Dear parents,

Welcome Back! So much to say on our first letter for 2018!

We are so excited to have our new classroom ready to reveal very soon. The workers have been diligent in their efforts to get our teacher and students into their amazing environment. This room with our fantastic Kindergarten room sets the standards for which all our rooms must meet. These are both appealing rooms but even more, they meet the challenging methods for the 21st century and on. Our school is setting the vision for the future of SDA Education. This is an exhilarating time to be at SVAS.

Some may not know that Mrs. Odell has taken a call to be back in the Lancaster School and to be close to her husband. I am sure that this is a necessary move for her and I know that it will be a blessing to her family. As we say goodbye to Mrs. Odell we are fortunate that God has brought to us someone who will take our comprehensive program for the youngest of our school to new levels of excellence. We will have a meet and greet with Mrs. Edwards as soon as she arrives. I know you will be impressed with her and her desire to work with our Kindergarten. God is Good!

Be sure to pick up a hard copy of the School Calendar the first day of school.

We have our annual Family Beach Day on the first Friday, August 24. Field trip forms will be handed out on Monday also.

Be sure to include three dates on your calendar right now.

Saturday, August 25th is the Simi Valley Church’s dedication day for all students and teachers. It would be great to see you there.
Thursday, September 6 is our Back to School, Open House evening. We start that night at 6 PM
Tuesday, September 11 Photo Day, Purple shirts only!

As a reminder, we will be starting a recognition of students who have great attendance.

Perfect attendance will denote students who never missed a day of school and they were on time each day. Our highest praise.

Excellent attendance will be those students who only missed days on prearranged days (Called in sickness, prearranged time out of school.) and were on time to school each day they were here.

Good attendance will be awarded to those who only had 1 tardy and only prearranged absences. We will have someone manning the school phone each day starting at 8:00 AM. Please call in to our office and let us know if your child is sick or if there is an unexpected emergency so that the student can have the tardy listed as pre-arranged.

Students will be recognized on a monthly basis and then again at the end of the year in a special chapel to hand out awards.

In Gratitude,

Stephen Stokes

Download the full PDF version: Echo, Vol 5, No 1, August 2018