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Kids 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. 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.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Join us at any of the following locations.

Dates Days Locations
May 25 – August 2 Monday – Friday Paseo Pointe
May 30 – July 27 Monday – Thursday Rogers Ranch
May 31 – July 27 Monday – Thursday M.C. Cash
Trailside Point

All sites closed May 29 and July 4.

Meals are available to all children under the age of 18. Adult meals available for $2 breakfast and $2.50 lunch.

May Menu

June Menu

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Bus Pass System Being Implemented

Laveen is implementing a new bus pass system for the 2017-18 school year. Because safety is a primary concern of the Laveen School District, this bus pass system will tell our dispatchers if a student was on board and where they exited.

All school buses will be equipped with electronic card readers; new student ID badges that contain a chip will be issued to all bus riders. As students board and exit the bus, he or she will tap their badge against the reader. A green light will illuminate on the reader if the swipe is successful.

While these two measures won’t be fully implemented until August 2017, our front office staff is currently preparing for the new procedures which will take effect May 15, 2017. Transportation labels will be affixed to student badges. This label will contain the student’s route number and bus stop location. In the event a student boards the wrong bus or is unsure as to where they should exit, the bus driver can easily look at the sticker and ensure the student is where they should be.

As these two phases are implemented, it will be important that your child have their badge with them each day. We will never leave a student at the bus stop in the morning and will bring all students to school. However, a student who has forgotten their badge must report to their school office for a temporary pass for the ride home.

Bus Pass Letter

Carta de pase para autobus

 

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Laveen Schools Recognized for PBIS

Congratulations to all eight Laveen schools for being recognized with the PBISaz Achievement Award. This award recognizes schools for successful implementation and measurable student outcomes with school-wide systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). Award levels are based on time participating in PBIS as well as measured student improvement.
School Award
Trailside Point Gold
Desert Meadows Silver
Vista del Sur Silver
Cheatham Bronze
Laveen Merit
M.C. Cash Merit
Paseo Pointe Merit
Rogers Ranch Merit
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Annual Parent Survey Available Online

It is time for the annual Parent Survey. The Laveen Elementary School District believes that parental input to the educational process is critically important. This survey is a part of our district’s ongoing continuous improvement process and provides school leaders a view into the perception of our community and areas that possibly need improvement. You should plan on taking 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online survey. This survey will be available March 27 — April 21.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.

2016-2017 Parent Survey

2016-2017 Encuesta de Padres

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Digital Learning Day a Success

Digital Learning Day was on February 23. Across the Laveen District, 245 teachers participated. At least 85% of teachers at school participated in the event. A variety of technology tools were used to engage students. Some of the popular choices included Nearpod, SMART Labs, Discovery Education, and Seesaw. View our school’s video.

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M.C. Cash Student Honored With Special Education Award

M.C. Cash student Luis Reyes-Serna was honored by the Arizona Council for Exceptional Children with the “I Can Do It!” award. This award recognizes students for excelling, despite their disability, in a wide range of areas including academics, art, community service, self-advocacy, and technology.  Luis was honored at the Council’s annual conference.

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State Testing Begins April 17

Laveen schools will begin administering state achievement testing in April. Students in Grades 3-8 will take Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT). The AzMERIT test measures students’ skills in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Students in 4th and 8th grade will continue to take the AIMS science test, in addition to AzMERIT. Students who are enrolled in an Algebra or Geometry class, will also take an AzMERIT end of course (EOC) assessment. Thanks to the continued support of our community, Laveen School District will to administer the AzMERIT assessment via its online platform.

For more information on the testing as well as schedules and tips for success, read the letter from the Academic Services Department.

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Preschool Registration Begins April 10

The Laveen Elementary School District will be opening two preschool programs on the campus of Paseo Pointe School in August 2017.

One will be part of the school’s Dual Language Immersion program where students will receive instruction in two languages. The other will be an English instruction preschool. Both are open to children that are four and five years old. Three-year-olds may be accepted depending on available space.

Both programs are available to families living within the Laveen Elementary School District. Children residing outside of the district boundaries may also attend as long as space permits.

Registration for these two programs will open April 10, 2017. Registration must be completed at the Kids Klub office which is located at Desert Meadows School. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You must bring the following documents at time of registration:

  • Completed Enrollment Packet
  • Immunization Record
  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID
  • $130 (Registration fee of $65 and Supply fee of $65)

Placement is on a first come, first served basis and priority will be given to children ages 4 and 5. Registration fees will be held for children who are three years old until they are officially enrolled.

Please contact Kids Klub with any questions at 602-237-7058.

Visit our preschool page for more information.

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3rd Annual Spring Arts Festival is April 7

Join us for the 3rd Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival on April 7. 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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