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Hello Navajo Buffalos, ,

Today marks the first day of school with our wonderful students back on campus and I wanted to review some information with you to help ensure your child has a great start to the year!

School day: Gates open at 8:20 am daily for the K-5th grade before school recess. Families do not need to get out of their car. They can pull through the loop in our Camelback parking lot and an attendant will help get your child out of the car and where they need to go.

Teachers start walking their classes to their rooms at 8:37 AM daily.

Gates are closed at 8:45 am daily. Any student arriving after this time will be considered tardy and needs to be signed in at the front office. Please make every effort possible to get your child here on time to help ensure a good start to their school day.

Dismissal: Students are dismissed at 3:15 and will be picked up at the rear parking lot on Camelback Rd. Please start displaying the colored placard name card/s for your child on your dashboard during pickup. These cards will be in your child’s red folder today.

Lunch: Lunch will be free for all students again this school year. In addition, we still have our free daily breakfast for all students on our campus. To view your child’s lunch options you can find a month-long calendar here:

* Even though lunch is free for all students, we are requesting that all families still fill out this lunch application. This is very important for our school as it effects our school funding. Please fill out the application here:

SUSD COVD-19 Response:

Before and After School Care: K-5th grade students can be dropped off to our Early Bird Morning Program (located in the cafeteria) between 7:15-8:15 AM. This is a no cost program and no sign up is required. Families must sign their child in at the café doors daily for this program. Click here to learn about registering for our After School Program through the City of Scottsdale. Registration fills up quickly.

Curriculum Night: August 19th 5:00 – 6:30 PM (parents go their child/rens classrooms and learn about what curriculum/how to be a partner with the teacher for the school year) 21-22

Make it a great day Buffalos,

Mr. Patzlaff

As your Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), we are here for you. We know these are times of uncertainty, so if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Be sure to check out the links below to connect with us and stay informed.

Navajo PTO Website:
Navajo PTO Facebook Page: @navajopto
Navajo PTO Email:

If you’d like to make a donation to help support teachers, staff, and students please visit our website:

Thank you, 
Navajo Elementary PTO 

We welcome new PTO members at whatever level of involvement works for you. It’s a great way to meet other parents and find out what’s happening on campus. If you’re interested in becoming a board member or general member, please reach out to us.

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S.T.E.A.M. focused Navajo Elementary School PTO

Scottsdale, Arizona

Parent and Teacher Organization

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) focused Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale, Arizona. We hope that you find our faculty, level of parent involvement, and overall school curriculum to be as special as we do and second to none.

At Navajo you will find that we value all members of the community and welcome your involvement both voluntarily and monetarily throughout the school year.

From helping with PTO planned events like the trunk or Treat Fall Festival, Valentine’s Social and Auction, Teacher Appreciation Lunches, Science Night and much more! We also always need volunteers to help with harvesting our community garden, chaperoning kids during field trips, helping our amazing teachers(TAPS PROGRAM), Used Book Sale, Annual Fun Run, various Family Nights and supporting our fundraising activities. We rely on our wonderful parent community and your participation is is truly valued.

Your direct and indirect involvement is instrumental in your child(ren’s) development and the foundation to which our kids will learn to eventually teach others.

Our mission is to promote S.T.E.A.M. focused activities and community events which further develop our children, academically and socially, empowering them to value themselves and each other.

2021-2022 Navajo PTO Board

Jill Mullen
Jenny Duran

Vice President
Ryann Heanel

Megan Prince
Kelcie Hoes

Nikki Heskett
Nadia Miller

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Community Leader
Scott Stevenson

The Navajo PTO holds meetings once-a-month.

All parents are welcome!