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The Great Kindness Challenge January 25-29

We all want kind kids. Please take time to help your children visualize and then demonstrate kindness.
Each student will have a kindness planning sheet and a grid to record their acts of kindness.
Take a picture or two of your child being kind and send it to or to your child's teacher.
Lets spread a lot of kindness in our community.
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Make the Season Bright!

Help us make the season bright for Alta Sierra by creating a dazzling light display on campus! 

Donate your unwanted light strings, rope lights, blow up characters, extension cords, etc.  Bring items to the lower parking lot, where there will be a collection box at the base of the stairs to the office starting next Monday, December 7th.

Want to help us decorate? Join us on December 10th and 11th from 2:30PM until dark.

Please do not send us a giant tangle of lights or lights that only light on one side. Please put your lights in a plastic bag and if possible, let us know what color they are or multi-colored. Thank you!

In a time when we cannot host our usual holiday events, such as Mistletoe Mall or Pancake Breakfast with Santa, we are excited to bring joy and cheer to our families by Lighting up the Holidays!

Please direct any questions to the school office and thank you again for helping us create new ways to stay connected as a community.
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Fundraiser for Alta Sierra- On going throughout the year

A fun way to help raise money for Alta Sierra Elementary School. PTC is so excited to bring to you a great, easy, and fun way to help raise money for Alta Sierra Elementary School.

Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Help us keep our programs open. A percentage of your purchase goes to our school! Over 400 + premium and other favorite stores available to choose from.

You can start immediately and use the link to shop all year!
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Support The Nevada County Food Bank with Kids Can!

Send non-perishable food to your child’s classroom from November 16-November 30.
What food should I donate?
Healthy, non-perishable food

Items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging

Items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please)

Food within the expiration date on the packaging

What are the most requested food items?

Canned meats like tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, stew and chili

Canned vegetables

Pasta & pasta sauce

Beans, Rice

Healthy cereals

Peanut Butter

Baby food & baby formula
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Read A Thon

Look for the flier in your student's weekly packet!
There is a code specific for each student to read and get pledges for the library.
Eagles read daily!
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Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled

Attached is an updated District calendar that reflects a change to Parent-Teacher Conferences that are normally held in October. They have been rescheduled for November 23rd and 24th, which will be asynchronous learning days for all students.
Download File

No Early Birds!

Student drop off begins at 7:40am and 11:25am.
Please do not drop off students before these times.

Thank you!
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First Day of School

The first day of school is Thursday August 20, 2020!
Blended model
AM time - 7:40 AM - 10:40 AM
PM time- 11:25 AM - 2:25 PM

Distance Learning - Your schedule is included in your first day packet.
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Picture Retakes November 3

Picture retakes and makeups will be November 3, 2020
9:45am-12:00pm in the multipurpose room.
Distance learning families may bring their children during that time.
Please check in the office and we will work you in.
You may also take a headshot and email it to to be included in the yearbook.
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School Pictures Thursday September 17

School picture day is this Thursday September 17.
Session A - Classes start pictures at 8:30
Session B- Classes start pictures at 12:00
Distance Learning - 2:45-4:15 in MPR
Distance learning families, you may email a "headshot" to if you choose.
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Back to School Night!

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 3, 2020

You are invited to tune into our Back to School Night
ZOOM presentations on Thursday, September 3rd.
This is the most important information of the year.
The teachers have prepared a presentation to tell you about
curriculum, instructional goals and to give you information
that will help your child have a successful and enjoyable year.

The presentations are ZOOM meetings only.
ZOOM links will be sent to your primary email.

Teacher Presentations
TK H / K H&DL 6:00-6:20
TK-DL & 1st H&DL 6:25-6:45
2nd / 3rd H&DL 6:50-7:10
4th /5th, 5th H&DL 7:15-7:35
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2020 - A Dedication from your principal

The year started off as all years have done
With Laughter, new friends, new clothes and such fun.
Playing two touch and tag
Remember The Color Run
And Rally Round the Flag?

An Eagle, you found, you were quick to become
Be kind,
Be a good sport,
Include everyone,

A rumor of a great wind was blowing.
The month of October, usually glowing
With full moons and pumpkins, orange leaves on the trees
Turned dark, and still with no electricity!

Yes, I must say,
You were the first to live through a PSPS day!
A few days out of school seemed novel and fun
But the tv and fridge and A/C didn’t run!

Whew! November came and back to routine;
Morning announcements and events in the O.C.
Bring on the traditions of Mistletoe Mall,
Holiday performances, art and all
A.R and Caught ya’s growth a plenty
And then the calendar turned to 2020

The Space Race was a fun competition,
You all cheered when the points were given
You wanted that scepter to show off your skills
Of giving space to each other both up and down hills.
Who was that judge that gave one point or two?
I think it was Mrs. O or Mrs. Perillioux.

In February, you continued to grow and succeed
The Lions Club reading contest was intense indeed!
So much math and writing and reading,
We were excited to see where this year was leading.
Two thirds of the school year was over
Another “first” was just around the corner

March thirteenth became the last day,
The last day in a classroom anyway.
Learning changed from school room to your room
From your school desk to your teacher’s Zoom.

Art and project through emails we show
Announcements and jokes were now on video.
Virtual spirit days and Zoom
Packets and google classroom.
Those are all great but can never replace
Hearing your voice and seeing your face.

We will be ready to see you next year.
You have the foundations when you return here
And if you don’t know how to do it
Just say..
“I just don’t know this….YET.”

Mr. Bivens
May 8, 2020
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Monday Packet Pickup for distance learners

Monday, August 24 is a packet pick up day for distance learning families
Please come to the MPR at Alta Sierra:
all teachers:
Kelley, Heyl, Yant, Whitney, Welch, Willis/Hendricks, Mullholland, Koenn.

If you can't make that time, please notify the office.

Thank you!
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Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year

Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten Registration is April 20, 2020

You can pick up a registration packet at the school office starting at 8:00 on Monday, April 20th, for all programs. After April 20th, registration materials will be available in the district office. Packets can be turned in the same day until 5:00 at Alta Sierra, or at any day after that at the District Office 8:30AM-2:00PM
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While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives. We encourage you to tell your teacher how much you…

Love (❤️) how they encourage you in special ways
Like (👍) what’s happening in their virtual classroom
Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families
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Virtual Spirit Week!

Make your day and the day of your classmates!
1. Participate in each event for the day
2. Take a picture of yourself
3. email the picture to or
4. Have your parents use the link sent to their email.
5. Look at the pictures from you classmates!
6. Enjoy
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Planning for 2020-2021

Help us design what instruction will be like for learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete the survey linked to this message. Click the "Read Full Story" button on the popup to enter the survey.
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