Ventana Vista

January 8th - 14th, 2020

Ventana Vista Students Learning About Tolerance

In the month of January, our social responsibility focus is tolerance. Each day students here mini-messages via our daily announcements that help them understand what tolerance is and how they can practice tolerance in their lives. Students will learn about valuing others' ideas, perspectives, differences, cultures, choices, strengths, abilities and more. Students will learn about "The Golden Rule". You can support at home by having conversations about treating others how you would like to be treated and through modeling tolerance.

Open Enrollment Application Deadline is January 31st.

There are only 3 weeks left to submit your Open Enrollment application. Most of our Open Enrollment families have completed the task; but if you have not, do not wait any longer - time is flying by.

Registration for our In-Boundary Families is opening soon - more information coming soon!

Do You Have a 5th Grader? Do You Have Questions about Middle School?

Esperero Canyon Middle School will be hosting an Open House for incoming 6th graders on January 16th, starting at 6 pm.

FFO Sponsors Another Author Visit!

We are excited to announce a guest speaker, Shelley Gill, who will be visiting VV to talk to our students on Thursday 1/9. This event is sponsored through our FFO and is possible due to your generous contributions - thank you!

If you would like to read more about our visitor please click

Special Request from the Library

Let's start the new year by returning all of the books checked out last semester. Do not let too much time pass or those books will really be lost!! We would like them back so other students can enjoy them, and so your children can check out new ones. If you have any questions or want to pay for lost books please email Ms. Suzy at

Mark Your Calender

School will be closed on Monday 1/20/2020 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

Please note that Tuesday 1/21/2020 WILL NOT be an early release.

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December Students of the Month

Here are Sam, Zeke, Julia and Vivien who are recognized for showing compassion!

Science Fair Information

This year's Ventana Vista science fair will be held February 17th and 18th, 2020. There is plenty of time to complete a project. Please fill out and turn in the form attached to the office if you are interested in participating. For consideration:

  • provides excellent guidelines for project board design, rules and regulations, and parental involvement. This can be found under both the Parents and School links at the top of the webpage.
  • 20 projects from the VV science fair will be chosen to go to the SARSEF regional competition (entry fee paid) at the TCC March 11 - 14, 2020. 2 projects from each grade K-5 and then 8 additional 'at large' selections.
  • Project idea forms (attached) should be turned into the office before winter break. Please take time to think of a topic/project that is of interest or importance to you. Do not google 'science fair projects' and do one of those. We can tell :). Here is a link to the form:
  • Students may work individually or as a team of 2-3 (dependent on teacher requirements).
  • Tuesday Feb 18th: Science Fair and Robotics open house night at Ventana Vista.
  • Finished projects need to be turned in by Friday, Feb 14th.Judging will take place Monday Feb 17th.
  • I need help judging projects. Please volunteer. No experience is needed. Please contact me at


J. Ray Runyon, PhD.


Save the Date

VV will be holding its annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 8th. Stay tuned for more details.

Have a child entering Kindergarten? Open documents below for more information!

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