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Happy Fall Break

Asante's Campus will be closed for fall break October 9-13.   We hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.  We look forward to seeing you on October 16th!

10/06/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 10/2/23

Dear Asante Families-


We are excited to see our families on campus this week during conferences. It is going to be a great week!  Here are the important updates upcoming:  

 

  • Student Council is hosting Spirit Week this week.  The days are below: 
          Monday- House Color Day 

          Tuesday- Twin Day 

          Wednesday- Celebrity Day 

          Thursday-Pajama Day 

          Friday- Asante Spirit Day 

  • There are 1:00 dismissals on October 2nd, 5th and 6th for conferences.  
  • There will be no school for Fall Break from October 9-13th.  
  • Save the Date for Trunk or Treat on October 20th.  Check out the PTO website to reserve a Trunk spot, volunteer, or sign-up as a vendor here.  
  • The PTO is having a meeting at 4:30 this Tuesday in the Media Center.  
  • If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 


Have a great week! 

Emily Dean

10/01/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 9/25/23

Dear Asante Families- 


We want to thank everyone who came out to our Literacy Night this last week! A special thanks to the Surprise Library, Jeff Ellison, our PTO, and all of our wonderful staff and student volunteers who made this event happen for our community!    


The end of September is upon us and parent/teacher/student conferences are right around the corner.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about your child’s progress and build a stronger home/school connection which is so important for student success.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  


Here are the important updates upcoming:  


  • Picture Day is this Wednesday, September 27th!  To order pictures, please use the following link. 
  • PTO is having a FUNdraiser at the new Jersey Mikes on 9/28 all day!  
  • There are 1:00 dismissals on October 2nd, 5th and 6th for conferences.  
  • There will be no school for Fall Break from October 9-13th.  Save the Date for Trunk or Treat on October 20th.  
  • Check out the PTO website to reserve a Trunk spot, volunteer, or sign-up as a vendor here.  
  • Monday  is House Color Day and Friday is Asante Spirit Day so wear your spirit shirts or black and gold!  
  • If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 


 Have a great week! 

 Emily Dean

09/24/2023 Direct Link

Aerial photo of new buildings

Dysart Seeks Applicants for Asante Boundary Change Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/22/2023


DYSART SCHOOLS - The Dysart Unified School District is seeking parents/guardians, community members and staff who are interested in serving on a boundary change committee. The purpose is to evaluate possible boundary changes to accommodate the growth in the northern part of our district to Asante Preparatory Academy boundaries, and to provide a recommendation to the Governing Board.  Potential recommendations may also impact other schools in the northern part of the Dysart district in order to offset and adjust for growth, and could involve changes in grade configurations as a consideration. 


Interested individuals should complete the interest form at www.dysart.org/boundarycommittee by October 4 to apply. Those selected will be notified on or before October 6. Applicants should be prepared to attend meetings from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 17 and Monday, October 23, and any subsequent meetings to be determined by the committee. Committee meetings will be open to the public to observe, but only committee members will be permitted to participate. Additionally, a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, November 16 prior to the Governing Board Meeting where the public can provide comments on the proposed changes.  


Dysart is committed to ensuring that there is representation from all impacted areas of the district on the committee. The committee’s final recommendations are expected to be presented to the Governing Board at a public meeting on Thursday, December 14.

For More Information

15802 N Parkview Place, Surprise

09/22/2023 Direct Link

You're Invited written on a note

Literacy Night and Updates

Dear Asante Families- 


There are a lot of special events happening in the next couple of months on campus!  Please make sure to check out the calendar to not miss anything!  We want to thank our amazing PTO and staff for all the wonderful events and clubs that are providing opportunities for our students and the community!  


Here are the important updates upcoming:  

 

  • Monday  is House Color Day and Friday is Asante Spirit Day so wear your spirit shirts or black and gold!  
  • This Thursday  from 5:00 to 6:30 is our Annual Literacy Night. There will be activities, make and takes, literacy games, the Surprise Library will be here for library card sign-up, our PTO will be there, along with food trucks and more! Come join us!
  • Picture Day is coming on September 27th!  To order pictures, please use the following link.  
  • Save the Date for Trunk or Treat on October 20th.  Check out the PTO website to reserve a Trunk spot, volunteer, or sign-up as a vendor here.  
  • If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 


 Have a great week! 

 Emily Dean

09/17/2023 Direct Link

students reading

Weekly Updates 9/11/23

Dear Asante Families- 


As this year progresses we want to remind you of a valuable resource that you have access to our on our school website.  Our Academic Success Guides are available by grade and give you an overview of the academics in each grade.  In addition to this information, there are ideas of things you can do at home in each grade to help your child as well.  Here is a link to the page with each of the guides by grade.  


Here are the important updates upcoming:  


  • Monday  is House Color Day and Friday is Asante Spirit Day so wear your spirit shirts or black and gold!  
  • Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 to 6:30 for our Annual Literacy Night. There will be activities, make and takes, literacy games,  the Maricopa Library for library card sign-up, our PTO, food trucks and more! 
  • Cross country is pay to play this year.  Fees must be paid by this week.  The first meet is September 23rd at 8:00 AM at Sonoran Heights.  
  • If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 

 Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean 

09/10/2023 Direct Link

Put This On Your Calendar!

Weekly Updates 9/5/23

Dear Asante Families- 


 We hope that this Labor Day weekend was filled with memories for you and your family! It is hard to believe that we are into our second month of school already.  Midterms have just passed for first quarter, so make sure you check the Parent Portal to see the update on your child’s grades. We appreciate your continued conversations and focus on attendance, personal best, and goals with your students.  Here are the important updates for the week:  


  • Tuesday this week is House Color Day and Friday is Asante Spirit Day so wear your spirit shirts or black and gold! 
  • Cross Country is beginning for grades 3-8.  Students were able to pick up forms in the front office and turn them in to Coach Lon and Coach Card for this year.   
  •  Save the Date for Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 to 6:30 for our Annual Literacy Night. There will be activities, make and takes, literacy games,  the Maricopa Library for library card sign-up, our PTO, food trucks and more! 

