February 8, 2023
ALTA VISTA NEWS
LAST CALL - Alta Vista Spring Chorus
Don't forget that the last day for third, fourth, and fifth graders to join our Alta Vista Chorus is on Friday. During twelve morning sessions (7:45 AM), beginning February 28th, students work under the direction of Mrs. Jane Threet to learn a variety of songs. In April, there will be an evening concert during which the Alta Vista Chorus will perform for friends and family.
There is no charge for participation, but there are only a limited number of spaces available. We currently have 40 students signed up, so there is room for a few more people. Registration will remain open until 3:00 on Friday, but may close early if the program reaches capacity.
To register your third, fourth, or fifth grader for Chorus, click on the link below or scan the QR code.
TODAY'S PAWS & PRIDE ASSEMBLY
🐾🐾🐾 MEET TEAM ALTA VISTA 🐾🐾🐾
This week, we meet Mikayla Salisbury, a member of Alta Vista's fourth grade team.
Mikayla Salisbury - Fourth Grade Teacher
What is your favorite thing about Alta Vista?
Alta Vista feels like family.
Tell us about your family.
My family is just my husband and our good boy Bean (for now), but I hope to grow our family soon! My husband and I love to watch shows and movies together and to travel!
What do you like to do when you are not at school?
I LOVE to read! I met my reading goal of 30 books this year already, so I'm going to try to get to 40 next year!
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB NEWS
Multi-Cultural Night Zoom Meeting TONIGHT
After the huge success last year, Multi-Cultural Night will be held at Alta Vista this year on Friday, May 19, 2023. This is an in-person, outdoor event. This year's multicultural night event is made more enjoyable by our students' ART SHOW in the cafeteria! Please join us to represent your beautiful culture through food, activities, music, and raffle games!
Join us for an informational meeting about Multicultural Night TONIGHT
(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW MEETING DATE AND TIME)
Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71880266007?pwd=FwVbIFiykkPM9q5lzWiAaTaRlPq5fW.1
Alta Vista Family Dance - SOLD OUT
The Family Dance is Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30pm.
Unfortunately, our family dance tickets are ALL SOLD OUT and the waitlist is FULL. We typically do not issue refunds on dance tickets, however, we are making an exception this year due to high demand. If you are not going to use any or all of your tickets, please let us know ASAP so we can make arrangements to refund you and get those tickets to someone on the waitlist. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text 408-838-0847.
Snacks and Beverages: We provide FREE snacks and beverages at the dance. In order to offer food and beverages at no charge to our guests, we rely on snack and beverage donations from our parents. Please click on the signup below if you are able to donate an item to the dance. Items can be dropped off at the school
Spring Online Auction
Our Spring Online Auction is fast approaching and will run from March 15th-19th. We are looking for volunteers to help gather donations. In addition, we’re asking our community if you’d be able to support our school with donation items for the auction.
We welcome and appreciate all auction items such as:
- sporting events tickets
- vacation homes
- gift cards and certificates
- travel packages
- food and beverages
- personal services
- fitness classes in person or online
- hosted parties
Please reach out to Ellen Pierpoint: email@example.com to donate and for more info or you can drop off your donation at the office.
Fourth Grade - "Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day"
Recently fourth graders had the opportunity to read Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis with our Project Cornerstone volunteers. In a fun and silly way, the book aims to help children increase their understanding of emotions and feelings, increasing their emotion vocabulary and encouraging them to be comfortable with the emotion they are feeling. Some are comfortable and some are less comfortable (they are not good or bad), and they all are temporary. You can experience many emotions before it’s lunchtime! The lesson included a discussion on the science behind emotions (keeping you healthy and safe) and how they can impact your breathing, heart rate, or your stomach, depending on the emotion. This particular project included creating fortune tellers that help students think about things they can do when they or a friend are feeling a particular emotion.
USD NEWS & INFORMATION
DELAC Meeting - February 15th
Parents of English Learners-please save the date! Our next District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting will be held on February 15 from 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom. We will be presenting information about the Local Control Accountability Plan, the ELPAC test and our teacher leaders from our district EL Committee will share updates from each of their school sites.
Our community liaison will be simultaneously translating the meeting for our Spanish speaking parents.
We hope to see you there!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 0166 3790
See the attachment below for more information in Spanish.
Consulte el archivo adjunto a continuación para obtener más información en español.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
February 10: Alta Vista Family Dance (SOLD OUT)
February 13: USD Board Meeting @ 6:00
February 20-24: No School (Presidents Week Break)
Alta Vista Elementary School
Location: 200 Blossom Valley Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032