Kids and Teens Eat FREE This Summer (18 and under)!

All meals must be eaten on site, and adult meals are available for a reduced rate.

Summer Feeding Sites:

May 29th-July 20th (closed the week of July 2nd-July 6th)
Capitol Elementary School– 330 N 16th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007
Breakfast- 7:30am-8:00am
Lunch- 12:00pm-1:00pm
See flyer for more information (Capitol)

May 29th-July 20th (closed the week of July 2nd-July 6th)
Magnet Traditional School– 2602 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009
Breakfast- 7:30am-8:00am
Lunch- 11:00am-12:00pm
See flyer for more information (Magnet)

May 29th-July 5th (closed July 4th)
Lowell Elementary School– 1121 S 3rd Ave, Phoenix AZ 85003
Breakfast- 8:00am-8:30am
Lunch- 11:30am-12:30pm
See flyer for more information (Lowell)

For questions related to our Summer Feeding Sites please call 602-257-3742.


Superintendent Larry Weeks encourages all members of our district to immediately  “SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING” should they see anything that seems suspicious.  His letter sent to parents and staff outlines the measures we take to ensure safety, yet reminds that we must all be vigilant and report anything suspicious immediately to school or department leaders.  Those leaders will bring the information immediately to his attention.  Thank you for bringing any questions you have to the attention of campus or department leaders in the district or the Superintendent’s office at or 602.257.2912.

Please remind everyone you know – SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING.

AzMERIT Testing Begins in April

Students in grades 3-8 will begin AzMERIT testing in April.
For more details regarding AzMERIT and Move on When Reading, please see:

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 3rd Graders

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 4th – 8th Graders

August is Attendance Awareness Month

Phoenix #1 proclaimed August “Attendance Awareness” month because we understand the strong relationship between good attendance at school and student achievement.
In fact, studies show that students with poor attendance in the early years tend to struggle with achievement throughout the rest of their school years. And, good attendance leads to high school graduation!

For more information, please read here about the effects of poor attendance.

Partnering to Test the Drinking Water on Our Campuses

May 11, 2017

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we have been working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to conduct screening programs to determine if there is a presence of lead in school drinking water. ADEQ is coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct these screening tests.

Magnet Traditional School drinking water was tested. There were no samples obtained that indicated a presence of lead in the drinking water above 15 parts of lead per billion parts of water (15 ppb). This is the level that is in compliance with federal drinking water standards.

We are pleased with these results. We will continue to work with ADEQ to insure the drinking water on our campuses is safe for students and staff. The safety and health of our students and staff is our number one priority.

Should you have further questions regarding this topic, there is information available at or you can speak to Principal, Mr. Adrian Walker or call my office at 602-257-2912.


Mr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


Download Letter from Superintendent (English & Spanish)

17 de noviembre de 2017

Estimadas Familias y Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

En el Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix, hemos estado trabajando con el Departamento de Calidad Ambiental de Arizona (cuyas siglas en inglés son ADEQ) para llevar a cabo programas de investigación para determinar si hay presencia de plomo en el agua potable de las escuelas. ADEQ está coordinando con varias agencias estatales y locales, sistemas públicos de agua y escuelas públicas para llevar a cabo proactivamente estas pruebas de detección.

Se revisó el agua potable de la Escuela Magnet Traditional. Ninguna de las muestras obtenidas indicó la presencia de plomo en el agua potable superior a 15 partes de plomo por mil millones de partes de agua (15 ppb). Este es el nivel que cumple con las normas federales del agua potable.

Estamos satisfechos con estos resultados. Seguiremos trabajando con ADEQ para asegurar que el agua potable en nuestras escuelas es segura para los estudiantes y el personal. La seguridad y la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Si usted tiene más preguntas sobre este tema, hay información disponible en o usted puede hablar con el Director, el Sr. Adrian Walker o llamar a mi oficina al 602-257-2912.


Sr. Larry Weeks,
Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix

Dr. Paz Selected to Judge Prestigious Competition

Dr. Ricardo R. Paz, Guitar Department Head at Phoenix #1 and Music Teacher at Magnet Traditional School, was selected as a guitar juror for the prestigious Norman Douglas Sholin Memorial Guitar Competition at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This Guitar Competition is presented annually and promotes excellence in this segment of the arts.

