February 1, 2017

Huff School Site Council (SSC) Meeting - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Join us for the next Huff School Site Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. It will be held from 3:00-4:30pm in the Staff Lounge. All are welcome. The agenda is on the SSC Homepage on the Huff website and on the bulletin board in front of the office.

CSMA Music in Action - Chamber Concert for grades 3-5 - Mon. Feb. 13

The Hurd Ensemble will present chamber music in a new and fascinating way by blending classical music with electronics. The ensemble includes violin, cello, bass, piano, and electronics, and is dedicated to performing the works of George Hurd. George will introduce aspects of composing to students while they learn about electronic sounds, how they are created, altered, and layered into the music. See flyer.

Local Control Accountability Protocol (LCAP) Presentation and Feedback Session - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Each year, our district reviews and revises our LCAP for submission to Sacramento. Come and hear Mr. Chang present the district priorities, goals, and steps we are taking to improve outcomes for all children.

Order your Huff T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Today!

Order your Huff T-Shirts and Sweatshirts, and show your Huff pride! Supplies and sizes are limited so don't delay and order today.

  • Full Zip, Hooded Sweatshirts: $25
  • T-Shirts $15

Checkout the full zip hoodies and t-shirts online. Choose from Youth and Adult sizes (while supplies last). You can order online now to reserve your size & pay with a credit card. Include your child's name and class during the online checkout process so a PTA representative can deliver your order directly to your student. If you prefer to pay with check or cash please email your order to volunteers@huffpta.org, and a PTA representative will assist you with your order.

Online order form: https://squareup.com/store/huff-elementary-pta

Let Me Run: New Afterschool Program for 4th and 5th Grade Boys

We are starting an after school boys running program. Think running meeting Project Cornerstone and helping boys break the "Boy Code". This is a 7 week program (with meetings 2 times/week) culminating in the boys completing a 5K. (Practice days/times are TBD.) See flyer for more information.

There is no chapter in CA and we would be the first! We are so excited and cannot wait to start. Please stay tuned. Registration will begin at the end of February with the program starting at the end of March and continuing through May. For more information refer to http://www.letmerun.org/. We are also looking for an assistant coach. Please contact Sheetal if you are interested.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheetal Shah (sheetal@alum.mit.edu), mother of Sanjay P (4th grade).

February is We Love Box Tops Month!

We have had so much fun with Box Tops, over 3,000 have been brought in so far this school year!

Starting today, Wednesday February 1, bring in any Box Tops you may have collected while making Superbowl or Valentine’s Day treats. We will have an amazing prize at the end of the drawing! We’ll be collecting Box Tops for this drawing until February 15. So bring your Box Tops to the office and fill out a green ticket with your name and classroom number to be eligible to win! You can bring Box Tops stuck to a paper or in a baggie.

If you have any Box Top related questions please contact our Huff Box Top Coordinator Gina Rybolt at geeners@gmail.com. Thanks for all your help Huff Hawks and keep clipping!

Huff Auction - Merchandise and Parties Available

Happy New Year Everyone! Now that we are all recovering from the holidays, there are still many great opportunities for you to sign up for. ALL open items (parties excluded) are on sale for “BEST OFFER” (see attachment for open items or view online). You choose a reasonable price, sign in and buy online at http://huffptaauction.com. Please note: the online credit card option IS SHUT OFF, so you need to write a check, made out to Huff PTA. In the memo, write what auction item or party you are purchasing. You may leave it in the office to attention: Beth Davis. You can also email Beth with any questions at beth@davisfamily.cc. Happy Shopping!

