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Free Meals for Children Distributed this Summer

Laveen Child Nutrition Services will be serving free breakfast and lunch to children in the Laveen community at all nine Laveen schools through the Summer Meal program.

Children 18 years and younger may enjoy a nutritious breakfast and lunch in our school cafeterias. All kids’ meals are free. There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate. The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Summer meal service begins May 30, 2023. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria on select dates and times. Curbside meal pickup is no longer offered due to the expiration of federal waivers that permitted this practice. Adult meals are available for purchase; breakfast is $2.50 and lunch is $3.50.

Visit our Summer Meal page for the schedule and more details.

For the most up-to-date summer menus, nutrition information, and allergens please visit Nutrislice.

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Now Enrolling for 2023-24

Enrollment for all Laveen schools for the 2023-24 school year has begun. Visit our Registration page to enroll your child using our secure online parent portal or to access printable enrollment documents.

Parents/guardians will need to present the required documents listed below in person for verification prior to the start of school.

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Proof of Residence, such as utility receipt or lease agreement (refer to Arizona Residency Guidelines)
  • Legal papers, if applicable for custody
  • Withdrawal form and report card from previous school
  • Photo identification for parent/guardian.

*Please note, Vista del Sur is an accelerated school and students must take an assessment prior to enrolling. Paseo Pointe is a dual language immersion (DLI) school. Students entering kindergarten – sixth grade must enroll in the DLI program (DLI will expand a grade level each year).

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Summer Schedule for School and District Offices

All school and district offices will operate on a summer schedule starting on May 22 and running through July 17.

All offices will be open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. except on holidays. All offices will be closed on Fridays throughout the summer months.

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EFGA Student Interviews 911 Dispatcher

EFGA fourth grade student Amara Howard wants to be a 911 dispatcher when she grows up. She has been working hard to embody the traits that a dispatcher has in order to meet with and interview a Phoenix Fire Dispatcher. She got her wish and was able to meet Dominic Cuellar with Phoenix Fire. School counselor Kaycie Osterday orchestrated this opportunity for Amara.

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EFGA Hosts World Fair

Estrella Foothills Global Academy held their first World Fair last week, showcasing the research each grade level has conducted as it applies to their assigned continent. Students presented artifacts and information from the following categories: Agriculture, Technology, World Issues, Food and Beverages, Arts and Craftsmanship, and Important People.

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Laveen’s Celebration of Art is April 27

Join us for the inaugural district art show on Thursday, April 27 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Laveen’s Celebration of Art will feature student art from across all Laveen schools and grade levels. Stop by throughout the evening to see the amazing work our students have created.

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Developmental Preschool Family Events

Our Developmental Preschool hosts monthly events for families to join their preschoolers in various activities. Last month, the Arizona Science Center brought their Science on Wheels program to EFGA. Other events have included “Goldilocks” presented by the Great AZ Puppet Theater, a trip to the Phoenix Zoo, and a Foam Party. The last event will be a trip to Sea Life Aquarium.

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EFGA Students Communicate with Students in Malawi

Students from Estrella Foothills Global Academy have found pen pals in the African country of Malawi.

Kim Rillero, program director of Urban Farming Education, developed a relationship with the school during a recent partnership summit. Rillero discussed her travels to Malawi and the Likuni Boys Secondary School with school administration.

Soon, a pen pal and virtual student exchange experience was formed. Rillero presented information to EFGA students about life in Malawi and what school is like for the students who live there.

Students in 7th and 8th grade began sending letters to the students who wrote back in return.

This has been an amazing global experience for EFGA students and the school hopes to continue this exchange of letters and hopefully set up a virtual meeting as well.

 

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Join Laveen Schools for an Open House

Interested in enrolling your child in one of Laveen’s outstanding schools? Prospective families are invited to visit the Laveen school of their choice during our annual spring open house events.

Visit our Open House page to learn more about our schools and reserve a space for the campus tour.

 

 

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