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End of the Semester Celebrations - Rock it OUT like a ROCK STAR!
On Thursday, May 16th at 9:00 a.m., we will be celebrating our K-2 Rock Star that have mastered their sight words with a very special breakfast.  Special invites will be sent to our families so they can participate in their child’s success.

Also, at 3:00 p.m., we will be celebrating our 4-8 Reading Achieve3000 Rock Stars who read 40 articles or more to a special pizza luncheon.  Also, our 2nd grade students that Rocked Out 1,000 sight words will be invited (with their family) to join the pizza celebration.

We will be celebrating our K-3 reading Rock Stars that have made significant gains on their DIBELS assessment from the beginning to end of the school year with a very special treat on Monday, 5/20.
Posted : 5/10 | Direct Link
8th Grade Celebration Dance
Our annual 8th grade dance is scheduled on Thursday, May 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This dance is an invitation only event.  Students are not eligible to attend the 8th grade dance if they are: failing any courses, have been suspended out of school, or have had three minor Office referrals.  If you have any questions regarding your child's eligibility, please contact Dr. Saunders or Mr. Kuhn.
Posted : 5/10 | Direct Link
DIBELS Testing
Our K-3 DIBELS reading testing will take place on Tuesday, May 14th.  This test assesses student literacy skills and is a good indicator of future reading success.
Posted : 5/10 | Direct Link
Ballet Folklorico STEAM Showcase Night 
On Thursday, May 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., we will be hosting our end of the year STEAM night which includes presentations from pre-school, kindergarten, third and fourth grade. The Arizona Science Center will also be out that night with additional hands on, family fun learning activities. In addition, our AMAZING Ballet Folkloric will be performing at this very special event. Come out for a fun filled and exciting night!
Posted : 5/3 | Direct Link
Math Olympians Competiton
On Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th, Kingswood Elementary will be hosting the annual Math Olympics District Competion.  On Friday, May 3th at 4:30 pm. our 1st and 2nd graders will be competing.  At 6:00 p.m., our 7th and 8th graders will be competing.  On Saturday, May 4th, at 8:00 a.m., our 3rd and 4th grade graders will be competing.  At 10:30 a.m., our 5th and 6th grade students are competing.  If your child is representing Thompson Ranch at this special event, please make sure you are on time for the event.
Posted : 5/3 | Direct Link
May Newsletter
Please take the time to read the monthly newsletter that was sent home with all students today.  You can also view the newsletter on our school website under school happenings.May Newsletter 2019 [PDF]
Posted : 5/3 | Direct Link
Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart SafeDysart Parents and Guardians,

As we near the end of the school year, I am writing to ask you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Historically, as students eagerly anticipate the approach of summer, the number of school threats increases. Dysart is hoping to stem this issue with your help.

As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:

1. Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a parent, teacher or school staff member.
2. Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
3. Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.

If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911.  Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341) or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).

Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at

Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students.


Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Dysart Unified School District
Posted : 4/17 | Direct Link
Spring Fling Family Dance
Join us for our annual Spring Fling Dance on Friday, April 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in our school cafeteria.  Cost of admission to the dance is $5 per person. Pizza and refreshments will be sold for $1 each.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.  A DJ will also be on site providing music for dancing!    
Posted : 4/12 | Direct Link
Quarter 3 Awards Assembly - Friday, April 19th
Our quarterly awards assembly is scheduled for Friday, April 19th.  Students in grades 3-5 will receive their awards at 9:15 a.m., students in grades K-2 will receive their awards at 10:15 a.m., and students in grades 6-8 will receive their awards at 3:15 p.m..  Awards will be given for perfect attendance, honor roll, principal's list, Jaguar of the Month, and other exciting awards. Students who will be recognized at the Awards Assembly will be given a blue slip of paper with details on Friday, April 12th.   
Posted : 4/12 | Direct Link
AzMERIT State Testing
State testing is right around the corner.  Please mark your calendar for upcoming testing dates.  On April 2nd, all students in grades 3-8 will be taking the writing portion of the test.  On Friday, April 5th, students in grades 4 and 8 will take the science portion of the test.  On April 9th and 11th, all students in grades 3-8 will take the reading portion of the test. On April 16th and the 18th, all students in grades 3-8 will take the math portion of the test.  Please make sure your child(ren) are in attendance and on time during these very important testing day.  Also, please make sure that your child(ren) gets a good night's rest prior to testing days.
Posted : 3/29 | Direct Link
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