Stallion News

Stetson Hills School Information and Upcoming Events


February has been full of fun and learning! We had an amazing guest speaker, Katey McPherson, who spoke to parents, students, and staff about technology and social media use in today's youth. We also had fun spirit weeks, Halo Animal Rescue Drive, St. Mary's Food Bank Drive, fun Valentine's activities and parties, and much more!

Our amazing PTSA was also able to purchase brand new furniture for our library through Step It Up funds. This is all because of our amazing families and the contributions you made to our fundraiser. So THANK YOU to everyone! The furniture is beautiful and the students and staff love it!

With Stallion Pride,

Mrs. Dyer-Hurdon


Early Release Dates for March

The following dates are 2:00 release:

March 3

March 10

March 24

March 31

Spring Break is March 13-17.

This month during early release time, teams will focus on professional development and Professional Learning Community (PLC) work. For professional development, staff members will be trained to administer the upcoming state assessments. For PLC work, teachers will engage in the creation of extension and enrichment opportunities for students who have already mastered standards. Teams are also working collaboratively on team goals that were set in February based on student data. For example, 8th grade is working on strategies to help students dissect multi-step instructions and prompts to ensure they fully answer the question/problem.

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

February 27 through March 3 - Read Across America Week

March 1 - Kindergarten Preview Night 5-6PM; Book Fair Family Night until 6PM

March 7 - Governing Board Meeting 7PM

March 8 - Field Day Grades 3-6

March 9 - Field Day Grades K-2

March 13-17 - Spring Break - No School

March 21 - PTSA General Meeting 9AM (Stetson Library)

March 23 - Evening of the Arts 5PM

March 27 - Dual Enrollment Night for 8th Grade 5-5:30PM in STEM Room

March 28 - Governing Board Meeting 7PM

Kindergarten Preview Night - Tonight!

If you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 23-24 school year, join us tonight for Kindergarten Preview Night! You will get a chance to see a classroom, meet the teachers, ask questions, and find out how to register! We hope to see you from 5-6PM!

You can also stop by our library for our Book Fair, which will be open until 6PM.

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Upcoming State Assessment Information

State assessments are quickly approaching! We would like to share with you important information regarding Arizona State Assessments for the 2022-2023 school year. All 3rd-8th grade students will be assessed for writing, reading (ELA), and math. 5th graders and 8th graders will also be tested in the area of science. 3rd graders will be assessed in the area of oral reading fluency.

Please make every effort possible to not schedule your child doctor's appointments during the school day on testing days, and please try not to pull your student out of school early or during lunch. If students arrive late to school on a testing day, the office will need to see if the student can complete the assessment that day or be placed in an alternate location if testing has already begun.

Please ensure your child eats a a healthy, nutritious breakfast each morning and gets a good night's sleep each night.

Testing dates are as follows:

March 29 - 5th and 8th Grade Science

March 30 - 5th and 8th Grade Science

April 4 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Writing

April 5 - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Writing

April 6 - 3rd Grade Oral Reading Fluency

April 10 - 3rd Grade Oral Reading Fluency

April 11 - 3rd, 4th, 5th ELA Part 1

April 12 - 3rd, 4th, 5th ELA Part 2

April 13 - 6th, 7th, 8th ELA Part 1

April 14 - 6th, 7th, 8th ELA Part 2

April 18 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Math Part 1

April 19 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Math Part 2

April 20 - 6th, 7th, 8th Math Part 1

April 21 - 6th, 7th, 8th Math Part 2

Field Day - March 8th and March 9th

Field days will be held on March 8th for grades 3-6 and March 9th for grades K-2. Parents are allowed to attend this event and need to sign in as a visitor in the front office. You will need to stay with your child's class during the field day events. Please note that due to the nature of this event, siblings are not allowed to attend.

Times are as follows:

March 8:

Grades 5 and 6: 9-11:30 AM

Grades 3 and 4: 12:50-3:05 PM

March 9:

Kindergarten: 11:45-12:30

Grades 1 and 2: 12:50-3:05 PM

Staff Spotlight

Spotlight this month is on 5th grade!!

This amazing team of educators has taught a collective 74 years in 24 different schools. They hold 4 Bachelor of Arts degrees in Education, 2 Masters of Education and Curriculum Development, and endorsements for ESL, special education, gifted, administrative leadership, and middle grade science. Over the years, they have taught Kindergarten, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8th grades! They have taught math, science, SS, ELA, gifted, special education, and English Language Learners.

Their strengths:

Literacy coach for 12 years

Behavior Management Consultant

PBIS trained

Math tutor

Parents of children in DVUSD K-12

Curriculum Writing

Goals they have set for the year:

100% of students will feel safe, successful, and included.

Strive as a team to create a community of life-long learners.

As a team, we value each other and use our strengths to collaborate for the benefit of our students.

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PTSA Updates

Mother Son Night was a blast! Thank you to everyone that attended!

PTSA is now accepting donations for our All In Auction in April. If you are a business owner or some one who is and would like to make a donation please reach out to Nadda Blair or Melanie West.

Tax Credits!

Did you know that contributions made to a public school from January 1 to April 15 may be used as a tax credit on the prior year's tax return? For example, qualifying contributions made to a public school January 1, 2023 to April 15, 2023 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2022 or 2023 Arizona income tax return.

If you'd like to make a school tax credit donation, use one of the following options:

1. Donate online through this LINK.

2. Mail to the school at 25475 N. Stetson Hills Loop, Phoenix, AZ 85083

3. Drop off directly at Stetson Hills

Parking Lot Reminders

Thank you for continuing to follow traffic procedures put in place in order to keep our students and staff safe. A few reminders this month:

  • Please continue to pull ALL the way forward once you have picked up your child. If you merge into the 2nd lane, make sure your car will completely fit into the other lane, as to not impede traffic. If you are impeding traffic, please pull all the way forward in the lane you were originally in and merge near the exit of the parking lot instead. This will significantly increase the number of cars that can fit in behind you, reducing our overall dismissal time.
  • School zones are a NO passing zone. This means that you cannot pass in the bike lane or in the lane for oncoming traffic. Please stay in the line until it is your turn.
  • Please pull ALL the way up on the blue curb so that as many cars as possible can fit in behind you. This significantly increases they number of students being picked up or dropped off, which in turn makes traffic flow more quickly.

March Lunch Menu

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Join the Stetson Hills Team

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

8 Hour Custodian (10:30-7 daily)

Crossing Guard

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