Week 12 Recap
Thank you all for a record-setting night at Bingo last Friday! Our MPR was packed and we had a great time for all 10 rounds. Thanks for coming out and supporting our campus and PTSO, shout out to Neal Stafford for supplying our Blackout Bingo Grand Prize as well!
We have Spirit Week and our Kindergarten Costume Parade next week in addition to fall parties for some grade levels. Student Council is also collection donations for Breast Cancer awareness next Friday where we will have a pink out and any student that donates $1 or more will be able to wear a hat on Friday. All donations will go to "Check for a Lump" for the third year in a row to support their mission. If you would like to make a donation online you may do so through their paypal page. See the flyer below for more details.
Bingo Night Success
Thanks to all who came out to Bingo Night! Thanks to Happy Valentine Photography for the amazing photos as well!
7th Grade Math
Mrs. Bonham and Mrs. Tumey lead students in perimeter and surface area problem solving on Tuesday.
First Grade Fire Truck
1st Graders got to your the Glendale FD's Fire Engine on Tuesday!
Bingo Night Success
7th Grade Math
Positive Office Referrals for the Week
Bingo Night Success!
Thank you to everyone that came out last Friday to Bingo. We were able to raise over $5,100 in one night! Funds raised at our events help fulfill teacher Donors Choose requests and allows us to pamper our teachers with monthly SIPS trucks and a holiday party in November.
Thank you Neal Stafford for donating our grand prize- an Xbox!
A huge thank you to Lacey Valentine of Happy Valentine Photography for taking pictures at the event. Head over to the Sierra Verde PTSO Facebook page to check out the amazing pictures!
Registration is Open! The PTSO annual Silent Auction is running from 10/30/2022-11/05/2022 and registration is now open. For each registered bidder, your child will earn a raffle ticket. We are raffling a giant Squishmallow for every grade this year! Have your students reach out to friends and family to sign up. Registering as a bidder is free and does not mean you have to buy something. Your student will be coming home with a flyer that has more details.
Some highlighted auction items:
- $500 Great Wolf Lodge Gift Card thanks to Shine Dentistry.
- Signed Phoenix Suns merch and swag!
- Tickets- Phoenix Rising, Spring Training, Phoenix Zoo, Fiesta Bowl and more!
- Baskets- Birthday Basket, BBQ basket, Dog basket, Mathnasium basket and more!
- One of a kind artwork and even a trip to San Diego!
Thank you Bingo Volunteers!!!
A huge thank you to our Bingo Volunteers- Lacey Valentine, Nikki Lengal, Libby Zukowski, Zilin Xie, Sean Ahn, Justine Huh, Lori Pierce, Sandra Avalos and Krista Kelly. From setting up, taking credit card payments and cleaning up after- you helped make the night a success. We appreciate you!
Volunteer of the Week ~Sara Nassef~
Miss Sara started volunteering in my class when her oldest son was in first grade. Their family was new to Sierra Verde and to our country. She has always been so kind and helpful. She takes on any task. She will staple, sort, build, clean, copy, work with students, and so much more. When she is done with what I have given her to do, she always asks if I have more. Even though her children are not in my classroom anymore, she continues to help in my classroom. When we were learning online and volunteers were not able to help in classrooms, she volunteered to do tasks that were helpful electronically. She typed up our first grade sight word books lists 1-10 when we started our new reading program with slightly new high frequency words. She even created it to be easier to copy than our last sight word booklet. She constantly looks for ways to make teachers lives easier. She is amazing! She has even brought back gifts from Egypt. She knows that we teach about ancient Egypt and wanted to share items with me so I could also share with my students. We are blessed to have her as a volunteer and as a friend.
Calling all Veterans
Welcome to SV Mr. Franco
I was born and raised in San Diego California. I have a beautiful wife and 2 year old daughter. I love playing the guitar, drums, and watching sports. I also love Pizza and Tacos! I am excited to work as an interpreter on campus at Sierra Verde this year.
Middle School Dance Next Friday
Girls on the Run 2023
A Message from Mrs. O
A big thank you to all students and parents and staff that supported our book fair. This fund raiser will help us buy books for the library. The first books we buy for the library are books recommended by students. Our SV students have already checked out close to 5,000 books this school year. I was so glad to have the help of volunteers during the book fair this year, everything ran smoothly with their help. We always have room for more book fair volunteers.
