Where has the school year gone? I just can believe how quickly it went! I am so proud to be a Linda Vista Lion and would like to thank all parents for raising students that are respectful, responsible and diligent.
As we head into summer I’d like to thank our incredible PTA for supporting us throughout the year with Jog- a- thon, Book Faire, special PTA evenings, pizza parties, carnival and the list goes on. Without the support of parents through the PTA we wouldn’t have all the extras our students benefit from. Thanks to the funds raised, our students once again enjoyed outstanding assemblies and fieldtrips. Mom and dads who are busy earning a living and raising a family make time to contribute their many talents and resources to create a school we are all proud of.
Also I’d like to thank teachers for their dedication. A school’s strength can be largely attributed to the teaching force. Each person that touches a child’s mind and heart for good on a daily basis contributes to the foundation of the child’s success in life. They care deeply about each child and work hard to make sure they learn everything they need to become successful citizens.
Our office staff works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a safe, clean and organized campus. Everyone that enters the front doors of Linda Vista is greeted warmly with a smile and kind, friendly words. Helpful and knowledgeable, they guide and direct us all ~ they are truly the hub of our wheel, and the heart of Linda Vista. So my hat is off to Mrs. Gjersvold, Mrs. Swinney, Mr. Joe and Mrs. Hrubeniuk for making it happen.
I’d like to thank our instructional aides who always go above and beyond to contribute to every aspect of Linda Vista. Our noon supervisors also have an important job, which they perform each and every day. Thank you to you as well.
To our students: Thank you for following the rules, being ready for school, and always trying your best. Congratulations to all of you, on your successful completion of the school year but especially to the 5th graders. You will be moving on to the middle school and will be missed but you will always represent Linda Vista.
I would also like to give you some fun ideas for some summer fun with your families.
There are numerous activities, which will keep active minds busy and help children be better prepared for the start of a new school year. Some of these activities include:
Pick your own...whatever. Find a farm with blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, etc., and get picking.
Cook out...frequently. Go beyond the burgers. Try veggies or fish. The kids might like them!
Camp out. First-timers, try backyard camping.
Camp in. Put the sleeping bags on the floor and have a family slumber party.
We’ve had a great year together and I’ve enjoyed the adventure of sharing your children for a few hours each day. As we close this year, we are simultaneously planning for the next. Thank you whole-heartedly for contributing to our community of creative thinkers and courageous volunteers that will, together in excellence, continue our Road to Success! I hope all of you have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer.
A transitional program designed to prepare young kindergartners for school success.
Provides school readiness in reading, writing, mathematics and social development
Gives young learners the gift of time to develop and grow in an appropriate educational setting
Helps younger students avoid the disadvantages often faced in the areas of social maturity and athletics in middle and high school
When is your child's 5th birthday?
On or before September 1st
- Your child is placed in Traditional Kindergarten
- Do you have concerns about your child's readiness for Kindergarten?
- Your child can participate in a developmental screening on a case by case basis. Sign up at the Preppy K site for an appointment.
September 2 to December 2
- Your child is NOT eligible for Traditional Kindergarten and can ONLY enroll in Preppy K
- Preppy K sites (10) for 2014-15 are:
Brookhaven, Bryant Ranch, Fairmont, Mabel Paine, Melrose, Rio Vista, Topaz, Travis Ranch, Tynes and Van Buren. Enrollment will be based on space availability.
- Please note: Preppy K is offered at magnet sites across the district. Following Preppy K, students will attend Traditional Kindergarten at their home school of residence.
December 3 or later
- Your child is eligible for Preppy K and may enroll on or after their 5th birthday. He/she will be placed on a waiting list. Submit your application to Janie James, 714-985-8650
Important Note: Your child may enter a Preppy K class on their 5th birthday on a space available basis.
As part of positive behavior reinforcement, students can elect to exchange 10 pride cards for Lunch with the Principal. Groups of students meet with the principal in the multipurpose room for this special reward lunch. Students bring a lunch from home with a drink. The principal will provide an ice cold treat. The purpose of this lunch is to celebrate the student's achievement of excellence and to let them know how proud we are of them.