November 8, 2023
* There is NO SCHOOL on Friday (Veterans Day)
* Early dismissal @ 1:15 Through November 17
* Thanksgiving Break is November 20-24
ALTA VISTA NEWS
Parent-Teacher Conferences Continue Through November 17
Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences continue through next week. There is no need to check in at the office - you can go directly to the classroom.
Thank you for participating in these important meetings and creating a bridge between home and school.
HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
See's Candy Holiday Fundraiser Starts Friday
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day: Tuesday, November 14th
On Tuesday, November 14th Alta Vista is participating in “Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.”
In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges stepped into the history books and became a national icon for the civil rights movement when she, a young African American girl, participated in the integration of an elementary school in New Orleans.
The Ruby Bridges book “Through My Eyes,” and its accompaniment for younger readers, is one of several YMCA Project Cornerstone books read and discussed by Alta Vista volunteer parents in the classroom this year. You might want to spend some time as a family learning about Ruby Bridges. Here are some short videos that would be great conversation starters:
- The Story of Ruby Bridges (read aloud) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isqhfV3LfMs
- Ruby Bridges (Brain Pop Jr) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPDSoFLMreM
- Ruby Bridges for Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWo4B5n0HDk
- The Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day website also has some wonderful information -https://rubybridges.foundation/#walk-to-school-day
Please join the Alta Vista Home & School Club in recognizing this historic day by wearing purple and walking to school with family and friends on Tuesday, November 14.
Alta Vista Cares: Thanksgiving Food Drive
Help Alta Vista Feed Local Families this Thanksgiving
Alta Vista is partnering again with the Cupertino De Anza Lions Club in its community-based Thanksgiving food drive to provide 180 boxes filled with Thanksgiving food items for local families experiencing hunger or need this holiday season. Here is how you can help:
Donate non-perishable items. Please drop off donations of the following items to bins outside the cafeteria from November 6-17: 1) 2 lb bags of rice, 2) canned vegetables, 3) canned soup, 4) boxed mac and cheese, 5) peanut butter, 6) cranberry sauce, 7) spaghetti, 8) stuffing or 9) 1lb bags of dried beans.
Sponsor a family. Our popular Sponsor a Family program is back this year, where for a $50 tax-deductible donation you can provide enough funds for us to create, assemble and deliver a large box of turkey, all the fixings and lots of staples that will feed a family of 4 for Thanksgiving dinner and to fill their pantry for the coming weeks.
Volunteer. We need volunteers for the weekend of the Food Drive, November 18-20. We will be outside Lunardi’s asking shoppers for donations and assembling and delivering boxes from our Cupertino headquarters. Supervised children are welcome. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Thank you for your support in providing much-needed food items to local families this Thanksgiving.
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USD NEWS AND INFORMATION
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