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.*
September Monthly Meeting
Please join us our September UPC meeting. We will discuss UPC's budget, membership and upcoming events and programs. Our September program will be the "Hot Topic in School Fundraising" presented by Asst. Superintendent of Business Operations, Jill Barragan and Michelle Pavlik, PVSchools' ESSER Coordinator. They will be discussing PV Schools allocation of ESSER Funds and other State Education Funds.
If you have questions for Dr. Bales, please submit them in advance using this Google Form.
Please submit your questions by Tuesday, September 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9:00am UPC General Meeting and a brief Q&A with Dr. Bales
9:45am Program: "Hot Topics in School Funding for PVSchools"

Please register in advance HERE to receive the Zoom link.

View the UPC Facebook Event HERE and click "Going"
Meeting Agenda
View the August 18, 2021 Meeting Minutes
View the 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…

In an effort to streamline a safe and easy membership registration process, please use the online 2021-22 UPC Membership Registration Form to complete your annual registration. ALL UPC Representatives/Alternates/ General Members must complete a new membership form each school year. And to make it super duper 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). General Members can select this payment option too!

We have received UPC Membership Registration forms on behalf of the following schools to date… (*indicates membership dues have been paid)

  • Desert Cove ES
  • Desert Shadows MS*
  • Explorer MS
  • Fireside ES*
  • Grayhawk ES
  • Horizon HS*
  • Mountain Trail MS
  • North Ranch ES
  • Pinnacle HS*
  • Sandpiper ES
  • Shadow Mountain HS*
  • Shea MS
  • Sky Crossing ES*
  • Sonoran Sky ES*
  • Wildfire ES*

We kindly request Membership Registration and Annual Dues payment be submitted by September 30th (that’s just 10 days away!). Thank you!

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership, Rachel Williams, at membership@pvupc.org.
Please join the PV Schools Assessment Department for their presentation on "College & Career 101 – An Introduction of College & Career Basics"
During the presentation, parents and students will gain a general understanding of college and career opportunities within PVSchools.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, from 6-7 p.m.
For more information and the link to the virtual meeting click HERE
Please join the PVSchools Special Education Department and United Parents Council's Special Education Committee for a virtual presentation:
"IEP Meetings 101:
Everything Parents Need To Know Before Their Next IEP Meeting"

Join us virtually for an information-packed presentation about IEPs. PVSchools Psychologists, Leslie Gleason and Amanda Hackwell will share information to help parents become better prepared for their child's IEP meetings. Parents will gain knowledge about the sections of the IEP document, the structure of IEP meetings, and the vital role they play on their child's IEP team. 
Tuesday, October 5th, 5:00-6:00 (via Zoom)
For more information and to register click HERE!
View the flyer HERE and en español.
Cleaning out your closets?
Your unwanted items can be used to support Campo Bello Elementary School.
Eagle's Nest Thrift Shop
Open each Friday (that school is open)
Donations of new or gently used clothing, shoes or household items items are much appreciated. Donations are accepted whenever the school is open. They have great prices and all proceeds go to support the school!
The annual Vendor Showcase has been rescheduled for spring of 2022. We look forward to parent group leaders and vendors joining us for a fun filled evening!
The next UPC General Meeting will be Wednesday, October 20th beginning at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held virtually over zoom. All are welcome to attend!
New on UPC's YouTube Channel!
Protecting Against Cyberbullying
You can watch this presentation HERE!
"The Opening Bell" with Dr. Troy Bales
If you missed last month's meeting with Dr. Bales, you can watch the presentation HERE!
Cognitive Diversity and Gifted Education: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child with a Uniquely Wired Brain
You can watch this presentation HERE!
Campus Safety in PV

If you missed this important presentation, you can watch the recording 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.
UPC Special Education Committee Presents: Building a Collaborative IEP Team

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 the District's COVID-19 Information Page

HERE is UPC's List of Health and Wellness Resources 

View the District's list of Resources for FamiliesEnglish and Español
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 2021/2022
PV United Parent Council 
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