April 30, 2019
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The Biweekly News of Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory

We look forward to seeing you tonight April 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the final open house of the year and Fall Preview Night! The campus will be abuzz with several activities including the 3rd grade wax museum, 4th grade Arizona projects, 5th grade world expo, and the school-wide arts festival. Current families will have the chance to visit classrooms to preview next year's curriculum and meet teachers. We will also have a tax credit representative on hand to answer any questions you might have.

This is a great chance to see the school in action, so please consider who you can invite this evening to learn more about PVCP.

As you consider who you can invite to the open house, remember that the Tuition Recruitment Incentive Program, or TRIP, offers current families a $500 tuition credit for each family they recruit to PVCP.
  • There is no limit to the number of families you can recruit or the number of tuition credits you can receive!
  • The recruited and recruiting families must complete the academic year or tuition credit will be prorated through the withdrawal month.
  • 50% of the credit will be applied to your account in December and the remaining 50% in April.

Chapel Schedule

Lower School:
May 2 - Andre Murillo
May 9 - 1st grade
May 16 - No Chapel

Middle and Upper School:
May 3 - Roger Day
May 10 - Honors Chapel
May 17 - No Chapel - Exams

Upcoming Events

April 29 - Open House, Fall Preview Night, Wax Museum, Arizona projects, World Expo, and Arts Festival
April 29 - May 3 - Coin Challenge
May 1 - Volunteer Breakfast
May 3 - $2 Jeans Day
May 2, 16 - Jamba Juice
May 4 - Upper School Worship Night at Dundas House
May 8 - Talent Show
May 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch and Middle School Dance

Panther Press  

The next Panther Press will be sent Monday, May 13 . For more class information and teacher updates, you can visit faculty websites or the school calendar. For additional questions, please call the office at 602-992-8140 ext. 2211. For PAC inquiries contact Carey Broadwater at 602-430-3080 or

Volunteer Breakfast 

Please join us as we celebrate YOU on Wednesday, May 1, at 8:15 a.m. in the schoolhouse! We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers who help to make PVCP such a wonderful place and show you how much we appreciate all that you do for our school!

PVCP Spirit Wear Store Open!

The Spring Spirit Wear store is open now through Sunday, May 5. Items include full zip-up sweatshirts for next year's uniform requirements, t-shirts, and hats. Both youth and adult sizing are available. This sale will ONLY last for one week so DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS CHANCE TO ORDER! Order online now by clicking here or go to and click on Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory. For questions, contact Jennifer Carlson at 

All School Coin Challenge

Get your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars ready for this year's Coin Challenge from Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3.  All money raised will go to PAC's fund to bless PVCP teachers throughout the year. The class that brings in the most in change receives a pizza party, while second place will have an ice cream party, and third place will get popsicles. Check out each day's challenge:

Monday, April 29 – Candy Kick-off:  Bring your coins to the playground to earn candy!
Tuesday, April 30 – Classroom collection: Coins collected in class!
Wednesday, May 1 – Sabotage Wednesday: Put your coins in another class’ bucket on the playground to take points away from them.
Thursday, May 2 – Double Dollar and Coins: Here’s your opportunity to come back - your coins are worth double (collected in class).
Friday, May 3 – Last Chance Friday: Bring your coins to class for your last chance to win!

Box Tops

It’s time to collect Box Tops this week and next! Remember to send Box Tops with your student. Collection bags will be available in their homeroom. The top class will get an ice cream party before the end of the year. All Box Tops are due by May 10. This is an easy way to raise money for PAC that doesn't cost us a dime!

Wax Museum and Art Festival: April 29

On Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. located in the Fraley Center, we will host our annual 3rd grade wax museum and all-school art festival.

Third-grade students have each chosen a famous, historical American to research and report on. Students will dress as the historical character and display important information from the individuals's life as parents and families visit them in the gym.

All PVCP students are invited to participate in the Annual Art Festival. Students must simply submit their original art to Mr. Mays or Mrs. Guy by Wednesday, April 24. For questions, contact Mrs. Guy at

Talent Show 2019

This year's 1-12 grade talent show will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 1 p.m. in the Fraley Center. Please come and support our students as they perform for us their amazing gifts.

Audition information:
1 - 4 grades: auditions will be in music classes on April 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
5 grade: auditions will be in choir class on April 30 (if in band class, please make accommodations to go to choir that day with your teacher)
6 - 12 grades: auditions will be in performing arts class on April 29 (if in a different elective/class in first hour on that day, please make accommodations to go to performing arts that day with your teacher)

Each act must be 2.5 minutes or less. You may only sign up for one act. Bring your own music. Mrs. Murillo will contact you if you have made it into the show. If you make it, there will be a mandatory rehearsal on Monday, May 6, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the gym. Note: All acts and music should be glorifying to God. For more information, please contact Mrs. Murillo at

Middle School Dance

All 6 - 8 grade students are invited to the “Enchanted Garden” school dance to be held in the Fraley Center on Friday, May 10, from 6 - 8 p.m. The price is $10 in advance or  $15 at the door. RSVP: By buying tickets at the front desk.

