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SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2018/19

KINDER

Loma Vista Elementary

Kindergarten Supply List 2018/19

Ÿ 1 backpack labeled with child’s name

Ÿ 1 lunchbox labeled with child’s name

Ÿ 4 boxes of Crayola Brand Crayons (16 count)*

Ÿ 1 pair Fiskars Kindergarten scissors*

Ÿ 1 ream of 8.5 x 11 white copy paper*

Ÿ 3 - 2 pocket folders with 3 prongs*

Ÿ 3 - 2 pocket folders without prongs*

Ÿ 6 Elmer’s Glue Sticks (No purple or RoseArt)*

Ÿ 1 Elmer’s Glue Bottle – liquid white glue,

4 oz. container*

Ÿ 50 poly clear sheet protectors*

Ÿ 2 boxes of Kleenex*

Ÿ 1 container disinfectant wipes (75 wipe count)*

*Listed are minimum suggested quantities. If you choose to buy school supplies for your student’s class, buying in larger quantities to donate extra for the classroom is greatly appreciated! All supplies should be given directly to your child’s teacher and will be used throughout the school year.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Escuela Primaria Loma Vista

Lista de Útiles Escolares para Kindergarten de 2018-19

Ÿ 1 mochila etiquetada con el nombre del alumno

Ÿ 1 lonchera etiquetada con el nombre del alumno

Ÿ 4 cajas de crayones de la marca “Crayola” (16 en cada caja)*

Ÿ 1 par de tijeras Kindergarten de la marca “Fiskars” *

Ÿ 1 paquete de papel blanco de 8.5” x 11” para la impresora*

Ÿ 3 – carpetas con 2 bolsillos y con 3 sujetadores*

Ÿ 3 – carpetas con 2 bolsillos y sin sujetadores*

Ÿ 6 barra de pegamento de la marca “Elmer’s” (no de color morado o marca “RoseArt”)*

Ÿ 1 botella de pegamento de la marca “Elmer’s” – pegamento líquido blanco, contenedor de 4 oz.*

Ÿ 50 protectores de hojas transparentes *

Ÿ 2 cajas de pañuelos desechables*

Ÿ 1 contenedor de toallitas desinfectantes (75 toallitas)*

*Lo mencionado anteriormente son cantidades mínimas sugeridas. ¡Si elige comprar útiles escolares para la clase de su hijo, comprar una cantidad más grande para el salón es muy agradecido! Todos los útiles escolares se deberán entregar directamente al maestro de su hijo y serán utilizados durante el año escolar.

¡Gracias de antemano por su participación!

1st

1st Grade School Supply List 2018/19

Your student will use the items listed below at Loma Vista in 1st grade.

Shop early to take advantage of summer sales to be ready for next year!

In 1st grade, school supplies are shared. The only items that should be labeled with your child’s name are the backpack and headphones/earbuds. Donations of extra items are always welcome!

  • 2 (or more) boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 container of disinfectant wipes
  • 1 pack dry erase markers (black) + eraser
  • 2 boxes of #2 Ticonderoga pencils (not the thick kinder-sized ones)
  • 2 large pink erasers
  • Highlighters in varying colors
  • 2 (or more) boxes Crayola 24 crayons
  • 2 (or more) boxes colored pencils
  • 2 Post-It Note Bundles
  • 2 reams 8.5x11 white copy paper
  • 10 Elmers glue sticks
  • 1 pair of child scissors for classroom use
  • Backpack labeled with student name
  • Headphones/earbuds (whichever your student prefers) – remove from packaging and place in zip-top bag, labeled with child’s name, to keep at school

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Lista de Útiles Escolares Para 1er Grado de 2018-19

Su hijo utilizará los artículos mencionados a continuación en 1er grado en Loma Vista. ¡Compre con anticipación para aprovechar las especiales de verano para estar listo para el próximo año!

En 1er grado, los útiles escolares son compartidos.
Los únicos elementos que deben etiquetarse con el nombre de su hijo son la mochila y los auriculares.
¡Las donaciones de artículos adicionales son siempre bienvenidas!

