Husky Family Newsletter

3 - 16 - 2023

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 3/17: Grading day - No School

Monday 3/20 - Friday 3/24: Spring Break - No School

Monday 3/27: 4th Quarter Begins

Wednesday, 3/29 8:00 - 8:45 am: Meditation in Safford Library - Parents welcome

Thursday, 3/30: Staff Training Day - No School

Friday, 4/7: Spring Holiday - No School

Saturday, 4/29 12:00 - 2:00 pm: Folklorico Performance and Community Event and Resource Fair

Check out the Testing Schedule Below! Make sure your students show up prepared to do their best!

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How can you help your student be prepared for testing?

It is important for them to be on campus early, rested, focused and motivated. Please feel free to send snacks, drinks, fidgets, etc.

All students spend time each day on iReady. This practice helps them prepare for the testing. You can talk to your student about the importance of iReady. This testing drives their future school choices, ability to take High School Credit classes, the need to take RTI over electives, etc.

If you would like to get more involved in supporting our students, such as a coordinating a morning cheer line with other parents, please reach out to our School Community Liaison, Pat Ponce.


Tips for Spring Break

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Staff Spotlights

We love to celebrate our amazing Staff that play such an important role in our school.

Mrs. Wickizer is one of our First Grade Teachers! She has been at Safford for 4 years. Her goal is to support children as they discover and explore new ideas in a safe, welcoming classroom environment. Thank you for all you do, Mrs. Wickizer!

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Student Spotlight

Jorge did amazing on the Benchmark testing last week! He scored an 80% on Writing and a 100% on the Math Benchmark. Jorge is a 6th grader and it's his first year at Safford. His favorite thing about Safford is his friends. He enjoys playing soccer and running, and he is on the Safford Track team. He said his test-taking strategy is to take his time and work out the questions on paper. Great job, Jorge!

Estrella also did awesome on her Math Benchmark with a score of 84%! Estrella is an 8th grade student and this is a second year at Safford. Her favorite thing about Safford is Folklorico, and in her free time she loves to draw. Estrella said that paying attention in class and remembering the main things she has been taught is what helps her to do well on tests. Great job, Estrella, and good luck at Pueblo next year!

Program Spotlight

Safford is Partnering with the Pima Prevention Partnership to provide the Strengthening Families Program

Parents and caregivers of Safford students are invited to participate in this 8 week program. Strengthen your relationship and communicate better with your child. Parents and youth come together to discuss helping teens handle frustration and peer pressure. Explore family values and strengths and reduce the risk of drug and alcohol use.

  • Dinner and childcare are provided during the class
  • Raffles will take place at each class
  • Families receive a gift card and family tool kit when they complete the class

Email or call Pat Ponce or Inna Chavez if you are interested., (520) 225-3022, (520) 870-0722

Did you know about the Menlo Family Resource Center? Check out how it can serve your family!

In addition to the services listed on the flyer below, the Menlo Center provides fresh produce and bread every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am. First come, first served!

1100 W Fresno St.

(520) 225-2172

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Mexican American Student Services Chose Safford to Receive a Visit from Author Roni Capin River-Ashford

Author Roni Capin River-Ashford made a visit to Safford K-8 to share her life story and have a discussion with Raul Castro, the first Latino Governor of Arizona. Roni Capin River-Ashford has recently written “Raulito – 1st Latino Governor of Arizona” which documents the journey of Raul Castro. Students and visitors were also able to enjoy a beautiful performance by Safford’s Folklorico. Each student was gifted a copy of the book thanks to Pima County Public Library!

- TUSD Mexican American Student Services

Roni Capin River-Ashford's visit included another amazing performance by Safford's Folklorico Group!

Calling Safford Alumni!

Did you or someone you know attend Safford? Ms. Hipps' 6th grade Homeroom Class is working on a Living History Project and are looking for Safford alumni to interview.

If you are interested please reach out to her via email or phone call.

Nina., 520-225-2052

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