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2018 Bridge-the-Gap

The sixth annual Bridge-the-Gap thank you celebration will be on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme: “A Night Among the Stars.” Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the food or the fun! RSVP now at www.pcds.org/btg and take a look at a taste of what’s to come for that special evening. More restaurants and fun updates in the coming weeks.

Key Club Used-Clothing Drive

It’s that time of year again… spring cleaning! Key Club is running a used-clothing drive from April 2-13 to benefit ICM, a food and clothing bank that assists families in need around the valley. Drop-off bins will be in the Upper School Aquatic Lot and the Upper School office, but this drive is open to the entire school! Your contributions mean a lot to these families, we look forward to taking the donations to the families soon after the drive.

PCDS Summer Programs, Registration Open!


PCDS offers a great summer experience for students in kindergarten-grade 12. Three, 2-week sessions, run June 11 to July 20. Students through grade 8 choose a half-day or full-day program including camp activities, sports, and non-credit classes that include math, reading, writing, music, theater, sports, technology, art, and specialties like lego robotics, cooking, electronics, and woodshop. High school students have credit and non-credit options. Visit Summer Programs for details and to register.

Meeting Minutes Available from PA Meeting Chat with MS Head Ben Sullivan and US Head Lisa Culbertson

On Wednesday, February 28, MS Head Ben Sullivan and US Head Lisa Culbertson presented to parents along with a question & answer session. If you were unable to attend the presentation, please click here for the meeting minutes.

Save the Date to Celebrate!

The sixth annual Bridge-the-Gap will be on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for this adult-only, don’t-miss event! You’ll be hearing more about the featured restaurants and exciting auction items soon.

Drive Safely

Please always drive safely to and from campus, while also being mindful of the surrounding neighborhood. Speed limit signs are clearly posted, and students and families should exercise caution while driving to and from campus.

Annual Fund 2017-18 Honor Roll

Is your family's name on the Annual Fund Honor Roll list? If not, please give your tax-deductible gift to our school today and make a difference for all students and teachers at PCDS. Participation is key, and any amount is greatly appreciated.

Tax Credit 2017

Before you hand off your 2017 taxes to your accountant, make sure to let him/her know you want to redirect a portion of your AZ income taxes to PCDS through the Private School Tax Credit -- funds go towards PCDS students with demonstrated financial need.  First, contribute up to $1,089 (single filer) or $2,177 (married filer) to our foundation at www.aissf.org.  Then, claim your contribution and receive every dollar back on your state taxes. Questions? Contact Katie Charles, Director of Annual Giving, at katie.charles@pcds.org or 602-955-8200 x 2346.

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LS/MS Parent Conferences
Thursday, March 15

Spring Break
March 19-30

Alumni Hall of Fame
Saturday, April 28, 5:00 PM
Garvin Family Walk of Champions

Saturday, April 28, 6:30 PM