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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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Laveen’s Mind, Body, & Spirit wins Golden Bell Promise Award

Laveen School’s “Mind, Body & Spirit” program is the recipient of the Arizona School Boards Association’s (ASBA) Golden Bell Promise Award. The Golden Bell Award recognizes school initiatives that maximize the promise in each student and have shown outstanding student growth and success.

An awards luncheon, held in conjunction with the ASBA and Arizona School Administrators winter conference, recognizes the educators who implement these initiatives. Laveen principal Dr. Robert Caplinger, teacher Gavin Tucker, and volunteer Jackie Morales were recognized at this event. Additionally, they presented a breakout session at the conference for other school districts to learn about the program.

Watch the video showcasing this program produced by ASBA.

 

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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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5th Annual Laveen Winter Festival is December 7

Winter Festival GraphicEach year, the Laveen Elementary School District hosts a Winter Festival for the community. The fifth annual Laveen Winter Festival is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LEC lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.

This year’s Winter Festival will feature obstacle courses (for both big and little kids), games, activities, student performances, photo opportunities, holiday gift vendors, food, and much more!

Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for select activities. Credit cards accepted.

All proceeds benefit the Laveen Education Foundation.

Visit our Winter Festival page for more info.

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National School Lunch Week is October 15-19

There is “lots2love” about school lunch and that is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week.

Cafeterias will be providing free lunches during the week of October 15 to all students to encourage them to try the many nutritional meals cafeterias offer.  The Child Nutrition Department will offer a special menu that includes heart-shaped chicken nuggets, soft pretzels, and potatoes.

All meals are prepared to federal nutritional guidelines and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. The menus are specifically designed to provide nutritious meals for growing children. Visit www.laveeneld.org/menu for more information.

 

 

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Laveen Students Participate in Day of Service

Laveen Elementary School 5th and 6th graders participated in a community service day on September 21.

Wearing navy blue t-shirts decorated with “Laveen Students Care,” the students volunteered at a number of locations across the Laveen community.

Projects included working at the Arizona Humane Society, cleaning up Cesar Chavez Park, and mentoring at their own school.

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