ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy, K-6

October 15, 2022 Edition 7

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A Message from the Principal:

Wellness and Staying Healthy

Dear Families,

This week students returned from Fall Break and were immediately immersed in the learning that occurs each day at ASU Prep. On Thursday, well-rested students were actively engaged with the many concepts they encountered. We are focused on developing confident, reflective mindsets in our students, and we recognize that an important aspect in this development is ensuring that students lead healthy lives.

At ASU Prep, we believe that our instruction should involve students' health. All of our elementary school students take P.E. PE and a Health and Wellness course is offered as part of the secondary curriculum. Our students also get involved with sports teams and clubs that promote wellness and physical activity. We offer these experiences because we recognize the importance of children being physically healthy as they grow.

Our hands do what our eyes see. Active minds shine a light through active, purposeful lives. The union between body and mind is integral to wellness. As much as we desire for students to be physically healthy, we also hope that they are allowing this same attitude of wellness to permeate their minds and how they think critically and creatively, persevering in their problem solving. Students who possess both healthy bodies and minds are truly prepared to rise and effect change in their communities and the world.


Mrs. Mendoza

ASU Prep Security - Mr. Tad Martin

We are pleased to announce we now have a dedicated security staff member. Mr. Martin is an experienced school resource officer, and a former ASUPD officer. Mr. Martin will support us at the K-12 level. You'll see him out and about, please help us give him a warm welcome.


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2nd Grade

At ASU Prep our second graders have been busy with our weekly STEM activities. We've done Oobleck, a mysterious concoction of ingredients that have some of the properties of both solids and liquids! We created airplanes after reading Violet the Pilot and tested our planes to see how folding or weighting changes the distance the planes can fly. This fall we did many fun activities with apples including an apple pie writing assignment as well as building an "apple tree" out of paper towels holders, popsicle sticks and puff balls and finding the correct balance to hold the most "apples" on top of our trees. Finally, we used straws and tape to create stands to hold small pumpkins off the table. We learned a great deal through the STEM process, especially how to work best as a team!


It's not too late to register! Email
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Every day, thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home, through social media and texts. Due to October being National Bullying Prevention month, we will be showing our support to stop bullying by hosting an Anti-Bully Spirit Week. Along with other school initiatives, we aspire to continue building an inclusive and kind culture for all of our students.

Thank you!

Maria Beltran & Krista Yaconetti

K-6 Counselors

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Daily Attendance

Consistent Attendance

It is important that students are at school EVERY DAY and ON TIME PLEASE!! Please take a look at school calendar and plan your vacations accordingly.

  • 10 absences or more in the semester is considered chronic absenteeism according to federal guidelines.

Click Here for Attendance Updates


Students may bring their own packed lunches from home and are also able to purchase lunches through Just Catering using the following link:

Just Catering AZ Info

Poly Hybrid Hype & Announcements

Click on this button for your Poly Hybrid Program Update

Extra-Curricular ~ After School FUN

ASU Prep Club Catalog

Clubs for Sessions 3, and 4

If you are interested in a club that starts in session 3, or 4 please ensure you have completed the INTEREST LINK in order to receive additional information.

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Late Check-In / Early Check-Out Process

In an effort to streamline the check-in / check-out process when a student is arriving tardy or leaving early, this week students will receive a white plastic card with a barcode of their student ID. Your student can use this card to sign-in/out through the scanner in the front office.

Students arriving after 8:30AM are considered late and parents are REQUIRED to come in the front office to sign your student in.

School Calendar

This button is linked to our 2022-2023 School Calendar.

Dismissal/Driveline Reminders

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General School Information


School Week - Monday through Friday (Early dismissal every Wednesday at 2:15 pm)

  • Instructional Hours - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (drop off starts at 8:00 am)

  • Bell rings at 8:25am, if your student arrives to school past 8:30am you will need to exit your car to walk your student into the front office and sign him/her in tardy.

  • Front Office Hours - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm , Monday - Friday

ASU Prep Mission & Core Values

Mission: To design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners.

Core Values:

  • Curiosity: We believe in the power of human potential. We embolden bright minds to shine by piquing new interests and finding the courage to try new things.

  • Disruption: We challenge ourselves to innovate for meaningful change in the humble pursuit of improving lives.

  • Collaboration: We work across department lines to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, where everyone has a platform to exchange ideas and put them into practice.

  • Individuality: We celebrate each other’s uniqueness and create an environment that allows everyone to be the best version of themselves.

ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy, PK-6

6950 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212

School Administration:

Front Office Team:

Administrative Assistant : Anita Carrano:

Receptionist: Xerinna Semonell:

*Attendance Line STEM Academy, K-6 (to excuse an absent student): 480-727-5709

Main Office: 480-727-5700

PK-6 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

School Hours:

8:30am -3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

8:30am - 2:15pm Wednesday

For Enrollment and Registration

Contact Amy Danielson or 480-727-1990

Save the Date:

Spirit Night this coming Tuesday, October 18th at Mici!

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Save the Date:

Trunk or Treat! Join us Friday October 27th at the K6 campus.

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Run Devil Run

Run Devil Run is coming November 1-12. If you would like to sponsor this incredible fundraiser we would love your help! Please review the sponsor packages in the below flyer and reach out with any questions to Be on the lookout for more information coming over the following weeks.

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Volunteer Sign ups

With the holiday season fast approaching, there will be many volunteer opportunities available. PTSO is always looking for help! If you have not already filled out this google form, for this school year, please do so promptly. This will ensure you are contacted for all volunteer opportunities pre-k through 12th grade. Thank you for all your help to make ASU Prep an amazing school!

Menchie's Mondays!

Present this flyer or be sure to mention ASU Prep every Monday between 3-5.
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