• Oct. 6, 2019

    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    Halloween Carnival Update/News: T-shirts go on Sale this week!!

    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 Fridayin October @ 9:00 and every day the week of October 14-18 from 830-12 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.

    Guest Speaker at PTA Meeting:  The next PTA will be held at Skyline on October 10th at 9am.  Guest speaker, Beth Munce, will be reviewing the SDUHSD's middle school cell phone policy and updating the community on how parents have been an integral role in sharpening policy around tech use at the middle school level.

    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!

    Yearbooks Pre-Order Link is Ready!  You may pre-order a yearbook for your child by going to:  https://svyearbook.picaboo.com.  This year’s theme is “Making a Difference…One Hello at a Time”.

    Mark Your Calendars:

    • 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