Volume 3 | Edition 16 | 2020-2021
December 9, 2020

Dearest Daves Avenue Families, 

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. 

Thank you for completing the Reopening Schools Parent Intention form. We are using this data to plan and prepare schedules, formulate supply orders, and design classroom furniture configurations. The Cool Cat Staff are PAWSitively amazing!

To best serve our students’ food service needs, I request that you complete this Parent Child Nutrition Survey. We would like to provide complimentary grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for interested families of both Roomers and Zoomers when school resumes. 

With regards to the timeline for implementing the Roomers & Zoomers model, the LGUSD Board of Trustees will meet on January 7th to evaluate the health conditions in Los Gatos and Santa Clara County. At that time, our Board will make a “Go” or “No Go” decision to put the plan into action. District administrators will also continue to closely monitor conditions and consult with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Finally, I look forward to all students participating in our “Cool Cats Shine Bright” activity in addition to the Student Council led community projects “Letters of Kindness” and “Daves One Warm Coat Drive”. Do you have a gently used coat at home that you don’t wear anymore? If so, please consider donating it to help us reach our school goal of helping 200 people keep warm with 200 coats. Please see "Cool Cat Community" section below for all details. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. 

In safety & education together, 
Support Staff Positions 
We are working towards opening for in-person instruction. In order to support our schools and staff members, we are hiring additional staff to act as in-class aides to facilitate the “Rooming and Zooming” model, and to provide on-campus support. While we know many would be happy to volunteer their support, to ensure adequate training and provide consistency, we will hire the assistants. These positions will begin when in-person instruction classes begin. The details and how to apply are listed in the job posting. 

LGUSD Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 15th

Link and instructions for public participation will be in the agenda available HERE.
Preparing our Children for Tomorrow’s Headlines
Brought to you by Parenting Continuum (www.parentingcontinuum.org)

A workshop for parents and guardians of Elementary to Middle School children
Free - Thanks to your One Community LG donations
NEW DATE: Tuesday, Dec 15th 2020 Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: On-line (See zoom link below)
A global pandemic, wildfires, political elections, and school re-opening are just a
few hot topics in the headlines today. Hearing and engaging in the conversations
around these things can have us all feeling a little anxious. Are you prepared to
effectively talk with your family about these current news events?

Parenting Continuum is hosting a 90-minute workshop with Common Sense
Education and Project Cornerstone on tips and techniques to prepare our children
for tomorrow's headlines. You will leave this highly interactive session with:

- Strategies for better communication with your family using the research-based
Developmental Assets framework to help children and teens gain skills needed to
make good choices, take responsibility and become independent and fulfilled

For more information on the Developmental Assets framework, go to:

- Tips and techniques for navigating potentially sensitive topics with elementary
and middle school children in a complex media environment

- Greater confidence as a parent or guardian to acquire healthy mind habits and
digital citizenship- how to use technology in a safe, responsible and effective way
Come to this session to ready yourself as a parent/guardian, improve your family
relationships & dynamics, and help create a calm and supportive home
environment where children can become their best.

Register for this on-line zoom event now using this link:


Community Book Study

LGUSD is inviting the community to join in the conversation about equity, inclusion and race led by our Equity Action Team and Epoch Education. We are reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Pick up a copy of the book and get reading. We look forward to learning together.
Sessions begin
December 16, 2020, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm. 

RSVP to participate and receive updated information.

The Los Gatos Recreation (LGS) published their Winter / Spring program guide which includes Holiday Camps, Childcare on the LGUSD campuses and other enrichment and athletics offerings for youth and adults. Click HERE for enrollment.

You can access the guide here LGS Recreation Guide Flip Book.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 6:00pm
LGUSD Regular Board Meeting
Agenda and Instructions to be available HERE.

Tuesday, December 15th, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Parenting Continuum Presents: Preparing Our Children for Tomorrow's Headlines

Wednesday, December 16th
Staff Appreciation Lunch

Wednesday, December 16th, 5:30 - 6:30pm
LGUSD Community Conversation - Equity, Inclusion & Race

Friday, December 18th - Sunday, January 3rd
Holiday Recess - NO SCHOOL
Classes Resume Monday, January 4th

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