Estrella Vista STEM Academy News

Want to know the latest happenings at Estrella Vista STEM Academy? We love sharing good news with you! We update this page frequently with school news and events, student awards, and helpful parenting tips. You're also welcome to view our entire newsletter.

Curriculum Materials and Voting

Littleton ESD is currently in a curriculum review for K through 8 science and history/social sciences. Please review the materials and vote for the resources that will best meet the needs of our community.

STEM News

We have great STEM news! We were accepted into the NAU/Phoenix Suns Charities (PSC) STEM Schools for the Future program. This grant supports a partnership with the NAU Center for Science Teaching and Learning to provide professional development, resources, and support as we improve our engineering focus.  

Spring Break is Approaching

Spring break will be the week of March 9–13, and school resumes March 16. Use this time to take your child to the library, visit a museum, and play board games. Enjoy quality time together!   

All school offices and The Family Welcome Center will close during the week of spring break. The district office will be open on Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will close on Friday, March 13. Have a safe and relaxing break!

Free Parenting Workshop - Spanish Presentation

Mark your calendars and join us for a free parenting workshop in Spanish! This class will include a four-session series for parents of children two to five years old. The four-session series is on Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, and March 5 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will give parents the knowledge and tools to provide positive discipline and a supportive environment. Topics include:

  • Managing difficult behavior
  • Encouraging positive behavior
  • Strengthening parent-child relationships

For more information, please view the free parenting workshop flyer.

Safety Announcement

The safety and security of our students is our highest priority in the Littleton Elementary School District. Each school in the district has an emergency response plan reviewed annually by the school emergency response team. These plans include protocols for potential hazards that could occur at a school. How efficient and successful these safety methods are depend in part on you.

First, we ask you to make sure your school has the current contact information for you and anyone authorized to serve as an emergency contact and that your child's health/medication information is up to date.

In case of an emergency, we know that your first instinct is to call or drive to the school. We respectfully ask that you do not do either of these things. Calling the school can tie up phone lines and driving over can clog up traffic lanes and impede access necessary for response teams.

In the event of an emergency, please trust that your district will be communicating. Littleton ESD uses text, email, and an autodialer on a regular basis for routine communication. In emergency situations, we do the same which is why having correct phone numbers and email addresses are critical to our safety plans. You can also expect to see updated information on Facebook and Twitter.

While we hope we never have to implement these safety protocols, we will continue to share safety strategies and expectations.

Kids at Hope

Here at Estrella Vista, our students are Kids at Hope Engineers! This quarter, we will focus on community and service. We are gearing up for an exciting Career Day, and we would love to have our working parents attend. Be on the lookout for more information to follow, and come share your expertise with us!

School Choice Night

Thank you for choosing Estrella Vista STEM Academy! We had an amazing turnout for school choice night, and I am so happy to share that 784 of our Hawks will return to the nest next year! We are honored to partner with you in your child’s education. Working together, we can make EV an even better place to learn and grow. Let’s go, Hawks!

Raising A Reader

Calling all parents and caregivers of children birth to five! Come join us for a free early literacy playgroup at 1600 S. 107th Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323. 

Stay for an hour of reading, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and snack time. Leave with free books, information, and new ideas on how to best support your child's development. For more information about session dates and times, or to register, please contact Virginia Dimas at (602) 626-0321, or view our flyer available in English and Spanish.

VITA Program

The Littleton Elementary School District is always looking for ways to serve our community. We are proud to announce a partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program offers free tax assistance to households who make $56,000 or less. There is also a do-it-yourself option available that has no income requirements. Starting Thursday, January 30, and every Thursday until April 9, you can find the VITA program in the Family Welcome Center from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. For more information, please check out our VITA program schedule.

Tax Credit

Remember to donate to our tax credit program. Married couples may donate up to $400 and singles up to $200. Any donation serves as a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on filed state income taxes. Estrella Vista has a premier after school program. By making a donation, you help us maintain a competitive sports program along with clubs and organizations. Please donate in our office or visit our Business Resources page for more information. Thank you for your support!