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Monday, February 13, 2017


Congratulations to the following Science Fair Winners!  These students will have their projects at SARSEF:
1st Place - Zeke B., "Does Organic Matter?"
1st Place - Ezra M., "Mission Evaporation"
2nd Place - Sophia R., "Mars:  Where Do We Land First?"
1st Place - Allita B., "Weather and Climate"
2nd Place - Ethan B., "Harnessing the Wind"
3rd Place - Sra. Alexander's Class, "Sound, Seed, Silence"
1st Place - Joshua M., "Weighing Pokemon Booster Packs"
1st Place - Lucas F., "Tornado in a Bottle"
3rd Place - Diana K., "How Far Will Rubber Bands of Different Temperatures Stretch?"
Family Sweetheart Dance
Don't miss Ventana Vista's first-ever Family Sweetheart Dance THIS FRIDAY, February 17th from 6-8 PM
Admission:   $1 per person
Dinner, drinks, cupcakes and flowers will be available for purchase.
Remember this special evening by purchasing a photo package from Sharon Spall Photography
*This dance is a fun and special way for students to celebrate Valentine's Day with their favorite adult/family member.  It is not a boy/girl dance.
Contact Cathie Ashley at if you have any Valentine's Day decor that you would be willing to lend or donate.

Sweetheart Dance Volunteers
We are still in need of volunteers to help make this event a sweet success! Please sign up for a 30 minute shift by following these 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
This Week
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:30
Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th
•FFO General Meeting on Thursday, February 16th at 8:15

•Second Grade Musical Concert is Friday, February 17th at 1:00
•The End of Trimester 2 is Friday, February 17th

•The Sweetheart Dance is Friday, February 17th from 6-8 PM

Coming Up
•Rodeo Break is February 23rd and 24th - NO SCHOOL
•Readathon is February 27th - March 10th
•Grace Lin Author Visit is Friday, March 10th
•Love of Reading Night is Friday, March 10th at 5:00

The earliest that students may be dropped off at school in the morning is 7:40am.
Dropping them off early is a safety concern. We do not have supervision out front before this time. Our MPR opens at 7:40am.

If you need to drop off before 7:40am, please sign up for CARE.

Thanks to all families for using our new parking lot system with the name cards. This helps us get students into vehicles faster.  If you need another name card, let the office know and we will make one for you. Since we started this system, the time it takes to get everyone on their way has decreased by 3-5 minutes. Every little bit helps! 
Author Visit by Grace Lin
Author Grace Lin will visit our school on Friday, March 10, 2017. We are taking orders for a limited selection of Grace Lin’s books that she will autograph during her visit. Books will only be sold by preorder and 10% of our total sales will be donated to our Student Council!  For a list and description of Grace Lin's books, click here.  The deadline to order is Wednesday, February 22nd.

If you would like to participate in a writing and/or art contest, please click here for instructions.  The deadline to turn your entries in is Wednesday, February 22nd.
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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 Bhola, Vice President
•Doug Hadley, Board Member

•Amy Krauss, Board Member
•Carole Siegler, Board Member

State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD
(please check for contact information)
Legislative District 9
Senator Steve Farley
Rep. Randall Friese
Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley