Spotlights, Aug. 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Core value of the month: Respect


Dear ML Parents,

Welcome back. It’s been an amazing start to the school year. No doubt you’ve noticed the changes on campus from our roofing upgrades and new configurations in the office. We love our new look! There may be a few small remaining items for the contractors to finish up such as signage, but the major work is completed.

Thank you for your continued partnership in our students’ growth and learning. There are many opportunities to get involved and be a part of your child’s school experience.

Please take a look at the attached announcements for opportunities and important information. I encourage you to get involved.

In partnership,



Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • New Family Orientation @ MUR 4:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Classroom Posting and Lemonade Social @ ML 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday, August 20, 2018

  • First Day of School
  • Minimum Day - all students released at 12:30pm

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • Principal Coffee @ MUR 8:30am to 9:30am

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  • School Site Council/ELAC meeting @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day/No School Day


Construction News

A summer of construction is coming to an end, and we are excited to welcome students and families back to school on Monday, Aug. 20. So much work has been done on our campus, and we are excited to have new facilities.

 As with any construction project, there will be a few items that we'll be finishing up in the next few weeks. Thanks in advance for your patience as we finish up landscaping, painting touch-ups, cabinetry installation, and window coverings, to name a few.  

 We'll work hard to minimize any disruption to students and staff members. Thank you for your support!

If your 5th Grader is taking Art or if you are not part of the MVWSD please disregard the following information.

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Guardians: We are looking forward to your student’s participation in the 5th Grade Music Program. Please note that instrument distribution nights are coming up.

  • String instruments (including violins, violas, and cellos) will be distributed on Tuesday, August 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • Brass and woodwind instruments (including saxophones, trombones, clarinets, flutes, and trumpets) will be distributed on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
  • Any remaining instruments (brass and strings) will be available on Monday, August 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm if you could not attend on the 21st or 22nd.

Instruments may be picked up at Graham Middle School located at 1175 Castro Street, in rooms #52 and #55.

Please remember that we have a limited number of instruments and that instruments are distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information please go to

Welcome from MVEF and Aug. 30 Night at the Counter

Welcome back from the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)! MVEF is a non-profit that raises funds to provide a competitive, well-rounded education that would not be possible without this additional funding.  Thanks to tax-deductible donations from parents like you, MVEF funds programs like weekly art and music classes at every elementary school led by Community School of Music and Arts teachers, hands-on science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader, garden-based lessons led by Living Classroom, middle school athletics, instrument repair and purchase and more! We need your help to meet our goal to raise $750,000. Learn more at your school’s back to school night or donate today at  We have some great community events planned this fall, including next week’s giveback at The Counter! On Thursday the 30th, The Counter will be donating 15% of your bill to MVEF – just mention MVEF or show the attached flyer!


 Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! The Monta Loma PTA is a dynamic and active group--we'd love for you to join us. There are many opportunities to get involved and volunteer your time. Membership is $15 per member. Checks or cash can be deposited in the dedicated box in the main office.

 We will be at the Lemonade Social/Class List posting on August 16--stop by the PTA table to join us and to buy Monta Loma spirit wear! Kinder parents, there is a special coffee with Mrs. Higgins on August 20th, sponsored by the PTA where you will also be able to pick up a membership form.

If you ordered school supply kits last spring, they will be delivered directly to your child's classroom the first week of school.


Hello parents! Looking to get your kids back in school mode? We have two more summer camps in Los Altos on August 6-10 and August 13-17. You can sign up for 2-5 days,here

Sign up for our Palo Alto camp 9 am - 1 pm or 9 am- 4 pm at Cubberly 8/6-10 here

Sign up for classes at Jack Lyle or Cameron Park here

  • Sign up for our Palo Alto  Fall classes for 4-10 year olds at Ramos Park, Mon, Wed or Fri 4-5:15 pm here
  • Sign up for Fall Rec League here
  • Sign up for Afterschool soccer at Ohlone or El Carmelo, here
  • Sign up for afterschool soccer in Los Altos at all LASD schools except Loyola here
  • Sign up for afterschool soccer in Mountain View at Bubb, Huff and Monta Loma here
  • Sign up for our Cupertino programs at Montclaire and West Valley elementary schools here
  • Sign up for our new wonderful Saturday morning Fall Rec League for ALL kids here
  • Sign up for our city of Los Altos programs (sign ups start in August) here

We have limited spots, so grab your spot now.


MVWSD 2017-2018 School Calendar

SELPA 1 CAC Welcome back!

SELPA 1 CAC Newsletter

MVEF The Counter Fundraiser

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