Thank you for everyone for following the pick up and drop off by following the procedures of using the appropriate crosswalks and walking your students through the crosswalk.  We appreciate your partnership for the safely of all students.  If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1.Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 

 Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

09/01/2023 Direct Link

Calendar

Weekly Updates 8/28/23

Dear Asante Families- 


Thank you for another wonderful week here at Asante!  Congratulations to our 8th graders for having the highest attendance rate last week at 99%! Attendance is such an important part of your child’s success here at school, so thank you for making sure they are here and ontime.  Here are the important updates for the week:  

  • This is an important reminder that you cannot drop off your child in the parking lot in the morning. You must get out and walk them.  Officer McPhetters has also asked me to remind you that you must not use the handicap spaces unless you have a sticker or you will be cited. This includes to just drop off or pick up at arrival or dismissal.  
  • Monday is House Color Day and Friday is Asante Spirit Day so wear your spirit shirts or black and gold! All this week, you can go to Culver’s on Bell Road and show this flyer and Culver’s will give 20% of the order total back to the PTO.  Anytime all this week!  
  • Our boys’ baseball and girls’ softball games start this week, check the school calendar for details to support the Rangers!  
  • There is no school on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.   
  • If your child will be out,  please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 

Have a great week! 


Emily Dean

08/27/2023 Direct Link

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Important Updates

Dear Asante Families- 


We are so excited to celebrate so many students all time bests in our school!  Make sure you talk to your child each day not about what they did in school today, but what are they most proud of they have grown in!  Each day is a chance to do better than the day before! If we keep focusing on getting better, it will be amazing what we will be able to accomplish by the end of the year!  


  • The Annual Student Update must be done by the end of August.  Directions for completing can be found here. Make sure you hit submit when you complete the steps!  
  • Chromebook insurance is available through August 30th. It must be paid online. To pay fees online, you can pay fees here.  
  • Monday is House Color Day and Asante is Spirit Day to wear your spirit shirts or black and gold! 
  • If you are interested in ordering a spirit shirt or gear, here is a Link for Ordering Spirit Shirts. The 30% off sale will continue until September 7th.  You can also order house shirts by typing in Asante and the house name on the page here.  The houses are listed below:  

    •  House Visionarious- Innovation-Red-Eagle 
    •  House Fortitudo-Courage- Orange-Elk 
    •  House Compassio-Compassion-Blue-Mustang 
    •  House Creo-Creativity-Green-Bobcat 
    •  House Fidelius-Loyalty- Purple-Bear 


  • Attendance is so important everyday.  Please make sure your child is here and ontime. If for some reason they do need to be out, please call the attendance line 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 


 Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

08/20/2023 Direct Link

school Supplies

Weekly Updates 8/14/23

Dear Asante Families- 


We want to thank you all for your support for a smooth arrival and dismissal please remember that you cannot drop off in the parking lot in the morning.  Please also do not double park or park in the fire lane. You must park and walk through the crosswalk or use the drop off lane.  Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe! 

  • We are excited to announce that starting next Friday, we will have a full time School Resource Officer.  Officer McPheeters is coming to us with over 20 years in law enforcement.  We are excited to have this full time Surprise Police Officer onsite daily! Make sure you introduce yourself to him as you see him on campus!
  • Remember that you must complete your Annual Student Update every year in the Parent Portal.  For a student to be seen in the health office, to use technology, and to have emergency and medical updates, you must complete it.  Directions for completing can be found here. It must be done by the end of August. 
  • Chromebook insurance is available through August 30th. It must be paid online. To pay fees online, you can pay here
  • Monday is House Color Day and Asante is Spirit Day to wear your spirit shirts or black and gold! 
  •  If you are interested in ordering a spirit shirt or gear, here is a Link for Ordering Spirit Shirts. The 30% off sale will continue until September 7th.  You can also order house shirts by typing in Asante and the house name on the page here.  The houses are listed below:  
    •  House Visionarious- Innovation-Red-Eagle 
    •  House Fortitudo-Courage- Orange-Elk 
    •  House Compassio-Compassion-Blue-Mustang 
    •  House Creo-Creativity-Green-Bobcat 
    •  House Fidelius-Loyalty- Purple-Bear 
  • We have our first PTO meeting on August 15th at 4:30 in the Media Center.  We hope you can join us!  
  • Message from Ms. Rodriguez: Welcome back! It has been wonderful seeing all of our new and returning students. For our new families I am Mrs. Rodriguez the school social worker, this is my third year at Asante. I am on campus full time interacting with students, families and staff. Part of my role is assisting students meet their individual and academic successes. Support and resources I assist with are food, clothing, household goods, community resource information, holiday assistance, individual student check ins and student small skills groups. If you are interested in making a request please COMPLETE THIS FORM and I will contact you. Best wishes for an amazing year! 


 Emily Dean

08/13/2023 Direct Link

Back to School with clock and school supplies

Weekly Updates 8/7/23

Dear Asante Families- 


Thank you so much for helping us get off to such a great start to this year!  We were so excited to see all the returning faces and new faces as well! This year is going to be a truly remarkable year, and our staff looks forward to partnering with you to help your child learn to their maximum potential.  We have a few important things to remind you of and save the dates below:  

  • Remember that you must complete your Annual Student Update every year in the Parent Portal.  For a student to be seen in the health office, to use technology, and to have emergency and medical updates, you must complete it.   Directions for completing can be found here. It must be done by the end of August. 
  • Please remember that you must not drop off students in the parking lot, and we ask that you use the crosswalk.  It is also critical that for drop off in the morning, you do not exit your vehicle in the drop off zone.  We appreciate your partnership, so we can keep everyone safe! 
  • Save the date if you can for the first PTO meeting of the year on August 15th at 4:30 PM in the Media Center.  


We hope you can join us! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!  



Emily Dean 

08/06/2023 Direct Link

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Welcome Back Rangers

We are so excited for the 2023-2024 school year! 

08/02/2023 Direct Link

School Supplies and Back to School

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is August 1 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  On the night, you can come in through the cafeteria or the courtyard to find your child’s teacher posted.  You will have a chance to join the PTO, talk to DEN Club and Southwest Food Services as well.  It is an open house timeframe, so come anytime from 5:00 to 6:30!

07/17/2023 Direct Link

School supplies and formulas

23/24 School Year Information

Hello Asante Preparatory Families-  


We are excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year.  This is going to be an amazing year for our growing school community!  We have had a busy summer preparing for the year.  We cannot wait to see everyone returning and to greet the new faces as well.  


