Huff n Stuff, February 26, 2020


Principal’s Message:

Quote of the week

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”


Arline Siam - Principal

Open Mic

Our first Open Mic during lunchtime is on Monday, 3/2 in the MUR. Parents are welcome to attend and enjoy the show. The event is open to students in grades 1-5. 

Report Cards

This trimester we will send your child’s report card via email. If you prefer a paper copy, please let your child’s teacher know ahead of time. 

We want to hear from you! LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of writing the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your input from the survey will guide the development of our District’s three-year plan and inform the update of the District’s Strategic Plan. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

The survey has been revised to include questions about school and District climate. Please join us at our next principal’s coffee on February 28 from 8-9AM to learn more about LCAP

Parents, we want to hear from you: Please click below to give input through February 28 in a survey. (Using a laptop/desktop computer or a tablet is recommended. Formatting may not be as readable on mobile devices). If you would like a paper copy, please come to the office.

Parent Survey:

 More information found here:

Coming soon: Writing contest for 5th graders! 

Write an essay and win a prize! And/or design the cover for the album featuring the essays. Be on the lookout for the essay prompt to be released on March 2nd and submit your work by March 31st! All 5th graders across the Mountain View Whisman School District are invited to participate (4th grade for Vargas).


Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  •    Itai H. - Room 1

  • Samuel G. - Room 2

  • Julia K. - Room 20

  • Gautham R. - Room 4

  • Sahahsra M. - Room 6

  • Leah P. - Room 12

  • Margo K. - Room 17


Upcoming Events


02/28- Principal’s Coffee 8:05 - 9:05 AM


3/10: ELAC 6- 7pm in the staff lounge

3/16 - 3/17: Recess day & Staff Development day- NO SCHOOL

3/23- Spring Picture day

3/24: SSC (School Site Council) 3:00 - 4:30 pm in staff lounge

3/27: Principal’s Coffee 8:10- 9:10 am

Traffic Guidelines

Click here to view Huff’s 2019-20 Traffic Guidelines

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email 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!

PTA News:

Author Arree Chung comes to Huff

Author Arree Chung will be coming to our school on March 2nd to talk to the K-3rd grade classes about his book, Mixed!  All students are welcome to pre-order a special edition copy of his book which will have the author’s hand drawn illustration and signature. Following the assemblies for K-3rd, Arree Chung will be available for personalized signing. 

The pre-order form is attached and will also be sent home in this week’s Friday Folders. Payment is due by Friday, February 28th.  We will be distributing the books to the students on Monday, March 2nd. 

Please email with any questions.

Click here for book order forms.

Lost and Found

Troop 60842 will be cleaning out the lost and found closet this Friday, February 28th after school. Please check the closet for any lost items before then.



This year you have the ability to add two custom pages of your child’s pictures selected by you. Just follow the directions below. 

1) Set up your account at the link below. Our school’s passcode is 1015335719921389. Setting Up a TreeRing Account

2) Next, login and select “My Photos” in the bar on the far left to upload your photos.

3) Click on “Edit custom pages.” Now you can add photos and design your pages!

To learn more about how to customize your page, please read:

If you opt not to customize your yearbook pages, your yearbook will just not have those two pages.

The deadline to edit your yearbook pages is 4/3/19.

Reserve a yearbook now for $20. It includes two pages you get to customize for your child for free.



We are looking for photos for the yearbook. If you have photos from the following events below, we would love it if you could upload them to our yearbook folders.

  • Teacher and Staff Candids

  • Science Night

  • Ability Awareness Week

  • 5th Grade Instruments

  • 5th Grade Marine Field Trip

  • Spirit Week (Crazy Hair Day, Beach Day, Crazy Socks and Hat Day, etc.)

  • Starting Arts Play: Annie

  • Field Trips

Please put them in the folders at the link:


And please continue to add photos to your class pages as we also use photos posted there for the yearbook.



Would your child like their artwork to grace the back cover of this year’s Huff yearbook? Then have them enter our yearbook design contest!


  • Please have artwork follow this year’s theme of dreamland (however they want to interpret it!).

  • Artwork should be roughly 8 ½ x 11 portrait in size.

