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Garden Lakes School Diamondback Details March/April 2010 From the Principal Dr. Harold Waltman Kindergarten Registration It is an exciting time when your child is ready to enter Kindergarten. We welcome your child to the fun and learning that he or she will experience at Garden Lakes. To enter Kindergarten, your child must be five years old before September 1. Kindergarten registration is being held on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 PM in the Cafeteria. School Hours 8:35 AM— 11:05 AM Morning Session 12:35 PM— 3:05 PM Afternoon Session To register, bring a legal birth certificate, proof of immunizations, two proofs of address, emergency and work phone numbers. Bus transportation will be available the first day of school. We are also taking registration for incoming first graders beginning March 24. Please help spread the word and tell your neighbors who may not have children at Garden Lakes. Full-day Kindergarten will be eliminated without state funding Dear Parents: As the Arizona Legislature wrestles with the budget deficit, one of the programs being targeted for possible elimination as a cost savings is full-day kindergarten. I want to make you aware that if the state does cut funding statewide for full-day kindergarten, the Pendergast School District, and our school, will be forced to eliminate the full-day program for the 2010-2011 school year. The Pendergast District receives about $2 million to support full-day kindergarten for nearly 1,000 students. Pendergast schools have been offering full-day kindergarten since 2007-2008. Loss of full-day kindergarten fund- ing will be in addition to other reductions in funding for education in Arizona. “This will be a significant loss for our families and youngest students,” said Pendergast Superintendent Ron Richards. “The full day kindergarten experience has been instrumental in the growth in our students’ reading, learning and social development. Students with learning and language deficits especially benefit from a full day of school.” Typically, a half-day program allows about 2 ½ hours for instruction compared to nearly 6 hours in a full -day program. The loss of funding will also impact the number of staff positions and materials and resources available for kindergarten students. Kindergarten registration will begin in March. The District is considering an optional pro- gram for parents who may choose to pay for an additional half-day of kindergarten instruction. And for those stu- dents identified as English Language Learners, additional federal funding may be available for extra kindergarten assistance. Please let me know if you have any questions and please contact your state legislators to let them know of your interest in continued funding for full-day kindergarten. Diamondback Details Congratulations to Sunnee McMurdy 5th Grader who won the Garden Lakes Spelling Bee. She also represented us in the District Spelling Bee which was held at Pendergast District offices. Also, Congratulations to Rylee Dunkel,7th grader, Mark your Calendar who took first place in the Garden Lakes Geography Bee. He will represent us at the District match. Good luck Sunnee and Rylee! March 3 Early Release 8-10 Outdoor Ed Trip 6th grade HEALTH-E-ARIZONA 11-12 Parent/Teacher Con- ferences - 1/2 Day With these tough economic times there are 15-19 Spring Break just so many more families in need. Health-e- 22 School Resumes Arizona is a web-based, eligibility screening and 24 Kindergarten & new application referral system that enables families to 1st Grade Registration apply for a variety of health and social service pro- 6:30 PM Café. grams. This means that you can use Health-e- 25 PTA Mtg. 6:PM Arizona to apply for benefits from your home or 25 Student of Quarter 7 PM other convenient locations. Health-e-Arizona 2009-10 Yearbook 31 Early Release screens for most Arizona Medicaid programs, Kid- Yearbook sales for 2009-10 sCare, Food Stamps, and TANF Cash Assistance yearbooks have begun! Flyers April eligibility. You can visit the Health-e-Arizona have gone out . The cost for the 12-16 AIMS testing website at www.healthearizona.org. For assistance all color, soft cover yearbook is 15 Kindergarten Pics to use a computer at school to apply on-line or in $20. Only pre-sold yearbooks 21 Early Release the process of faxing or copying the additional pa- are guaranteed 21 Volunteer Luncheon perwork required, contact your school counselor, for delivery. 22 Career Day/Health Expo Joanna Christopher. Don’t wait! 26-29 Teacher Observations Order today. 30 Spring Holiday –NO SCHOOL Garden Lakes May Elementary School 5 Early Release P/T Conference Days 7 Deadline for Teacher Re- 10825 W. Garden Lakes Parkway Mar 11-12 quests Gr. 1-5 Avondale, AZ 85392 School Hours 12 Early Release K-4 8:35 - 11:35 21 Last Day of School Office 623-772-2520 5-8 8:35 - 12:05 Promotion Ceremony Fax 623-877-9545 Nurse 623-772-2529 Attendance 623-772-2535 Cafeteria 623-772-2542 Early Release Schedule - Feb. 24 Principal Dr. Harold Waltman March 3 & 31, April 21 , May 5 & 12 K-4 8:35 - 1:05 Assistant Principal 5-8 8:35 - 1:45 Mr. Tim Ramsey Breakfast & lunch will be served.
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