Ventana Vistas

February 12th-19th

Register TODAY for 2020/2021 School Year

Registration is now open for ALL of our new and existing families. Most Open Enrollment families have already received an acceptance email from our District office. If so, please follow directions and complete school registration. If not, be patient, they are working diligently to notify everyone.


Help us adequately prepare for next year by registering TODAY!


For quick access please click on the following link https://az-cfsd16.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login.aspx

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A HUGE Thank You!!

Our Sweetheart Dance was a fun and sweet success!!


We would like to say a huge thank you to Gina Telles, all of her amazing volunteers and the FFO for planning, organizing and hosting this community event. We received so much positive feedback about the event.

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New Face in the VV Office!

We would like you to join us in welcoming our new Office Clerk, Ms. Jeannie Hamblin.

Jeannie's children attended Ventana Vista. She is happy to return to VV in a new role.

Science Fair Deadline!!

All Science Fair projects are due THIS FRIDAY 2/14.


Please drop off your project in the MPR before school beginning at 7:30am. Judging will take place on Monday 2/17, and there will be an open house on Tuesday 2/18, 4.30 pm - 6 pm.


Please visit the Robotics classroom (Room 104) while you are here and watch the robotics demonstration.

MATHATHON IS ON!!

Mathathon Week is February 24th-28th


Keep requesting pledge commitments! Prizes are awarded to the classroom with the highest

amount of pledge dollars collected AND to the classroom with the highest participation

percentage. That means your class could win a prize if every single family participates by sending in pledges of any amount.

Pledge SHEETS are due next Wednesday, February 19th . MONEY is due Friday, March 6 th .

To register your child on PledgeStar for online pledges so you can easily e-mail family and friends, click here: https://pledgestar.com/ventanavistamath/. If you need another paper pledge sheet, extras are available in the office.


We need your help! We have fun, interactive activities planned for the kids during Mathathon

week, and we need family members to help us create a fun, successful event! These are short

time commitments and there are multiple days to choose from. You can sign up for any grade. To sign up for Mathathon Week and to help quiz kids during Lunchtime Practice the week before, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445acae2ea2fc1-mathathon1


Next Monday is our last Mathathon Monday – Numbers Day! Each grade wears a different color with your favorite number on it (tape it, cut it out of paper, etc. Be Creative!):


Kindergarten = Yellow

1st Grade = Green

2nd Grade = Red

3rd Grade = White

4th Grade= Blue

5th Grade= Orange


REMEMBER: Every student who brings in any pledge amount by March 6th is entered in the

drawing to participate in Minute To Win It AND if we hit our school wide goal, we’ll have an

Eegee’s Party at the end of the year!

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3rd Grade Students of the Month for January!

Congratulations to Alejandro U, Alex K, Julia M, Tiana S

These students were recognized for showing tolerance.

Thank you for being role models for others.

STAMP Testing for Immersion Students in 2nd-5th Grades

This year students in 2nd-5th grades in our immersion program will take the STAMP 4Se assessment. Here are some FAQs about the assessment:


What is the STAMP 4Se?

The STAMP 4Se is an online, computer adaptive proficiency test offered through Avant Assessment. "Adaptive" means that as students take the test, they will address some questions in the immersion language that are very easy for them to answer and others that are much more challenging. The STAMP 4Se offers students the opportunity to show what they CAN DO with the immersion language in a spontaneous, unrehearsed context. The STAMP 4Se assesses four skill areas in Spanish: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


What parts of the STAMP 4 Se will immersion students take each spring?


  • Grades 2 & 3 Spanish immersion - Listening & Speaking only
  • Grade 4 Spanish immersion - Reading & Writing only
  • Grade 5 Spanish immersion - Reading, Writing, Listening, & Speaking


Will parents receive STAMP 4 Se test results?

Yes. Classroom teachers will provide families with their child's results. STAMP 4Se results are available approximately 4 weeks after the test administration.


How will the test results be used?

CFSD's 50/50 immersion program is grounded in the teaching and learning of both grade-level content and language. Immersion teachers will analyze the STAMP 4Se test results and will make adjustments to instruction as needed in order to reach or exceed CFSD's targeted proficiency outcomes for Spanish. Given the increasingly more complex grade-level curriculum that students address from year to year, it's critical that teachers assess and plan strategically for their students' Spanish language development. The STAMP 4 Se is one tool that teachers use to accomplish this goal.


Additionally, 5th grade Spanish immersion results will be examined to: 1) evaluate the efficacy of the K-5 immersion program; 2) facilitate learning as students move from elementary to middle school; and 3) determine professional development needs for the K-5 immersion team.



If you would like more details about the STAMP exam, there is a great deal offered on the Avant website:

https://avantassessment.com/stamp

After clicking on the link and scrolling down, please click on STAMP 4Se to see the link to sample tests.


Sincerely,


THE VV IMMERSION TEACHERS

FFO Corner

Governing Board Members

Amy Krauss, President

akrauss@cfsd16.org


Carole Siegler, Vice President

csiegler@cfsd16.org


Amy Bhola, Board Member

abhola@cfsd16.org


Doug Hadley, Board Member

dhadley@cfsd16.org


Eileen Jackson, Board Member

ejackson@cfsd16.org


Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent

mkam@cfsd16.org