Spotlights, Mar. 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

Core value of the month: Compassion


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.

Pick up and Drop off:

Thank you for driving carefully on campus and for helping keep our students safe by following these guidelines.

  • Only the loop closest to the office may be used for drop off and pick up. The loop closest to the street is only used if you are parking.
  • Please honor handicap spaces and reserve them for those with placards.
  • Please make sure your student knows how you would like them to get home, especially if it is different than usual. If your plans change unexpectedly, let the office know as soon as possible through email or a directly conversation. Phone messages may not be received in time.
  • Please be on time to pick your students up. They worry when you are late and we do not offer supervision after school unless students are enrolled in a program.

Morning Supervision:

We have been able to increase supervision in the morning starting at 7:30 in the multiuse room. Breakfast service starts at 7:50am.

  • Students should not be on campus before then without a parent or guardian.
  • Students should report directly to the multiuse room if it is before 8:15 am or the blacktop if it is after8:15am. They should not be in the hallways before school without a parent or guardian.

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,





                                                              Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Online elective selection goes from March 20 until March 28, 2018. All 5th graders will select their electives online this year.   Parents, you should use the PowerSchool parent portal account. Then logon and select your student’s electives.

Catalog of Crittenden Electives


Catalog of Graham Electives


ML Help Night to Select your Electives: Wednesday, March 28, 4:00 – 6:00pm @ ML front office.


Hello Leopard Volunteers,

The Monta Loma Open House event is happening on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Each student will have two pieces of their artwork displayed for the art show from 6:00-7:30 pm in the school library. This involves an enormous amount of work to prepare and set up. I need parent volunteers like you to help me!

~One parent volunteer from each room to mount and label art. Each student will have two pieces of artwork that will need to be mounted on construction paper and labeled. Instructions will be provided. The pile of artwork, prepared labels, glue sticks, prepared construction paper can be picked up in the office from Dafne, the secretary, anytime the office is open.  Please contact me via email to arrange pick up and drop off that works with your schedule. All action items must be completed no later than March 23rd.

~One parent volunteer from each room to take home a pile of art to sort and file into large plastic sleeves, label each sleeve with student’s name. Instructions, Sharpies, artwork from approximately nine lessons, plastic sleeves can be picked up by arranging a time that works with your schedule. All action items to be completed by March 28th.

~One or more volunteers from each room to help arrange, staple and hang prepared artwork onto black display boards, tables in the school library between 8:30 am-3:00 pm preferably on Wednesday, March 28 pm or until all boards are completed and Thursday, March 29 from 8:30-12:30. Coffee and snack bars will be provided.

~One or more volunteers to help to break down the art show in the school library on Friday, March 30 from 10 am-1:00, or however long it takes.

 Please email me directly to discuss scheduling at:


Thank you one, thank you all,

Mary Ann Girard

CSMA Art Teacher



March 28-29 – Volunteers needed for one hour 9-10am or 10-11am for Lawrence Hall of Science - Build, Engineer, and Invent – great hands-on exhibits allowing young minds to blossom. Fun opportunity to watch students fully engage. No experience required! Volunteer signup link

Art Show needs your help Mar 28-30 between 8:30-12 prepping and mounting student art in time for Open House, and tearing down afterward.  Sign up here – thank you! Any time you can give is much appreciated!

Lego Robotics Beginners Course for grades 3-5 still has a few slots available. Meets Mondays Apr 2 – May 21. Please return attached application to PTA drop box in school office or email

Walkathon preparations are underway! Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming May 18
Volunteers needed to solicit family friendly prizes from local businesses for our raffle and food/supplies donations for the event. Contact Macey Taylor
We are also looking for a field setup co-chair to handle logistics. 
Please contact Tiffany Dale to help with Walkathon.

Thank you to everyone who attended Principal’s Coffee at Moffett Field and Movie Night!


