Volume 1 | Summer Edition | August 13, 2018
Welcome to THE AVENUE ...
Formerly known as The Wednesday Wave , THE AVENUE is our e-newsletter for the Daves Avenue community to share the latest news, important dates, and school-related events. On behalf of THE AVENUE , we hope you had an enjoyable summer and we wish you all a fantastic 2018/2019 school year!
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Welcome Back to School!

As your new leader, I am committed to bringing our village of stakeholders together including students, parents, staff, and community members. With your support, our students will continue to have access to robust programs including Science, Music, Wellness, Art, and Technology. The Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) has partnered with Home & School Clubs in Los Gatos Union School District and are dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences for all students. 

Please consider making a donation to DOLLARS FOR DAVES which supports the continuity of robust programs to help our students thrive in the heart of Silicon Valley and become prepared to compete in our modern ever-developing world of innovation. Our Cool Cats in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 5 are counting on us to support their learning journey in being the best experience it can possibly be during the upcoming school year. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I am looking forward to riding the 2018-2019 wave with you!

Kind regards, 
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
CALENDAR & BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENTS
Never Miss an Important Date! 🗓
View and subscribe to the HSC Google Calendar
August 15 th
5:00 pm, Library

A meeting for new families of 1st-5th graders to get acquainted with Daves Avenue (kids welcome!) . See "Welcome New Families!" below.
I ce Cream Social & Class List Postings
6:00 pm, MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
The new school year is ready to begin and it's time to celebrate! Meet your friends, share your great summer experiences, and check out this year's class list... Come for an enjoyable evening of ice cream & laughter!
August 16 th
Back-to-School Coffee
8:15 am, MPR
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Join Principal Jenna Mittleman and the Home & School Club for our annual Back-to-School Coffee! Parents, this is your opportunity to learn more about all the activities available to your student(s), the programs the HSC supports and how you can help the Daves Avenue students and staff. Sign up for volunteer opportunities, as well as connect (and reconnect!) with other parents during this casual welcome and welcome-back event. Younger siblings are welcome. Questions? Please contact Heather Regoli .
August 18 th
August 23 rd
Back-to-School Night
6:00 pm, Classrooms and MPR 
This is your chance to meet your child's teacher and hear about his/her plan for the school year. Also hear from school leadership, the HSC, and the LGEF about how these organizations support our school and students. This will be a school MINIMUM DAY.
8:00 - 9:00 pm, Enoteca La Storia
August 30 th
Room Parent & Chair Meeting
8:30 am, MPR
Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Daves! We are delighted you are joining our Daves Family! New Parent Orientation will be on Wednesday, August 15th at 5:00 pm in the Daves Avenue School library. You will learn all about Daves and the wonderful programs and activities. Please plan on attending. Right after this meeting, you will join us for our annual ice cream social and class list postings.

The Host Family Program is an optional program for new families entering Daves at the beginning and throughout the school year to assist in facilitating a smooth and successful integration into the Daves Community. It offers an opportunity to be paired with a family who has a child/children in the same grade and can act as a resource, provide support and keep the new families informed of upcoming school activities and new family special events.

Please view or download our Welcome Packet for all you need to know for a great start!

If you have any questions regarding being a New Family, please contact Nicole Reginelli or Shelley Sullivan .
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Hello Daves Families,

The Home & School Club (HSC) Board would like to welcome you back for another fantastic year at Daves Avenue. I hope you had a wonderful summer filled with many fun memories. 

My name is Jen Lambert, and I’m the incoming HSC President. I have two kids at Daves; Ty will be in fourth grade and Tessa will be in second grade. It does feel like they were just starting kindergarten, and it is alarming that time has a way of passing so quickly. 

Yet, here we are, starting another school year! The board invites you to the Back-to-School Coffee on the first day of school in the MPR. It starts right at 8:15 but come when you can. We’d also be delighted to see you at the HSC meetings as well. They are posted on our HSC Calendar . It’s a great way to find out what’s happening, provide suggestions, or voice opinions. We are always looking for ways to make Daves the best it can be. The board is always so grateful for all of the lovely volunteers we have at Daves so we all graciously thank you for giving your time and expertise.

Another fantastic way to give back is through our DOLLARS FOR DAVES campaign. It is with these funds that we are able to accomplish what we can. Luckily, this year LGEF will pay for all personnel ( thank you LGEF )! The HSC will still fund important community events, technology in the classrooms, school supplies, grade level grants, and more. Additionally, new this year (drumroll please), your DOLLARS FOR DAVES have helped us provide exterior backpack hooks for most of the classrooms on the outside buildings (special thanks to the Rooney family for the installation). We will have a new recess enrichment program . We are funding all field trips and buses for some (excludes 5th grade science camp). And the list will continue to grow. These are all exciting opportunities for Daves kiddos so THANK YOU for donating DOLLARS FOR DAVES .

I’d like to introduce our hard-working board for 2018-19:

We are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many caring people. I wish you a fabulous year ahead! Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sincerely, 
President, Daves Avenue Home & School Club
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
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DOLLARS FOR DAVES is the Home & School Club's annual fundraising campaign to support critical programs at Daves Avenue.
The HSC plans to spend $400 per student this year in areas like Academics, Technology, Student Enrichment, and Community-Building Events. Please click on the flyer for a more complete explanation of these programs, a breakdown of how dollars are spent, and levels of membership.
ALL students benefit from DOLLARS FOR DAVES, and every dollar counts! Thank you!
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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 . Click here to learn more .
🌹The Cool Cat Auction Continues Kick-off the new school year by celebrating with your fellow Daves Ave parents all the while supporting the Daves Ave Home & School Club! There are a few spots left for these fabulous events: Ladies, Laser Tag & Lemon Drops, Men’s Poker Party and Bubbles & Baubles at David Yurman!
An Important Back-to-School Reminder From Safe Routes to School and the Daves Avenue Traffic and Safety Team:
Drive Safe Around School Sites! 🚘

Parents Respect Staff directions.....Slow down.....No distractions.....Be sure kids are ready to move.
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Students : Remember the ABCs
A = Alert . Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and scooters when opening the door.
​​​B= Backpack . Backpack/book bag and lunch box on lap and ready to move.
​​​ C = Curbside . Exit the car onto the curbside of the vehicle.
LOS GATOS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) is recruiting volunteers to help our schools! Please click on the flyer to see how you can help in as little as a few hours a month!

If interested, please contact Deborah Weinstein or call (510) 882-3170
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