WFES Newsletter

May 22nd, 2020

A Year Unlike Any Other: WFES 2019 - 2020 Year In Review

A Year Unlike Any Other: WFES 2019 2020 Year in Review

We Will Miss Our 6th Graders!

Congratulations and Good Luck WFES 6th Grade Students

They are 1st-Graders Now!

Wildfire Kindergarten Graduation 2019-2020

AR Word Count Champions!

While we were not able to have our normal AR award ceremony to end the school year, we still wanted to recognize students and their reading accomplishments that they have been working on throughout the year. Congratulations to all our top readers from each grade level and great work to all our students for all the words they read this year!

Top 3 Readers For Each Grade Level For Most Words Read As Of 5/14/2020


  1. Clara Norgaard - 29,093 Words - Mrs. Field

  2. Eliana Hanna - 19,447 Words Mrs. Field

  3. Ever Leonard - 18,873 Words Ms. Zitkovich

1st Grade

  1. Liam Estep - 345,424 Words Mrs. Yancy

  2. Caden Gernaro- 213,312 Words Mrs. Yancy

  3. Kayleigh Morgan - 177,210 Words Ms. Clark

2nd Grade

  1. Audrey Norgaard - 920,889 Words Mrs. Newman

  2. Josh Allen - 800,285 Words Mrs. Newman

  3. Isabella Moshkovich - 674,803 Words Mrs. Stringfield

3rd Grade

  1. Davis Green - 1,381,684 Words - Ms. Kelly

  2. Deven Rastogi - 1,297,556 Words - Ms. Guarino

  3. Jacob Hilkert - 1,222,875 Words - Mrs. Torres

4th Grade

  1. Emerson Butler - 3,726,222 Words - Mr. Haynes

  2. Noah Finger - 1,521,337 Words - Mrs. Bailey

  3. Nathan Round - 1,322,657 Words - Mr. Haynes

5th Grade

  1. Bella Achtziger - 5,099,932 Words Miss Shoenhair

  2. Jonathan Sorajja - 2,940,640 Words Miss Shoenhair

  3. Katelyn Skoog - 2,920,343 Words Miss Shoenhair

6th Grade

  1. Esha Rastogi - 1,565,365 Words - Mrs. Hasenkamp

  2. Caroline Green - 1,480,485 Words - Mrs. Hasenkamp

  3. Anna Parker - 1,251,510 Words - Mrs. Schlinglof

Please Welcome to Our Staff and 5th-Grade Team: Mrs. Jennifer Perelgut!

My name is Jenny Perelgut and I am so excited to be joining the WFES family. My family and I relocated to Phoenix last summer - right at the best time of year! We moved from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. I graduated from the University of Kansas and studied Early Childhood with a Specialty in Children with Special Needs. I also received my Master’s in Education from National Louis University.

I have taught for 10 years, I have taught in the following grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. I took a little time off to raise my three boys. Dylan (16) soon to be Junior at Pinnacle, Jake (12) soon to be 8th grader at Explorer Middle School and Parker (9) soon to be 4th grader. My passion for teaching never left, I found myself always helping and volunteering in my children’s schools. I realized it was time to return when I was helping in the Kindergarten classroom and I no longer had a child in that grade.

I have also worked as a Math Interventionist where I was giving Tier 3 and 4 Interventions as well as Enriching the needs of students in grades 1st-5th, as well as an Advocate to families that I privately tutored their children. I am currently teaching 5th grade in the Paradise Valley Unified School District at Eagle Ridge Elementary School. I am so excited to not only be a staff member of WFES but I also had a student here in 3rd grade. I had really enjoyed all the wonderful things that WFES had to offer.

During my free time I enjoy yoga, shopping, and playing Rummikub. I also spend a lot of time outdoors watching my boys play football or baseball. Having 3 boys involved in sports I am pretty busy running around.

I am so excited to be a part of WFES!

Staffing List for 2020-2021 School Year!

We will have several new faces on our staff next year and will be saying goodbye to some fabulous educators and staff members at the end of this year. We will also have a few staff members moving to different grade levels or new roles within the building. To view the entire staff roster and assignments for next year, click the button below.

Enrollment Information

How to Enroll at WFES for the 2020-2021 School Year During the School Closure

If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a student for the 2020-2021 school year, please know we are still accepting enrollments during summer vacation.

If Wildfire Elementary School is your home school, download the PVSchools Student Registration Form, and email the completed forms and other required documents to

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, 2020.

You will also be required to fill in a Student Emergency Card upon registration.

Other important Information

Class Rosters for the 2020-2021 School

We had originally planned to hold our move-up day and release class rosters on the last day of school, however, the release of class rosters is going to have to be delayed for a future date. This is due to the school being unable to administer gifted, special education, and other evaluations prior to the end of the school year. The results of these tests and evaluations are a pivotal part of our placement process and without this information, we are unable to build balanced class rosters. We don't want to release class rosters and then have to make adjustments and re-release new rosters. We feel that would be unfair to those students whos placements would be changed.

