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Week 11 Recap

Bingo Night Tonight!

We had a great 4 days of learning packed into this week. As you receive this message be sure to head on over to SV for Bingo Night! Our MPR will be packed full of parents, students, grandparents, and staff as we roll through 10 rounds of Bingo with our final round prize of an XBOX Series X Console donated by Neal Stafford! We hope you come out and enjoy this amazing night at SV.


We would like to thank our PTSO and Bingo Night volunteers who have worked so hard to put this night on as well as prepare for our PTSO Silent Auction that will begin next week. We could not offer these amazing events without the help of our community. Thanks to all of you who donate your time, money, and resources at SV and helping us fulfill our mission and vision.

Positive Office Referrals for the Week

Congratulations to these Vipers who were all chosen by their teachers as this week's positive referrals to the office. Thank you for Leading with Kindness and setting the example at SV! Our winners from this week are Jaziel, Bradyn, Lizzie, Hayden, William, McKenzie, Kaitlyn, Emery, Tamryn, Keaton, Noah, Xabier, and Sophia.
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PTSO Update

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight at Bingo. Thanks to all of our volunteers who are helping to set up, tear down, and help organize this night! Starting next week we will have more information about our upcoming silent auction.


Thursday, Oct. 20 is Restaurant Night at Barro's Pizza. Join us for dinner from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Be sure to mention Sierra Verde or bring in the flyers (sent home next week) and PTSO gets 20% of all sales.

Volunteer of the Week ~Jan Valley~

Jan has been volunteering at Sierra Verde since 2012 when her daughter Olivia joined Mrs. Puentes’ Kindergarten classroom, and she has been our volunteer extraordinaire ever since. She has read many a sight words with 1st graders, copied and helped in many classrooms, that her daughter has been in. She has also been a “Drama Mama” for theater. Now you will find Jan every morning helping the front office, answering phones, helping visitors and staff with anything, she can help, while she is here, including clicking students into their clubs and/or tutoring. When she is not here, she loves to go to concerts with her husband Bruce, enjoys time with her daughters Olivia, who is a sophomore at MRHS and Brianna, a nurse. Most of all with her granddaughters Savannah and Avery, future Sierra Verde students for sure.

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Calling all Veterans

Sierra Verde is planning our Veterans' Day celebration this year on Thursday, November 10. We are excited honor any Veterans or current active duty military in service to our country. If you have a veteran in your family please fill out this brief survey and send a photograph (headshot preferably) in jpeg format to Steve.Connolly@dvusd.org . We would love to make them apart of our celebration and honor all they have done for this great country. We will also be inviting all of our Veterans to a hero's breakfast and the Veterans Day Assembly on 11/10/22.
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Welcome to SV Mrs. Armendariz

My name is Leticia Armendariz. I like to be called "Letty" I am so excited to become one of the Sierra Verde Staff members.


I am married and had 4 children, two boys and two girls. Unfortunately lost one son 2014. I have 12 grandkids that I love and enjoy them as much as I can. My spare time is spent with family and friends. I enjoy outdoor activities and I love Dogs. My favorite show to watch on TV is about sharks and Lions also bears. I Love Country music and my favorite food is Italian and Seafood. Yes I am 100% Mexican yet, don't really like Mexican food. Although my husband says I am a great cook and will cook anything, but if I would ever win the Lottery I would hire a Chef.

I currently work for Lexington Law Firm as a Paralegal. I’ve been there 7 years and 9 months and now very excited to work for Valley School District

I already feel so welcome and happy to be here.

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Girls on the Run 2023

Girls on the Run will be back again in 2023! This activity-based, youth development program is for girls in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and will start on February 7 and end on April 29 with a concluding county-wide 5k fun run. Meetings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:15 on the Sierra Verde STEAM Academy campus. Our dedicated and well-trained volunteer coaches will be Mrs. O'Berry (SV Substitute Teacher) and Mrs. Swaffard (SV Accounting Clerk). Not familiar with the organization and/or would consider sharing the experience as a coach with your girl? Please see the attached flyers, view the video Girls on the Run - 2022 Annual Video, and visit the Girls on the Run website: gotrmc.org where registration begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th. If you have any questions or would like to coach at SV, please contact Mrs. O'Berry at Linda.OBerrySV@yahoo.com.
Girls on the Run - 2022 Annual Video

Spirit Gear Drive

Our Fall Spirit Gear Drive is underway through November 2. Be sure to get your orders in by visiting Spirit Gear Direct's website. Orders close November 2 for printing.
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Priority Open Enrollment 23-24

Open Enrollment is underway for the 2023– 2024 school year. Through Open Enrollment, your child has the opportunity to attend any school of their choice, if capacity permits. If you currently have an 8th grader that will be attending Mountain Ridge High School next year and Mountain Ridge is not your home school, you need to apply for open enrollment by December 05, 2022 for priority consideration. If you have another student starting school next year in any grade and your current student is on open enrollment, you should also apply by December 2022. Priority will be given to siblings of currently enrolled students if grade level capacity permits. You must apply online at dvusd.org/openenrollment. It is not necessary to reapply for Open Enrollment for currently enrolled students at Sierra Verde, only new students wishing to attend.


