Ventana Vista

February 26th - March 3rd, 2020

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VV has a Festival of Books Young Artist Winner!

We are excited to announce that 4th grader, Alexandros T., is a winner for the Festival of Books Young Art competition. Students receive awards during the Festival of Books.

Science Fair Winners!

Congratulations to all of our students who took part in this year's science fair! We had a great representation from all grades! Lots of fun and interesting facts were researched!

We would like to congratulate the following students whose projects will be moving on to SARSEF:

Adele E-S

"What is a Kindergartener's Plastic Footprint"

First Place

Elliott B

"Why does the moon reflect light?"

Second Place

Jasper T

"What makes the most Static Electricity"

First Place

Harrison H

"Kids in Cars"

First Place

Zeke B

"Potatoes into Plastic"

First Place

"What came first the Chicken, the egg, or the Salmonella"

Taylor R

First Place

Sam F

"Eco-Friendly Reusable Markers"

5th Grade Engineering First Place

James B

"Human Powered Bike Generator"

5th Grade Engineering Second Place

Orion V

"Bacteria Alert"

2nd Place 5th Grade Science

Solei S

"Which Materials withstand Hot Glue"

2nd Place 5th Grade Science

Sophia S

"How Temperature Affects Battery Life"

1st Place 5th Grade Science

Evelyn H

"The Dog Ramp"

5th Grade Engineering Second Place Spanish

Roger W

"How much Weight can the Bridge Hold"

5th Grade Engineering First Place Spanish

Ezra M

"What Insulates my Water Bottle the Best"

2nd Place 5th Grade Science Spanish

"Turtle Poop"

Tessa Strickland

1st Place 5th Grade Science Spanish

Also Going to SARSEF with Honorable Mentions:

"Temperature and light effects on Bacteria Growth"

Caleb N

"Rub-a-dub-dub Baby in the Tub"

Teagan K

"Chips over troubled water"


"Calming down your dog with music"

Laila P


Camille Garcia

"Weed Killer"

Sara E

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Spring Break Vacation Dates

Our School will be closed for Spring Break from 3/21 thru 3/29.

School Fundraiser - Saturday March 14th, 2020

Come out and enjoy a night of hockey watching our very own local Roadrunners while supporting our school. VV's Choir along with ECMS and CV choirs will be performing.

To purchase tickets, click

Mark Your Calendar - VV Spring Family BBQ Invite

VV will be hosting our very first family Spring BBQ on Friday 3/20. Grab a blanket from home, pick up your pre-purchased sack lunch here at VV and head out to the grass on the lower field to enjoy the first day of Spring with your child and their friends and teachers.

To purchase lunch for this event for adults and guests, please use this link:

All children will use their school lunch cards and will need money on their school lunch accounts.

Come Celebrate at Our Teacher of the Year Event

The CFSD Foundations' Teacher of the Year brunch celebration, will be held on Sunday, April 26th from 10 am-12 pm. Our family-friendly event will honor our winners, Kathleen Cusack and Julie Michel, as well as our Distinguished Educators Mary Florek, Zoe Reinhardt, and Ramon Sepulveda.

We'll have musical entertainment courtesy of the CFHS Guitar Ensemble, kids activities, and a full breakfast buffet. Families can buy tickets, as well as become an event sponsor and/or purchase a program advertisement at

AZMerit Testing Dates (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

Writing: Wednesday 4/8

Math Part 1 & 2: Monday 4/20

Reading Part 1: Tuesday 4/21

Reading Part 2: Wednesday 4/22

AIMS Science (Grade 4 Only): Friday 4/10

FFO Corner

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Let's hit our goal! THANK YOU to all who have already donated and turned in pledge sheets! It's not too late to send in your pledge sheets and get pledges online.

It's the middle of Mathathon Week and we still need your help!

We still need volunteers on Friday to help 2nd grade students while they complete interactive math problems in the MPR.

Cold Weather - Hot Drinks Needed!!

With our crazy weather (warm, cold, windy even rain) over the past couple of months the supply of warm drinks in our Teacher / Staff Lounge has diminished. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please click on the link below.!/showSignUp/30e0545a8ab29a4f49-staff1

Governing Board Members

Amy Krauss, President

Carole Siegler, Vice President

Amy Bhola, Board Member

Doug Hadley, Board Member

Eileen Jackson, Board Member

Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent