5/12/21 Huff n Stuff

Principal’s Message: 

Quote of the week

“If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT! The world needs more of that.”

-Unknown


Dear Huff Families,


Yesterday we administered the reading assessment on i-ready and our students did their very best staying focus and not rushing. If your child is a zoomie, please remind them that their camera must be on at all times while we are testing. Next week, we will be administering the math one. This one usually takes a lot longer so please make sure your child has a good breakfast before coming to school. Remind them to charge their chromebooks too. 


Our final art project for the year has been sent home with all of our Roomies and our Zoomies can pick it up in the office. Please send me a picture of it once they are done and it will be included in the last assembly of the year as well as the virtual Hawkfest event. All pictures are due May 17th. 


Don’t forget to sign up for our virtual Hawkfest event going on. We have a fun puppet show scheduled for this Friday as well as a Drawn2Art’s  class. I will be doing the Scavenger hunt later today and can’t wait to take pictures to share with you. 

More information at the end of our newsletter. 


Have a wonderful week! Stay safe and healthy.


Sincerely,


Arline Siam

Upcoming Events

May

*19: PTA General Meeting -7pm

*21: Principal’s Coffee - 8:30am

*26: SSC -3:15pm

*26: ELAC- 5:30pm

* 28: End of Trimester - Minimum Day-

*31: Memorial Day -No School-

June

*4: Last day of school -Minimum Day-

Chromebooks that are not working

Please take your Chromebooks to the Technology department to the District office.  Instead of going in the front door of the district office, go around the back and their door is open.  They are working from 8:30am-3:30pm.

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email huffattendance@mvwsd.org or call the attendance line at (650)526-3490 ext 3080.

Reminder: Please include your student's name, your student's room or teacher, the reason for absence, the date of absence(s) and the relationship of the person leaving the message. Thank you from the office staff!


District News:

Bubb, Huff, Landels lighting meeting
Tuesday, May 18 at 4 p.m. on Zoom: http://mvw.sd/lighting1
Join us at a community meeting to hear more about potential new lighting on campus to improve safety as part of Measure T. New lights and/or bollard style light posts to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons.

Cafecito con el Superintendente on May 12
Please join us for an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents on Wednesday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. Interpretation will be provided.

Please register in advance for this meeting here: http://mvw.sd/Os51y.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

MV Parent University: Preparing for High School

Date: May 19, 2021, 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/osiVT

Is there a rising high school freshman in your home? Do you want to learn a bit more about the habits, traits, and skills students should develop to be ready for high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year as we meet members of staff and students at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District to hear them talk about this ever-important topic! 

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

And if you missed any of our content this year, have no fear: www.mvwsd.org/parentu has recordings of all of our Parent University sessions this year! 

Better Together #MVWSD: Prioritizing Mental Health

This month's #BetterTogether infographic features tools and resources to help all those who work, learn, and partner with MVWSD to prioritize mental health and wellness. No one ever needs to be alone in their struggles. Together we can prioritize mental health and wellness. Click here to view this month’s calendar or visit https://www/mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD


Mental Health Month Tools2Thrive: Connections, routines and self care
We are at the halfway point in our Mental Health Awareness Month.  So far we have learned about #Tools2Thrive and pledged to be #StigmaFree.  It also is true that connections and the people around us can affect our overall mental health. It’s important to make connections with other people that help enrich our lives and get us through tough times, but it’s equally important to recognize when certain people and situations in life can trigger us to feel bad or engage in destructive behaviors. Identifying the toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time. And we know that work, paying bills, cleaning, getting enough sleep, and taking care of children are just some of the things we do each day - and it is easy to be overwhelmed. By creating routines, we can organize our days in such a way that taking care of tasks and ourselves becomes a pattern that makes it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them. In other words, building good habits to care for ourselves, care for others, and care for our environment is a #Tool2Thrive.  


Share your #Tool2Thrive gifts with others by printing and using the “Take What You Need” poster. 


COVID testing available for students and families

Regular, asymptomatic COVID testing for students is not required at this time however, parents may want to have students tested, especially after travel, to ensure that they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus.


Free, asymptomatic testing is available for students and parents at:


* El Camino Hospital or MV Center for Performing Arts. Dates: Ongoing. Schedule through El Camino Health 


* Graham Middle School. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Graham MUR (Register here). You also may schedule an appointment by calling 650-940-7022 and use option 4. Please mention you are with the Mountain View Whisman School District when calling. 


If your child has symptoms of COVID or has had a known exposure to someone who may have COVID, please contact your child's pediatrician for testing information. If you do not have a health care provider, make a symptomatic testing appointment with a county provider here: https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing.



