Jog-A-Thon on 4/18/2016

jogathon letter to families

MVSA Jog a thon Pledge Form 2016 v1 final


E-Waste Collection Event on March 8th


If it has a plug, we’ll take it!*

Saturday, March 8, 2014
10am – 4pm
Mission Valley Elementary School
41700 Denise Street in Fremont

Hosted by the MVSA in association with TDR Electronic Recycling

Anything that has wires, batteries or had electricity running through it can be recycled. Also accepting BBQ grills, CDs, VHS tapes, office furniture, Dish TV receivers, phones, speakers, vacuums, metal filing cabinets, and more! Unfortunately, we cannot accept major appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, washers & dryers. For larger items, please call TDR to arrange pickup (credit will go towards the event). For a full list of acceptable items, see

TDR Electronic Recycling

MVSA E-Waste event flyer


MVSA supports Library Lovers!


Starting on February 12 and ending on February 28, the Mission Valley library is having a Titlewish fundraiser. The goal is to raise $1500 for our school library. To help us meet our goal, make an online donation by visiting and clicking the Donate button.

All of the money raised will go directly to purchasing new materials for our school library, with an emphasis on fiction and biographies. For every dollar raised (up to $1500), the MVSA will make a matching donation at the end of the event so please give generously!


Halloween Carnival

Mission San Jose and Mission Valley invite you to

Halloween Carnival 2013

Saturday, October 26th

See flier for more details   2013Carnival flier1-MVE




When: September 11-19
Where: Mission Valley School – Room 6
Times:  Wednesday-Sept 11 & 18 – 8:15am – 2:00pm
Sept 12, 13, 16 & 17 – 8:15am – 3:45pm
Sept 19 – 8:15am – 12:30pm
Back to School Night- Tuesday, Sept 17 – 5:30 – 8:30pm.

You can also buy books online from September 9 -29.

See the link to the Online Fair.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:  You can sign up at:

This year during our Book Fair, we would like to raise money through “All For Books”,  sponsored by The money collected will be given to the teachers in our school to buy books for their classrooms. In addition, Scholastic will match monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books to two non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources – Kids In Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations. 

It’s very easy to donate.  Simply send $1 or any loose change with your child to school.  Collection boxes will be available in each classroom, as well as in the Book Fair. 

Let’s raise a lot of money this year by donating to this worthwhile cause.




Jogathon Results

Dear Parents, Staff members and friends of
Mission Valley School,

I am so pleased to announce our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Jog-a-thon, was a success!  At the end of a school year, where we funded expensive projects, yet had smaller than expected income, it is an enormous relief to have this fundraiser meet its budgeted goal. THANK YOU!

We raised $35,000 and we did it in big ways and small.

Everyone who donated 5 or 10 dollars contributed and everyone who raised enough to become their grade level winner of season passes contributed.  All teachers who ran, walked, encouraged, cheered on, shuttled paperwork and personally donated funds, contributed.

The volunteers who passed out cups of water, marked laps, distributed popsicles, counted funds, contributed.  Everyone who cheerfully ran for the fun of it, contributed.  Our tireless PE teachers Ms. Hughes and Ms. Hilton, who organize this event each year, contributed most significantly.

And everyone, whose sponsors asked their employers to match their donation, contributed doubly!

We can’t thank you enough.  We had 446 students participate by raising funds… and that is 64% of our student population!  They raised an average of $81 each.  We had 234 red playground ball winners, who donated $100 or more.

All students participated by running, jogging, walking and having a good time at the event.  Together we marked arms 11,123 times, which is about 1,390 miles logged.  That is almost half way across the United States! Jonathan and Alexander (both from Room 28) ran the most laps.  They each ran 4 miles (32marks) in 30 minutes.  That is fast!

Though no single classroom had 100% participation in the fundraising for Jogathon, Ms. Aidun’s (Room 3) and Mrs. Carlson’s (K2) classes came very close with 27 participants bringing in donations.  Mrs. Maryman and Mrs. Bockstiegel’s classes each had 25.

The classrooms that brought in the highest amount of donations in each grade level will be awarded with an ice cream party to celebrate their success. Those classrooms are: Mrs. Carlson’s K2, Mrs. Cowan’s Room 8, Ms. Aidun’s Room 3, Mr. Lotz’s Room 15, Mrs. Maryman’s Room 31, Mrs. Cooper’s Room 28, Mr. Rivera’s Room 19.  Congratulations to the winning classrooms.