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  • 2 (o más) cajas de pañuelos desechables
  • 1 contenedor de toallitas desinfectantes
  • 1 paquete de marcadores de borrado en seco (negro) y un borrador
  • 2 cajas de lápices #2 de la marca “Ticonderoga” (no los anchos de kínder)
  • 2 gomas de borrar grandes de color rosa
  • Resaltadores en varios colores
  • 2 (o más) cajas de 24 crayones de la marca “Crayola”
  • 2 (o más) cajas de lápices de colores
  • 2 paquetes de notas adhesivas “Post-It”
  • 2 paquete de papel blanco de 8.5”x11” para la impresora
  • 10 barras de pegamento de la marca “Elmer’s”
  • 1 par de tijeras para niños (para uso en el aula)
  • Mochila etiquetada con el nombre del estudiante
  • Auriculares (lo que prefiera su estudiante) - retire del paquete y colóquelo en una bolsa con cierre de cremallera, etiquetada con el nombre del niño, para guardar en la escuela

2nd

2nd Grade School Supply List 2018/19

Your student will use the items listed below at Loma Vista in 2nd grade. Shop early to take advantage of summer sales to be ready for next year!

* Items marked with a * are for your student’s personal use at school. The rest will be shared around the classroom. If you wish to purchase school supplies for your student to bring to class, please refer to this list.

Donations of extra items are always welcome!

1 soft pencil pouch (no boxes) *

2 packs of Crayola Crayons, 24 count

1 yellow highlighter

2 packages of #2 Ticonderoga Pencils

2 Pink Pearl large erasers

3 Post-It notes (3”x 3”)

3 single-subject, wide-ruled spiral notebooks (in colors yellow, blue and red) *

3 plastic 2-pocket 3 prong folders (in colors red, blue and green) *

1 composition book *

1 ream of 8.5 x 11 white copy paper

1 earbud set labeled with student’s name in a Ziplock Bag (for use with iPads) *

6 Elmer’s Glue sticks

2 boxes of tissues (Kleenex brand preferred)

1 container of antibacterial wipes – no bleach!

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Lista de Útiles Escolares Para 2do Grado de 2018-19

Su hijo utilizará los artículos mencionados a continuación en 2do grado en Loma Vista. ¡Compre con anticipación para aprovechar las especiales de verano para estar listo para el próximo año!

*Los artículos marcados con un asterisco son para el uso personal de su hijo en la escuela. Lo demás será compartido en salón. Si desea comprar útiles escolares para que su hijo traiga a clase, por favor utilice la lista. ¡Las donaciones de artículos adicionales siempre son bienvenidas!

1 bolsa para lápices (no cajas) *

2 paquetes de crayones de la marca “Crayola”, 24 cada caja

1 resaltador amarillo

2 paquetes de lápices #2 de la marca “Ticonderoga”

2 gomas de borrar de la marca “Pink Pearl”

3 paquetes de notas adhesivas “Post-It” (3”x 3”)

3 cuadernos con líneas anchas y espiral de una materia (en color amarillo, azul y rojo) *

3 cuadernos de plástico con 2 bolsillos y 3 sujetadores (en color rojo, azul y verde) *

1 libro de composición *

1 paquete de papel blanco de 8.5” x 11” para la impresora

1 para de audiófonos etiquetados con el nombre del alumno y colocados en una bolsa “Ziplock” (para utilizar con los iPads) *

6 barras de pegamento de la marca “Elmer’s”

2 cajas de pañuelos desechables (se prefiere la marca “Kleenex”)

1 contenedor de toallitas desinfectantes – ¡sin cloro!

3rd

3rd Grade School Supply List 2018/19

Your student will use the items listed below at Loma Vista in 3rd grade..

Shop early to take advantage of summer sales to be ready for next year!

All of the items brought to the classroom will be considered community supplies for the whole class to share as this is in line with our 21st century learning environment. If you wish to purchase school supplies for your student to bring to class, please refer to this list.

Donations of extra items are always welcome!

Ear buds/headphones to be kept at school

4 single subject notebooks

6 glue sticks

2 boxes of crayons (24 in a box)

2 Kleenex boxes

1 container of cleaning wipes

1 ream of copy paper

a black, red and blue ball point pen

sharpened pencils-preferably Ticonderoga (They are seriously the best!)

Please do not bring pencil boxes/containers (there is no room on the tables for these) and no 3 ring notebooks.

