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21-22 Welcome Back Gilbert PreK – 6th

Welcome Back Letters

Science – Boll (Letter)
Art – Griffy (Letter)
Tech Lab – Libke (Letter)
PE – McLeland (Letter)
Music – Tjeerdsma (Letter)
Nurse – Voelker (Letter)
Meet the STEAM Team

2021-2022 EDUPRIZE School Year

Welcome Back Eagles!

Dear Parents of PreK – 6th Grade Students,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!  Thank you all for selecting an outstanding education at EDUPRIZE. Our award-winning staff has a wonderful year planned and we can’t wait to get started. This year our theme is WE > Me, embracing teamwork, respect, and service. We are looking forward to returning to our traditional activities throughout the year, yet still being diligent to provide a safe environment for our families and our staff. In preparation for the new school year, there are a few things I would like to bring to your attention so that we are all ready to start on Wednesday, July 21st.

For your convenience, all Open House forms, including Emergency Documents, are online.

Open House is Monday, July 19th.  Teachers will be available from 8:00 – 4:00, with specific blocks of times set aside for each teacher (those times are listed in the welcome back letter) to help facilitate the flow of traffic and monitor the amount of people on campus.  Please attend your assigned time and if you are unable to attend during that time, please contact the teacher to set alternate plans.

The first day of school is Wednesday, July 21st and all students need to be on time and present for the full first day of school to be counted as enrolled.

NEW!  You will receive carpool information at Open House from your child’s teacher. If you have questions about your assigned lane or time, you can visit the Building 3 Gym during Open House to talk specifically with the Aide Supervisors, Tym or Nicole.  We take great pride in planning and balancing carpool lanes, so it’s a must for you to read the information and follow the assigned lane and time.

Hot lunch orders for the quarter will be available online at our website, at the front desks of B1 and B3, and they will be available for purchase in the Building 3 Gym during Open House. Orders will ONLY be taken starting July 16th-July 23rd. Since we order from outside sources, we are unable to take late orders or offer refunds.

All of our teachers are incredible and we are very pleased with the many returning teachers from last year as well as the outstanding new teachers joining us!  If your child is placed with a new teacher or one you don’t know, please do not ask for a room change.  Give it time and you will discover yet another extraordinary EDUPRIZE teacher!

It is going to be an EXTRAORDINARY year at EDUPRIZE!  I am excited to start my 3rd year as  Principal, with a vision to strengthen and grow our school into greatness.  I absolutely love EDUPRIZE…the superb staff, the fabulous families, and the stellar students, and I can’t wait to start this new year!  See you all at Open House on Monday, July 19th!


Robin Yeargain

Welcome back, EDUPRIZE Eagles, to the 2021-2022 school year!
My name is Heather Vehon and this year marks my 20th year in education (8th at EDUPRIZE).  I am an Arizona native and I attended Arizona State University for my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University where I earned my Master’s Degree in Multi-Cultural Education and I am currently working on a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Western Governors University.  I spent my first teaching years on the Gila River Reservation where I taught 3rd and 4th grades and I also had the opportunity to coach teachers in the area of mathematics instruction.  I went on to become an Educational Consultant where I traveled to many schools to provide professional development and school improvement services.  I came back to teaching when my son, Julian, started kindergarten here at EDUPRIZE 8 years ago.  I have loved teaching and being the Dean at EDUPRIZE and I am excited to start this new school year!  I believe that behavior skills, just like academic skills, must be taught, and practiced regularly in order for students to be successful in the classroom.  I am looking forward to supporting the incredible teachers, loving families, and outstanding students at EDUPRIZE as we work together to make this year the best school year yet!

Heather Vehon
Dean of Students


Online Payments

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Forms to Fill Out

Open House Forms (all students) Please complete, sign and submit online.
To Health Office once in-person session begins: Medical Care Plan Forms (if applicable)
Anaphylaxis Management Packet ONLY if your child has an allergy that requires epinephrine
Medication Consent Form ONLY if your child requires medication at school
Chronic Illness Verification Form ONLY if your child has a chronic illness

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal

Documents to Review

Parent/Student Handbook
Bell Schedule
LIFE Fund Important Deadline!Click Here
Lunch Program
Before/After School Programs
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