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“Members Only!” Hey, That’s YOU! Did you know that as a family member of a Ventana Vista student, you are , 2013 automatically a member of our Family Faculty Organization? There are no dues for membership; however, we rely heavily on active participation in this important organization from our parents, in order to make our school the way we all have come know and love! NEWSLETTER OF VENTANA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The mission of the Ventana Vista FFO is to: Promote the welfare of children; provide communication between the faculty and families to facilitate academic cooperation; and assist the school in coordinating programs that provide our students with current educational practices. The VVFFO shall conduct fundraising , 2012 activities consistent with its status as a nonprofit corporation. In addition, we will use volunteer support throughout the school. Thanks to the support of the FFO, we enjoy programs and events such as our New MARCH 23, 2012 Family Ice Cream Social, Book Fairs, Halloween Extravaganza, Family Science Nights, the Bobcat Run, Principal’s Breakfasts, Love of Reading Night, Science Fair, Field Trips, and more! In addition, our teachers have been the grateful recipients of classroom funds from the FFO that reduce the out-of-pocket expenses , 2010 they would otherwise incur when providing supplies/materials for special projects. The FFO has funded technology purchases, as well as school beautification projects, and so much more!
All parents have busy, hectic schedules, and when it comes to participating in the ‘XZXC0000 FFO, may think, “Oh, someone else will step up. They don’t need ME!” YES, WE DO! We are SO appreciative of the current and past FFO Board Members. These 09 volunteers work tirelessly to help the organization achieve its mission. However, these individuals cannot do it all themselves. We have had to cancel one event so far this year (BINGO Night) because of lack of volunteers to lead the event. So, how can you help? We are in need of volunteers to serve on next year’s FFO Executive Board. Those who are currently serving will mentor new board members. We are also in need of many chair-people. Most of the events/programs listed above require a chair or co-chairs who can take the lead and organize others , 2008 to help make them happen. Please consider how you can contribute in order to keep our FFO alive and well. Please feel free to contact me with questions. Or, you can reach our current FFO President, Nadine Stoner at email@example.com or by calling the school office (we’ll pass along your message!). THANK YOU! Kim Boling, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org 520-209-8000
APRIL 24, 2009
Lost and Found DATES OF INTEREST Tuesday, January 28 •EARLY RELEASE AM Kinder 8-10:15 PM Kinder 11:15-1:30 Grades 1-5 8:00-1:30 Thursday, January 30 •Science Fair Open House @ 5:00 Sunday, February 2nd •Groundhog Day! •Super Bowl Sunday! Tuesday, February 4th •EARLY RELEASE AM Kinder 8-10:15 PM Kinder 11:15-1:30 Grades 1-5 8:00-1:30 Friday, February 7th •Next school newsletter published Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st •Rodeo Break
Again, the Lost and Found is overflowing! Please visit and claim your items Friday, February 7th. Anything not claimed by that date will be donated to charity.
Catalina Foothills School District Dr. Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent 209-7500 email@example.com Governing Board Members Carole Siegler, President 529-1379 firstname.lastname@example.org Sherri Silverberg, Vice-President 615-9224 email@example.com John Bergan, Member 878-6180 firstname.lastname@example.org Eileen Jackson, Member 299-3828 email@example.com Mary Lou Richerson, Member 299-4746 firstname.lastname@example.org State of Arizona Legislative Representatives for CFSD (please check www.azleg.gov for contact information) Legislative District 9 Senator Steve Farley Rep. Ethan Orr Rep. Victoria Steele
Parking Lot Incident Recently, a vehicle in our parking lot was broken into, and a purse was stolen. This took place within a 10-minute period while a student was being walked into the school. The incident was immediately reported to 911. Just a reminder not to leave valuables in your vehicles; and to, of course, report any suspicious activity right away.
Mission Statement The mission of Catalina Foothills School District and Ventana Vista Elementary School is to guarantee that each student achieves academic and personal excellence, becomes a lifelong learner and is a responsible citizen of the world, by engaging all students in meaningful programs which meet the highest educational and ethical standards within a caring, collaborative learning community.
Office Hours for 2013-2014 are: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Early Release Tuesdays) Main Office Health Office Attendance Line FAX Durham (Bus) 209-8000 209-8004 209-8090 209-8070 615-7635
Catalina Foothills Unified School District #16
2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-7500 (520) 209-7570 FAX
C e n t u r y L e a r n in g C o m m u n it y
November 1, 2013
To: From: Subject:
Parents of CFSD Students Mary Kamerzell, Superintendent of Schools
Open Enrollment for School Year 2014-2015
Pursuant to A.R.S. §15-816 Catalina Foothills School District will begin its open enrollment procedures for the 2014-2015 school year effective December 1, 2013. The law requires every Arizona school district to follow a prescribed procedure and timetable for admitting out-ofdistrict transfer students and resident transfer students (those who live in the District but are attending a school outside the attendance area of their residence). All students who currently attend CFSD schools and reside in other districts, and all CFSD resident students who are attending a different school than they would based on their residence, are impacted by this law. We require that all open enrollment students apply for admission each year. Therefore, if your child is a resident transfer (open enrollment) student and you want him/her to continue in that capacity, or if your child resides outside of the district and you want him/her to continue to attend a CFSD school next year, please complete an application form between
December 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. applications and information regarding the application process are on the district web site, www.cfsd16.org (as of December 1, 2013), or
Open Enrollment at the district office Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The district office is located at: Catalina Foothills School District J. W. Murphey Administration Center 2101 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 209-7539 Applications will be available as of December 1, 2013, and may be completed on line (www.cfsd16.org), or submitted in person at the district office. Electronic applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2014, and hard copies by 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014. Decisions about admission, based on capacity, will be made by April l, 2014. At that time, all applicants will be notified whether their applications have been accepted, wait listed, or declined.
