Elementary Calendar

Elementary Calendar 2015 – 2016

Aug  3   -  First day of classes

Aug  22 -  Montessori Journey for new parents from 9 to 11:30 AM (Sat)

Aug  26 -  General policy meeting for ALL elem parents 4:15 – 5 PM

Aug  28 – 30 -  Camp out near Mormon Lake

Sept  4 -    Labor Day interviews with parents of class 8:15 – 9:30 AM

Sept  7 –   Labor Day – School closed

Sept  9 -    Recorder lessons start 11 – 1:30

Sept  14 – 18 – After school optional programs start: chess/archery/4H

Sept  18 – WORLD PEACE DAY: parade, booths, ethnic food 10:30 - 12

Sept  21 –  25 --In house specials start: dance/soccer/tennis/robotix

Oct    1 -    Halloween prep meeting 4 – 5 PM in office

Oct    7  -   Photo Day starting at 8:30 AM

Oct    9 -  12 – Camp out @Kartchner Caverns/ RSVP by SEPT 1

Oct    12 – Columbus Day – School Closed

Oct    22 -  Open House – children present work to parents 4 – 5 PM

Oct    24/25 – Halloween haunted house set up – volunteers requested

Oct    30 -  Halloween Carnival 9 -11 AM/Early release-School closed @1

Nov   10 -  Veterans Day presentation @ 10 AM

Nov   11 – Veterans Day holiday. School closed.

Nov   12 – Divali Day celebrations w/ food, art, lights

Nov   13 – 19  - Fall book fair

Nov   20 -  Hike trail in Brown’s Ranch Preserve 8 AM to 1 PM

Nov   25 -  Thanksgiving feast 11:00 to 12:30. School closed @ 1 PM

Nov   26/27 – Thanksgiving Break – School closed

Dec    9 -    Spanish Open House/ students present to parents 4 – 5 PM

Dec    11 -  Hike trail in Apache Wash Preserve 8 to 1

Dec    18 -  Holiday craft party/ Santa’s visit, 9 – 12:30. School closed @1

Dec.   21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break. School closed

Jan     4 -    School resumes in the new year

Jan -   6 – 29  Parent Teacher Conferences (Saturdays for Upper Elem)

Jan     15 -  Hike Scenic Trail in the McDowell Mts 8 AM – 3

Jan     18 -  MLKJr Day – School closed

Jan     25 – 29 Science Fair (requirement for all elem students)

Jan     28    Student presentations of projects to parents 4- 5 PM

Feb    1 –   African American History Month starts

Feb    1 -    Field Day Activities 10:30 – noon

Feb    5   -  Hike Metate Trail in Spur Cross 8 to 1.

Feb    11 -  Valentine’s and Az Birthday celebrations

Feb    12 -  15  Presidents Day Holiday Weekend (Friday and Monday = school closed. National AMI Refresher Course

Feb    24 -  African American Living History Presentations, 4 - 5 PM

Mar   1 -    Early Bird Enrollment through April 1

Mar   4  -   Hike trail in Cave Creek Park (weather permitting)

Mar   9 -    Intro to Upper Elem Program, 4 – 5 PM

Mar   11 – 17  Spring Book Fair

Mar   17    St. Patrick’s Day Recorder Program 4- 5 PM

Mar   21 -  25  Spring Break, school closed

Apr    11 -  22  Standardized testing (grades 3 – 8) to be confirmed

Apr    22    Earth Day/ bring some seeds to plant

Apr    25 -  27  Catalina Marine Biology Trip for 3 – 8 graders  (TBC)

Apr    25 -  29   Teacher Appreciation Days

Apr    29    Camp out at school w/ stargazing; dusk to dawn

May   2  -   27   Parent Teacher Conferences for grades 1 – 3

May   5      Cinco de Mayo Dance Performance for elem parents 4- 5 PM

May   6      Repeat Cinco de Mayo Dance Performance 4 – 5 PM

May   7      Conferences for parents of upper elem students (Sat)

May   13 – 16 Camp out in the woods (tents and rv’s)

May   18    Kindergarten Graduation 3:30 – 4:15 (whole school attends)

May    19   Breakfast for Graduates and Parents 8 – 9:15 AM

May    20   Last Day of Regular School/ Ice Cream Social 3:30 – 4:30

May    21   (Sat) Conferences for parents of upper elem students.

May    23 – 27 – Teacher In Service Week/ School closed

May    30 – Memorial Day, school closed

May    31 – Spanish Immersion Program begins. Ends June 24

June    27 – July  22  Elem theme camp featuring STEM activities

July     25 -  29 – Teacher In Service Week

Aug     1   -   New school year begins