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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

VENTANA VISTAS 2.28.17

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER
Love of Reading Week - March 6th through 10th
March 6th is Pajama Day
March 7th  is Hat Day
March 8th is Storybook Character Costume Day (wear costume and bring the book)
March 9th is Crazy Sock Day
March 10th is Grace Lin Author Visit AND Love of Reading Night-a fun family event dedicated to reading


Love of Reading Night - March 10 5-7 PM!
Love of Reading Night is coming March 10th from 5-7 PM. This is a fun night to celebrate reading! Students must sign up for individual workshops and must be accompanied by a parent. For more info and the sign-up sheet for workshops visit this link: https://sites.google.com/cfsd16.org/vvloveofreading/home
This Week
•Early Release on Tuesday, February 28th

•Read-a-thon is February 27th - March 10th

Coming Up
•Creative Juice Paint Night is Thursday, March 9th at 6:30
•Grace Lin Author Visit is Friday, March 10th
•Love 
of Reading Night is Friday, March 10th at 5:00
Mom's Night Out at Creative Juice
Get your ticket for our annual Moms’ Night Out at Creative Juice on March 9,
6:30 PM!
https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/0bgogo83
Author Visit by Grace Lin
Grace Lin will visit our school on Friday, March 10th.  Books will only be sold by preorder only and 10% of our total sales will be donated to our Student Council!  For a  description of Grace Lin's books, click here.  The deadline to purchase books has been extended to Friday, March 3rd.
Parents:  Please help us teach students to be safe and responsible by not allowing your children to climb on or jump from the large planter at the entrance of our school. We want to care for our school and prevent injuries while helping kids to understand appropriate campus behavior.
Click any buttons below for more information.
Immersion Choices in CFSD

VVFFO 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 Bhola, Vice President
577-5139
abhola@cfsd16.org
•Doug Hadley, Board Member
577-0038
dhadley@cfsd16.org

•Amy Krauss, Board Member
400-6170
akrauss@cfsd16.org
•Carole Siegler, Board Member
529-1379
csiegler@cfsd16.org

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

VENTANA VISTAS 2.20.17

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER
Sweetheart Dance
Thank you to everyone who attended our first-ever Family Sweetheart Dance on Friday evening. It was a sweet success!

Special thanks to our Sweetheart Dance chairs and committee members, Cathie Ashley, Virkine Weitman, Lori Lundberg-Leung and Shannon Murphy!  We appreciate your dedication and countless hours of planning and hard work! Thank you for an amazing evening!

The Flores Family and Companies have graciously donated 100% the of the dinner proceeds from the Family Sweetheart Dance back to Ventana Vista!
Thank you, Flores Family and Companies.  We appreciate your generosity and everything you do forVentana Vista!

A GREAT BIG thank you to all of the volunteers who donated decorations, helped plan, set up, work a shift or clean up.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Dance Volunteers:
Cathie Ashley (and family)
Virkine Weitman (and family)
Shannon Murphy
Aiko Stevenson
Allison Wexler (and daughter)
Annette Revak
Ashley Davis
Bodil Degginger
Cheryl Novalis-Marine (and family)
Christy Utz
Cori Smith
Gina Torres-Vanasse
Heather Chapman
Karry Jackson (and sons)
Kelly Medvec (and daughter)
Kirilie Mace
Lori Lundberg-Leung
Marci Daggett
Maria Hurtado
Mayra Martinez
Mike Linton
Sheri Cline
Siobhan Halderson
Josh Chiles
Mr. Joe
Carol Max
Jill Wadsworth
CARE:  piƱata makers

If your name is not on the list and you volunteered, please accept our apologies and sincere thanks! Your help was greatly appreciated!
This Week
•NO EARLY RELEASE on Tuesday, February 21st

•Rodeo Break is February 23rd and 24th - NO SCHOOL

Coming Up
•Creative Juice Paint Night is Thursday, March 9th at 6:30
•Read-a-thon is February 27th - March 10th
•Grace Lin Author Visit is Friday, March 10th
•Love of Reading Night is Friday, March 10th at 5:00
Read-A-Thon
A Read-A-Thon reminder sheet will be coming home in your child's folder this week.  The reminder sheet contains your child's activation code and instructions for signing up for the Read-A-Thon! 

We are excited to announce that we have already raised over $4,000 and we haven't even officially started! Keep it up, Ventana Vista!
Author Visit by Grace Lin
Grace Lin will visit our school on Friday, March 10th.  Books will only be sold by preorder only and 10% of our total sales will be donated to our Student Council!  For a  description of Grace Lin's books, click here.  The deadline to order is this Wednesday.

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 this Wednesday.
Click any buttons below for more information.
Teachers of the Year
Summary of the 2/14 Governing Board Meeting
VVFFO Facebook Page
Immersion Choices in CFSD
Creative Juice Paint Night
Rockin' for Rett Flyer
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 Bhola, Vice President
577-5139
abhola@cfsd16.org
•Doug Hadley, Board Member
577-0038
dhadley@cfsd16.org

•Amy Krauss, Board Member
400-6170
akrauss@cfsd16.org
•Carole Siegler, Board Member
529-1379
csiegler@cfsd16.org

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

VENTANA VISTAS 2.13.17

VENTANA VISTAS NEWSLETTER
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 cathleenashley18@gmail.com 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.comhttp://signup.com/go/PjNa7p
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com 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.
Click on any of the buttons below for more information.
FFO General Meeting 2/16
VVFFO Facebook Page
Bashas Community Card
TVSC Recreational Soccer Flyer
Immersion Choices in CFSD
Box Tops for Education
Fifth Grade Camp Donations
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 Bhola, Vice President
577-5139
abhola@cfsd16.org
•Doug Hadley, Board Member
577-0038
dhadley@cfsd16.org

•Amy Krauss, Board Member
400-6170
akrauss@cfsd16.org
•Carole Siegler, Board Member
529-1379
csiegler@cfsd16.org

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