Huff n Stuff, November 6, 2019

Principal’s Message:

Quote of the week

“Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”

-Albert Einstein

Arline Siam - Interim Principal

You will be receiving your child's report card on Friday, November 15th. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades, as always, please arrange to talk with the teacher so the teacher can give you more details.

Please join us at our next ELAC meeting on 11/12/19

ELAC 6-7PM in the staff lounge. Topic: reclassification. If your child is still an English Language learner, this is a meeting you do not want to miss. 

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access to prepare for open enrollment

The time for you to confirm your child’s enrollment for the next school year is coming up. Beginning Jan. 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.

By mid-November, you will be receiving an email containing your username for your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account with instructions. Many middle school parents currently use PowerSchool Parent Portal for elective selection and grades, assignments and attendance monitoring. Some elementary parents have accounts from past student enrollment processes. 


Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Sam H. - Room 1

  • Beatrice L. - Room 20

  • Cameron H. - Room 10

  • Yash P. - Room 25

  • Sofia N. - Room 17 

Upcoming Events



6- Yogurtland all day dine out fundraiser

11- Veterans Day (Holiday) - NO SCHOOL

12- ELAC 6 - 7PM 

14- MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis: 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

15- Report cards sent home

19- School Site Council (SSC) - 3:15pm

22- Principal’s coffee: 8:10am in the MUR

27 - 29- Thanksgiving Recess -NO SCHOOL

December & January

12/23 - 01/03 - Holiday Recess NO SCHOOL

01/06 - Staff Development day NO SCHOOL

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!

PTA News:

MINTED - November and December Fundraiser on Holiday Cards and Gift Purchases


Now extended through DECEMBER

The savings are now 20%!

15% of the proceeds are donated to the Huff PTA


You get 20% off Minted holiday card and gift orders in November and December when you use your promo code

Minted makes beautiful photo holiday cards. This is also a great site for buying photo calendars and other photo art gifts this holiday season. (See attachment.)

Just go to and use the unique Huff coupon code FUNDRAISEHUFF

The code is valid toward all Minted holiday cards and gifts, including foil-pressed art gifts, personal stationery, holiday home decor, and photo art and calendar gifts. (It’s good on anything on the Minted main site page under the Holiday and Gifts tabs except for limited edition fine art and stamps.)

This code is ONLY valid during the months of November and December and can be used an unlimited amount of times, but it cannot be combined with other promotions. Please share your code with friends and family.


In Need of Event Photos for Yearbook

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

  • Book Fair

  • Jenny Yang Author Visit

  • Unity Day

  • Halloween

  • Auction 

  • 5th Grade Amazing Race

  • 5th Grade Science Camp


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.



Dine Out for Huff at Yogurtland

On Wednesday, 11/6, go any time all day long and Yogurtland will donate 20% of your total purchases to the Huff PTA. 

But how can you make the most of your Yogurtland visit?

  • Stop in for some precious kid-free me time after lunch

  • Come right after school and meet up with friends

  • Bring the whole family for an after dinner treat


You don’t need to bring a flyer, just tell the person at the counter that you are from Huff. This is only at the El Monte Ave. location in Mountain View (by the Panera and Pizza My Heart).

Everyone will be there. Don’t miss it!

District News:

>>>>Parent Education event Adolescent Wellness Series with Dr. Moira Kessler. November 13 and November 20, 6:30-8 pm. Springer Elementary.

Session 1 on 11/13: Learn tools on how to communicate effectively with your child, how to validate yourself and your child, and how to increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors

Session 2 on 11/20: Learn about typical and atypical adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teens, and about risks factors for and protective factors against suicide

Donate and Dine Out to support MVEF!

MVEF’s Phonathon is just around the corner!  Donate today at and help MVEF reach its $800,000 goal. Your donation funds art, music, science, athletics and more for your child and every child in the district.  On November 13, take a night off from cooking, and head to PIZZA MY HEART, at the corner of El Camino and El Monte (1037 El Monte), in Mountain View from 4pm to 8pm!  Mention MVEF and 30% of your bill goes to MVEF!


Crittenden's fundraiser

The Crittenden Middle School music program is hosting a mattress sale fundraiser on Sunday, November 10th from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the Crittenden M.U.R. The mattress company will be bringing a variety of quality name brand mattresses of all sizes to the M.U.R that day. There will be 30 different mattress displays to try out. The company can take your mattress order, provide mattress delivery and then haul away your old mattress. Some mattresses will be on sale for up to 50% off regular retail price. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the students attending the annual Music Department Los Angeles trip.

If there’s a mattress in your home that you need to replace, please check out this great opportunity to buy a brand new, name brand mattress, save money, and support the Crittenden Music Department! Thanks in advance for your support!


Shrek the Musical Jr. at Crittenden Middle School (ticket order form attached)

Nasty will be nice and Mountain View will be ogre-the-moon when Crittenden students present their production of Shrek The Musical JR. on November 14-16 at 7:00pm and at 2:00pm on November 17th. 

This family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of Shrek, an ogre who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.   

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and children under 12 and can be purchased at the Crittenden Middle School front office or at the door. For more information, contact Leanne Rzepiela at

School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 13

For NEW 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: 

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 13 - February 7.

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 500 Toft St. 

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 for all elementary schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 5 at 5:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.

You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to

There are a variety of school and program information nights and tours in December at the elementary schools. These nights are good opportunities for new families and for those transitioning to new neighborhood schools to learn about a particular school or program, including choice schools. Please click here for a list of these events.

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents "The Vaping Crisis:  What Is It Doing to Our Kids?" with Bonnie Halpern-Felsher on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | LAHS Eagle Theatre | 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, will discusse the harmful impacts vaping has on the minds and bodies of adolescents. 


Dr. Halpern-Felsher will provide an overview of current tobacco/nicotine products, including vapes, Juuls and other pod-based systems, which are more commonly used among teens than combustible cigarettes.  Drawing upon on-going research, Dr. Halpern-Felsher will address why adolescents are drawn to using these products, dispel common misperceptions held by both adults and teens, and share effective, evidence-based strategies that parents, caregivers, and teachers, can leverage to help prevent and reduce the use of these addictive products.

The talk will be followed by a panel of local administrators and a mental health professional.

To register for this free event, go to 

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 presents "Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills and Math Literacy" on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8pm at the Crittenden MUR.

Presenters: Sharon McClintock, The Mountain View Library; Heidi Galassi, Landels Elementary, Principal; and Karen Gordon, Landels Elementary, Instructional Coach.


Please join us to learn several resourceful strategies for supporting reading, writing, and math at home:

•       Easy activities to boost your child's reading engagement

•       Creative ways to encourage and support writing

•       Ideas for math games that build math skills

•       Practical ways to use math in everyday life


In addition, the Mountain View Library will share:

•      Ebooks and online library resources

•      Information on library programs and services for the entire family


RAFFLE: Books and two bikes. Childcare provided.


Click here to RSVP for this session:



Tennis flyer              Nov. 13 and 20 Moria Kessier        Parent U: Reading and Math (english) Parent U: Reading and Math (spanish)      2020-21 Enrollment Presentations and kinder info   2020-21_Kinder_Night_flyer                 2020-21_Open Enrollment Info MVHS_TURKEYTROT_FLYER 2019     minted - FUNDRAISEHUFF 

Shrek Ticket Order Form Doc eng&spa Crittenden Fundraiser     November Menu


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