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Articles from September 2016

Paseo Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

On Friday, November 2nd students and staff at Paseo Pointe celebrated Dia de los Muertos. On this day, many Hispanic cultures celebrate by building altars and gathering to remember their loved ones who have passed away.

At Paseo Pointe, students learned about this beautiful tradition and participated in festivities. As a school, they constructed an altar with all the traditional elements such as flowers and mementos. Also, students brought in pictures of their family members to place on the shared altar. Moreover, many staff members and students dressed up in Hispanic attire and painted their faces like sugar skulls. Classrooms also ate Pan de Muerto on this day which is a traditional bread that is shared by families.

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5th Annual Laveen Winter Festival is December 7

Winter Festival GraphicEach year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Winter Festival for the community. The fifth annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LEC lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.

This year’s Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses (for both big and little kids), games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors, food, and much more!

Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for select activities. Credit cards accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Laveen Education Foundation.

Visit our Winter Festival page for more info.

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National School Lunch Week is October 15-19

There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.

Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer.  The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.

All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit www.laveeneld.org/menu for more information.

 

 

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Paseo Pointe DLI Students Walk in Hispanic Heritage Parade

Paseo Pointe School’s Dual Language Immersion classrooms held their 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Parade on Sept. 21.

Each class selected a Spanish speaking country to study. They then decorated their bulletin boards with facts about that country. During the parade, they held their designed flags and banners to represent the country their class selected. Many students and staff dressed in traditional attire for the parade.

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Discounted Lunch Prices Available to Qualifying Families

Laveen schools serve free or reduced-price lunches to families that qualify based on income requirements.

Families must reapply annually. If you qualified last year your eligibility expires September 17. Please reapply at EZMealApp.com or complete a paper application at your school’s front office or cafeteria.  All families are encouraged to apply. Applications are processed year round and are kept confidential.

Families that meet federal income levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunches are currently priced at $2.30; the reduced price is $.40. Breakfast is served free to all students, regardless of eligibility, before school each day.

In addition to receiving a discount on meal prices, completed applications provide additional funds to the district in the form of grant money. Funding for prevention programs, parent training, and interventions for students in reading and math is often based on the number of students qualified for free or reduced–price lunch.

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more information.

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