Spotlights, March 27, 2019

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Core value of the month: Respect



Dear Monta Loma Families,

I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the contributions of our School Site Council to our success. School Site Council is made up of parents or guardians and staff. It provides guidance through the development, approval, and monitoring of our school site plan. This year, our School Site Council Representatives are Glenn Bates, Sarah Dodson, Brad Dux, Kerri Neschleba, Sarah Wu, Rachel Fetroe, Jessica, Rodriguez, Lisset Tellez, and Christina Valentine. Please join me in extending deep gratitude for their time and partnership. Their commitment ensures our students have a wonderful experience every day.

Now is the time for parents or guardians to consider running as a representative on School Site Council for the 2019-2020 school year. Anyone interested should contact me at or stop by the office for questions or information. The deadline to express interest in a position is April 30, 2019. If more than five parents or guardians express interest, we will hold an election.

In partnership,




Thursday March 28, 2019

  • Student Site Council @ 12:30pm

Friday March 29, 2019

  • ML Spirit Day - Superhero Day

Friday April 5, 2019

  • Walk - a - thon @ dismissal

Monday April 8, 2019

  • Kindergarten (10:45am) & 4th Grade (11:20am) CSMA Spring Concert

Friday April 12, 2019

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

Monta Loma Open House

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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

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

* See artwork created by your child in the Art4Schools program.


Walk A Thon is coming!  Friday, April 5th, from dismissal to 6:00pm.  Students will start walking the last hour of their school day with their class, then they will return to their classrooms for a normal dismissal.  Then can return with their adults and continue walking for the remainder of the event!

Volunteer! We need support to make this event the best of the year. Sign up here!


We are accepting gift cards to Safeway, Costco, and Smart and Final stores to help purchase food and associated supplies.  Please leave at the front desk for Chenoa or in the PTA box. If you would like to help at the event please contact Chenoa or Lisset.

If you wish to donate baked goods, deliver them to Room 4 on Friday, April 5th after 8:30am (Please put in individual bags and mark each item if nut or gluten free)

Pledge envelopes—

Are due Tuesday, April 2nd. These are also your child’s permission slip to walk. Please be sure to sign and return this to your teachers!  

We are also using Walkstarter again, a safe, secure online donation platform created by a Mountain View parent. Flyers will be coming home with your child’s pledge envelopes or use these links to get started:

Monta Loma Walkstarter website:


Quick Start guide

Setup your avatar at: Walkstarter - Monta Loma Elementary School , then share the link with family and friends.  

Many companies will match your donation! Check to see if your company is on the list when you donate on Walkstarter, and increase your donations to help reach our goal!

Remember: Friday, April 5 from Dismissal - 6pm 

See you there!!

New Spiritwear!

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


From the County: Measles notice

On March 26, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department confirmed one case of measles in an international traveler visiting the county. Individuals who are not immune to measles AND who visited certain sites may be at risk of developing measles due to exposure.

Santa Clara County benefits from very high rates of vaccination against measles. Most people received two doses of measles vaccine (“MMR vaccine”) as children and are protected. However, parents of unvaccinated children, unvaccinated adults, and those with weakened immune systems are advised to review the list of sites and times individuals may have been exposed below. Children at risk may include infants who are too young to receive the vaccine, children who cannot receive measles vaccine due to weakened immune system (for example, due to organ transplant or chemotherapy), or other unvaccinated children.

For a list of exposure sites and more information, visit If you have concerns or questions about your or your child's health, please contact your healthcare provider.

New, updated District calendar

Please click here for the updated 2019-20 District calendar. This version, with the approval date of March 21, 2019 at the bottom, aligns spring break with Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and eliminates a recess day initially planned for October. 

The Mountain View Educational Foundation is currently seeking new board member candidates. MVEF has an annual goal to raise $750,000 to fund Community School of Music and Art art and music lessons, Living Classroom, environmental science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader, musical instruments, middle school athletics, science materials and more. MVEF is a volunteer-driven organization managed by a Board of Directors and supported by volunteers at each school site.  Our Board of Directors includes dedicated community members and district parents. Board members attend monthly meetings, act as ambassadors for MVEF within our schools and community and help fundraise. For more information click here or contact Karen Heitkamp at

 The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "There is Life After College: Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow" with Jeff Selingo

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theater |3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, CA

Join us for an evening with higher education expert and author, Jeff Selingo, the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education as he explores what happens to our children after they graduate from college and how the path today looks very different from the journey we, as parents, took a generation ago.

Jeff’s talk will address:

what parents (and students) need to know so students can be better prepared to both thrive in college and beyond  

what students need to know and how to prepare for the changed landscape of college and employment recruiting.

Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is the author of three books, a contributing writer at the Washington Post and The Atlantic, and a professor of practice and special advisor at Arizona State University.

Register for this free event at Please bring your ticket, it will be checked at the door.

Spanish translation will be available. Please indicate on Eventbrite when registering.

In Play - Find your fun!

Summer is around the corner! Here's a time-saving way for parents to find local and affordable summer camps for your kids. Click here for a FREE list of programs: InPlay is a non-profit working with MVWSD and Santa Clara County to offer you a free online search service with hundreds of local after-school/summer camp programs. Attached is a flyer. If you have any questions or need help with using the site contact:

Children's Business Fair at Huff: Saturday, April 6

Join us at the first-ever CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR at Huff Elementary School on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.! Come and peruse over fifty student-run shops selling all manners of crafts, products, and services. Customers will also enjoy free snacks as they shop, and there will be a free drawing to win awesome prizes such as a new bicycle. RSVP here by March 29 and you automatically earn an extra entry into the drawing. Our proprietors aren't too keen on paying credit card fees, so please, *cash only*. The Children's Business Fair promises to be a fun, inspirational, and educational time for all. See you there!


Soccer with coach Ken - Spring Session

Our soccer program will now be 3:30-4:30 pm for all kids K-5, and all levels are welcome. 1 scholarship is available for every 9 sign ups. Supervision and help changing into soccer gear is provided from 3:10 pm to start of soccer (3:30 pm). Parents should pick up K kids from class and return them for soccer unless they go to the YMCA. Aftercare (YMCA and Beyond the Bell) kids will be walked to and from the field by coaches. Grade 1-5 kids should meet coaches at the lunch time tables. All participants get a tshirt. Participants must bring shin guards, closed-toe athletic shoes or cleats and water/drink bottle. Sign up is open 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 8 & 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




CAASPP Informational letter

Science Fair Packet 2018-19

Make a calm down kit

Spartans Sports Camp - Spring break

Los Altos Basketball Camp

CSMA Spring Concert for Kinder - 4th

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar


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