Volume 3 | Edition 1 | 2020-2021
August 12, 2020
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Daves Avenue Families, 
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Excitement is in the air as we prepare for the opening of our virtual classrooms tomorrow. I would like to extend a special greeting to all of the new families joining our learning community and warmly welcome back our returning families. Our goal at Daves Avenue is to build a strong Home/School connection to provide our students with a rich learning environment focused on each child’s social/emotional well-being and development, prioritized Common Core Standards, and a variety of enrichment opportunities.
 
Yesterday, all families were sent an email with your child’s class placement. If you did not receive a notification from the school or your child’s teacher, please call the front office at (408) 335-2200. We will be happy to help navigate any questions and support you. Also, to best support families with any issues associated with a loaned Chromebook, our amazing Technology Department has created a specific LGUSD email address: cbsupport@lgusd.org to help answer questions regarding repairs or any other troubleshooting. This new Chromebook support email address is monitored and families can expect a response within 1-2 work days.

Below you will find information for this week’s Supply Distribution Schedule and next week’s Back-to-School Night Schedule. Please look for more detailed information to come from your child’s teacher.
 
Material Distribution Schedule

Thursday, 8/13                                    
1:15-1:45                Kindergarten - Daves Avenue Drive-Thru
1:15-1:45                1st Grade - Poppy Lane Drive-Thru
2:00-2:30                2nd Grade - Daves Avenue Drive-Thru
                                                                       
Friday, 8/14                                      
1:15-1:45                3rd Grade - Daves Avenue Drive-Thru
1:15-1:45                4th Grade - Poppy Lane Drive-Thru
2:00-2:30                5th Grade - Daves Avenue Drive-Thru

To best prepare for the materials distribution, please follow the guidelines below to ensure a safe and efficient experience for all. Thank you!
 
What to do before you leave home:
  1. Write your student’s first and last name visibly (dark ink/marker preferred!) on a piece of paper to hang/post in your car window or dashboard.
  2. Come during your designated time as we will have your student’s materials ready for the exchange.

When you arrive:
  • Stay inside your vehicle and please wear a mask.
  • Watch for staff members directing traffic and asking you to stop or move forward. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process!
  • Ensure that your student’s name is visibly posted in your vehicle window or on your dashboard.
  • A staff member will ask or motion you to open your trunk or hatch.
  • A staff member will place pre-bagged student’s personal items in the trunk or back of your vehicle.
  • Once this procedure is complete, the staff member will close your trunk or ask you to activate your trunk closing.  
  • At the conclusion of the drop-off, a staff member will let you know you are finished and ready to go!
 
Virtual Back-to-School Night 
Thursday, August 20
6:00-6:40 P.M.: TK/ Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Sessions
6:45-7:30 P.M.: 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Sessions

Your classroom teacher will send you a Zoom link prior to the event. Please mark your calendars!
                                              
Although this year looks a bit different now, please be assured we are dedicated to providing your child(ren) a joyful, meaningful, and engaging virtual classroom learning experience. One of the vital components for a successful year is ongoing communication between parents and the staff. Anytime you have a question or concern you want to share about your child, please contact your child’s teacher. In addition, it is a priority to me to have a supportive relationship with all Daves Avenue students and parents. If you would like to speak with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone. I value direct and open communication and am dedicated to continuous improvement to make Daves Avenue Elementary School the best school it can be.
 
In education together,
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
H&SC PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear Daves Avenue Families,
 
On behalf of the entire Home & School Club (H&SC), we would like to welcome you to the start of the year. I know so much has changed and we long to get back to how things once were, but I encourage all of us to make the best of our new situation - for our kids, our educators, and for our own sanity as parents. Throughout the summer I’ve stayed connected to our Superintendent, our Principal, and the other H&SC Presidents. I’ve been impressed by the hundreds of hours and non-stop commitment to ensure that we do our very best for our community. We will continue to adapt and I am confident that we are making big steps forward.
 
Although we can’t be on campus together, we will stay connected regularly. Please do not hesitate to reach out - the entire H&SC Board is here to support our school and to help make this the best school year possible.

Your H&SC Board members for the 2020-2021 school year are:
 
To keep in the know on all the latest information, please visit our website at www.davesavehsc.org, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davesavehsc or contact me at president@davesavehsc.org
 
I will see you on a Zoom soon!
 
Best,
President, Daves Avenue Home & School Club 
BACK-TO-SCHOOL COFFEE
Wednesday, August 19th
2:30pm

Our annual Back-to-School Coffee is going virtual this year! Please Zoom in to meet Principal Mittleman and the H&SC Board. Learn about programs and volunteer opportunities at Daves Avenue. Even though we are not starting on campus this year, we still need the involvement of our parents.
We look forward to meeting you!
Meeting ID: 944 3700 4273
Passcode: 129661
BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Thursday, August 20th
6:00 - 6:40pm: TK/K - 2nd Grades
6:45 - 7:30pm: 3rd - 5th Grades
Please join our virtual Back-to-School Night! Watch presentations by Principal Jenna Mittleman and H&SC President Becky Tanner. Hear about how the H&SC and the Los Gatos Education Foundation together fund special programs and events at Daves Avenue through One Community LG.
Followed by separate, breakout virtual informational sessions with your child's teacher.
There will be much important information presented about Daves and teacher's plans for your child's class. You won't want to miss!
Your child's teacher will send a Zoom link prior to Back-to-School Night.
ONE COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
Together we are stronger.

This year LGEF, Music Boosters, and our five Home & School Clubs (Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue, Lexington, Van Meter and Fisher) have joined together to consolidate back-to-school fundraising into a single campaign.  

Your contribution still goes to the same place it always has - directly to your school to fund vital programs and essential staff. We have simply streamlined the process to make it easier for you to donate once.

Our goal is 100% participation by all families - more than ever your school needs your support.

Please visit www.onecommunitylg.org to learn more and to make a contribution today.
CALENDAR
Never Miss an Important Date! 🗓
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Thursday, August 13th
First Day of Instruction

Wednesday, August 19th - 2:30pm
Back-to-School Coffee Zoom Meeting

Join Principal Mittleman and the H&SC Board for our annual Back to School Coffee! Learn about opportunities for parents to participate and volunteer at Daves. Come prepared with your questions!
Meeting ID: 944 3700 4273
Passcode: 129661

Thursday, August 20th
Back-to-School Night
6:00 - 6:40pm, TK/K - 2nd Grades
6:45 - 7:30pm, 3rd - 5th Grades

Information sessions from Principal Mittleman, the H&SC, the LGEF, and your child's teacher.
Teacher to send Zoom link prior.

Thursday, September 3rd - 3:30pm
H&SC Meeting #1 (Zoom) - All Are Welcome!

Please join for our first H&SC meeting of the school year. Zoom link to follow.
Daves Avenue Elementary School
17770 Daves Avenue, Monte Sereno, CA 95030
Jenna Mittleman, Principal | jmittleman@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2200 | Fax: 408-395-6314 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2245
Daves Avenue Home & School Club
Becky Tanner, President | president@davesavehsc.org