The PTO could not do all we do for our children and school without the generous help of our SSKY community of families. As the school year comes to end, we’re asking for your help to finish strong. We still have many opportunities to volunteer, so please get involved where you can.
During our Back to School “Meet the Teacher” Event on August 6, PTO needs a few welcoming folks to take a shift at our PTO booth welcoming families, explaining our online Spirit Shop, My School Anywhere (online directory), and general troubleshooting. If you are a veteran family and can lend a hand, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us for an evening of amazing art and music at Sonoran Sky Elementary’s 9th annual Art Walk on Monday, April 16th from 6 to 8 pm. The halls of the school will be transformed into a gallery showcasing the creative and colorful works of all our students. Enjoy musical performances from our band and strings students. Food trucks will be on-site.
Meanwhile, our Spring Book Fair will be open for families to shop for a few new books to add to their home libraries. The Book Fair will run April 16th-20th, Monday-Friday. The book fair will be open during the art walk. Regular shopping hours are from 7:45-3:30, Monday-Thursday. The Book Fair will close on Friday at 2:30. Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
For more information on the Art Walk, click HERE. For more information on the Book Fair, click HERE.
Don’t Miss These April Dates
April 10: California Pizza Kitchen Dine Around. CPK will generously donate 20% of proceeds back to our school. Don’t miss your chance to see Mr. Dawson, aka “Chef Dawson”, making pizza for the kids. He’ll be there from 5:30-6:30pm. Click HERE for the flyer.
April 10: Last Day to Order Yearbook
April 20: Kona Ice at school
April 21: Kinder Playdate.Current and new families to SSKY, we can’t wait to meet your kindergartener, so we’re hosting a play date! You’re invited to join us at SSKY on from 1-2:30pm! Meet us at the kindergarten playground. https://bit.ly/2uTAtRO
April 27: Spring Fling. Come have a blast at the Sonoran Sky Spring Fling Carnival. It is a CASUAL EVENING EVENT, with fun for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by clicking HERE.
Attention Room Parents: Don’t miss these finance deadlines
Teacher appreciation week is coming up May 7-11. Soon after, all expense reports and receipts are due. Please mark these important dates below on your calendar. Submit expenses by leaving them in the Room Parents Coordinator mailbox in the work room or by scanning receipts and emailing them to Roomparents@sskypto.com.Thank you!
May 16th: Room parent expense reports & receipts due
May 21st: Classroom support check requests due
Statewide #RedforEd Walk-In, April 11
Some members of our school community will be participating in the #RedforEd walk-in Wednesday morning, April 11, before the first school bell. Since you may notice the walk-in as you’re dropping your child off for school, we wanted you to have more information about the event.
What is #RedforEd? A nonpartisan movement to advocate for education in Arizona. Read this message from our PV Governing Board HERE.
What is a walk-in? A demonstration by educators, parents, and community members prior to the start of school to raise awareness about education in AZ and to show unity in the community.
Who is organizing the walk-in? The walk-in is being organized by Arizona Educators United (AEU). AEU is a coalition of teachers, education support professionals, administrators, and those who care about the state of education in Arizona. For more information on the group, visit their website HERE.
Are walk-ins being held at other schools? Yes. The walk-in on Wednesday is part of a statewide effort by the AEU. #RedforEd walk-ins have also previously been held at other schools.
Will this impact the school day? No. The walk-in will not disrupt any part of the regular school schedule. The playground will open at 8:25 and classes will start at 8:45.
Where can I go to find more information on the walk-in? Event information can be found on their Facebook pageHERE. AZCentral also published a story that provides good background that can be found HERE.
Free Tumbling Class
Desert Storm is more than just a cheerleading gym. Desert Storm also offers many tumbling classes as well as private lessons for dancers and sports enthusiasts. We want to invite our friends from Sonoran Sky to come out and enjoy a fun night of FREE tumbling lessons on Friday, April 20 from 6-8pm! Desert Storm also offers a number of summer camps for all ages both boys and girls. Check us out at desertstormelite.com or call (480) 391-0164. Hope to see you there!
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