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Opening of school -  2020-21 -  August 4th -  Remote / Online Instruction begins

***We will be having a virtual “Meet the Teacher” event on Monday Aug. 3rd from 4:00 - 5:00 & 5:00 – 6 p.m.  This is an extremely
important meeting that we would like all parents and students to attend.  Teachers will show you how to access Canvas, Florida Virtual, and Webex online platforms, and will be providing parents and students a tutorial on how to navigate in these online learning platforms.  Teachers will share their daily instructional schedule, how to access lessons if your child can’t be online at a specific time, and will be available to answer any questions you may have.  

Dear Mendoza Families,

I hope your family is safe, healthy, and enjoying your summer.

I wanted to reach out to you and share more specific details about the start of our 2020-2021 school year.  We are excited to start working with your children again!

I know this Covid virus has created a difficult set of circumstances for everyone.  We all want to be back on campus with students, but until it is safe to do so, we will be starting our school year remotely.  We look forward to working with you and your children this year to make this a safe and positive learning experience.  We have made a lot of positive changes to our online learning environment so it will be a more meaningful experience for your child. Thank you for continuing to be flexible this year with the many changes, and thank you for your support so we can work together to support our children as best as we can. 

Opening of school plans as of July 15th -

· School will start on August 4th remotely / online.  

· Meals are available for district enrolled students Aug 4th.  Packaged lunch and breakfast may be picked up from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Monday – Friday. Standard rates apply and students who qualify will receive free and reduced meals.  http://www.mpsaz.org/food

·  Our District will be sending you a Family Questionnaire that is focused on providing supports to you and your family (such as Internet service, laptop, child care, and meals). Please respond so we can find out what you need for your student to be successful. 

· Teachers will be working with students in Canvas (our new online learning platform), Florida Virtual (our new online curriculum), and Webex to provide live instruction using video conferencing.

· We will be having a virtual “Meet the Teacher” event on Monday Aug. 3rd from 4 – 6 p.m.  This an extremely important meeting that we would like all parents and students to attend.  Teachers will show you how to access Canvas, Florida Virtual, and Webex online platforms, and will be providing parents and students a tutorial on how to navigate in these online learning platforms.  Teachers will share their daily instructional schedule, how to access lessons if your child can’t be online at a specific time, and will be available to answer any questions you may have.  

· The front office and administration are currently working and are available for office questions by phone, email or scheduled in person appointments following distancing guidelines.  Our Front Office is closed to walk up visitors. Please call or email us if you have any questions.
(All questions regarding online learning will be answered by the classroom teacher on Aug. 3rd from 4 – 6 p.m.)
Linda Flath – Principal Secretary – ljflath@mpsaz.org   480-472 -1952
Heather Knutson – Registrar – hdknutson@mpsaz.org 480-472 -1953

  • Students will return to campus when the state and district has determined it is safe to return to campus for in person classroom instruction.  When this change happens, I will share with you the safeguards that have been put into place to protect your child(ren).

  • In the future when we get close to transitioning to Modified In Person learning on campus, I will communicate with you all the specific changes on our campus and how we are doing to do our very best to keep our students and staff safe.

  • Please continue check our website for updates -  http://www.mpsaz.org/mendoza

I want to thank you for all the support you have shown during this closure.  I look forward to working with all our families and students in the upcoming year.  Please know we will continue to make our students learning the top priority and we will provide as much support as we can during this time.

I will continue to communicate updates with you through email and on our Mendoza webpage.

I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,

Deb Lynch

 

 

To learn more, click on the link below.

http://www.mpsaz.org/beprepared/reopen  



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Mendoza's Vision, Mission, and Promise

 

Mendoza Elementary’s
Vision, Mission, Values and Promise


Our Vision…

Learning for LIFE    

 

Our Mission…

To develop social, emotional, and academic growth in every student

 

Our Core Values…

At Mendoza Elementary we:


Are polite, respectful, accountable, well-prepared, and safe

Focus on learning                 

Embrace challenges

Celebrate growth

 

Our Promise…

At Mendoza we promise to create a learning environment in which every student feels empowered by their education.


 

Enroll Your Child at Mendoza - 

Please find all the online enrollment information at:

http://www.mpsaz.org/enroll 

 

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Felice Davis  - Best of Mesa Award  

 

Mrs. Davis Best Elementary Teacher in Mesa

Congratulations to Felice Davis who was named

Best of Mesa 2019 and 2020!

 

 

Mendoza Elementary 

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Mendoza Elementary is an "A" Rated school by the AZ. State Dept. of Education.  Mendoza has a strong focus on academics as well as STEM education that serves Kindergarten through Sixth grade students.  Our goal is to provide students with engaging learning opportunities that allow students to reach their fullest potential and prepare them for success in life. 

Mendoza Elementary offers students an engaging and challenging educational experience with a strong focus on the academic curriculum, and a focus on engaging STEM lessons and activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students learn through a variety of differentiated methods such as student centered problem solving and inquiry.  

The Mendoza staff are dedicated to fostering a love for learning in each student by offering solid academic guidance and challenging classroom settings.  Our staff promotes positive behavior and leadership opportunities where students are acknowledged frequently for their hard work and effort.  

We are committed to working with our students, parents, and families to achieve the best learning environment possible. 

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Arizona STEM School Community of Practice

Mendoza has participated and partnered with the AZ. STEM Community of Practice for the past three years to build our STEM education program at Mendoza.  Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education provides a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, student, and parents to create the AZ. STEM School Community of Practice.  Through this process our Mendoza team has participated in professional development with Intel, the Arizona Science Center, and the Maricopa Education Service Agency to design innovative lessons and opportunities for students.  Since we started in the first cohort of school we have collaborated with 57 forward thinking, creative schools that are dedicated to sharing best practices and finding solutions to educate our students in the field of STEM and prepare them for the high tech needs for the future.
Read more about MPS's move into STEM education by clicking here. You can also read about Mendoza's move into STEM education by clicking here.

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SRP School of Energy Program

Mendoza has a partnership with the SRP School of Energy Program with our 4th & 5th grade classrooms to teach students about energy.  The SRP School of Energy program is an interactive program designed to engage teachers, students, administration, and facilities personnel in energy conservation efforts by changing behaviors and improving facilities efficiency.  SRP has partnered with Mendoza and teaches several lessons to students on energy production and energy conservation.


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Mendoza has developed a partnership with Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation.  ASU has partnered with Mrs. Collin’s 5th/6th grade classroom in a program pilot program to integrate social emotional learning with STEM, reading, and math standards in the classroom.  Students engage with a service learning dog who helps them learn academic concepts as well as learning about social and emotional situations though a curriculum developed by Arizona State University

 
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Thank you to the Fiesta Bowl Charities for donating $5.000 to Ms. Spicer and her Gifted program to purchase new laptop computers our classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2015- 2019 Mendoza has been recognized as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.  Mendoza has proudly earned a “Bronze Level  Award”.  America’s Healthiest Schools earned the distinction by successfully meeting a rigorous set of criteria for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality health and physical education, and empowering school leaders to be healthy role models.

 

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