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.*

February Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly UPC meeting and the February program: "Exceptional School Programming." PVSchools' Parent Groups sponsor, host and execute amazing programs and events in our schools everyday. From glow in the dark bingo to outdoor gardens, field trips, assemblies and beautification projects, these programs are part of what makes each PVSchools campus unique and special.

Representatives from parent groups will share some of their favorite programs.

If you’re interested in sharing one of your school’s programs, contact Megan Starr at [email protected].

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

9:00am UPC General Meeting

10:00am "Exceptional School Programming"

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: 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 January 24, 2024 Meeting Minutes

Join us for the 2024 UPC School Vendor Showcase! Meet local vendors that can help your school and other organizations with event planning, rentals, ordering swag and fundraising! Many of the vendors already work with local schools. They will be available to answer your questions and give you information.

This is a great event to network with other parent groups in the district and get to know people from the other schools in your area. All are welcome to attend, so bring a friend! We will have door prizes including a basket from Kendra Scott that you can use to fundraise at your school!

You can find more information HERE!

Please RSVP HERE so we know you are coming!

Are you a vendor that would like to participate? Find that information HERE!

Some of the 2024 vendors are:

The Be Kind People Project.....Academic, Physical Wellness, and Character Education

​Booster.....Booster Offers All Your Fundraising Solutions

ChapterNext Photography.....Sports Photo Video Banners Action

Digital Citizenship.....Media Balance, Online Privacy, Digital Footprint...

EduKit.....School supplies in a kit for parents

Food Recovery Program.....Reduce Food Waste at Your School

Girls Mentorship.....Life & Personal Development for Girls

Grand Canyon Fundraising.....Fundraising, Spirit Gear, Smencils, Holiday Shops

Kendra Scott.....Jewelry store committee to Philanthropy

Mad Science of NE Phoenix.....Interactive Discussions, Hands-on Activities, Guided Exploration

Mathnasium of PV......A Math-Only Learning Center

Mazel Music.....Interactive DJ Company

Nautical Bowls of Scottsdale.....Superfood Bowls. Acai & More.

Picture This AZ.....We Create the Memories; Photo Booth

Renewal by Anderson.....Window and Door Replacement 

Step It Up!.....Experience-Based Fundraiser

The Study Coaches.....Study Support When You Need It.

Zag Fundraising....Local Full Service Fundraising Company 

It is time for UPC's Annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation Program! The teachers and staff at your school have been working all year to make this year great for the kids and this is your opportunity to recognize their outstanding efforts! The nomination window begins February 21st and the nomination form will be available then. Please note, the nomination period ends on March 8th! You can find more information HERE and please help us spread the word by sharing this link with other parents.

All teachers and staff members that are recognized with a letter of appreciation from a parent or student will be invited to a special celebration event on May 7th.

If you would like to help with Teacher Appreciation this year, please contact the Committee Chair, Julie Blumenreich, at [email protected].

Check out all the committee updates on the district website HERE.

K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Resource Adoption Committee  

Review a limited amount of materials in the lobby:

  • The 60-day review period: December 20, 2023-March 20th, 2024. 

Literature List Committee Information and Parent Feedback Form can be found HERE. Feedback will be received through April 5, 2024.

K-12 Supplemental Resource Committee is also accepting parent feedback through April 5th. Please find more information HERE.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar to join us for this informative presentation.

It's time to kickoff the

7th annual

PVEA Prom Boutique!

PVEA started this program to make sure all high school students in PV have what they needed to enjoy a memorable Prom night. Students can "shop" for formal wear, shoes and accessories! There are also gift cards available for them to get dinner before the Prom.

You can support the Prom Boutique!

PVEA has created an Amazon Wishlist with needed items. You can also donate gift cards to local restaurants or places the kids could buy shoes, undergarments, makeup or to salons. They are also accepting donations of gently used formal dresses, suits, shoes and accessories. They can also use unopened beauty samples! Donations can be dropped off at the district office.

Would you like to be added to the contact list for future volunteer opportunities on district committees?

Just complete THIS GOOGLE FORM and

UPC President, Jessica Crain, will add you to the contact list.

New on UPC's YouTube Channel!

An Overview of Special Education Programs and 504 Plans in PVSchools

You can view the recording HERE. 

School Finance Issues Explained!

Ms. Jill Barragan, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, explains the different sources of public school funding, state and federal laws and the role voters play in school funding.

You can watch the recording HERE

Supporting Gifted and Twice Exceptional Tweens and Teens

You can watch this presentation HERE!

Supporting Diverse Learners in PVSchools!

Hear from Karen Brown, PV's Director of Gifted Education, about the program options for gifted students as well as those that qualify for Special Education services. 

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.

Fine Arts in PVSchools

Learn about the many programs and opportunities for students to learn more about the fine arts. Also, learn the steps a student needs to take in order to earn the Seal of Fine Arts upon graduating from any of high school.

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 [email protected]

With gratitude for all you do,

The 2023-24 UPC Exec Team 

PV United Parent Council 

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