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Daily Bulletin 4 27 17


26-28 Dance Show in Theater      
27     Superintendent Spring Parent Forum 7pm WSC
Spring Rally – on Rally Bell Schedule    
28     College & Career Decision Day!
28     Pull up Challenge at lunch by flagpole

29     Senior Ball  @ SF Belle 6:15 pre board 

1-12  AP Testing- no bells and no announcements
Dance Tryouts  
  3     Senior Speech Tryouts 3:30pm
  5     PTSA Meeting 10:30-11:45 Conference Rm
  8     Athletic Boosters Meeting 7-9 in 118

11     Site Council Meeting 3:30 WSC 118
11-12 Choir Awards Concert, theater
Senior Week  

20     Spring Concert, Gym
25     Jazz Showcase Concert, Theater


Closed afterschool on Fridays
5/3, 5/5, 5/9, 5/11, 5/12  library closed all day for AP testing

4/28  Homework Survey due
4/30  Literary Magazine submissions due
5/5    Youth Police Academy apps due  
5/12  PTSA Scholorship apps due



RALLY:  Friday, April 28th we will be holding our last rally of the school year!  Seniors wear your military, college, career plans and Frosh, Soph, Juniors wear your class colors!  Please note we will be on the A/B rally schedule. 


On Tuesday, Hoa Ngo shared his experiences serving for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in 1975.  Hoa was then imprisoned for 6 years and came to the US as a refugee.  Hoa and his family moved to California where he has worked for SRVUSD and Monte Vista.   Thanks Hoa for sharing your story and for everything you do for Monte Vista! 





1 CLOSET Community Service Opportunity from Wednesday, 4/26 to Friday 5/12.  Collection boxes will be in front of the Counseling Office.  This is an organization that is looking for new teen clothing.  Please help if you can. 


DANCE SHOW TICKETS:  CLICK HERE  for $10 Dance Show tickets to Get Into The Swing" featuring 111 Mustang Students dancing jazz, modern, Broadway, couples, ballet, small and large groups. The show is April 26th, 27th and 28th at 7:00 PM in the Al Gentile Theater. Tickets may also be available at the door. Please print your receipt and present it at "will call" to receive your tickets on the night of the show.


Mark Your Calendars for Superintendent's Spring Forums

April 27, 2017 @7-8:30 p.m. in MV Library   Superintendent Rick Schmitt will provide an update on District initiatives, talk about balanced parenting and the best way to support students’ academic and personal growth.  Following his remarks, there will be time for questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Need Flowers for the MV Dance Show?  The MV Dancers love to receive flowers after the show!  Support the MV Dance program by buying your dancer flowers at the door the night of the show.  Single Rose $6, Bouquet of 3 $8, Bouquet of 6 $15  All proceeds go to MV Dance Program!  


Chipotle 4.26 to support Cure SMA
On Wednesday, April 26th come to the Chipotle in downtown Danville to support Danny and Cure SMA!!  If you tell them at the register you’re there for Cure SMA, Chipotle will give some of the money to Cure SMA.  Thanks for your support!  #doitfordanny 


Pink Hope Meeting  Hey Everyone!  There will be a very important Pink Hope meeting this Thursday during lunch in Mr. Stewart's room.  Please make sure you come. We will be making care packages for cancer patients and discussing our annual event: Relay for Life. There will be food and remember to wear your club shirt for extra points! 


AP TESTING:  During AP testing there will be no bells and no announcements to allow for the best possible testing environment.  Please look at the bulletin on school loop for announcements. 


Attention current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders,  If you are rethinking which classes you requested for next year, please stop by the counseling office next week to review your signups, to pick up a course change form, and to speak to a counselor.

Monday, May 1st- Current Juniors

Tuesday, May 2nd- Current Sophomores

Wednesday, May 3rd- Current Freshman

Completed course change forms (signed by a parent/guardian) will then be due back to the office by May 10th. This will be the last opportunity to make changes to your schedule for next year!  MV Counseling



SENIOR NOTICE FOR LOST OR OVERDUE BOOKS:  Seniors are receiving notice this week that they need to return past due novels or textbooks.  It is important to get this done before the senior picnic on May 19th.  Delay in paying fine or returning books will possibly hold up your senior check out process and also senior activities.  All books can be returned to the textbook room before 1st period or during brunch. 


