Vista Oaks Update

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Friday, May 10, 2019

**Mark Your Calendar**


  • May 14th: Curriculum Extravaganza! from 10 a.m-12 p.m. We'd love to have you join us! More information below.

  • May 23rd: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting for K-12 parents! All are welcome. We will meet from 10-11 in Room 10. We will be reviewing our LCAP goals for next school year!

  • May 28th: 8th grade graduation at 4:30 and 12th grade graduation at 6:30 in the Excelsior Middle School gym. (more info for seniors below and more info to come for all!)

  • May 30th: Last day of School!

High School Events

  • May 10: Murder Mystery Luau - Purchase your tickets ($5) ASAP to get your assigned character for the party.

Curriculum Extravaganza!

Happy May, Vista Oaks families!

Hopefully you are already aware of our upcoming Curriculum Extravaganza and already have the flyer posted on your refrigerator ;)

But, we want to remind you that it is this coming Tuesday, May 14 from 10:00-12:00 (with a special new parent orientation from 9:30-10:00 also if you are new or newish to homeschooling). Please make it a point to come and see a variety of curriculums in all subject areas and modalities and catch some inspiration for next year! It will also be a good time to connect over coffee and pastries with other Vista Oaks families at the end of the school year.

Please RSVP for the fun art class offered for your students during that time. You can send an email to to RSVP with their names and ages. As always, littler ones are welcome to stay with you as you enjoy the time.

Lastly, would you please fill out this short survey for us to let us know how we can plan for next year's parent workshops according to your needs and interests? We would so appreciate it! Parent Workshop Survey

Purchase a Yearbook TODAY!

It's not too late to get a yearbook! Your yearbook comes with 4 FREE personal pages (anything you add will only be seen in your book) and free bulk shipping. Yearbooks will arrive mid-June (we do this so that graduation photos can be included). Click this link to purchase today:

Seniors…where are they headed?

We want to recognize our seniors for all of their hard work! We are sad to see them leave Vista Oaks, but excited to see what their future holds in store for them. Join us in congratulating our seniors and we wish them all the best!

Gabriel Alaniz…Los Medanos College

Sarah Bohannon…Belmont Abbey College

Michelle Coren…Central Washington University

Ryan Cox…heavy equipment operator apprenticeship with The Union of Operating Engineers

Anthony Glaze…Los Medanos College

Ryan Guenette…Grand Canyon University

Halle Mah…San Jose State University

Hannah Mello…Los Medanos College

Xavior Moniz Baladad…Los Medanos College

Rebeca Morganstein...Contra Costa Medical Career College

Tyler Probst…Brigham Young University

Sami Sullivan…Los Medanos College

Math Challenge!

The LAST Math Challenge is here! Please give your completed challenge to your advisor or leave it in Pam Jacobson's box.
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8th Grade Graduation Information

Tuesday, May 28

4:30 pm

Excelsior Middle School Gym

****Students should arrive at 4:00pm****

Attire: Please wear an outfit that would be appropriate to wear out for a dinner, to a graduation or any place nice with your parents. For example, a dress, nice pants, dressy shorts and an appropriate shirt or a shirt with a collar.

High School Graduation Information

Tuesday, May 28


Big Gym at Excelsior Middle School

Graduation will be here before we know it! GRADUATES: Here are a few things you need to know:

  1. Graduates need to arrive at the gym with cap and gown at 5:30 (caps and gowns are available for pick up in the Oak Room)
  2. Doors will open for family and friends at 6:20. There will be no seats saved.
  3. Would you like to participate in the ceremony (lead the pledge of allegiance, sing, etc)? We'd love to have you! Contact Amy:

Graduating from High School? What's Next?

Seniors, where are you headed after graduation? We would love to recognize our seniors who are going to college after graduation! Please email the High School counselor, Margie Giltner, at your name and the college (4-year or junior college) you will attend in the fall. If possible, please also include a copy of the acceptance letter from your college. Please send your email no later than April 26.

Here are the workshops we have scheduled this year!

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The Enrollment Form for Next Year's Enrichment Classes will come in a few weeks!

Turn Markers Into Energy

Your Junior Leadership Team is coordinating a special program at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

All around Vista Oaks, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located in the Art Room and the Oak Room for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

Oak Room Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We collect Box Tops!

Please be sure to clip and trim any box tops you may have and bring them into the Oak Room. Our school earns $.10 per Box Top. Thank you!

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!
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