• Mar. 8, 2020

    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    Spotlight on Solana Vista Students: 
    Be sure to check out the recent Spotlight on SBSD students at https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=16784&dataid=35175&FileName=Final-Spotlight%20on%20Students%20Solana%20Vista-Feb2020.pdf featuring our very own SV students! I apologize for the incorrect link in last week’s newsletter.

    Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair is this week: We're excited to welcome Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair back to Solana Vista during parent-teacher conference week. The book fair will be open in the library Monday 3/9 through Thursday 3/12 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 12:05 - 3:00 p.m. Your last chance to shop will be Friday 3/13 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. only. Proceeds from the book fair benefit our school library; thanks for your support!

    Do you have an incoming Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year?  We want to know!  Kindergarten registration begins Monday, Mar. 2.  Registration packets will be available in the school office.  There are two parts to the registration process (online and in person with proof of age, residence and immunization record for your child).  Please stop by the office to pick up a packet or call 858-794-3700 for more information.

    Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) Opportunity:  The Solana Beach School District is looking for members to serve on its Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee (ICOC). Committee members serve two-year terms and provide oversight of the District's $105 million school bond construction program.  The committee ensures bond proceeds are only used to support school construction projects authorized by local voters in November 2016. For more information or to access the application, go to:  https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/7808

    Parent Advisory Committee Meeting - Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP):  The Instructional Services Department welcomes you to join our Parent Advisory Committee meeting to learn more about our District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and progress made toward district goals. The LCAP is intended to ensure school districts provide a high quality instructional program for all students.  It describes how the District intends to meet annual goals for all students, with specific actions to address required state and local priorities.
    Please join us: Thursday,  March 19, 2020
    Time:  10:30-11:30am
    Location:  Solana Santa Fe Elementary School
    Fine Arts Building (Multi-purpose room)
    6570 El Apajo
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

    California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Night- Pizza with a Purpose!
    Join us on March 9th at the Solana Beach California Pizza Kitchen at 5pm and cheer on Principal Pinkerton and Principal Zimmer as they toss some pizza dough! The Solana Beach California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of your check back to the Solana Beach PTA on March 9th, 10th and 11th ALL DAY! Dine in, take out, catering and CPK delivery are all included. Please present the flyer distributed via Peachjar or listed on the Solana Beach PTA website at https://www.solanabeachpta.org/?page_id=2086

    Guest Speaker at next PTA Meeting: Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Sabrina Lee, will be joining us at the next PTA meeting, which will be held at Solana Vista on Thursday, March 12th at 9am. Learn about our students' academic performance and where to find the latest reports.

    Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!  While on campus next week for your Parent Teacher conference, please check out our Lost and Found.  Perhaps you will find that missing sweatshirt, lunch box or water bottle!  Lost and Found will be on black top area before and after school. 

    Solana Beach Bash: Tickets for the upcoming Solana Beach Bash are selling fast. Make sure you visit https://solanabeachkids.ejoinme.org/main to get your tickets today as this event will sell out!  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. 

    Parent Education Opportunity: “Pop Culture and the Noise it Creates”:  On March 11th, Solana Beach School District will be hosting a parent education opportunity to support our work with Social Emotional Learning.  We know that one major factor in our world today on the social emotional well-being of our children is the influence of social media.  Paul LeBron, a high ranking member of a large municipal police department in Southern California will be addressing this issue.  Parents have the opportunity to attend one of two sessions on March 11:  1:00-2:30 pm or 6:00-7:30 pm.  This is an adult only presentation; however, child care is provided.  If you are interested in attending, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCSDyfjUWqxz0OhXjdds6lYNSpcwxJgqbI0tSUEcGmws2RJg/viewform to RSVP and sign up for childcare if needed. We hope you can jo10”in us for this very special presentation. 

    Mark Your Calendars:

    ONGOING:  Kindergarten Registration

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

    Mar. 9-13:  Book Fair

    Mar. 10:  PIQE (Skyline @ 9:15 am and 6:15 pm)

    Mar. 11:  “Pop Culture and the Noise it Creates” Parent Education (Skyline School @ 1:00 -2:30 pm AND/OR 6:00-7:30 pm)

    Mar 12: PTA Meeting (Solana Vista @ 9:00 am)—All are welcome!

    Mar 19:  Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (Solana Santa Fe @ 10:30-11:30)

    A little something to think about:

    Staying Healthy at SV

    Students and staff are partaking in preventive measures to help keep us all healthy and happy at Solana Vista.  We have been emphasizing three important ways to prevent the spread of germs:  frequent hand washing, sneezing/coughing into elbows, and limiting hands touching face area.  Teachers have reviewed these prevention strategies with all students.  It is our expectation that ALL students will regularly wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.  Some classes discussed COVID 19 using this informational video.  Please feel free to use this information to continue the conversation at home as to what we can all do to help ourselves, family, friends, and community to stay healthy!  In addition, here is a parent resource from the National Association of School Psychologists regarding COVID19:  https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource.

    Thank you,

    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School