Mission Vista Academy
Family Newsletter - Week of March 15th, 2021
Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling
In This Week's Edition:
» Parent Support Pod Info
» Virtual Career Fair
» MVA Virtual Clubs
» MVA 20/21 Pen Pal Program
PARENT & STUDENT RESOURCES
» MVA Event Calendar
» Virtual Field Trip: The Great Wall of China
» Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter
» English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)
» Enrichment Returns
» Important Enrichment Updates
» Writer's Workshop
» Department Contact info
» Counselor Information Sessions
SHARING THE HOMESCHOOL HEART
» Family Liaison Office Hours
WE ARE MISSION VISTA ACADEMY PROUD
» MVA Apparel
» MVA Resource Websites
» Your Mission Vista Academy Team
Open Enrollment Info for the 2021/2022 School Year!
Please join Riverside County Office of Education for a unique, no-cost, student-facilitated Mental Wellness Conference hosted by the Riverside County Office of Education, Character Strong and MIKVA Challenge. They will center the conference’s focus on the following outcomes:
Building Understanding: Access to Mental Health Professionals and Resources
Proactive Actions - Remove Barriers so that Students can Thrive
Educator/Parent Supports – Social and emotional learning supports that work in the home/classroom/campus/school community.
Removing Barriers So That Students Thrive…Academically and Social-Emotionally
Dates: March 17, 2021 (Keynote: 30 min Eric Thomas, the Hip Hop Preacher)
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Student-led breakout sessions
March 19, 2021 (Keynote: 30 min Dorian Murray-Thomas, SHE Wins Inc.)
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Student-led breakout sessions
March 20, 2021 (Keynote: 30 min Frank Arce, Assistant Superintendent of HR, TVUSD)
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Student-led breakout sessions
Translation and ASL Services will be provided.
To register for this event, please visit
This event is open to all K-12 students, families, and instructional staff. There will be specific student content pertaining to Elementary, Middle, and High School grade levels.
The first 900 students to register and attend all three days of the conference will receive a copy of the book “You Ain’t the Boss of Me” by Eric Thomas, HIP HOP Preacher. They will also be holding a parent raffle for grocery gift cards during the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Breanna Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Keyisha Holmes at email@example.com.
CALLING ALL PARENTS!
Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!
Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!
Parent Support Pod: TK-2nd Grade - Wednesday, March 3rd @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/91274103049
Parent Support Pod: 3rd-5th Grade - Wednesday, March 10th @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/93620732305
Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, March 18th @ 9am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84786483664Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade - Wednesday, March 24th @ 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/99278389733
Virtual Career Fair!
Mark your calendars now to join us live!
Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 pm
Choose to hear from a ...
- Fire Captain
- Theater Actor & Director
- FBI Special Agent
- Navy Seal
Hear about ...
- What is the job really like?
- What education and/or training is required?
- What they wished they had known in high school!
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93568468827?pwd=OFRDSzlvelNVU3RLTzFvd21QYWN6QT09
Meeting ID: 935 6846 8827
Please register using this SURVEY LINK
MVA Virtual Clubs!
More information and club schedules will be emailed to you by your HST on Mondays.
There is no need to preregister your students; just show up. Make sure to check out the details regarding each club, so you know whether to gather any needed supplies. However, we have been reassured that if you do not have those supplies on hand; your student can still attend and will still be able to learn and enjoy.
Questions? Reach out to the MVA Community Connections Coordinator at
951-442-8815 firstname.lastname@example.org or your HST
Dear Mission Vista Academy Families,
We would like to invite you to this week's clubs
Look below to find what is happening this week in clubs.
Wednesday, March 17th:
10:00 Kindergarten Writing Club -If I were a Leprechaun writing
10:30 1st and 2nd Grade Writing Club - Creative Story Using Imagination
1:00 Geography Club - Since it is St. Patrick's Day....Let's explore Ireland
1:30 Lower Grade Art Club - Leprechaun Art with a Fork Green Beard
2:00 Upper Grade Art Club - Citrus Bird Feeders
Thursday, March 18th:
10:00 Sight Word Club - Sight Word Readers' Theater - Little Red Hen
11:00 Science Club (Lower Grades) - Groovy Lava Lamps
11:30 Science Club (Upper Grades) - Egg Drop-This is a three weeks experiment - Part 2
Friday, March 19th:
10:00 Beginning Reading Club - Crack the Code
10:30 Novel Studies /Book Club - Novel - Out of My Mind - Please read Chapters 22-33 before class
11:30 Cooking Club - Swing Into Spring with Curious George's Banana Sushi
We are so excited about this week's clubs. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
If you can not get into a club, please call Stacy Beasley (951)442-8815.
MVA 20/21 Pen Pal Program
Join the Mission Vista Pen Pal Program Today!
Print out MVA Voluntary Activity Waiver HERE (you will be asked to upload a waiver when signing up for Pen Pal Program)
Audrey & Andrea
Virtual Field Trip: Great Wall of China-Brought to you by National Geographic!
Join Archaeologist Allan Maca and his team of intrepid experts on an epic adventure to solve mysteries, explore secrets and reveal amazing wonders of Ancient China like never before. Guided by images from space, cutting-edge technology on the ground, and the very latest excavations of Chinese archaeologists, they will reveal palaces and tombs, incredible megastructures and even entire long-lost cities. Along the way they will uncover new revelations about The Great Wall of China, explore the myths of Xanadu, and unearth evidence of ancient civilizations—discovers that are rewriting the history books.