When the school is informed by the district about when we are able to proceed with our testing and evaluations we will be able to set a class roster release date and that will be communicated with the community. We greatly appreciate everyone's understanding.

Supply Lists for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

School Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 school year can be found and printed from the following links. These supplies can be found at any major retail store (Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) and brands can be substituted. The list will also be sent to local Target and Wal-Mart store so they have them on-site. The list will also be posted on our school Webpage.

Kindergarten Supply List

1st-Grade Supply List

2nd-Grade Supply List

3rd-Grade Supply List

4th-Grade Supply List

5th-Grade Supply List

6th-Grade Supply List

All Grades Supply List

Don't want to go shopping for School Supplies? Have Edukits Deliver Your School Supplies Directly to the Classroom!

EduKits for next year's school supplies are now available for purchase. As many of you know, EduKits save you from having to shop and gather your student's supplies for the upcoming school year. You can simply purchase the kit and it will be delivered to your child's classroom before school starts in the fall.

Purchase link:

For best pricing, please order by June 15, 2020. Please see linked flyer for pricing and additional information!

EduKit Pricing and Information Flyer

Yearbook Update/Spring Picture FAQs

Our Yearbook team of students, teachers and parent volunteers have once again worked throughout the year to create a meaningful yearbook for our families. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 related factory shutdowns, delivery to the school has been delayed. A Yearbook Distribution Date during the summer will be announced once it is known.

Thanks for your patience & understanding.

Field Trip Reimbursement Information

Questions about field trip and other student activities reimbursements due to the school closers can be found by visiting the PVSchool Covid-19 webpage at the following address:

Student Personal Item Collection

If you were unable to collect your students' personal belongings during our scheduled pick-up times, please do not worry. We have the items secured in the building and they can be picked up prior to the start of next school year. If anything is of desperate need, please email Mr. Schoonover ( to schedule a pick-up date and time.

Checked Out Library Books?

Checked out library books can be dropped off at the school at any time by placing them in the boxes outside the front office. These can also be turned if you are needing to pick-up student items from the school.

Checked-Out Chromebook Update

In order to help with ongoing learning, students staying in the district will be able to keep their computer devices over the summer. The district is currently developing a process and schedule to collect devices from students who are leaving the district (e.g. graduating seniors, moving, switching schools) and will share the information when details are finalized. Information regarding summer enrichment opportunities will be shared by the district in the next two weeks.

News from the Nurse

Hello Wildfire Families!

What an unusual end to the school year and I hope that you are all doing well.

Even though district nurses have not been seeing and caring for your children in person, we have been busy behind the scenes caring for them by attending nurse webinars and meetings, performing our typical end-of-the year responsibilities, updating all of the district medical protocols to reflect best medical practices, and updating medical forms. We are also staying abreast of COVID-19 developments and working to ensure health safety when we return.

On a personal note, I was married over spring break before everything started shutting down and I am now Royce Hirsh! Please note that my new email is

Now for a few health reminders:


Now, more than ever, we can see the importance of immunizations and protecting ourselves and our children. Returning students needing immunization(s) for compliance purposes must provide proof of immunization prior to or on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (the first day of school). In accordance with AZ state law and PV District guidelines, students not in compliance on the first day of school will be allowed to attend but will be excluded beginning the second day until proof is received.

Please note that:

  1. Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations are due at age 11. If your child has turned 11 years old and has not yet received these immunizations, or will be turning 11 years old over the summer, he/she will need them before the first day of school. I know that many doctors’ offices may have restricted hours now but as soon as you are able to get an appointment, please do so. You can email proof of immunization to me, have your doctor fax a copy to me at (602) 449-4305, or bring to school.

  1. If you received a previous notice or email from me regarding any other immunizations, for example Hep B or Polio, those immunizations are due asap.

Chronic Conditions

If your child has a chronic health condition (life-threatening allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizure) and will need specific care or medications while at school, please be sure to see me when we return to school so you may complete the necessary forms and drop of any medications. These forms must be completed annually. I cannot yet forward the forms to you as they are all being revised/updated. Please check back with me closer to the first day of school if you would like to “get a jump” on completing the forms. I will be happy to email them to you and I will also post them on my website as soon as I can.

Over-the-Counter Medications

I will continue to offer ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), Benadryl, and cough drops; however, you must annually sign an over-the-counter medication consent form.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to seeing everyone when we return to school! Stay healthy, stay safe, and if your child develops any new medical issues over the summer, please be sure to inform me.

Nurse Royce

Royce Hirsh, BSN, RN

(602) 449-4303 phone

(602) 449-4305 fax

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