February 15, 2023
ALTA VISTA NEWS
Reminder: No School February 20-24 (Presidents Week Break)
Class Composite Pictures Now Available
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Alta Vista Cares: Helping in Turkey
We are all heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation due to the earthquake in Turkey and the surrounding region. Although there are still miracles happening as survivors are found in the rubble, there is also great need.
If you would like to contribute to the efforts to help survivors and the communities that have been impacted by this tragedy, please consider making a donation to the Red Cross or one of the organizations listed below. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.
Thank you to Alta Vista parent Duygu Aykol
for providing this list of agencies that are helping in the region.
Cell Phones and Smart Watches on Campus
More and more students are bringing cell phones and/or smart watches to school, so it is a good time to remind everyone of the rules and regulations related to these devices:
- A cell phone and/or a smart watch may be carried to school and at school-sponsored activities. However, cell phone usage is restricted to before and after school and at school-sponsored activities as long as they do not create a distraction or disruption.
- It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that cell phones and/or a smart watch are turned off and out of sight during during school hours. This means that the devices need to be students' backpacks. Alternatively, phones and/or watches can be kept in the office between 8:15 and 2:40.
- The Union School District shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of a cell phone and/or smart watch.
All students with a cell phone and/or smart watch on must have a completed Cellular Permission Slip on file in the office. If you have not yet filled out the form, you'll find a PDF at the bottom of the newsletter.
TODAY'S PAWS & PRIDE ASSEMBLY
🐾🐾🐾 MEET TEAM ALTA VISTA 🐾🐾🐾
This week, we meet Cyndy Yu, Alta Vista's Fourth & Fifth Grade Teacher.
Cyndy Yu - 4/5 Teacher
What is your favorite thing about Alta Vista?
I am very thankful for our Home and School Club and all the support they give to the students, teachers, staff. They are so generous with the class funds and also help us with our PE program.
Tell us about your family.
I am married with one son. My husband and I both grew up in the bay area. My son is in his last year of college. We love to shop, watch movies, and eat out together. We also enjoy watching sporting events such as the SF Giants, 49ers, and Warriors games.
What do you like to do when you are not at school?
I love to relax with a good book or watch tv. I also like going to coffee shops and catching up with friends.
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
Dining for Dollars is today at Willow Street in Downtown LG. Dine in or take out and 20% of your food and beverage order will be donated back to AVHSC. Please see the flyer below.
Spring Online Auction is fast approaching and will run from March 15th-19th. We are looking for volunteers to help gather donations. In addition, we’re asking our community if you’d be able to support our school with donation items for the auction.
- Project Linus: March 25 (See details below)
- Spring Book Fair: Monday, March 27- Friday, March 31
Save the Date to Make Blankets for Project Linus!
On Saturday, March 25 at 10am, Alta Vista Home and School Club is hosting a community blanket-making event for Project Linus in the Alta Vista cafeteria. Students and their families will be shown how to make no-sew fleece blankets for newborn babies, unhoused families and other local individuals in need. Reservations will be required; signups will be available soon.
USD NEWS & INFORMATION
See the attachment below for more information in Spanish.
Consulte el archivo adjunto a continuación para obtener más información en español.
See the attached flyer for more information about Union's Summer Camp.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
February 20-24: No School (Presidents Week Break)
March 2-10: Parent-Teacher Conferences (1:15 Dismissal Each Day)
Alta Vista Elementary School
Location: 200 Blossom Valley Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032