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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.
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.
The Laveen Elementary School District is hiring for the 2018-19 school year. Visit with our school administrators at our first Teacher Job Fair of the year, January 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.
Over 800 students at Laveen’s Cheatham Elementary School created greeting cards to send to troops stationed overseas. The entire school participated in this project on December 13.
The project was developed by the school’s student council after attending a leadership conference last month. “Council members wanted to find a project that would allow students in the lower grades an opportunity to work with students in the upper grades,” explained Student Council sponsor and kindergarten teacher Sandy Life. “They thought a greeting card project would be the perfect way to bring grade levels together while sharing their appreciation for our soldiers who keep us safe.”
Cheatham practices Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) which is a widely used approach to supporting positive behaviors with the intention of improving social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students. Part of the school’s PBIS approach is “PAW to PAW” where older students mentor younger students regularly. PAW to Paw typically takes place on early release Wednesdays.
“This activity prompts students to work together while enhancing their creative and writing skills. At the same time, it supports strong character traits including sharing, caring, kindness, and showing gratitude,” Life added. “We hope, that through this project, we can teach our students that there is life outside of our school walls. A lot goes on in our neighborhoods, our city, our state, our country and our world. We want them to see that these cards will make a big difference to that soldier who is far away from their families and loved ones.”
Cards will be given to a Cheatham teacher’s husband who is preparing for deployment. He hopes to distribute the cards to his unit once he arrives at his assignment.
Watch FOX10’s news report.
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The Laveen Elementary School District offers Kids Klub 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 Klub page.
The fourth annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses, games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors and much more! Admission is free with tickets being sold for select activities.
Join us at the LEC Lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.
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