December 20, 2023
From Ms. O's Desk
Dear Quetzal Families,
As we approach the joyous holiday season, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we've shared over the past year. It brings me immense joy to express my gratitude and extend warm wishes to each and every one of you in our remarkable school community.
This year has been nothing short of extraordinary, marked by a collective commitment to learning, caring, and embracing kindness in every facet of our school life. Together, we've embarked on a journey of growth and discovery, fostering an environment that values education and the well-being of every individual.
Our shared dedication to biliteracy has not only enriched our linguistic abilities but has also opened new doors of understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures. The enthusiasm and perseverance displayed by students, teachers, and parents alike have made our biliteracy initiatives a resounding success.
In addition to academic accomplishments, our community has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to caring and kindness. From the smallest gestures of support to larger acts of compassion, we have created a nurturing environment where everyone feels valued and heard. Our school has truly become a second home for each member of our community.
As we gather with our loved ones during this holiday season, let us carry the spirit of gratitude and compassion that defines our school community. May the warmth of friendship, the joy of learning, and the beauty of kindness fill your hearts and homes throughout the holidays.
Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas, a joyous holiday season, and a New Year filled with continued growth, success, and the boundless possibilities that come with embracing the spirit of learning and kindness.
With sincere appreciation,
Claudia Olaciregui, Principal
- School Spirit Day - Holiday Attire!
December 25-Jan 8
- Winter Break
- Return to School
- Spirit Day - Sports Day
The 2024-25 District Calendar is Available
The school-year calendar for next year is now available online here.
Open Enrollment for 2024-25 starts in January
In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall.
For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.
For families enrolling NEW students: Please check www.mvwsd.org/register for details about virtual school information meetings held in January (http://mvw.sd/meetings), how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9. Virtual school information nights will be held on Jan. 10 (neighborhood schools) and Jan. 11 (choice schools). The transitional kindergarten meeting is on Jan. 18. In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites are on Jan. 17 at Theuerkauf Elementary and on Jan. 24 at Mariano Castro Elementary.
Mentor Tutor Connection - VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION.
Join us for a lively volunteer event, and learn how you can become a mentor and/or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Wednesday January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Find out how you can help a local student to a brighter future. To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events - or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology
SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.
Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here
Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here
Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel