October 4, 2023
Spooky Sprint Spirit Day - October 12
To help get everyone excited for our Walkathon next Friday, Student Council has planned a Spooky Sprint Spirit Day on Thursday, October 12th. Each grade level has been assigned a color and during today's assembly we encouraged students to dress in that color next Thursday. The colors for our Spooky Sprint Spirit Day are as follows:
TK/Kindergarten - Red
First Grade - Orange
Second Grade - Yellow
Third Grade - Green
Fourth Grade - Blue
Fifth Grade - Purple
We can't wait to see our rainbow of spirited students next week!
TODAY'S PAWS AND PRIDE ASSEMBLY
In this week's PAWS & Pride assembly, your child learned Kimochis® Communication Key 1. This Key teaches children that when we want to get someone’s attention before speaking, it is important to say that person’s name. This alerts them to look at you. When you wait for eye contact before speaking, it increases the odds that you can listen to each other. However, sometimes calling someone’s name is not enough. A gentle Communication Tap can be helpful.
Here are the three communication habits your child learned:
1. Call the person by name.
2. Wait for eye contact before speaking.
3. Use a Commutation Tap (gentle tap on the shoulder 2 or 3 times) to get attention.
Kimochis® Family Challenge: Make it a point to call family members by name and wait for eye
contact before speaking. Maintain eye contact when a family member is speaking with you.
Appreciate family members as they practice calling your name and waiting for eye contact before
speaking. These communication habits improve relationships and keep connections positive.
HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Alta Vista's Spooky Sprint 2023 Walkathon is coming up on Friday, October 13th
The 2023 SPOOKY SPRINT Walkathon is right around the corner on Friday, Oct. 13th! This fun, whole school event is the second largest fundraiser for the Alta Vista Home and School Club (AVHSC). Your participation and generous donations help fund our amazing enrichment programs at Alta Vista!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! Register here:https://go.dojiggy.io/avspookysprint23
Every child must register and pay the $45 registration fee prior to 10/13 to be eligible to receive pledges, and win prizes.
For details about the Walkathon including theme, schedule, activities, prizes, and more, please click HERE
Mileage Club Update and Volunteers Needed
Thank you to everyone that has signed up to lead and help with Clay for your classroom this year. We have a few important updates and requests.
- We need more volunteers to help with clay projects for their respective classes. Please speak to your classroom clay lead or your room parent.
- We need people to take over the program from our Clay Leads, Gomathi and Brandie for next school year. We would like to have a few parents who are interested shadow them this school year to understand fully what is involved as the school clay leads. The program may not be able to run next school year without new leads to take over from us.
- All new clay volunteers can come and observe a clay project to see a project from start to finish. The clay project schedule is posted on the calendar in the clay room.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way! Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy benefits Alta Vista’s school library and classrooms. The book fair will be set up in the cafeteria during the following hours:
October 24th (Tu) 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm (Kindergarten and TK hour*)
October 25th (Wed) 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm (All grades are welcome)
October 26th (Thu) 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm (All grades are welcome)
October 27th (Fri) 2:40 pm- 3:30 pm (All grades are welcome)
SPECIAL WALKTHROUGHS: In addition to our open hours afterschool, each class will have the opportunity to come in with their teacher and shop during school hours! Please keep an eye out for more info on your date and time from your teacher.
* Important: Please don't send blank checks or credit/debit cards to school with your student. Students should use cash only, in a ziploc bag or wallet, and with their name on it. Students are responsible for their own money.
Book Fair eWALLET: Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account. It’s fast and easy!
On our homepage, you can also access our Online Book Fair, March 24th to April 6th in case you can’t make it in person. All online orders ship free to your child’s classroom!
*WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this a successful event! Shifts are only one hour and no experience is necessary so please consider signing up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054daaae2da5fc1-scholastic#/
INFORMATION FROM UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Join the Union School District Team!
Get a full or part time position (Teaching, Instructional Assistant, Office, Food Service, and Extended Care positions). Apply today on EdJoin.
Become a noon duty aide. Contact your school front office for more information.