Ventana Vista Elementary
It’s not too late to order your yearbook! ONLY 70 LEFT!
Our full-color, 88 page yearbooks are only $30
Extra order forms are available in the office. Please make checks payable to VVFFO with the student name and homeroom teacher on the envelope/check.
For questions regarding whether you have purchased a yearbook or to submit photos for the yearbook, please e-mail: email@example.com.
FAMILY BLOGGERS NEEDED
The Ventana Vista Site Council is interested in the great stories you have about our school!
Do you enjoy Ventana Vista and Blogging? Then volunteer on our Family Bloggers Team! We would like to share information about our wonderful school to our local and global community. Events, stories, happenings or exciting details about your days at Ventana Vista are welcome! Please contact Mrs. Hunt for more information! firstname.lastname@example.org
(All posts subject to school approval)
Calling All Photographers!
In Preparation for the Ventana Vista 20th Anniversary, Our Flickr Page Needs Your Help!
Are you interested in photography? Help the Ventana Vista Site Council ﬁnd great images (new or from the last 20 years!) for our Flickr site! We would love to post your pictures of the school! Pictures must be in good taste and only contain images of the school, activities, or your own personal images (not those of others who may not want to be published; remember the rules of good digital citizenship!). Visit our Flickr page at: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ventanavista/
Simply email your images to Mrs. Hunt at:
YouTube Video Contest
ersary v i n n A h t 20 Aug/2014
Be a Star
Do you enjoy making movies? The Ventana Vista Site Council would like to see what your family thinks makes Ventana Vista special! Movies must be 3 minute s or less, contain school appropriate images, and speech .
Make a Video About Ventana Vista for Our YouT ube Channel in preparation for our 20 th Anniversary!
Create your movie and send it to Mrs. Hunt by January 31st, 2014!
visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/VVElementary Questions? Send Mrs. Hunt an email at email@example.com
Winners will be announced on February 14, 2014!
FUN WITH FOOTBALL
Open to boys & girls 5-8th grade
Join Coach Scurran,Catalina Foothills High School head football coach for this opportunity to imrove your football skills. This camp will consist of non-contact football fun games, , skill building, , fundamentals, working on movement, ball drills and fun!
February 12 - March 26 Wednesday nights 6:00 - 7:30pm CFHS football field
Fee: $ 50
Online at https://cs.cfsd16.org/webreg2 Fax form to 209 - 7575
How to register:
Fun with Football
5-8 Student’s Name_________________________________________________________Grade______ School in which Student (above) is currently enrolled and attends:___________________________________ Address________________________________________Zip________Home Phone______________ Mother’s Name____________________________________________Other Phone_______________ Father’s Name____________________________________________Other Phone________________ Email Address______________________________________________________________________
Some or all of these fees may be eligible for the Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S.43-1089 for K-12 students who participate in extracurricular activities. Please call your Site Coordinator for more details.
! Check-payable to Community Schools ! Visa ! Master Card ! Discover
Amount Due $ 50
Please complete if paying by credit card:
Name as it appears on card:_____________________________________________________________ Card Number:_____________-_______________-_______________-___________Exp. Date________ Authorization Signature_________________________________________________Date:___________
Community Schools Release Statement I recognize the risk of illness and injury inherent in any program and am participating in the express agreement and understanding that I am hereby waiving and releasing the instructors and Catalina Foothills Community Schools from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses, or judgments, including attorney’s fees and court costs arising out of participation in the program. I hereby agree to the aforementioned statement and release Community Schools and its associates of any financial and/or medical obligation which might be incurred. The following signature authorizes the Catalina Foothills Community Schools to pursue any emergency measures for my child and it is my agreement to pay all costs of collections. The following signature also indicates that all information provided, including name(s), address(es), phone number(s), grade level, and school in which student is currently enrolled are accurate, and acknowledge that false information provided will result in removal from enrolled class(es) without refund or credit. The following signature acknowledges that my student must adhere to all Catalina Foothills School District governing board policies and I agree to review such policies with my child(ren). Also, that Community Schools and its employees reserve the right to remove my child(ren) from any class for disciplinary reasons on a temporary or permanent basis, without refund or credit. The following signature also allows pictures to be taken of my child(ren) for future publication. Parent or Guardian Signature _______________________________________________________ Date ___________
Fax signed forms to 209-7575
Please join us for a special night of support and appreciation The 15th Annual
Love Our Schools Gala
Friday, January 24, 2014 • 6:00 pm Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Grand Ballroom
Music & Dancing – Dinner – Casino Live & Silent Auction – Teacher Recognition Don’t miss these fabulous auction items:
• Wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine • Rural/Metro fire truck “Ride to School” • Jewelry from Silverberg & Sons Jewelers • Loews Ventana Canyon Resort package • Chef ’s Table for 10 at Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
Tickets: $130 per person (tax deductible portion - $70) $1,300 for a table of 10 – includes $100 free casino chips Buy your tickets online: www.cfsdfoundation.org
Gala Chair: Vicki Capin (520) 661-5152 Adult event – 21 or older
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Andrew Rosen Orthodontics – Golf Cars of Arizona – Northwest Pet Clinic Peter Deluca Realtor – Rincon Pain Management – Rural/Metro – Shaffer Dry Cleaning – Simply Bits Sodexo – SunPower® Elite Dealer – Technicians for Sustainability LLC