One Vista Voice

The Latest News & Info from VLMA, Vol. 1, 2021-2022

Welcome Vista Families!

Our One Vista Voice is a weekly family newsletter full of information for our Vista La Mesa Academy community. We hope it provides you with valuable information and updates to support your family and our genius scholars!

New Staff to Vista La Mesa Academy!

You'll be seeing some new faces on campus this year! Vista is fortunate to welcome the following cheetahs to our coalition:

  • Kristin Marney, Kindergarten
  • Ronnette Conway, Grade 1
  • Ashlyn Herman, Grades 2&3
  • Irma Poulin, Grade 6
  • Miroslava Zavala, Grade 6
  • Irma Burgueño, Resource Specialist Program Intern
  • Sophie Zaroyan, School Social Worker
  • Angie Paul, Paraprofessional
  • Diane Wall, SAGE Grant Garden Educator
  • Maggie Schnese, School Psychologist
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Weekly Cheetah Spotlight Video

Welcome to our first Cheetah Spotlight of the 21-22 school year! Help us celebrate our scholars and their genius! Each week, Mrs. A and Mrs. W will be celebrating the unique genius of our Cheetah Scholars! Celebrate with us!
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Rock On with First Grade!

The cheetahs of first grade shared their artistic genius in the form of rock painting!

After reading the book, Only One You, by Linda Krantz, these scholars discussed what made each of them the "only one you" and then began creating their unique rock design.

These colorful masterpieces have now been placed in our Vista Garden.

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How Can I Help? Crew

Last week, an amazing crew of our middle school students were on hand each morning to welcome cheetahs and help them with morning drop off and check-in! Sporting their fabulous How Can I Help? shirts, these students escorted our tiniest cheetahs to their lines, opened car doors, answered family questions, and were all around amazing! If you see them, celebrate them!

Justin Campos

Mari Dumlao

Clint Ettleman

Leanzy Garciadealba

Aubry Grubelnik

Maya Patterson

Alain Ponce

William Smith

Need a Backpack?

In partnership with Improving Lemon Grove, our school received a generous donation of backpacks! If your child is in need of a backpack, please do not hesitate to call our office. We want our cheetahs equipped to learn and grow and are glad to help out our families! Just call our office at 619-825-5645.
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Why Join Class Dojo?

ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities! By joining your teacher's Class Dojo you will have access to updates and information in our whole-school story updates as well as specific posts from your teacher. It is the most efficient means of staying connected to your student's Vista experiences! If you haven't already, please join your child's Dojo class.

LGSD's Annual Notification Packet

Your child will be bringing home (or maybe they already have) our Annual Notification Packet. We've combined all of those "first day packet" signatures into one document for your convenience. Please be sure to sign this document and send it back with your child ASAP. If you need an additional copy of this form, please message your teacher via Dojo and they'll be sure to send one home!


COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

We will be hosting VOLUNTARY COVID 19 testing for our students each Friday on campus, starting the week of August 30. Parents can OPT IN to have their child tested. Parents will have access to all test results. Testing will occur on campus during the school day. Students will escorted to the testing location by staff. Testing is optional and voluntary for students. To Opt-In, simply complete the Consent Form for Minors Undergoing COVID-19 Testing form (see picture) and send it back with your child.

For more information, take a look at our district website here:

Please call our office with questions (619-825-5645)

Back to School Night!

Our One Vista Back to School Night will be held VIRTUALLY via Zoom this year!

Join us online and meet your teacher!

When: Wednesday, September 1 from 5-6 PM

Join Mrs. A and Mrs. W at 5PM for our Welcome and short Title I meeting.

Join our Zoom at 5 using this link:

At the conclusion of our brief welcome meeting, we will send families off to their teacher's Zoom sessions.

Our PTA Needs You!

Be part of every cheetah's success story! Join parents, students, educators, and community members to make our students' dreams come true!

Our VLMA PTA is in need of your participation.

We have several Board positions open and we sure could use your help!

Please reach out to our Assistant Principal, Anita Williamson at and join in on the great adventure of our PTA!

LGSD Parent and Family Events

Take a peek at all of the wonderful Parent and Family events for our Lemon Grove community!

You can access an extensive offerings using the link below!