Vista Weekly

December 7, 2015

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Office Staff Location Schedule

Here is our tentative schedule this week...
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Lunch With the Principal

It's back! If your students have earned lunch with me, please fill in the appropriate form below.

Congratulations Mr. Casey!

We'd like to welcome Mr. Casey's new baby, Hailey, to the world. Can't wait to meet our little future Eagle!

Letters of Intent - VERY IMPORTANT

Some of you were able to hand out Letters of Intent on Friday. For those who did not receive them in time or who did not get to hand them out, please make sure to send them home on Monday. Please remember to collect them each morning and send them to the office. First class to get all the letters turned in gets FREE DRESS!

Supporting All of Our Students

Thank you to all for making sure that all of our students are receiving the support that they need to succeed. Both classroom teachers and resource teachers have been doing a great job ensuring that our students with special needs are being supported. In an effort to make sure that everyone is on the same page so that we continue to build a strong team, we have created a quick snapshot of the expectations so our success can continue to improve throughout the year.
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Thank you to everyone for your hard work in getting these squared away. You were all wonderfully positive and we appreciate you're great attitudes even when faced with frustration. Please remember that with these changes, that grades are due next week for trimester 1 (ES) and semester 1 (MS). We will send out ES Progress Reports and S1 Report Cards on Friday, December 18. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Winter Performance - TK-5 - Dec. 18 - 11:00 - 3-8 Campus

As you know, our show will be at the 3-8 campus and the TK-2 students will be traveling by foot. Since we will not be able to have an official dress rehearsal, if you could get with your grade level, line your students up by height and practice the songs as a group a few times before the big day, that should help things run more smoothly on Dec. 18. You should also be receiving the song list and lyrics very soon from Mrs. Ricks.


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ICEF Vista Holiday Party - 26 Beach Restaurant

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

3100 Washington Boulevard


Come join us as we celebrate at our annual holiday party. There will be food, an ugly sweater contest, good company and a white elephant gift exchange ($20 spending maximum).

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coming Up This Week...

Monday, 12/7

  • Mrs. Contreras Out
  • Mrs. Ekmekji Out
  • 1:45 - YPI Check-In
  • 3:15 - SST - S. Gonzalez
  • 5:00 - ELAC Meeting

Tuesday, 12/8

  • Mrs. Contreras Out
  • 7:30 - SST - A. Guillen (4th grade)
  • 8:15 - IEP - B. Rosales (Amaya)
  • 10:00 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (Batshoun)
  • 3:15 - 6th Grade Check-In (all 6th grade teachers)
  • 5:00 - SSC Meeting (5:00-MS, 5:30 - ES)

Wednesday, 12/9

  • Early Dismissal
  • 3rd Grade Fundraiser
  • 1:30 - Faculty Meeting - Room 31 (Faculty Modeling: Burcar, Hart)
  • 5:00 - Schoolwide Spelling Bee!

Thursday, 12/10

  • Mrs. Contreras Out
  • 11:15 - TK-2 Lunch with Principal

Friday, 12/11

  • 8:30 - Student of the Month (Tk-2)
  • 12:15 - 3-8 Lunch with Principal
  • 2:30 - Lockdown Drill (take 2!)
  • 3:55 - Monthly MCD Meeting

Buczek's Tentative Schedule

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Trait of the Month - Curiosity

  1. It makes your mind active instead of passive
    Curious people always ask questions and search for answers in their minds. Their minds are always active.
  2. It makes your mind observant of new ideas
    When you are curious about something, your mind expects and anticipates new ideas related to it.
  3. It opens up new worlds and possibilities
    By being curious you will be able to see new worlds and possibilities which are normally not visible.
  4. It brings excitement into your life
    There are always new things that attract their attention. Instead of being bored, curious people have an adventurous life.

Here is a link to the google doc:

Student of the Month Submission

Word of the Week


(n) serious thought or consideration

Instructional Focus

We wanted to let you know that in the next few weeks, we will be conducting Informal Observations. Please take an opportunity to review your PLP on Teachboost and let us know if there's any more specific support you need to achieve your goals at this time.

Supervision Reminder

We are still looking for extra help on the yard (major shout-out to those of you who have already volunteered!) A few reminders for when you're on watch:

  • Be super VISIBLE (walk around, stay standing, avoid being hidden by students coming to speak to you)
  • Be super VIGILANT (really look around, walk over to groups of students that are huddled in the far corners of the yard, walk past the bathrooms several times, and please no cell phone use during supervision).

Supervision Schedule 3 - 8

12/3 - 12/15 - Mrs. Contreras Out

12/14 - TK-2 Student of Month Assembly

12/16 - 7th Grade Fundraiser

12/16 - ICEF PD

12/16 - ICEF Holiday Party - 4 PM

12/17 - ICEF Vista Holiday Party - 26 Beach

12/17 - Fun Thursday/3-8 Student of the Month

12/18 - Winter Performance

12/18 - 12:30 Dismissal

Links to Important Forms

We have included links to some of the important forms you will use at Vista below - but they are also included in the virtual VIP Folder!

Detention Form

This one is super important for helping us keeping track of which students have detention on which days. Please submit every time you assign detention.

Office Referral Form

May be completed online or by paper (see the pink referral forms in your hardcopy VIP binders) but please be sure to submit either one when a student is referred to the office.

Technology Concerns Form

To request help from our Tech Guru Mr. Jesus Villareal!

Maintenance Request Form

To request help from our Maintenance Guru Mr. Bernard!

SST Referral Form

To request the convening of a Student Success Team to support a student with sustained difficulties in the area of behavior, academics, attendance, and/or physical/mental health despite documented targeted interventions such as tutoring, parent contact, etc.

504 Referral - coming soon! (Speak directly to Mrs. Pope or Mrs. Fennema in the meantime)