BVVA Update: December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

Good Afternoon BVVA Families,

The holidays are upon us as we enter our last week before Winter Break!  We have a few exciting things going on this week.  Our PTSA drive continues and will wrap up this Friday.  We are very excited as this is the formation of our very first PTSA!  Also coming up this Friday is our Winterfest from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Teachers will be hosting photo opportunities in front of a holiday backdrop, Room Moms are putting together prizes and we will give each student a small craft to complete at home. We hope you and your family are able to enjoy the break and spending time together until we return to our studies on January 4, 2020. 

Best Regards,

Carrie Bisgard

Director, BVVA

Upcoming Events and Reminders





December 1-18

BVVA Parents, Teachers, and Students are invited to join the new BVVA PTSA. Dues are $10 per member and can be submitted in cash or a check written to BVVA PTSA. Forms can be dropped off at the school office.

The grade with the highest memberships will win a special surprise! 

BVVA PTSA Invitation

Membership Form

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Follow us on our brand new Instagram account!  We are @buenavistavirtualacademy 


December 18


BVVA will host a drive-up celebration for students on December 18. K-6 students are invited to join us for photos and fun! 

A schedule for photo opportunities and more information is available  HERE.

Love and Logic: Free Classes

Sign Up now for FREE Spring Virtual Classes

North Orange Continuing Education is offering FREE Virtual classes in the Love and Logic program.  These classes offer parents practical tips for parenting during this challenging time.  

Class info and flyer available HERE.



December 21, 2020 - 

January 1, 2021

Winter Break!

Optional Cogat Testing

3rd and 4th Grades

4th Grade:

January 7th and 8th

The Cogat test is used by the PYLUSD to assist in identification of students eligible for GATE programs. The test is given to third and fourth-grade students throughout PYLUSD. Unlike most of what we do at BVVA, this test must be given in person. Families will have the option to test here at BVVA on December 8th/11th and January 7th/8th or at our PYLUSD District Board Room on select Saturdays. Families may also opt their students out of the Cogat test. Just a reminder, if your student is not comfortable taking the test in person at this time, additional opportunities to test will be offered in the late summer/fall of 2021. More information is available HERE.

Holocaust Contest

7th-12th Grades

Entries Due January 22, 2021

Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to participate in Chapman University’s Art and Writing Holocaust Contest. This year’s theme is “Sharing Strength, Sustaining Humanity”.  For more information contact your teacher, and click HERE

Reminder: Elementary Pick up Days (Grades K-6)

Self-serve pick up for the following grade levels will be on these dates. We will put the items out for curbside pick up. Items are available for pick up outside from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you cannot make it this time, the materials will be available after winter just inside the main entrance to the building marked Professional Development Academy


Grade Levels

December 16


December 18


Starting in January, pick up days for all K-6 will be on the last Friday of the month.