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Articles from December 2019

Governor Ducey Visits Paseo Pointe School

Paseo Pointe School welcomed Governor Doug Ducey on April 9. The Governor visited several classrooms including Paseo’s Dual Language Immersion classes, where he witnessed similar lessons being taught in English and Spanish, and the school’s media club where he was interviewed as part of the student-run newscast. The Governor also read an Arizona-themed story, “Three Little Javelinas” to first grade students.

The tour concluded with a round table discussion centered on the Arizona Teachers Academy – the Governor’s initiative to encourage college students to pursue a teaching degree without student debt being a deterring factor. Students who enter this program agree to commit one year to teaching for each year they receive the scholarship. Participants included Northern Arizona University President Dr. Rita Cheng and College of Education Dean Ramona Mellott, Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal and Larry Penley, several Laveen student teachers/ interns who are part of the academy, Principal Kristi Pashley, and Superintendent Johnson.

Students who enter this program agree to commit one year to teaching for each year they receive the scholarship that covers their tuition.

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Prospective Parents: Open Houses Scheduled at Each Laveen School

Open House GraphicEach of Laveen’s eight schools will host an Open House between March 25 and April 4. Here, you will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.We encourage prospective families to attend and see what makes Laveen schools the right choice for your child.

Visit our Open House page for the schedule and details.

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5th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival is April 5

Join us for the 5th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival on April 5. The event will feature numerous arts and crafts vendors, craft activities for children, Laveen student performances, and food. Entrance to the event is free. Tickets will be sold to participate in the activities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation which provides scholarships to Laveen 8th grade students entering high school and former Laveen students entering college.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center Lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Visit the Spring Arts Festival page for more information and vendor opportunities.

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Paseo Students Practice Spanish Skills At Pop-Up Restaurante

As part of Paseo Pointe’s Dual Language Immersion program, student participated in a pop up restaurant where they ordered and conversed only in Spanish.

Students were seated at small tables along with a volunteer who took their lunch order in Spanish and led the conversation. A cafeteria menu written in Spanish was provided to each student.

Notecards were placed at each table with conversation starters.

 

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National School Breakfast Week Is March 4-8

National School Breakfast Week is March 4-8. Your child won’t want to miss out on this special event! Laveen’s school cafeterias will be featuring your child’s favorites like whole grain donuts, honeybuns, and egg, cheese and turkey tornados. Students who participate in breakfast this week will receive a free Rice Krispies Treat at lunch.

Did you know Laveen schools offer free breakfast to all students every day before school? Be sure to join us!

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more info. View the March menu.

National School Breakfast Week Flyer

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Laveen Conducting Community Forums, Surveys

The Laveen Elementary School District wants to hear what you have to say about your school and your school district!

We will be hosting a number of town hall forums for parents, staff, and students to share feedback on their experiences with us. These sessions will be moderated by Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA).

HYA has been contracted by the district 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.

Please visit our Community Survey page for dates and locations of upcoming parent forums.

In addition to the forum, an online survey will also be shared with all families in the coming weeks.

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Paseo Pointe Offers School Tours for Prospective Parents

Paseo Pointe School will be offering tours of the school to prospective parents. Participants will also receive information on the school’s Dual Language Immersion program.

Scheduled dates include:

Day Date Time
Tuesday February 19 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday February 26 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 27 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday February 28 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday March 6 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 

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Kids Club Now Enrolling for Spring Break Camp

The Laveen Elementary School District offers Kids Club Day Camp for days when school is not in session for children in Grades K-6. This fun-filled camp is held at Desert Meadows School, 6855 West Meadows Loop East.

The theme-based curriculum provides children with the opportunity to participate in social, creative, intellectual, and physical activities. The program also offers arts and crafts, fitness, cooperative games, and other hands-on activities.

Day Camp hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For details, visit our Kids Club Day Camp Page.

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