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Flora Vista Receives Top Honors in Civics!
Flora Vista is the ONLY elementary school in California to receive the top honor for Civics Education, the Award of Excellence!Congratulations to the FV students and staff for, in the words of CA Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, "creativity and commitment to civic students the skills they will need as active participants and leaders in our democracy." At Flora Vista, Civic Learning is a focus - and also a vehicle for students, as they develop solutions to real-world issues that matter to them, on topics ranging from local to global issues!

We would also like to thank our FV families for supporting your students’ passions and efforts to make our school, community, and world a kinder, more equitable, and more sustainable place for all!

Read more about the award here.

Check Out What's Happening at the EUSD Farm Lab!
Did you know our Farm Lab offers a CSA?
Did you know that there are a number of workshop offerings at Farm Lab that are open to the public?
How about the fact that a 160-tree food forest is currently being planted to help provide produce for our lunch programs?

Check out the Farm Lab's March Newsletter to read about the exciting happenings at the Farm Lab and how our students are getting involved.
Flora Vista's Annual Survey is HERE!
Every year at Flora Vista, the principal, PTA, and EEF conduct a survey to gather feedback about the parent-funded programs offered at Flora Vista. With 7 important questions, the annual survey informs both short- and long-term planning. Parents, staff, and students all have an opportunity for annual input.

Some specific notes about the survey and the programs:
  • In addition to the content below that is taught by the classroom teacher, past and currently funded enrichment includes Science Lab, Music, P.E, and Drama.
  • The survey focuses on content not teachers (as teachers may change year-to-year), and informs both short- and long-term planning.
  • Sites need to consider the availability of qualified, credentialed candidates and facility space.
  • Health & Wellness (yoga) position is not included in the survey, as it is funded 100% by EUSD. Sites have the opportunity to determine the content of the second slot taught by the Heath & Wellness instructor (in addition to yoga). This year, P.E. was taught in the second slot, supplementing the P.E. time with the classroom teacher.

Thank you VERY much for adding to the dialogue and helping us provide even more meaningful programming for our Flora Vista students. And now, on to the survey – please click on the link HERE to begin!
Flora Vista is piloting a morning running and walking program at the Flora Vista track starting Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 am. If your child is interested, please plan to meet at the track at that time. Kids will have the opportunity to run and/or walk before school starts to burn off some energy. This opportunity will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 am - 7:55 am.

We will give this program a "trial run" for about three weeks after Spring Break to gauge the interest and commitment of our Flora Vista community. If the participation numbers are great enough we will continue this program through the end of the year. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to

Parent Helpers Needed for Next Year!
Looking for a way to get more involved? The Flora Vista PTA is currently seeking parent volunteers to organize the following events for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Red Ribbon Week Chairperson (usually the second week of October)
  • Walk/Bike to School Week (early November)
  • Walk/Bike to School Day (mid-May)

Please contact our VP of Health & Safety if you are interested or just have questions. Thank you!

Mrs. Cole’s 5th grade class is collecting coins (and cash) for Rancho Coastal Humane Society during the week of June 10-14.

Collection containers are available in all classrooms and the office. Please consider donating your coins and cash for the animals.
Calling all Artists! The 2019-20 Reflections Theme is Revealed!
The arts - and the National PTA® Reflections program - support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community. Founded in 1969, Reflections engages over 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

Congratulations to these three Flora Vista students who entered our PTA Reflections contest in the fall and whose entries won Awards of Merit at the North County Coastal Council:
  • Riley Platenberg, Dance
  • Chloe Carrol, Photography
  • Aspen Martin, Music

We are so proud of EVERY Flora Vista student who entered the Reflections art contest this year, and challenge students to begin thinking about the 2019-2020 theme "Look Within." Entries aren't due until the fall, but students can begin their work in literature, dance, music, photography, or art over the summer.

The Reflections General Flyer can be downloaded for more information, or click to watch the video Call for Entries. Further question? Contact Kristen Beyer or visit the PTA's Reflections Website.
Summer Fun on the 101 - Volunteers Needed!
Summer Fun on the 101 is Leucadia's one-day music festival, and thanks to generous community sponsors and volunteers, the event is free for the whole community to enjoy! The event will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at Leucadia Roadside Park, and the organizers are looking for volunteers to:
  • sell raffle tickets
  • work the merchandise booth
  • work the bike valet
  • set up/tear down
  • sell beer tickets (21+ only)
  • pour beer in the beer garden (Note: Pourers must be 21+ and will need to attend a 20 minute training prior to the shift on Saturday morning around 11 am at Leucadia Roadside Park)

If you are interested, please sign up for a two hour shift by filling out the Volunteer Shift Sign Up and Waiver Form HERE.
Upcoming Events:
Flory Store's End of Year Sale!!!
Friday, June 14
The Flory Store will open THIS FRIDAY, June 14, for the final time this school year. So gather your Flories and count them up, and ge

Did you know...?
...that Encinitas Union School District has an app where you can get district- and school-specific information right on your mobile device? Find information on everything from school lunch menus, to after school enrichment classes, to summer camps, district news, surveys and more!

For those of you on social media, you can also follow our district on Twitter and Facebook as well!

Check out our Gift-A-Book program! 
This program sends books directly to our school library. Check out the Flora Vista wish-list and pick out a book to donate today, it's that easy!

Learning to Fly!
Our school is one of a kind. To provide our school with the best possible environment for learning and enrichment, Flora Vista draws upon excellent teachers, staff, and parents to be the best we can be.

This level of commitment to excellence requires time, thought, and of course, money to reach our highest potential. 

Flora Vista is asking all 2018-2019 families to donate $300 per student to support the enrichment programs funded through our PTA and EFF. Parent donations fund programs that help our students spread their wings and learn to fly!

These programs include:
  • Music
  • Lab Science
  • Drama
  • ArtRageous Curriculum 
  • Fall Social
  • Extra Library with Mrs. Paulson
  • Reading Specialists
  • And much more...

Please take a moment to donate any amount to support your child and your school at the start of the 2018-2019 year!

Lunch Hours

  4th-6th grades
    11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  K-3rd grades
    12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Friday & Modified Days
  4th-6th grades
    11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  K-3rd grades
    11:50 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1st through 6th grades begin their lunch hours with play time, 20 minutes prior to lunch. Kindergarten eats first, then has play time after lunch.