October 2, 2019
During the month of October, we will focus on developing our Growth Mindset. Growth Mindset is a concept that was developed by Carol Dweck from Stanford University. It is a belief that a person's abilities and intelligences can be developed through practice, hard work, dedication, and motivation. Her research has shown that students with a Growth Mindset are more likely to:
- Learn from their mistakes
- Seek feedback
- Be motivated to succeed
- Put forth more effort
- Take challenges head on
- Take risks
- Learn more & learn faster
At the bottom of this newsletter I've included a short information sheet about Growth Mindset and what you can do at home to help your child develop this important quality. During the month of October, I'll continue to provide more information to extend your child's learning from classroom to your home. I hope you'll find it to be a valuable resource.
MONSTER DASH WALK-A-THON
The Monster Dash Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 19th, from 9am-3pm. This fun, whole school event is the biggest fundraiser for the Alta Vista Home and School Club (AVHSC). Your participation and generous donations help fund our amazing enrichment programs at Alta Vista! Students collect pledges and walk laps.
Bring your chairs and popups. The kids can walk laps or enjoy the DJ, Haunted Hangout, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Crazy Hair, and other fun activities. We'll also have BBQ and concessions for sale.
Save the date for this fun family-friendly event! Stay all day or come and go throughout the day. Have to play a sport that day? No problem. Just make sure to let us know before you check out and you can earn a total of 10 laps for sports credit.
For more information and to register for the Monster Dash, please visit:
PARENT PROJECT JUNIOR
It's not too late to join this free series. For more information, please refer to the flyer at the bottom of the newsletter. If you would like to attend upcoming Parent Project Junior sessions, please fill out the form below and return it to the school office.
PROJECT CORNERSTONE CORNER
MOMENTS @ ALTA VISTA
Fourth graders building items to help the main character in Island of the Blue Dolphins survive or thrive.
Third graders building wind-powered cars in the MakerSpace.
First graders working with writing partners to add details to their "seed" stories so they can grow.