Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 1 ~ Issue 37 ~ Week of May 21, 2023

The Viking Spotlight will be the part in my weekly newsletter used to highlight and celebrate our students and staff anytime we can! If you would like your child acknowledged for something they have accomplished, whether on campus or off-campus, please feel free to fill out this google form HERE. I look forward to celebrating our Vikings and all of the great things they are doing!

Viking Spotlight this week: AVID Legacy Award Winners

Congratulations to the following 8th graders for earning these prestigious awards:

AVID Legacy Award Winners: πŸ†

  • Chriseanne Caraig
  • Jarius Smith
  • Brixshainne Sulapat

AVID Excel Legacy Award Winners: πŸ†

  • Jose Alejandro Cerrillo Chavez
  • Valeria Torres Lopez

These students were chosen as the outstanding representatives of AVID and AVID Excel. They exemplify leadership, hard word, and self-determination. Great job, Vikings! πŸ’› We are so proud of you!!

Shout out to Mrs. Faiai-Su'eSu'e & Mrs. Kracha πŸŽ“

Congratulations to Mrs. Faiai-Su'eSu'e and Mrs. Kracha on being voted by the 8th graders to lead the promotion lines at the ceremony. When voting, the 8th graders also wrote endearing messages about the teachers they voted for!! Unfortunately, we could only pick two, but we are grateful our Viking students have such great connections with our staff members!! πŸ’›
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Message from the Principal πŸ’›

It's the LAST FULL WEEK OF CLASSESThis is a very important week, Vikings!! Be sure to focus during your review sessions this week and ask your teachers any questions you may have because next week, we jump right into Final Exams!! This is our last week of before and after-school tutoring, as well as Tardy Clearance Sessions, so be sure to hit either or both of those if you need it. You got this, Vikings!!

This is also our final spirit week of the year, as well as our 8th grader vs. Staff games during lunch each day! I hope to see as many of you participating as possible! Let's finish strong with Viking pride!!

Make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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⚠ Last Week to Clear Tardies!!! ⚠

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8th Grader vs. Staff Games are around the corner! Did you sign up yet??

Hey 8th graders, the end of your middle school career is quickly approaching! During the last full week of classes, ASB will be hosting 8th grader vs. Staff Games in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and dodgeball! Do you think you have what it takes to beat the MVA Staff?!?! Then sign up and let's see what you got!! SIGN UP HERE!! Hope to see you there!!

Not sure if you signed up? Check out the Team rosters HERE!!

🎢 Spring Music Concert - Wed., May 24th 🎢

Come cheer on our band and orchestra classes in their final performance of the season!! See more details below!!
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πŸ† End of Year VALOR Athletic Awards Banquet 🌟

Calling all Viking Athletes and Parents/Guardians!! It's time to celebrate your participation in Viking Athletics this school year!! Please RSVP at this link HERE!!

Who Can Participate: Those that joined a team in the after school program and completed the season.

When: Thursday May 25th @5:00pm

Location: Mar Vista Academy - Viking Stage

Questions? Contact Mr. Arista:

Attention all MVA 8th graders!!

Don't forget to buy your tickets ASAP to the 8th Grade Final Friday Farewell on Friday, May 26th. Tickets are $5 this week and include a BBQ lunch during lunchtime and a party after school (games, photo booth, snacks, and more). Anyone who has purchased a yearbook will receive their yearbook early and be able to have your classmates sign it!
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Yearbooks are HERE!!! Check out the distribution schedule below!! πŸ“˜

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πŸ“’Mandatory Promotion Practice - June 1st πŸ“’

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The next section of the newsletter contains items that were rolled over from the previous newsletter.

Important Promotion Information!!!

8th grade Parents/Guardians - Last week, we sent a very important letter regarding the Promotion Ceremony on Friday, June 2nd. It is extremely important that you read that letter thoroughly so you understand the rules and expectations. I have linked the letter below for your reference. Please contact the office if you have any questions!

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Southwestern College's Y.E.S. Academy registration now open!!!

Y.E.S. Academy offers a variety of summer academic and enrichment programs for 4th–12th grade students and parents/caregivers, offered through courses, workshops, and more. We provide a positive, early-on college experience where students can thrive by trying something new, learning new skills, and challenging themselves in a college environment. This mission, we hope, will create new discoveries and decisions leading to each student’s own unique pathway for success. Classes take place at Southwestern College.

Click HERE to read the program brochure. You can register online at

It's not too late to order a yearbook...there are a few left!!

Final Non-Privilege List (NPL)

Click HERE or scan the QR Code below to see if you're on the Non-Privilege List! Reasons for being on the NPL:

  • Earning one or more D’s or F’s in Citizenship on the Quarter 4 Progress Report
  • Earning frequent disciplinary detentions
  • Suspended from school from PR1-PR2
  • Excessive number of tardies (12+) since Feb. 16

In addition, any 8th graders that gets in trouble for a suspendable offense (drugs/alcohol, fighting, bullying, instigating a fight, vandalism, etc.), will lose the privilege of attending all 8th grade end of year activities, including the promotion ceremony. So, make good choices, Vikings!!

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ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Our new fall gear has arrived too, so be sure to check that out! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer!

In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale!

Lastly, don't forget to order your yearbook! Buy it online today by clicking HERE! You can also purchase it at the ASB during lunch or after school (cash only).

Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

Don't forget to show your Viking pride every Friday!!

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Use the form HERE to submit a photo taken with your school issued iPad of you and your classmates participating in our Spirit Days. The top participating Advisory each semester will earn a Pizza Party from the ASB.

Pictures submitted must CLEARLY show Vikings participating in the ASB Spirit Day ON CAMPUS for consideration (make this obvious). Photos that include inappropriate hand gestures, clothing attire, or suggest inappropriate behavior will not be taken into consideration and will be forwarded to MVA Administration for further review. All photos will be reviewed by the ASB.

Keep our school safe!!

Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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