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Articles from February 2019

Laveen Schools Are Now Enrolling for 2020-21.

All Laveen schools are currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. Visit your first choice school office* to enroll your child. Enrollment for Estrella Foothills Global Academy is taking place at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

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.

*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 – third grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Preschool Programs Enrolling for 2020-21.

Preschool registration for the 2020-21 school year begins February 4, 2020.

Laveen offers preschool at three locations: Desert Meadows, Paseo Pointe, and Vista del Sur. Paseo Pointe offers a dual language immersion program while Desert Meadows and Vista del Sur provide general education programs.

Preschool is a full-day academic program that is taught by certified teachers. It is tuition based and serves children ages 3-5. Before and after school programs are available.

Registration for all three programs must be completed at the Kids Club office, located at Desert Meadows (6855 W. Meadows Loop East).

Please review program details at www.laveenschools.org/preschool.

For information on Laveen’s developmental preschool for children with special needs, visit our developmental preschool page.

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English Language Arts Adoption Committee Recommends ReadyGEN and StudySync.

The English language arts adoption committee has been meeting regularly since October, 2019 to review potential curriculum to support K-8 students. This process involves representatives from all schools an excellent opportunity to research and evaluate potential English language arts programs for the 2020-21 school year. After many hours of work, reflection and deliberation, the recommendations are:

The recommended programs systematically integrate the four strands: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language. Additionally, each program provides methods and materials for differentiating instruction for students with disabilities, gifted, and ELL subgroups, while ensuring that all students still encounter grade-level text during the core block of instruction. Finally, the digital engagement component supports our district-wide technology initiatives. 

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District to Host Cyber Safety Workshop for Parents

The Laveen School District will host a parent workshop on Cyber Safety at 6:00 p.m. on February 11 at Vista del Sur, 3908 W. South Mountain.

The presentation will cover general topics related to social media including sexting, cyber-predators, cyber-bullying, popular apps, and social media websites. The session is being presented by The Office of the Arizona Attorney General and will run 45 minutes.

Middle school students are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians. There is no charge to attend. This session is open to all Laveen families.

 

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Laveen School Named an Arizona Exemplary Title 1 School for Teachers and Instruction

Laveen School has been named a 2019-20 Arizona Exemplary Title I School by the state’s Department of Education. This award recognizes schools that show a commitment to excellence and continued school improvement, ensuring the best learning possible for students.

This state-level recognition program is based on the Six Principles of Effective Schools and honors schools that have demonstrated innovation and outstanding results in one of the following categories:

  1. Effective Leadership
  2. Effective Teachers and Instruction
  3. Effective Organization of Time
  4. Effective Curriculum
  5. Conditions, Climate and Culture
  6. Family and Community Engagement

Laveen displayed outstanding achievement in the area of Effective Teachers and Instruction as validated by an on-site visiting team.

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Suns Gorilla Congratulates Classes Showing Growth

The Phoenix Suns Gorilla stopped by Laveen School on January 10 to congratulate the classes that showed exceptional student growth on the recent district map (measurements of academic progress) assessment. The Gorilla stopped in several classrooms and handed out orange Suns t-shirts coinciding with the team’s “Orange Friday” celebration that evening.

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Lululemon Hosts Snow Day for Laveen School

Laveen School held a “snow day” for Grades preschool-2nd just before winter break.

One of the school’s supporters, Lululemon, sponsored the event by arranging for 12 tons of snow, hot chocolate, and mittens. They also provided 30 employee volunteers to help. They titled the event “Let the Magic Move You!”

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Early Childhood Fair is January 22

Join us for this free event showcasing resources for current and future parents of children under 5. The 2nd Annual Early Childhood Fair is January 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will take place at Laveen School, 4141 W. McNeil.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit with numerous vendors and providers that include activities for children, preschool, child health & development, and community programs & resources.

Registration packets for Laveen’s preschool programs will be provided at this event.

Visit our Early Childhood Fair page for more details.

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2nd Info Session Planned for Estrella Foothills Global Academy

A second informational session for prospective families of Estrella Foothills Global Academy will be held on January 30 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins. Attendees will hear more about the global studies program and the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate World School. Plans of the campus and construction progress will also be shared.

Visit Estrella Foothills’ page for more details.

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Kindergarten Round Up is February 4 for Students Starting in August 2020

Parents with students starting Kindergarten in August 2020 are invited to register their child during our annual Kindergarten Round Up event on Tuesday, February 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to meet the teachers and visit kindergarten classrooms. Children registered on this date will receive a free gift.

Kindergarten Round Up will take place at all Laveen schools with the exception of Vista del Sur, which requires an assessment prior to enrolling. Kindergartners enrolled at Paseo Pointe must be part of the Dual Language Immersion program, a 50/50 model where students spend half their day in a classroom where teaching and learning is conducted in Spanish and the other half in English. Kindergarten Round Up for the new Estrella Foothills Global Academy will take place at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Students may be enrolled in any of our schools regardless of where they live, space permitting. Families living outside of a particular school’s transportation zone will be responsible for providing transportation.

Please bring the following items to register your child.
* 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

Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020 to register. Children turning 5 after August 31, but by December 31, may be evaluated for early entrance in May.

Laveen offers free Full Day Kindergarten at all schools.

 

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