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Dirt Day is Tomorrow!!

Open and read for next week's news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School.      Dirt Day @ Wonderland Garden We have big and little jobs for mom thumbs, dad thumbs, kid thumbs, teacher thumbs, community thumbs, and friend thumbs… as long as they are not sore thumbs! Dirt Day is a thumbs-up fun morning of […]

Thank you to our amazing SSKY community

Open and read for next week's news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School.      Disaster Relief Lending a Helping Hand As a community, we strive to be the kind of school that responds when tragedy strikes. In response to the devastation and overwhelming need in Texas, parents, students and staff in our community are working […]

It’s Dancin’ Time!

Open and read for next week's news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School.      Get to Know Your PTO Jen Taulbee, Secretary  Jen is a veteran Thunderbird. She has been at SSKY since 2008. Sadly, this is her final year with us since her youngest is now a 6th grader! 5 Things to Know […]

DEADLINES! Don’t miss out on these important deadlines.

Open and read for next week's news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School. DEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES!!!       Classroom Support Funds and Team Thunderbird THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! About 40% of families have already contributed to Classroom Support Funds and we’re getting closer to our Team Thunderbird goal.  THANK YOU!!!! But, we still have a […]

Congratulations! You Successfully Wrapped the First Week of School!

Open and read for next week's news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School. IT’S A WRAP! From our newest kindergartners to our most experienced sixth graders, everyone helped make this one of our best first weeks ever. Congratulations!  As usual, we’re kicking off the new school year with non-stop action. Read the newsletter below, review the […]

Alison Feinberg – Candidate for PTO President

My Pie Dine Around April 4th, 2017

2017 Sonoran Sky Elementary STEM Night and Science Fair

What Can You Make Over Winter Break? The 2017 STEM Night Event will feature four super-fun hands-on activities and a competitive Science Fair. Start creating your amazing ideas now for the big event, held on February 2nd from 5-8pm. How to Participate Bring your egg drops and trebuchets to the cafeteria by 9am on February 2nd. There […]

Giving Thanks and Giving Back at Sonoran Sky

Open and read for next week’s news from Sonoran Sky Elementary School. Like our new look? We’ve partnered with Constant Contact to bring more reliable news delivery. If you are no longer part of the Sonoran Sky Community, please click here to unsubscribe. HAPPY VETERANS DAY RECESS! The SSKY PTO would like to recognize and […]

NotMYkid at SSKY

In response to parent requests, Mr. Dawson invited local organization notMYkid to present to fifth and sixth grade students next week at Sonoran Sky. Kids are often reluctant to tell adults about bullying because they feel embarrassed it’s happening to them, or they worry that their parents will be disappointed. The mission of the notMYkid […]

2016-17 Accounting Data and 2017-18 Budget

2016-17 PTO Actual Income and Expenditures 2017-18 Budgeted Expenses

Agenda Items Up for Vote at the May 3rd PTO Meeting, 7:45am

2015-16 SSKY PTO May Meeting Agenda Proposed Update Bylaws _____2016 SS PTO 2016-17 Board Positions for Election 2016-2017 SSKY Budget Summary 2016-2017 SSKY Budget Details  

Fundraising Donation Forms

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Moms’ Paint Night Out, Jan 28th

2016 Kindergarten Roundup

If you are the parent of a child who will be five years old by September 1st, 2016, please join us at the Sonoran Sky Kindergarten Roundup on February 1st, 2016 from 5:45 to 7pm! Parents of kinders-to-be are invited to see the kindergarten classrooms and meet our oh-so-nice kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Spiekerman, Mrs. Armer, Ms. Muehling, and Miss Murray, […]

Nekter Dine Around Flyer

Click and print this image for the Sonoran Sky Dine Around at Nekter Juice Bar on Tuesday, October 20th from 3:15 to 7pm. Present a flyer slip with your order, and Nekter will donate 15% of your sale back to the Sonoran Sky PTO!  –Share the extra three flyer slips with your friends!

Halloween Fun at Sonoran Sky!

Thursday, October 29th, the Sonoran Sky PTO is hosting a Halloween Evening with Trunk-or-Treating, a Costume Parade, and an Outdoor Screening of the Pixar movie, Monsters U! Dress in your best costumes, bring your lawn chairs, and prepare to have a BOO-rageous time watching the hilarious Monsters U with your friends at this FREE family-friendly […]

Welcome Back to School!

Please join us Friday, August 7th from 9am to 11am for our 2015 Back to School Event! You and your students will be able to meet your new teacher, drop off your school supplies, visit with friends, and tour a cafeteria buzzing with new school year information, including SSKY PTO Enrichment registration and special offers and prizes from our […]

2015 Golf Around Fundraiser

     The Sonoran Sky Golf Around Fundraiser on May 23rd, 2015 is a golf scramble tournament with great swag and prizes. Lunch, dinner and drinks are included! After the big day o’ golfing, the event segues into an adults-only Silent Auction social event with more great food, drink, and friends. This event is open to current […]

Kids Night Out!

