Spotlights, May 15, 2019

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Core value of the month: Hard Work



Dear Monta Loma Families,

Please join me in thanking the 2018-19 School Site Council and congratulating the parent members of our 2019-20 School Site Council.

Glenn Bates, Sarah Dodson, Brad Dux and Kerri Neschleba will continue to support our students in this vital role. Congratulations and Thank you!

Sarah Wu who, after serving on Site Council for two years will be stepping down. Thank you Sarah!

Staff members on council this year are Brenda Cortez, Lisset Tellez, Christina Valentine, Jessica Rodriguez, and Rachel Fetroe. Thank you all for your commitment above and beyond.

Our staff members to council for next year will be chosen in the beginning of the school year.

Every member of site council brought a commitment to equity and excellence for all of our families. Their contributions are much appreciated.

We do still need one person to fulfill our membership requirements. If you are interested in serving in this role, please send me an email or drop by the office.

In partnership,



Monday May 20, 2019

  • Fun Fitness Day

Tuesday May 21, 2019

  • ML Site Council @ 4:30pm in the library

Friday May 24, 2019

  • 5th grade to visit middle schools

Monday May 27, 2019

  • Memorial Day - No school

Week of May 28-31, 2019

  • 5th grade Science Camp

Wednesday May 29, 2019

  • DELAC @ 5:30pm Theuerkauf

Friday May 31, 2019

  • Spirit Day Sunglasses Day

Monta Loma Talent Show

The Student Council is hosting the annual Monta Loma Talent Show in our new Multi on Tuesday, June 4! If your child has a talent that (s)he would like to share please fill out the application form (available here attached and in the Office). They may perform as an individual or as a group. Each performance will be limited to approximately 3 minutes. This is not a competition, but a chance to share your skills. All applications are due to your child's teacher by Friday, May 24. We look forward to seeing your talents on display!


Order your student's school supplies for 2019-2020.

Go to

Order your child’s School Supplies for the 2019-2020 school year today!  

The online ordering DEADLINE i JUNE 16, 2019!  

Each supply pack is customized by the teachers of Monta Loma Elementary. The Code is MON283.                  

School supply pick up TBD!  

For questions, please email  . 


Please print your order confirmation as your receipt & keep for your records.  Thank you!


Order by returning the order form that was sent home with your child along with your cheque to the school office by:  Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.   Check made payable to Monta Loma PTA.

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.


Let’s support Magical Bridge Playground!

This year, our school will participate in collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars to help support Magical Bridge Playground coming to Mountain View at Rengstorff Park starting Monday, May 20th through Friday, May 24th.  With our continued support this year, we hope to help them cross the fundraising finish line!

Magical Bridge is a playground for children and adults of all abilities and disabilities, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities, autism, hearing and visual impairments, those with sensory challenges, and even our aging population. The funds collected during our coin drive will go directly to fund this community project.  

To learn more about Magical Bridge coming to Mountain View and the district-wide coin drive, see below:

CLICK HERE to see a video about Magical Bridge.

CLICK HERE to see a video about the Coin Drive.


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

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.

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 (flyer here) is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- an 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.

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. Flyer here.

Locations, dates and times are:

Theuerkauf School

June 14 – July 12. Closed July 4, 5

1625 San Luis Ave.

Breakfast 7:30- 8:30am,

Lunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Castro Park

June 17- Aug. 2, Closed July 4, 5

1795 Latham St., Mountain View

Lunch only 11:30am – 12:15 pm

Rengstorff Park

June 17 - Aug. 2, Closed July 4, 5

201 South Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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


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 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



Summer Camp - Spartans Sports Camp

Kidstock - Kids Music Festival

Summer Swim Lessons

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar

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