Dress Code: This is a casual dance. However, we do expect boys to dress in slacks or khakis with a polo or button-down shirt (no jeans or t-shirts), and girls must also dress nicely in casual dress (slacks or dresses). Clothing should not be tattered or ripped. Girls' dresses must have straps that are 3-finger width or more (no strapless or spaghetti straps), and the dresses must come to just above the knee or longer. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Harris at

 Hot Lunch Orders 

Reminder: There is NO hot lunch on Thursday, May 23. This day is reserved for most of the classes to have their end-of-the-year parties. 

Jamba Juice

Only two more Jamba Juice days are left in the school year: May 2 and 16. The cost is $4 for a cool, refreshing drink. Proceeds benefit the Middle School Student Council.

Baby Chicks

First and third grade will be hatching chickens again this year.  We will learn about the life cycle of chickens and how God designed the egg to meet the needs of a growing chick. Please come to visit our small feathered friends.

Personal Assistant

Sydney Nixon, a PVCP alum who is now a college freshman,  will be home for the summer and available for babysitting, house sitting, pet sitting, photography, and other jobs this summer. Please contact her at or Lynn Nixon 602-361-4456 or

Sports Updates


The Canyon Athletic Association has honored our very own Mr. Chris Seyler with this year’s “Vinny Award,” named after Vinny Rasole who impacted so many lives by his outstanding character. This is awarded to an Athletic Director, Coach, JH Student Athlete, HS Student Athlete, or Official that demonstrates integrity, dedication, hard work, kindness, generosity, and strives not only to be a better person, but to make those around them better. Congratulations, Mr. Seyler for this award as you have poured out so much to our students and athletes here at PVCP for many years!

Congratulations to the middle school basketball teams, and the upper school co-ed soccer team for making it into the post-season playoffs.  Be on the lookout for our middle school and upper school state track meets coming up. Preliminaries for the state are on May 10, and the State Track meet is on May 11.

Congratulations to our April Athletes of the month! See below for specific honors.

Please continue to support our athletes as they are finishing out the season. Go Panthers! See the athletic calendar for playoff games and state track meet details. 

Summer School Classes

Riparian & Marine Biology Class: This is an honors-level science course for incoming 9 - 12 grade students. Students will examine the role of the water worlds of rivers and oceans. Students will study both marine biology and oceanography. The class includes readings, discussion, and the creation of a riparian habitat and a coral reef. The class will meet at PVCP Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m, June 11 through July 31 (No class Thursday, July 4 Holiday). The cost for the course is $400 plus a $100 registration/lab fee. Register online or in the school office.

Digital Photography Summer Class: This course is for incoming 9 - 12 grade students. It will cover the technical aspects, creative outlets, and practical applications of digital photography. Upon completion of the course, students will be capable of capturing, editing, and producing high-quality images. Activities will include light painting and long exposures, senior portraits, food photography, a digital media campaign, the ultimate selfie, sports and nature photography, and high-speed and time-lapse photography. Classes will meet at PVCP, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m, from June 11 through July 31 (No class Thursday, July 4 Holiday). The cost for the course is $400 plus a $50 lab fee. Register in the school office. 

Academic Enrichment Programs: 
One of our PVCP teachers; Mrs. Utz, is tutor Pre-K - 8 grade students this summer in reading, writing, math and more. Mrs. Utz has 30 years of teaching experience. Sessions are $15 half hour or $20 hour. Days and times are flexible. Please call or email for more information or to register your child. H: 602-971-9198, C: 480-381-6816 or

Another PVCP teacher; Mrs. Noland, is offering academic help for students in all grades and all classes. The main focus, however, is the summer reading requirements. A flyer will be out soon with exact dates and times. The cost is $10 per hour and includes books or supplies needed to complete summer requirements.  All meetings will take place at Mrs. Noland's home, just around the corner from the school.  For more information please contact Mrs. Noland at

Moms in Prayer & Big Boys on Campus


Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

If you are available, it would be an honor to have you come and pray with other moms and dads for the children, teachers, staff, and families of PVCP.  Even if you are not accustomed to praying with others, please consider joining this important, vibrant group.

Moms in Prayer (MIP) meet Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. in the Schoolhouse. 
Contact Kim Good at for more information or for prayer requests to be prayed confidentially by Moms in Prayer. The final MIP quarterly meeting for the year will be on Wednesday, May 1, in the Schoolhouse at 3:15 p.m.

