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West Point Weekly News, 2/26/24

APEX Fun Run

PK-5th Grade Parents: ⚡️Power up your pledge now at myapexevent.com! Your donation will help our kids get closer to their goal for our @apexleadershipcompany obstacle course this week!


6th-8th Grade Parents: We are HALFWAY THROUGH our Apex Color Games Fundraiser!  The Apex Team has been AMAZING!!  Pledge now at myapexevent.com! Remember to ask your child about the daily challenges and thanks to all of our families and sponsors for supporting our school!


K-5th Grade Fun Run- 2/29/24 Families are welcome to come cheer on  the runners!

K & 1st- 9:15 AM

4th and 3rd- 10:30 AM

2nd and 5th 12:00 PM

6-8th Color Run- 3/1/24, 2:30-3:30 PM


Leap Day

Thursday, February 29th is Leap Day. Many Leap Day activities are planned (including our K-5th Students Leaping around the Fun Run Course). We’d also love to see our students wear GREEN on Thursday. 🐸


West Point Teacher Shout Outs

We’d appreciate if you shared a positive note with our staff  by submitting a Teacher Shout Out. These have been a highlight of our weekly staff meeting. Thank you to everyone who has already shared a Shout Out!


Week at a Glance

Monday, February 26

-Electives Day A -Early Release @ 1:45 PM

-Volleyball Game vs. Kingswood @ Freedom, 5PM


Tuesday, February 27

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Surprise @ Countryside, 6PM


Wednesday, February 28

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-STEM Club, 4PM

-7/8th Honor Choir Practice,

-4PM -Volleyball Game vs. Luke @ Kingswood, 5PM


Thursday, February 29

-K-5th Fun Run -Wear Green for Leap Day

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Musical Choir Practice, 4PM

-Flag Football Game vs. Asante @ Countryside, 6PM


Friday, March 1

-6th-8th Color Run, 2:30PM

-West Point Spirit Day

02/25/2024 Direct Link

West Point Student

West Point Weekly Update, 2/19/24

PTSA Activities 

McTeacher Night is back! Join us for dinner on Wednesday, February 21st at the McDonalds at 13933 W Litchfield Rd.  


Our school is about to embark on a Powerful journey with our @apexleadershipcompany PK-5th grade obstacle course and 6th-8th grade Color Games fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 20th for School Improvements. Stay tuned for more info on how to support us. Learn more here: APEX Power


Week at a Glance

Monday, February 19

No School- Presidents Day Holiday


Tuesday, February 20

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Volleyball Game vs. Thompson Ranch @ Freedom, 5PM

-Flag Football Game vs. Luke @ Countryside, 6PM


Wednesday, February 21

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-STEM Club, 4PM -7/8th Honor Choir Practice, 4PM

-Volleyball Game vs. Asante @ Freedom, 5PM

- McTeacher Night, 4-7PM


Thursday, February 22

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Musical Choir Practice, 4PM

-Flag Football Game vs. Kingswood @ Countryside, 5PM


Friday, February 23

-West Point Spirit Day

-3rd Grade field trip


Saturday, February 24

-Cheer Mini-Clinic

02/18/2024 Direct Link

Student Building

Weekly Update for February 12, 2024

Annual Parent  Survey 

Please remember to complete our annual Parent Survey if you haven’t already done so. We want to know what our district and school are doing well and how we can improve in the future. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete and will be open through February 18. The survey may be found in English at www.dysart.org/survey and in Spanish at www.dysart.org/encuesta. Thank you for your input.


PTSA Activities

We hope you’ll join us for the quarterly PTSA meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at 4:15 PM in the art room.  Also, mark your calendars for the Family Sweetheart dance on Friday, February 16th starting at 6 PM.  Admission costs $5 per student, $2.50 per adult, and Free for PTSA Members. An adult must accompany all students. 


Week at a Glance


Monday, February 12

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM

-Girls Volleyball game vs Kingswood@ Freedom, 6PM

-Spirit Day- Wear Hearts


Tuesday, February 13

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Freedom @ Riverview, 5PM

-STEM Club, 4PM

-Spirit Day- Twin Day


Wednesday, February 14💗

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM -STEM Club, 4PM

-Volleyball Game vs. Riverview @ Kingswood, 5PM

-Spirit Day- Wear Pink


Thursday, February 15

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Thompson Ranch @ Countryside, 5PM

-Spirit Day- Wear Red, White & Pink


Friday, February 16

-Spirit Day- Dress to Unimpress

-PTSA Sweetheart Dance, 6 PM


02/10/2024 Direct Link

Words Mini-Cheer Clinic with cheerleaders

Mini-Cheer Clinic

Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited to attend the Mini-Cheer Clinic on Saturday, February 24th. The cost is $40 and includes poms, a bow, a shirt, and routine instructions. Participants will also get to cheer during halftime at the flag football game on Feb. 27th. 


Register today!


Link for Registration: https://dysart.ce.eleyo.com/course/609/winter-23-24/west-point-cheer-camp%E2%80%941#mini-cheer-clinic-3-5


02/04/2024 Direct Link

Words West Point STEM Club with science graphics

STEM Club

Is your 5th-8th grader interested in STEM projects? Starting Wednesday, Feb. 14th, the STEM Club will meet to compete to represent West Point at the district STEM Bridge Building Challenge. Students should see Mr. Middlebrooks for information and a permission slip.

02/04/2024 Direct Link

Parent Teacher Conferences

Weekly Update for February 5, 2024

Parent Teacher Conferences 

We look forward to seeing you this week for Parent Teacher Conferences. Contact your child’s teacher if you’ve missed the signup emails. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families.  Don’t forget that we have early release this week on Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 1:45 PM. 


Book Fair 

This week is the Spring Scholastic Book Fair. While time will be provided for students to shop at the book fair during the school day, families can also shop with their child on Thursday, February 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. 


Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be on Wednesday, February 7th. 


Week at a Glance

Monday, February 5

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM

-Girls Volleyball game vs Luke @ Freedom, 6PM


Tuesday, February 6

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5PM


Wednesday, February 7

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-Spring Pictures📷

- Volleyball Game vs. Surprise @ Freedom, 5PM


Thursday, February 8

-No Preschool Classes

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM

-Flag Football Game vs. Riverview @ Countryside, 5PM

-PTSA Book Fair Family Shopping, 2:00- 6:00 PM


Friday, February 9

-No Preschool Classes

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM

02/04/2024 Direct Link

Student Completing Work

Weekly Update for January 29, 2024

Benchmark Testing

Third through Eighth-Grade students will take the ELA and Math benchmarks on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st. Please avoid appointments on those days.


Jump Rope for Heart

Get ready to have fun and save lives! Kids Heart Challenge is starting soon! Your student will learn about heart, brain, and vascular health, and get to meet kids with special hearts!  In honor of the American Heart Association’s 100th anniversary, our goal is to have 100% of our school families register and learn Hands Only CPR through Finn’s Mission.  Don’t wait, register TODAY!

Register at Jump Rope for Heart or download the FREE AHA Schools App for Apple or Android Complete Finn’s Mission in your headquarters


Yearbook 

The 23-24 West Point yearbook is on sale now for $35. Orders are accepted online at: Yearbook Pre-orders  Eighth grade parents can purchase an ad for their promoting child. Quarter-page ads are $10, and half-page ads are $15.     


Parking Lot Reminder

As a reminder, the drop off and pick up lane is for through traffic only. Cars should never be left unattended in the lane. If you need to walk up to get your child, please park in a designated parking spot. 


West Point Teacher Shout-Outs

With February upon us, we’d appreciate if you shared the love with our teachers by submitting a Teacher Shout Out. These are shared during our staff meetings and are a great way to uplift our staff.


Week at a Glance

Monday, January 29

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Girls Volleyball game vs Asante @ Freedom, 6PM


Tuesday, January 30

-3rd-8th Grade ELA Benchmarks

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Kingswood @ Riverview, 5PM


Wednesday, January 31

-3rd-8th Grade Math Benchmarks

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM - Volleyball Game vs. Freedom @ Kingswood, 5PM


Thursday, February 1

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details

-Flag Football Game vs. Surprise @ Riverview, 5PM

-College 101, 5-7PM @ VVHS


Friday, February 2

- Student Store/ Hat Day

-Quarter 2 Honor Assemblies

4th Gr.@ 9:15 AM 

5th & 6th Gr.@9:45 AM

7th & 8th Gr. @1:45 PM


Upcoming Events

Week of February 5th Parent Teacher Conferences & PTSA Book Fair Early Release 2/8 & 2/9

01/28/2024 Direct Link

Art Winners

Congratulations Art Contest Winners

West Point Artists Paisley F., Katie E., and Liam M. were selected by The City of Surprise MLK Day of Celebration and Service Committee as poster contest winners.  All three students were recognized during the City's Ceremony on Saturday, January 13, 2024. 

