Nov
30

Use Amazon Smile this season!

How much shopping are you doing on Amazon this holiday season?  We know the score – a lot!!!

Amazon Smile will give back to the PTA!  Just remember… smile.amazon.com or go directly to the Canyon Vista Smile Page at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1169629.  Bookmark the page to keep it top of mind even beyond the holidays.  #YouShopAmazonDonates

Thank you!

 

Nov
27

Food Drive for STEM Grants!

It’s that time of year again…time to be thankful for what we have and appreciate each other. It is also a time to consider those who suffer from food insecurity, and, unfortunately, there are many in Orange County.

CVES hosts food drives yearly, bringing in thousands of pounds of food to our local shelters. This year CVES has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County to be part of an amazing food drive and education campaign called, “Ray of Sunshine”. This is an event is sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods and FOOD Share, Inc.

Last year, a school in Ventura County, Tierra Linda, participated in the same drive (previously called “The Spirit of Giving”) and managed to collect 12,000 lbs of food. Dole and Captain Planet Foundation provided that winning school with a $1000 STEM grant and a school garden.

They are repeating their campaign to provide STEM grants to winning schools with the most pounds of food donated. We think CANYON VISTA can bring in more than 12,000 lbs!!!

Despite incentives, our students would sponsor a food drive, but it would be even more special to have our hard-working students obtain a grant to help fund the needs of many STEM-related activities and their associated technologies (i.e., chrome books and our out-dated computer lab), that our school district can not fully support. 

This is when we ask for your help:

Please donate items between in our 2-week contest time: 11/27 (the day we come back from break) and December 8, 2017. We will gladly accept donations from the community, and they can be dropped off at our school on weekdays during office hours 7:30-3:00 PM.

Items Requested for Donation:

Canned proteins (tuna, ham, salmon and chicken)

Canned or dried fruits

Canned vegetables

Canned soup

Dried beans

Rice and pasta

Cereals

Peanut butter (and jelly)

The participating Food Banks will track/calculate the donations from all the sources to determine the winning schools that will be awarded donations for their STEM programs.

Questions? Contact Student Council/ PALs PTA Chair, Heather Brusky, at twinfitz@hotmail.com

Oct
27

KONA ICE TRUCK IS COMING!!!

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, starting at 11:10 until after all students are dismissed!

Bring your cash, enjoy a treat, and help support students affected by Hurricane Harvey!

20% of Kona Ice truck’s proceeds will be donated to our Student Council to help our “ADOPTED” school,Williams Elementary Pre-K in Pasadena, TX!

Learn more about this great Student Council program here.

Oct
24

“BOO” GRAMS ON SALE 10/26 to 10/30!

Let your little ghost or goblin send their best wishes to their friends with a “Boo” gram!  Grams will be on sale Oct. 26th– Oct.30th, before and after school for just .25 cents each.  They will also be on sale during 3rd, 4th and 5th grade lunch recesses.  All proceeds from the grams will help support 5th grade Science Camp!

Thank you for your support!

Oct
24

Help a classroom in need!

Canyon Vista Elementary School Students and Families…

Fellow students in Texas need our help after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey!

Williams Elementary Pre-K in Pasadena, Texas has been “adopted” by CVES Student Council, and we need your support in fulfilling their Amazon “Wish List”!

Student Council will sell Otter Pops after school on Thursday, 11/2 and 11/9, to help purchase items not fulfilled. Our goal is to obtain everything on the Wish List as they have 3 classes to fill!

Learn more about how you can help here!

Oct
16

Talent Show Tickets!

Talent Show Tickets only $2!!

Support your Canyon Vista Stars and attend the Talent Show on Thursday October 19th or Friday, October 20th!  Tickets are now on sale for only $2!

Pick them up after school Monday, October 16 thru Wednesday, October 18th from 1:30 to 2:30. 

You can also buy them before the shows from 4:30 to 5:30.

Show days are Thursday, October 19th for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade and Friday, October 20th for grades 4 and 5.  The show begins at 5:30 both nights.

There will also be a bake sale both evenings with proceeds benefitting our 5th grade science camp!

Sep
29

Jog-A-Thon Packets!

Dust of those Running Shoes Everyone…
It’s time for the CVES Annual Jog-A-Thon!  
Your child will be bringing home an instructional flier along with all the related materials in their folder this week.  You can also find everything online at http://canyonvistapta.com/jog-a-thon/.
Here are a few important notes…
T-Shirt Contest:  All entries and forms are due next Friday, 10/6!  Please get your kids sketching and coloring this year’s t-shirt design!
 
Permission Slip:  Due 10/13, all children must return a signed permission slip to participate.
 
Sponsorships:  Help raise funds for the PTA and sponsor this great event.  Your business name or family name will appear on the t-shirt and promotional materials.  All sponsors are due Friday, October 13th.   
 
Donations:  Our goal is to get $50 per student – and we can do it!  Please use the donation form included in your packet to collect from Grandma, Uncle, your third cousin once removed, the neighbor down the road… anyone!  Donations can also be made online here.  All donations are due by Friday, October 20th.
 
We know you all are fast so thank you for your expeditious efforts this year!

Sep
21

Fresh Brothers – Restaurant Weekend!

Please join us for the next Canyon Vista restaurant night event this weekend September 23 and 24th at Fresh Brothers. Fresh Brothers will donate 20% back of all meals purchased by Canyon Vista families. These funds are used to pay for the important programs here at our school including music, art, and the science lab.

Fresh Brothers is hosting a fundraising weekend so there will be other local schools also fundraising during this weekend. Please make sure to mention to the cashier that this is for Canyon Vista so that they put the receipt in Canyon Vista’s bowl and not the other schools!

Please show your support and carry out, dine in, or order for delivery from Fresh Brothers this weekend!

Sep
21

Jog-A-Thon News!

The 2017 Jog-A-Thon is just around the corner!  This year’s fundraiser takes place on Friday, October 27th, 2017!  

Details are now available online here!  You can also pledge and sponsor this program directly online at the PTA web store.

Please contact Tara Sibert if you have any questions at taranoel@gmail.com.

Sep
21

Spirt Wear has been ordered!

All spirit wear orders have been placed and should arrive no later than October 22nd.  If you have any questions on your order, please contact the Spirit Wear Chair, Julie Galpin at juliegalpin1@gmail.com,

Aug
17

CVES 2nd Annual Golf Tournament!

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual CVES Golf Tournament!

Come join the fun and support Canyon Vista – all skill levels welcome.

Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017

Time:  11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Where:  Aliso Viejo Country Club

How:  Find Ticket & Sponsorship packages here!  And don’t forget, Kids Kave will be open and is only $10!