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In the morning...

Mountain View is committed to keeping our children safe and supervised. In the morning, please use the lunch tables to visit your children and eat breakfast. Children are allowed on the playgrounds starting at 7:55. Parents are not allowed on the playgrounds. If you would like to volunteer in your child's class, please check in at the office to receive a volunteer sticker.

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Bell Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:05     Warning Bell rings       

8:10     Bell rings: School Starts

10:15-10:35   Kindergarten - 6th Recess

11:20-12:00  Kindergarten Lunch

11:35 -12:15 1st - 3rd Lunch

12:05-12:45   4th - 6th Lunch

1:39     Kindergarten Dismissal           

2:22     1st - 3rd  Dismissal

2:41     4th - 6th Dismissal    


Wednesdays/Conference Days

8:05     Warning Bell rings       

8:10     Bell rings: School Starts

10:05-10:25   Kindergarten - 6th Recess

11:20-12:00  Kindergarten Lunch

11:35 -12:15 1st - 3rd Lunch

12:05-12:45   4th - 6th Lunch

1:00     Kindergarten - 6th Dismissal


Fall Conference Week: 11/14/16 - 11/18/16

Mid-Year Conference Week: 3/20/17 – 3/24/17

Last Week of School: 6/12/17 – 6/14/17


Minimum Days:

8:05     Warning Bell rings       

8:10     Bell rings: School Starts

10:15-10:35   Kindergarten - 6th Recess

11:20-12:00  Kindergarten Lunch

11:35 -12:15 1st - 3rd Lunch

12:05-12:45   4th - 6th Lunch

12:25     Kindergarten Dismissal           

12:55     1st - 3rd  Dismissal

1:10     4th - 6th Dismissal 


Last Day before Winter Break: 12/22/16

Last Day of School: 6/15/17


Mountain View Elementary

851 Santa Clara Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

909-398-0308 Office

909-624-0289 Fax

909-398-0310 Attendance Line

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F, Closed Holidays

Principal: Natalie Taylor

Leadership Assistant: Brenda Hamlett

Office Manager: Amy Clark

Mountain View believes all learners can reach individual success through critical thinking and collaboration.

Penny Wars!

Get busy gathering up your spare change (and dollars!) because it's Penny War time! Bring in your coins, dollars and checks anytime this week (Mar.27-31)! Remember pennies, bills, and checks are positive points and all other coins count as negative points to sabotage your opponent! All rolled coins are double points! Checks are double, too! So bring in those coins and plan your strategy so your class can win the ice cream sundae party!

RESCHEDULED - Dental Visit

Our in-school dental visit originally scheduled for March 28, is being rescheduled for a later date (to be determined). If you did not sign up to participate, but would still like to, please contact the school asap at (909) 308-0308. Info on the new date will come out soon. Having your child seen by the in-school dentist is both easy and convenient. Together, we can keep our children healthy, in school, and learning. 

For more information on the Big Smiles In-school Dental program go to .

2016-17 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Beheshta Akhgar, our 2016-17 Spelling Bee Champion, and to Katie Offil-Jackson, our 2nd place winner! The audience of 3rd-6th grade classes witnessed nine grueling rounds of spelling until our champion spelled the final winning word. Our champion will go on to compete at the regional spelling bee in March. Congratulations to all of our contestants who displayed determination, poise, and sportsmanship throughout the bee. Our other contestants were: 4th Graders - Anayeli Almanza, Julianna Cuellar, Sondra Pena, Aaron Banfield, Alexee Cordova, Catie Yarter, Joshua Garcia, Nate Chan, Robert Henderson, Zara Achondo, and Jerick Ridings. 5th Graders- Ashley Medina, Ian Ho, James Coyne, Miguel Rodas, Navie Davila-Fernandez, Mason Luteran, Diamond Robison, and Stanley Casner. 6th Graders - Chris Jones, Kody Bennett, Carolina Caro, Diego Jara, Katie Offill-Jackson, Alvin Brillantes, Jessalyn Garcia, and Valeree Mendez. Way to go, Mustangs!!

Need Homework Help?

