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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 10th - April 17th

Mark Your Calendars:

Lunch Account Balances

Lunch 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 Tuesday, April 11 (4/11 is the last date for training for Kindergarten Children's Museum Field Trip), Friday, April 14, 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

PVE is going to COSTCO April 22nd 7:30-9:00pm

Join us again for a Costco Shopping Night!

This time, a ream of paper will be donated for EVERY $50 spent!!!!!!

Low crowd shopping on a Saturday night? YES! Come shop at Costco to help our school earn paper! Costco is shutting its doors to the public and is hosting a great event for our school! One ream of paper will be donated for every $50 spent (must show receipts). Enjoy refreshments and learn about Costco can save your family money. Not a member yet? Sign up at the event to earn a $10 or $20 cash card! We will also have a Palm Valley Wish List for our school.

Take me out to the ballgame...

Colorado Rockies Vs. Diamondbacks

Friday Night, April 28th

Palm Valley is headed to the D-Backs Game if you are interested in having your child walk on the field before the game starts, getting some great priced tickets and having a fun night out with your T-Bird Family....purchase your tickets soon!

This is our final PTO meeting of the year is on April 25th at 6pm. Elections will be held on this evening as well. All positions are open- President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, K-2 representative, and 3-5 representative. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Benjamin or Mrs. Vaith in the front office, as they are serving as the nomination committee. Any questions can be emailed to We hope to see you there!

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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

LESD Legacy Bricks

The Litchfield Elementary School District Educational Foundation sent home Legacy Brick flyers before Spring Break offering the opportunity for LESD parents to purchase a Brick to be placed at the District's first school, Litchfield Elementary School, in honor of our 100th anniversary. Bricks may also be purchased on the Foundation's web site. All questions can be directed to me, as well. You are welcome to share my contact info with parents.

Please direct all questions to Shelly Hornback at the District Office -

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events
  • 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 25th - PTO Meeting, 6pm
  • April 27-May 4 - Buy One Get One Book Fair
  • April 28th - Patriotic Assembly, 8:00am
  • April 28 - Volunteer Training after the Patriotic Assembly
  • 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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