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Tuesday, October 4, 2016



This Week
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, October 4th.
•Mileage Club on Thursday, October 6th at lunchtime.
•Picture Day on Friday, October 7th.

Coming Up
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Monday-Wednesday, October 10th-12th.  These are half-days for students.  Grades 1-5 dismiss at 11:30.  AM Kinder is 8:00-9:30;
PM Kinder is 10:00-11:30.  No lunch served.
Fall Break is Thursday and Friday, October 13th and 14th.  NO SCHOOL.

Halloween Extravaganza is Friday, October 28th.
Parent–teacher conferences are approaching and are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in school. The parent– teacher conference is an opportunity for parents to learn about their children’s progress in school and for teachers to gain insights into their students’ home and community lives. When you tell the teacher about your child’s skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can help your child more.
Ask to see data about your child’s attendance, grades, and test scores. Find out whether your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards. Your conference will last about 20 minutes. Here are some suggestions to help you have a productive conference.

Make a list of questions to ask during the conference.
Talk with your child about his or her progress in school.
Think about ways you would like to be involved in your child’s learning so that you can discuss them with the teacher.

Hopefully you have already signed up for a conference with your teacher and/or specialists.
Communication about students and their learning is key to their success.
For open enrollment families, the application will open on November 1st for the 2017-2018 school year, which is a month earlier than in the past.  All open enrollment families MUST apply every year.   Please read the letter from Dr. Kamerzell for important deadlines.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the El Charro dinner fundraiser.  The evening was a success and $370 was raised.
A special thank you to the volunteers who handed out flyers at the door:  Jay Woods, Lindsay Rehm, Rick Larouere,
Mary McClurkin and Gina Torres-Vanasse.
Growth Mindset Training for Parents. Click here for more.
Join Site Council. Click for the app.
Volunteers needed to distribute directories!
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases.
Cold or Flu?
From the Health Office...Flu Shot Update
The Halloween Extravaganza is October 28th. Get the info.
Mileage Club has started! Click here to sign up as a volunteer.
October Menu
School District Calendar
Shop Amazon
Summary of the 9/27 Governing Board Meeting
Holiday show "Elf'd" at the Gaslight Theatre on 11/20. Get more info and the order form here.
Are you interested in a costume swap? Click here for more.
Use your Basha's card and earn money for the school!
VVFFO Website
Visit the VVFFO Facebook Page
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