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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


Phoenix #1 wants to hear from you! Please Join Us Feb. 23 – Select Schools

Parents, Community Members, and Staff

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 wants your input for the 2025 Strategic Plan being developed.

Please join us
at Garfield School
811 N 13th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Thursday, February 23
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Nachos will be served!

Share your input on how the district can look to the future to provide the best education possible and attract students and families to our schools!

School Bus Transportation provided to and from Garfield and schools listed:
Edison
Emerson
Faith North
Herrera
Shaw
Whittier
Bus pick-up at each school will depart at 4:45 PM.

ANYONE ASSOCIATED with Garfield, Edison, Emerson, Faith North ELCC, Herrera, Shaw and Whittier are invited and encouraged to attend. We would love to hear from you!

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE.

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Download Event Flyer (English/Spanish)

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Padres de familia, miembros de la comunidad y Personal

El Distrito Escolar primario de Phoenix #1 quiere invitarle a que participe en el desarrollo de plan estratégico 2025.

Por favor de acompañarnos
en la escuela Garfield
811 N 13th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
el día Jueves, 23 de febrero
a las 5:00 a 6:00 PM
¡Habrá Nachos!

Nos gustaría escuchar sus opiniones en como el distrito se podría mirar en el futuro para proveer la mejor educación posible y atraer estudiantes y familias a nuestras escuelas.

Transportación será proveída hacia Garfield y de Garfield a las escuelas mencionadas en la lista:
Edison
Emerson
Faith North
Herrera
Shaw
Whittier
El autobús saldrá de cada escuela a las 4:45 PM.

Cualquier persona asociada con Garfield, Edison, Emerson, Faith North ELCC, Herrera, Shaw and Whittier Son invitados y animados a asistir. ¡Nos encantaría escuchar de ustedes!

NO SE PUEDE PROVEER CUIDADO DE NIÑOS.


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


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.


Support a trip to the U.S. Capitol for Garfield Students!

Garfield tax credit graphic

Take Your Tax Dollars to the Capitol with Garfield School
This coming April will be the second year Garfield 8th grade students are given the opportunity to take a trip to Washington DC. While in DC, students will participate in a debate competition. The competition will cover policies and other issues that relate to students on a local and national level. This trip is not just given students; they must earn their spot on the trip! In order to visit the many monuments, museums, and participate in the debate students must first complete 30 hours of community service. They also must participate in fundraising efforts throughout the year. Garfield students need your help to raise funds to meet their financial goal to get to DC!

Goal
The goal of this trip is for Garfield students to learn and understand different viewpoints that each individual holds and how their community shapes those opinions.

Value to Students
This trip allows students to learn new leadership skills paired with problem solving and debate skills. The true value of these skills will be shown when students bring their new found skills back to our local communities as future leaders of Phoenix.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Garfield’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.

Garfield Elementary School
811 North 13th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006


Phoenix #1 Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee winners

Congratulations to the three students who placed at today’s district-wide Spelling Bee!

1st place: Jayleen, 6th grade, Shaw Montessori
2nd place: Layla, 6th grade, Shaw Montessori
3rd place: Amelia, 6th grade, Kenilworth

The competition’s winning words were Einstein and inadvertent.

All three students will move onto the Regional Spelling Bee, hosted on February 24 by Phoenix #1. Please join us in congratulating Jayleen, Layla and Amelia for their excellent academic achievement!


Support Student Athletes with a Tax Credit Donation

Athletics tax credit graphic

When you decide to make a tax credit donation, you directly support our students’ extracurricular activities, including the athletics program. Students are able to participate in team sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball and slow-pitch softball at no cost to their parents. In addition to regular games competing against other schools within the district, our dedicated coaches and school staff host playoff, championship and all-star games. Tax credit donations ease the cost of transportation, equipment, officials and staff time. These funds also support student awards for excellent athletic performance!

Goal
The goal of our athletics program is to instill the values of discipline, teamwork and accountability in our students. When students learn to cooperate with other players and  invest their time in an extracurricular activity, we often see their confidence and dedication to self-improvement increase. Time spent on the court and the field often supports academic achievement in the classroom, too.

Value to Students
Many players come into the program with minimal to no prior athletic experience. When given the opportunity to participate in a team sport, students unlock a whole world of new skills and experiences. Often, our athletes find a passion for sport that drives academic and athletic performance throughout high school and college.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate online at http://phxschools.org/district/tax-credit/, or at any of our school front offices.
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 that explains the opportunity.


Support Magnet Traditional Art Club

MTS Tax Credit graphic

The Magnet Traditional Art Club hosts many art events throughout the school year. They recently had a Dia de los Muertos festival, which showcased sugar skulls made by the students of Magnet. Events like these allow students to display their work to the community and grow as an artist. Some of the shows are competitions in which students build confidence and pride in their work. Tax credit donations are the life blood of after school art programs because all art supplies must be purchased. Without the paint, paper, brushes, and other supplies the MTS Art Club simply could not exist. Please consider donating to this club and attend an event to see your tax credit donation in action.

Goal
The goal of this club is to bring the community and school together. The Art Club wants to make students feel connected, empowered, and help them blossom as artist and individuals.

Value to Students
The Art Club allows students to explore their creativity as an artist, which translates into school work. Students who participate in this club feel engaged and connected to the school because they have made an artistic impact.

How to Donate
Please consider making a tax credit donation today! You can donate at Magnet Traditional’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 that explains the opportunity.

Magnet Traditional School
2602 North 23rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009