Grayhawk Elementary


STUDENTS! Principal Pavlik Needs Your Help!

Mrs. Pavlik is looking for students that would like to help her with morning announcements. Simply record yourself reciting the "Pledge Of Allegiance" and send it to her to add into our morning announcements.

When you say the Pledge remember to stand up and put your hand over your heart.

Before you recite the Pledge say your first and last name, your grade level and your teacher.

Once you are done, send your video to Mrs. Pavlik at

Now get those creative juices flowing!

Mrs. Megan Bird, Assistant Principal

My name is Megan Bird and I am thrilled to be joining the Grayhawk community! I have been a teacher in Paradise Valley for 21 years, teaching 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, self-contained gifted, honors, as well as STEM. I even spent some time teaching drama in middle school! Outside of school, I love to spend time with my husband Jamie and our 3 boys, Patrick (14), Michael (13), and Matthew (8). We enjoy family game night, basketball, golf, movies, and travel, especially to the beach! I am most looking forward to being a positive support to students, families, and staff this year and continuing on in the incredible traditions and experiences that Grayhawk is known for. I have been enjoying meeting students virtually and look forward to the day we are back in person!

Nurse Katie

Hi! My name is Katie Blechman. I am so excited to be a part of the Grayhawk family! I've been an inpatient oncology nurse for almost 14 years. I was at Seattle Children's Hospital for over 12 years and this last year I was at Mayo Clinic Hospital. I've always had my eye on becoming a school nurse and jumped at this opportunity! I have an amazing hubby, 3 kiddos 8th, 6th and 2nd grade, 2 crazy dogs, 2 hungry turtles, 1 huge bearded dragon and 1 moody hedgehog, just to make life more interesting. I love to travel, try new restaurants, bake, all things Disney, and host game nights. I know this situation isn't ideal but I'm always here to help answer any of your questions and/or concerns about our 'new normal.' Stay Safe and Healthy!


August 21st: Virtual Bingo

August 24th: Curriculum Night

August 25th: Early Release (No afternoon programming)

September 7th: No School

Curriculum Night

Monday, Aug. 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

Virtual Google Meeting


2020-2021 Curriculum Night

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2020

WHAT: Curriculum Night

WHERE: Virtual Google Meeting(s)

Look for a link from your child's teacher.


5:30 - 5:55 PM Honors & Special Areas

6:00 - 6:25 PM 3rd & 4th Grades/LFI Classes

6:30 - 6:55 PM 5th & 6th Grades/Resource

7:00 - 7:25 PM 1st & 2nd Grades/Resource

Curriculum Night will be recorded by your teacher . Please let your teacher know if you cannot make it so you can receive the recording.

We look forward to seeing you Monday night!

Sign Up for Band or Strings

4th, 5th and 6th graders!

It's time to sign up for Band and Strings for this year.

Sign up for Band & Strings...grades 4-6! Band and Strings are now open for enrollment! Click HERE for more info! Please visit the band/strings websites via the links on our website and feel free to contact our band/strings teachers with any questions or concerns.

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Virtual Bingo

To register:

Virtual Bingo RVSP
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Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 4pm

This is an online event.

UPC brings parents from across the district together to enhance the PVSchools experience!

*UPC is independent form PVUSD and information posted in this newsletter does not represent the views of the Paradise Valley Unified School District.*

Website | About UPC | Services | Committees | Resources | Contact Us

August Monthly Meeting and

"The Opening Bell" with Dr. Welsh

Virtual UPC Meeting

Join UPC for the first General Meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Welsh's "The Opening Bell" presentation will immediately follow the general meeting. He will update us on changes in PVSchools and let us know what to expect this year!

View the Facebook Event and information, click "Going"!

Wednesday, August 19th

Virtual General Meeting begins at 4:00 p.m.

"The Opening Bell" begins at 4:30 p.m.

***Please note the time change to accommodate distance learning from home***

Connecting to the meeting via Webex:

Meeting number:133 235 0761Password: OpeningBellHost key: 129429

In an effort to make our live meetings as efficient as possible we are sharing the meeting agenda, meeting minutes and proposed budget in advance to allow everyone to review in advance of the meeting.

