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Kenilworth 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!


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

8th Grade Promotion Information

December 15, 2017

Dear Super Cool 8th grade families,

It is with great excitement we announce that Kenilworth’s eighth grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018 AT 6:00 PM.

All students participating will need to be at the school at 5:00pm.
We will open the auditorium at 5:00pm to start seating our guests.

Due to the limited space in our auditorium, fire codes and in an effort to ensure an enjoyable experience for all in attendance, each student will receive 4 tickets for guests. We will not be admitting any person (with the exception of lap children) into the auditorium without a ticket. Balloons will need to be parked/stored in the front office area during the ceremony. This is to help everyone have a view of the stage and also as a safety effort to keep the balloons from landing on the ceiling lights creating a concern for a fire.

As you are preparing for the ceremony, we would like to remind you of the student dress code for this event before you begin to shop for promotion attire for your student.


  • Dress shirt (tucked in)
  • Dress pants with belt (no jeans, Levis)
  • Clothing should be a good fit to the body size
  • No hats/caps
  • Shoes (no sandals)
  • Ties are encouraged


  • Shoulders must be completely covered, no spaghetti straps
  • No bare midriff
  • No low cut tops
  • Length of dress/skirt must not be above fingertips
  • Dress pants allowed
  • No hats/caps
  • Shoes (no flip flops, low heels highly recommended)

Although eighth grade promotion is a special time, it is not a formal ceremony. For this reason, prom dresses and tuxedos are not appropriate. Feel free to have your child bring in clothing to the school to make sure that the clothes are appropriate for the promotion ceremony before you remove the tags and commit to their purchase.

Failure to abide by the above-indicated dress code may result in your child not being able to participate in the promotion ceremony. The final decision will be left up to the discretion of teachers and the principal at the time of the ceremony. If you have any additional questions, please contact your student’s homeroom teacher.

Thank you,

Anthony Pietrangeli
Proud Principal

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School Picture Day: Sept. 15

September 15, 2017 is school picture day!

An order form will be sent home and you may also use the form to order online ahead of time.

Download the Order Form

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.

Meet Mayra, Univision Student of the Week

Mayra is one of Kenilworth School’s 2017 Univision Students of the Week! Learn more about Mayra’s impact on Kenilworth School in the video below.

Partnering to Test the Drinking Water on Our Campuses

May 11, 2017

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we have been working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to conduct screening programs to determine if there is a presence of lead in school drinking water. ADEQ is coordinating with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems and public schools to proactively conduct these screening tests.

Kenilworth School drinking water was tested. There were no samples obtained that indicated a presence of lead in the drinking water above 15 parts of lead per billion parts of water (15 ppb). This is the level that is in compliance with federal drinking water standards.

We are pleased with these results. We will continue to work with ADEQ to insure the drinking water on our campuses is safe for students and staff. The safety and health of our students and staff is our number one priority.

Should you have further questions regarding this topic, there is information available at azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg or you can speak to Principal, Mr. Anthony Pietrangeli or call my office at 602-257-2912.

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


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17 de noviembre de 2017

Estimadas Familias y Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

En el Distrito Escolar Primario #1 de Phoenix, hemos estado trabajando con el Departamento de Calidad Ambiental de Arizona (cuyas siglas en inglés son ADEQ) para llevar a cabo programas de investigación para determinar si hay presencia de plomo en el agua potable de las escuelas. ADEQ está coordinando con varias agencias estatales y locales, sistemas públicos de agua y escuelas públicas para llevar a cabo proactivamente estas pruebas de detección.

Se revisó el agua potable de la Escuela Kenilworth. Ninguna de las muestras obtenidas indicó la presencia de plomo en el agua potable superior a 15 partes de plomo por mil millones de partes de agua (15 ppb). Este es el nivel que cumple con las normas federales del agua potable.

Estamos satisfechos con estos resultados. Seguiremos trabajando con ADEQ para asegurar que el agua potable en nuestras escuelas es segura para los estudiantes y el personal. La seguridad y la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Si usted tiene más preguntas sobre este tema, hay información disponible en azdequ.gov/LeadScreeningProg o usted puede hablar con el Director, el Sr. Anthony Pietrangeli o llamar a mi oficina al 602-257-2912.

