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District’s Top Priority is Safety on Campuses

Emerson Court at Phoenix Elementary #1

Because the safety, security and well-being of you, our Phoenix #1 community, is our highest priority as we strive to fulfill our mission as educators of the public, please know that all district personnel received the communication at this link on Friday March 2, 2017.

Phoenix #1 Letter to Community – English & Spanish


Join Us at Opening Reception of Student Art Exhibition

Young Arts Arizona will feature artwork by our Phoenix #1 Students

Artist Reception

Friday, May 5 at 5:00 PM

Everyone is invited to our final exhibition of the year.
Refreshments will be served.

Young Arts Arizona is on the NE corner of 7th Street and Palm Lane across the street from Emerson Court.

The show will open Friday, May 5, 2017 and will hang through the end of the school year.

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Governing Board Approves ASBA Resolution by Acclamation

Photo of the front of Emerson Court

At the April 13, 2017 Governing Board Meeting, Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Governing Board approved by acclamation a resolution from the Arizona School Boards Association opposing the expansion of Education Savings Accounts (SB1431).  Please see the full resolution at the link below:

Governing Board Resolution Opposing Expansion of Education Savings Accounts (SB1431)


Lowell Lego Robotics Club Needs Your Tax Credit Donations

lowell robotics club

Lowell School’s Lego Robotics Club gives students the opportunity to build and code behavior in Lego Robots. Twice a week, students work directly with the robots to learn how to write code that makes the robots perform various tasks. This is all in preparation for various competitions, including the state competition. During this competition, students are given a task that the robot must complete. They do this by correctly writing code that instructs the robot to complete the task. They then must complete a written and oral portion describing how they built their robot and how they coded it. In order for Lowell students to continue competing in local and statewide events, they need your tax credit donations for transportation, competition materials, equipment, and much more! Help Lowell compete in years to come!

Goal

The goal of this club is to expose students to science and coding while showing them the importance of teamwork and written and oral skills.

Value to Students

Teachers use a “hands off” approach with this club so students are able to develop critical thinking skills. Fostering a higher level of thinking allows students to confidently handle the stress that comes with competing.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Lowell’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
5. Write in the amount you want to donate
6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits? Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.


Donate to Support a Bethune Field Trip to the Colorado River

Horseshoe bend, page AZ

After studying the Colorado River through the Project Wet, sponsored by the University of Arizona Middle School, Bethune Bears will finally get to see the real thing! The students are strapping on life preservers, taking out notebooks, and are getting ready to explore Page, Arizona. They will experience a three and a half hour river raft along the Colorado River and visit Wupataki National Monument for an archaeology visit. They’ll also stop by Sunset Crater National Monument for a geology visit.

Goal
In order to have these once-in-a-lifetime travel and learning experiences, students need your support through tax credit donations! Please consider donating by April 15.

Value to Students
Students will learn first-hand about the beauty and ecology of their home state. This field trip is a chance to apply lessons from the classroom in real life surroundings.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Bethune’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
5. Write in the amount you want to donate
6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits?  Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.


The Signature – Spring 2017

The Signature is Phoenix #1’s newsletter, intended for all students, parents and our community.

Please click the link below to view the April 2016 edition.

The Signature – Spring 2017

Noticias, Eventos y Recursos para Estudiantes, Padres y Nuestra Comunidad de la Primavera de 2017


Developing Tolerance & Management Skills in the Future Leaders of Phoenix

Whittier TC Graphic

Seventh and eighth grade students at Whittier School in downtown Phoenix hope to discover “The Disney Way” and the management skills used to lead a cast of thousands. The students learn to overcome obstacles and engage in exercises designed to reinforce courage, curiosity and constancy and the confidence to set goals and accomplish their dreams at a Disneyland Leadership Workshop in May 2017.

While in Los Angeles, the students will also visit the Museum of Tolerance. The museum is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.

Goal
The goal of this trip is for the seventh and eighth grade students at Whittier to embrace and better understand diversity in our society and to gain a glimpse into the creativity and communication and management skills of Walt Disney World to drive their personal growth.

