August 12, 2022
Weekly message from Administration...
We have rounded out our first full week and it has been amazing to see our students engaged in learning and grasping our routines and procedures at GP!
Gavilan Peak believes in educating both academically as well as socially and emotionally. This year we are implementing a new program which will incorporate our Mandarin core values, Digital Citizenship lessons based on our constantly growing technological world, as well as social and emotional topics centered around "Dr. P's Way to Be." Students will be introduced to a monthly theme that will then have weekly topics that align with the theme. Our staff will be presenting these topics for conversations and learning to all K-8 students. We believe with these lessons and conversations in school, and followed up with at home this will help foster and support our students to be their best selves and encourage them to Always Bring their A+ game!
Our August monthly theme is: Change & Resilience
Mandarin Core Value: Wisdom
Weekly theme/Dr. P's Way to Be: Be Positive
Next week: Be Mindful of Others
We want to sincerely thank our PTO and Firebird Families that have volunteered their time this week to assist with custodial duties. Many hands truly do make for light work.
Thank you Firebirds for a wonderful week!
Curriculum Night-Save the Date
This is a great opportunity to learn the outline for the year in your child's classroom, understand behavior and classroom expectations, and the curriculum used for classroom instruction.
Meet our new GP Staff
Staff & Student Spirit dress days for the YEAR!
Tuesday-no assigned theme
Wednesday-sports gear (goes with our "Bring your A+ Game theme")
Friday-GP Extreme-go all-out, we want to see our campus covered in GP colors, mascot and theme
*Spirit days are optional. All students must adhere to the DVUSD Student Rights & Responsibilities handbook dress code section at all times*
Welcome back firebird families! Its great to be back at school, but unfortunately that means sharing germs with our friends and classmates. Please remind your student to wash their hands, cover their coughs, and drink lots of water.
The summer monsoons bring lots of wind, which spreads summer allergens throughout the valley. Headaches and stuffy noses are not uncommon during our summer storm months. Have your student blow their nose often to get rid of allergens that may have collected in their noses.
If your student has Asthma, Allergies, Seizures, or some other serious medical condition, please arrange to have rescue medication available in the nurses office in case of emergency.
Students who are not up to date on their vaccines should have received letters from the nurse. Vaccines must be updated by September 1st or those students will not be able to attend school until they are compliant. If you have questions about vaccines please contact the school nurse.
Amber Petculescu RN
Gavilan Peak School Nurse
Update from the Music Department
CHOIR starting Tuesday, August 16th from 3:00-4:00
Choir will be starting next week! For any 4-6 graders who are interested we will be having choir every week AFTER school on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00. Come as soon as the bell rings! Anyone and everyone who is interested is welcome to join. You can sign up in my room or just show up on Tuesday. Room 612. Thanks! Mrs. Harris
SPRING MUSICAL!!!!! We will have a Gavilan Peak Musical this year! No acting or singing experience required. Anyone Kindergarten to 8th grade can audition! Everyone who auditions will get in the show. Auditions will be in January and the show will be in March right before Spring Break. More details to follow! Thanks!
School Breakfast and Lunch Information
- Breakfast- $1.50
- Lunch- $2.95
Parents can add money to a student’s account in three different ways:
- Cash: Students may buy meals with cash or add cash to their account in the cafeteria.
- Check: Students may bring a check with their student ID number and current phone number on it to the cafeteria to be added to their account.
- Online: Payments can be made at EZSchoolPay.com using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a fee of $3.00 per transaction. Parents can also use EZSchoolPay to view student spending and set up low balance reminders at no cost. The EZSchoolPay transaction fee will be waived from now, through September 30, 2022.
Welcome to the start of our Softball and Baseball seasons!
Softball: Tryouts will start on the 15th right after school and will end by 5 pm. The last day of tryouts is the 18th. The roster will be posted by Monday the 22nd. Good luck to everyone!!!
Baseball: We are currently waiting to hear back from potential coaches so the season is still happening as of now. The tryout dates for baseball are delayed until August 22nd and further information will be given next week. Thank you for your patience! If there are any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Note: If paper work is not turned in and approved the athletes WILL NOT be able to tryout.
Order your 2022-2023 Spirit Wear today! Get your order in before August 26th and your order will be delivered in September, to your child’s classroom. Get ready to rock your GP Spirit on Friday and at special events!
T-shirts are $13, Hoodies are $24
Did you know that your regular grocery shopping trip can help earn funds for Gavilan Peak PTO? You won't lose any of your personal reward earnings! You are earning rewards for yourself and cash for your favorite PTO! Here's how:
1. Visit https://www.frysfood.com/ (Or do it on your app)
2. Select the Explore tab and click Frys Community Rewards
3. Log in to your account
4. Search for the Gavilan Peak PTO or #35780
5. Click Enroll
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Would you like to receive PTO updates and reminders via text? Text @8aed479 to 810-10
2022-2023 PTO Board
President: Heather Maldonado
Vice President: Chloe Beadnell
Treasurer: Ericka Zimmerman
Secretary: Tracie Chuang
Social Media Chair: Winne Sarabia
Last Chance___Chromebook Device Protection Plan
The fee for this protection plan is $25 per child/per school year. Parents can purchase the protection plan online at https://url.dvusd.org/PaymentPortal.
- Student First and Last Name (spelling the last name)
- Student Grade Level
- Teacher Name
- Reason for Absence
Attendance Line Phone Number: 623-445-7490
2022-2023 Instructional Calendar
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