Volume 1 | Edition 6 | 2018-2019
September 26, 2018
Dear Cool Cat Families, 

Happy Fall! Thank you to all families who attended the Family Movie Night on Friday. Special thanks to Danielle Rooney, Sherry Lee, and our amazing Home & School Club for supporting such wonderful community building events. 

Now that students are settled into classroom routines, it is important to extend a reminder to all stakeholders about the importance of maximizing instructional minutes as mandated by the California Department of Education. In order to achieve this, we need your help! We have an opportunity to make a huge impact by incorporating these simple strategies into daily routines for our youth:
  1. Create a checklist for students to use at home prior to coming to school. This checklist could include: homework, backpack, water bottle, lunch, instrument, etc. Ideally, this checklist will be reviewed in the evening before bedtime.
  2. Set up a routine and stick to it. This will promote student independence and help to minimize morning procrastination (cartoons, social media, daydreaming, staring at cheerios, etc.).
  3. Eat! Eating a healthy breakfast before starting the school day is linked to improved concentration, better test scores, increased energy, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals, and even a healthier body weight. Breakfast is especially important for young students whose brains use up about half of the body’s energy.
As the Daves Avenue staff are committed to promoting good use of instructional minutes, please know that if your child forgets an item at home and a parent chooses to bring it to the office, the front office staff will not call classrooms during the instructional day. For example, if you are driving your child to school and realize that an instrument was left at home and you have the ability to bring it to school, please make sure it is labeled as it will remain in the office where your child can pick it up during recess or lunch. Thank you for taking an active role to encourage responsibility and independence in all settings. Together, we can help maximize instructional minutes!

In education together,
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
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September 26-28
Walk & Roll Week Continues!
Walk and roll everyday this week for Walk & Bike 2 School Week! 

September 27
4th Grade Bike Rodeo
Daves Blacktop
4th Graders will learn bike handling and safety. Plan ahead to  bring your bike, a   helmet  and  comfortable shoes.   If you're driving in with the bike(s), parking is available across the street in the Church parking lot and surrounding streets. 

We still have spaces for volunteers -  Volunteer Sign-Up
September 27
2019 Auction Committee Kick-Off Party
6:30 - 8 pm, Flights Restaurant in Los Gatos
Interested at what goes on behind the scenes of the annual Cool Cat Auction? Join us to kick-off the preparations! No commitment required.
Please RSVP to Jaclyn, auction@davesavehsc.org
October 5
Smile! It's picture day!
We are looking for a few parent volunteers to be runners to classrooms. Full-day (8:15am - 2:30pm) volunteers are preferred but half-day will be accepted as well. If interested, please talk to Amy or Sue in the front office. Volunteers will be compensated with a free picture package!
October 8
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
October 9
Champions of Math Classes Begin
Classes will be held every Tuesday, Oct 9 through March 12,
2:45 - 4:15 PM in Room 20.

Enrollment has begun! To register your 4th or 5th grader, and to view more details on our program, including a bonus Math Olympiad problem, please visit: davesavehsc.org/mathchamps .

Monthly Math Olympiad contests start on November 13th.

If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs Ben Horwath and Weiwei Gu.
October 10
Walk to School Day
October 12
Home & School Club Meeting #2
8:30 am, MPR
October 12
Deadline to Donate DOLLARS FOR DAVES for Wine & Cheese Party Eligibility

Donate DOLLARS FOR DAVES at the Benefactor Level to be eligible for a fabulous Wine & Cheese Party!
Make your donation here: davesavehsc.org/donate
A big  THANK YOU  to the Robinson, Justice, Del Grande and Vaughn  families for hosting the fantastic Daves Avenue Poker Party last Saturday night. A good time was had by all and the funds raised support amazing programs for our kids, teachers and school. Their support and generosity is greatly appreciated!
The Quakes want to thank you for your

The Quakes understand the importance of building a strong school community & have reached out to Daves to show their appreciation. They would like to offer every Daves family who donates to DOLLARS FOR DAVES two free tickets to the October 6th game! You are also welcome to purchase additional tickets at their most discounted rate. Please consider donating today and join the Quakes for a fun-filled night against the New York Red Bulls!
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For additional information about Project Cornerstone, visit www.projectcornerstone.org

Questions? Please contact Jessie Geis or Michele Grancell ,
Daves Project Cornerstone Co-Chairs
Free2Me features OhmConnect!

The Free2Me program keeps you informed on businesses that offer  FREE   money that comes right back to Daves Avenue Elementary! Each month we will feature a participating business and have some special contests and prizes. 

This month we are featuring  OhmConnect   . Click on the image to the right to see how you can win a new Smart thermostat or a $50 Main Street Burger gift card! It's not too late to get in on the action. Sign up today and earn Daves $20 right away.
We are now collecting Box Tops for Education! Send your trimmed Box Tops in an envelope or baggie with your child, drop them in the shiny blue box in the office, and get entered for a gift card raffle next month (one entry for every 25 Box Tops)!
Do you have or know of a business that would like to support the Daves Avenue Home & School Club? Our Annual Community Sponsorship Program allows local businesses to help support critical programs at Daves Avenue while having a positive presence in our community throughout the year .

Thank you SO MUCH to the following businesses for supporting Daves Avenue through our annual community sponsorship program for the 2018-19 school year!
We greatly appreciate your support!!

Level 10 Construction
Hall & Burnett Orthodontics
De Mattei Construction
Vardy’s Jewelers
South Bay Development
Los Gatos Pediatric Dentistry
Sanco Pipelines
Mamal Rahimi, DDS
Louie Leu Architect, Inc.
IQ Autoworks
C&O Painting

Click here to learn more about how you or your company can support our school!
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Meet YOUR Campus Captain

Contact Selin Gurses Acar at davescaptain@lgef.org
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
Jennifer Lambert, President | president@davesavehsc.org