Viking Vibes

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Volume 2 ~ Issue 9 ~ Week of September 10, 2023

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On September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack occurred which resulted in the death of 2,977 Americans across New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. On that tragic day, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. Passengers and crew members gave their lives to thwart another attack. On this Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, and we recommit ourselves to the spirit of unity, patriotism, and service that carried our Nation through in the days that followed.

Most of us adults can remember the exact moment where we were when this attack happened, but none of our Viking students were even born yet. Regardless, it's important to learn about this tragic moment in history, especially now when we need to stand united more than ever. This morning during PA announcements, we will be doing a moment of silence to honor the lives lost that day.

Viking Spotlight: Our Fall Sports Teams πŸ€βšΎπŸ₯Ž

We kicked off our fall sports this past Saturday with games in basketball, softball, and baseball. While we were unable to secure a "W", I am still so proud of how hard our Vikings worked each game! The varsity basketball team almost won a nail-biter of a game that came down to the last seconds vs. RDR! The JV basketball team put up a valiant effort against Feaster! Our softball team put 9 runs on the board, but it wasn't enough to fend off Hawking Charter this time. Shout out to the baseball team whose game vs. Chula Vista Middle ended in a 2-2 close to a win! I know we will work out the kinks this week and come out even stronger this Saturday!

Message from the Principal πŸ’›

We had a good turnout at Viking Shadow Day last Friday, thank you to the parents who were able to attend! Our next Viking Shadow Day is Friday, November 3rd, so mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

We have our Movie Spirit Week and our Fall Sports Rally this week! I'm excited to see the outfits of the students who participate and earn 5-star points! There is also a super tight race between Advisory classes for which class has the most points per person in their Advisory! The top 3 are Mrs. Dow, Ms. Mohamed, and Mrs. Trejo's advisory classes, but it's still anybody's game as you can earn spirit points EVERY day this week!! There is even an advisory challenge to earn 25 points for your advisory class, so be sure to participate this week, Vikings!!

We have our final Makeup Picture Day of the year this Friday, September 15th. If you have not taken your ID and Yearbook picture yet, you will be pulled out of PE that day to go take it and get your ID card.

This Saturday is our last Saturday Academy before break...don't forget to take advantage of the opportunity to get academic support and/or make up absences and tardies. Anyone can attend, you don't have to receive an invite! Saturday Academy starts at 8am and ends at 12pm...bring water and some snacks!

Let's make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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🀩 Spirit Week is THIS WEEK!! 🀩

Dress up and participate to earn 5-star points!! The Advisory class with the most points per person will win front row VIP seating at this Friday's rally! Will that be your Advisory class??
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🍿 Come to ASB's FREE Movie Event on 9/14! 🎬

Voting for the movie choice is available on 5-Star, so be sure to vote!

Pick up a permission slip at ASB window 4, make sure to have a parent sign your slip!

Tickets are $2 at the door!

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πŸ“Έ Makeup Picture Day - 9/15/23 πŸ“Έ

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Interested in running Cross Country?? πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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🎾 Interested in playing tennis?? 🎾

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πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Do you like to cook or want to learn how? πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ³

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πŸ’› Suicide Prevention Week πŸ’›

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September 10-16th is Suicide Prevention Week

#BeThe1To is the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope. In addition, MVA Teachers, Counselors, and Staff members are here to support students, so don't be afraid to ask for help!

The SUHSD District Suicide Prevention Council invites staff, parents, guardians, caretakers, and community members to the 2023 Suicide Prevention Community Forum on Thursday, September 21st at Olympian High. See the flyer below for more info!

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VALOR Sports Schedule - Sat. Sept. 16th

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🌟 Quarter 1 - Viking Recognition Awards 🌟

I am so excited to announce our first Viking Recognition event of the year is coming up on Tuesday, September 19th at 8:30am. At this event, we will recognize the Viking students who achieved one or more of the following:

  • 2022-2023 Semester 2 Principal's Honor Roll (3.8 GPA or above)
  • Perfect Attendance (no absences or tardies from 7/19 to 9/1)
  • Most Improved Viking (nominated by a teacher to have shown improvement in the first quarter)

Parents/Guardians of those students being honored will received email and paper invites this week! We can't wait to celebrate our Vikings!

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Want to go on field trips over Fall Break? πŸ‚

Then you should join the VALOR Fall Break program! The program will be open from 8:30am-2:30pm for both weeks of Fall Break! This is a great opportunity to stay engaged in something fun and safe over break! But, act FAST! There are only 40 spots available, so sign up now!! See Mr. Arista or call 619-481-4424 for more info!
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Week 1 Schedule - Fall Supplemental

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Week 2 Schedule - Fall Supplemental

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Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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