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Crittenden Middle School serves the students and families of Mountain View, California. Our mission is to inspire and empower every student to pursue academic and personal excellence.
Principal's Message En español
December 5, 2013
Our district, like many others across the state and country, is in the process of transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over the next few years you will notice some changes to instruction and testing in our District. The MVWSD Educational Services Department will be providing monthly updates in school newsletters to help parents understand these changes and where they can get more information.
Additionally, the District will be holding several parent informational meetings about the CCSS. The first meeting will be January 29, 2014 at 6:30 at the MVWSD District Office Board Room located at 750A San Pierre Way. This meeting will provide an overview of the new standards and assessment system as well as information on the District’s transition.
Please see the flyer in this week's newsletter attachment for more information.
November 21, 2013
For the past two months, Ms. Rzepiela, two superstar parents (Derek MacDavid and Mary Theresa Capriles), scores of dedicated volunteers, student cast members, and staff have been working around the clock to bring us Crittenden's own original musical, Doors to Dreams, premiering tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the MUR. Tickets are only $8 adult/$4 students and children under 12. And it gets better - an ice cream sundae is included!
Doors to Dreams, set in the fictional world of Dreamland, is a mash-up of several fairy tale favorites such as Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and The Three Little Pigs. Set to original music and script, this fun musical is the perfect highlight to your weekend. So come and join the fun on two nights: Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m!
Food for Thought...
from Mrs. Siam
We are noticing an increase in tardies this school year. Here are some helpful tips to get your child to school on time:
Lunch detention is given to students when they arrive after the bell. Saturday school will also be starting in November at the end of Trimester 1 for students with more than 10 tardies. Emails and autodialers starting next week will let parents know if their child has more than 10 tardies up to date. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Siam. Thank you!
Estamos notando un incremento en llegadas tarde este año escolar. Estos son algunos consejos útiles para ayudarle a que su hijo/a venga a tiempo a la escuela:
Detención durante el almuerzo se da a los estudiantes cuando llegan después de la campana. Escuela los sábado empezara en noviembre a finales de trimestre 1 a los estudiantes con más de diez tardes por este trimestre. Mensajes de correo electrónico y llamadas por telefono a partir de la próxima semana les avisara si su hijo/a tiene más de 10 tardes este trimestre. Si tienen preguntas hable con Mrs. Siam. Gracias!
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Attendance and Emergency Contact Info
Absence Line: To report an absence, call the absence line at (650) 903-6945 by 8:00 on the morning of the absence. Press 2 to leave a message. Please do not press 0. The absence line is open 24 hrs.
Tardies: All students who are not in their classrooms and seats by 7:55 a.m. (M,T,Th,F) or 9:28 a.m. (W) are considered tardy and must report to the tardy window at the office.
Students with excessive tardies can expect to make up the time they missed during Saturday school.
Emergency Contact Information:
Parents, please make sure we have your current home address, and home, work and cell phone numbers. We also need your current email address so you can receive our weekly Panther Press Newsletter. To update your information, come to the Crittenden office or call us at (650) 903-6945 x2203.