Colorcycle Marker Recycling Program

Do you have any USED (any brands are accepted) at home or your work place? Instead of tossing them in the trash, let's Colorcycle them! Your child's classroom or the office will have Colorcycle boxes for dropoff. Our 4th grade Girl Scout troop 60840 will continue this recycling effort from last year by collecting and shipping used markers to a Crayola facility to convert them into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to fill vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Please go to http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx to learn more about Colorcycle. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ariana Menhenett (arianame@yahoo.com)

Upcoming Events

Please review additional events on this webpage or on the homepage: huff.mvwsd.org

Wed., Feb. 1 - Walk to School Day

Thu., Feb. 2 - Huff Restaurant Night - Mountain Mike’s

Tue., Feb. 7, 8:05 a.m. - Project Cornerstone Training

Tue., Feb. 7, 3:00 p.m. - Huff Site Council Meeting

Mon., Feb. 13 - Music in Action Chamber music concert (for Gr 3-5 students)

Wed., Feb. 15 - Susan B. Anthony Day Commemoration

Fri., Feb. 17 - MINIMUM DAY - End of 2nd Trimester

Fri., Feb. 17 - George Washington Day Commemoration

Feb. 20 - 24 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Feb. 27 - Mar 3 - Growth Mindset Week

Tue., Mar. 7, 3:00 p.m. - Huff Site Council Meeting

Thu., Mar. 9, 12:00 p.m. - Multi-cultural day

Wed., Mar. 15 - Spring Photo Day

Thu., Mar. 16, 7:00 p.m. - PTA General Meeting

Mon., Mar. 20 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

Thu., Mar. 30, 6:00 p.m. - Huff Open House


All after school programs are now on the Huff website. Please check the website, on the menu, select Enrichment -> After-school Options.

MVEF to Huff Parents: We need you!

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) is a volunteer driven non-profit that provides funding (with your generous donations!) for programs and educational materials crucial to providing a well-rounded education to our students.

The Board of Directors is currently expanding and developing a pool of potential board member candidates that meets its strategic needs at this time. We need parents who are local business leaders; realtors; have connections to our Spanish speaking community; and with skills in event planning; fundraising; and non-profit law.

We encourage anyone who is interested or who knows someone who is a potential match to contact a board member or send a message to contact@mvef.org. Read more about MVEF at www.mvef.org.

MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series - Feb. 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Reset your Child’s Brain: Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time - Speaker Victoria Dunckley, M.D.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Mountain View High School Spartan Theatre

See flyer for details

Parent workshop - Cyber Bullying and Social Media - Feb. 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Mountain View Parent University presents a free workshop, Cyber Bullying and Social Media--Protecting Our Children in an Age of Access on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Graham-MUR.

Join special guests Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Angela Alvarado and MVPD School Resource Officer Rodshetta Smith for an informative discussion on cyber safety and awareness.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Tools to navigate cyberbullying, social networking sites, and digital reputations
  • Practical strategies for cyber-safety and managing media in your family
  • Tips for guiding children to become smart, ethical producers and consumers of technology


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)
  • Child care
  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Please register here

College Knowlege - Feb. 9, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

An event for middle school students and their parents. Hear from current high school students speak about what they are doing to prepare themselves for college and what their high school experience has been like so far!

See flyer for details.

The Lion King - presented by Crittendon Middle School - Feb. 10 - 12

See flyer for details.

Parent Chat:

Are you concerned about the emotional well being of your child?

Parent Chat - Peer to Peer Support For Parents of Teens 14+

Come join a support group hosted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC

7:00-8:30PM, second Tuesday of every month

Los Altos Library Orchard Room
 - 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

New student registration. Have you made your appointment?

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 6-February 3, by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the District Office, 750-A San Pierre Way, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please go to www.mvwsd.org to schedule an appointment now.

For CURRENT Transitional Kindergarten students: Open Enrollment is from January 6-February 3. You will be required to complete an Online Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap. The survey and password will be emailed to you. Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.

For CURRENT students K-7th grade: You will be required to complete an Online Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap. The survey and password will be emailed to parents February 13-February 17. Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.

Intradistrict Transfer Request: If you wish for your child to attend another school or program for the 2017-18 school year, you will make your request Online in the Student Intent Survey, sent February 13 –February 17.

Currently enrolled 5th grade students: Transition to 6th grade presentations will be held at each middle school on January 25 at 6:00 pm. Parents of 5th grade students are encouraged to attend these presentations.

For more information, see www.mvwsd.org or call 650-526-3500.

Agency List for Cold Weather Shelters

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January Lunch Menu

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