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!
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.
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.
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
Parents with students starting Kindergarten in August 2019 are invited to register their child during our annual Kindergarten Round Up event on February 5 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, 2019 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.
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.
Join Our Team! Laveen Teacher Job Fair is February 13. Starting Salary of $46,000 to First Year Teachers.
The Laveen Elementary School District is hiring for the 2019-20 school year. Visit with our school administrators at our second Teacher Job Fair of the year, February 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.
Laveen offers a starting salary of $46,000 to first year teachers. View our salary schedule.
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.
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.