Volume 2 | Edition 35 | 2019-2020
May 27, 2020
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Greetings Daves Avenue Families, 

Summer is right around the corner! While our traditional travel plans may look drastically different than in years past, there are plenty of opportunities for exploration. Explore, learn, and have fun from the privacy of your own homes. For instance, you can virtually visit a wide range of museums from around the world.  Perhaps you haven’t visited a zoo in years and you would like to watch elephants drink from a watering hole in real time. Consider visiting Ehukai Beach in Oahu and enjoy Pipeline Surfing from the comfort of your living room. If you are feeling adventurous, consider visiting a national park from Florida to Alaska . If you run out of online adventures, use your imaginations to have the staycation of your dreams!

As a reminder, our 5th grade promotion celebration will be streamed Live on YouTube next Thursday, June 4th, at 10:00 A.M. Please consider joining as we collectively wish our students well as they embark on their journey to middle school. The link will be shared next Wednesday in The Avenue. 

Attached you will find a bicycle maintenance checklist for all of you cyclists out there, courtesy of Los Gatos Safe Routes To School team.
Kind regards,
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
FINAL HOME & SCHOOL CLUB MEETING
REMINDER!

Join us for our final meeting of the year. Principal Mittleman will share important updates regarding next year—you will not want to miss this!
Time: Friday, May 29th from 1 to 2pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 968 8243 4935
Password: 238817
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YEARBOOK ORDERS
2020-2021 BOARD SLATE
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.
ELEMENTARY MUSIC ON ZOOM!
  *EVERY WEDNESDAY*

🎶 Please join us and sing some of your favorite songs from Quaver Music! If you cannot make your grade level, feel free to join any session. 
We are also hosting a recorder Zoom session for anyone that wants to listen or play the recorder. If you don’t have your recorder, you can still join us! 🎶
TK/K - 2nd Grade Singing
9:00 am
Meeting ID: 925 9279 5328
Password: 446540
3rd - 5th Grade Singing
9:30 am
Meeting ID: 918 1743 8606
Password: 626554
3rd - 5th Grade Recorders
10:00 am
Meeting ID: 966 5915 4024
Password: 323119
EXERCISE WITH COACH RANCE
*NEW* Videos posted on our

New Zoom Link for Saturday
ALL Grades
12:00 - 12:40pm
Meeting ID: 761 1610 7456
Password: 4mwEuw
LIBRARY TIME WITH MRS. G
** Library Zoom Link has been UPDATED **
PREVIOUS LINK IS NO LONGER VALID.
Online Library Hours
The library will be open for one week following the last day of school on 6/4.

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

NEW LINK BELOW
Want to talk to Mrs. G at other times? Try the link, or email Mrs. G . directly.
*AUTHORS' DAY UPDATE*
Books ordered for Authors' Day are in and are awaiting a delivery time that will comply with shelter-in-place. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. G.
Authors' Day Artwork
There is an art square on the library wall for nearly every Authors' Day author who has ever visited our library. The squares go back to 1992, and this tradition was begun by Florence Adamson, who was our librarian for 20 years.
Amazing ART is part of what gives the library the warm and cozy feeling it has!!

Some authors are honored multiple times (for multiple visits). Some artists have done multiple squares. The art squares honor and thank our visiting authors, and are especially fun for first-time visitors, whom we enjoy surprising. Some would kinda like to take their squares home 😊. Look below for this year's artwork.
Special Thank You's to our artwork framer Blanca Quiterio, and to our Authors' Day Chair Vanessa Mockler and her daughter Sabrina.
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.
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