News

When our school is featured online, either locally or otherwise we like to share that with our online visitors.

If you find news about our school online, please let us know about it if it isn't featured on our website already. You can do this by contacting our office on the Contact CFA-Phx page and be sure to include the web link. - Thanks for visiting CFA of Phoenix online!




Photo from CFA Facebook Page
Photo from CFA Facebook Page

Senator Andrew Sherwood meets with CFA Phoenix 8th Graders

Posted On: 2016-04-13 11:20 AM
Great day of civics for Mr. Birk's 8th graders from Children First Academy Phoenix. Thanks to Senator Andrew Sherwood for arranging the visit to the Senate. Thanks to Representative Coleman for the tour of the House. Special thanks to the Fallen Heroes wh
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What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.
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Use Your Fry's Card to Support Our Schools

Posted On: 2016-03-23 09:49 AM
You can now support our school by linking us to your Fry's Grocery Store card. Follow the steps outlined below to link your Fry's Card to us and a small percentage of your purchases will be donated to our school.
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Photo of Alex Rivera courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo of Alex Rivera courtesy of Jerry Lewis

Haircuts Go a Long Way for Kids in Need

Posted On: 2016-03-16 12:49 PM
Barber Alex Rivera, childhood teammate of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitcher Hector Santiago, donating his time at Children First Academy of Tempe to give free haircuts to our students.
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Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis

CSI Cookies for Change teaches baking at CFAP

Posted On: 2016-03-10 01:08 PM
And thus begins the CSI "Cookies for Change" inaugural "baking to learn and earn" project. Thank you Marilyn Seymann for your love for the children and tireless efforts in their behalf. Thank you Mr. Birk for coming in during your Spring Break.
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Screen cap from Fox10 News Video
Screen cap from Fox10 News Video

At-risk kids view the world through a camera

Posted On: 2016-03-04 12:26 PM
From Fox 10 News / Phoenix...

The students CFA live at or below the poverty line, any many don't have a stable family unit. The Kids in Focus program pairs theses students with photographers, who help them learn how to shoot photos and ... learn to look at the world in a different way
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Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis

Thank You to Karen Shell and Kids in Focus

Posted On: 2016-03-04 01:10 PM
Thank you to the incomparable Karen Shell and all of the mentor photographers and others with Kids in Focus who facilitated an incredible experience for our children. Thank you for putting the children first!
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Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.
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Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)
Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)

How boy born in Mexico helped a red bird from Arizona find its way to the White House for Christmas

Posted On: 2015-12-24 09:43 PM
From Arizona Republic / AZCentral.com...

Naykor Gutierrez thought about the Christmas ornaments taking flight and traveling to places he has imagined, places he's drawn in pictures, but has never seen with his own eyes. Naykor knows about traveling to far-away places.
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

CFA Thanks SuntecConcrete

Posted On: 2015-12-22 03:06 PM
Thank you Suntec Concrete for the timely gift of food and clothing during this holiday season.
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

Thank you Maximus Foundation for your generous gift.

Posted On: 2015-12-17 02:58 PM
Thank you Maximus Foundation for your generous gift to ensure that the awesome CFAP CSI after school program continues to thrive and make a huge difference in many students' lives.
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Make an ECA Donation

Make an ECA Donation

Posted On: 2015-12-14 09:25 AM
Don't miss your chance to support students and possibly lower your tax bill. Make an ECA tax credit donation to Sequoia Charter Schools and change a student's life. Every dollar goes toward extracurricular activities, and you may choose which school or pr
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

CFA Thanks Neutron Industries

Posted On: 2015-11-25 03:08 PM
Thanks to the wonderful employees of Neutron Industries for going above and beyond for the children.
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Brad Miles named Interim Superintendent of Edkey

Posted On: 2015-10-15 06:06 PM
The EdKey Board named Brad Miles interim superintendent at a board meeting on October 12. Mr. Miles was previously an assistant superintendent for Edkey. Mr. Miles has responsibility for all of the schools within the EdKey system, including supervision of
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Screencap from YouTube Video
Screencap from YouTube Video

New Videos Posted to the SequoiaCharter YouTube Channel

Posted On: 2015-10-06 03:46 PM
We have posted a couple new videos to our YouTube channel. These videos were produced for the 3rd Annual Children First Foundation Gala Event fundraiser held on October 3, 2015. The event raised money for the Children First Academy schools of Phoenix and
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Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.
Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.

Geek Squad comes to Maricopa for technology camp

Posted On: 2015-09-28 08:58 AM
From TriValleyCentral.com...

Geek Squad Academy descended on Sequoia Pathway Academy Sept. 16 and 17 for a technology camp aimed at getting students excited about the careers of the future. Best Buy's famed Geek Squad offers the two-day initiative at no cost to participating schools
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Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on
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Children First Foundation Gala Event Coming October 3rd!

Posted On: 2015-08-21 08:20 PM
You are cordially invited to attend The Third Annual Children First Gala on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore in the Grand Ballroom. 6 pm Registration, Reception, Silent Auction, Magic Tree, Wine Table; 7 pm Dinner followed by Live Auction
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Rachael Lay, Children First Academy of Phoenix Principal
Rachael Lay, Children First Academy of Phoenix Principal

Chromebooks for CFA Phoenix Students donated by Insight

Posted On: 2015-08-17 05:18 PM
These Chromebooks were purchased with Insight's generous $20,000 grant. The Chromebooks will be used for student benchmark assessments, state testing and research throughout our schools. Part of the grant will also be spent to purchase document cameras fo
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SSDHH & CFA Join ARIZONA GIVES DAY - APRIL 7, 2015

Posted On: 2015-03-23
Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for nonprofi...
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ACAA Elementary Service Learning Project

Posted On: 2014-04-30
Miss Jenkins’ second grade classroom has participated in an ongoing service learning project this school year involving compassion, volunteerism, and giving to the less fortunate. The students were pen pal letters with the second grade classroom at
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