March 17, 2021
VIRTUAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR VISIT NEXT WEDNESDAY
Presented by Alta Vista Home & School Club & Hicklebee's Bookstore
TK - 2nd Grade
Wednesday, March 24th at 1:00pm
Zoom Link: https://unionsd.zoom.us/j/84453006856
Authors Jory John & Erin Kraan are visiting to celebrate the release of
Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear
A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!
All Alta Vista families are invited to purchase signed copies of Something's Wrong. For more information about the visit and to order books directly from Hicklebees, click here:
Sales Website: https://www.hicklebees.com/John%20Kraan.
For more information - see the attached flyer at the bottom of the newsletter.
STAFF VACCINATION UPDATE
Out of an abundance of caution, your child's teacher will be letting you know when he or she expects to get a second shot. If the teacher is not able to be at school the following day, your child will be participating in distance learning. The morning following the second vaccination, the teacher will communicate with families, providing updates regarding whether they will be at school or if your child will be learning at home.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work towards getting everyone vaccinated.
MINDFULNESS & BREATHING BUDDIES
For more details about the benefits of mindful breathing, I encourage you to watch the short video below (less than two minutes) by Daniel Goleman. Enjoy.
SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL
Tonight - Chapter 28: Nancy (Read by Yuna)
Tomorrow - Chapter 29: Stephen (Read by Quinn)
Friday - Chapter 30: Louis (Read by Mrs. Bailey)
If you've been missing out on our fifth graders sharing these fun stories, it's not too late. You can listen to each of the thirty chapters by visiting http://bit.ly/WaysideSchool. It's a great way to start a family story time tradition.
HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO LISTEN – FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP
Come spend a fun evening learning some new tricks and tips for dealing with kids who won’t listen to you! Mary Eschen is a popular local parenting educator and podcaster of Parenting Decoded. Her entertaining style and energy will put you back in the drivers seat with some new ideas on how to parent. You will walk out of the event with techniques you can
put to use right away!
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Admission is free! Sign up HERE.