Spotlights, February 27, 2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2018

Core value of the month: Respect



Dear Monta Loma Families,

One of our site plan goals is to increase our attendance to rate to 97%.

You can help us meet our goal by making sure your student is at school on time every day unless they are sick. Here are a few tips that may help you.

  • Let your child know that you think attending school daily is important.

  • Give yourself and children enough time to get ready. No TV on school mornings

  • Plan ahead the night before by having kids choose clothes and shoes and pack their backpacks.

  • Set a regular bedtime schedule.  

  • Have a back-up plan for traffic or car trouble.

  • Plan your family vacations and appointments during school breaks.

Together we can ensure your student gets the full benefit of education by being at school every day.

In partnership,



February 27th - March 1st, 2019

  • Used Book Sale @ MUR stage


Monday March 4, 2019

  • Leopard Leader recognition @ Blacktop 8:40am

  • Science Presentation: Heidi Black @ 6:00pm


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Parent U: Getting Ready for High School @Graham Auditorium 6:30pm


Monday and Tuesday March 18-19, 2019

  • No school


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 

Thank you to those that have already taken the LCAP survey. As of now only 23 parents from Monta Loma school have completed the survey.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey before March 1st using the link below.

Parent link:

Save the Date: Castro Open House

All families attending Castro Elementary School are invited to the Castro Open House on March 28th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Yoga returns Tuesdays Mar 5 - May 28

Kinder 2:15-3:15pm

Gr 1-5 3:15-4:15pm

Benefits of Yoga for Kids:

Develop strong, flexible, healthier bodies

Cultivate peaceful, relaxed state of mind & body

Increase concentration, focus and attention

Signup links: Graders-


Upcoming Events in March 2019

March 5 @ 7 PM in Landels’ MUR – Jose Antonio Vargas PTA organization meeting, election, fundraising launch, and second Vargas information session.

Dr. Michael O. Jones, Principal


Used Book Sale is this week! We need volunteers!

Do you love watching children’s faces light up when they dive into a new book? We need several volunteers to staff the Used Book Sale Feb 28-Mar 1. No experience needed!

Classrooms will cycle through tables set up on the MUR stage. Volunteers are needed to be cashiers or help students find books and replenish the book tables. 

Please consider giving an hour or two! We need at least 3 people per shift so grab a friend and join us! Volunteer sign up:

Look for notice from your teacher regarding which day your child’s classroom will visit the Used Book Sale.

March 8 - PTA All Members meeting including elections for next year’s board. If you would like to have a voice in decisions regarding school events, where PTA funds are allocated and other important issues, please consider joining the Monta Loma PTA Board for the 2019-2020 school year. There are many opportunities big and small, on and off campus, to enrich students’ lives.

It is important that our Board reflect our diverse community so please consider attending the Election Meeting scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 8:35am or email us at if you are interested in more details on board positions and activities.  Click here for more information on the PTA Officer Positions and the duties and responsibilities.


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!

Pledge envelopes will be going home next week and 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.  

We will be offering delicious food for sale from 3pm. There will also be many amazing raffle prizes to win. Help us raise money for our kids, teachers and school!  Bring the family and enjoy our yearly Monta Loma fundraising event.

Remember: Friday, April 5 from Dismissal - 6pm 

See you there!!


We want to hear from you! LCAP parent survey

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2019-20 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

Parents, we want to hear from you: Please click below to give input through March 1 in a survey about the plans' goals. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). If you would like a paper copy, please come to the office.

Parent Survey:

More information found here:

Please join us for a wonderful event next month as we celebrate the second annual MVPD Women’s Day event. It has been renamed to #SheCan to incorporate and include all who would like to participate, regardless of age.

Much like last year, the goal of this event is to encourage and inspire girls – middle and high school-age specifically – as well as young women to consider the possibility of a career in fields such as public safety and public service and all that these career have to offer.  We are thrilled to announce that the Mountain View Fire Department, the City of Mountain View, the 129th Rescue Wing, and Girls on the Run will be joining us this year.

Here are more of the event details
·         Date: Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
·         Where: MVPD front lot, auditorium and foyer
·         Who: You, and your family!

To learn more about the ‘why’ behind this event, check out our mission statement!

We have a vision.  A vision as police officers, firefighters and government leaders to connect with women and girls as mentors, advocates and sponsors. Out of this vision came the slogan #SeeStrongBeStrong.  We believe that when young women and girls see what’s possible in any career they are encouraged, inspired and supported to strive to find their highest potential. We want all young women and girls to know that they can become anything they set their minds to.  Because they are stronger, smarter and more capable than they think, and WE HAVE THEIR BACK.

We believe that when we engage with young women and girls and tell our stories of perseverance and resilience we are planting seeds of the same kind for them.  We understand that when men stand up with women and girls, we are partners in equality and share the same dream of a better world.

We created this event to inspire, empower and embolden our female youth to see themselves as future leaders in public safety and public service.  #SheCan, sponsored by the Mountain View Police Department, will offer an inside look at the joy and purpose behind the work public servants do in the world.  

MVEF had a great turnout for its Winter Gala, and is grateful for the all the guests, donors and sponsors who helped make the evening a success. MVEF raised more than $95,000 including $18,000 for science field trips for every 4th, 5th and 6th grader. There is still time to support these great field trips by donating to MVEF at

MVEF also funds all the CSMA art and music lessons, Living Classroom, middle school athletics and more. The Gala, as well as donations from parents, community members and corporations, ensure that every child in the District has access to these programs. Learn more at 

Let's Talk: Budget

Each year at this time, the District creates its budget for the following year. Learn more about how this process works in this sixth episode in the "Let's Talk" video series.

Click here for the video. Spanish subtitles are available.

The "Let's Talk" video series addresses topics that our school community members have questions about and that are important to them. Look for a new video approximately monthly, and let us know what you think.


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 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 13

  • 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

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - February 28th

You can change the life of a student!

Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer. You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do. All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

Date: February 28th

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location: MVLA District Office - Board Room, 1299 Bryant Avenue, Mountain View, CA





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