Crusader Times

September 2018

Words from our Principal

Dear Bonita Vista Families,


As we approach the fall break, I would like to share some of our highlights with you. Students received their first progress reports this week. Saturday School, AEC and credit recovery are up and running. If you have any questions about student grades and progress, please contact your child's teachers directly. If you are interested in interventions or support, please contact your child's counselor or Mr. Luis Rodriguez for guidance.


I have been able to recommend 5 new teachers for the open positions we have on campus. We are working with Human Resources to get those teachers placed in classrooms as quickly as possible. Many of our students will experience staffing changes in the next month. Please contact the new teachers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the transition. In all cases the teachers are working with the substitutes in order to ensure a smooth transition for our students.


There will be no credit recovery or Saturday school classes during the fall break. The last day for students will be on September 21st and they will return on WEDNESDAY, October 10th.


Don't forget to mark your calendars for Bonita Vista Middle's 50th Birthday Bash! There will be a DJ, food vendors, and plenty of activities for students and their families. 50th Anniversary t-shirts are available in our ASB for $10 and hoodies for $20.


Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to continuing our work together throughout this year.


Sincerely,


Teresa Kramer

Tyler Durman was a hit!

Bonita's 50th Birthday Bash

Join us on October 20, 2018 to celebrate 50 years of Bonita Vista Middle School!


We will have a DJ and dancing, food vendors and activities all here on the BVM fields. Present and former students and families are welcome. Open to the entire community! Mark your calendars!

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Decades Spirit Week

Students celebrated BVM through the decades with a spirit week, decades-themed music at lunch and plenty of dancing!

Tariq Khamisa Foundation

Learning through Forgiveness, Hope and Peace. 8th grade students had a chance to attend a presentation about the power of peace.

Solar Race Competition

Congratulations to our Solar Sprint Team for their performance at the district Solar Sprint Car races. We are proud of you!
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Staff Members of the Month-September

BVM Sports

Fall sports season is underway! BVM sports teams have had an amazing start! Thank you to all of the coaches and good luck to all of the athletes for a successful season!

New Trees at BVM

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 5225 for the beautiful trees they donated to Bonita Vista Middle as part of their Silver Award Project. Your hard work and commitment to BVM is greatly appreciated!

Digital Citizenship

Everyone wants to keep their kids safe and healthy. One area that may get overlooked is the safety of our kids on the internet. Sometimes we just assume kids know the right thing to do. The best way to keep our kids safe on the internet is to talk to them about it. There are a lot of great resources available to educate yourself on the subject and make it easier to speak to your kids about. A few are listed here to help you begin to help your child develop safe internet behaviors


The Smart Talk Quick Guide

https://www.commonsensemedia.org

https://internetsafety101.org/safety


TedxYouth

Seventh grader Martha Fishburne shares her own labeling experiences in middle school, and a couple of ideas that just might change the world.

https://youtu.be/Ydww1EnQGo4

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IMPORTANT DATES

September 15: Saturday School

September 21: Last Day of school

September 22: Bonitafest!

September 22: NO Saturday School

September 24-October 9-FALL BREAK: NO SCHOOL, BVM Office closed

October 10: Students report back to school

October 13: NO Saturday School

October 20: Saturday School

October 20: Bonita's 50th Birthday Bash!