Supt eNews Oct. 6, 2017


Mountain View Whisman School District
October 6, 2017
In this edition ...
  • MV Parent U: “10 Steps to a Healthy Family: Help with Nutrition:” Oct. 11
  • Administrator changes at GMS, DO
  • Enrollment Priorities Task Force will begin meeting on Oct. 24
  • MVEF secured its challenge grant; Avoid the call

Mountain View Parent U presents “10 Steps to a Healthy Family: Help with Nutrition” Wednesday, Oct. 11

Presented by the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, parents will learn about getting the most out of mealtimes with kids, nutritional choices that help children focus in schools and positive lifestyle habits without a focus on body shape or weight.


Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! Food will be available for purchase before the event.


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)
  • Child care
  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here


MVWSD is pleased to announce administrative personnel changes

Graham Middle School Assistant Principal Cindy Lundberg will be taking on the RTI (Response to Instruction) coordinator position at the District Office, which has been vacant since July.  Cindy will support this important district initiative, outlined in Strategic Plan 2021. RTI provides elementary students with extra academic support or challenge within the school day.  Cindy is an asset to the RTI program with her strong instructional background. She has been with MVWSD for 15 years; six years as a teacher at Bubb Elementary, seven years as a District coach and new teacher adviser, and has served as an assistant principal at GMS for two years.


District coach Vern Taylor will be the new Assistant Principal at Graham Middle School.  Vern has been in MVWSD for nine years. He has taught at Castro Elementary and summer school, and served as a coach for teachers at Theuerkauf, and as a new teacher support provider.


“We are excited for these well-respected educators to move into positions that support our students, as well as enable each of them to grow professionally,” said Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph. “I am confident that each of them will use their talents and expertise to serve our students and families.”


These changes take place on Friday, October 6.  


Enrollment Priorities Task Force will begin meeting on Oct. 24

The Enrollment Priorities Task Force will begin meeting on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office, Conference Room D, to develop an enrollment process that supports Board priorities and school boundaries to be enacted in 2019-20 when Slater opens. Enrollment priorities are the policies that determine how students are assigned to schools within boundaries.


The task force will meet monthly. It will begin its work by reviewing priorities, studying the data and reviewing Board direction. The task force is made up of parents, staff members and community members. Every residential area of the District is represented.


Members are:

Galen Coleman, Bubb Elementary

Stephanie Rake, Castro Elementary

Andrea Maes, Graham Middle School

Sheetal Shah, Huff Elementary School

Lauren Chudzik, Landels Elementary School

Sarah Livnat, Mistral Elementary

William Lambert, Monta Loma Elementary School

Amy Romem, Slater Elementary

Rich Tanner, Stevenson Elementary School

Jane Corpos, Theuerkauf Elementary School

Cleave Frink, Crittenden Middle School

Observers are welcome, but now that the selection process is complete, the task force is closed to new members. For more information, click here.


Thank you donors! MVEF secured its challenge grant

MVEF is thrilled to announce that, thanks to generous donations from more than 250 families and community members, MVEF has surpassed their first goal of the year, securing their challenge grant. The challenge funds come from three generous $25,000 corporate matching grants from Google, Hoven Foundation, and LinkedIn, and community partners including Hibser Yamauchi Architects. The grant matched, dollar-for-dollar, donations from supporters through September 30, 2017, allowing donors to double the impact of their contribution. Thank you for your support in helping us secure over $75,000 in matching funds to support our students.

Have not donated yet? Avoid the call and donate now!

Mountain View Educational Foundation needs to raise $750,000 this year to fund all of the programs it supports. MVEF raises and distributes critical funds to ensure that all our students get a competitive, well-rounded education. In 2016-2017, MVEF funded more than $737,000 of core programs in art, music, STEM exploration, leadership, and middle school extended-day electives and sports that would not exist without generous donations to MVEF! Please don't forget to donate this school year by clicking here:

MVEF will be holding its annual phone-a-thon on October 25th, so donate today to avoid the call!

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