Pinnacle Peak Preparatory

Weekly Message - May 25, 2023

Have a Great Summer!

I want to wish all the Pinnacle Peak students, parents, staff, and community members a happy end of the school year and wonderful summer! Take time to rest, be with family, and have some wonderful adventures. Read a good book, try a fun experiment, build something, or play a board game. If you are looking for learning ideas over the summer check out the link below for some great things our students can access and continue their learning journey. There are some really cool new summer options through our learning platforms, like Zearn and Really Great Reading to keep our students' minds sharp!

Remember - Pinnacle Peak Students are Safe, Organized, Accountable and Respectful - go SOAR through your summer break!!

Dr. Freed

Congratulations to our Amazing 8th Graders!!

Upcoming Events

Meet the Teacher - August 2nd - 8:15-9:30

First Day of School - August 3rd

Curriculum Night - August 21st - 6:00-7:30

Summer Learning Opporunities

Community Education Classes


Really Great Reading

Click this link to learn more about all the great summer learning opportunities.

Meet Our New Staff Joining Pinnacle Peak Prep

Mrs. Tavrytzky - Our New 3rd grade Teacher

I am a native Phoenician and a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University. I have been married for 30 years to my college sweetheart and have two incredible sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law! I love to hike, bike, play pickleball, do yoga, and spend my school days with my sweet third graders. I am looking forward to joining Pinnacle Peak Prep and soaring with the Eagles.

Mrs. Tully - Our New STEM Teacher

My name is Kelley Tully and I am so excited to be a part of the team at Pinnacle Peak Prep as the STEM specialist! I have eleven years of diverse teaching experience, but STEM is my passion. My husband and I have been married for five years and have two basset hounds that we love spending time with outdoors.

Ms. Millar - Our New 2nd Grade Teacher

Hi! I’m Ms. Millar! I am currently teaching kindergarten at Pinnacle Peak Prep and I am so excited to be teaching second grade next year! I studied elementary education at the University of Arizona and student taught in second grade. I hope you all have a great summer filled with lots of fun and I can’t wait to see you in August!

Mrs. Conrad - Our New Middle School Teacher

My name is Tracy Conrad and I have been a teacher for over twenty years, 15 in middle school social studies. I grew up in Arizona and attended PVUSD schools. I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University. I am married with three children. I am so excited to start as a teacher at PPPS.

We are looking for a lunchtime duty aide

Would you like to help out on the playground and in the cafeteria? We are looking for someone to fill a campus support position to work 2 hours a day (from 11:00-1:00) helping with our recess and lunchtime. If you are interested call the office or put in an application through the link below. If you have questions feel free to email Dr. Freed at

Link to the job application page.

Thanks to the Schwartz Family for Hosting an Incoming Kindergarten Party! (Pics below.)

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EduKits (School Supplies) - ORDER NOW

Pinnacle Peak Prep is pleased to offer Edukit as a convenient way to shop for next year’s school supplies. All supplies are hand picked by your child’s teacher and delivered directly to the classroom before the first day of school.

Order by June 13th for best pricing and free delivery.

Click here to order your EduKits.

2023-24 Kindergarten - 8th Grade Enrollment

At this time, we are accepting Kindergarten - 8th Grade Online Registration for the 2023-24 school year.



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Are You Moving?

Will you be moving over the summer? Please let Kelli Samsill in the office know. We want to make sure our records are updated or ensure all records will be transferred smoothly to your new school. Kelli can be reached at or at 602-449-6700.

Summer Enrichment Programs - Register Now!

Community Education is delighted to announce that we will be offering Enrichment Summer School and Sports Camps from May through July. Please note: all summer 2023 programs are fee-based. Please refer to the catalog for tuition and specific due dates.

Link to the Community Education Summer Website

Download the Summer Catalog here.

Summer High School

8th Grade Families-

Yep, Summer is almost here and that means it is time for Summer High School! Please see linked flyers for more information.

REGISTER NOW! Summer High School will be held at Horizon High School. Registration is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. DON'T WAIT, REGISTER NOW!

Session I--May 30-June 16, 2023

  • Registration for Session I closes by MIDNIGHT on May 24
Session II--June 19-July 7, 2023

  • Registration for Session II closes by MIDNIGHT on June 14

School hours: M - F, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Please consider supporting our school by making an AZ tax credit donation

Making a contribution to receive an Arizona public education tax credit is simple. You can get a tax credit up to $200 for an individual or $400 per married couple.

Donations received and/or postmarked Jan 1 - April 15, 2023 can be for tax year 2022 or tax year 2023 as chosen by the donor. Click on the link below:


Helpful Links Below

Add money to your child's lunch account - EZSchoolPay - click here.

Bus Routes - click here.

District and PTO Calendar - click here.

District Website - click here.

Infinite Campus Login - click here.

Lunch Menu - click here.


As always - check out the PTO website for important information including dates for other fun family events.

Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School

The PPPS family of learners collaborates within an engaging community that is passionate, purposeful, and productive.

Congratulations to our Amazing 8th Graders!!