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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

VENTANA VISTAS 10.26.16

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER

This Week
•EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, October 25th.
•FFO General Meeting on Thursday, October 27th @ 8:15.
Halloween Extravaganza is Friday, October 28th 5:30-7:30.  Tickets will be sold before school (Monday-Wednesday) and after school (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday).

Coming Up
•Open Enrollment Application opens online Tuesday, November 1st.
•Picture Retake Day is November 17th.
Halloween is coming and our Halloween Extravaganza will be a family event you will want to attend. When selecting a costume for your child to wear to our event, please be sure that it is appropriate for an elementary school.  Safety is the highest priority. Children are not permitted to wear masks, bring dangerous items or bring items that represent weapons.  Please refrain from body paint or images on costumes that depict violence or injury. This Halloween event is about fun, not scaring small children. We appreciate your support in creating a safe and fun event for all of our students ages 5-11. Also, please remember that we do not wear costumes to school on Halloween.
We are preparing for next year. Registration for neighborhood students will begin December 5. Parents and guardians will receive a link to register via the email listed on file for each student. All open enrollment students need to apply for admission each year. The online open enrollment application will be accessible on November 1, 2016 on the district website, www.cfsd16.org. The applications will be collected through January 31, 2017.
Tours have already begun and continue through December. If you know of any new families who would like to find out more about Ventana Vista, please let them know it is time to sign up for a tour.
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
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.
Gaslight Theatre - Deadline Extended!
CFSD Immersion. Click to see the flyers.
School Tour Dates 2016-2017
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Read more...
Summary of the Governing Board Meeting on 10/10
The Halloween Extravaganza is Friday! Read more...
Directory Distribution Volunteers Needed!
Foundation Event - Save the Date!
October Menu
School District Calendar
Winter Arts Festival
Kindergarten Show & Tell. Click to get the dates.
FFO General Meeting 10/27
VVFFO Website
"Like" the FFO on their facebook page
Interested in lacrosse? Get the info.
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
615-9224
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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

VENTANA VISTAS 10.19.16


This Week
•EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, October 18th.
•Potbelly Dinner Fundraiser - CANCELLED for Tuesday, October 18th.
Star Party (sponsored by CARE) on Thursday, October 20th from 6-7 pm.


Coming Up
Halloween Extravaganza is Friday, October 28th 5:30-7:30.
•Open Enrollment Application opens online on Tuesday, November 1st.
•Picture Retake Day is November 17th.
It takes a village!  Are you raising an extended family member?  Judy Nagle, a Ventana Vista family member, will be hosting a meeting the first week of November to connect with uncles/aunts, grandparents, siblings, who are raising Ventana Vista students.
If you are interested, please contact judynagle@comcast.net
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
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.
Star Party this Thursday!
Growth Mindset Training for Parents. Click here for more.
Buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Read more...
The Halloween Extravaganza is October 28th. Get the info.
Mileage Club
Foundation Event - Save the Date!
October Menu
School District Calendar
Family Evening of the Arts
VVFFO Website
"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
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
615-9224
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