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Trailside Point seventh grader Berdina Riggs took 1st Place in Arizona State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. art contest.
Her winning poster features a flower with the petals representing flags from various countries. The backdrop is the American flag with this year’s theme of “Look Deeper, Speak Louder” written across the stripes.
Riggs was honored at ASU’s 33rd annual breakfast accompanied by her mother; principal, Sarah Zembruski; superintendent, Dr. Bill Johnson; and teacher, Betty Ehret. Her artwork was featured on a bookmark provided to attendees.
View our Art in Laveen newsletter to see what students across the district are creating in art class.
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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.
Trailside Point welcomed the Phoenix Symphony to their school. Students learned about various percussion instruments before an ensemble performed for them. Students also had the opportunity to ask the musicians questions.
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.
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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.