01/14/2024 Direct Link

Volleyball Player

Week at a Glance for January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Don’t forget that there is no school on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. 


Sports Season 3

Sixth through eighth graders can try out for Flag Football and Volleyball on Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th, from 4-6 PM. Students who would like to try out must have the permission packet turned in to the coaches. The mandatory parent meeting for players and parents will be on Friday after practice. 


Yearbook 

The 23-24 West Point yearbook is on sale now for $35. Orders are accepted online at: https://yearbooks2.pixami.com/WestPoint/home3/Bookstore.jsp 

Eighth-grade parents can purchase an ad for their promoting child. Quarter-page ads are $10, and half-page ads are $15.    


Paint Night

Mark your calendars for Friday, January 26th, from 6-8 PM for the PTSA Paint Night. There will be fun arts-enriched center activities, a silent auction, and guided painting for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase.  


Quarter 2 Honors Assemblies

Honors Assemblies for Q2 will be on Friday, Feb. 2. Students will be recognized for Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, Principal’s List, and SPARK Student of the Month.

-4th Gr.@ 9:15 AM        -5th & 6th Gr.@9:45 AM        -7th & 8th Gr. @1:45 PM


Week at a Glance


Monday, January 15

-No School


Tuesday, January 16

-Flag Football Tryouts, 4PM-6PM

-Volleyball Tryouts, 4-6PM

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details


Wednesday, January 17

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-Flag Football Tryouts, 4PM-6PM

-Volleyball Tryouts, 4-6PM


Thursday, January 18

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4PM See Google Classroom for Details


Friday, January 19

-West Point Spirit Day

-Sports Parent meeting for Volleyball and Flag Football (after practice)

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Student Reading

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable winter break. We look forward to our student's return on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Our office will be open on Monday, January 8, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 


Sports Season 3 

 Sixth through eighth-grade students interested in participating in girls' volleyball or flag football will receive tryout information on Tuesday, January 9th. Tryouts for both sports will be held next week on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Students interested must have a signed parent permission slip to try out. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Don’t forget that there is no school on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 


Attendance Matters

We want to congratulate the 3rd grade who had the highest attendance by grade level for December. Sixth grade was in 2nd place, and 1st grade was in 3rd place.  We’ve seen a decrease in our overall school attendance since October. With the new year before us, regular daily attendance would be an excellent New Year’s resolution.  

Monthly Attendance Comparison

October - 92.94%

November 91.28%

December 90.95%


We’re Hiring

We are hiring paraprofessionals. Contact Mrs. Mabe or Mrs. Mikos to learn more about the positions. More Information Here or Here.


Week at a Glance

Monday, January 8

-No School


Tuesday, January 9

-Students return to School


Wednesday, January 10

-NJHS Meeting, 8 AM

- Descendants Tech Crew Interest Meeting, 4 PM


Thursday, January 11

-Descendants Rehearsal, 4 PM. See Google Classroom for Details


Friday, January 12

-West Point Spirit Day Looking Ahead


Monday, January 15

No School in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Day

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excited students

Winter Break

Winter Break is from December 23, 2023 through Monday, January 8, 2024. 


Students resume classes on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. 


Our front office will be open to the public on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 8 AM- 4 PM. 


12/22/2023 Direct Link

students singing

Weekly Update

Early Release on December 22 @ 12:00 PM 

Please be aware that the release time for West Point on Friday, December 22, is at 12:00 p.m.  


Dance Concert

The Winter Dance Showcase will be this Wednesday, December 20th, at 5:30 pm. on the West Point Stage. 


Theater News

Cast members with speaking parts will have a read-through for Descendants on Tuesday, December 19th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Theatre Room. This rehearsal is only for students with speaking parts. Cast members should check Google Classroom for more details. Regular rehearsals begin in January. 


Angel Tree

Thank you to all staff, families, and community members who sponsored a West Point Angel!  Your generosity is heart-warming and greatly appreciated. We also thank the PTSA for organizing this opportunity for families. 


Winter Break

We wish you all a wonderful winter break. Classes resume for students on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  The front office will be closed December 23-January 7. Regular Office hours resume on January 8, 2023, 8AM-4:30 PM.


Week at a Glance

Monday December 18

Electives Day A

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Spirit Day Theme- Ugly Sweater Day


Tuesday, December 19

-Descendants Theater Cast Read, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

-Spirit Day Theme- Candy Cane Lane (wear red and white) 


Wednesday, December 20

-Winter Dance Showcase 5:30 PM

-Spirit Day Theme- You are a gift (dress like a gift)


Thursday, December 21

-No Preschool Classes

-Spirit Day Theme- Winter Wonderland (wear white)


Friday, December 22

-12:00 PM Early Release 

-No Preschool Classes -Spirit Day Theme- Cozy and Comfy 


Winter Break

December 23- January 8 Classes Resume on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

12/17/2023 Direct Link

Soccer Playoffs

Weekly Update for December 11, 2023

Winter Sing 

Kindergarten through fourth grade and our school choir will be performing for Winter Sing at the Dysart High School Auditorium. 

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 13th

Address: 11425 N. Dysart Rd. El Mirage, AZ 85335


Performance and drop-off times are below.

K-1- Drop-off between 5:10-5:20,  Performance @5:30 PM

2-3rd- Drop-off between 6:10-6:20, Performance @  6:30 PM

4th & Choir- Drop-off between 7:10-7:20, Performance @ 7:30 PM


Parents will drop off students at the back door to the auditorium located on the southeast side, next to the roundabout in the parking lot. There will be someone with a sign at the door to let students inside.


Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is in our front office and ready for sponsors. Please stop by to select an Angel. You can also make a cash donation to go towards sponsoring holiday gifts for a child. The donation link is below.  https://westpointptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/968631


Soccer Playoffs

Good luck to our girls and boys' soccer teams, who have the season playoffs this week. 


Early Release on December 22 (Time Change)

Please be aware that the release time for West Point on Friday, December 22 will now be at 12:00 p.m. We wanted to make you aware of this change as early as possible so you can arrange your schedule. Thank you!  

12/11/2023 Direct Link

Cross Country Runners

First Place Finish

Congratulations to 6th grader Bentley K., who finished first at the All-District Cross Country Meet for 5th and 6th grade boys. Bentley had a phenomenal season, coming in first place in all of his regional races. Bently will participate in the NWVAC Championships on December 16th. 

12/10/2023 Direct Link

Student Reading

Weekly Update for November 27, 2023

Monday, November 27 

 Electives Day B 

-Early Release @ 1:45 

-Cheer/Pom Tryouts, 4:30 PM 

-Boys Soccer Game -Luke vs. WPTES @ El Mirage, 6 PM  


 Tuesday, November 28 

-Cheer/Pom Tryouts, 7 AM 

-Musical Rehearsal, 4-6 PM 

-Girls Soccer Game Luke  vs WPTES @ Riverview, 6 PM 


 Wednesday, November 29 

-Cheer/Pom Tryouts, 7 AM & 4 PM 

-NJHS Meeting, 8 AM -Choir (4-6), 4 PM 

-Boys Soccer Game - WPTES vs Kingswood  @ El Mirage, 6 PM 


 Thursday, November 30 

-Choir (7-8), 4 PM  

-Girls Soccer - WPTES vs Riverview  @ El Mirage, 5 PM 


 Friday, December 1 

-Student Store & Hat Day 

Student Store Digital Wallet


 Saturday, December 2 

-Cross Country Meet, 8 AM

-PTSA Blood Drive, 9 AM-3 PM

Blood Drive Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: westpoint

11/27/2023 Direct Link

Turkey Trot

Weekly Update for November 13, 2023

Thanksgiving family Lunch 

The annual Family Thanksgiving Lunch will be on Wednesday, November 15th.  Prices are $3.50 for all non-students and will be paid in cash at the door. An exact change is appreciated. 


Lunch Schedule

Kinder & Ms. Berks - 10:10 AM

7th Grade - 10:35 AM

2nd Grade - 10:50 AM

6th Grade - 11:10 AM

5th Grade - 11:20 AM

1st GradeE -11:45 AM

8th Grade & Mrs. Johns -12:10 PM

4th Grade - 12:20 PM

3rd Grade- 12:45 PM


Turkey Trot

We are excited for the 11th Annual Turkey Trot this Friday, November 17th. Students will participate during their special area times. Families are welcome to come cheer on their students. Thank you to the PTSA for organizing this event! We are looking for volunteers to help with the Turkey Trot. Email [email protected] if you can help.


