Safe Schools Hotline
If you or your child would like to report an activity that could threaten the safety of our students, you can leave an anonymous message. The Safe Schools Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please read the following information regarding Pertussis (Whooping Cough), provided by Mrs. Erickson and the Pima County Health Department. Hard copies of this information were also sent home with your student on Wednesday, January 15 & Thursday, January 16, 2014. Thank you.Click here to read the letter from Mrs. Erickson. Click here to read the letter from the Pima County Health Department.
As part of the Ben’s Bells Program and our Kind Kids Club, we are creating and installing a large “Be Kind” mural on the side of building 300 (near room 301). Go to http://bensbells.org/KindnessCorridor/ for pictures and more information about previously installed murals.
- We need help from students, parents and teachers on the following dates: Please sign up using SignUpGenius at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4EACA62EA13-bens
- Wednesday, January 15th from 3:00-4:00 PM, Tile making session- 50 students are needed to help make ceramic tiles from clay. 10 students will work for about 5-10 minutes and then rotate to the next group. (At the school)
- Saturday, January 25th from 10:00-11:00 AM, Tile painting session- 30 students are needed to paint the tiles for the mural and can volunteer to help with other Ben's Bells Projects. (Downtown- district transportation may be provided for this event)
- Thursday, February 27th from 9:30-3:00 PM, Tile installation- 5 parent volunteers are needed to install the mural. (At the school)
- Friday, February 28th from 9:30-12:00 PM, Grouting – 5 parent volunteers are needed to grout the mural. (At the school)
Senita Valley has been recognized by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for our current efforts in civic learning and engagement. The goal of civic literacy is to ensure that students have a fundamental knowledge of the general framework of their government, acquire and demonstrate the skills and traits necessary to participate as active and responsible citizens. Arizona’s Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics support the goal of civic literacy in various ways. Reading and comprehending complex informational text allows students to acquire extensive content knowledge about historical events, democratic ideals, processes and institutions. Communicating precisely, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others empowers students to paraphrase information, articulate complex ideas representing various points of view and practice the art of civil discourse. Identifying and analyzing a problem in the community provides students with the opportunity to apply what they learn through performing community service that is linked to the formal curriculum and classroom instruction. (more…)