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ACE Classes – Winter Session

The ACE Program (Afterschool Classroom Enrichment) is a program sponsored by IPSF (Irvine Public Schools Foundation) in cooperation with the Irvine Unified School District. These classes are offered right after school hours on the Sierra Vista MS campus for nominal fees. Winter Session classes include: 3D Printing (Advertising & Printing), App & Game Development, Beginning Chess with Mr. Caldwell, and Ping Pong with Mr. Caldwell.  Registration begins today (Nov 17th) and is open through December 5th.  Classes begin Monday, December 8th.  For more information, see flyer for details.  Questions? Contact Sierra Vista ACE Coordinator, Mr. Neal Caldwell at



Dear Sierra Vista Middle School Parents,

Have you checked your mailbox lately?  Each family in IUSD was sent a letter recently asking for your support, in any amount, for Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Annual Campaign. Last month, IUSD Superintendent Terry Walker also sent an email to families supporting this effort and I would like to join him in encouraging participation from all Sierra Vista families.

The impact to our school from IPSF funds cannot be overstated.  Because of IPSF funding, we are able to add additional sections of core classes, effectively reducing class size, as well as additional hours for our school nurses and athletic trainers to care for our students.    IPSF helps to provide funding for Naviance for college and career planning and offers enrichment opportunities such as the Honors Concert, UCI Day and summer programs. 

Funds raised by the end of this year will determine what programs can be offered in the next school year.  All donations to IPSF’s Annual Campaign will be matched by the City of Irvine, doubling your donation.  Gifts in any amount are greatly appreciated, but a $100 gift from each IUSD family would ensure that the full amount of available matching funds is raised and that these critical programs can continue.

IPSF is the only organization that can raise funds to add teachers to our classrooms.  Please join me in becoming a supporter of IPSF so that we can continue to provide a world class education for your student, and every student.  Return the donation form you received with your letter or go online to make a donation at by December 31.  

Thank you for your support. 


Lynn Matassarin, Ed. D.


P.S. – Not only will The City of Irvine match each donation dollar for dollar, your employer may provide an additional match.  Check with your HR department or go to!



Don’t forget to buy a Yearbook!

If you did not get a chance to purchase the 2014-15 SVMS yearbook during Registration, they are on sale now through December 10th.  We need to turn in order numbers so we cannot accept orders after December 10th. The cost is $45 - make checks payable to SVMS, put ‘Yearbook’ in the memo section, and turn them in to Mrs. Austin in the office.  Some extra yearbooks may be available for purchase at the end of the year, but it will be a on a first come-first served basis and for cash only. 


Parking Lot Safety Reminders - IMPORTANT!!

  • Please drive SLOWLY while entering, exiting, and driving through our lot and surrounding neighborhood
  • Please be vigilant and respectful of other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Please observe & comply with directional arrows in entrances and aisles
  • Please do not stop your car in a through lane
  • Please do not park your car in a drop off lane
  • Drop off your children at the white curb or near the pedestrian crossing zone in the second aisle
  • Consider having your child walk, ride a bike/scooter, or meet at a (slightly) off campus location to decrease congestion in our lot!
  • For their safety, please remind your child to walk their bike on campus, across school entrances/exits, and across crosswalks and to make eye contact with drivers.  


Support SVMS through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  Make sure you select Sierra Vista Middle PTSA as your non-profit organization. You can find it by entering Sierra Vista Middle PTSA in the search field or go to AmazonSmile to sign up.



Harvest Cup Winners!!

Congratulations to our 2014 Girls Harvest Cup Team on their Championship win!  The team did a fantastic job - beating Venado, Lakeside, and Southlake to win the 2014 Harvest Cup!  The 2014 Girls Harvest Cup CHAMPIONS: Karly H., Shahada H., Jennifer F., Aya A., Huda A., Jenna K., Alexis G., Aniela B., Kolbie T., Ellie K., McKenna R., Kathleen O., Katrina L., Tara E., Lauren F., Caitlin L., Katerina H., Julia M., Jessica R., and Shamime A.  And a special thanks to our Harvest Cup coaches: Mrs. Kron, Mrs. DeFrancesca, Mr. Loye, and Mr. LeVasseur.  Way to go Chargers!!!

Harvest Cup Winners





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Upcoming Events

November 24-28
No School

December 1
Magazine Prize Distribution

December 3
Choir Concert

SVMS MPR 7:00 p.m.

December 5
End of Trimester 1

December 9
Orchestra Winter Concert

NHS Theatre 7:00 p.m.

December 10
Musical Theater Performance

SVMS MPR 7:00 p.m.

December 11
Band Winter Concert

NHS Theatre 7:00 p.m.

December 12
Jazz Winter Concert

Jazz Band Only

Venado MS 6:30 p.m.

December 19
Minimum Day

Dec 22 - Jan 2
No School

January 5
School Resumes