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.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back! I hope you had a restful break and you spent quality time with your family and loved ones.
I would like to welcome our new music teacher to our Rio Rico family. Her name is Emily Stubenbort. She is from Pennsylvania. We are very fortunate to have her with us. She comes with a wealth of music knowledge that will bring great ideas that will in turn provide a quality music program. We anticipate seeing a reflection of her wonderful work in our children in the months to come.
I am very excited to continue with our academic goals and to continue striving for a healthy and safe environment at Peña Blanca. After looking at data, we can see that most of our students are making great gains. We ask that you continue to support us by working with your children after school by reading to them, having them read to you, practicing numerical operations, and helping with homework. If you need assistance, please let your child's teacher know so that he/she can provide assistance. Thank you for all that you do to support Peña Blanca!