We also have grand prize winners from each grade level.  They are awarded to the students who raised the most funds.  They are: Rohan R. in K2 for Kindergarten, Emily in Room 8 for First Grade, Sai in Room 3 for Second Grade, Ethan S. in room 15 and Anton in Room 16 (a tie) for Third Grade. They will each receive a season pass to Aqua Adventure Park. Eshaan in Room 31 for Forth Grade, Kevin in Room 24 for Fifth Grade, and Kevin C. in Room 20 for Sixth Grade will each receive a season pass to Great America.  Congratulations to the big winners.

If you have not yet done so, please check with your company to see if they have company charitable donation matching program.  This is the easiest way to, in most cases, double your donation. (Please see below of information on corporate matching.) And, of course, please do not hesitate to donate even though it is past the deadline.  The MVSA will gladly accept your donation and put it to good use, no matter when you give.

Thank you everyone for helping make this success possible.

Filiz Crocker and Suman Gill

Jogathon Cochairs

Corporate Matching Information

Did you know that that many employers will match your donation(s) to MVSA? Your company may match dollar for dollar or up to a certain amount for your contributions. All you have to do is just ask!

Here is what you need to do:

  • Tell us who you work for.
  • Obtain a matching gift form from your employer (usually available on your company’s intranet).
  • Fill out your information completely.
  • Return the form to MVSA (drop off in the front office).
  • We’ll complete our part and mail it in!

For more information about Corporate Matching contact MVSA at

For a list of companies that support Corporate Matching, please see our website, you don’t see your company listed, please ask us or check your company’s intranet.




JOGATHON – Our biggest fundraiser !

There is still time to donate !

 Please help us meet or exceed our goal of raising $35,000 for Jogathon 2013. This year we have simplified the process by asking for flat rate donations and making online payments an option. Remember to include your student’s name and room number on the memo line.  Please be generous!  And don’t forget to ask your employers for company matching donations. That often doubles your donation. You can also donate online.

There are fun prizes at every level, and of course, we will still be marking and recording how many laps the students run. If you have time to help us, please contact us at: Suman 510-673-0046, or Filiz 510-249-9590,



Corporate Matching

Did you know that that many employers will match your donation(s) to MVSA? Your company may match dollar for dollar or up to a certain amount for your contributions. All you have to do is just ask!

Here is a list of the most common ways companies can contribute to our school:

  • Volunteer Hours
  • Automatic Payroll Deductions
  • Registration Fees
  • And possibly more!

Here is what you need to do:

  • Tell us who you work for.
  • Obtain a matching gift form from your employer (usually available on your company’s intranet).
  • Fill out your information completely.
  • Return the form to MVSA (drop off in the front office).
  • We’ll complete our part and mail it in!

For more information about Corporate Matching contact MVSA

Here is a list of companies that support Corporate Matching. If you don’t see your company listed please ask us or check your company’s intranet.