Priority Open Enrollment 23-24
Open Enrollment is underway for the 2023– 2024 school year. Through Open Enrollment, your child has the opportunity to attend any school of their choice, if capacity permits. If you currently have an 8th grader that will be attending Mountain Ridge High School next year and Mountain Ridge is not your home school, you need to apply for open enrollment by December 05, 2022 for priority consideration. If you have another student starting school next year in any grade and your current student is on open enrollment, you should also apply by December 2022. Priority will be given to siblings of currently enrolled students if grade level capacity permits. You must apply online at dvusd.org/openenrollment. It is not necessary to reapply for Open Enrollment for currently enrolled students at Sierra Verde, only new students wishing to attend.
For those of you with family, friends, or neighbors looking to attend SV next year, it is essential that you get an application ASAP and prior to the the closing of our priority window. In most grades, we typically have to waitlist most students if they apply after December.
Families will be notified if the application has been approved or denied via email in January 2023. Upon notification, a registration must be completed online, no later than 10 days after notification of the decision, or the student potentially forfeits the approved Open Enrollment and may need to reapply.
If you have any questions, please contact the front office at 623-376-4800.
SV New Era Hats Available
There will also be a one size child/youth all black cap available for purchase as well that will fit our youngest Vipers better than the adult 39thirty. Please be sure to order the correct size on our website as we will not have extra hats on hand to exchange sizes.
Middle School Sports
Congratulations to our baseball and softball on another great regular season. We are awaiting the playoff bracket to determine the locations and opponents for the playoffs next week.
Girls and Boys Volleyball Tryouts start on Tuesday, November 1st! Please make sure your child is entered in Register My Athlete and is marked "Ready for Tryouts" BEFORE Monday, Oct. 31st @ 4:00 p.m. At that time the registration WILL BE CLOSED!!! Tryouts will be after school from 3:30 - 5:30. Please check out SV athletics website for more information on tryouts and the game schedule. Good luck Vipers.
Cross Country for 7/8 will start on Monday, November 7th. They ware starting a week after volleyball to give our athletes a chance to tryout for both sports - one at a time! Please have everything entered in Register My Athlete by Friday, November 4th @ 4:00 p.m. At that time the registration WILL BE CLOSED!!! Tryouts will be before school as long as their is daylight to run from 7 - 8. Please check out SV athletics website for more information on tryouts and the game schedule. Good luck Vipers.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cullen (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Our 5th/6th graders can join our 5/6 Cross Country Club that will start on Tuesday, November 1st after school. Your child HAS TO be entered in Register My Athlete and be marked "Ready for Tryouts" before BEFORE Monday, Oct. 31st @ 4:00 p.m. This is a club for our younger students who want to learn what it is like to run cross country and get a head start for when they enter 7th/8th grade. The fee for this club is $100. They will run in meets with our Cross Country team, but they will run separately (5/6) after 7/8 athletes run!
Yearbook Cover Contest
Stock our Store
Help stock the PBIS Store Rewards Store by purchasing Rewards directly on Amazon. If you purchase from our PBIS Rewards wishlist it will ship directly to campus and our kids can purchase immediately. Stock our store here:
Squishmellows are one of the hottest items in our PBIS Store, if you have any you would like to donate, our kids love to purchase them from PBIS Rewards!
Mindfulness Monday Challenge of the Week
Cleaning is not usually one of those activtiies that people describe as enjoyable. It is usually only enjoyed after it is done. Because of this, cleaning tends to be something we rush through. So this week, let's introduce a new perspective on cleaning: mindful cleaning. What if you were to look at the task as a way to practice mindfulness? Instead of racing through the chores, give yourself time, turn off your phone and other distractions, and focus on cleaning - and nothing else. When you practice mindfulness while cleaning, you not only end up doing a better job, but you learn how to find meaning in the chores you do. You have to clean up anyway, so instead of rushing through, use it as an opportunity to practice mindfulness.
This weeks challenge: As you clean this week, pause with each object in your hand, think about whether it belongs, and make an intentional choice about where it is going to go. Think about how cleaning will help you feel better about yourself, your family, your home, your desk, or whatever space you are in.
Join Team SV
Yearbook Sales Are Open
- The cut off to sign students out is 15 minutes before dismissal, 3:15 for full days, 1:45 for early release and 11:50 for half days.
- If you bring your student's lunch to the front office, we have a late lunch table in the cafeteria that all student's will be able to check. Just put their name on their lunch bag and it will be delivered to the cafeteria.
- If you are calling in your student as absent, please call the attendance line directly so you can leave a message. Our absence line is 623-376-4890
- Next Friday, 10/28 is a 90 minute early release (2:00 pm) for our staff to participate in their Professional Learning Community Collaborative Teams.
Immunizations @ Constitution Elementary School
Constitution Immunization Clinic
Friday, October 21st 2:30 to 5:30 pm (Today)
Friday, November 18th 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Social Studies and Music Curriculum Adoptions
Have a Great Weekend!
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