Monte Vista Press

E-Issue #5 - Spring Semester - March 14, 2022

MONTE VISTA SCHOOL SIMI VALLEY

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The Independent Learning Academy

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ANNOUNCING MORE EARLY GRADS!!

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We are so proud of you!

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ADRIAN GALVEZ

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MARCELA MEZA

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ISAIAH THOMPSON

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SOPHIE VINCENT

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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.


Thank you,


Stephen Pietrolungo, Ed.D., Principal

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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.


Thank you!

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SENIOR CLASS 2022 NEWSLETTER

CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO GET UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON GRADUATION, GRAD NIGHT, AND PROM!

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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

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OUR MINDS MATTER

GRADES 9TH - 12TH ONLY

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Next Meeting is March 14

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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!

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ORDER YOUR K-12 YEARBOOK TODAY!

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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 montevistayearbooksimi@gmail.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.

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Strathearn Historical Museum

FIELD TRIP - MARCH 15

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You may pick up your student's permission slip

at the front office. Please email Mrs. Geraets at

brandy.geraets@simivalleyusd.org if you have any questions.


Thank you!

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UPCOMING DATES!

MARCH 17

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 🍀)


MARCH 24

Tentative Floral Design Class with Dr. P (No in-person class)


MARCH 31

Spring break (No class)

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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 paula.egermeier@gmail.com 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.

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4H UPDATES!

Taiyo Sunflowers!

We sowed over 200 ‘Taiyo’ sunflowers last week in hopes they will start blooming in time for our upcoming Farm Day in May 17. Taiyo sunflowers can start blooming in as little as 65 days.

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4H STUDENTS - SAVE THE DATE!

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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.

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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!

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ART LAB!

ALL ABOUT MASKS & SHOEBOX FLOATS!

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NEXT WEEK'S ART CLASS!

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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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CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE FORM

HAGA "CLICK" EN LA FORMA SIGUIENTE PARA EL FORMULARIO EN ESPAÑOL

CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE RESUME

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SVUSD AB & IB REVIEW ZOOM SCHEDULES!

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FREE PARENT WORKSHOP

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you are all invited!

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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.

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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!

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HELPING EACH OTHER IN OUR COMMUNITY

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ARE ALSO RECOGNIZED IN OUR OFFICE!

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MARCH 28 - APRIL 1, 2022

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Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM