Vista Oaks Update

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Friday, November 22, 2019

30-Second Scoop

**Mark Your Calendar**


  • November 22nd: High School Casino Night TONIGHT!
  • November 25th-29th: Thanksgiving Break, campus is closed
  • December 9th - 14th: Pajamas Spirit Week
  • December 11th: Parent Workshop and Breakfast (flyer below) 10-11:30
  • December 11th: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (all parents are welcome, info. below!) 11:30-12:00
  • December 11th: Dine-Out Fundraiser - MOD Pizza
  • December 13: High School Winter Ball
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T shirt forms are available in the Oak Room!


We're so proud of our artists! They're working hard on their murals and are making our school beautiful!

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Paytin Spence

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Maddi McCarthy

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Alivia Jones

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Josiah Gonzales


This message was sent to all Excelsior Middle School fmailies and Mrs. Parlog asked me to pass it along to our families:

We are currently experiencing an increase in parking lot challenges that are creating safety concerns for students, parents, and staff. I wanted to send a reminder with the parking lot procedures so everyone is aware of the before and after school expectations when it comes to entering and exiting our school site. If you are fortunate to have someone (friend or relative) that assists with carpool duties, please forward this message to them so we can be sure everyone has the proper information.

PARKING LOT SAFETY We [Excelsior] have over 540 students and everyone is dropped off and picked up at the same time every day.

The RED LINE indicates two-way traffic. Please do not pass cars by driving the wrong way in the other lane. There will be a car coming at you before you know it, and then we have a bottleneck that is difficult to clear. The line will back up just before pick up time, but will clear shortly after the bell rings.

The GREEN PLUS indicates parking lots. If you arrive before the bell, please choose a parking spot. If you line up in the driveway before the bell while there are spots available, you prevent people arriving after you from being able to park. Please be courteous to all by choosing to park as long as there are spaces available. Just beyond the red line in this picture is an additional parking lot nearest the 6th grade wing.

The YELLOW CIRCLES are drop off loops. Please, for your child's safety, only drop off/pick up your child when your car is in the lane next to the sidewalk. The loop outside lane nearest the curb is for drop off/ pick up, the interior lane is to enter/exit the loop.

Finally, the two exits on Byron Highway are EXIT ONLY. At no time of day are these gates to be used as entrances. The only legal way to enter our school campus is from Byer Road.

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Family Dine Out Fundraiser - MOD Pizza

December 11th

10:30am - 10:00pm

5411 Lone Tree Way

Come support Vista Oaks Leadership by eating your meals at MOD Pizza. Mention you are there supporting our school and we receive 20%! Follow this link for information:

Parent Advisory Committee

All parents are welcome to join us! This is a time for us to share information about the happenings at Vista Oaks with you, and to gather feedback from our wonderful families.

We will meet on December 11th after the Parent Educator Breakfast from 11:30-12:00. Location to be determined.

Silly Costume Fundraiser

Would you like to see one of your teachers dressed in a silly costume all day in class? If so, you are in luck!! Students (and parents) can vote the week we get back from Thanksgiving for the teacher they want to see dressed in a silly costume. The cost is $1 per vote and all money raised will go toward the instillation of a new information board that will be placed outside of the Oak Room.

HS Snow Ball

Friday, December 13

The High School Semi-Formal Snow Ball will be happening on Friday, December 13 in the Old Gym (gym next to our campus). Tickets are on sale for $10. Buy your tickets soon because the price goes up on 12/9!

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2020 FBI Teen Academy

College Board Opportunity Scholarship--Juniors & Seniors

Did you know you can qualify for scholarships, just by completing the necessary steps to prepare and apply for college?

Juniors can get involved starting in December! Seniors should already be participating, as their opportunities are only available through the end of February.

  • 1. Students should join the program by signing in with your existing College Board account (same one you used for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT) or you can create an account if you don't have one.
  • 2. Click on the yellow Earn Scholarships button at the top of the homepage.
  • 3. You should review the official rules on the Opt In screen and click Agree. Then you're ready to start turning your efforts into scholarships!

Seniors--steps you should take now after completing the above steps...

  • 1. Students should complete the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid. You must provide a screenshot of your FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).
  • 2. Students should apply to at least two colleges they want to attend and submit the names of the colleges to earn an entry for the scholarship. Students may earn one additional entry for every additional college application after their first two, up to a maximum of six total applications.
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Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors!

Tri Counties Bank Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for merit based and income based scholarships for current seniors. Through a partnership with Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Tri Counties Bank is committed to providing meaningful college scholarships to deserving low and moderate income students in the Bank’s footprint. Additionally, Tri Counties Bank offers a merit based scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students who display outstanding achievements in academics, community service, or business entrepreneurship. These scholarships are available to seniors and applications will be accepted from now until March 11, 2020. Students can access the applications (both merit and income based) at

30-Second Scoop Featured Scoopers Wanted

The 30-Second Scoop is a short news broadcast by the Publications class that will be used as a quick reminder of upcoming Vista Oaks events and will be shared on Instagram & Facebook each week. We are looking for Featured Scoopers to read the news. If your child is interested, stop by the Oak Room and pick up a Featured Scooper Permission Slip or click the button below.
Featured Scooper Permission Slip

Please fill out this form and return it to Amy if you are interested in being a featured Scooper. Write clearly and be sure to have your parent sign it!

Parent Educator Workshops

Join us for this Special Breakfast!

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At Vista Oaks it is important to us to support you as Parent Educators! We hope you can join us!

Workshop Calendar


MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!

We collect Box Tops!

Box Tops are going digital! Download the app, set it for our school then simply scan your receipt! We will continue to collect any physical box tops as well, until all of the physical ones expire, but going forward box tops on your purchases will only be digital. Thank you!

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