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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


Join Us at Salon Des Enfants, April 7

This is the signature exhibition of the Phoenix Elementary School District #1
Art Department and features over 300 works of student art.

All art is for sale and all money from sales goes directly to the student artists.

Opening Reception
April 7, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
At The Alwun House Gallery
1204 East Roosevelt
Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Entertainment will be provided by student music ensembles.
Refreshments will be served.

The show will hang through April 14.


Support Students with a Tax Credit Donation by April 15

Students work in groups at Herrera School

At our schools, students have the choice to participate in an assortment of special programs, extracurricular activities and after school clubs. Many of these programs rely solely on tax credit donations to provide unique activities tailored to student interests. Without these donations, students don’t have the opportunity to pursue their passions.

Fortunately, our students have people like you who recognize the importance of a holistic education. If you want to continue to see students thriving in doing what they love best, please consider making a tax credit donation today.

The deadline to make a tax credit donation is April 15, 2017.

The process is quick, easy and available online. Additionally, you can express which program you’re directly supporting with your money.

How to Donate

  1. Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at any school front office or online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/
  2. On the right-hand side of the page click “donate online”
    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

Want a little more information about AZ tax credits? We have a quick video at the link that explains the opportunity.

We are so grateful that members of our community care about the lives and futures of our students. Thank you for your donation!


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 


Help Lowell Soccer Club Kick It into Gear with Tax Credit Donations

LFC tax credit graphic

The Lowell Soccer Club is a year-round program for students of all grade levels. Over 150 students participate in this program! The Soccer Club requires students to have passing grades to play. That is why students who play are required to attended tutoring two days a week. Tax credit donations help pay for uniforms, equipment, and referees. Students also attend special events and tournaments which require bussing. Donate a tax credit to the Lowell Soccer Club to help to students attend these special events!

Goal

The goal of this club is to motivate students to perform to their fullest in academics, as well as, on the field. Students who participate in the soccer club perform 5-7% higher than students who do not participate.

Value to Students

Students build valuable life-long skills in team work, conflict resolution, cooperation, and responsibility. Students become well rounded individuals in all aspects of their lives.

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.


Governing Board Resolution Regarding Senate Bill 1174

On February 14th, 2017, the Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Governing Board unanimously approved the following resolution, opposing Senate Bill 1174:

Governing Board Resolution Regarding Senate Bill 1174


Support Lowell School’s New 4-H Club

Lowell TC graphic

4-H is a national club that promotes “learning by doing.” Students participate in activities focusing on health, science, agriculture, and citizenship. At Lowell School, students will participate in photography, painting, and other arts, as well as care for an edible garden, rabbits, and chickens. Students will be able to take the skills they learn from 4-H activities and enter into county and state fair competitions. This club is brand new to Lowell and is completely funded by tax credit donations! It costs $25 per student to participate. Please consider making a donation to help 4-H have as many students possible participate during the first year!

Goal

The goal of this club is to supplement science curriculum outside of the classroom with meaningful hands on experiences.

Value to Students

Students will learn empathy, responsibility, and team work through the 4-H club. They will also foster relationships with peers while working towards a common goal. 4-H members will understand the value of working towards a goal and displaying their work at the county or state level.

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.