Good afternoon! Below are details for courses offered in February. Parent University will be offering FREE 4-week courses that will be available via zoom in English and Spanish. Classes are scheduled for Mondays & Wednesdays and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. To register, you may call or text the phone number(s) provided or click on the link. Texts: 559-550-5318 Office: 559-278-0716 English registration: Registration for Parent University Courses (google.com) Spanish registration: Registro de Cursos Gratuitos (google.com) If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please call Sarai Kress (Parent Ambassador Coordinator) at 661-606-6026. The following courses will be offered in February: Classes offered in English beginning February 6th (Mon/Wed) Digital Literacy 1 Digital Literacy 2 Digital Literacy 3 Financial Literacy 1 English Conversation 1 (non-English Speakers) Classes offered in English beginning February 7th (Tues/Thurs ) Digital Literacy 4 Health and Wellness Small Business Development Social and Emotional Wellness English Conversation 2 (non-English Speakers) Classes offered in Spanish beginning February 6th (Mon/Wed) Health and Wellness Social and Emotional Wellness 1 Digital Literacy 1 Digital Literacy 2 Digital Literacy 3 English Conversation 1 Financial Literacy 1 Classes offered in Spanish beginning February 7th (Tues/Thurs) Social and Emotional Wellness 2 College Bound Digital Literacy 1 Digital Literacy 2 Digital Literacy 4 English Conversation 2 Small Business Development Please see the attachments below for more details.
The California State University of Bakersfield is offering a FREE high school equivalency program. Please see attached flyer for more information. You may also call 661-654-2707 or 661-654-2708 for more information.
In-person attendance is encouraged. The meeting will be at Haven Drive Middle School Room W8 and via Zoom. Voting can only be conducted in person. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 3:00 PM Join Zoom Meetings in English and Spanish https://arvinschools.zoom.us/j/86815275808?pwd=eS9OZ1N6YUNFRFd4WGovcml0aE5uQT09 Meeting ID: 868 1527 5808 Password: 512194
January 17, 2023 Parent Newsletter
Superintendent's Message Welcome back to school! We begin 2023 with new math manipulatives for all grade levels to support understanding math concepts. Professional development on January 5th and 6th supported attending staff with use and implementation.
We are excited to be moving forward step by step for the construction of the new Sierra Vista Cafeteria-a contract for over $5 million to support construction goes to our school board this week!! Thank you, Georgia Rhett
eSports at Haven Drive Middle School
The Extended Learning Opportunity Program is offering middle school students the opportunity to join eSports! Students interested in games and competing are invited to an informational meeting on January 18th at 2:45 PM. Students can visit Mr. Nguyen in room E-29 for more information and sign-ups!
Parent Conferences Conferences will be held on January 24-26th. Haven Drive Middle School will have its Night Conferences on January 19th. Please refer to the schedule below for Minimum Days and Night Conference dates.
Health and Wellness
Below are a few healthy activities to help students and their families kick off the new year:
Start the New Year off with a family walk. As you walk, share the ways that your family can stay healthy this year.
Read a book with your family-act out the movements in the book.
Using a laundry basket and recycled paper, make a bunch of paper balls and practice throwing them into the basket from different distances.
Build your muscles today by acting like a crab, a bear, and a seal.
Play "add-on." Take turns doing one simple movement, such as bending your elbow. As you do a new movement, repeat the movements that have already been done.
Find a bunch of pillows and set up an obstacle course. Use the pillows as rocks to step on as you cross the river. Don't get wet!
Roll up some socks, put them on a big beach towel, hold one of the ends of the towel and fling the socks into the air.
Play follow the leader in your house. Take turns moving to a different room and then do a fun movement in each room.
Go on an imaginary walking trip. Pretend to walk through the sand, over a bridge, into the mud, or under a tree.
Today you are going to be "rain." Can you act out a mist, or a drizzle, or a downpour? What about a windy rain, a cold rain, or a heavy rain?
