The Falcon's Nest

September 2021

Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember:

  • Monday: 9/6 - No School - Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday: 9/14 - LESD Governing Board Meeting @ Litchfield Elem School 6:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9/23 - Dream Academy @Wigwam Creek Middle School 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9/24 - Early Release

Kindergarten Release at 12:45

Grades 1-2 Release at 12:55

Grades 3-5 Release at 1:00


  • October 4th - 8th - Fall Break - No School

COVID-19 Information:

For the most current and up to date COVID-19 procedures and mitigating measures please check out our district website.


https://www.lesd79.org/covid

School Tax Credit:

TAXPAYERS, LOWER YOUR TAXES AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!

TAX CREDIT: HOW DOES IT WORK?

A Tax Credit, which is the dollar-for dollar reduction of your tax liability, is better than a tax deduction, which only reduces your taxable income before taxes are computed.

Instead of sending all your state taxes to the State of Arizona, you can make a contribution to a public school. A.R.S. §43-1089.01 allows taxpayers a TAX CREDIT up to $200.00 for “Single” or “Head of Household” tax filers and up to $400.00 for “Married Couple Filing a Joint Return” when contributing to EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in public schools. This gives you the opportunity to help your local school. The tax credit is available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.


What is an EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY?

Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or competitive school sponsored activity that supplements the education program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, field trips, outdoor education or character education programs can be funded with tax credit money. Extracurricular activities do not include any events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.


WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
You may select which school and which program you would like to support. The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowance. You can make a difference in our schools with just $50.00, $75.00, or $100.00. In addition, the credit may be split between one or more schools and/or one or more programs.


HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CREDIT?

Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2022 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2022 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2021.

Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.


For more information contact Wendy Taylor at the District Office, 623-535-6000.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction

ASU: American Dream Academy

Corte Sierra will be teaming up with Wigwam Creek Middle School and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School to host the American Dream Academy once again this year. This is an 8 week program that is free of charge for our community. A brief overview and a schedule is located below. Additional information will be coming out shortly.
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LESD Support Staff Job Fair:

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