One Vista Voice
The Latest News & Info from VLMA, Vol. 4, 2021-2022
Welcome Vista Families!
Weekly Cheetah Spotlight Video
ONE-TIME Online COVID-19 Testing Registration Now Available.
There were some bugs with online testing registration this week. We greatly appreciated your patience as we worked with the agency to address the bug.The agency has let the district know that the bug has been resolved for when you were not able to pass selection of your school. Please let your teacher know if you still are having any issues.
The long-awaited, ONE-TIME online C-19 testing registration is now available!
When using the link below to register, you will notice that it will no longer give you the option of choosing a date since your student will be auto-enrolled each week. If you do not wish to have your child tested on a particular week, just Dojo message your teacher and they will not send your child to the testing line.
Hard copy permission forms are still accepted and available from your teacher.
Go to https://lgsd.testscheduler.net/ to register your student for COVID-19 on site testing!
The full instructions for how to use the portal and register yourself, please click here:
Our site testing day will be every Friday.
Spirit Friday and Oct-GLOW-Ber!
This week's theme: Our lines are "GLOWING"
Friday's Spirit Theme: Stripe Yourself with Lines! Show your school spirit by wearing stripes/lines! Class with the highest percentage of stripey fabulous spirit participants will gain extra Praise Cards!
In an effort to support our “Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Others, Take Care of Our School” goals, we will be focusing on recognizing “glowing” behaviors in the month of October. Each week, we will have a different behavior focus. We want to shine light on our cheetah scholars who are working hard on these goals. Each teacher will be given a stack of praise cards. If they see a class working hard on the weekly focus, they can give that class a praise card. Teachers hold onto any praise cards their students receive that week. Every Friday, there will be a box in the main office for teachers to deposit their class’ praise cards. During the Monday Cheetah Spotlight video, Mrs. A & Mrs. W. will be drawing 2 praise cards. Those 2 classes will receive a treat that afternoon to celebrate their glowing behaviors. Classroom teachers will set expectations and model each behavior so students will be prepared to show their greatness.
Social Media "Challenges"
A USA Today article recently shared, "This month, that havoc could reach a new level, resulting in physical violence against teachers and other school employees...
In September, its inaugural month, the so-called “devious licks" trend challenged students to steal and vandalize school property...
According to a list that’s been circulating online, this month’s challenge is to “smack a staff member.” Challenges for subsequent months range from “mess up school signs” and “flip off the front office” to “kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school” and “jab a breast.”
We ask for your continued partnership in helping us create a safe and functioning school campus where our cheetah scholars can grow and thrive. Join us in explicitly speaking to your child about the power they have to build such a campus or to harm it. It brings us no joy in having to issue the sometimes severe consequences for destructive, harassing, or aggressive behaviors on campus, but we are confident that in building positive relationships with our students and with your help, we can continually and positively impact our school climate and community.
October Parent and Family Events!
Join us this month for a ton of family events in San Diego and with the Lemon Grove School District!
Check out the October Parent Events Calendar! In it you’ll find info about:
Setting goals for parents and children. An interview with Ms. Jones, an LGAM parent.
Kids Free San Diego. Free attractions, events, and food for kids all over San Diego.
SD Nights Schedule
SD Nights Wellness Wednesday
PAPER Tutoring Program
Fall dance classes at transcenDANCE
SAY San Diego Dads Corps
Mindfulness Classes with UCSD
LGSD Community Safety Event Recording
Resources for teen wellness
Videos, read alouds, and books for Hispanic Heritage Month
Chollas Lake Free Programs and Events
Fall Family Date Night
Spooktacular Trunk or Treat
¡Consulte el calendario de eventos para padres de octubre! En él encontrarás información sobre:
Establecer metas para padres e hijos. Una entrevista con la Sra. Jones, madre de LGAM.
Niños gratis en San Diego. Atracciones, eventos y comida gratis para niños en todo San Diego.
Horario de SD Nights
SD Nights Miércoles de bienestar
Programa de tutoría PAPER
Clases de baile de otoño en trascenDANCE
SAY San Diego Dads Corps (grupo para papás)
Clases de atención plena con UCSD
Grabación del evento de seguridad comunitaria de LGSD
Recursos para el bienestar de los adolescentes
Videos, lectura en voz alta y libros para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Programas y eventos gratuitos en Chollas Lake Park
Noche de cita familiar the otoño
“Cajuela o golosina” espeluznante
Goal Setting with Your Student (from a parent perspective)
Let's learn from one another! Ms. Jones, a mother from LGAM, and her daughter Regan were interviewed to talk about the goal-setting system they have at home.
Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YCubmwIeC8
A live Q & A session with Ms. Jones will happen on
Thursday, October 7
5:00 - 5:30pm
Zoom link: https://bit.ly/LGSDQA
Meeting ID: 885 1843 7687
Families are invited to ask Ms. Jones questions and to get assistance with setting up their own goal system at home.
La Sra. Jones, una madre de LGAM, y su hija Regan fueron entrevistadas para hablar sobre el sistema de establecimiento de metas que tienen en casa.
Vea la entrevista completa aquí: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YCubmwIeC8
Habrá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con la Sra. Jones el
Jueves 7 de octubre
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Enlace de zoom: https://bit.ly/LGSDQA
ID de reunión: 885 1843 7687
Código de acceso: 914632
Invitamos a las familias a hacer preguntas a la Sra. Jones y recibir asistencia para establecer su propio sistema de metas en casa. Habrá interprete.
As Seen on Campus!
Anchored 4 Life Makes Their Debut!
The Anchored 4 Life program provides additional services for our students that need support in any of the following:
- Entering the school as a new student and a few other difficulties and challenges that students living the military lifestyle and culture face.
While originally designed to support our cheetahs in military families, our OneVista philosophy means that ALL students have access to the supports of Anchored 4 Life!
The students that are Team Leaders in the Anchored 4 Life program are trained to work with their peers and provide support and encouragement when they having difficulties or facing challenges. This peer partnership allows students the opportunity to connect with someone much like themselves. It allows for our students to not only find the peer support they may need at different points in their school experience but to also grow our own cheetah leaders to be those supports!
This week we saw our Anchored 4 Life student leaders welcoming several new students and helping them become more familiar with campus and build new friendships as they became a part of our OneVista school family.
A special thank you to the student leaders of Anchored 4 Life and their adult advisors!
More Fun Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Our PTA meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 3:45pm via Zoom.
We can't wait to see what our PTA has in store for us this year!