COLLEGE & CAREER DECISION DAY:  Attention seniors!  This Friday, April 28th we are celebrating College & Career Decision Day!  Come to school wearing and showing off your future plans!  We want to see your military, college, and career future plans.  Join us in the amphitheater in the morning at the check in table and then come on out at lunch.  Look forward to seeing all the amazing futures our class of 17 has in store!  


SENIOR BALL:   Senior Ball will be held Saturday, April 29th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm on SF Belle for a tour of the San Francisco Bay.  The boat will be leaving from Pier 3 in San Francisco.  Attendees need to bring your student ID and ticket to Pier 3 by 6:15pm to begin the check in process.  Please plan ahead and be prepared for traffic or any unforeseen circumstances.  

2017 PTSA Scholarships:  Due Friday, May 12, 2017
The Monte Vista PTSA values individuals who strive to make a difference outside of their own lives. To recognize such students, the PTSA will award a $1,000 scholarship to each of two graduating students.  CLICK HERE for details.  Completed application packets should be sent to Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net , or may be dropped off to the counter in Counseling by Friday, May 12, 2017.  Questions?  Please contact Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net or Debbie Miller at laufmiller@gmail.com


SENIOR WEEK  May 15-19

Caps and Gowns pick up:  Distribution of Caps/Gowns from Jostens will be May 17th

Senior Breakfast:  May 19 breakfast in the commons from 7:45am – 8:15 (included in the gold card or purchase on the webstore)

Senior Inspirational Awards Ceremony:  May 19 in Gym after breakfast  At this event we want to honor senior achievements you have received and accepted this school year ONLY.  This includes scholarships of the college you will be attending, grants, and any other academic recognition. Info due to Ms Schikora in Counseling by May 5. 

Senior Picnic to 6 Flags:  Leaving on bus after Awards Ceremony.  Tickets are $35 and are not included in the gold card so purchase on the webstore by May 10.   Permission slips distributed in all Econ/Gov classes and due to Mrs Watson in Counseling by May 11. 



Literary Magazine   Would you like to have your work published, as well as be able to see the work of students from all over the school?  Please submit to the Monte Vista Literary Magazine by the end of this month at mvlitmag17@gmail.com. Feel free to ask any questions.

Clear photographs of art are preferred.


Homework Survey for SRVUSD Middle and High Parents   SRVUSD is administering a homework survey. Results will be used to identify best practices for homework.  The survey is anonymous, should take 5-10 minutes to complete, and can be completed using any online device. The links will be live from April 17 until April 28. Thanks again for your help.  Just click on the link ;  2016-17 Homework Survey for Parents

Car Wash Tickets to support Men’s Volleyball!  San Ramon Valley Car Wash (near Costco)  Tickets for Gold Level (value $28.99) Sale for $25!!  Great Value, Great GIFT!  The tickets don't expire so buy now for any celebration gift.  To purchase a ticket, find a Men’s Volleyball Player or before home volleyball game at the gym on 4/25.  Cash please!   Any Questions? Contact Jennifer Chadam   jirelandc2@yahoo.com  More than 50% of Sale goes back to MVHS Mens VB.  Thank you for supporting Monte Vista Athletes!


TRAFFIX Bus Passes went on sale Monday morning and are sold out except MV-20 with a few seats remaining.   In the event of openings, the program manager will process waiting list requests in the order they were received and will contact you directly.  Place your student on the waiting list for a bus in your neighborhood by clicking here.  Please check the Traffix web site for details.   Judy B. Lloyd  TRAFFIX Program Manager  (925) 866-8739  manager@ridetraffix.com     www.ridetraffix.com


DANVILLE YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY 6/5-9   Danville-area teens are invited to take part in a program aimed at providing them with the background and information to understand the role of law enforcement and how they can help keep their community safe.

The Danville Police Department is proud to offer a Youth Academy to current San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School students. The purpose of the youth academy is to increase youth’s understanding of police officers and their mission through hands-on training and education. 

