Volume 3 | Edition 22 | 2020-2021
February 3, 2021
Dear Families, 

Together, we have successfully reopened school for TK-2 students! Next week, we look forward to welcoming back students in grades 3-5 as well. Providing families choice as we continue to navigate this pandemic together remains our priority. After closing our school doors for in-person instruction last March, the following REOPENING information is evidence of our collective commitment to support ALL students. Thank you to students, parents, and teachers for your continued dedication. All 3-5 parents will receive correspondence from your child’s teacher by 3:00 P.M. tomorrow, February 4th, which will include important information about school reopening. Please read their message carefully.
Roomers are strongly encouraged to participate in the next COVID testing dates at Daves Avenue. Be sure to register before arrival if it is your child’s first COVID test. After registering once, you do not need to re-register. Here are the upcoming COVID testing dates:

To support families during these transitional times, two Principal Chat/Home & School Club meetings have been scheduled. Please mark your calendars for February 25 @ 2:00 P.M and April 1 @ 3:30 P.M. In the meantime, continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and abide by our County’s travel restrictions. Together, we can continue to keep our community safe while keeping our school OPEN!

In education together, 
Dear Daves Teachers & Staff,

On behalf of the Home & School Club and our community, we want to let you know how proud we are of our school and district. Your leadership, commitment to do what's hard and uncomfortable, and redefine yet again how to adapt in this pandemic gives us hope. I have already heard so many stories of happy kids and their excitement to be back with YOU. Thank you for putting together a plan that meets the needs for all families whether they are a Roomer or Zoomer. This has been a long, stressful, and constantly changing road. Thank you for pushing forward.

It took the effort of everyone across our district to make our reopening possible, but I want to highlight a few names:

  • Superintendent Johnson and his entire staff for listening, developing a plan, believing, and not giving up.
  • Jenna and the entire staff at Daves for the non-stop work, positivity, partnership, and commitment to all of us.
  • Pilot program teachers who volunteered to help us test options, refine, problem solve, and help train colleagues. 
  • Meghan Weisler, Jason McCullough, & Megan Mahoney for your leadership on the Los Gatos Elementary Teachers Association. Your support and positivity made a huge difference.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! May we all have pride knowing that LGUSD brings hope and an example plan to other districts. We are leading the pack! 

Becky Tanner 

The LGUSD Equity Action Team invites the community to a conversation and discussion on equity and inclusion. Epoch Education will facilitate this discussion. 
February 10, 2021
Everyone is welcome. A diversity of voices helps us grow as a community.
Registration is required to participate. 
The link will be sent to those who register prior to the event.
To register the day of the event or for other questions, contact Karen Briones at kbriones@lgusd.org
LGUSD Board Meeting
Thursday, February 25th at 4:00pm
When available, the agenda and instructions for public participation will be HERE.

In order to provide to go lunch options for all students we are changing a few details of our meal program that we wanted to bring to your attention.

1) Grab-n-Go lunches will be available for all students at each campus exit gate from MTTHF 11:45-12:15 (elementary) and M-F 10:45-11:15 (middle school). The tables are marked by menu item and students can grab a breakfast snack/lunch to eat at home. These meals are complementary for all students.  

2) Complementary meals are also available for drive through pick up at Fisher. The hours for drive thru have changed slightly and will be open from 11:30-1:00 daily M-F.

3) Any special dietary needs to contact Lupe Pena directly at lpena@lgusd.org

4) We will publish the menu and meal schedule weekly on Wednesdays so that you may plan ahead.
2020-2021 YEARBOOKS
Tim Landeck, Director of Technology for the district, has put together some Chromebook Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks for families.

Please see them HERE.
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Wednesday, February 10, 5:30pm
LGUSD Community Conversation

Monday, February 15th - February 19th
February Recess - NO SCHOOL
(School resumes Monday, February 22nd)

Thursday, February 25th, 2:00pm
Principle Chat & H&SC
More Information Soon

Thursday, February 25th, 4:00pm
Regular LGUSD Board Meeting
More Information Soon

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