Volume 1 | Edition 7 | 2018-2019
October 3, 2018
Dear Cool Cat Families, 

On behalf of LGUSD, I would like to inform you of a very special parent information meeting being held in the Fisher Middle School Library tomorrow evening, October 4, 2018, at 6:30 PM . Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. In response to Erin’s Law, the Los Gatos Union School District will be hosting a program called, Be Seen and Heard© - a prevention oriented child sexual abuse program, for all students. This program is designed to create an age-appropriate, safe and engaging environment where students will learn about the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and the importance of having trusted heroes.
Parents are invited to attend this special information meeting to preview the concepts of the Be Seen and Heard© program prior to the schools holding the presentations. Victor Pacini, author and creator of this program, will be available for questions. In January 2019, Mr. Pacini will be conducting assemblies at all school sites in Los Gatos Union School District. For more information, please visit www.VictorPacini.com

Your children are amazing and I’m grateful to be at Daves Avenue. Thank you for trusting our staff with your most prized possessions. I hope October is off to a wonderful start for you!

Kind Regards,

Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
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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
October 24
More into coming next week...

This year’s musical will include students from Blossom Hill, Daves Ave, Lexington and Van Meter! The title of the play will be announced next Wednesday, October 10!

Applications also open that day, so be sure to read next week’s newsletter for details. The Play is always a fantastic experience for the kids who participate. We look forward to seeing many new and returning faces this year. No experience necessary!
Movie Night Success!!

We hope you all had a blast at our annual Family Movie Night! The weather was warm, the food was delicious, and the people were fabulous as usual (oh yes…the movie was super fun as well!). This event would not be the same with out all of our awesome Fisher and Daves Avenue volunteers. An enormous thank you to everyone who helped pitch in to make it a fabulous evening!
Did you know that we have 3 levels of DOLLARS FOR DAVES donations?

Benefactor: $600 + per child
Supporter: $300 - $599 per child
Contributor: Any amount up to $299

As a Thank You to our Benefactor donors, we will be hosting a Benefactor Wine & Cheese party on December 6, 2018. Mingle with other Daves Parents, our amazing Principal Jenna Mittleman, and our H&SC Board. If you are interested in attending the Benefactor Wine & Cheese please make your tax-deductible DOLLARS FOR DAVES donation by October 12.
A donation of ANY amount is appreciated and gives your family membership
to the Home & School Club.

Come join My Digital TAT2 for a highly engaging and informative presentation on Tuesday, October 9th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Fisher MPR . Recommended for anyone interested in an overview of the digital landscape and learning about thoughtful ways to navigate media with your children. You will come away with strategies that support both you and your child. It is an event you will not want to miss! For more information about My Digital TAT2, please visit www.mydigitaltat2.org or click on the flyer below for more details.
Free2Me features Box Tops for Education!

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. 

Free2Me is featuring Box Tops for Education for the month of October! Did you know that while each Box Top is only worth $.10 many schools raise thousands of dollars a year simply by collecting and sending them in? Look for participating items (visit  www.boxtops4education.com  for a complete list of items) and clip the Box Top! Please send your trimmed Box Tops in an envelope or baggie marked with your child's name. They can visit the office and drop them into the shiny blue Box Tops collection box! Every 25 collected will earn your child a chance to win a $25 gift from any participating Benefit Mobile business!!!

Thank you to every family who jumped on the OHM Connect wagon!!! It's not too late to be entered to win the $50 Main Street Burger gift card. See flyer below for details!
Thank you to Hall & Burnett Orthodontics
for their Family Movie Night Sponsorship
and their Annual Community Sponsorship!
Since 1947, our families have been residents of Los Gatos and K-12 students. Our focus has always been on how we can give back to this wonderful place in which we live, go to school, and raise our families. The betterment of our surrounding and the connection of our community is at the forefront of our thoughts and efforts at Hall & Burnett Orthodontics.
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