Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 2 ~ Issue 13~ Week of October 22, 2023

The Viking Spotlight is the part in my weekly newsletter used to highlight and celebrate our students and staff anytime we can! If you would like your child acknowledged for something they have accomplished, whether on campus or off-campus, please feel free to fill out this google form HERE. I look forward to celebrating our Vikings and all of the great things they are doing!

Viking Shout-outs! 👏🏽

Congrats to our Varsity Basketball Team and our Baseball Team for their victories this past weekend! 🏀⚾ All four of our teams played hard and I'm so proud of them! Keep it up, Vikings! 🤗 Click HERE for a quick recap video of Saturday's Sports! 💛

On Friday, our Cheer squad 📣 and our MVA Band 🎷🎺 🎻 got a taste of the high school experience by participating in the Mar Vista High School Homecoming game festivities! I had a great time watching them at the game! Great job, Vikings!!

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Message from the Principal 💛

We have an exciting week this week as we bring awareness to the fight against drugs for Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week highlights the importance of living a drug-free life. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign and a great opportunity for parents, educators, and communities to reinforce the drug-free messages they share with their children throughout the year. This year's theme is: Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. So I encourage you to pay attention in Advisory, as we provide information on the dangers of drugs and the importance of living drug-free! 💛

In addition to our Spirit Week, we have Coffee with the Principal, Fall Fest and Haunted House, Student and Staff Costume contests, and we end the week with our Halloween Rally! Halloween is my favorite time of year, if you haven't already noticed with my Halloween-themed clothing and nails, so I'm suuuuuper excited for this week! Be sure to participate so you can earn points on 5-star!! 🌟

Have any suggestions for Music Monday songs? 🎤 Send me an email and I'll add it to my playlist! Congrats to Mrs. Gonzalez's Advisory for winning Week 12's Music Monday! 🤗 Is your Advisory going to win this week? 🎶

Let's make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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🤗 It's Red Ribbon Spirit Week, 10/23-10/27!! 🤗

Dress up to earn points on 5-star!! 🌟

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🍫 Candy Donations Still Needed!!🍭

In anticipation for our Trick-or-Treat event, we are asking for candy donations from parents, staff and community members! If you are willing to donate, please drop off your candy in the main office for ASB. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Join us for our next Coffee with the Principal! ☕

As you know, the day before our Progress Reports come out, we always have a Coffee with the Principal meeting in the cafeteria. Our next one is this Thursday, October 26th at 8:30am. Come join us for an update from Administration, Counseling, and Community Resource Teachers. As an added bonus, parents/guardians will receive their child's Progress Report early! No need to rsvp, just come on by! See you then!
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MVA Fall Fest & Haunted House - Thur, 10/26 🎃👻

Join us for our first ever Fall Festival and Haunted House this Thursday, October 26th from 5-7pm! Pick up your permission slips TODAY at ASB!! Tickets are free until October 23rd, after that it is $2 per person (ages 0-4 are free). MVA Families are welcome! 💛 Don’t Ghost MVA & let’s have a Spooktacular Night!🎃👻
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✅ Progress Reports #2 come out this Friday! ✅

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Wear your Halloween Costumes THIS Friday, Oct. 27th!!! 👻🦇

Hey Vikings! As a part of our Red Ribbon Spirit Week, we are having Friday be our Halloween Costume Spirit wear your costumes and you can even enter our Costume Contest to possibly win a prize! Remember, the dress code still applies and we have guidelines/restrictions for costumes. Click HERE for the Halloween Costume Guidelines or read the flyer below. If you're not sure, send or show a picture of your costume to Ms. Scott, Mr. Murillo, Mrs. Raczkowski or Mrs. Portaro for verification.
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Upcoming VALOR Sports Games - Saturday, Oct. 28th

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📢 Upcoming Community Events 📢

Magakaisa Filipino American Conference - Saturday, Oct. 28th

SUHSD’s 21st Annual Magkaisa Filipino American Student and Parent Conference is coming up on Saturday, October 28th, as we celebrate Filipino American History Month. This year's focus is careers in the art industry and incorporating how Filipino American traditions influence this career industry. Career workshop speakers are excited to share their successful journeys in their world of work. Additional workshop topics include college preparation, scholarships, financial aid, community involvement and Filipino American history and contributions. Finally, student led workshops will address topics that lift student voices.

We are excited to announce that Kenneth Barlis, a renowned fashion designer for Project Runway, is this year's keynote speaker. Also, Assemblymember David Alvarez will be in attendance to address us during the general session. The highlight, our very own students throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District, are representing the various fiestas of the Philippines through performances and a fiesta parade.

Please join us. We look forward to seeing you on October 28, 2023 at Otay Ranch High School! Click HERE to register!!

Fall at the Farm - Sat. October 28th 🍂 👩🏽‍🌾

Dear Friends and Community Members,

We are excited to invite you to a day of fun and celebration at our "Fall at the Farm" event on October 28th! At Wild Willow Farm, we are passionate about regenrative agriculture, education, and connecting with our local community. This event is our way of sharing the joys of farm life with you! This event is free and suited for all ages.

