Welcome to the Tartesso Elementary School website. We are located in Buckeye, Arizona and enjoy the benefits of an active and supportive community. As a part of Saddle Mountain USD, we foster a culture of high academic achievement. Our students thrive and excel in a variety of programs carried out in partnership with our caring, collaborative community. Whether you are a student, parent, prospective family, or community member, we have what you are looking for.
We are finishing up the second quarter of the school year, and our students are working diligently to learn the new College and Career Readiness Standards and math facts, and they are increasing their reading fluency. Teachers work to incorporate cooperative learning strategies and to increase the use of technology for strong student engagement.
Please continue to read with your child at home, and quiz them on their math facts over the two week winter break. Winter break is from December 23 through January 3. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Read about our highlights during the last few months:
- Sixth grade students started using new Chrome books for all subject areas!
- Our school has been collecting cans for the food drive.
- SMUSD’s bond passed! (This will supply increased safety, technology, and transportation.)
- We had a successful Family Science Night on November 5.
- Both our JV and varsity boys’ basketball teams remain undefeated!
- We successfully completed a bus evacuation safety drill on November 21.
- Kindergarten classes visited Tolmachoff Farms on November 15.
- Our school raised $945 to help support Mrs. Evan’s family that was affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. Tartesso students and staff members participated in a dodge ball/face painting/pie-in-the-face fundraiser for this worthy cause.
- Kindergarten had its Thanksgiving feast at the park on November 26.
- Our students are busy in after school clubs like these: Surf N’ Chess, Yearbook, Good News, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Distance Learning, and Fitness.
We have many upcoming events:
- December 3 - Fundraiser items will be delivered.
- December 3 - PTO meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the library.
- December 5 - Winter Music Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
- December 6 - Hot Cocoa and Crafts family event in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.
- December 9 - SMUSD Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the district office.
- December 13 - Early Release Day at 11:30 a.m.
- December 13 - Winter dance for students in grades 6-8 at Ruth Fisher from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- December 16 - Chess Tournament in the cafeteria @ 2:30 p.m.
- December 16 to 18 - PTO will sell candy grams.
- December 16 to 19 - After School Club Showcase Week at 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
- December 17 - Second quarter honor roll/perfect attendance awards in classrooms from 12:00 to 2:20 p.m.
- December 17 to 20 - Galileo Benchmark Testing. Please make sure your kids are at school on time.
- December 20 - Tiger Paws Fine Dining celebration at 11:30 p.m.
- December 20 - Second quarter report cards go home.