LS Weekly Update 3.10.2023
BMX ASSEMBLY, AASA, SPRING BREAK, A+ AWARD FLAGPOLE, & MORE!
HAPPY SPRING BREAK!
We made it to the end of 3rd quarter and we are so proud of our students. Third quarter is a fast 8 weeks, with intensive learning, growth and assessment. As we prepare for 4th quarter, we look ahead to the upcoming AASA state tests for 3rd-6th grade, as well as 4th quarter projects and enrichment in preparing for the next school year.
We have several events happening in 4th quarter, beginning with a NEW exciting assembly kicking off the Monday we return from break. All students will get to experience the powerful, positive messaging and energy of the BMX Perfection on Wheels stunt team on Monday, March 20th! We have 2 different assemblies (K-3 @ 9:00AM, 4-6 @ 10:00AM) that will run outside, complete with BMX trick bikes, looped in with talks about positive behavior, kindness, anti-bullying and perseverance.
Don't forget to keep reading to see the amazing events coming in end of March and April!
KEEP SCROLLING THIS LETTER for:
- A+ School of Excellence banner award flagpole
- End of Quarter reminders
- AASA State testing
- Spring Picture Day - March 28
- April Job Fair
- Daddy Daughter Dance
- Glendale Family Bike Ride Day
- Summer Camp Registration Info
- Extracurricular Activity Tax Credit
- Current job openings - 2 monitors needed!
- And more :)
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read the LS Weekly Update each Friday to stay informed with all campus events and happenings. Be sure to follow our facebook page, Instagram page, Twitter feed, and make sure you join our PTO and follow their page as well.
END OF 3RD QUARTER - 3/10/2023
As a reminder, GRADES CLOSED TODAY! Students and parents can check final grades in PowerSchool. It is expected that families are checking their PowerSchool grades weekly to ensure all assignments are completed and up-to-date with work and retakes. Report cards will be sent home after Spring Break.
BIRTHDAY TREATS & SNACKS UPDATE
Due to the health and safety of all students, and in effort to adhere to the Safe Snack guidelines and the Smart Snacks health guidelines, Legend Springs will no longer be accepting outside birthday treats in the classrooms. We have had a significant amount of treats coming in that are not nut-free, produced in a nut free facility and/or do not follow the Safe Snack guidelines. As of March 20, 2023, ONLY NON-FOOD ITEMS (pencils, stickers, pop-its, etc) will be accepted if you choose to bring in birthday bags.
If you would like to provide birthday snacks, families have the option to purchase the DVUSD Birthday Bucket. DVUSD cafeteria provides a birthday bucket with a variety of options for the entire class. You can fill out the request form for a birthday bucket and work directly with our Cafeteria Manager Mr. Josh Singleton to arrange these birthday treats. We also have copies of the form in the front office.
(link order form for all birthday buckets)
STATE TESTING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Annual state testing is upon us! During the month of April, Legend Springs students in grades 3rd-6th will participate in the statewide achievement test AASA (formerly AzMERIT).
All 3rd-6th grade students will take AASA for Writing, Reading, and Mathematics. Fifth grade students will also participate in the AzSCI Science Assessment and our third grade students will participate in the Oral Reading Fluency Assessment.
Second Webinar in Student Support Services Series
Student Support Services will post the second webinar of the three part series on March 24. This pre-recorded webinar titled, “Accommodations vs. Modifications” will be located on the Student Support Services website in Parent Resources. This session will cover different strategies to support accommodations and modifications from content experts. All of the sessions will be available on the Student Support Services website in Parent Resources.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE COMING 3/31
Buy your tickets in advance for Daddy Daughter Dance by clicking the link here:
PRICE INCREASED - GET YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!
