Quail Run News

July 2021

From the Desk of Mrs. Maynard:

July 22, 2021

Dear Quail Run Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer.

Quail Run is proud to be a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School. In our IB program, we strive to actively engage students, while encouraging them to think deeply and take action in their own lives. We help students develop a love for learning by nurturing students’ natural curiosity. We also work to instill the IB Learner Profile in our students. Please look for my monthly newsletters for additional information on these attributes and how you can support your student at home.

We are looking forward to having students back at school this year. We know everyone is anxious to understand what school will look like for our students. We will continue to follow mitigation strategies and follow Maricopa County's Covid guidelines. More specific guidelines will be shared next week as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

We can currently share, that for at least the first quarter of school,

  • We will not have space available for parents to visit the lunchroom.
  • Due to the fact that we cannot keep grade levels separate on the playground, there will be no morning recess.
  • School breakfast and lunch will be free for the entire 2021-2022 school year.
  • Every K-6 student will be assigned their own device to use on campus. All devices will remain on campus.

By working together, we will continue the tradition of excellence that has been established at Quail Run Elementary School. In closing, please enjoy the remaining days of summer. I look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces on August 9th at Meet the Teacher!

Your Partner in Education,

Marta Maynard

Quail Run Staffing Changes

Quail Run has an excellent reputation for excellence and student achievement. This year, we welcome back staff members who have been integral to the establishment of this excellence and we welcome new members who are sure to play an important role in the continued success of our students.

Please join me in welcoming:

Sandra Israel, Second-Grade Teacher

Tracie McLeod, Fourth-Grade Teacher

Madison Crafton, Learning Center Teacher

Alyssa Pierce, Learning Center Teacher

Dr. Shannon Morse, School Psychologist

Celeste Serbin, School Nurse

Allan Walker, Strings Teacher

Lena Kako, Paraeducator

We also have returning staff taking on new roles this year:

Sena Ceklic, Kindergarten Teacher

Kim Lixandru, First-Grade Teacher

Jill Tutten, Third-Grade Teacher

Angie Albers, SEL Specialist

Class Placements

A significant amount of time, effort, and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2021-2022 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from teachers and families, as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been created to be balanced academically and socially. Moving students is difficult and can cause imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for supporting our balanced classrooms and helping children understand that it is impossible to place all students with a particular friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. Thank you for understanding it may take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group, and teacher.

Class rosters will be posted outside the front doors of Quail Run on August 9, 2021 by 8:00 AM.

Meet the Teacher Event

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School Supply Lists

Click on the download below to access your school supply list.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Aug 9: Meet the Teacher
  • Aug 10: First Day of School!
  • Aug 10-11: Kindergarten Early Release at 1:00 pm
  • Aug 17-18: Curriculum Night (Grades 1-6)
  • Aug 31: Early Release Day at 12:30 pm
  • Sept. 6-7: Labor Day Recess - No School

Enroll at Quail Run

If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a student for the 2021-2022 school year, please know we are still accepting enrollments.

If Quail Run Elementary School is your home school, click here to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year.

Required Documents for Enrollment

  • A certified copy of your child's birth certificate

  • Your child's immunization records

  • Proof of Arizona residency (e.g., utility bill, house payment, lease/purchase agreement)

  • IEP/504 forms (if applicable)

Please note, to register for kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old PRIOR to September 1st, 2021.

You will also be required to complete an Annual Update on Infinite Campus. Please visit the PV Assist website for links and more information.

How to Open Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year

Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence. It is open to all Arizona-based students.

Click here to access the online open enrollment form.


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You can reach out to PTA by emailing quailrunpta@gmail.com.

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance Line: 602-449-4401

School Nurse: 602-449-4403

School Cafeteria: 602-449-4407