Ventana Vista

November 6th - November 12th, 2019

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Gardening in the Community Garden began today for all grade levels!

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No School - Monday 11/11 in recognition of Veterans Day

Picture Retake Day - Friday 11/15

If you are interested in re-takes or if you were absent on Picture Day, you can have your picture re-taken on November 15th.


If you are having re-takes please remember to return your picture package with your child in order for retakes to be done. Be sure to let the teacher know, as we do not send all students on this day.

A VV Family Thanksgiving! Come enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch with your child! November 26

Dear VV Family,


We are excited to announce that this year VV will be having a Thanksgiving lunch for all of our students, teachers and parents to attend.


Each grade will be eating at a separate time in order to accommodate our families. If you have more than 1 child at VV in different grades, you are welcome to stay and join each of them for lunch, no need to purchase 2 lunches.


Kindergarten 10:30-10:55

1st Grade 12:00-12:25

2nd Grade 12:30-12:55

3rd Grade 1:00-1:25

4th Grade 11:30-11:55

5th Grade 11:00-11:25


If you are interested in attending this event, the cost will be $5 per adult. Please RSVP by purchasing a lunch, no later than Wednesday, 11/20 (by 12 noon), using this link https://squareup.com/store/VVFFO. NO EXCEPTIONS to the deadline will be made as our Kitchen Staff will need a confirmed head count.


If your student will be purchasing a lunch that day, they must pay through their VV lunch card, the cost will be the usual lunch price of $3.25.


We are thankful for our FFO who are funding this event for our teachers so that we can all come together in gratitude for our community.

Third Grade Students of the Month

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Teamwork was our school's social responsibility focus for the month of October!


Sergius S, Sofia G, Aidan K and Luna S. are outstanding teammates to have!


Way to demonstrate what you are learning, 3rd graders!

K-1 and 3-5 Gifted Testing

Parents,

If you are interested in your grade K-1 or 3-5 child testing for possible placement in one of CFSD gifted programs, testing permission forms are located in the school office or online at the District Gifted Website. Please download or obtain a copy, and have your child return it to his/her homeroom teacher. http://www.cfsd16.org/index.php/academics/student-support-services/gifted-programming.


K-1 Optional Testing

Our District's gifted offerings for K-1 students are the Extended Math and Reading groupings which are instructed by the classroom teachers. Math and reading placement decisions are based on district measures of classroom performance and achievement; and, in line with state law, a test of abstract reasoning ability such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is also offered.

Since classroom performance tends to be a more reliable indicator of instructional need than cognitive ability testing in the primary grades, CFSD does not require scores from a test like the CogAT for placement in extended reading or math groups in the primary grades, K-1. Please contact your school's gifted specialist, Mr. Green (tgreen@cfsd16.org) if you have any questions about the need for your child to be formally assessed using the CogAT. CFSD's gifted pull-out programing begins in grade 3.


K-1 Testing (student must be present at both sessions):

Students should be settled and comfortable for their assessment which begins promptly at 7:15 A.M. Please follow the signs pointing the way to the IDS classroom, #103.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Grades 3-5 Testing: Only students who have not been previously tested this year or last year are eligible to test at this time

Placement into Extended Math and/or Extended Reading classes does not require CogAT testing scores. Students should be settled and comfortable for their assessment which begins promptly at 7:15 A.M. Please follow the signs pointing the way to the IDS classroom, #103.


3-5 Testing (student must be present at both sessions):

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

FFO Corner

Governing Board Members

Amy Bhola, President

abhola@cfsd16.org


Amy Krauss, Vice President

akrauss@cfsd16.org


Doug Hadley, Board Member

dhadley@cfsd16.org


Eileen Jackson, Board Member

ejackson@cfsd16.org


Carole Siegler, Board Member

csiegler@cfsd16.org


Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent

mkam@cfsd16.org