Spotlights, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

Core value of the month: Hard Work


Dear Monta Loma Families,

Leopard Leaders for Courage.

Please join me and thanking our compassionate leaders. These students are always ready to stand up for others and are the first to try new things. We are so proud of them. Congratulations to Violet S.,  David W., Melisa L.J.,  Milo G., Lucas M., Craiger P., Casey D.,  Melody M., Ziva F., Audrey F., Simone T.,  Joshua P., Kennedy J., Jakob D., Julie S., Logan K., Ayelen H., Lyham C., Emily M., Lucas B., Valentino D., Sherlyn M., Dyllan S.,  Colin K., Aayden A., Amanda F., Phoenix B.,  Buzz A., George P., Evan L., Bryana M., Aubrey B., Michelle L., Angel M., and Waverly S.


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 Glenn Bates at or me at to express interest or ask questions. The deadline to let us know you are interested is April 30.


In partnership,





Word of the Week

Decompose: To decompose as it relates to math means to take apart. Students are often asked to decompose numbers to subtract, which makes mental math much easier. You might remember it as “borrowing”. We teach it now as decomposing so students understand the math concept and don’t just rely on a trick. 


The Student Council is hosting the first Monta Loma Talent Show in our new Multi!   If your child has a talent that they would like to share please let us know by filling out the attached permission slip. They may perform as an individual or as a group. Each performance will last 3-4 minutes. This is not a competition, but a chance to share your skills. Show us what you've got, Leopards!

Permissions slips are due to your child's teacher before Friday, May 18th.  Please find them on the Flyers section at the end of this newsletter.

Mrs. Kerri Fox and Mrs. Rachel Fetroe, Student Council Advisors


Want to register for the Chess Tournament? Please go to





New spiritwear shipment in! Lots of sizes in t-shirts and sweatshirts, and hats, too!

Place your order in the office. 

Walk A Thon is coming! Pledge envelopes have been sent home and must be signed and returned by May 11 to allow your student to participate, even if no money is raised. We are also using Walkstarter again, a safe, secure online donation platform created by a Mountain View parent. See attached flyer or use these links to get started:
Quick Start guide
Setup avatar at then share the link with family and friends. 

*Please help make Walk A Thon a delicious success this year!* 
The PTA is changing up our menu for our annual WAT this year and we could use your help.  Volunteers for the day of the event will be needed to help collect tickets and hand out food platters, drinks and snacks.  We'll also need a few volunteers to assist in food prep a day or so beforehand.  We realize not everyone can provide their time but still want to contribute
and there is another way!  We are also accepting donations of Safeway or Costco gift cards to assist in our food purchases.

Please contact Chenoa Trout, our WAT food chair, if you are interested in volunteering or donating!, cell 650.776.8052 Please drop donations in the PTA box at the front office with WAT written on it. Remember, all donations for our school are tax deductible and your PTA will
gladly provide you with a receipt upon request.

Get excited, do what you can to help and come to our annual event *HUNGRY*,
it's going to be awesome!!


It is time for the annual distribution of MVWSD policies.  Below are links to MVWSD sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and uniform complaint procedure policies and statements.  If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Smith, Director of Federal, State & Strategic Programs at 650-526-3500.

The Mountain View Whisman School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Mountain View Whisman School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Carmen Ghysels at 650-526-3500, 750 A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043, or

Policy Links--

5145.7 AR - Sexual Harassment

5145.7 BP - Sexual Harassment
1312.4 AR - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
4144 BP - Complaints 
4144 AR - Complaints
1312.3 BP - Uniform Complaint Procedures 

1312.3 AR - Uniform Complaint Procedures
4119.11 AR - Sexual Harassment 
4119.11 BP - Sexual Harassment 

Groundbreaking on April 26: New school on N. Whisman Rd
In 2015, the District Board of Trustees voted to open a neighborhood school in August 2019 next to the former Slater Elementary, at 220 N. Whisman Rd. The District soon will begin construction.

The Board of Trustees officially will break ground for the new school on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Join us at 5:30 p.m. to mark this important moment! Please confirm your attendance at


It is CSMA Concert season at our elementary schools! Thanks to donations from parents and community members, the Mountain View Educational Foundation is able to fund in-class music lessons led by Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) music teachers at every elementary school. A 5th-grade teacher had this to say about the program, “The music program helps build confidence, responsibility, and is a great part of our curriculum. The music teachers are knowledgeable, passionate, and they have consistently inspired many students to continue to play their instruments.”  Thank you, donors, for your generosity and support. You can learn more and make a donation at Let the music play!


