Week 27 Recap
APEX X-Factor Kickoff Next Week!
APEX X-Factor starts on Monday. We are excited to kick off our largest fundraiser of the year while teaching amazing leadership traits to all our Vipers. On Monday we launch our X-Factor program and your child(ren) will be coming home with the information you need to to register and begin collecting pledges. All kids will then have daily huddles and leadership building with their homeroom class through March 9 which will be our K-6 Obstacle course. 7th and 8th grade students will have their middle school color games on Friday, March 10.
Sierra Verde is an A+ School of Excellence (again)
SAGE Cooperative Learning
Mrs. Eberhardt's students worked on problem solving this morning in SAGE.
Our NJHS students have designed & built a mobile lending library to have on campus. Students can find & borrow books at their own reading level. Our NJHS club hopes to have it up & running before Spring Break.
2nd Grade Wax Museum
2nd Graders show off their wax museum projects on Wednesday evening for our parents!
Positive Office Referral Winners
This week's positive office referral winners are: Estella, Calvin, Ben, Iyad, Jaxton, Logan, Holden, Nathan, Emily, Vaibhav, Ava, Tomi, and Mackenzie. Thank you all for leading with kindness and setting a great example!
Read Across America Week in the Library
Volunteer of the Week ~Agnes Huang~
Agnes does a fantastic job helping with my second grade reading groups. She also comes in to volunteer at our parties so the kids can really have a blast!
-Mrs. S. Smith
Egg to Chick Club
Arizona Attorney General Anti-Bullying Presentations
Anti-Bullying Presentation for Parents March 8, 2023 (Virtual)
All our parents are welcome to attend a Sierra Verde webinar on anti-bullying. See the details below. Later this March, we will be hosting an anti-bullying presentation for our middle school students on campus.
Office of the Arizona Attorney General - Community Outreach & Education
March 8, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 1851 0181
Anti-Bullying Addresses the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures parents can take. We explain why teaching kindness and being empathetic is important and the relationship it has with bullying. We also give tips to parents on how to help their child become resilient to criticism.
Anti-Bullying Presentation for Students, Monday, March 20, 2023
This presentation will address the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures students can take. We empower and encourage students to change the culture of bullying and create a kindness culture instead. We also inform students about the legal consequences for bullying and how it can affect their future. This presentation will be given to 6-8th grade students on March 20.
SV Hats For Sale
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.
Middle School Sports Update
Simple mindfulness exercises can be practiced anywhere and anytime. Research indicates that engaging your senses outdoors is especially beneficial. Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or random thoughts can be draining. It can also make you more likely to experience stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Practicing mindfulness exercises can help you direct your attention away from this kind of thinking and engage with the world around you.
This week's challenge: Walking meditation. Find a quiet place and begin to walk slowly. Focus on the experience of walking, being aware of the sensations of standing and the subtle movements that keep your balance. When you reach the end of your path, turn and continue walking, maintaining awareness of your sensations.
DVUSD Job Fair
Yearbooks Still Available
DVUSD Community Education Summer Camp
Kindergarten Preview Night March 1
Next Wednesday is our 2023 Kindergarten preview night. This event is open for all prospective kindergarteners for 23-24 at Sierra Verde. Our preview night will be an open house format from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in our kindergarten wing and playground.
PBIS Rewards continues to be a huge success at SV this year and your students love to spend their PBIS Rewards points at our school store. If you are interested in donating to our PBIS store, we have a PBIS Store Amazon Wishlist. You can also drop off any donation items to our office - new/gently loved stuffed animals are always a popular item.
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:
Help our Health Office
The Health Office could use your help. We need assistance in restocking our clothing cabinet. We are in need of donations of NEW underwear for boys and girls- sizes extra small, small, & medium. If you are doing any spring cleaning, we can take any gently used, athletic-type shorts, shirts, and leggings for girls and boys in all sizes. This will help us get students back to class faster after an accident. Thank you for supporting our students!
- Nurse Jessie and Nurse Lynn
Join Team SV (Paraprofessional, Crossing Guard, Cook, and Viper Den)
Community Education is also hiring before and after care workers for our Viper Den program. This is a 6 hour per day position before and after school. If you are interested in this position please contact Dina Sands 623-376-3903 or stop by our office for more information.
- Next Friday 3/3 is a 2:00 pm early release for our staff to participate in professional development.
- We cannot sign out kids 15 minutes before dismissal (3:15 is the cutoff).
- Reminder we cannot do deliveries to classrooms or call classrooms except for glasses or chromebooks. Phone messages only delivered to students at 2:30. If there is a pick up change, please call our office before 2:30.
- For those who are interested in volunteering in classrooms and/or attending field trips, you will need to attend a one time district volunteer training (class locations and times can be found at www.dvusd.org). If you have already taken the training you must come in to the front office to update your information, this must be done every year.
Have a Great Weekend!
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