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Loma Vista Environmental Sciences Academy

Vallejo City Unified School District

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    School Meal Menu for August and September 2018

    Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. This is a link to the VCUSD lunch menu. The VCUSD Student Nutrition Services is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to our students' health and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

    This year, the Vallejo School District’s school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

    School meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. School meals also meet new standards requiring age appropriate calorie limits, larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce), a wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, more whole grains and less sodium. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!

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    Student Records Transcripts
     

    All Student Records Must Be Requested At Least Two Days In Advance

    As part of VCUSD's efforts to keep student records safe, all requests for printed student information must be made on-line.  See link above. If you don't have an internet ready device available to you, or if you would like assistance from Ms. Liz or Ms. Barbara, come into the office between 10 and 3 pm. With this new process, we need two days to process the request and print them for you. We are unable to process same date requests. 

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    Emelina Grows Loma Vista Tomatoes at Home

    Third grade teacher Mrs. Donna Deemer and Loma Vista Farmer Rita taught their students the joy of planting and growing tomatoes from see.  Emelina brought home one of the tomato starts and followed the organic gardening principles she learned in school.  Mom Ms. Gabby said that Emelina is very proud and has been encouraged to eat fresh vegetables and organic foods.  Thank you very much, Ms. Gabby, for sharing this wonderful photo with the Loma Vista School Community.

    Loma Vista Farm

    The Loma Vista Farm is a working farm and outdoor classroom which supports the academic and environmental programs of Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy, a public K-8 school.  Support for the animals comes from the Friends of Loma Vista Farm. The Loma Vista Farm is an outdoor classroom for LVESA students and available for field trips by contacting Principal Britt Hammon (bhammon@Vallejo.k12.ca.us) at (707) 556-8550 or Farmer Rita at (707) 556-8550. Community members and guests are welcome to visit the farm during school hours from 9 am - 3 pm.  Children love seeing the Alpacas, Goats, Cows, Chickens, Sheep, Horses and a variety of ducks and geese.  The farm is also home to a large vegetable garden tended by the Loma Vista students.  The vegetables are used in nutrition activities for our students. 

    Volunteer Work Parties are held every few months at the LVESA Farm  All community members, young and old, are invited to come and work at the farm.  We need people to help with the gardens, keep the tan bark neat, clean the animal pens and other general maintenance.  Check back periodically for an update on the next Volunteer Work Party.

    Vallejo Farmers Market

    Vallejo Farmer's Market - Every Saturday
    The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) continues to offer Vallejo residents a great selection of local greens, fruits and veggies, ethnic delicacies, as well as some specialty booths selling baked goods, handmade soaps and other goodies. The Farmer's Market features live music, prepared foods, fresh cut flowers and freshly caught seafood. With the arrival of the spring season, fresh peas, fava beans, and blueberries and other produce are now available, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. All PCFMA Farmer's Markets accept WIC-FMNP coupons for families and seniors as well as CalFresh-EBT. The Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in downtown Vallejo along Georgia Street from Sacramento Street to Sonoma Boulevard. For more information, click here, or visit the Vallejo Farmer's Market Facebook page
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    We are Loma Vista ESA 8th Grade Class of 2018


     

    SCHOOL BEGAN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH

    Welcome back students and parents!  Classes for all grades began on Monday, August 20th at 8:30 am.  Grades 1-8 will have a 1:30 dismissal all days, August 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24th. 

     

    Loma Vista is still accepting students in all grades.

    Comfort Cats in Ms. Leslie and Mrs. Splinter's 1st Grade Classrooms

    In Vallejo classroom, the comfort animals are soft, meowing, purring robots

    Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy is proud to have it's amazing staff and students featured recently in the S.F. Chronicle.  Click Here to view the entire article.

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    CALIFORNIA DASHBOARD

    The California Department of Education and the State Board of Education unveiled the new accountability dashboard. Formerly, the state used the Academic Performance Index, or API, which used standardized tests to assess schools. CLICK HERE to view the dashboard (online only, otherwise find it on the CDE website).

    Encore Coordinator Mr. Eddie Barragan Wins Award


    On November 4, 2017 Mr. Eddie Barragan was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for his leadership and commitment to after school programming at the Bridging the Bay Conference at Chabot College.  VCUSD's Carol Lewis also earned an award for Spotlight on Quality for Region 4 Expanded Learning Programs.  Congratulations, Loma Vista ESA is very proud of you both.

