Bobcat Bulletin

December 10, 2021

From our staff to your family, we'd like to wish you a holiday season that is filled with JOY & GRATITUDE!

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*Pictured Above: new custom State 48 Bobcat shirts courtesy of our SF PTSA...and we LOVE them!

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 12/13: Spirit Week---Hawaiian Day
  • 12/14: Spirit Week---Grinch Day
  • 12/15: Spirit Week---Snow Day
  • 12/16: Spirit Week---Ugly Sweater Day
  • 12/17: Spirit Week---Pajama Day
  • 12/17: 12:05pm Dismissal/Half Day!


Winter Break is 12/20-1/3, No School.

School Resumes on TUESDAY, January 4th.

Our school office will close at 2pm on December 17th. Dismissal is at 12:05pm on Dec. 17th

A Community Celebration...

Bobcat Community,

We were just made aware that US News Awards has ranked Sonoran Foothills School among the Top 5% of all schools in the US. These rankings are based on factors such as math and reading proficiency, student performance, and college readiness. We'd also like to give a shout out to several other DVUSD schools that also made the top ranking list.


THANK YOU to all of our teachers, staff, students, parents, and families

for all you do to support education

and make Sonoran Foothills an amazing place for students to learn and grow!


K-6 (7 schools in the top 10% of all public elementary schools):

Diamond Canyon Top 1%

Sierra Verde Top 2%

Sonoran Foothills Top 3%

Highland Lakes Top 3%

Stetson Hills Top 3%

Legend Springs Top 4%

West Wing Top 7%


7-8 (5 schools in the top 10%):

Sonoran Foothills: Top 2%

Sierra Verde Top 2%

Stetson Hills Top 4%

West Wing Top 5%

Terramar Top 7%

Join our Bobcats Team...

We are STILL seeking qualified and eager candidates who are interested in serving our students through one of the following roles:


  • Para Educator (2 positions available)
  • Crossing Guard (starts in January)
  • Night time custodian/maintenance



Please reach out directly to Darlene Baumgartner at darlene.baumgartner@dvusd.org

All Things EQ Message (from the founder Danna Evans):

The motto for this week in school is:

I choose what I believe about myself.


We will hear a variety of helpful and unhelpful opinions about ourselves from other people in our lives. Those opinions are only important if we decide they are important. We choose what we believe about ourselves.

"Opinions aren't facts, stop worrying about what other people think of you." -Unknown


When your children hear another person's opinion about themselves, help them understand that they have a choice of whether to believe it or not. Let your child know that they decide what is true about them, not other people. There will be times when rejecting a negative belief may feel like avoiding an unpleasant truth about ourselves. Even in times like these, our children can reshape their beliefs into something that is helpful and motivating while still understanding the reality of the situation.

For example, if they fail a math test, it can be tempting to believe 'I can't do math,' but this belief limits our possibilities and ignores the idea of improvement. Instead, the belief can be replaced with 'I have more to learn in math,' which allows for better possibilities in the future while still acknowledging the reality of the failed test.


What is true for us in one moment, does not have to be true for us always.

Our children have the capacity to continually grow and improve,

and the right beliefs help make that happen.

21-22 YEARBOOKS!

Yearbook discounted price deadline is coming up.

If you would like to order a yearbook at the discounted price of $25, order before December 17th. The cost will be $30 after December 17th.

To order visit: COMMPE.PICTAVO.COM and search for Sonoran Foothills School.

The Silver Apple Award...

Does your child have a teacher this year that he/she just can't stop raving about? Well, consider nominating him/her for the Silver Apple Award recognition. More details can be found at: https://www.azfamily.com/community/silver_apple/

Thank you for keeping our community safe & healthy...

  • Keep your child home if he/she has covid like symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid.
  • Use the reporting button below to notify our school if your child has covid, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid. Thank you!

About Us

In partnership with students, families, and community members, Sonoran Foothills School seeks to create a challenging and diverse learning environment through engaging instruction allowing for individual differences in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect.