7th Annual Community Fair - Strong, Kind & Healthy

7th Annual Community Fair - Strong, Kind & Healthy
Posted on 05/26/2023

Mountain View School District’s (MVSD) 7th Annual Community Fair, themed MVSD Strong, Kind and Healthy, succeeded in bringing District families and the community together to obtain valuable resources in the areas of health, nutrition, wellness, literacy and sports, as well as view beautiful student created artwork and writings, enjoy Conga Kids and Zumba performances and a self-defense demonstration, participate in family art activities focused on social emotional wellness, exercise with fun games and obstacle courses, sample fruits and vegetables, shop at La Primaria School’s Farmer’s Market, enroll in MVSD’s Super Summer Program, provide input for the District’s Community Schools, and win some prizes.

     Held at the Mt. View Family Center, which was decorated beautifully by parent volunteers from Parkview School, the large number of attendees had a good time visiting the many booths and gathering important information on services available in the community including health providers, wellness, nutrition, college readiness, city services, educational support, youth sports, adult education, recreation, self-defense, parent education, the District’s library and preschool programs and more. 

     Students were excited to select free books from MVSD’s library technicians and sample fruits and vegetables provided by the Nutrition Services Department and The Fruit Guys. The crowd was also treated to a performance by Parkview School’s fifth grade Conga Kids dance group, a Zumba session by Strong Beauty Fitness Studio and a self-defense demonstration by Rise Above Self Defense.  A special art gallery showcasing beautiful student artwork from each school, including Art in Action projects, as well as poems, short stories, essays and other writings was a highlight of the event.   The field area was popular with the kids with fun physical activities coordinated by P.E. teacher, Shawn Sowder and soccer skills provided by the local AYSO. 

     “The artwork is amazing!” said Mr. Luong whose son William had his artwork displayed.  “The students are so talented and creative.  The art projects and writing projects are very impressive.”        

     In addition to the many community partners providing resources, food was available for purchase from Miguelon Tacos, Tacos Yolanda and Andrea’s Kitchen. 

      “We greatly appreciate our many community partners for collaborating with us and being here to provide our families with vital information that will help improve their health and quality of life,” said Priscilla Figueroa, Director Family Engagement and Migrant Education.  “We have a great turnout and it’s wonderful to see our families enjoying the event.”    

     MVSD is dedicated to students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn and the annual Community Fair supports the District’s wellness mission of creating an environment that supports and advocates for lifelong healthy eating habits, physical activity and mental wellness.    
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