November 7: School News

5th-8th Field Trip to Davidson Canyon with Ironwood Tree Experience, November 8th or 9th:

Civano Upper School students will be visiting Davidson Canyon with staff from the Ironwood Tree Experience, a non-profit youth outdoor experience organization ( Joanna's crew (7th and 8th graders) will be attending on November 8th. Jana's crew (5th and 6th graders) will be attending November 9th. Please fill out the permission slip below for your child to attend.
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Book Fair and Spirit Week:

Next week will be our annual Scholastic Book Fair. It will be housed at the Lower School campus, and will have books for all ages. It will be open before and after school and during Parent's Night-In on Tuesday night.

In celebration of the book fair, we will also be having a literacy themed spirit week! Here's the breakdown:

Monday: Fox in Socks Day (Wear your craziest socks!)

Tuesday: Oh, the Places You'll Go Day (dress for success)

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday! (let your imagination go wild)

Thursday: Cat in the Hat Day (wear your crazy hat)

Friday: Favorite Book Character Day

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Lower School Parent's Night-In and Book Fair, November 14th 6:00 - 7:30

The Lower School, K-4, will be hosting an open house format Parent's Night-In on the 14th from 6-7:30. Please stop by with your child so that they can show you around their classroom, walk you through a typical day and find out about their learning. The book fair will also be open for business that evening so that you can browse and shop together.
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Wright Flight:

Information about the Wright Flight program was sent home last week in purple folders for all 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. This is the second year for Wright Flight and it is a wonderful program that challenges students and encourages them to push themselves. Ms. Joy will have a parent info meeting on November 14th during Parent's Night In at the Lower School. Here is a link to the website if you wish to look it over: If you have any questions, please contact Joy at

November Lunch Help Needed: Please sign up at this link

CPA Corner:

Last chance for raffle tickets! We are still selling raffle tickets for the Millions for Tucson raffle, but the deadline is approaching fast. 100% of the ticket price goes to the Civano Parent Association and you have a chance to win one of three prizes:

Grand Prize: 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

2nd Prize: Two round-trip, first class airline tickets to anywhere in the world!

3rd Prize: $5,000 cash

Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please see Sarah Abbott for tickets

Parent coffee and CPA meeting November 17th after community time at the MPR. Please join us!

Vail Teacher, Support Staff and Volunteer of the Year Recognition:

Do you know someone at our school or another school in the district that is doing an amazing job? Now is your chance to nominate them for Vail Teacher of the Year, Support Staff of the Year or Volunteer of the Year. Nominations are open until November 17th.

Upper School Art Around Town:

Vince Sebastian continues to do amazing work with our Upper School Students and is posting that art at libraries around town. See the videos below to check it out! Also, be sure and like the Civano Middle School Artwork page on Facebook to follow our wonderful young artists!

Mark your calendars:

  • November 8th - 7th & 8th Graders Field Trip with Ironwood Tree Experience
  • November 9th - 5th & 6th Graders Field Trip with Ironwood Tree Experience
  • November 13th - 17th - Book Fair
  • November 14th - Parent's Night In - Open House Lower School
  • November 17th - CPA Parent Coffee - ALL are invited! 8:35 AM at school
  • November 20th - K-4 Field Trip to Fox Theater to see "Tomás & the Library Lady"