• Oct. 20, 2019


    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    Thank you to Melissa Herrington and the many volunteers who made the 62nd Halloween Carnival a HUGE success!!  It was a wonderful day enjoyed by so many people!  The amount of time, volunteers, and work that goes into making this event possible is enormous.  Many volunteers worked tirelessly throughout October to prepare for the big day.  Yesterday and today, the SV campus was filled with eager helpers starting at 8:00 a.m.  Many volunteers spent all day Saturday and Sunday setting up, preparing tamales, running booths, and tearing down.  Thank you to everyone who made the day possible, and thank you to everyone who came to the carnival and supported our SBSF!

    Dad’s Club Pancake Breakfast on Oct 25!  Mark your calendar to join our Dads for a delicious homemade breakfast at 7:30 am.  Dads, who would like to help out, please contact Tom Carter at


    Red Ribbon Week—just around the corner!  Our theme is “Pledging to Lead an Active and Healthy Lifestyle”.  Our PTA has planned a great week for Solana Vista!  Each day students will have the opportunity to focus on a different way to live a healthy life.

    Schedule:      October 28th - November 1st

    • Monday:        Wear Red Day and take the RRW pledge.
    • Tuesday:       Walk & Roll to School Day 
    • Wednesday:  Be Sun Safe - Wear your favorite hat or shades and remember to apply your sunscreen!
    • Thursday:      Happy Halloween!  Get in the Halloween spirit and wear your costume to school.
    • Friday:           Sports Dress-Up Day - Dress like your favorite athlete or sports team.

    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. 25:  Dad’s Pancake Breakfast (7:30)
    • Oct. 25:  School Assembly (8:35)
    • Oct. 28 - Nov. 1:  Red Ribbon Week
    • Nov. 2:  SBSD Stream Fest (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @Solana Pacific

    A little something to think about:

    Mood Meters

    Why do schools have Social Emotional Curriculums?  Emotional Intelligence is a “new label” for an old idea—how to be aware of your emotions and how they impact your behavior.  Most recently, Emotional Intelligence has been identified as one of the most important skills that people need to be career and college ready.  This year, many SV classrooms are utilizing a tool called a Mood Meter to help students begin to identify and manage their emotions.  Students have the opportunity to “place” themselves on the visual grid (green, yellow, blue, red).  Then through class meetings and peer relations, students can share feelings and realize the impact that emotions have on self and others. To see a Mood Meter and learn more, visit https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/mar2017/teaching-emotional-intelligence.  If your child comes home and says something like this: “I was in the blue this morning, but I was able to get back to green by lunch time”, now you will understand what they mean!


    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School