World Kindness Day Challenge

Monday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. To spread kindness, we’ll be having a daily challenge for students and staff.  See page 5 for details. 


Cheer Clinics

5th-8th Grade students interested in trying out for cheer are invited to attend Cheer Clinics.  Use the link below to register.  https://dysart.ce.eleyo.com/course/594/winter-23-24/west-point-cheer-camp There is a mandatory parent meeting for Cheer Tryouts on 11/15.  Spring Musical Tryouts Auditions for the spring musical, Descendants, will be on Tuesday, 11/14, and Wednesday, 11/15. Auditions are open to 5th-8th grade students. Questions can be directed to Mrs. DeNoma or Mrs. Truitt. 


Week at a Glance

Monday, November 13

Electives Day A

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Boys Soccer Game -Freedom vs. WPTES @ Riverview, 5PM 


Tuesday, November 14

-Quarterly PTSA Meeting, 4:15 PM

-Musical Auditions, 4-6PM

-Girls Soccer Game Kingswood  vs WPTES @ Riverview, 6PM

-Future Freshman Night @ VVHS, 5:30 PM (for 8th graders)


Wednesday, November 15

-Family Thanksgiving Lunch

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-West Point Choir 4-6th- 4PM

-Musical Auditions, 4-6PM

-Boys Soccer Game - WPTES vs Thompson Ranch  @ El Mirage, 6PM

- Cheer Parent Tryout Meeting, 6PM


Thursday, November 16

-West Point Choir 7-8th- 4PM

-Girls Soccer - WPTES vs Asante  @ El Mirage, 6PM


Friday, November 17

-Turkey Trot during Specials Times 

2nd Grade: 9:05 - 9:45

1st Grade: 9:45 - 10:25

4th Grade: 10:25 - 11:05

3rd Grade: 11:05 - 11:45

KG: 11:45 - 12:25

5th Grade: 1:00 - 1:40

6th Grade: 1:40 - 2:20

7th Grade: 2:20 - 3:00

8Th Grade: 3:00 - 3:40


Saturday, November 18

-Cross Country Meet, 8AM

-Cheer Clinics, 10 AM

11/10/2023 Direct Link

Band Student

Weekly Update for 11/6/23

Veterans Day Celebration

Families and community members are invited to attend our Veterans Day Tribute on Wednesday, November 8th, at 6:30 PM.  Through the direction of Band Teacher Mr. Alyn Swanson and Choir Director Mrs. Nicole Truitt, our band, strings, and choir students will present a night of tributes. West Point families are encouraged to submit pictures of family members who formally or are currently serving in the military.  Pictures can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/Vx3VSqZFN8iJwapv5


Canned Food Drive

Thank you to those who have already donated to the Canned Food Drive. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, November 9th, and will benefit the Valley View Community Food Bank.


Cheer Clinics

5th-8th-grade students interested in trying out for cheer are invited to attend Cheer Clinics.  Use the link below to register.  https://dysart.ce.eleyo.com/course/594/winter-23-24/west-point-cheer-camp


Spring Musical Tryouts

Auditions for the spring musical Descendants will be next week on Tuesday, 11/14, and Wednesday, 11/15. Auditions are open to 5th-8th grade students, and sign ups are outside of room 119.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. DeNoma or Mrs. Truitt.


Week at a Glance

Monday, November 6

Electives Day B

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Boys Soccer Game -Asante vs. WPTES @ Riverview, 5PM 


Tuesday, November 7

-Girls Soccer Game Surprise vs WPTES @ El Mirage, 6 PM


Wednesday, November 8

-NJHS Meeting, 8AM

-West Point Choir 4-6th- 4PM

-Boys Soccer Game - WPTES vs Riverview @ El Mirage, 5PM

-Veterans Day Tribute, 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 9

-Claw Club, 8 AM

-West Point Choir 7-8th- 4PM

-Girls Soccer - WPTES vs Thompson Ranch @ El Mirage, 6PM


Friday, November 10

-No school


Saturday, November 11

Cheer Clinics, 10 AM

11/04/2023 Direct Link

West Point star

West Point Earns an A!

We are so proud to announce that West Point Elementary School earned an “A” rating from the school accountability labels for the 2022-2023 school year! West Point is one of 18 schools in the district to receive the “A” rating.  

The school accountability labels measure year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

11/03/2023 Direct Link

Student at Dance Class

West Point Updates for October 30, 2023

An A Rated School

We are thrilled to announce that West Point earned an A on the newly released 2023 State of Arizona accountability ratings. Ratings are calculated from AASA, MSAA, and AZELLA state testing scores on student growth and proficiency. We are very proud of the hard work of our students, teachers, and families to move learning forward. Go Wildcats!   


School Safety Officer (SS0) Program 

 Through a grant program with ADE, Law Enforcement Officers are able to select off-duty jobs at schools that do not have an assigned SRO. We are excited to be a part of the SSO (School Safety Officer) program.  These officers will be visible throughout our campus at pick-up, release, lunches, playtime, and wherever support may be needed. Last week, we had an officer on campus on Thursday and Friday with the  hope that officers will be present daily. Safety is our top priority and we welcome this partnership with our local law enforcement agencies. 


Veterans Day Celebration

Families and community members are invited to attend our Veterans Day Tribute on the evening of Wednesday, November 8th.  Through the direction of Band Teacher Mr. Alyn Swanson and Choir Director Mrs. Nicole Truitt, our band, strings, and choir students will present a night of tributes. West Point families are encouraged to submit pictures  of family member who formally or are currently serving in the military.  Pictures can be submitted here.


Week at a Glance

Monday, October 30 

Electives Day A

-Spirit Day- Monster Shirt

-Early Release @ 1:45

- Front Office Closed at 2:30 PM

-Boys Soccer Game - Kingswood vs WPTES @ Riverview, 5 PM 

-Canned Food Drive Begins


Tuesday, October 31

-Spirit Day- Spooky Movie Shirt (no costumes)

-VVHS Counselor Visit to WPTES 8th graders


Wednesday, November 1

-NJHS Meeting, 8 AM

-West Point Choir 4-6th- 4 PM -Boys Soccer Game

- WPTES vs Surprise @ Riverview, 6 PM


Thursday, November 2

-Picture Retake Day & Club & Sports Pictures

-West Point Choir 7-8th- 4 PM

- Girls Soccer Game - WPTES vs Freedom @ El Mirage, 5 PM


Friday, November 3

-Spirit Day- West Point Spirit Shirts

-Honor Assemblies

-4th Grade @ 9:15 AM

-5th & 6th Grades @ 9:45 AM

-7th & 8th Grades @ 1:45 PM


Saturday, November 4

-Cross Country Meet, 8 AM at Sonoran Heights



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kids at Hall of Treats

Weekly Update for October 23, 2023

Benchmarks 

Tuesday and Wednesday are ELA and Math benchmark tests for 3rd - 8th graders. Students are encouraged to prepare by having a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, showing their work, and taking time.  Results are used to drive instruction and indicate how students will perform on the state AASA tests. Lunch schedules may change to accommodate testing. Any changes will be communicated by your homeroom teacher.


Red Ribbon Week 

Red Ribbon Week is a national movement to commit to being drug-free. Each day, students and staff are encouraged to dress up for the Red Ribbon spirit week. 


Hall of Treats-Candy Donations Needed

Our favorite family event is just around the corner. Hall of Treats (trick or treating in our hallways) is on Friday, October 27th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. We are accepting candy donations through Friday. The class with the most candy bag donations wins a party from the PTSA. Thank you to those who have already donated. 


PTSA Family Dance

After Hall of Treats, families are invited to attend the Evermore’s Rave’n Family Dance. An adult must accompany students. Ticket prices are $5 for children and $2.50 for adults; however, PTSA members are free! Join PTSA now for free entrance.  There will be costume contests and food trucks. 


Week at a Glance

Monday, October 23

Electives Day B

-Spirit Day- Hat Day

-Early Release @ 1:45


Tuesday, October 24

-Spirit Day- Team Jersey Day

-3rd-8th grade ELA Benchmark 1

- PTSA ZAG Catalog Order Pick Up, 3-6 PM @ West Point Gym


Wednesday, October 25

-Spirit Day- Mismatch day

-3rd-8th grade Math Benchmark 1

-NJHS Meeting, 8 AM

-West Point Choir 4-6th- 4 PM

-Girls Soccer Game vs. Riverview @ El Mirage Elementary, 5 PM


Thursday, October 26

-Spirit Day- Red Out (wear all red)

-West Point Choir 7-8th- 4 PM


Friday, October 27

-Spirit Day- West Point Spirit Shirts

-Hall of Treats, 5 PM-6:30 PM

-PTSA Family Dance, 6-8 PM


Saturday, October 28

-Cross Country Meet, 8AM at Sonoran Heights

10/22/2023 Direct Link

West Point Hall

Fall Break

We wish you all a wonderful fall break. School resumes on Monday, October 16, 2023. 

