UPC brings parents from across the district together to enhance the PVSchools experience! 

*UPC is independent from PVUSD and information posted in this newsletter does not represent the views of the Paradise Valley Unified School District.*
August Monthly Meeting

Please join us for the first UPC meeting of the 2022-2023 school year! We will discuss UPC's budget, membership and upcoming events and programs. Our first program of the year will be "The Opening Bell" presentation by Dr. Troy Bales, Superintendent of PVSchools. Dr. Bales will provide updates and let us know what to expect this year.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

9:00am UPC General Meeting

10:00am "The Opening Bell" Presentation

This meeting will be held both in person and online. To attend in person, please join us in DAC East/West at the District Office at 15002 N 32nd St. Or please register in advance HERE to receive the Zoom link.

View the UPC Facebook Event HERE and click "Going" 

Meeting Agenda

View the May 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes

View the Proposed UPC Budget HERE

HAPPY new school year to our returning UPC Representatives, Alternates and General Members - AND we would like to extend a very warm welcome to any NEW UPC Representatives, Alternates, and General Members joining the UPC organization this school year. We often get asked, “How can I become part of UPC?” So, as the new school year kicks off, we wanted to share a reminder about what UPC does and how YOU can be part of it. UPC Representatives are selected at the school site, typically through the respective Parent Group (if such a group exists). Parent Groups should consult respective bylaws to determine UPC Representative selection protocol. UPC Representation may also be selected by school site leadership (e.g., Principal). Keep in mind, you do not need to be a UPC Rep/Member to attend our monthly UPC General Meetings - these meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to join us. Use the link below to learn more…

Click here to learn WHAT IS UPC AND HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT?

In an effort to streamline a safe and easy membership registration process, please use the online 2022-2023 UPC Membership Registration Form to complete your annual registration. ALL UPC Representatives/Alternates/Community Members must complete a new membership form each school year. And to make it easy, we are providing an invoice option to pay your Annual Membership Dues. Just select BILL ME as your payment option and a PayPal invoice will be sent directly to your school's parent group leadership (as applicable). Community Members can select this payment option too!

We kindly request Membership Registration and Annual Dues payment be submitted by September 30th. Thank you!

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership, Erica Moriarty, at membership@pvupc.org.

Collection boxes are also available at Desert Shadows Middle School and Wildfire Elementary. HERE is the link to the Amazon Wish List to have items shipped directly to a collection site. Questions, please email Outreach@pvupc.org

The next UPC General Meeting will be Wednesday, September 21st beginning at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held both in person and via Zoom. All are welcome to attend!

The UPC Gifted Committee and the PVSchools Gifted Department are please to invite parents to attend this presentation on "Understanding the Twice Exceptional Learner." Twice exceptional learners, also knows as 2E, are students that qualify for both gifted and special education services. 

The Class Size Task Force is charged with evaluating current class size ratios PreK-12 and prioritizing potential changes for consideration by Cabinet. There is an opportunity for 2 parents to serve on this task force. 

Monday, October 3, 2022,, 4:00pm-5:00pm ~ Google Meet

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm ~ Google Meet

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm ~ Google Meet

If you would like to be considered to volunteer for this Task Force, please email President@pvupc.org by 8/24/22 and include the school(s) your student attends and also grade level(s). 

New on UPC's YouTube Channel!

Hot Topics in School Funding for PVSchools

You can watch the recording HERE

How in the World Will My Student
(Or I) Be Ready for Middle School or High School?
You can watch this presentation HERE!
Cognitive Diversity and Gifted Education: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child with a Uniquely Wired Brain
You can watch this presentation HERE!

Teen Suicide and Depression Prevention Workshop by Teen Lifeline

If you missed this important presentation, you can watch the recording HERE. .

View the Teen Lifeline Resources List HERE
View the presentation slides HERE

Career and Technical Education

(CTE) Programs

PVSchools offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Education different programs at all five high schools. You can view a list of CTE Programs available at each school HERE. This presentation includes videos of many of the CTE programs and would be great to watch with your student!

Watch the recording HERE.

Positive Behavior Support
Jon Bowen, PVUSD District SEL Specialist, and Erin Smith, PV Special Education Department, will discuss Positive Behavior strategies at home and school. Families will receive easy to implement strategies to use at home, as well as, learn what strategies are used in PVSchools
Watch the recording HERE.

The Gifted Committee and PVSchools' Gifted Education Department have been working together to bring parents information about the variety of gifted programs available in the district.
You can watch videos of all the recent presentations on UPC's YouTube Channel:

CREST Program, click HERE!
Digital Learning Center (DLC at Sunrise Middle School), click HERE!
Journey at Mountain Trail Middle School, click HERE!
North Valley Arts Academy (NVAA), click HERE!
Early Childhood Programs, click HERE!

Learn more about the many Gifted Programs available in PVSchools HERE! .

PVSchools Resources for Families:

HERE is UPC's List of Health and Wellness Resources 

View the District's list of Resources for FamiliesEnglish and Español

PVSchools is hiring! Check out career opportunities HERE! 



Your participation is vital to the success of UPC and to supporting our students and PVSchools. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email President@pvupc.org. 

With gratitude for all you do,

Kea Carota & the UPC Exec Team 

President 2022/2023

PV United Parent Council 

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