Huff N Stuff, October 23, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Arline Siam - Interim Principal

Annual Halloween Parade: AM time

 8:15-9:00 a.m. on October 31. Please mark your calendars! If driving, have a plan for where you will park and come early that day. Remember, the front parking lot is for staff only. Other details:

  •  Please follow signs and directions when you arrive.

  • Students may wear costumes during the day as long as it is safe and not distracting to do so.

  • Masks, excessive gore, and sharp/dangerous props are not allowed.

  • Each teacher will have discretion about whether and when related celebrations can take place that day. Please do not send students to school with candy.

Let’s all have a safe and fun Halloween!

TB Clearance Requirement – California State regulations mandate that parent volunteers who serve students in our schools be cleared for tuberculosis.  Volunteers may choose to either have a TB risk assessment or a TB skin test done at the volunteer's expense for the required clearance, which is valid for four (4) years.  If tuberculosis risk factors are identified during a tuberculosis risk assessment done by a health care provider, the volunteer will be required to submit a certificate from a health care provider that he/she has been examined and is free of infectious tuberculosis (Ed Code 49406). Please bring this Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form to your health care provider found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/health.

 

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Susie V. - Room 1

  • Kaya B. - Room 2

  • Noah T. - Room 5

  • David G. - Room 25

  • Yusif K. - Room 12

Upcoming Events

October--Safety Month

23- Parent U: Mental Health Basics 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graham MUR

23- Unity Day: wear Orange

31- Halloween Parade at 8:15 AM + Minimum Day

November

1- End of the 1st trimester- Minimum Day

2- Huff Auction and Party 6:30pm-11pm at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub @ Levi’s Stadium 

6- Yogurtland all day dine out fundraiser

11- Veterans Day (Holiday) - NO SCHOOL

12- ELAC 6 - 7PM 

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

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

27 - 29- Thanksgiving Recess -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:

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PARTY! Huff PTA Auction & Party: Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00-11:00pm

Don’t miss Huff’s biggest night of the year with food, fun, an open bar and fabulous auction items! The 22nd Annual Huff PTA Auction & Party is bringing back some of your favorites, plus several new additions at a great new venue. View our complete auction catalog online at http://www.huffpta.org/auction. You can also pre-register in advance and vault your credit card to avoid a line when you arrive at the party. While you’re registering, consider signing up to start the night early with a private, pre-auction cocktail hour at 49ers Museum.

Need childcare for the evening? Huff’s YMCA Kids Place will offer a night of fun for a limited number of kids. More info about registration for the kids’ care coming soon.

 

Lost and Found

Troop 60842 will be collecting the items from lost and found Friday, October 25th. Please check lost and found before then to claim all lost items.

Dine Out for Huff at Yogurtland

On Wednesday, 11/6, go any time all day long and Yogurtland will donate 20% of your total purchases to the Huff PTA. 

But how can you make the most of your Yogurtland visit?

  • Stop in for some precious kid-free me time after lunch

  • Come right after school and meet up with friends

  • Bring the whole family for an after dinner treat

 

You don’t need to bring a flyer, just tell the person at the counter that you are from Huff. This is only at the El Monte Ave. location in Mountain View (by the Panera and Pizza My Heart).

Everyone will be there. Don’t miss it!

District News:

CAASPP results: Paper reports

If your child is currently in grade 4-8, your child’s 2018-19 CAASPP score result report in paper form will be sent to you at home the week of Oct. 21.


Your child's report has been available online. To access the English Language Arts and mathematics scores through PowerSchool, click on https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. After logging in, click on "score reports" in the lefthand column. If you are unable to access the Parent Portal, please contact your school secretary for assistance.


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 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 18th. 


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.

 

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.

MVEF News

Are your children enjoying the Community School of Music and Art lessons at their elementary schools? Do you love watching your child compete in middle school sports? These are just two of the programs funded by the Mountain View Educational Foundation- all thanks to donations from parents like you. MVEF’s annual phonathon is just around the corner and they need your support. Save them a call and donate today at mvef.org/donate. Your donation ensures that your child, and every child in the district, have access to these programs as well as Living Classroom, environmental science field trips and more. Donate today!


MV Parent U presents "Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills and Math Literacy" on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8pm at the Crittenden MUR.

Presenters: Sharon McClintock, The Mountain View Library; Heidi Galassi, Landels Elementary, Principal; and Karen Gordon, Landels Elementary, Instructional Coach.

 

Please join us to learn several resourceful strategies for supporting reading, writing, and math at home:

•       Easy activities to boost your child's reading engagement

•       Creative ways to encourage and support writing

•       Ideas for math games that build math skills

•       Practical ways to use math in everyday life

 

In addition, the Mountain View Library will share:

•      Ebooks and online library resources

•      Information on library programs and services for the entire family

 

RAFFLE: Books and two bikes. Childcare provided.

 

Click here to RSVP for this session: https://readingmath.eventbrite.com


Non Discrimination Policy

In accordance with annual distribution of District policies requirements, below are links to the MVWSD sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and uniform complaint procedure policies and statements.  If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Smith, Director of Federal, State & Strategic Programs, at 650-526-3500.


The Mountain View Whisman School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Mountain View Whisman School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Carmen Ghysels at 650-526-3500, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, or cghysels@mvwsd.org.


Policy Links--

5145.7 AR - Sexual Harassment

5145.7 BP - Sexual Harassment

1312.4 AR - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

4144 BP - Complaints

4144 AR - Complaints

1312.3 BP - Uniform Complaint Procedures

1312.3 AR - Uniform Complaint Procedures

4119.11 AR - Sexual Harassment

4119.11 BP - Sexual Harassment 

Non Discrimination Policy


RAS open house

Right at School, a before and afterschool care program, will be hosting an open house for current and prospective families on October 22. Please see the attached flyer for more information. For information on MVWSD's afterschool programs, please visit: https://www.mvwsd.org/academics/supporting_learning/before__afterschool


MV Parent U: Mental Health Basics

Learn the basics of mental health, including: definitions, coping with stress, when it is important to seek help, combating stigma, and how to get help in our county.


October 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Graham MUR


A team of professionals from Palo Alto University will present foundational information about mental health and mental illness and how mental health challenges may look different in different people or cultures. Participants will engage in interactive dialogue about how to maintain good mental health, and how to combat stigma around mental illness. The training also discusses what to do when someone needs support or help.


Spanish interpretation and child care will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required for this event. Please click here to reserve your seat. 

 

Attachments:

Starting Arts Enrollment Form Monster Bash MV Parent U: Mental Health Basics

MV Parent U: Fundamentos de la salud mental Right At School (English)

Right At School (Spanish) Shriek Ticket Order Form
Tennis flyer

Parent U: Reading and Math (english) Parent U: Reading and Math (spanish)

 

 

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