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Monday, May 16, 2016

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Ventana Vistas Newsletter 5-16-16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER
Dear Ventana Vista Families,

The school year has flown by and will end on Wednesday.  I have enjoyed getting to know the staff, students and families in my first year at Ventana Vista, and look forward to the 2016-17 school year.

I want to thank all of our parents who took the time to complete the annual Spring Parent Survey.  The feedback received from our community will inform our strategic planning process to identify areas for improvement.  We recognize the importance of listening to our community members, and we sincerely value your input as we continue to work towards creating the optimum learning environment for all of our students.  Thank you!

Wednesday is our last day of school and we will celebrate the promotion of our 5th graders in our traditional casual and fun fashion at 1:00pm in the MPR. This year it is combined with their spring music performance. Because it is a short week, there will be no early release on Tuesday. School will dismiss at 11:00 for ½ day kindergarten and 3:00pm for everyone else.

Thanks to all of you who have registered your children for school. We appreciate your efforts to help us out as we make staffing decisions. You will get information about the new school year and your child’s class placement in the beginning of August. Your child will be able to meet their new teacher on August 10th and the first day of school will be August 11th.

I wish you all an adventure filled summer. 

Dana Mulay
Principal

IMPORTANT!  Online Registration

  Click here to go to Online Registration.  You will need your ParentVUE login information.  
Haven't activated your account?  Email Cathy at cmacneal@cfsd16.org for your activation key.
Report cards will be available online using ParentVUE by end of day on May 27th.  No hard copies will be mailed.
This Week
NO EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, May 17th.
5th Grade Musical and Promotion @ 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18th.
Last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 18th @ 3:00.

Enjoy your Summer Break!
Order your EduKit school supply kit for 2016-2017 now at www.edukitinc.com
Deadline is June 10th for BEST pricing, FREE shipping and DELIVERY to home.

Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at vicepresident@vvffo.org
Summer Learning-ideas for parents click here.
CFSD Governing Board Members
REGISTER NOW! Click here to go to Online Registration.
For highlights of Governing Board Mtg. 5/10, click here.
CFSD Summer Camp. Click here for more.
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade. Click here for more.
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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Tanque Verde Soccer Club Summer Programs

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 5-9-16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

Online Registration

  Click here to go to Online Registration.  You will need your ParentVUE login information.  
Haven't activated your account?  Email Cathy at cmacneal@cfsd16.org for your activation key.
This Week and Next
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, May 10th.
1/2 Multi-Age Field Trip to Reid Park Zoo on Tuesday, May 10th.
1/2 Multi-Age Musical @ 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 11th.
3/4 Musical @ 10:00 AM on Friday, May 13th.
NO EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, May 17th.
5th Grade Musical and Promotion @ 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18th.
Thank You for helping to make this a fun and successful school year.
The FFO appreciates your support, participation and attendance at our events.
Stay tuned for new events in 2016-17!

Have a safe and relaxing summer!
Volunteer of the Week
THANK YOU to Erica Brownlee for chairing the much anticipated and well-attended BOGO Book Fair. From setting up the hundreds of books, decorating the space and helping students purchase their books, Erica has ‘written the book’ on running a successful book fair!
Skip The Stores This August
Order your EduKit school supply kit for 2016-2017 now!
No more driving from store to store searching for a specific folder or notebook.

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 an order form by May 16th with a check payable to VVFFO
Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at vicepresident@vvffo.org
VV Student Council is collecting items for the Humane 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 our Student Council!
Have you taken our survey? If not, click here.
CFSD Governing Board Members
REGISTER NOW! Click here to go to Online Registration.
CONTACT THE FFO!
Visit the Facebook page at Ventana Vista Elementary School FFO.
Or do you have an idea or a question? Please email the VVFFO at info@vvffo.org.
CFSD Summer Camp. Click here for more.
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade. Click here for more.
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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Ventana Vistas Newsletter 5-2-16

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.  Use the link "Register for School" located in the Express Lane at the bottom right of the Ventana Vista homepage.  You will need your ParentVUE login information.  
This Week
Spring Book Fair continues until Thursday at lunchtime.
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, May 3rd.
4th Grade Field Trip to TSO on Wednesday, May 4th.
McKee/Miranda Field Trip to Reid Park Zoo on Thursday, May 5th.
Read Strong Celebration/Meeting on Thursday, May 5th in Room 123 @ 3:00.
FFO General Mtg. on Friday, May 6th, @ 8:15.

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)
Teacher Love
May 2-6th isTeacher AppreciationWeek!
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 handwritten card, a flower, their favorite treat, etc.

Questions: Contact Tera Frank or Amber Wesson atpresident@vvffo.org
Bobcat Dash & Bash Thank You. Click here to read.
Relax, Order Today!
Order your EduKitschool supply kit for 2016-2017 now!
Order by June 10thfor the BEST pricing and FREE shipping.
NOTE:  Third Grade Immersion must be ordered online.
Order online at www.edukitinc.com OR fill out an order form by May 16th with a check payable to VVFFO
Questions: Contact Karry Jackson at vicepresident@vvffo.org
Have you taken our survey? If not, click here.
Student council is collecting items for the Humane 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!
Volunteers of
the Week

THANK YOU to Lori Lundberg-Leungfor chairing the Bobcat Bash + Dash,
Erin Usie-Cooperfor her amazing work building the obstacle course, and the amazingDana Mulay for coordinating all of the carnival games.
Another round of THANK YOU to Eva LankesKarry JacksonRashel BrownJudy Nagle, and the Ventana Vistateachers and room parents.
THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Roberto and Charissa Jimenez; Alicia Riddle; Mr. Deputy, Sasha Flores and El Charro.
REGISTER NOW! Click here to go to Online Registration.
CONTACT THE FFO!
Visit the Facebook page at Ventana Vista Elementary School FFO.
Or do you have an idea or a question? Please email the VVFFO atinfo@vvffo.org.
CFSD Summer Camp. Click here for more.
Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade. Click here for more.
CFSD Governing Board Members
Cub Scout Info. Click here to read more.
Did You Know?
Last week,
we surpassed our 10K goal in Bobcat Bucks (Direct Donations) for the school year!
THANK YOU
to our families for supporting our school. These funds help to pay for so many great things, from field trips and technology to classroom funds.
Harlem Globetrotters at VVE! Click for more.
Summer BOGO
Fill your bookcase with groovy summer reads at the BOGO Book Fair Monday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 5th.
May 2nd - 5th:
12:00 – 12:40pm
 May 3rd only: 
7:30 – 8:00am and1:30 – 2:00pm

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.
Governing Board Mtg. 4/22. For more info, click here.
Coffee with a
Touch of Prop 123

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!
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

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