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Happy Friday Parents!!! We wanted to say thank you to the Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy for hosting our first general meeting of the 2022-2023 school year and to all the Peoria Unified School District leadership and parents who attended both in person and virtually. It was great to meet you all.
Our first virtual Coffee Chat is tentatively scheduled for October 17th at 10 am. Once our guest speaker confirms, I will share all the information and the zoom link to join.
Just to remind you, we will vote on the bylaws in the November General meeting. To vote, your school must be a paid member of PUPC before this meeting (please let me know when you are ready to pay dues, and we can arrange a meeting). We also have various leadership positions available. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Just a reminder! Our first general meeting is tonight at Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy! If you want to participate in the meeting but cannot physically attend, please feel free to use the Zoom link. I hope to see you there! Please let us know in the comments if you plan on attending and if it will be virtual or in-person attendance.
As a reminder, our first general meeting is Monday, 9/18, at 5 PM at the Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy. This meeting is open to any parent in the district, and it is being co-hosted with the district's parent leaders meeting. Our goal is to provide a valuable experience to all parents. The first 30 minutes before the start of the meeting will be given to networking with the vendors, parents, and leadership. The focus of the PUPC agenda will be introducing the revised bylaws. After official business is conducted, we will hear from the MET academy about the programs offered for our children.
We will be zooming the official meeting and MET presentation starting at 530 if you cannot attend in person. The zoom information is below. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Meeting ID: 812 8205 3703
When I think of moments that make me , this is one of my top moments. It was an honor and privilege to lead community members, Midwestern University alumni and students, and Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy to donate sports physicals for Special Olympics Arizona. I was impressed by the level of maturity that these high school students had and how they were an essential part of our team. Everyone worked well together, had the opportunity to learn important information about the careers that they are either entering or thinking about joining, and gave back to an important cause. My husband (non-medical) was impressed at what these kids could do and how they acted with all the members involved with our outreach.
If you haven't heard of the Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy, you can see it firsthand next Monday (9/18) for our first PUPC general meeting. While it is going to be zoomed, if you are able to attend in person it is well worth it to see firsthand what these students are doing and how your child could be a part of this fantastic experience.
I am so excited for tomorrow! When I toured the Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy last year to learn more about what our children can experience, I presented the MedFest outreach to Chad and his team. Tomorrow MET professional academy students will work hand in hand with university healthcare students and licensed healthcare professionals from the community to donate sport’s physicals to Special Olympics Arizona athletes from low income areas in the valley. This is an unique inter professional service based learning opportunity.
Our SLO, Officer Thompson, helped recognize our "Catch of the Week" students this morning!
⏰ Time is running out! Make sure your preferences are considered in the upcoming school calendars. Participate in the School Calendar Survey now and help us plan dates that suit your family's needs. Check ParentSquare for the link!
Join us from 6 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for our monthly Virtual Parent Presentation Series covering Teen Depression & Su***de. Learn how to identify risk factors, protective factors and how to talk about mental health with family and loved ones.
Registration for this presentation is required: https://forms.office.com/r/Njtx2xLMyC.
Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is having a safe and fun day today!
Happy Labor Day! Today all school sites & offices will be closed. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Happy Friday, Parents! ICYMI here is some important happenings from the week.
Calendar survey- time is running out- if you haven't completed it yet, please take a moment to fill it out. We want our parent voices heard as discussions are happening for future school years. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PG6ZN6
School Board Candidate information is live and we are able to provide feedback until 9/4/2023 please visit: https://www.peoriaunified.org/Page/7561
Finally, a reminder our first general meeting of the 23-24 school year is Sept 18 at Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy. Zoom information to come next week. We will be zooming the general session and presentation from the MET professional Academy.
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend.
Hi Parents! As you might be aware, there is an open position on the Governing Board. Interested candidates have their information posted on the following link, and the public can provide feedback on the candidates. Please take a moment to review and provide your feedback to the district and governing board so they can make educated decisions that reflect your opinions. The governing board will recommend 3 individuals to the MCESA superintendent Steve Watson, who will then make the appointment to the board. Public input is available until 9/4/2023. https://www.peoriaunified.org/Page/7561
Good Morning, Parents! Happy Friday! Just a few reminders- Please, if you haven't already, complete the calendar survey that was sent out by the district; you can use the link here. The calendar committee needs this feedback as important discussions are going on that impact our future. The calendar committee minutes can be found on the board doc website for more details about what is being discussed. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PG6ZN6
In addition to this, remember our first meeting is Sept 18th at the MET. We would love to see you there! I am still working on the virtual links for those unable to attend in person and will share once done. I highly encourage if possible, to check out the MET in person; what our students are doing there is amazing to see and experience!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Parents!!! Please fill out this survey!!! It’s collecting important information about the upcoming calendars and driving decisions that the calendar committee is having.
🗣 Your input matters! As we begin to shape our future school calendars, we want to hear your suggestions. Participate in the School Calendar Survey now and make your voice heard. Check ParentSquare for more information and the survey link!
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Welcome Back! Save the date our first general meeting is 9/18 at the Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy!
Also, if you are a parent leader in a PTA/PTO/PTSO/Booster organization and would like access to our bylaws sooner rather than later, please feel to message me your contact information.
We hope the first and second days of school were great!!! I know I loved hearing all the stories from my child yesterday, how about you?