Big Boys on Campus (BBOC) is a group of dads praying for and serving PVCP.  “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” James 15:6. Join in fellowship with other dads every Friday at 8 a.m. in the Schoolhouse as we pray together for our school community. Join other men in being the “muscle” for the school picnic and other PVCP events. Contact Pastor Mike Neamtu at 602-405-9347 or at

$2 Jeans Day

$2 Jeans Days are a PAC fundraiser that supports PVCP teachers, their classrooms, and the school. The next $2 Jeans Day is May 3. Students can give exact change ($2) to their teacher or pay for the whole year ($20) in the school office at the beginning of the school year. If an upper school casual dress day falls on $2 Jeans Day, payment is not required. 

Dress Code Requirements for $2 Jeans Day: PVCP logo, or spirit wear t-shirts may be worn but do not need to be tucked in. Belts are NOT required. Only black or blue denim is permitted in 1st through 8th grade, while upper school may wear any color. Jeans may not have holes, rips, or tears. No cutoffs or tattered jeans are permitted. Denim capris, uniform length shorts, or skirts may be worn. When in doubt check your student's planner for dress code requirements (lower school page 15, middle and upper school page 19).

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

For questions or information on PAC events and activities, please contact Carey Broadwater at 602-430-3080 (voice or text)
or email at

Box Top Contest:  Thank you all for collecting those Box Tops! Please continue to collect them for the spring contest.
Volunteer Opportunities - Many Hands Make Light Work 
Please continue to watch for class communications relative to your class's assigned volunteer activities for the year. 

by Grade: 
PKA & B:  Coin Challenge - Spring
                 Grandparents Day - Spring
Kinder:      Uniform Exchange - Fall & Spring 
                 Spirit Wear - Fall & Spring
First:         Picnic - Fall
Second:    Teacher Dinners - conferences- Fall
                 Box Tops - Fall & Spring
Third:        Cookie and Catalog sale - Fall
Fourth:      Project SHINE - Fall
                 Fine Arts event support - year long
Fifth:         Head of School Scholars Breakfast - Fall
                 Teacher Appreciation/Lower School - Fall
Sixth:        School Picnic - Fall
                 Teacher Appreciation/M & U School - Fall
Seventh:   School Picnic - Fall
                 8th Grade Promotion - Spring
Eighth:      8th Grade Promotion Prep - Spring 
                 8th Grade Mission - Spring
Ninth:       Prom - Spring
Tenth:       Prom - Spring
Eleventh:  Powder Puff Football Game - Fall
                 Dance - Fall
Twelfth:    No additional volunteer project; concentrate on senior requirements

Upper School Parents Guild (A PAC subgroup)

The Upper School Parents Guild works directly with the Upper School Student Leadership Council to assist and guide them in planning and executing important events throughout the year. If you are interested in being a part of the Parents Guild, please contact Shelly Lewis at Here are just a few of the great things our Student Leadership Council have been or are arranging for this year at PVCP. 

Social- Spirit Week, Powder Puff Football, Boys “Volley-Brawl” Tournament, Game Night, Winter Social, Spring Prom  
Spiritual - Upper School worship nights, Digging Deeper Bible studies, National Day of Prayer participation, chapel service participation, student surveys, service opportunities, and mission trip ideas
Sports - Coach and team communication, promotion of sporting events throughout PVCP, game-day photography, and concession sales.

Simple and Effective Ways to Support PVCP

Fry's Community Rewards: Did you know you can support PVCP every time you shop at Fry's? Simply link your card to PVCP's account. Learn more by clicking here. Remember, you must link your card every year. 

Amazon Members: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Please consider choosing PVCP when designating your donation recipient.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at  Follow this link for details.

Tax Credit Contribution: Today is the final day to make a donation to an STO to apply towards your 2018 tax filing. If you have an Arizona tax liability, please consider making a contribution to an STO designating PVCP or a specific student as the recipient. Contributing to these organizations not only gives you a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when making your State of Arizona filing, but it allows PVCP to assist families with their tuition who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend a Christian school. Call Anna Tracy in the PVCP business office at 602-992-8140 ext. 2241 for more information.

PVCP Business Office Reminders

All tuition payments are due the first of the month. A late fee of $35 will be assessed on the sixth of the month. It is imperative that we receive timely payments in order to meet our monthly obligations.

The office will accept cash or check in person, but card payments can be made through the parent portal. Please review your online options; fees for an ACH payment are $5, fees for credit card payments are calculated on a percentage of the payment. The ACH option may be more economical for some. If you have any questions, please see Angie Lucas in the Business Office or email her at

Rental/Vacation Home


Do you have friends or family coming into town this spring for graduation? This short-term rental is close to campus and would be a great option! The rental is in a great location and is a short drive to downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is fully furnished. For more details contact Lynn Nixon at 602-361-4456 or

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Annual Spiritual Theme: Glory to God Alone
Romans 11:36
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