The Dolphin Whistle

April 4, 2018, Issue 30

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Reminder Parents: Next week is Spring Break, there is no school Monday, April 9th thru Friday, April 13th.

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT

Dear Mariano Castro Parents,

Our last break of this school year is almost here. While the students need to have some relaxation time, it is also a good time for family conversations about student goals and work habits. Please help them to come back to school on April 16th with an enthusiastic and determined attitude. Show What You Know!

Have a wonderful week!


Best Regards,

Theresa Lambert

Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

Summer School

Permission slips for Summer School went home this week. Please return signed forms back to the office as soon as Tuesday, April 24th. Thank you! Fifth grade permission forms for district summer school programs will come to you directly from the district.

Project Cornerstone

Reader Meeting Reminder:

Thursday, April 5th at 8:30 am Staff Lounge

Translation, Childcare, and Snacks Provided

There is no evening meeting. This is our final meeting of the year.


We are so grateful to all our Project Cornerstone Readers, and are already looking forward to next year!! We couldn't do it without you!!

April/May Book:

Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Palacco

Theme: Teachers as upstanders!!

Special Book for 5th Graders: The North Star by Peter Reynolds

Theme: Change is hard and scary, and sometimes we get lost. You can follow your own path and acknowledge those who have helped along the way.


If you have any questions, or would like to help the team grow next year, please contact:

Sarah McPhie shmcphie@gmail.com, or Dana Palmer palmerdana@gmail.com

Reminder Parents: Spring Picture Day is April 18th.

Reporting your child absent

Parents/ Guardians, it is very important to report the absence of your child as soon as you know he / she will be absent that day. Please, call us as soon as you can that morning. If we do not receive your call your student will be marked "UNEXCUSED Absent".
To report an absence call 650 526 3590 X: 1804. You can leave a message at any time during the day. Voice mail is checked every day. Thank you!
Other options to report an absence:

Calendar of Upcoming Events

4/4 Wednesday - Fujitsu Planetarium Field Trip 9:00am - 12:00pm RM's 112 & 113

4/4 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) meeting 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge

4/4 Wednesday - Kinder CSMA Concert 5:30pm - 6:15pm MUR

4/4 Wednesday - 1st Grade CSMA Concert 6:30pm - 7:15pm

4/4 Wednesday - Achievement Reward Carnival 2:00pm - 4:00pm Mariano Castro

Monday, April 9 thru Friday, April 13 Spring Break/ No School

4/17 Tuesday - ELAC meeting 6:00pm - 7:30pm MUR

4/18 Wednesday - Spring Pictures Day 8:00am MUR

4/21 Saturday - English Classes for parents 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR

4/26 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 8:00am MUR

4/26 Thursday - CA/MI Foothill College Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge

4/28 Saturday - English Classes for Parents 9:30am 12:00pm MUR

5/2 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) meeting 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge

5/3 Thursday - CA/MI Foothill College Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge

5/5 Saturday - English Classes for parents 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR

5/8 Tuesday - 5th Grade Gala Concert 6:00pm CSMA

5/10 Thursday - CA/MI Foothill College Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge

5/12 Saturday - English Classes for parents 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR

5/15 Tuesday - ELAC meeting 6:00pm - 7:30pm MUR

5/16 Wednesday - Field Trip Stanford University 9:00am - 2:10pm RM's 12 & 16

5/17 Thursday - 5 Star Family Dinner event 6:00pm MUR

5/17 Thursday - CA/MI Foothill College Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge

5/19 Saturday - English Classes for parents 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR

5/23 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) 5:00pm 6:30pm Staff Lounge

5/25 Friday - 5th Grade visiting Middle Schools 8:30am

5/28 Monday - NO SCHOOL/ Memorial Day

5/29 Tuesday - 5th Grade Promotion 10:00am MUR

5/31 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 8:00am MUR

Friday, June 1st last day of school/ Have a great summer!

FROM THE DISTRICT

MVEF Thanks!

MVEF hopes you enjoyed the Open Houses at our elementary schools last week and the Middle School open houses this week. MVEF is proud to fund some of the programs that make our schools incredible. MVEF funds Living Classroom, environmental field trips, hands-on science, middle school athletics and extended day electives, as well as Community School of Music and Arts in class art and music lessons. If you have not donated yet, or want to learn more about MVEF's contribution to your child's education go to mvef.org

SELPA 1 CAC Steering Committee Meeting

Come on and help us finalize Parent Education selections and plan for next year. SELPA 1 CAC helps families of students receiving special education services and educates the public about disabilities and inclusion.

Monday, April 16, 9:30-11, Los Altos School District Office, 201 Covington Rd

Taking Care of You: Mindfulness and Parenting with Challenges

Wed. Apr. 18, 2018, 7-9PM, Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Rd, Los Altos

With Dr. Linda Lotspeich, Child Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor. Parenting a child with disabilities can lead to difficult emotions and stress.

The practice of mindfulness, including meditation, can reduce stress, improve self-esteem and allow you to better manage these emotions.

Learn to move from coping to living a more meaningful life in the present moment, while still planning for the future.

Parent Chat

Tue. Apr. 10, 2018, 7PM-8:30PM, Los Altos Library
Are you concerned about the emotional well being of your child? Come to Parent Chat, peer to peer support for parents of teens. Hosted by the Mental Health
Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC.

Let's Talk

Mon. Apr. 16, 2018, 7PM-9PM,Los Altos Library
A chance to ask questions and share ideas, resources, and support with other parents of students with IEPs, 504s, learning differences, mental health challenges, etc.
All are welcome, participants must respect confidentiality.

ALL FLYERS