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Parent / Community Meeting

Date:  Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time:  6:00 PM

Location:  Olive Vista Middle School – Library


On Thursday, October 19 Olive Vista Middle School will be hosting a Parent / Community Meeting.  At this meeting a construction update we’ll be shared with you regarding the latest developments on this significant investment in your school to improve our students’ educational experience.


For additional information click here (English  --  Spanish)  for an informational flyer regarding the meeting.


Please make plans to join us that evening.

STEAM Magnet Tours

OVMS is offering tours of our outstanding STEAM Magnet program on Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, October 12 from 8:15 to 9:30 am. Tours will begin in the Library with a short presentation and Q&A session and continue with a tour of the OVMS campus and the STEAM Engineering lab.


We invite all interested families with 5th graders to learn what STEAM Magnet offers for motivated students who are looking for opportunities to explore their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in a rigorous academic program with highly qualified teachers and hands-on learning experiences. The Choices magnet application period opens October 2. The on-time application period closes November 9.


Informal drop-in tours are conducted every Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 am during the Choices application period.


Call Magnet Coordinator Dennis Clancy at (818) 833-3919 or email at dclancy@lausd.net  for more information.

PASSport Parent Training



Join us for an informative workshop on the PASSport that includes:


Checking your child’s Attendance, Exams, Health Information, Reclassification if they are English Learners…etc.


When?  Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Time?   8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where?  Parent Center – Room 18



OVMS Panda Summer 2017 Learning Program

Congratulations to your child on completing the 2016-2017 school year! Your child has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and learned many new skills this past school year that will be needed for the next school year.  Unfortunately, most students lose many of these new skills and knowledge during summer break; this is known as SUMMER LEARNING LOSS.  Studies on summer learning loss have shown that:

  • 2.6 months  of math skills are lost over the summer
  • the equivalent of one month of overall learning is lost after summer vacation
  • 2 months of reading skills are lost over the summer
  • It takes up to 2 months from the first day of school for a student to get back on track

Although these statistics may be troubling, the same studies have shown that students who spend 2-3 hours per week reviewing grade-level material will decrease the effects of Summer Learning Loss. This amounts to just 30-45 minutes per day of review for your child.  We know that parents of Olive Vista Middle School and STEAM magnet students want the best possible education for their children so we are providing each 6th and 7th grade student with a resource titled, “Getting Ready for the 7th Grade” or “Getting Ready for 8th Grade.” The book contains 7 weeks of review material for your child. We are providing a schedule with weekly assignments to keep your child’s skills sharp and ready for the first day of school. In addition to this, we recommend that your child read a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Please take a moment to read pages 4-12 in your child’s book as they are written especially for parents.


As an incentive for your child to complete the summer review book, students who bring their completed book and assignments back to summer registration will receive 3 free-dress day passes and a certificate for a free lunch at a local restaurant.


We wish you a safe, fun-filled summer and look forward to seeing you at orientation/registration on August 8th for returning students and August 9th for incoming 6th graders and STEAM students. If you have any questions, please call the school or email Mrs. Garces at ubm1452@lausd.net


For a printed copy of the letter and schedule click HERE.


Getting Ready for the 7th and 8th Grade

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Stay Connected!

In addition to communication to you via our websites- http://olivevistams-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com and https://sites.google.com/site/ovsteammagnet/ , we send important updates and information through parent meetings, Blackboard Connect phone messages, letters, and flyers.  You can also follow me on Twitter @Mr_Wright_11 where I will post updates and articles for parents, teachers, and students.

Much of our communication depends on you providing the school with accurate and updated contact information.  This allows us to communicate with you and your designated contacts in case of emergency and to share with you important information about your child’s academic progress.  Please contact the school immediately if there has been a change of phone number or address and to verify that we have your current contact information.  I also encourage you to list an active email account as many messages are also sent via email.

Our ability to stay connected greatly increases the web of support that is provided to each Olive Vista student.  I hope you will consider stopping by to our next Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 7, 2017. 

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