March 2018 Parent Bulletin

March 2018 Parent Bulletin


Busy Beaver Fall Fundraising Drive – 10/2/17 to 11/6/17

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We need your help in in this year’s annual Busy Beaver Donation Drive, which funds approximately half of the MVSA (our Parent Teacher Organization) budget for the school year. Please join us in making a difference to your child(ren)’s life at school.  Every dollar of your donation goes back to the children in our school.

In case you are unaware, MVSA funds the following programs and events:

  • Computer Lab Maintenance & Technician (not funded by FUSD) $39,000
  • Additional supplies for all classrooms $17,000
  • Letter Reward Picnic, Primary Assemblies, field trips $10,200
  • Lexia Reading Program (No longer funded by FUSD) $7,500
  • Family Events & Staff Recognition $7,000
  • STEM Programs $3000
  • Student Programs, Disaster Preparedness, Valet Program, Family Science Night, Community Events, and so much more!

This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 by Nov 6, 2017.  We expect 80% participation in order to reach this goal.  The suggested donation amount is $200 per student. Please donate what you can.

**MVSA families who donate $200 or more will receive a special MVSA gift!**

  How to donate?  

  • Donate online via Konstella and you will be able to pull an electronic donation receipt easily from Konstella.
    If you have not joined Konstella yet, you can join via
  • Donate by check: Make it payable to MVSA and print student name & room # on the memo line. You can return the check to your classroom.

Donations are tax deductible. MVSA is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization. Our tax ID number is 51-0199571. A donation receipt will be provided.

Does your employer match donations?   

Double your donation by leveraging the donation matching program offered by your employer.  Most of the companies in the bay area offer corporate matching.  Please check this list to see if your employer is on the list.  Check with your HR and you can easily double your donation by filling out a simple form and submitting a copy of your donation receipt.

What else can you do to help?  

Having your employer match makes a huge difference.  Remind other families to turn in employer match also makes a huge difference.  This extra bit of effort on your part may have a tripling effect!

What can classroom parents do to help?   

If you are the classroom parent, please get the word out for this drive.  Encourage and remind parents of your class how critical it is to pitch in and collectively support our school.

Flyer —   busy beaver form 2017 v2

Thank you,


MVSA Movie Night – Friday, September 29th – The Boss Baby


Campus Clean Up Day!

Below is the link to Konstella Clean UP Day volunteer sign up. Please also encourage parents to sign up there.


Jamba Juice Cards – For Sale!

What are selling:
Jamba Juice Fundraiser cards (cost to buy is $10; with 50 % going to help MVSA)
Cards are up to $35 value
How it works:
When you go to Jamba Juice, you need to pay money for one drink, and you show this card to cashier, you will get another one for free. Each card can be used 6 times for good.
When we are selling (besides today 5/26)
Tuesday 5/30 and Thursday 6/1 – before and after school
Where is sale:
Outside School Office – by parent volunteers

End of Year Events

The end of the year Letter Reward Picnic will be hosted in Central Park on 6/8 for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.  A lot of volunteers are needed for this event.  Please help!
Please sign up at this link to help:

Time has passed so quickly, it’s that time of the year where we send our 6th graders off to make a new tomorrow. MVSA will be having a Promotion Party for our 6th graders for their successful completion of elementary school. This promotion party is held with the help of 5th grade and 6th grade parent volunteers. Event is scheduled on 9th June 2017 from 1.30-2.30 pm. We would need the help of parent volunteers to please step forward and make this event a successful and memorable one! Kindly click on the link below for volunteer sign up:

To celebrate all their hard work and efforts MVSA is organizing a Pool Party for our 6th graders. The pool party will be held at MISSION HIGHLANDS SWIM CLUB on 12th June 2017 between 9am to 12.30pm.
We will need the help of many parent volunteers to make this event successful and a day to make good memories for our 6th Graders.
Please come forward to volunteer your time for this fun filled day.
Kindly click on the link below for volunteer sign up

May 2017 Parent Bulletin

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Teacher Appreciation Week ! May 1st – May 5th


Parent Advocacy Workshop

You are invited to attend the first ever Council PTA Parent Advocacy Workshop open to all the parents. The event is free and has various sessions ranging from “What Direction Do you Parent” to Surfboard E Student Survey Results. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
Here’s the link to register: FTiaTjN2

Date: May 13th, Saturday
Time: 9 AM until Noon
Location: Hopkins Junior High School, 600 Driscoll Road

Jog-a-thon Schedule

Tentative—–2017 Jog-a-thon Schedule
Monday, April 3, 2017

Shift 1 (8:20am – 11:50am):

 8:20 –  9:05 am – Sixth Grade 
 9:05 –  9:35  am – Fourth Grade  
 9:50 – 10:20 am – Second Grade 
10:30 – 11:00am – (AM) Kindergarten
11:00 – 11:30 am – First Grade & Room 4
11:45 – 12:15 am – (PM) Kindergarten

Shift 2 (1:20pm – 2:35pm):
 1:20 – 2:05 pm – Fifth Grade 
 2:05 – 2:35 pm – Third Grade