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Lista de Útiles Escolares para 3er Grado de 2018-19

Su hijo utilizará los artículos mencionados a continuación en 3er grado en Loma Vista. ¡Compre con anticipación para aprovechar las especiales de verano para estar listo para el próximo año!

Todos los artículos traídos al salón serán considerados útiles escolares para compartir con toda la clase, ya que coincide con nuestro ambiente de aprendizaje del siglo 21. Si desea comprar útiles escolares para que su hijo traiga a clase, por favor utilice la lista. ¡Las donaciones de artículos adicionales siempre son bienvenidas!

Audiófonos que permanecerán en la escuela

4 cuadernos de una materia

6 barras de pegamento

2 cajas de crayones (24 en cada caja)

2 cajas de pañuelos desechables

1 contenedor de toallitas desinfectantes

1 paquete de papel para la impresora

1 pluma negra, roja y azul

Lápices ya afilados de la marca “Ticonderoga” (¡En verdad son los mejores!)

Por favor, no traiga cajas/contenedores para lápices (no hay espacio en las mesas para estos) y no cuadernos de 3 anillos.


4th

4th Grade School Supply List 2018/19

Your student will use the items listed below at Loma Vista in 4th grade.

Shop early to take advantage of summer sales to be ready for next year!

* Items marked with a * are for your student’s personal use at school. The rest will be shared around the classroom. If you wish to purchase school supplies for your student to bring to class, please refer to this list.

Donations of extra items are always welcome!

*1 plastic pencil box (approx 5" x 8" or smaller to fit in cubby)

*1 or more eraser(s)

2 boxes of 12 or more Ticonderoga pencils

*2 of each: black and red ballpoint pens (or a pack of each color for our class)

1 box of 12 colored pencils

*1 protractor

*3 different colored highlighters

1 five pack of Expo markers and eraser

1 stylus pen for iPad (optional)

*1 pair of scissors

10 Elmer glue sticks

*2 pairs of earbuds or headphones to remain at school

*3 1-subject spiral notebooks

*1 yellow plastic 2 pocket folder

5 or more packs of Post-it notes (3”x 3”)

1 ream of white paper

3 boxes of Kleenex

2 containers Clorox wipes

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Lista de Útiles Escolares Para 4to Grado de 2018-19

Su hijo utilizará los artículos mencionados a continuación en 4to grado en Loma Vista. ¡Compre con anticipación para aprovechar las especiales de verano para estar listo para el próximo año!

*Los artículos marcados con un asterisco son para el uso personal de su hijo en la escuela. Lo demás será compartido en salón. Si desea comprar útiles escolares para que su hijo traiga a clase, por favor utilice la lista.

¡Las donaciones de artículos adicionales siempre son bienvenidas!

*1 caja de plástico para lápices (aproximadamente 5" x 8" o más pequeña para que quepa en el compartimiento)

*1 o más gomas de borrar

2 cajas de 12 o más lápices de la marca “Ticonderoga”

*2 plumas de cada color: negro y rojo (o un paquete de cada color para nuestra clase)

1 caja de12 lápices de colores

*1 transportador

*3 resaltadores de diferentes colores

1 paquete de cinco marcadores de borrar en seco y un borrador de la marca “Expo”

1 stylus pen para iPad (opcional)

*1 par de tijeras

10 barras de pegamento de la marca “Elmer’s”

*2 pares de audiófonos que permanecerán en la escuela

*3 cuadernos con espiral de 1-materia

*1 cuadernos de plástico de color amarillo con 2 bolsillos

5 o más paquetes de notas adhesivas “Post-it” (3”x 3”)

1 paquete de papel blanco

3 cajas de pañuelos desechables

2 contenedores de toallitas “Clorox”

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5th Grade School Supply List 2018 - 2019

Your student will use the items listed below at Loma Vista in 5th Grade.

Shop early to take advantage of summer sales to be ready for next year!

All items will be for your student’s personal use at school, except the Kleenex, copy paper, and wipes, which will be shared around the classroom. If you wish to purchase school supplies for your student to bring to class, please refer to this list.

★1 box coloring pencils - 12 count

★2 boxes #2 Ticonderoga pencils - 12 count (sharpened) OR disposable mechanical pencils with lead refills

★1 hand held pencil sharpener

★2 erasers

★4 dry erase markers - black

★1 pencil box (NO LARGER than 8” x 5” -- and only 1!)

