Grayhawk PAWSletter

November 2020

We're Back to Virtual Learning!

Hello Grayhawk Family,

We are back to virtual learning beginning Monday, November 23rd. We have made a few changes to the original schedule from the beginning of the school year. Our day is extended for our third through sixth grade in order to meet the academic needs and state requirements for these grade levels.

Our Kindergarten through second grade will go back to the original schedule with minimal change. Our Kindergarten through second grade teachers need time to work in small groups in the afternoon so we are accommodating that plan. Intensive/targeted instruction in Reading is imperative to the growth of little ones. Your teacher will reach out to you with your scheduled small group time.

The academic day will end for all at 2:15 each day with office hours will be offered by your teacher from 2:15 to 3:15 pm. If your child needs some additional support they have that opportunity each day to take advantage.

Students will be bringing home their materials and computers this Friday, November 20th. Materials are ready to go for the first two weeks of virtual learning. We will be starting our "material pick-up" again through the front bus lane on December 3rd.

While this is a difficult time for us all we will work together to maintain the integrity of our programming and do our best to support the needs of all of our families. Please take a minute to look at the following schedule below.


Michelle Pavlik, Principal

Master Schedule/Special Area and Lunch

Here is the schedule for Virtual Learning.

Class will start at 8:45 A.M. You will be receiving an email from your Teacher with the specific subject schedule for the day.

Here is the Specials Schedule:

8:50 - 9:25 a.m. 6th grade

9:25 - 10:00 a.m. 4th grade

10:05 - 10:40 a.m. 5th grade

10:40 - 11:15 a.m. Kindergarten

11:20 - 11:55 a.m. 1st grade

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 - 1:35 p.m. 2nd grade

1:40 - 2:15 p.m. 3rd grade

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Office Hours

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Drive-thru Material Pick up for Virtual Learning

Material pick up will be on the following dates:

Thursday, December 3rd @ 8:00-10:00 A.M. and 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 17th @ 8:00-10:00 A.M. and 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Please come through the front bus lane and we will bring materials to you. Please stay in your car. We will take care of the rest!

If you cannot make those times please feel free to come into the front office on Friday, December 4th to retrieve your child's materials.

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Upcoming Dates

  • 11/18 UPC meeting 4:00 P.M.
  • 11/23 Return to Virtual learning
  • 11/25-11/27 Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/1 Early Release
  • 12/1 Yearbook Contest
  • 12/3 Material Pick up
  • 12/7 PTO meeting at 9:00 A.M.
  • 12/17 Material Pick up
  • 12/21-1/1 Winter Break

Student Council

The Student Council election is underway. The candidates will have their speeches over announcements this week and the voting will be next week. Wish your candidates Good Luck.
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UPC Newsletter

November Monthly Meeting

From Academics to Arts, PV Schools offers world-class programs in academics, specialized learning, language immersion, self-contained classrooms, performing arts, career readiness, and more in Pre-K through 12th grade.

In a fast-paced world of specialties, with the many individualized interests and needs of our children, we strive to give them the best opportunities for their future, searching to find what will give them the support and extra tools to maximize their potential and happiness. Join us to learn of the variety of celebrated signature programs offered at your home school and at neighboring schools right here within the Paradise Valley Unified School District, as well as the well-round education taught in all classrooms, and learn how to apply or enroll now for next year, or to begin on the path for upper-grade programs.

Wednesday, November 18th

UPC General Meeting 4:00pm

Programming 4:30pm

Please register in advance HERE to receive the zoom link!

View the Facebook Event HERE and click "Going"!

We know you have a LOT of questions!

In an effort to make our meetings as efficient as possible we are sharing the meeting agenda, meeting minutes and proposed budget in advance to allow everyone to review in advance of the meeting. We are also asking that any questions for Dr. Welsh be submitted in advance using this Google Form.

Please submit your questions by 10:00AM on Wednesday 11/18.

The Agenda for the November 18th meeting can be found HERE

The 2020-2021 UPC Budget can be viewed HERE..

Meeting Minutes from the October 14th General Meeting can be HERE

*Meeting slides and Committee Updates - Please note slides shared during live meeting will be an abridged version! Full Slides can be found HERE

Grayhawk Yearbook Contest

We have a fantastic yearbook program at Grayhawk. Each book will be fully customized for YOU! Each book will be printed-to-order, so there will be no extra books available at year-end. You MUST order online to have a book for your student.

The directions below will explain how to place your order, and how you can personalize your student's yearbook.

​(You don't have to add photos if you don't want to. You will still get a full, regular yearbook.)

Buy the yearbook now, and then take your time making your personal pages. You can continue to add photos throughout the year (until April 15, 2021).

If you find that you have too many photos / memories to fit on the two free pages, you can purchase additional pages from TreeRing for only about $1 per 2 pages.
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Gingerbread Contest

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Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Keep Your Kids Engaged in the Afternoon!

As we are all preparing for the transition back to PVConnect we have added new Online Enrichment Classes for students. Classes include drawing, yoga, pop dance, and a NEW Holiday Crafts class. We encourage you to see what we have to offer HERE.