InPlay’s summer program search guide

Looking for summer fun and out-of-school opportunities? MVWSD partners with nonprofit InPlay to help you find the perfect fit for your child and for your family. Hundreds of programs, including FREE and reduced cost and those that serve students with special needs or English learners, are nearby and can be found through this free searchable site. Check it out at mv.inplay.org.


District Chess Tournament Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 18th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, to be held online again due to COVID-19 on Sunday, May 16, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline is May 14.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at mvwsdchess@gmail.com.


Unlocking Our Inner Strengths with CHAC: Registration for free May events available

CHAC has opened registration for their free virtual workshops in May, which focus on unlocking our inner strengths and supporting mental wellness. You are welcome to join for any or all events. Events will be held from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with optional 30-minute Q&A from 7:30 to 8pm.


May 12: Self-Empowerment Through Expression: The Crucial Role of Mental Wellness in Motivating Tomorrow’s Leaders

May 19: Parenting Teens Doesn’t Have to be Painful!

May 26: Self-Care & Support Across Diverse Communities


For more information about each session and to register in advance, head to: https://funraise.org/give/Community-Health-Awareness-Council/a25a1482-56ef-448d-80f1-c36132be901c/.


El Camino Health Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

El Camino Health is continuing to administer free COVID-19 vaccines – by appointment – for those aged 16 and up who live or work in Santa Clara County. Vaccines are administered at El Camino Health’s Sunnyvale Clinic Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit elcaminohealth.org/schedulevax to make an appointment.

 

See attached flier for information and scheduling assistance available in Spanish and Mandarin. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment online, please call 408-871-7460, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

The County of Santa Clara announced that most County Health System vaccination sites will accept drop-ins for COVID-19 vaccines. Same-day appointments and some drop-in locations across the county are available at sccfreevax.org. 


MVEF is hiring: Content Writer

Mountain View Educational Foundation is Hiring a Content Writer to Help MVEF foster growth, optimize outreach, reach a wider audience, persuade the reader, and inspire action through the power of the written word. 


Can you get people excited about the work that MVEF is doing? Do you write compelling, engaging and meaningful content in a concise newsletter, post web page or direct mail? Are you a superb storyteller that can capture people’s hearts and communicate the data? Is your style personable, specific, and easy to read?


MVEF needs a writer with these skills to enhance communication, marketing, and fundraising letter solicitations. The ideal candidate will help MVEF communicate with donors and parents, meet current fundraising goals, find new funding, spread awareness, and help donors understand the full impact of their donation. 


This is a flexible, part time position.  We need you to write Bi-monthly (sometimes monthly) updates for newsletters, website, and/or social media to keep supporters, donors, and volunteers educated about the impact on the community.  We also need help with back to school marketing presentations and fundraising letters for all levels of donations.  


Please send questions, email and/or resume to contact@mvef.org


PTA News:

HAWKFEST IS HERE! 

Your Huff PTA is excited to bring back Hawkfest this year with a number of fun events both virtual and socially distanced! Read on to find out details about Hawkfest events, important dates, and important links.

  • Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt started last Friday, May 7: Do this on your own schedule and submit your answers and photos from various challenges you'll complete around the Huff neighborhood. Click here for instructions.

  • Fun virtual events scheduled on Friday, May 14 & May 21: Join the fun from the comfort of home! (Registration info to follow under Important Links). Deadline is this Thursday, register now 

    • Grades K-2 on May 14 at 3:30 pm: “The 3 Little Pigs Puppet” show from Puppet Arts. 

    • Grades 3-6 on May 14 at 6 pm: “The Virtual Wacky Science show” from Academic Entertainment Inc. 

    • All Grades on May 14 at 4:30 pm: Come learn to draw the Red Panda from the comfort of your home. Kids will need paper, pencil, and markers (optional). Download and print the sheets ahead of time. There will also be copies available in the Huff office starting Monday, May 10.  

    • All Huff Families Hawkfest Finale on May 21 at 5 pm:  Slideshows from the activities, plus more online games. 

Parents will need to register and sign the PTA waiver by May 13 to receive zoom links. Zoom links will be sent to registered participants close to the event date. Email any questions to huffpta@huffpta.org

 IMPORTANT LINKS 

IMPORTANT DATES 

  • May 7 - Scavenger Hunt begins 

  • May 13 - Last day to register for Zoom events 

  • May 14 - Zoom events for all grades 

  • May 16 - Last day to submit Scavenger hunt entries and photos (details in the scavenger hunt instructions) 

  • May 17 - Photos of spring craft art project due to asiam@mvwsd.org (Roomies will bring the kit home, Zoomies can pick it up on Wed 5/12) 

  • May 21 - Hawkfest finale

 

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