Welcome to Palm Lane

Palm Lane is a K-5 school in the Cartwright Elementary School District, located in Phoenix, Arizona. At Palm Lane, we are committed to excellence in education for all students. Our school strives to promote high academic and behavioral expectations in a caring, friendly environment. As a staff, we are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that each child succeeds. We are proud of our current achievements, and are committed to continued growth.

We believe that parents play an important part in their children's success, and parents are encouraged to participate in the PTA, help in the Parent Liaison office, and volunteer during school functions including: Field Day, Water Day, and field trips. Monthly parent coffee talks and quarterly student-recognition assemblies also allow families to engage in learning and celebrating student and school success.

Letter from Our Principal
Stephanie Ward

On behalf of the entire staff at Palm Lane Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to our school, where we believe all students are capable of success! Our staff members are dedicated, highly qualified, and always make decisions in the best interest of children. As a Professional Learning Community, we work together with all members of the school community to do what is best for students.

Well Managed Schools is our school-wide social skills program, helping create consistency in everyday social skills both inside and outside the classroom. Here at Palm Lane EngageNY, SRA, and Achieve 3000 are just some of the resources used to prepare our students to meet the high demands of the college and career ready standards.

As Principal, I will do my very best to ensure all student are academically and socially successful. I encourage you to become involved through our PTO, parent volunteer program, or meeting with the teacher often to secure a strong partnership between home and school. If there is anything I can do to assist your students in achieving his or her goals, please do not hesitate to ask. Our office number is (623) 691-5500. We look forward to working with you.

Welcome to Palm Lane where Dreams Begin!

Sincerely,
Stephanie Ward

A Message from the Superintendent's Office about Prop 206

The Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206, was approved on November 8, 2016.

Proposition 206 is designed to increase the minimum wage to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018, $11.00 in 2019, and $12 in 2020. Starting in 2021, the measure will increase the minimum wage based on the cost of living index for Arizona. Effective July 1st, the initiative also guarantees 40 hours of annual paid sick time to employees of businesses with 15 or more employees and 24 hours to those of businesses with less than 15 employees. The measure entitles employees to accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The measure permits earned paid sick time to be utilized for an employee's medical care, an employee's need to care for a family member, a public health emergency or addressing domestic violence.

For Cartwright School District, more than 700 employees will be impacted, with a recurring annual cost in excess of $650,000.

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