IMPORTANT DATES IN FEBRUARY & MARCH
Below is a list of key dates for the next month:
- Mar 3 - 2:00PM Release
- Mar 10 - 2:00PM Release
- Mar 10 - End of 3rd Quarter (Grades locked 7:00AM)
- Mar 13-17 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
- Mar 24 - 2:00PM Release
- Mar 29 & 30 - 5th Grade AzSCI Testing (Science State testing)
- Mar 31 - Friday Flagpole @ 8:45AM
- Mar 31 - 2:00PM Release
- Mar 31 - Daddy Daughter Dance (6:00-8:00PM)
Visit the PTO Website for family PTO events, PTO meetings, restaurants, & ways to connect with our amazing parent organization. www.legendspringspto.com
Other events shared below include:
- Apr 1 - DVUSD Career Fair (certified and classified)
- Apr 2 - Glendale Bike Ride Day
- Apr 3 - 25 AASA State Testing (3rd-6th grade)
- Apr 7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Recess Day
- Apr 20 - LS STEAM Night!
GLENDALE FAMILY BIKE RIDE EVENT
The Glendale Family Bike Ride rolls through Glendale on Sunday, April 2!
Join hundreds of riders for wonderful weather, family fun, and great exercise!
Sahuaro Ranch Park – 59th Ave & Mountain View.
All ages and skill levels.
Ride starts at 8am
The leisurely ride highlights Glendale bike lanes and pathways and showcases cycling as an affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option.
All riders must wear a helmet. If you need a helmet they will be available at the event or recycle your old helmet for a new one while supplies last.
Bike check-up stations, bicycle safety information, food/beverage trucks, health and wellness booths, music, and kids’ activities at the park before and after the ride.
The first 500 riders that register and attend will receive an event t-shirt and reflective drawstring backpack. All riders that complete the ride will receive a keepsake medal!
BIKE RAFFLE – win a free bike! Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
EXTRACURRICULAR TAX CREDITS- LIMITED TIME LEFT!
Your school tax credit donations can provide DVUSD students with opportunities to participate in after school and summer programs, field trips, music and athletic programs or any other extracurricular activity.
The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities. The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar. For more information about the tax credit process, visit the DVUSD Tax Credit info page linked here.
To donate today, click the button below to go directly to the online donation page.
Credit eligible fees paid and contributions made to a public school from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, qualifying contributions made to a public school January 1, 2023 to April 15, 2023 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2022 or 2023 Arizona income tax return.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS
Also-- no students will be released after 3:15PM from the office. If you arrive to pick up your child early to avoid traffic lines you will have to wait until the Kinder release (3:20) or 1st-6th release (3:30) to get your child. This minimizes classroom disruptions and ensures students are completing their full day of learning.
OPEN ENROLLMENT IS FILLING UP! - WAITLISTED GRADE LEVELS, ETC
Kindergarten Registration is FILLING UP QUICKLY!
The Deer Valley Unified School District Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school is OPEN! Register today to ensure your child has a seat in an #extraordinary DVUSD Kindergarten classroom. Students need to be 5 years old by August 31, 2023 to enter Kindergarten.
To register your child, please visit: dvusd.org/enroll
Student Open Enrollment Applications for 2023-2024DVUSD is continuing to accept student open enrollment applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Several grade levels are on a waitlist, but the sooner you get your application in the higher up on the list! Parents are also welcome to submit applications for the current school year. Applications may be submitted by visiting openenrollment.dvusd.org.
DVUSD COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER CAMP!
Summer Camp Registration opened February 15 and it fills up fast. For more info, visit www.dvusd.org/communityed
PTO SPIRIT GEAR - ON SALE ALL YEAR
Like the style of Nike and Under Armor? Want to sport our school logo while also looking swag? PTO SPIRIT GEAR SHOP has you covered! Check out the links for our Custom design & brand-name spirit gear at the NEW SPIRIT GEAR STORE!
There are so many options that PTO made an instructional video to be sure you maximize your Leopard Pride! Click here to watch the instructional video. Orders take approximately 3-4 weeks to deliver. We promise it's worth the wait!!
DVUSD Job Fair
DVUSD is hosting a job fair for all positions and departments in Deer Valley on Saturday, April 1. For more details go to www.careers.dvusd.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org