Ventana Vistas

March 15th - 21st, 2023

Upcoming Events


15th - New Family School Tour

16th - FFO Public Meeting 8:15 am

17th - Half Day Dismissal

18th - Color Run - 9 am

22nd - Science State Assessment (5th Grade only)

27th thru 31st - Spring Break - No School


5th - ELA Writing Assessment (Grades 3-5)

12th - ORF Assessment (3rd Grade)

19th - Math Testing Part 1/ ELA Reading Part 1 (Grades 3 thru 5)

20th - Math Testing Part 2/ ELA Reading Part 2 (Grades 3 thru 5)

24th - Spring Book Fair

29th - Dia De Los Ninos Celebration

Principal's Desk

Half Day Dismissal

Due to teacher conference day, this Friday 3/17th is a half day dismissal. Half day only Kinders will dismiss at 9:30 am and all other students will dismiss at 11:30 am. There will be NO after school community classes.

5th Grade State Science Assessment

On Wednesday, March 22, the 5th graders will be taking the State Science Assessment. Please be certain your child is on time, is rested and has had breakfast or is eating breakfast here at school.

Thanks so much.

Family Engagement Update

FFO Corner

FFO Meeting in person tomorrow!

March Public FFO meeting tomorrow at 8:15 am. Mary Setliff, Principal of Esperero Canyon MS, will be our guest speaker to answer any questions about incoming 5th grade students and Esperero Canyon Middle School. Breakfast treats and coffee provided. Come on in after drop off!


Yearbooks will be delivered to school this year and in time for students to collect signatures from classmates!! Order today! This year we are offering a SOFTCOVER and HARDCOVER option for the Ventana Vista Yearbook. Please note: “Ad Sales” option is for 5th grade families only for pride lines/congratulatory ads. Deadline for 5th grade pride lines is April 7th and deadline to order yearbooks is April 21. Links to order are below:



Mileage Club

Our LAST Mileage club is this Thursday, March 16th! Don't miss out on the opportunity to support our runners who have accumulated over 2,200 miles as a school. Sign up to help log miles, hand out tokens, or cheer on runners. Siblings are always welcome!

There are two volunteer shifts and the times of the actual runners are below:

Kindergarten: 11:00-11:35

4th,5th and Clark and Alexander’s Classes 12:15-12:30

1st, 2nd and Tobin and Lopez’s Classes 12:35-12:55

Thank you to all those volunteers who have helped with Mileage Club so far!

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Color Run THIS Saturday

Celebrate the end of a successful year of mileage club with Ventana Vista's annual Color Run this Saturday! Wear a white shirt to be showered with colors by staff as you run by! Please also bring a new or used book to donate for our book drive! The first 200 people to bring a book donation will receive a special charm! Join us THIS Saturday, March 18th on the lower field at 9am; run starts at 9:30am. We need volunteers for this event!

Click HERE to volunteer (!/showSignUp/10c0e4daaac2ea2facf8-ventana)

Click HERE to RSVP (

2023-2024 VVFFO Board Positions available for next year.

Several members of this year’s board are willing to volunteer again next year but we are looking for new volunteers! Please email or to discuss options.

Governing Board Members

Eileen Jackson, President

Amy Krauss, Vice President

Amy Bhola

Doug Hadley

Gina Mehmert

Dr. Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent

State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD

(please check for contact information)

Legislative District 18

Representative Nancy Gutierrez

Representative Chris Mathis

Senator Priya Sundareshan