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Welcome to the website of the Palmcroft Panthers. We’re glad you’re here! It is our goal to provide you, the families and friends of Palmcroft Elementary School students, an enjoyable and informative place on the Web to visit and learn more about our school. We believe that good communication between our school and your home is a key to our students’ success, and this website is an integral tool that will help us achieve our goals.

Please visit us often to find the answers to many of your frequently asked questions or to contact one of our awesome teachers or staff members. Go to our Calendar or our News and Events page to find out about exciting Panther happenings. You’ll also find information especially for parents so you know how you can make a difference in your child’s education. If you’d like, you are also welcome to contact us anytime for any reason. Thanks for visiting us and enjoy your stay.

The mission of Palmcroft School is to foster fair and consistent expectations for student behavior; ensure a comprehensive education for our students through rigorous curriculum and instructional excellence; and promote a sense of well being in all students through recognition of accomplishments.

Enjoy these highlights from the Principal's Message. To view the Newsletter in its entirety, please visit our News page.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Here is some information I want to highlight from this month's newsletter.

End of the Third Nine Weeks Assemblies
We will recognize Palmcroft students for academic achievement and perfect attendance during the third nine weeks according to this schedule:

  • April 8: First grade - 2:00 p.m.
  • April 9:
    • Second grade - 10:00 a.m.             
    • Third grade - 2:00 p.m.
  • April 11:
    • Kindergarten - 10:30 a.m.
    • Fifth grade - 1:30 p.m.   
    • Fourth grade - 2:30 p.m.

2013-14 AIMS/SAT Testing
On Tuesday, April 15, students in the fourth and fifth grades will take Arizona state assessments. The fourth graders will take science assessments and fifth grade students will take writing assessments.

Then, beginning Wednesday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 22, students in the second, third, fourth, and fifth graders will take the SAT 10 and the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards, commonly called AIMS, in both reading and math. These assessments are very important for students, teachers, and the Palmcroft school. The assessment will provide an indicator that students have been meeting or exceeding state standards at their grade level.

To prepare for these assessments:

  • Students should get adequate rest the night before the assessment.
  • Students should be on time to school.
  • Students should eat a good breakfast at home or in the school cafeteria prior to the assessments.

We need to have one hundred percent participation during the assessments. The state of Arizona expects all students to participate in the assessments. If a student is absent due to an illness, he or she will have a makeup day and time later in the testing period. The office will not forward calls to classrooms during the assessments. If an emergency arises, the school office will contact the classroom. Please do not pick students up early during the testing period. If a student leaves school during testing, we cannot allow them to finish that portion of the test.

Be sure to visit our News page to read all of this month's news and information. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue with a great school year!

Sincerely,helping hands

Mr. Pat Koppinger, Principal

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