Mar Vista Parent Newsletter

Week of April 26, 2021

Dear Families,

Thank you again for helping with the drop off and pick up process! Just a reminder that pre-screening using the 5Star Link before school saves time. The link can be found on the Mar Vista homepage. If you haven't used it yet, you will need your child's student ID number which is found on their green 5Star badge. Also, thank you for keeping the foot traffic down and allowing space for students to wait up at the pick up area. If you are walking to pick up, please wait toward the marquee sign and you child will be sent up as soon as they arrive to the courtyard. Please also remember to follow COVID safety guidelines by practicing social distancing while waiting. We appreciate your help with the process!

This is week two of the Read-a-Thon and we really appreciate everyone's support of this great fundraising opportunity! For more information please see the link below! The event ends this Friday, so it's not too late to start reading and help our MVPs raise funds for the school.

Thank you,

Stephanie Monroe, Principal

READ-A-THON Ends this Friday 4/30!!!

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

Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update

Hi Families!

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!

Just a reminder that the annual state assessment, referred to as the SBAC, will not need to be administered this year. This will allow teachers more time to focus on teaching the standards. We will continue using our MAP assessment data to monitor progress and to support student needs. The third administration of this assessment for the year will take place in the beginning of May.

Thank you to everyone that has sent in pictures for the spirit days! This is one way we are trying to maintain connection and community, so it is appreciated. This week is bookworm day! Take a picture of you reading in support of the read-a-thon and send it a picture to be featured on the Mar Vista News.

Most students will be continuing unit 7 in our language arts curriculum, Benchmark, this week.


Spirit Theme: Bookworm week!

Take a photo reading a good book! It can be by yourself, with a buddy or with the whole family. Let's see your favorite place to get cozy with your favorite stories. Send your photo over to Mr. J at to be featured in the Mar Vista News!

Mar Vista Weekly News!

Weekly News

20-21 Yearbook Information!

It's time to order your yearbook! This year we are using TreeRing! Please see flyer sent home last week or click here for more information!

Yearbook Ordering Information

Go to:

School Passcode: 1016159089144969

Deadline is May 6!

The 2021 Mar Vista Virtual Talent Show

The Talent Show will be released on May 28th.

Video submissions are due on May 1st.

Talent Show information

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Autism Awareness Month

April is World Autism Awareness Month! Autism Spectrum Disorders affects 1 in 54 children. PVUSD is dedicated to provide evidence-based practices and intervention to our students with autism.

April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day. "Light It Up Blue" to recognize people with autism and those who love and support them. Join us in wearing blue on April 5th and throughout the month of April in solidarity and to spread kindness for those touched by autism.

Mrs J's Library Updates

Here are some recommendations for books new to our Mar Vista Shelves! KEEP READING FOR THE READ A THON!

Place your holds (login with student ID HERE or KID FRIENDLY version HERE) or email me ( and I will get books to you! Get your books and get reading for the READ-A-THON!!!!!

Link to Step by step directions for placing holds:

Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up

Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up!

Link to Step by step directions:


2:00-3:00 Monday- Friday

Everyone is welcome at any time in the hour!
Google classroom/Library code: vt6r2rc
Meet link: or meet code a32st4zudr

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

School Counselor's Corner


Good news! What's not to love about pets? Here are some tips on how to choose a pet that best suits your family but also how to get the kids to care for them once the novelty has worn off.

Best regards,


Natalie Hanneman, LMFT, PPS

Socio-Emotional Counselor/Student Services

Pronouns: she/her

Phone 831-244-3712

District Office (831)786-2100 Ext. 4695 to leave message

Mar Vista Elementary, (831)761-6177, Mondays

Mar Vista Parent Club

Next meeting: April 20 from 7:00 -8:30 pm

Meeting Link:

The MVPs continue to meet virtually each month to find ways to support the teachers and students. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon! All are welcome to attend.

Read what teachers are saying...

They purchased Zearn for us and I have to say it has been a HUGE support for my math program. I also appreciate the $400 classroom funds because I have been purchasing chapter book sets for my class. I also really appreciate Ashley continuing on being treasurer with her full time job. -Miss Risa

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

Technology Support

Update: Rolling Hills Middle School is now closed for Chromebook repair or replacement. 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

PVUSD Parent Engagement Newsletter #15

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!