Spotlights, April 24, 2019

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Core value of the month: Courage



Dear Monta Loma Families,

Welcome back from spring break!

The year just keeps flying by. We are soon approaching the end of the 2018-19 school year. We’re not slowing down yet, though, there’s still a lot going on. Read on for upcoming events.

State testing

Our testing window for state tests in 3rd through 5th grade is now through May 24th. During this time, our 3rd through 5th graders will be taking assessments in Language Arts and Math. 5th graders also take a Science test.

Site Council Elections

Site Council is a vital contributor to the work of our school, providing guidance and approving our school site plan. Now is the time to consider running for Site Council. Interested parents or guardians should contact me at to express interest or ask questions. The deadline to let us know you are interested is April 30.

Superintendent’s Coffee at Monta Loma

Dr. Rudolph will be at Monta Loma on May 3rd at 8:45 during the PTA meeting. Stop by to hear district news.

Volunteer opportunities.

Consider lending a hand at our Fun Fitness Day on May 20th. We also need volunteers for our PTA movie night on May 3rd. Contact the office or a PTA rep for information.

Kinder and 5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

Save the date--Kinder and 5th grade promotion ceremonies will by on Thursday, June 6th. This is in support of families with students being promoted from 8th grade or graduating from high school on the last day of school.

For more information about events check out our calendar at

In partnership,




Friday April 26, 2019

  • Spirit Day- Crazy hair day

Monday April 29, 2019

  • ELAC @ 5:30pm in the library

Tuesday April 30, 2019

  • Community Services presentation for our military families @ 5:30pm in the library

Mountain View Parade 4/27

All Monta Loma students and their family are invited to come march with us in the Mountain View Family Parade on Saturday, April 27. Please meet us at 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Castro & Villa St. and wear your Monta Loma spiritwear, if you have it. Email Jenny Coogan at or text 415-272.3596 to confirm your participation or get more information.


Adult volunteers needed for Robotics club

Our final Robotics group of the year is underway and we are in need of adult volunteers.

No experience needed! Assist Coach Jerry engaging with students as they build and program their robots. Meets Mondays from 3-5pm.

Contact for more info.

New Spiritwear!

We have new items available for sale! Check out our Facebook page for

pictures of

  • Black Monta Loma Pencil w/Yellow Paw Prints & School Name $0.25

  • Black Tote Bag w/White Monta Loma Logo $3.00

  • Metal Keychain w/Full Color Monta Loma Logo $3.00



Incoming middle school parents: Prepare to select electives for 2019-20

Use your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to select Electives for 2019-20

Beginning May 1, 2019, parents will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to select their fifth- to seventh-graders’ elective choices for 2019-20. You will receive an email with instructions and a course catalog on April 26.

Please make sure you have access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal now! Your school’s secretary will be contacting you to create a parent account if you do not already have one.  

You will use the PowerSchool Parent Portal for elective selection, grades, assignments and attendance monitoring, and for downloading state test results.

To check your access, log on to If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office.

MVLA Speaker Series presents two screenings of LIKE - an IndieFlix Original Film on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 6:00pm and 7:30pm | LAHS Eagle Theater |201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA. (Flyer here)

LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives, and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.  Released this past fall, LIKE is a follow-up to Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix film about teen anxiety.

Following each screening, CHAC therapists will be available to share resources and to answer individual and small group questions.

Register for this free event at Spanish subtitles available. Please indicate on Eventbrite when registering.

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

MV Parent U presents “Media in the Middle: Parenting in the Age of Technology and Social Media.” (Flyer click here)

When: Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8 PM, Graham Middle School multi-use room.

Presenters: My digital TAT2. Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, PPSC, LCSW was a university lecturer for 20 years and has over 30 years of experience as a school social worker, specializing in the social emotional well being of children and teens.

Topics include the evolving digital landscape and current trends, emotional and psychological responses to technology and social media, responding to challenging issues, such as techno-perfection, digital distraction, and sleep strategies to engage your child with constructive conversation and promote media balance for the entire family.


* Interpretation (Spanish support)

* Child care

* Live streaming on the internet at

* Transportation (Bus departs from Crittenden Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

* Raffle prizes!!!

Please register here



Food distribution program at Monta Loma Elementary

In partnership with Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Second Harvest Food Bank, we will be distributing bags with food items, such as bread, canned goods, fresh produce, pasta, etc. If you want to supplement your meals with additional items, please come:

  • Dates: May 13 & 27

  • Time: 3:15 pm - 5:30pm

  • Location: In front of the school bus parking on Thompson Ave. at Monta Loma

The food is free. More details at the event. Click here to see the Flyer



Downtown spring parade

CSA Presentation for Military Families

Jazz Festival MVHS

Kidstock - Kids Music Festival

Spring Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar

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