Huff n Stuff, December 18, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Arline Siam - Interim Principal

During this holiday season of celebration, giving, and family gatherings, I am reminded of the following quote from the Dalai Lama: “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” I feel very fortunate to be at Huff where our teachers show love and compassion to our students’ lives every day.  I hope that each one of you have a safe and joyful holiday season and take time to enjoy your family. Sincerely, Mrs. Siam


We are still collecting board games for our new game room which will be open every Wednesday during lunch after we come back from the Holidays. Please bring them to the office. Thank you in advance!

  • Caught YOU Being Good Winners
  • Himani N. - Room 1

  • Ian G. - Room 2

  • Elizabeth N. - Room 5

  • Sarah H. - Room 25

  • Eden H. - Room12

  • Brandon V. - Room 17

Upcoming Events

December

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

01/14 - English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) 6 - 7 pm in Staff Lounge

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:

 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:


Open Enrollment for new and current MVWSD students starts Jan. 13

 

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.

 

To make sure you're ready, please check your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access now. 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.

 

MVEF News

The Mountain View Educational Foundation MVEF wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. Please think of MVEF of for your end of year giving. Your donation funds Community School of Music Art and Music classes, Living Classroom, hands-on science field trips for every 4th , 5th and 6th grader, middle school athletics and more. We need your help to ensure that your child, and every child, have access to these amazing programs. Make your tax-deductible

donation today at mvef.org


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.


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.

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Regular school attendance is required by the state law, and is included in the District’s Local Control Accountability plan (LCAP) and Dashboard. State law requires MVWSD to send a letter to parents after three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes.   Letters also inform parents of next steps and any resources or procedures in place to help their family get their child to school regularly. The state, county, and district are monitoring attendance, both excused and unexcused absences because the goal is for students to be in school as often as possible.  Our schools’ goals are a 97% attendance rate. For more information, click here. 


 

Attachments:


minted - FUNDRAISEHUFF            Tennis Flyer for Winter 

Winter Break Camp Flyer               Child Care InService Package - Flyer          Huff Honnor Choir Winter       Dance Outreach Workshop

 

 

 

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