Alta Vista Voyager Connection

An In-Depth Newsletter for Alta Vista Families

Upcoming Events

  • Family Game Night on Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30-7:30 pm
  • School Picture Re-Takes on Friday, November 8
  • 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony on Tuesday, November 12 at 10:30 am
  • New Family Orientation on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at Alta Vista Elementary
  • Transformation Waco Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 pm at 3005 Edna Ave.
  • Thanksgiving Family Lunch on Friday, November 22 (See Schedule Below)
  • Thanksgiving Break on Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29 (No School)

Coming Up Soon: Holiday Concert (All Grades) on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 pm at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church (1300 Austin Avenue)

Parent Involvement Opportunities

We will be hosting our first New Family Orientation for Alta Vista Families on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at Alta Vista. If your family is new to Alta Vista, we would love for you to join us for this time to learn more about our school and staff and ask questions.

Join Us for Thanksgiving Lunch on Friday, November 22! The schedule is posted below.

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Meet Will Ward, our Family Engagement Specialist!

Will Ward began as the Family Support Specialist at Alta Vista Elementary in October 2019. He previously served as a Behavior Specialist at another elementary school. His role is to engaged with students and their families in order to make them as successful as possible at school. Will's education includes a Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity from Baylor University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Williams Baptist University. Will is the child of a teacher and school administrator and is passionate about public education.

To reach Will, you can call 254-662-3050 or email

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How Can I Get My Kids To Listen To Me?

Struggle with your kids not listening? Here's a great video with some easy advice. Remember, you are not alone!
Dr. Becky Bailey Answers, "How Can I Get My Child To Listen To Me?"

Monthly Reading Challenge

Look out for monthly reading challenge every month. Students can complete the monthly challenge to earn a FREE BOOK!
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Math Chat

Check out Numberock on YouTube for great videos to help students learn their multiplication facts. Repetition is the key!

Our multiplication focus for the month of November is our x2 facts.

Skip Counting by 2 Song for Kids | Multiples of 2 Video

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