Ventana Vista

November 27th - December 3rd, 2019

Donations needed!!

Student Council is hosting a toy drive this year to help families in need in Nogales, Mexico.This helps teach compassion and empathy while reaching out to our community. We are collecting toys for kids ages 9 - 13. We will collect toys until December 11th. Please drop off any new or gently used toys in the box outside the front office.


We appreciate your support. - VVE Student council

VV Spelling Bee

Come and enjoy a night of friendly spelling competition, and cheer on our students who are participating in this year's Spelling Bee on Tuesday 12/10 at 6 pm in the MPR.


Congratulations to the following classroom qualifiers:


Sophie A.

Bobby A.

Luke B.

Melanie B.

Scarlet B.

Lily B.

Conrad C.

Jacob C.

Mia Co.

Emilia F.

Sofia G.

Sophia H.

Eliana H.

Lexi J.

Aidan K.

Daniel K.

Mason K.

Parker L.

Brody L.

Annabelle M.

Lorenzo M.

Kobe M.

Christy M.

Claire N.

Laila P.

James R.

Ally R.

Gabe S.

Alex T.

Delilah V.

Orion V.

Sofie Z.



The top 3 winners will move on to the District Bee in January.

Come dig through our Lost and Found!!

We have many articles of clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles etc. in our lost and found. If you are visiting our school, please take a quick detour to the lost and found. You may just find that missing jacket!!


Any unclaimed items on December 20th will be packed up and donated.

Have you completed the Open Enrollment Process yet?

If you have not already done so please go to https://www.cfsd16.org/about-us/open-enrollment and complete this process, it only takes a few minutes.


To date we have received 206 out of 301 (68%) returning family applications - let's keep it going!!

Third Grade Students of the Month

Congratulations to Eliana H, Ali F, and Serenity M, these students exhibit extreme empathy!
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FFO Corner

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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

Information for Kindergarten 2020/2021 - see below

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