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

You are invited to the Super Cool AZ SciTech Festival! March 10



During parent teacher conferences on March 10 from 2:00-5:00pm, we will transform the front courtyard area of the Super Cool Kenilworth School into an AZ SciTech Festival Signature event. AZ SciTech Festival website

This event will include our student afterschool STEAM clubs presenting their thinking and learning with interactive exhibits.

In addition to the student exhibits our learning partners in the professional field join in. We will have professional exhibits alongside of our student exhibits that include:

  • The AZ Science Center
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Flite Factory (build your own drone)
  • Carters Farm: petting zoo and pony rides
  • The AZ Humane Society
  • United Health Care

To add to the excitement entertainment will include:

  • Student performances
  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Magician
  • Game Trucks

Our AZ SciTech Festival event is a celebration of our efforts to grow our STEAM identity at the Super Cool Kenilworth School. For a group 28 sixth grade female students, the event begins offsite with a field trip to the “Girls Have IT” day at Xavier College. Girls Have IT website This group will return at 3:15pm to join in with our event.

2017 Flu Letter

February 21, 2017

The flu is hitting us late this year compared to the rest of the United States.   A combination of the following symptoms could mean you have the flu:

Fever (usually high)


Feeling very tired

Dry cough

Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Muscle aches

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are more common in children

In our schools we have been seeing a lot of students with fevers, coughing and with vomiting. We need to work together to keep our students healthy. The most important way to prevent the flu is to keep hands clean. We need to wash our hands often and thoroughly with soap and water. If this is not possible, then hand sanitizer can be used. Other measures to keep in mind to stay healthy include:

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and discard the tissue, or use the inside of your elbow to block the cough/sneeze.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Do not return to school until you are fever free for at least 24 hours and have not used fever-reducing medications during those 24 hours.

Since the flu is contagious both before and after symptoms begin and end, it is best to stay at home until you are fully well and not experiencing a fever, vomiting or diarrhea at least 24 hours.

The best protection from the flu is receiving your flu shot. It is not too late to do this. To locate clinic near you visitwww.211Arizona.org/flu or call 211 within Arizona or toll free 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere.

Since you are contagious the day before you feel ill until the symptoms stop, it is best to stay home during this time of illness to help control the spread of the flu at school.

Thank you for your efforts in keeping all of our children healthy,

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Health and Wellness Coordinator


Febrero 21, 2017

La temporada de gripe ha llegado tarde este año en comparación del resto de los Estados Unidos.  Una combinación de los siguientes síntomas podría significar que usted tiene gripe:

  • Fiebre (generalmente alta)
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Sentirse muy cansado
  • Tos seca
  • Dolor de garganta
  • Flujo nasal o nariz tapada
  • Dolores musculares náuseas, los vómitos y la diarrea son más comunes con los niños

En nuestras escuelas hemos visto que muchos de nuestros alumnos con fiebre, tos y vomito.  Necesitamos trabajar en conjunto para mantener a nuestros estudiantes sanos.  La forma más importante de prevenir la gripe es mantener las manos limpias.  Debemos lavarnos las manos con frecuencia y abundante agua y jabón.   Si esto no es posible necesitamos usar desinfectante de manos.  Otras medidas que pueden hacer para mantenerse saludable incluyen:

  • Cúbrase la nariz y la boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar y deseche el pañuelo, también puedes utilizar el interior de su codo para bloquear la tos / estornudo.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca.
  • No regresar a la escuela hasta que esté libre de fiebre durante al menos 24 horas y no ha utilizado medicamentos contra la fiebre durante esas 24 horas.
  • Dado que la gripe es contagiosa tanto antes como después de que los síntomas empiezan y terminan lo mejor es quedarse en casa hasta que esté completamente saludable y no haya experimentado fiebre, vomito o diarrea por al menos 24 horas.

La mejor protección para la gripe es tomar una inyección contra la gripe.  No es muy tarde para hacer esto.  Para localizar una clínica cerca de usted visite www.211Arizona.org/flu, también puede comunicarse al 211 dentro del estado de Arizona o al número gratuito 1-877-211-8661 desde cualquier lugar.

Dado a que la gripe es contagiosa es mejor quedarse en casa al momento de sentir los síntomas hasta sentirse bien.  Es mejor quedarse en casa durante la enfermedad para ayudar a controlar la propagación de la gripe en la escuela.

Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener a nuestros niños sanos.

Lynette Wiltgen MSN, RN

Coordinadora de Salud y Bienestar

Flu Letter 2017