January 15, 2020

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Core value of the month: Hard work



Dear Monta Loma Families,

i-Ready Results for the Second Diagnostic Assessment

i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Parents can now access the results from the second i-Ready Diagnostic that students took in December. Look for an email with specific directions about how to access the results through the PowerSchool Parent Portal (https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/). 

There are four reports (two for math and two for English language arts); one report will show your student’s overall score and growth since August, another will show how your student performed on each grade-level standards in math and language arts. You can review this information and talk with your teacher about how to support and enrich your child’s learning.

Your child can access i-Ready instruction at home online anytime through Clever to reinforce or enrich his/her classroom learning. These lessons supplement core instruction. They are tailored to students based on information from their i-Ready assessments. Please ask your teacher if you have trouble accessing i-Ready at home.


At Monta Loma, our instructional staff has reviewed the data from the assessment and made adjustments to WIN groups and lessons. We continually monitor student progress through classwork and assessments and adjust our instruction as needed. 

In partnership, 



Monday, January 20, 2020

  • No School 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • ELAC @ 5:30 in the library 

Friday, January 24, 2020

  • PTA meeting/Principals Coffee @ 8:45

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Spirit Day: Sports Day

  • Game Night @ 5:30pm in the MUR

Girls on the Run - Click here for the flyer 

Girls on the Run is more than just a running program - it gives girls the opportunity to build confidence and healthy habits. Over 10 weeks, from March through May, girls will recognize their star power, make new friends, and so much more! Teams meet twice each week to play games and learn new life skills while building endurance to complete the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18.


Coach Ken

Sign up for Coach Ken Soccer Monta Loma class on Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm for K- 5 from Jan 14 - Mar 24, 2020. There will not be a season on 2/18 & 3/17. Here: http://www.coachkensoccer.com/mountain-view-after-school-programs/

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:

  • Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Location: In front of the school bus parking on Thompson Ave. at Monta Loma

 The food is free. More details at the event.


Happening now: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2020-21

Mountain View Whisman School District student enrollment for next fall is open online now.

For NEW students: Through February 7, you can register your child for transitional kindergarten - eighth grade online for the 2020-21 school year here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 


For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade:   Parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21 through February 7. To check your access, log on to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/. You received an email on Nov. 21 with your username. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office. 


You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.


The Mountain View Educational Foundation staff and volunteers are working hard to make the Winter Gala an incredible night. Join MVEF on February 8th to enjoy a delicious dinner, dancing,  and lots of auction fun. There are some incredible auction packages in store for guests, including an Escape to Santa Cruz, a Warriors Game Night Experience, dinner at MVFD firehouse, an exquisite handcrafted quilt created by MVWSD’s own Principal Gloria Higgins, Principal Terri Lambert and Executive Assistant Kathi Lilga, summer camps, one of a kind parties, and much, much, more. You don’t want to miss this event that raises funds to support every child and every school in the district.  Buy your tickets today at mvef.org. Ticket sales close on January 27th.


Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: "Being an "Askable Adult" Talking to your child about sexuality" on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School, MUR. - Flyer here



Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader


Parents will learn:

The why, what, when and how of speaking to your child about sexual health

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation

Appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through their teen years


Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available. Reserve your seat: askableadult2020.eventbrite.com


The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents William Stixrud, M.D. and Ned Johnson on "The Self-Driven Child:  The Science and Sense of Giving Kids More Control Over Their Lives" on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theater | 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View - Flyer here


Evidence strongly suggests that age-appropriate autonomy is vital for young people’s mental health—it helps them to sculpt brains that are resilient, resourceful, and ready to take on new challenges.

When The Self-Driven Child authors Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson discovered a common problem among their young clients: kids were feeling acutely stressed.  Some stumbled in high school, while others hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids a sense of control. In this talk, Bill and Ned advise that parents and educators adopt the role of consultant rather than manager to give kids more responsibility for their own life decisions even before they leave home. 

Audience:  Parents and educators of students grades 6 - 12.

To register for this free event, go to https://mvla2019-20-stixrudandjohnson.eventbrite.com

Books available for purchase, thanks to Books, Inc.,  (cash or check)

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


Parents’ Guide to Emergency School Evacuation 

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