Mar Vista Parent Newsletter
Week of March 1, 2021
Thank you for remaining partners in education as we navigate this unprecedented time. We look forward to having our TK-1st grade students return to campus on April 5th followed by 2nd and 3rd grades on April 19th and 4th -6th grade students coming back in small cohorts starting the week of May 1. If you want to stay up to date about the return to in-person instruction, please read Dr. Rodriguez's weekly Q&A. As always, if you have questions for me, please don't hesitate to email or call us in the office at (831)761-6177.
We are currently working with Lifetouch on yearbook plans. It is likely that yearbooks will be able to be ordered this Spring, but will not be available for pick up until Fall. We are working on getting a firm timeline, which will be shared as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience.
Have a great week!
Stephanie Monroe, Principal
Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update
If your child does not have a district Chromebook, it will be imperative that they have one as we begin state testing. We do have extra Chromebooks in the office but I recommend you call in advance just to be sure.
ELPAC testing, a state test for English language learners, begins March 2nd, and the SBAC assessment will begin in mid-April.
Thank you to everyone that has sent in pictures for the spirit days! This is one way we are trying to maintain connection and community, so it is appreciated. This week is college attire day. Students can their favorite college gear and send them into me to be featured in the Mar Vista News!
Students will be continuing Unit 5 in our language arts curriculum, Benchmark, this week.
This Week's Spirit Theme: College Day!
Packet Distribution 8-10 and 3-5
Library Book Distribution 3-5 pm
Trimester 3 Begins
Student Council @ 1:30
Week of March 8 - Sunglasses Day!
Make Up Picture Day - March 15
School Site Council March 16 5:00-6:30
MVPs Meeting March 16 7:00-8:30
Report Cards go home on 3/19
Mrs J's Library Updates
SPRING BOOK FAIR! Online
You can browse and order before spring break or during, get ready for your spring holidays.
This week's book recommendations (yes, we have these titles to borrow in our MV library! Go place your holds or email me requests)
Mrs. J's Book Recommendations...
Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up
Link to Step by step directions:
Daily story hour 2-3 Monday- Friday (Monday ends at 2:30 for curbside pick up) come for a little or come for a lot. Everyone is welcome at any time in the hour!
Google classroom/Library code:
https://meet.google.com/lookup/a32st4zudr or meet code a32st4zudr
Curbside pickup is happening, Mondays 3-5 PM. If you can't make Mondays, your books will be in the office after Monday Afternoon, on the book cart to be picked up anytime M-F, 7-3.
Place holds following this tutorial on Mrs. Jacobsmeyer’s youtube channel:
YouTube: how to place a hold for Curbside pickup? https://youtu.be/1jVfNB7WBy4
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.
831-761-6177 ext. 7184
“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
School Counselor's Corner
Feeling down lately? Want to feel better? Spend some time learning and implementing science based practices to improve your mood!
(Greater Good Science Center is not affiliated with PVUSD)
Natalie Hanneman, LMFT, PPS
Socio-Emotional Counselor/Student Services
District Office (831)786-2100 Ext. 4695 to leave message
Mar Vista Parent Club
Next meeting: March 16 from 7:00 -8:30 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. 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! All are welcome to attend.
Read what teachers are saying...
They purchased Zearn for us and I have to say it has been a HUGE support for my math program. I also appreciate the $400 classroom funds because I have been purchasing chapter book sets for my class. I also really appreciate Ashley continuing on being treasurer with her full time job. -Miss Risa
For more information contact us at Aptos-MVPS@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.
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.
PVUSD School Meals - 2021
As a reminder, PVUSD now has two afternoon meal pick up locations to support those families who are not able to access meals during earlier meal pick up times. Please note that families can pick up meals for their children for the seven days of the week on the one pick up day. Also, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes groceries during most weeks during these afternoon meal pick up times.
Here are the links to the flyers with details for afternoon meal pick up times :
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.