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Articles from October 2015

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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Desert Meadows 6th Grader Wins District Science Fair

Congratulations to Desert Meadows School 6th grade student Selasi Abaya who took the Grand Prize Award in the district science fair. Selasi engineered and demonstrated a food airdrop.

Each Laveen school sends their two science fair winners from each grade level (Grades 4-8) to compete at the district level fair. Ribbons were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each grade level.

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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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Desert Meadows students compete in mock trials

Six Desert Meadows Youth and Government Club members participated in a mock trial at the recent Judicial Conference hosted by the Valley of the Sun YMCA.

Members prepared for several weeks by digging through the details of a case — preparing questions, opening and closing statements, and witness testimony. They combed through police reports, affidavits, and evidence, just as they would in an actual case.

They participated in two trial simulations and were scored by a judging panel on their statements, arguments, questions, etc.

The team; consisting of Emily Cota, Alexandria Grayman, Arianna Quintero, Luis Ruiz Piñon, Jeffery Jackson-Martinez, and Shahid Clarke; took 3rd Place out of the eight middle school teams that competed.

 

 

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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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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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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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