Gavilan Peak-Firebirds

September 16, 2022

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Weekly message from Administration...

Firebird Families,

Attendance at school is very important for our students' overall success. Please remember the gates open at 7:55 and school starts promptly at 8:15, this means our staff on duty will be locking all of the gates to campus by 8:13 to ensure they can get to their classes on time as well, so please plan accordingly. Students entering campus after that time will be marked tardy and will need to sign in at the front office.

Our goal and main priority is to ensure our students receive amazing instruction academically as well as social and emotionally and they need to consistently be in class for this to occur. Please contact the office and/or your child's teachers regarding special circumstances surrounding absences.

Thank you for your support and dedication to your student's success!

Our Social and Emotional Learning for next week:

Our September monthly theme is: Relationships

Mandarin Core Value: Honesty

Weekly theme/Dr. P's Way to Be: Be Interested in Others (get to know someone)

Student lessons focus:

K-5 Happy Faces

6-8 Social Connectedness

Thank you Firebirds for a wonderful week!


Please welcome our new 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Wang

I moved from North Carolina to the sun state in May. Previously I had been teaching high school students with Chinese 1-4 and AP levels, and more dated back, I had taught K-8th students. My husband and I have a college boy, a sixth grade girl and a cat named Noodle. I can speak two types of Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese. I am actually Hakka Chinese. It is my pleasure to work with GP family.
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Hello Firebird Athletes!!!

Our extra curricular sports season has kicked off with softball and baseball...but this also means aches and pains for some of our student players. It is VERY important that students warm up AND cool down properly after playing sports in order to avoid injury. Getting muscles ready for play by stretching, repeated but easy movements used during play, hydrating, warming and massaging the muscles gets them ready for intense activity. After the practice or game is over, its important for the athlete to rehydrate with electrolytes, stretch, take a warm bath with epsom salts if possible, cool down any injured muscles, massage any muscles that remain tense, and relax the muscles as much as possible before sleeping. Kinesio tape and ace wraps can be helpful in supporting strained muscles and joints. Good nutrition and restful sleep can help the body recover from competitive play. Take care of your bodies Athletes, so you can STAY IN THE GAME!!! Go FIREBIRDS!!!

Amber Petculescu RN

Gavilan Peak School Nurse


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Sports Information

Please make sure that all payments are completed by the end of the week or athletes will not be able to participate in the games. Recent issues have been resolved as of 9/16 for online payment. If there are any issues please contact Robert Morgan.

Baseball: We have fought hard during the week and will continue into next week! Games are 9/19 vs Terramar (make up game from 9/8), 9/20 @ Stetson Hills, and 9/22 vs Sierra Verde

Softball: The girls have done great starting 2-0 and look to continue next week! Games are 9/19 @ Terramar (make up game from 9/8), 9/20 vs Stetson Hills, 9/22 @ Sierra Verde

Good luck to both teams!

Positions available to coach: Spiritline please apply online

Next sports available will be Boys/Girls Volleyball (Tryouts on Nov. 1st) and Cross Country (Tryouts on Nov. 7th).

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Volunteer Training

Get your volunteer training session in. We have some fun events coming up and will need parent volunteers to make it successful. In order to volunteer on campus, you must complete the district mandatory volunteer training. More information can be found here: as well as training sessions throughout the DVUSD district.

Stay up to date with PTO happenings and Event:
Would you like to receive PTO updates and reminders via text? Text @8aed479 to 810-10

2022-2023 PTO Board

President: Heather Maldonado

Vice President: Chloe Beadnell

Treasurer: Ericka Zimmerman

Secretary: Tracie Chuang

Social Media Chair: Winne Sarabia

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Attendance Line

Please use the attendance number line to call in ALL student absences prior to the beginning of the school day when possible. In your message, please include the following information:

  • Student First and Last Name (spelling the last name)
  • Student Grade Level
  • Teacher Name
  • Reason for Absence

Attendance Line Phone Number: 623-445-7490