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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

9:45 - 10:05 TK  Recess

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

11:20-12:00  TK/Kindergarten Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

12:00  TK Dismissal

11:35 -12:15 1st - 3rd Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

12:05-12:45   4th - 6th Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

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

9:45 - 10:05 TK  Recess

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

11:20-12:00  TK/Kindergarten Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

12:00  TK Dismissal

11:35 -12:15 1st - 3rd Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

12:05-12:45   4th - 6th Lunch (20min) Recess (20 min)

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: Rria Cruz-Soto

Intervention/Support TOSA: Brian D'Ambrosia-Donner

Office Manager: Stephanie Wilbur

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


Registration for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten takes place at

Student Services Office

located at

Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center

170 W. San Jose Ave, 2nd floor


Registration Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 20, 21, 22


Please provide the following information at the time of registration: 

  1. 2 different current utilitity bills under parent's name to verify residence.
  2. Parent's identification,
  3. student Immunization Record and original birth certificate.

Parents, who need childcare, must first go to the Student Services Office (2nd floor) to complete the registration process and then proceed to the Child Development Office (3rd floor) to complete child care registration.


Children born on or before September 1st, 2013 are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.


Children born between September 2nd and December 2, 2013 are eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Program available at Mr. View, Oakmont and Sumner Elementary schools.


If you need further information, please contact Pam Collins, Elementary School Registrar at Student Services (909) 398-0609 ext 75009 or by email  at

Meet our new principal Rria Cruz-Soto. We welcome Mrs. Cruz-Soto to our Mountain View family!

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!


We are proud to announce that Mountain View is an AVID Certified 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 1st-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. Cruz-Soto 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. 

Mustang R.E.A.C.H Awards- Upper

Upper grade students were honored on Monday, June 12 for demonstrating the Mustang R.E.A.C.H. characteristic of Honesty. Congratulations to Cristal Carlos, Andres Pineda, Omar Gonzalez, Julien Aquino, Dean Magallanes, Ivan Peraza, and Margot Mercado. 

Mustang R.E.A.C.H Awards Primary

Primary students were honored on Monday, June 12 for demonstrating our Mustang R.E.A.C.H. characteristic of Honesty. Congratulations to Mateo Belcher, Hailey Pruszynski, Brenden Coronado, Matthew Vasquez, Logan Ryneer, Dhara Mogul, Natalia Gamboa, Hayden Sickler, Jordyn White, and Giana Barraza.

Imagination Machine

On Monday, April 17, the Imagination Machine came to our school and performed some of our students' original stories. They sang and acted out the stories that they selected. Congratulations to Ty Robnett, Anisa Maysonet, Erin Graves, Sophie Thomas, Natalie Casteneda, Eva Salgado, Nicole Recancoj-Smith, Cassandra Jimenez, Abigael Arteaga, Navie Daila, and Avery Carmichael for having their stories selected along with Mrs. Frederick's class for their class story. The students thoroughly enjoyed the assembly!

Immigration Resources

Claremont Unified School District is committed to providing a safe space for learning for each and every student, regardless of immigration status. click here for information

Additional information can be found at this website:

For information regarding DACA, please click here:

Recursos InmigraciĆ³n

Claremont Unified School District se compromete a proveer un lugar seguro para la educación de todos y cada uno de sus estudiantes, independientemente de sus condiciones migratorias. Para información haga click aquí

Puede obtener más información en el sitio web:

Para mas informacion acerca de DACA:


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!

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2012 Energy Star Certified Building

2012 Energy Star Certified Building


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.

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!