Value to Students
Many of our inner city students never have the chance to leave their neighborhood. Exposing these students to The Disney Way and The Museum of Tolerance, as well as travel and staying in a hotel, are life-changing experiences that build dreams and goals for a bright future.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Whittier’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
5. Write in the amount you want to donate
6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits? Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.

Whittier Elementary School
2000 North 16th Street
Phoenix AZ 85006
602.257.3925


Use Your Tax Dollars to Bring Lowell Students to the Grand Canyon

grand canyon

As Lowell 8th grade students wrap up their elementary school careers, teachers and staff want to give students a lasting memory. That’s why Lowell School started sponsoring a trip to the Grand Canyon! During this 2 day 1 night trip students learn about the history and cultures of the area. They then go on an archeology and geology walk to identify rock layers and look for fossils. They spend the rest of the day hiking the Angel Bright Trail. On the second day students have the opportunity to hike to the bottom of the canyon and back. The Lowell PTO Funds half of the trip through scholarships, but the other half is funded solely through tax credit donations.

Goal

The goal of this trip is for students to see concepts they have learned in their K-8 schooling come to life in the State of Arizona while having a memorable way to transition to high school.

Value to Students

During this trip, students are able to reflect upon their time at Lowell School. They are able to build relationships with peers and teachers in a unique setting and know they have the support they need going into high school.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Lowell’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
5. Write in the amount you want to donate
6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits? Not a problem. We have a quick little video at the link that explains the opportunity.


Invest Your Tax Dollars Building Careers for Our Youth

Kenilworth tax credit graphic

Students at Kenilworth School are engaged in STEAM Clubs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), but they need your support so more students can engage in a variety of clubs, from digital coding to chemistry & cooking to Lego Robotics and more.

Goal
Kenilworth teachers are anxious to move forward with additional clubs for students in grade five through eight that will advance their learning, enhance their preparedness for high school and drive them to future careers.

Value to Students
With your support, students in the central core of Phoenix can thrive like never before with advance offerings and STEAM Clubs that motivate students, engage them in learning and enable them to experience success in projects that guide them to successful opportunities and careers.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Kenilworth’s front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
1. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
2. Click the “tax credit donation” box
3. Select the school you would like to donate to (Note: select the school with current tax year)
4. Under Program select which program you would like to donate to. (Note: if you would like to donate to a specific club, select “other” and write the club name in the text box)
5. Write in the amount you want to donate
6. Repeat steps 3-5 if you would like to donate to multiple clubs or schools
7. Click “Continue” and follow directions to enter personal information

Don’t understand AZ Tax Credits? Not a problem. We have a quick little video here that explains the opportunity.


Share Your Thoughts in Our Strategic Planning Survey

Phoenix #1 Survey

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 wants your input for the 2025 Strategic Plan being developed.  It will be a plan that will identify our goals and strategies to deliver a 1st Class Education to our students and families. It will carry us through to 2025, but of course it will be edited along the years as things change and require updates and tweaks.

To help in this process, we want to understand your perspective to help us build a better future for the students in this district. Please take a bit of time to help by completing this survey.  If you would like to arrange for an individual discussion or serve in a focus group, please e-mail kay.coleman@phxschools.org

Our survey timeline is between Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

You can complete the survey at http://phxschools.org/2017survey

El Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix desea su opinión para el Plan Estratégico 2025 que está siendo desarrollado. Será un plan que identificará nuestros objetivos y estrategias para ofrecer una Educación de 1a Clase a nuestros estudiantes y familias. Nos llevará hasta el año 2025, pero por supuesto será editado a través de los años conforme cambien las cosas y requieran actualizaciones y ajustes.

Para ayudar en este proceso, queremos entender su punto de vista para que  nos ayude a construir un futuro mejor para los estudiantes en este distrito. Por favor saque un poco de tiempo para ayudar a completar esta encuesta.  Si desea organizar una discusión individual o servir en un grupo de enfoque, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a kay.coleman@phxschools.org

Nuestro período de tiempo para la encuesta es entre el martes 21 de febrero de 2017 y el jueves 2 de marzo de 2017.

Gracias por compartir sus ideas.

http://phxschools.org/2017encuestaenespanol