BVVA Update: April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021




Good Afternoon BVVA Wolf Pack,


Welcome back from Spring Break!  We hope you had a wonderful break with a chance to relax and rejuvenate. We have a lot going on at BVVA this month, as you will see in the Upcoming Events chart below.  In particular, our PTSA has been very busy so, once again, we send out a big Thank You to our BVVA PTSA Executive Board!


You will notice our teachers announcing on-campus learning opportunities within the next few weeks. We will be starting slowly with just a few events this spring. Teachers are focusing on outdoor activities, but we do have a large room (Room A) here on campus to utilize in case of inclement weather. These activities will be about one hour long and attendance is entirely optional. We will of course observe all current physical distancing and safety protocols. In the fall, we are hoping to have weekly on-campus learning opportunities. We do not plan to zoom during these activities, as many of them will rely on things like sphero robots or other materials that we only have access to here on site. Initial dates are in the chart below, but more information will be forthcoming from teachers.


Traditional schools in PYLUSD announced last week that they will be extending in-person hours as of April 19 and through the end of the school year.  Elementary students wishing to transfer back as of April 19 should email our Elementary Secretary Tina at knowland@pylusd.org.  Tina will be happy to walk you through the next steps to ensure your student can start at their school of attendance on April 19, 2021.  Transitioning in the middle of the semester is much more difficult for secondary students due to classes, schedules, and credits.  We recommend that middle and high school students plan to return to traditional schools in the Fall of 2021. If you have a middle or high school student and have questions about this, please contact Katia Murillo at kmurillo@pylusd.org


Best Regards,

Carrie Bisgard

Director, BVVA



NEW Upcoming Events

Event

Date

Description

Rubio’s 

127 East Yorba Linda


Dine Out PTSA Fundraiser

April 14, 2021

2pm-8pm

Mark your calendars for tacos! The BVVA PTSA will be hosting a fundraiser at Rubio’s. Proceeds to the PTSA to support BVVA programs like Outdoor Education, Parent Square, and other useful tools and events for our BVVA community.


Link to Flyer HERE

Spirit Wear

Deadline for Orders: April 16

Our BVVA PTSA has been busy putting together a web store for Spirit Wear.  T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hats are all available and feature our BVVA mascot.


Link to Flyer HERE

Link to Web Store HERE

PTSA Meeting

April 14, 2021

6pm

BVVA PTSA General Association Meeting

  • Open to all PTSA Members
  • Come help us plan fun events and support our PTSA!
  • LINK will be sent on April 14, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-7

Our BVVA is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTSA will make arrangements for Tuesday-Friday but they are asking for students’ help for Monday, May 3.  They have created a printable card for students to complete for teachers.  These could be dropped off at the April materials pick up or emailed directly to your student’s teacher on May 3, 2021.


Gratitude Card Printable HERE

Link to TAW Flyer HERE

On-Campus Events

K-1: April 30th

2-3: April 16th

4: May 7

5-6: TBA

Times and additional information will follow, but these are our initial plans for the optional on-campus activities. Teachers may also be surveying parents to get information which will help them to plan.

K-1: Story Time, Art, Movement

2-3: Chalk Art, Music, Games

   4: Miner’s Day

5-6: TBA

Ralph’s Reward Program

Ongoing

BVVA PTSA has been approved by Ralph's Community Program. Hooray!!  To Use the Ralphs Community Rewards Program:

Visit https://www.ralphs.com. Once logged into your Ralphs account, you can search for BUENA VISTA VIRTUAL ACADEMY PTSA either by name or IX512 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a rewards card. When parents/students/family/friends register their Ralph's card with our organization, we receive a portion of the purchases made.

Donors Choose Gardening Project

Ongoing

Our high school teacher, Mrs. Elaine Hudson, has a Donors Choose Gardening project which is actually an opportunity which would be good for the entire school. Mrs. Hudson is asking for funding to purchase gardening tools and plants to create a garden on campus.  K-8 students will be able to come onto campus to participate in gardening as small groups. High School students will be able to earn community service hours by working in the garden. To learn more and donate follow this LINK

EVERFI Classes

Ongoing

Everfi is a new program and option for enrichment classes for our students that they can start anytime (including summer) and move at their own pace. Students access it through their clever account. Go to Everfi and add in the registration code for the class your student wants to take. The registration codes are listed on the attached list of course descriptions. The classes are not taken for credit or a grade, they are optional enrichment classes. Please see the list HERE.

