Wow! Construction is moving quickly! Each day the site looks like a whole new place. This week the project manager from Canyon Building & Design sent the update on the construction site. It was music to my ears when I read these four words in his report, ON SCHEDULE, ON BUDGET! Canyon is telling us that we will have occupancy by the end of July so that we may easily open for the first day of school, August 7th. I know many of you are as excited as I! Several of you have mentioned that you and your children frequently drive by and they are so excited to see the progress of their school.
!!!HELP!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
We are not yet full! There seems to be rumor circulating that Leman Oro Valley is full with wait lists only. Our enrollment is growing steadily and quickly; however, we are NOT full. Encourage your friends and neighbors to check us out online at LemanAcademy.com.
Listed below are the upcoming events and staff updates. Please, note that we have added a few Info Nights at an Oro Valley location near you!
- Oro Valley PRESCHOOL Info Night: Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00 pm at Bianchi’s Italian at 3620 W. Tangerine Road
- Oro Valley K-6th Info Night: Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:00pm at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10,000 Oracle Road, Coronado Ballroom
- Parent Mixer: Friday, May 5th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Bianchi’s Italian at 3620 W. Tangerine Road. This is a time for our Oro Valley parents, PreK thru 6th, to get to know one another and ask questions of Leman staff. A lite lunch will be provided. Please, RSVP at bpapajohn@LemanAcademy.org. It would be wonderful to meet you!
- Oro Valley K-6th Info Night: Wednesday, May 10th, 6:00pm at the Leman Marana school
- Oro Valley PRESCHOOL Info Night: Thursday, May 11th, 6:00 pm at the Leman Marana school.
- Oro Valley K-6th Info Night: Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00pm at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10,000 Oracle Road, Coronado Ballroom
- Our website has been updated with the calendar and daily schedule! Click here for the “tentative” calendar for the Oro Valley school year 2017-18.
- Follow the progress of our new school on our Facebook pages at Leman Academy of Excellence (Oro Valley, AZ) and our parent page Leman Academy of Excellence, Oro Valley, Q & A . We will be posting helpful information on these pages to keep our families informed and connected.
Nadine Nugent, Pre School Director, opened the Leman Marana Preschool and is joining us to open the Leman Oro Valley Preschool this August. Nadine has served in a preschool licensing facility since 2008 and has one of her own kiddos in our preschool! Nadine brings the knowledge and expertise needed to open a new and quality preschool.
Jackie Todd, Kindergarten Teacher, has worked at Leman Marana this year as our Kinder teacher and our Interventionist. Jackie has been an educator of young minds since 1986 and comes to us with vast knowledge regarding teaching young learners to be successful readers. She has the beautiful combination of calmness and enthusiasm needed to be an effective Kindergarten teacher!
Margaret Purvis, 1st Grade Teacher, is one of our founding teachers at the Leman Marana school. She has brought joy to our campus for two years now with her positive attitude and enduring smile. She holds the honor of being our first recipient of the Dr. Leman Award. This award goes to a staff member who exemplifies what it means to be a top-notch Leman Academy Staff member. She also brings more than 25 years of teaching experience!
Sarah Tucker, 2nd Grade Teacher, joined Leman Marana this year in our second grade. Sarah has been an educator in Arizona for more than 20 years. She has an intuitive way about her in understanding the many layers of each of her learners and uses this to effectively meet their needs. Sarah definitely encourages her scholars to grow in many aspects of life and learning.
Stacey Bonds, 3rd Grade Teacher, joined Leman Marana this year in our third grade. Stacey has been in education since 1999 and has an incredible way of getting to know and love all of her scholars. She has a calm and effective classroom management style that is so fitting to the Classical Model.
Suzi Longville, 3rd Grade Teacher, joined Leman Marana this year in our third grade. Suzi has over 20 years of educating young minds. She loves to build strong relationships with her scholars and families and enjoys working alongside her scholars’ parents. Her scholars work diligently because of the high expectations she so clearly sets for them.
Robin Tapia, 4th Grade Teacher, joined Leman Marana this year in our fourth grade. Robin has been an elementary educator for 33 years! She brings such mastery to integrating all of the subjects together in an engaging way for our scholars. Her scholars enjoy the integration of art throughout their school day.
Please, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have regarding our Oro Valley school. We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you! We are going to have a wonderful year together.