Mar. 20, 2019


Principal’s Message: Children's Business Fair

Join us at the first-ever CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR at Huff Elementary School on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.! Come and peruse over fifty student-run shops selling all manners of crafts, products, and services. Customers will also enjoy free snacks as they shop, and there will be a free drawing to win awesome prizes such as a new bicycle. RSVP here by March 29 and you automatically earn an extra entry into the drawing. Our proprietors aren't too keen on paying credit card fees, so please, *cash only*. The Children's Business Fair promises to be a fun, inspirational, and educational time for all. We hope to see everyone there!

State Testing

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) during the weeks of April 29 and May 6. This set of standardized tests includes a English Language Arts assessment and a Mathematics assessment. Fifth graders will also take the California Science Test. Families, please check the school calendar for specific dates and avoid taking out-of-town trips or scheduling morning medical, dental, or other appointments during the testing window. More detailed information to come in the following weeks.

After School Programs

There are still some spots available for various after school programs. Check out the full list here.

Huff Multicultural Day

Get ready to “travel” around the world at our Multicultural Day, Thursday March 21, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Experience International flavors of food *, music, art, dance performances. Find out about faraway fashion - both modern and traditional. You will receive a Passport Book to participate in the around the world arts and crafts. Come dressed in attire representing your culture!

*Tomy’s Kitchen - Mexican Cuisine, Feed ‘N’ Treat Crepes and Waffles, and Indian Cuisine will be available for purchase.

Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Toy Drive

Crittenden Middle School is hosting a toy drive, which will be held from March 11 to March 25. You can donate a few of your toys that are in good condition and we will take them to charities such as Goodwill. Please put your toys in the bin in your front office. Donating to this toy drive is a great way to help the community and teach children about the benefits of giving back. Thank you!!

5th Grade Promotion

It’ll be here before you know it! Our 5th grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 5 from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars!

Box Tops Raffle Winners

Hi Huff Hawks, thank you for bringing in 1,000 Box Tops for us to turn into money for our school. The raffle winners for this round were: Soraya O (room 18), Brendon V (room 13) and Lily T (Room 22)!! Winners, enjoy your prizes! Please continue to turn in Box Tops - there will be another raffle at the beginning of the school year in August, but we’ll take Box Tops anytime!

Customize Your Yearbook Pages

This year you have the ability to add two custom pages of your child’s pictures selected by you. Just follow the directions below.

  1. Set up your account at the link below. Our school’s passcode is 1015335719921389. (Once you enter your children’s names, you will likely be logged in and won’t have to follow the rest of the steps in the link.) Setting Up a TreeRing Account
  2. Next, login and select “My Photos” in the bar on the far left to upload your photos.
  3. Click on “Edit custom pages.” Now you can add photos and design your pages!

To learn more about how to customize your page, please read:

https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360...

If you opt not to customize your yearbook pages, your yearbook will just not have those two pages.

The deadline to edit your yearbook pages is March 29, 2019. If you have any questions, please email Kathleen Mikulis and Dorothy Lin at yearbook@huffpta.org.

Send Us Your Photos for the Yearbook!

If you have any photos from the activities below, we’d love it if you’d share them with us so we can include them in the yearbook!

  • Science Night
  • Children’s Business Fair
  • Huff Multicultural Day
  • Halloween
  • Teacher and Staff Candids
  • Girl and Boy Scouts, “Peter Pan”

Please put them in the folders at the link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xR0N-vZU-8...

Scouting, “Peter Pan” and any other clubs/ afters chool activities can go here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1imVjvcpemo...

If you prefer that your child NOT be pictured in the yearbook at all, please contact us at yearbook@huffpta.org.

HAWKFEST is Friday, May 17, but planning starts now!

Hawkfest is our year-end 'school carnival' with games, crafts, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family! We still need a few volunteers to help with things like planning food, entertainment, classroom activity planning and vendor management . Check out our sign-up sheet on Konstella to pitch in and make it another great Hawkfest.

Saturday with the Superintendent

Do you have a question or comment about MVWSD or just want to connect? Join Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for informal conversation during "Saturday with the Superintendent" on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Crittenden Innovation Center, 1701 Rock St.

Graham PTA Presents Spamalot

Interested in a family friendly fun night out? Want to learn more about the choral and theater programs at Graham Middle School? MVEF and Graham PTA present Spamalot Young@Part in the Graham Theater:

Friday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10. You can purchase your tickets online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spamalot-musical-tick... or tickets can be purchased at the door.

Let's Talk: Special Education

MVWSD provides a range of special education services to its students in order to support each individual learner. Learn more about special education and general education in this seventh episode in the "Let's Talk" video series.

Click here for the video. Spanish subtitles are available.

The "Let's Talk" video series addresses topics that our school community members have questions about and that are important to them. Look for a new video approximately monthly, and let us know what you think.

