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.*

May Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly UPC meeting and the May program: "The Closing Bell" presented by Dr. Troy Bales. This will be Dr. Bales' final presentation to UPC. Please join us in wishing him a happy retirement and thanking him for his many years of service to PVSchools. Please help Dr. Bales plan the presentation by submitting questions in advance using this form. We ask that all questions/comments be submitted by noon on Monday, May 13th.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

9:00am UPC General Meeting

10:00am "Managing Transitions"

This meeting will be held both in person and online.

To attend in person, please join us in DAC East/West at the District Office: 15002 N 32nd St Or, please register in advance HERE to receive the Zoom link.

View the UPC Facebook Event HERE and click "Going"


View the April 24, 2024 Meeting Minutes

Congratulations to the 2024-2025 UPC Executive Board!

Thank you to all the Reps that attended the April General Meeting and voted in the election.

You can support the Project Search interns buy purchasing some snack and lunch items from this Amazon Wish List. The students are at Mayo all day and do not have access to the school cafeteria like they would if they were at their high school campus. So we want to make sure there are some lunch and snack options available in the Project Search classroom if the students need them.

Thank you to everyone who participated in UPC's annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation program this year!

You can view the slideshow with the names and some photos here!

Special thank you to Desert Cove PTO, Fireside PTO, Grayhawk PTO and Sky Crossing PTO for providing cookies and waters at the UPC Teacher and Staff Appreciation Event at North Canyon High School.

Mark your calendar for the August UPC meeting!

We wish you all a very happy and relaxing summer!

Now on UPC's YouTube Channel!

Special Needs Planning: How to Prepare for Your Child's Future with Emily Kile, Esq.

You can view the recording HERE.

An Overview of Special Education Programs and 504 Plans in PVSchools

You can view the recording HERE. 

School Finance Issues Explained!

Ms. Jill Barragan, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, explains the different sources of public school funding, state and federal laws and the role voters play in school funding.

You can watch the recording HERE

Supporting Gifted and Twice Exceptional Tweens and Teens

You can watch this presentation HERE!

Supporting Diverse Learners in PVSchools!

Hear from Karen Brown, PV's Director of Gifted Education, about the program options for gifted students as well as those that qualify for Special Education services. 

You can watch this presentation HERE!

Teen Suicide and Depression Prevention Workshop by Teen Lifeline

If you missed this important presentation, you can watch the recording HERE. .

View the Teen Lifeline Resources List HERE
View the presentation slides 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.

Fine Arts in PVSchools

Learn about the many programs and opportunities for students to learn more about the fine arts. Also, learn the steps a student needs to take in order to earn the Seal of Fine Arts upon graduating from any of high school.

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 UPC's List of Health and Wellness Resources 

View the District's list of Resources for FamiliesEnglish and Español

PVSchools is hiring! Check out career opportunities HERE! 



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,

The 2023-24 UPC Exec Team 

PV United Parent Council 

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