10/07/2023 Direct Link

teacher meeting with a parent

Weekly Update for October 2, 2023


Parent Teacher Conferences 

We look forward to seeing families this week for Parent Teacher Conferences. Please schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher and help us meet our goal of 100% participation. Don’t forget that we’ll have early release on Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 1:45 PM. Also, this week, there are no preschool classes on Thursday and Friday.  Fall 


Parent/Family Survey 

 Our goal is to continually improve the experiences of our families, students, and staff. Please take a moment to complete the short survey linked below. We value your feedback! We’ll share the results and action plan in a later newsletter.  

Parent Survey 


Fifth through eighth-grade students will be asked the following questions in an anonymous survey.  I feel like there is an adult on campus I can talk to when I need help. I feel there are consistent expectations for all students. I feel that my class work is challenging and prepares me for the future.  Parents can opt out of their child completing the survey by emailing Mrs. Mikos.  


Shout Out to Teachers/Staff

A tradition at West Point is for our staff to meet for a Huddle every Friday morning. We’d love to share out staff shouts outs from our students and families during the huddle. Submit a Shout Out


Monday, October 2

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Book Fair


Tuesday, October 3

-Book Fair

-Playoff Baseball Game @ VVHS @ 7:00pm -- Kingswood vs. West Point  

 ** Softball will have a bye this round.


Wednesday, October 4

-Book Fair


Thursday, October 5

-No PreK Classes

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Book Fair Family Shopping from 2-7 PM


Friday, October 6

-No PreK Classes

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Book Fair


Next Week

-Fall Break Oct 9-13


09/30/2023 Direct Link

Cross Country Winners

Cross Country Winners

Congratulations to Bently K., Jah’mir P., and Kenyon J. for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the first 5th/6th Cross Country Meet. Go Wildcats!

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West Point Students

West Point Weekly Update for September 24, 2023

West Point Families- 

Check our our Newsletter West Point Newsletter - 9-25-23


Attendance Matters Spirit Week 

Monday, 9/25- Crazy Hair Day-Be Here with your Silliest Hair 

Tuesday, 9/26- Twin Day- Team Up and Come to School 

Wednesday, 9/27- Career Day- Be Here Today and Achieve Tomorrow 

Thursday, 9/28- Dress to Impress- Picture Day 

Friday, 9/29- Comfy Day- Be Here, Be Comfortable 


Picture Day 

Fall pictures are scheduled for Thursday, September 28th. Families can pre-order packages or wait to order when the proof is available. Preorder link Here


Gate 3 Afternoon Pick UP

For parents who pick up their children at Gate 3 (By Baseball Diamond off Greenway), please be courteous of your neighbors who live along that street. We’ve received reports of parents parking in people’s driveways, blocking driveways on the street, and double parking. As partners with our West Point neighbors, it is vital that all drivers follow traffic rules and be respectful of others.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

09/24/2023 Direct Link

Students Learning

Weekly Update for September 4, 2023

We hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend.  


Civics @ West Point 

West Point will be participating in three Civic’s Day celebrations during September.  

September 11- Patriots Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue) 

September 18- Constitution Day 

September 25- Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Day 

Teachers will plan age-appropriate lessons and activities for students to learn more about Civics.   


 ZAP 

 ZAP or Zeros Aren’t Permitted is new for 5th - 8th graders in West Point. Teachers will assign students who have missing assignments to attend ZAP on Monday afternoons from 2-4 PM. This time on campus will be dedicated to assignment completion. Teachers will be in contact with parents if their child is assigned ZAP.  


Annual Student Update- PAST DUE 

Thank you for the push to get these completed. We still have families that haven’t completed the Update. All student with outstanding Annual Updates had their online accounts disabled on Friday, September 1st. Accounts can be reactivated once the Annual Student Update has been completed. Here is a video tutorial to assist you in completing the update. We are also happy to assist you in the office!  https://youtu.be/wgPDwKvxqbY?si=zsw3ncTLyoTotMFb


Monday, September 4 

No School- Labor Day Holiday


Tuesday, September 5

Welcome Back to School


Wednesday, September 6

-4:00 PM - Choir Club for grades 4-6th


Thursday, September 7

-4:00 PM - Choir Club for grades 7-8th

-5:30 PM- Baseball & Softball Games vs. Surprise @ DHS


Friday, September 8

-Spirit Day 

09/02/2023 Direct Link

Choir Students at Baseball Game

West Point Choir Sings National Anthem

West Point choir students sang the National Anthem at the Diamondbacks Baseball game on September 2, 2023. We are proud of our Wildcat Singers, who joined other choir students across the district to participate in their first performance of the year. 

09/02/2023 Direct Link

Students Learning

West Point Weekly Update for August 28, 2023

Don't forget to complete the Annual Student Update by this Friday, September 1st. On Friday, those students who do not completed the annual update will have their online accounts disabled.  Call the office if you struggle to finish this on the Parent Portal. We are happy to help! 


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Monday, August 28

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM - Electives Day B  (5th-8th grade)

- No Preschool Classes Today- Preschool Teacher Professional Development


Tuesday, August 29

-5:30 PM- Baseball & Softball Games vs. Asante @ Dysart HS


Wednesday, August 30 

 -4:00 PM Choir Club for grades 4-6th


Thursday, August 31 

 -4:00 PM Choir Club for grades 7-8th 

 -5:30 PM Baseball & Softball Games vs. Freedom @ VVHS


Friday, September 1

-Spirit Day 

-PTSA Student Store and Hat Day


Saturday, September 2

-Choir Sing National Anthem @ Diamondbacks Game


Monday, September 4

-Labor Day Holiday- No School

08/27/2023 Direct Link

Teacher and Student

Weekly Update for August 21, 2023

Curriculum Night

All families are invited to attend curriculum night on Tuesday, August 22nd. This year we are partnering with the PTSA for a fun family evening.  


Curriculum Night Events

4:30 PM- Mrs. Mikos will introduce families to the West Point Title 1 action plan. Location: Cafe  

5:00 PM- Curriculum Session 1- Classroom teachers will present curriculum and classroom procedures. Location: Classrooms 

5:30 PM- Curriculum Session 2- Classroom teachers will present curriculum and classroom procedures. This will be the same information as session 1 to allow families to attend multiple sessions.  Location: Classrooms 

6:00 PM- Band Parent Information Meeting. Location: Library


When finished with your curriculum presentations, join the West Point PTSA for Family Game Night 5:30-7:00 PM in the West Point Cafeteria. A shaved ice and coffee food truck will be in the front parking lot.  


Annual Student Update 

So far, we have over 400 students with an incomplete Annual Student Update. 

See the directions below. 

 ⇰Log into the Parent Portal or use the Campus Parent App.  

 ⇰ Select “More” 

 ⇰ Select “Annual Update” 


After September 1st, students who have not had their annual student update completed will lose access to their online accounts, including the online curriculum. It is critical that families complete the update. Let the office know if you need help. We are always happy to assist!

08/19/2023 Direct Link

teachers with students

Weekly Update for August 14, 2023

It was a great first full week of school.  Thank you for your partnership with this smooth transition back to school. We noticed that the traffic in the morning and afternoon significantly improved, reducing student tardies and wait times. Thank you for following the parking procedures and utilizing the alternative satellite drop-off and pick-up locations.   


View the full newsletterWest Point Newsletter-8_14_23 (2).


Week at a Glance:

Monday, August 14

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM

- Electives Day B (5th-8th grade)


Wednesday, August 16 -4:00 PM 

- Choir Club for grades 4-6th 


Thursday, August 17 -4:00 PM

- Choir Club for grades 7-8th


Friday, August 18 -Spirit Day

- Wear West Point Spirit Shirts


Looking Ahead 

Tuesday, August 22,  4:30 PM

- Family Curriculum Night & PTSA Game Night 

08/13/2023 Direct Link

family with teacher

Weekly Update for August 7, 2023

West Point had a great first two days of school. Monday marks the first full week, and students will begin their academic units. Teachers will be sending home a weekly email blast that includes what Arizona State Standards and topics your child will be learning and ways that you can help your child learn at home.  


Student Pick Up  

Signs Student Pick-up Signs were provided to every student. If you are picking up your child in front of the school, whether in the car loop or walking up, you MUST have this sign. The line moves much faster when all adults have their student pick-up sign.   The signs are also necessary for safety reasons. On Monday, all K-8 parents will need their student pick-up sign.  