COMMUNICATION 

We will communicate with you in several ways throughout the year to help keep you informed and involved in your child’s education. Through Infinite Campus Parent Portal, you will receive a weekly email update from the front office and  your child’s teacher(s) will also send a weekly email blast with important information and updates in the classroom.  This portal is also the way you can view updated information on your child’s grades.  We have attached directions to access the portal to this letter. We have  very valuable Academic Success Guides that explain the content for every grade at our school.  Make sure to view them on our website here.  


SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION  

At Asante Preparatory Academy, school begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.. on Mondays and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays.  Students who arrive to school after the 8:15am bell will need to be signed in at the office. Students may NOT be on campus prior to 7:55 unless attending tutoring or other activity as there is no supervision. If you have appointments and need to have your child leave early, we request that you please pick your child up before 12:45 p.m. on Monday or 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.  The last 15 minutes of the day can be rather hectic and a very busy time for the office, so please note there may be delays in being about to sign out your child.  Parents/Guardians will be asked to show ID before a child may leave. Attached to this you will find the letter outlining the arrival and dismissal procedures for Asante.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.  Please  note that we are growing again and expect slightly longer dismissal times than last year, especially at the beginning of the year. It ALWAYS takes longer for the first couple of weeks.


CHROMEBOOK

All  students in K-8 will be assigned their own chromebooks.  At Meet the Teacher, your child’s chromebook will be issued to them when you sign the form.  You will then be assigned an optional $25 fee for insurance for the year that you can pay online in your Parent Portal.  This insurance will be available until August 30th.   If you do not get the insurance, you will be responsible to pay to fix the chromebook through our IT department  or to replace it at a cost of $400 should it not be repairable. If you do not attend Meet the Teacher, your child will be assigned their chromebook after you have returned the signed form. If your child has any outstanding fees on their account, they will not be assigned a Chromebook until those fees are paid.  Here is a link on where to pay fees and view them.  


PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) 

Asante’s  PTO is one of the key components that make this a tremendous school! This dynamic group would really love your participation.  For more information, please visit them on Facebook at https://asantepto.org/ or you can email our president,  at asanteptopresident@gmail.com To join, simply click the link here.   


MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT 

Meet the Teacher Night is August 1 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  On the night, you can come in through the cafeteria or the courtyard to find your child’s teacher posted.    You will also be able to view this in the Parent Portal two days before school starts. We will also have our PTO in there to learn more information about joining this important organization.  In addition, DEN Club and Southwest Food Services will be here as well.  


STUDENT ATTIRE & SUPPLIES 

Supplies and uniforms are not required, however, there is a suggested supply list by grade available on our website. When shopping for school clothes and planning for that perfect first day outfit, please keep our school dress code in mind. Student dress code


FOOD SERVICE: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

The cost for breakfast is $1.25 or $0.30 for reduced if your family qualifies.  The cost for lunch is $2.65 or $0.40 for reduced if your family qualifies.  You can apply for Free and Reduced lunch or load money on to your account by clicking here.   


ASANTE  HOUSES Over the last few years our school has grown quite a bit, in order to help keep the small community last year we divided all of our students and staff into houses. .  The goals of the House System are to ensure that our large school has a small feel, to promote positive relationships and mentoring for students, to promote positive relationships between faculty and students, to give every student another caring adult, to instill a sense of pride in being an Asante Ranger.  New students will be divided into houses during the first days of school and will be a part of their house team for all their years at Asante. Returning students will continue in their houses.   


Here are the houses:  

House Visionarious- Innovation-Red-Eagle 

House Fortitudo-Courage- Orange-Elk 

House Compassio-Compassion-Blue-Mustang 

House Creo-Creativity-Green-Bobcat 

House Fidelius-Loyalty- Purple-Bear 


ANNUAL STUDENT UPDATE

Remember that you must complete your Annual Student Update every year  in the Parent Portal.  For a student to be seen in the health office, to use technology, and to have emergency and medical updates, you must complete it.   Directions for completing can be found here. It must be done by the end of August.  


OTHER UPDATES 

For those of you returning, Ms. Pearce, our assistant principal, had a name change over the summer!  She is now Ms. Courtney Martin and can be reached at courtney.martin@dysart.org.   In addition, we now have Ms. Tracy Anderson who will be our new Dean helping with students.  You can reach her at tracy.anderson@dysart.org.  


The Asante Team

07/16/2023 Direct Link

Our Future Depends on You

PTO

Our school community is so amazing because of the wonderful partners we have with local businesses and most importantly our PTO Group!  Please take a moment to learn more about the PTO and join today!  Here is the link

06/05/2023 Direct Link

Kindergarten students and teacher

Kindergarten Screenings

Dear Asante Kindergarten Parents/Guardians- 


We are so excited to welcome your kindergartener here to Asante for the 2023/2024 school year.  In order to meet the needs of your child effectively from day one of school, we are going to be doing kindergarten screenings here at the school on July 26th and 27th.  The screening will take only 10-15 minutes of time and you can select the best time for your family by using the link below: 


Kinder Screenings


 On the day of the screening, you will go to the side entrance directly to the left of the main entrance.  There will be a sign to mark the location.  You will simply check your child in and remain for the brief 15 minutes in our waiting area.


Thank you,


The Asante Team 

06/05/2023 Direct Link

Asante student working on sight words

Academic Success Guides

Below you will find the  academic success guides has been created to give you an overview of the important concepts your child should be mastering by the end of the year during their time here at Asante Preparatory. It will also give you some ideas of things you can do at home to help support your child. In addition, the guide will give you an overview of the special area classes your child will participate in during their year.


Kindergarten Success Guide

First Grade Success Guide

Second Grade Success Guide

Third Grade Success Guide

Fourth Grade Success Guide 

Fifth Grade Success Guide   

Sixth Grade Success Guide

Seventh Grade Success Guide

Eighth Grade Success Guide  








06/05/2023 Direct Link

Summer Break

Summer Break

We hope you all have a safe and wonderful summer!  We look forward to seeing everyone at Meet the Teacher on August 1st from 5:00-6:30 PM.  School will resume on August 3rd! 

05/25/2023 Direct Link

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8th Grade Promotion

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2027 before the move on to high school this morning at 9:00 AM at Asante!

