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Bring Your Parents to School Day
Parents – Plan to join your child(ren) for Bring Your Parents to School Day, Wednesday, April 30. This is a districtwide event where parents are invited to spend a portion of the day with their children at school. All schools have planned special events for the day including reading, science projects, technology lessons, math lessons, and much more. Come early for breakfast, or stay for lunch. Click this Employer Letter link if you need a letter to give to your employer requesting time off from work. For more information, contact your local school.

Superintendent Encourages Core Commitments
Alhambra School District’s Superintendent Dr. Karen Williams guided principals to work collaboratively with staff to establish core commitments to share with their communities. Please visit the each school’s website to view their core commitments. 
 
Additionally, the Governing Board and Dr. Williams are proud to share their core belief statements regarding children and their education:  
 
I believe every child is entitled to a high quality education and the opportunity to live the American Dream. Working together equals winning together!
 
Dr. Karen E. Williams, Superintendent
Core Belief Statement

I believe all children will learn when effective instruction is delivered by caring individuals who teach to positively impact the lives of children every day.
 
Mari Alvarado, Governing Board Member
Core Belief Statement

I believe our children’s possibilities are limitless when they have the best teachers and staff supporting them every day.
 
Billie Foltz, Governing Board Member
Core Belief Statement

As a locally elected school board member, it is my vision that the Alhambra District will prepare each child to reach his or her potential in life. All students will have the knowledge and skills to compete and ensure that America remains strong as a democracy and in the global market place.

Elizabeth Sanchez, Governing Board Member
Core Belief Statement





What's Happening Around the District
For the latest information on what is happening throughout the district, visit our "News Around the District" link.
Teacher Earns National Board Certification
Congratulations to Lisa Elliott, third grade teacher at Montebello School, for earning her National Board Certification, which is an advanced teaching credential that complements a teacher’s state teaching license. National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of an assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards.

Teacher Recognized as Rodel Exemplary Teacher
Congratulations to Christie Pentkowski, third grade teacher at Granada Primary School, for being named one of 11 Rodel Exemplary Teachers in the state! The exemplary teachers will receive $5,000 and will mentor six Rodel Promising student teachers over a three-year period.  Check out the feature article in The Arizona Republic.
   

KNIX Teacher of the Week!
Cathy Butler, first grade teacher at Westwood Primary School, was named a KNIX/Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week.


Pay for Breakfast/Lunch Online!
Parents can now pay for school breakfast and lunch online, monitor your child’s meal account balance, and also receive low-balance email alerts through EZSchoolPay.com. The online payment option is a quick and secure way to deposit money to your child’s meal account by using a debit or credit card. A $2.60 transaction fee will be charged per credit card transaction. For instructions on how to create an account, click Instructions for EZSchoolPay to download step-by-step directions. To get started, visit EZSchoolPay.com.
Governing Board Member Honored
Congratulations to Governing Board member Mari Alvarado for being selected as a recipient of the All Arizona School Board Award sponsored by the Arizona School Boards Association. This is the highest award for individual board members, and is only awarded to five community leaders throughout the state! The honor is awarded for active service on their school district governing board, their leadership at the local, state, and federal levels, their demonstrated concern for children of the district, their rapport with fellow board members, and for their support of ASBA activities.


Child Nutrition Director of the Year


Donna Campbell
, Child Nutrition Coordinator, was named Arizona’s Outstanding Director of the Year from the School Nutrition Association. This award distinguishes school nutrition directors who excel in all areas of program management such as budget, staff training, marketing, and championing the benefits of their program to the public.
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