Huff n Stuff, January 22, 2020

Principal’s Message:

Quote of the week

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.”


Arline Siam - Interim Principal

Join us at our upcoming Principal’s Coffee this Friday in the MUR from 8-9AM. Dr. Ayindé Rudolph will be our guest speaker. Come learn more about the master facilities plan and measure T and stay for Q&A. Coffee and Snacks will be provided. 

Children’s Business Fair at Huff

Exciting news! This spring, our students will be able to explore their creative potential during the first ever “Children’s Business Fair at Huff.” Our young entrepreneurs will design and build a small business from the ground up, allowing them to practice many of the attributes in our Profile of a Graduate: critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, etc. The best part is... they will sell their products to real customers! Join us for an informational  meeting on Monday, 2/3/20 from 6:30-7:30PM in the MUR. 


Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times while on the Huff campus.  Due to a heightened potential for injury, parents are discouraged from bringing dogs to school at drop-off and pick-up times.  Dogs that are brought to school must be kept separated from other dogs. Students may not leave their lines to pet dogs. 

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Addy C. - Room 1

  • Rohan S. - Room 2

  • Alexander P. -Room 8

  • Galen K. - Room 12

  • Jack D. - Room 16

  • Evan O. - Room 17

Upcoming Events


01/24: Principal’s Coffee - 8:10 - 9:10am Dr. Ayindé Rudolph will be our guest speaker.

1/27: wear your craziest socks or hat.

1/28: Wear school appropriate beach or luau outfits.

1/29: Crazy hair day.

1/30: show us your sparkles, rainbow or neon!

1/31: PJ day


02/04: ELAC meeting 6- 7pm in staff lounge

02/08: MVEF Winter Gala and Auction 5:30 - 10pm in Mountain View Community Center 

02/11 - School Site Council (SSC) 3 - 4pm in staff lounge

02/14- Principal’s Coffee 8:05 - 9:05 AM

02/14: End of trimester 2 - MINIMUM DAY - School dismissal at 11:55 AM

02/17 - 18: Washington and Lincoln Day -NO SCHOOL

02/19 - 21: Winter Break -NO SCHOOL

Traffic Guideline

  • Reminder: Carol Avenue is a “No Car Zone” during drop off and pickup times. This rule has been respected for years and is critical to ensure safe passage to and from school.

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:

Spirit Week 1/27 - 1/31

Next week is SPIRIT WEEK!

Monday: Please wear your craziest socks or hat.

Tuesday: It's time for a beach luau party. Please wear school appropriate beach or luau outfits.

Wednesday: Crazy hair day.

Thursday: show us your sparkles, rainbow or neon!

Friday: After all that fun it's time to relax. Today is PJ day.

We will have music and chalk everyday at recess. 

Parents are welcome to come draw and boogie down.

Girls on the Run registration is now open!

Girls on the Run is an after-school program that gives 3-5th grade girls the tools to be HAPPY, healthy, and confident! Girls on the Run is more than just a running program - it gives girls the opportunity to build confidence and healthy habits. Over 10 weeks, from March through May, girls will recognize their star power, make new friends, and so much more! Teams meet Monday and Wednesday each week from 3pm-4:30 to play games and learn new life skills while building endurance to complete the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18.


Register at

For questions contact coach Steve at



Over the next few months we’ll be putting together the Huff yearbook. We’d love it if you can lay out a few pages - maybe your child’s class page! The software is pretty easy (we can give you a quick online training session) and you can work from home so it’s great for working parents.

We’d also love more photographs of clubs and after school activities so if you have a chance, please take some photos and send them to us.

If you’re interested in helping out, please email Kathleen Mikulis and Dorothy Lin at


District News:

Incoming 6th grade info night

Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians,


Crittenden and Graham both will be welcoming 5th grade families to an Incoming 6th Grade Information Night on Thursday, January 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the multi-use room.  Each site will host its own information night. This is a great opportunity to learn about our Middle Schools’ academics, a chance to meet our staff, and learn about the exciting opportunities your incoming sixth-grader will have at Crittenden or Graham.


Please contact Crittenden or Graham Middle School if you have any questions.


Thank you and we hope to see you on January 30 at 6:30pm.



Sonia Gomez

Principal, Crittenden Middle School


Michael Hermosillo

Principal, Graham Middle School

Happening now: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2020-21

Mountain View Whisman School District student enrollment for next fall is open online now.

For NEW students: Through February 7, you can register your child for transitional kindergarten - eighth grade online for the 2020-21 school year here: 

For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade:   Parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21 through February 7. To check your access, log on to You received an email on Nov. 21 with your username. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office. 


You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents William Stixrud, M.D. and Ned Johnson on "The Self-Driven Child:  The Science and Sense of Giving Kids More Control Over Their Lives" on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theater | 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View

Evidence strongly suggests that age-appropriate autonomy is vital for young people’s mental health—it helps them to sculpt brains that are resilient, resourceful, and ready to take on new challenges.

When The Self-Driven Child authors Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson discovered a common problem among their young clients: kids were feeling acutely stressed.  Some stumbled in high school, while others hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids a sense of control. In this talk, Bill and Ned advise that parents and educators adopt the role of consultant rather than manager to give kids more responsibility for their own life decisions even before they leave home. 

Audience:  Parents and educators of students grades 6 - 12.

To register for this free event, go to

Books available for purchase, thanks to Books, Inc.,  (cash or check)

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

MV Parent U

Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: "Being an "Askable Adult" Talking to your child about sexuality" on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School, MUR.


Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader

Parents will learn:

The why, what, when and how of speaking to your child about sexual health

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation

Appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through their teen years


Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available. Reserve your seat:



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