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Monday, August 22, 2016

Ventana Vistas 8.29.16

Have you wondered why the principal closes the gate at 7:55? We know school starts at 8am so why is that happening???

The reason is that we expect students to be in their classroom at 8am when the bell rings not in the parking lot or just inside the front gate.

We need your help getting students to school on time. There are many systems in place that become complicated when students are late, even if it is only 2-3 minutes. Lunch count and attendance are two important things that get fouled up when students are not in their classrooms when the bell rings at 8am. To help with this, we close the gate at the first bell, which rings at 7:55am. Students who come after 7:55am will then go through the office and get a slip from Avril at the front desk. Your child will only be marked tardy if he/she is not in the classroom when the bell rings at 8am.

While the detour through the office may seem like it slows you up, what is happening is that we are keeping track of all students who pass through in case they don't make it to class on time and get marked absent. That way we know they are on campus. If we didn't do this, Avril would call you and ask where your child is and that might worry you.

Help us out by getting your child through the gate by 7:55am!

This Week and Next
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, August 30th.
Spirit Day on Friday, September 2nd.
Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5th (no school).
NO EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, September 6th.
Library Volunteer Training on Thursday, September 8th @ 8:15.
Need help accessing your ParentVUE account to see your child's academic progress?  Email Mr. M.C. for help or watch our video tutorials here.
Or, you can login to ParentVUE here.
The library needs a variety of volunteers.  Read more from Ms. Wadsworth here.   
DIBELS Thank You!
Ms. Golden would like to thank the following parents for volunteering during DIBELS testing:
Justine Bonomolo, Michelle Panousopoulos, Claudia Hayashi, Heather Voss, Erica Brownlee, JoAn Stafford and Virkine Weitman, Lori Leung, Cathie Ashley, Jen Schiller and Bethany Rowe.
If you'd like to volunteer for the DIBELS testing in December and/or April, please contact Ms. Golden, VV Reading Specialist:
Volunteers are always needed by the FFO.  Find out how you can help here.
To read a summary report of the 8/23 Governing Board Meeting, click here.
Collecting box tops is good for our school. Read more here.
The fall Book Fair is coming up. To read more, click here.
You can donate to the Bobcat Bucks program. Find out how.
Yearbooks are now available for purchase.
Amazon will donate to our school. To find out how, click here.
Check out the VVFFO webpage here.
Like the VVFFO on Facebook.
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