Foothills Elementary School

Foothills Elementary School


Ms. Blair making the connections for 7th grade math and investing! Nicholas Padula stopped by Foothills Elementary School, Peoria Unified School District, to talk SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game. “Approach investing like a coach. Have a game plan!”
"Our Arts Academy is truly what makes Foothills a special place to be. Students are invited into the arts experience as kindergarteners, and the growth of their skills in art, music, theatre and dance continues to high school and beyond. This early love and development of the arts fosters critical thinking skills and self expression, while stretching students to imagine what is possible beyond the classroom."
Happy Future Teachers of America Day! Check out the story linked below for an in-depth look at the progress Program Coach Carissa Puzzo and Program Coach Assistant Kaydence have made with their students at Foothills Elementary School in the Peoria Unified School District this semester.

“'This is a super cool program because kids are teaching other kids. The middle school kids have formed really strong bonds with their 3rd graders. It’s great to watch how excited the Readers are to see their Leaders and vice versa,' she explains. 'The way the Leaders have taken over and guided the 3rd graders is so amazing to see. Now the 3rd graders are sounding out words and reading quicker and more efficiently. I’m proud of how far they all have come.'”

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Helios Education Foundation
Our Program Coach Assistants aren't the only ones who benefit from their time in the classroom -- Program Coaches reap the benefits of having a teammate in the classroom as well!

Program Coach Carissa is working with Kaydence at Foothills Elementary School in the Peoria Unified School District this semester. Because of her experiences as a Program Coach, Carissa recently switched her major from secondary education to elementary education.

“I changed my major because interacting with the third graders made me realize that I connect very well with younger children and that I enjoy being around them. I’ve also found that the kids love being around me and like to talk to me every chance they get. I don’t always have the highest view of myself and knowing that these kids want me in their lives makes me feel valued and important."
Foothills Elementary School was selected as one of 24 finalists for the 40th annual Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards.
Community resources
We understand this can be a trying and stressful time for families. We have created a Student Support Line that your child may find useful. We’ll have a counselor available to take questions or listen from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at 623-412-5262.
They don't seem care when our children are being bullied, instead they make excuses for the ones doing the bullying. My daughter is being subject to rasist bullying jokes and the principal at Foothills Elementary seems to think it's just a big joke. Very sad.

This is the official Foothills Elementary School page.

Foothills Elementary, part of the Peoria Unified School District, is located in the Northwest Valley. It is the site of the District’s Foothills Fine Arts Academy that offers a tuition-free arts program for students in grades 5-8 who have a special interest in art, dance, music or drama.

Operating as usual


Come and see our football team in today’s football playoff game. Cactus HS has asked that we play the game on their field, so at 4:30pm, the game will start and be in their stadium. No charge to attend. The game will last about an hour.

Thank you to Cactus HS for setting this up. Come out and enjoy!


Yearbook photos are needed!

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 02/02/2023

Football won their game last night! They are 5-1 for this season. Their first playoff game will be 4:30pm on Friday at Foothills.


Our Kids Heart Challenge program is kicking off on February 7th! We are proud to support the American Heart Association and Be the Torch in the fight against heart disease and stroke! Students will learn how to keep their hearts happy and healthy through physical and mental wellbeing, while helping others with special hearts by raising lifesaving donations.

REGISTER at or download the Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android
TAKE THE CHALLENGE to Move More or Be Kind and earn the FREE Be the Torch Wristband when we kick-off!
COMPLETE FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands-Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how you can help kids with special hearts!

Thank you for supporting our school and this lifesaving program!


National School Choice Week:
Today’s highlight is our Terrific Tappers. We are so fortunate to have our Terrific Tappers group led by Mrs. Carter (4th grade teacher). They had a wonderful performance at our Holiday Sing-a-long!

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 01/27/2023

National School Choice Week:
Today’s highlight is Dance. Ms. Leher and her dance team put on great performances for the school at our Holiday Sing-a-long. Ms. Leher also teaches many creative and engaging lessons with the younger kids. Our kids have so much fun. We are so grateful to have dance!

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 01/26/2023

National School Choice Week:
Today’s highlight is Music. Mr. Penn teaches many fun and engaging music lessons to our students. Pictured below is his lesson on "Mallet Madness Hopscotch Playing" with our 3rd graders. Our students love music and the many creative ways they get to learn!

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 01/25/2023

National School Choice Week:
Today’s highlight is Drama. Mr. Newport and our drama students had a wonderful first show with Matilda Jr. this December! How fortunate are we to have productions put on at our own school by our very talented students.

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 01/25/2023

Yesterday was our 100th day of school. We celebrated all throughout campus in a variety of ways. We had a ton of fun!


National School Choice Week:
Today’s highlight is our Junior High band. Ms. Hanson and our band students have put on some amazing performances! We are so proud.


It is National School Choice Week! We are proud to be a public school district of choice. All week, we will be highlighting our school and what makes us stand out.


Cactus Future Freshman Night
When: January 24th
What time: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Cactus High School Auditorium


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Peoria Unified schools and offices are closed today, Jan. 16th. We will see you back on Tuesday!


