Ventana Vistas

Our School Newsletter for August 14-18

Back to School Night Event for Parents

Would you like to know more about what happens during your child's school day?

Come to Back to School Curriculum Night to hear it directly from your child's teacher. Teachers will discuss schedule, standards, communication, volunteers, and more. Mrs. Mulay, our Principal, and an FFO representative will present each night at 4:45pm in the MPR for all families who would like to hear about our Family Faculty Organization (FFO) and school-wide communication. Here are the grade level dates and times:

  • Kindergarten Monday, 8/21/17, 5:00-6:00pm
  • First Grade Wednesday,8/23/17 5:00-6:00pm
  • Second Grade Thursday 8/24/17 5:00-6:00pm
  • Third Grade Thursday 8/24/17 6:30-7:30pm
  • Fourth Grade Wednesday 8/23/17 6:30-7:30pm
  • Fifth Grade Monday 8/21/17 6:30-7:30pm


We hope to see you there and share with you more about our programs, classrooms and staff.

Parking Lot at Pick-Up

Families-Thank you for your patience in the pick up line during dismissal. It will be about two more weeks until more students are approved for bus service. Here are a few ways you can help us out.

  • Help us by not arriving before 3pm. We do not dismiss before 3:00. The line will never move before 3:00. On Friday all cars were out of the lot by 3:30pm. We hope to get it down to 15 minutes in the next few weeks.
  • Please be sure that you have your family name tag hanging in the rear view mirror. Contact cmacneal@cfsd16.org if you need one.
  • Please stay in one line only. Do not park along side the golf course. That is a public street to the small neighborhood behind our school.
  • Do not get out of your car for any reason. Teach your child to buckle the seat belt.
  • Relax, Breathe, Smile. We are moving as quickly as we can!

Morning Drop Off

The earliest a child can be dropped off at school is 7:40am. That is when the MPR opens up for Morning Exercises with Ms. Lankes and when we have adult supervision. The gates to go to classes will open at 7:53. That gives your children 7 minutes to get to class and be ready when the bell rings. We encourage you to drop off your children in the drop off lane rather than park and walk them to the door, especially if they are in 2-5th grades. Encourage independence and show confidence in your child's ability to be responsible. There are adults to help them as needed.

Hearing and Vision Screenings 8/24

If you have a kindergarten student or your child is new to our school, they will have a hearing and vision screening on August 24th in the morning. If we have any concerns after the screening, you will be contacted to follow up with a physician.