Huff n Stuff, February 5, 2020

Principal’s Message:

Quote of the week

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” 

― W.B. Yeats

Arline Siam - Principal

Geography Bee

Congratulations to all of our participants at last week’s Geography Bee and a special hooray for our top three winners. Please congratulate all of the students for participating and doing a wonderful job. 

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Kamya P. (1st Place)

Aaron S.

Alyson L.

Arnav W.

Eric S.

Jason L.

Julia P.

Kapil S.

Nicolas M.

Rohan S.

Theo V.

Aarush R. (2nd Place)

Benny C. (3rd Place)

Adelie D.

Angad S.

Evan O.

Jonathan M.

Max U.

Rowan P.

Zachary K.

Zander L.


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. Don’t forget February 14th is a minimum day as it is the end of the trimester. 

Children’s Business Fair 

Exciting news! This Spring our students will be able to unleash their creative potential during the second annual “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’ll get to sell to real customers! 

If you were not able to attend the meeting, here is the presentation that we used. 

Dates to remember

  • 02/04/20-02/14/20 Applications will be available in the office. Applications are DUE: 02/14/20 (No late applications will be accepted)

  • 03/07/20  9-11AM Kick Off Event (Participants and parents only)

  • 04/18/20 9-11:30AM Children’s Business Fair (open to the public)

We want to hear from you! LCAP surveyThe 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:

Caught YOU Being Good Winners

  • Helena S. - Room 1

  • Katherine C. - Room 2

  • Sam N. - Room 20

  • Ishan K. - Room 5

  • Keerthana P. - Room 10

  • Audrey C. - Room 12

  • Hadlee B. - Room 25

Upcoming Events


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

02/10 - 02/11: Mountain Mike’s Fundraiser 

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

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

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


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

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

3/27: Principal’s Coffee 8:10- 9:10am

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:

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Fundraiser

All day on Feb. 10th and 11th Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Mountain View will give 25% back from (non-alcohol) purchases to benefit the Huff PTA. Just mention Huff when you order!

Take out and eat in orders only (no deliveries).


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:

Coronavirus update

It is worrisome to hear the news of the novel (new) coronavirus. While there are many factors we cannot control, please know we are closely monitoring it and working to make our schools as healthy as possible. Our District is going above the recommended basic actions to help protect against the coronavirus as well as the seasonal flu, and we need your assistance. Please visit to read the latest information, learn about the District's actions, and how parents can help.


Saturday with the Superintendent: Feb. 8 - Note new time!

Saturday with the Superintendent: Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation on Saturday, February 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread at El Monte and El Camino. Bring your questions and comments.


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, 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.


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



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