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Monday, September 26, 2016

VENTANA VISTAS 9.26.16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

This Week
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, September 27th.
•El Charro Dinner Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 27th 5-8pm.
Mileage Club begins Thursday, September 29th at lunchtime.
Spirit Day on Friday, September 30th.

Coming Up

Picture Day is Friday, October 7th.
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.
A novel of a THANK YOU to our Bookaneer Book Fair volunteers:  
Erica Brownlee, Ellen Meckler, Erin Usie-Cooper, Lori Coan, Tiffanie Bialis, Judy Nagel, Jackie Nichols, Shannon Murphy, Justine Annucci-Bonomolo, Cori Smith, Karen Hammond, Tracy Scholz, Gina Torres-Vannasse, Lori Leung, Ingrid Klestadt, Melissa Newman, Marcy Daggett, Katie Stellitano, Reyna Dubisar, Becca Hudgens, Emily Tehrani, Bee Schlotec, Kristen Hoggatt-Abader, and Zi Li.
And of course, a huge THANK YOU to our librarian, Mrs. Wadsworth who always gets the students so excited about the Book Fair and encourages them in their love of reading!
Join Site Council. Click for the app.
Direct Donation Campaign. Read more here.
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Read more...
Cold or Flu?
From the Health Office...Flu Shot Update
School District Calendar
The Halloween Extravaganza is October 28th. Get the info.
Join us for Coffee Talk. Read more here.
Come run with us! Mileage Club starts Thursday.
District Directory - last chance to order and distribution volunteers needed
CFSD Foundation Taste Sensation for Education
Mark your calendars! VVE wants to SELL OUT the Gaslight Theatre. Join us for the holiday show "Elf'd" on Sunday 11/20. Click for the order form.
El Charro Dinner fundraiser is this week. Click here for the flyer.
Shop Amazon
VVFFO Website
Visit the VVFFO Facebook Page
Interested in Girl's Lacrosse? More information here.
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, September 19, 2016

VENTANA VISTAS 9.19.16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

This Week
Fall Book Fair at lunchtime on Monday, September 19th through Friday,
September 23rd.
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, September 20th.
•FFO General Meeting on Thursday, September 22nd.
Spirit Day on Friday, September 23rd.
Back to School Family Picnic on Friday, September 23rd @ 5-7pm.

Coming Up
•El Charro Dinner Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 27th 5-8pm.
Mileage Club will start on Thursday, September 29th at lunchtime.

Picture Day is Friday, October 7th.
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.
Are you interested in helping Ventana Vista be even better? Then join the Site Council!
Site Council is a small group made up of parents, teachers, assistants and community members who have an interest in providing a voice for school improvement.  The Site Council meets 4 times during the school year from 3:30-5:30pm. This year we will meet on October 20, December 8, February 16, and
April 27. Please fill out this form to join us for Site Council 2016-17.  
Family Picnic! Read the details.
Interested in gardening? Get the details.
Clipping box tops is money for our school. Read more here.
Direct Donation Campaign. Read more here.
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Read more...
The "Bookaneer" Book Fair is this week! To read more, click here.
The Halloween Extravaganza is October 28th. Get the info.
Join us for Coffee Talk. Read more here.
Join us for Mileage Club starting Thursday, September 29th.
CFSD Foundation Taste Sensation for Education
El Charro Dinner Fundraiser. Click here for more details.
Come for the next FFO General Mtg. on September 22nd. Read the details here.
VVFFO Website
Visit the VVFFO Facebook Page
A summary report of the Governing Board Meeting on September 23rd.
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, September 12, 2016

VENTANA VISTAS 9.12.16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

This Week
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, September 13th.
Spirit Day on Friday, September 16th.
Book Fair Grand Opening on Friday, September 16th @ 4-6:30.

Coming Up
 •Fall Book Fair at lunchtime on Monday, September 19th through Friday,
September 23rd.

Back to School Family Picnic on Friday, September 23rd @ 5-7pm.
Let’s get together!  On September 23rd from 5-7pm join us for a Back-to-School Family Picnic on the field. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner for your family. Visit with other families and meet some new people from your child’s new classroom.  Simple, Friday night family fun!

Do you like to garden? Do you have a green thumb? Did you know we have a Community Garden at the back of our school to the west?  We would like to have more of a presence in the garden this year. Both third grade and first grade have specific science standards related to work in the garden and they are gearing up to begin their work there. Ventana Vista has several plots on the south side of the garden and the folks at Community Gardens are willing to help us get them back up and growing! There will be a garden meeting on Saturday, September 24th at 8am. We need workers, especially those with large muscles who can do some heavy duty preparation work. Tony Navarro, community gardener, has some great ideas to make the most of our garden with vermiculture and composting.  But, we can’t do it without your help!  Contact Tony by email if you would like to join in the work and if you have any questions.
Our first Student Council meeting was a success!  We had over 40 3-5th graders join us for a lunch time meeting. Students were inspired to think about how they might be able to create change in their community by Mrs. Martinez with this video.  They brainstormed the following and recorded their ideas: What is a leader? What does it mean to plan? Why is Student Council important to Ventana Vista? Students who want to participate in Student Council must return their commitment forms by Wednesday, September 14th. No late forms will be accepted as being responsible is one criteria for being on Student Council.
The FFO is always on the lookout  for happy, willing volunteers.  Find out how you can help here.
Join us for Coffee Talk. Read more here.
Clipping box tops is money for our school. Read more here.
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Read more...
Direct Donation Campaign. Read more here.
The "Bookaneer" Book Fair is coming up. To read more, click here.
Donate candy for the Halloween Extravaganza. Click here to find out how.
Join us for Mileage Club starting Thursday, September 29th.
CFSD Foundation Taste Sensation for Education
VVFFO Website
Visit the VVFFO Facebook Page
El Charro Dinner Fundraiser. Click here for more details.
Can't make it to the FFO meetings? Click here for more options.
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