Ventana Vista

March 4th - 10th, 2020

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind Teams! Both teams qualified to move on to the state competition in their respective problems!

Upcoming Half Day Teacher Conferences - Friday 3/13

Due to parent/teacher conferences, we will have half day schedule next Friday 3/13. School will dismiss at 11:30 am for Full Day Kinders & Grades 1 thru 5. Half day only Kindergarteners will dismiss at 9.30 am.


Please note that teachers will contact you directly if a conference is needed. If you do not hear from them and would like a conference, please contact your teacher to schedule a time.


Because of the half day, there will be NO early release on Tuesday 3/10.

February in the Library

In February we looked at books about the Rodeo and Valentine's Day!!

5th Grade was focusing on Chapter Books. 4th Grade read non fiction. 3rd Grade checked out books in a series and famous Hispanic people. Habitats was the focus in 2nd Grade. 1st Grade looked at objects in the sky and goods & services.

Desert plants and animals, as well as American Symbols, kept our Kinders' interest.

Deadline for RSVP'ing to Spring Family BBQ

VV will be hosting our very first family Spring BBQ on Friday 3/20.


The deadline to purchase a lunch for adults and guests to this event is Wednesday 3/11, please use this link https://squareup.com/store/VVFFO. All VV students will use their lunch card.


No late purchases will be allowed as we must report RSVPs to the food service company for preparation. So if you would like to come, buy your lunches today!

Talent Show at Ventana Vista

Does your child have a hidden (or maybe not so hidden) talent? Let that talent shine at Ventana Vista's first ever Talent Show! Save the date - the kids' big night is Friday, April 17th! Look for a flyer coming home about the big show and use the link below to sign up. Auditions will be held on April 1st after school in the MPR. These auditions are for our Talent Show Committee to ensure school appropriateness of the acts; no one will be cut, we're excited to have all of the great acts our student body has to offer! Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6xu-1rN96C-kKdFt3bpP3HPwN4ucLk6MY0KTwNdCGwpO71w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

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Mathathon Week was a great success!

Mathathon Week was last week and score sheets have been sent home. It's not too late even if you haven't already made a pledge. Pledge money is DUE this Friday, March 6th. Send in any amount with your child’s and teacher’s name attached. No amount is too small - it all adds up!


Every student who brings in any amount of money by Friday will be entered into the drawing to participate in the Minute to Win It games. Two classrooms will also win prizes: 1) The classroom that has the highest level of participation from its students, meaning the most students who bring in ANY amount of money; and, 2) The classroom with the highest dollar amount in pledges collected. Winners will be calculated based on funds collected by this Friday.



SPECIAL THANKS to our Superhero Parent Volunteers:


Amanda Tvedt . Art Torrance . Becca Hudgens . Carin Callie . Catherine Greene

Cathleen Phelan . Christine Hougeir . Christine Moussa . Courtney Wilhelm

David Nathalang . Emy Riedle . Erica Brownlee . Erin Turner . Heather Stueck

Jill Baker . JoAn Stafford . Jon Bialis Judy Nagle . Justine Annucci-Bonomolo

Karin Greer . Keli Brinke . Kelly Dooley . Kelly Vogiatzis . Khanh Baker .

Kirsten Wallace . Lori Lundberg-Leung . Louisa Higgins . Lynnea Molina Strunk

Machelle Maggart . Maria Panousopoulos . Meghan Logan . Melissa Solyn

Michelle Panousopoulos . Natália Bardo . Nealy Meisinger . Nita Jain . Patricia Reardon

Raluca Spirea . Rogina Sakali / Jabbour . Rose Bennett . Sarah Mencke . Serge Hougeir

Valerie Ebert . Victoria Hannley. Amy Swinteck


If we missed anyone's name, we apologize and appreciate you!



And thank you to Joe and Patrick for their help all week long!

Spring Art Show & Book Fair - Friday April 3rd

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