05/24/2023 Direct Link

Early Dismissal

Weekly Updates and End of Year Dismissal

Dear Asante Families- 


The end of the school year has arrived.  We cannot thank you all enough for the amazing year and all of the support for our school community.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall.  Please look for the back to school letter at the end of the July with all the information for next year!  In addition, make sure you save the date for Meet the Teacher on August 1st from 5:00-6:30 PM.  


Below is important information about this week:  


  • The last week of school here is the schedule for dismissals those days.  Monday, May 22nd is a 1:00 dismissal.  Tuesday, May 23rd is an 11:15 dismissal.  The last day of school is May 24th, and there is an 11:15 dismissal again. 
  • All medications need to be picked up from the health office by May 23rd. After that date, we will need to dispose of any medications left.  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great summer! 


 Emily Dean

05/21/2023 Direct Link

Don't forget

Weekly Updates and End of Year Items

Dear Asante Families- 


 It is hard to believe we only have have a little under two weeks left in the school year.  There is a lot of important information for the close of the year that you will find below: 


  • All medications need to be picked up from the health office by May 23rd. After that date, we will need to dispose of any medications left.  
  • As we head into the new year, Chromebooks and chargers will be collected on May 19th, 22nd or 23rd depending on your child’s teacher and grade.  Please note that any students who are missing a Chromebook or charger at turn in will be charged on their account for the devices.  Your child will bring home receipts on the day of turn in.  Missing chargers for the district are at a cost of $45 and Chromebooks cost $357.  
  • Yearbooks will be distributed on May 17th.  Due to an overprint by the company, there will be a limited number of yearbooks sold on 5/18 and 5/19 if still available for $35 until supplies run out and for CASH only by Student Council in the mornings before school at 7:55.
  • Recommended supply lists for next year will be coming home the last week of school and will be posted on our new website in July. 
  • The last week of school here is the schedule for dismissals those days.  Monday, May 22nd is a 1:00 dismissal.  Tuesday, May 23rd is an 11:15 dismissal.  The last day of school is May 24th, and there is an 11:15 dismissal again. 
  •  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 

 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

05/14/2023 Direct Link

Thank you teacher and stars

Weekly Updates 5/8/23

Dear Asante Families- 


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Imagine, Design, and Create on Thursday!  We truly appreciate your support!  


 Important upcoming events: 

  •  This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please join us in celebrating our amazing staff! It will be a great week of festivities on campus.  
  •  Next week on Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30 we will be having our final PTO meeting this year.  The new board will be elected at this meeting. Immediately following the meeting there will be a Peter Piper Night! 
  •  As we head into the end of the year,  Chromebooks and chargers will be collected on May 19th, 22nd or 23rd depending on your child’s teacher and grade.  Please note that any students who are missing a Chromebook or charger at turn in will be charged on their account for the devices.  Your child will bring home receipts on the day of turn in.  Missing chargers for the district are at a cost of $45 and Chromebooks cost $357.  
  • Team houses will continue and expand for next year at Asante. The house your child is in will not change, so shop for your green, purple, red, orange or blue for next year house days if you would like to this summer! 


Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


Emily Dean

05/07/2023 Direct Link

Suitcase

Spirit Week and Weekly Updates

Dear Asante Families- 


We are so excited about our Imagine, Design, Create evening on this Thursday evening from 5:00-6:30 PM.  The event will be full of wonderful presentations, student work, food trucks, student performances from our Choir and Band and make and take projects to do with your students.  It is going to be a wonderful event and we hope you can join us! Here are some other important updates upcoming: 

  • Student Council Spirit Week this week:  
    •  Monday-Pajama Day (school appropriate) 
    •  Tuesday-Decades Day (Dress in your favorite decade gear) 
    •  Wednesday- Vacation Day (Dress in the shirt or garb from your favorite vacation spot) 
    •  Thursday- Star Wars/Disney Day 
    •  Friday- Asante Spirit Day (black and gold) 
  •  Next week on Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30 we will be having our final PTO meeting this year.  The new board will be elected at this meeting. Immediately following the meeting there will be a Peter Piper Night! 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

04/30/2023 Direct Link

Ms. Smith and Ms. Maddox

Weekly Updates 4/21/23

Dear Asante Families- 


The final date to order a yearbook for this year is Monday, April 24th.  If you want to order one, please go to www.gradsyearbook.com.  Thank you to our amazing yearbook team led by Ms. Hewitt and Ms. Williams this year!  


Here are upcoming events and information: 

  •  Please make sure that if you are here for parent drop-off or pick-up that you avoid parking in the roundabout when traffic is backed up to keep it clear for people to use. The police will be in the area to monitor.  
  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • K-3 grade field day is coming on April 27th.  See your teacher’s weekly email blast for more details. 
  • Save the date for Imagine, Create and Design which will be on May the 4th from 5:00-6:30 PM.  The theme is sparking innovation!  There will be performances, STEM activities, art activities,  food trucks, presentations and more! 
  • Library book check-out will end on Friday, April 28th.  

 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

04/23/2023 Direct Link

Test and Calendar Image

Weekly Updates 4/17/23

Dear Asante Families- 


This week is the last week for our state testing in grades 3-8.  Students will be testing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It is very important to make sure your child gets a full night sleep, eats a good breakfast and has their chromebooks fully charged for testing these days.  We truly appreciate your assistance.  


Here are upcoming events and information: 

  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • This is a final call for yearbook sales. Yearbooks can be purchased online only at www.gradsyearbook.com. The final date is April 24th.  
  • K-3 grade field day is coming on April 27th.  See your teacher’s weekly email blast for more details 
  • 8th grade promotion tickets will be sent home the first week in May.  Make sure to be aware of the message that went out last week in regards to those who will be eligible to participate.  
  • Save the date for Imagine, Create and Design which will be on May the 4th from 5:00-6:30 PM.  The theme is sparking innovation!  There will be performances, STEM activities, art activities,  food trucks, presentations and more! 
  • Library book check-out will end on Friday, April 28th.  


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

04/16/2023 Direct Link

Every child is an artist and artwork

Weekly Updates 4/10/23

Dear Asante Families- 


We hope you all enjoyed the weekend!  


