Quail Run News

October 1, 2021

From the desk of Mrs. Maynard

September 1, 2021


Dear Quail Run Families,


We welcome a change in seasons and some cooler weather in October! Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held this month. You will be receiving an email from me on October 11th with a list of links to all teachers’ Sign-up Genius schedules. Parents will be given the option of attending conferences in-person or virtually via Google Meet. Please indicate your preference in the comments section on the sign-up genius. This way, you can schedule all your children’s conferences on the same day or schedule with regular classroom teachers as well as gifted, learning center, or special areas as needed. Conferences will be scheduled for the week of October 25th. Our late night of conferences will be Tuesday, October 26th, when we will be on campus until 8:00 pm. Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th and 28th will be early release days. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm on those days. Friday, October 29th will be a K-8 recess.


Please be sure to schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher this month. This is your opportunity to conference with teachers and learn more about your child’s academic and social progress. Please click on the link to review a brief article on tips for preparing for an effective conference.

As many of you know, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Quail Run! We are happy to announce we will be allowing students to wear their costumes to school on Thursday, October 28th. In an effort to keep or COVID numbers down and avoid the need to contact trace, we will not be having our yearly parade but we will be planning fun activities for students on that half-day. As you plan costumes for students, please remember because we believe toy guns and other paraphernalia that encourage violence are inappropriate for children in school, children may not bring these items with them. Be sure that your child’s costume allows him/her to have clear vision (no costume masks may be worn), and is safe to be worn at school. For safety reasons, costumes that need to be blown up with an air pump may NOT be worn at school. Also, costumes that reflect any political themes/ideas may NOT be worn at school either.


Your Partner in Education,

Marta Maynard

Have you completed your Annual Update?

Every parent/guardian must update emergency contact annually through our Infinite Campus portal. If you have not yet completed this, please visit this page for information on how to complete your annual update.

Check out what's happening at Quail Run!

September 2021 at Quail Run

ESSER Grant Survey

Paradise Valley Unified School District is seeking input from our community on our spending plan for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) as provided by the American Rescue Plan. This one-time grant is provided to all schools throughout the country to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on students and communities. Funding from this grant will help PVSchools provide the necessary support and services to our students and families to ensure that they not only recover but thrive during the next few years.

In the following survey, you will find several areas in which we are exploring funding opportunities and we need your input into how we should prioritize our spending. Please take time to review each potential answer and provide the feedback you believe we require to understand the needs of our community. Limit one response per individual. Thank you for your participation.

Take the ESSER Grant Survey The last day to submit this survey is Oct. 11, 2021.

Important Links

School Tours for Prospective Families

School tours for next year will be beginning this month. Open Enrollment for our school is now also open! If you know a family interested in joining our community, please direct them to our website where they can sign up for a tour with Mrs. Rubey.

Become a Junior Hero!!!

Junior Hero is back at Quail Run! Junior Hero is a program that makes it fun for students, parents, and teachers to serve their community and those around them. All heroes receive a t-shirt and a prize!


Steps to become a Junior Hero:

1) Take the Junior Hero Pledge.

2) Help your community through service and log your required hours (see below) on this sheet.

3) Get a signature from an adult upon completion.

4) Turn this completed sheet into your teacher before the end of the school year.

5) You will be recognized by Mrs. Maynard & Mrs. Raymond and receive a Junior Hero t-shirt and prize.


Required Service Hours

Kindergarten: 3 Hours

1st Grade: 4 Hours

2nd Grade: 5 Hours

3rd Grade: 6 Hours

4th Grade: 7 Hours

5th Grade: 8 Hours

6th Grade: 9 Hours

Adults: 7 Hours


New this year, we will be providing opportunities to also earn their hours during their school day! As an IB school, it fits in with our mission and visions of service as IB learners. You may earn hours inside or outside of school. Our 1st-6th grade students will be allowed to volunteer as "Environmentalists" and track the time they may spend on their recess to help keep our campus clean. Our 5-6th grade students will also be able to apply to tutor younger students and run errands for the office. They will submit an application and receive a schedule to track their hours.


Junior Hero is a non-profit 501(c)3 that makes it fun for students, parents, and teachers to serve their community and those around them. The program is 100% volunteer-run and no volunteers receive pay at any level.

Junior Hero Non-Profit

IB Parent Corner

This month, we would like to share an article for our parents titled, "The states of knowing and not knowing and the really interesting bits in between." It provides a suggestion of what you can do when your child is being creative and curious. At Quail Run, we refer to this and being an "Inquirer." We encourage all our families to have conversations with their children about what they wonder about and how things work. They can explore these wonderings with your support in many different ways - it can be as simple as watching a video about something, having a conversation, or go all out by experimenting and getting creative. The world is at their fingertips - and we want to encourage them to ask questions. Check it out!

Halloween Safety from Officer Nick

Here are some tips from Officer Nick, our School Resource Officer, to keep you safe while trick-or-treating.


  • Wear bright, visible colors.
  • Use crosswalks or cross at the end of the street. Do not cross mid-block.
  • Stop and look at all street crossings.
  • Always be with a parent or buddy. Stay with your group.
  • Only approach lit houses.
  • Never go inside anyone's house.
  • Don't eat any candy until your parents have checked it.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

Recycling is Back at QRES!

Recycling is back on campus and will be shepherded by this year's student council. We are very excited to TAKE ACTION in every classroom to do something positive for our community and our planet.