Parents, would your child benefit from a two-week, $10 camp?  Kick, Lead, and Dream (KLD) is a soccer camp where motivated high school students (KLD Coaches) volunteer to become role models, to provide underserved or low-income kids from the Mountain View and Sunnyvale public schools (KLD Campers) the opportunity to improve their soccer skills, learn valuable leadership qualities, and gain the confidence to dream BIG! Campers are provided with free refreshments and camp t-shirts. KLD's goal is to make the camp experience something campers will always remember. Free round-trip bus transportation, from select pick-up points in Mountain View and Sunnyvale to camp is also provided.  Sunnyvale bus pick ups are expected to be at Lakewood School, Columbia Middle School and Vargas School. Mountain View pick-ups will be Crittenden and CastroSign up online now to participate in this 2-week, $10 camp!


DATES:  June 11 - June 22, 2018

DAYS: Mondays - Fridays, no weekends

TIME: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Cooper Park, Mountain View, CA

PARK ADDRESS: 500 Chesley Ave, Mountain View

​FOR: Underserved/low-income students from public schools in Mt. View & Sunnyvale, Current 2nd through 8th grade for the 2017/2018 school year.

COST: $10 per Camper (bring on first day)



MV Parent University presents “Suicide Prevention: What Parents Need to Know” on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Crittenden Middle School – Multi-Use Room.

Presented by: Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services, parents will learn to ask the right questions and resources to help, as well as about the QPR/ Question, Persuade, Refer, Suicide prevention gatekeeper training.

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Come early to check out the resources!


·  Interpretation (Spanish)

·  Child Care

·  Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Please register here



April 16 – May 18, 2018

Window for CAASPP Tests for 3re4th, and 5tGrade



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ML ELAC @ Library, 6:00 – 7:30pm


Thursday, April 26, 2018

ML 5th Grade Gala Concert (Strings) @ CSMA, 7:30 – 8:30pm


 Friday, April 27, 2018

Crazy Hair Day


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2nd Grade Field Trip to Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco, 8:30 am – 2:00pm


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

ML PTA Board Meeting @ Library, 6:00 – 8:15pm


 Thursday, May 10, 2018

Student Council @ Room 3, 12;30 – 1:15pm


Chorus Concert @ Library, 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Monday, May 14, 2018

3rd Grade field Trip to Baylands Nature Preserver Palo Alto (Mrs. Burris’ Class), 8:30am – 1:30pm


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ML School Council @ Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:30pm


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ML ELAC @ Library, 6:00 – 7:30pm


Friday, May 18, 2018

ML Malk-a-thon @ ML’s Soccer Field, 3:00 – 6:00 pm


ML Drama Performance @ MUR, 4:00 – 4:30pm


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

3rd Grade field Trip to Baylands Nature Preserver Palo Alto (Mrs. Satterfield’s Class), 8:30am – 1:30pm


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

3rd Grade field Trip to Baylands Nature Preserver Palo Alto (Ms. Mai’s Class), 8:30am – 1:30pm


Thursday, May 24, 2018

4th Grade Gold Rush Play @ MUR, 11:00am – 12:30pm


4th Grade Gold Rush Play @ MUR, 6:00 – 7:30pm


Friday, May 25, 2018

End of 3rd Trimester


ML Sunglasses Day


5th Grade visit Middle School


Final ML PTA General Meeting @ MUR, 8:45– 9:45am


Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day/No School Day


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

ML Fun Fitness Field Day


 Thursday, May 31, 2018

ML Talent Show @ MUR, 9:00 – 10:00 am


Friday, June 1, 2018

Last Day of School/ Minimum Day

Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm. Please pick up your student on time!


Report Cards will go home via e-mail. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the report card, please let the school secretary know.



ML Talent Show Permission Slip


ML Chorus Concert


ML 5th Grade Gala Concerts


ML Walk Starter / Walk-a-thon


April Menu


Uniform Complaint Procedures


Preschool Enrollment


MV Parent U


Los Altos Basketball


Pedal in the Park


MVHS Game Night

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