The Agenda for the August 19th meeting can be found HERE

The Proposed 2020-2021 UPC Budget can be viewed HERE

Meeting Minutes from the May 13th General Meeting can be found HERE

*Meeting slides and Committee Updates - Please note slides shared during live meeting will be an abridged version! Full Slides can be found HERE

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PV Assist

Digital Support for Parents and Students

PV Assist, an Information Technoloy support site, will help students and their families navigate logins/passwords, issues with Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and much more.

Parent & Student Support for PV Schools Online Services

Tech Support

Reopening Criteria for In-Person Learning

Reopening Criteria for In-Person Learning

At the Aug. 6 PVSchools Governing Board meeting, in alignment with Governor Ducey’s most recent executive order, PVSchools adopted reopening criteria for in-person learning that align closely with the recommendations provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

To help make it easier to understand, PVSchools is using a “traffic signal” description:

  • A “Green Light” signals a return to in-person learning based on a 14-day average of:
    • Testing positivity below 5 percent* AND
    • Daily cases less than 10 per 100,000 population
  • A “Yellow Light” signals caution for a possible return to online learning based on a 14-day average of:
    • Testing positivity between 5 and 10 percent* OR
    • Daily cases between 10 and 50 per 100,000 population
  • A “Red Light” signals a stop to in-person learning and a return to online learning based on a 14-day average of:
    • Testing positivity above 10 percent* OR
    • Daily cases more than 50 per 100,000 population

*Within our district, ZIP codes, and surrounding areas

We will establish a minimum two-week transition period to allow for the necessary planning to switch back to in-person learning options. Online learning options such as PVConnect and PVOnline will also continue to be available once in-person instruction is permitted.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has launched a data dashboard, which will include these metrics:

View the Maricopa School Reopening Dashboard

PVFRC Information

Good day PVFRC Family!

In this week's email, you will find information about Emergency Utility Assistance and Back to School Immunizations.

Emergency Utility Assistance

Need help paying your utility bills? Many of us have lost jobs and income at a time when utility bills in Phoenix are the highest. If you are having financial difficulties and need assistance to keep the power on please click here.

Back to School Immunizations (in case you missed it last week)

Need to get immunizations for your kids attending PVUSD? Students preschool through grade 12 with private insurance, no insurance or AHCCCS can get their immunizations up to date in a professional and safe environment. If you are interested in obtaining this information click here.

Stay Safe and Healthy!

PVUSD August Calendar

Link to: Opt-in/Opt-out of PVFRC emails


¡Buen día familias de PVFRC!

En el email de esta semana encontrarán información acerca de la ayuda de emergencia para el pago de servicios y vacunas infantiles para el regreso a clases.

Asistencia de Emergencia con Pago de Servicios Públicos

¿Necesitan ayuda con el pago de sus servicios? Muchos de nosotros hemos perdido nuestro empleo y nuestro ingreso justo en el momento en el que los pagos de servicios son más altos en Phoenix. Si ustedes están teniendo problemas económicos y necesitan ayuda para mantener el servicio de electricidad, por favor hagan clic aquí.

Vacunas para el Regreso a Clases en Persona

¿Necesitan vacunas para sus hijos que asisten a PVUSD? Los alumnos desde preescolar hasta el 12º grado que tengan o no seguro médico privado o AHCCCS pueden actualizar sus vacunas en un lugar seguro y profesional. Si les interesa recibir esta información, hagan clic en el formulario en inglés aquí.

¡Manténganse sanos y seguros

Calendario de Agosto de PVUSD

Enlace para: Dejar de o comenzar a recibir los emails de PVFRC

Cristina Anguiano

Family Resource Center

Bilingual Parent Outreach Specialist

Foothills Campus

17835 N. 44th St.

Phoenix, AZ. 85032

Governoring Board

Anne Greenberg

Governing Board President

Julie Bacon

Governing Board Member

Nancy Case
Governing Board Member

Susan Matura
Governing Board Member

Dr. Sue M. Skidmore
Governing Board Member

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7525 E. Grayhawk Dr.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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