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Week 22 Recap

100 Days!

We had an action packed 4 days of learning and innovation at SV this week. We also got to celebrate the 100th day of school on Wednesday. Thank you all for your efforts in getting your kids to school on time as our attendance rates continue to be strong through 3rd quarter even with the long weekend.

Next week is our Student Council Spirit Week for 3rd quarter. See the schedule below for all the detailed dress days.

Monday 1/23 -Disney Day

Tuesday 1/24-Star Wars Day

Wednesday 1/25-Addams Family Day

Thursday 1/26-Toy Story Day

Friday 1/27-Extreme Purple and Green Day

Positive Office Referral Winners

This week's positive office referral winners are: Ian, Quinn, Ariana, Kavan, Sophia, Blake, Adalyn, Molly, Jacky, Olivia, and Thomas. Thank you all for leading with kindness and setting the bar high!

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PTSO Update

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported Sierra Verde on Wednesday night! Remember to tag Sierra Verde PTSO on Restaurant Nights and YOU could be featured in the SMORE!

Third grader and Student Council member, Gavin enjoying a Sonic Blast. Thank you for supporting us, Gavin!

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Middle School Sports Schedule

Volleyball Playoffs Games

Congratulations to both our boys and girls for a great regular season! On Tuesday we host two first round playoff games. Both our boys and girls are the home seed in the opening match. Be sure to come cheer on our Vipers back to back, a win takes us to the Semifinals on Thursday at a TBD location.

Cross Country Championship Meet 1/28 at Boulder Creek HS

See the full schedule of races for next Saturday's District Cross Country Meet. Good luck to all our Vipers next Saturday!

Spirit Line Update

To participate in Spirit Line try-outs, students must be cleared in Register My Athlete by Friday, January 27, 2023.

Try-out Schedule:

Monday, January 30 - 3:45-5:00

Tuesday, January 31 - 3:45-5:00

Wednesday, February 1 - 3:40-5:00

The final selection will be made following Wednesday’s try-out. The Spirit Line Acknowledgement form MUST be signed and returned to Mrs. Hoffpauir by Friday, January 27, 2023.

If you have any questions, please see Coach Hoffpauir

Basketball Tryouts Jan 30

Both Boys and Girls will have basketball tryouts the week of January 30. Tryouts will be after dismissal and will be on the outside basketball courts due to the drama production of Aladdin. All athletes must be registered and marked "Ready for Tryouts" by Friday January 27 at 4:00 pm on Register My Athlete webpage. No exceptions or exemptions will be made for this deadline, please be sure to get all paperwork and physicals completed ASAP!

Support SV w/ Amazon Smile

Did you know? You can support Sierra Verde PTSO with a percentage back from your Amazon purchases, at no additional cost to you. When you shop using AmazonSmile (, you'll find the same Amazon storefront with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the eligible purchase price to Sierra Verde PTSO, at no additional cost.

It’s quick and easy to set up, here are the steps for desktop/web and mobile! How to use AmazonSmile on a desktop/web browser:

1. Visit

2. Sign in with the same account you use for

3. Select the charity ‘Sierra Verde PSTO Inc’

4. Start shopping!

Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity –add a bookmark at to make it easy to shop.

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on a mobile phone:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app

2. Navigate to the main menu (=)

3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”

4. Select the charity ‘Sierra Verde PSTO Inc’ and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app.

5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.

Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Visit to learn more.

Questions? Contact Megan Munson (SV parent)

Open Enrollment Notification for 23-24

Be sure to check your email inbox for open enrollment registration emails from DVUSD. Families have now been notified regarding open enrollment applications for 23-24 has been approved, waitlisted, or denied via email from district office. 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.

Mindfulness Monday Challenge of the Week

Sports offer the opportunity to have fun, work together with others towards a common goal, and ultimately, learn some of the most important lessons of our lives. We can define sports during the school day as team building in class, games in P.E., and playing with others during recess. Mindful sportsmanship is making the conscious choice to include everyone, play by the rules, learn from mistakes, encourage others, take care of the equipment, talk things out when problems arise, forgive yourself, win with class, and lose with dignity.

This week, challenge yourself to tune in to the way you play sports at school. Choose mindful sportsmanship. Be mindful of the way you win and mindful of the way you lose. At the end of each game or activity you play, find the opportunity to high five a teammate and compliment them on the way they played whether they won or lost.

Join Team SV (Paraprofessional, Crossing Guard, Cook, and Viper Den)

Sierra Verde currently has openings for full time paraprofessionals. Both of these positions include benefits and are available for an immediate start. We also need a morning crossing guard for 45 minutes per day. We are also in need of a Food Service Cook which is 5 hours per day. If you are interested in any position or would like further information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Morales, or stop by the office.

Community Education is also hiring before and after care workers for our Viper Den program. This is a 6 hour per day position before and after school. If you are interested in this position please contact Dina Sands 623-376-3903 or stop by our office for more information.

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Office Updates

  • If you have to call in for an absence, please call our attendance line directly 623-376-4890
  • Next Friday 1/27 is a 2:00 pm Early Release for teachers to work on their Collaborative Teams.
  • Reminder our bike racks are locked during school hours only.
  • We cannot sign out kids 15 minutes before dismissal (3:15 is the cutoff).
  • Reminder we cannot do deliveries to classrooms or call classrooms except for glasses or chromebooks. Phone messages only delivered to students at 2:30. If there is a pick up change, please call our office before 2:30.
  • For those who are interested in volunteering in classrooms and/or attending field trips, you will need to attend a one time district volunteer training (class locations and times can be found at If you have already taken the training you must come in to the front office to update your information, this must be done every year.

Have a Great Weekend!

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