Volume 3 | Edition 11 | 2020-2021
October 21, 2020
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Families,
 
Fall is in the air! As a friendly reminder, conferences begin on Monday, November 2nd. Please make sure to sign-up for a conference with your child’s teacher. 

Team LGUSD remains committed to making progress towards reopening schools. In order to do this, there are several teachers piloting models so we can learn more about what works and what needs to be modified moving forward. Here is some additional information for you:

  • What are the considerations for the pilots taking place? Our goal is to ensure that each pilot is replicable, flexible, and expandable. We are also taking into consideration the impact of the pilot on the current virtual classroom while balancing parent choice. Team LGUSD is mindful of parent stakeholders who expressed a strong desire for their child(ren) to remain with their current teacher regardless of being remote or in-person. The pilots will provide us additional information for future planning.
 
  • What safety precautions are in place for students and staff participating in an in-person pilot? Participating teachers and staff members are approaching the pilots methodically and strategically. Families will be provided a daily soft copy of a Covid Symptom Check Form prior to each child entering campus. Upon arrival to campus, participating students will have their temperature checked and will proceed to their intended destination. Students will be required to maintain physical distancing on campus and masks will be required.
 
  • Why didn’t site Principals announce to the community which classrooms are participating in a pilot? As we all know, the topic of reopening schools is one of the most polarizing topics education has been faced with to date. In order to encourage and foster a sense of support in our community, we are asking for your trust while strategic pilots take place at every school site. As we want these pilots to be successful, we will continue to be as transparent and as timely as possible with our communication in a holistic manner.
 
Our community is strong and together we will continue to navigate in a cautious and progressive manner to support the transition back to in-person learning. 

All parents are cordially invited on October 27 @ 3:00 P.M. to participate in a parent input meeting regarding field and landscaping plans on our campus.

Please consider joining this planning meeting regarding the modernization of our blacktop and field areas. This initial discussion will solicit staff and parent feedback on key planning areas including covered lunch areas, solar, turf and breezeways. Your feedback will be Incorporated into our initial designs and brought back for your review in November. We appreciate your support and look forward to working together to modernize our campus exterior.

Daves Avenue Field & Landscaping Modernization Meeting #1
October 27, 2020 @ 3:00 P.M.
Password: PAWS

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!

In education together, 
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
RED RIBBON WEEK
OCTOBER 26 - 31
PICTURE DAY!
ONE COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
SAVE THE DATE!
Please note that each session will be capped at 40 participants. 
Parents are requested to participate with their TK/K students. 

Responsible Fisher volunteers, please sign up at https://signup.com/go/fpSjonG 
For more information, email sherry95030@gmail.com

Sponsored by Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos (408)374-MATH(6284)
and Daves Avenue Home & School Club
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Daves Avenue Field and Landscaping Modernization Meeting #1
Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00pm
Password: PAWS
Please join the LGUSD Menu Planning/Wellness Committee to discuss new ideas! Your ideas and feedback would be warmly welcomed.
Wednesday, October 28th at 2:00pm

Meeting ID: 951 2893 3408
Passcode: 255712
In the meantime, please consider joining for complimentary for meal distributions Monday through Friday in the drive-thru at Fisher Middle School and Roberts Road. Breakfast is available at 8:00am and lunch from 12:00-1:30pm
GET INVOLVED!
Current positions open: The H&SC Board is looking for a new member ASAP to serve in the position of President-Elect. The President-Elect will be an invaluable member of the Board this year who will transition to H&SC President for the 2021-2022 school year, and then to Parliamentarian for the 2022-2023 school year. The ideal candidate will be a parent with children in the 3rd grade or younger, who wants to take on a leadership role at Daves Avenue supported by a great team! The role is absolutely open to working parents. Interested? Have more questions? Or know someone who may be a great candidate?
In addition, the Room Parent Coordinator position is also OPEN.
If any of the roles interests you, please email our Board Vice-President, Emma Garner.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
SAFE HALLOWEEN IDEAS
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
Since the summer of 2009, LGYT has been giving children in Los Gatos and the surrounding communities an opportunity to participate in local theatre, through multiple shows and workshops. LGYT serves school aged kids 6-18 in a safe, real-life theatre environment. Now offering online classes!
CALENDAR
Never Miss an Important Date! 🗓
View and subscribe to the H&SC Google Calendar
To subscribe, clink the link above to be taken to the H&SC website calendar page.
Above the calendar, click the appropriate link to subscribe via Google or iCal.
October 26th - 31st
Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 27th - 3:00pm
Daves Avenue Field and Landscaping Modernization Meeting #1
ZOOM LINK  
Password: PAWS

Wednesday, October 28th - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Picture Day on Campus
Please see above article for your child(ren)'s picture times.

Wednesday, October 28th - 2:00pm
LGUSD Menu Planning/Wellness Committee
ZOOM LINK  
Meeting ID: 951 2893 3408
Passcode: 255712

November 2nd - 6th
Conference Week
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