Here are upcoming events and information: 

  •  House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  •  State testing has started for grades 3-8. Please see the link to the schedule of dates to help with scheduling appointments and things around the testing dates. Link  Please also make sure they have a fully charged Chromebook.
  • This is a final call for yearbook sales. Yearbooks can be purchased online only at www.gradsyearbook.com
  •  Basketball games for girls’ and boys’ will continue this week. Please see the school schedule on the website.  

 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

04/09/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 4/3/23

Dear Asante Families- 

This week we start our state testing for grades 3-8 in writing.  This important test date is on Wednesday, April 5th.  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a good breakfast.  It is very important your child is on time and please note that they cannot be signed out early if they are in the middle of the test.  We appreciate your assistance.  We are excited for the students to show what they have learned this year.  A full test schedule is linked below for your reference on the other days.  


 Here are upcoming events and information: 

  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • State testing is coming for grades 3-8. Please see the link to the schedule of dates to help with scheduling appointments and things around the testing dates. Link  Please also make sure they have a fully charged Chromebook. 
  •  There will be an informational meeting about joining PTO and roles for our PTO board on April 5th at 6:00 PM.  Please note this has been moved to an in person meeting in the media center.  Please join us to learn more about safety and program contributions the PTO has made for our school and discuss plans for next year. We hope you can join us! 
  • There will be no school this Friday, April 7th for Spring Holiday.  


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

04/01/2023 Direct Link

School Picture

Weekly Updates 3/27/23

Dear Asante Families- 


We want to thank everyone who joined us at the Arts Festival this weekend!  We truly appreciate the support for our amazing choir, band and art groups!  It was truly a spectacular event for all that could make it.  Here are upcoming events and information: 

  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  •  State testing is coming for grades 3-8. Please see the link to the schedule of dates to help with scheduling appointments and things around the testing dates. Link  Please note it is important to have your child get a good night’s sleep and also to eat a good breakfast for them to be ready to show what they know. 
  • There will be an informational meeting about joining PTO and roles for our PTO board online on April 5th online at the following link, which can also be found on our school calendar. 
  • Please join us to learn more! Our STEM and Robotics groups will be competing at the district competition on Monday afternoon.  We wish them good luck! 

Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


Emily Dean

03/26/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Update 3/20/23

Dear Asante Families- 


 We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break with family and friends.  It is hard to believe we are in fourth quarter already!  It is going to be a busy month!  Here are upcoming events and information: 


  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • State testing is coming for grades 3-8. Please see the link to the schedule of dates to help with scheduling appointments and things around the testing dates. Link 
  •  Kinder Showcase for kindergarten students for the 23/24 school year is this Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  There will be a chance to tour, meet teachers, check out the cafe and the specials!  
  • Student Council is sponsoring a Springtastic Dance for 6th-8th graders on Friday, March 24th, from 5-7pm. Tickets will be on sale after Spring Break starting on Tuesday, March 21st for $5 before school during soft start. There will be a DJ, food, and fun! Students must be picked up at the front at the end of the dance. 

 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

03/20/2023 Direct Link

Spring Break Board

Spring Break

We hope you enjoy an amazing break with family and friends.  School will be closed from March 13-17th for Spring Break. 

03/10/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 3/6/23

Dear Asante Families- 


 Summer learning letter opportunities for students went out on Tuesday last week and are due by this Friday, March 10th.  Summer Learning will run for 3 weeks June 5th - 22nd from 8:00-11:00.  In order for your child to be enrolled, please complete the form .  


Here are the upcoming events and information:

 

  • House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • State testing is coming for grades 3-8. Please see the link to the schedule of dates to help with scheduling appointments and things around the testing dates. Link 
  • Field Day for 4th-6th grade is Wednesday, March 8th! Our Asante Ranger Games for 4th-6th grade are set for Wednesday, March 8th, from 8:30-11am. Students will work together to compete in different team events with their homeroom class. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, hats, sunscreen, and bring water bottles. If you have any questions, please email Coach P. - rachel.plitzuweit@dysart.org    
  • Homeroom Olympics are on Friday, March 10th! On Friday, March 10th, the 7th and 8th grade students will be competing in our Asante Homeroom Olympics. It will run from 8:30-11:00am. Students have begun signing up for various events this week and will compete against students from the other homerooms. The fun will conclude with a Tug of War Challenge and a medal ceremony. Students are encouraged to bring water bottles and wear sunscreen. Please email me if you have any questions about the event: rachel.plitzuweit@dysart.org 
  •  Next week is Spring Break.  Campus will be closed from March 13-17th.  


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

03/05/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 2/27/23

Dear Asante Families- 


As we end February and head into March there is a lot for students to be excited about around campus!  Field days and Homeroom Olympics are coming and many of our grade levels have upcoming field trips.  Our students continue to work hard on their goals and to focus on their learning!  Grades 3-8 are taking benchmark tests this week and preparing for state testing in April.  

View Asante's AASA Master Schedule.  


 Here are upcoming events and information:  

  •  Yearbook pre orders continue at the price of $27.  To order, go to www.gradsyearbook.com
  •  House color day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  •  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  
  •  Our PTO is having a FUNdraiser on February 28th from 5-7 PM.  This will be at the McDonalds on 16547 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85388 
  •  Field Day for K/1st grade is coming up Friday, March 3rd! Our K/1st grade Asante Field Day is set for Friday, March 3rd, from 8:30-10:15am. Students will work together to complete many relay races and station activities. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hats, and bring water bottles. Cookies will also be given out during the day of fun! If you have any questions, please email Coach P. - rachel.plitzuweit@dysart.org 
  •  Field Day for 2nd/3rd grade is coming up Friday, March 3rd! Our 2/3rd grade Asante Field Day is set for Friday, March 3rd, from 12:45-2:45pm. Students will work together to complete many relay races and station activities. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hats, and bring water bottles. Cookies will also be given out during the day of fun! If you have any questions, please email Coach P. - rachel.plitzuweit@dysart.org 

Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 

 Emily Dean 

02/24/2023 Direct Link

Thank you for your support!

Weekly Updates 2/13

Dear Asante Families- 


This school community continues to amaze us with the response and caring to causes!  The students in grade K-5 are working hard at the Kids Heart Challenge benefitting the American Heart Association.  At the end of last week, they have already raised over $3,000 with two weeks to go! We thank you so much for your support!  