Please enjoy the video and free resources below!
National Geographic Video suitable for High Schoolers (this video depicts what life was like for slaves who built The Great Wall)
"Are we there yet: Great Wall of China?" Video suitable for ALL grade levels
Great Wall of China "Virtual Tour" website
Great Wall of China Doodle Notes.
The Great Wall of China - Free Reading Materials
Let's Draw the Great Wall of China video!
Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter
View updates from the Special Education Newsletter below:
MVA Special Education Department Parent Newsletter_January 2021
MVA Special Education Department Parent Newsletter_February 2021
MVA Special Education Department Parent Newsletter_March 2021
Self-Compassion and The Power of Mistakes
Is your student hard on themselves? Could your student benefit from learning about how their mistakes can actually HELP their brain grow?
Join us for our Next Mindset Monday Class
“Self-Compassion and The Power of Mistakes”
March 8th 10:00am (TK-5th) & 1:00pm (6th-12th)
Do you have questions about the ELAC program?
Please contact Lisa Mesa email@example.com
March ELAC Meeting
Our next ELAC meeting is Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 5 pm.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97453942555?pwd=ZzFpakNqdmROSjMrRXNPUlgrTzcxdz09
1. Nomination for President and Vice President
2. Ratify Bylaws
3. Program Need Assessment
What is ELAC?
The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs.
Not a member of ELAC? Mission Vista Academy invites ALL parents to join the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent Group.
Questions? Contact Lisa Mesa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuestra próxima reunión de ELAC es el martes 16 de marzo de 2021 a las 5 pm.
Únete a nosotros en Zoom:
En la agenda:
1. Nominaciones para presidente y vicepresidente
2. Ratificar estatutos
3. Evaluación de las necesidades del programa
¿Qué es ELAC?
El Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC) hace recomendaciones sobre programas para estudiantes con necesidades de un segundo idioma.
¿No es miembro de ELAC? Mission Vista Academy invita a TODOS los padres a unirse al Grupo de Padres del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC).
Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Lisa Mesa en email@example.com
Important Enrichment Updates
FREE Pre-recorded videos with LIVE Office Hours!
These writer's workshop videos are there for parents and teachers to use starting wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you and your student can join in the office hours to go over items! Again, you can email to ask questions or get help, etc.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
Office Hours Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m.
MVA High School
High School Questions?
Have questions about High School? Reach out to your Mission Vista Academy High School Success Coordinator, Summer Davidson at email@example.com
MVA High School Counselor - Holly Burke
Is your high school student struggling with their classes? Do they want to discuss how a schedule change will impact their post-high school plans or do they want to get a head start on planning for college/career? If so, I’m here to help. I am available for individual appointments, and you can request a meeting by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Information Sessions
- You can watch the Concurrent Enrollment info session HERE.
- View the presentation slides HERE.
- Instructions for how to enroll in a community college class
Below you will find information about the UC and CSU Application Processes:
Link to video recording (recorded 10.19.2020)
High School Extras!
Add/Drop Deadline: The deadline to add a course, drop a course, or change curriculum for high school was March 1. Please work closely with your HST to ensure course success.
Military Recruiter Info Session- February 26 @10:30: A recruiter from the U.S Marine Corps will be hosting a zoom information session for our students. The recruiter will present information on the Marine Corp and general information on the other branches of the military. Military Info Session Link
- BigFuture Days: Click here for more information on BigFuture Days, from College Board. College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college
- The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
- Join the HQTs for an Edgenuity Extra. See the flyer here for more information and rsvp with the teacher leading the session. All high school students are welcome to attend.
FAMILY LIAISON OFFICE HOURS
Your Family Liaisons will be offering weekly office hours on Thursdays, from 10 -11 AM. This is a time each week when you can drop in to ask questions and is open to all parents and teachers at MVA.
New Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84272589947
SHOW OFF YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT WITH YOUR VERY OWN MISSION VISTA APPAREL!
Wanna show off your school spirit? Purchase your very own Mission Vista T-shirt, sweatshirt, tote bags, and MUCH more!
Visit the Mission Vista website for the full list of school apparel and other goodies now!
MVA Resource Websites to Bookmark!
Mission Vista Academy School Website
Mission Vista Academy Facebook Group - Enrolled with Mission Vista Academy? Join us on Facebook for a lively discussion and homeschool support.
mission_vista_academy - Follow Mission Vista Academy on Instagram!
Online Subscription Package Handbook - If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
Mission Vista Academy Family Liaison
Hello! My name is Andrea Hart, and I am a homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls. Thanks to Mission Vista Academy, we have been homeschooling for 2 years and absolutely love the freedom and new learning experiences that it provides us daily. Homeschooling has changed our lives for the better, and I can’t wait to help other families learn, grow, and navigate through this extraordinary journey. I'm here to help encourage, guide, and answer any question you may have! I can’t wait to connect with you.
We want to hear from you!
What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!
We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling
and learn more about what your homeschool lifestyle looks like!
Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County and San Bernardino County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!