For those of you with family, friends, or neighbors looking to attend SV next year, it is essential that you get an application ASAP and prior to the the closing of our priority window. In most grades, we typically have to waitlist most students if they apply after December.


Families will be notified if the application has been approved or denied via email in January 2023. Upon notification, a registration must be completed online, no later than 10 days after notification of the decision, or the student potentially forfeits the approved Open Enrollment and may need to reapply.


If you have any questions, please contact the front office at 623-376-4800.

SV New Era Hats Available

We have a new batch of new era hats available for 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.vThe 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.

Baseball & Softball Schedule

10/17 4:30 PM

Baseball @ West Wing

Softball Hosts West Wing


10/18 4:30 PM

Softball @ Gavilan Peak

Baseball Hosts Gavilan Peak

Yearbook Cover Contest

Ms. Mayfield has launched our annual SV Student Cover Contest to design the front and back of our 22-23 yearbook. Check out the details below.
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Stock our Store

Help stock the PBIS Store Rewards Store by purchasing Rewards directly on Amazon. If you purchase from our PBIS Rewards wishlist it will ship directly to campus and our kids can purchase immediately. Stock our store here:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2YZ9H9VV492G3?ref_=wl_share


Squishmellows are one of the hottest items in our PBIS Store, if you have any you would like to donate, our kids love to purchase them from PBIS Rewards!

Mindfulness Monday Challenge of the Week

Our Smartphones, Chromebooks, and tablets are never far away from our fingertips, and in this digital world, most of us can't function without them. How often to do you use your phone? How many times during the day do you swipe, use apps, check social media, send messages or even just TOUCH your phone? To really drive home how much we mindlessly touch and use our phones, here are a few 2022 statistics: On average, people spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones per day. Individuals check their phones an average of 58 times each day.


Mindfulness at its core is an importance of being connected with ourselves and the world around us, but our need for constant connection to technology means we're depriving ourselves of this goal. When we disconnect from technology, our productivity levels increase, we feel much more fulfilled, content, and happy with our abilities. Life becomes so much more meaningful. We all need digital down time. Take time this week to be aware of how often you are touching your phone and make an effort to take a break from tech.


Challenge of the Week: Find time each day this week to take a break from technology and enjoy being outside or making in-person connections. Maybe you take a 5 minute tech break after announcements, or maybe you keep your phone off after the bell rings at the end of the day. Make a mindful effort to "turn off".

Join Team SV

Sierra Verde currently has openings for a full time school nurse, and 2 openings for full time paraprofessionals. Both of these positions include benefits and are available for an immediate start. We are also in need of an additional crossing guard for mornings and afternoons. We are also in need of a Food Service Cook which is 5 hours per day. If you are interested in any position or would like further information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Morales, or stop by the office.

Yearbook Sales Are Open

Our Sierra Verde Yearbook sales are officially open for 22-23! We currently are taking early bird pre-order sales at $35 per yearbook and the price will rise to $50 in January. We do not order any extra copies to sell on hand at the end of the year, so make sure you preorder at our discounted rate.
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Volunteer Training

The next Volunteer Training Class will be held Wednesday October 26th at 5:00 PM in the Media Center.

Office Updates

  • The cut off to sign students out is 15 minutes before dismissal, 3:15 for full days, 1:45 for early release and 11:50 for half days.
  • If you bring your student's lunch to the front office, we have a late lunch table in the cafeteria that all student's will be able to check. Just put their name on their lunch bag and it will be delivered to the cafeteria.
  • If you are calling in your student as absent, please call the attendance line directly so you can leave a message. Our absence line is 623-376-4890
  • Next Friday, 10/21 is a 90 minute early release (2:00 pm) for our staff to participate in their Professional Learning Community Collaborative Teams.

Immunizations @ Constitution Elementary School

Constitution Immunization Clinic

Friday, October 21st 2:30 to 5:30 pm

Friday, November 18th 2:30 to 5:30 pm

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Social Studies and Music Curriculum Adoptions

DVUSD is beginning the process of adopting new curriculum this year. If you would like to be a part of the review team or learn more about this process check out the flyers below for more detail.

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

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