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Message from Principal - Dr. Robinson

  • Dear Parents/Guardians:

    Thank you for choosing Maricopa Elementary, a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. We are very excited about this year and new opportunities to partner with you and your family.


    We believe it is critical that teachers and parents work side by side to ensure the greatest success for our scholars. With that in mind, we will be holding our scholar led conferences on October 16th. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE CONFERENCE WITH YOU. This format will allow scholars to be proactive and share their goals and assume greater control of their academic progress. Scholar led conferences are emerging as a way to actively engage scholars in their learning process as they assume greater control of their academic progress, while accepting personal responsibility for their academic performance.


    We are beginning our 6th year as a Leader in Me school! Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead in a way that addresses all areas of development. Currently there are 510 Lighthouse schools in the world and only 7 in Arizona.

    HABIT 3: Put First Things First

    During October, we are focusing on Habit 3. This means focusing on the task when there's something else you would rather be doing. Help your child learn how to avoid distractions by reminding him or her that, if they stick to it, all the fun things can come right after. Once children know these habits, and how to apply them, they can start tackling more difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel self-confident and proud when they're able to complete homework, chores, and other tasks by themselves. They will also be excited when they find they have extra free time to do what they'd like.

    We are excited to continue our Parent Leadership Cafés held on Friday mornings from 8:30-9:30 focusing on the 7 Habits and leadership.

    Upcoming Parent Leadership Cafés

    Grade 1: November 1 (8:30-9:30)

    Grade 2: November 22 (8:30-9:30)

    Kindergarten: December 6 (8:30-9:30)


    Save the date! Join us on November 14 at 4:00 pm for our Parent Lighthouse Team (Site Council/PTO) meeting where we will review and discuss our school progress and upcoming events.


    Do you know our school WIGS (Wildly Important Goals)? 80% of MES scholars will be proficient in Reading & Math and 95% of MES scholars will be present and on time for school. Wondering how you can help your child? Find 20 minutes a day to help your child READ.

    Together, we can help each child reach their fullest potential!


    Jennifer Robinson