Quetzal News

September 27, 2023

From Ms. O's Desk

Dear Quetzal Families,

It is very exciting for me to announce our Student Council board for this school year:

  • Student Council President: Omar Delgado
  • Vice President: Liam Davidson
  • Secretary: Logan Ishida
  • Treasurer: Erick Lascarez.

My congratulations to the team, and to all the candidates who ran for office. It was amazing to see them stand in front of the school and give their speeches in both English and Spanish! We are so proud of ALL of them!

Student Council plays a significant role within our school as it fosters leadership skills among our students. The Student Council is an essential part of our school's commitment to dual immersion, diversity, and inclusion, and we are immensely proud of the students who have stepped up to serve in these important positions. It also serves as a platform for our students to actively engage in the decision-making processes that affect their school experience. It provides them with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the students who ran for positions on the Student Council. Your willingness to put yourselves forward for these roles reflects your dedication to our school community. We would also like to acknowledge the support of our Board and the Student Council representatives who will work together to uphold our school's values and enhance the overall student experience.

In the coming months, you can expect to see exciting events and initiatives driven by the Student Council, all aimed at enriching our school environment, biliteracy, and nurturing the leadership potential of our students.

Warm regards,

Claudia Olaciregui, Principal


September 29

  • Spirit day - Twin Day

October 4

  • Cafecito with Ms. O (TK-K) in person at the Solar Panel tables @ 8:30am

October 10

  • Parent U-Math at 5pm
October 11
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 5pm
  • Movie Night in the MUR (All invited): "The Haunted Mansion" PG-13

October 12

  • Teacher Service Day-No School

October 13

  • No school-Recess Day
October 15
  • Bookshelf Event @ 12 pm Mistral Campus
October 24
  • ELAC Meeting @ 4:30pm


Parent University: Self Care for Parents

Date and Time: October 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu100323

Being an active supporter of your child’s learning can be exhausting, confusing, and sometimes anxiety-inducing. Balancing everything is far from easy. Join us for a Parent U that will support you to be your best self. Show up for yourself so that you can “show up” for your kids!

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Day Without Driving: Oct 4

Join MVWSD, MVLA and the City of Mountain View in “A Day Without Driving” on Wednesday, October 4th sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition. We hope to encourage all residents of Mountain View to pledge to use alternative modes of transportation on this day in honor of California Clean Air Day and International Walk to School Day. With help from sponsors, those who take the pledge (linked below!) will be submitted into a raffle of $50 gift cards, bike lights, and Bike to Wherever Day T-Shirts. Sign the pledge here.

Attendance Awareness Month: Attendance Tips

Early learning and success later in life depends on attending school. There are long-term positive outcomes for youth who attend school each day. Creating routines for strong attendance can help youth avoid chronic absenteeism.

Here are some tips to help improve attendance and ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience:

  • Get a good night’s sleep

  • Prepare for school the night before

  • Establish regular morning routines

  • Have a back-up for drop off and pick up: Make a plan with family, friends, or neighbors

  • Reduce health related absences: wash hands and maintain healthy habits

  • Plan family vacations for school breaks

Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit: https://www.mvef.org/volunteer

MVLA Speaker Series: Julie Lythcott-Haims - How to Raise An Adult

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) for Julie Lythcott-Haims’ presentation of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap.” In this widely acclaimed talk, Julie draws on her insights as the former dean of freshmen at Stanford as well as her deeply personal journey as a parent to highlight the ways in which overparenting undermines skill development and positive mental health and wellbeing in our children. Listen as she offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary to become healthy, thriving adults. Register for this free event here.

City of MV Monster Bash

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of Monster Bash. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a treat trail, spooky games, enchanting performances, a stilt walker, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos celebration and more. This event is free and open to the public. Visit MountainView.gov/MonsterBash for more information.