April 10th: School News

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Field Day is THIS FRIDAY!! 8:45 - 11:20m, Civano Soccer Field Park

9 Separate events/stations!

All students should:

- Bring water bottles

- Wear shoes and clothes for sports

- Wear sunscreen and a hat for sun protection

Volunteers please arrive by 7:30, students arrive at 8:35, please assist in cleanup.

Any questions? Contact John Easton at eastonj@vailschooldistrict.org

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Book Orders Due THIS FRIDAY!

We will be accepting Scholastic Book Orders until Friday, April 13th.

We do all ordering online:

  • Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code
  • -Lower school: GK3NJ
  • -Upper school: R9G8Y
  • Shop and submit your child's book order.
  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

Remember, you help our school earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

Thanks for your support!

AzMerit Assessment

Students in third grade through high school will take the AzMerit assessment in April. This assessment will be computer-based. Students will be tested in ELA (writing & reading) and math.

Attendance is very important. Unless there is an emergency or your child is sick, please make sure your child is on time to school and stays until dismissal. Once your child begins a portion of the test, he/she cannot exit the test until all of the questions have been answered.

Remaining AzMerit Testing Schedule

  • April 12th Upper School Reading& Math Part 2 (5th -8th)
  • April 16th Lower School Reading & Math Part 1 (3rd-4th)
  • April 18th 4th Grade Science
  • April 19th Lower School Reading & Math Part 2 (3rd- 4th)

How Parents Can Help

  • Ensure your child has eaten a healthy breakfast and is rested for testing day.
  • Ensure that your child arrives to school on time and stays until dismissal.
  • Encourage your child to give his or her best effort and to maintain a positive attitude.

For information about the AzMerit assessment and sample tests, please visit:


For Questions, Please Contact:

Director: Kelly Pinkerton at 879-2095 or pinkertonk@vailschooldistrict.org


Lead Teacher: BJ Madsen at 879-1702 or madsenb@vailschooldistrict.org

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CPA Corner:

4/19 CPA meeting after community time

5/3 Science Day! We are still looking for educators that can have interactive tables/booths in the afternoon. Please contact sarah.abbott14@gmail.com

5/25 End of the year Celebration! 6:00pm at the Civano community center. More info to come.

April Lunch Helpers Needed:

Mark your calendars:

  • April 13th - Book Orders Due
  • April 13th - Field Day
  • April 19th - Upper School Field Trip to the Zoo
  • April 26th - The Big Switch for Incoming Kindergarteners
  • April 27th - Upper School Karaoke Party and Dance
  • April 30th - Volunteer Dessert
  • May 3rd - Family Science Day (details TBD)
  • May 15th - 17th - 8th Grade Passages
  • May 18th - School Movie and Art Showcase
  • May 24th - 8th Grade Promotion
  • May 25th - Last Day of School (Family Breakfast, Talent Show and Half-Day)