★2 Sharpies - fine point, black ink

★Ball point pens - 3 of each color: black, blue, red

★1 plastic ruler - standard/metric

★4 Elmer’s glue sticks - 0.77”

★1 scissors - 7”

★2 earbud sets

★1 stylus (optional)

★3 2-pocket folders

★2 reams copy paper

★1 3-ring binder (NO LARGER than 1-1/2” size)

★1 set notebook dividers - 8 tabs

★3 spiral single subject notebooks (70 pages)

★1 composition notebook (at least 70 pages)

★3 Post-it notes - 3” x 3”

★3 Post-it notes - 1-1/2" x 2”

★1 package college ruled binder paper (200 sheets)

★2 boxes of Kleenex

★1 container sanitizing wipes

Donations of extra items are always welcome!

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Lista de Útiles Escolares para 5to Grado de 2018-2019

Su hijo utilizará los artículos mencionados a continuación en 5to grado en Loma Vista. ¡Compre con anticipación para aprovechar las especiales de verano para estar listo para el próximo año!

Todos los artículos serán para el uso personal del alumno en la escuela, excepto los pañuelos desechables, el papel para la impresora y las toallitas, que se compartirán en el salón. Si desea comprar útiles escolares para que su hijo traiga a clase, por favor utilice la lista.

★ 1 caja de lápices de colores (12 por caja)

★ 2 cajas de lápices #2 de la marca “Ticonderoga” (12 por caja, afilados) o portaminas desechables con mina para rellenar

★ 1 sacapuntas de mano

★ 2 gomas de borrar

4 marcadores de borrar en seco – color negro

1 caja para lápices (NO MÁS DE 8 "x 5" -- ¡y solo 1!)

2 marcadores de la marca “Sharpie” – color negro de punta fina

plumas - 3 de cada color: azul, negro, rojo

★1 regla de plástico - estándar/métrica

★ 4 barras de pegamento de .77oz de la marca “Elmer’s”

★ 1 par de tijeras de 7”

★ 2 pares de audífonos

★ 1 lápiz óptico (opcional)

★ 3 carpetas con 2-bolsillos

★ 2 paquetes de papel para la impresora

★ 1 carpeta con 3-anillos (NO Más Grande de un 1½”)

★ 1 paquete de separadores para cuaderno (8 pestañas)

★ 3 cuadernos con espiral de una materia (70 paginas)

★ 1 cuaderno de composición (al menos 70 páginas)

★ 3 paquetes de notas adhesivas “Post-It” (3”x 3”)

★ 3 paquetes de notas adhesivas “Post-It” (1½”x 2”)

★ 1 paquete de papel para cuaderno “college ruled” (200 hojas)

★ 2 cajas de pañuelos desechables

★ 1 contenedor de toallitas desinfectantes

¡Las donaciones de artículos adicionales siempre son bienvenidas!

SUMMER READING 2018

This summer, Loma Vista incoming K-5th grade students are reading a book together! "The Wild Robot" is about a robot that learns to survive in the wilderness. Prevent the "summer slide" (learning and reading loss experienced during the summer when students do not take part in active education). Students who complete and submit the Summer Read Challenge will celebrate together at the start of the next school year!

The Wild Robot book image by Peter Brown

Here is Loma Vista's Summer Read website:

https://sites.google.com/mytusd.org/wild-robot/home

Additionally, here is the link to the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Challenge Program where kids can earn a free book:

https://dispatch.barnesandnoble.com/content/dam/ccr/pdf/2018/summer-reading/bn-summer-reading-journal.pdf?x=y

And here is the link to the OC Library Summer Reading Challenge:

http://www.ocpl.org/kids/sumreadingchallenge

Here’s a short article on ‘Preventing Summer Slide’

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/three-ways-to-prevent-summer-slide

Here’s an AWESOME vlog and article on Summer Math Activities:

http://www.therecoveringtraditionalist.com/summer-math-activities-for-elementary-students/?inf_contact_key=bbc3d188bcc24174c6b8c1b4500175d9e47fc7e74f96038378c10db504d82f7e

This is a blog to create a ‘DIY Summer Math Camp’ with some fun game ideas:

https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/diy-summer-math-camp/

And here is a list of free summertime activities for kids in Orange County:

https://www.planadayout.com/Free-Things-to-do-with-kids-in-Orange-County-0

HAIKU (Powerschool Learning)

Haiku is a Learning Management System that is used by teachers as a virtual extension of their classroom. Teachers use Haiku to build a web site for their classroom, including text and multimedia to inform and teach the students. Teachers can also create environments within Haiku to allow for rich discussion, collaborative works spaces, and allow them to turn in assignments.