Graduation and Promotion

In-Person Ceremony:

Tuesday, June 15

Rehearsal-8:30 am

Ceremony-6:00 pm

Location-Shapell Stadium at YLHS

If you are or have an eighth-grade student or a High School student who is planning to graduate in June you should have received an email before Spring Break with our tentative plans for Graduation ceremonies this Spring.  Please indicate your preference for in-person at Shapell Stadium, drive-up at the PYLUSD District Office later in the week or non-participation in ceremonies HERE. This information will be very helpful for our planning. Thank you!

Reminders  

The items below are upcoming events and have been mentioned in previous communication.

PTSA Officer Nomination for 2021-2022 School Year

Due April 16, 2021

The BVVA PTSA is looking for an Executive Board team for next year.  If you are interested, please complete the form below and return it to cbisgard@pylusd.org .


If you have any questions about the BVVA PTSA or would like more information about the duties of the Executive Board, please contact current PTSA President, Kristy Case at  buenavistavirtualacademyptsa@gmail.com 


Nomination Form

Art Keepsake Opportunity


    🎨

March 1st-

April 15

The Placentia Yorba Linda PTA Council is having a fundraiser from March 1st-April 15th for the 2021 Graduating Seniors Scholarship Fund.  This is a chance to create unique keepsakes from your students’ original artwork. These will be one-of-a-kind, personalized items which would make great gifts for Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day that family & friends will love. There are over 80 quality products to display your artwork or photos!

(See attached brochure & sample keepsakes.)


Art Keepsake Fundraiser Information

FREE

Virtual Wellness Event

April 22, 2021

2:00pm-3:30pm

The Orange County Department of Education is hosting a wellness event called “Earth Aware, Self-Care”.  This free event will feature hands-on virtual activities to help middle and high school students de-stress and live healthy lives. The first 300 students to register will receive t-shirts and goodie bags!


Middle and High School Wellness Event

Yearbook Information



Accepting Photos through April 9, 2021

BVVA will be producing a yearbook this year. It will be soft-sided and will cost approximately $12.00 per book.  Students and parents will be able to purchase these books online directly through the yearbook company, Studio One. More information from Studio on ordering will be forthcoming.  In the meantime, please help us collect photos!


Portraits: All school photos taken this fall will be featured in the yearbook unless families request to opt-out. If your student did not have pictures taken with Lifetouch at BVVA this fall, please submit a digital photo of your student (head and shoulders) to knowland@pylusd.org by April 9, 2021. Our yearbook company recommends that these be 8X10 portraits but they can work with other sizes. Please label the email and file with the student’s name and grade.  


Activity Photos: Please submit any photos of your students completing activities or participating in BVVA events. The yearbook company can work with any size for the photos.  Please label the email/file with the student’s name, grade, and the activity.  For example, Leia Bisgard, Grade 10, Working on a World History project, or Jake Bisgard, Grade 8, Zooming on crazy hair day.  Send photos to knowland@pylusd.org by April 9, 2021.

Dance Club



Informational Meeting on April 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm

Do you like to dance?  Are you interested in meeting other students who like to dance and learning some new steps and routines?  Join the brand new BVVA Dance Club


Who:  Grades 2 - 8

Where: BVVA Dance Club Google Classroom

When: Informational Zoom Meeting on April 9th, 3:00 pm

What: Dance routines will be posted on Google Classroom to follow at your own pace. Routines will include Hip Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical.


      Contact: Selvina James at sjames@pylusd.org

      for link to the informational Zoom meeting

Paper.co

Grades 3-12

Ongoing

Elementary grades 3 to 6, Middle and High School students have an opportunity to take advantage of Paper.co. This service allows PYLUSD secondary school students to access trained qualified tutors in a chat-style model. Students can access Paper.co via clever or can download the Paper.co app. Students may also submit essays for review and feedback. This service has a 24-hour turnaround time. 

Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook!

Ongoing

Follow us on our brand new Instagram account!  We are @buenavistavirtualacademy and find us on Facebook @BVVAwolves!


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

Pick-up days for all K-6 will be on the last Friday of the month.