Copper Creek Bobcat Blast

Sunday, January 09, 2022

A Note from Ms. McNeill and Mrs. Myers

Dear Copper Creek Families,

Welcome back!

It was great to see our students back on campus. This week we kicked off the school year with our annual spelling bee. The winner (listed below) will represent Copper Creek in the District spelling bee competition on Monday, January 24, 2022.

This coming Friday, January 14th will be a PLC Friday. Teachers will be using this valuable time to review mid-year data to determine how best to meet the needs of their students. As a staff, we are so grateful for the designated time to improve classroom instruction and we thank our community for their support.

Just a gentle reminder to all parents, Copper Creek is a mask friendly school. Our greatest desire is to keep all of our students safe and in school to learn. Please follow DVUSD safety plan to ensure we do our best to make in-person learning happen.

Stay Safe & Go Bobcats!

K. McNeill, Principal

C. Myers, Dean

Important Dates!

January 2022

PLC Fridays - 90 Minute early release

  • Jan 14, 21 & 28 - 1:45 pm release

Monday, January 17

  • MLK Holiday - No School
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The Copper Creek Spelling Bee winner is Carter Petrie, 6th grade from Mrs. Buffington's class. Carter will represent Copper Creek at the district wide spelling bee. Congratulations to Carter!

The Copper Creek Spelling Bee runner up is Will Welsch, 4th grade from Mrs. Rainer's class.

The District spelling bee competition will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the District Office.

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Extracurricular Activity Tax Credit

If you forgot to donate by the end of 2021, don't worry!

Payments made from January 1, 2022, through April 15, 2022, can be applied to an individual's 2021 Arizona Taxes.

Your school tax credit donations can provide DVUSD students with opportunities to participate in after school and summer programs, field trips, music and athletic programs or any other extracurricular activity.

The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities. The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar.

More information and links to donate online are available on the DVUSD website.

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Kindergarten Parents

Gentle reminder: The Kindergarten unloading zone and gate closes at 8:30 am when the bell rings.

Parents who remain in line after the gate closes (8:30 am or later) will need to park their vehicles and walk their kindergartener into the office.

Thank you for your support!

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Parents: Thank you for your continued support and your willingness to keep our students safe.

Friendly reminders:

  • Teachers do not start morning duty until 8:15 am each day.
  • Please do not drop off your children at school before 8:15 am.
  • Gates to the school will remain locked until 8:15 am each morning.
  • Please do not park in the bike lane on Hillcrest Blvd for student pick-up / drop-off.
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From the Nurse

Omicron Variant Update


When school dismissed for Winter Break, only about 10% of all reported Covid cases were the Omicron variant. Now, as we begin the school year it accounts for 90% of all reported cases. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that vaccines have also shown to be effective against this variant in prevention and reducing severity of symptoms in cases.

As we remain in a post holiday period of high community spread, DVUSD is offering a free immunization clinic this week. All childhood immunizations will be offered there including Covid-19. Boosters will also be available.

Please see the flier below for more information.

Nurse Sara


Pizza Bingo originally scheduled for this month has been rescheduled for March 10, 2022.

Yearbook orders are due by March 31, 2022. We have order forms in the library if your child needs one. Yearbooks are $15 for PTSA members and $20 for all non PTSA members.

We have a limited number of class spirit shirts left. If you would like to purchase one the cost is $20. Order forms are in the library.

Thank you for your continued support!


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Welcome 2022-2023 Kindergarten Parents!

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 is now open.

Please register on-line!

For Kinder info, please visit

To enroll:

What Parents will Need to Enroll Their Student

  • Original birth certificate or a certified copy
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, house payment receipt, rent receipt, escrow document or lease agreement)
  • Form of Identification
  • Copy of legal guardian or custody papers if applicable

Virtual Fall Kindergarten Preview!

Fall Kindergarten Preview!

"Play, Learn and Grow Together"

View on Copper Creek webpage -

Don't forget to Mark Your Calendar for Copper Creek's Spring Kindergarten Preview Night! Thursday, March 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM on Copper Creek campus.

Food & Nutrition

Menu & Price Info:

Birthday Party Bucket:

* All orders must be pre-approved by teacher

**Confirm delivery date, time and # of children with teacher prior to ordering

Orders must be placed at least 2 weeks in advance and must be pre-paid

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Friendly Reminder!! Attendance Line

Please call our 24-hour attendance line @ 623-376-3990 to report your child's absence, or send e-mail to Please provide student name, grade, teacher and reason for absence.