Civano Community School

3 September 2021

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, Sept 16 and Friday, Sept 17. Both days are half-days and school will be dismissed at 12pm!

Because teachers conduct conferences throughout the week, there are no after school clubs. activities, or homework club the week of Sept. 13.

Parent Teacher Conference schedules were emailed by your child's teacher on Wednesday this week. If you missed that email, please reach out to your child's teacher directly.

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The Vail School District Diaper Drive Starts Sept 7!!

Please help us to support the District's Diaper Drive efforts on behalf of the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona! We have a box for donations in the school office. We are collecting diapers Sept 7-17.

Our Student Council is sponsoring a movie party for the classroom that collects the most diapers! Please have your student take their donation to the classroom for accurate counting!

THANK YOU for helping our community!

Our Kitchen Reopens September 21!

Please help me welcome Mindy DiCamillo to Civano! Mindy will be re-opening our kitchen for lunch service beginning September 21. Menus and instructions for ordering will go home in next week's newsletter.

As a special treat, any student who donates diapers next week will be eligible to win a "taste-tester" lunch!

Students will receive one ticket for any diaper bank donation made next week (only 1 ticket per student). At the end of the day on Sept 10, we will draw 10 names for the lunch to be served on Weds., September 15!

Welcome to Civano, Mindy!

We are excited to have you here!

Civano Band

Civano Band began after school this week on Thursday, Sept 2. We will allow students in 5th-8th grade to register until Weds., Sept 8. Band is each Thursday from 3pm - 4pm.

If you are interested in Band, please complete the registration form HERE. If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Hughes at

Tax Credits and Matching Donations

It is never too late or too early to make an Arizona Tax Credit contribution to Civano Community School. We use these generous funds to support our art and music/drama classes. Tax Credit Contributions also fund our field trips and special extracurricular opportunities.

You can make an Arizona Tax Credit contribution online HERE. Please designate "Greatest Need" as the intention of your contribution.

*Important Update*

Many companies offer matching donations for your donation to a school. Please check with your employer on the process for those matching gifts! There have been some changes to the process for Raytheon employees this year and we don't want to miss your kind gift to our students and school!

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Tucson Festival of Books

A note from Vince: I just received the info and flyer for the Tucson Festival of Books show for this year sponsored by the Friends of Western Art.

Four of the artworks shown on the flyer were Civano Middle School students/winners from last year. CMS art students received 9 awards last year of the 27 that were selected by the jury. Their work was featured on the posters hanging in our CMS office, in the online show (online due to the pandemic), brochure of the show (one artwork was featured as the cover art of the brochure), and each student received a certificate and $100.00 in art supplies of their choosing from Sarnoff Art.

Word is that this year's show will be held live at the University of Arizona as part of the Tucson Festival of Books Show.

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September 6 -- Labor Day - No School

September 8 -- Upper School (US) Reading Benchmark* I

September 9 -- Lower School (LS) Writing Benchmark I (Grades K-5)

September 13 -17 -- NO CLUBS or After School Activities This Week -- P/T Conferences

September 13 -- LS Reading Benchmark I (Grades 2-5)

September 14 -- LS Math Benchmark I (Grades 2-5)

September 15 -- US Writing Benchmark I

September 16 -- Half-Day / Parent- Teacher Conferences

September 16 -- US Math Benchmark

September 17 -- Half-Day / Parent- Teacher Conferences

September 24 -- Talent Show 9am

September 24 -- Half-Day / Students dismissed at 12pm.

September 25 - Oct 17 -- Fall Break -- No School

Oct 23 -- Campus Work Party / Make A Difference Day -- 7:30am - 2:30pm - Info Coming Soon!

*Benchmark Info: Benchmark exams begin in the morning. Please be sure your student is on time to school. We appreciate that appointments are not scheduled during these dates and times. Thank you!

Did you know our school calendar is available online?

Click the link HERE and check it out!


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