• September 29, 2019

    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    Walk/Roll to School Day – Oct. 2:  Did you know that the first Wednesday in October is International Walk to School Day?  We hope that students and parents of SBSD will join thousands around the world by walking (riding and rolling too) to school on that day.  Both Skyline and Solana Vista are excited to be participating.  It is a fun, healthy, eco-friendly, and smart way to get to/from school with benefits for the entire community.  WE hope that YOU will join us!!!

    Thank you…

    …to Tom Carter and our Dads’ Club for the yummy Ice Cream Social!  It is always a favorite event among students and staff!

    …to Kim Criscuolo, Lauren Adams, and Dawn Seymour for serving as the SV Foundation Presidents and working tirelessly to support our Discovery Lab program!  If you would like to donate, you may visit: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SolanaBeachFoundationforLe/SolanaVista.html.

    …to Stephanie Singer and her PTA team for the great spirit wear and the awesome support you provide our students and staff!

    Halloween Carnival Update/News:

    The 62nd Solana Vista/Skyline Halloween Carnival is October 20, 11-4, at Solana Vista! 

    Last year we had over 1,000 attendees at this fun event and raised $27,400 for STREAM at Solana Vista and Skyline!

    This is an “all volunteer run” school event. Here are the ways you can help:

    • sign up with classroom rep to run your class booth for two hours during the Carnival 
    • join the Boo Crew in the Kiva every Friday in October @ 9:00 and every day the week of October 14-18 from 8:30am-12pm for Prep Parties. 
    • T-Shirts go on sale October 7th! Come get the amazing new design!

    We are bringing back the pony rides & petting zoo!!!

    • Sponsor an Animal at the Halloween Carnival! We are bringing Pony Rides and a Petting Zoo to the Carnival and have a few animals left who still need to be sponsored.
    • Pony ride ponies are $250.00 and Petting Zoo animals are $100.00.  We have 2 ponies to sponsor- Cheyenne Rose and Sasha. 6 Petting Zoo animals- 3 bunnies, 2 goats and a mini pony!
    • Perhaps you and another family would like to partner up to sponsor an animal!  Contact Melissa Herrington (mmccobb@gmail.com) if you are interested.

    Donate for Discovery! Donate Now!

    The Solana Beach Schools Foundation kicks off our annual week-long Donate for Discovery campaign. Donate for Discovery aims to help our school community reach the goal of 100% family participation in the Annual Fund Drive. That is why we hope we can count on your contribution! Your donation to the SBSF helps to provide robust educational experiences to our students. Each week our students engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities in STREAM, Art, and supplemental PE Discovery Lab classes. Using the latest technology, materials, and equipment, students apply their knowledge, skills, creativity, and curiosity to solve real world problems at the lab, easel, and on the playing field. Please show your support of Discovery Labs by making your Annual Fund Drive donation during Donate for Discovery Week!

    To donate, go to https://www.solanabeachkids.org/campaigns/solana-vista-elementary/.  Or, you may leave your pledge envelope at the Solana Vista front office. Monthly payment plans are available.

    2nd Annual SBSD STREAM Fest!  Solana Beach Schools Foundation presents the 2nd annual SBSD STREAM Fest! Save the date: Saturday, November 2nd from 10 AM to 2 PM on the grounds of Solana Pacific Elementary. This year's theme is ReYOUse, promoting awareness around conservation and recycling efforts to help our planet. There will be engineering challenges, interactive stations, robotic exhibitions, food trucks...just to name a few! Check out the fliers and posters on campus and use the QR code to download the ReYOUse app for more information! STREAM Fest is a free event for all ages, so bring your families and friends! We hope to see you on November 2nd! You can visit https://2019sbsdstreamfest.glideapp.io to learn more and to get excited about this great event!

    Student Mobile Devices:  This is a reminder that SBSD has a mobile device guideline, as stated in the parent/student handbook.  Please note that “All mobile devices should be turned off when students come on campus in the morning and remain in their zipped backpack during the school day. These devices may only be used once students have left the campus.”  This includes any type of smart watch such as a gizmo, iWatch, etc.  To access this portion of the parent/student handbook, go to https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=328#Cell.

    Thank you for understanding and cooperation.

    Mark Your Calendars:

    • Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Donate for Discovery Week
    • Oct. 2:  International Walk to School Day
    • Oct. 2:  Make up Picture Day
    • Oct. 10:  PTA Meeting at Skyline (9:00)—open to all
    • Oct. 10:  School Site Council Meeting @ SV (3:05 pm)—open to all
    • Oct. 17:  Great California Shake out
    • Oct. 20:  62nd Halloween Carnival
    • Oct. 25:  Dad’s Pancake Breakfast
    • Oct. 25:  School Assembly

    A little something to think about:

    All Learning is Social and Emotional Virtual Book Club

    I would love to try something new!  Many of you have mentioned that you have ordered the Social Emotional Learning book that all staff members are reading, and I’m so excited to have you on this journey with us.  I thought it might be fun to share our thoughts with each other as we read the book.  The first chapter gives an overview of the 5 areas of Integrated SEL. 

    In Chapter 2, the area of Identity and Agency is discussed in greater depth.  If you have read this chapter, I invite you to share your thoughts via an application called Padlet.

    How will our children benefit from developing Identity and Agency at an early age?

    Once you click you the link:  https://padlet.com/katherinezimmer1/yx4h97o1jmph, click on the + sign and share your thoughts.  It’s that easy!!



    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School