Dress Code 

Please remember that we have a student dress code in order to create a professional atmosphere for learning. Students should dress in a manner that considers the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of oneself and others. Please review the dress code with your student(s) in the Student Handbook. We appreciate your partnership in this effort.   


Annual Student Update 

Please complete your Annual Student Update today! Please log into the Parent Portal to complete this task. 

08/06/2023 Direct Link

Children at Recess

Welcome Back to School 2023

Welcome to the 2023/2024 school year. We are excited to have our students back at school next week. Teachers are working hard to prepare for the start of the year.  


Meet the Teacher Open House 

Please join us at Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, August 1st, from 5:00-6:30 PM. Teachers will email families on Monday, July 31st, with their homeroom teacher assignments. Families can also check the Parent Portal on Monday, 7/31, for their child’s schedule.  


Preschool Students will meet their teacher on Thursday, August 3rd, during an open house from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. 


First Day of School 

Kindergarten through 8th graders begin school on Thursday, August 3rd.  Preschool students begin on Monday, August 7th.  


Annual Student Update 

Take time today to update your child’s Annual Student Update. The Annual Student Update allows computer access for your child, updates emergency contact information, and permits medication distribution in our health office.  Updates are complete on the Parent Portal and are due by September 1st. Access the Parent Portal Here: dysart.org/parentportal.  Directions to complete the Annual Update are found Here.


Optional School Supply List 

The grade-level optional supply lists are posted on the West Point website at dysart.org/westpoint. Enjoy the last few days of summer! 



07/26/2023 Direct Link

Student on the Playground

Summer Hours

The West Point front office will be closed from June 2 through July 9, 2023. 


Summer Office Hours are July 10 - July 28, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 


Regular Office Hours begin on July 31, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 


Need to enroll your student? The enrollment process is located on the district website at dysart.org/enrollment


For in-person K-8 enrollment assistance between June 5 and June 29, families may visit the District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise, Arizona. 


All K-12 school offices will reopen for in-person enrollment on Monday, July 10.     


Please note that to finalize registration, the following documents will be required: government-issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. 


Dysart Schools looks forward to serving the community by providing an outstanding preschool through high school experience for students. For additional assistance with student registration, families may contact West Point beginning July 10, call 623-876-7750, or email [email protected].


06/01/2023 Direct Link

Students Eating Lunch

Back to School Open House

K-8th Grade West Point families are invited to the Back to School Open House on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.  Homeroom teacher assignments will be emailed to families on Monday, July 31, 2023. 


The first day of school is on Thursday, August 3, 2023. 


Preschool students and their families are invited to attend a Preschool Meet the Teacher Open House on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 4:00 Pm to 5:30 PM. Preschool students begin school on Monday, August 7, 2023. 



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Kindergarten Student Building with Blocks

Kindergarten Experience

Students enrolled in kindergarten for the upcoming school year have a unique opportunity to attend Kindergarten Experience July 17-July 20th, from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM at West Point Elementary School. 


The Kindergarten Experience promotes a smooth transition for our new students. Children will explore reading and math instruction while learning routines, procedures, and expectations for making friends and having a successful school experience. 


Parents can register their students by completing the Google Form



05/26/2023 Direct Link

student at a desk with School Supplies

Optional School Supply Lists

Optional school supply lists can be found on our West Point website here


Arizona law requires that public schools provide the supplies needed for academic success.  The Dysart Unified School District will provide all the materials necessary for a student's education.  This supply list represents general, optional items that may be supplied at your discretion.    If you have questions regarding the optional supply list, please contact the school office at 623-876-7750.




05/26/2023 Direct Link

Promoting Students

Congratulations 8th Grade

Congratulations to the West Point Promoting class of 2023! 


Promotion Photo Gallery


Student Memory Video


05/25/2023 Direct Link

Children Playing

Weekly Update for May 22, 2023

Happy Last Week of School!

Please note the change in dismissal times for this week. 

Monday, 5/22- 1:45 PM Dismissal

Tuesday, 5/23- 12:00 PM Dismissal

Wednesday, 5/24- 12:00 PM Dismissal


Summer Reminders: 

Summer Office Hours

School offices will be closed to the public from June 2 - July 9, 2023, and reopen on Monday, July 10, 2023.


Summer Meals

Breakfast and lunch will be served June 5 through June 29, Monday through Thursday, at El Mirage Elementary School, which is located at 13500 North El Mirage, AZ 85335, and Surprise Elementary School, which is located at 12907 W Greenway Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374. 


Enrollment

Enrollment for current students automatically rolls over for the next school year. Are you planning on moving, or did you move over the school year? Please stop by the office with proof of residency to update your address. If you are transferring schools for next year, call or stop by the office to complete a withdrawal form.  Thank you again for a great school year!


Enjoy summer break, and we'll see you again in August. 

05/21/2023 Direct Link

West Point Cheer

Weekly Updates for May 15, 2023

Congratulations to our West Point Cheerleaders for bringing home a 1st place ranking for Small Group Stunt and a 3rd place for both Show Cheer and Performance Cheer! Way to go, team!


Week at a Glance


Monday, May 15

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Sports Award Ceremony, 6:00 PM

-Spirit Week- Hawaiian Day


Tuesday, May 16

-NJHS Induction Ceremony, 5:30 PM

-Spirit Week- Disney Day


Wednesday, May 17

-Dance Spring Concert, 5:30 PM

-PTSA Peter Piper Pizza Spirit Night, 4-8 PM

-Spirit Week- Anything But a Backpack


Thursday, May 18

-Spirit Week- Decades Day


Friday, May 19

-Kindergarten Celebration, 9:15 AM

-Spirit Week- Comfy Day


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Happy Student Learning

Weekly Update for May 8, 2023

It's hard to believe that only 13 more days of school are left.  Please review the newsletter for end-of-year information. There is also information on dismissal changes in our front lot. We are working with our district office to improve the traffic flow. Our goal is to provide a safe and efficient dismissal experience. This requires a partnership with all drivers. Please be patient as we implement lane changes.  


Week at a Glance

Monday, May 8

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Girls Basketball Playoff Game 1 vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5 PM


Tuesday, May 9

-Boys Basketball Playoff Game 1 vs. Asante @ Riverview, 6PM


Wednesday, May 10

-PTSA Membership Meeting, 4:15 PM


Thursday, May 11

-Spring Band and Orchestra Concert, 5:30 PM


Friday, May 12

West Point Spirit Day

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Willy Wonka, Jr.

Weekly Update for May 1, 2023

Hello West Point Families, 

This week, we'll be celebrating all of our amazing teachers and staff for teacher appreciation week. We'd like to give a huge shout-out to our PTSA, which has many events and treats planned for the week. Families, we invite you to join in on the celebration by sending your child's teacher a note or small token in appreciation of their hard work this year. 

 

West Point is pleased to present Willy Wonka, Jr. Families and community members are invited to attend on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM or Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM at the West Point multi-purpose room. Admission is free. 


Week at a Glance 

Monday, May 1 

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Boys Basketball Game vs. Asante @ Kingswood, 6PM


Tuesday, May 2

- Girls Basketball Game vs Asante  @ Kingswood, 6PM

- Willy Wonka, Jr., 6:30 PM at West Point MPR


Wednesday, May 3

-Boys Basketball Game vs Riverview @ Kingswood , 5PM

- Willy Wonka, Jr., 6:30 PM at West Point MPR


Thursday, May 4

-5th Grade Field Trip -Girls Basketball Game vs Riverview @Kingswood,  5PM


Friday, May 5

-8th Grade Field trip/Celebration

-West Point Spirit Day

-PTSA Hat Day

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West Point Student

Weekly Update for April 24, 2023

Please see the Weekly Newsletter for important safety reminders regarding PM dismissal procedures.  


Week at a Glance

AASA Make-Up Testing All Week


Monday, April 24

-Early Release @ 1:45 -Boys Basketball Game vs. Thompson Ranch @ Riverview, 5P M


Tuesday, April 25

- Girls Basketball Game vs. Thompson Ranch @ Riverview, 5 PM


Wednesday, April 26

-Boys Basketball Game vs. Luke @ Riverview, 5 PM

-PTSA Members Only Movie Night, 5 PM @ Harkins Arrowhead


Thursday, April 27

-Girls Basketball Game vs. Luke @ Riverview, 5 PM

-Flag Football Governing Board Recognition, 6 PM @ District Office


Friday, April 28

-Last Day to buy a Yearbook Here

-West Point Spirit Day

04/23/2023 Direct Link

Happy Students

Weekly Update for April 17, 2023

This week is our last week of AASA state testing. Lunch and special area schedules may be changed to accommodate testing needs.  Parents can support health testing habits by having their child get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time. Students are encouraged to make personal goals for academic growth.  


