Monte Vista Press

E-Issue #3 - Fall Semester - October 11, 2021

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Monday, OCTOBER 11TH

* NO SIGN UP OR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED *

Just come to the school if you need a picture ID

Outside the MPR by the benches

any time between 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

All grade levels (K-12)

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ART CLASS ON TUESDAYS

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LAST WEEK'S STUDENT'S ART WORK!

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In art class last week, students practiced drawing the human figure, including learning a bit about anatomy, body proportions, and we even had a couple of students pose for us!

The elementary students also drew some colorful figures

based on the artwork of Keith Haring.

Way to go students!

THIS WEEK IN ART LAB

We will be making an autumn/Halloween collage made using various materials like colored tissue paper, yarn, and scrapbook materials. Students are welcome to bring materials from home, like Halloween candy wrappers or other fall-related items.

Please no food or perishables. Thank you!

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AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE CLASS

ON TUESDAYS - SEE THE SCHEDULE BELOW

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CHESS CLUB STARTED ALREADY - ALL GRADE LEVELS EVERY TUESDAY!

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PSAT-NMSQT for 10th-11th Graders

Wednesday, October 13

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We are hosting the PSAT/NMSQT exam for 10th and 11th Graders


Wednesday, October 13

From 9 am - 12 pm

There will be a small fee of $5 for Monte Vista students

$16 for non-Monte Vista students

(Cash only, please)


If your student is interested in taking this exam, please fill out the form below

and submit it no later than Tuesday, October 12 by noon.

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4H LAST WEEK!

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4-H’ers transplanted a couple of flats of dianthus flowers and thyme today in preparation for our upcoming plant sale October 16. Students also planted a flat of alfalfa for a future chicken treat. We scattered wildflower seeds into our sunflower garden area and also started filling and weeding several of our raised bed planters. We will be planting in them this Thursday. Dr. P came out and taught students about our baby chicks and also helped coach planting activities. If you’re interested in hanging out and having some fun too, please let me know.


This Thursday: Planting in raised beds

October 21: Dr. P’s Floral Design Class


Paula

805.279.7842

PaulaEgermeier@gmail.com

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Monte Vista's Plant Sale

Saturday, October 16

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Because Monte Vista is Independent Study

we do not have a PTA, this event is our own school fundraiser.


Support our school to raise funds for classroom and school supplies

for our students, feel free to share with friends and family.

Or just come visit Dr. P and his team of volunteers,

It will be lots of fun!

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Our Lab Schedules are now LIVE!

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

The best practice is to get into the habit of checking your student's lab schedule on our website before attending any lab either by Zoom or in person.

For your convenience, each lab below has the link for each grade level.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK'S CLASS!

Week 3 of Elementary STEAM Fridays!

The kids had a blast making popsicle stick bridges, dissecting flowers,

and playing with Legos! Out students are so creative and helpful to one another!!!

JOIN US THIS WEEK!

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UNDERWOOD FARM FIELD TRIP!

Friday, October 29

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Friday, October 29th from 9:30-11:00 AM. Program includes educational talk, tractor ride, and vegetable picking. Each student will be able to harvest 5 different vegetables! All students must be accompanied by an adult at all times. You are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the farm. Form is due by October 22, 2021.

CLICK THE FLYER BELOW TO REGISTER

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we are in need of volunteers!

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Hello to All New and Returning Monte Vista Families!


Do you love animals? Did you know we encourage our families to get to know and learn about our school pets? You can get involved through our 4-H Program or simply volunteer for our wonderful school! We are looking to expand our animal care team and would love your help. No experience required, but a love of animals is helpful! This might be a win-win for families who are unable to have personal pets at home. We have two Lionhead rabbits, four egg-laying hens, a number of Red-Eared Slider water turtles and brand-new baby chickens! We have a very dedicated parent, Mrs. Cordova, who makes sure our sweet school animals always have clean pens, fresh water, fresh food and treats. I love the saying, “Many hands make light work!" We can set up convenient schedules that work around your schedules. Weekend coverage would be very appreciated too! Our animals need year-round coverage, including holidays and breaks. We encourage our families to spend time with our mascots.


Did you know Mrs. Kim even brings out our Lionhead rabbits so families can enjoy reading with their young families? All our families are invited to try out this wonderful and innovative program created by our very own Mrs. Cordova! I would love to give Miss Kim some much needed assistance in caring and loving our school critters. We invite you to check us out. We will happily show you our set up and what we have found to be a good, workable system for maintaining our animals. You can come once a week, daily, whatever your schedule allows. We need a few reliable folks to count on for more coverage. Younger students should have parental supervision. We love seeing our animals get cuddles too!


Think you may be interested? Feel free to contact me. We will be happy to introduce you to our animals to see if you might enjoy getting to spend more time with them and help to keep them safe and healthy. Keep an eye out for more announcements. I will be looking at a group time to introduce interested families too. I’m regularly on campus on Thursdays but can arrange to meet you most days. Kim and I will happily get you started too!


4-H’ers, please let me know if you’re interested in adding animal care too. We will add some animal care along the way, but there is never enough time to do everything we want to do during our lab time! Do we have some animal fans who might need to keep track of volunteer hours? I bet we could help with that too! I can be reached by text or email at:


Paula Egermeier

PaulaEgermeier@gmail.com

(805) 279-7842

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HAVE YOU SET UP YOUR PARENT PORTAL?

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PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP!

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From Dr. P's Desk

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Contest

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY

JANUARY 14-17, 2022

ESSAY AND POETRY AWARDS PROGRAM


Theme: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965; Oberlin Ohio


$1000 in Prizes for Local Youth and Teens


This year’s theme is based on Dr. King’s comments about the importance of speaking up for our ideals. We welcome entries that express your thoughts on this idea or any aspect of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Essay entries must be a single essay of 1,000 words or less. Poetry entries can be no more than two poems of fewer than 50 lines each. The writer must submit the entry along with the MLKSB entry form. Entries may be submitted by email at santa-barbara@adl.org, mail or hand-delivered to ADL, 1528 Chapala St. Ste 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.


Four First Prizes of $125 Each

Essay, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18 | Poetry, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18


Four Second Prizes of $75 Each

Essay, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18 | Poetry, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18


Four Third Prizes of $50 Each

Essay, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18 | Poetry, Ages 6-12 and 13 - 18


The prizes will be awarded, and First Prize Winners will read their essays and poems during Santa Barbara’s Martin Luther King Day Weekend of Events, January 14–17, 2022. (Live or virtual -TBD )


Entries must be received along with the MLKSB entry form by Monday, October 29, 2021. If you have questions, you may contact Schools Outreach Advisors listed below according to where you live.


Santa Barbara/Goleta/Isla Vista, Hope Ranch schools,

Penny Sidoli: psidoli@yahoo.com Carpinteria/Summerland schools,

Christine Gilbert: cgilbert@cusd.net Santa Ynez Valley and Lompoc schools,

Linda Ryles: windmillryles@msn.com


The Martin Luther King Day Essay & Poetry Awards is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara and is presented in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Initiative. For more information on Martin Luther King Day activities and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara, visit www.mlksb.org or info@mlksb.org, 805 259-5782 P.O. Box 475, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.

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