Ventana Vistas

November 28th-December 4th, 2018

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Teacher of the Year Nominations Due FRIDAY!

Do you have a special teacher at Ventana Vista that you would like to recognize? It can be any teacher on campus who has had a positive impact on your child or family. A simple nomination is a gift for any teacher to receive! All nominations are due on Friday. Here is the online form to complete.

Kindergarten Show and Tell Information Session for 2019-20 School Year-December 4th

Do you know anyone starting Kindergarten in August? Invite them to our information session called Kindergarten Show and Tell on December 4th or January 29th. All information and sign up is available here:

Registration for Kindergarten Plus begins at the same time.

Compassion in the Season of Giving-3 Opportunities to Help

Our social emotional focus for the month of December is compassion. Our students learned that empathy is about understanding how someone else is feeling. Compassion is when you have empathy and take action. Students at Ventana Vista are taking action in 3 ways and you can help us out with our efforts.

1) Girls on the Run are collecting donations of cat and dog food for Pima Animal Control (PACC) through Friday 11/30. Donation receptacles are at the front gate and at the drop off/pick up line.

2) Student Council is collecting new toys for Banner Children's Hospital beginning 12/3. Donation receptacles will be at the front gate. Student Council members will deliver the donations.

3) Adopt a Family--Elementary School Counselors are collecting specific gift items for families at Ventana Vista who are needing extra help this holiday season. Specific classes are adopting specific family members; however, any gift cards for groceries would help all of these families and can be purchased here through our FFO. Donations may be dropped off in the office, if your child's classroom did not receive specific detailed information.

If you are able to help in any way, our students would appreciate it. Help them learn about compassion in a real way!


FFO General Meeting TOMORROW!

Our November General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 27 at 8:30am. Dana Mulay will be speaking about the school letter grade and what it means for our school. We hope to see you there! And don't forget to mark your calendars for our December 18th General Meeting at 8:30am.

Harvest Staff Appreciation Lunch a Success!

Thanks to everyone who helped with November's Teacher Appreciation event. The teachers loved the wide variety of soups, salads, and desserts, and it wouldn't have been possible without you!

Placement Into Gifted Programming


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.

K-1 Optional Testing 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 of abstract reasoning ability for placement in extended reading or math groups in the primary grades, K-1.

Grades 3-4-5 District administered CogAT test scores are valid for 2 years in grades 3-5, so 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.

Grades 3-4-5: Student must be present both mornings

Monday, January 14, 2019 AND Monday, January 28, 2019

Optional Grade K-1: Student must be present both mornings

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 AND Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Don't forget to Open Enroll!

Open Enrollment for 2019-20 school year has begun! ALL current open enrollment families must apply for open enrollment every year! It takes 5 minutes or less. Click here to do it today!

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CFSD Governing Board Members

Amy Bhola, President

Amy Krauss, Vice President

Doug Hadley, Board Member

Eileen Jackson, Board Member

Carole Siegler, Board Member

Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent

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