Hello Viper Families,
It’s hard to believe we are already ¾ of the way through the school year. I would like to thank you all again for all the support you have provided our school so far this year including all of your efforts and donations with our Boosterthon earlier this January. We are thrilled to have met our goal of raising over $40,000 to purchase technology, curriculum, and resources that will directly impact our students this year and for many more to come. Our students had a fantastic time at their fun and color runs to bring an end to the Boosterthon pledge drive, we will be reflecting on the event and gathering feedback from all stakeholders to build and improve on this event for next year.
Our annual Sierra Verde STEAM night will take place on April 24 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Mr. Dennis Foote and our STEAM Cabinet is doing an extraordinary job of preparing and planning for this community showcase. We are currently looking to fill our program with businesses and organizations in STEAM fields who would like to attend to highlight STEAM fields and career pathways for our students. We are anticipating over 800 participants on the night and it's a great opportunity to network in addition to hosting hands-on STEAM activities for our kids. If you have an interest in being a part of this community event please contact the office for more details.
It is hard to believe it, but we are also approaching our annual AzMERIT and AIMS testing window as April approaches after Spring Break. We are putting the finishing touches on our testing schedule and will be sharing the details of these state mandated assessments for our 3rd through 8th grade students soon. Our testing window is April 1-19 this year and we would appreciate your support in ensuring that your kids get a good night’s sleep, a full and healthy breakfast in the morning, and arrive to school on time and prepared to do their best each day. Our teacher’s will continue to prepare them for the academic demands and expectations of the assessments, we ask that you remind students to try their best and taketheir time, but refrain from putting any stress on the results or perceived difficulty of the exams.
As we approach the last few months of school we would like to remind you of PTSO meetings on April 1 and May 13 at 5:00 pm. We would love to see more families at the meetings and are looking forward to our 2019-2020 PTSO Board elections on May 13. Be sure to be there and help make a difference at SV.
Thanks for your commitment to the extraordinary,,
Sierra Verde STEAM Academy