Vista Views

October 16, 2019

GROWTH MINDSET - THE POWER OF YET

This week's PAWS & Pride message emphasized the importance of the word "YET" in developing a growth mindset. Instead of allowing a child to focus on what he or she can't do, we want to help them to identify the steps needed to master a new skill. It's not that they can't do something, it's simply that they can't do it YET.


When our children are young, it is easier to understand that they aren't walking YET, aren't talking YET, or not riding a bike YET. As they get older, it gets more difficult to watch them struggle or listen to negative self-talk, but what can a parent do?


If your children come home frustrated, help them focus their energy on the steps necessary to improve. Make a plan. Do they need to practice more? Do they need to study more? Whatever it is, we want to teach them to learn from their mistakes and work towards their goals. In the end, learning to work through the frustration is the most important learning.


GROWTH MINDSET RESOURCES

CuteAndKids.com has a wonderful web page that includes information about the "Power of Yet". There is everything from a Sesame Street video with Elmo to a short Ted Talk by Carol Dweck, the Stanford professor who has studied growth mindset for years. I think you'll find something for everyone in your house. Enjoy.

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THE MONSTER DASH IS THIS SATURDAY!

Don't Forget to Register, Donate, & Volunteer

  • Every child who registers and pays the $50 registration fee will get a free Monster Walk t-shirt!
  • The classes with 100% participation (100% registered) get a Pizza My Heart pizza party!
  • Even if you cannot attend the Monster Walk, you can still register, collect donations, and get a Monster Walk t-shirt!
  • If your child has a sports game that day, your child will get a "Sports Credit Stamp" that will give your child a credit of 10 laps.
  • Many employers match donations and volunteer hours. Make sure to check with your employer!
  • Your donations are tax-deductible. Make sure to remind your donors about this.

Register Here: https://altavistawalkathon.dojiggy.com

Personalize Your Page: Click below to learn how to personalize your page to collect donations online:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gQXdCcDjrfBnlrpCIcE4Ft-sq5GaOyuNMJTtmQeWwRs/edit?usp=sharing


Volunteers needed

Please consider helping out for an hour or two! It takes the entire community to make this event the success that it is. Parents, Grandparents, High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers are all welcome to help!

Sign up here: http://avhsc.ivolunteer.com/wat_2019


Snack & drink donations needed

Lap Treats Donation Request (will be available for the walkers/runners after every 5 laps)

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Granola bars or Protein bars
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade: Snack pouches (Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, etc.)
  • 4th and 5th Grade: Fruit Snacks (Roll-ups, fruit chews, etc.)

**Clean, cut, fresh fruit can be donated to the table at any time throughout the day**

Drink Donation Request for Snack Shack (will be available for purchase)

  • Kindergarten: Six-pack of 17oz. bottled water
  • 1st Grade: Six-pack of 17oz. bottled water
  • 2nd Grade: Six-pack of 12 oz. 7-Up, Sprite, or flavored sparkling water CANS
  • 3rd Grade: Six-pack of 12 oz. Gatorade or Izze CANS
  • 4th Grade: Six-pack of 12 oz. Root beer or Dr. Pepper CANS
  • 5th Grade: Six-pack of 12 oz. Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi or Diet Pepsi CANS

Please bring your walk-a-thon lap treats and snack shack drink donations to the front of the school office by tomorrow.


Thank you in advance for your generous support! We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRE


Snow much to read at our arctic adventure book fair! The fun begins tomorrow and continues through October 23, including during the Monster Dash Walk-a-thon.


Book Fair Open Hours:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (1st, 3rd, 5th shop at lunch)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Friday, October 18, 2019

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (2nd, 4th shop at lunch)
  • 1:40 pm – 3:30 pm


Saturday, October 19, 2019 (Open during Walkathon)

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Monday, October 21, 2019

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Grades 1-5 welcome at lunch)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Grades 1-5 welcome at lunch)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Grades 1-5 welcome at lunch)

HALLOWEEN REMINDERS

As you begin planning and purchasing Halloween costumes, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • No weapons or excessive gore are allowed.
  • Masks may only be worn during the parade and cannot interfere with a student's vision.
  • Costumes must be appropriate for school - free from offensive images and language.
  • Students should be able to fully participate in the rest of the school day, this includes having shoes that are safe for outdoor play. Bulky costumes may need to be removed if it interferes with classroom learning.
  • Please contact your child's teacher or the office with any questions.


Alta Vista's Halloween Parade will be held at 8:30 on October 31st.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin on Monday, November 4th and continue through Thursday, November 14th. Students will be dismissed at 1:15 each day.


In the coming weeks, check out Vista Views for tips on making the most of your Parent-Teacher Conference.

MOMENTS @ ALTA VISTA

COMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE

10/17 - SPIRIT DAY: CRAZY HAIR DAY

10/18 - SPIRIT DAY: CLASS COLOR DAY

10/19 - ALTA VISTA MONSTER DASH WALK-A-THON

10/31 - HALLOWEEN PARADE @ 8:30

10/31 - USD FAMILY NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

SECOND GRADE TO UMS 10/18, 10/22-10/25

THIRD GRADE TO CAMPBELL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 10/21, 10/23 & 11/4

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