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Wednesday, November 2, 2016



This Week
•EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, November 1st.
Open Enrollment Application opens online Tuesday, November 1st.  Use the link here to access information and the application.
•First Grade Musical on Friday, November 4th at 2:00.

Coming Up
•NO EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, November 8th.
Dine out Fundraiser at Subway (Swan & Sunrise) on Wednesday, November 9th.
•NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day.

•Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 17th.
•Gaslight Theatre performance of "Elf'd" on Sunday, November 20th.
•The Winter Arts Festival is Friday, December 2nd.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone involved in making this year's Monster's University Halloween Extravaganza a HUGE success! 
Congratulations to Ms. Hawkins' class for winning the door decorating contest and to Mrs. LIparulo's and Mrs. Vincent's classes for have the most students from their classes attend the event!
Thank you to the following teachers/classrooms who participated in the door decorating contest: 
Clark, Flores, Zuniga, Guarrera, Hawkins, Knutson, Liparulo, Martinez, McKee, Miranda, Olson, Alexander.

The winner of the gift basket drawing was Mason Kot in Maestra Flores’ class. They will receive four Gaslight Theater tickets, a Sir Veza’s gift card, a Day of the Dead jersey, a pumpkin shaped reflector, and Halloween candy.  
Special thanks to:
  • Sasha Flores, committee chair, for her creative vision, superb organizational skills, and tireless efforts.
  • Michael & Allison Wexler for sponsoring the event.
  • Sir Veza's Taco Garage & Dairy Queen for the fundraisers and gift certificates.
  • Aida & George Castro for donated gift certificates to Brother John’s.
  • Chris Edwards with Tucson Appliance for the refrigerator boxes.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, thank you to all of the volunteers who made this AWESOME night possible:
JOE!! He made it happen with serious labor!!
Cathy, Avril & Dana
Catalina Foothills High School for 14 National Honor Society Volunteers
Amy Wilkinson for coordinating the U of A sorority, Chi Omega
Anna Murrieta
Suzy Rente
Eva Lankes
Stephanie Krause
Aida Castro
Rula Skeif
Cori Smith
Alina Pierson and her father
Emily Tehrani
Ola Moukabary

Mayra Martinez
Ben Dubisar
Heather Chapman
Melissa Newman

Sara Larson
Jennifer Panich
Erin Usie-Cooper
Aikman Stevenson
Bodil Degginger
John Kastner
Erika Von Drechsel McCann
Amber Wesson
Terra Frank
Judy Nagel
Karry Jackson
Justine Annucci Bonomolo
Tiffanie Balis

Jim & Laurie Delguidice
Lisa Brien
Jennifer Wolert
Carmen Mazza

Raymon Flores
Cathie Ashley
Norma Gomez
ALL of the parents who donated candy & trinkets. ALL the teachers who jumped in to help at the last minute.
For open enrollment families, the application will open today for the 2017-2018 school year, which is a month earlier than in the past.  All open enrollment families MUST apply every year.   Please click here to access the application.
Plan ahead for this year's musical concerts!
First Grade - Friday, November 4th @ 2:00
Second Grade - Friday, February 17th @ 1:00
Third Grade - Friday, January 27th @ 11:15
Fourth Grade - Friday, April 28th @ 10:15
Fifth Grade - Wednesday, May 24th @ 1:00 (prior to Fifth Grade Farewell)
Kindergarten - TBD
Subway Dinner Fundraiser on 11/9. Get the info.
CFSD Immersion. Click to see the flyers.
School Tour Dates 2016-2017
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases.
Summary of the Governing Board Meeting on 10/25
Foundation Event - Save the Date!
Spelling Bee (click here for more info)
Box Tops Winner!
Community Schools is looking for Instructors and Coaches. Read more here.
November Menu
School District Calendar
Gaslight Theatre
Mileage Club Results for October
Winter Arts Festival
Kindergarten Show & Tell. Click to get the dates.
"Like" the FFO on their 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