March 11, 2020

spotlights

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Core value of the month: Respect

 

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Monta Loma Families,


Health Updates and Cancellations/Postponements 

Thank you so very much for your positive cooperation as we adjust and respond to evolving health and safety needs. To summarize our current status, all field trips, assemblies, and school sponsored after school programs are cancelled or postponed through April 3rd. Privately provided after school programs may not use school facilities effective March 16th through April 3rd. In an abundance of caution, we are also cancelling classroom volunteers through April 3rd. 


You can see the full list of cancelled or postponed activities here


End of Year District and State Assessment Schedules

We are also planning for end of year assessments. Students in all grades will take district assessments in language arts and math. Students in 3rd through 5th grade take state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Students in 5th grade will also take a Science assessment. 


The testing schedule at Monta Loma is detailed below.  Please note, there is no testing on Monday. All testing sessions are in the morning before recess. Students may receive extended time after recess as needed. Feel free to talk with your child’s teacher or me about any questions you have.


Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

April 21-May 8 Literacy assessment window is open. These assessments include reading, writing, and for some grades, high frequency words and phonics. It is important to note students do not take assessments every day.  

May 12-14 i-Ready Math assessment

May 19-20 i-Ready ELA assessment


3rd through 5th Grade

Please see the detailed information about state testing attached here. 

April 21-24 State ELA assessments including the computer adaptive test and performance task.

April 28-30  State Math assessments including the computer adaptive test and performance task.

May 5-6 State Science assessment for 5th grade only.

May 12-14 i-Ready Math assessment

May 19-20 i-Ready ELA assessment


In partnership,

Gloria


CALENDAR

  • 3/16/20 & 3/17/20: No School

  • 3/27/20: Spirit Day: Superhero Day


School Site Council

We have an open position on this team that provides input into the School Site Plan. Contact ghiggins@mvwsd.org for details. 


Science Fair- 4/16

Please have your students science fair project ideas approved by Ms. Allison Fassiotto by March 9th. Science Fair Information Packet here


Food distribution program at Monta Loma Elementary

Due to the recent guidance from The County Public Health Department, CSA mobile pantry will be suspending distributions at Monta Loma and Theuerkauf Schools effective Monday, March 9th until further notice. The mobile pantry at Mistal Castro Elementary School site  will remain in service as scheduled. They will also continue to offer services at the 204 Stierlin Rd. office.


PTA NEWS

Used Book Sale 

The Used Book Sale was a great success! 14 classrooms participated, each child was able to pick out up to 5 books, and the emphasis was on “reading for enjoyment.” When we enjoy what we read, we want to read more! The students were excited and enjoyed searching for different books they found interesting. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped set up, sort, and help the kids select books, and thank you to the teachers who coordinated with us. We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

VIP Reading Day

VIP reading day took place Friday, March 6 and was a wonderful experience.  It’s an annual event at Monta Loma where we invite members of our community to come and share their love of reading with the students. Each classroom has 1-2 readers come and visit for 15-30 minutes throughout the day. The readers talk a little about themselves and read a book to the students. This year the students received visits from members of the military, the MVPD including the Chief of Police, MVFD fire engine crew 53, the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Mountain View as well as current and former city council members, MVWSD board of trustee members, NASA employees, local authors, a librarian, and local business owners. It was a great day celebrating our diverse community, and how reading great books can connect us all.  

 

PTA Events in March Cancelled 

Direction from MVWSD is that non-essential meetings and events on campus are to be cancelled up until Spring Break due to the Coronavirus.  What that means for PTA is that Movie Night March 20 and our Association Meeting/Board Election/Principal's Coffee March 27 will be cancelled.  The Board Elections will take place at a later time.

 

While we take these measures to protect the health of all of our loved ones, particularly those among our community who are most vulnerable, we at PTA thank you for your flexibility and understanding.  


NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE

Make sure you’re counted! The U.S. Census is coming up

It’s crucial that we all participate, because an accurate count of residents is important for funding our community’s public resources, planning for the future, and for our voice in government. We all want to make sure that Mountain View gets the funding, services, and business support we need. 

 

Here's how the Census works (video)

 

Responses are confidential and by law, your personal information cannot be shared. You can respond to the U.S. Census online or by mail. Look for your postcard this week. To learn more, visit 2020census.gov.


Flyers/Events

Cool Block Leader Training 3/15

Living Classroom - Spring Docent Training 3/23, 30

Science Fair Information Packet 4/16

Spartans Summer Camp - Summer

Financial Assistance Program - For camps

Parents’ Guide to Emergency School Evacuation 

MVWSD 2019-20 calendar

NEW: **MVWSD 2020-21 Calendar**

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