Kyrene de los Cerritos Leadership Academy

Kyrene de los Cerritos Leadership Academy

(480) 541-2200
(480) 541-2210 fax
(480) 541-2201 attendance
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  • Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School, A Leadership Academy service students in preschool and grades K-5 in the Ahwatukee Foothills Community.  Since opening our doors in August of 1994, we have continually strived to be one of the premier schools in the Kyrene School District.  Our administration, faculty, students and parents are second to none. 
    Our school has a wonderful "school climate" that is very conducive to learning.  At our school, all K-5 students will lead their own learning through ongoing progress checks, data notebooks, and developing effective habits in their lives to positively impact learning. 
    Prospective families interested in a school tour should contact the Cerritos office at 480-541-2200 to schedule an appointment.
    Cerritos' Amazing Honors: 
    * We are an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence.
    * We were named the 27th Leader in Me "Lighthouse School" in the world in 2012. 
    * We are one of two schools in the district to be a Playworks School- Power of play to bring out the best in every kid!
    * We became an Ashoka Changemaker School in 2014.

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Headlines & Latest News

  • Specific Donations Wanted for our Makerspace Room

    Our Makerspace room is looking for some very specific donations. We appreciate all the items donated so far, but at this point we would prefer to only collect items from the following lists of NEEDS and BIG DREAM WANTS. The Wants are items that we hope to use during a lunchtime Makerspace club! Please click the link above to view the wish lists.

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  • Shop the Book Fair all week!

    Please join us this week at the Book Fair! The Book Fair is open during lunch/recess 10:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. and for 1 hour after school each day. The last day to shop is Friday, September 22nd.

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  • Help support a student project related to Hurricane Harvey

    We have 3 student leaders at Cerritos that would like to explain a community service project they are coordinating to support schools in Texas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. This week they shared information with each classroom, they are sending home flyers tomorrow, and they are pumping up their project at a spirit assembly next week. Read more information here and click the link to watch a video from the students.

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  • Gifted Testing Information

    Parent(s)/guardian(s) who are interested in having their child(ren) tested for Kyrene's Gifted Services are welcome to register now through October 6, 2017. Testing is open for students in Grades K through 5. Read more information here about how to register.

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  • School Attendance Awareness Month

    Did you know that our Mayor Greg Stanton has proclaimed the month of September 2016 as SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH? Cerritos would like to support this important issue of improving student attendance. We will periodically share our attendance data and we will Begin With the End in Mind and set some school wide attendance goals. We are off to a great start as we only have 13 absences today which is 2.4% of our student population. Can we reduce our percentage of student absences? Can we aim to have a day where we have 100% student attendance?

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  • Be a Beacon Direct Donation Drive

    The PTO has kicked off their yearly fundraiser and is asking for your generous support during this month-long effort so we can invest in our school and kids! Read important information here about different ways to donate and student prizes.

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  • Cerritos Welcome Guide

    Are you new to Cerritos this year and have questions about everything? Check out the Cerritos Welcome Guide. This is an additional supplement to the Kyrene Family Handbook that is tailored to Cerritos. This is a great refresher for all Cerritos families as well.

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  • Stay Connected at Cerritos!

    Print this communication card as a quick reminder of 6 ways to stay connected at Cerritos. Never miss important news, updates, and events with our website, Facebook, Pinterest, email and text messages!

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  • Great News...Cerritos is an A+ School of Excellence™!

    With great pride, Mrs. Darcy DiCosmo would like ot announce that our school, Kyrene de los Cerritos, has been recognized once again as an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence™. Take a look at more information about this exciting news.

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  • What does it mean to be a Lighthouse School?

    At our school Leadership is a LIFESTYLE, not a lesson! In 2012, we were recognized as the 27th school, worldwide, with the honor of being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Our students discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". In our school, EVERY child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader!

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  • Our PTO models "Leadership" at Cerritos

    Read about the 2016-2017 Cerritos PTO and how they contribute to the Leadership culture at Cerritos! The PTO sponsors fundraisers and events throughout the school year for the students and staff at Cerritos. Activities are all volunteer-run and they operate on a budget developed through their fundraising efforts. The PTO Executive Board consists of 12 parent-filled positions and there are hundreds of committee volunteers.

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  • There's No Room @ Cerritos for Bullying!!!!

    We've checked and bullying is NOT welcome here!!

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  • Need a refresher on the 7 Habits?

    Check here for a few 7 Habits resources.

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  • "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest

    Visit the Cerritos Facebook Page and Pinterest Page for Additional Information!!

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