Pinnacle Peak Preparatory

Weekly Message - November 18, 2022

Turkey Lunch is Tuesday, November 22nd.

Come join your child for Turkey Lunch on November 22nd - please see below for times. Parents can get lunch from the cafeteria along with their child and partake in a wonderful family style lunch.

  • Adults: $3.50 cash or check only (payable to PPPS). Includes drink.
  • Children: $2.75 cash or check only (payable to PPPS). Includes drink.


  • Preschool lunch in the classroom
  • 2nd 11:00 - 11:25 (recess at 10:40)
  • 4th 11:15 - 11:40 (recess at 10:55)
  • 3rd 11:30 - 11:55 (recess at 11:10)
  • 6th 11:45 - 12:10 (recess at 11:25)
  • 1st 12:00 - 12:25 (recess at 11:40)
  • Kdg 12:15 - 12:40 (recess at 11:55)
  • MS 12:20 - 12:50
  • 5th 12:30 - 12:55 (recess at 12:10)
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6th Grade Families - Join for the the Middle School Showcase

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Middle School Dance - Winter Wonderland

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Upcoming Events

  • Turkey Day Lunch - Tue., November 22
  • NO SCHOOL - Wed., November 23 - Fri., Nov. 25
  • Spelling Bee - Wed., December 14

We are looking for Guest Speakers for MS

Middle school electives are looking for guest speakers to visit their classes. We know there are parents or community members who work in some of the related fields for our electives and we would love our students to learn about real world opportunities these classes prepare them for.

If you would be interested in coming in to speak about what you do in any of the following fields please email Dr. Freed. You don't need to have a middle schooler to participate in this opportunity.

  • Culinary Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Finance
  • Architecture/Construction/Design
  • Digital Arts/Media
  • Marketing
  • Drama/Theater
  • Coding/Robotics
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Translation/Spanish language services
  • Physical Training or Physical Education

The PVUSD Annual 5K Community Fun Run:

The Annual Fun Run will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 and we’ll be back to In-Person this year at Horizon High School! Registration will be held from Monday, November 7, 2022 through Friday, February 3, 2023. Those who register by January 6, 2023 will receive a t-shirt. Here is the PVUSD Annual 5K Community Fun Run LINK. You may also find more information on our PVSCHOOLS.NET website. Please click here to view the flier.

We are an "A" Rated School!

The Arizona Education Department has released the 2021-22 A-F School Letter Grades for all public schools statewide. These reports provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, student growth, and more. Pinnacle Peak continues to be rated as an "A!"

Congratulations to all of our hardworking staff, students, and school community who share in this celebration of student success. We look forward to what more can be accomplished as we continue to focus on student achievement here at PPPS. We will be celebrating this with staff and students in the coming weeks!!

More information about the letter grades and a list of our schools’ grades can be found at

Gifting Testing Information

The Spring CogAT will only be available for Kinder, 1st, and 4-6th grades, and only for students who have not taken the CogAT within 1 year (not since the Spring test in 2022). The 2nd graders and 3rd graders will both have universal blanket testing this year, and are not eligible to take the CogAT this Spring.The 3rd grade testing dates will be sent out once the district has those finalized.

The Gifted Testing Forms can be found on the gifted website (link below). The permission slip will open up for parents on December 12, 2022, and the due date is January 27, 2023. Our testing dates are February 15 - 24, 2023.

District Gifted Testing

MS Upcoming Events

  • December 2nd: MS Dance
  • December 3rd: Track and Field Meet
  • December 5th: Football and Volleyball Practices Start
  • December 13th: Drama/Musical Theater Class Performance
  • March 29th-31st: 7th Grade Disney Trip (More info to come very soon.)
  • May 10th-12th: 8th Grade Knott's Berry Farm Trip (More info to come very soon.)
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Fees for School Lunches - Have You Created an Account?

Just a reminder that fees for school lunches have returned for the the 2022-23 school year.

Elementary School Student Prices

Student Breakfast $1.00

Student Lunch $2.50

Extra Milk/Juice $0.25

To add money and check balances go to:

Do you need help with the cost of school lunches? The National School Lunch Program provides students who meet certain criteria free or reduced-price meals at their school. For students who qualify, breakfast and lunch are offered at no charge. This program operates in all schools in the district; applications need to be completed ANNUALLY at the start of each school year. The online 2022-2023 Meal Applications can be completed at

The Nutrition & Wellness Department will be charging students based on their free, reduced, or paid meal application status during the 2022-2023 School Year. Therefore, all families are encouraged to complete the new meal application.

Picking your student up early?

If you need to pick up your student early, you must come into the office by 2:30pm to have your student called out of the classroom.

Will your child be absent or late?

If your child is going to be absent or tardy, don't forget to call the Attendance Line at 602-449-6701. You can call ahead for planned absences.



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

Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School

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