Volume 2 | Edition 31 | 2019-2020
April 29, 2020
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Video Greeting From Principal Mittleman
Greetings Daves Avenue Families,
 
I am proud of our students and their continued efforts in Remote Learning. Participation and student engagement using SeeSaw (TK-2) and Google Classroom (3rd-5th) continues to be strong. In these trying times, my greatest hope is that every student and family continues to access and engage in the learning opportunities provided to the best of your ability. 

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Here is an update on two questions that are on the forefront for many families:

1) 5th grade promotion ceremony

~YES! There will be a virtual promotion ceremony. Site Principals and 5th grade teachers are working on the details. We are excited to make this a special celebration for our students and families.

2) Fisher Math Placement

~The Fisher Team and the District Office are currently finalizing plans for Math placement for the 2020-21 school year. More information will be coming soon.
 

Here are some additional resources available to all Daves Avenue Families:

Be well,
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
Mittleman's Challenge #5
VIRTUAL H&SC MEETING

Please join us for our final Home & School Club meeting of 2019-2020 via Zoom!
Friday, May 29th
1pm - 3pm

*Zoom link to follow*
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO CHAIR SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR 2020-2021!

Are you interested in volunteering your time to facilitate these great programs and events for our children and our community? All current Chairs and any parent who is interested in learning more about these wonderful opportunities can go to www.davesavehsc.org/recruiting  to read more about the positions.

*If you have any questions or want to be a chair, please contact Emma Garner at  covp@davesavehsc.org
PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Click on the document to view the proposed budget for 2020-2021.
EXERCISE WITH COACH RANCE
Check out the latest video from Coach Rance! This one is for all grade levels and is a good prep for the live Saturday Zoom workouts. This and other videos can also be found on our Coach Rance Page .

Saturday Zoom Links:

TK/Kindergarten : (10:30am - 11:00am. Meeting ID 334 047 0673, PW 226648)

1st - 2nd Grades : (11:30am - 12:00pm. Meeting ID 757 6039 5055, PW 3sMCkV)

3rd - 5th Grades : (12:30pm - 1:00pm. Meeting ID 761 1610 7456, PW 4mwEuw)
VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR!
STEAM Showcase!
Have you been measuring the rainwater during this wet time at home? Did you learn how to bake bread using unique ingredients? Have you gone for a nature walk or out to study the stars? There are so many ways to keep your creative minds stimulated during this time at home. If you would like to share a project you've been working on, we'd love to see it! Please send a short (~1 minute) video of your student with their creation or experimental findings! Please have the student state their name, grade, and teacher and send videos to  Davesavemakers@gmail.com . We will feature these projects in The Avenue and on our website! Please submit all projects by May 1, 2020 .
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Science Fun
Mommy Poppins
Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics- STEAM your Mind!
LIBRARY TIME WITH MRS. G
Online Library Hours

Grade-specific times:
12pm to 1pm TK/Kindergarten
1pm to 2pm 1st Grade
2pm to 3pm 2nd Grade
3pm to 4pm 3rd Grade
4pm to 5pm 4th Grade
5pm to 6pm 5th Grade
Want to talk to Mrs. G at other times? Try the link, or email Mrs. G . directly.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
COMMUNITY
Feed Our Heroes is a campaign, led by our Los Gatos Education community, to supply free meals to local healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.

The campaign has already raised money for over 2,200 meals, but more are needed. All meals are sourced from Los Gatos restaurants, providing local businesses much-needed support during these tough times.

A simple meal at the end of a long shift is well-deserved thanks to our healthcare worker’s dedication and service. 

We hope you will join us and contribute to Feed Our Heroes.

Visit:  Feed Our Heroes

All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the funds go towards purchasing meals.

Feed Our Heroes fits alongside #FeedTheNeed BayArea, another local initiative led by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce. #FeedTheNeedBayArea provides meals for the most vulnerable Los Gatos citizens (seniors, displaced workers, low-income families), while Feed Our Heroes supports healthcare workers.  Both campaigns are worthy of your support.
District-wide school closure has been extended through the end of the regularly scheduled school year.
Please read this message from Superintendent Paul Johnson .
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
Lani Harr, President | president@davesavehsc.org