Spotlights, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Core value of the month: Courage


Dear Monta Loma Families,

State Assessments

Our window for state assessments is now open. Monta Loma is ready to show what we know! Parents often ask what they can do to help students do their best on assessments. And if you think about it, these practices are important for students every day, not just for assessments.

  • Make sure that your student attends school regularly. The more students are in school, the more likely they will do well on assessments.
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 9 to 12 hours of sleep for elementary aged students.
  • Make sure students get proper nutrition. Brains need energy from food to work effectively. A balanced diet with protein, carbs, and fats is important for student success.

Students in 3rd through 5th grade will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Students in 5th grade will also take a Science assessment.

Believe it or not, the simplest steps make a big difference.

Thanks for your partnership,

Site Council Elections

Site Council is a vital contributor to the work of our school, providing guidance and approving our school site plan. Now is the time to consider running for Site Council. Interested parents or guardians should contact Glenn Bates at to express interest or ask questions.



Word of the Week

Compose:To compose is to put together or make. Students are often asked to compose tens, which makes mental math much easier. They might also see other forms of the word like composition. Stay tuned for the antonym coming up as the word of the week soon.

Spring Picture Day,April 20, 2018.

Hello! We need parent volunteers for the Spring Picture Day. If you are available to help us, pleasesign up here. Thank you!



Walk A Thon is coming!
Pledge envelopes will be going home this week and are due May 11. We are also using Walkstarter again, a safe, secure online donation platform created by a Mountain View parent. See attached flyer or use these links to get started:
Quick Start guide
Setup avatar at then share the link with family and friends.

*Please help make Walk A Thon a delicious success this year!*

The PTA is changing up our menu for our annual WAT this year and we could
use your help. Volunteers for the day of the event will be needed to help
collect tickets and hand out food platters, drinks and snacks. We'll also
need a few volunteers to assist in food prep a day or so beforehand. We
realize not everyone can provide their time but still want to contribute
and there is another way! We are also accepting donations of Safeway or
Costco gift cards to assist in our food purchases.

Please contact Chenoa Trout, our WAT food chair, if you are interested in
volunteering or donating!, cell 650.776.8052
Please drop donations in the PTA box at the front office with WAT written on it.
Remember, all donations for our school are tax deductible and your PTA will
gladly provide you with a receipt upon request.

Get excited, do what you can to help and come to our annual event *HUNGRY*,
it's going to be awesome!!

New Spiritwear

New spiritwear shipment in! Lots of sizes in t-shirts and sweatshirts. And hats too! Place your order in the office.


Groundbreaking on April 26: New school on N. Whisman Rd
In 2015, the District Board of Trustees voted to open a neighborhood school in August 2019 next to the former Slater Elementary, at 220 N. Whisman Rd. The District soon will begin construction.

The Board of Trustees officially will break ground for the new school on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Join us at 5:30 p.m. to mark this important moment! Please confirm your attendance at

Ceremonia de Inicio de la Construcción el 26 de abril: Nueva Escuela en N. Whisman Rd.

En el 2015, la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Mountain View Whisman, votó para abrir una escuela de vecindario en agosto del 2019 junto a la antigua Primaria Slater, en el 220 N. Whisman Rd. El Distrito empezará la construcción de la nueva escuela muy pronto.

La Mesa Directiva dará inicio oficialmente a la construcción de la nueva escuela, el jueves 26 de abril del 2018. ¡Acompáñenos a las 5:30 p.m. para conmemorar este momento importante! Favor de confirmar su asistencia en



April 17 - May 18, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ML ELAC @ Library,6:00 – 7:30pm

Friday, April 20, 2018

ML Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Crazy Day Hair



5th Grade Gala Concerts

WalkStarter Info

460 Thompson Dr., Mountain View, 94043



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