Give back to your school and receive a dollar-for-dollar return with Tax Credits! Tax credits are used to fund extracurricular activities and capital items which supplement the educational experience of the student. A tax credit is available to all Arizona taxpayers, regardless if they have children in school or not. Learn more and make a year-end Tax Credit Contribution at


Free and reduced meal applications are now available! The ADE recently announced that families who qualify for reduced meals will no longer need to pay for meals. Apply today for free or reduced meals at


Show off your artistic talent by participating in this year's Anti-Bullying Art Contest! For more information, visit


Happy New Year! We hope everyone has a great start to the new year!


We hope everyone has a safe Winter Break. We will see you back on Monday, Jan. 9!


Merry Christmas! We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and laughter.


Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or other holiday festivities, we want to wish you a happy holiday season! A reminder that our offices are closed through Jan. 6!


Today, for spirit week, it was Grinch day and look who decided to show up!


We had our first performance of Matilda Jr. last night. Come out tonight or tomorrow at 7pm to see the wonderful performance our students are putting on! Tickets are $5 at the door.


Last Wednesday, Mrs. Alisa Hanson and our 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students put on a wonderful concert. Each group performed beautifully on all their music. Many students played in small groups or solo during the concert. Thank you to Mrs. Hanson and all the students for their hard work putting on a great show. Cant wait to see you at the next concert!


The AIA 5A state championship game took place at the Sun Devil Stadium last night. The Cactus Cobras went up against the Higley Knights and the final score was 41-21 Knights, but we should reflect how well our runners-up did this season. We are extremely proud of our Cactus High School Cobras!

Photos from Foothills Elementary PTSO's post 12/09/2022

Photos from Foothills Elementary PTSO's post


~Football and Volleyball~
Football and Volleyball had their first game on Tuesday against Santa Fe. The football team won their game! Volleyball had a great game but did not win. We are so proud of our teams.

Their next game is on Tuesday, 12/13 at Pioneer. It was supposed to be a home game but with the musical performances that week, we moved it to an away game. Starts at 4:30pm. Pioneer is down the street. Come see our amazing Foothills family!


~Cross Country~
Our winter sports season has begun. On Saturday our Cross Country Team hosted the first event here at Foothills and Cactus. There were 9 schools who came to participate. We had two 3rd grade students place 1st! Thank you to all those involved in the event to help make it happen. Next event for Cross Country is this Saturday at 9AM at Cactus HS.


Peoria Unified KidZone is hiring associates and substitutes for the 22-23 school year! Check out the positions on our website at Positions starting at $14.95 per hour!


Winter Wonderland, scheduled for this Friday, has been canceled. Look below for more information from our PTSO.


So proud of our Cobras!

5A State Championship at Sun Devil Stadium on December 9th.
Go Cobras!

Fundraiser Event for Foothills PTSO 12/05/2022

Fundraiser Event for Foothills PTSO

Panda Express Virtual Fundraiser- 28% of sales will be donated to Foothills PTSO. Tell your friends and family!

When: Wednesday, December 7th
Where: Available at all Panda Express locations
How: Online orders only (pickup or delivery)

Apply code at checkout: 909325

Fundraiser Event for Foothills PTSO Raise money for Foothills PTSO


*12/5 Update: Winter Wonderland has been canceled.*
Join us for our Annual Winter Wonderland! Enjoy a fun filled night of games, bubbles, music, performances from band/choir/drama/dance, crafts, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Santa Shop and food.

Admission is free.

$5 wristbands available for ages 5-18, valid for unlimited activities, except crafts. $5 craft bags available and include 6 crafts. Food sales will range from $1-$6.

Presale package available now through December 8th, in the office. It includes the wristband and craft bag for $8.


Foothills Fine Arts Academy Presents: Matilda Jr. The Musical!
Come out to watch our wonderful performers on December 14, 15, and 16th at 7:00pm in our Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Photos from Foothills Elementary School's post 11/28/2022

On the Wednesday before Fall Break, our 8th graders got to participate in My Life day at Cactus High School. The day started with an assembly including band, choir and dance performances as well as a fun video from the Cactus drama department. Then, the students got to get hands-on with the many electives available to them next year. They learned about child development, robotics, ceramics, yearbook, auto shop, culinary and cyber security, just to name a few. It was a really fun day! Even the teachers got in on the action!


What is currently trending in Peoria Unified? Giving thanks! This time of year, it is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle at the start of the holiday season and lose sight of why this time with family is so important. Today I am joined by our Superintendent, his cabinet, and district staff to learn about how they celebrate this time of year and what they are most thankful for. From the entire Peoria Unified family to yours, we wish you a happy thanksgiving!


Our School Spirit Week starts on Monday, November 14th. We can't wait to see everyone dressed up!


Happy Veterans Day! All Peoria Unified schools and offices are closed today, Nov. 11. We will see you back on Monday!


Thank you to all of the Veterans who came out to our Veterans Day Assembly yesterday.


Picture Retake Day is this Thursday, November 3rd.

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