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  • Free Meals for Children Distributed this Summer

    Laveen Child Nutrition Services will be serving free breakfast and lunch to children in the Laveen community at all nine Laveen schools through the Summer Meal program. Children 18 years and younger may enjoy a nutritious breakfast and …

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  • Now Enrolling for 2023-24

    Enrollment for all Laveen schools for the 2023-24 school year has begun. Visit our Registration page to enroll your child using our secure online parent portal or to access printable enrollment documents. Parents/guardians will need to present the required documents listed …

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  • Summer Schedule for School and District Offices

    All school and district offices will operate on a summer schedule starting on May 22 and running through July 17. All offices will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except on holidays. All …

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003_Caplinger_Robert_01I am excited to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year! We remain totally dedicated to the success of your children and look forward to your continued involvement. Our school theme this year is “We are Family,” which supports our continued goals of relationship building and individualized instruction.

After a year of staggered online classes, our school-wide goal this year is to fill potential academic losses by accelerating instruction and learning. This means students need to come to school prepared to work hard each and every day. Our teachers commit to plan and teach with each and every student in mind.

In support of our academic goals, we are proud to be a “mindful school.” A full description of our mindfulness program is included at the end of this newsletter. Our mindfulness program was awarded the 2018 “Golden Bell Award” by the Arizona School Boards Association as the Arizona elementary program of the year. I encourage all students to take advantage of our resources.

To further support our acceleration this year, we are proud to have an award-winning instructional program. Laveen Elementary was named a 2020 “Exemplary Title 1 School” by the Arizona Department of Education in the category of teachers and instruction.

As a district, we will continue with “standard-based grading,” which assesses a student’s proficiency level in regards to state academic standards. Grades are based on a student’s ability to demonstrate his/her academic proficiency through a variety of activities and assessments.

As parents, I encourage you to monitor your student’s progress by logging into our online gradebook through the parent portal on our district website, If you are new to ParentVUE, your activation code will be provided to you at Meet the Teacher Night or you can visit our main office for a replacement.

On the first day of school, all students will be given a new ID badge, plastic holder, and lanyard. Students are expected to wear their ID every day as part of their school uniform. An ID is required to enter onto campus, ride the bus, receive cafeteria meals, and check-out library books. Students who lose their ID will need to replace it at the cost of $2. They can purchase the new ID in the main office. If students wish to purchase a new lanyard or a plastic cover, they may do so for $1 each or they may wear any other school-appropriate lanyard.

In regards to daily student attendance, please remember that students are expected to be at school each day unless they are ill. We ask that you schedule all appointments outside of the school day to avoid classroom disruptions and missed instruction. Lastly, do not forget that each Friday is “Spirit Wear Friday” and school spirit wear may be worn as part of the school uniform. Spirit wear is available at Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education and please contact me or our front office if we can ever be of assistance.

Go Hawks!

Dr. Robert Caplinger, Principal

Laveen Elementary School
4141 W. McNeil Street
Laveen, Arizona 85339-9805
OFFICE 602-237-9110
FAX 602-237-9134

Why choose Laveen Elementary?


Laveen Elementary School is a “mindful school,” named a 2019 Exemplary Title 1 School by the Arizona Department of Education and awarded the 2018 Arizona School Board’s Golden Bell Award for the most promising school program of the year.

Mindfulness is about developing mental and emotional strength in children. As our students become more mindful, they develop the knowledge and attitudes needed to thrive in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and exponential change. Laveen Elementary School strives to educate and empower all of its students to do their personal best by making responsible choices that positively affect their mind, body and spirit.

Components of the Laveen mindfulness program include: weekly yoga sessions before school for students and families, teachers trained in mindful breathing techniques, a mindful “reset room” for students, and school counselors trained by In addition, “Second Step,” a social-emotional learning program equipped to help children thrive, is offered at all grade levels each week.

At Laveen Elementary School we inspire growth and maturity from the “inside out” by cultivating awareness, resilience and compassionate action.


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