Civano Community School

May 6, 2020

The Road Ahead....

As our year winds to a close, we have decided to postpone a number of end-of-the-year events until we can meet again and celebrate in person! The following events will be built into the new school year: The Big Switch, The Upper School Dance, 5th Grade Bridging, and Upper School Yearbook Signing (for grades 6 & 7).

Educational Opportunities will end on Friday, May 15. The week of May 18 will be for returning any borrowed devices to school as well as picking up left behind items, memory books, and yearbooks. Dates and times for this will be announced next week.

Save the Date...

Tuesday, May 19 - we will share our annual Civano Movie. The movie will be loaded onto YouTube and shared via a link.

Tuesday, May 19, 3pm -- If you know one of our graduating 8th graders, you are encouraged to write a note of congratulations and encouragement! You can mail these to the school or drop them of in a fancy box that will be available starting next Monday inside the fence adjacent to the office.

Our graduating 8th graders are: Laurel Burkholder, Molly Crum, Jenna Ehler, Annie Feltheim, Landon Hayes, Alex Johnson, Randy McCaulley, Joseph Montrose, Allie Uidenich, Annabelle Yeh

Thursday, May 21 at 9am -- 8th grade promotion via Zoom. We will be sharing a recorded ceremony via YouTube. You are welcome to attend the Zoom meeting and then send the link out to your friends and families for the promotion video.


Meeting ID: 870 0724 2224

Password: HighSchool

Friday, May 22 -- Last Day of School for the 2019-2020 School Year! There will be a parade with Senita Valley. Times and parade route TBA. If you don't live in the neighborhood, feel free to park at Civano and wave at staff as they drive by!

Volunteer Hours....

Wow, we are so grateful to have amazing families, parents and our supportive community of volunteers! We would not be able to provide enriching events and activities to our students with out all of your support.

Each year, schools across the District are asked to report on the volunteer hours worked in our schools. I thought this form would help you all submit hours you might not have logged in the sign in book at school. I appreciate your time in completing this short form with your estimated volunteer hours. Please remember class parties, Taco night, CPA, Site Council, room parent planning, Harvest Hop, craft day, book fair, Make a Difference Day, garden work, and any other unlogged hours. If you have any questions please reach out to Nicole -- THANK YOU!

"Homeschool" Parent Narratives....

Well, that was a whopper of a 4th quarter! Thank you for jumping in with both feet and figuring out how to do Zoom, Google Docs, Schoology, distance learning and 10,000 other things that resulted in us staying connected through these crazy weeks!

Since you’ve been the ones working directly with your children during this time, we thought it would be interesting to include your observation in the 4th quarter narratives. We certainly do not want to add to your workload, but if you are so inclined, we invite you to send us a brief paragraph. Here are a few possible ideas for things to write about.

  • What have you been doing as a family?

  • What type of activities has your child chosen to do on his/her own?

  • What have you noticed about his/her independent work habits?

  • What surprised you about your child during this time?

  • What are you most proud of about your child during this time?

  • What was your child’s take on the process?

  • What are the good things about quarantine?

  • What did your child miss about school?

  • What is your fondest memory about your unexpected time together?

Please email your responses to your child’s teacher by next Tuesday, May 12, so that we have time to add your thoughts to the narratives.

We are truly grateful to be part of your lives and we cannot wait to see you again in person!

With love and appreciation,

The Civano Staff