Be Honest and Marshmallow Fun!

Yesterday, we had a couple of exciting events! Each month, one of our weekly Station assemblies will feature one of our Be Kind pledge’s character traits. This month is Be Honest, and our 5th grade class put on a short performance teaching us about it. They did a fantastic job!

Our kindergarten class got to build shapes out of marshmallows and toothpicks! They were very into it, deeply concentrating on their creations.

Check out pictures from the Station and the kindergarten creations!

5th Grade’s Be Honest performance

Book Fair 9/13-9/17

We are excited to have our book fair set up for next week! The fair is being held in the library and will be available for students and parents to purchase books all next week from 7:30-8:00am. We will also have the book fair open for purchases during Math Night next Thursday, 9/16 from 5-7pm. Come and check it out!!

August Students of the Month

Today we honored all of our August students of the month. Teachers look for students who are role models in class, that do their work, are responsible, and respectful of others. Students will be featured on our Student of the Month board in the office for all of September. Congratulations to the students who earned it for August!

Miss Z (Kinder)-Erik

Ms. Hallas (1st Grade)-Tyson

Ms. V (2nd Grade)-Nora

Mr. K (3rd Grade)-Rama

Mr. Pizzuto (4th Grade)-Kylee

Mrs. McKinney (5th Grade)-Faith

Mrs. H (6th Grade)-Eliana

Ms. Marquez (chose from entire school)-Sophia

Nacho Party!

Our kindergarten and 1st grade classes earned their first party of the year and decided to do all things nacho! Parents and students had a blast hanging out and munching on nachos, as well as some other yummy treats. Check out all the fun below!

1st Quarter Clubs!

Clubs started this week! Monday we had Lego Club, Board Games, and No Bake. Yesterday, we had Paint Club, Arts and Crafts, and Yearbook. Today, we will have Science Club and KPop! Check out the pictures of some of the fun we’ve been having!

1st Grade Plant Project!

Today, first grade started a new science project of planting seeds! Each student got to wet a paper towel, put it in a bag, and place their seed on the towel. Miss Hallas then hung all of their seeds in the window, after the class took a picture together holding them. The kids are excited to watch their seeds grow!

1st Day of School

We had an amazing first day of school yesterday! It was so wonderful to see our students on campus again. Our day was packed with lots of fun activities, including the flag salute in the morning and our station assembly in the afternoon. We are excited for a new school year!


This week was National School Choice Week so we asked our students what they loved about our school.

I know no one will be surprised that, after a year of home learning, students loved being back with their friends and their teachers. Many students included pictures of their entire class and their teacher in their pictures.

We also had some fun on Wednesday with our yellow dress down day. We invited our at home learners to wear yellow so all could participate in the fun.

Here’s some pictures including a very enthusiastic kindergarten banner!

Choices for Learning – 1/19/21

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We are excited to be able to offer parents a choice for schooling options beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Students who wish to be in the classroom in person learning will be able to return to campus. Students who would rather be online will be able to continue in the format “real time” and log in to their classroom for direct instruction throughout the day. Please see the principal’s email dated 1/13/21 for important details regarding in person learning.

If you wish to change your child’s learning platform and have not already notified their teacher, please let them know as soon as you can.

Please join me in thanking your child’s teacher for all the work they have done this year. Whether students have been learning in person or online they have worked tirelessly to ensure top notch learning is happening. If you would like to help me plan for Teacher Appreciation Day in May, please let me know.

Important Information

We are accepting enrollment for next year. If your child is already enrolled with us, you do not need to do anything. However, if you have family or friends who are interested in Canyon Pointe Academy, refer them to the office or for more information. If you have a new kindergartner next year, enroll them as soon as you can to ensure you have a space.

We will be doing benchmark testing for all students the week of January 25th. We hope to share information about your child’s growth with you in February.

Also the week of January 25th is National School Choice week. On January 27th we will have a dress down “YELLOW” day. Please have your child dress in yellow clothes or accessories. Are you excited about your choice to have your child attend Canyon Pointe Academy? Give us a shoutout during National School Choice week using@SchoolChoiceWeek on Facebook and Instagram, and @SchoolChoiceWk on Twitter, or use #schoolchoice  and #schoolchoiceweek.

Finally, at this time, Arizona Department of Education is expecting all students to take the AZM2 and the AZSci (5th grade) in person. We will be giving you more information about how testing will work as we get closer to testing in April. This will impact our usage of school Chromebooks during the testing time. Our expected testing window is April 5th – April 23rd.

Thank you to all parents who have worked so hard this year as you have had to partner with us in unexpected ways. Our small community is made possible by the support you give to your students. Thank you again!

In Person Schooling Returns

Today we were excited to welcome back about 60 students to in-person learning. We are thrilled to be able to offer parents the choice of all day in-person learning or all day virtual learning.

Students are doing a great job so far today. Everyone is remember the new school rules and they were all excited by some of the changes we have so far. One popular change: All students get at least one recess using the Imagination Playground Blocks. Also popular, eating outside at our covered tables.

Last year’s sixth graders were very creative with the blocks.

Our students learning at home are getting a full educational experience as well. Google Classroom for each teacher will continue to be updated for students learning online. In addition, the teacher will tell their students when to log on so they can participate with their classmates.

We only have a few spots remaining in our school (for either distance or in-person learning.) If you know someone looking for a spot in Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, or 6th grade, have them check out and learn more.