3Com Corporation
Abacus Capital Investments
Adaptec Foundation
ADC Foundation
Adobe Systems Inc.
Aegon TransamericFoundation
AES Corporation
Aetna Foundation
Albertsons, Inc.
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Altria Group Inc. (Kraft Foods)
Allegro Microsystems Inc.
Allamerica Financial Charitable Foundation, Inc.
American Express Foundation
American International Group, Inc
Amgen Center
Analytics Operations Engineering
Anheuser Bush Argonaut Group, Inc.
Apple Computer Inc.
ARCO Chemical Co.
Argonaut Group Inc.
Autodesk, Inc.
Automatic Data Processing
Avon Products Foundation Inc.
AXA Foundation
Bank Boston
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of New York
Bank of Tokyo‐Mitsubishi
Bankers Trust Foundation
Barclays Global Investors
Baxter International, Inc & Allegiance Corp
Bay Networks
Bea Foundation, The
Becton‐Dickinson Corp.
Bemis Company, Inc.
Black & Decker Corporation
Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation
The Candle Foundation
Cadence Design
Capital Group Companies
CBS/Westinghouse Foundation
CertCo, Inc.
Champion International Corp.
Charles Schwab Corp.
Chase Manhattan Foundation
The Chicago Tribune
Chubb & Son, Inc.
Cisco Systems
Citgo Petroleum
Citibank/Citicorp/Citigroup Foundation
Coca‐Cola Company, The
Cognizant Corporation
Compaq Computer Corporation
Computer Associated International, Inc.
Consumer Programs, Inc.
Corporate Software, Inc.
CPI Corporation
Cray Research
CSC Index, Inc.
Dain Rausher Foundation
Datascope Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
DFS Group Limited
Diageo North America Foundation, Inc.
Duke Energy Foundation, The
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
Ecolab, Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Energizer/Eveready Battery Co.
The Equitable Insurance Companies
Everen Foundation
Express Financial Services
Fannie Mae Foundation
Fireman’s Fund Foundation
First Bank Systems
First Data Resources
Fleet Bank
Focal Communications Corp.
Follett Corporation
Ford Foundation
Fort James Foundation
Fremont Group Foundation
Gannett Foundation, Inc.
General R E Corporation
Gillette Company, The
Gilman Paper Co.
Glaxo-Wellcome, Inc.
GMAC‐Residential Funding Corp.
Goldman Sachs
Grand Canyon Association
Guy F. Atkinson Company of California
Harcourt General, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
HJ Heinz Company
Home Depot
Home Savings of America
Hospitality Franchise Systems
Household International
Houghton Mifflin Company
IKON Office Solutions, Inc.
Info Space Foundation
ING Capital Holdings
International Business Machines, Corp.
J. Paul Getty Trust
The James & Marshall Field Fund
John Hancock Financial Services
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Juniper Networks
Juran Institute, Inc.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kawasaki Motors Corporation
Kemper Insurance Companies
Kennecott Corp.
KeyCorp Knight‐Ridder, Inc.
Kinney Shoe Corp.
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Leo Burnett Company, Inc.
Levi Strauss Foundation
Liz Claiborne
Lotus Development Corporation
Lyondell Chemical Company Co.
Lubrizol Corporation
Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.
MasterCard International
Mattel Foundation
Maytag Corporation
Mazda Inc.
McDonnell Douglas Foundation
McDonald’s Corporation
McKesson HBOC Foundation Merck
McMaster‐Carr Supply Co.
Meredith Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Microsoft Corporation
Millipore Foundation
Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corp.
Monsanto Fund
MONY (Mutual of NY)
Moody’s Foundation, The
Morgan Stanley & Dean Witter Co.
Morrison & Foerster
Mutual of America
Mutual Of Omaha
NationBank Corporation
National Semiconductor Corporation
Neiman Marcus Group
New York Life, Novartis
Newsweek, Inc.
Nike, Inc.
Nortel Networks, Inc.
Norton Company Foundation
NYCE Corporation
Oak Associated, Ltd.
Omni Travel
Oracle Corporation
Owens‐Illinois, Inc.
PC World/IDG Central Services
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Huts & Castles, Inc.
Packard Foundation
PepsiCo Foundation
Perkins Charitable Foundation
Pfizer Inc.
Philip Morris
Pharmacia & Upjohn Foundation
Pioneer Hi‐Bred International, Inc.
Pitney‐Bowes, Inc.
Platinum Technology
PPG Industries Foundation
Provident Companies
Prudential Comm. Giving Campaign
Quaker Oats
Quantum Corporation
Quest Diagnostics
Radio City Music Hall Productions, Inc.
Reader’s Digest
Rejuvenation, Inc.
Reuters America, Inc.
Ridgewood Savings
Robert Half International
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Roche Pharmaceuticals Rockwell
Rockefeller Group
Rohm Hass
Rolm Co.
Roosevelt Bank
Safeco Corporation
Sage Publications, Inc.
St. Paul Companies, Inc.
Sara Lee
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Shaklee Corporation
Scripps Howard
Sherwin Williams Company
Shiva Corporation
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SM Global Insurance Company
SmithKline Beecham
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony USA Foundation , Inc.
The Stanley Works
Starbucks Coffee Company
State Farm
Subaru of America
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
TIBO Software
Tiger Management Corporation
Time Warner, Inc.
Times Mirror Foundation
Tom’s of Maine
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Transamerica Foundation
Tricon Foundation
Tyco Submarine Systemses, Ltd.
Unilever United States, Inc.
Union Bank of California
Union Pacific Corp.
Union Texas Petroleum
Uniphase Corporation
United Defense LP
United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
United Technologies Corp.
Universal Studios
U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Corp.
U.S. West
The Vanguard Group
Vastar Resources, Inc.
Veritas Software
Verizon Foundation
Washington Mutual Foundation
The Washington Post
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Westport & Associates Insurance Services
Wells Fargo Bank
Whirlpool Corporation
W.W Grainger
Wyeth Farmaceuticals, Inc.

The Computer Lab needs mouse pads!

Mouse Pads Needed!  The school computer lab needs new mouse pads. If you know a company that is willing to donate 35 or more mouse pads please bring them by the school office. Just let the office staff know that it is for the computer lab. Thank you.