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Congratulations Heather McPherson

We are delighted to share some fantastic news: our KAPPA teacher Heather McPherson has received the prestigious California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) Implementation Award for her exceptional work in launching Visual Supports (VS) as an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for Autism. This award demonstrates her commitment to advancing inclusion, excellence, and our students’ potential.

Ms. McPherson’s impact as an educator makes us immensely proud. This award is not just a personal triumph, but a moment of pride for Morgan Hill Unified School District. It is a proof point of our collective commitment to empowering students to achieve their unique potential.

Please join us in congratulating Heather McPherson for her great accomplishments. Educators like her make a difference in our students’ lives and improve the wider community.



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December Newsletter



Good Evening,

I hope you all enjoyed some time with loved ones and away from school and work (hopefully you received some days off).  Here are a few notes about items coming up and what we have to look forward to this December. 



  • If you missed it, I’d like to introduce Sarah Guthrie, Administrator on Special Assignment and Kristin Matsis, Teacher on Special Assignment.  Mrs. Guthrie will be here on Friday’s and Mrs. Matsis on Thursdays as admin support.

  • Playground Update: The kids have asked for an update :)  The district has a contractor ready to install the playground over the break.  We are waiting for a few more pieces to come in.  Fingers crossed the kids will come back from break with a new playground.

  • SST’s- Student Study Team meetings are when different folks on campus get together to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress.  The team may include myself, Mr. Marius (SST Coordinator and English Learner Facilitator), Ms. Love (School Psychologist), Mrs. Alciati (Literacy Intervention), your child’s teacher, yourself, and anyone else that may have insight to your child’s progress.  This is truly a time to discuss if we need to make any adjustments, provide intervention, or just get different perspectives on how we can best help.  If your child has been recommended for a SST your child’s teacher will inform you and you will receive a follow up call from Mr. Marius to schedule the meeting.  We normally have one SST day every 6 weeks as most interventions are on a 6 week cycle.



11/28: Adopt-A-Family flyers went home today and a notice that we are holding a canned food drive starting today.  Barrels are located in the front office if you would like to drop off items.

11/29: 4th and 5th grade Academic Awards

11/30: HSA meeting 8am

11/30: SSC and ELAC meetings

*Book Fair starts at the end of this week!!!  Volunteers will work hard to get it set up and ready for student previews on Friday.  We will open it Saturday morning during the Kinder Enrollment.

12/3/22- Kinder Enrollment Event- open to all kids that would be enrolling in TK or Kinder next school year.  We will offer tours of the campus and open the book fair.  Hours will be from 9am -12pm.  Those who attend will have priority enrollment for the Fall.  Please let your neighbors and friends know.

12/3-12/8: Book Fair 

12/9: Family Dance from 6-8pm  *see HSA website for details

12/14: Last day to donate to the Canned Food Drive

12/16: Last day to turn in Adopt-A-Family gifts

12/16: FunVisor during lunches

12/19: Panther Den during first recesses

12/21: First grade holiday performance 8-9am

12/23: No School

01/09: Return to School

November Newsletter

November 7, 2022



Hello PVEA,

I appreciate all of the patience you have shown the last couple of months since my injury.  Some families have provided feedback around the day of the week I send messages. Since you seem to get most district emails on Fridays I will start sending out the news/quick notes on Sunday evenings.  Here are several notes to keep you up to date. 

  1. Nov 11th is Veterans Day- No School. A heartfelt thank you to those of you who served and continue to serve our country. 
  2. We will continue to have some support until the December break. Kristen Matsis (Teacher on Special Assignment) and Sarah Guthrie (Admin on Special Assignment) will be on site one day per week as secondary admin. 
  3. Be Seen, Be Heard videos will be done this week with students. Make sure if you opted out that the front office and your child’s teacher know. 
  4. Parent/Teacher Conference week is Nov14-18. Nov 14- no school-due to all day conferences. 
  5. Nov 21-25 No School
  6. December 3- all MHUSD elementary schools will be open for tours and enrollment for next school year. If you have a TK or Kindergartner entering next year, make sure to attend to receive priority enrollment. We will be open from 9-12. 
  7. Also 12/3- the Book Fair will open during the event listed above.  
  8. Family dance December 9th from 6-8pm. This is an HSA event to raise money for the 4th and 5th grade trips. 

Tutoring: we are still looking to hire a few more tutors. If you are interested please let us know!


Yard Duty: we are looking to hire some yard duty substitutes please see the district office if you would like to apply. 

**I am still unable to read emails so please call the front office if you need to contact me.

Take Care,