THE Leadership Academy School News

April 24, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Families,

Look out for the new Principals on Monday! Congratulations to our top earners for the Jog a Thon: Grayson Harris (Murillo), Sawyer Bell (Blew), Miranda Matteson (Miller) and Pax Markov (Smith). They will be working all day on Monday checking on classes, making announcements, supervising on the playground and eating a delicious lunch with Mrs. Morton.

*Dance Party is on Tuesday for those that raised $50+.

*Pie in the Face for Mrs. Blew (Blew) and Silly String for Mrs. Morton (Smith) on Friday

Have a great week!


Mrs. Morton


Lunch and ice cream sundaes with Coco was a success!

Mark your Calendars!

April 29 - Spotlight Leadership Awards for April

May 2 - May 13 - State Testing for grades 3-5 (Science testing the following week for 5th grade only and Make-ups as well)

May 13 - Spring Bubbles Carnival 5PM-8PM

May 24 - Open House with Leadership Night

May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

June 8 - Last day of school (minimum day 12:54PM release)

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Teacher's Appreciation Sign Up Genius

It’s a perfect time to show the educator in your child’s life how much you have appreciated their support over the past school year.

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Support for Ukraine Fundraiser

Schools across Vista Unified have expressed an increasing desire to support the families who have been directly impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. Accordingly, we have organized a districtwide fundraiser, led by a group of passionate Mission Vista High School students and staff members to make this happen. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children, a highly reputable charity organization whose mission is to provide physical aid (food, medical, hygiene, etc.) and psychological aid to Ukrainian families with young children who have been directly impacted by the conflict. Please consider donating any dollar amount by clicking here or scan the QR code on this flyer.
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VCC Dental Screening May 3rd - May 6th

Dental screening will be done on campus by VCC. Services are available to all students, regardless of their insurance status. The treatment they receive is painless and easy. The VCC dental van will come to THE LA to provide children with oral exams, fluoride varnish, goodie bag, sealant placement ( if necessary)

2 ways to show your interest:

  • Please return consent forms by April 28th to the front office
  • You're welcome to scan the QR Code and fill out the consent form.
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3rd-5th Grade State Testing

THE Leadership Academy's state testing window starts May 2 and wraps up on May 13, 2022 (makeup tests run through May 20). 5th graders only will test in Science May 17-19. All 3rd-5th graders will be testing in the mornings during this time. 3rd-5th grade families, please review this letter for more information: 2022 State Testing Letter for families English, 2022 State Testing Letter for families Spanish.

Many of you have asked how you can support our learners. Please make sure they come to school on time and are well-rested. A good healthy breakfast is also advised! All teachers would appreciate snack donations during the testing window. Thank you for your support in advance!

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Notes from our School Counselor Mrs. Flores

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Sharpen the Saw

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with my family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

Finding Real Balance:

Kinder - 2nd grade: VIDEO

3RD - 5th grade: VIDEO

Parents VIDEO

Home Activity: #1 7 Habit Chatter Catcher, #2. Reflection Pyramid

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Spring Bubbles Carnival

Mark your calendar for Friday, May 13. We will be having our Spring Bubbles Carnival from 5-8PM. It will be a night full of music, games, dancing, performances, art, food and fun! Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for sponsoring this great event! Flyers will be coming home soon!
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PTA Association Meeting - May 24th at 4:30 pm.

We are excited to welcome new PTA Board members!

All members are invited to our association meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 4:30.You're a member If you paid a $10 membership fee during this school year. If you're interested in becoming a member please contact

On this date we will also be hosting our first back Open House! more details to come.

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Enrolling 4 Year Olds for Transitional Kindergarten

We are enrolling 4 year olds now for TK next year! If your child was born between September 2, 2017 and February 2, 2018 they may start TK in August, 2022.

Our Transitional Kindergarten is a free all day program here at THE Leadership Academy. Contact our office and they are happy to assist you and answer questions.

*Note: If your child turns 5 after 2/2/22, they may start TK on the day they turn 5, space permitting.

Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a job that only occupies you during school hours?

Please consider applying for one of our open positions:

Noon Duty Assistant - Approximately 3.5 hours per day (9:30AM - 12:30PM)

Instructional Assistant - Approximately 6 hours per day (7:45AM. - 2:15PM)

Please contact Mrs. Morton ( or our office manager Patty Landeros ( if you are interested.

Job Opportunities in Vista Unified

If you are interested click the links below:

For ALL positions please click HERE.

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Communication about Health and Safety

Families, in order to help us prioritize health and safety for all of our students and staff, please communicate with us. We appreciate you notifying us in any of the following scenarios:

  1. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home and notify our school immediately. COVID symptoms may include:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or Body Aches
    • Headache
    • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Sore Throat
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.
  3. If you have taken a PCR or NAAT test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

You will share your information with:

In order to return after having symptoms, please make sure to ONLY acquire PCR or NAAT tests, be fever free for 24 hours, and have improving symptoms. Reach out to Ms. Franck, Ms. Tanya, or Ms. Morton with any questions. We are here to help.

Vista has our own COVID-19 testing sites. The testing centers will be available on Mondays-Fridays. The testing sites are available to all families, students, and Vista Unified staff. For more information about the Vista testing sites, please visit Vista COVID Testing Centers.

To view Covid-19 cases for the entire district, visit the VUSD Covid19 Case Dashboard

THE Leadership Academy Week of April 18 -April 22: 0 Positive Cases



VISTA, CA 92083

Room 301

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 3:30pm

(Monday and Wednesday open until 5pm)



Vista, CA 92084

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm


1601 Longhorn Dr.

VIsta, CA 92081

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm


1306 Melrose Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92057
Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic (located at the VIC) is now offering vaccines for students and families. Please view the COVID vaccine clinic image below for more information.

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Student Vaccinations

If your child is fully vaccinated against covid-19 and you would like to have this information on file at T.H.E. Leadership Academy, please email a copy of their completed covid vaccination card to Ms. Tanya at

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