The Phoenix Post
Aspire K-12 Updates | Week Ending November 10th, 2022
In this Edition...
- This week @ the Innovation Center... 🏢
- Amazon Wishlist 💖
- Principal's Corner🍎
- Upcoming Events🤩
- Important Dates📅
- K-12 Reminders ✔️
- Student Progress
- School Pictures
- MyHours Attendance
- Device & Material Pick-Up
- K-6 Updates📘
- 7th & 8th Grade Updates 😎
- 9th-12th Grade News🖥️
- What's Poppin' with PTSA🍿
- Curriculum Adoption 📖
- Aspire on F.I.R.E. 🔥
This week @ the Innovation Center... 🏢
Dr. Victor's DreamBox Door Dash!
Dr. Victor delivered the first DreamBox Door Dash!
Click the image to watch the video!
STEM Club Pumpkin Catapult
Students in STEM club created catapults and launched miniature pumpkins!
Click the image to watch the video!
Happy Veteran's Day ❤️🤍💙
Aspire Amazon Wishlist! 💖
Celebrate Native American Heritage
November is Native American Heritage month!
Aron Yazzie is a Dine (Navajo Nation) mechanical engineer who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has developed mechanical systems that help analyze Mars’ atmosphere and Martian soil samples. His technology is currently at work on the Mars Insight Lander, and he worked on the Mars 2020 mission.
Principal's Corner 🍎
Greetings Aspire Families,
It is great seeing all of the Aspire students who are utilizing the Innovation Center to work with their classroom teachers and receive enrichment from our special area teachers. Students are growing academically and building relationships through our every-growing community!
This is the last weekend for our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair! Books will be mailed directly to your home.
We want to thank all of our Veterans for their service.
Consider contributing your Tax Credit Donation for schools to Aspire. Money will be used to grow and support our after school clubs. See the flyer below for details.
Please check you students Canvas courses for any upcoming examinations or district interims.
As always, if you questions or concerns, please contact your administrator, Juliet Amara 7-12 and Laura Victor K-6 @ Aspire@dvusd.org .
Aspire Upcoming Events 🤩
Student Success Event!
Our special guest, Mark Breyer from the Husband and Wife Law team, will be at the Innovation Center and will deliver a short speech on overcoming obstacles and the power of positive communication! A light dinner will be served! Don't miss it!!
**This event has been updated to start at 5PM. A light dinner will be serve at 5pm, with our guest speaker beginning at 5:30pm**
Be sure to RSVP by inputting your Student's Name & School Email Address below!
Wed, Nov 16, 2022, 05:00 PM
20402 North 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Order your 22-23 Yearbook! ❤️🧡💛
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair 📚
- November 1-14
- Online Shopping: Book Fair Link
- Books shipped directly to your house
- Books for grades K-12
- Aspire earns 25% of all proceeds in books which will be used to create a small library at the Innovation Center
Jingle Mingle 🔔
In-Person Student Learning Opportunities 📚
Aspire T-Shirts For Sale 👕
*Students in grades K-8 who are unable to demonstrate success (as determined by assessments and/or submitted coursework) are required to attend the synchronous instruction. This is a great way to support student academic growth. *
Device & Q2 Materials Pick-Up
Device Pick-Up Hours:
Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM
If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements for picking up devices/materials, please contact us at Aspire@dvusd.org. We are here to help!
Dr. Victor's Dreambox DoorDash! 🥪
Dr. Victor delivered the first DreamBox Door Dash this week!!
Want lunch delivered to your home by Dr. Victor?! All you have to do is play DreamBox!
This is for any K-8 fulltime Aspire Student!
How it works:
- Students will get their name entered into a drawing for every 5 DreamBox lessons that they complete each week up to 2 entries (for 10+ lessons)
- Students will get their name entered into a drawing for completing 40 minutes of Amplify (K-5)/NoRedInk (6-8)
- Drawings will be held once at the end of the month.
- The student whose name is drawn will get to pick what they would like Dr. Victor to bring them for lunch. This will be coordinated with their parent/guardian.
We can't wait to celebrate students and their hard work!
Reach out to your classroom teacher if you have questions!
Birthday Shout-outs! 🎂 📢
Aspire is excited to offer different clubs to promote student social interaction and interests!
- Choir Club starts November 8th and will be held for all 4th-8th grade students. Please email Mr. Stanford or send a Canvas message with your students full name and grade if your student if interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Science Club from 1:15-2:00pm on Mondays for K-3 grade students with Mrs. Link and Mrs. Bushbaum
- Book Club from 1:30-2:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4-6 grades with Mrs. Gottlieb (In person or Virtual)
See the flyers below for additional in-person and virtual club opportunities!
Book Club - 4th-6th Grade!
7th & 8th Grade Updates😎
Thank you to our middle school students who recently attended in-person assessments!
9th-12th Grade News 🖥️
Attention Seniors! 🎓
Graduation is right around the corner! It is time to prepare for your big day by purchasing your cap, gown, and memorabilia as the Class of '23!
Act now to take advantage of limited time offers!!
Learning Lab 🖥️
Visit the Learning Lab for in-person support with 9-12 Aspire teachers!
- Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
- Time: 2 PM-6 PM
- Location: Innovation Center
The Learning Lab will always be staffed by at least two full-time online teachers. To schedule a time to meet with a specific teacher for support, please reach out to them in Canvas!
Click here to view the calendar with Learning Lab availability for the semester!
Upcoming Events that will impact the Learning Lab:
November 16th - Student Success Event - Learning Lab will CLOSE at 5pm
In-Person District Assessments 📝
For 22-23 School Year, some district assessments are required to be completed in-person by Aspire students. Click here for more information regarding District Assessments.
Upcoming Required In-Person Assessments:
- Algebra 1 & 1H, Algebra 3 & 3H, Geo 1 & 1H: Math Interim - Nov 14th or 16th
- Anatomy 1 | Test 2 - Dec. 6th or 8th
- Forensics 1: Unit 3 Test - Dec. 6th or 8th
- Biology 1: Homeostasis - Dec 5th or 9th
- Spanish Assessment - December 7th - 12PM-5PM
If your child is enrolled in one of the above courses,
communication regarding these assessments has been sent out.
If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
What's Poppin' with PTSA🍿
Happy fall ya’ll!
Congratulations to our newest member Daniele A.
and Mrs. Wood for winning the Trunk-or-Treat basket raffles!Come join the Aspire PTSA and get involved in our school community!
We need volunteers to help our Specials Teachers make Jingle Mingle a festive success!Next meeting: Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00pm
Zoom link: Aspire PTSA https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/89986530774Use the QR Code to join!
Individual Membership $6
Business Membership $25
Curriculum Adoption 📖
Music K-12 Adoption Materials Now Available for Public Review
Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) is currently in the process of reviewing materials for a Music Curriculum Materials Adoption for grades K-12. The curriculum adoption team has selected three potential resources for our K-12 Music students and teachers. Materials are now available for public review and will remain available until January 2, 2023.
Please visit the K-12 Music Curriculum Materials Adoption page for additional information and to provide feedback. We look forward to hearing from our community!
Social Studies Adoption - Open for Public Review! November 4th - January 2nd, 2023
The K-12 Social Studies Resource Adoption Public Review is now available for all stakeholders to assist in reviewing materials that have been selected by our district committee members for possible adoption. Public review will be open from November 4th - January 2nd, 2023.
We look forward to hearing from our community!