Spotlights, April 10, 2019

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Core value of the month: Courage



Dear Monta Loma Families,

Were you as inspired as I was by last Friday’s Walkathon? What a fantastic event all around. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for our day of fun, food, and families.

Our deep appreciation goes to all the volunteers who came together to make a truly wonderful experience for our students. Special thanks to the PTA and ELAC! Everything from set up to tear down was a demonstration of the collaboration and community that make Monta Loma an exceptional school.

We also sincerely thank all the donors who pledged for student walkers, bought raffle and food tickets, gave in-kind donations for food and prizes. Early reports show we met our fundraising goal for the event with a total around $28,000. Money is measurable, but the impact of your generosity is infinite as it provided memorable experiences for students with field trips, after school activities, assemblies, library books, classroom supplies, and community building events.

We simply can’t thank you enough!



Thursday April 11, 2019

  • Open House @ 6 pm in the library

  • Parent U: Positive Parenting Strategies @ 6:30pm Crittenden

Friday April 12, 2019

  • 1st grade (8:45am), 2nd grade (9:30am) & 3rd grade (10:45am) CSMA Spring Concert

April 15 through 19, 2019

  • Spring Break - no school

Tuesday April 23, 2019

  • Pre-Camp Visit for 5th graders @11am in MUR

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

Wednesday April 24, 2019

  • DELAC @ 5:30pm in Theuerkauf

Friday April 26, 2019

  • Spirit Day- Crazy hair day

Monta Loma Open House (flyer here)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Art4Schools Art Show* - In the Library 6–7:30 pm

    • See artwork created by your child in the Art4Schools program

  • Lego Robotics Exhibit - In the computer lab 6–7:30 pm

  • Science Exhibit - In the Multi 6–7:30 pm

  • Visit your child’s classroom 6:30–7:30pm

  • Book Giveaway - in computer lab next to art show 6-7:30pm


Walk-a-Thon was AMAZING!!! Thank you to all our volunteers and organizers. This event would not have been a success without you.

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.

New Spirit Wear!

We have new ítems available for sale! Check out our Facebook page for pictures of

  • Black Monta Loma Pencil w/Yellow Paw Prints & School Name $0.25

  • Black Tote Bag w/White Monta Loma Logo $3.00

  • Metal Keychain w/Full Color Monta Loma Logo $3.00


Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their electives courses for next year. As we enter the second year of the new inclusive middle school schedule, our middle schools are currently working to refine quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and that are a great complement to our core academics.

Look for an email to parents on April 26 with course descriptions and selection directions. All 5th-7th graders will select their course electives online May 1- 10, 2019 through their PowerSchool portal. Your student will be assigned to an individualized schedule of classes based on his/ her academic needs and interests. To check your access, log on to If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office.

 Let’s Talk: Testing

Each spring, California students participate in the statewide testing program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). For MVWSD students in grades 3-8, this testing will happen after spring break (Please check your school newsletter for the exact dates).

This time is an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards, and get important information about our students’ progress. Learn more in this eighth episode in the "Let's Talk" video series. There are also links to resources and practice tests on

Click here for the video. Spanish subtitles are available.

Don’t miss the chance to see the incredible art work created by MVWSD students at the upcoming open houses. The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be showcasing student art projects at every school. The District's portion of art instruction is funded entirely by MVEF thanks to donations from parents like you!  If you have not donated this year you can do so at

Take a break from the kitchen and help fund art, music, science, and athletics in our schools. The Counter Restaurant, located at 2850 W. El Camino Real, will donate 15% of your bill to the Mountain View Educational Foundation, Monday April 8th- Thursday 11th. Just mention MVEF or show the attached flyer!

MVLA Speaker Series presents two screenings of LIKE - an IndieFlix Original Film on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 6:00pm and 7:30pm | LAHS Eagle Theater |201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA. (Flyer here)

LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives, and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.  Released this past fall, LIKE is a follow-up to Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix film about teen anxiety.

Following each screening, CHAC therapists will be available to share resources and to answer individual and small group questions.

Register for this free event at Spanish subtitles available. Please indicate on Eventbrite when registering.

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

MV Parent U presents “Positive Parenting Strategies,” on Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8 PM at the Crittenden Middle School Auditorium. (Flyer here)

As parents we seek to have the most positive impact that we can on our children.  How can we tell if we are doing enough, or doing too much, to help?

Parents will learn…

  • approaches parents can use to understand the impact that we are having today

  • techniques and approaches parents can use to have an even more positive impact in the future.  

Presenter: Tracy Greene is a Marriage and Family Therapist.  She specializes in supporting individuals and families in crisis; helping sort through the emotional impact while developing strategies to move forward.  


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

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

Register here


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: April 22, May 13 & 27

  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • 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 Programs 2019

Club Rec Elite: Ages 11-13

Club Rec Explorers: Ages 8-10

Club Rec Juniors: Ages 6-7

H2O Adventures: Ages 8-10

Los Altos Basketball Camp



Downtown spring parade

Spartans Sports Camp - Spring break

Club Rec - Spring Break

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar


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