Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
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Parent Liaison
PB Math Pilot Program
PB Math Pilot Program
PB Reading Intervention
PB Reading Intervention
PB Character Counts
PB Jazzercise
PB Library Astronomy Night
PB Recycling
Latest News
Office Closed

All SCVUSD offices (all district and school offices) will be closed on Friday, August 1 from 7:30-11:00 a.m. as we prepare to welcome our students back to school the following Monday. Offices will be open at 11:00 a.m.

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We are gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year. Be sure to mark your calendars for all of the events we have set up to get you ready for the first day of school! Read more >>>

Welcome to Peña Blanca Elementary

Welcome to the Internet home of Peña Blanca Elementary School. We are one of six schools in Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District, which includes six rural communities with populations ranging from 200 to 11,000 inhabitants, Rio Rico being the largest.

We designed this website to be a helpful tool for you to stay up-to-date and involved in our students’ lives. Devoted parents, students, staff, and community members should visit our site often. We’ve compiled answers to your most frequently asked questions, included information about the exciting clubs we have at Peña Blanca Elementary, and we'll help you stay organized with our interactive calendar. We value your participation and committed interest in your child’s education.

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A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We would like to welcome our newest member of the Peña Blanca Community. Isaac Davila is our new technology teacher. He is very knowledgeable and great with our students. He has great ideas to improve our technology program. We are very happy to have him!


We have one more week before our AIMS testing. We have continued to offer interventions, enrichments, and tutoring to support our students. We know that we will have great improvement. We are currently a low B school and our goal is to become an A.

We ask for your support by having your children to take plenty of rest all week long and to assure that all students get a healthy breakfast. We also ask that you not take students out early or miss school on this week.

Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures

We would like to cordially remind you to drop off your students after 7:15 a.m. and through the car drop off area. We also need all parents to use the car pick up area when picking up your child to allow for less traffic in our small parking lot. Please have your blue student cards with you. If you need additional cards, please ask our office personnel.    


The weather is getting warmer, but we need all students to follow dress code and use only solid pants, skirts, or shorts (blue or kaki). Tops need be solid red or blue with a collar. If we see a student out of uniform, we will call the parent. Our goal is to have loaner uniforms for your convenience. In order to do this, we will ask for gently used uniforms that do not fit your children as a donation for our Peña Blanca Clothing Bank. Students will earn a dress down coupon for their donation. Please send donations to Irma Velez, our parent liaison.  

Science Fair Winner

Mrs. Fuentes’ class won third place at the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF). They did a great job! They received a trophy and a $25 gift certificate! We hope to have an even better turn out next year for our Peña Blanca Science Fair and have many winners at SARSEF.  
Wishing you a wonderful month!                                          


Ivonne Ferreira
Ivonne Ferreira