Tuesday, April 18- AASA Reading PT. 1(Gr. 5-8) 

Wednesday, April 19- AASA Math PT. 1 (Gr. 3-8) 

Thursday, April 20- AASA Reading PT. 2 (Gr. 5-8) 

Friday, April 21- AASA Math PT. 2 (Gr. 3-8) 


Week at a Glance:

Monday, April 17

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Boys Basketball Game vs. Kingswood @ Riverview, 6PM


Tuesday, April 18

-AASA Reading Test (Gr. 5-8)

- Girls Basketball Game vs.

 Kingswood @ Riverview, 6PM


Wednesday, April 19

-AASA Math Test (Gr. 3-8)

-Boys Basketball Game vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 6PM


Thursday, April 20

-AASA Reading Test (Gr. 5-8)

-Girls Basketball Game vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 6PM


Friday, April 21

-AASA Math Test (Gr. 3-8)

04/16/2023 Direct Link

West Point Basketball

Weekly Update for April 10, 2023

​Hello West Point Families,  

This week, 3rd and 4th-grade students will be taking part 1 and part 2 of the AASA reading assessment on Tuesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 13th.  


The 2022/2023 West Point yearbook will be available for a few more weeks to purchase. Yearbooks will only be available by pre-sale until April 28th. Order here: gradsyearbooks.com 


Week at a Glance: 

Monday, April 10

-Early Release @ 1:45

-Boys Basketball Game vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5 PM


Tuesday, April 11

-AASA Reading Test (Gr. 3,4)

- Girls Basketball Game vs Riverview @ Riverview, 5 PM


Wednesday, April 12

-Boys Basketball Game vs Surprise @ Riverview, 6 PM


Thursday, April 13

-AASA Reading Test (Gr. 3,4))

-Girls Basketball Game vs Surprise @ Riverview, 6 PM


Friday, April 14

-PTSA Hat Day & Student Store Have a great week!

04/08/2023 Direct Link

Students Playing Basketball

Weekly Update for April 3, 2023

This week we are supporting Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week by wearing blue daily. 


State testing continues this week, with the writing test on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch schedules may be adjusted to accommodate testing schedules. Your homeroom teachers will communicate these changes.  


Don't forget that there is no school on Friday, April 7th.  


Week at a Glance 

 Monday, April 3 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 

 -Boys Basketball Game vs. Freedom @ Kingswood, 6 PM 


 Tuesday, April 4 

 - Girls Basketball Game vs. Freedom @ Kingswood, 6 PM 


 Wednesday, April 5 

 -AASA Writing Test (Gr. 3,7,8) 

 -Boys Basketball Game vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 

 

Thursday, April 6

 -AASA Writing Test (Gr. 4,5,6) 

 -Girls Basketball Game vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 


 Friday, April 7 

 No School- Spring Holiday 


 Have a great week! Principal Mikos

04/02/2023 Direct Link

Student on Computer

State Testing Begins

State Testing 

This week begins our state testing season. Please promote healthy testing habits for your child by ensuring they get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and arriving on time on the day of testing. We are excited to see the growth our students have gained this year. 


March 28th- 5th & 8th Grade AZSci  

March 29th- 5th & 8th Grade AZSci

April 5th- AASA Writing (Gr. 3,7,8) 

April 6th - AASA Writing (Gr. 4,5,6) 

April 11- AASA Reading PT. 1( Gr. 3,4)  

April 13 - AASA Reading PT 2 (Gr. 3.4) 

April 18- AASA Reading PT. 1(Gr. 5-8)

April 19-AASA Math PT 1 (Gr. 3-8) 

April 20- AASA Reading PT. 2 (Gr. 5-8) 

April 21- AASA Math PT 3 (Gr. 3-8)


Students who arrive after the testing session has begun will stay in an alternative classroom until the session is complete. They will then make up the test on a different day. 

03/27/2023 Direct Link

Students on Playground

Weekly Update for March 27, 2023

Week at a Glance: 

 Monday, March 27 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 

 

Tuesday, March 28 

 -State Science Testing (AZSci) for 5th and 8th Grade 


 Wednesday, March 29 

 -State Science Testing (AZSci) for 5th and 8th Grade 

 -PTSA Raising Canes Spirit Night 

 

Thursday, March 30 

 3rd Quarter Honors Assemblies 

 9:15 AM- 4th Grade 

 9:45 AM- 5th & 6th Grade 

 3:10 PM- 7th & 8th Grade 

 

Friday, March 31 

 APEX Fun Run 

 Kindergarten & 1st Grade, Ms. Berks' Class- 9:30-10:30 AM 

 2nd & 3rd Grade- 10:30-11:30 

 4th & 5th Grade- 11:30-12:30 

 6th Grade & Mrs. Johns' Class- 1:30-2:30 

 7th & 8th Grade- 2:30-3:30

03/27/2023 Direct Link

Weekly Update for March 20, 2023

Weekly Update for March 20, 2023

​Hello West Point Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  

It is a busy week at West Point. Please see the newsletter for all the details. 


Don't forget to return the Summer Learning permission forms, so your child can attend in June.  

 

Week at a Glance: 

Monday, March 20 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 

 

Tuesday, March 21 

 -World Down Syndrome Day- Wear Blue and Yellow to Support your Fellow Wild Cats 

 -PTSA Meeting, 4:15 PM 

 -Kindergarten Showcase Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM 


 Thursday, March 23 

 -Dysart Career Fair @ District Office, 4:00-7:00 PM 

 

Friday, March 24 

 -Spirit Day- Wear your West Point shirts 


 Saturday, March 25 

 -District Festival of the Arts @ VVHS, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM More Info @ www.dysart.org/artsfest 

 

Have a great week! 

03/22/2023 Direct Link

students with building blocks

Kindergarten Showcase

West Point will host a Kindergarten Showcase event on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. so families can learn more about the free, full-day program. 


The Showcase is an excellent opportunity for parents of future Kindergartners to tour the school, meet the teachers, and register their child.  Information on before and after-school programs available through Dysart's Community Education Department will also be available.  


Dysart schools are among the top-rated in the state of Arizona and provide a FREE, FULL-DAY Kindergarten program in a safe, caring environment. The Dysart kindergarten program follows Arizona state standards, and offers hands-on, real-life activities in cognitive, Social, and Physical development.


Parents can learn more about Dysart School's Kindergarten program at Dysart.org/Kindergarten.


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Dysart Schools. Parents may register their child online at Dysart.org/Registration or visit their local school.  To register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.  To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit Dysart.org/SchoolFinder. Open enrollment is available for parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their home school. Information on Open Enrollment is available at Dysart.org/OpenEnrollment.

03/15/2023 Direct Link

student stacking blocks

Weekly Update for March 6

Hello West Point Families, 

This week is the final week of quarter 3. Report cards will be posted after Spring Break.  


Speaking of Spring Break, we hope you have an enjoyable time off school next week, March 13-17. The school offices will be closed next week and open again on Monday, March 20.  


Good luck to our Flag Football and Volleyball teams, who will begin the playoffs on Tuesday.  


Boys and girls basketball and cheer try-outs begin this week.  


Week at a Glance: 

Monday, March 6 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 


Tuesday, March 7

 -Football Game vs. Thompson Ranch  @ WCHS, 5 PM 

 -Volleyball Game vs. Surprise @ Kingswood, 6 PM 


 Thursday, March 9 

 -Governing Board Meeting, 6 PM 


 Friday, March 10 

 -West Point Spirit Day 


 Looking Ahead 

 March 13-17- Spring Break 

03/05/2023 Direct Link

student reading a book

Read Across America Week

February 27- March 3rd is Read Across America Week. West Point students and staff are invited to participate in a spirit week. 


Monday, 2/27- Fox in Socks and The Cat in the Hat- Wear Wacky Socks and Wacky Hats 


Tuesday, 2/28- Oh the Places You'll Go- Wear a Shirt from a Place you have Visited


Wednesday, 3/1- Green Eggs and Ham- Wear Everything Green


Thursday, 3/2- Favorite Book- Dress like your Favorite Book Character


Friday, 3/3- My Many Colored Day- Dress in as Many Colors as Possible

02/26/2023 Direct Link

Phoenix Opera Visits West Point

Phoenix Opera Visits West Point

The Phoenix Opera recently visited West Point to perform two shows. Kindergarteners through 4th graders watched Beauty and the Beast and participated in a Q&A with the actors. They also learned the critical audience role of calling "bravo" at the end of a number. Fifth through 8th graders watched "Who Wants to be an Opera Star." This fun gameshow-style performance allowed students to learn more about the opera genre in a fun and entertaining way. Thank you, Phoenix Opera, for providing these special performances for our students. 