  • On the back please include your child’s name, grade, and a parent’s email address.

Please drop off entries in the marked box in the school office. The deadline is March 30th.

If you have any questions or prefer that your child NOT be pictured in the yearbook, please contact us at


Colorcycle (Marker/Dry Erase recycling)

Please continue to help support our efforts by having your kids drop off throughout the year, any used markers, sharpies, highlighters or dry erase markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located in classrooms for your child to deposit the markers.To learn more about the Colorcycle program, check out or email Huff parent Ann Walsh (

District News:


The MVEF Winter Gala, held on February 8th, was an incredible night, raising over $125,000 for MVWSD schools! Generous parents, community members, principals and district staff came together to go 'Full Steam Ahead' supporting all MVWSD students. After a lively live auction, MVEF announced they had secured a $25,000 challenge grant from Google. Gala guests immediately stepped up to the challenge and raised their paddles donating over $29,0000 to support STEAM in our classrooms and secure the challenge grant. Thank you parents, community members, and district staff for supporting the Mountain View Educational Foundation's goal to ensure that every child, at every school has access to a well rounded, competitive, well- rounded education.  Learn more at


MV Parent U

Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: Understanding Mental Health from a Youth Perspective on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School, Auditorium. 


Representatives from the following agencies will be available beginning at 6:00 PM to provide information and resources: Allcove, Children's Health Council (CHC) Teen Wellness Committee, and Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)


Please join us to hear from a panel of local high school students about their perspectives on mental health.  Students will give a short presentation and then answer questions including:

  • What do you think is important for parents to know and keep in mind as they guide and support their kids who might be demonstrating some signs of risk or are already struggling with their mental health?

  • What are some effective approaches and ways parents have been helpful in supporting you or your friends?

  • What role does social media play related to teen mental health issues, in general? What should the role of parents in supporting and protecting their child?

  • What advice would you give to parents with kids who have mental health needs?

All families are welcome to attend, although this event is targeted for parents and teens in grades 5-8.



  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

Reserve your seat at


Afterschool activities advertising

There are many opportunities in Mountain View for students to enrich their learning afterschool or during school breaks. With safety and consistency in mind, our school newsletter and website will advertise only District-, school- and PTA-sponsored events and activities. While we recognize that there are many providers of enrichment activities who use our campus, we may promote only those that follow specific MVWSD parameters for safety and supervision.


The District provides as a resource to parents who are seeking additional learning opportunities for their students. To view student enrichment activities, school break and afterschool classes in our community that are not hosted by MVWSD, please see our partner, Parents may search for activities near their school by entering either the school name or the school address on the map. MVWSD has not reviewed all programs/events found there and does not specifically endorse them. Parents should thoroughly research all activities before enrolling their children.

Afterschool care for 2020-21: Registration opens this spring

Registration for 2020-21 is open now! Right at School is a fee-based, nationally-recognized before- and afterschool program held every day that school is in session, from 6:30 AM until school starts and afterschool until 6 PM, plus drop-in and school break care. Right at School presents experiential two-week science enrichment curriculum units, such as “Icky Experiments,” “Page to Stage,” and “Young Detectives.” The program incorporates physical movement, outdoor time and homework completion. It offers 10% sibling discount, 25% discount for free and reduced lunch families and flexible 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-day pricing options.


At: All MVWSD elementary schools, and Crittenden Middle School


For more information about Right at School, click here. 


YMCA Silicon Valley Before and Aftercare


The Y is a 30-year provider of childcare and is led by committed, professional afterschool leaders. YMCA afterschool programs provide a safe and fun learning environment for kids. The Y provides programming in 99 schools throughout the community. Kids enjoy fun physical activities, healthy snacks, homework help, enrichment clubs, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities, arts time and engage in strong character development. The Y offers a 10% sibling discount, as well as financial assistance for qualifying families.


At: Bubb, Castro, Huff, Landels, Monta Loma, Theuerkauf, and Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary


The 2020-21 Kindergarten Afterschool Interest list is open now. For more information, click here to email. YMCA Afterschool Program webpage.


There are other afterschool care programs at MVWSD. Click here for more info.



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