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Fiesta Bowl Charities Donate Sod, Scoreboard to Laveen Elementary School District

The Laveen Elementary School District’s David Glasser Athletic Complex is the new home of the sod used in the 2017 Cactus Bowl thanks to a rather large donation by the Fiesta Bowl Charities.

Following December’s Kansas State vs. UCLA game, the sod was removed from Chase Field and transported to Laveen where it was installed at the district’s new community football/soccer field. The organization unveiled the new turf, freshly painted with the Fiesta Bowl logo, on March 8. An added gift was permanently fixed electronic scoreboard that was installed just days earlier.

The field sits on the site of the former Laveen School which was rebuilt a mile away. Once demolished, the Laveen community voiced interest in using the site for community ball fields.

The district utilized a $185,000 grant, awarded by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, as well as almost $850,000 in capital funds to renovate the site. However, there was not enough funding available for sod, meaning the fields would not be ready for spring season sports. In came Fiesta Bowl Charities to the rescue. “Today, thanks to Fiesta Bowl Charities, we have an absolutely beautiful lush green lawn on the new football field,” remarked district superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson at the official unveiling.

The site now includes the new football/soccer field, two baseball fields, a practice area, snack shack and expanded parking.  The athletic complex was named in honor of fallen Phoenix Police officer David Glasser who was killed in the line of duty while serving the Laveen community in 2016.

“This new quality athletic field provides a much needed amenity for the Laveen community. It has already created a tremendous amount of interest and excitement in youth sports. We are extremely grateful to Fiesta Bowl Charities for helping a dream become a reality,” Johnson added.

The district will dedicate the completed complex on April 12 just before the intramural football championship game that will be played on the new field. It will be primarily used by local youth ball leagues.



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Open Houses Scheduled At All Laveen Schools

Each of Laveen’s eight schools will host an Open House the week of March 26, 2018. Here, you will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.We encourage prospective families to attend and see what makes Laveen schools the right choice for your child.

Visit our Open House page for the schedule and details.

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4th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival is April 6

Join us for the 4th Annual Laveen Spring Arts Festival on April 6. The event will feature numerous arts and crafts vendors, craft activities for children, Laveen student performances, and food. Entrance to the event is free. Tickets will be sold to participate in the activities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation which provides scholarships to Laveen 8th grade students entering high school and former Laveen students entering college.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center Lawn, 5001 W. Dobbins.

Visit the Spring Arts Festival page for more information and vendor opportunities.

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Preschool is Coming to Desert Meadows

The Laveen District will be opening a preschool on the Desert Meadows campus for the 2018-19 school year.

During the 2017-18 school year, the district operated both a Dual Language Immersion preschool and a general education preschool on the campus of Paseo Pointe. Due to the popularity of the program, Paseo will only offer a Dual Language Immersion preschool going forward and the general education preschool will move to Desert Meadows.

Registration for both preschool program begins February 6, 2018.

Please visit the district Preschool page for more details.

Join our interest list to be informed of important preschool updates.

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Kindergarten Round Up is February 6 for Students Starting in August 2018

Parents with students starting Kindergarten in August 2018 are invited to register their child during our annual Kindergarten Round Up event on February 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You will also have the opportunity to meet the teachers and visit kindergarten classrooms. Children registered on this date will receive a free gift.

Kindergarten Round Up will take place at all Laveen schools with the exception of Vista del Sur, which requires an assessment prior to enrolling. Kindergartners enrolled at Paseo Pointe must be part of the Dual Language Immersion program, a 50/50 model where students spend half their day in a classroom where teaching and learning is conducted in Spanish and the other half in English.

Students may be enrolled in any of our schools regardless of where they live, space permitting. Families living outside of a particular school’s transportation zone will be responsible for providing transportation.

Please bring the following items to register your child.
* Proof of Residence (examples include: utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
* Child’s Immunization Record
* Child’s Original Birth Certificate (copies not accepted)
* Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID

Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2018 to register. Children turning 5 after August 31, but by December 31, may be evaluated for early entrance in May.

Laveen offers free Full Day Kindergarten at all schools.

View the flyer for additional details.


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