College Making it Happen Night

Dear MVA Families,

We are sorry to announce that our College Making It Happen event will need to be postponed due to inclement weather. Our event scheduled for February 21st will be postponed to a later date. We will notify you once we have selected another date and time for this event. Thank you for your understanding.

MVA Counseling Department


College Make It Happen” will take place on: “To Be Determined”

from 6:00 – 7:35 p.m.

In addition to giving an initial overview of college requirements, there will be three breakout sessions (listed below).  Parents/guardians can select two of the three below.

  1. College students sharing their experiences
  2. How to pay for college
  3. AVID Student show case



Parent Workshop

Anger Management for the 21st Century. This course offers tools to control anger. These skills can be applied in the workplace, with family or in other situations.

When: MVA Library on Fridays 8:30-10:30am.

The course is in Spanish and delivered by staff from the San Ysidro Health Center.


Holiday Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week

  • Monday December 17th – Winter Holiday Colors – Wear a combo of red, green or blue to celebrate the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa!
  • Tuesday December 18th – Holiday Hats – Wear a winter holiday hate to show your holiday spirit!
  • Wednesday December 19th – Holiday Socks – Wear fun winter holiday socks and get into the holiday spirit!
  • Thursday December 20th – Holiday Sweaters – Stay warm and wear your favorite winter holiday sweater!
  • Friday December 21st – Holiday Hodge Podge – Wear everything and anything holiday-related: hats, socks, sweaters, jackets gloves, scarves….let’s show our Viking Holiday Spirit!

Halloween Dance – Friday, Nov. 2 @ 2pm

MVA Halloween Dance!

  • Friday, Nov. 2 from 2-4pm in Cafeteria
  • Students can wear school-appropriate costumes (see Costume Guidelines)
  • Dance starts at 2pm so students can go home and change and come back.
  • Back cafeteria doors will open for admission.  Students can also stay on campus to change if needed.
  • Tickets on sale at ASB for $5 (includes admission, slice of pizza and drink)
  • Tickets on sale until next Tuesday, 10/30

Halloween Dress Guidelines

Halloween Dress-Up Guidelines – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 – Mar Vista Academy

All costumes must be school appropriate.  If you or your parents think it’s inappropriate for school, it probably is.  Use good judgment. Make sure that you can participate in your classes with the costume on.  Education is our first priority-we want students to enjoy the day and stay focused on learning.

In addition:

  • Please reference pages 18-19 in the student handbook
  • Costumes which offend others due to their race, gender, social content, or in any other way are not allowed
  • No toy weapons or objects displaying violence
  • No masks
  • *No clown costumes

Articles of clothing advertising or advocating gangs, sex or vandalism, spray paint, graffiti, alcoholic beverages, violence, drugs or tobacco or using obscene, vulgar, suggestive language or any items that are generally considered in bad taste are not permitted.

If ANY outfit/costume is seen as inappropriate by the administration, student will be asked to change.

*No clown costumes allowed due to safety issues and anxiety concerns.



Red Ribbon Week

October 29-November 2

  • Monday Oct 29 – “RED”-Y TO BE DRUG FREE
    • Wear RED–red shirts, red pants, red shoes, red socks, red hats, red scarves, red gloves, etc.  Come by the Viking Stage at lunch to spin the Prize Wheel (must be wearing red).
  • Tuesday Oct 30 – BAND AGAINST DRUGS
    • Wear your favorite band or music group’s t-shirt.  Come by the Viking Stage at lunch to spin the Prize Wheel (must be wearing a band/music group t-shirt).
  • Wednesday Oct 31- SAY “BOO” TO DRUGS
    • Wear your (school-appropriate) Halloween costume.  See the Costume Guidelines flyer.  Enjoy the Club Food Fair at lunch at the Viking Stage area.
  • Thursday Nov 1- “HAIRS” TO NO DRUGS
    • Crazy hair day! Come to school with crazy hair and come by the Viking Stage at lunch to spin the Prize Wheel (must have a crazy hairstyle).
    • Wear your super-hero clothes/accessories (no costumes) to school, and “Give Hugs, Not Drugs” to your friends at lunch.  See you the Halloween Boo-Ball after school!


Noche de Cuentos – November 1 @ 5:45pm

Save the date!  Noche de Cuentos takes place on November 1st at 5:45- 7:30 in the library. 
  • Noche de Cuentos is a family event where everyone is invited to have fun and enjoy great stories!
  • We will have Marilyn McPhie from Story Tellers of San Diego entertain us with great scary and not so scary stories.
  • We will also have Ms. Rosalinda Garcia Lic. en Teatro de la UABC, Tijuana

Haga de la Paternidad un Placer/Making Parenting a Pleasure

Making Parenting a Pleasure/Haga de la Paternidad un Placer

  • Date: Each Friday from October 12- December 21/ 12 de octubre al 21 de diciembre
  • Time: 8:30 to 10:30am in the MVA library/ de la manana en la biblioteca de Mar Vista Academy
  • Classes designed to help parents understand the developmental stages of the children. Parents will learn practical parenting techniques to improve family communication and develop a stronger emotional connection with their children. This class will be offered in Spanish only. Clase diseñada para ayudar a los padres a entender las diferentes etapas del desarrollo de sus hijos. Aprender técnicas para mejorar la comunicación en familia y desarrollar un  lazo emocional fuerte con sus hijos. CLASE EN ESPAÑOL