • Cora D. - Room 5

  • Ghayelika M. - Room 10

  • Alex Li. - Room 8

  • Nicolas M. - Room 12

  • Jack D. - Room 16

  • Naureen I. - Room 17

Upcoming Events

December 12/14 - Saturday with the Superintendent 2:00- 3:30 p.m. at Panera on El Camino and El Monte

12/14- Jingle Ball - 6:30- 8pm at Mountain View Community Center

12/19- Huff Honor Choir - 1:15 pm in MUR

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

January

01/06 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL

01/07- School Site Council - 3:15 pm in the Staff Lounge

01/13 - Open Enrollment

01/24 - Principal’s Coffee - 8:10 - 9:10am

 

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:

Linden Tree Books (10% goes to Huff)

This great independent bookstore with books for all ages has a particularly strong children’s section. Lots of science and math games, art supplies, puzzles, and more.

Make your holiday purchases here or stock up for future birthday parties.

From 2-3:30 we will have Huff parents read stories and you’ll be able to browse child-free.

If you can’t make it, you (or grandparents or friends) can also make online purchases on the www.lindentreebooks.com website and enter HUFF in the Discount Code/Comments box.

 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%

District News:

Middle School Electives Interest Survey coming the week of 12/16

As we enter the third year of the inclusive middle school schedule, our middle schools are currently working to provide quality elective offerings that are a great complement to our core academics. It's our goal to align electives with students’ interests and teachers’ credentials.


In order to gauge students’ interests, and inform the development of the elective catalog for the next school year, students in grades 5-7 will be asked to complete a survey in class the week of December 16th.  This survey will list possible electives for 2020-21 and ask students to indicate the top three electives they may be interested in taking. The purpose of this survey only is to understand student interests. Students will not be committed to taking the electives they express interest in. Incoming and current middle school students will not formally request electives until the spring of 2020.


For more information on the process, and to view last year’s electives catalogs, please click on www.mvwsd.org/MSelectives.

Saturday with the Superintendent: Please join Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Saturday, December 14 from 2:00- 3:30 p.m. at Panera on El Camino and El Monte (1035 El Monte Ave) for informal conversation. Bring your questions and comments.


Right at School: Winter Break Camp

Right at School is offering Winter Break Camp from December 23 - January 3 from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm, hosted at Stevenson Elementary. There is no camp 12/24, 12/25 ,12/31 & 1/1. Cost is $45/day. You are not required to have a child currently enrolled with Right at School to participate in winter break camp. See www.rightatschool.com/winterbreak/ for registration and information.


Check your students: PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to prepare for open enrollment

On November 21, you received an email with your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account with your username and instructions. Please check now that you have access and that all your currently enrolled students are linked in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Only one PowerSchool Parent Portal account is needed per family. If not all of your children are currently linked on your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your school office.


Beginning January 13,  parents with students in grades TK-7 will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21. Current eighth-grade parents should check their mail for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District registration information.


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

 

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 for neighborhood elementary schools. You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence.

 

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.

 

The District has two choice schools:  Spanish-English dual immersion at Gabriela Mistral School and a parent participation program at Stevenson Elementary School.  These schools can be requested when you register your child. Gabriela Mistral's information night is Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Stevenson's information night is Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

There are a variety of school and program information nights and tours in December at the elementary schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

 

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

 

Attachments:


minted - FUNDRAISEHUFF            Jingle Ball Flyer       Tennis Flyer for Winter 

Winter Break Camp Flyer               Child Care InService Package - Flyer          

Huff Honnor Choir Winter 

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