The Dolphin Whistle

October 18, 2017, Issue 10

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Dear Mariano Castro Parents,

Our annual earthquake drill is this week. The students and staff practice each year with the full operations that would take place in the event of a real earthquake. We practice the building safety checks, search and rescue, and pretend medical situations as well as blocked classrooms and routes. This is a very thorough simulation and helps staff and students to be prepared and calm in the event of a real emergency. Please talk with your child after the simulation occurs and help them to understand the importance of taking emergency practice seriously.

Best Regards,

Theresa Lambert

Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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

10/23 Monday - Title I Meeting for All Castro Parents - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
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


Walkathon Pledges

Dear parents,
Remember to turn in all the pledges collected from the Walkathon.

Thank you!

Box Tops for Education
Castro is collecting Box Tops for Education to raise money for our school. Please look for them on food packages. Cut them out and keep them in the corner of a kitchen drawer. You can use a baggie or envelope to collect Box Tops and return them to school. The Office and the classrooms have collection boxes. Remember to turn them in soon. Our first deadline is 10/27.

Labels for Education

Did you know that the Labels for Education Program is ending? After decades of helping schools with fundraising, the program will soon close. Please turn in any “Labels” that you may have. They will be collected through October 27, 2017. They are often found on Campbell’s Soup Cans and BIC Products. Ask your neighbors, family, and friends if they have any for your child’s school. In past years we have used this program to acquire new playground equipment and other items for Castro.


Chipotle fundraiser to support MVEF on Oct. 25

To support MVEF, come in to the Chipotle at 1039 A El Monte Avenue in Mountain View on Wednesday, October 25th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to MVEF.

Saturday with the Superintendent, Oct. 21

Do you have a question or comment about MVWSD or just want to connect?
Join Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for informal conversation on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Panera, 1035 El Monte Ave.

Donated to MVEF yet? Avoid the call and make your tax-deductible donation now!

Have your elementary students showed you a beautiful piece of art they made in their art class taught by a CSMA teacher? Sung a song their CSMA teacher taught them? Did your middle schooler run cross country this fall or join AM choir? These are just some of the programs made possible by your donations to the Mountain View Educational Foundation.

* MVEF will be holding its annual phone-a-thon on October 25th, so donate today to avoid the call!

Mountain View Educational Foundation needs to raise $750,000 this year to fund all of the programs it supports. MVEF raises and distributes critical funds to ensure that all our students get a competitive, well-rounded education through core programs in art, music, STEM exploration, leadership, and middle school extended-day electives and sports.