Despite the weather never cooperating, this year’s Mountain Vista Elementary Annual Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser was a success! We held the event in the quad and blacktop. Students had a great time even when it started to drizzle. Proceeds go to benefit Mountain Vista students.
Cookies, milk and books. Families came out to Mountain Vista with books in hand to exchange. Another successful Read Across America event.
First grade student shared all they learned during the Americana Unit of Study. Based on the History-Social Studies standards the focus was on symbols and landmarks of America as well as the branches of government. Students even had an opportunity to learn about casting votes.
Mountain Vista ASB with the leadership of Beth Bronsten (5th grade teacher) organized an anti-bullying event with a Star Wars twist. Heart of the Force is a pledge that the students took to be a “force for good.” Grade levels participated in friendly competitions cheered on by authentic Star Wars costumers. It was a fun time had by all.
Mountain Vista teachers and staff greeted families and served meals at Mc Donald’s. Many families and community members were there to show their support. The Wildcat made a special appearance and took pictures.
Mountain Vista celebrated 100 days of school with fun activities!
Mountain Vista’s third grade has been working through California history focusing on the American Indians of our local region. The big question students were exploring is “Who were the first people in my community?”
Mrs. Gray’s 2nd grade class made dragons after finishing the book My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
Students in Mrs. Myers’ class practice using precise academic language playing barrier games. The goal of the game is for student A to describe a photo to student B using precise academic language. If student B guess correctly, then student B describes the next photo for student A to guess.
Students in Mrs. Conte's class enjoy some ice cream as reward for turning in their library books. The class enjoyed their lunch after their field trip to Rancho Camulos.
Before winter break our first grade teachers had a classroom awards assembly. Excited to share!
Students in Ms. Figueredo’s 1st grade class have been experimenting with a new game to create mosaics. Students use teamwork to create their art piece considering design and color choice. I can’t wait to see what they create next!
Mrs. Bautista, Ms. Wright, Mrs. Murphy and 1st graders from Ms. Figuererdo’s class went to see the Nutcracker at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in December. This is a wonderful opportunity for our student to experience live theater.
Ms. Berrington’s class had fun time painting pinecones for the winter season.
Mrs. Ocegueda’s third grade class explored the idea of forces and interactions. This unit was created based on the Next Generation Science standards. Student’s enjoyed putting their engineering skills to the test!
Mrs. Vasquez’s class shared all that they learned in the last unit. Students learned about animals and what are some of the basic needs for survival. Students were proud to walk their families to each area in the classroom to explain what they had done. This is just the beginning!
Students from Mrs. Vasquez and Ms. Figueredo sung songs to bring in the winter holidays. Families cheered and supported their child’s performance. For many students this was their first time in front of an audience. They did a wonderful job!
It was a cool day to wear our crazy sweaters!
Our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser was a huge success. These are our top sellers. They earned lunch with the principal at Elkins Golf Course.
The third grade had their awards assembly on Tuesday, December 4th. Awards presented were as follows:
-Wildcat Reading Award- 3.3 or above on most recent STAR test and reading fluency at grade level or above.
- Wildcat Math Award- Average of 80% on all math test in the 1st trimester.
- Wildcat Citizenship Award- Two students from each class who exemplify the Wildcat Pledge for Success.
- Perfect Attendance- No tardies and no absences.
We are proud of each of our students, and continue to support success in both academics and behavior.