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Our students are awesome year-round!

Congratulations to Senior Karina Hinojosa for earning the HIGHEST GRADE in a summer Math course at Palomar this past summer. She's definitely college-bound! Keep up the amazing work, Karina!

 

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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Stay Healthy!

Here are some friendly guidelines and tips for healthy eating in kids, especially those who are vegetarian.

CALCIUM

Random facts: Milk is a common allergen and high dairy consumption leads to hormonal fluctuations and increased risk of acne.

Kids need: 1,000 mg/day for 4-8 year olds; 1,300 mg for 9-18 year olds

Find it: 1 cup of yogurt (200 mg), 1 cup of cooked collard greens (270 mg), i cup of navy beans (130 mg); kale, broccoli, almonds, sesame seeds, and fortified nut or soy milks

IRON

Random facts: Deficiencies can lead to mood swings, memory problems, and changes in behavior.

Kids need: between 8 and 15 mg/day

Find it: 1 cup of beans (10 mg), two ounces of pumpkin seeds (5 mg), 1 cup of tomato sauce (5 mg); dried apricots, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, lentils, white beans, tomato paste, and blackstrap molasses

PROTEIN

Random facts: Be careful with soy. It's linked with increased levels of estrogen and possible hormone-related cancers. Use it sparingly, mainly in its whole or fermented forms: edamame and tempeh.

Kids need: 30-50 grams daily

Find it: 1 cup kidney beans (18 grams), 2 eggs (12 grams), 1 cup tempeh (31 grams)

VITAMIN D

Random facts: It's hard to get from dietary sources. Kids should spend at least 20 minutes a day outside without sunscreen, and in winter, supplement with 400 IUs a day. 

Kids need: 600 IUs/day

Find it: 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (41 IUs), 1 boiled egg (40 IUs), fortified almond milk (115 IUs)

VITAMIN B12

Random facts: The most reliable plant source is nutritional yeast. A daily dose of 1-2 tablespoons will meet your kids' needs.

Kids need: between 1 mcg and 2.4 mcg

Find it: 1 egg (.6 mcg), 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (1.8 mcg)

OMEGA-3 FATS

Random facts: Tricky to find in a vegetarian diet.

Kids need: 250-1,000 mg/day

Find it: 1 ounce flax seeds (6300 mg), 1 ounce chia seeds (4900 mg)
 

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

VVA welcomes new (amazing!) Principal, Dr. Erin English

The Vista Visions Academy family would like to extend a happy and excited welcome to our new Principal, Dr. Erin English, who will be hailing from her principalship at Foothill Oak Elementary. Dr. English has a long and successful career as an educator and we could not feel luckier or happier to have her as our new Husky leader. Dr. English brings an abundance of love and passion, knowledge and expertise, and a full desire for student success, health, and happiness! Her focus on high expectations and rigor, individualized learning, respect and care (for people, animals, and the environment!), fun, and commitment will surely translate into much success for VVA and our students. Dr. English is warm and caring so when you see her around campus, please take an extra minute to say hi and introduce yourself! WELCOME TO OUR HUSKY FAMILY, DR. ENGLISH!    

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QUOTE of the DAY

"Your life is big. Keep reaching." 

- Oprah Winfrey

 

Husky Haiku

Sitting in the sun

fixing my uneven tan

man I love summer

- Madelyn Reese, 11th

Joke of the Day

Dear Al G. Bra,

Stop asking us where your ex is.  Don''t ask us Y.
 
Sincerely,
Missy Variables
 
(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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