Quail Run News

May 1, 2023

From the Desk of Mrs. Raymond:

May 1, 2023

Dear Quail Run Families,

We are in the home stretch of the 2022-23 school year. Encourage your students to make every day count. Typically, the fourth quarter of school can show the most growth of the entire school year! Let´s keep that energy flowing through this last month of school.

Please read through this monthly newsletter to review school information and check out the video below to see what our students were up to last month. There is so much happening at Quail Run!! We look forward to updating the community on our tentative staffing for next year later this month.

We hope to see you around campus for all of our May events and end-of-year celebrations!

Your Partner in Education,

Vicky Raymond

Proud Principal

See what is happening at QRES!

April 2023 at QRES

Pre-K Registration is Open!

PreK registration for our brand new PreK Program at Quail Run is open! Don´t delay in getting your spot in the program. Spaces are limited as there will only be one class.
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Elk´s Lodges Essay Contest Winners

The theme for the 2022-23 Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest was "What is your American Dream?" Sixth-grade students, Boris Nedelchev and Aspen Milam, submitted thoughtful and reflective essays that were selected among 250 participants who submitted their entries to the Phoenix Lodge No. 35. Only three essays were selected in their division, and we are so proud that two Quail Run students are being honored. Both students will be recognized at the awards dinner on May 7th. The winner essays of the Phoenix Lodge No.335 will be sent to the District and State levels, and the contest ends with the naming of the National Winners in Minneapolis, MN in July 2023.

Yearbook Signing Party at Peter Piper Pizza

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Junior Hero

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!

Junior Hero Forms are due by MAY 19!

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. Raymond and receive a Junior Hero t-shirt.

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

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.

Thank you to our VIPs!

Check out this video below. We have the second-highest number of VIP volunteer hours for the district in all of PVSchools! Much of this video was filmed here at Quail Run, which is not only the home to wonderful VIPs but also to the PVCC College Corps program. We are so grateful for the impact that the VIPs make on our students and community!
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Mrs. Storcz´s Donors Choose Project

Mrs. Storcz has posted a new Donors Choose project called, ¨Book Nook Hooks Little Fishies to Read.¨ The project was created to help her give my students a Flex-Space Lounge and Learn center. Her little learners work hard all year learning how to read. This space will inspire them to get lost in reading! If you are able to donate, she would be very appreciative!

Want to work at Quail Run?

This could be a great opportunity for a community member - yourself or even a college-aged student!
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Leaving Quail Run?

Are you leaving Quail Run this summer? We need to know so we can work on class placements. Please submit this form to the front desk. We are sad to see you go!

Helpful Links

Want to recognize a staff member for something big or small? Please share with us using this form so we can show them some appreciation. Thanks for making our school such a positive place to be!
The QRES School Council is composed of staff, parents, and community members. The purpose of the School Council is to assist in planning, coordinating, and facilitating safety and instructional ideas that will promote and enhance the safety and learning of the students at Quail Run Elementary School.

School Council meetings are open to the public and generally meets once monthly. Meeting dates can be found on our website.

If you have an item of interest you would like for the School Council to review, please complete this form. Complete the form once for every issue or interest you would like discussed.


This week is Staff Appreciation Week at Quail Run! The PTA has created a fun week of showing gratitude with a Friends theme. The lounge is set up like Central Perk and we are setting up a trail mix bar on Monday, treating the staff to a before-school coffee truck and pastries on Tuesday, providing individual charcuterie boxes for lunch on Wednesday, hosting a food truck for lunch on Thursday, and delivering room service treats on Friday. Please recognize your teacher and staff members this week for how much they care about and teach our children!

We would like to thank everyone for coming out to Math Night! A special thank you to all the staff and teachers that came out - the kids loved seeing them all! A BIG thank you to Mathnasium and Chick-fil-a for making this an awesome event.

Our next PTA meeting is on 5/10 at 3:30, we hope to see you there! Childcare is provided in the STEM Lab during the meeting.

We are looking forward to all of those end-of-the-year events. We appreciate all you do to volunteer for our school!

Thank you!

Amanda Bunney

Quail Run PTA President


Helpful School Reminders

  • As the weather warms up, please make sure that your child is wearing a school-appropriate length shirt underneath their layers of jackets or sweatshirts. As they get warm and take them off, they need to have a long enough shirt underneath.

  • 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 10:30 am.

  • Students are also not allowed to bring Starbucks drinks, smoothies, etc. on campus in the morning.

  • 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.

  • School breakfast is available beginning at 8:15 am. Please drop off by 8:30 am at the latest if your child is eating breakfast. It is the same purchasing system as our school lunches.

