Spotlights, March 20, 2019

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Core value of the month: Respect



Dear Monta Loma Families,

Spring is in the air and it’s time for some gentle reminders about rules on campus. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe and healthy.


Reporting an absence

All student absences must be reported to the school. You may send an email message to or call the student absences line at 650-903-6915 ext. 3880. Please include in your message student’s first and last name, room number, and reason for absence. You must call the absence line by 8:45am to avoid receiving an auto dialer message requesting you to contact the school to verify your child’s absence.

Lost and found

Did your child lose a jacket, lunch box, or a sweatshirt? Please stop by the Lost and Found Cart next to the MUR. If the items are not picked up by this Friday March 22nd after school, they will be donated to charity.

Non-school/personal items at school:

Students should not bring items other than school materials on campus without the consent of the classroom teacher. The school is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal materials. Cell phones are not needed by students at school. If students have them, they must be turned off and stored in backpacks.

Snacks and lunches

Students work hard at school. They need healthy snacks and lunches to fuel their brains for the day. Please do not send students with candy or sodas. Students may get breakfast before school or brunch at recess (not both) and lunch in the cafeteria. Free or reduced pricing for food is available for eligible families.

To protect students with allergies, we do not allow students to share food.

In partnership,



Monday March 25, 2019

  • Spring Picture Day

  • DELAC @ Theuerkauf Elementary 5:30pm

Tuesday March 26, 2019

  • ML School Site Council Meeting @ Library 4:30pm

Thursday March 28, 2019

  • Student Site Council @ 12:30pm

Friday March 29, 2019

  • ML Spirit Day - Superhero Day

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


Promotion ceremony message:

In support of our families with students at middle schools our 5th grade and Kinder promotion ceremonies will take place on Thursday June 6th 2019. More details will come as the date approaches.



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!

Food--We are going to have a lot of amazing food again this year and would love your contribution.  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 with our fabulous parents doing prepping or cooking or baking please contact Chenoa or Lisset.

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.  

Remember: Friday, April 5 from Dismissal - 6pm 

See you there!!


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


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: March 25, 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




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


The 2019-20 District calendar is here!

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