The Dolphin Whistle
November 7, 2018 Issue 13
REMINDER: There is no school this Monday November 12th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
What a fantastic Hallowe'en Parade with Mistral! And thank you to all of the parents who were able to come to their child's classroom activity time just before the parade. Please follow us on Facebook, at Mariano Castro Elementary, to see great photos of our school events.
Coming soon: You will be receiving your child's report card on Friday, November 16th. It will be in an envelope in the backpack. Please sign the envelope indicating that you have received the report card and return the envelope by Tues. Nov. 20th. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, as always, please arrange to talk with the teacher so the teacher can give you more details. If you need interpretation, please let us know in the office and we will gladly help you.
Theresa Lambert, Principal
Mariano Castro Elementary
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION
CSA of Mountain View is offering free legal consultation on IMMIGRATION and CITIZENSHIP every week. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Outdoor Education Science Camp- Castro and Mistral
FREE English Classes for Parents
Calendar of Upcoming Events
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
11/16 - Friday - 4th Grade Field Trip - 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 ALL Parent Meeting 6:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/21-11/23 - NO SCHOOL Wed, Thurs, Fri - Vacation
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 Assembly 8:00am-8:30am, MUR
Parent Chat: Are you concerned about the emotional well being of your child?
1) Parent Coffees for Special Education and Learning Challenges will be held at Stevenson Elementary on 11/5 at 8:40, Theuerkauf Elementary on 11/9 at 8:45, Egan Junior High on 11/14 at 9. SELPA 1 CAC will be presenting at Springer PTA meeting on 11/8 at 7:30 pm.
2) Parent Chat: Peer to Peer Support For Parents of Teens 14+
Come join a support group hosted by the Mental Health Subcommittee of SELPA 1 CAC
7:00-8:30PM, second Tuesday of every month
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
3) SELPA 1 CAC's December General meeting will be Thursday, 12/6 at 9:30 am at MVLA District Board Room 1299 Bryant Street, Mountain View.
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.