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School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm

Tonalea Elementary School
6801 E. Oak Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85257     
Lori Pizzo, Principal
Dr. David Priniski, Assistant Principal

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District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival

Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's April Letter
This is a busy time of year for all at Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), and it’s hard to believe that we only have eight weeks left in the school year. We still have a lot of work ahead of us. As I write this, we are in the middle of AIMS testing. Our teachers have done a great job and our students are well prepared! During this school year, we have had many student and staff accomplishments of which we are extremely proud. See April Letter
Tonalea Tiger Announcements!
Band and Strings Information for Next Year 2014-2015
Band and strings will be offered to 5th grade students at middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  Band and strings classes will be scheduled during the first hour of the day at all middle schools (the hour before school begins at elementary schools).  Students who enroll in band or strings will attend class at the middle school in their elementary school’s feeder pattern.  Parents will have the option of dropping their son or daughter off at the middle school or having them ride the middle school bus to school.  A bus will be provided to transport students from the middle school back to their elementary school.
Wednesday Early Release for Scottsdale Schools 2014-2015
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
• 15 out of 19 elementary school principals preferred the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 am- 3:10 pm) every day.
• With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
• Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.
This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE)  in elementary schools to help absorb the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year the early release time will be at 1:00pm. 
The K-5 elementary school schedule for 2014-2015 school year protects the integrity of instructional time for Language Arts, math, science, and social studies while at the same time accounting for the impact of lost teacher planning time through the reduction of elementary specials. 
Tonalea Showcases at the PBIS District Film Festival!
Check out the flyer here
CCLC Grant
SUSD writes for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant for Tonalea Elementary School
SUSD will be writing for a 21st CCLC grant for Tonalea Elementary School. The grant, if awarded, will provide for before and after school programs for students at Tonalea. 
The 21st CCLC provides programs for academic support and enrichment, youth development and enrichment. All activities will be designed to complement the student’s regular academic program.
The 21st CCLC grant will also provide programming for adult family members of actively participating students. 
Awards will be announced in August, 2014.

El SUSD solicitará una subvención del Centro Comunitario de Aprendizaje para el Siglo XXI “21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)” para otorgársela a la Escuela Primaria Tonalea
El SUSD solicitará una subvención del CCLC para el Siglo XXI para la Escuela Primaria Tonalea. Si nos otorgan la subvención, los fondos proporcionarán programas para antes y después de clases en la Escuela Primaria Tonalea.
El CCLC para el Siglo XXI ofrece programas de apoyo y estímulo académico, desarrollo personal para jóvenes y de estímulo intelectual. Todas las actividades se diseñarán para complementar el programa académico regular de los estudiantes.
La subvención del CCLC para el Siglo XXI también proporcionará programas para los adultos de las familias de los estudiantes quienes participan.
Las subvenciones otorgadas se anunciarán en el mes de agosto de 2014.
Play Ball Tigers!

The Scottsdale Charros hosted their annual Youth Luncheon & Clinic at Scottsdale Stadium on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Charros partnered with Arizona Baseball Charities and Tonalea Elementary School to reward numerous Tonalea students with a visit to the stadium!

“Every year more than 300 deserving students, selected by their principals, arrive by the busloads at Scottsdale Stadium to join Major League Baseball greats for a day of learning and fun on the field,” said David Westra, Scottsdale Charros 2013 Baseball Chair. Leadership skills, along with baseball drills, are taught by MLBPAA members.

Thank you Charros and Go Tigers! 

Major League Soccer Star Pays a Visit to Tonalea
DC United Soccer Star visits Tonalea and plays soccer with students! 
A special thanks to Nick DeLeon for visitng and playing a friendly match with students and staff on December 4th!
Resource for spending time with your child
Click on the link to view a document with links on spending time with your child.  Click here.

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