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 March 20th-March 25th
Individual & Class Pictures are Thursday, March 23rd!
Packets should go home Monday or Tuesday with your child, extra packets are available in the front office.
We are also looking for 3 to 4 Parent Volunteers who would be able to help out on picture day from 7:50am to 2:00pm. Please contact Angela in the front office if you are interested!
Mark your Calendar... This Friday is Early Release!
Early Release, this Friday, March 24th at 12:25pm
Sign your student up for our 4th Quarter Electives! Electives will begin on March 24th! Students sign up for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice from the exciting electives listed below. The Electives Survey closes tomorrow, March 21st 3pm.
PE: Ready for a rocking 4th quarter? Join Mrs. Jordan for some fun learning how to climb safely. Help improve your muscular strength, muscular endurance, and problem solving skills on our beautiful new rock wall! I am doing this elective with all grade levels.
Music: Our music teacher will provide movement and music activities for our students.
Drama: This is a fun Theatre Arts program that will focus on developing skills that are essential for success in today's world such as public speaking, creativity, and teamwork. This elective will also assist in fostering important values such as commitment and dedication to their task at hand. This activity is provided by Shelly Smith with A Little Drama. Please visit www.alittledramaonline.com for additional information.
Yoga: Join a yoga instructor from Ignite Yoga. Yoga and stretching exercises promotes strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Kids learn to improve concentration, focus, stimulate their imagination and help release energy.
Karate: Kids learn respect, discipline and self-control through Karate.
Healthy Habits: This exciting class will teach students the about healthy habits, exercise and the human body!
The elective survey will be under the "Quick Links" on the Palm Valley Website or you can click on link below:
4th Quarter Peer Tutoring Applications
Students interested in participating in Peer Tutoring who are in 2nd - 5th grade need to complete the application and return it to the front office.
A letter from our Superintendent
March 20, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This letter is to inform you that the Litchfield Elementary School District is participating in a proactive statewide public school drinking water lead screening program sponsored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
ADEQ is coordinating this screening program with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems, public schools and other parties. While drinking water is not considered to be a common source of lead in Arizona, eliminating lead in drinking water is an important step to reducing your child's overall exposure to lead.
Please visit the ADEQ website for detailed information about the statewide public school drinking water screening program for lead: http://azdeg.gov/LeadScreeningProg.
As part of our continuing commitment to provide a safe environment for both students and staff, please be assured that we will provide you with timely updates.
Yours in education,
Dr. Julianne Lein Superintendent
Tax Credit Donations
Thank you to all the Thunderbird Families who have so graciously donated to our Tax Credit Program! This is how we fund our Friday Electives Classes, off set the cost of Field Trips, Art Supplies and Character Education Material!
There is still time to donate to Palm Valley's Tax Credit Program for 2016! A person who files single or married filing separately can donate up to $200 and for persons who file a joint return can donate up to $400. In addition to the tax credit for the State of Arizona, the contribution qualifies as a charitable contribution on your federal tax return.
The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability, it it better than a tax deduction, and is available to all taxpayers regardless of whether they have students in school or live in the school district.
You do not have to give the entire amount allowed. You can make a difference with just $50, $75, or even $100. In addition, the credit can be split between schools in the district. Simply complete the form and return it to Palm Valley's front office by April 13, 2017 or mail it to the LESD Office prior to April 17, 2017 to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2016. The District Office will provide you with a receipt verifying you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.
Yearbooks Sold: 165
Remaining to be sold: 310
If you are not sure if you have purchased a yearbook, please email Ms. Whelpley, at firstname.lastname@example.org She will need your child's name and homeroom teacher.
Cash only for Yearbook Orders, Thank you!