If your child needs homework support in math or science, help is just a phone call away! Homework tutors are standing by to answer your math/science questions Sundays -Thursdays 6-9 pm. These trained tutors are college students at Harvey Mudd College and they love helping students in grades 4-12 who are "stuck" on a problem! Give them a call Sundays -Thursdays 6-9 pm. Math and science tutoring is also available in Spanish (Sunday-Tuesday nights), Mandarin (Monday and Tuesday), and Tagalog (Monday evenings).
You can reach a tutor by calling 1.877.827.5462

Mountain View Success Awards!

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Our first Mustang Success awards of the year were awarded for demonstrating RESPECT.  In our October Bucket Filler Assembly for Grades 4-6, the following students were recognized: Madilynn Mendez, Zahid Flores,  Erin Graves, Seldyn Elias, Katie Offill-Jackson, Grace Newton, Ramzey Farah, and Thuong Tang. Congratulations!! Our next Bucket Filler Assembly will recognize Effort!

Growth Mindset

Here at Mountain View we are teaching our students to have a "growth mindset." That is, their learning strengths and abilities are not "fixed," but can be developed or "grown" with time and effort. To learn more about Growth Mindset, click here to view the presentation from our Growth Mindset Parent Night.

Parking Lot Reminders

Parking sign image.jpgParents, thank you for your cooperation as we continue working to keep our parking lot safe and efficient during drop off and pick up!

Please remember:

If you choose to park in the Claremont Presbyterian Church parking lot, you must ENTER the parking lot on Mountain Ave. It is not safe to have cars entering through the EXIT on Santa Clara next to the preschool playground. The church has been generous to share their parking lot with us and we do not want to lose that privilege!

We would love to have more volunteers helping in the parking lot and crosswalks! Please contact Mrs. Hamlett in the office or email her at if you would like to help. Working together, we can keep our parking lot a safe place for all!

CCE Tutors

We are fortunate at Mountain View to have tutors joining us from the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at Claremont McKenna College. The tutoring program provides opportunities for students to tutor at local elementary schools both inside the classroom and in the afterschool BLAST program. In classrooms, tutors support our teachers' instruction by working with small groups of students or individual students to assist student learning. Afterschool, they may provide homework help and/or assist with enrichment activities. We appreciate the opportunity to have these motivating college student volunteers on our campus this year!


We are proud to announce that Mountain View is an AVID elementary school!  

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID Elementary promotes student success by implementing specific skills that enable all students to be prepared and organized.  These skills are habits, behaviors, and strategies that students can learn, strengthen and maintain throughout their academic careers.  

AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school-wide structures. Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.

When preparing your child (grades 2nd-6th) to be an AVID Elementary student, please note that the following organizational supplies will be required:

  • 2-inch White Binder with clear plastic cover
  • 3-ring Pencil Pouch
  • 8 Color Dividers with tabs and pockets
  • Highlighters: Pink and Yellow (one of each color)
  • Ball Point Pens: Black, Blue, Red, and Green (one of each color)
  • Post-it Notes
  • Spiral Notebooks (two each for grades 2-3, four each for grades 4-6)
  • Sharpened Pencils with erasers (two each)
  • Hole-punched lined paper
  • Basic box of colored pencils
  • Basic box of markers
  • Small personal pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Please see Ms. Taylor in the office if support is needed in purchasing supplies. 


Attention all Fathers and Father-figures!.  

Kindergarten through 5th Grade is an important and exciting time for our children for many reasons, and we need Watch D.O.G.S.®  (Dads oGreat Students) to be a part of these experiences.  Watch D.O.G.S. takes no special training or secret handshakes, just a desire to be involved with our children's lives, and to make a difference as a positive role model in the educational setting.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on prevention of violence in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures.  The goal is to have men spend at least one day a year at the school to be an extra set of eyes and ears, and to be a positive male role model.

Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.?  Fathers / Father-figures, Step Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers (21 or older), Teacher’s family (sons, husbands, fiancé), Civic Organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.), Civil Servants (Police, Fire), or Corporate Partners.

WATCH D.O.G.S. benefit in many ways.  WATCH D.O.G.S. get a glimpse of students’ everyday world, gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on students’ lives (academics, self esteem, social behavior), and receive smiles and high fives in the hallway. 

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Mountain View Elementary has a very dedicated staff, bright students, and a caring parent community.  We are very proud to be a California Blue Ribbon School, California Distinguished School, and a Title I Academic Achievement Award School!

School Accountability Report Cards Are Available


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