May 19, 2021
YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST
We are happy to announce the winners of the Alta Vista Yearbook Cover Contest! Congratulations to Nia (front cover) and Leona (back cover). We had a bunch of great entries again this year, so a huge shout out to all the 5th graders who participated!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Reminder: Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is OPEN FOR 7 MORE DAYS!
Let’s keep our kids reading and raise funds for our school! We earn back 25% in rewards on every purchase!
Be sure to visit the Fair NOW through May 25th:
Virtual Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/altavistaelementaryschool3
Some amazing features of our Virtual Fair:
A Virtual Book Fair experience
Over 6,000 items to choose from, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
eWallet so family and friends can contribute (Learn more here)
All orders ship direct to your home
FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25
Thank you for all your support!
Union School District received over 250 entries for the Writers and Artists Showcase and 57 student masterpieces were selected to share with the community! Here are the names of our seven Alta Vista Cougars who have been included in the showcase:
Ami U (TK) - Day & Night: Thanks for Keeping Me Safe & Healthy
Ada G (K) - Love
Jonathan K (1) - Mysterious Ballet
Asmita V (3) - Follow Your Dreams
Mio K (3) - Rebbeca the Red Fairy
Avani B (4) - Aspiring Artist: Magnolias by Frida Kahlo
Elliot S (5) - 2020's Missing Halloween
The library of available resources includes RAZ-Kids, Lexia, Typing Agent, Zearn, Brain Pop and more. Click HERE for the list of programs and instructions for logging in from your USD device. You will also find details for accessing tech support over the summer. Happy learning.
EARTHQUAKE DRILL TOMORROW
Tomorrow evening, please take some time as a family to discuss what you would do if there was an earthquake while you were at home. Ask your child to show you how to "Drop - Cover - Hold On" so that you can all practice together. It is also a great time to decide on a meeting point if you need to evacuate in the event of a fire or earthquake.
Although it can seem scary to discuss the possibility of what could happen during an earthquake, it much more important for us all to be ready so that we know what to do in the moment.
Here are two great resources for being earthquake-ready at home:
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
ALTA VISTA'S ART SHOW HAS GONE ONLINE!
Our art program Art Vistas had a successful transition to an online program this year. To celebrate the students' art this year, we will be having an Online Art Show! This will be a district wide art show via a Google photo album. We would love to see and share the art created by our students at Alta Vista this year! Please participate by selecting one or more pieces of student artwork created with the Art Vistas lessons to share (photos should be of the art work only and not include children's faces). Art Vistas will organize the photos and create an online art show to share with the community.
Photos of the artwork can be uploaded to: Art Vistas 2021 Online Art Show Upload Please upload photos by Friday, May 21st to participate.
SPECIAL AVHSC MEETING - TUESDAY
We will have our last meeting (general meeting) of the year on Tuesday, 5/25. It will be a short meeting to wrap up the year and vote in the 2021-2022 board. Meeting will run from 7:30-8 pm.
Zoom link for the meeting is below:
https://unionsd.zoom.us/j/88301432580?pwd=YjFmWHlQNjl6dURuWWlVVkpOVE0zUT09 Meeting ID: 883 0143 2580 Passcode: 6ZLGpL
ALTA VISTA CALENDAR
- May 21 (Friday): Due Date for Art Vistas 2021 Art Show Entries (See link above)
- May 24-28: Last Week of After School Extension Activities
- May 31: No School (Memorial Day)
- June 2: Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremonies
- June 4: Last Day of School
(Regular Dismissal Times 12:00/12:15)