SSKY Arson Update

Dear Sonoran Sky Family,

Thank you so much for your support over the last few days. The fire was awful and disheartening, but, as with everything, we must look for the silver lining.

Ladies and gentlemen, the silver lining is you. We truly have an amazing community of people who care, and that is just incredible. From the staff on site, to the outpouring of love on Facebook, to the people just showing up to help even when there’s nothing that can be done but shake our heads, we appreciate your concern and your dedication to our school and community. We especially want to thank the Paradise Valley Unified School District for their help with the cleanup and their ongoing support.

Because the district has so quickly and generously begun the demolition and cleanup of the damaged area, there is nothing safe for volunteers to help with at this time. However, the raised garden beds will be completed in the next few weeks, and then the fun begins. We’d like to invite you and your family to a TBA planting party to help us fill the new beds with beautiful vegetable starts and native plants. Please continue to check for updates on facebook.com/sskypto. You do not need to have a Facebook account to follow along.

Additionally, many community members and organizations have expressed desire to contribute financially to restoring what was lost. In response to these generous requests, we are taking donations at gofundme.com/sskyfirefund with the goal of rebuilding the patio and seating area as quickly as possible while continuing on schedule with the raised garden and amphitheater construction. All contributions to the fire fund will be used towards the completion of the Outdoor Classroom. As always, we could not do it without you.

Our gratitude for your support cannot be expressed in words, so you’ll simply have to bring it on in for a big hug–we all deserve one. This has been a trying week, but the strength of our community shines through. Sonoran Sky Elementary School is the best!

Sincerely,

The Sonoran Sky Elementary PTO

P.S. As a reminder, all tips can be shared anonymously with Silent Witness, (480) WITNESS, a CrimeStoppers organization that offers a reward of up to $1,000. There is an additional privately donated $1,000 reward for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.