Viper Voice

Week 28 Recap

Last Week of 3rd Quarter

We had an amazing "Read Across America" Week with dozens of guest readers in our classrooms and students taking time to DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). Thanks to our parent/family volunteers who came to campus this week by reading and supporting literacy for all our Vipers.

In addition to Read Across America Week, we also launched our APEX X-Factor leadership program and fundraiser. You have probably heard a lot about Robo Rob, Showtime Shane, and T-Rex Tori who are on campus all week with our X-Factor Program. They will be back at SV all next week with our Obstacle run on Thursday and our middle school Color Games on Friday. We have a weekend challenge for Apex that can be accessed at the Apex Event homepage. Robo Rob announced our Weekend Share Challenge with a Donut Party on the line next week.

Our K-6 students will participate in their APEX Obstacle Run next Thursday, All K-6 students will receive an APEX Orange Jersey to wear at the run on Thursday morning in homeroom. We welcome parents to come and attend during thier allotted time. All are welcome to come out to the field and cheer on our Vipers. Just be aware that parking will be a little crazy so allow some extra time. The schedule for the run is by grade level on Thursday 3/9.

8:50-9:40 Kindergarten

9:50-10:40 3rd Grade

10:40- 11:30 2nd Grade

11:50-12:50 1st Grade

12:50-1:50 6th Grade

1:50-2:50 4th Grade

2:50-3:30 5th Grade

FriYAY March 3rd
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Positive Office Referral Winners

This week's positive office referral winners are: Zoya, Rita, Peter, Michael, Joshua, Grayson, Shayce, Miles, Leah, Mason, Cirai, Zoey, and Drew. Thank you all for leading with kindness and setting a great example!

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Volunteer of the Week ~Monica Campbell~

Monica is a tremendous help in our classroom! Not only does she do an amazing job with my second grade reading groups, but she is also one of my homeroom parents. She has helped plan the parties and every one of them run so smoothly thanks to her organization! ~Mrs. S. Smith

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PTSO Update

Nest week we have our PTSO Restaurant Night- Thursday, March 9th at Famous Dave's

Apex Obstacle Course- Volunteers Needed!

The PTSO needs volunteers to help "mark" runners on Thursday, March 9th! Please contact Nikki at

if you are able to volunteer at any of the following times-

  • 12:50-1:50 6th Grade
  • 1:50-2:50 4th Grade
  • 2:50-3:30 5th Grade

Apex Obstacle Course- March 9th!

This week students have been raising money for Sierra Verde's Apex Obstacle Course and Color Run on March 9th. Funds raised will help purchase outdoor classroom and learning space, new furniture for the school, announcement technology and STEAM resources. So far this week we have raised- $30,000

Let's keep up the momentum and encourage your student to reach out to friends and family for donations!

SV Spiritwear Store

Sierra Verde has launched a new Spirit Shop. We now offer Viper gear that is always available with 1000s of garments to choose from. Our new store is now open and all orders will ship directly to your home with no minimums.
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Arizona Attorney General Anti-Bullying Presentations

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents March 8, 2023 (Virtual)

All our parents are welcome to attend a Sierra Verde webinar on anti-bullying. See the details below. Later this March, we will be hosting an anti-bullying presentation for our middle school students on campus.

Office of the Arizona Attorney General - Community Outreach & Education

Parent Webinar

March 8, 2023


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 894 1851 0181

Passcode: 932009

5:00-6:00 PM


Anti-Bullying Addresses the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures parents can take. We explain why teaching kindness and being empathetic is important and the relationship it has with bullying. We also give tips to parents on how to help their child become resilient to criticism.

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Students, Monday, March 20, 2023

This presentation will address the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures students can take. We empower and encourage students to change the culture of bullying and create a kindness culture instead. We also inform students about the legal consequences for bullying and how it can affect their future. This presentation will be given to 6-8th grade students on March 20.

Middle School Sports Update

Congratulations to our spring athletes on a fantastic start to the season on Tuesday with two wins and a great performance by our spiritline. Next Tuesday basketball and cheer are away at Sonoran Foothills and on Thursday they are at Gavilan Peak. Both days are 4:30 start times.

SV Hats For Sale

We have a limited supply new era hats available for order on our website. The hats are available in 3 sizes 1. Small/Medium 2. Medium/Large 3. Large/XL . The caps are flex fit which allows them to fit a range of sizes. You can pre-order them on our website for $25, and they will be $30 after the pre-order window. The size guide can be found here, and this is the 39thirty model

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.

Mindful Monday

Silent Walking Exercise

At some point this week, take 10 minutes or longer to walk silently. You can do this indoors or outdoors. Remain silent throughout the entire walk so you can hear what your mind is producing.

As your attention is drawn to particular objects or sounds in your environment, to your thoughts and feelings, to sensations in your body, call them out by saying them three times. For example, when a car passes by, say to yourself, "car, car, car." If you start to feel stress in your body, say "stress" three times.

Notice what happens when you do this. Continue to label everything and repeat as you notice.

DVUSD Job Fair

DVUSD is hosting a job fair for all positions and departments in Deer Valley on Saturday, April 1. For more details go to or email
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Yearbooks Still Available

Our Sierra Verde Yearbook sales are still open until we sell 50 more yearbooks for 22-23.We do not order any extra copies to sell on hand at the end of the year, so make sure you order ASAP to guarantee your book. 8th grade dedications and kindergarten pictures are due by Friday 2/24.

DVUSD Community Education Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is opens and it fills up fast. For more info and to register your child, visit
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PBIS Rewards

PBIS Rewards continues to be a huge success at SV this year and your students love to spend their PBIS Rewards points at our school store. If you are interested in donating to our PBIS store, we have a PBIS Store Amazon Wishlist. You can also drop off any donation items to our office - new/gently loved stuffed animals are always a popular item.

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:

Help our Health Office

The Health Office could use your help. We need assistance in restocking our clothing cabinet. We are in need of donations of NEW underwear for boys and girls- sizes extra small, small, & medium. If you are doing any spring cleaning, we can take any gently used, athletic-type shorts, shirts, and leggings for girls and boys in all sizes. This will help us get students back to class faster after an accident. Thank you for supporting our students!

- Nurse Jessie and Nurse Lynn

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

Sierra Verde currently has openings for 2 full time paraprofessionals. Both of these positions include benefits and are available for an immediate start. We also need a crossing guard for 90 minutes per day. Our cafeteria is 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.

Office Updates

  • Next Friday 3/10 is a 2:00 pm early release for our staff to participate in professional development to prepare for Spring State Testing.
  • If your child is absent please call our attendance line directly for faster reporting at 623-376-4890
  • Our Parental Input Classroom Environment Form is now available on our website for the 23-24 school year. This form will still active until April 1 when we will make our first draft for class lists.
  • Next week is National Breakfast Week
  • DVUSD is on spring break and our office will be closed from 3/11-3/19.
  • 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!

Sierra Verde STEAM Academy

An A+ School of Excellence

Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education

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Deer Valley Unified School District