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Artículos de July 2017

Immunizations Required for 11-Year-Olds Entering 6th Grade

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children entering sixth grade obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption. These new immunizations are important as they will provide protection against serious illness.

Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.

Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school on August 6.

Students who do not have these required shots, or a valid exemption, will not be allowed to start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

 

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Now Enrolling for 2019-2020. Extended Registration Hours on July 23.

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2019-20 school year. Visit any of our school offices to enroll your child.

Please bring the following documents:

  •  Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
  •  Child’s Immunization Record
  •  Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
  •  Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID

Visit our registration page for more information.

Extended Enrollment Hours

On Tuesday, July 23 all Laveen schools, with the exception of Vista del Sur, will be holding extended office hours to accommodate new registrations. All school office will be open on this date from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Students entering kindergarten – second grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Desert Meadows Preschool Now Enrolling for 2019-20

Desert Meadows is currently enrolling preschoolers for the 2019-20 school year.

This full day academics-based preschool is open to children ages 3-5 years old. Desert Meadows School’s signature program is computer science. Preschoolers are exposed to basic computer science skills, including coding, that encourages critical thinking and prepares them as they move up into the elementary level classes.

Preschool registrations must be completed in person at the Kids Club office located at Desert Meadows School. Visit our preschool page for more details including fees, requirements, and program offerings.

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Meet Your Teacher Night is August 1

Our annual Meet Your Teacher Night is August 1 from 5pm to 7pm at all Laveen schools. Visit your child’s classroom, meet the school staff and other families, and complete any last minute paperwork. School starts August 5.

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District-wide Summer Hours Begin May 20

Beginning on May 20, all Laveen school and district offices will generally be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the summer. Please visit the school’s website for individual closings. Our regular Monday – Friday schedule will resume July 22.

All offices will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.

All schools, except Vista del Sur, will be holding extended registration hours on July 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For information on Summer Meal hours visit Child Nutrition’s Summer Meals page.

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Children Eat Free All Summer

School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving breakfast and lunch to all kids all summer!

Children 18 years and younger may join us throughout the summer for nutritious breakfast and lunch. All kids’ meals are free. Breakfast and Lunch will be served at five of our school sites. New for 2019, we will also be serving an afternoon snack and dinner at the Playa Margarita Community Center, 3615 W. Roeser.

There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate.

The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Visit our Summer Meals page for locations, serving times, and additional information.

 

 

 

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Early Childhood Fair is April 24

Join us for this free event showcasing resources for current and future parents of children under 5.

  •  Activities for Children
  • Preschool Opportunities
  • Child Health & Development
  • Community Programs & Resources

 

Applications for Laveen’s preschool will be accepted at this event.

Visit our Early Childhood Fair page for more details.

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The Laveen District wants your feedback! Deadline extended to May 11.

The Laveen Elementary School District wants to hear what you have to say about your school and your school district!The district has contracted with Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA) as an independent third party to conduct a comprehensive, thorough, and productive community engagement process. The team’s goal is to provide the Laveen District with accurate information identifying and measuring community, parent, student, and staff perceptions of Laveen’s schools.We are asking all members of the Laveen community, whether or not you have children in our schools, to take an online survey.Surveys will close on May 11, 2019.

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Paseo student is finalist in statewide cooking challenge

Paseo Pointe student Marion Colum was one of four finalists in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge.

This statewide competition invites kids between the ages of 9 and 12 to submit ideas for healthy side dish recipes. Recipes had to be original, include at least one fruit or vegetable, and be able to be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Marion’s dish was his “Healthy Salad” that was filled with broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and carrots.

Recipe submissions underwent a three-part scoring process. First, a nutrition specialist reviewed all the recipe submissions and chose the top five finalists based on each recipe’s nutritional balance between vegetables, fruits and other ingredients. Then the top five finalists participated in a public event at a Phoenix Suns home game, where game attendees had a chance to taste and vote for their favorite recipe. For the third part of the scoring process, videos of contestants discussing what makes their recipe so good were posted online for a public vote.

To find his recipe, visit the Walk On! website.

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