Click HERE to visit Haiku.

You will need your student's username and password..

For a student named Elton John with Tustin Unified School District ID of 4001234

Haiku username: studentfirstname+lastinitial+last 4 digits@mytusd.org = eltonj1234@mytusd.org

Haiku password: tusd+id# = tusd4001234

HEALTH OFFICE

When you make the decision to keep your child home from school, please notify the school office at (714) 730-7528 or report the absence online under "About Our School - REPORT AN ABSENCE".

Wondering whether to keep your student home? Check these guidelines for school attendance.

Lice Happens. What can you do?

Bugs in My Hair Book by Catherine Stier Image of Bugs in My Hair book by David Shannon
Pictured above are examples of books to help
elementary school children understand about lice.


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If you have questions, please contact Loma Vista's Health Clerk at (714) 730-7528

Please see these procedures for more information on our lice policy.
Consulte los procedimientos adjuntos para obtener más información sobre nuestra politica de piojos.


Click HERE to view a short video on Arthur's Lousy Week, which you can watch and discuss with your kids.

Haga clic AQUI para ver un breve video sobre la semana de Arthur's Lousy, que puede ver y discutir con sus hijos.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Absence Reporting

Please be sure to report any student absence right away to the school office.

(714) 730-7528

If you leave a message, include student first and last name, teacher name, reason for and date(s) of absence and the date you expect your student to return to school.

OR REPORT AN ABSENCE USING THIS ONLINE FORM

If a student is absent, arrives late or leaves school early due to a medical or dental appointment, please ask the medical/dental care provider to give you a note for the school confirming the appointment. This note should be delivered to the school office within 24 hours of the student's absence.

The California Education Code describes a number of reasons why a pupil may be excused from school (illness, medical services etc). An unexcused absence may lead to the student being considered truant and documented accordingly in the school's database. Please always advise the school office as soon as possible when a student will be absent, and check with the office if you are not sure about whether your student's absence requires a note or other action on your part.

If a student is away from school for any reason for 2 or more days, parents should contact the school office to arrange to pick up any assigned work.

For guidelines relating to your student’s health and school attendance decisions, click this line to review the Parents Rights and Responsibilities booklet.

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays at Loma Vista
Students love to celebrate birthdays at school, as it is a memorable time to share with teachers and friends. In an effort to abide by the TUSD Wellness Policy and to maximize student learning time, we are asking that all parents follow these guidelines when planning for your child’s birthday celebration at school. The Loma Vista staff feels strongly that by following these guidelines, we are promoting healthy living, honoring our Cougars with special diets, and maximizing student learning!
  • Contribute a BOOK to the Loma Vista library through the Birthday Book program.
  • Make a donation through a RIPPLE KIDS event in honor of your child’s birthday at: http://www.ripplekids.com/
  • Bring in NON-FOOD items for classmates such as pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc.
  • Donate an EDUCATIONAL GAME or book for your child’s classroom in your child’s honor.
  • Send your child to school wearing a Happy Birthday sticker or hat (for outside wear) so he/she may receive lots of good cheer from friends and staff.

Students are no longer allowed to bring sugary food items (including cupcakes) for birthday celebrations. It is very important that as a community, Loma Vista is on board with the TUSD Wellness Policy. We also ask that parents refrain from bringing birthday balloons onto school campus. Your cooperation in supporting the wellness of our Cougars is very much appreciated!

