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Preschool is Coming to Desert Meadows

Desert Meadows will be adding a preschool for the 2018-19 school year. Registration for this program begins February 6, 2018.

The tuition-based program will be run by certified teachers and will have the same operating hours as our school, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Preschool will be open to children that are four and five years old. Three-year-olds may be accepted depending on available space. Children must be potty-trained prior to enrolling.

Please visit the district Preschool page for more details.

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Kindergarten Round Up is February 6 for Students Starting in August 2018

Parents with students starting Kindergarten in August 2018 are invited to register their child during our annual Kindergarten Round Up event on February 6 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.

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, 2018 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.

View the flyer for additional details.

 

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Support Extracurricular Activities And Reduce Your Taxes With A Donation to Laveen Schools

You can reduce the amount you owe in taxes by making a donation to Laveen schools through Arizona’s Public School Tax Credit Program. Tax credit contributions may only be used to support character education and fee-based extracurricular activities such as after-school tutoring and clubs, academic enrichment, field trips, fine art programs, and athletics.

For every dollar you donate, the amount you owe on your Arizona taxes will be that much less. This means you can reduce the amount you owe come the April deadline or increase the amount of your refund if you have tax liabilities for 2017. If you do not owe taxes, the amount you donate may be carried forward for up to five years to offset future tax liabilities. For example, if a single person owes $300 on their state taxes for 2017 and donates the maximum amount of $200, they will then only owe the state $100.

Couples filing jointly may donate any amount up to $400. Individuals may contribute up to $200.

The deadline to donate and claim a tax credit on your 2017 taxes is April 15, 2018.

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Meadows Students Participate in Hour of Code

Desert Meadows celebrated Computer Science Education Week by participating in Hour of Code. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade learned about careers in computer science and had the opportunity to code their own app, game or website. We encourage parents to join the Hour of Code movement by going to Code.org.

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