Vista Views

May 22, 2019

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT

TIPS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF OPEN HOUSE


Alta Vista's annual Open House is tonight. We will start with a Home and School Club meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30. Classrooms will be open from 7:00 to 8:00. Here are few tips and suggestions to make the most of your evening:


  • Celebrate your child's growth and success as you visit his/her classroom. Let your child become the tour guide, showing you what he/she has done.
  • Ask your child questions about what he/she learned. What was the most difficult part of the process? What was a favorite part of the activity? What is the best memory from the year?
  • Say hello to the teacher, but with such a limited timeframe, individual conferences aren't appropriate during Open House.


The classrooms can often times become crowded with families looking for a sneak peek for the coming year. Please remember that Open House is intended for teachers, students, and families to celebrate and share this year's achievements. It is not the time to interview future teachers about their background, educational philosophies, or differentiation strategies. It is also important to note that we do not take teacher requests when building classes for the upcoming school year. So although you may enjoy a peek into the next grade level, please allow the teacher to enjoy her time with this year's students and families. Thank you.


We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria at 6:30 tonight.

Math Olympiad Tournament

Hard work pays off! On Saturday, our Team Alta Vista Math Olympiad students did extremely well at the Union School District Tournament. Here are just a few of the highlights:


  • Alta Vista received the first place team award. Congratulations to Anjali, Baron, Juliana, Ryan, and Aryan.
  • Team Alta Vista members also earned three of the top individual awards, with first place to Juliana, second place to Kai, and fourth place to Baron.


We are proud of the dedication and hard work of all of our Math Olympiad members!

SAN JOSE GIANTS GAME TICKETS

Due to the weather over the weekend, the San Jose Giants game on Saturday evening was cancelled. The San Jose Giants will honor any Union School District ticket for ANY FUTURE 2019 GAME EXCEPT FOR THE 4TH OF JULY.


While supplies last, there are still free tickets in the office that can be picked up and used for a future game.

5/22 ALTA VISTA OPEN HOUSE (6:30-8:00)

5/27 MEMORIAL DAY (NO SCHOOL)

5/31 ALTA VISTA VARIETY SHOW @ 6:30

6/4 FIFTH GRADE POOL PARTY

6/5 OLYMPIC DAY (10:00-12:00)

6/5 CHORUS PERFORMANCE @ 6:30

6/7 FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY @ 11:00 AM

6/7 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL DISMISSAL @ 12:15

The NED Show

The NED Show's visit to Alta Vista on Friday was a hit. The mindset message resonated with students and they enjoyed the storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.



While supplies last, NED Show yo-yos will be available for purchase after school. Attached you will find a price sheet and information about the products. You can also download a copy of NED's Six Trix that can be done with any yo-yo. Have fun!