BEVERLY VISTA SCHOOL
July 21, 2017
Dear Beverly Vista Families,
of the Beverly Vista faculty and staff, it is my honor to welcome you to the
2017 – 2018 school year! I hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer
break and that your children have been engaged in enriching activities and are recharged
for the coming year. As a reminder school begins on Monday, August 14th!
This year at Beverly Vista we will work diligently to continue the legacy of success established over the years by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. We will focus on the four Cs of 21st Century skills: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity; further implement the Pyramid of Success character development program; instill a sense of responsibility to others and community through service learning activities; celebrate achievement at the Bulldogs’ Best Awards and the middle school academic awards ceremonies; continue to maintain a nurturing and safe campus environment; use data to guide instruction; and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students. Additionally, this year our students will continue to benefit from a dedicated English/Language Arts intervention specialist in the elementary grades. This will allow us the ability to expand and refine our program of early intervention and will assist us in providing effective support for those students who may require more assistance to become academically proficient. Over the last couple of years we have added successful programs that have improved the quality of your children’s experience at Beverly Vista. We are excited to continue this progress by going deeper into the Project Lead the Way K-5 STEM curriculum; build upon the success of BV’s “Run for Success” event with a focus on healthy living; continue to offer enrichment opportunities for our students in the GATE program; and, once again, provide our students the opportunity to participate in the Beverly Hills Science Fair (formerly the Beverly Vista Science Fair) and STEM Expo.
Beverly Vista’s outstanding teachers create the foundation for your children’s academic success. In addition, a large part of Beverly Vista’s success is attributed to its robust and engaged PTA. Please consider contributing to the BV PTA so that we can continue to fund stimulating programs in science and technology, music festivals, field trips, enrichment programs, assemblies, and much needed equipment and supplies in our classrooms. Your donations directly affect your child’s education. Last year alone your contributions enabled us to provide enrichment programs like Polymer Pat and Science Olympiad, equipment, supplies, computers and iPads, musical instruments, digital microscopes, and allowed us to improve our school library. Additionally, because of your generosity we installed two phases of short-throw interactive digital projectors in the classrooms and our vision of a 1:1 technology-based school was made possible. We urge you to not only become a member of the PTA, but also contribute to BV Pride so that we can continue to provide our students with a world-class education. Please visit the Beverly Vista website at http://bv.bhusd.org/pta/ to sign up for our weekly PTA newsletter and to learn of the many opportunities available to volunteer at Beverly Vista.
I anticipate a most successful year for our students as our excellent team of educators and staff, Assistant Principal Alyssa Para, and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child. I believe that when we all work positively together with a common purpose in mind our children can only benefit. This year I am asking that all of our parents and guardians play a role in the important task of providing our students with the idea that setting goals is the first critical step on the road to personal success and that hard work is the catalyst to their achievement. A focus on steady attendance, good work habits, healthy living, and a positive attitude are key components to your child’s progress.
Finally, you and your family are invited to our “Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast” on Sunday, August 13th at 9:00 AM, sponsored by the Beverly Vista PTA. We will also be posting this year’s class lists! Come and see with whom your child will share this year's educational journey!
As always, my door is open to you and I welcome your valuable input. Please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to make an appointment to speak with me in person to discuss any ideas you feel will make this the best year yet!
I look forward to partnering with you this year in providing an outstanding education for your child.
Principal – Beverly Vista School