Quetzal News

April 6, 2022

From Ms. O's Desk

Dear Quetzal Families,

Spring is here, and it's feeling like summer! Incredibly enough, we are getting closer to the end of the school year, and our spring break starts this Friday. Classes will resume on April 18th. Please remember to be on time (by 8:15am) to school everyday. We are sending COVID rapid tests home this week. It is important that you test your child at home on Sunday, April 17th. We want to make sure we are all healthy and ready for the end of this year's educational journey.

State testing at Mistral will start the week of April 25th. Please support your child with positive phrases and reinforcement. This is an assessment that will help us know what are students have learned this school year, and it will also serve as a tool for next year's RTI (Response to Instruction) grouping and individualized support. It is important that we work together in encouraging our students to do their best, go to bed early, have a healthy breakfast, and show us what they know. We also need your help avoiding trips and appointments during the weeks of April 25th to May 20th. Thank you so much for all your support in ensuring we continue to provide high quality education for our students.

I am very excited to share with you our first edition of the Quetzal Chronicles! I am so proud of our students' work and Ms. Huq's guidance. Thank you to Maestra Huq and our newspaper's team! I hope you enjoy reading our first edition!

Have an excellent spring break, stay healthy, stay safe and be happy!

Ms. Olaciregui, Principal

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April 8

  • Lifetouch Spring Picture Day
April 11-15

  • Spring Break No School

April 21

  • ELAC Meeting @ 6pm

District News

Board meeting Preview: April 7

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Strategic Plan initiatives Update

  • Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

  • Tentative Agreement with MVEA

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC48.

Spring Break April 11-15

Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break April 11-15.

Parents and staff members will once again be receiving free COVID test kits from schools this week. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see https://www.mvwsd.org/returntolearn for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.

COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.

Lunch lines are open!

Multi-use rooms opened for food distribution this week as a result of loosened COVID restrictions. Students will wear masks as they pick up food indoors. Outdoor eating will continue. Please click here for a video about how the new food lines work: https://vimeo.com/694953946. Thanks in advance for your patience as we adjust to new procedures.

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.

Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!

All in person gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6. No walk-in tickets will be available.

Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

In person ($125 - tickets close April 6th!)

Virtually ($50 - tickets close April 17th!) for the trivia game and online fundraising

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: aisha@mvef.org

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact Dena@mvef.org or Andrea-m@mvef.org

City of MV Spring Break Camp

The City of Mountain View is holding a Spring Break Camp the week of April 11 - April 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for children ages 7-11. Join city staff for a fun filled week of outdoor games, arts & crafts, and cool projects. For more information and camp registration, click here.

MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022 (

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!

Last MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series Lecture of the Year: Shafia Zaloom

The MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series will be hosting their last lecture of year with educator Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between. The presentation will be held at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater on Tue, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zaloom will guide us toward a deeper understanding of how to encourage our children to embrace a healthier, more joyful, and responsible understanding of sexuality. Register for the in-person event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/302284028667.