Quetzal News

Gabriela Mistral's News August 12, 2020

Ready, set, go! Distance Learning 101

Dear Gabriela Mistral Community,

It has been a quite exciting and busy week! I had the pleasure to "Meet and Greet" my Kindergarten-3rd grade families via Zoom. It was incredible to see so many of our incoming Kinders smiling and sharing with all of us. I was also fascinated to hear one of our own "Quetzal" fourth grade students translate for her parents. Way to go Quetzal Teaching Team! You are doing an amazing job teaching our students biliteracy.

This week our staff has been working extremely hard preparing for the BIG reopening of schools. We have spent these three days planning and learning about distance learning and the different platforms that we will use with our learners. It has definitely been a learning experience for all of us, so please reach out and let us know if we can help you through this virtual journey. I also want to share some of the resources that our district has created to support our community with the different new platforms for learning. Please visit our district's website for videos and tutorials on this topic. You can also register to our Parent University Distance Learning Tutorial tomorrow from 5:30 to 7pm.

Remember to check out our Distribution Schedule for pick up of your child's materials and supplies.

Stay safe and healthy!

Ms. Olaciregui


Gabriela Mistral Dual Immersion School

Mountain View Whisman School District

Upcoming Events

August 13th, 2020

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Kinder materials pick-up
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: 1st Gr materials pick-up
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: 2nd Gr materials pick-up
  • 7pm-8pm: 4/5th Gr principal meet & greet via Zoom

August 14th, 2020

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: 3rd Gr materials pick-up
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm: 4th Gr materials pick-up
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: 5th materials pick-up

August 17th: First day of school (Minimum day)

District News

School Supplies

  1. During the first weeks of school, our school sites will prepare and distribute a district-standard general school supply kit to every student. The kit will include the following items (see below).

  2. Other supplies that will be distributed to students are:

    1. Chromebooks (if needed)

    2. Instructional materials, such as Eureka Math workbooks (varies by grade level)

    3. Other materials to be determined, such as art supplies

  3. School sites will distribute these supply kits to parents. It is likely that not all supply shipments will come in at the same time. Therefore, parents may be asked to pick up supplies at several distribution dates, in order to ensure students have items soon after delivery. Thanks in advance for your patience with multiple dates.

  4. School sites will communicate distribution plans, dates and health and safety expectations during pick up.

  5. If parents have purchased items from an earlier published supply list, we appreciate and accept donations of these materials. School sites will determine collection dates and locations.

Elementary Supply Kit (provided by the school)




Glue sticks


Crayons or Colored pencils


White board sleeves (sheet protectors), markers, and eraser

Notebook(s) and journal(s) (depending on grade)

Drawing and/or construction paper (particularly for K-2 first week projects)

A container/bag


Index Cards

Paper (Blank, lined, and/or graph)




Sticky Notes

MV Parent University is back!

We are proud to present two sessions to prepare families for a school year like no other. Join us on Zoom for two critical topics. Spanish translation will be provided. (See the flyer here)

Mental Health Awareness Town Hall

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5:30-7:00 p.m

A partnership with the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services and Uplift Family Services. The panel will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and share resources for families. Register here.

Distance Learning Resources

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 5:30-7:00 p.m. This summer we’ve been at work on a new Parent U resources page that we’re proud to share with you and talk through tips for navigating the tech and procedures of the new school year. Register here.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

This school year's application deadline for free or reduced meals is September 21, 2020. Just as in the past, you will need to reapply annually. No citizenship information is collected during the application process. Please go to the following website to apply online today: http://www.ezmealapp.com If you need help, please email Mistral Facilitator, Eberardo Lopez (elopez@mvwsd.org)

Get connected Mistral Quetzal Parents!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GabrielaMistralElementary

School website (Programs, updates, absence reporting and more): https://mistral.mvwsd.org

Text alerts (emergencies, school closure): Text "Y"or "YES" to 68453 using the cell phone number that the District has on record

PowerSchool (Enrollment confirmation, payments,electives and more): ps.mvwsd.org/public

Updates on academics, FAQs, health and safety during COVID-19: https://mvwsd.org/returntolearn