Vista Oaks Update

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Please come to the Oak room and sign in!

In order to increase our safe campus, we have implemented a visitor sign-in process.

What do I do? Come to the Oak Room to sign in on a clipboard at Miss Amy's desk. She will hand you a sticker to wear while you are on campus. When you leave, you will sign out.

When do I do this? Any time you are coming on campus to stay longer than dropping off or picking up your child. If you're on the playground with your children, waiting for a student in services, meeting with your advisor, you sign in! :)

Thank you so much for your support!

**Mark Your Calendar**


  • February 14th: Writing Contest Entires Due
  • February 14th and February 17th: No school due to President's Day
  • February 21st: HS Mafia Game Night (6-8pm, cost to attend $5.00)
  • February 25th: Baseball Raffle Drawing (info below)
  • March 11th: Parent Educator Workshop//Mastering the Mystery of Math (flyer below!)
  • April 21-23rd: CAASPP State testing, Special Education services continue but onsite classes are closed
  • April 28-30th: CAASPP State testing, Special Education services and onsite classes are closed
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Welcome to the CAASPP Corner!

In this section, you will find information about our upcoming State Testing, games to help prepare you for the technology skills needed to test, and opportunities for the practice test!

Last week, we shared the dates of the testing and who would be tested. This week, I'm sharing a very lengthy list of technology skills required for the test. BUT, please don't stress because 1. our kids are better at these things that we are :) and 2. I will be sharing fun games each week to help your kiddos practice these skills!

1. Properly login/logout of computer

2. Hold mouse appropriately

3. Move mouse on screen

4. Place cursor on specific location on screen

5. Use a mouse to perform single-click

6. Use a mouse to double-click

7. Use a mouse to right-click

8. Use mouse to drag and drop items on screen

9. Use mouse to highlight text on screen

10. Launch a program by activating an icon

11. When program is running, return to main menu

12. Exit a program

13. Can access help features

14. Open a window

15. Close a window

16. Maximize a window

17. Minimize a window

18. Use the scroll bar to move up and down on a screen

19. Use the scroll bar to move left and right on a screen

20. Scroll in multiple windows

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Don’t Stress About the Test

Vista Oaks State Testing Workshops

Are you interested in an opportunity to prepare your child for upcoming state testing?

Workshop Topics:

  • What to Expect

  • Navigating Technology and the Test

  • Can State Testing be Fun?

  • Managing Stress and Test Anxiety

  • Test-Taking Strategies

  • English Language Arts CAASPP Expectations and Practice

Grades 3-5

Mondays- March 30, April 6, 13 from 9:00-9:50 A.M.

Click here to sign up for Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Fridays- April 3, 10, 17 from 9:00-9:50 A.M.

Click here to sign up for Grades 6-8

Baseball Ticket Raffle

Win 4 Tickets to a Baseball Game!

A’s vs. Giants @ Oracle Park

Tuesday, 3/24/2020 @ 6:45pm

Seat Section PLB 125, Row 16 (4 seats)

Purchase Raffle Tickets in the Oak Room

$10 for 1 ticket

$20 for 3 tickets

$50 for 10 tickets

$100 for 25 tickets

Winner Drawn February 25

Vista Oaks HS Leadership is raising money for the instillation of a new information board that will be placed outside of the Oak Room

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Vista Oaks Students to Participate in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition!

Date-Saturday, February. 29th

Time- 9:00 to 3:00 pm.

Place- Adams Middle School

401 American Avenue, Brentwood.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.

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

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

Workshop Calendar

Writing Contest!

By Emma Jacobs

Prompt: Through the Keyhole

Deadline: Entries Due February 14

Prize: You will be featured in the newsletter!

In the spirit of the new year, the prompt for this writing contest is "Through the Keyhole". All entries must be between 250 and 1,000 words and must relate to the prompt. Please keep language school appropriate. All forms of writing are accepted: poetry, short stories, epic, etc.. All ages are welcome to participate. Send your writing to no later than February 14th. We look forward to your entries!!


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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