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The 1st Grade and Bulldog Express students will be performing in a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 18th at the David M. Player Center For the Arts. There will be 2 shows, one at 12:45pm for the school and one at 6:00pm for parents, friends, and family. Due to CFA policy, the evening show will cost $3 per person for admission (students performing are exempt).
School will let out at 12:35 pm on Friday, December 20th for Christmas Break. Lunch will be served. School will resume on Monday, January 6th. Everyone have a fun and safe holiday.
See you in the New Year!
CFA NEW TICKET PRICE
Tickets to attend the evening shows for all fine arts performances (K-12) are now $3.00 per person. Children age 5 and under (and of course the students performing) are still free. Refer to "Quink Links" for more information.
Students are NOT to arrive on campus more than fifteen minutes before the tardy bell. The south gate will be opened at 7:45 am for students to walk back to the cafeteria.
At 7:55 am they will be allowed to go out on the playground.
WE WOULD LIKE ALL STUDENTS AND VISITORS TO ENTER THROUGH THE SOUTH GATE. VISITORS WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN IN.
If students arrive before 7:45 am there is no supervision out front.
EARLY RELEASE FRIDAYS
Every Friday this school year will be early release days, students will be dismissed at 12:35.
All transportation changes need to be called in by 12:00pm for regular release days and 10:30am for early release days.
PowerSchool Parent Portal
Parents are encouraged to use the Powerschool Parent Portal to access your child's grades, lunch balances and attendance records. If you have any questions or would like directions on using this wonderful tool, please call the office at 928-348-7030 and we would be happy to help.
Start and Dismissal Times for 2019-2020
This year our start time will change to the following:
First bell will ring at 8:10
Tardy bell will ring at 8:15
The Cafeteria will be open at 7:45 for students to eat breakfast
Dismissal will be at 2:15 pm
Lafe Nelson will begin at 8:10
Dorothy Stinson will begin at 8:00
Ruth Powell Elementary School has achieved a letter grade "A" from the Department of Education. Grades are earned by each school based on their performance on the AZMERIT state mandated test that takes place in the Spring of each year. An "A" grade means a high number of students at Ruth Powell School in the proficient and highly proficient categories on the test.
Our teachers work hard each year to get the students to perform well on the test.
Congratulations to our students, out teachers, you parents, and our school for achieving an "A" letter grade.
Arizona Tax Credit Donations
Arizona tax law allows married couples filing jointly to take up to $400 in tax credit or $200 for singles if they donate to extracurricular activities. This tax credit is available to all taxpayers, even if they don’t have children in school. Contributions are donated directly to the school, not to the state or even to the district. Though contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible, a tax credit is subtracted from the amount of taxes you owe. A tax credit is a full refund of your money. You can choose what school/teacher or an extracurricular program you would like it to go to. Teachers use this money to pay for class field trips.