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Articles from December 2021

Paseo Pointe Receives Golden Bell Promise Award

Paseo Pointe School is the recipient of the 2021 Golden Bell Promise Award for its Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program.

The prestigious Golden Bell recognizes educational initiatives that have a proven record of achieving excellence. It is awarded annually by the Arizona School Boards Association. The school will be formally recognized at a December statewide conference.

Paseo Pointe is the second Laveen school to receive this award. Laveen Elementary School was honored with the Golden Bell in 2018 for its Mindfulness program.

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Laveen Community Remembers M.C. Cash Principal Lisa Sandomir

Sandomir RodelLongtime M.C. Cash principal, Ms. Lisa Sandomir passed away on Wednesday, October 27 as a result of injuries due to a car accident on Tuesday afternoon.

Ms. Sandomir has been the beloved principal of M.C. Cash for sixteen years, an amazingly gifted leader and caretaker of her students, staff, the Cash community, and her fellow administrators.  She has been recognized throughout the district and state, including receiving Arizona’s highest honor for principals as well as M.C. Cash being named as an A+ School of Excellence under her leadership.  She was known throughout the community for her love and devotion to providing a positive Kids at Hope learning environment for children.

To support our students and staff, our entire counseling and psychology teams will be on campus in the days ahead to provide support, including walk-in counseling.

District administration is in contact with Ms. Sandomir’s family and we will keep the community informed of services and other plans to honor her legacy.

Message from the Governing Board

“As Governing Board members, we want to express our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Lisa Sandomir, Principal of M.C. Cash School.  For so many years we have watched her lead the Cash Community with excellence.  Her love and generosity will be carried forward in the thousands of people she impacted.

Thanks to all of our community members who have reached out to express their condolences.  We know that the Laveen community will do what it always does:  support each other in challenging times.

We encourage you to remember, celebrate, and honor Lisa’s memory as we move forward together.”

Mrs. Jill Barragan, President
Ms. Michele Anderson, Clerk
Dr. Ryan Senters, Member
Ms. Fern Ward, Member
Dr. Torrence Watkins, Member

Community GatheLisa Celebrationring Planned for November 3

A community gathering to honor the life and work of Ms. Sandomir will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the M.C. Cash School courtyard.

  • Contribute to a mural
  • Create Kids at Hope cards
  • Add to the memorial fence

Refreshments will be provided. This is an open house event.


Local News Outlets Spotlight Ms. Sandomir’s Legacy

Oct. 29 – Channels 3 and 5

Oct. 29 – 12 News

Nov. 1 – Univision

Nov. 3 – ABC15

Nov. 3 – 12 News

Nov. 3 – FOX10


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Laveen’s Kids Club is Now Enrolling for Before/After School Program

Laveen’s Kids Club is now enrolling students in before/ after school care. This licensed program offers carefully planned, well-supervised activities for children in grades kindergarten through sixth.

Kids Club staff guides participants through group games, team sports, hands-on science activities, arts and crafts, music, drama, plus many other activities from which your child may choose. Each day includes quiet time for homework assistance and encouragement, plus a nutritious snack.

Program hours vary by school site. Learn more at


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Prospective Families Invited to Attend May 4 Open House Event

Prospective families can learn more about our schools at our annual Open House event. Each of our schools will host an in-person open house on May 4, 2021. Two separate sessions will be held, at 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Families will be provided with an overview of the school and a tour of the campus with special emphasis on the school’s signature program.

In order to assist in our planning and accommodate social distancing, we are asking visitors to register for this event at the link below. Face coverings are required of all visitors.

Register Here

Visit our Open House page for more details.

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Kids Club Adjusts Programming Due to Vacancies

Due to a high number of vacant staffing positions in our Kids Club programs, we are making temporary adjustments to the following childcare programs:

  • Rogers Ranch – Morning Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • M.C. Cash – Afternoon Care participants will be bussed to Cheatham School
  • Laveen School – Before Care Suspended Until Further Notice
  • Laveen School – After School Care will be bussed to Cheatham School

Parents of participants bussed to Cheatham will need to pick their child up at Cheatham School  until the programs at the home school are staffed according to state licensing regulations.

We are actively recruiting new staff members. Interested in applying? Open positions can be found under the Employment tab of our website. Search “Kids Club”

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