The Creighton Community

May, 2022

Welcome to the Creighton Community Newsletter

Welcome to the Creighton Community Newsletter. The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to keep our families, partners, and community up-to-date on important education related issues, upcoming events, and topics that impact you and our students. Enjoy!

Congratulations 8th Grade Grads

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Creighton Exemplary Award Winners

Over 200 guests joined the Creighton School District both virtually and in-person to celebrate our district award winners, retirees and recognition for years of service! At the event, the overall district winner for Educational Support Person of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the year was unveiled to much applause! Help us congratulate these outstanding members of the Creighton family.

  • Educational Support Person of the Year: Jesse Valenzuela, Kennedy at Loma Linda School
  • Teacher of the Year: Rosalva Villa, Gateway School
  • Administrator of the Year: Ivan Carvajal, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

Job well done to all involved and congratulations again to all our award winners. You view all the photos from the event by clicking here.

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Teacher Appreciation

In May, Creighton District celebrated our amazing teachers as part of #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Thank you to all the teachers who help our students learn and thrive. Join us in saying a big THANK YOU to our Creighton teachers who make a difference in the lives of students everyday.

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Creighton Family Satisfaction Survey

The 2022 Creighton Family Satisfaction Survey is live. Your feedback is valued! Please take a minute to complete the survey. You can choose your preferred language of English or Spanish using the single link below.

Reach out to your child's school with any questions.

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Free Summer Meals for Families

The last day for grab & go meals was Saturday May 14. Starting Monday, May 23, free summer meals will be available to all children up to 18 years old. Children must be present to receive a meal but do not need to be enrolled in Creighton School District. See below for a detailed list of times & locations.
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Junior Ambassadors Present to the Creighton Board

Student representatives from the Junior Ambassadors presented to the Creighton Governing Board to detail their trip to Washington D.C. Students spoke about their favorite parts of the trip, favorite places they visited and the history they learned. Our students represented our district well both on the trip and after. Kudos to the chaperones and staff who made the trip possible.
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Battle of the Books

Teams from across the District competed in the Battle of the Books on May 9, 2022. All of our participants prepared throughout the year by reading books from a variety of genres. During the competition, our readers answered questions about the plot, characters, and thematic development of each book that they read. The goal of Battle of the Books is to promote a love of reading through collaboration and friendly team competition.

The following teams emerged victorious at the end of the battle:

Junior Division

First Place: Monte Vista

Second Place: Biltmore Prep.

Third Place: Gateway

Senior Division

First place: Monte Vista

Second Place: Machan

Third Place: Biltmore Prep.

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Learning Opportunity for Families with Special Needs Children

Please see the below learning opportunity for parents of children with special needs, provided by Raising Special Kids.

Raising Special Kids is offering Summer School for Parents in-person & virtually on Saturday, June 11. Below is a link for registration and their digital flyer with more details.

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District Spelling Bee

After an intense showdown, the Creighton District named a first place and second place spelling bee winner! Give a high five to these students:

First Place: Rafael Salgado, Gateway School

Second Place: Abdiel Zuniga, Excelencia

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Now Enrolling Kindergarten

Creighton offers full-day kindergarten to our families.

Our full-day program is filled with adventurous learning, discovery, and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe, and challenging. Space is limited, so enroll now! We have nine amazing schools to choose from!

Early Kindergarten Testing

Creighton offers early entry kindergarten testing! Any child who turns 5 years old between September 1 - December 31 of the upcoming school year qualifies to test into kindergarten early. Children must be tested during the first 30 days of school.

Testing begins in May. Schedule your appointment by calling (602) 381-4605 or stop by the Creighton Family Resource Center at 2052 N. 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Kinder Readiness Summer Boot Camp

Creighton is offering a FREE Kinder Readiness Summer Boot Camp.

Classes focus on:

  • Language and literacy development
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Social and emotional development
  • Small and large activities
  • Developing attention skills
  • Classroom behaviors

The dates are (Monday-Friday) June 6 - June 23 from 7:30AM - 11:30AM. Check out the flyer below for more details on how to enroll.

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Summer Hours

Through the Summer, Creighton School District office will remain open during normal business hours Monday - Friday.

Schools will also be open during normal business hours Monday - Thursday.

Tax Credit Donation

Arizona statute allows individuals/couples to donate $200/$400 for a dollar-to-dollar tax credit.

Your tax credit donation helps students attend extracurricular activities like athletics; art and music programs; character education; and field trips.

You can donate today by clicking this link:

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Now Enrolling!

Creighton School are now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Check out our website to learn about our different neighborhood schools and to schedule a tour. During the summer our offices are open Monday - Thursday. You can also enroll online:

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We Are Hiring!

The Creighton School District is hiring for positions ranging from teacher, cafeteria staff, paraprofessional, nurse, psychologist, bus driver, etc! If you are looking for a career that makes a difference in the lives of children in a family like atmosphere, Creighton is the place for you. You can see a full list of open positions and apply online by clicking here.

Important Dates

  • Last Day of School: Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Memorial Day- School Offices are Closed: Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Creighton Governing Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Creighton Governing Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 23, 2022