Flyers and other important information.
Principal’s Message: Growth Mindset, Episode 2
After last week’s episode, you might be thinking, Ok, so having a growth mindset (believing that you can get smarter through hard work) is better than having a fixed mindset (believing that your brain is limited in its capacity). Sounds simple enough. But how do I get my kid to think this way?
Watch this video to hear our friend and partner, Sal Khan of Khan Academy, talk to Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University, about one simple change we can all make today to begin cultivating the right beliefs in our children. Spoiler alert: it has to do with praise.
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- twitter.com/crittendenmvwsd - (school reminders and tidbits about education and parenting)
- twitter.com/gchangedu - (Mr. Chang’s professional learning Twitter account with more in-depth educational articles and related materials)
Eat at Frankie Johnnie Luigi Too on December 9 and earn money for Crittenden
We get 15% of your bill if you eat at FJLT on 12/9! Bring this flyer with you. And thank you in advance!
Citizens Oversight Committee
The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking qualified persons to serve on a committee of community leaders, which will serve as the independent Citizens Oversight Committee for the implementation of the District's Measure G 2012 General Obligation Bond Project. Interested individuals must submit an application by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to:
Citizens Oversight Committee
Mountain View Whisman School District
Business Services Department
Attn: Terese McNamee, Chief Business Officer
750-A San Pierre Way Mountain View, CA 94043
A complete copy of the application is available at http://www.mvwsd.org/citizens-oversight-committee.
Representatives from a senior citizens organization and a taxpayer organization are especially needed.
Please direct any questions to Kathi Lilga at 650-526-3552.
How Can Parents Help at Home
Parental involvement is a key component to educational success. Students and teachers are hard at work every day learning and understanding the important standards. Getting involved in some of the following activities is a great way to reinforce the learning that is going on in class and support your child’s progress.
Read every night to your child and have them read to you. Try reading a variety of different texts. Try some books, newspaper articles, magazines, on-line articles, or newsletters.·
- Practice math facts weekly to build fact fluency.
- Practice personal responsibility by having your child be in charge of his/her lunch, work, etc.
- Have your child keep a personal journal to reflect on important learning and events.
- Play educational games to practice skills they learned in school.
- Use some of the online resources that are available to learn a different way of doing something. (There is a list available at http://mvwsd.org/common-core-resources )
- Ask questions like, “Why is that answer correct? How do you know? What might be a different way to approach that problem?” Etc.
- Get involved at your school and participate in parent events.
8th Grade Project Based Learning
Two weeks ago, Ms. Potter’s 8th grade scientists exhibited the findings from their Project-Based Learning unit, “How can science be used to help solve the humanitarian crisis in Iraq?” By popular demand, here are a few samples of the great work that students accomplished! For more, contact Ms. Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiora, Roosa, Oliva
Tenaya, Giselle, Yesenia
Jadyn, Louis, Andrew
8th grade DC/NYC trip June 10-16 - DEPOSIT DEADLINE
The deadline for the first deposit for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York is DECEMBER 12. Information on the exciting itinerary and on how to sign up is available here. If you have any questions, contact Dallas Veitch at email@example.com.
Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is now enrolling for Spring Semester private lessons, music & art classes for students of all ages. Find out more at www.arts4all.org/register. Financial aid offered.
Join us at the 1st Annual Holiday Fair at Graham Middle School in the Food Pavilion on December 6 from 9-12. Admission is free, and there will be a Santa Claus, crafts, vendors, food, and piñatas. Click here for the flyer: ENG | SPA