Quetzal News

May 31, 2023

From Ms. O's Desk

Dear Quetzal Families,

As we approach the end of another remarkable year, I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. This has been a year filled with challenges, resilience, and growth, and I am truly thankful for the support and dedication that you have shown.

First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to our incredible students. Their enthusiasm for learning, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to excellence have been truly inspiring.

I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to our remarkable teachers and staff members. Their passion for education, dedication to our students' well-being, and endless efforts in creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences have made a profound impact on our school community.

And to you, our parents and guardians, thank you so much for you trust and support throughout this year. Your partnership and involvement have been crucial in creating a nurturing and supportive learning environment for our students.

As we bid farewell to this academic year and welcome the much-awaited summer break, I encourage each member of our community to embrace the values of kindness and caring. Let us use this time to cultivate compassion, empathy, and understanding towards one another and those around us. Small acts of kindness can have a profound impact on someone's day and make a lasting difference in our community.

Remember to take time to relaxation, rejuvenate, and be happy. May this break be an opportunity for you to spend quality time with loved ones, explore new interests, and create cherished memories.

Thank you once again for being an integral part of our Mistral Family. I am deeply grateful for the privilege of serving such an extraordinary community.

As a reminder, current grade 2 and 4 students will not have their school-issued Chromebooks this summer because they need to be serviced to keep them in good working order. Students can still access their Clever dashboard from any non-school issued device. Please see “How to access summer learning on home devices” here: https://www.mvwsd.org/summer. Thanks for supporting your children with maintaining their skills over the summer!

You can also take advantage of the Summer Reading program at the Mountain View Library. Check it out!

Wishing you all a summer filled with warmth, happiness, and unforgettable moments.

Claudia Olaciregui, Principal


June 5

  • 5th Grade Promotion at 8:30am in the MUR
June 6

  • Last Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:10pm


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Teacher of the Year Recognition

  • Classified Employee of the Year Recognition

  • Honoring Employees' Years of Service and Retiring Employees

  • School Safety Update and Recommendations

  • Strategic Plan Update and Dashboard

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) update

  • California Dashboard Local Indicators

  • Public Hearings: Budget Overview and Adoption

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, June 2

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. This is the last check in for the 2022-23 school year! Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/cc12

Check out the MVWSD “Summer Menu” for at home learning activities you can do at home this summer.

Click here - mvwsd.org/summer - for information about free meals and a handy list of resources for students to practice their academic skills this summer.

Summer Meals At Schools And On The Move

Free meals provided by MVWSD and Second Harvest Food Bank are available to everyone throughout the summer at these locations. No questions. No age limit. No IDs required. The summer meals program reaches children who need good nutrition when school is out of session. mvwsd.org/nutrition.

Rengstorff Park

June 12- July 28, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

(No Meals June 19 & July 4)

Mistral Elementary

June 7 -July 28, 2023

11:30 AM -12:45 pm

(No meal pick on June 19 & July 4)

505 Escuela Ave., Meal pick up in front of school

MVWSD+ Afterschool Applications for 2023-24 School Year

Free MVWSD+ Afterschool childcare will be available for qualifying students next school year. To learn more about the program, including whether your child may qualify, go to www.mvwsd.org/plus. Applications have now been sent to qualifying students’ families via email. Please respond promptly to ensure a spot for your child starting on the first day of the new school year! If you have any questions, please contact your school’s office, SCEF, or email plus@mvwsd.org.

Look Around, Look Within: Mental Health Awareness Month

This month we’ve been sharing about ways to prioritize our mental health. As we look toward summer, strong connections with our neighbors can play a vital role in supporting our mental health. Building a supportive and inclusive community helps reduce feelings of isolation and fosters a sense of belonging. Get involved with local events, volunteer opportunities, or simply start a conversation with a neighbor.

The City of Mountain View offers a variety of opportunities to contribute your time and skills to your community. Learn more here: www.mountainview.gov/whats-happening/volunteer

VolunteerMatch is an additional resource for learning about volunteering opportunities in and around our community: Volunteer Opportunities in Mountain View

Let’s prioritize mental health and connectedness in our communities!

Free And Low Cost Summer Programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlay’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain. https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view

With days left in the school year, MVEF has raised 95% of the stretch goal!!

This year, and every year, MVEF-funded programs have enriched the experience of every student in MVWSD. As the last day of school approaches, student performances are wrapping up, art portfolios are coming home, final papers are being written, and garden beds are being prepared for the summer.

With 95% raised and just $55k left to go, we are SO CLOSE to achieving the $1,200,000 stretch goal for 2022-23! Can you help us pass the finish line? https://bit.ly/Donate-to-MVEF

MVEF Volunteers needed for Summer and Back-to-School Activities

MVEF is seeking additional volunteers from every MVWSD school and in every neighborhood. Volunteering with MVEF is a great way to learn more about Public School Funding in California and to meet families from every neighborhood in MVWSD! MVEF volunteers work collaboratively with PTAs, school communities, and neighborhoods to ensure that information about our mission and impact reaches everyone in the right way. We are coordinating training for MVEF volunteers so sign up soon! To learn more: https://bit.ly/MVEF-Volunteer

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Youth Depression

All children feel sad or moody at times. But when a sad or bad mood lasts for weeks or longer — and when there are other changes in how a child acts — it could be a sign of depression. If you think your child is depressed, talk with them. Let them know you want to understand what they are going through. Listen if they want to speak.

To learn more about depression, click here.

Here are some signs that your child may have Depression:

  1. Negative outlook. Children who feel depressed may be hard on themselves or on others. They might focus on failures and setbacks. It may be hard for them to see the good parts of things, or the good parts of themselves.

  2. Low energy, effort, interest, enjoyment. Your child may lose interest in things they used to enjoy. They may not seem to care. They may put less effort into schoolwork or tasks at home. Things seem to take too much effort. Nothing seems fun or enjoyable.

  3. Doing poorly at school. When a child feels depressed, schoolwork can seem harder. They may not complete their work, show effort, or study as much for tests. Their grades may drop.

  4. Pulling away from friends and family. Your child may spend more time alone, less time with friends, or seem distant.

    Keep in mind that these are NOT ALL the signs of Depression. There are many more signs that a parent can find in their child. Identifying the signs of Depression is the first step to understanding our child. If your child is thinking or talking of suicide, please visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website, call 1-800-273-8255, or call or text 988.

    To view more parenting tips, click here. These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr. D'Arcy Lyness, Ph.D.

CHAC Summer Sessions For Students

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on bit.ly/43CAfe9

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events

Registration is now open for the Mountain View Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1-July 31, 2023. Read, learn and earn rewards! Register the whole family for this free program here.

Upcoming Public Library events include a Summer Reading Program Kickoff Concert on June 3 and a Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop on June 7. Visit MountainView.gov/Library for more events and information.

MV Technology Showcase: July 20th

The City of Mountain View in partnership with Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 8th Annual Technology Showcase on Mountain View Civic Plaza on July 20th, 2023 starting at 11:30 am. This free event is open to the public and it’s a great opportunity to see technology in action with interactive product demos, panels, food vendors, and more. Click here for more information.

The View Teen Center: June Events and Summer Hours

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. 2023 Summer Drop-In Hours (June 5 - August 5) are Monday - Saturday from 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about the upcoming events and programs in June or visit their webpage for more information.

CSA's Back to School Event

CSA is seeking donations to purchase gift cards for this year’s Back to School event in July. Unhoused families will receive gift cards to buy what they need most so their children can have a successful school year. You can drop off Target gift cards in $25 denominations to our office at 204 Stierlin Rd or donate on our website at csacares.org/events.