Tech Tool of the Week
Check out this DoItYourself Sun Science app from Apple.
For iPhone, iPod, & iPads. Have some DoItYourself fun with this sun science app!
3 Steps to Homework Success
Here are a couple tips to help your students through what can sometimes feel like a heavy workload.
1. Discuss. Check in with your child everyday and ask what homework they have. Set a positive tone with comments like, "I loved writing in my journal when I was your age," or "How exciting that you're old enough/skilled enough to create a video to show what you know."
2. Plan. Help your young learner determine in what order she/he will complete their work. You can suggest that they get the hardest material or longest assignment done first, or as soon as they get home, and then complete the easier or shorter tasks after dinner. Or, vice versa - however they feel they can be most successful!
3. Review. Look over your child's work together and compliment on something she/he did particularly well, or in an area in which they have improved. If you see careless mistakes, have them double-check their work, but avoid telling them any answers - let them figure that our for themselves!!
Your dedication and support for your child has a lasting impact in their lives. These small steps will surely help them find success.
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What Do We Do?
VVA will be celebrating our first Spirit Week from Monday, September 15 - Friday, September 19. We hope all of our Huskies will join in the fun and dress according to each themed-day. Happy Spirit Week!
Monday, September 15: Tie-dye/Rainbow Day
Tuesday, September 16: Twin Day
Wednesday, September 17: College/Pajama Day
Thursday, September 18: Comic Day
Friday, September 19: Husky/Animal t-shirt Day
Haiku Parent Access
Vista Visions Academy staff are so proud and excited about our latest technologic success: We are the first school in Vista Unified to utilize Haiku Learning for our class websites! Our innovative high school team piloted the Haiku Learning digital learning management system (LMS) last year with much success. Inspired by this, as a collective staff we decided to go full force in utilizing Haiku for all classes and grade levels in the 2014-2015 school year. Our amazing K-12 teachers now have a Haiku site for each of their grade level classes, updating these pages everyday with new and innovative lessons and supportive learning resources. Everyday we are contributing to what makes us a model blended learning school, and we are so happy that we have so many wonderful students and families to join us in this adventure!
Our latest update is parent access to Haiku. This allows parents/guardians a window into their child's classes, including assignments, grades, due dates, and more. The beauty in this system is a lot of organized information - without the paper! You can stay up-to-date on what your child is doing in class and what is upcoming, all within one site.
Letters went out today (either physically handed to parents who were on site or sent through the mail carrier) with information specific for your child, including a unique code that provides access to only your student's classes and their grades. If a child is part of a multi-household family, please contact Ms. Kiki Bispo for an extra copy of the letter so that multiple adults/families may have access to a child's classes. [Only one letter was sent to the main address for a student.] For questions regarding assignments, grades, and course specifics, please contact the class teacher. For technical support, please contact Ms. Bispo.
Thank you for being a part of our tech-savvy Husky family. We hope you enjoy this innovative journey along with us!
Meet Our High School Teachers
Meet Our Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Common Core Implementation
As you are aware, this is the year when all schools in the state of California are required to fully implement the State Adopted Common Core Standards. Vista has been transitioning to the Common Core ...more
Fire and Safety Drills
Throughout the month, starting in August, your children will be involved in practicing a variety of safety drills in an effort to maintain the safety and security of all of our children and staff ...more
Dr. English's Welcome and Introduction
VVA Coding Explorative Learning
What is Vista Visions Academy?
Vista Visions Academy
QUOTE of the DAY
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "
Hungry Hippos eats
A large pizza with topping
Mmm give me some please
Joke of the Day
Dear Al G. Bra,
Stop asking us where your ex is. Don''t ask us Y.
(provided by Ryan Bernard, 8th gr.)
A Poem of School Love
IN THIS CLASSROOM,
we believe that learning is a lifelong adventure.
We believe in facing each day
with minds open to knowledge
and hearts open to love.
We believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore,
to imagine, to create.
We believe that success means doing our best,
being our best, and feeling proud of our effort.
We believe that every one of us has special talents,
and that the talents of each of us help all of us.
We believe in ourselves,
in each other,
IN THIS CLASSROOM.
Green Tip of the Day
* Eat fair trade chocolate and support small, local farmers.
* Recycle everything you can. Find a list at recyclingcenters.org
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