02/20/2023 Direct Link

Happy Children

Weekly Update for February 6, 2023

Week at a Glance


Monday, February 6 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

 - Volleyball Game vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 


 Tuesday, February 7 

 - Flag Football game Vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 


 Wednesday, February 8

 - Volleyball vs. Surprise @ Riverview, 6 PM 

 - Spring Pictures📷 


 Thursday, February 9 

 - No Preschool Classes 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

 - Book Fair Family Shopping, 2-6 PM 

 - Flag Football Game vs. Surprise @ Riverview,  El Mirage, 6 PM 


 Friday, February 10

 - No Preschool Classes 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM



Parent Teacher Conferences 

This week is spring parent-teacher conferences.  If you haven’t scheduled a conference time, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher for an appointment.  Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families.   


 PTSA Book Fair 

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is this week. Students may shop during the school day with their teacher's permission. The Family shopping night is on Thursday, February 9th, from 2-6 PM.   Don’t have cash? Parents can create an eWallet for their children. More details here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/westpointelementaryschool 


West Point  Mid-Year Survey 

We are always working to improve our practices at West Point. Please take a moment to answer a brief survey. Results will be shared in a future newsletter with celebrations and an improvement plan. 


Parent Survey 

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Volleyball Games Begin

Weekly Update for January 30, 2023

McTeacher Night 

We hope you include McTeacher night in your dinner plans for Tuesday, January 31st, from 5-7 PM.   

Location: 13933 N Litchfield Road 

How: Purchase through the drive-through, curbside pickup,  inside the restaurant, or use the mobile app.  

Why: Proceeds from the fundraising night will benefit West Point School, and it is a fun family event. 


Parent Teacher Conferences 

 Next week we will be holding spring parent-teacher conferences.  All teachers have sent home information on scheduling a conference appointment. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families.  Remember that Thursday, February 9th, and Friday, February 10th are early release days, and preschool will NOT hold classes.  


8th Grade Promotion Parent Meeting 

Families with 8th-grade students are invited to attend a virtual information meeting regarding 8th-grade promotion on Wednesday, February 1st, from 5:00-5:30 PM 

To join the Google Meets Virtual Meeting use the link below: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/pkc-snpx-zax Or dial: ‪(US) +1 240-804-7747‬ PIN: ‪631 844 850‬# More phone numbers. Information will be shared out with all families following the meeting.


Upcoming Events 


Monday, January 30

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

-Volleyball Game vs. Freedom @ Kingswood, 6 PM 


 Tuesday, January 31 

 -PTSA McTeacher Night, 5-7 PM 

 -Flag Football Game vs. Freedom @ El Mirage, 6 PM 


 Wednesday, February 1 

 -8th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting, 5 PM 

 -Volleyball vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 


 Thursday, February 2 

 -Flag Football Game vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 


 Friday, February 3 

-Spirit Day -PTSA Hat Day 

-PTSA Student Store 


Saturday, February 4 

Cross Country All District Meet

01/29/2023 Direct Link

Week of January 23, 2023

Weekly Updates for January 23, 2023

The new year is a great time to review our afternoon dismissal procedures. These procedures are in place to move traffic quickly and promote a safe exit.  A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures, with a map, can be found on our website here


Parent Pick up- 

Please only enter the parking lot through the far right lane. The center lane and left lanes are for traffic exiting campus only. Many cars are using the center lane to enter campus. Please follow all traffic rules to create a safe environment for our students, staff, and families.  Also, students should not load cars waiting in line on Greenway road.  Only kindergarten and preschool parents can walk up to the loading zone under the solar panels to pick up their students. All other parents who park will wait on the sidewalk across from the loading zone, and staff will cross their child at the designated crosswalk. Students will not be able to walk through the parking lot unattended.   The far west parking lot is designated for bus and staff access only.  


Walkers & Bike Riders:   

 -West Point neighborhood students will only exit campus through the three back satellite gates.   

 -Roseview neighborhood students will exit campus through the front walking gate and use the crosswalk at 137th and Greenway. They will then walk down the south side of Greenway to the neighborhood entrance.  

 -Litchfield Manor neighborhood students will exit campus through the front walking gate and use the crosswalk at 137th and Greenway to enter the neighborhood. 


Week Events at a Glance


Monday, January 23 

Early Release @ 1:45 PM 


Thursday, January 26 

Governing Board Meeting, 6 PM 


Friday, January 27 

Spirit Day 


Saturday, January 28 

Cross Country Meet, 8 AM@ Dysart  Middle School 


Tuesday, January 31 

PTSA McTeacher Night, 5-7 PM

01/23/2023 Direct Link

Students Learning

Happy New Year

Welcome Back, West Point and Happy New Year!


Week at a Glance

Thursday, January 5 

Welcome Back from Winter Break! 

Friday, January 6 

PTSA Hat day and Student Store 

Monday, January 9 

Early Release @ 1:45 

Tuesday, January 10 

Flag Football Tryouts, 4:00 PM 

Wednesday, January 11 

Flag Football Tryouts, 4:00 PM 

Thursday, January 12 

Friday, January 13 

Quarter 2 Honor Assemblies 

PTSA BINGO & Silent Auction, 6:00 PM 

Saturday, January 14 

Cross Country Meet, 8 AM@ Sonoran Heights Middle School 

Monday, January 16 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- School Holiday

01/04/2023 Direct Link

students on stage for Winter Sing

Winter Sing

You are cordially invited to attend the West Point Winter Sing.


When:  Thursday, December 15, 2022

Where:  Dysart High School Auditorium (11425 N. Dysart Rd. El Mirage, AZ 85335)

  

Drop-Off Times (please do not arrive before the designated time.) 

K-1: 5:10 pm-5:20 pm 

2-3: 6:10 pm-6:20 pm 

4th/Choir: 7:10 pm-7:20 pm 


Parents will drop off students at the back door to the auditorium (southeast side). It is next to the roundabout in the parking lot. There will be someone with a sign at the door to let students inside. Parents will then enter through the gates and proceed around to the right, up the stairs and enter through the front of the auditorium.


Performance Times: 

K-1: 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 

2-3: 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 

4th/Choir: 7:30 pm-8:00 pm 


Pick up: After the performance, students will exit the building with their teacher and meet parents outside, in front of the auditorium. (please note that this is not the same as the drop-off location). Teachers will have a sign with their names so parents can more easily find their children. Students are to stay with their teacher until a parent makes contact with the teacher.


Map

12/11/2022 Direct Link

Class on recess

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks on sale now for $32.00. Order your copy today. Go to Grads Yearbooks and select Surprise as your Location and West Point as your school to purchase.

12/09/2022 Direct Link

West Point  Happenings

December 5- Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance  


Monday, December 5 

-Early Release @ 1:45 -Future Freshman Night @ VVHS, 5:30 PM, for all 8th grade students 


Tuesday, December 6 

 -3rd-5th Grade ELA Benchmark 

 -Willy Wonka, Jr. Auditions, 7:30 AM 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Asante  @ Cimarron Springs, 5:00 PM 


Wednesday, Dec. 7 

 -3rd-5th Grade Math Benchmark 

 -End of Quarter Performance for 7th/8th keyboard and 5th/6th ukulele classes, 2:30 PM 

 -Boys Soccer vs Riverview  5:00 pm @ Cimarron Springs 


Thursday, December 8 

 -Willy Wonka, Jr. Auditions, 7:30 AM 

 -Band/Orchestra Winter Concert, 5:30 PM 


Friday, December  9 

 -Boys Soccer vs. Surprise @ Riverview, 7:00 PM 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Asante @ Cimarron, 7:00 PM 

 

Saturday, December 10 

 -Cross Country Meet @ Sonoran Heights Middle School, 8AM

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Cross Country

Week Events At a Glance

Upcoming Events 

Monday, November 28 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 


Tuesday, November 29 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Thompson Ranch  @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 


Wednesday, Nov. 30 

 -Boys Soccer vs. Luke  5:00 pm @ Riverview 

 -PTSA Sonic Spirit Family Night- Wed. Nov. 30th 


Thursday, December 1 -Girls Soccer vs. Luke   @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 


Friday, December  2 

 -West Point Spirit Day- Wear your West Point spirit Shirts 

 -Hat Dat- must wear their PTSA Hat Band 

 -Student Store 


 Saturday, December 3 

 -Cross Country Meet @ Sonoran Heights Middle School, 8 AM

11/27/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

As a reminder, there is no school this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The front office will be closed Monday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 25th. School resumes on Monday, Nov. 28th.


