Mar Vista Parent Newsletter
Week of May 17, 2021
From Dr. Rodriguez:
As of May 10, 2021, the CDC has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12+ with parental consent. All adults and children ages 12+ with parental consent are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has partnered with the Dominican Hospital, Dignity Health, and Salud Para La Gente to provide vaccination clinics to students ages 12+. Students ages 12 to 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult when they go to the vaccine clinic.
Our first vaccine clinic for 12-15 year old students will be on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm at Cesar Chavez Middle School. To register your child for a vaccination appointment:
1. Complete the consent form: sccoe.link/studentvax -- wait for booking link email.
2. Book your appointment: sccoe.link/bookvaccine - if you completed consent already for your student.
I hope you're all enjoying this drizzly May weekend! (Please come back, sunshine!) We have three weeks of school left and lots of things are still happening! Open House is this week, Talent Show is next week, and 6th Grade In-Person Promotion is on the last day of school (live streaming for the school community). Also, there will be summer educational offerings for all students beginning on June 14. Make sure to check out the Summer School section below for opportunities to keep your students engaged in learning!
Here are some details about upcoming events:
School Site Council and MVP Club meetings are both this Tuesday evening. See times and links below. Remember both meetings are always open to all! If you're thinking about joining either of these teams next year, this is a great chance to get an idea of how they function. Hope to see you there.
Virtual Open House is this Thursday, May 20. The first half hour (6:00-6:30) will be dedicated to TK-3rd grade and 4th-6th will be during the second half hour (6:30-7:00). Teachers will share the link to their virtual events, so look for that communication.
The Talent Show is set for May 28 and will be an asynchronous virtual event. Link coming soon!
Kinder registration is still open, so if you know of neighborhood families or younger siblings who turn 5 on or before September 1, please have them register asap!
6th Grade Promotion will be held in person for immediate family or guests of promoting students. Live streaming will be available for our other students and extended family and friends. This link will be sent out soon.
Summer School Session 1 Family Engagement Activities are available to all. Summer School Session 2 at Mar Vista is by invitation. Please check your emails for upcoming information. See links below for Summer School flyers.
Stephanie Monroe, Principal
Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update
Thanks for your help with doing the health symptoms pre-screening before bringing your children to school for in-person learning. This form can be found on the Mar Vista website. This makes the arrival process much quicker for everyone!
Just a reminder that the annual state assessment, referred to as the SBAC, will not need to be administered this year. This will allow teachers more time to focus on teaching the standards. We will continue using our MAP assessment data to monitor progress and to support student needs. This is the third administration of this assessment for the year will be wrapping up this week. Please be aware that there may be more asynchronous work for the students during this time when they are not in the group testing. Parent reports will be sent home after all of the data has populated.
Thank you to everyone that has sent in pictures for the spirit days! This is one way we are trying to maintain connection and community, so it is appreciated. This week is "dapper day"! Take a picture of you in your fanciest outfit and send in a picture to be featured on the Mar Vista News.
Most students will be continuing Unit 8 in our language arts curriculum, Benchmark, this week.
Spirit Theme: Dapper Day!
This Week's Spirit Theme: Dapper Day!
May PBIS Theme is Compassion
Packet Distribution 8-10 and 3-5
Library Book Distribution 3-5 pm
MVPs Meeting: 7:00-8:30 (Link)
Virtual Open House 6:00-6:30 TK-3rd, 6:30-7:00 4th-6th
(Please refer to teacher communication for details)
9:00 Student Council
-Virtual Open House 6-7PM
-Spirit Theme Week of 5/24 is Backwards Day
-Innovator virtual award ceremony Thursday May 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm
-Last Day of School is June 4 and will be a normal full day (distance learning in morning and in-person in afternoon)
-Summer School Session 1 begins June 14
-Summer School Session 2 begins July 14
Congratulations to our Mar Vista Innovators of the Year!
20-21 Yearbook Information
Yearbooks can be purchased! See dates below!
5/14 - 5/27: After Deadline Ship to School - Parent/student will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to the school.
5/28 and later: After Deadline Ship to Home - Parent/student will have to pay for shipping and books are shipped to their home.
6/3: Delivery Date - The latest date all books that include free shipping will arrive at our school.
Go to: www.Treering.com/validate
School Passcode: 1016159089144969
Mrs J's Library Updates
Prizes for the read a thon are rolling out this week! If we haven't got to you yet, we will, we promise! Time flies so quickly.
If you are not coming in person, we will get your prizes ready for pick up at distribution on Monday.
Here are some great books to check out! Place those holds and don't forget, it's time to start returning your old library books!
Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up
Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up!
Link to Step by step directions:
STORY HOUR IS STILL HAPPENING EVERYDAY! :)
2:00-3:00 Monday- Friday
831-761-6177 ext. 7184
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou
School Counselor's Corner
Want to talk to kids about Social Justice and Anti-Racism? Here are some book recommendations from First 5 of California.
Natalie Hanneman, LMFT, PPS
Socio-Emotional Counselor/Student Services
District Office (831)786-2100 Ext. 4695 to leave message
Mar Vista Elementary, (831)761-6177, Mondays
Mar Vista Parent Club
Next meeting: May 18 from 7:00 -8:30 pm
Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/akh-unkc-xko
The MVPs continue to meet virtually each month to find ways to support the teachers and students. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon! All are welcome to attend.
Read what teachers are saying...
They purchased Zearn for us and I have to say it has been a HUGE support for my math program. I also appreciate the $400 classroom funds because I have been purchasing chapter book sets for my class. I also really appreciate Ashley continuing on being treasurer with her full time job. -Miss Risa
For more information contact us at Aptos-MVPS@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.
Please call the school office and arrange a time to exchange your device. (831)761-6177
The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.
Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)Use this option if you need immediate assistance.
The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.
Please see below for additional links about our return to In-Person learning:
PVUSD School Meals - 2021
School meals are served daily at Aptos Jr. from 7:00-10:00 am. Click here for details.
As a reminder, PVUSD now has two afternoon meal pick up locations to support those families who are not able to access meals during earlier meal pick up times. Please note that families can pick up meals for their children for the seven days of the week on the one pick up day. Also, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes groceries during most weeks during these afternoon meal pick up times.
Here are the links to the flyers with details for afternoon meal pick up times :
Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage
Virtual Recess - See new times below!
TK/K - 10:30-10:45. Storytime/Social Time Link
1st-3rd - 10:45-11:00 Storytime and Social time (sharing and talking) Link
4th-6th - 9:30-9:45 Social time Link
We hope students will find a time to connect, chat, share and just hang out in a safe, monitored environment supervised by Mar Vista yard duties.