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February 26, 2021


We know that our third through fifth grade students (and parents) are anxiously awaiting information about class placements for people who are returning to campus. We are putting the finishing touches on those class lists. Third through fifth grade parents can expect to receive a newsletter on Monday. It will include information about your student's placement and schedule, details about drop off and pick up, and essential health and safety guidelines. There will also be a link to an acknowledgment form that must be completed prior to March 8th. Be sure to check your inbox on Monday for that information.

Donate supplies for dog rescue center in Mexico!

4 Dogs Farm Rescue helps to rescue and adopt dogs from the streets in Mexico. The dogs at the rescue have hardly anything, and Alta Vista is partnering with the rescue center to provide much-needed supplies for the rescued dogs at the Mexican shelter. From now until March 15, we are collecting the following supplies:


Dog beds


Dog clothes/sweaters

Dog toys



Dog food

Disposable gloves



Please drop donations off at the Kalia family porch at 267 Blossom Valley across from school. Any questions, please email THANK YOU for helping these needy stray animals!


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Alta Vista Home & School Club Mask Spiritwear Fundraiser

Show your Cougar pride by supporting the Alta Vista Home and School Club (AVHSC) as we welcome back our students!

The AVHSC typically holds fundraising activities at the beginning of the school year but given that in-person school was placed on hold because of Covid-19, the Annual Membership Drive and other events were also placed on hold. AVHSC funds numerous enrichment programs, such as Art, Clay, Music, PE, Project Cornerstone, assemblies, field trips, and more. We also supply the funds to purchase technology, educational subscriptions, classroom supplies, and teacher needs not otherwise provided by the District.

Although Covid-19 placed limitations on in-person school activities, the AVHSC funded virtual programs this year. Now that the campus is re-opening, we anticipate an increase in HSC expenses as in-person activities safely resume.

As we look towards next school year, with a more “normal” template, we want to ensure that we have funds to resume programs as we have in previous years. With this fundraiser, the AVHSC hopes to use your donations to off-set the costs of a Music Teacher, P.E. Teacher, and an extra crossing guard for the 2021-22 school year. These three expenses are NOT covered by the yearly Consolidate Class Pledge (CCP) that is normally collected from families at the beginning of the year during the Annual Membership Drive. In the past, the Walk-a-Thon was our largest on-campus fundraising event each year. Covid-19 restrictions have caused the AVHSC to reimagine how we fundraise for our school, which means we may not have our yearly Walk-a-thon in October.

Customized Super Comfort Cotton Face Mask

This lightweight reusable face mask has comfort built into every last detail. This two‑ply cotton mask, which meets CDC Guidelines, features an interior pocket to easily swap in a replaceable filter. This lightweight reusable face mask has comfort built into every last detail. With a tailored fit, adjustable ear toggles, moldable nose bridge, and soft elastic ear loops this mask is going to fit your face well. This will be your next favorite mask, the one you don’t leave home without.

Size & Fit Guide

Adult Sizes

S/M | M/L

Fit: (S/M) fits smaller adults and kids, (M/L) fits most adults.

Place your Mask Order Here:

To Donate Directly to Alta Vista Home & School Club, please login here:

Thank you for all your support!

Take advantage of employer “matching funds” if possible.

AVHSC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization Tax ID: 77-0293970


Don't forget to join the fun of listening to our fifth grade Cougars share the hilarious tales from Sideways Stories from Wayside School . The whole family will be able to follow along as our Cougars share the stories from this unusual school. It's longtime favorite that you are sure to love (again).

Be sure to visit (and bookmark) for links to the read aloud videos. You can listen to the first fourteen chapters right now, with more to come next week.

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