Character · Attitude · Principles · Excellence
Serving Preschool through Fifth grade
Palm Valley is an A rated school in an A rated district located in Goodyear, AZ. We are an extraordinary school where all students are provided with dynamic opportunities to excel in academics, character, attitude, principles and excellence. We believe that our students and teachers have the opportunity to be World Changers and provide opportunities not only for our students to strive academically but also to strive through character to make a difference in their classroom, on campus and in our community.
2801 N. 135th Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85395
272 E. Sagebrush St.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Office Hours: 7:10 am to 3:10 pm
Attendance Line: 623-535-6403
Voicemail - Please call before 7:40 a.m. the day the child will be absent. This line is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Fax Number: 623-935-0058
Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Benjamin - Email
Office Manager: Mrs. Angela Vaith - Email
School Newsletter/Principal's Message: ThunderNews
Visitors: For safety purposes, all visitors to our campus must enter through the front office, sign-in, and obtain a visitor's pass.
Regular School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Students may begin arriving on campus at 7:10 a.m.
Early Dismissal School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Thunderbird Code of Character
Character, Attitude, Principles and Excellence
are part of my code and I will live it each day!
School Colors: Teal & Black
School Mascot: Thunderbird
Palm Valley Elementary
Statement of Excellence
Palm Valley is an extraordinary school where all students are provided with dynamic opportunities
to excel in academics, character, attitude, principles, and excellence.
At Palm Valley, we are committed to:
Working in partnership with parents and the community,
Maintaining a safe and caring environment,
Inspiring life-long learners,
Providing a comprehensive education
Palm Valley stands for:
Character: Making responsible choices
Attitude: Participating in a positive manner
Principles: Respecting self, others, school, and community
Excellence: Giving 100% in every endeavor
CAMPUS VOLUNTEERS & VISITORS
If you are visiting for Breakfast and/or Lunch all visitors will need to go through the front office and receive a Visitor's Badge even before the bell rings in the morning.
We love our Volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer in the classroom, you will need to make sure you have completed the Volunteer Training and schedule a time that works for your child's teacher to volunteer! Teachers schedule their own Parent Volunteers when it works best for their classroom schedule.
MORNING DROP OFF PROCEDURES
Drop Off: When arriving on campus in the morning, utilize both sides of the Drop Off Lanes and pull as far forward as possible before allowing for your child to exit your vehicle. Students will be required to use the Crosswalk and we have Crossing Guards at both the middle and end of the Parent Drop Off area. Students will enter campus through the Fire Lane starting on the 2nd week of school, when morning recess begins.
The Fire Lane is a long road that is utilized in the back of the school and leads students right to the playground area. The Fire Lane Gate is the gate on the side of the Gymnasium and Closest to the 5th grade Portables.
AFTERNOON PICK UP PROCEDURES
Two lanes will be utilized for Afternoon Pick Up. The lane closest to the building will be for K-2nd and older siblings, the lane closest to the parking lot will be utilized by 3rd - 5th grade students.
KINDERGARTEN Will wait in the Gymnasium. Teachers will check students out to parents who are waiting at the doors or take them to their cars when parents pull up along the pick up lane. If you have specific questions about pick up, please speak with your child's teacher!
1st, 2nd Grade and Older Siblings Will wait on the sidewalk, closest to the Gymnasium for pick up. For specific questions regarding pick up, please speak to your child's teacher.
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade: Will wait on the west side by the walking lane at pick up, closest to the parking lot. For specific questions regarding pick up, please speak to your child's teacher.
PARENTS DROPPING OFF & PICKING UP PRESCHOOL OR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
You will be provided a badge and proceed through the front office. The office staff will see your badge and allow you through to drop off and/or pick up your child during regularly scheduled school days. If you utilize Extended Day care, please follow those procedures during that time.
MORNING PLAYGROUND PROCEDURES
The first week of school, students will walk to the cafeteria or their classrooms. Parents are welcome to walk their children to class during the first week of school only.
Starting on August 14th, students in grades Kindergarten - 4th will have a before school recess. Due to student safety, parents are not allowed to be on the playground during this time. We love having parents visit during breakfast and lunch, however, all visitors will need to go through the front office and receive a Visitor's Badge even before the bell rings in the morning.