Mar Vista Read-a-Thon 2014 Kickoff

My son Aiden is a kindergartner at Mar Vista Elementary School, and we’re doing a read-a-thon fundraiser, and it’s now time for the Mar Vista Read-a-Thon 2014 Kickoff. The Mar Vista library is in sad shape, and half the funds we raise will go to buy new books for the library. The other half of […]

Mar Vista Elementary Harvest Festival October 25th

The Mar Vista Elementary Harvest Festival is scheduled for October 25th, from 11 AM until 4 PM. This is a annual event is public and all are welcome to come and celebrate the harvest season and help feed those less fortunate in our community. The organizers have lined up some amazing food, entertainment and events, including: Law […]

Mar Vista Read-a-Thon 2014

Mar Vista Elementary School is having its first-ever Read-a-Thon this year! This is a new fundraising initiative being organized by the Mar Vista Parent’s Club (the Mar Vista version of a PTA). Funds raised from the Read-a-Thon will go in large part to the Mar Vista Elementary library, which suffers from limited and outdated reading […]

First Day Back to School in Aptos

Today was the first day back to school for many Aptos students. For some – like my son Aiden – it was their first day of school ever. Sure, most of the kindergartners (Aiden included) had been to preschool…but today was their first “real” day of school. For me, it was the first day that […]

Mar Vista Elementary School

Valencia Elementary School is a California Distinguished School. It is part of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. The school serves children between Kindergarten through sixth grade, and has about 500 students. See also: Mar Vista Elementary on GreatSchools, Mar Vista Elementary API Score, Mar Vista Elementary School profile on Movoto

The Fight against Aptos Graffiti

For the past 2-3 months, I’ve been taking morning walks. It started out by just walking around my “block” a whole bunch of times, but I got bored of that after a while and started going on longer walks, way down Soquel, usually clear all the way to Aptos Village and ultimately to Norma Jean’s […]