Thanks to his involvement it is opening unique opportunities for students and staff.



2017 Flu Letter

February 21, 2017

The flu is hitting us late this year compared to the rest of the United States. A combination of the following symptoms could mean you have the flu:

Fever (usually high)


Feeling very tired

Dry cough

Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Muscle aches

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are more common in children

In our schools we have been seeing a lot of students with fevers, coughing and with vomiting. We need to work together to keep our students healthy. The most important way to prevent the flu is to keep hands clean. We need to wash our hands often and thoroughly with soap and water. If this is not possible, then hand sanitizer can be used. Other measures to keep in mind to stay healthy include:

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and discard the tissue, or use the inside of your elbow to block the cough/sneeze.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Do not return to school until you are fever free for at least 24 hours and have not used fever-reducing medications during those 24 hours.

Since the flu is contagious both before and after symptoms begin and end, it is best to stay at home until you are fully well and not experiencing a fever, vomiting or diarrhea at least 24 hours.

The best protection from the flu is receiving your flu shot. It is not too late to do this. To locate clinic near you or call 211 within Arizona or toll free 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere.

Since you are contagious the day before you feel ill until the symptoms stop, it is best to stay home during this time of illness to help control the spread of the flu at school.

Thank you for your efforts in keeping all of our children healthy,

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Health and Wellness Coordinator


Febrero 21, 2017

La temporada de gripe ha llegado tarde este año en comparación del resto de los Estados Unidos. Una combinación de los siguientes síntomas podría significar que usted tiene gripe:

Fiebre (generalmente alta)
Dolor de cabeza
Sentirse muy cansado
Tos seca
Dolor de garganta
Flujo nasal o nariz tapada
Dolores musculares náuseas, los vómitos y la diarrea son más comunes con los niños
En nuestras escuelas hemos visto que muchos de nuestros alumnos con fiebre, tos y vomito. Necesitamos trabajar en conjunto para mantener a nuestros estudiantes sanos. La forma más importante de prevenir la gripe es mantener las manos limpias. Debemos lavarnos las manos con frecuencia y abundante agua y jabón. Si esto no es posible necesitamos usar desinfectante de manos. Otras medidas que pueden hacer para mantenerse saludable incluyen:

Cúbrase la nariz y la boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar y deseche el pañuelo, también puedes utilizar el interior de su codo para bloquear la tos / estornudo.
Evite tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca.
No regresar a la escuela hasta que esté libre de fiebre durante al menos 24 horas y no ha utilizado medicamentos contra la fiebre durante esas 24 horas.
Dado que la gripe es contagiosa tanto antes como después de que los síntomas empiezan y terminan lo mejor es quedarse en casa hasta que esté completamente saludable y no haya experimentado fiebre, vomito o diarrea por al menos 24 horas.
La mejor protección para la gripe es tomar una inyección contra la gripe. No es muy tarde para hacer esto. Para localizar una clínica cerca de usted visite, también puede comunicarse al 211 dentro del estado de Arizona o al número gratuito 1-877-211-8661 desde cualquier lugar.

Dado a que la gripe es contagiosa es mejor quedarse en casa al momento de sentir los síntomas hasta sentirse bien. Es mejor quedarse en casa durante la enfermedad para ayudar a controlar la propagación de la gripe en la escuela.

Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener a nuestros niños sanos.

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Coordinadora de Salud y Bienestar


Share Your Thoughts in Our Strategic Planning Survey

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 wants your input for the 2025 Strategic Plan being developed. It will be a plan that will identify our goals and strategies to deliver a 1st Class Education to our students and families. It will carry us through to 2025, but of course it will be edited along the years as things change and require updates and tweaks.

To help in this process, we want to understand your perspective to help us build a better future for the students in this district. Please take a bit of time to help by completing this survey. If you would like to arrange for an individual discussion or serve in a focus group, please e-mail

Our survey timeline is between Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

You can complete the survey at

El Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix desea su opinión para el Plan Estratégico 2025 que está siendo desarrollado. Será un plan que identificará nuestros objetivos y estrategias para ofrecer una Educación de 1a Clase a nuestros estudiantes y familias. Nos llevará hasta el año 2025, pero por supuesto será editado a través de los años conforme cambien las cosas y requieran actualizaciones y ajustes.