If you decide to send food to school, consider these healthier suggestions:

- Fresh fruit wedges - cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, etc.
- Sliced fruit - nectarines, peaches, kiwi, star fruit, plums, mangos, apples, etc.
- Raw vegetable sticks/slices with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip
- Fruit leathers (all fruit no sugar added)
- Applesauce cups (no sugar added)
- Frozen fruit juice pops with fruit juice or fruit as the first ingredient
- Dried fruit
- Fruit smoothies made with fat-free or low-fat milk
- Baked chips with salsa and low-fat dips
- Pretzels
- Mini bagels with light or fat-free cream cheese
- Fat-free or low-fat flavored yogurt and fruit parfaits
- Popcorn (no butter added)
- Rice/popcorn cakes
- Water
- 100% fruit or vegetable juice

To view the TUSD Wellness Policy go to: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/schools/tusd_0102080004339865/WellnessPolicy.pdf

Forgotten Lunch

FORGOTTEN LUNCHES. To avoid interrupting classroom instruction, late lunches should be boldly marked with the student’s name and classroom and delivered to the office by 11:00 a.m. A cart is available just outside the office for lunches. Students will need to check that cart at lunchtime to determine if a parent has delivered their lunch. We will not be disrupting instruction by calling into the classroom.

ALMUERZOS OLVIDADOS. Para no interrumpir la instrucción en el aula, el almuerzo debe ser marcado claramente con el salón de clase y nombre del alumno, y debe ser traído a la oficina a más tardar a las 11:00 a.m. Un carrito está disponible fuera de la oficina para almuerzos. Los estudiantes tendrán que revisar ese carrito a la hora del almuerzo para ver si uno de sus padres le llevó su almuerzo. No interrumpiremos la instrucción llamando al salón de clases.

Non-Discrimination

Tustin Unified School District - Loma Vista Elementary School

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)

The Tustin Unified School District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, medical condition, pregnancy and related conditions, retaliation, or political beliefs; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in District programs. A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the Tustin Unified School District Office.

The following position is designated Coordinator for Nondiscrimination at Loma Vista Elementary School to handle complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies:

Dr. Lauren Steinmann, Principal

13822 Prospect Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 730-7528

Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.

Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.

Student Fees

Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off Information

Parents may park in the neighborhood surrounding the school and walk students to campus, or parents may park or drop-off and pick-up students using the rear parking lot, accessed through the Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot (entering and exiting by 17th Street only please).

The first few parking spaces nearest the school gate (marked 1-2-3-4-5) are reserved for students waiting to be picked up and are not to be used by cars. If you are parking in the rear lot, please do not park near the drop-off/pick-up zone if you will be leaving during that day's school start and end times. Park at the end of the lot furthest from the school, or in the rear Trinity parking area so as not to disrupt the line of cars waiting to drop-off or pick-up students.

There is no parent parking in the staff parking lot in front of the school, or in the Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot near Prospect Avenue.

Wellness School

Wellness Policy

The Tustin Unified School District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed with a health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, guidance counselors and the school nurse. Loma Vista endorses this policy.

Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via the TUSD Nutrition Services web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. The site provides information on nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
Read more about the Tustin Unified School District Policy at http://tustin.healtheliving.net/what-we-do/

Wellness Goals
  • Involvement of parents, students, representatives of school food service, the school board, school administrators and the community in the development of the school wellness policy.
  • Goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.
  • Nutritional guidelines for all food available on each school campus during the school day.
  • Assurance that guidelines for reimbursable meals will not be less restrictive than federal regulation and guidance issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • A plan for measuring the implementation of the local wellness policy and designation of one or more persons in the district or at each school to oversee the implementation of the adopted wellness policy.

Wellness in the Works

Does the Tustin Unified School District have a Wellness Policy?

Yes! The district adopted a Wellness Policy in 2006. The policy applies to every school in the district. The policy assists schools in improving the health of students by promoting physical activity and access to nutritious foods.

Why is wellness important at school?

We know that healthy students learn better. Research has shown a strong link between student health and learning. Increased physical activity and healthy eating habits help students stay focused in school and can reduce and prevent overweight and obesity.

How can I help?

There are many ways you can help support the policy.

  • Show support for the policy. Spread the word and incorporate the ideas into your home life.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk and 100% juice drinks are encouraged on campus. Candy, cupcakes, and sugary beverages are to be avoided during school hours (PLEASE do not send these to school, even for holidays and birthdays).
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom or in the school garden.
  • Praise your child for their healthy choices. Ask what they chose from the salad bar at lunch. Ask what they did during recess and PE class.
  • Be sure your child eats breakfast every day.
  • Be a healthy role model. You can positively impact your child’s eating and physical activity habits by modeling healthy behaviors.