 Here are some of the important upcoming events and reminders :  

  • The support of the school continues with the amazing work of our PTO! Make sure you come to the PTO meeting on February 14th in the Media Center at 3:30. 
  • Volleyball games are Monday at 6:00 PM  and Wednesday at 5:00 PM. 
  • Football games are Tuesday at 6:00 PM and Wednesday  at 5:00 PM. No school on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day.  
  • Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence. 
  •  Yearbook pre orders continue at the price of $27.  To order, go to www.gradsyearbook.com. Yearbooks will be on sale through March.  
  •  Monday is House Color Day, and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean 

02/12/2023 Direct Link

Early Dismissal

Weekly Updates 2/6/23

Dear Asante Families- 


This week our focus is on parent teacher conferences.  The partnership between school and home is so important for our students.  We look forward to having you on campus and to getting to talk to you about success and challenges and how you can help to partner with us here at school to help your child reach their highest levels of success. For conferences, we will be having a 1:00 dismissal on Monday, Thursday and Friday this week.  As you are on campus, please remember we are looking for some PTO volunteers for next year, so don’t hesitate to come by and ask questions or to reach out to asanteptopresident@gmail.com. The roles on the board for PTO are required to have a functioning PTO, but they do not have to be huge time commitments.  Don’t hesitate to ask for information if you might be interested! 


Here are some other important updates for the week:  


  • Yearbook pre orders continue at the price of $27.  To order, go to www.gradsyearbook.com. Yearbooks will be on sale through March.
  • Monday is House Color Day, and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning for $1 in the courtyard before school.



Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean 

02/05/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 1/30/23

Dear Asante Families- 


The Kids Heart Challenge program for grades K-5 is kicking off on February 1st! We are proud to support the American Heart Association and Be the Torch in the fight against heart disease and stroke! Students will learn how to keep their hearts happy and healthy through physical and mental wellbeing, while helping others with special hearts by raising life saving donations. Our goal is to have 100% of our school families join the team and learn Hands-Only CPR through Finn’s Mission. Don’t wait, get started TODAY! Students who join the team early AND students who complete Finn’s Mission will get recognized at our kick-off!


Here are some other important updates for the week:  


  •  Yearbook pre orders continue at the price of $27.  To order, go to www.gradsyearbook.com. Yearbooks will be on sale through March. 
  • The Asante PTO is in need of board members for next year.  Our amazing board has served for two years.  Elections will be in May 2023. If you are interested in a role, please email asanteptopresident@gmail.com.  If you have questions, email or feel free to call the office to talk to someone.  We need a full board to be able to continue the amazing events and fundraisers that have helped our school community! 
  • Considering a tax credit donation?  You have until April for the 2022 tax year.  Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online.  
  •  Monday is House Color Day, and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

01/29/2023 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates and Picture Day

Dear Asante Families- 


 Thank you again to everyone for your continued support of our amazing school community!  Parent teacher conferences are coming up in just a couple of weeks!  Mark your calendars for the week of February 6th!  Here are some other important updates for the week:  


  • Picture day is Thursday, January 26th.  There will be individual pictures for the spring and also group pictures for the yearbook.   Yearbook pre orders continue at the price of $27.  To order, go to www.gradsyearbook.com. Yearbooks will be on sale through March. 
  • The Asante PTO is in need of board members for next year.  Our amazing board has served for two years.  Elections will be in May 2023. If you are interested in a role, please email asanteptopresident@gmail.com.  If you have questions, email or feel free to call the office to talk to someone.  We need a full board to be able to continue the amazing events and fundraisers that have helped our school community! 
  • Considering a tax credit donation?  You have until April for the 2022 tax year.  Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online.  
  •  Monday is House Color Day, and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 

 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 

 Emily Dean

01/22/2023 Direct Link

Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates 1/16/23

Dear Asante Families- 

Our school community appreciates the support of our PTO.  This group is critical to many of the things we are able to accomplish for our students here at school.  The Asante PTO is in need of board members for next year.  Our amazing board has served for two years.  Elections will be in May 2023. If you are interested in a role, please email asanteptopresident@gmail.com.  If you have questions, email or feel free to call the office to talk to someone.  We need a full board to be able to continue the amazing events and fundraisers that have helped our school community! 


 Here are some other important upcoming events:  


  • There is no school on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
  • Considering a tax credit donation?  You have until April for the 2022 tax year.  Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online.  
  • Our Asante artists have artwork displayed at district office through the end of the month! 
  • Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

01/15/2023 Direct Link

Calendar

Weekly Updates 1/9/23

Dear Asante Families- 


 We are off and running on Quarter 3! It is so hard to believe how quickly the time has gone so far! Here are some important updates for this upcoming week:  


  • Considering a tax credit donation?  You have until April for the 2022 tax year.  Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online.  
  • Don’t forget House Color Day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  • Flag football and girls’ volleyball tryouts are this week for 6th-8th graders interested.  8th grade parents, there is an optional promotion meeting on January 10th at 5:00 PM in the media center.  Here is the information that will be shared.  
  • We have a PTO meeting in the media center on Tuesday, January 10th at 3:30 PM.  We hope you can join us! 
  •  For Current 3rd-5th grade parents: Members of Dysart Unified School District’s Textbook Adoption Committee will evaluate textbooks for grades 4-6 English Language Arts (ELA) and high school Advanced Placement (AP) Economics. The materials will be made available for review online and will be on display November 14, 2022 through January 13, 2023 at Freedom Traditional Academy, 16066 N Parkview Place Surprise, Arizona 85374. Parents and community members are invited to view the materials before and after school, from 7:15-8:00 AM and 3:00-3:45 PM. The last evening dates will be on January 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  To view the materials online, visit Dysart.org/CurriculumReview. 


 Thank you as always for your continued support.  Have a great week! 


 Emily Dean

01/08/2023 Direct Link

Winter Break Sign

Winter Break

We want to wish our whole Asante Community a happy holiday season.  School will be closed from break with December 21st to January 4th.  We look forward to starting second semester on January 5th. 

12/21/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 12/19/22

Dear Asante Families- 


We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and break with family and friends. December 19th and 20th are both early dismissals at 1:00 PM.  Winter Break begins on December 21- January 4.  Students return on 1/5/23 for the second semester. 


