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Hello Navajo Buffalos,

I hope this finds you doing well and that you are enjoying the “Fall” feeling in the air.

Fall Festival: The Navajo Fall Festival was a huge success again this school year! I want to thank all of our wonderful PTO for all of their hard work, planning and efforts to help ensure such a great evening for our community.

STEM Camp: Navajo 5th grade students had an excellent week at Tonto Creek STEM camp last week. Students had an excellent educational experience at camp and we hope to continue this as a 5th grade tradition for years to come.

Family Read Day: Did you know that the last Friday of every month, we invite all family members to come in and read with their children for the first 30 minutes of the school day? At Navajo, we value the importance of reading every day and we enjoy having families on campus to help show the importance of this very important lifelong skill. Please mark your calendars for the next family read day on November 22nd. We hope to see you there. Survey: At Navajo, we like to practice our “Growth Mindset” on a daily basis and are always striving to get better. In order to do so, we are asking parents to please take the survey to help give our site and the district feedback: click here

STEAM Accredited: At Navajo we are a STEAM focus school and we are trying to further our STEAM focus on a daily basis. We are very excited that the SUSD governing board has approved for our school to start a 3-year professional development plan through Discovery Education to further that STEAM focus! At the conclusion of the 3 years, our school will become a STEAM accredited school by Advanced ED. We are very grateful for this opportunity and are very excited to get started. If you are interested in learning about what this process entails, we invite you to our Leadership Retreat Event next week. Please see the below link for more details and to sign-up. click here

Enrollment: Can you believe that enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year starts this Friday, November 1st? Please help spread the word about all of the amazing things occurring at our school to any potential new families. We do weekly tours of our campus and our first formal “5-Hive” kinder enrollment event will be on Wednesday, November 13th at 1:00.

Fall Family Cookout: Save the date for our annual Fall Cookout on Tuesday, November 26th. The cookout will be during your child’s regular scheduled lunchtime. We hope to see you all there.

Matthew Patzlaff
Proud Principal

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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.

2019-2020 Navajo PTO Board

Jill Mullen

Vice President
Jenny Duran

Megan Prince

Nikki Heskett

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Elie Goodman

Community Leader
Scott Stevenson

The Navajo PTO holds meetings once-a-month.

All parents are welcome!