Volume 1 | Edition 5 | 2018-2019
September 19th, 2018
Dear Cool Cat Families,

Days are flying by here at Daves Avenue! We are looking for additional yard
supervisors to help maintain student safety during lunch recess. If you or someone
you know would be interested in applying for this paid position, please apply today!
Here is the EdJoin link for your convenience.

Nothing brings me more joy than students sharing stories that exemplify
blossoming, self-confident youth. As promised, here are a few more tips on
promoting self-confidence in your children.

1. Encourage physical activity. Practice in sports or other physical activities
help students to improve and achieve their goals. Learning how to recognize
strengths, accept or strengthen weaknesses, handle defeat, and expand
circles of friends while focusing on teamwork are important lifeskills. An
added bonus is that physical activity promotes a healthy lifestyle while
learning how to respect ones body. Even if your child is not involved with
organized sports, find an activity to enjoy with your child. Biking, hiking,
dancing…the possibilities to promote healthy living are endless!

2. Instill adventure and independence. Encourage exploration beyond the
instructional day. Hobbies, vacations, and other outings can help expand
children’s horizons. Self-confident youth are often willing to try new things
without the fear of failure. If your child wants to help make a sandwich, try to
refrain from intervening or hovering. Chances are you will be impressed with
the outcome!

3. Set rules and be consistent. When children know who is in charge and what
to expect, the results are often profound. Even if your child believes that
rules are too strict, they will likely gain confidence, better understand
boundaries, and know how to please you.

4. Support their pursuit of passion. When a child excels at an academic task,
sport, or hobby, this “discovery” can spark a lifelong passion. When a child
displays a budding pursuit, praise them for their effort and accomplishment.

5. Coach relationship skills. Healthy relationships help to promote self-
confidence. Above all, the most important relationship a child can have is a
loving parent-child relationship. As a parent, you do not need to help “fix”
every situation. Instead, help to teach compassion, kindness, self-
assertiveness, and confidence to better equip our youth to handle the ups
and downs of relationships.

Have a wonderful week!
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School
Never Miss an Important Date! 🗓
View and subscribe to the HSC Google Calendar
September 21
5:30 pm, Daves Field and Blacktop
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy this family fun-filled night under the stars... Admission is free! Concessions, fun, and sparkle tattoos start at 5:30pm. The movie begins at 7:30pm. Enjoy pizza from Oak & Rye and Kona Shave Ice for purchase. Popcorn is free!
Or - pack your own picnic.

Adults, please consider helping with this event...
Volunteer sign-up: http://signup.com/go/idKkVJb

Thank you Hall & Burnett Orthodontics for sponsoring this event!
September 22
Men's Poker Party (Auction Party) - THIS SATURDAY!
Daves Ave Dads  don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support Daves Avenue while having an amazing evening player poker, catching up with the guys and enjoying delicious food and drinks! There are only a few spots left and today is the last day to buy tickets
September 24-28
Walk & Roll Week is NEXT WEEK!
Get ready to walk and roll everyday next week for Walk & Bike 2 School Week! 

Walk & Roll Raffle on Tuesday!
Be on the lookout for Zippy, he will be handing out Raffle tickets for cool prizes to students who are Walking & Rolling to school in the morning.

September 27
4th Grade Bike Rodeo
Daves Blacktop
We are looking for a few parent volunteers for the 4th Grade Bike Rodeo. You don't need to be a 4th grade parent to help out!

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, jaclynimani@gmail.com or (650) 630-5111
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
See Your DOLLARS FOR DAVES Donations at Work!

Did you know that in addition to funding many essential programs here at Daves Avenue, your DOLLARS FOR DAVES donation also gives you membership to the Daves Avenue Home & School Club? H&SC Membership gives each family a vote at H&SC meetings when issues (such as Board slates and annual budgets) are put forward to membership for a vote. Every dollar counts! Please consider donating to DOLLARS FOR DAVES today.
We're celebrating all things math!

The Champions of Math goals are to:
  1. Further develop 4th and 5th grader math skills vetted by Math Olympiad and other effective resources, such as youcubed, TED-Ed, and inside mathematics.
  2. Expose students to practical mathematical applications.
  3. Create an environment for collaborative and creative problem solving.
  4. Have fun!

Classes will be held every Tuesday, Oct 9 through March 12, 2:45 - 4:15 PM in
Room 20 .

Monthly Math Olympiad contests start on November 13th.

For more details on our program, including a bonus Math Olympiad problem, please visit: davesavehsc.org/mathchamps .

Program enrollment starts on Sept. 19.

If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs Ben Horwath and Weiwei Gu.
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.
New Today: 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!
Click on the graphic to
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