The intent of the program is to acquaint youth with law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased understanding of the tasks police face in their daily work. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are either interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or seek an understanding of law enforcement’s role in society.

Students will learn through a series of practical hands-on and classroom exercises, with topics that will include: Officer safety, building searches, officer use of force, arrest and control, handcuffing, traffic enforcement, high risk traffic stops, search and seizure, criminal law and crime investigation, force option simulator and patrol vehicle driving simulator.  

The Youth Police Academy is scheduled for June 5- 9, 2017.  

Please fill out and return the Youth Police Academy Application as soon as possible as space is limited!

Application deadline is May 5, 2017.

Youth Police Academy Application 


SUMMER RED & BLACK SOCCER CAMP for incoming freshmen & sophomores  July 31, Aug 1-2 8am to 11am  For more information or to sign up visit mvmenssoccer.com  


Summer of Programming and Game Design  Monte Vista High will be hosting summer camps for students to learn programming and 2 D video game design!  All proceeds received will be designated for

the intended purpose of lab equipment and software.  http://summerofgamedesign.webs.com/


SRVUSD High School Remediation Summer School 2017 @ Dougherty Valley High School  Applications are available from the Counseling Office
Session A:
June 12 - June 29 8:00 am - 12:40 pm
Session B: June 30 - July 20   8:00 am - 12:40 pm (7/4 no school)


TUTORING LABS:  Please note the following times and weekdays for help.  Thanks to the PTSA for funding this important after school tutoring lab help. 

Math:         All levels
Tuesdays   3:20 – 4:20 Room 523
Thursdays  3:20 – 4:20 Room 523

Tuesdays            3:30 – 4:30 Room 903 Biology
Tuesdays            3:30 – 4:30 Room 904 Chemistry
Wednesdays       3:30 – 4:30 Room 906 Physics

English:    Bring assignment
Mondays             3:15 – 4:15 Room 226
Tuesdays            3:15 – 4:15 Room 221
Wednesdays       3:15 – 4:15 Room 404
Thursdays           3:15 – 4:15 Video Production Room

Spanish:   All levels
Mondays             3:15 – 4:15 Room 408


Are you looking for a way to support your MV Student?  Here is a list of some suggestions for parents to be engaged on the MV Campus

Dads on Campus:
Speaker series with discussion as more than 50 Dads meet as scheduled.  Series topics are selected to support Dads and their teenage students.  Next meeting is March in Library.  Coordinator is Ryan Meineke ryanmeineke@yahool.com  

Parent Teacher Student Association – 5/5 10:30am Conference Rm
Parents meet routinely to support MV campus, staff and activities.  Volunteers coordinate programs such as Parent Education, Every 15 Minutes and After School Tutoring.  President is Bridget Pelley  mbpelley@live.com

School Site Council- 5/11 3:30pm WSC 118
Elected participation by Parents, Teachers, Student and Staff help direct funding to MV programs.  The current board positions are filled.  Coordinator is Kristine Sexton. 

Coffee with Kevin- 5/17  8:30am WSC 118
Monthly coffee scheduled 8:30am in 118 including presentations by students, faculty departments and time for Q&A with Administration. Summer reading will be discussed in this meeting. No RSVP needed.

Academic Boosters- 5/17 10am WSC 118    
Fundraising for classroom teachers keeps our class sizes lower and offers more choices to our students.  This group meets monthly to direct funds and plan fundraisers.  Next meeting is February 8 @7pm, Library

Athletic Boosters- 5/8 7PM WSC 118
Fundraising for all Mustang Sports Teams to pay for additional services, support for our teams.  President is Mike Aha

12th Man
Fundraising for Mustang Football. 

Students of Excellence- 5/23 WSC Jumbotron  
In May is the 2nd Semester Students of Excellence. Teachers each nominate a student for the intangible efforts. The nominated student is hard-working, has a positive attitude, and adds a special element to the classroom.  Nominations are submitted in April and then Parents/Students are notified. 

Posted by: Jodi McFarland Published:4/27/17
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