Last week, Alta View Elementary's entire 3rd grade class was able to attend a field trip to the Clark Planetarium. They had some time to explore and then enjoyed a show called Perfect Planet on the ceiling of the dome theater. What a fun way to get out and allow for some hands-on fun to reinforce the science concepts they have been learning this year!
The Alta View Elementary 2014 Daddy/Daughter Dance was a great success. With light refreshments served by our PTA, all guests were able to dance the night away.
This year Alta View Elementary celebrated it's 50th Anniversary. Our wonderful PTA worked hard to pull off an incredible event. It began with a jumpin' 5K filled with parents, students and music to keep them all movin'. Following was an incredible carnival filled with games, bouncy castles and snow cones. Alta View families and staff were all there to take part. Whether to play or volunteer, everyone had a special evening.
Former NFL pro, Chad Lewis visited Alta View Elementary on October 27th. He brought with him an inspiring story of his climb to the summit of Mt. Kilamajaro. He drew in the students with the struggles he faced, even as a former professional athlete. As his story went on, he showed pictures of the men he hiked with. Many of these men were recent amputees that climbed with prostheses. Chad discussed the Wounded Warriors Project and also told of the strength and inner fortitude these men must have had to commit to a climbing like this. Although he struggled, he knew that these warriors struggles were more than what he could imagine. The message that he hit home with Alta View students was that goal-setting was a valuable tool, but that reaching those goals - despite the struggles that come your way - was even more valuable. Additional, Chad spoke of the way all of these men worked together, to encourage each other and give support along the way. Both of these messages were gladly received by our students. Thank, Mr. Lewis. Alta View Elementary is grateful for your willingness to come and inspire so many students to reach high and always keep trying.