Mar Vista Parent Newsletter
Week of October 12, 2020
Hello Mar Vista Families,
On to another productive week! The student's have been very successful with completing their MAP assessments, Bridges Math Assessments, SIPPS Mastery tests, STAR tests, and more! This is an assessment-heavy time and your child may be feeling a little tension. Please remind them that all of these assessments just let us know how we can better support each of their learning needs. Things will start to calm down a bit and get a lot more fun, too! The teachers are already having a great time with the students with fun various activities and high interest assignments. I hope your kiddos are starting to ease into the routine and are feeling supported. As always, please let us know where any challenges exist and we will do our best to help or adjust where needed. We're in this together and we will make it through like the Sea Lion champs we are!
Congratulations to the students receiving awards this past Friday at our September Character Award Virtual Assembly. Feel free to view the video below the calendar section. Students receiving awards will be able to pick up their certificate and prize at the Monday distribution times. Our goal is to recognize every student at least once by the end of the school year. We're so proud of our little Sea Lions and are looking forward to celebrating their achievement, effort and character every month.
Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update
Thank you for your patience and support with MAP testing. We did a great job and gathered valuable data to use to support the students!
Also, thank you to all of you that have filled out the parent informational needs survey! If you haven’t had a chance to do so, here is the link:
Have a great week!
This Week's Spirit Theme: Pajamas!
Drive 4 Schools is on Now!!! Let's go Mar Vista!
TK Language Arts and Math Skill Assessment window open
Bridges Math Unit 2 Checkpoint window open (K-5th)
6th Grade ELA/Math Assessment
Interim Kindergarten Screener
Book fair opens Monday!
10/12: Monday Materials Distributions 8-10 an 3-5
Library Book Distribution 3-5
10/16 Student Council 1:30
September Student Recognition Assembly
Mar Vista September Toy Drive Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The September Toy Drive was a big success. The fifth grade classes at Mar Vista planned and organized this toy drive in loving memory of Ziva Mitnick. Thank you to all of the students and families who donated a new toy or made a small monetary donations. Tamar and her mom, Sarah Mitnick delivered the toys to the pediatric cancer unit at Kaiser in Santa Clara on Saturday, September 26th. The nurses were very pleased to receive the shipment as the toys would be distributed to the children to bring them great joy and entertainment. The nurses also were treated to a box of “bath fizzies” to thank them for all the care and love they give to the children at the pediatric cancer unit at Kaiser.
Mrs. Roisin Fahey, 5th grade
The Aptos Jr. Chromebook repair/replacement drive through is closing, so starting next week any Mar Vista student needing support or a chromebook swap can either go to the Rolling Hills drive through on MWF from 9-12 or they can call the school office and arrange a time to drive the school for support.
The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.
Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)Use this option if you need immediate assistance.
The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.
Spirit Theme: Pajamas at School!
Book Fair Starts This Week!!!!
LIBRARY- Distance Learning Style!
The book fair is going live October 12- 23rd. 2 weeks to shop and support our school library with 40% of your purchases going back into books for the library. All purchases will be delivered to the buyers specified address. Share widely! Anyone can shop at the book fair.
Click "SHOP" at the top and browse by price, level, themes, non-fiction/fiction, page count, etc.
Link to shop the 2020 BOOK FAIR:
Daily story hour 2-3 Monday- Friday (Monday ends at 2:30 for curbside pick up)
Google classroom/Library code:
https://meet.google.com/lookup/a32st4zudr or meet code a32st4zudr
Curbside pickup is happening, Mondays 3-5 PM.
Place holds following this tutorial on Mrs. Jacobsmeyer’s youtube channel:
Or follow the written instructions on the other side of this page.
How to place a hold:
Go to the Mar Vista Webpage: https://mar-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com/
Click on the “Hamburger”/ 3 white lines in the upper right corner
Click on “Library”
Click on “Mar Vista Library”
Scroll down to “Search for a book or place a hold on a book from the Mar Vista School Library” Click on this option. This takes you to the MV library catalog.
Click on “Log in” in the upper right corner
For username, enter your student’s 7 digit student ID Number. This usually starts with 400****.
For Password, enter your student’s password, which is the first 2 letters of their birth month (first letter capitalized), the birth day, and year. For example, if your student’s birthday is October 5, 2013 the password would be Oc052013.
Click “Catalog”. Search for a title, author, or subject. Browse your book options until you find one you want to place a hold on.
Click on the title, on the right hand side you will see a button that says, “hold it”. Like this: Click this to place your hold or click on search results to go back to your search results until you find a book you desire. Repeat for up to 10 books.
Pick up your available holds on Mondays at Mar Vista, 3-5 PM. Please wear a mask, please stay in your car if possible.
Return books to Mrs. J at curbside Mondays, 3-5 or to the office.
Students now have a 3 week loan period and renewals are almost always an option! If I have a pressing need to have the book returned to fulfill another student's hold, I will give them a head's up for a week.
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou
MVPs - Drive 4 Schools!!!
Happy Fall Mar Vista Families!!
We are well on our way for our 2020 Drive for Schools Fundraiser, already bringing in $1,975.00 for the Mar Vista Parents Club to use to support our amazing MV teachers and school community.
We have just over two weeks to raise as much as we can. Remember ALL the proceeds for ALL tickets sold go to OUR school. The grand prize is $25,000 and the winner will be chosen on November 1 at the Boardwalk. Not to mention that there are hundreds of other prizes that you can see at https://beachboardwalk.com/Drive-For-Schools/Prizes are added weekly. Knowing that this year has been challenging for our local economy, we hope you'll join us in thanking the generous businesses that have donated to this prize list. It is possible that a few more prizes will be added in the coming days, so be sure to check back next week to see if the list has grown!
All tickets must be purchased by October 25th at 5pm when our link will close. All online tickets will be filled in and stubs will be sent out weekly.
The live square link is https://checkout.square.site/buy/54QP2FABCES74BZPBRQJPECG please share it with friends and family and on you social media as well.
We appreciate your support and though we know we may not make it even close to our 2019 goal of $40,000, we know every dollar raised with be appreciated by the teachers and students.
Thanks you for all your hard work in promoting and selling tickets.
Please respond to the Annual Notification to Parents...
Message from Ms. Larsen, 1st-3rd Grade Art Teacher
I would like to let you know that I am making the white mattes available for pick-up again this coming Monday, October 12th. It will be used to create a Home/Neighborhood Art Gallery. I will be giving instructions on the project this week and the project is slated to be completed by October 19th, the following Monday. If you already have the white matte there is nothing you will need to pick up for art on the 12th.
It is very much in my purview to require as few pick-up supplies as possible. I really appreciate the many, many tasks that you do :)
TK/K - 10:30-10:45. Storytime/discussion Link
1st-3rd - 10:45-11:00 and 12:20-12:40 Storytime/discussion and Social time (sharing and talking) Link
4th-6th - 12:40-1:00 Social time Link
We hope students will find a time to connect, chat, share and just hang out in a safe, monitored environment supervised by Mar Vista yard duties.
Mar Vista Parent Club
The MVPs continue to meet virtually each month to find ways to support the teachers and students during this unique time. We are looking for new people that want to get involved. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon!
Next meeting: Tuesday October 27 at 7:00 pm
Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/akh-unkc-xko
For more information contact us at Aptos-MVPS@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.