August 15 - Lunch Order/Civano News

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TONIGHT Upper School Curriculum Night

TONIGHT, August 15th will be our Upper School Curriculum Night from 6 - 7. If you have a child in grades 5-8, attendance at curriculum night is mandatory. What is curriculum night? Teachers speak with parents on curriculum, routines and expectations—all of which are a great help in getting families prepared for a successful school year. We apologize, but childcare is not available through the school for this event.

TOMORROW, August 16th is a 1/2 Day

All students are dismissed at 12:00 on half-days. Upcoming half-days:

-August 16th

-August 30th

-September 14th and 15th

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Carambola Music Program Artist in Residence Coming to Civano, August 28-31

We are SOOOO excited to announce that we will be having Carambola Music Program visit Civano as an artists in residence program during the last week in August. We are still working out the details, but we do know that each class K-8, will have a chance to work with Maria and Yahvi throughout the week, ending in a music program on Thursday, 8/31 at 6:00 PM.

Maria y Yahví joyfully share music from various Mexican music traditions including music from the U.S./Mexico border, Son Jarocho (Veracruz), and Son Calentano (Michoacan/Guerrero). They are both multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. They co-founded Carambola Community Music (El Paso) in October of 2015, where they get to share their love of music by teaching people of all ages. These players have deep roots and connections to the music and instruments they play. They have traveled to Mexico for the past 12 years studying with master musicians. Their instrumentation includes fiddle, guitar, jarana, voice, percussion and marimbol.

This program is being generously funded by your Tax Credit donations at work!

The Language Project, starts THURSDAY:

We are excited to be offering our SECOND year of Spanish Immersion Classes with The Language Project (TLP) this fall. The Language Project´s hands-on, interactive, and high-energy approach ensures students are motivated and engaged while learning a new language at the same time. This fully immersive, independent, learning program is helping thousands of students worldwide unlock the benefits of bilingualism.

There are multiple levels for new and returning language learners.

  • Level 1- New language learners
  • Level 2- Returning language learners

Price (30 weeks): Monthly payments of $50 approx or pay in full for 5% discount.

Sibling and pay-in-full discounts available at check out.

For more information about the program or to register your child visit

We are excited to bring TLP to our school and to start our students on the road to bilingualism. Register today. (Space is limited)

Further questions, contact: Blanca Roberts, TLP Arizona Director | 520.395.6276 |

Notes this week:

Book Orders:

The first Scholastic Reading Club flyers for this year went home in purple folders! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.

Ordering Online:

  • Go to
  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code
  • -Lower school: GK3NJ
  • -Upper school: (code to be determined, check back here)
  • Shop and submit your child's book order.
  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

Papa Murphy's Mondays:

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Papa Murphy's to offer Mini-Murph's (individual pizzas) on WHOLE WHEAT crusts to our students on Mondays starting in September. You will order them through the lunch menu below and just indicate on the form whether you would rather have cheese or pepperoni. Since there is no school on Monday, September 4th and Lita will be out that day, we will have our first pizza day on Friday the 1st!

McKinney-Vento Form:

In your purple folder today, you will find a white McKinney-Vento eligibility form which helps us as a district identify students who are homeless or transient that may need support. This form MUST be filled out for each student. Please return by Friday.

CivanoArts Fundraising Campaign:

Don't forget to send in your pledge or ask friends and family for their support! Attached are forms in case you need extra. Thanks!

Questions? Ask parent Stephanie Mitchell at

Kitchen Duty Openings

Gaps on the Kitchen Duty schedule for this week we're still hoping to find coverage for:

9:00am - 10:30am on Fri 8/18

Please spread the word-- If you can help, or know someone who can, please sign up via our Doodle poll.

Remember, kitchen volunteers get a FREE lunch!!

Lunch Ordering:

Thank you for your patience as we get rolling with online lunch orders. The suggestion I've heard the most is that families need more time to order lunches. I will make sure and get lunch orders out ahead of time by 2 weeks instead of 1 from now on. That will give families time to order and get checks to the office in plenty of time. The September lunch order is below. You have until NEXT Friday, August 25th to submit your order. Also, below the order, you will find a simple document with the lunch menu to print out and hang on your fridge. My plan is to simply write the initials of each of my kids that ordered lunch that day next to the date. Hope this helps you keep track of who ordered lunch on which days.

Mark your calendars:

  • August 15, Upper School (5-8) Curriculum Night
  • August 16, 1/2 Day, All students dismissed at 12:00
  • August 17, Civano Parent Association general meeting, Upper School campus
  • August 31, 1/2 Day, All students dismissed at 12:00