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School’s Out! Dine Around at Peter Piper Pizza

Join us on the very last day of school for a very special dine-around at Peter Piper Pizza on Frank Lloyd Wright at Hayden from 1pm to 8pm! Bring your yearbooks and get autographs, plan those summer playdates, find out your classmates for next year, and celebrate our graduating sixth graders — what fun! Make […]

UPC Celebrated Teachers and Staff

The 2014-15 United Parent Council Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards have been announced, and we are proud to say that 16 Sonoran Sky faculty and staff members have been recognized for their incredible abilities and amazing dedication to teaching and providing for the students of Sonoran Sky. Please be sure to congratulate them yourself: Mrs. Kathryn […]

Final Class Dates: Spring 2015 SSKYPTO Enrichment

  Monday Classes Buenos Dias Espanol – last class 4/27/2015 Coding for Kids AM – last class 4/20/2015 Math Olympics – last class 4/27/2015 Readers’ Theater – last class 4/20/2015 Typing Skills – last class 4/20/2015 Tuesday Classes Art Journals – last class 4/21/2015 Coding for Kids PM – last class 4/21/2015 Science Fun – […]

Open PTO Board Positions for the 2015-16 School Year

Who doesn’t love getting to know what’s going on and getting involved at Sonoran Sky Elementary?  Here’s a great way: come be apart of Sonoran Sky’s PTO!  Here is a list of open Board Position for the 2015/2016 School Year.  If interested in any of the following positions, please email Whitney Crutchley at by Friday, […]

Tide Dry Cleaners Supports Sonoran Sky!

Sonoran Sky Elementary: A+ School of Excellence

On March 30, 2015, Sonoran Sky was officially designated as an A+ school, again, by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Sonoran Sky was one of 26 schools recognized statewide during the first round of A+ awards, and the only elementary school in all of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley School District to receive the honor for 2014-2015 thus far. […]

The 2015 Sonoran Sky Golf Around Fundraiser!

     The Sonoran Sky Golf Around Fundraiser on May 23rd, 2015 is a golf scramble tournament with great swag and prizes. Lunch, dinner and drinks are included! After the big day o’ golfing, the event segues into an adults-only Silent Auction social event with more great food, drink, and friends. This event is open to current […]

Order the 2016-2017 Yearbook!

Gordon Biersch Dine Around, March 18th

Mention “Sonoran Sky” at the Scottsdale Gordon Biersch location any time on March 18th and they will donate a portion of your meal back to the Sonoran Sky PTO! Thank you, Gordon Biersch!  

Meet Principal Dawson!

  Principal Robert Dawson, M.Ed Mr. Robert Dawson has been working in education for 15 years. He is currently in his second year as Principal of Sonoran Sky and third year as a Sonoran Sky administrator. Before coming to Sonoran Sky, he was a teacher in third, fourth, and sixth grades.Mr. Dawson was born in Aurora, Colorado; was […]

2015 Kindergarten Roundup!

Are you five? If you are going to be five by September 1st, we want to see YOU at the Kindergarten Roundup on February 2, 2015 from 5:45-7pm! Kinders-to-be are invited to tour our school, see the kindergarten classrooms, meet our oh-so-nice kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Spiekerman, Mrs. Armer, Ms. Muehling, and Miss Murray, and our excellent […]

Dilly’s Deli Dine Around Fundraiser

WHO: You, Your family, your coworkers, friends and neighbors WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 10am – 6pm WHERE: Dilly’s Deli, 14202 N Scottsdale Rd just north of Thunderbird WHAT: A dine-around fundraiser! Take in a flyer or even just mention “Sonoran Sky Elementary” and 20% of your order will be donated to the Sonoran Sky Elementary PTO! This […]

Join us for STEM Night 2015!

STEM NIGHT 2015 January 20, 6pm – 8pm This year’s science showcase will expand to include student demonstrations from any of the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Student endeavors will be displayed in a freestyle exposition format. Did you learn a coding language or design an app over winter break? Come show us! […]

Oregano’s Dine Around, December 9, 2014

Join us for the last Sonoran Sky Family Dine Around of 2014 at our longtime favorite, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd. Present the flyer for lunch, dinner or takeout any time from 11am to 10pm on December 9th and Oregano’s will donate 20% to the Sonoran Sky PTO!

JCC Youth Sports Flyer

New 2014 Winter Tshirts Make Great Gifts!

