Spotlights, May 22, 2019

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Core value of the month: Hard Work



Dear Monta Loma Families,

This week our Principal’s Message is by Joni and Leo, who were Principals for the Day last Friday. They were very thorough monitoring instruction, maintaining safety, and having fun!

Being Principal for the day was awesome and fun. It was also very busy. We got to do a lot of interesting tasks.

The best part of the day was walking through classrooms and taking notes. The teachers are very nice to the kids. The kids were paying attention and working hard. We really liked seeing the teachers and students learning math, writing, and science.

It was fun walking around the school. Mr. Topete and Mr. Lopez make sure everything is safe and clean. We fixed a construction barrier to make sure no-one fell in and we fixed the “Buses Only” sign to keep traffic flowing.  

We wrote thank you notes to some of our wonderful staff members to let them know we appreciate them. Ms. Aguirre Cortez, Ms. Bornstein, Ms. Tellez, and Mr. Stribling make sure all the important stuff in the office is complete. The yard supervisors keep track of students.

We conducted a fire drill. Every class evacuated in 5 minutes and 27 seconds. We watched to make sure doors were closed and all students were quiet.

We met with a person who will bring volunteers to re-paint the black top. We helped her count paint cans and decide what we need to buy to make the black top nicer. They will be coming next Thursday after school.

Principals get make to decisions. Principal Leo put a discount on the student store for two leopard spots off. If something was 5 leopard spots, it could be for 3 today. Principal Joni gave everyone 10 extra minutes of playtime at lunch. We both decided to have no homework next week.

We’ve learned that being principal is a lot of work, and it’s worth it!

Principal Joni and Principal Leo


Friday May 24, 2019

  • 5th grade to visit middle schools

  • End of trimester - School ends at 12:30pm

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

Tuesday June 4, 2019

  • Talent show 8:45am

  • Poetry Jam 1pm

Thursday June 6, 2019

  • Kindergarten Ceremony 8:45am

  • 5th grade Promotion 9:00am

  • 4th grade play 5:30pm

Friday June 7, 2019

  • Last day of school - ends at 12:30pm

End of trimester - School will have a minimum day on Friday May 24, 2019 

Message for incoming Crittenden Panthers

Attention incoming Crittenden Panthers! This summer we are offering an easy way to earn Panther chips, gift certificates, and other prizes when you complete our Summer Learning Challenge. Simply complete the Math Khan Academy challenge and one of the Literacy Challenges and bring the completed form back with you in August. It's an easy way to keep up our school skills over the summer and start participating in our Panther community. Look for the challenge card to come home after the Crittenden visit and see Crittenden's website for more details. Gooooo Panthers!

Attached is the pdf with the worksheet. We will upload the links to Khan Academy and Newsletter on our website after June 7th.

Lost and found

Did your child lose a jacket, lunch box, or a sweatshirt? Please stop by the Lost and Found Cart next to the MUR. If the items are not picked up by June 7th after school, they will be donated to charity.


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.

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

Go to and use school ID MON283 to order your child’s School Supplies for the 2019-2020 school year today! The online ordering DEADLINE is JUNE 16, 2019. Each supply pack is customized by the teachers of Monta Loma Elementary. School supply pick up TBD.

For questions, please email

** Remember to choose your students grade for next year!**

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

You may also 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.



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.

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.


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 Outdoor Movie Night Series

Teen Center Open House

Mt. View Public Library Summer Reading Program

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar

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