All public schools receiving state funding are required to prepare and distribute a SARC (School Accountability Report Card). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each school. SARCs are published each year and contain data from the previous school year.

There are several ways to view your school’s SARC:

  • Visit the MVWSD elementary schools’ and middle schools’ webpages on and click on your school’s SARC links, for both English and Spanish.
  • Go to the CDE Find a SARC Web page. This CDE Web page provides actual SARC reports or SARC Web links to the school or district website where the school's SARC is located.
  • If you would like to obtain a printed copy in Spanish or English, please see your child’s school.

ThoughtExchange opens on March 19: School safety

Over the past weeks, we have heard from parents, staff and community members who are concerned about our community’s ability to keep our children safe. MVWSD will facilitate a conversation about school safety and mental health, as well as the role our civic/community partners play in ensuring that every member of our community is safe.

Look for a link in your email on March 19 to join the online community conversation (ThoughtExchange) or visit for more information and to participate. Please share your input on what are the most important considerations as we continue planning for school safety.

The thoughts you share in this exchange will inform planning for an April 18 School Safety Town Hall, hosted in conjunction with our partners, such as Mountain View Police Department, El Camino Hospital, El Camino YMCA, CHAC and more.  We are hoping that this process will lead to a renewed commitment, solutions or new action items for all partnering organizations for keeping our children safe.


A message from Crittenden PTA

Dear rising 6th graders and families,

We are excited to have you join us at Crittenden in just a few months. To give you a taste of our middle school, we would like to welcome you to Panther Prowl, our annual Walkathon & Silent Auction, on Friday, March 23rd from 2:15 pm to 5 pm at Crittenden Middle School. In addition to many exciting activities and delicious food, we will be inaugurating the new track. The ribbon cutting ceremony of the new track will take place at 2:10 pm, followed by all the activities. Be sure to bring the entire family and help us with our fundraiser while enjoying delicious food, fun activities, and our amazing community!  

MVEF needs your feedback! Please consider taking the survey below to share with MVEF your thoughts on the programs they fund, and how they communicate with you. The survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete and all results are compiled anonymously. MVEF will use the results to improve their communication with the community and ensure their funding has a high impact on education in our district. Thank you! Please complete the survey by March 24th.


Tuesday, March 20 thru Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Window to select the Elective Classes on Power School (for current 5th graders)


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Music Performances @ MUR

2nd Grade, 10:30 to 11:30am

1st Grade, 12:30 – 1:30pm

4th Grade, 1:30 – 2:30 pm


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ML Help Night to Select Electives on Power School (for current 5th graders) @ ML front office, 4:00 – 6:00pm


Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lawrence Hall of Science


Thursday, March 29, 2018

ML Open House/Science O’Rama @ MUR, 6:00 – 7:30pm

The students who will present science projects need to bring their poster board to the stage in the MUR first thing in the morning.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Superhero Day


Music Performances @ MUR

Kinder, 8:45 to 9:15am

3rd Grade, 1:30 – 2:30pm


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ML PTA Board Meeting @ Staff Room, 6:00 – 8:15pm


Monday, April 9- Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring Break/No School Days


Monday, April 16, 2018

Back to School


April 17 -  May 18, 2018

Window for CAASPP Test for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ML School Site Council @ Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:30pm


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ML ELAC @ Library, 6:00 – 7:30pm


Friday, April 20, 2018

ML Spring Picture Day


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ML 5th Grade Gala Concert (Band) @ CSMA, 7:30 – 8:30pm


Thursday, April 26, 2018

ML 5th Grade Gala Concert (Strings) @ CSMA, 7:30 – 8:30pm


 Friday, April 27, 2018

Crazy Day Hair



5th Grade Gala Concerts


ML Spring Concerts


Sign in Here to Volunteer for Lawrence Hall of Science (March 28 and 29)


ML Science O'Rama Information Packet 17-18


Preschool Enrollment


Lego Robotics


Los Altos Basketball


Spartans Sports Camps


Volunteer Fair

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