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Articles from May 2016

Perk Up with the Principal February 27

Join Mrs. Epacs on February 27 at 8:00 a.m. for a discussion surrounding current topics affecting the Vista community. February’s topic is Developing the Whole Child and will focus on skills of the week, the Youth Frontiers courage retreat, and PBIS. Coffee and donuts will be served. Parents will receive an hour of volunteer time for participating.

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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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Join Us for a Presentation on “How Education is Funded in Arizona,” presented by AZED101

How does Arizona really fund public education? Where are my tax dollars really going? Has Arizona always been at the bottom in education spending? Why aren’t teachers being paid more?

If you’ve had these same questions, you will not want to miss AZED101’s presentation On How Arizona Funds Education. AZED101 is a non-partisan, grassroots effort dedicated to informing citizens about education funding in Arizona. The group is comprised of volunteer parents, teachers, and students from public, charter, and private schools. In order to understand the problems with education funding, they researched the facts of the situation and are presenting information all across the state.

March 27, 2019 at Paseo Pointe School, 8800 S. 55th Avenue

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for pizza with the presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Childcare for students in Grades K-6 will be available on site.

Visit www.laveeneld.org/azed101 for more details and to register

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Donate to Laveen Schools and Receive a Credit On Your 2018 Taxes

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 2018. 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 2018 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 2018 taxes is April 15, 2019.

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Laveen To Add Third Preschool at Vista del Sur

The Laveen District will be opening its third preschool program in Fall 2019 at Vista del Sur. Vista will join Desert Meadows and Paseo Pointe schools in offering a curriculum based preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old.

Like Desert Meadows, Vista’s program will offer general education instruction. Paseo Pointe’s preschool will continue to offer dual language immersion programming. The district also operates a developmental preschool for children with special needs on the Laveen School campus.

In 2017, the Laveen District launched two new preschool programs at Paseo Pointe School – with  general education and Spanish immersion offerings. The following year, the general education program expanded to Desert Meadows School allowing Paseo Pointe to focus on dual language immersion. Both preschool programs have surpassed all expectations. They have been extremely popular, filling up quickly and remaining full throughout the year.

Construction of the preschool addition at Vista will take place in Spring 2019 in preparation of opening in August 2019. The addition is designed by EMC2 architects and will be built by SD Crane Builders, Inc.

Preschool registrations will be accepted beginning at 8:30 a.m. on February 5, 2019. Registrations must be completed in person at the Kids Klub office located at Desert Meadows School, 6855 W. Meadows Loop East. Visit our preschool page for more details including fees, requirements, and program offerings.

 

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STEM Pathways Event is Dec. 19

Students in Grades 6-8 and their families are encouraged to join us for STEM Pathways on December 19 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy, 3908 W. South Mountain.

This SciTech Council sponsored event focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with elementary schools, high schools, jr. colleges, universities, non-profits, and STEM Industry in order to create an individualized STEM Pathway.

If your child is interested in pursuing a STEM career, you do not want to miss this event.

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