May 22, 2019


Principal’s Message: Creative and Technologically Literate

Please join us on the blacktop right after drop off on Friday, May 31 as we celebrate students across Huff who are demonstrating great creativity and who are technologically literate and responsible.

  • Our creative Hawks apply their knowledge to devise original ideas with value. They engage in productive struggle and take risks in learning.
  • We celebrate technologically literate students who confidently and responsibly navigate a variety of digital tools to gather information, organize data, share ideas, and connect to the world.

Families, you can support at home by

  • asking “What’s another way to think about this?” or “What’s another way to solve the issue?” when the appropriate circumstances arise
  • point out examples of creativity in our daily lives - especially when you yourself are inspired by something creative.
  • taking a keen interest in your child’s technological life, not just to monitor them, but to cultivate a healthy, open relationship with technology.
  • monitoring and encouraging critical thought about things that your children read on the internet.

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In this issue

Volunteers’ Breakfast
End of T3 Min Day; Memorial Day
Library end of year dates
Yearbook purchase, Hawkfest photos
Right at School - new before and after school program
LCAP draft/public hearing
MVEF News
Free Summer Meals
Spanish interpreters needed
SELPA 1 CAC
Summer camps
Bike-themed Thursday night live
District calendar for 2019-20
Upcoming dates
Flyers and attachments

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Volunteers’ Breakfast: May 24

We are so very grateful to the many, many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family members, and friends who have joined us as chaperones on field trips, as helpers in the classroom, during special events like Hawkfest (it was awesome because of you!), and in the many behind-the-scenes roles that make the wonderful Huff experience possible. We’d like to invite all volunteers to join us for breakfast in the MUR on Friday, May 24 from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. as a small token of our appreciation for all that you’ve done for us. It’s the least we can do! Hope to see everyone there!

End of T3 Minimum Day; Memorial Day

Can you believe we are almost at the end of yet another terrific year at Huff? 2018-19 has truly flown by. Friday, May 24 marks the end of Trimester 3. It is a minimum day and students will be dismissed at 11:55 p.m. In addition, there will be no school on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Library end of year dates

The last day to check out books at the Huff Library will be this Friday, May 24. All library books will be due May 28. Please ensure that your students turn in any overdue items or pay for lost or damaged books as soon as possible so their records are cleared.

Yearbooks for Sale

Did you forget to buy your yearbook? You have one more chance to buy a hard copy on Tuesday, May 28, before and after school (at 2:30 p.m.). It is $25 plus tax with limited copies available for sale. Cash or check payable to the Huff PTA

If we run out, no worries! You can buy them online plus $7.99 for shipping: https://www.huffpta.org/

And if you ordered your child a yearbook, it should be coming home at the end of this week.

Need Pictures from Hawkfest

We’re gathering pictures for next year’s yearbook. If you have any photos from this year’s Hawkfest, please share them with us at the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14ZXP5RgRO1...

On-campus before- and after school care programs registering students now

We know that finding reliable, high-quality, affordable childcare is a challenge for many of our families and staff members. Increasing these offerings at our schools to meet demand has been a priority for MVWSD. On campus, our schools host several long-standing programs -- Beyond the Bell and the YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare -- in addition to a new one planned to open this fall, Right at School.

Right at School is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- and after school program held every day that school is in session, from 6:30 AM until 6 PM, plus drop-in and school break care. It is planned for all MVWSD schools, including middle schools and the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary. Right at School presents experiential two-week science enrichment curriculum units, such as “Icky Experiments,” “Page to Stage,” and “Young Detectives.” The program incorporates physical movement, outdoor time and homework completion. It offers 10% sibling discount, 25% discount for free and reduced lunch families and flexible 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 day pricing options.

LCAP draft ready for review; Public hearing on May 30

The District has completed the draft of the 2019-20 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) (click here for the link). The draft LCAP was developed in tandem with the District's Strategic Plan using data collected from the following:

  • District and site input meetings
  • Input collected from staff, student and parent surveys

Please provide your input about the plans' goals, actions, services and expenditures in this online form. Input will be collected through Friday, May 21 and the District will review and respond to all input during the week of May 27.

A public hearing for the LCAP will be held during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary, 750 San Pierre Way.

MVEF News

The Mountain View Educational Foundation, (MVEF) is thrilled to announce that it has exceeded its $750,000 fundraising goal this school year thanks to donations from parents like you! Here is reminder of what MVEF is able to fund thanks to the generosity of its donors.

  • 5000 hours of CSMA art and music classes
  • 650 Living Classroom garden-based lessons
  • 1600 4th, 5th and 6th graders participated in environmental science field trips
  • 22 middle-school sport teams had coaches, referees and transportation to athletic events
  • $15,000 for instrument repairs and purchase
  • $20,000 for science materials.

Learn more about MVEF and donate today to support your child and every child in our district. mvef.org.

Free Summer Meals

MVWSD is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide FREE summer meals to children, 18 years old and younger, as well as senior citizens. The summer meals program reaches children who need good nutrition when school is out of session. Last year, MVWSD served almost 60,000 summer meals.

Locations, dates and times are:

Theuerkauf School - 1625 San Luis Ave.
June 14 – July 12. Closed July 4, 5
Breakfast 7:30- 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Castro Park - 1795 Latham St.
June 17- Aug. 2, Closed July 4, 5
Lunch only 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Rengstorff Park - 201 South Rengstorff Ave.
June 17 - Aug. 2, Closed July 4, 5
Lunch only – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
* Senior meals available for free at this site.

Please spread the word to all who may benefit from a FREE meal, For information, call 650-903-6965 ext. 1223 or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/nutrition.

Spanish Interpreters Needed

JOB TITLE: Spanish Interpreters

RATE OF PAY: $25.00/hour

Must be available for written translations and in person interpretation of parent meetings during the school year and night events. All applicants will participate in a screening process that includes written and oral evaluation of Spanish and English skills. Applicants must have extensive vocabulary in both language. Please contact Arline Siam at asiam@mvwsd.org or call 650-526-3500 X1028 for more information.

SELPA 1 CAC - Last meeting

SELPA 1 CAC will be holding their last meeting of the school year on May 23 at 9:30 in the MVLA Board Room at 1299 Bryant St, Mountain View. Please come and find out more about what we are planning for special education related events next year, and take part in our election. Our website is www.selpa1cac.org

Looking for Summer Camps?

Summer is around the corner! Here's a time-saving way for parents to find local and affordable summer camps for your kids. Click here for a FREE list of programs: MV.inplay.org. InPlay is a non-profit working with MVWSD and Santa Clara County to offer you a free online search service with hundreds of local after-school/summer camp programs. Attached is a flyer. If you have any questions or need help with using the site contact: info@inplay.org.

Bike-Themed Thursday Night Live - August 1, 2019

Over the summer, the City of Mountain View will hold a bike-themed Thursday Night Live on August 1, 2019, which features a community-wide bike safety rodeo. Join us in downtown Mountain View and spread the word to your school community. More information can be found at https://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/events/thurs...

New, updated District calendar

Please click here for the updated 2019-20 District calendar. This version, with the approval date of March 21, 2019 at the bottom, aligns spring break with Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and eliminates a recess day initially planned for October.

Upcoming dates

Fri., May 24, 7:30 a.m. - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Fri., May 24 - MINIMUM DAY - End of 3rd Trimester
Mon., May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
Wed., Jun. 5, 8:15 a.m. - 5th Grade Graduation
Fri., Jun. 7 - MINIMUM DAY - Last day of school

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

Flyers and Attachments

May Lunch Menu

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