What if I want to do more?

Become a representative for your school site Wellness Team. Volunteer to be on the District’s Wellness Committee by contacting the district’s wellness lead, Nutrition Services Department at the Tustin Unified School District at 714-730-7301 x396.

Parent Groups - Healthy Fundraising Ideas
If you are looking for healthier food options for your special events - Nutrition Services may be able to help. We have a variety of whole grain, lower fat, lower sugar baked good items available, such as chocolate chip cookies, muffins, brownies, chips, and more. Our Special Events menu is located on our Catering Tab.
Other Healthy Fundraising Ideas can be found at these links:

TECHNOLOGY / iPADS


Educate yourself about being online at HTTP://COMMONSENSEMEDIA.ORG and HTTP://ONGUARDONLINE.GOV


COMMON CORE

Resources for Parents and Guardians- The following Web resources provide the most current information from the California Department of Education (CDE) Web Site and are continuously updated. The first reference is the main CDE CCSS Web Page which includes the Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California, the Significant Milestones Timeline, and a "Learn More" section that provides additional links to audience specific information.

Tustin Unified School District Web Site

California Department of Education CCSS Web Page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ (select "Students/Parents" tab about half way down the page)


SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterbalanced.asp

GROWING READERS! How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards Visit www.readingrockets.org


The Common Core: English Language Arts

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) have been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia. (Learn more about Common Core implementation in your state.) The Standards are not a curriculum. Instead, they establish a shared set of expectations to raise achievement for all students and prepare them for college and careers.

The ELA Standards are divided into three main areas:

  • reading (informational and literary texts)
  • writing (narrative, informative/explanatory, and argument/opinion)
  • speaking and listening.

Students will be expected to display increasing proficiency in their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as they progress from grade to grade. Here are ways you can support your child's learning at home.

Cultivate a love of reading

The Standards call for students to read increasingly complex texts. Reading for pleasure is the best way to help your child see the value of exploring new worlds and new words, and to progress to more challenging books. Here are ways to foster a love of reading at home:

  • Provide access to lots of reading material, including books, newspapers and magazines.
  • Make frequent visits to the library. Let your child choose books that are of interest to her. Books that reinforce the content she is learning in school will be particularly beneficial, allowing her to build knowledge and vocabulary systematically.
  • Read aloud together each evening, in whatever language you feel comfortable. Ask questions about what you read, calling attention to new vocabulary. If your child doesn't know an answer, have her delve into the text again for clues.
  • Encourage your child to imagine what might happen to the characters in the stories you read together. For more ideas, see 10 Tips for Parents.

Focus on informational texts

The ELA Standards emphasize the reading of informational texts in a variety of subject areas. This includes magazine articles, diaries, speeches, essays, scientific articles and legal documents. The shift doesn't make literature less important, but it does mean that students will read a variety of texts arranged according to topics so as to accelerate knowledge and vocabulary acquisition.

Text complexity and the power of reading aloud

The Common Core calls for students to read texts of increasing complexity as they progress from grade to grade. Some of the texts may feel daunting at first. One way to help your child handle challenging books is to read aloud, since listening skills develop more quickly than reading comprehension skills. Reading aloud can also help reluctant readers enjoy books and gain confidence. Remember that although complexity is important, your child should still have time to read for fun.

Talk about books

Speaking and writing about texts of all kinds-books, articles and documents-is a focal point of the Common Core. You can help your child by asking questions about the books he is reading in school. Tell him about interesting books and articles that you may be reading. And try to incorporate literacy into everyday activities by calling attention to traffic signs, following recipes together and asking questions about what you see at the supermarket or the store.

Three types of writing

The Standards call for students to develop skills in three main types of writing: narrative, informational/explanatory, and argument. The more kids read and write, the stronger their writing will become. Present writing to your child as something creative and fun. Write stories, plays or songs together. You can even create how-to guides for something you both enjoy doing.

New standardized tests

Two groups, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced, are creating computer-adaptive assessments that will be administered for the first time in the 2014-15 school year. The assessments will focus on a student's ability to read and analyze a variety of grade-appropriate texts.

For information about your state's assessments and to view sample items, visit the PARCC or SMARTER BALANCED website.

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