Mar Vista Parent Newsletter

Week of March 15, 2021

Dear Families,

Thank you for supporting Mar Vista at the Friday Movie Night! It was great to see all the families and students back together again! I can't wait until all students are back on campus and things start to feel a little more normal. Big shout out to Victoria McCue for organizing the event and Julia Pursley for spreading the word and helping work the entrance! Thank you MVPs for bringing our community together! I look forward to more fun community building events!

Also, Monday 3/15 is Make Up Picture Day. If you were unable to make the previous Picture Days, you may come to the school between noon and 5:00 pm for another opportunity. These photos will be featured in our 20-21 Yearbook and will be uploaded into our student information system Synergy. More info on the yearbook is coming soon!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to prepare for the return of students to campus. I know there are several questions about logistics, transportation and more, so be on the lookout for increased communication from me and the front office. By Monday, March 22, families will be informed of student cohort schedules and details about protocols, etc. Until then, please stay tuned to the information coming from Dr. Rodriguez. Also, remember that today (Sunday 3/14) is the last day before the parent survey closes. Please make sure you've responded so transportation and cohort assignments can be completed accurately. Here is the link to the survey:

(We have heard from some that if your device has translation turned on, Mar Vista may read in the drop down list as "Sea View." Please choose Sea View if you don't see Mar Vista listed. Your child will still show up on our rosters).

Thank you,

Stephanie Monroe, Principal

Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update

Hi Families,

If your child does not have a district Chromebook, it will be imperative that they have one as we begin state testing. We do have extra Chromebooks in the office but I recommend you call in advance just to be sure. We are due to begin the SBAC assessment in mid-April.

Thank you to everyone that has sent in pictures for the spirit days! This is one way we are trying to maintain connection and community, so it is appreciated. This week is wear green day. Students can wear their green outfits and send pictures to me to be featured in the Mar Vista News!

Students will be continuing Unit 6 in our language arts curriculum, Benchmark, this week.


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Spirit Theme: Wear Green!

Express your inner leprechaun! Wednesday is St. Patrick's Day, so let's celebrate by wearing our favorite green clothing! Send your photo over to Mr. J at to be featured in the Mar Vista News!

Mrs J's Library Updates


SPRING BOOK FAIR! Online. 3 Weeks. March 15th - April 2nd ONLINE! All books will be mailed to your address!

You can browse and order before spring break or during, get ready for your spring holidays.

This week's book recommendations (yes, we have these titles to borrow in our MV library! Go place your holds or email me requests)

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Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up

Link to Step by step directions:

Daily story hour 2-3 Monday- Friday (Monday ends at 2:30 for curbside pick up) come for a little or come for a lot. Everyone is welcome at any time in the hour!
Google classroom/Library code:
Meet link: or meet code a32st4zudr

Curbside pickup is happening, Mondays 3-5 PM. If you can't make Mondays, your books will be in the office after Monday Afternoon, on the book cart to be picked up anytime M-F, 7-3.
Place holds following this tutorial on Mrs. Jacobsmeyer’s youtube channel:
YouTube: how to place a hold for Curbside pickup?

Students now have a 3 week loan period and renewals are almost always an option! If I have a pressing need to have the book returned to fulfill another student's hold, I will give them a head's up for a week.

831-761-6177 ext. 7184

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou

School Counselor's Corner

Just a reminder that we all struggle sometimes!

Feeling OK about not feeling OK



Natalie Hanneman, LMFT, PPS

Socio-Emotional Counselor/Student Services

District Office (831)786-2100 Ext. 4695 to leave message

Mar Vista Parent Club

Next meeting: March 16 from 7:00 -8:30 pm

Meeting Link:

The MVPs continue to meet virtually each month to find ways to support the teachers and students. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon! All are welcome to attend.

Read what teachers are saying...

They purchased Zearn for us and I have to say it has been a HUGE support for my math program. I also appreciate the $400 classroom funds because I have been purchasing chapter book sets for my class. I also really appreciate Ashley continuing on being treasurer with her full time job. -Miss Risa

For more information contact us at or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.

Technology Support

For Chromebook repair or replacement, please go to Rolling Hills Middle School drive through on MWF from 9-12 or call the school office and arrange a time to drive the school for support.

The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.

Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)

Use this option if you need immediate assistance.

The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.

Synergy Support for Parents

PVUSD Parent Engagement Newsletter

Here is the most recent PVUSD Parent Engagement Newsletter (#13). Please share with others in the community!

English Newsletter

Spanish Newsletter

PVUSD School Meals - 2021

School meals are served daily at Valencia Elementary from 7:00-10:00 am. Click here for details.

As a reminder, PVUSD now has two afternoon meal pick up locations to support those families who are not able to access meals during earlier meal pick up times. Please note that families can pick up meals for their children for the seven days of the week on the one pick up day. Also, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes groceries during most weeks during these afternoon meal pick up times.

Here are the links to the flyers with details for afternoon meal pick up times :

Calabasas - Tuesdays at 4 PM
Starlight - Thursdays at 4 PM

Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage

Find just about everything you need for Distance Learning on the Mar Vista Distance Learning webpage on our school website. Click here: Mar Vista Distance Learning 2020-2021

Virtual Recess

See times below:

TK/K - 10:30-10:45. Storytime/discussion Link

1st-3rd - 10:45-11:00 and 12:20-12:40 Storytime/discussion and Social time (sharing and talking) Link

4th-6th - 12:40-1:00 Social time Link

We hope students will find a time to connect, chat, share and just hang out in a safe, monitored environment supervised by Mar Vista yard duties.

Daily Instructional Schedules

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Accessible text is available

Did you know that you can change the font size and contrast with the accessibility feature when reading this newsletter on your phone? Look for the accessibility symbol and choose your preferences. Prefer a black and white paper copy? Just ask when visiting the drive through at distribution time. We always have several on hand. Happy reading!

COVID Safety Reminder

Parents, if you are coming onto campus, please make sure to sign in at the office for a COVID screening. Please make sure to wear a mask at materials distribution pick up, as well. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and well!