    LVESA Farm Partners with Sustainable Solano

    LOMA VISTA FARM has been a resource for environmental education and experiences for Vallejo's children and community for over four decades. SUSTAINABLE SOLANO has been working towards community sustainability since 1999. These two natural partners are coming together to create a Permaculture Demonstration Public Garden. On Saturday November 18 the public was invited to work on the installation of the demonstration garden at VCUSD's Loma Vista Farm.

    Permaculture is centered on earth care, people care, and fair share. Sustainable Solano and VCUSD provide opportunities for the public to learn about how these permaculture concepts apply to this garden and our community, as well as how it can be applied to your own gardens.  If you have questions, please contact, Sustainable Landscaping Manager, Nicole Newell at nicole@sustainablesolano.org

    Loma Vista Students Win Earth Day Art Contest Prizes

    Congratulations to four students in Mrs. Dawn Splinter's first/second grade class at Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy.  They entered the Saturday, April 21st Vallejo Earth Day poster contest.  The Festival was sponsored by Vallejo Wastewater and Valcore.  The winners receiving cash prizes from Loma Vista are: 

    Joel Vides  - 2nd grade

    Carter Allen – 1st grade

    Claire Naing – 2nd grade

    Helyan Molina Espinoza – 2nd grade

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    Principal Britt Hammon

    Principal HammonHello Friends and Family,

    There are many things which make Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy a special place for learning. We remain committed to working together as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), to utilize the knowledge and skills each Team member possesses, to communicate, and to partner effectively with parents to ensure their child's success in school. Our vision continues to be to create a learning community where every child will achieve to his/her highest potential. Loma Vista is a safe place where children are free to learn, grow, make mistakes and learn from these mistakes. We provide a challenging program to all students in a caring way, with support systems for all levels.

    We are very pleased with the progress we have made developing as an Environmental Science Academy over the last four years.  All classes and students visit the Loma Vista Farm each week and participate in hands-on cooking, animal care, vegetable farming, and science lessons taught by their Teachers, Farmer Rita, Farmer Alisha, and sometimes the Principal!

    Loma Vista is also home to only one of two working farms in the country. The Loma Vista Farm is an outdoor classroom that provides children with standards based hands-on learning opportunities to bolster their academic skills in reading, writing, math, social science, language arts and science. To learn more about the farm, please visit the Loma Vista Farm website which can be found on the top of this page. For your convenience, the farm website is http://www.lomavistafarm.org.

    We are very lucky to have a dedicated STEAM lab for our students in grades K-5.  Our students work on long-term projects which incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. LVESA has won STEAM awards two years in a row. We have Mrs Imelda Enos and Ms. Rebecca Carcamo who work with our students and classroom teachers.

    When choosing a school for your children, please consider Loma Vista.  As a K-8 school we are able to offer a close-knit family-centered school which offers many supports to students and families.  Our Academic Support Provider, Kathi Hill, is our school-community link who works to remove all barriers to student success. 

    Looking forward to our Partnership,

    Britt Hammon, Principal

    It's always a great day to be an Owl!

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    LOWES EMPLOYEES SPRUCE UP THE LOMA VISTA FARM on Saturday, April 28th Public Invited to Help

    Many thanks to the volunteers from Lowes who will come out to the Loma Vista Farm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and give it some much-needed TLC by repairing chain link fence.  This work day is open to the public, and all volunteers are welcome between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm.  If you can't make it during the work day, come take a look - the farm is open from 8:30 - 3:00 on school days.

    Encore Video on Kindness Celebrated at Red Carpet Event

    In March 2018, Solano County Supervisor John M Vasquez and District Attorney Krishna Abrams challenged all students in grades 7 through 12 to show what kindess looks like.  With the Kindness Challenge, students were asked "If you had the Power of Kindness, how would you use it?"  Loma Vista students in the Encore program responded with a short video that has been entered into the competition.  On May 8, 2018 at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, there was a screening of the entries and awards ceremony.  The video features Meeya M, Malachi R, and Aliyah J.  Good job by Mr. Eddie Barragan and Destiny Ferrera.

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