Cherokee Elementary School Home Page

Phone: 480-484-8700
Fax: 480-484-8701
Absence Line: 480-484-8705
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Cherokee Elementary School
8801 N. 56th Street
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253    
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Walt Chantler, Principal
Paul Andersen, Assistant Principal

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District Announcements


SUSD Accepting Open Enrollment Forms for 2015-16 School Year

Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will accept online Open Enrollment Forms beginning November 3rd. Since November 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline becomes the next working day after November 1st. Parents who would like to Open Enroll their child(ren) into an SUSD school can begin the process by filling out the online request form at http://openenrollment.susd.org on Monday, November 3. See Open Enrollment
 
Service Learning Accepting Donations, Will Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to SUSD Families in Need

Students in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Service Learning program will be working to collect and fundraise to help feed families in our school district who are in need this holiday season. The Service Learning program is hoping to provide 185 families with a meal, which will be delivered or picked up the week of Thanksgiving. We are asking that you provide a meal for a family that includes the following items:
  • A frozen turkey (12-15 pounds)
  • 1 disposable turkey roasting pan
  • 2 large boxes of stuffing
  • 2 cans of cranberries
  • 2 large boxes of instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 packets or 2 jars of gravy
  • 1 dessert - non-frozen and non-refrigerated
  • Package of dinner rolls - non-refrigerated
If you and your family would like to help, please bring your meal donation in a box to the front office of the following schools on Monday, November 24: Arcadia High School, Chaparral High School, Saguaro High School or Supai Middle School from 7:15-8:45 a.m.

 
Prevention Matters: Information on Influenza (flu) and other Communicable Diseases
Click here to read an important message from the Scottsdale Unified School District Health Services department.
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Arizona State Board of Education Adopts New Statewide Achievement Test
On November 3rd, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) for Arizona students. The AzMERIT test will replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests beginning in spring of 2015. Students in 3rd grade through high school will take the AzMERIT English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Students in 4th grade, 8th grade and high school will take the AIMS Science test. For more information about the AzMERIT, please visit http://www.azed.gov/assessment/azmerit/
    
Home of the Chargers!
Cherokee earned an "A" rating for the 2012-2013 school year. 

Cherokee earned an "A" rating from the Dept. of Education again, for a third year in a row.  In addition, Cherokee earned an Excelling label in the years 2003-2010 before the ADE changed their rating system. 


Cherokee earned the A+ School of Excellence award from the Arizona Education Foundation in 2013.
Click here for a full list of  A+ School of Excellence Winners from 1991-2014.

2014 - 2015 Grade Level Supply Lists
Cherokee is going "Green!"

In an attempt to go “green”, we will not be sending home individual vendor flyers in backpacks.  These will be included on the Cherokee website and in the front office.   In the future, we will announce what new flyers are available in the office.

Thank you,

The Cherokee Office Staff
A message from the Library
 

 NEW resources for your students
 
These resources are always available on your school library website or they can be accessed directly via the links in this email.

For students in grades K-12
 
 
Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
 
Bookshare books are available only for students with a print disability and an IEP or 504 Plan. Students will be set up with Bookshare by their special education teachers.
 
The online library includes just about every book our student would want to read, everything from  Fault in Our Stars to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The library also includes textbooks.
 
Contact your special education teachers for information about how to help your students access Bookshare. You may also find help on the SUSD Assistive Technology website. http://at.susd.schoolfusion.us
 
The link is available without going through the library pages, but it will be on our list of audiobooks just in case someone doesn’t hear about it from another source.

For students in grades K-5
 
 
Storyline is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and offers some top-notch ebook content. Each book begins with a cameo with the SAG reader, but moves quickly to what we consider traditional ebook format. All books are closed captioned
 
 

How to find your school library page.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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