February 7, 2024
ALTA VISTA NEWS AND INFORMATION
FEBRUARY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH
As Alta Vista celebrates Black History Month during February, we will be including lessons about leaders, history-makers, and other individuals into our classroom Social-Emotional Learning. In addition to classroom activities, our weekly Cougar PAWS & Pride assemblies will include short videos on the lives of people who have influenced our history. This week, we introduced Black History Month with an excellent PBS video explaining how the celebration was started. We also learned about Martin Luther King Jr. with a video about his life and contributions. In case you would like a sneak peek into today's assembly presentation, you can click on the videos below. (Please note that I edit the clips when shared with students to eliminate the typical message to "subscribe or like" the video.)
HOME AND SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Alta Vista Cares: Winter Donation Drive Continues Through Friday
From January 29 – February 9, 2024, Alta Vista families will be collecting items to help local unhoused and food-insecure high school students. Teachers in nearby communities report that some students come to school hungry and exhausted from sleeping in their cars or working night shifts, and their resource centers are lacking basic items to help the students. Resource centers are in particular need of the following items that we hope Alta Vista families can provide during our winter drive:
- Granola bars, Slim Jims and snacks
- Basketballs, soccer balls and free weights
- School supplies
- Diapers (infant to 3T) and wipes for teen parent childcare center
- Used sewing machines and art supplies for art projects
Please start gathering your supplies so we can make a difference this winter! Please contact Claire Kalia with any questions. email@example.com
Dining for Dollars: Panda Express
Order online from Panda Express on Thursday, February 15th and 28% of your order will be donated to Alta Vista's Home & School Club.
Alta Vista Multicultural Night
It’s that time of the year when all of us get the opportunity to dress up in our cultural attire and share the uniqueness of our heritage with our Alta Vista family and friends. As in years past, let us all come together and make the 2024 Multicultural Night a grand success...!
MCN is an opportunity for everyone to share and celebrate the diverse traditions present within the Alta Vista family. It is an occasion for kids and adults alike to enjoy and experience the diversity and varied heritage that the school provides, as a community. Please mark your calendars and come enjoy an evening of fun, food and frolic on Friday, May 31st from 5pm to 7pm, on campus.
There will be an informational Zoom meeting on Friday, March 1st at 7pm. Those interested in learning more about the MCN please fill in this Interest Form.
Please visit our AVHSC calendar on our website for a full list of events. You can also subscribe to the calendar.
- TONIGHT @ 6:30p AVHSC Board Meeting
- Thursday, February 15 Dining for Dollars: Panda Express
- Thursday, February 29- Sunday March 3. Spring Auction
- Wednesday, March 20. Dining For Dollars: Willow Street
USD NEWS AND INFORMATION
Community School Facilities Survey
Following the valuable feedback received from USD employees in the Fall concerning facilities project priorities, we are now seeking input from the broader community. We invite you to take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your perspectives will play a significant role in assisting USD in prioritizing areas that require improvement and guiding us in the creation of new spaces or enhancements that will best serve the needs of our students and community. Thank you for your continued support.
We are beyond thrilled to announce the upcoming 2024 USD Creativity Showcase! Our theme is Technicolor Dreams. All of our TK through 8th grade students are invited to submit their creative work via our website.
Masterpieces will be displayed and shared at USD’s Health & Wellness Community Event on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at Union Middle School.
Summer Camp Save the Date for Registration
Save the Date - Summer Camp 2024
Summer Camp registration opened this week.
Please view the flier & billing schedule to learn more.
Space is limited, and registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, feel free to contact our Extended Care office at EC@unionsd.org.
TODAY'S PAWS & PRIDE ASSEMBLY
Be sure to ask your child to share today's Riddle of the Week.