We wish all a very happy Thanksgiving.

11/20/2022 Direct Link

9th Annual Turkey Trot

9th Annual Turkey Trot

West Point PTSA will host our 9th Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 18th, during grade-level special area times. Students in Grades K-8 will be running to win cool prizes and to compete against our Thanksgiving Turkey (SHHH-its Coach Vogel).   


Prizes per grade level: 

1st Place-Turkey 

2nd Place-Pie 

3rd Place-Hat Day Band   


Come out and cheer on our runners.


Run Times:

3rd Grade: 9:05-9:45 

2nd Grade: 9:45-10:25 

1st Grade: 10:25-11:05 

7th Grade: 11:05-11:45 

8th Grade: 11:45-12:25 

Kinder: 12:25-1:05 

4th Grade: 1:40-2:20 

5th Grade: 2:20-3:00 

6th Grade: 3:00-3:40


11/17/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thanksgiving Lunch

Families are invited to attend our Thanksgiving Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 16th.  

Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 14th.


The menu included Oven-Roasted Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Stuffing, Green Beans, Fresh-Baked Rolls, and      Scratch-Made Pumpkin Cake.


Prices:

Cost Per Person   

Free Student: $0 

Reduced Student: $0.40 

Paid Student: $2.60 

District Staff: $3.50 

Non-Students: $3.50  (cash only at the door)


Lunch Times:        

Kindergarten                        - 10:10 am 

 4th Grade                             - 10:30 am 

 5th Grade                             - 10:50 am 

 7th Grade                             - 11:05 am 

 1st Grade & Ms. Berks       - 11:25 am 

 8th Grade & Mrs. Johns     - 11:45 am 

 2nd Grade                             - 12:05 pm 

 6th Grade                              - 12:20 pm 

 3rd Grade                              - 12:40 pm


11/13/2022 Direct Link

Mrs.Truitt, award recipient with staff

Mrs. Truitt music teacher award recipient received $500 to spend on classroom supplies from APS.

Mrs. Truitt, Music Teacher from @WPTESWildcats got a special surprise this morning as she was chosen as an @apsFYI #SupplyMyClass Award recipient. Truitt received $500 to spend on classroom supplies. We want to thank APS for its support! #WeAreDysart

11/02/2022 Direct Link

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Quarter 1 Honor Assemblies

Quarter 1 Honors Assemblies will be held on Friday, November 4th. Honors assemblies will recognize students who earned Principal’s List by having all A’s on their report cards, Honor Roll for earning A’s and B’s on their report cards, Perfect Attendance, and SPARK Student of the Month. Invitations will be sent home this week for students who will be receiving certificates of recognition.


  •  9:15 AM- 4th Grade 
  • 9:45 AM- 5th/6th Grade 
  • 1:45 PM- 7/8th Grade

10/31/2022 Direct Link

Student with binoculars looking at different career fields

Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/CTEexpo

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at www.dysart.org/CTE

10/25/2022 Direct Link

Pumpkins

Fall Family Fun

Mark your Calendars! We are excited to continue the “Hall of Treats” tradition on Friday, October 28th starting at 5:00 PM. During Hall of Treats, our downstairs hallway is transformed into a fun trick-or-treating event.  This event is free for West Point families. 


 The Upside Down Bash will follow from 6-8 pm in the cafeteria. Admission is $3 per person online in advance or $5 at the door. The dance is for all ages; however, minors must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone needs a ticket to attend. Tickets can be purchased at West Point PTSA store 


 The PTSA is still in need of candy donations for the Hall of Treats event. The class that collects the most bags of candy will win a popcorn party. Please have your student turn their candy in to their home room teacher.

10/24/2022 Direct Link

West Point Baseball

Boys' Baseball Championship Game

Good luck to our boys' baseball team who will be playing in the championship game against Asante on Wednesday, Oct. 19th, at 6:00 pm at Willow Canyon High School.


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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

We are pleased to invite families to campus for Fall Parent Teacher Conferences during the week of October 3rd. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher to schedule an appointment. 


Don't forget that students will be released on Monday, 10/3, Thursday, 10/6, and Friday, 10/7 at 1:45 PM to accommodate conference schedules. 

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Camera

Fall Picture Day

Smile! Individual and class pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Pre-orders are being taken now through Grads Photography HERE.  Fall sports teams will have their team yearbook picture taken at 8 AM that day. 


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West Point Softball

Softball and Baseball Games

Here is this week's game schedule:


Tuesday, September 20

Softball vs. Thompson Ranch, 5:30 PM @ DHS

Baseball vs. Kingswood, 7:00 PM @ VVHS


Thursday, September 22

Baseball vs. Asante, 5:30 Pm @ VVHS

No Softball Game 


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players on a baseball field

Baseball and Softball Games

We hope you will join us at our next Baseball and Softball games. 


Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at 7:00  PM

Baseball and Softball- West Point vs. Kingswood @ Dysart High School


Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Softball- West Point vs. Riverview,  5:30 PM @ Dysart High School

Baseball- West Point vs. Surprise, 7:00 PM @ Dysart High School

09/05/2022 Direct Link

Students Return to School

West Point Curriculum Night

West Point families are invited to attend the Back to School Curriculum night on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. Teachers will present during two sessions, providing flexibility for parents to attend more than one session. 


Session 1- 5:00-5:40 PM

Session 2- 5:45-6:25 PM

Band Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00 PM


08/18/2022 Direct Link

Car in Drop off lane

Parent Carpool Meeting

For parents interested in carpooling to or from school, we are holding an open house on Wednesday, August 17th from 4:00-4:45 PM in our library. While the school will not be organizing carpooling, parents interested in making connections with other West Point families are welcome to attend and coordinate carpooling.

08/14/2022 Direct Link

Softball Players

Middle School Season One Underway

Middle School baseball and softball begin with tryouts on Aug. 9 & 10 from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM. Students should see the coaches for permission packets.

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Back to School

Meet the Teacher Night

Join us for an open house to meet your teacher on Monday, August 1, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Students and Families will be able to get information on optional supply lists and meet our new PTSA board.

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students smiling for camera on playground.

Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at Dysart.org/enroll at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at Dysart.org/parentportal or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

Volunteer assisting in the classroom

Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at Dysart.org/Volunteer 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.


Learn more or apply here.




06/02/2022 Direct Link

School lunch

School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Dysart.org/Nutrition. Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at Dysart.Nutrislice.com.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at SchoolCafe.com to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at SchoolCafe.com.

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize SchoolCafe.com to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at Dysart.org/Careers and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at Dysart.org/ParentPortal.

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at Dysart.org/ParentPortal or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

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Students from west Point and Sunset hills pose in front of the city of surprise council meeting.

Students recognized by Friends of the Surprise Libraries

Students from West Point Elementary School and Sunset Hills Elementary School were recently recognized for being named finalists in the annual Friends of the Surprise Libraries Bookmark Contest. Each year, Friends of the Surprise Libraries invites local sixth through eighth grade students to participate and create bookmarks depicting reading and literacy.  First place, honorable mention, and a Mayor’s Choice Award are selected in each grade category. The following Dysart students were selected as finalists: 

  • First Place - Grace Luu (6th grade, Sunset Hills) and Layla Calico (8th grade, West Point). 
  • Honorable Mention - Kayla Krise (6th grade, West Point), Isabella Jordan (7th grade, West Point), and Kayla Patnod (8th grade, West Point). 
  • Mayor's Choice Award - Audrey Howat (8th grade, West Point)

Each student was recognized and presented a plaque with their winning bookmark, as well as a monetary award at the April 5, 2022 Surprise City Council Meeting. 

Friends of the Surprise Libraries is a non-profit organization supported by local citizens who volunteer their time to promote local Libraries, literacy and reading programs. They are dedicated to supporting the local community by sponsoring various programs, school grants, and providing gifts and donations to public libraries and literacy organizations.

04/08/2022 Direct Link

students and teachers who participated in packages from home pose for a picture.

West Point supports troops with “Packages From Home”

West Point Elementary School, in partnership with Student Council, collected over 700 items for the Packages From Home organization which provides care and comfort packages to deployed American military personnel who are stationed on active duty around the world. 

This annual effort began in 2010 with former West Point student, Jade Simpson. Jade’s birthday falls on September 11th, so she started this effort at her school as a way to give back and to commemorate the tragedy that occurred. 

With Jade now in high school, the students and staff at West Point work hard each year to continue this effort of giving back to the troops. This year, teachers, staff, and several former students, held a “packing party” on the Saturday prior to September 11th, to sort and pack the items donated. Together, the group created 55 care packages to be sent to service members around the world. Students and staff also wrote letters and drew photos to be included in the care packages.

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