• Feb. 24, 2020

    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    SV Interim Housing Update: On February 13, the Solana Beach School District Board of Education meeting narrowed seven housing options to two options (A and B). When the vote was taken, it was a 2 to 2 vote to approve the motion for Interim Housing Option A. Option A proposed housing Kindergarten through 2nd graders at SH and 3rd grade students at Skyline. Option B proposed housing Kindergarten and 1st graders at Solana Highlands and 2nd and 3rd graders at Skyline.  Without a majority vote of the Board, the motion did not pass. On February 27, a new board member will be appointed to the Solana Beach School District Board of Education reinstating the complete five-member board. At the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, March 12, 2020, the Board of Education will revisit Interim Housing for Solana Vista School students for the 2020-21 school year.

    Solana Beach Bash
    is back! Many of our parents have been working hard to put on an evening of entertainment and fun in support of all of our students.  The adult-only event will be held on April 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.  There will be a silent and live auction, DJ, dancing, food and fun!  All proceeds from the event will go back into the Discovery Labs at both Skyline and Solana Vista, where our children are immersed in Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math. Programs that truly make our schools so exceptional.   Please purchase your tickets now at https://solanabeachkids.ejoinme.org/main.  Hurry up as space is limited!

    Read Across America Week Coming Soon (Mar. 2-6):  Mrs. Rainville is busy planning another wonderful week to celebrate Dr. Seuss and our love of books!  Each day has a different theme and dress up opportunity.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Also, there is a 100 minute reading challenge.  Any students who reads (or is read to) for 100 minutes can sign the Challenge poster in the Kiva!

    Day - Mon. 3/2
    Theme of the Day - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
    Participation Opportunity - Thing 1 and Thing 2 Day: Dress Like your Friends

    Day - Tues. 3/3
    Theme of the Day - Celebrate Wordless Books
    Participation Opportunity - Reading Rocks, Wear Crazy Socks

    Day - Wed. 3/4
    Theme of the Day - Celebrate Biographies
    Participation Opportunity - Dress like a Story Character Day

    Day - Thurs. 3/5
    Theme of the Day - Celebrate Graphic Novels

    Participation Opportunity - PJ’s, Blankets, and Books Day

    Day - Fri. 3/6
    Theme of the Day - Celebrate Your Favorite Book
    Participation Opportunity - Whoville Crazy Hair Day

    Celebrating Our STREAM Team!

    STREAM TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment)

    Taylor Lynch

    Mr. Lynch is excited to celebrate his tenth year at Solana Vista and the fifth year in STREAM. He enjoys guiding students to solve real-world problems in their community and live a more sustainable life. Through this opportunity, students are able to work with their hands, be creative and use a variety of technologies to understand the world around them. In his free time, you may find him surfing, rock climbing or snowboarding in the mountains near and far.

    Mr. Lynch with mountains behind him

    Mark Your Calendars:

    Feb. 25:  PIQE @ 6:15 (Skyline)

    Feb. 25: School Assembly @ (8:35 )— all are welcome!

    Mar. 2 – 6:  Read Across America Week (see details above and in Peachjar flyers)

    Mar. 9-13:  Parent Teacher Conference Week (Dismissal at 12:05 Monday-Friday)

    Mar. 9-13:  Book Fair

    A little something to think about:

    Imagining a Vivid Vision

    • During the 2019-2020 school year, the Solana Beach School District has been engaged in a process to design a new vision and mission for all the schools in our community.
    • There is a very broad representation of teachers, staff, administrators, school board members, community members, and parents engaged in this process. Thank you to Mark Koweiski, Stephanie Singer, Kelly Dones, Megan White, and Jesse Atkins for representing SV!
    • We have held three meetings in which we are Imagining Our Vivid Vision and we are closing in on completing this very important task. The reason this is critical for our school and district is the product will guide our future work and how we conduct all our business as an organization. The immediate goal is to create both a mission and vision that is clear, memorable, and will withstand the test of time.
    • The larger goal is to use these ideas to focus our attention and effort on what is truly meaningful to all our stakeholders with the outcome of impacting students’ lives not only in school but also in the future.
    • At our final meeting on March 24, the committee will focus on the developing the “Portrait of a Future Ready Learner” and “Advancing toward a mission and vision”.
    • Before the end of the year, I look forward to sharing the results of this exciting process. It is our hope this new mission and vision will set the course for many years of excellence in our district and our school.


    Thank you,

    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School