Ventana Vistas

August 28th-September 3rd, 2019

No School on Monday 9/2

Due to the Labor Day holiday there will be no school. Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you back at school on Tuesday morning.

Did you receive your child's DIBELS results (1st-5th grade)? Kindergarten reports will be out in Sept.

Check out our instagram highlights @vvebobcats on the profile page for a video overview of the DIBELS. Asynchronous two way communication about your child's assessment. If you ask a question, we will respond!

Great News!! The Library is Open!!

Our library is now open for business. Our students will be visiting the library during their scheduled class time. Students can keep books for two weeks.


Kinder can check out 2 books, 1st Grade are allowed 3 books, 2nd - 5th can check out 5 books at a time. Half day Kinders can visit the Library with a parent from 11 am to 11.15 am any day.

FFO Corner

Special FFO Grant Voting Session Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 8:15 AM – 15 minutes Only!

We need YOU to come to the MPR and vote after drop-off.


Grab a cup of coffee and vote on the two grants that were presented at last week’s FFO meeting. NO NEW BUSINESS WILL BE DISCUSSED –This is not a new time for the monthly FFO meetings. Due to the time sensitive nature of the grants we want to have a vote before the next meeting.

Next FFO Meeting

Our next FFO meeting will be held on Thursday 9/19 at 6 pm. You can also join in on FaceBook Live!
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Who is the Elementary School Counselor?

Ventana Vista’s Elementary School Counselor is Mrs. McCoy!


She is a certified professional who works within a child's total environment to assist students in addressing their academic, behavioral, emotional and social needs.

She helps to empower children to feel good about themselves and aids them in the process of making positive decisions that lead to healthy and meaningful lives.

What does the Elementary School Counselor do?


 Serves as a "friendly helper" for ALL students and works with students on short term individual basis, small groups, and/or as a whole class.

 Serves as the site coordinator for all 504 Accommodation Plans

 Teaches monthly, whole group classroom lessons on social/emotional/academic development

 Facilitates small groups (currently conducting New Student small groups)

 Meets individually with students to talk about challenges & changes at home, with friendships, with feelings, & academics.

 Oversees the Morning Announcements News Crew Team and is the coordinator for the 5 th Grade Student Ambassador Group

 Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies and aids in coordinating referrals to outside agencies


How can a Counselor help?

The School Counselor can provide support services to address a

number of issues, including (though certainly not limited to) the

following either individually or as a small group:

* Anger Management * Coping Skills * Parenting Skills * Anxiety * Divorce/Changing

Families * Self-Esteem * Behavior Modification * Friendship Skills * Social Skills * Conflict

Resolution * Grief and Loss * Stress Management


How does a student see the Counselor?

Students can see the Elementary Counselor via a self-referral (on my office door), parental request, and/or teacher or administrative referral.


Counseling is brief and solution focused. Referrals to long-term outside counseling services are available for children needing additional long-term support.

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