Welcome to Sahuaro Elementary School!

About Our School
All schools in the Washington Elementary School District are committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day, every opportunity, and Sahuaro School is no exception.  Sahuaro is a "Highly Performing" school serving approximately 600 kindergarten through 6th grade students in west Phoenix. The curriculum is fully aligned with State Standards, and in addition to the academic subjects, Sahuaro provides art, music and PE for all grade levels. 

Sahuaro School uses the Responsible Thinking discipline process, a unique way of helping students become thinkers and problem solvers.

Our Mission
Sahuaro's mission is to educate all students so they will become lifelong learners and productive members of society. Every child will learn and show academic growth, as measured by the Arizona State Standards. Our school will involve families and staff in a systematic intervention process to ensure student success.

Recent Announcements

  • Sahuaro PTA Elections
    The Sahuaro PTA elections will be held on May 14, 2015.  The Sahuaro PTA is in need of a Treasurer. Candidates with backgrounds in accounting, finance or business are preferred for the position.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please stop by Sahuaro's front office to pick up a form. You do not need to be a current PTA member to simply run for office. Only current PTA members are eligible to vote, however.  Sahuaro encourages and appreciates parental involvement in the PTA.     
    Posted Mar 13, 2015, 7:59 AM by SHEILA WOOTEN JONES
  • Hundreds Attend Fifth Annual Parent University
    Hundreds of parents from throughout the Washington Elementary School District attended the fifth annual Parent University January 24 at Cholla Middle School.

    Parent University is a special half-day educational opportunity designed to help parents and guardians assist their children with academics and behavior as well as provide important health and human service information and support. The first Parent University was held in January 2011.

    After enjoying a free continental breakfast, parents attended an informational keynote address from Maria Paredes, senior program associate for school and district improvement at WestEd, entitled “Optimizing Student Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom.” She talked about the differences between parent involvement and parent engagement and gave parents tips about how to engage with schools to ensure academic success. Following the welcome and keynote, parents were off to attend informative sessions in three categories: Student Safety, Academic Success and and Family Education. Classes included a range of topics from bullying prevention and substance abuse to math games and couponing. 

    Throughout the morning, guests had the opportunity to visit the Community Resource tables where numerous organizations provided information helpful to parents and families in the community. Additionally, they could also participate in the Poster Gallery Walk which explained the key benchmarks by grade level in the areas of reading, math and writing. The day concluded with a free hot dog lunch provided by the North Phoenix and Sunnyslope Kiwanis and a raffle of prizes. 

    Special thanks to all of the presenters, community members, volunteers and staff members who worked so hard to make the event a successful one! 

    Click the link below to see pictures from this great event!

    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 2:26 PM by PAMELA HORTON
  • Early Release Wednesdays
    The Washington Elementary School District provides Early Release Wednesdays so that teachers can work together in teams to ensure the best possible instruction for your child. Research supports that professional learning communities that support teacher growth also reflect best practices for students and high student achievement. Every Wednesday, unless otherwise announced, our students will be released one-and-a-half hours early, so please be sure that arrangements are made to have your child cared for on our early release Wednesdays.
    Posted Aug 14, 2014, 10:17 AM by PAMELA HORTON
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