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    Dear Solana Vista Families,

    Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) is Next Week!

    Please encourage your child to participate in our special Kindness Week Spirit Days:

    Monday: Wear Red for Ronald McDonald House; Red Shoe Crew service project begins

    Tuesday: Wear a “Friendly Shirt” and a Smile and Be Kind to your Classmates

    Wednesday: Wear Green and Be Kind to the Environment

    Thursday: Wear your Favorite Color and Be Kind to Yourself

    Friday: Wear SV Spirit Wear or School Colors (blue/grey) and Be Kind to the SV Staff

    Want more information about what the Great Kindness Challenge is? See below!

    Red Shoe Crew Service Project: During the GKC, we will be collecting loose change to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious conditions at local hospitals. Each classroom will have one of Ronald McDonald’s red shoes to hold our donations. Donations will be used to provide lodging and meals for family members of the children who are sick.

    Help us fill our red shoes to the top!

    Welcome to Dexter! I am pleased to announce a new member to the Solana Vista family. Dexter is a Facility Service Animal trained by the Love Heels organization. He will begin joining us on campus over the next few weeks for a couple hours a day. Dexter will be here to support student learning. Although Dexter will reside primarily in Rooms 1 and 2, he may occasionally make a guest appearance in other classrooms. Please contact me if you have any concerns you would like to share with me.

    Mission2Save Classroom Challenge…Deadline is soon…Has your child opened a savings account yet?? The SV classroom that has the most Mission2Save deposits by January 31st will earn a special opportunity to make a classroom craft.  In addition, the individual student who makes the most deposits, will win a $25.00 gift card to Barnes and Nobel. (Any amount counts as a deposit.) If your child does not have a Mission to Save Account, see Ms. Dawn in the front of the school on Thursday mornings! It only takes a quarter (25 cents) to open an account. to learn more about this program, and thank you to MFCU for bringing this program to our school!

    Speak Up Survey: Deadline extended to Jan. 26!

    Parents: We want to hear your views on technology and learning!

    The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking the time to share your views with us! We need your input!

    To begin the survey visit https://speakup.tomorrow.org/DistrictStart.aspx?DIST=9677&SCH=53715&SURV=5

    Mark your calendar:

    • 1/8-1/26: Speak Up Research Project Survey open (see above)
    • 1/16: Winter MAPs testing window opens
    • 1/22: Love and Logic Series Parent Education @ 6:00
    • 1/22-1/26: Great Kindness Challenge
    • 1/26: Dad’s Club Pancake Breakfast @7:30 am
    • 1/31: Last Day of Mission2Save Challenge (see above)

    A little something to think about:

    What is the Great Kindness Challenge??

    The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) is one week dedicated to creating the culture of kindness on campuses worldwide. Our school is proudly participating in the proactive, positive kindness initiative. All students will receive a GKC checklist with a variety of kindness activity ideas. Students will be encouraged to have fun and complete the checklist at school. This year, there is a new Family Edition checklist. Your family can complete the checklist anytime and anywhere!

    Together, let’s show the world that: KINDNESS MATTERS.

    To learn more about the GKC, to view a family video, and to access the family checklist, go to https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/event/


    Katie Zimmer

    Principal, Solana Vista School