#SheCan

Please join us for a wonderful event next month as we celebrate the second annual MVPD Women’s Day event. It has been renamed to #SheCan to incorporate and include all who would like to participate, regardless of age.

Much like last year, the goal of this event is to encourage and inspire girls – middle and high school-age specifically – as well as young women to consider the possibility of a career in fields such as public safety and public service and all that these career have to offer. We are thrilled to announce that the Mountain View Fire Department, the City of Mountain View, the 129th Rescue Wing, and Girls on the Run will be joining us this year.

Here are more of the event details

  • Date: Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: MVPD front lot, auditorium and foyer
  • Who: You, and your family!

To learn more about the ‘why’ behind this event, check out our mission statement!

We have a vision. A vision as police officers, firefighters and government leaders to connect with women and girls as mentors, advocates and sponsors. Out of this vision came the slogan #SeeStrongBeStrong. We believe that when young women and girls see what’s possible in any career they are encouraged, inspired and supported to strive to find their highest potential. We want all young women and girls to know that they can become anything they set their minds to. Because they are stronger, smarter and more capable than they think, and WE HAVE THEIR BACK.

We believe that when we engage with young women and girls and tell our stories of perseverance and resilience we are planting seeds of the same kind for them. We understand that when men stand up with women and girls, we are partners in equality and share the same dream of a better world.

We created this event to inspire, empower and embolden our female youth to see themselves as future leaders in public safety and public service. #SheCan, sponsored by the Mountain View Police Department, will offer an inside look at the joy and purpose behind the work public servants do in the world.

MVEF News

The Mountain View Educational Foundation is currently seeking new board member candidates. MVEF has an annual goal to raise $750,000 to fund Community School of Music and Art art and music lessons, Living Classroom, environmental science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader, musical instruments, middle school athletics, science materials and more. MVEF is a volunteer-driven organization managed by a Board of Directors andsupported by volunteers at each school site. Our Board of Directors includes dedicated community members and district parents. Board members attend monthly meetings, act as ambassadors for MVEF within our schools and community and help fundraise. For more information click here or contact Karen Heitkamp at Karen@mvef.org

Spring After School Robotics & Java Coding with Wizbots

At Wizbots, our aim is to inspire students in the pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Our after school Robotics & Java Coding Labs revolve around LEGO® robotics and provides students with a fun way to learn Java programming and creative problem-solving. Novices and advanced students, alike, will learn coding, engineering, and design in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Our Lab at Huff begins Thursday, April 4 and is open to students in grades 3-5. Learn more and enroll now at wizbots.com/afterschool. Have questions? Email us at info@wizbots.com.

Parent Chat

Are you concerned about the emotional well being of your child? Come to Parent Chat, peer to peer support for parents of teens. Hosted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC.

Second Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm, Los Altos Library

Colorcycle (Marker/Dry Erase recycling)

Please continue to help support our efforts by having your kids drop off throughout the year, any used markers, sharpies, highlighters or dry erase markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located in classrooms for your child to deposit the markers. This is being organized through the 3rd/4th grade girl scout troop #60070.To learn more about the Colorcycle program, check out www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx or email Huff parent Ann Walsh (annwalsh100@gmail.com).

District calendar for 2019-20

Click here for the official district calendar for the next school year.

After School Program schedule now available

Click here to see the list of after school programs at Huff. Please note: these programs are financially and programmatically separate from official school events. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by Huff Elementary School or MVWSD.

Upcoming Dates

Thu., Mar. 21, 9:00 a.m. - 3rd Grade Music Concert
Thu., Mar. 21, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Huff Multicultural Day
Thu., Mar. 21, 7:00 p.m. - Huff General PTA Meeting
Fri., Mar. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1st Grade Music Concert
Fri., Mar. 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2nd Grade Music Concert
Fri., Mar. 22, 10:45 a.m. - Kinder Music Concert
Thu., Mar. 28, 3:00 p.m. - Huff School Site Council
Fri., Mar. 29, 8:00 a.m. - Spring Picture Day
Tue., Apr. 2, 8:00 a.m. - Project Cornerstone Meeting
Fri., Apr. 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4th Grade Recorder Concert
Sat., Apr. 6, 9:00 a.m. - Children’s Business Fair
Wed., Apr. 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - MV Parent U - Positive Parenting Strategies
Thu., Apr. 11, 6:00 p.m. - Huff Open House

To learn how to add the Huff calendar to your personal calendar, click here.

Flyers and Attachments

March Lunch Menu

Submitting blurbs for the Huff n Stuff

If you are publicizing a pre-approved program and would like a short blurb in the newsletter, please send your submission directly to hawks@mvwsd.org by the Sunday before the issue in which you would ideally like it to appear. Please keep blurbs concise and make sure to include all details that your audience (parents) would need. Thank you!

Comments? Feedback? Questions?

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