Vista Oaks Update

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Friday, March 8, 2019

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We want to hear from you!

Parent/Guardian Input Survey

Vista Oaks needs your help! We are busy planning for the 2019-2020 school year and want your thoughts and input. Please click the link below to complete the survey. This survey will be open until Monday, March 25.


Parent Guardian Input Survey


Thank you for your help!

**Mark Your Calendar**

DON'T MISS THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

  • MARCH 11-15 (Updated Dates!): Spirit Week! SPORTS WEEK! Wear clothing to show your favorite sport or sports team!


  • March 12: Parent Educator Workshop: Teaching Your Reluctant Learners (more info below!)


  • March 19, 21, and 22: No Enrichment classes


  • March 25-29: Spring Break


  • April 12th: Vista Oaks’ Got Talent


  • April 15th-26th: State Testing Dates, no classes on campus. Special Education services will be held the week of April 15th but not the week of April 22nd.

High School Events

  • March 22: Black & White Ball (Information Below)


  • May 10: Murder Mystery Party

CAASPP CORNER!

Welcome to the CAASPP Corner!


In this section, you will find information about our upcoming State Testing, games to help prepare you for the technology skills needed to test, and opportunities for the practice test!



This week in the CAASPP corner we're practicing our click and drag skills!


Follow this link for fun practice with this skill: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/bubblefun/bubblefunmathbasics.htm


Click this link for last week's game to make sure your child knows how to properly use the mouse:

http://www.letsgolearn.com/bubble.html


AS YOU KNOW, OUR STATE TESTING IN THE SPRING REQUIRES STUDENTS TO TYPE IN RESPONSES.


Here are some fun resources to help your children learn to type and practice now so they'll acquire a great new skill and will be ready in the Spring!


For Lower Grades:


For Upper Grades:

2019 Stockton Ports Education Days



Finish off the 2018-2019 school year by enjoying a Stockton Ports baseball game with your friends and family!


Thursday, May 2nd

Game begins at 11:10 am


$8.00 ticket includes:

  • Outfield Seat

  • Hot Dog, Chips, and Drink

  • Educational Stations Throughout the Ballpark

Parents must provide transportation and supervision.

All tickets are non-refundable. Payment instructions are provided upon sign-up.


These games SELL OUT!! Sign up by April 5th


Sign Up Here!! https://goo.gl/forms/rNZSnK7OPm6slbMN2


Questions? hollie.fox@vistaoaks.net

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Here's what our Enrichment students will be learning in March!

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Here are the weeks Enrichment classes are held in the Spring Semester:


March 11

April 1, 8

High School Black & White Ball

Event Coordinators: Analise Jones & Kaela Scott


March 22, 2019

6:30 - 9:00

Tess's Community Kitchen

Tickets: $10 now, $15 after 3/15 (purchase tickets from Amy in the Oak Room)


Don your black and white semi-formal wear and come to the Black and White Ball. This event is for High School students only. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Non-Vista oaks friends are welcome with a ticket and Guest Permission Form. Pick one up in the Oak Room and be sure to have it turned in a week prior to the dance.

Please join us at our next Parent Educator Workshop! We'd love to have you.

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A few of our Vista Oaks Owls are in a play through the Drama Factory! Visit dramafactory.org for details.

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Math Challenge!

The March Math Challenge is here! Please give your completed challenge to your advisor or leave it in Pam Jacobson's box.
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Here are the workshops we have scheduled this year!

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Turn Markers Into Energy

Your Junior Leadership Team is coordinating a special program at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!


The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.


All around Vista Oaks, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in the Art Room and the Oak Room for your child to deposit the markers.


Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

Oak Room Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We collect Box Tops!

Please be sure to clip and trim any box tops you may have and bring them into the Oak Room. Our school earns $.10 per Box Top. Thank you!

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!