Harvest Of The Moon

This month’s taste test produce is butternut squash! Attached is a graphic highlighting the squash and if you’d like to find more information you can go to www.mollenfoundation.org/harvest.

Community Cleanup September 2018

Capitol School partnered with the Oakland Neighborhood Association for a Community Cleanup on Saturday. We had a good time and are already looking to schedule the next one.

Afterward, some members of the group visited Tres Leches Cafe, which is on Van Buren, about a block west of the school. They specialize in coffee and drinks. They just opened a week or two ago so, if you get a chance, stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!

PBIS Assembly At Capitol Elementary

Students gather to learn Capitol’s new PBIS expectations with a special assembly and rotations around the school, with a special visit from the Capitol Cougar!

PBIS allows students to better understand their responsibilities at school. The program focuses on bringing positivity to school campuses through teaching expectations in different areas around the campus and reinforcing when students meet the teacher and school-wide expectations.



Capitol School is dedicated to your child’s happiness, safety and success. Our services include a nurse, social worker, and psychologist on our campus, as well as having a before and after school program, PEER, available at no cost to students of working parents. We also have free sports programs for students in grades 5-8 and art, music and physical education for all students.

Enroll your K-8 student today! School starts August 1!

Kids and Teens Eat FREE This Summer (18 and under)!

All meals must be eaten on site, and adult meals are available for a reduced rate.

Summer Feeding Sites:

May 29th-July 20th (closed the week of July 2nd-July 6th)
Capitol Elementary School– 330 N 16th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007
Breakfast- 7:30am-8:00am
Lunch- 12:00pm-1:00pm
See flyer for more information (Capitol)

May 29th-July 20th (closed the week of July 2nd-July 6th)
Magnet Traditional School– 2602 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009
Breakfast- 7:30am-8:00am
Lunch- 11:00am-12:00pm
See flyer for more information (Magnet)

May 29th-July 5th (closed July 4th)
Lowell Elementary School– 1121 S 3rd Ave, Phoenix AZ 85003
Breakfast- 8:00am-8:30am
Lunch- 11:30am-12:30pm
See flyer for more information (Lowell)

For questions related to our Summer Feeding Sites please call 602-257-3742.


Superintendent Larry Weeks encourages all members of our district to immediately “SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING” should they see anything that seems suspicious. His letter sent to parents and staff outlines the measures we take to ensure safety, yet reminds that we must all be vigilant and report anything suspicious immediately to school or department leaders. Those leaders will bring the information immediately to his attention. Thank you for bringing any questions you have to the attention of campus or department leaders in the district or the Superintendent’s office at CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or 602.257.2912.

Please remind everyone you know – SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING.

AzMERIT Testing Begins in April

Students in grades 3-8 will begin AzMERIT testing in April.
For more details regarding AzMERIT and Move on When Reading, please see:

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 3rd Graders

AzMERIT Letter for Parents of 4th – 8th Graders

You are invited to a Community Forum, March 5

Dear Capitol School Families;

As you probably are aware Mr. Russell Sanders is retiring at the close of this school year. We are incredibly grateful for all he has done for the school district and students and families at Capitol School.

I want to invite you to participate in a community forum that will be held in the process of hiring a new principal. The forum provides you the opportunity to listen to the candidates respond to questions in the interview process and provide written feedback to the hiring committee. There will also be a short period of time to submit potential questions to the candidates.

The forum will be held on March 5th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at Capitol School.

Thank you for your support and involvement as we work to hire a great leader for Capitol School.


Mr. Larry Weeks
Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

Estimadas Familias de Escuela Capitol;

Como ustedes están probablemente enterados, el Sr. Russell Sanders se retira al finalizar este año escolar. Estamos increíblemente agradecidos por todo lo que el ha hecho por el distrito escolar, los estudiantes y las familias de Escuela Capitol.

Deseo invitarlos a participar en un foro de la comunidad que se llevará a cabo en el proceso de contratación de un nuevo director. El foro le ofrece a usted la oportunidad de escuchar a los candidatos responder a preguntas en el proceso de la entrevista y proporcionarle comentarios por escrito al comité encargado de la contratación. También habrá un corto período de tiempo para presentar preguntas potenciales a los candidatos.

El foro se llevará a cabo el 5 de marzo de 5:00 a 6:00 PM en el Escuela Capitol.

Gracias por su apoyo y participación mientras trabajamos para contratar a un gran líder para Escuela Capitol.


Sr. Larry Weeks
Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix

Download Letter Here

August is Attendance Awareness Month

Phoenix #1 proclaimed August “Attendance Awareness” month because we understand the strong relationship between good attendance at school and student achievement.
In fact, studies show that students with poor attendance in the early years tend to struggle with achievement throughout the rest of their school years. And, good attendance leads to high school graduation!

For more information, please read here about the effects of poor attendance.