Mar Vista Parent Newsletter
Week of October 26, 2020
Hello Mar Vista Families,
Wow! It's the last week of October and time is flying by! We are so pleased with the results of the MAP which was designed to let us know the degree to which learning loss may have occurred during our time in Distance Learning. To our delight, we are pleased to see that the majority of students are showing growth and most are making between average and high growth based on the national norms! We look forward to using this data to further develop our planning and targeted instruction and to see students continue to make growth and show resilience under such challenging conditions. Again, thank you for being a partner in the process. We appreciate all you've done to support teaching and learning.
This next week, we look forward to celebrating Fall with a fun costume slideshow and a Halloween-themed read aloud by yours truly on Friday evening. I hope your children can join in the fun!
Please find updated information below and as always, feel free to reach out with questions.
Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update
Please send photos of your in a costume for a slideshow to me, email@example.com, by Wednesday at 3 p.m. This is important: include “costume” and the name of your child’s teacher in the subject line. This is optional, not everyone needs to participate, but everyone is welcome if they want to.
We will continue our Great Kindness Challenge this week we are encouraging students to send a thank you letter to a teacher, coach, administrator, or family member that they wish to show their appreciation. For younger students, parents can help by writing what the child dictates to them along with a drawing, painting, etc. This is a great opportunity to work on writing letters as well as reinforcing the importance of showing appreciation.
Remember, students can also work to complete any of these acts of kindness each day: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k0kD5TX1OS8sApoYotLo8f8l9Vs-QhQr/view?usp=sharing
Thank you for your support in spreading kindness throughout our community!
This Week's Spirit Theme: Costume time!!!
Drive for Schools ends on Sunday 10/25 at 5pm! Thank you for supporting Mar Vista with your ticket purchases!!!
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
10/26: Monday Materials Distributions 8-10 am and 3-5 pm
Library Book Distribution 3-5 pm
10/27: School Site Council 5:00-6:30 pm Open to everyone Agenda
Mar Vista Parent Club Meeting 7:00-8:30 pm Meeting Link
10/29: ELAC 10/29 6:00-7:00 pm
10/30: Student Council 1:30 pm
Halloween Read Aloud with the Principal 6:00 pm
Link will be sent out on later this week
Spirit Theme: Costumes!
Library Update and Book Fair!
Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up using Destiny Discover - Watch Video
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:
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!!!
Congratulations on being a part of the 2020 Drive for Schools Fundraiser!
We are currently far from our past goals bringing in just $5,000 to benefit the Mar Vista School community.
Today is the last day to buy tickets, we hope that you will continue to support Mar Vista in this awesome fundraiser.
The final day of ticket sales is today, Sunday, October 25th at 5pm.
Tricia and Risa will be in front of Mar Vista Elementary for the final ticket sales push today 2-5pm. Please pop by, say “hi” and buy tickets!!!
You are also able to still purchase tickets until Sunday at 5pm from our square link at https://checkout.square.site/buy/54QP2FABCES74BZPBRQJPECG all ticket stubs will be sent to you prior to the drawing.
Don’t forget that the 2020 Drive for Schools drawing is set for Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at Neptune's Stage at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
We are so excited to see who will win the $25,000 grand prize!!
And after that winner is announced, almost 50 more winning names will be drawn!
Thank you for your support!
Have a great day!
Mar Vista Parent Club
Next meeting: Tuesday October 27 at 7:00 pm
Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/akh-unkc-xko
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!
For more information contact us at Aptos-MVPS@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.
Please respond to the Annual Notification to Parents...
For Chromebook repair or replacement, please go to Rolling Hills Middle School drive through on MWF from 9-12 or 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.
Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage
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.