The Dolphin Whistle
October 31, 2018 Issue 12
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
We have many opportunities for parents to be involved at Castro. We have a STEM program for parents to learn how to motivate their child for science, tech, and math. These are very important skills for their future and these next two Thursdays will be valuable learning for parents! These two STEM nights are at the Castro MUR from 6:00pm - 8:00p.m. with childcare and snacks provided. Please see the flyer in this Whistle for information. Don't miss this terrific opportunity! Attending any parent nights such as this count towards your Five Star Family status!
All Castro parents are invited to the Mistral Dia de los Muertos event this Friday in the MUR! This is an amazing event and your family will have a great time. There will be many events throughout the year where both schools are invited and I encourage you to participate in these joint events.
Theresa Lambert, Principal
Mariano Castro Elementary
Día de los Muertos
Castro families are invited to Mistral's Day of the Dead Celebration on Friday, November 2, from 6-8pm in the MUR. There are several ways to participate…
Help build the Ofrenda and decorate the MUR on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (Oct. Oct. 29, 30, or 31) between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
Bring a framed photo of a loved one you would like to remember, or favorite food/drink of theirs to display on the Ofrenda
Come to the party on Friday evening and enjoy a performance by our Baile Folklorico group and view student artwork and writings. Hot chocolate and sweet bread will be provided for free and you can enjoy traditional homemade foods for sale.
Contact: Rosalia, firstname.lastname@example.org, (650) 630-6585 or Diana, 650-279-4670
Outdoor Education Science Camp- Castro and Mistral
Science Camp Cabin Leaders needed!
NOVEMBER READER TRAINING
Thursday, November 1st at 8:30am or 6:30pm
Mistral Staff Lounge
Translation, Childcare, and Snacks are provided.
Book: Say Something
Theme: Say Something, Do Something. Be an Upstander
Goal: Provide students with examples of bully behavior and discuss strategies to respond
There is still time to sign up to be a reader and volunteer in the classroom.
Contact Sarah or Dana
Lost and Found
FREE English Classes for Parents
Calendar of Upcoming Events
11/1 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution, 11:00am - 1:30pm, MUR
11/1 - Thursday: PIQE, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/1 - Thursday: Project Cornerstone Meeting, 8:30am - 9:30am, Staff Lounge
11/1 - Thursday: Board Meeting, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Graham MUR
11/7 - Wednesday: Kinder Field Trip, 9:00am - 1:00pm
11/8 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:00am- 1:30pm, MUR
11/8 - Thursday: PIQE, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/9 - Friday: 3rd Grade Field Trip, 10:00am - 12:00pm
11/12 - Monday: NO SCHOOL- Veteran's day
11/13-11/16 - 5th Grade Science Camp
11/13 - Tuesday: ELAC meeting, 6:00pm- 7:30pm, MUR
11/15 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:00am - 1:30pm, MUR
11/15 - Thursday: PIQE, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/19 - Monday: Principal's Coffee, 8:00am-8:30am, MUR
11/20 - Tuesday: 3rd Grade Field Trip, 8:30am- 1:00pm
11/21 - Wednesday: PTA Parent Meeting 6:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/21-11/23 - NO SCHOOL- Vacations
11/27 - Tuesday: PIQE Graduation Ceremony, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Graham
11/29 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:00am - 1:30pm, MUR
11/29 - Thursday: Personal Success Recognition Assemblies 8:00am-8:30am, MUR
We want to hear from you! District surveys are coming soon
The MVWSD Climate Survey opens on Monday, Nov. 5 for all staff, all parents and students in grades 5 and 7. Additionally, students in grades 6 and 8 will take a social-emotional survey of critical skills and mindsets that enable school success. Your responses provide information beyond test scores that helps us improve our schools.
This survey is administered online through Panorama Education. Your answers to the survey are confidential and compiled by Panorama, a third party. Your honest feedback is very important. Personal results will not be identifiable.
In addition to completing LCAP requirements, the data will help inform work on the District's strategic plan goals and provide longitudinal data for year-to year comparisons. The questions are drawn from an archive of research-based questions in broad theme areas of engagement, instruction, school safety and school environment. We will be asking students in grades 5 and 7, parents and staff members about their impressions of our District sites. We will be asking students in grades 6 and 8 about how they persist, think and feel about school. This is a great opportunity for us to get feedback and continue to work together to improve our schools.
We look forward to seeing the results and working with the leadership of our bargaining units and staff to look for ways we can continue to improve. Look for an email invitation in your inbox on Nov. 5. from Panorama Education. The subject line will be: "Request for your feedback!"
Thank you in advance for your input.
News from MVEF- Final Phoneathon reminder and last dine out event of the year!
The Crittenden Music Department’s Annual Hawaiian Luau is Friday, November 9th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Crittenden Middle School M.U.R. at 1701 Rock St. in Mountain View. Proceeds benefit the Crittenden Music Department.
Come check out Hawaiian dancers, our Crittenden music ensembles, a silent auction and really good Hawaiian food. It’s a Hawaiian party you don’t want to miss. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and children under 12 if ordered by before November 9th using the order form attached.
MV Parent U- Dr. Francisco Jiménez, Author: "The Transformative Power Of Education"
Wednesday, November 7
6:30-8pm, Crittenden Auditorium, 1701 Rock St.
Author and educator Francisco Jiménez has been an agent for change in academia and public education for the last thirty years. He emigrated with his family from Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California. He received his BA from Santa Clara University and an MA and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University under a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He is a professor and administrator at Santa Clara University. His four-book series—The Circuit, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, Taking Hold--has been included in the American Library Association Booklist's 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care
* Transportation (Bus departs from Graham Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!
Aladdin at Crittenden Middle School
Based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show, Aladdin Jr. is a story about a “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. With expanded characters, new songs and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for young performers.
Tickets can be purchased using the attached order form.