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,
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Pre-K Registration is Open!
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
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!
Mrs. Storcz´s Donors Choose Project
Want to work at Quail Run?
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.
QUAIL RUN PTA
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!
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.
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.
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 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
- Visit the PVSchools job search page.
- Search for "Volunteer" or "Chaperone."
- Select the opportunity that best fits your interest.
- Click on the "Apply Online" button.
- Create a login and password.
- 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.
Fry´s Food Community Rewards
United Parent Council
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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