Para ayudar en este proceso, queremos entender su punto de vista para que nos ayude a construir un futuro mejor para los estudiantes en este distrito. Por favor saque un poco de tiempo para ayudar a completar esta encuesta. Si desea organizar una discusión individual o servir en un grupo de enfoque, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a

Nuestro período de tiempo para la encuesta es entre el martes 21 de febrero de 2017 y el jueves 2 de marzo de 2017.

Gracias por compartir sus ideas.

A Safety Message from the Phoenix Police Department

Over the last several days, the Phoenix Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies across the country, have been inundated with reports of threats made via social media to various schools. In the Phoenix area alone, nearly two dozen schools were mentioned via social media with a variety of threats of violence. Threats of violence are never funny and require a huge amount of resources to effectively analyze and investigate. Additionally, they have an emotional impact on those targeted. In these recent cases, our children and our schools were targeted. Fortunately, no one followed through on any of the threats but that does not diminish their disruption to our schools and law enforcement offices. Our schools report unusually high number of absences due to the fear of violence.

The Phoenix Police Department wants to make some things very clear to those who choose to participate in threatening behavior. It is not a joke. It is a felony. All threats are taken seriously and vigorously investigated.

Three local juveniles have been arrested regarding some of the recent threats. Others have been identified and investigations into their activities is continuing.

Consequences: Although additional federal offenses may be considered and investigated by the FBI, the most common Arizona State Codes violated are Hoax, a class 4 felony with requirements for restitution for the emergency response and investigation generated. Disruption of an educational facility, a class 6 felony. Threatening and intimidating, a class 1 misdemeanor.

Electronic devices such as computers, laptops, cell phones, etc. are often seized as evidence for the duration of the investigation.

Additionally, students involved are subject to school discipline including suspension or expulsion.

Please help us share this message by sharing our Facebook posting:

En los últimos días, el Departamento de Policía de Phoenix, junto con otras agencias policiacas en todo el país, se han visto inundados con informes de amenazas hechas a través de los medios sociales a varias escuelas. En el área de Phoenix, por ejemplo, casi dos docenas de escuelas fueron mencionados a través de los medios sociales con una gran variedad de amenazas de violencia.

Las amenazas de violencia nunca son divertidas y requieren una gran cantidad de recursos efectivos para analizar e investigar. Además, tienen un impacto emocional en los afectados. En estos últimos casos, nuestros hijos y nuestras escuelas fueron atacados. Afortunadamente, nadie dio a completar estas amenazas, pero que no se disminuya la interrupción en nuestras escuelas y oficinas encargados de hacer cumplir la ley. Durante estas amenazas, nuestras escuelas han reportado un alto número de ausencias debido al temor a la violencia.

El Departamento de Policía de Phoenix, quiere hacer algunas cosas muy claras para aquellos que eligen participar en conducta amenazadora. No es una broma. Esto es un delito. Todas las amenazas son tomadas en serio y rigurosamente investigados.

Tres menores locales han sido arrestados en relación con algunas de las últimas amenazas. Otros han sido identificados y las investigaciones de sus actividades continúa.

Consecuencias: Aunque los delitos federales adicionales pueden ser examinados e investigados por el FBI, el más común de los códigos de Arizona violado es el “hoax”, con requisitos para la restitución a la respuesta de emergencia y la investigación generada. Interrupción de una institución educativa. La amenaza y la intimidación. Estos crimenes son serios y la carcel es mandatoria.

Tambien en esto crimenes, officiales pueden tomar de las personas computadoras, telephones cellulares, computadoras portatiles, etc. Estos objetos son tomados como evidencia para la duración de la investigación.

Además, los estudiantes involucrados están sujetos a la disciplina escolar, incluyendo la suspensión o expulsión.

Por favor ayúdanos a compartir este mensaje por compartir nuestra publicación de Facebook:

Tax Credit Donations for 2015 Still Accepted

There is still time to donate for 2015 with the AZ Tax Credit Donation!

Beginning in 2016, tax credit donations made to a public school from January 1st through April 15th of the calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, qualifying contributions made to a public school January 1, 2016 to April 15, 2016 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2015 or 2016 Arizona income tax return. (Pub 707 AZDOR).

For more information about donating, please click here.