Viking Vibes

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Volume 1 ~ Issue 21 ~ Week of January 16, 2023

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Message from the Principal πŸ’›

Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the crucial role he played in the American civil rights movement. So, how do you make today more than just a day off from school? A few things you can do to make MLK Day meaningful is to continue to get an education, speak up and stand up when things aren't right, and do something good for someone. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love".


The RISE African American Scholars Conference is just around the corner, less than 3 weeks away, on February 4th at Otay Ranch High School. This is a FREE conference and will include guest speakers, performances, workshops, and lunch. Transportation will also be provided...see details in the flyer below and register HERE. This will be an awesome event so I look forward to seeing some Vikings there!


There will be no after-school tutoring or Saturday Academy this week. We will resume those awesome opportunities starting January 30th (Tutoring) and February 4th (Saturday Academy)...see flyers below. In the meantime, stay on top of your work so you don't fall behind!


Looking ahead, the district finalized our date for 8th Grade Promotion...Friday, June 2nd at 1:30pm at Mar Vista High School. Please mark your calendars...more info to come soon!


Take care,


Ms. Scott

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Viking Art Gallery Debut!!

We kicked off the new year with the reveal of our new Viking Art Gallery in the main office. Last week, six of our talented Vikings received an invitation for their parents/guardians to join them for the art gallery reveal!


Each month, students can submit artwork pertaining to the theme of the month and we post their work for all to see in the main office. Missed it this month? No worries...submit artwork for next month! See the details in the flyer below and submit your artwork HERE!

Transportation for MVA students will be provided at Montgomery High school. Click the link below to register for the RISE Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-student-conference-2023-tickets-498089297497

After-School Tutoring/Homework Center resumes January 30th!

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Saturday Academy resumes February 4th!

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MVA Girls Soccer Game vs. San Ysidro Middle

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 8-9am

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

MVA Boys Soccer (Navy) Game vs. Granger Junior High

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 9-10am

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

MVA Boys Soccer (Gold) Game vs. CVLCC

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 10-11am

1685 Hollister Street

San Diego, CA

Participate in the Otay Mesa-Nestor Library Programs!!

The Winter Reading Challenge encourages participants of all ages to read in the month of January. Those who complete the challenge will receive an SDPL Lunch Box. Please visit the Otay Mesa Library for a reading log or sign up/log in on Beanstack.

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Game Jam 2023 is the very first program of its kind at the San Diego Public Library. Otay Mesa-Nestor Library is excited to host the program and invites middle and high school students interested in building video games. This event runs from February 27th to March 18th. Students will work in groups to develop a video game using various computer software and showcase them on March 18th. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and food will be served on the final day. No experience is necessary, but only an enthusiasm for video games and a commitment to work in groups. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the game engines RenPy or Godot. More info in flyer below!
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ASB Gear Sales

Our ASB is up and running, ready to serve you! Our new fall gear has arrived too, so be sure to check that out! Click HERE to see what the ASB Student Store has to offer!


In addition, we are also having a Vintage MVA Gear Sale where everything is HALF OFF!! Click HERE to see what is on sale!


Lastly, don't forget to order your yearbook! Buy it online today by clicking HERE! You can also purchase it at the ASB during lunch or after school (cash only).


Did you pick up your FREE SPIRIT SHIRT yet?? If not, make sure to go to the ASB during lunch to pick one up!

Don't forget to show your Viking pride every Friday!!

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Use the form HERE to submit a photo taken with your school issued iPad of you and your classmates participating in our Spirit Days. The top participating Advisory each semester will earn a Pizza Party from the ASB.


Pictures submitted must CLEARLY show Vikings participating in the ASB Spirit Day ON CAMPUS for consideration (make this obvious). Photos that include inappropriate hand gestures, clothing attire, or suggest inappropriate behavior will not be taken into consideration and will be forwarded to MVA Administration for further review. All photos will be reviewed by the ASB.

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 p3tips.com 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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