I would like to take a moment to introduce our school to you. My name is Katie Fjell and I am the Principal at Desert Heights Charter School located in Glendale, Arizona. Desert Heights is a small K-4 charter elementary school which also has a preschool program. Our parent company, Partnership with Parents, Inc., is one that believes strongly in working collaboratively with parents to promote a positive educational experience for each and every child. Consequently, Desert Heights has become known in the educational community as a school that “feels like family”.
One of our many assets as a small charter school is our ability to create an environment that is safe, community oriented, and family friendly. We are always hosting special events to acknowledge our families and we highly encourage parent participation in a variety of ways from our incredibly supportive PTSA, to asking parents to volunteer in whatever capacity possible. Our campus is always open to parents and with plans underway to expand our campus by adding a high school, we anticipate opening our doors even more so!
Below you will find a few of the activities that we sponsor throughout the year as a small way of fostering a sense of community for our families:
- Doughnuts for Dads
- Muffins for Moms
- Kindergarten Tea for Mother’s Day
- Goodies for Grandparents
- Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
- Annual Spring Carnival
- Community Movie Night
- Family Field Day
- Read Across America
- Red Ribbon Week
- Musical Performances
- Ice Cream Socials
- Monthly Flag Raising Ceremonies
- Quarterly Award Ceremonies
- And, other community events
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. We truly believe that once you visit our campus and get to know our faculty, we think you will agree that we hire the best. I highly encourage you to come by and visit with me, or observe our teachers and students in action. We will be hosting a series of discussion groups with parents, seeking their input in identifying ways we might fine tune our school. If you would like to participate, or if you just want to learn more about our comprehensive educational philosophy that emphasizes quality instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers, a safe, orderly learning environment and a very challenging curriculum, please call me at (602) 896-2900.
Principal of Desert Heights Charter School