Summer Newsletter


What better way to end the school year than a trip to Washington D.C.!  Several of our students have worked the last two years to earn enough money to take an educational trip to Washington D.C.  Students were able to visit many of our nation’s capital landmarks.  They also worked with students from other school districts across the country learning about bill passage, government and so much more.

We wanted to take this moment to thank all the parents, staff, board members and community members and businesses that made this trip possible.  Without out your tax credit donations, donations of your time, food and effort, this trip would not have been possible.  A special thank you to these businesses who supported our trip:  Arizona G&T Cooperatives, Cochise Family Farms, Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, Sunsites Community Association, Mustang Mall, Willcox Napa, Apache Hardware,


Thank you to all the community members who donated this past year to the Pearce Elementary School District through the Arizona Tax Credit.  These donations help ensure field trips to various locations during the school year.  Students are able to attend Apple Annie’s Orchard, Phoenix Natural History Museum, Odysea Aquarium and many more.  Pearce Elementary School appreciates your support of our extracurricular programs!  As a reminder, these are a dollar for dollar credit to your Arizona taxes.  If you are interested in donating, please contact the school.  As always, please contact your tax professional regarding your particular tax situation.


The Pearce Elementary School District continues to receive donations and support from various sources.  We would like to thank Edie and her group for the help they provide to our families.  Thank you to the Pearce Lions Club for assisting our teachers in the classroom as well as their generous donation to help put books into the hands of our students!  And thank you to all the parents, family and friends who support our students during the school year.  From attending programs, to helping with homework, to volunteering at the school district, each moment of support is appreciated by our students and staff.


The Pearce Elementary School District will be offering summer school again this summer.  Summer school will begin July 5th and go through until July 20th , Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The following stops will be used to pick up and drop off students:  Mustang Mall, Birch and Kansas Settlement, Richland Store and the Mormon Church.  An all call will be released to current Pearce students regarding pick up times.  Additionally, breakfast and lunch will be served to all enrolled students at no charge during those three weeks through the Summer Food Service Program.  If you would like for your child to participate, please contact the school office at 520-826-3328.


Kindergarten enrollment for the 17/18 school year is now open.  If you have a child, who will be five (5) years old before September 1, 2017, please contact the school office to enroll your child.  You will need to bring your Arizona Driver’s License, your child’s birth certificate and their immunizations to register your child.

Child Find

Pearce Elementary School District offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a suspected disability.  Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services.  All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost.  The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law. 

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, cognitive, academic and/or social emotional development.  Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. 

A free appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available for eligible children with disabilities. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact Kyle Hart at 520-826-3328.


Pearce Elementary School District will be offering registration during our summer school program starting July 5, 2017 through July 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Additional registration days will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please make sure you visit the school one of these days to register your child for school.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, updated immunization record or exemption form and proof of Arizona residence (drivers’ license, utility bill, etc.) with you when you register.  Registration is necessary every year to update your contact information as well as fill out required yearly paperwork.  Additionally, this is our opportunity to provide you with information regarding the school year, your child’s teacher and changes in transportation.  We look forward to seeing you during this time!


We would like to announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.  Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: 


July 5-6, 2017-Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m               Lunch 11:00-11:30 a.m. at Pearce Elementary Cafeteria

July 10-13, 2017-Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m          Lunch 11:00-11:30 a.m. at Pearce Elementary Cafeteria

July 17-20, 2017-Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m          Lunch 11:00-11:30 a.m. at Pearce Elementary Cafeteria


June 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 2017-Lunch 12:00 (noon) at Elfrida Library

July 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 2017-Lunch 12:00 (noon) at Elfrida Library


We would like to announce that Pearce Elementary School will be teaming up with the Elfrida Library as part of our summer food program again.  The Elfrida Library will provide meals as part of their summer reading program.  During the months of June and July, the Elfrida Library will be providing free lunch meals, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to those individuals under the age of 18.  This is a first come, first serve basis.  For further information regarding the summer reading program in Elfrida, contact the library at 520-642-1744.


Summer is a crucial time and students can lose up to three months of reading gains during the summer.  Please help and encourage your child to read this summer.  Some tips to help your child with their summer reading:  1.  Make sure they have access to books.  It is critical that kids have access to a wide variety of books over the summer months.  2.  Books that match readers’ ability levels and interests.  For young people’s reading skills to improve, they need to read books that align with their own reading levels.  3.  Comprehension, as monitored and guided by an adult, teacher, or parent.  The most important piece to making summer reading effective is the help of an adult who can ask questions and guide kids to better understand what they are reading.  With these three ingredients, your summer reading program will soar!

Upcoming Events

July 5-20         Summer School

July 18             Registration, 9-3 p.m.

July 19             Registration, 9-6 p.m.

July 27            First Day of School!