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Thunderbird “ROCK IT!”: Would you like to honor a staff member who has gone above and beyond? Say "thank you" by clicking on the button below to submit a “Rock It” to show your appreciation. The link can also be found on the PVE website.

Palm Valley Happenings for April 3rd - April 7th

Mark Your Calendars:

Early Release is THIS Friday, April 7th at 12:25pm

Lunch Account Balances

nch Account Balances: Please be advised that after Monday, April 17, lunch account balances will no longer be allowed to drop below $0.00. If your son/daughter purchases lunch please ensure money is on their lunch account. Thank you.

Just a reminder: As the weather is warming up, our students need to follow the district dress code guidelines. Below is a link to the district webpage as well as the clothing expectations! Thanks so much for your help!


Yearbooks Sold: 230

Remaining to be sold: 245

If you are not sure if you have purchased a yearbook, please email Ms. Whelpley, at She will need your child's name and homeroom teacher.

Cash only for Yearbook Orders, Thank you!

Become a Parent Volunteer!

If you are looking to volunteer but haven't gone through training, PVE is having Volunteer Training Friday, April 7, Tuesday, April 11 (4/11 is the last date for training for Kindergarten Children's Museum Field Trip), Friday, April 14, and Friday, April 21, and Friday, April 28.

Speaking of Volunteering... we are still looking for Volunteers to help out in the Copy Room! Please sign up below if you are willing and able!

Palm Valley Elementary PTO News & Upcoming Events

Thank you to all the parents and community members who helped with our Tee off for Thunderbirds Golf Tournament! From the golfers to the volunteers, it takes all of us to make this happen! PTO would like to thank all those who helped in anyway! We appreciate you and what a great success our tournament was!

Be looking for the PTO D-backs Game Form coming home in your child's backpack

The Litchfield Elementary School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this document. The distribution of this material is provided as a community service.

The Electronic Backpack provides you with a list of many activities and classes available for your child. From chess clubs to flag football, there are many opportunities to choose from.

Protect Your Child's Innocence in a Digital World


Digital Safety with Chris Panneton

Protecting Their Innocence in a Digital World

Western Sky Middle School is pleased to welcome back Mr. Chris Panneton as he shares valuable information to help us keep our children digitally safe. Please join us as we learn how specific apps can hide information, perpetrators can easily access personal information to exploit children, and inappropriate use of technology can result in criminal charges. This course will cover sensitive topics that include graphic information.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. It is perfect for anyone who works with or cares for children. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are all encouraged to join. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Educators will receive 1.5 hours of professional development.

Parents are encouraged to bring children.

Childcare is provided for children potty trained and older.

**6th to 8th grade students are welcome and encouraged to join his or her family in listening to the presentation.

Snacks and water provided.

Date: 05/03/2017 (Wed.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT

Location: Western Sky Middle School: 4095 N 144th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Community Education

Kindergarten Readiness Parent Class

“Strategies and materials to support you in preparing your child for kindergarten.”

Please choose from one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, March 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Dreaming Summit Elementary School Media Center. 13335 W. Missouri Ave., Litchfield Park 85340


Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Scott L. Libby Elementary School Media Center. 18701 W. Thomas Road, Litchfield Park, 85340

Class sponsored by the Litchfield Elementary School District and materials are provided by the Valley of the Sun United Way.

Each family will receive a backpack with the following materials:

● School Readiness Instructional Guide ● Three Picture Books ● Sing and Learn CD ● Materials pouch including scissors and crayons ● My First Journal ● Area Resource Guide

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events
  • April 7th - Early Release, 12:25 dismissal
  • April 7th - Volunteer Training, 8:00am
  • April 11th - Kindergarten Pictures
  • April 11th - LESD Board Meeting at Litchfield Elementary, 6pm
  • April 11th - Volunteer Training, 8:00am
  • April 14th - Volunteer Training, 8:00am
  • April 21st - Early Release, 12:25 dismissal
  • April 21st - Volunteer Training, 8:00am
  • April 24th - 28th - Classified Staff Appreciation Week (Instructional Aides, Office Staff, School Nurse, Bus Drivers, Custodial Crew...)
  • April 28th - Patriotic Assembly, 8:00am
  • April 28 - Volunteer Training after the Patriotic Assembly
  • May 1st - May 5th - Buy One Get One Book Fair
  • May 1st - May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4th - Showcase Night from 5pm to 6pm
  • May 5th - Early Release, 12:25pm
  • May 12th - Last Day of Electives
  • May 16th - Evening Performance for the Talent Show, 6pm
  • May 17th - May 19th - 5th Grade Math and Science Camp
  • May 24th - Preschool Prom, 5pm -7pm
  • May 25th - Patriotic Assembly, 8am
  • May 25th - Kindergarten Celebration, 1pm
  • May 26th - 5th Grade Promotion, 8:00AM
  • May 26th - Move Up Day (Students will visit their New Teachers)
  • May 26th - Last Day of School, Dismissal is at 10:55AM

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