Monte Vista Press
E-Issue #5 - Spring Semester - March 14, 2022
MONTE VISTA SCHOOL SIMI VALLEY
The Independent Learning Academy
ANNOUNCING MORE EARLY GRADS!!
We are so proud of you!
Physical Fitness Testing Starts Tomorrow!
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
During the month of March students in grades 5, 7 and 9 in the Simi Valley Unified School District will participate in the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The FITNESSGRAM® is the required annual physical fitness test for students in grades five, seven, and nine in California public schools. This health-related fitness test, developed by The Cooper Institute, is intended to help students acquire lifelong habits of regular physical activity.
The FITNESSGRAM® includes tests for key areas of fitness, including aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength and endurance, trunk extensor strength and flexibility, upper body strength and endurance, and flexibility. The five specific tests for these areas of fitness are:
- Abdominal Strength measured by curl ups completed
- Trunk Strength & Flexibility measured by trunk lift
- Upper Body Strength measured by push-ups completed
- Flexibility determined by shoulder stretch
- Aerobic Capacity determined by one-mile run
At Monte Vista, we plan to have students in grades 5, 7 or 9 complete their fitness testing on the following dates:
5th Grade - Monday, March 14, 2022 - 8:30am
7th Grade - Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 8:30am
9th Grade - Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 8:30am
Make-up (All Grades) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 - 8:30am
Monte Vista Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
Students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes (tennis shoes are perfect! Please no sandals). We’ll have water on hand, but students might also want to bring a sports drink (Gatorade) and/or water.
Selected teachers will be helping administer the fitness tests on the above dates. If you have any questions about the testing, please call the office.
Stephen Pietrolungo, Ed.D., Principal
8th Grade Promotion 2022!
Please be on the lookout for the Promotion Flyer 2022 this week!
In the meantime...
SAVE THE DATE!!
8th Grade Promotion 2022
is Wednesday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m.
SENIOR CLASS 2022 NEWSLETTER
CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO GET UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON GRADUATION, GRAD NIGHT, AND PROM!
Civil Air Patrol is hosting a 3 day Rocket Build & Launch Lab
on March 21, 22, & 23 only.
STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS
The lab is limited to 15 students ONLY.
FOR GRADES 5-12
OUR MINDS MATTER
GRADES 9TH - 12TH ONLY
Next Meeting is March 14
The American Heart's Association Kids Challenge UPDATE
Our Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip is ending on 3/25/2022.
As of now, 12 students have taken the challenge to Be Kind or Be Active
and the together the school has raised $1,237.04.
If you have already joined our team and taken the Challenge to Be Active or Be Kind,
THANK YOU! If you haven’t, it’s not too late!
Help your child get a jump start by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or by visiting THIS LINK to register.
Did you know that every $50 raised helps to certify someone in CPR and in turn save a live? Raising $50 can also earn you a BONUS MYSTERY GIFT!
For Every $50 raised, you will receive ONE Bonus Mystery Gift that can be added
to your KHC Explorer Keychains and 2022 KHC Shirt!
Check out all the other fun thank you gifts you can earn HERE.
Thank you so much for helping our school stay heart-healthy and save lives at the same time!
Let’s have fun and save lives!
ORDER YOUR K-12 YEARBOOK TODAY!
Prices are $30 for a softcover and $35 for a hardcover.
GET YOURS NOW!!!
Purchase at www.schoolannual.com
ALL Pictures can be emailed to email@example.com
Please include the topics of the photo in the subject line.
(Senior baby photo, dedication page, STEAM, Math Lab, Yoga, Art, Horticulture, Piano, etc)
Be sure to include student names in the body of the email.
Yearbooks will not be printed until later in the spring,
thus they will not be distributed until the end of the school year.
Strathearn Historical Museum
FIELD TRIP - MARCH 15
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
We will create a four-leaf clover bookmark
among other sewing and gardening activities.
(The 4-H logo is a four-leaf clover 🍀)
Tentative Floral Design Class with Dr. P (No in-person class)
Spring break (No class)
We are in need of student and parent volunteers to help our growing program to assist students while planting, visiting our school chickens, and with sewing projects.
A wide range of students from K-12 would greatly benefit from the extra help! Please email Paula Egermeier at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
0ur sewing team volunteers have been finding machine sewing may be best suited to our older students, approximately nine years of age and up. They continue to assist and evaluate students’ abilities. It is paramount to be able to have a strong focus and also be able to reach the foot pedal. It’s always a good idea to remind students to keep a strong focus while working with any tools, whether manual or mechanical.
4H STUDENTS - SAVE THE DATE!
Farm Day is an event sponsored by the Ventura County chapter of California Women for Agriculture. All third graders from Simi Valley Unified will be invited to attend
this FREE field trip event.
We had approximately 900 students attend our first Farm Day event
and expect up to 1,000 third graders this year.
As a 4-H reminder, all parents of younger students are highly encouraged
to attend along with their students to help assist.
Our Website has LIVE Google calendars that list our daily labs?
We also make a note when a lab is canceled for a quick check before you head out to Monte Vista!
ALL ABOUT MASKS & SHOEBOX FLOATS!
NEXT WEEK'S ART CLASS!
In this week's Art Class we're celebrating our own "Cherry Blossom Festival"
and making some lovely sumi-e paintings of bamboo and cherry blossoms
using watercolors on rice paper. This is perhaps my favorite art lesson of the year!
~ Mrs. Deen
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SVUSD AB & IB REVIEW ZOOM SCHEDULES!
FREE PARENT WORKSHOP
you are all invited!
If you have never been to our Special Olympics events, you are in for a delightful surprise!
Please come and support our Unified Athletes as they compete together
Saturday, March 19 at Royal High School.
Events begin at 8 a.m.
SVUSD IS EXPANDING THE TK PROGRAM!
SVUSD is expanding the Transitional Kindergarten program
to include ALL four-year-olds!
Under Universal TK, we will be able to accept children born on or before
September 1, 2018 for Universal TK for the school year 2022-2023.
please see flyer below for detailed information!