Student Council reps in each 3rd-6th grade classroom will discuss this project with their respective classes and present it to primary classes. Check out this recycling presentation that our student council will be sharing, put together by the officers.

Cell Phones at Dropoff/Dismissal

While we know you may often have a longer wait than expected in the drop-off and dismissal line, please refrain from using your cell phone while in line for the safety of our staff and students.


Thank you for helping keep our campus safe!

Quail Run PTA

Hello Quail Run Families,


Please extend a warm welcome to our new PTA Board for the 2021 - 2022 school year!


  • President: Sandra Cantu
  • Vice President: Amanda Bunney
  • Treasurer: Cara Rosenstein
  • Secretary: Donelle Baltazar


We're so excited to have them, and can't wait to see what this school year will bring! We are still looking for someone to take the Co-President role. This role acts as support to the current President, with the expectation of taking over as President for the next school year. If you might be interested, please reach out to quailrunpta@gmail.com


A huge thank you to the outgoing board for all the time and effort they have put in to support our children and Quail Run.


The Fall Festival will be on Oct. 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. It's still in the planning stages, but if you'd like to help, please let us know.


To keep up to date and get involved, please follow Quail Run PTA on Facebook!


Staci Bryant-Liang

Quail Run PTA

quailrunpta@gmail.com

Fry's Food Community Rewards

Do you shop at Fry's Food? You can link your Fry's VIP card to Quail Run PTA and effortlessly earn money for our school simply by doing your normal shopping. Signup once and the school will reap the benefits all year!

Smile.Amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Quail Run Elementary every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.


On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Select Wildfire Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Quail Run PTA (make sure it is the one that says Phoenix, AZ. There is also a QR in CA! Every time you shop on Amazon simply start at smile.amazon.com and the school earns 0.5% of every purchase. It's that easy to make a difference! Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to participate too! As always, Thank you for your support!

United Parent Council

Looking to get more involved in your child’s education? Want to be among the first to know what is happening in the district? If so, I encourage you to attend United Parent Council meetings. Paradise Valley United Parent Council is a district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Looking out for the interest of students is their primary goal. They do this by offering parents support, information, and opportunities to be influential voices in the decisions that affect their children's education. UPC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the District Administration Center East/West Conference Rooms on the grounds of the PVUSD complex at 15002 North 32nd Street. Visitors are always welcome. Click here to visit their website for information on this month’s meeting.

School Reminders

  • If you need to relay a message to your student during school hours, you can call the office or leave a message directly on our Voicelink account at (602) 449-5465. The office staff will NOT transfer calls to classrooms, as this will interrupt important instructional time.

  • If your child forgets their lunch, you may bring it to the front office before 10:00 am. After that time, your child will be given a school lunch. School lunches are free for the duration of this school year.

  • Be sure to communicate end of day arrangements with your student in the morning, prior to coming to school. We want to ensure all students get home safely. If there are any changes in how students get home, please notify the office and the teacher.

  • School hours are from 8:45 am -3:15 pm. If you are picking up a student early, please be aware that every minute counts and minutes missed accumulate throughout the school year. Also, be aware that students cannot be called to the office early for an appointment. Students will be called from class at the time you arrive to check them out.

  • You will need your ID every time you pick up students prior to dismissal.

  • Your student will not be released if the person picking her/him up is not on the contact list. If you need to add a friend or family member to the contact list you will need to go to Infinite Campus to update Emergency Contact information through your annual update.

  • You can check your child's grades by downloading the Infinite Campus app or logging on online. Click here for directions.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 7: PTA Meeting at 3:30 pm
  • Oct. 7: PVSchools Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Oct. 8: School Shirt Day: Show your quail spirit!
  • Oct. 8: 6th Grade Field Trip to Biztown
  • Oct 14: Restaurant Night: Red Robin 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Oct. 13: First Grading Period Ends
  • Oct. 19: School Council Meeting at 3:30 pm
  • Oct. 22: "Day of Awesome!" & Step It Up Fundraiser Ends
  • Oct. 22: Spirit Day: Pay $1 and wear your favorite jersey/sports team shirt!
  • Oct. 25 - 28: Fall Parent Conference Week
  • Oct. 27: Early Release at 12:30 pm
  • Oct. 28: Early Release at 12:30 pm
  • Oct. 28: Fall Festival 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Oct. 29: K-8 Recess, No School
  • Nov. 1-5: Food Drive for PV Community Food Bank
  • Nov. 4: PVSchools Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Nov. 11-12: K-12 Veteran's Day Recess, No School
  • Nov. 18: PVSchools Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Nov. 24 - 26: Thanksgiving Recess, No School
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Enroll at Quail Run

If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a student for the 2021-2022 school year, please know we are still accepting enrollments.


If Quail Run Elementary School is your home school, click here to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year.


Required Documents for Enrollment

  • A certified copy of your child's birth certificate

  • Your child's immunization records

  • Proof of Arizona residency (e.g., utility bill, house payment, lease/purchase agreement)

  • IEP/504 forms (if applicable)


Please note, to register for kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old PRIOR to September 1st, 2021.

You will also be required to complete an Annual Update on Infinite Campus. Please visit the PV Assist website for links and more information.


How to Open Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year

Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence. It is open to all Arizona-based students.

Click here to access the online open enrollment form.

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance Line: 602-449-4401

Nurse Celeste: 602-449-4403

School Cafeteria: 602-449-4407