Huff n Stuff, January 8, 2020

Principal’s Message:

Quote of the week

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

-Vern McLellan

Arline Siam - Interim Principal

Be in School; Be on Time

What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?  Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences.  All other reasons are not considered excused. Good attendance will help your children do well in school and in life, so please help them make good choices.

New game room (MUR) will be open on Wednesdays during lunch in the MUR. 

Students in grades 1-5 interested in learning how to play a new game or playing with friends are encouraged to attend. Students must  sign up in advance if they want to participate as space is limited. Sign up sheet will be outside my office during recess and will be available weekly. Grades 3-5 

Adult volunteers are still needed, please email me if you are interested in volunteering and don’t forget to donate game boards you are no longer using at home to add to our collection. 

Events coming up 

01/14/20 (6-7PM in the staff room) ELAC Meeting

All parents whose child is an English language learner should attend to learn more about the upcoming assessment students will be taking. This week’s topics will be getting ready to take the ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessment for California) and the Master facilities plan/bond presentation

Support our students! MVEF gala and raffle tickets for sale.


Help support art, music, Living Classroom and hands-on science instruction at Huff and all schools. The MVEF fundraising gala is on February 8 at the new Mountain View Rec Center and tickets are now on sale at MVEF.ORG. It's a really fun night out with the entire Mountain View community as you support a cause close to all our hearts - our kids! You can also help support the gala by buying raffle tickets. One ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. TO BUY RAFFLE TICKETS: Email Huff parent Mona Singh at to buy via cash, check, PayPal, Venmo.

- 1st Prize: 2 Premium Tickets to a Shoreline Concert of your choice

- 2nd Prize: Four San Jose Sharks tickets on 3/7/20 vs the Ottawa Senators

- 3rd Prize: A $250 Gift Card to Cognition Cyclery

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Mingyuan S. - Room 9

  • Joseph R. - Room 17

  • Landon V. - Room 5

  • Feleti V. - Room 1

  • Ritisha K. - Room 2

  • Meital Z. - Room 12

Upcoming Events


01/13 - Open Enrollment

01/14 - English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) 6 - 7 pm in Staff Lounge

01/21 - 5th Learning Challenges Resource Fair 6- 8pm in Crittenden Middle School MUR

01/24 - Principal’s Coffee - 8:10 - 9:10am


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

Traffic Guideline

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!

District News:

Come to the 5th Learning Challenges Resource Fair, a joint project between SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenges Committee.

The Fair is on January 21, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the MUR in Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St, Mountain View.

All families are invited! We have providers from a wide variety of areas, from tutoring services to summer camps, speech therapists to art and music programs, social skills programs to lawyers and advocates and many more!

Please let everyone know! Every family can benefit, for students from preschool through high school and beyond!

 MVEF Winter Gala and Auction- Get your Tickets Today!   

MVEF’S Winter Gala and Auction is on Saturday, February 8th! You don't want to miss this fun evening as MVEF goes Full STEAM Ahead to support all MVWSD schools. Attendees will celebrate the new dedicated STEAM classrooms and raise funds to support every child at every school in the Mountain View Whisman School District!


The event will be held at the new Mountain View Community Center from 5:30-10:00 pm.

·       Doors open at 5:15 pm, followed by champagne, appetizers, and silent auction preview.

·       Sit-down dinner will be served at 6:15 pm, followed by a live auction, and paddle raise for STEAM.

·       The evening concludes with silent auction bidding and dancing until 10:00 pm.


The menu is incredible, and the live and silent auctions are filled with amazing items, experiences, and one of a kind opportunities. MVEF anticipates a sellout event so get your tickets today!


All admission tickets are for the entire evening. Gather your friends to make a table, purchase individual tickets or if you know a teacher or staff member who you would like to send, you may choose a Teacher/Staff Ticket and send their name to Melissa, at


Learn more and purchase tickets here!


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - January 15th


You can change the life of a student!


Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools.


There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do. 


All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

  Date:             Wednesday, January 15th

       Time:            12:00 - 1:00 pm (lunch included)

        Location:     El Camino YMCA

                        2400 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 

      Register:       REGISTER ONLINE



You may qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at

Open Enrollment for new and current MVWSD students starts Jan. 13


For NEW and CURRENT students: Open Enrollment is from January 13-February 7 online. You can register your child for the 2020-21 school year when online registration opens on January 13 here:


To make sure you're ready, please check your PowerSchool Parent Portal Access now. On November 21, you received an email with your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account with your username and instructions. Please check now that you have access and that all your currently enrolled students are linked in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. 

* Only one PowerSchool Parent Portal account is needed per family. 

* If not all of your children are currently linked on your PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your school office.


Beginning January 13, parents with students in grades TK-7 will be able to log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21. Current eighth-grade parents should check their mail for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District registration information.




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