Ventana Vista

November 20th - 26th, 2019

THANK YOU!

Many thanks from Mrs. Mulay for your patience during rainy day dismissal on Tuesday. Student safety is a top priority. Once the lightning started, we needed to keep the children inside.


Whenever it is not safe to have the children outside due to weather conditions, this is how we will dismiss. Children stay in their classrooms and do not come out until they are called.

First we will dismiss students who ride the bus so that the buses can get on their way, and also so we can utilize the round-a-bout closest to the MPR for parent pick up. We will also dismiss students to CARE and enrichment classes at that time. Next we will have parent pick up travel across the bridge to the front of the school. We call students out of the MPR as you pull up. Please do not get out of your car for pick up on days like this. It adds to the confusion for both adults and children.


Fortunately, these kind of days are few and far between. But, thank you again for your patience.

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No School

Due to our Thanksgiving Break there will be no school Wednesday November 27th, Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th. We will return to school on Monday, December 2nd.


We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family!

Have you completed the Open Enrollment Process yet?

Remember Open Enrollment families this application procedure must be carried out every year, the good news is that it only takes a few minutes to check this off your 'to do' list today, click here to begin https://cfsd16.wufoo.com/forms/q189kzlz1bp1gtb/.


To date we have received 177 out of 301 (58%) returning family applications, way to go!

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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

Still time to nominate for Teacher of the Year!!

If you would like to nominate a Teacher for Teacher of the Year click here or print and submit the form below to the front office.

Planning for Kindergarten 2020 / 2021

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