VAPA Week 9 Announcements 9.16.18

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through
WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college



  • Shout out to our 5th & 6th Grade teams for never giving up and having a growth mindset. Teaching in upper grades can be very rewarding but can also present unique challenges. We appreciate how consistent you have been with our students and your creative approach to building relationships.
  • Shout-out to Ms. Melissa Tellez for keeping all staff & every student in mind. She recently opened her classroom to one of our students and reinforced high expectations and our school rules during his visit. Thank you for being patient and consistent with him!

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📸Pictures:(1) Mrs. Cortez building relationships with Ss by playing during recess (2) Preschool hosted a delicious breakfast (3) Celebrating Ss achievement by recognizing their Achieve 3K growth

Additional Information:

We love to use social media to showcase great things teachers are doing! Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

Classroom: There is a new app called Classroom that will allow you to see all of yoru student iPads and view their screens, lock their devices, and mute their devices. See this video for more information:

If you are interested in this app, please email Heather Galyen at


Headspace: we still have the Headspace guided mediation subscription available until 07/2019! Your redemption code is GSEDFEASTER1Y and it can be redeemed at


Bikes for Kids: Every week, NBC 7/39 airs a segment where they donate a bike to one student who is excelling in character development and/or academics. You can nominate a student by emailing

Spanish Classes: This year, we are offering Spanish classes to our staff members! PTO has offered to pay half of the fee, so classes are being offered at a discounted rate of $11/class! You can reserve your spot by signing up online: Spanish Online Sign In

EduBlogs Competition: The Student Blogging Challenge is about embracing all of the benefits of blogging from learning digital writing skills, and digital citizenship, to developing an authentic audience and connecting with others around the globe. You can register online by going to


Accelerated Reader: the link for the AR website
is: AR Link

Imagine Learning: please help hold your students accountable for achieving their 20 minutes each day by checking your Imagine Learning reports! You can login and see how your students are spending their time by going to: ImagineLearning does have a new app that we will be pushing out to all iPad devices this week. Please remember that the site code is 0608610


Technology Tips:

iPad: location services have been turned on for most devices! This was done during the set up in order to help us locate lost devices. Please make sure that you leave these location services on so that we can track the device in case it goes missing.

Privacy on Safari: If you notice that your students safari or web browser has a black bar at the top, this means that they are in privacy mode. This will stop their browsing history from being tracked. Please have a conversation with your students if you saw this happening.

MacBooks: please note that the new MacBooks are very fragile! The screens are easily cracked, so we highly recommend purchasing a cover or a case to keep your MacBook from being damaged. Please make sure that you are cautious to not close anything inside of the MacBook and to keep liquids away from the computer. According to the staff Acceptable Use Policy, teachers are responsible for any damage caused to the device. We highly recommend purchasing the $50 insurance; please see the attached Staff AUP for more information!

GoFundMe: We have started a GoFundMe campaign for our upcoming China trip. This will help fund the necessary costs connected with the trip including applying for a visa as well as airfare. If you would like to donate or share with your families, the link is: GoFundMe Feaster Charter


Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: Mindlabs

** Q1 Character Strengths: Social Intelligence & Emotional Self-Control**









PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Aguirre Living Coast 9:00-2:00



PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Kelling Living Coast 9:00-2:00
Cheer Try Outs – PE Room 4th – 8th Grade



PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Fall School Pictures –


3:00 Cross-Country Run (2.1 Miles)



PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Zinskey Living Coast 9:00-2:00

1:30 GLQs: Tan Soo Do Karate Class

Wear College T-Shirts Collaboration
AM: K PM: 4th

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

*Report PE Mins Achieve 3K Pizza Party

End of Q1

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9/22 – 10/7 Fall Break!
  • 10/8 No Students 10/9 Students Return
  • 10/11 SOM Assemblies: K, 1st, 2nd, 4th
  • 10/12 SOM Assemblies: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • 10/13 Parent ACADEMY (Vista Square)

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