The Dolphin Whistle

October 11, 2017, Issue 9

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Dear Mariano Castro Parents,

What a great Walkathon! Many thanks to all of the parents who stepped up to take a leadership role in this fantastic family event, in particular our PTA President, William Buitron and PTA Vice-President Trudy Wilson, Mistral Walkathon Chairperson Trish Gilbert, and Mistral PTA President Joey Garcia. Without their dedication and commitment to support our schools, the Walkathon would not have been such a success!
In addition to these lead volunteers, many, many more volunteered to help with the field, the prizes, the T-shirts, the publicity, and the food. It was an amazing event of cooperation and teamwork and next year we hope that many more parents join in the volunteering to share in this wonderful experience.

Best Regards,

Theresa Lambert

Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

No After school classes October 6 - 13

There are no afterschool classes Oct 6-13 becase of Walkt-a-thon (Oct 6) and parent/teacher conferences (Oct 9-13).

Calendar of Upcoming Events

10/9 - 10/13 Parent Teacher Conference Week, Minimum Days: dismissal 11:55am all week
10/13 Friday - Field Trip Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 8:30am - 11:00am
RM's 9 & 13
10/13 Friday - Field Trip Marine Science Institute 7:00am - 12:40pm RM's 107 & 110
10/14 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
10/17 Tuesday - PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
10/17 Tuesday - Field Trip CuriOdyssey 8:15am - 1:15pm RM's 10 & 14
10/18 Wednesday - Field Trip to Samsung Developer Conference 8:30am - 3:00pm
RM's 9 & 13
10/21 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
10/24 Tuesday - PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
10/24 Tuesday - Principal's Coffee 8:00am - 9:00am Staff Lounge
10/25 Wednesday - Field Trip Mountain View Library 8:45am - 10:20am RM's 112 & 113
10/26 Thursday - Personal Awards Assembly 8:00am MUR
10/28 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
10/31 Tuesday - PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
11/1 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) 5:00pm 6:30pm Staff Lounge
11/4 Saturday - English Classes (ESL) for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR
11/7 Tuesday - PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
11/9 Thursday - MI/CA Chess Club Orientation Info Night 5:30pm - 8:00pm MUR
11/13 Monday - Field Trip De Anza College Planetarium 9:00am - 12:00pm RM's 9 & 13
11/14 Tuesday - ELAC Meeting 6:00pm - 7:30pm MUR
11/15 Wednesday - Field Trip Deer Hollow Farm 8:40am - 12:45pm RM's 10 & 14
11/15 Wednesday - PTA Association Meeting 6:30pm -7:30pm MUR
11/16 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 8:00am MUR
11/17 Friday - Field Trip California Museum & Capital Building 7:00am - 6:00pm
RM's 12 & 16


I want to thank all the parents, neighbors, students and staff of both schools for the help they gave us to make the Walkathon (WAT) happen on Friday, October 6, 2017. Both Mariano Castro and Gabriela Mistral thank you for your time and dedication, so that this event was a successful event.

I would like to emphasize once again that the revenues that have been collected will be divided equally between the two schools.

Your faithful servant:
William Buitron President PTA Mariano Castro

Theresa Lambert
Principal of Mariano Castro

Marcela Simoes de Calvallo
Principal of Gabriela Mistral


Great WAT, Thanks for the support!
Keep asking for donations and pick up donated WAT items in the MUR.


Earthquake Drill- week of Oct. 16

The District will be conducting its annual earthquake exercise sometime during the week of Oct. 16. This is an opportunity for staff and students to test our emergency response actions and make improvements. This is also the week of the Great ShakeOut, which is a good time to go over your family's emergency procedures. We appreciate your support of these efforts to ensure our students’ safety.

MV Parent U: “10 Steps to a Healthy Family

Mountain View Parent U presents “10 Steps to a Healthy Family: Help with Nutrition” on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR.

Presented by the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, parents will learn about getting the most out of mealtimes with kids, nutritional choices that help children focus in schools and positive lifestyle habits without a focus on body shape or weight.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! Food will be available for purchase before the event.


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here

Free MVLA Speaker series workshop: “Why Parents Matter More Than Peers: Restoring A Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships”

Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., is highly sought after internationally for his expertise on a range of wellness topics including ADHD, stress, childhood development, and addiction. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights as an experienced physician to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers parents seeking stronger, more meaningful connection with their children.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 pm at Mountain View High School Spartan Theatrer

​Registration link​: