Vista Views

April 22, 2019

VISTA VIEWS ON MONDAY?

We have a number of important activities and events happening throughout the week. We decided to sent out this week's newsletter a few days early so that you wouldn't miss anything. Enjoy!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair opens tomorrow, with books and more for all ages! In addition to the typical lunch and after school hours, Alta Vista Home & School Club is also hosting an Ice Cream Social and Family Night on Wednesday. It's the perfect chance to connect with friends, browse the Book Fair, and enjoy a sweet treat after a very warm day.


The Book Fair will be open during the following hours:


Tuesday, April 23rd

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (1st, 3rd, 5th shop at lunch)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Wednesday, April 24th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (2nd, 4th shop at lunch)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ice Cream Social & Family Night: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, April 25th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (all grades welcome at lunch)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Friday, April, 26th

11:00 am - 1:00 pm (all grades welcome at lunch)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

SILVER SAVES LIVES

Union School District, in collaboration with Relay for Life, is participating in Silver Saves Lives. Students have been donating their coins (and dollars) to a class collection jar. The top two classes (one primary and one intermediate) will each win a pizza party. If we reach our goal of $1000, then I will also come to school with purple hair (the color of Relay for Life). We have already raised more than $700 and will continue to collect donations through Thursday, April 25th. Silver Saves Lives gives us the opportunity to be the "change" we want to see in the world.


You can also be a part of the cure by simply the Relay for Life website, searching for Team Alta Vista and making a donation. If you send me an email with your child's teacher, I will add your donation to the classroom total. No amount is too small - our collective efforts can make a huge difference. Thank you!

CAASPP TESTING BEGINS MONDAY

Students in third through fifth grade will begin participating in statewide CAASPP testing on Monday, April 29th. For the next three weeks, we will have a "quiet campus" between 8:30 and 10:30 each day. Please make a note of these days on your calendar so that your family can plan accordingly. Here are a few tips to help everyone be prepared to do their best:


  • Make attendance a priority and arrive to school by 8:15. Students cannot enter a classroom once testing has started. Making sure your child is there when the test is taken helps to ensure your child won't lose more learning time because he/she has to make up a test during school.
  • Be sure that your child gets a good night's sleep. Your child will probably perform better if well rested. When children are tired, they have difficulty focusing and get easily flustered by challenges.
  • Make sure your child has enough time to wake up fully before going to school. Just as rest is important, so is having enough time to get your child’s brain engaged and in gear.
  • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast. Your child should eat a nutritious high-protein breakfast. Students learn better on full stomachs, but if their stomachs are full of sugary, heavy foods that will make them sleepy or slightly queasy, it's not much better than an empty stomach.
  • Maintain a growth mindset and praise your child for doing his/her best!


Information about CAASPP testing can be found by visiting www.CAASPP.org.

MOMENTS @ ALTA VISTA

Alta Vista Coming Events

4/23-4/26 SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

4/23 FIFTH GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE @ 2:00

4/24 FAMILY NIGHT: ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BOOK FAIR 6:00-8:00

4/26 THIRD GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE @ 2:00

4/26-4/27 RELAY FOR LIFE @ UMS

4/29-5/17 CAASPP TESTING (GRADES 3-5)

4/29-5/3 AVHSC STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

4/29 SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL @ 3:00

4/30 PHILLIPS/BERGMAN FIELD TRIP TO VASONA (9:00-1:15)

4/30 FOURTH GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE @ 2:00

5/2 YATES/LAWSON FIELD TRIP TO VASONA (9:00-1:15)

5/10 FANTASY FAIRE