  • Birthday treats must be store-bought and easy to pass out for the teacher. No cakes that need cutting, please. Cupcakes are allowed this year. Balloons are not allowed on campus.

  • 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.

School Lunch

Lunch Reminders:

  • If your child forgets their lunch, you may bring it to the front office before 10:30 am.

  • There is no hot fast food allowed for lunch if you are dropping off a lunch. Visitors may bring in hot lunches (see visitor section below). Please refrain from bringing soda. Subway, Jimmy Johns, and Jersey Mikes are all good options for a special drop-off lunch.

  • Students are not allowed to share food.

  • We will have a special table for students with food allergies. Your student may be invited to join a friend at this table. If your child is invited to sit at this table, peanut butter is not allowed.

  • When packing your student´s lunch, please be mindful that they are able to open the food or containers themselves. No glass containers.

Lunch Visitors:

  • We will go back to allowing lunch visitors this year. You must sign into the front office and get a visitor sticker.

  • You may bring lunch for your child. If you are coming to visit and stay with your child during lunch, the lunch may be a hot lunch.

  • You may not bring lunch for any student other than your own.

  • You may not pass out treats to any students due to allergies.

Purchasing a School Lunch:

The Nutrition & Wellness Department will return to charging students for their meals based on their free, reduced, and paid meal application status during the 2022-2023 SY.

The 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now available for parents to complete at EZMealApp.com. This paperless option is encouraged because online applications can be processed within 24 hours of their submission. Paper meal applications are available in our front office or can be printed from the Nutrition & Wellness website to be submitted to the department. All families are encouraged to apply.

It is extremely important for families to complete and submit the 22-23 SY meal application in order to avoid potential negative account balance charges.

Visit the Lunch Menu section of our website for more information about menus, meal prices, and to load money into your student´s lunch account.

Site Volunteers/Chaperones

We welcome site volunteers on our campus as well as chaperones for field trips.

Site volunteers must be parents, guardians, or grandparents of a current student.

School chaperones perform an invaluable service, helping to ensure the safety of students attending events and field trips. Parents, guardians, grandparents, or relatives are eligible to be a school chaperone after completing a background screening. Chaperones are fingerprinted and must agree to a background check.

Apply to be a Site Volunteer or Chaperone

  1. Visit the PVSchools job search page.
  2. Search for "Volunteer" or "Chaperone."
  3. Select the opportunity that best fits your interest.
  4. Click on the "Apply Online" button.
  5. Create a login and password.
  6. Complete the application process.

Please be aware that this application can take up to 12 weeks to clear, so be sure to get it in early. Please contact our front office if you have any questions.

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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!

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.

Enroll at Quail Run

If you or anyone you know needs to enroll a student for the 2022-2023 school year, please know we are still accepting applications for students both inside and outside of our school enrollment boundaries. 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. All open enrollment questions may be directed to tsorenson@pvschools.net.

Click here to enroll for the 2022-2023 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, 2022.

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

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • May 1-5: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

  • May 2: UPC Teacher & Staff Appreciation Event at Pinnacle High School at 6:00 pm

  • May 4: School Emergency Response Team Meeting at 9:30 am

  • May 4: PVSchools Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

  • May 5: 6th Grade v. Staff Kickball Game at 9:15 am

  • May 5: All library books are due for the school year!

  • May 5: PTA Spirit Day: Wear your QR or Jr. Hero T-shirts

  • May 10: PTA Meeting at 3:30 pm

  • May 10: Band Concert at 7:00 pm

  • May 11: Volunteer Breakfast at 8:15 am

  • May 16: Exhibition

  • May 17: School Council Meeting at 3:30 pm

  • May 18: PVSchools Governing Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

  • May 18-20: 6th Grade CA STEM Adventure Field Trip!

  • May 19: Spirit Day: Career Day

  • May 22: Spirit Day: Tie-Dye Day

  • May 22: Kinder Water Day at 1:30 pm

  • May 23: Spirit Day: Disney Day

  • May 23: Kinder Alphabet Parade at 9:00 am

  • May 23: Yearbook Signing Party at Peter Piper Pizza (7th St & Bell) from 4-8:00 pm

  • May 24: Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

  • May 24: Kinder 180 Day Celebration at 2:00 pm

  • May 25: Last Day of School: Early Release at 12:30 pm

Important Phone Numbers

Front Office: 602-449-4400

  • Front Office Hours (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Attendance Line: 602-449-4401

  • Open 24/7 for attendance messages

School Nurse: 602-449-4403

  • Nursing Office Hours (8:45 am - 3:15 pm)

School Cafeteria: 602-449-4407