Quetzal News

May 11, 2023

From Ms. O's Desk

Dear Quetzal Families,

We have felt the love and appreciation this week from our students, parents, and PTA! Thank you for all you do for our staff. We are very fortunate to be part of this amazing community.

This afternoon, we will reclassify 17 of our English learners. We are very excited and happy for their accomplishments! Congratulations to Alison, Arlo, Miguel, Michael, Yahir, Stacey, Yarely, Erick, Sofia, Alexandra, Emily, David, Juan, Jaqueline, Edwin, Juan Diego, and Jonathan. We are looking forward to seeing parents tomorrow at our celebration breakfast!

Please join us at our last ELAC meeting of the year next Monday, May 15, at 5pm. We will have a presentation from Parents Helping Parents, and we will elect next year's ELAC members. Don't forget to vote!

Our end of the year music concerts are coming up. We want to take this time to thank MVEF providing this amazing opportunity for our students. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Please sign in the office and walk to our MUR. This is the schedule for each grade level concerts:

  • 5/18 at 8:20am - 5th grade
  • 5/24 at 8:20am - Kinder
  • 5/24 at 10:45am - Second
  • 5/24 at 1:15pm - 4th Grade
  • 5/25 at 8:20am - 1st Grade
  • 5/25 at 10:45am - 3rd Grade

We are finishing up our CAASPP testing. Our last makeups will take place tomorrow. Thank you, parents for bringing your child to school on time. Next week, we will have our iReady assessments Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students will do their math iReady on Tuesday, May 16, and reading on May 18. Please make sure students are at school on time and have eaten a well balanced breakfast. We appreciate your support with this at home.

Library books must be turned in by May 19. Remind your child to check at home and bring them to Mrs. Love by the end of next week.

I hope you have a great rest of your week.

In partnership,

Claudia Olaciregui, Principal


May 15

  • ELAC Meeting @ 5pm-Link
May 17
  • Cafecito @6pm
May 24
  • Mistral PTA General Meeting @ 6pm
May 26
  • End of 3rd Trimester- Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:10 pm
May 29
  • Memorial Day - No School

June 5

  • 5th Grade Promotion at 8:30am in the MUR


May Better Together Infographic

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate and honor the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As we reflect on this important month, let us also remember the importance of being proud - having pride in who we are, where we come from, and what we bring to the world. Let's take this opportunity to stand in solidarity with our AAPI friends and family and celebrate our shared values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance. Please see the attached flyers or visit http://mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

Replay: Vaping Education And Prevention

E-cigarette use and vaping is on the rise among adolescents with serious health consequences. Watch the replay of the very informative session sponsored by Graham Middle School about vaping education and prevention in collaboration with the MVPD Youth Services Division featuring Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University. Workshop recording link is here. For Spanish, go to settings (the wheel icon) at the bottom right of the screen and click subtitles/cc > Auto translate > Spanish

Senior Citizens/SSI Recipients: Apply Now For Tax Exemption!
Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/the parcel tax. For application and details, visit http://ow.ly/7lWA50NNofr

Free And Low Cost Summer Programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain. https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view

MVEF Update:

Continuing the incredible momentum sustained throughout this school year, the 2023 MVEF Spring Gala raised approximately $130,000! THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported the MVEF Gala! To view the Gala Photo Album, click here: https://bit.ly/MVEF-Gala-Photos. Whether you attended, or helped spread the word, or donated an item, or volunteered, or found a sponsor, or helped in any other way with the MVEF Spring Gala, your help made a difference! Community support of MVEF reaches every single student in MVWSD schools each year.

MVEF is very close to achieving the $1.2 MM goal for the 2022-23 school year. If you have not yet donated or if you have the ability to help us stretch to the finish, then we'll finish this school year stronger than ever before! To donate now, click here: https://bit.ly/Donate-to-MVEF

CHAC summer sessions for students

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on bit.ly/43CAfe9

The View Teen Center: May Events

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about the upcoming events and programs in May or visit their webpage for more information.

The View Teen Center - 5th Grade Open House

The View Teen Center is the place to be if you're in 6th - 12th grade! Incoming 6th graders can visit the Teen Center starting June 5, 2023. Current 5th graders and their families can stop by The View from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 for an Open House. No registration is required, just drop by!

At the Open House, 5th graders and their families can explore The View, participate in games and crafts, get a FREE membership and gift, meet the staff, preview summer programs, enjoy ice cream and more.

Questions? Please call 650-903-6404 or email TheViewTeenCenter@mountainview.gov. See you there!

City of Mountain View: KidStock

The City of Mountain View will be hosting KidStock, a kid-centric festival featuring live children's music from popular Bay Area performers, plus games, arts and crafts, and more! All events are from 10 a.m. to noon and take place on the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule is below.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Performer: Andy Z

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Performer: Lori & RJ

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Performer: Sean's Music Factory