• 5-19-19

    Volunteer Appreciation Assembly and Breakfast:  We want to celebrate you and all our wonderful volunteers!  Please join us at 8:30 on the blacktop for an assembly with our students.  Volunteers are then asked to come into the Kiva for breakfast provided by our grateful staff.  A special performance by our 1st graders is being prepared just for your entertainment!!  Hope to see you there!

    School Site Council Election:  Parent input and participation is an important part of our school culture. Please take the time to choose our next School Site Council Representatives.  To access the ballot, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3CJN2QF (English) or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ML9MLWJ (Spanish).

    CAASPP Testing for 3rd graders in progress:  The first week of testing for our 3rd graders is over!  We have one more week to go.  Remember that a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast and words of encouragement are the greatest preparation that you can give your child for testing week and for each and every day of school!  Keep up the good work, 3rd graders…you rock!!

    LAST CHANCE!!! The Solana Beach School District 2019 Summer Enrichment Program is accepting registrations now. All student registration is completed online by going to https://sbsd.ce.eleyo.com/courses/category/60/summer-enrichment.  (After school childcare is offered by CDC.  After school care is a separate registration and managed through the CDC office.  If interested, call Kelly Johnston at 858-794-7163 for further information.)

    Library Books Due by May 31:  Please be sure to help your child have all library books turned in by May 31.  Mrs. Rainville and Mrs. Brunner are preparing for their yearly inventory time and having all the books back and on the shelves makes this process much smoother!  Thanks for your help!!

    Mark your calendars:  (Please note corrections from last week in red)

    • 5/13 - 5/24: 3rd grade CAASPP Testing
    • 5/22: 3rd to 4th grade Popsicle Party @ Skyline (3:30 pm)
    • 5/27: Memorial Day Holiday
    • 5/28: 6/7: SV’s Help Sheltered Animals Service Project (more info to follow next week)
    • 5/31: Library Books Due
    • 5/31: Dad’s Club Ice Cream Social
    • 6/5: 3rd Grade Musical Performance (for families) @ 1:45
    • 6/6: School Site Council Meeting @ 3:05
    • 6/7: SV Volunteer Appreciation Assembly and Breakfast

    A little something to think about:

    Poll finds that students are not reading as much as they used to over summer!

    I know that sometimes I must sound like a broken record (maybe it’s the past librarian in me!), but providing/encouraging a consistent reading time for your child(ren) is the greatest gift you can give them.  Research has shown that the one commonality among college students is that pleasure reading was a part of their childhood.  This can be reading to, with, or next to your child.  Before the summer starts, create a plan.  What time of day will work best for your family? Can you make a reading niche/area to add to the fun? Can adults commit to reading at the same time (modeling is everything)?, Can you make it a daily routine?  The summer slide is real, and reading is the best (and easiest) way to avoid it.  Be sure to check out summer reading opportunities at the Solana Beach public library for ideas.  If you are interested in reading the article titled Students Increastingly are not Reading over Summer, Poll Finds, go to…  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2019/05/student_increasingly_do_not_re.html


    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School