Friday, May 19, 2017

Principal's Message 5/19/17

Dear Canyon View Families,

These past two weeks have been very busy for us as we put the final touches on another amazing school year at Canyon View.  Today, we hosted our final Spirit Assembly where we recognized groups of hard working students who have put forth tremendous effort and consistently showed perseverance and demonstrated good character throughout the year.  Publically recognizing students is an important part of who we are as a school, and we are always looking for creative ways to celebrate our children and build an inviting and supportive learning community.  Congratulations to all of our students who were recognized for their outstanding achievements!

I want to thank all of our parents who took the time to complete the annual Spring Parent Survey.  The feedback received from our community will inform our strategic planning process to identify areas for improvement.  We recognize the importance of listening to our community members, and we sincerely value your input as we continue to work towards creating the optimum learning environment for all of our students.  Thank you!

Looking ahead, our last three days of school will be filled with all of our end of the year festivities.  Starting on Monday, we’ll be hosting our annual fifth grade vs. staff kickball game.  We will head out to the big field right after morning announcements, and it will be important for all of our students to remember to wear sunscreen and hats, and to bring their water bottles.  Also, since Wednesday is our last day of school, Monday will be a full day and we will not be having Early Release (3PM dismissal).

On Tuesday, we’ll be hosting our fifth grade promotion beginning at 8:30AM in the MPR.  This is a special time for our fifth grade students and their families, and we are looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments! 

On Wednesday, each grade level will be participating in Water Day out on the big field.  Please be sure your child wears sunscreen and brings appropriate attire that will allow them to be comfortable during and after the Water Day activities. Students should plan on bringing a change of clothes and also bring a towel to dry off afterwards.

Finally, I want to wish each and every one of our students and families a fun and safe summer break.  During the summer months, we will be busy preparing for the next school year, and we will be sending out communications regarding class placements, Meet Your Teacher Day, and other important information prior to the first day of school, which is Thursday, August 10.  We look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Rob Henikman

Principal 

Schedule for last week of school





NO Early release on Monday 5/22
Full Day of School -Monday 5/22
Full Day of School- Tuesday 5/23- 5th Grade Promotion -8:30am
Last Day of School-Full Day - Wednesday 5/24- Water Day



Happy Summer!

Lost and Found

                  
                       LOST AND FOUND

 Please check the lost and found for any items that might belong to you. 
All items will be donated this summer if not claimed.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Principal's Message 5/5/17

Dear Canyon View Families,

The end of the school year is finally upon us and the last few weeks of school are always the busiest!  The K-5 teachers are currently wrapping up another great year of learning, and a lot of time and effort are going into making the final days of the school year special for each and every one of our Canyon View students.  Over the next 13 days, our students will be finishing up their grade level assessments and projects, and their teachers will be working on third trimester report cards. 

Last week, our 5th graders performed for their parents their end-of-the-year musical, Mulan Jr.  The classes have been working on this project since November, and the performance was a smashing success!  In fact, everyone liked it so much, that we had the 5th graders perform it again at a school-wide assembly last Friday.  The levels of excitement, engagement, and transfer of skills to an authentic performance task was outstanding, and we want to give a huge congratulations to the students and Mrs. Moore for the work they put into making the performance such a special experience.




On Friday, May 19 at 8:15 a.m. we’ll be hosting our final Spirit Assembly where we will be recognizing groups of hard working students who have put forth tremendous effort and consistently showed perseverance and demonstrated good character throughout the year.  Publically recognizing students is an important part of who we are as a school, and we are always looking for creative ways to celebrate our children and build an inviting and supportive learning community!  If you can make it to our final assembly of the year we would love to see you there!

Finally, I want to thank all of our amazing volunteers who have helped us throughout the year.  Whether you were able to volunteer in the classroom or help out during one of our many school-wide events, we are sincerely grateful for your contributions and your unwavering commitment to our children.  To show our appreciation, we’ll be hosting our annual Volunteer Breakfast in the library on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30AM.  Please spend some time with our staff and other Canyon View parents as we wind down the year.  Our Volunteer Breakfast will be followed by our final FFO Community meeting which will begin at 8AM. We hope to see you there!       

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rob Henikman

Principal

Last FFO Meeting

                                                          FFO MEETING

Our last general meeting of the Canyon View FFO for 2016-17 will be Thursday, May 18 in the library following the volunteer breakfast (after the bell). We will be voting to approve next year's officers and budget. We hope to see you there.

2016/2017 Yearbook

Did you forget to order your child a yearbook!?  Don’t fret!  There are still copies available for purchase!  If interested, please send in your check payable to CVFFO for $30 in an envelope clearly marked YEARBOOK with your child’s name, grade and homeroom teacher.

Unsure if you ordered?  Please contact Tiffany Musil at btmusil@comcast.net or 520.271.6176 (text messages acceptable) to confirm.

Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Principal's Message 4/21/17

Dear Canyon View Families,

Testing week is behind us and I want to thank everyone for ensuring that your child arrived at school on time and was prepared to do their best.  Testing week always serves as a reminder that the school year is quickly coming to an end, and it’s hard to believe that we only have 23 school days left in the year!

As of this morning, 367 students out of 400 are registered for the 2017-2018 school year. We are asking families to register the remaining students we expect at Canyon View for next school year as soon as possible. As a reminder, our staffing numbers are directly impacted by student enrollment numbers.

The online registration process is more efficient than in the past and can be completed by visiting the Canyon View website and clicking on the Register for School link.  If you need assistance, please contact our office staff at 209-7701.  A special thank you is extended to those families who have completed or will complete the process over the next few days. We appreciate your efforts!

Next, I want to thank all of our amazing volunteers who have helped us throughout the year.  Whether you were able to volunteer in the classroom or help out during one of our many school-wide events, we are sincerely grateful for your contributions and your unwavering commitment to our children! A special thank you goes out to our dedicated FFO executive board and to ALL of our amazing parents and staff members who helped out to make last week’s Night of the Arts and this Friday’s Spring Carnival a smashing success!  School-wide events like this cannot happen without the support of our entire school community, and I encourage each and every one of our parents to consider volunteering in some capacity next year.  Thank you! 

Finally, below are just a few images that capture the variety of learning experiences our students have been engaged in over the past two weeks.  The entire staff at Canyon View Elementary is deeply committed to the whole-child approach to educating our students, and we are routinely researching and exploring new ways to refine and improve our practice.
 
         

Our 3rd grade students deepening their understanding of engineering and robotics practices in the “real world” by engaging in a Q&A session with 2007 CFSD graduate, Ben Rachbach, who is a full stack engineer at Wonder Workshop.


Our fourth graders strengthening their collaboration and communication skills as they put the finishing touches on their Z-Factor Sleep Study science fair projects.


                                

                  
Our students developing their creativity and innovation skills during our Night of the Arts family event.

    

Canyon View families continuing to strengthen our community spirit and 
build important and lasting relationships during our annual Spring Carnival


Have a fantastic weekend!

Sincerely,

Rob Henikman

Principal