Here is a message from Ms. Rodriguez, our social worker:  

If you are interested in your child participating in small groups please complete the form below by 12/19. Groups are being formed now and will begin after winter break. Groups are a way for students to build their communication, friendship skills, confidence and problem solving skills. Small Groups Request 


This is your reminder that the 2022-2023 Asante Preparatory Academy Yearbook is on sale now! This is your LAST CHANCE to purchase a yearbook for the lowest price of the school year. From now until December 31st, you can pre-order your student's yearbook for only $25! Pricing increases to $27 starting January 1st.  These are the days your student will treasure forever. Make sure that your student doesn’t miss out on this meaningful keepsake. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from the 2022-2023 school year.  Place your order for the yearbook at gradsyearbook.com. This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss! 


 Have a wonderful break! 


 Emily Dean

12/18/2022 Direct Link

Stars

Weekly Update 12/12/22

Dear Asante Families- 


This has been an exciting couple of weeks for the arts at Asante!  Please remember many of these programs are funded by tax credit.   Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online. 


  •  The Winter Band Concert on December 13th at 6:30 PM at Dysart High School.  
  •  The PTO is having a FUNdraiser at Peter Piper Pizza on Bell Road on Thursday, December 15th from 4-8 PM.  
  •  Student Council is selling Candy Grams Monday thru Friday this week for $1.  Candy Grams will be delivered the following week.  Student Council is also hosting Spirit Week.  Check the school website and teacher blasts for full details. 
  •  December 19th and 20th are both early dismissals at 1:00 PM.  Winter Break begins on December 21- January 4.  Students return on 1/5/23 for second semester. 
  • Don’t forget House Color Day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  •  Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to ordering. 


 We thank you for your continued support! 


 Emily Dean

12/11/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 12/5/22

Dear Asante Families- 


 We are already in December!  It is so hard to believe.  As we head into the end of the year, it is not too late to make a Tax Credit Donation to our school.  Click here to learn more or here to make a donation online.  

  •  The Winter Choir Concert  will be on December 8th at 6:00 PM at Asante. Doors will open at 5:40 PM. The Winter Band Concert on December 13th at 6:30 PM at Dysart High School. 
  •  Students in grades 3-5 will be taking their mid year benchmark assessments on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  We cannot wait to see how much they have grown!  
  •  Don’t forget House Color Day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! 
  •  Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to ordering.  
  •  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  

 We thank you for your continued support! 

 Emily Dean

12/04/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 11/28/22

Dear Asante Families- 

 We hope you had wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We are so grateful to be able to work with your children here at Asante.  Here are the updates for this week upcoming:


  • Our PTO has partnered with Desert Farm Lights to have an Asante Night on November 30th from 5:30-10PM!   Location: 14629 W. Peoria Ave, Waddell, AZ, 85355  The ticket code to use is ASANTE and prices are $13 for ages 2-12.  Military and senior discounts are available. 
  • Don’t forget House Color Day is Monday and Asante Spirit Day is Friday! Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to ordering.  
  • Save the date for the Winter Choir Concert on December 8th at 6:00 PM at Asante and the Winter Band Concert on December 13th at 6:30 PM at Dysart High School.  
  • Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  

 We thank you for your continued support! 


 Emily Dean

11/27/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Sign and Fall Items

Thanksgiving Break

We hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!  Asante will be closed from November 21-25th. 

11/17/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 11/14/22

Dear Asante Families- 

 

We are so thankful to our amazing community and to have the opportunity to work with your students.  Here are some updates for this week:  


  • If you already RSVPd for the Thanksgiving lunch, any non-student meal must be paid by cash at the door, preferably small bills.  The cost is $3.50 per meal.  Student meals must be paid separately through their lunch account.  
  • The Turkey Trot finals are on Monday!  Students running in the finals received invitations to the event for the grade! 
  •  Our Choir is performing at the Governing Board Meeting on Thursday at 6:00 PM and our Boys Baseball team will also be honored that night for winning the district championship.  
  • Picture retake day is Tuesday morning.  This will also be for students who ordered pictures and need a retake or who were absent previously. Packages must be brought in that day for pictures to be retaken for students who were not absent.  
  • Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  
  • School is closed November 21st-25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

 We thank you for your continued support! 


 Emily Dean

11/13/2022 Direct Link

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Veterans Day

We want to thank all the veterans who have served our country.  School is closed in observance on Friday,  November 11th. 

11/10/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 11/7/22

Dear Asante Families- 

It was another busy week last week at Asante. We thank you so much for your continued support.  

Here are the updates for this upcoming week: 

  •  The monthly PTO meeting is Tuesday in the media center at 3:30 PM.  We hope you can join us!  
  •  This is the last week that the National Junior Honor Society is collecting socks and blankets for the homeless shelter.  You can bring your donations for this Soctober event through the middle of November.    
  •  Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to the information for ordering. 
  •  With the weather cooling down we know the holiday season is here. If this season you are in need of assistance please complete this form Holiday Help . Your submissions are due by Sunday Nov. 13th. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at (623) 523-8932 or eva.rodriguez@dysart.org. 
  • The Turkey Trot is coming!  Students will be running this week in the qualifying races. Parents/guardians will get invitations to the finals if students qualify! 
  •  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  
  •  Please note that there is no school on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11th.  

 We thank you for your continued support! 


 Emily Dean 

11/06/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 10/31/22

Dear Asante Families- 

 The weather is finally changing and second quarter is well underway now.  Below you will find a link to the important information for the upcoming events and information: 

  • Please note there are no costumes allowed on Monday. We enjoyed seeing them at Trunk or Treat. 
  •  Please make sure you do not park in the fire line or in undesignated parking at drop off or pick up time.  This is especially important for even our midday parent pick ups from preschool in case of an emergency and the need for trucks to access the fire lane. Thank you for your partnership on this important safety piece.  
  •  Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to the information for ordering.  
  •  National Junior Honor Society is collecting socks and blankets for the homeless shelter.  You can bring your donations for this Soctober event through the middle of November.   
  •  Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1. Please make sure to leave the student name, grade and the reason for the absence.  
  •  Please note that there is no school on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11th.  

 We thank you for your continued support! 


 Emily Dean

10/30/2022 Direct Link

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Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/CTEexpo

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at www.dysart.org/CTE

10/25/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Update 10/24/22

Dear Asante Families- 

Thank you to our amazing PTO and all the volunteers who helped to make the Trunk or Treat happen for our community!  


