January 25, 2017

Huff spirit week is January 23-27!

Wednesday – Civic appreciation day

Thursday – Silly sock and hat day

Friday – Dance and move day

Bay Area Bike Mobile – Free Bike Tune Ups: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 11am-2pm

Get ready for Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Day in February by getting a free bike tune up! The BikeMobile is coming to provide free bike tune ups for Huff parents, students and staff! Bring your bikes to the school blacktop on Thursday, January 26 between 11:00am and 2:00pm. The BikeMobile mechanics can fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears, and even replace broken or worn out parts like brake pads, chains, seats, grips and tires. The only thing they can’t do is replace missing wheels or gears. While the mechanics work on your bike they’ll explain how it works and how to keep it running smoothly. Space is limited, so please show up early to secure a spot. Bike or no bike, everyone is welcome to attend to learn about maintenance, safety, and more! This event is brought to you by the Huff School Site Council and Spare the Air Youth.

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Day - Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Get a little exercise, reduce traffic, and help keep the air cleaner by walking, biking, taking the bus or carpooling with a friend to school on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Any student who does so will receive a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a bicycle and a helmet. Click here for more information. This event is brought to you by the Huff School Site Council and the City of Mountain View's VERBS Program.

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.

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 next 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

Jan. 23 - 27 - Spirit Week

Wed., Jan. 25, 6:00 p.m. - Graham Incoming 6th Grade Information Night in MUR

Thu., Jan. 26, 11:00 a.m. - Bike Mobile

Wed., Feb. 1 - Walk to School Day

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


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 presents: Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age (Film) - Jan. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge as to how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

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.

New California Car Seat Law Changes Effective January 1, 2017

New addition: Starting January 1, 2017, children under 2-years old must be rear-facing unless they weigh 40 pounds or more, or are 40 inches tall or more.

Current law: Children under age 8 must be buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat.

Read more on the attached.

Agency List for Cold Weather Shelters

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January Lunch Menu

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