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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
At Daves Avenue, we take pride in making our school vision and mission easily recitable for all. Our vision is for all of our students to become PAWSitive Scholars and our mission is for our students to integrate these attributes into our school, our community, and our world. 
Daves Avenue Vision & Mission
Our school handbook serves to provide our students and families with important information about our school. Please review the contents with your student before school begins and keep it accessible for future reference. If you have questions, please feel free to call the school office for clarification at 408-335-2200.
The entire Daves Avenue community is looking forward to a great year of personal and academic growth, challenges, and accomplishments. We serve a diverse community of learners with approximately 490 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. Our support staff of over forty teachers, instructional aides, specialists, custodians, food service, and administrative staff all work with your students to achieve high academic and social standards to ultimately develop personal and community responsibility. With strong parent participation, we work as a village to make each day a positive experience for your child(ren). 
We take great pride in explicitly teaching all students how to show their PAWS (Peaceful, Aware, Wise, & Safe) in every space of our campus. Personal and academic growth as well as building self-advocacy during elementary years will help to prepare your child for their educational journey. We believe in offering a balanced instructional program with a team approach emphasizing academic success and emotional connections as students continue to develop social skills. When students, families, and staff work together every child will succeed. We invite you to join us in this effort to ensure creative thinking, innovation, academic excellence, curiosity, thoughtful change, and good citizenship. 
Welcome to the Cool Cat Family! This will be a PAWSitively awesome year!
Jenna Mittleman
Principal Mittleman