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5th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival is April 5

Join us for the 5th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival on April 5. 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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Vista Students Take Courage Retreat

Vista’s 7th grade students participated in the  Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat.

Through presentations, activities, and small group discussions; the retreat aimed to empower students to be themselves and take positive risks that make a healthy difference for themselves, their peers and their school. It inspired students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd.

The retreat was organized by Youth Frontiers, based out of Minnesota.  Almost 20 Cesar Chavez High School students, selected based on their leadership ability,  also volunteered to support with small group facilitation.

Students finished the day learning how to act with courage to build a positive school culture and climate.

 

 

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National School Breakfast Week Is March 4-8

National School Breakfast Week is March 4-8. Your child won’t want to miss out on this special event! Laveen’s school cafeterias will be featuring your child’s favorites like whole grain donuts, honeybuns, and egg, cheese and turkey tornados. Students who participate in breakfast this week will receive a free Rice Krispies Treat at lunch.

Did you know Laveen schools offer free breakfast to all students every day before school? Be sure to join us!

Visit our Child Nutrition page for more info. View the March menu.

National School Breakfast Week Flyer

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Prospective Parents: Open Houses Scheduled at Each Laveen School

Open House GraphicEach of Laveen’s eight schools will host an Open House between March 25 and April 4. Here, you will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.We encourage prospective families to attend and see what makes Laveen schools the right choice for your child.

Visit our Open House page for the schedule and details.

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Laveen Conducting Community Forums, Surveys

The Laveen Elementary School District wants to hear what you have to say about your school and your school district!

We will be hosting a number of town hall forums for parents, staff, and students to share feedback on their experiences with us. These sessions will be moderated by Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA).

HYA has been contracted by the district as an independent third party to conduct a comprehensive, thorough, and productive community engagement process. The team’s goal is to provide the Laveen District with accurate information identifying and measuring community, parent, student, and staff perceptions of Laveen’s schools.

Please visit our Community Survey page for dates and locations of upcoming parent forums.

In addition to the forum, an online survey will also be shared with all families in the coming weeks.

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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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