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Monday, April 25, 2016

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 4-25-16


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
•Dickey Field Trip to Sabino Canyon on Monday, April 25th.
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, April 26th.
•Fifth Grade Camp on Thursday and Friday, April 28th & 29th.

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)
Each Spring we collect feedback from you to inform our work for the next school year. Our Site Council, made up of teachers, parents and other community members will analyze the results of this survey and make a plan to move forward in our work. Please tell us what you think by answering the questions. It will take you about 7-10 minutes. We appreciate you taking the time to help us know how we are doing and where we can improve.

Please complete our family survey here.

Thank you.
We [heart] Teachers!
May 2-6
 is Teacher Appreciation week!  The FFO and Student Council will be doing special things for the staff  each day.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, students are encouraged to bring in a small gift of appreciation such as a hand written card, a flower, their teacher's favorite treat, etc.
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson at
FFO Board Members

Allison Wexler, Karry Jackson –
Lori Lundberg-Leung, Carmen Mazza –
Co-Vice Presidents
Melissa Newman –Treasurer
Stephanie Levy –Secretary
Order your EduKitschool supply kit for 2016-2017 now!
Order by June 10th for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping.
NOTE:  Third Grade Immersion must be ordered online.
Order online at OR fill out order form byMay 16th with a check payable to VVFFO
Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at
Coffee and Camaraderie
Join us on Friday, May 6th at 8:15am for the last General FFO Meeting of the year. CFSD Superintendent, Dr. Mary Kamerzell, will discuss Prop. 123!
Student council is collecting items for theHumane Society. Food, blankets, and toys for dogs and cats are all needed. Please drop items off in the box in the front office. The deadline for all items is May 13th. Thanks for supporting the student council!
Eegee’s For All!
Frosty fun to be had at the Math-a-Thon wrap up party!
Thank you to our students and families for helping us raise $16,000 this year!
We are in need of some ‘sweet and cool’ parent helpers in 1st Grade Immersion and 5thGrade to help coordinate this Fun Pack par-tay!
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson at
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 at
CFSD Summer Camp
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade. Click here for more.
A huge thank you to Justine Bonmolo for recruiting the following Super Hero Parents who helped out with the DIBELS testing:
Cathie Ashley
Jen Schiller
Heather Voss
Virkine Weitman
Erin Usie-Cooper
Ross Iacomini
Claudia Hayashi
Lori Leung
Erica Brownlee
CFSD Governing Board Members
Understanding Autism. Click here for more.
Volunteer of the Week
A big Bobcat THANK YOU to Carmen Mazza. Carmen is the chief of missing jackets and water bottles, aka: Ventana Vista’s Lost and Found. 
How Are Your Obstacle-ing Skills?
Lace up those sneakers and down a power shake for the Bobcat Bash + Dash Obstacle Course on Saturday, April 30th from 10-1pm.
In conjunction with theEnd of Year party, family fun for all with El Charro and Eegee’s, carnival games, music and the much-anticipated fire truck spray! (May want to have a towel handy!)
$10/family to attend.
First 200 children will receive a goodie bag.
We will be sellingBobcat Bash + Dash t-shirts for $10.

Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson at
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 at
$110 Away
This is how much is needed to reach our $1500 Box Tops goal. Please send in those Box Tops today!
Click here for Online Registration
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Phone 520-209-8000
FAX 520-209-8070
Dana Mulay, Principal    Cathy MacNeal, Secretary    Avril Buick, Office Clerk
CFSD Governing Board
 Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent
Eileen Jackson, President
Amy Krauss, Vice President
Amy Bhola, Board Member
Carole Siegler, Board Member
Sherri Silverberg, Board Member
State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD
(please check for contact information)
Legislative District 9
Senator Steve Farley
Rep. Randy Friese
Rep. Matthew Kopec