Gavilan Peak Firebirds-We ARE GP!

August 16-20

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Curriculum Night Information

August 24

Kindergarten-5th grade

Specials for Kindergarten and 1st grade


Kindergarten/1st grade


Specials for 2nd and 3rd grade/SAGE for 3rd grade


2nd grade/3rd grade


SAGE/Specials for 4th and 5th grade


4th grade/5th grade


August 25

6th grade

6th grade specials


Donat/Blair OR Zhao/Perrin


Walkup to math students->go to middle school


Zhao/Perrin OR Donat/Blair


August 25

7th-8th grade

1st period


2nd period


3rd period


4th period


5th/6th period


7th period




New Gavilan Peak Staff!

Over the next couple weeks we will be featuring our new staff members.

Calling all volunteers!

Gavilan Peak is starting a fitness club AND Girls on the Run Club. Both of these clubs require volunteers to run smoothly. If you are interested in either one, please read the description below and email: or

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Fitness Club

Fitness Club: Fall Semester starting September 9th. The club will be for boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade and run Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4pm. During the meetings we will lead the students in a warm-up, group games and team sports for example capture the flag, kickball, etc. We will have snack before each practice.

We are seeking male or female volunteers ages 18 or older. Ideal volunteers would have a student in the club.

Please note at this time we are only recruiting volunteers to assist our head Coach. Enrollment for the club will be coming soon.

Those interested should contact: or

Deadline to express interest:

Monday, August 30th

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Girls on the Run

- Girls on the Run: This program runs during the Spring semester and is for girls only in 3rd-5th grade. This program does have a few trainings prior to becoming a Girls on the Run coach and requires a current CPR card. This will be on Mondays and Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30pm. Girls on the Run uses running and fitness along side social-emotional learning to help girls build relationships and self-esteem. We will also participate in the end of year Girls on the Run 5K event.

We are seeking female volunteers only per the organization. You do not need to be a runner to volunteer for this club.

Those interested should contact: or

Deadline to express interest:

Monday, August 30th.

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Message from Nurse Jaime...

Please don't forget you can request a free, new pair of shoes here:

See the attached flyer for a vaccination clinic sponsored by Deer Valley.

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Interested in joining the PTO Board?

Two PTO Board Positions are Open: Treasurer and Secretary

Please email if you are interested

Please complete this survey for the PTO meeting schedule

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Simple ways to support GP!

If you are interested in joining our PTO please contact:
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August motto:

Are my thoughts helping or hurting me?

This year we will be aligning our All Things EQ, social-emotional learning program along with core Mandarin values. We are excited about this new direction of our program and are confident our students are gaining life skills and lessons for working through social situations. We will be spending more time on a motto to allow more opportunities for students to grow, practice, and learn from the mottos.
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Calling all parents/guardians who want to be part of the Firebird team! We are seeking custodians and cafeteria monitors. In addition, we have an Athletic Director position available. These positions are a great way to be able to help out on campus and get paid during this time in which we can't have volunteers on campus. Competitive pay and benefits are offered.

Please contact 623-445-7404 with interest.

Reminder-DVUSD Blackboard Communication-check your spam!

Deer Valley has begun using a new parent notification system.

The district and our schools have sent messages to our parents during the past couple weeks. If you feel you may be missing messages, please check your email's spam and/or junk folders.

*We understand that some of the emails from DVUSD may be going to junk/spam. To help fix this problem, move the email from your spam/junk into your inbox. Also, add the reply to email address from the DVUSD email to your system's address book. In addition, add and to your email system's address book.

DVUSD is continuing to fine-tune this system and will likely run future tests to ensure all parents are receiving important messages from the schools and district.

Please note: If you unsubscribe from an email from either a school or district, you are unsubscribing from all future emails coming from your child's school and the district. Thank you for your patience as we implement this new system, which will be more efficient in getting important messages to our parents and families.

Power School Login reminders

Please make sure you have completed all back to school first week paperwork on your student's PowerSchool account.

In order to access these important yearly documents, parents will have to have a PowerSchool Parent account set up. ALL PARENTS who HAVE NOT already created a PowerSchool Parent account, NEED TO DO SO ASAP! If you need your initial Parent Access password, you must visit the office in person to pick up this code. We are not able to provide this information over the phone or email to protect everyone's identity.

DVUSD Safe Schools 2021-2022

We encourage you to visit and bookmark DVUSD's Safe Schools page which will always contain the latest information regarding all COVID policies, procedures, and our mitigation plan as it evolves throughout the year. The DVUSD Remain in School Operational Safety Plan will continue to navigate school safety during the 21-22 year. Gavilan Peak will follow these policies and processes to keep our campus and community safe.
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Did you know the cafeteria offers party boxes that can be delivered to your child's classroom to celebrate their birthday?

See the order form below.

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Weekly updates from administration for our families and students.

Nominate a staff member for our Monthly Firebird

Has a staff member gone above any beyond? Do you have something special you'd like to share about a staff member?