Husky Family Newsletter

5 - 5 - 2023

Principal's Message

Hello all those Huskies!

We are celebrating all the wonderful growth we have seen and you should be excited for all the opportunities your students will have next year.

We have become an OMA School!!!!! Next year we will have Musical Theater, Guitar, Choir and will begin to build our Mariachi program. We have already hired our new Musical Theater Teacher and are planning where to host and hold the excited new performances.

Additionally, we now will host the PEEPS Program. We will have 3, 4 and 5 year old Huskies joining us. Our teacher for this program is joining us from a A+, Blue Ribbon School. She is so excited to start our program and help us grow our school. Hurry and get on the list, it is filling up fast.

Our students will be registering for their electives and classes. We now have an Honors and High School Credit Track. Get your students enrolled and ready to make their decisions. Our school needs to know how many students to staff for - so please get the registration completed.

Next year we will have Response to Intervention Teachers who will work with our GATE students and students who need remediation. This is a great addition to Safford - we want to give enrichment opportunities to our High Achievers and GATE students. We also want to support our students in need of remediation.

Thank you for allowing us to be with your students,

Dr. Katherine Kuhn, Ed.D


Upcoming Events

May 8th - 12th: Teacher Appreciation Week

Thursday, May 11th 6:30 pm: Orchestra Concert

Friday, May 12th 6:00 - 9:00 pm: 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance - Safford Patio Courtyard

Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: 8th Grade BBQ - Safford Patio Courtyard

Thursday, May 18th 5:30: Sport Banquet - Safford Patio Courtyard

Friday, May 19th 8:15 am: Student of the Year Breakfast in Library

Saturday, May 20th 12:00 - 2:00 pm: Community Event and Resource Fair - Find out about resources to support your family this summer

Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30 pm: Band Concert

Wednesday, May 24th: Rehearsal for 8th Grade Promotion

Thursday, May 25th: Last Day of School!

9:00 am: 8th Grade Promotion - Auditorium

11:00 am: 5th Grade Promotion - Auditorium

1:00 pm: Kindergarten Promotion- Auditorium

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Staff Spotlight

This week we are celebrating Pat Ponce, our Family Liaison. Pat has been serving the Safford community for over 20 years!

She organizes family classes and parent meetings, plans amazing community events, gets families connected to resources, and so much more. Her commitment to Safford is to try and build more community involvement in Safford to connect us together. This school has so much history and has a story that not everyone knows about. So if we involve the community into the school it will flourish and if the school flourishes the students will be more successful.

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Did you know we have a COMMUNITY GARDEN at Safford? That means all families and community members can participate. And we have veggies ready to be harvested. Stop by and ask for Ms. Combs if you want to try our homegrown veggies!

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Register for 23-24 School Year

Our hiring and retention of staff is based on the enrollment, please don't wait! We want to open with a full staff - and we are counting on all our families to get the enrollment done asap.

Call the front office if you need help to get enrolled. We expect to have quite a few new students next year - so don't wait. You want to be in the classes that are the most exciting for you students.

Some of the great things to come:

  1. PEEPS Preschool comes next year! 3, 4 and 5 year old that are getting ready to join our Kinders.
  2. We are going to be an OMA school next year. Middle Schoolers will be able sign up for Musical Theater, Choir or Guitar!
  3. We will have art and music for K-5!
  4. 21st Century provides tutoring and electives, before and after school.
  5. Science Olympiad provides an opportunity for students to prove they can think on their own.
  6. iReady is used to help catch up all the learning the students missed over Covid.
  7. Ballet Folklorico de Huskies has begun! Your student can show off their dancing and get healthy doing it.
  8. Interscholastic sports for K-8 students. Track, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Kickball and more!
  9. High School Credit available for Humanities, Science, Algebra and Spanish
  10. Honors track for 6th and 7th Graders. Get ready for High School Credit classes in 8th.
  11. Student Court is now an elective. Wonderful program that addresses social emotional, discipline and culture on campus. Learn about Parliamentary Procedures and the law.
  12. Student Leadership is a great place to grow your leadership skills.
  13. Food pantry, clothing bank and hygiene bank coming soon.
  14. Cafecito's on campus, so you can get together with the families and staff.
  15. GATE and Honors track for students who are interested in going deeper into their creative learning side - with the amazing Dr. Kevan Kiser-Chuc.
  16. Orchestra and Band for the 6, 7 and 8.

so much more!

Register for Summer School Now!

Register with ParentVUE by June 1 (by May 5 to guarantee transportation):

  1. Sign in to ParentVUE
  2. Select Summer from the drop down
  3. Enter your student's current grade (for 22-23)
  4. Select your school
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Free Summer Meals in June at Safford!

TUSD will be offering the summer meals program at all TUSD schools during June which offers free meals to any children 18 and under.

June 5-29 Monday-Thursday

Breakfast 8:30-9:00am

Lunch 1:00-1:30pm

Free Family Classes this Summer Provided by the UofA with Higher Ground

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Free Family Classes in May at Casa de Los Niños

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We have had so much fun going on at Safford this Week!