Volume 4 | Edition 26 | 2021-2022
March 2, 2022
Dear Daves Avenue Families, 

Cool Cats have been busy this week! On Monday our 5th graders departed for Outdoor Science School where they engaged in hands-on learning and the science of ecology. Understanding the relationship between living things and their environment will hopefully yield a deeper concern and sense of responsibility for the environment. Thank you to all 5th grade students, families, and staff for your efforts and preparation. The beauty in nature, friendships, and memories are truly priceless.
Academic Excellence/Curriculum & Instruction
Our LGUSD Strategic Plan explicitly states how all students will learn in an environment that promotes student engagement and prepares students to be successful. Team 4th grade has partnered with The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and are participating in a California Aquarium Education Program or Trout in the Classroom. This is a community-based program which allows students to experience first hand the delicate balance needed for animals to survive in aquatic ecosystems. Each 4th grade class has an aquarium where students will observe, reflect, and journal about the development of fish. Yesterday, Mr. Takata from South Bay Fly Fisherman delivered 50 trout eggs to each classroom!
PAWS Club March 2022
During our Wednesday Wave assembly today, we discussed this month’s character trait of acceptance. It just takes just ONE to make a difference! Everyone counts! Please ask your child(ren) to tell you more about what we discussed today😉.
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Minimum Days 
Please remember that all of next week we will be on a minimum day schedule due to conferences. Our partnership and desire to ensure your child’s ongoing growth and success is outlined in our district’s Strategic Plan Objective #1 on Student Wellness & Objective #4 on Academic Excellence. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Conferences are designed to provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to share information that will promote social/emotional development and academic achievement. Both parties bring their own unique perspectives and experiences to the collaboration. As parents, you are the experts on your child. You understand what motivates them: their strengths, challenges, dreams, and qualms. Teachers contribute important information about learning styles, age appropriate skills, developmental milestones, peer relationships, and an understanding of where your child is on their educational journey. Our healthy and collaborative partnership is the key to success for every Cool Cat. 

Wishing you a PAWSitively healthy week!

Jenna Mittleman, Principal 

The Daves Auction Committee is soliciting donations for our upcoming Auction in April. If you have a pair of tickets, an unused gift card, or other fun items/experiences to share for our upcoming Silent Auction, please reach out to: bob_lapcevic@yahoo.com
Remember, all donations are Tax Deductible as we are a 503c Nonprofit. (Tax ID: 94-2786120)
In preparation of the Board decision on April 21, the facilities committee and site administration are inviting you to join in a community input session. Your feedback will be shared and will help to inform the facilities committee recommendations to the Board.

Please join our community at the next:
Daves Avenue H&SC Meeting on March 18th at 9:00am or
Daves School Site Council Meeting on March 30th at 3:00pm
(details to follow)

The facilities committee will present multiple options for your community playfields. Please view the slides HERE. Your input is important to help inform the board choice at the April 21st Board meeting. Options and a decision matrix will be presented and discussed. 

The latest Board presentation is available HERE.

In addition, a survey will be distributed after each community meeting to gather feedback. The survey will be emailed after each site meeting to all families and staff of each community. This survey will close on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:00pm. 

Thank you in advance for your participation. 
The Home & School Club would really love to bring back our annual end-of-year Carnival and Talent Show this year, but we need your help! We are seeking a Chair (or grab a friend and Co-Chair) to lead a committee that will coordinate food, games, and entertainment. The Carnival will take place at the end of May. It is usually our last big event of the school year and the kids love it! If you would like more information or are interested in this fun opportunity, please contact H&SC Co-VP Melissa Barragan.
LGS Recreation Summer 2022 registration is now live! For more information about Summer programs, please visit www.lgsrecreation.org or call 408.354.8700. For a digital version of our Summer 2022 guide, please click this LINK
Check out new styles of shirts, hoodies, accessories, and more!
Youth and adult sizes.
Pick-up at school, or shipping available too.
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.

Monday - Friday, March 7th-11th
Conference Week

Thursday, March 10th - 4:00pm

Friday, March 18th - 9:00am
Principal Chat and H&SC Member Meeting
(details to follow)

Wednesday, March 30th - 3:00pm
School Site Council Meeting
(details to follow)

Monday - Friday, April 11th - 15th
April Recess

Saturday, April 30th
Location will be at the Palms Restaurant

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
Nykaj Nair, President | president@davesavehsc.org