Upcoming Events Per Site:
1/17 • Board Meeting at 6 PM
1/17 • School Site Council/ELAC at Elementary Schools
1/19 • HD Night Conferences 1/23 • Early Dismissal 1/24 • Minimum Day-Parent Conferences (Night Conferences-ECR)
1/25 • Minimum Day-Parent Conferences (Night Conferences-BME)
1/25 • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) 3-4:00 PM
1/25 • DAC-9:00 AM- 10:30 AM at HD Cafe
1/26 • Minimum Day-Parent Conferences (Night Conferences-SV)
1/30 • Early Dismissal
Bear Mountain 1/20 • Coffee With the Principal El Camino Real
1/19 • Coffee With the Principal at 3:30 PM 1/20 • 100th Day (Spirit Day) Sierra Vista
1/27 • Coffee With the Principal at
1/26 • Coffee With the Principal at 9:00 AM
December 15, 2022 Parent Newsletter
Great news in our Early Childhood department! 1. Our Preschool program passed our compliance review with Excellent scores. 2. The district has been awarded funds for our Early Childhood Center including Preschool and Transitional Kinder rooms at Bear Mountain Elementary-the first step is building design! Construction is still in the future but the dream has become reality. Get ready!!! Preschool, Transitional Kinder, and Kindergarten enrollment will begin toward the end of January. We look forward to welcoming incoming students for the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you, Georgia Rhett
Christmas Parade We were so happy to see our community come together for the Arvin Christmas Parade! The Migrant Preschool Program and Haven Drive Cheer and Flag team were among the participants in this year's parade. Parenting Partners Fall Graduation Parenting Partners is a program that teaches parents strategies to help their children be successful while also receiving support from other parents. Workshops are available in English and Spanish, morning and afternoon, and run for six weeks. This fall we had over 20 graduates from our Parenting Partners workshops! Congratulations to all of our parents! Workshops will be offered in English starting February 27th and 28th (morning and afternoon) at El Camino Real and Spanish workshops will begin March 2nd (morning and afternoon) at Haven Drive Middle School. Please call Sarai Kress at 661-606-6026 if interested in signing up.
Health and Wellness
COVID-19 Test Kits COVID-19 test kits have been distributed at each site. Each student received one test kit with two tests. Families are strongly encouraged to test their children prior to returning to school. Please administer one test on the morning of Saturday, January 7th, and the night of Sunday, January 8th, or the morning of Monday, January 9th.
We wish you a restful holiday season!
Staying Active During Winter Break Here are some healthy activities to keep children active during their three-week break:
Find items around your house that make noise. Use these “instruments” as you march through your home in a parade.
Create an obstacle with chairs and blankets. Practice moving under, over, and around.
Visit every space in your home, but each time you get to a space do five jumps as high as you can and then move to the next space.
Sort toys as you exercise. Begin by figuring out how to sort by color- by size-then make piles on different ends of your home. As you find an object, move quickly to the correct pile, hop on each foot five times, and then move quickly back to get another toy.
Use your creativity to make up a new game that uses something from your kitchen. Give your game a funny name.
Get outside and go for a walk. As you walk, breathe in through your nose and blow out through your mouth.
Work on your cutting skills and make some paper snowflakes.
Use the snowflakes from yesterday to make a trail through your home. Can you move through your home without touching the floor and only touching the snowflakes?
Take a run. Work on moving in a straight line, move your arms front and back, and land lightly on your feet. Celebrate winning the race!
Family relaxation activity. Turn the lights off and you lay down on the floor. Squeeze and then relax your muscles. Breathe.
Movement charades: Act out something that has to do with winter. Can anyone guess what you are?
Indoor snowball fight! make a bunch of paper balls and have fun throwing them far, near, high, and low. Pick them up and do it again.
Transportation fun: Begin by identifying a different form of transportation and then pretend to do it. Such as riding your bike, driving a big bus, or gliding on your rollerblades.
Scatter socks throughout the room. Pretend to walk on a tightrope. When you get to a sock, stand on one foot, bend down and pick up the sock-keep your balance.
Get outside for a game of tag. If you have snow on the ground, this will be extra good for your body.
Pretend to float all through your home like a snowflake falling from the sky-float high, float low, float fast, float slow.
Can you build a tower out of pillows? Practice your underhand throwing skill as you try to knock over the tower.
Pretend to be animals who play in the snow-walk like a polar bear, a penguin, and a seal.
Sit across from your parent/caregiver and practice rolling a "snowball" back and forth- count to 10 as you roll back and forth, and then move further apart and try it again.
Put mittens on your feet and use them as skates to glide across the kitchen floor.
What was your favorite activity this month? Give it another try!
Upcoming Events Per Site:
12/16 • Minimum Day
12/19-1/6 • Winter Recess-No school
12/19-12/22 • Winter Academy
Expanded Learning Opportunity Program
12/19-12/22 • STEM Camp