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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 4-18-16


Online Registration 

Online Registration is currently open for resident families and those open enrollment families who applied and received an approval letter via U.S. mail from the district office.  Click here to go to Online Registration.
This Week
•McKee/Miranda field trip to Sabino Canyon on Tuesday, April 19th.
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, April 19th.
•FFO Election Mtg. on Thursday, April 21st @ 8:15 in the Southwest Rm.
•Kinder field trip to Children's Museum on Thursday, April 21st.
•Clark/Dickey/Lise field trip to Sabino Canyon on Friday, April 22nd.

Spring  Musical Concert Schedule
Perrella, Zuniga, Baca & Olson – Friday, 4/29 @ 9 AM
Clark, Dickey, Lise, McKee & Miranda – Wednesday 5/11 @ 1PM
Hawkins, Hoover, Alexander, Knutson, Orozco, Deputy – Friday, 5/13 @ 10 AM
Dodson, Green & Sandoval – Wednesday, 5/18 @ 1PM
(prior to Fifth Grade Farewell)
Congratulations to our District Poetry Contest Winners!
These students won at Ventana Vista and then competed and
were recognized at the district level. We are very proud!

Second Grade - FIRST PLACE
“The Wedding Day”             Darya J
Third Grade - FIRST PLACE
“Down by the Sea”     Sabina C
First Grade - Honorable Mention
“Fireworks”                          Evelyn H  
I Voted!
Come participate in some friendly, happy politics this Thursday, April 21st at 8:15am in the Southwest Room. You are invited to #VoteFFO by casting your vote on the
2016-17 budget and calendar as well as the proposed FFO Board Members:
Allison Wexler, Karry Jackson –
Lori Lundberg-Leung, Carmen Mazza –
Co-Vice Presidents
Melissa Newman –Treasurer
Stephanie Levy –Secretary
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson
Fridays +
Bobcat T-shirt = School Spirit Days

Hard to believe we are in the single digits for weeks of school left! In addition to planning stay-busy summer activities for the kids, plan to wear your Bobcat t-shirt each and every Friday.
Show your Bobcat pride!
EduKit Ordering
Order your EduKit school supply kit for 2016-2017.  Avoid the back-to-school crowd and busy stores! Order by June 10th for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping.
Two order options:
1. Visit 

2. Order via the forms being sent home with your student by May 16th with a check payable to VVFFO
Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at
Fun [Packs]
All Around

It’ll be a slushie good time at the Math-a-thon Eegee’s party!
Thank you to our students for helping surpass the $12,000 Math-a-Thon pledge goal, raising $16,000 for Ventana Vista.
 We need parent volunteers from each class to help coordinate this Fun Pack par-tay!
Sign up for some frosty fun today!
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson
Visit our Facebook page at Ventana Vista Elementary School FFO, and “Like” us! It is a fun and fast way to see what we are up to!
Do you have an idea or a question? Please email the VVFFO
Summer Camp Foothills
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade (click here for more)
The Boarder
Bicycle Safety Clinic
Ventana Vista is one of 12 schools in Tucson/Vail to be a"Cool School" finalist!  Click HERE for voting details.  You can vote one time every day.  Spread the word!
Have You Ever Seen a Bobcat Bash + Dash?
You will get your chance at the Bobcat Bash + Dash Obstacle Course on Saturday, April 30thfrom 10-1pm. Test your endurance and obstacle-ing skills at this family-friendly event held in conjunction with the End of Year party. Come enjoy food, carnival games, music and the much-anticipated fire truck spray! (May want to have a towel handy!)
$10/family to attend.
The first 200 children get a Goodie Bag.
And if you have a Bobcat t-shirt,
wear it proud!

Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson
Get Groovy with Books
Show your groovin’ style at the Peace, Love and Books
Book Fair.
Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 5th.
Stock up on summer reads at this
Buy One, Get One event.

Need a break from the Bashing + Dashing? Get cool at the Book Fair Grand Opening on Saturday, April 30thfrom 10-1pm in the Kaleidoscope Room.
Calling all book-loving moms and dads to help make this a grooving fair. Interested volunteers click here:
Ventana Vista BOGO Book Fair
Questions? Contact Erica Brownlee
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Phone 520-209-8000
FAX 520-209-8070
Dana Mulay, Principal    Cathy MacNeal, Secretary    Avril Buick, Office Clerk