November 22, 2022
Dates to remember in December!
Dec. 3rd - Sights and Sounds of the Season @Desert Ridge 9:20AM-3:40PM
Dec. 5th - Site Council Meeting - Google Meets @7:45AM
Dec. 5th - Strings Concert@DC 7PM
Dec. 6th - EARLY RELEASE @12PM
Dec. 6th - Band Concert @Shea Middle 7PM
Dec. 7th - Kinder Field Trip to Museum of Natural History
Dec. 7th - Science Night with Science Center at DC 5-7PM
Dec. 8th - NVAA Showcase @Shea (4th/5th grades) 6-7pm
Dec. 9th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Wildlife Zoo
Dec. 9th - PTO Pajama BINGO Night 5-8PM
Dec. 10th - Runner's Club event @North Canyon High School 9AM-12PM
Dec. 13th - PTO Meeting @DC library 6:30PM
Dec. 14th - Student Council Meeting in library @7:30AM
Dec. 14th - KG Holiday Sing and Candy House Day @DC 8:30AM - 10AM
Dec. 16th - 3rd Grade Candy Houses @9:10AM - 10:30AM
P.A.W.S. Character Trait for December
Helpful (December): To give help or assistance, or to support someone else.
We will continue to focus on meeting expectations for line behavior. We look for 4 S lines which are silent, straight, still, and smiling!
Professor P.A.W.S. has been a great influence and reminder to follow our P.A.W.S. expectations throughout the building!
Food Drive a HUGE Success!
Monitoring your child's online activity
Do you know what social media platforms your child uses? Click the image below for more information
NVAA Interactive Night - Nov.28th
Sights and Sounds of the Season Dec. 3rd
NVAA Showcase - Dec. 8th
Impact of Stress and Anxiety on our Students
We have a guest speaker coming to talk to our current students and staff on some of the social emotional impacts of stress and anxiety on our students, families and staff.
We have a partnership through Love our Schools with Oasis Community Church and we have an opportunity to have Wanda Brothers come and speak at Horizon. We have an opportunity for our staff, students, and parents to come and listen to her speak in the auditorium on 11/29 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. I have spoken with one of the Pastors, Brian Neary, as well as Wanda this week, and they will not be talking about or promoting Spiritual Health, just focusing on Emotional Health. Wanda will be focusing on Boosting Mental Wellness to help reduce stress, anxiety, and understanding.
Wanda is an expert in her field, and she works with the San Diego School District focusing on educator's mental health. Wanda usually does four training sessions for all staff.
Ultimately we would like to invite our entire parent community for all PVUSD schools to have the opportunity to attend this event.
Horizon High School
Free Family 4 Pack at the Science Center
Program Overview: Earlier this fall, Arizona Science Center teamed up with Governor Ducey’s Office to create the AZ OnTrack Parent Guide. The 48 page guide offers opportunities for families to engage in robust learning activities together, leading to greater academic results. From creating a nature journal to excavating chocolate chip “fossils” from cookies, parents, caregivers, and other caring adults will find unique ways to get students ready to learn and engage at school.
In an effort to get more families involved, families who register and download the AZ OnTrack Parent Resource Guide and receive a FREE FAMILY FOUR-PACK of tickets to Arizona Science Center. When they complete the full activity guide and complete the OnTrack, Ready to Be Back Scavenger Hunt, families earn a FREE ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP!
But wait, there's more! All AZ OnTrack families will receive one FREE PARKING voucher* for the Heritage Square Garage. Additionally, AZ OnTrack families traveling more than 50 miles to Arizona Science Center will receive a FREE GAS CARD* upon check-in at the Science Center.
Some November bulletin boards...
Desert Cove's Mission
Mission statement: Desert Cove provides a collaborative culture that supports and celebrates student diversity, lifelong learning, and engagement in a global community.
Vision: To prepare and motivate students to achieve their personal best, to embrace learning, and build their emotional, social and physical well-being, enabling students to flourish as contributing and healthy citizens in a global community.
Beliefs: Safe, Seen, Celebrated
Location: 11020 North 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA