The Wigwam Express

February 2023

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Applications need to be filled out yearly. Please know that students are provided an alternative lunch when their account is negative. No student goes without food.

Bullying Information and Reporting

We take bullying very seriously. One of the most important pieces of prevention is reporting. If your child shares a concern at home, contact us at school or use the link above to submit your concern.

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Motivate and Support

Achieve Excellence

Recognize Greatness

Kindness, Connections, and Confidence are at the core of who we are.

Spirit Week 2/6-2/10

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A Message from the Principal

Dear Jaguar Families,


Principal's List-We are so proud of our students who made Principal's List in the second quarter. We had a total of 95 students who made the list. Those students were recognized during the last week of January.


Spelling Bee-Congratulations go out to our Wigwam Creek Spelling Bee winners. The following students represented Wigwam at the district Spelling Bee:

  • 6th Grade: Zara Killinger, Nathan Lowe and Zoe Perez
  • 7th Grade: Elena Tran, Aly Hager and Ashton Russel
  • 8th Grade: Grant Borges, Maleena Asmar and Shawn Demby


Jaguar Athletes-Another round of applause for all of our Winter Athletes:

  • 6/7th Grade Girls' Basketball made it to the semifinals and fought hard against Madison! We are so proud of their hard work and determination.
  • 8th Grade Boys' Basketball made it to playoffs and finished their season with high energy!
  • Finally, our 6/7th-Grade Boys' Basketball team finished the season as the 22/23 Division Champions. They led us to victory at the championship game on Wednesday, February 1st, against our district rivals Western Sky. We had over 25 staff members present, our cheer team proudly cheered them on along the sidelines, and several students rallied in the stands. It was truly great to see our school spirit so alive and well!
  • Thank you to our coaches, Coach Spicer, Coach Lee, Coach Prusynski, and Coach Saunders for their dedication to our students. Your hard work and effort are appreciated!
  • Thank you to Mr. Corella and Coach Hokaj for supervising our games and running the scoreboard!


WAY TO GO JAGUARS!


Cell Phones and Electronic Devices-Please remind your students of the following rule:

  • Cell phones and electronic devices are to remain silenced and put away during the school day. This includes AirPods.
  • We are seeing a significant increase in the use of electronic devices during instruction. This interferes with the learning environment of all students. The use of electronic devices throughout the school day is strictly prohibited. If your child needs to contact a family member they can do so with permission from an adult.
  • We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen devices.


Perfect Attendance-Students who had perfect attendance during the month of January have earned an additional 15-minute recess to be awarded during the week of February 6th; and their names will be entered into a prize raffle for miscellaneous prizes awarded throughout the month. A final raffle prize will be drawn in May for a Huffy bicycle donated by Hacienda Del Rey. Congratulations to all of our January winners.


Attendance Reminders-Communication about attendance letters came out during the week of January 16th. Please remember, if there is a concern with your child's attendance, in addition to the letter, you will receive a phone call from our Assistant Principal, Ms. McQuarrie. The attendance letters are printed based on a threshold of absences set by the state and district. We are calling families with excessive absences (over 20) to offer support and guidance.


Thank you and have a great month.


Respectfully,


Mrs. Tassin and the Wigwam Creek Staff

Spring Sports Tryouts

Please see the calendar below for spring tryouts. Tryouts begin after teachers complete their after-school duty which is usually between 4 pm and 4:15 pm. All athletes can wait outside the gym for the coaches to let them into the gym to change.


It is crucial that you make arrangements for transportation prior to tryout day.


Thank you for your cooperation with this. Good luck to all students!

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Jaguar Booster Club

The Booster Club is still looking for volunteers to help with upcoming events. Please email our JBC President, Ms. Blaylark, or our Treasurer, Ms. Ngeno, if you are interested in helping. Their emails are presidentjbc@gmail.com and jboostertreasurer@gmail.com.

Tax Credit FAQs

HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CREDIT?

Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2023 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2023 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2022.

Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.


For more information contact the District Office, 623-535-6000.

Progress Reports

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Progress reports are sent home to parents/guardians at the email address we have on file. Reports are also sent to student's school email addresses.


You should receive a report on:

2/7

2/21 and

2/28.


*Note: A progress report will NOT come home the week of 2/14 due to the fact that Mid-Term Reports are available on 2/17.

Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 5:30-6:30pm

4510 North 127th Avenue

Litchfield Park, AZ

This event will take place in the school Media Center.

Mid-Term Reports Available

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Mid-Term reports will be available on Parentvue and Studentvue by the end of the day.

No School-Teacher Inservice

Friday, Feb. 17th, 9am

4510 North 127th Avenue

Litchfield Park, AZ

No School-Presidents' Day

Monday, Feb. 20th, 9am

4510 North 127th Avenue

Litchfield Park, AZ

Contact Us

Communication is crucial! Do you need to contact a teacher or administrator? Simply click the link above and we will respond within 24-48 hours.

Recognize Excellence

Would you like to recognize a student, teacher, or staff member for the great things he/she is doing? Click the link above and recognize the great things going on in and around our campus.