The Phoenix Post
Aspire K-12 Updates | Week Ending February 24th, 2023
In this Edition...
Celebrating Black History Month
Guion "Guy" Bluford
Guion "Guy" Bluford made history in 1983 when he became the first African American in space. During a time when education equality for minorities was not a standard Guy Bluford had a passion for education and aerospace and worked hard to attend college. He attended Pennsylvania State and earned his degree in aerospace engineering. He also went on to enlist in the Air Force where he became a pilot and earned several medals. With aerospace still his passion he continued his education and earned his PhD in aerospace engineering and in 1978 he was one of thirty five people chosen from 10,000 applicants to become a NASA astronaut.
I felt an awesome responsibility, and I took the responsibility very seriously, of being a role model and opening another door to Black Americans, but the important thing is not that I am Black, but that I did a good job as a scientist and an astronaut -Guion "Guy" Bluford
Have you taken the Parent Survey?? 📣
SURVEY CLOSES TONIGHT!
The 2023 DVUSD Parent & Community Satisfaction Survey is open!!
As we strive to continuously improve our schools and the district, we value your feedback and input. In addition, we are committed to reviewing the results and taking action on what our parents and community members have to say.
Click the link below to complete it!
K-6 Grades ⚠️
K-6 Grades CLOSE Friday, March 3rd
- Please ensure students have any missing assignments turned in by this date
- Message your teacher with any questions
Principal's Corner 🍎
Greetings Aspire Families:
PTSA "fun"draiser: Hungry? Want to support Aspire's PTSA? Head over to Panda Express on February 28th! Aspire will earn 20% of all funds raised; order in-person or online then show the flyer below.
Kindness Rocks-Garden: Any Aspire student in grades K-12 students can participate in creating a rock for our Rock Garden. Participation can be in-person on March 23 from 3:00-5:00 or created at home and brought to the Innovation Center. Additional details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Seniors: Please check your smore for important updates regarding graduation!
Students: Remember to check your Canvas courses for end dates and make sure your MYHOURS are up to date. Keep up the good work! Parents and students, part time registration will begin at the end of March - early April.
State Testing: Please note that this semester is state testing season, mark your calendars to ensure that you are prepared and ready to attend required in person state assessments.
Yearbooks are on sale now! $22 - Details are below.
Thank you for all of your hard work and showing how you are on F.I.R.E. Enjoy the weekend!
As always, if you questions or concerns, please contact your administrator, Juliet Amara 7-12 and Laura Victor K-6 @ Aspire@dvusd.org .
Spring State Testing ⚠️
THANK YOU to our families who have signed up to donate snacks for our State Testing in the Spring! We appreciate you!!
Click the links below for State Testing schedules and information:
**If your student qualifies for small group testing - email communication was sent out from Dr. Victor regarding Small Group Testing Dates**
Remember that attendance is required!
If you have any questions regarding state testing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week at Aspire...🔴🟡🟠
Vote for Wyatt17210!
Wyatt17210, an Aspire Student, has been selected as "Artist of the Week". Click here to vote for Wyatt! Voting is open until Saturday February 25. Winners will be announced on Sunday February 26, with the winning schools each receiving a $100 gift certificate and the winning students receiving a $50 gift certificate generously provided by Blick Art Materials. Limit of one vote per grade group per computer per day.
Print this Flyer or show it on your phone at Panda Express!
⚕️Permission to Carry Medicine
- Parents, if your student needs to carry medicine (inhaler, epi-pen, insulin) please request a copy of the "Permission to Carry Medicine" form from our front office (email@example.com)
- Students must have this on file in order to access/use medicine on our campus!
📚Device & Q3 Materials Pick-Up
Device Pick-Up Hours:
- Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
- If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements for picking up devices/materials, please contact us at Aspire@dvusd.org. We are here to help!
- Next Due Date: February 26
- Remember to complete DreamBox/Amplify/No Red Ink for a chance to have lunch delivered by Dr. Victor!
- This is for any K-8 full-time Aspire Student!
Aspire Clubs 🎵🎨
Aspire Clubs are up and running for the Spring Semester!
🧪Science Club - K-3rd Grade | Mondays 2-2:30PM
📚Book Club | 4th-6th Grade | Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30-2PM
🎵Choir - 4th-8th Grade | Tuesdays 3:30-4PM
🏃Jump Rope Club - K-8th Grade | Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM
💭Spanish Club | Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM
7th & 8th Grade Info😎
9th-12th Grade News 🖥️
ACT Test Prep 💡
- Aspire 9th-12th grade teachers will be holding in-person sessions to prepare students for upcoming state assessments!
- Thank you to students who attended the first two sessions! See the flyer below for information regarding our next session!
- Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Seniors! 🎓
IN NEED OF SENIOR GRADUATION SPEAKERS
- If you are interested in speaking at our Graduation Ceremony, please complete THIS FORM
- Additional details will be sent once we have gathered interested participants!
Seal of Biliteracy
Seniors who speak Spanish fluently can apply for the Arizona State Seal of Biliteracy, which would be added to their High School Diploma. Seniors do not have to be enrolled in a Spanish course in order to apply.
Seniors who are interested, click here to fill out to the Google Form by April 1st!
What's Poppin' with PTSA🍿
PTSA: Parent Teacher Student Association
Welcome to February!
Join the Aspire PTSA and get involved in our school community!
This month we are sponsoring a take-out Tuesday “fun”draiser at Panda Express: February 28th 9:30am-10:00pm! Details in the flyer!
Be on the lookout for our Kindness Rocks event on March 30 from 3:00pm-5:00pm! This will be a hybrid event and a link will be shared so that families can participate from home or in person at the Innovation Center. Stay tuned for more information!
Come see what other exciting events and activities we have planned!
Next General meeting: Wednesday February 22nd at 5:30pm
Zoom link: Aspire PTSA https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/89986530774 .
Next Executive meeting: Wednesday March 8th at 5:30pm
Zoom link: Aspire PTSA https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/89986530774 .
Use the QR Code to join!
Individual Membership $6
Business Membership $25
Birthday Shout-Outs 🥳
Want to wish your child a "Happy Birthday" on the Aspire Announcements? Click the button above to complete the Birthday Shout Out form!