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Welcome back Coffee
August 16, 2023

Time: 8:15-8:45am
Location: Cafeteria 

Hosted by our Hospitality Committee

Chair: Asma Ghori



Enjoy a cup a coffee on the first day of the school year after drop off. 

Mingle with parents, meet the Principal and AVHSC board members!

This is a great opportunity to ask questions to the more seasoned AV parents. 


Pizza & ice Cream social



Date: Friday August 25, 2023
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Alta Vista lunch tables

Bring your kids and have a slice of pizza and an ice cream treat. Meet with other parents, AVHSC board members, and various volunteer leads to learn about how to get involved and see what Alta Vista has to offer! Click on the image to learn more about this year's event. Click here to volunteer for our Pizza and Ice Cream Social event!



Movie Night

Friday, September 22nd 

Chair: Lauren Jewell



Come on out to the field with the rest of the Alta Vista families in the fall of each year and watch a movie under the stars. This is a free community event sponsored by AVHSC. Pizza, snacks, beverages, and glow sticks available for purchase. Click here to sign up to volunteer at 2023 Movie Night!




Friday, October 13th 

Chair: Ellen Pierpoint



Raise money for the school by collecting pledges and have your students come out to the field to walk those laps. There are also food trucks, face painting, and other activities to do in between walking laps. For more information on this year's walkathon click here.




Chair: Lauren Jewell



This is family dance for the whole family. Come out an enjoy some music, dancing, photobooth, and some complimentary treats and glow sticks.  



Weather permitting, we will move the event outdoors and re-open tickets sales to all. Click here if you would like to join our waitlist.

We need a few volunteers and snack and beverage donations for the dance. Click on the two signups below to help us out!

2024 Family Dance Volunteer Sign Up

2024 Family Dance Snack and Beverage Donations






MULticultural night

Chair: Gomathi Krishnan & Anna Augustine

krishnan.gonathi@gmail.com & augustine.anna@gmail.com


Each year, Alta vista families come together to proudly share their cultures and traditions with all of us. This event is a great way for children and adults to learn about different countries, traditions, cultures, attires, food, and much more. This year, we are proud to have 20+ countries participating in the event. Come with your family and friends to enjoy an evening of fun and world unity!!! Click here to to visit the MCN webpage!



Fantasy Faire

Chair: Lauren Jewell



Come out with the family for a fun filled themed fair that includes games, inflatables, face painting, music, food, and the ever popular cake contest and cake walk!!

To check out the last year's theme and info click here.
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Variety ShowADDS Variety Show - The Club


Coordinators: Lisa Merkel & Misha Smith

merkell@unionsd.org & mishagseth@gmail.com


Have your child show off their talents at our annual spring Variety Show!


 It can be anything from singing to dancing to playing an instrument to telling jokes on stage. The options are endless! This event is typically held on a Friday evening. Students will have an opportunity to audition for the show and there is one rehearsal prior to the show. 




Events throughout the Year

scholastic book fair***

Coordinators: Narineh Smith & Sarah Keith

narineh.smith@gmail.com & sarahkeith1104@yahoo.com


Our bookfair is typically held twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. You and your children can browse the scholastic books set up in the cafeteria and make purchases. Students will also have a time to go shopping during class time. Having children choose their own books empowers and inspired them to be become bolder, prouder, and stronger readers. All purchases directly fund our school library! Click here for information about our 2023 fall book fair. 




Staff Appreciation Luncheons



Hosted by the Hospitality committee


Chair: Asma Ghori



We provide lunch for the school staff throughout the year to remind them how much parents and students appreciate them!



 Author visit 2-3 years




Parent volunteers partner with Hicklebees, a local bookstore, to bring well-known children's book authors to speak to the students at Alta Vista twice per year. Authors will lead a discussion and answer questions from the students. This year, we will offer virtual author visits and all students and parents will be invited to attend the YouTube presentation live, in addition to the recording. Signed copies of the books are made available for purchase online and orders can either be picked up from Hicklebees or orders of $25 or more will be delivered directly to your home.






***School fundraising events