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SV Week 34 Update

We've Made it through State Testing!

Thanks for all of your efforts with AASA testing over the past few weeks! We are just about through all Reading and Math tests (though we have some makeup tests next week), and 3rd grade has their Oral Reading Fluency test left next week. We also want to remind you that we have had several cases of the flu reported this week and it there have been cases in most grade levels. If you child is feeling sick with flu like symptoms, we strongly urge you to have them tested for the flu as it is going around our campus.


8th Grade parents, our promotion tickets are now available in the front office for pick up and must be signed for by a parent or guardian. There are four tickets for each 8th grade student. There are no replacement tickets so please keep them safe until the evening of the promotion ceremony on May 18th. Thank you and we look forward to giving our promoting Vipers a nice send off.


Next week is "Volunteer Appreciation Week" at Sierra Verde. SV could not be the amazing campus it is without the hundreds of volunteer hours that are freely given to SV each and every year. We would like to thank all of our community and parent volunteers for their tireless efforts over this past year. If you would like to leave a kind note or gesture of appreciation for any of our amazing classroom volunteers, please bring it to the office or stop by to write a quick note and we will be sure it gets to them promptly.

PTSO Needs Your Help!

We need your help. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up. It’s the week of May 2nd-6th. We’re looking for parents/families to create signs for the front windows of the school and around the school as well. We’ll also need the doors of the teacher’s classrooms decorated as well.


You will have access to our campus to come hang posters on May 1 to celebrate our SV teaching staff. You are allowed to come to school to use the workroom, die cut machine, and other materials you would need and can work on these posters and decorations at your own house or team up with others and work on them together. Prior to Covid, the group of Volunteers have met on Sunday at school, the day before Teacher Appreciation Week to hang up all of the signs and window decorations.


This is a big undertaking and we need all the help we can get!

We will provide you with a list of all the teachers and staff who make Sierra Verde the best place to be. Please let us know as soon as possible if you’re able to help out!


Next Wednesday, April 20 is PTSO Restaurant Night at Babbos on 67th ave and Beardsley. Let them know you are with Sierra Verde and we get a portion of all sales donated back to the SV PTSO!


Thank you for your support!


The Sierra Verde PTSO

Email: sierraverdeptso@gmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/svptso/

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Save The Dates!

We have 3 Big Events on the calendar for our campus and PTSO. Be sure to save the dates and be ready to attend!

  • PTSO Movie Night April 29 at 7:00 PM in our courtyard
  • May 4 STEAM Night Student Showcase for 21-22 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm all over campus
  • PTSO Final Meeting and Board Election May 10 @ 6:30 in the Media Center

Attention 4th Grade Parents & Band Students

Band Sign-Ups are now available for students who are going into 5th Grade! You can use the following link to sign your student up for band!


On Thursday, April 21, Mr. Lynch will be hosing Band Instrument Fittings in our MPR from 5:30-7:30 pm. This fitting is for all current 4th - 7th grade students.


If your student is going to 6th, 7th or 8th grade and wants to join band, please email Mr. Lynch at benjamin.lynch@dvusd.org

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Sierra Verde New Era Hats Available for Pre-Order

We have a new batch of new era hats available for Pre-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.

PBIS Rewards Donations

Do you have any gently used stuffed animals or plush you no longer need? We are currently in need of stuffed animals for our PBIS Rewards store. These items are a huge hit in our store, and kids are loving to spend their PBIS Reward money on these and many other items in our store. If you have any gently used toys or unused small denomination gift cards, we could put them to great use in our shop.


We are also currently in need of brown paper bags/lunch sacks to organized and deliver our PBIS prizes. If you would like to contribute, we would welcome any donations of these brown paper bags. You can drop off any prizes or rewards at our front office.

Middle School Sports

Dear Parents,


Mountain Ridge High School, in conjunction with team physicians Dr. Maddox and Dr. Timothy Ratliff, will conduct athletic physicals for the 2022 -2023 school year on Saturday, May 7th from 7:30 to 11 AM.


Location: HonorHealth Deer Valley Orthopedics, 4344 W. Bell Road #102, Glendale, AZ 85308

Date/Time: Saturday, May 7, 2022; 7:30-11 AM

Cost: $25, cash or check Benefitting MRHS Sports Medicine Program


Email Lara Wesson to make an appointment. If your son or daughter is interested in playing a middle school sport next year, a physical is mandatory for participation.

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Mountain Ridge HS Colorguard Clinics

We will be having spin clinics coming up! Please see attached! It is at Mountain Ridge High School. We will be meeting in the Mountain Ridge band room. We welcome anyone 6-12 grade to join us! Completely free to come to these clinics :) These are available for students who are interested in joining us for the marching band season, winterguard season in 2022/2023 season or even to simply just check it out for fun!


Email ashley.selby@dvusd.com for any questions you may have.

Please see below video from our 2022 Winterguard Season:

https://youtu.be/p62Ijk7jfsI

Updates from our Office

Items dropped off at the office will remain in the office and we will not call into classrooms. We also cannot sign any students out after 3:15 pm (or 1:45 on early release Fridays) in the office, they will remain in class until dismissal at 3:30. We also cannot call students out of class until a parent is physically in the office.


  • Tuesday April 12 DVUSD Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

  • Next Friday April 22 is a Full Day of School

  • The Grade 7-12 Science Curriculum materials adoption public review period continues from now until May 9.

Have a Great 3-Day Weekend

Sierra Verde STEAM Academy

An A+ School of Excellence

Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education

Proud Home of the Vipers

Deer Valley Unified School District