Event Highlights:

Pumpkin Patch: Visit our corn and pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin!

Goat Feeding: Get up close and personal with our friendly goats and purchase treats to feed them!

Farm Stand: Explore our farm stand offering fresh produce straight from the fields.

Workshops: Learn from Cham Edussuriya how to make fall recipes from your CSA bag.

Activities: Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including tea creation and nature exploration.

Childrens Fun-Zone: Bring along your little farmers to hang out in the kids' area where we will be painting pumpkins.

U-Pick Flowers: Take a stroll through our blooming fields and pick your own beautiful bouquet of marigolds and other seasonal flowers.

Seed Swap: San Diego Seed Swap will be hosting a booth for you to swap and explore! Bring your favorite seeds or plants to exchange and diversify your garden.

Come with your family, friends, and neighbors for a day filled with farm-fresh experiences, learning, and community bonding.

Event Details:

Date: October 28th

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Wild Willow Farm, 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92154

Admission: Free Admission!

Not able to make it on October 28th? The farm will be open with a handful of these activities every Saturday in October! We will have the pumpkin patch, u-pick flowers, and farm stand available for you and your family to visit. On the second Saturday of October we will also be hosting our community volunteer day.

We can't wait to share the beauty and bounty of the fall season with you at Wild Willow Farm. Please mark your calendars and join us for a memorable day! If you plan to attend, please register by clicking here! The event is free but requires registration.

For more information and updates about the event, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us at

Let's celebrate the harvest season together!


Queridos amigos y miembros de la comunidad,

¡Estamos emocionados de invitarte a un día de diversión y celebración en nuestro evento "Otoño en la Granja" el 28 de octubre! En Wild Willow Farm, nos apasiona la agricultura sostenible, la educación y la conexión con nuestra comunidad local. ¡Este día de granja es nuestra forma de compartir las alegrías de la vida en la granja contigo! Este evento es gratuito y adecuado para todas las edades. ¡Lee a continuación para conocer algunos aspectos destacados e información sobre el evento!

Aspects Destacados del Evento

Campo de Calabazas: ¡Visita nuestro campos de calabaza y maiz para elijir la calbaza perfecta!

Dar de comer a las cabras: ¡Acércate y conoce de cerca a nuestras amigables cabras y compra golosinas para alimentarlas!

Puesto de la Granja: Explora nuestro puesto de la granja donde ofreceremos productos frescos directamente de los campos. ¡También estaremos vendiendo huevos y ramos de flores!

Talleres: Aprende de Cham Edussuriya como hacer recetas de otono con productos de tu bolsa de CSA.

Actividades: Disfruta de una variedad de actividades para todas las edades, incluyendo la creación de té y la exploración de la naturaleza.

Zona de Diversión para Niños: Trae a tus pequeños agricultores para pasar tiempo en el área de juegos donde pintaremos calabazas.

Recoger Flores: Da un paseo por nuestros campos florecientes y elige tu propio hermoso ramo de caléndulas y otras flores de temporada.

Intercambio de Semillas: ¡San Diego Seed Swap tendrá un puesto para intercambiar y explorar semillas! Trae tus semillas o plantas favoritas para intercambiar y diversificar tu jardín. Ven con tu familia, amigos y vecinos para un día lleno de experiencias frescas de la granja, aprendizaje y unión comunitaria.

Ven con tu familia, amigos y vecinos para un día lleno de experiencias frescas de la granja, aprendizaje y unión comunitaria.

Detalles del Evento:

Fecha: 28 de octubre

Hora: 10:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.

Ubicación: Wild Willow Farm, 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92154

Entrada: ¡Entrada gratuita!

¿No puedes asistir el 28 de octubre? La granja estará abierta con algunas de estas actividades todos los sábados de octubre. Tendremos el campo de calabazas, la posibilidad de recoger flores y el puesto de la granja disponibles para que tú y tu familia los visiten. El segundo sábado de octubre también organizaremos nuestro día de voluntariado comunitario.

No podemos esperar para compartir la belleza y la abundancia de la temporada de otoño contigo en Wild Willow Farm. ¡Marca tus calendarios y únete a nosotros para un día memorable! Si planeas asistir, regístrate haciendo clic aquí. El evento es gratuito pero requiere inscripción.

Para obtener más información y actualizaciones sobre el evento, suscríbete a nuestro boletín o contáctanos en

¡Celebremos juntos la temporada de cosecha!

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Help our school be a safe place for you and your friends! If you have information on incidents surrounding bullying, vandalism, safety concerns, etc., report it anonymously to or use the app!
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Interested in donating to MVA?!?

In an effort to help support our MVA students, we welcome any donations of school supplies and/or money. All funds would go directly to supporting our MVA students in the form of spirit shirts, celebrations, recognition awards, school supplies, and more. Checks can be made payable to Mar Vista Academy ASB and tax-deduction forms will be provided upon receipt. Any questions, please email Ms. Scott.

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