Mar Vista Parent Newsletter

Week of May 31, 2021

Dear Families,

Happy Memorial Day weekend and last week of school! Remember there is no school tomorrow and we will see our students back on Tuesday. Distribution will take place on Tuesday from 8:00-10:00 am and from 3:00-5:00 pm. Thank you all for a productive year and for working with us through the many challenges. We appreciate all you do everyday to help your child and our school succeed!

Please be advised that registration for Summer School Session II at Mar Vista (7/14-8/4) is still being accepted. If you are interested in having your child attend, please fill out the registration form linked here: Summer School Registration. Summer School flyers are linked below.

Kudos to all the students who participated in the Talent Show! It was so much fun to watch all the amazing talent we have here at Mar Vista! It was especially fun to see them perform in their various environments as well! Thank you, parents, for helping and giving students yet another opportunity to show off their unique abilities! I'd also like to give a big thank you to Ms. Lola Britton, Ms. Amy Ryan and Mr. J for putting it all together!

I'm wishing all of our students a great last week of school! Note that the last day, Friday June 4, distance learning instruction will end at 10:30 for TK/Kinder and 10:45 for 1st-6th and In-Person instruction will be from 12:35-2:05 as usual. Participating 6th graders will be attending the outdoor Promotion Ceremony from 9:30-11:30 am. Congrats to our amazing 6th graders!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Thank you,

Stephanie Monroe, Principal

Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update

Hi, Families.

I want to thank all of you for your support throughout the course of this year! It has had its challenges but I am super impressed with how well everyone navigated through it! I hope you have a restful and rejuvenating summer!

Thanks for your help with doing the health symptoms pre-screening before bringing your children to school for in-person learning. This form can be found on the Mar Vista website. This makes the arrival process much quicker for everyone!

For those not attending in person, “summer learning kits” will be available at distribution on June 1st from 8-10 or 3-5, or by appointment in the front office that week.


Spirit Theme: Here Comes Summer!

Wear your favorite summer gear...wetsuit, sun dress, or tacky tourist? Let your creativity shine like the sun! Send your photo over to Mr. J at to be featured in the final Mar Vista News of the year!

Upcoming Events

This Week's Spirit Theme: Here Comes Summer!

Monday 5/31: Memorial Day

No School

Tuesday 6/1:

Packet Distribution 8-10 and 3-5

Thursday 6/3:

May Character Award Assembly

Friday 6/4: Last Day of School

Report Cards sent home

Distance Learning ends at 10:30 for TK/K and 10:45 for 1st-6th (6th Grade Promotion 9:30-11:30


Summer School Session 1 begins June 14

Summer School Session 2 begins July 14

20-21 Yearbook Information

Yearbooks can still be purchased!

Yearbook Ordering Information

Go to:

School Passcode: 1016159089144969

The 2021 Mar Vista Virtual Talent Show

Want to watch it again? The Virtual Talent Show links are below...

20-21 Talent Show (Primary Grades)

20-21 Talent Show (Intermediate Grades)

Mrs J's Library Updates

SUMMER READING PROGRAM OPTIONS! Double dip! Triple DIP! I've been telling the kids, high 5 for 5 books this summer! Prevent the summer slide of learning loss.

1. WPL



831-761-6177 ext. 7184

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou

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Mar Vista Parent Club

It's not too late! We need you! The Mar Vista Parent and School Club (MVPS) is a non-profit group of parents, teachers, and the school Principal who work to promote the education and welfare of our students by: organizing fundraisers and events, providing technology equipment, art, music, assemblies, and basic school supplies, and supporting our library, classrooms, teachers & school improvements. We are always looking to bring in new energy into this important group, and incorporate the skills and strengths of our talented community. We want to hear from you! Even if you aren't able to attend monthly meetings, you can still help out by offering up your skills sets for various projects and events. Please complete this short survey and we will follow up on how you might be able to contribute to support our students this coming school year.

Mar Vista Parent Club Interest Form

For more information contact us at or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.

Technology Support

Please call the school office and arrange a time to exchange your device. (831)761-6177

The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.

Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)

Use this option if you need immediate assistance.

The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.

Synergy Support for Parents

District Links:

Please see below for additional links about our return to In-Person learning:

District Reopening Webpage

COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Return to In-Person Instruction Timelines and Schedules /Spanish Version

PVUSD School Meals - 2021

School meals are served daily at Aptos Jr. from 7:00-10:00 am. Click here for details.

As a reminder, PVUSD now has two afternoon meal pick up locations to support those families who are not able to access meals during earlier meal pick up times. Please note that families can pick up meals for their children for the seven days of the week on the one pick up day. Also, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes groceries during most weeks during these afternoon meal pick up times.

Here are the links to the flyers with details for afternoon meal pick up times :

Calabasas - Tuesdays at 4 PM
Starlight - Thursdays at 4 PM

Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage

Find just about everything you need for Distance Learning on the Mar Vista Distance Learning webpage on our school website. Click here: Mar Vista Distance Learning 2020-2021

Virtual Recess - See new times below!

See times below:

TK/K - 10:30-10:45. Storytime/Social Time Link

1st-3rd - 10:45-11:00 Storytime and Social time (sharing and talking) Link

4th-6th - 9:30-9:45 Social time Link

We hope students will find a time to connect, chat, share and just hang out in a safe, monitored environment supervised by Mar Vista yard duties.

Daily Instructional Schedules

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Accessible text is available

Did you know that you can change the font size and contrast with the accessibility feature when reading this newsletter on your phone? Look for the accessibility symbol and choose your preferences. Prefer a black and white paper copy? Just ask when visiting the drive through at distribution time. We always have several on hand. Happy reading!

COVID Safety Reminder

Parents, if you are coming onto campus, please make sure to sign in at the office for a COVID screening. Please make sure to wear a mask at materials distribution pick up, as well. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and well!