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Monday, April 25, 2016

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 4-25-16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

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)
SPRING FAMILY SURVEY
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 president@vvffo.org
 2016-2017
FFO Board Members

Allison Wexler, Karry Jackson –
Co-Presidents
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 www.edukitinc.com OR fill out order form byMay 16th with a check payable to VVFFO
Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at vicepresident@vvffo.org
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!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d44a9ac2bab9-mathathon
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson at president@vvffo.org
CONTACT THE FFO!
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 info@vvffo.org.
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 president@vvffo.org
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 ericabrownlee@yahoo.com.
$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
209-7500
mkam@cfsd16.org
Eileen Jackson, President
299-3828
ejackson@cfsd16.org
Amy Krauss, Vice President
400-6170
akrauss@cfsd16.org
Amy Bhola, Board Member
577-5139
abhola@cfsd16.org
Carole Siegler, Board Member
529-1379
csiegler@cfsd16.org
Sherri Silverberg, Board Member
906-9157
ssilverberg@cfsd16.org
State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD
(please check www.azleg.gov for contact information)
Legislative District 9
Senator Steve Farley
Rep. Randy Friese
Rep. Matthew Kopec

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 Governing Board Organizational Election Information

Below are the newly elected board president, vice president, board members and
legislative representatives




Catalina Foothills School District
Dr. Mary Kamerzell,
Superintendent
209­-7500
mkam@cfsd16.org

Governing Board Members
Eileen Jackson, President
299­-3828
ejackson@cfsd16.org

Amy Krauss, Vice President
887­-3377
akrauss@cfsd16.org

Amy Bhola, Board Member
577­-5139
abhola@cfsd16.org

Carole Siegler, Board Member
529­-1379
csiegler@cfsd16.org

Sherri Silverberg, Board Member
906­-9157
ssilverberg@cfsd16.org

State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD
(please check www.azleg.gov for contact information)

Legislative District 9

Senator Steve Farley

Rep. Randy Friese

Rep. Matthew Kopec

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 4-18-16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

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 –
Co-Presidents
Lori Lundberg-Leung, Carmen Mazza –
Co-Vice Presidents
Melissa Newman –Treasurer
Stephanie Levy –Secretary
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson atpresident@vvffo.org
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
www.edukitinc.com 

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 vicepresident@vvffo.org
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!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d44a9ac2bab9-mathathon
 Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson atpresident@vvffo.org
CONTACT THE FFO!
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 atinfo@vvffo.org.
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 atpresident@vvffo.org
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 atericabrownlee@yahoo.com.
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Phone 520-209-8000
FAX 520-209-8070
Dana Mulay, Principal    Cathy MacNeal, Secretary    Avril Buick, Office Clerk

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 4-11

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

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
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, April 12th.
•Fourth Grade AIMS Science on Wednesday, April 13th.

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)
If you are interested in completing the Parent Input for Student Placement form for the 2016-2017 school year, copies are available in the front office or by  request for an electronic copy (emailcmacneal@cfsd16.org).  These forms are due by April 18th.
I Voted!
We won’t be passing out “I Voted” stickers but you are still invited to #VoteFFO.
On Thursday, April 21stat 8:15am, support Ventana Vista, support your FFO, support our students by voting in the 2016-17 FFO Board Members:
Allison Wexler, Karry Jackson –
Co-Presidents
Lori Lundberg-Leung, Carmen Mazza –
Co-Vice Presidents
Melissa Newman –Treasurer
Stephanie Levy –Secretary
 The 2016-17 budget and calendar will also be voted upon.
Go democracy!
Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson atpresident@vvffo.org
Volunteer of the Week
THANK YOU to
Miriam Ruezga who single-handedly coordinates Ventana Vista’s Math-a-Thon. With Miriam’s hard work and our students pledge funds, we have raised $16,000!
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!
Sign Up If You Love Eegee’s
Let’s give a Woot! Woot! for Ventana Vista who raised $16,000 in Math-a-Thon funds.
And because our students surpassed the $12,000 goal, each classroom will be rewarded with an Eegee’s party.

We need parent volunteers from each class to help coordinate this Fun Pack par-tay!
Sign up for some slushie fun!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d44a9ac2bab9-mathathon

Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson atpresident@vvffo.org
CONTACT THE FFO!
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 atinfo@vvffo.org.
Summer Camp Foothills
What's Cooking? A newsletter from Sodexo
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade (click here for more)
Click here for Cub Scout Info
Foundation Newsletter
Asbestos Letter
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 atpresident@vvffo.org
Peace, Love, Books
Show your groovy style at the BOGO Book FairMonday, 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 atericabrownlee@yahoo.com.
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Phone 520-209-8000
FAX 520-209-8070
Dana Mulay, Principal    Cathy MacNeal, Secretary    Avril Buick, Office Clerk