10/28/20 Huff n Stuff

Quote of the week:

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”

-Paulo Coelho

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Huff families,

 

Thank you for sending me a picture of your child with their pumpkin. It was great seeing everyone’s great creations. Join me at our next Principal’s coffee to see the presentation created with all of the pictures submitted.

 

Helpful tips on how to set goals with your child at home

▪ Together with your child, set behavioral expectations and review them daily. 

▪ Set goals and timelines that your child can complete. It’s about progress, not perfection. 

▪ Teach your child to use a timer to stay focused for a period of time. Start small! 

▪ Mark daily progress (even not-so-good days) with stickers, pennies, pebbles, etc. 

▪ Use your child’s favorite activities as rewards for showing effort and progress.

 

Parents, just as a reminder, Senate Bill 820 prohibits any person, including parents, from making any audio, video, or digital recording of our school’s live or synchronous distance learning instruction without the prior consent of the teacher and myself.

 

 

Upcoming events

Virtual Halloween Parade on 10/30 at 12:30PM (link in google classroom)

 

Principal’s Coffee on 11/9 5-6PM

Topic: i-ready data and math games to play at home

Register here


Have a wonderful week! Stay safe and healthy.


Sincerely,


Arline Siam

Upcoming Events

November

-6: End of 1st Trimester - Minimum Day-

-9: Principal’s (Virtual) Coffee 5pm Register here

-11: Veterans Day -No School

-17: ELAC 5:30 -6:30 pm

-18: SSC 3pm

-18: PTA General Association Mtg (virtual) 7PM

-25 - 27: Thanksgiving Recess - NO SCHOOL

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!


District News:

-Halloween: Have fun but stay safe

Just a reminder for Halloween that local and state Health Officer Orders are still in effect. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department strongly recommends alternative festivities in lieu of traditional activities. Rather than trick-or-treating or costume parties, consider focusing on decorating, limiting activities to the people with whom you do not reside, and opting for virtual costume parties. Click here for more information and ideas.


-Parent University: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond 

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our next Parent University event: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond. 


MVWSD Landels Elementary Principal Heidi Galassi will share several resourceful strategies for supporting math learning and achievement at home:


  • Are you confused about which math program to use at home? 

  • Learn how to boost math achievement K-8th

  • Support your child at home with math homework

  • Learn new ways to enrich and deepen math concepts

  • Get your child ready for Algebra


Spanish interpretation is provided. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdOqorTgtGtXg5trN1qiFh5EefCHgIAm1


-Application help for free healthcare coverage 

Free application assistance for healthcare coverage for families in Santa Clara County is offered by the Healthier Kids Foundation. Your family may qualify for medical, vision, dental, prescription and mental health services. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


-Please consider substitute teaching: Info fair on Oct. 29

The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking substitute teachers. We need you! Please consider this flexible, fun, dynamic work that has a big impact on our students.


Join us to learn more about how you can become qualified to substitute teach.


Substitute Teaching Fair

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 9:30-11 AM.

Register in advance for this meeting: http://mvw.sd/yrhZ4


Click here to learn more about substitute teaching. We can help you through the steps.


If you are already qualified, you may view jobs and apply online on our website. For information, call 650-526-3555.


-Police Interactions, Race and “The Talk:” A Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom: http://mvw.sd/talk

For Black children, the “talk” about how to interact with police is a rite of passage. Join MVWSD for a panel discussion with parents, the Mountain View Police Department and other leaders about what this means for policing for all of our children and families in our community and schools. 

For more information about how MVWSD is working to support equity in our community, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about the City’s racial equity and inclusion efforts, please click here

-Get a flu shot: Not the flu!

Free flu Shots on Saturdays at the Fairgrounds in San Jose on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and every Saturday through mid-December

  • Car entrance for general parking: Gate D, 2542 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95111

  • No appointment needed

  • All are welcome regardless of immigration status

  • No cost

  • Shots available at this location for everyone age 3 years and older. Children aged 3 - 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Younger children should get a shot from their regular pediatrician.

  • Right next door to free County COVID-19 testing. Get a COVID-19 test at the same time!

 

More Free Flu Shots in Your Neighborhood



-The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents: Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success on  Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | Live Online   

 

Join us for an insightful evening with Marc Brackett, as he explores the value of our emotions and why what we do with our emotions is especially important. Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University.


The goal of this presentation is to (1) inspire a new mindset around the power of emotions to transform our lives, (2) describe the five key underlying skills of emotional intelligence, known as the “RULER” skills, and (3) provide innovative strategies and tools for developing emotional intelligence so that our emotions help, rather than hinder, our well-being and success at home, in school, at work, and in everyday life. 


Audience:  Parents with children K - 12; teachers, and counselors

Register: To register for this free event, go to https://mvla2020-21-marcbrackett.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.

PTA News:

HUFF PTA Volunteer Hours Log

Hi Huff Parents!

We appreciate all the support you are providing our school!  Please use the link below to log any time (class help etc, not just PTA-related activities) you have volunteered starting July 1, 2020 . Our total hours as a school are submitted to the State PTA at the end of the school year in order to maintain our federal tax exempt status as well as raises awareness to our legislatures.   Thanks for all the Huff Love!  :)

 

HUFF PTA Volunteer Hours Log

 

In Need of Halloween, School Spirit, Crazy Hair Day Photos and More for the Yearbook!

 

We are depending on parents and teachers more than ever this year to provide photos for the yearbook. Please upload photos from the following events (or any class- or grade-wide events) to the Google Drive folder below:

 

  • Halloween (costumes, class parties)

  • School Spirit Day

  • Crazy Hair Day

  • Kinder Pumpkin Patch

  • 1st-5th Pumpkin Patch

  • Book Fair/Author Visit

  • First Day of School

Upload photos here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1sHtAxYqeSUzQDhg2T4hWvOgS--31elW3

 

Attachments:                

 October Equity Calendar 2020_finalENG.

MVLA Speaker Series_Flyer 2_Marc Brackett

Fall Festival Flyer Bilingual

MediCal_SCC_EngSpanViet

Huff - A4S School Newsletter 2020-21

MVEF_CSMA Art Supplies Guidelines 

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