August 22 - Civano School News

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

NEXT WEEK, Monday through Thursday, Carambola Music Program will visit Civano as an artists in residence program. Each class K-8, will have a chance to work with Maria and Yahvi throughout the week. They will also be helping out during community time each day!

All students are invited and encouraged to perform on the evening of Thursday, 8/31, at a culminating music performance at 6:00 PM at the Lower School MPR.

Strings students with at least 1 year experience are invited to a special strings workshop after our 1/2 day on Wednesday with Maria from 12 - 1 in Ms. Jana's room at the Upper School.

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!

Papa John's Night:

We are doing our first Papa John's Fundraiser this Thursday, 8/24, evening (see yellow flier in your child's folder). When you order pizza from the Papa John's on Houghton and Rita Rd. (664-1144 or and mention the Civano School, we get 20% of the proceeds. Thanks for your support!

CPA Corner:

Thank you to all who have become members of the Civano Parent Association! There is still time if you want to join. Email with any questions.

We are looking for volunteers to help out with getting items for our Harvest Hop silent auction. Please email me if you are interested-

We are bringing back Parent Coffee at the school once a month. If you would like to make and bring treats, please let me know.

Upcoming Dates:

Papa John's night 8/24/17

Parent Coffee 9/8/17

Harvest Hop 10/20/17

Civano Upper School Art Show NOW at Miller Golf Links Library

Vince Sebastian is doing some amazing things with our students at the Upper School! Here's a video of his latest installation. Swing by the library to see it in person!
Miller Golf Links Library Show August 2017

Notes this week:

Book Orders:

The first Scholastic Reading Club flyers for this year went home in purple folders last week. Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read. Orders are due by Friday, September 1st to ensure delivery before fall break.

Ordering Online:

  • Go to
  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code
  • -Lower school: GK3NJ
  • -Upper school: R9G8Y
  • 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!

Pizza Orders:

Due to an ordering snafu, we will need to pay for the Papa Murphy’s pizza lunches separately for the time being. Please send CASH for any pizza orders. Feel free to either drop it off with Gianni, or send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and the words “Pizza” on the front.

There are 3 pizza days in the September lunch order:

- Friday, September 1

- Monday, September 11

- Monday, September 18

If your child ordered pizza for each of those days, that would be $10.50 in cash.

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

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

Remember, kitchen volunteers get a FREE lunch the day you volunteer!!

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 (cash for pizza) to the office in plenty of time. The September lunch order is below. You have until THIS 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 30, 1/2 Day, All students dismissed at 12:00
  • August 31, Music Performance (All students are encouraged to perform), 6:00 PM
  • September 4th, Labor Day - No School