Bobier Bronco Blast
News You can Use-January 9, 2022
Good Evening Bobier Bronco Families,
Happy New Year! Welcome back! We can’t wait to see you back at Bobier on Tuesday morning January 11th at 8am! Please find the link to our new Bobier Bronco Blast newsletter in your email or text message. Important information is included. Please take time to stay informed and please read these important announcements.
Bell Schedule Change ~ Due to the recent agreement between VUSD and VTA to use two of the 182 instructional days as professional development days, we will be adding 3 minutes to each dismissal time. Our new bell schedule beginning January 11th will be:
8:00 - 2:21
At-Home COVID Testing Kits
There is still time before we return to school on Tuesday, January 11th to pick up your at-home COVID test kit on Monday, January 10th. The purpose of these test kits is for parents to test their students at home 24 hours prior to returning to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. These test kits are only intended for students.
For parents to receive a test kit, they will need to provide the student(s) full name, school attending, and grade level so that we may register the delivery in our information system. The student does not need to be present to receive the test kit. Parents who have multiple students in the district will get one test kit per student.
Student At-Home Testing Kit Distribution Centers:
Distribution Center 1: Vista Innovation Center
836 Olive Avenue, Vista CA
Distribution Center 2: Vista High School
1 Panther Way Vista, CA
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
COVID continues to impact the Vista community and there have been some increases in numbers since the Fall Break. We want to be extra cautious when students or family have symptoms. If your child has any symptoms of COVID please keep them at home and get them tested.
Vaccine Clinic Information
Vaccination Clinics Offered
Flyer for Tuesday, January 11th and Wednesday, January 12th
In addition, Vista Unified and Bobier Elementary are partnering with COSTCO and there will be a vaccination clinic for our elementary students in our Bobier MPR on January 20, 2022 from 12:30-3:30. Parent/Guardian must complete a Consent Form and be present with student in the MPR. No appointment needed. They will return on February 10th for the second dose.
Fundraiser on Campus
Vista’s Big Give will have a fundraiser on campus for all Bobier students.
Update: 1/12/22 This has been canceled until further notice.
-Ms. Walker's Reading Tips-
This week: Build your student’s descriptive language skills!
Students should use their 5 senses - sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch - when describing something.
Ask younger students to describe an object, such as a favorite stuffed animal or food. For example,
Fluffy Bunny looks like a fluffy white cloud.
Fluffy Bunny smells like my bed.
Fluffy Bunny sounds like quiet sleep.
Fluffy Bunny tastes like my clothes coming out of the dryer.
Fluffy Bunny feels like cotton balls.
Ask older students to describe the weather, a season or place.
Winter looks like people bundled in coats and hats.
Winter smells like fallen leaves on wet grass.
Winter sounds like the wind in the trees.
Winter tastes like hot cocoa.
Winter feels like a warm blanket.
Remember, a student’s oral language – in any language – builds a foundation for the reading and writing that occur in school.
ASES-After School Program
Due to a staffing shortage the ASES program may be subjected to closure which can occur on any day. We apologize for any inconveniences.
PTA--Help raise money for our school with Box Tops & Amazon Smile--
All you need is your phone!
Download the Box Tops app. Find our school "Bobier Elementary School" and sign up. Shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, our school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever we need!
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
Choose to support Bobier Elementary PTA!
*Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help!! Thank you for your continued support.
Bobier Elementary School