Panther Blog May 5

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Hello Panthers! Please read your weekly newsletter below.  Here is a quick summary of this week’s message followed with further details:

May 5th,  2022

Crittenden News:

-District Chess Tournament

-SEL Tip

-May Character Trait

 

 

District News:

-Board meeting preview: May 5

-Superintendent's Community Check In: May 6

-Interpreters and Translators Needed!

-Parent U: High School Readiness
-Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption
-MVEF “Buy Now” Auction Items

-District Chess Tournament Registration Open

 

Dear Crittenden Families,

 

We feel extremely fortunate to have such a kind, supportive, and trusting community!  We appreciate our PTA and Crittenden parents that have contributed to making this week special. All of your contributions for our teacher and staff lunch has certainly been the cherry on top. In addition, your kind appreciation cards have brought great warmth and smiles to our spirits!

 

With such a busy week we are truly proud of our students as they are working hard and diligently in completing their ELA state testing this week. We will continue our testing next week with math state testing. Please continue to ensure your child is well prepared for the next couple of weeks.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gomez

Crittenden Middle School Principal

What can you do today to help others feel valued, cared for, safe, and included at Crittenden?

 

Crittenden News:
 

District Chess Tournament Registration Open
 

After two years of online tournaments, the 19th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held in person at Bubb Elementary on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline is May 21.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at [email protected].

 

SEL Tip

With Standardized testing occurring in the month of May, we want your children to feel confident and show their best efforts.  Many children experience test day anxiety at some point, here are some tips and techniques to help your child manage it. 

  • Use positive but not excessive reinforcement. Avoid talking about your own experiences and assure them that they are prepared for these tests. 
  • Teach them positive self-talk. Using positive affirmations can help turn their thinking around from debilitating negative thoughts.
  • Help them stick to their usual bedtime and morning routines. 

May Character Trait

Our end of the year character trait of the month is Citizenship. Crittenden panthers can earn superhero tickets by simply following school rules, helping keep our school clean and tidy and overall demonstrating good citizenship examples at Crittenden! 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

May
5/2-5/20 CAASPP & i-ready Testing

5/27 End of Trimester (Minimum Day)
5/30 Memorial Day (No School)

 

District News:
 

Board meeting preview: May 5
 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

* Dyslexia Plan

* Federal Program Monitoring Results and Next Steps
 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Superintendent's Community Check In: May 6

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/cc56

 

Interpreters and Translators Needed!
 

Looking for a part-time job with a positive social impact? Are you bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or ASL (Sign Language)?  MVWSD is now hiring organized and friendly individuals to become interpreters and translators for school and district events, documents, and parent meetings.  To find out more, click here: http://mvw.sd/translators
 

Parent U: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu051122

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.
 

Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption
 

Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who reside in the Mountain View Whisman School District are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/parcel tax.
 

An exemption from Measure B/the parcel tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:

* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;

* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or

* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250% of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services

For application and information, call 650-526-3500 or visit https://www.mvwsd.org.

 

MVEF “Buy Now” Auction Items
 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gala, we were able to exceed our goal and to raise just over $90,000, helping us closer to our year-end stretch goal of raising $1.1 Million. We have a few items left from our auction which are now posted at "buy now" prices! Please take a look and spread the word to your friends! There are still some great items left, including some summer camps! If you have any questions or need help purchasing an item, please reach out to Dena Seki at [email protected].

 

District Chess Tournament Registration Open
 

After two years of online tournaments, the 19th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held in person at Bubb Elementary on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline is May 21.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at [email protected].


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