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Thanksgiving Day Lunch!
Asante will be having our Thanksgiving Day Lunch on Thursday, November 21st. 


Lunch Schedule: 

Kinder- 10:15-10:35 
1st- 10:45- 11:05
2nd- 10:55-11:15
3rd- 11:05-11:25
4th- 11:15-11:35
5th- 11:25-11:45
6th- 11:45-12:00
7th & 8th- 12:15-12:30

We look forward to seeing all of you! 
 
Posted : yesterday | Direct Link
PTA Trunk or Treat
Join us Saturday 10/26 from 5-7 p.m. for a Trunk or Treat Halloween Fun Good Time!  Share this community event with your friends and neighbors.  We’ll have music, food vendors, cotton candy and popcorn sales that will benefit Asante PTA, games and more!  Trunk or Treat space is free, first come, first served for spaces.  Dress up, bring your tricked-out vehicle or just come and join the FUN!  Look for a sign up form to come home in backpacks starting 10/21 OR reserve your free trunk space.
 
Posted : 10/21 | Direct Link
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

IMPORTANT REMINDER!!

The grace period for free and reduced meal eligibility for the prior school year has passed. If you have not yet turned in an application for the current school year, we encourage parents to apply online at www.schoolcafe.com or complete a paper application, available in your school's front office. If you have already completed an application and received approval for the 2019-2020 school year please disregard this message. 

We encourage all parents to use schoolcafe.com to track your student's purchases, set low balance reminders, make deposits to cafeteria accounts, or place restrictions on cafeteria accounts. This service is free of charge. The free app may be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play Store. Please refer to the Dysart Nutrition Services webpage for more information. 
Posted : 10/7 | Direct Link
October 9th Site Council Canceled
The Site Council meeting scheduled for October 9th at 7:15 am has been canceled. 
Posted : 10/4 | Direct Link
Fall Break
 There will be no school October 14th- October 18th for Fall Break! We hope you enjoy your time with friends and family and look forward to seeing you all back on campus Monday, October 21st.
Posted : 9/26 | Direct Link
Dysart teacher and volunteer named Hometown Hero
Dysart teacher and volunteer named Hometown HeroThe Surprise Independent, in partnership with Fellowship Square Surprise, recently hosted the Hometown Heroes awards ceremony, to recognize residents for their achievements and important contributions to the Surprise Community. The Dysart Unified School District is honored to have two nominees recognized as Hometown Heroes within the community. 

Heather Casey, a teacher at Willow Canyon High School, was selected as a Hometown Hero of Surprise in the Educator category. Ms. Casey was nominated by Willow Canyon staff for her leadership, advocacy, and commitment to students. Ms. Casey has been with the district for fifteen years as a visual arts teacher at Willow Canyon, and has been an exceptional leader and mentor to her students over the years. Several of her students have taken home recognition at local art shows, and have even contributed to city art murals and contests within the Surprise community. In addition, Ms. Casey assists in curriculum writing and revision, serves as a mentor to new teachers, and serves as the district High School Visual Arts lead. In addition to her leadership on campus, Ms. Casey donates to local animal shelters and dog rescues, and is an advocate for Ovarian and Breast Cancer research, volunteering her time to support those affected and help raise funds for research. 

Sharon Beard, a dedicated district volunteer, was nominated and selected as a Hometown Hero of Surprise in the Volunteer category. Mrs. Beard was nominated by Asante Preparatory Academy teacher, Rachel Kelley, where she currently donates her time assisting students. Mrs. Beard first began volunteering in the district with students at Thompson Ranch Elementary School, Surprise Elementary School, and Ashton Ranch Elementary School. In addition to volunteering her time in the classroom, Mrs. Beard serves as an educational surrogate for the Dysart district representing children in foster care and group homes. Prior to volunteering with the district, she enjoyed volunteering with students at the Desert Botanical Garden, and the Del Webb Hospital daycare for hospital employees. “Working with children is my joy and I am sure it keeps me young at heart!” says Mrs. Beard. 

Ms. Casey and Mrs. Beard, along with family, and friends, were invited to attend the Hometown Heroes Luncheon Celebration, on Wednesday, September 25th. The event was held at Fellowship Square, Surprise, and featured an awards ceremony where each recipient was honored for their achievements. 

The Dysart Unified School District is appreciative of the leadership and commitment both Ms. Casey, and Mrs. Beard have shown towards our students, and are honored to have them as a part of our extraordinary team.
Posted : 9/26 | Direct Link
Asante Dedication Ceremony
Asante Preparatory Academy will have its dedication ceremony on September 9th at 9:00 AM during a school-wide assembly.  Since it opened its doors on August 6, 2019, the school has been so proud of the support for our students from the entire community.  
Posted : 8/27 | Direct Link
Updated Asante Pickup and Drop Off Procedures
Posted : 8/7 | Direct Link
Important School Information 2019-2020
Posted : 7/15 | Direct Link
PTA Meeting and Update
We had an amazing summer turnout yesterday for our PTA planning meeting.  Do not worry if you missed out, the next meeting is on July 11th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the media center.  All are welcome! Here are some of the things discussed at the past meeting:
 
  • How to join the PTA
  • Planning of future events including:
    • Book fairs
    • Pancakes with the Principal at Applebee's
    • Trunk or Treat
    • Meet the Teacher Night 
    • McTeacher Night
  • Fundraising Ideas
  • School spirit shirt ideas
  • School Updates and Office Tour

There will be more planned and discussed at the July 11th meeting.  We hope to see you there!
Posted : 6/14 | Direct Link
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