Vista Oaks Update
A great place for your child to grow
Byron and East Bay News
October 23, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- October 26th-30th: Spirit Week - Halloween Costumes. Wear your costume to zoom meetings and classes all week long! Please make sure costumes are school/Zoom appropriate.
October 30th: VIRTUAL Halloween Costume Parade (see information below)
November 2nd: Fall College Workshop (RSVP by Oct 30, see flyer below)
Thank you to our AMAZING Leadership Team for a great time at the Halloween Carnival! It was so fun! We really appreciate all of your hard work.
Exploring our Diverse Identities
We believe that diversity is a beautiful thing that should be explored and celebrated in our school and classrooms! After we understand our own identities, we can look at ways that they may overlap with others' identities and experiences. It takes an open mind and humility to appreciate these.
"Humility is critical when learning about diversity because it pushes us to recognize that our own ideas and opinions are only part of the story and that other people may have access to pieces of the puzzle that we don't know about."
Please watch this video for an opportunity to share and explore the amazing identities that make up the Vista Oaks community. I genuinely hope that our students will share their own Identity Boxes so we can examine and celebrate them. Videos can be emailed to email@example.com. Thank you!
Virtual Halloween Parade
Also, let Amy know if you'd like to be included in the Costume Contest (see information below)
Halloween Costume Contest
Hello Vista Oaks Owls! Our Instagram tvo.scoop is hosting a Halloween Costume Contest. The categories will be
- Most Creative Costume
- Silliest Costume
- Best Family Costume
- Best Superhero Costume
Photo submission deadline is TODAY. The winners will be shared in the update, tagged (if wanted) and featured on the schools Instagram account and TikTok account (vistaoakshigh). DM costume pictures to Instagram or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Moments
Here's a great strategy shared by our School Psychologist, Katie Hoellwarth.
Find someplace to sit or lay down quietly for several minutes and listen to everything around you. Attempted to focus on any noises you hear. Silently name anything you can hear. Attempt mindful listening in different locations in your house and compare the sounds.
Click this button to discovery the prompt for Novembers Writers Corner
Virtual Lending Library
We have 2!
Several to choose from - check the link above for details
Moving Beyond the Page
Able's Island, Roll of Thunder, Little House
New Flipgrid Topic
We'd love to see pictures and videos of you learning from home!
Speak Up for Safety!
We love when our students are able to share concerns with us directly, but having an anonymous option is really helpful for some! We have a safety line in place for this.
STUDENTS CAN EASILY AND CONFIDENTIALLY REPORT THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
- PEERS IN CRISIS
- PLANNED FIGHTS
- THREATS OF VIOLENCE
- OTHER URGENT SITUATIONS
JUST EMAIL, CALL OR TEXT
Please continue to check your email and our website for updates on closures due to COVID-19.
OAK ROOM HOURS
The Lending Library is closed until further notice.