Choose from three designs available in long or short sleeves. Order by 4pm December 7th to guarantee 2014 delivery. New for this season: discreet gift delivery! We’ll deliver your order in a sealed opaque bag to your student so it won’t spoil the surprise. ;) Comic Blast Tshirt This “Comic Blast” design is available as a long […]

2014-15 Wonderland Curriculum

Below is a list of the planned STEM lessons students will explore with Master Gardener Karen Klein in the Sonoran Sky Elementary Living Laboratory called Wonderland. Grade One Parts of a plant and plant life cycles: Seed germination, growth, death Soils: Color, size, shape, texture, clay, sand, loam Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle! Grade Two Entomology: Arthropods, insects, […]

Wonderland Update, November 2014

2014-15 Wonderland Curriculum The Wonderland Wish List Building a Wonderland University of Arizona Entomology Program – Sonoran Sky Master Gardener Karen Klein is using Sonoran Sky as the pilot program for bringing the University of Arizona Entomology Insect Outreach Discovery Program into the classroom. Karen will be bringing information from U of A to teach […]

Wonderland Wish List

Supplies 30 quart Mason Jars with Lids Packages of precut wax paper sheets (Smart & Final) 7 rolls of Heavy Duty Foil 48″x100′ roll of screen (Home Depot) 3 rolls of white plastic tablecloths (Smart & Final) 1 set Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters (Michael’s) A blender (can be used) Hydroponic Supplies, TBD Aluminum Can Flower Project Home […]

“Happy Camper” Book Fair – Spring 2017

Quick Links: Camp Counselors Needed – Sign up to be a book fair volunteer! Online Fair – Shop an extended selection that ships straight to school, for free! Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger […]

The Apex Fun Run is Coming!

Dear Sonoran Sky Families, We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating again this year in the Apex Fun Run as one of our major fundraisers! We had an amazing Apex Fun Run last year and profited more than $40,000! The first 10% of the funds went directly to the teachers […]

New Community Business Partner

Welcome our newest Community Business Partner to the Sonoran Sky Family! Burger N Fries Located at 10392 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 17 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 They are graciously donating food for our teachers on the 9/30 half day as well as bringing a food truck with free custard samples on Fun Run Day! “Burger N’ Fries […]

Paradise Valley Costco Paper Drive October 10, 2015

When:  Saturday October 10th, 2015, from  8 to 11am Where: Paradise Valley Costco at 4570 E Cactus Rd Phoenix, AZ Who Can Shop?:  All Costco members may participate! What? Paradise Valley Costco is sponsoring a Shop Around Paper Drive to benefit our school!  For every $75 spent on October 10th from 8am to 11am, PV Costco will donate a ream of paper to Sonoran Sky!    

October 22nd Dine Around

Join us for our next fantastic dine around October 22nd from 11am to Midnight, featuring OHSO Eatery & Nano-brewery!  Mention that you are with Sonoran Sky Elementary and 20% of your total bill (food, drinks and to-go orders) will go back to our School!  This great eatery features a new menu, great cocktails and a […]

Sonoran Sky Used Book Sale

This year we challenged our Sonoran Sky Students and Community to see which class could contribute the most books for our first ever Used Book Sale.  And as we ask, our amazing Sonoran Sky Community as usual responds! We received an estimated 4,000 books! We are happy to announce two winners for this contest! The […]

5 Minutes for Fundraising Contest Winners!

Another contest has come to a close and we are excited to announce the winners! The Five minutes for Fundraising Contest Winner is Ms. Karpen’s Class. They’ve won a pizza and popsicle party! This class received the most points for signing up with the programs below.  Quite a bit of our PTO budget comes from incremental […]

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Contest Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of our second Back to School Class Contest! Get Connected! Stay Connected! is all about joining together our Sonoran Sky Community with the wealth of information flowing around the internet from our School and District. The class with the most points for signing up is Ms. Squier’s Class. This class has won […]

Why is My PVLeaner Email Password Not Working?

On September 1st, the District reset the password to your child’s PVLeaners email account as a part of information security protocols. Teacher’s have been distributing the new passwords during class. If you are still getting password incorrect notices, you can find the updated password on Infinite Campus . Infinite Campus is the online grade-book for PV Schools. […]

Sonoran Sky Elementary Wins Stuff2Du Contest!

What is better than to start off the year by winning a contest and prize money for the school? pledged 10 cents for every ‘like’ on their Facebook page to the two schools with the most votes in this start of school fundraiser. We are very happy to announce that Sonoran Sky Elementary came […]

Sonoran Sky Student Representing USA in South Africa

We are so proud of our students!  Sonoran Sky Elementry’s own Justin Friedlander has been invited to represent the USA at the World Youth Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa.   This third grader is one of the top youth chess players in the United States, ranking #2 nationally in October of 2013. The World Youth […]