Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 2 ~ Issue 10 ~ Week of September 17, 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!

Message from the Principal πŸ’›

It is the LAST week of classes before Fall Break! It's hard to believe we are already in Week 10 and at the end of this week, we will be halfway done with our first semester! At the midway point, I like to have our students and parents reflect on a few things:


  1. How have you supported your child's academic goals so far this semester?
  2. What is one thing you can do to help them achieve more in one or more of their classes?
  3. Have you checked in with your child and their social-emotional wellbeing so far this school year?
  4. In what ways can you support your child's positive mental health as we finish out the semester?


  1. Have you put in sufficient effort to achieve your academic goals in your classes?
  2. What are 2 things you can do to improve your grades one letter grade in each class?
  3. What ways have you attempted to connect with our school programs and activities this semester?
  4. What is one goal you want to achieve before the end of the semester?

Please take a few minutes to write down some answers to these questions above. At the end of the semester, you can look back to see if you accomplished what you set out to do. Goal setting is a perfect way to organize thoughts and monitor progress. Utilize Fall Break to catch up on things you put aside, rest, and reset. πŸ’›

Are you ready for another Music Monday?? 🎢 Congratulations to Ms. Kracha's Advisory class for winning last week's Music Monday! Who will be our next winner?!?!

Let's make it a great week, Vikings!! Then, I hope you have an awesome Fall Break! See you on October 10th!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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Congrats to our Fall Viking Athletes!! πŸ₯ŽπŸ€βšΎ

Our Viking athletes had a great start to the weekend pulling in 3 victories of the 4 games we played on Saturday!

  • Softball had a strong game all around and beat Southwest Middle by a score of 11-4!
  • Varsity Basketball was on fire and beat Chula Vista Middle by a score of 45-21!
  • JV Basketball was holding it down the entire game and beat Southwest Middle, 27-11!

After a really intense and long set of innings, our baseball team came up just a tad short losing 5-6 to Hilltop Middle. They still held their heads up high and we are so proud of their efforts against a strong team!

Due to Fall Break, we will have no games for the next 3 weekends and will resume play on October 14th. Keep practicing Vikings, so you can build those skills and come back from break even stronger!!

🌟 Qtr. 1 - Viking Recognition Awards - Tues, 9/19

I am so excited to announce our first Viking Recognition event of the year is coming up on Tuesday, September 19th at 8:30am. At this event, we will recognize the Viking students who achieved one or more of the following:

  • 2022-2023 Semester 2 Principal's Honor Roll (3.8 GPA or above)
  • Perfect Attendance (no absences or tardies from 7/19 to 9/1)
  • Most Improved Viking (nominated by a teacher to have shown improvement in the first quarter)

Parents/Guardians of those students being honored received an email last week and will get a paper invite reminder tomorrow! We can't wait to celebrate our Vikings!

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Students vs. Staff Volleyball Game - Tuesday, 9/19 @ Lunch

Are you brave enough to challenge the staff in a volleyball game at lunch on Tuesday? Then sign up for the Students vs. Staff Volleyball game by clicking this link HERE. The first 15 students to sign up will get a spot! Remember, if you are on the non-privilege list, you will be unable to participate! Signs up close at the end of lunch on Monday!

It's not too late to sign up for our Fall Break Field Trips!! πŸ‚

There are 10 spots remaining, so sign up today!! The program will be open from 8:30am-2:30pm for both weeks of Fall Break! This is a great opportunity to stay engaged in something fun and safe over break! See Mr. Arista or call 619-481-4424 for more info!

Check out the Week 1 & 2 Schedules below!

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πŸ“’ Upcoming Community Events πŸ“’

South Bay Community Talk - Wednesday, Sept. 20th

Institute of Public Strategies is excited to announce our next event in collaboration with The McAlister Institute, South Bay Community Talks, on Wednesday, September 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Olivewood Gardens in National City, where we will provide a space for teens, young adults, families, and all community members to talk openly about issues related to community stress, alcohol use, drug misuse, and the fentanyl overdose crisis. Spanish translation is available for those who primarily speak Spanish as well.

Along with hearing from community organizers and health providers, a FREE light dinner will be provided for all who attend, and community service hours for youth who join will be signed off for their school requirements.

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Suicide Prevention Community Forum - Thurs. Sept. 21st

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πŸ‚ Fall Break starts next week!! πŸ‚

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Keep our school safe!!

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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