Quetzal News

Gabriela Mistral's News November 24, 2020

Ms. O's Message

Happy Thanksgiving Quetzal Families,

I hope that you and your family have a magnificent, safe holiday break. Take this time to enjoy all the wonderful things around us: our family, our health, our jobs, our friends, and any other aspect of your life that you are grateful for. Our Thanksgiving break starts tomorrow, November 25. Classes will resume on November 30. Please join us at our Cafecitos the week we come back from break.

Remember to stay safe and review best practices suggested by by Santa Clara County Public Health:

  • Have dinner only with people you live with (your household)

  • Have a virtual dinner with friends and family

  • Watch sports, parades, events, and movies from home

  • Prepare traditional recipes and drop them off for neighbors and family

  • Avoid travel for Thanksgiving

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” Henri Frederic Amiel

Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Ms. Olaciregui


Upcoming Events

November 25 - 27, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL

November 30

  • Quetzal Awards
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: K-2nd Gr Coffee/Tea with Ms. O (Register here)

December 1, 2020

  • 5:30pm: District New Student Info Night (Zoom Link)

December 3, 2020

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: 3rd-5th Gr Coffee/Tea with Ms O. (Register here)

December 9, 2020

  • 6:00pm: District Kinder Info Night

December 15, 2020

December 18, 2020

  • Spirit Day - Pijama Day

December 21 - January 4th, 2021

  • Holiday Break - NO SCHOOL

District News

Thanksgiving break and meal service

Just a reminder: There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, (November 25 - 27), due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Distribution for multiple, free grab and go meals for children during the break will be on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at all schools except for Stevenson. Parents may come on Tuesday from 11:30 am - 1 pm to pick up Tuesday's lunch and meals for Wednesday, Thursday (including turkey and fixings!), and Friday. School and meal distribution will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.

Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

The District is seeking two individuals to serve on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.

Representatives monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to mayala@mvwsd.org. Applications are due December 11th at 2:00 pm.

Application: http://mvw.sd/PTOC

Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at rwestover@mvwsd.org

School meetings coming up in December. Open Enrollment for all MVWSD students starts in January

School and District information meetings are coming up in December. Please visit www.mvwsd.org/register for a list of these events and for login information.

  • District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (in both English and Spanish) at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/info.

  • School kindergarten/new student information nights are online on December 9 at 6:00 p.m. for all elementary schools, and include choice school information. For our school, the link for this meeting is: http://mvw.sd/MistralKinder

  • If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2, 2021, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 16 at 5:00 p.m online.

  • If you are interested in the District's choice schools, information nights are:

Gabriela Mistral: Dual Spanish/English Immersion: December 15 at 6 pm

Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 16 at 6 pm

Choice schools will also have information at the elementary schools’ info nights (6 p.m. Dec. 9).

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 18- 22.

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 11 through Feb. 5, 2021 online. You can register your child for the 2021-22 school year when online registration opens here: www.mvwsd.org/register

Upcoming MVEF Phonathon

Our Phonathon is coming up in December and we would love you to save us both a call!

We hope this serves as a gentle reminder to donate to MVEF today and support your child and every child in the district! The majority of our funding comes from donations from parents like you!

Make a difference, save us both a call and donate today at mvef.org/donate.

LAMV PTA Council and SELPA 1 CAC present Distance Learning Toolkit: Increasing Focus Through a Sensory Lens

Thursday December 3, 7-8:30 PM. A talk with Lisa Kaplan Shanaan, MS OTR/L TMHP

How do you stay engaged? How do you calm down when excited, or pep up when you are zoned out? You may know your own body and the tricks that work for you, but children are still working this out. It is especially difficult to learn self-regulation when involved in distance learning on screens for hours a day. Come learn from Lisa Kaplan Shaanan, an occupational therapist and trainer, who has been working with children birth thru 18 years old for more than 30 years. She will recommend tools and techniques useful to help all children discover their best ways to self-regulate and really learn and stay engaged during the Zoom school day.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distance-learning-toolkit-increasing-focus-through-a-sensory-lens-tickets-128302360815

Winter Wonderland stories

The Mountain View public library is holding winter wonderland story time on December 10. Please see attached flyer for details

MVLA holiday tree lot

MVLA is holding its annual holiday tree lot this year. See the attached flyer for information.