Dear Parents and Guardians:
Can you imagine a future without artists, scientists, computer programmers and athletes? We can’t. Our schools are the reason why families choose to live here in Solana Beach. Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF), in alliance with Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary Schools, presents a perennial favorite (60 years), our FUN-tastic HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL 2017, this Sunday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suzie Myron (Skyline) and Crystal Hazelton (Solana Vista), presiding chairs, have been working hard to organize this wonderful event. Both schools share the profits and the enormous volunteer outreach that is required to make this fall fundraiser a success. We have so many dedicated parents, teachers, staff and students, along with the generous support of local vendors and merchants, who help support this wonderful fundraiser. Our amazing Carnival volunteer coordinators are still looking for some volunteers for the 2:30-4:00 p.m. time slot. If you haven’t signed up and would be willing to help out at this time, it would be greatly appreciated.
The Halloween Carnival is a fun way to spend the day with your family. There will be a variety of games, rides and delicious food to eat. Also, there are many wonderful items available to bid on in the Silent Auction, including front row seats to 6th grade promotion, gift certificates to restaurants, etc. Finally, don’t forget to visit the Haunted House put on by our very own 6th graders! If your child would like to enter the Halloween Costume Contest, make sure that they come to the judging area located next to the Information Booth between noon and 1:15 p.m. We hope you can join us at Solana Vista School at 780 Santa Victoria this Sunday.
Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) and “Donate for Discovery”
Thank you to everyone who made a contribution during last week's SBSF “Donate for Discovery” campaign. If you have not already done so, please consider making your donation to the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF). Your contributions support our wonderful STREAM and supplemental physical education programs for the current 2017-2018 school year. http://www.solanabeachkids.org/events/donate/
You can also check out an upcoming fundraiser, a family theatre night at The Little Prince, by visiting https://solanasocials.onlinepartybook.com/
California Healthy Kids Survey
Our 5th grade students are being asked to be a part of the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. Students do not have to take the survey. Participation is voluntary and requires parent permission.
Survey Content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning, as well as behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and school safety.
The results from this survey are compiled into district and county-level CHKS Reports. Parents will be able to view a copy of our district’s report, go to http://chks.wested.org/reports/search (Outside Source) and type in Solana Beach School District.
It is Voluntary. Students must have parent permission to participate. Students do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer, and may stop taking the survey at any time.
It is Anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data.
Administration. The survey will be administered between the dates of October 30 and November 3. It will take about about 50 minutes and will be administered in your child’s class.
For Further Information. The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call the principal at your student’s school or the Pupil Services Director at the District Office.
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
Halloween Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, October 22
Red Ribbon Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 6 - 9
Veteran's Day Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, November 10
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Halloween Carnival
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Special Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ELAC Meeting at Skyline
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Governing Board Meeting