Update from Vista Oaks

A great place for your child to grow...

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The Oakland Enrichment classes were a ton of fun on Tuesday!

Students in the K-3 Science Arts class made Brushbots and painted Toad Houses, learning through the process about battery-charged power, electrical connections, and the similarities and differences between frogs and toads.


Students in the 4-8 Problem Solving Workshop tested their egg drop creations and practiced design thinking as they created catapults, tested their accuracy, and made improvements.

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH OR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY.

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Scholastic Book Orders

We have scholastic flyers in for January and February. Our school code is P7VC6

You can grab a flyer from the school or go to scholastic.com and order.

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CAASP CORNER!

This week in the CAASP corner we're highlighting the Khan Academy app! It's pretty amazing! For example, the Math, which is Common Core is interactive: students can swipe and use their fingers to write in numbers. It's really easy and fun to use, and kids enjoy earning points and building their worlds with earned points. There are also test prep classes/resources for HS students, as well as all usual subjects.


Check it out here: http://www.imore.com/khan-academy-ipad-picks-interactive-exercises-latest-update


Also, here's a link to the practice test! It'd be great for you to sit with your child and take the practice test together so you can both see what you can do to better prepare for it: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

STATE TESTING (CAASP) WILL OCCUR APRIL 18-29. THE SCHEDULE WILL COME LATER, BUT FOR NOW, KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE CLASSES IN BYRON THOSE TWO WEEKS!

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YEARBOOK NEWS from CHARMAINE

You get a FREE 2 page layout in the yearbook, and it will only appear in YOUR yearbook. Please talk to Charmaine if you would like details on how to do this.


We will be taking headshot photos for yearbook, for those students AND STAFF who missed the school pictures day, or had their make-up pictures done in the gym, or for those of you who just do not like the photos you took. These will be FREE for the yearbook. We will be taking these pictures every day for a week, so you do not have to come out for an extra trip.


We would prefer to have all the pictures with the same background, so it gives a nice, professional look.


The following dates will be available to come take photos (RAIN CANCELS) at the Byron Campus:

Monday Feb. 8th 9:45 am - 11:45 am and 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Tuesday Feb. 9th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday Feb. 10th - 12:15 - 1:30 pm and 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Thursday Feb. 11th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY FEB. 12th.

Friday Feb. 19th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


If it rains on any day, then we will move it to the following week with the same times.


Also, if you have pictures of your kids attending a school function, or playing at the school, or a picture with their teacher, feel free to email it to Charmaine for a possible entry into the yearbook. Sooner rather than later will give you a better chance of getting it into the book. charmaine.abasolo@vistaoaks.net

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Here are some upcoming breaks in school:
  • No school On Friday, February 12th or Monday, February 15th due to President's Day
  • Spring Break is March 14th-25th
  • Onsite classes are cancelled April 18-29

Prom: A Starry Night in Paris!

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Tickets on sale now! Charmaine is looking for 4-5 moms to help during prom. Please contact her if you can help with set-up, running prom, and/or take-down.