 We also want to thank everyone in the community who has made a tax credit donation to our school.  IF you haven’t, now is an ideal time to make a tax credit donation which helps to support all to support all of our extracurricular activities and enrichment programs. Parents and community members can make an online donation to our school that is 100% tax deductible. Families may donate a maximum of $400 and individuals may contribute up to $200.Please visit this link to make a payment or to learn  more about it.


 Here are some of the other upcoming events and information: 

  • Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to the information for ordering. 
  • National Junior Honor Society is collecting socks and blankets for the homeless shelter.  You can bring your donations for this Soctober event through the middle of November.   
  • The Thanksgiving lunch for students this year in November 17th.  A flyer was sent in last week and if you want to join your child for lunch, please RSVP by October 31st.   
  • Don’t forget the attendance line to call your students out is 623-523-8903, or you can call 623-523-8900 and press 1.

We thank you for your continued support!



 Emily Dean

10/23/2022 Direct Link

Pumpkin and Leaves

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat October 21 5:30-7:30 PM

10/21/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Update

Dear Asante Families-


 We hope you had an enjoying and relaxing Fall Break with family and friends.  We appreciate all the support from first quarter and are looking forward to an exciting week back.  As we head into this next journey, please make sure to continue to celebrate with your children their All Time Bests.  No matter what it is in, we know the power of continuing to challenge each individual to work toward the goal of getting better each and every day! 


 Here are some of the other upcoming events and information: 


  • The annual Trunk or Treat is taking place this Friday, October 21 from 5:30-7:30.  This event cannot happen without your support!  To sign-up for a trunk, click here Trunk Link If you can volunteer for even 30 minutes, click here: Volunteer Sign-up Link   There will be vendors, trunk or treating, food trucks and games!  Also, if you would like to donate wrapped candy for Trunk or Treat, please drop it in the Robot out front at arrival or dismissal or drop it at the front office.  We can’t wait to see you there!  
  •  Reminder there are no costumes on Trunk or Treat day during the school day or on Halloween.  
  •  Looking for a reason not to cook, Oregano’s FUNdraiser is on Tuesday, October 18th from 12-8 PM. 
  •  Yearbooks are also on sale online for $25 a yearbook.  Here is a link to the information for ordering.  


 We look forward to seeing you this week at the events!  

 Emily Dean 

10/14/2022 Direct Link

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Fall Break

Asante will be closed for Fall Break on October 10-14th. We hope you enjoy.a great break with family and friends! 

10/07/2022 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conference Early Release

For parent teacher conference week, Asante has a 1:00 dismissal for Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th.  There is no preschool on these two days. 

10/05/2022 Direct Link

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Spirit Week

Hey Rangers!  Show your Asante school spirit and dress up for our first Spirit Week from October 3rd-7th: 


Monday: Dress up like a teacher day/house color day

Tuesday: Pajama Day 

Wednesday: Movie Character Day (No masks)

Thursday: Sports Day (Favorite Team Day)

Friday: Asante Spirit Day! (spirit shirts or black and gold) 


Thank you for participating! 

10/01/2022 Direct Link

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Glow Run

The Asante Preparatory Glow Run is taking place on September 30th.  Our students raised over $35,000 and will participate in the run this Friday.  Make sure to wear Neon or bright colors! 



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Weekly Update 9/26/22

Dear Asante Families,

We so enjoyed seeing so many families at Literacy Night this week!  It was a truly amazing event for the community, and it was wonderful to see so many of your there.  

 We want you to be aware that all Dysart Schools set aside one minute every day for a Moment of Silence in all K-12 classrooms. We encourage you to discuss with your student(s) how to best use the Moment of Silence each day. Please remember that, per A.R.S. 15-506(A), students are prohibited from interfering with other students’ participation in the Moment of Silence, so we ask you to remind your students to avoid activities that could distract others during this time. We appreciate your partnership and support in this daily observance.

Here are some of the very important updates: 

  • The Glow Run Fundraiser is continuing through Friday, September 30th.  Students will be participating in the Glow Run during school on 9/30/22 during their specials/electives.  Unfortunately, due to capacity, parents will not be able to attend.  Find your student’s Glow Run page at AsanteGlows.pledge-drive.net.
  • Picture day is this Wednesday, September 28th during school.You may PRE-ORDER your pictures by CLICKING HERE.  If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.  
  • Yearbooks are also on sale online for $22 a yearbook.  Here is a link to the information for ordering.
  • This is a reminder that for parent teacher conferences there will be early dismissal on October 3, October 6, and October 7th at 1:00.
  • House color day will be Monday and spirit day is Friday.

We look forward to seeing you on campus! 


Emily Dean 

09/24/2022 Direct Link

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Literacy Night!

Literacy Night Image September 21st from 5:30-7:00

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Weekly Update 9/19/22

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Constitution Day

Rangers will be learning about the signing of the US Constitution on Friday to honor Constitution Day, September 17th. 

09/15/2022 Direct Link

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Handel's Ice Cream Night

Tonight is Handel's Ice Cream Night! We hope you can join us for some yummy treats and a chance to visit with members of our school community!

09/14/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 9/12/22

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Weekly Updates 9/5/2022

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Happy Labor Day!

Remember there is no school in observance of Labor Day, Monday September 5th!

09/01/2022 Direct Link

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Weekly Updates 8/29/22

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Weekly Updates 8/22/22

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Weekly Updates for 8/15/22

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Weekly Updates

Here is a link to the weekly updates. 

08/10/2022 Direct Link

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PTO Meeting

Join us this Tuesday afternoon, August 9th,  at 3:30 for our first PTO meeting this year.  The meeting will take place in the Media Center or online on Zoom. (The link can be found in the school calendar.)

08/07/2022 Direct Link

Welcome Back

Back to School Information

We are so excited to welcome back our families and to welcome our new families for the 22/23 school year!  Click the button below to read the letter.



07/15/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 4:30-6pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at Dysart.org/enroll at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at Dysart.org/parentportal or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

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Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at Dysart.org/Volunteer 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.


Learn more or apply here.




06/02/2022 Direct Link

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School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Dysart.org/Nutrition. Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at Dysart.Nutrislice.com.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at SchoolCafe.com to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at SchoolCafe.com.

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize SchoolCafe.com to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at Dysart.org/Careers and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at Dysart.org/ParentPortal.

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at Dysart.org/ParentPortal or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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