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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Join us for Ventana Vista’s First-Ever Family Sweetheart Dance
Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 6 pm-8 pm
Place: MPR
Admission: $1 per person
The DJ will be playing music that will pack the dance floor!  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 with questions or to purchase tickets and pre-sale items.
This Week
EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, February 7th at 1:30
•School Tour for new families on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 AM
•Gonzalez/Hawkins field trip to UA Flandrau Science Center on Friday,
February 10th

Coming Up
•Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th
•Second Grade Musical Concert is Friday, February 17th at 1:00
•Sweetheart Dance is Friday, February 17th from 6-8 PM
•Rodeo Break is February 23rd and 24th - NO SCHOOL
•Readathon is February 27th - March 10th
•Author, Grace Lin, Visit is Friday, March 10th
•Love of Reading Night is Friday, March 10th at 5:00
BIG NEWS from the Ventana Vista Library!
We are honored to announce that Ventana Vista Elementary will be hosting Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books and chapter books. Two of her books have been chosen as Newbery Honor books and her newest book is a National Book finalist. You may want to check out her TED Talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf” from January, 2016, available on YouTube.
Grace Lin will be visiting our school for an author visit on Friday, March 10, 2017. To add to the excitement, 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.

If you would like to participate in the writing and/or art contest, please click here for instructions.  The deadline to turn your entries in is Wednesday, February 22nd.
Potbelly Dine Out
Thank you to everyone who came out to Potbelly last week to support Ventana Vista! Congratulations to all those who won FREE FOOD in the drawings!
A BIG Bobcat thank you to Mary McClurkin, Judy Nagle, Lori Lundberg-Leung and Melissa Newman for helping with the drawings that took place every 30 minutes...we could not have done it without your help!