Vista Oaks Update

A great place for your child to grow.

Big picture

Friday, November 30, 2018

**Mark Your Calendar**

Don't miss these upcoming events!

  • December 3rd - 7th: Candy Grams available for purchase (info below)

  • December 10th - 14th: Ugly Sweater Spirit Week

  • December 11th: Parent Educator Appreciation Day! (see flyer below) This will be so special; you don't want to miss it!

  • December 11th: OAK ROOM CLOSED 10-12 for class activity.

  • December 11th: Holiday Bazaar & Gift Drive (information below)

  • December 18th-21st: No Enrichment Classes

  • December 21st-January 7th: No school due to Winter Break

  • January 8th: School is Back in Session, Enrichment resumes, High School classes resume

  • January 12th: Stockton Heat Hockey Game (flyer below!)



Here are some fun resources to help your children learn to type and practice now so they'll acquire a great new skill and will be ready in the Spring!

For Lower Grades:

For Upper Grades:

Candy Gram Delivery

Organized by Meris Fraser & Drew Morganstein

Send a Candy Gram to your friend this month! Candy Grams cost only $1. Order them December 3rd through the 7th. Grams will be delivered to enrichment the following week during the last class. High school Grams will be delivered during lunch.


From December 10th-14th, it’s ugly sweater spirit week! Not only do you get to stay warm and show school spirit, but you can look amazing while doing it!

Anthony Figueroa, Spirit Commissioner

Holiday Bazaar & Gift Drive

Event Coordinators: Brian Greenlee & Khai Taylor

Come get a little holiday shopping done and support our very own Vista Oaks Entrepreneurs! We are doing a gift drive too! Bring a wrapped or unwrapped gift all week long to donate to families in need.

December 11

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Students are encouraged to try their hand at entrepreneurship in this safe and supportive environment at our very own Holiday Bazaar! The cost to have a table is only $10. You're entrepreneur can be creative in coming up with their business plan - it can be a craft done at the Bazaar or something they can sell. You will be invited to come early to decorate your table and be ready for customers when we open the doors at 1:00. If you are interested in having a booth, contact Amy (

December Dine Out ALL DAY

December 13, 2018

Panda Express

11:00am - 8:00pm


Take a day off from cooking and support Vista Oaks Leadership at the same time! Present the following flyer (via phone or paper) at the location listed above and Vista Oaks will receive 25%. Invite family and friends too - anyone with the flyer will earn funds for our school so share it with everyone. Thank you for participating!

**Please note that you must present this flyer:
Big picture
Big picture

Here are the workshops we have scheduled this year!

Big picture

Math Challenge!

The November and December Math Challenge is here! Please give your completed challenge to your advisor or leave it in Pam Jacobson's box.
Big picture

Stockton Heat Hockey Game

Saturday, Jan. 12th 2019 at 6pm

248 West Fremont Street

Stockton, CA

Join the Vista Oaks Community to watch the game together as the Stockton Heat go up against the Ontario Reign. The Heat has blocked off an entire section for us, so let's fill it up and make some noise! Our group will be featured on the JumboTron between periods. Purchase tickets by following this link:

VO Yearbook News

Preserve some your Vista Oaks memories forever by purchasing a Vista Oaks Yearbook. Follow this link to get your own book:

The cost is $40 for a hardcover book and $30 for a soft cover book. This price includes four FREE personal pages - you add what you want to the book (additional pages can be purchased). ALSO, if you purchase your yearbook before December 31, you can choose between:

Don’t miss out!

Turn Markers Into Energy

Your Junior Leadership Team is coordinating a special program at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

All around Vista Oaks, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in the Art Room and the Oak Room for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

Big picture
Big picture
Here are the weeks when Enrichment classes will be held for the first semester:

December 3, 10

Science State Testing Practice

The California Science Test (CAST) practice test is now available for grades five and eight and high school. Practice and training tests can be accessed on the CAASPP Portal Online Practice and Training Tests Portal web page.

Oak Room Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oak Room Hours

Introducing a New Vendor!

Rachel Rosekind, PhD, MLIS

Editorial Services

Writing Instruction & Coaching

We collect Box Tops!

We raised $130.40 this first semester! Thank you Casey Maupin, our Box Top Coordinator, for all of your hard work with submitting our Box Tops!

Please be sure to clip and trim any box tops you may have and bring them into the Oak Room. Our school earns $.10 per Box Top. Thank you!

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!