Last weekend of summer break! Hope everyone enjoys it! Pay attention to parent square for important updates about your children’s school.
Also, in the near future we will be sharing information about our first general meeting in September!
🤗 There's just five days left until the first day of school! Families should download the ParentSquare app to receive teacher, principal, coach and district communication. To report absences, view grades and missing assignments, download the ParentVUE app.
One Week Parents until the 2023-2024 school year starts! We are wishing all the teachers, principals, and staff a great school year as they get their classrooms ready for next week.
🌴 Seven days left until the first day of school! What will you do with your last week of summer break?
Last 9 days of summer! Parents how are you feeling? Be sure to check your child’s schools page and parent square as many announcements have started to be made about the new year and meet the teacher night.
😎 Nine days left until the first day of school! What was your favorite summer '23 memory?
Welcome new PUSD teachers! We hope that the 2023-2024 school year is the best yet!
🍎 New Teacher Orientation is going along smoothly! We are so excited to welcome hundreds of new educators to our district this year.
Had a great strategic planning meeting for our 2023-2024 school year yesterday! We are excited for what is to come- we will have four general session meetings at night (all hybrid and rotating locations) and four AM coffee chats that will be completely virtual. Like and share our posts to keep connected with all things PUPC, and follow us on social media (we are now on Instagram and LinkedIn).
Thank you Dr Reynolds for all you did for our district! We thank you for your service and also support of PUPC. We hope you enjoy your well earned retirement.
So proud of this! At the first PUPC meeting I attended last fall, we brought up moving the volunteer process to earlier in summer so volunteers could be cleared in summer and start immediately when school started. This change in process was directly resulted from PUPC allowing parents and district leaders to meet and have meaningful discussions about what is being experienced.
Just a reminder, parents- City of Peoria AMPM program registration opens today.
Great information on avoiding the
🤔 Have you heard about the Summer Slide? Check out the latest episode of Trending Peoria on how to avoid the "summer slide" and keep your student ready for success when they return to school this fall!
Find this episode wherever you listen to podcasts or, at https://www.peoriaunified.org/trendingpeoria.
Parents! What are you doing to prevent the ? Please add your responses in the comments!
In our house we are doing the summer reading program at the Maricopa County libraries. Sign up is free and the children get prizes for hitting certain milestones. Sign up information is below https://maricopacountyreads.org
Wow- 48 new followers since March! Thank you!!! We welcome you to Peoria United Parent Council. If you haven't already, please watch our welcome video and let us know if you have any questions about our organization.
Resharing the presentation on Childhood Anxiety and Depression
Thanks for all the Survey responses. For those of you that didn't know, we did a meeting in the spring on the See Something, Do Something, SROs, and I presented on Mental Health. I have noticed some responses about mental health and wanted to make sure everyone had this information. I will also reshare the slide shows from this night shortly.
School and District Resources:
High school guidance counselors
Elementary: Psychologist, Social Worker, Behavior Interventionist, School Nurse, District Social, and Emotional Support Team
National Mental Health Number: 9-8-8
Maricopa County Crisis : 602-222-9444
Text Message Line: 741741
Midwestern University- Psychology Therapy Institute: 623-537-600
Jewish Family Services: 602-279-7655
Catholic Charities: 855-316-2229
Congrats Grads!!! We are so proud of your accomplishments!!!
Congrats to the class of 2023! We are proud of your accomplishments! Congrats to all of the students- way to end the year strong! Here is to a great summer- Teachers, Staff, and Principals; we hope that you have a great break- you earned it. We wish all of our families a great safe summer break!
Also, if you haven't done so yet, please complete our survey for next school year and share it with those you know! We will start our planning sessions soon, and this information helps drive what we do for our next school year. If you have any questions, please let us know. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YRXTTHB
We still need your thoughts to help plan for next year! We need responses from the following schools Alta Loma Elementary Booster Club Alta Loma Elementary School, Apache Elementary School Apache Elementary School PTSO, Cactus High School, Desert Valley Elementary School, Ira A Murphy, Kachina Elementary School, Kachina Elementary PTSO, Parkridge Elementary, Paseo Verde Elementary School, Peoria Elementary School, Peoria High School, Pioneer Elementary School, Sky View Elementary, Sun Valley Elementary School, Sundance Elementary School, Vistancia Elementary School
Please remember to like and share with those you know who are part of the district! As a reminder, our purpose is to help create a culture that unifies parents, and this feedback is very important as we plan for our upcoming school year. This takes under 2 minutes to complete.
In case you missed it- the Peoria Pulse shared the graduation services information. So proud of all our PUSD class of 2023 graduates! Best wishes as you start the next chapter of your lives.
From our friends at save our schools
Join Save Our Schools Arizona for our South Peoria Community Townhall! Learn about education funding, connect with other public school supporters in your community, and discover how to advocate for your local public schools.
We'll be joined by Peoria Unified school board members David Sandoval and Melissa Ewing.
Registration is free but is required:
Congratulations to the first ever W.O.R.K.S. program graduates! These incredible students have successfully completed paid internships with local businesses to better prepare them for post-graduation life and even land a job before they walk across the stage! 🎉
So proud of these students! It was so amazing to see their hard work last week. The Peoria Unified MET Professional Academy is doing amazing things
Congratulations to our 17 Second Year MET Medical students who earned their National Healthcare Association EKG Technician Certification!
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