Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 2 ~ Issue 14~ Week of October 29, 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’›

First, I'd like to take a minute to give a shout out to Mrs. Portaro and the ASB for an awesome week of activities last week! From the spirit week to lunch activities to our, first ever, Fall Festival and Haunted House to the Halloween rally, it was a week of fun at MVA! πŸ€— Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in making those events happen! But, the fun didn't stop there! Be sure to come out to participate in lunch activities on Monday to earn stamps so you can participate in the Trick-or-Treat activity at lunch on Tuesday. πŸ¬πŸŽƒπŸ«

On Friday, Progress Report #2 was sent home. It is important that parents/guardians sit down and review the grades your child earned and make a plan for the remaining five weeks of school before Final Exams. It is the home stretch of the semester so the hope is that all students finish strong! Check out the Counseling Center's, Keys to Viking Success flyer posted below for tips on how to succeed! We can do this, Vikings! πŸ’›

Lastly, I want to give a shout out to our baseball ⚾ and JV basketball πŸ€ teams on all of their efforts this season! This was the first full season for both teams and I'm so proud of all of you! πŸ’› Best of luck to our softball and varsity basketball teams this Saturday as they enter playoffs! πŸ€—

Have any suggestions for Music Monday songs? 🎀 Send me an email and I'll add it to my playlist! Congrats to Mr. Ezell's Advisory for winning Week 13's Music Monday! πŸ€— Is your Advisory going to win this week? 🎢

Let's make it a great week, Vikings!!

Take care,

Ms. Scott

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free 24/7 tutoring available!! πŸ“š

Get help with your homework at any time with this FREE resource! Click HERE or the picture below for direct access!
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Interested in playing soccer?? ⚽

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Orange and Black Spirit Day on October 31st πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡

This past Friday, we had our Halloween rally and costume contests, so on actual Halloween, we encourage students to participate in our Orange and Black spirit day! Wear orange, black, or you can wear a Halloween costume, just be sure to abide by the costume guidelines.
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Join us for Campus Cleanup on 11/1! β™» 🧹

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Join us for our next Viking Shadow Day on 11/3!!

We encourage all parents to attend our Viking Shadow Day on Friday, November 3rd. This will provide you with an opportunity to shadow your child through their classes and be a middle schooler for a day! You can stay an hour, two hours, or the whole morning, if you'd like, whatever fits your schedule! Please RSVP at this link HERE and we hope to see you there!

VALOR Fall Sports Playoff Schedules - Saturday, November 4th

Congratulations to our Varsity Basketball team for earning the #1 seed for playoffs and our Softball team for earning the #3 seed for playoffs! πŸ€πŸ€—πŸ₯Ž

The playoff brackets have not been finalized yet, but as soon as they are, we will post the schedules here. πŸ€πŸ€—πŸ₯Ž

🌟 qtr. 2 - viking recognition awards - tues, 11/7

I am so excited for our second Viking Recognition event of the year is coming up next Tuesday, November 7th at 8:30am. At this event, we will recognize the Viking students who achieved one or more of the following:

  • Perfect Attendance (no absences or tardies from 9/5 to 10/27)
  • Most Improved Viking (nominated by a teacher to have shown improvement in the first quarter)

Parents/Guardians of those students being honored will receive an email this week and will get a paper invite next Monday! We can't wait to celebrate our Vikings!

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πŸ“’ Upcoming Community Events πŸ“’

Military Parent Connection Event - Friday, 11/3

Military Parent Connection

Friday, November 3, 8:45 am

Silver Strand Youth Center, 1302 Leyte Road

Connection Topic: Helping Children Thrive During Deployment Cycles

Meet other military parents while learning helpful tips to sail through the holidays with ease and joy. All are welcome to attend! Pastries and coffee provided by the Silver Strand PTO. Brought to you by your Navy School Liaison and Military & Family Life Counseling team.

Questions: Contact Mindy Hayes at 619-991-2509 or

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Computers2Kids Event - Saturday, 11/4 πŸ’»

The San Diego County Office of Education and Computers2Kids are hosting an event for families to purchase affordable refurbished computers.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.


East County Regional Education Center - ECREC

924 E. Main Street

El Cajon CA 92021(Drive Thru Event).

See attached or on this link for details.

BSU Black Talk Event on 11/8

The Sweetwater Union High School District Black Student Unions would like to cordially invite all SUHSD middle and high school students, parents and staff to attend our first BSU Black Talk event, on Wednesday, November 8th at Hilltop High School from 5:30-7:00pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to have a safe space to share their experiences of being a Black student in today's world. We hope to empower our students to use their voices and know that they are seen, heard, valued and have supports within our district to help them succeed. If you have any questions, please contact We hope to see you on November 8th!

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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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