Phone: 480-892-7810


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Amber Bickes, Principal

Welcome Sun King Families!

My name is Amber Bickes and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead and serve as the principal of Playa del Rey Elementary School. I am so fortunate to have worked in the field of education for the past 27 years. I was a classroom teacher (taught grades K-5), the Field Coordinator at ASU, an elementary instructional coach with GPS, the dean of students at Neely Traditional Academy and Gilbert Global Academy, and now serve as the principal of Playa del Rey. 

I am incredibly fortunate to be the principal of Playa del Rey Elementary School. We have a dedicated staff who are committed to ensuring all students receive a high quality, personalized education while instilling a passion for learning. 

While student success is at the core of what we strive to achieve, building strong relationships is an essential part of our learning community.  If we collaborate with one another, we can accomplish and work through any situation. I look forward to approaching this next year as a unified school community and help every student strive to meet their full potential.


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      Office Hours

      • Office Hours: 7:00am–4:00pm
        Breakfast: 7:45am–8:05am
        School Opens: 7:45am

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      Elementary Start & End Times

      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm

        Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm

        Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am

      Lunch Schedule

      2:55 PM Regular Release 1:55 (1) Hour Early Release 11:55 AM Half Day Release
      Kindergarten  12:35-1:15 (Eat First) Kindergarten (Eat First) Kindergarten (Eat First)
      1st Grade  12:05-12:45 (Eat First) 1st Grade (Eat First) 1st Grade (Eat First)
      2nd Grade 12:25-1:05 (Eat First) 2nd Grade (Eat First) 2nd Grade (Eat First)
      3rd Grade 12:25-1:05 (Eat First) 3rd Grade (Eat First) 3rd Grade (Eat First)
      4th Grade 12:05-12:45 (Eat First) 4th Grade (Eat First) 4th Grade (Eat First)
      5th Grade 12:45-1:25 (Eat First) 5th Grade (Eat First) 5th Grade (Eat First)
      6th Grade 12:45-1:25 (Eat First) 6th Grade (Eat First) 6th Grade (Eat First)

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      • Motto and Mission Statement

        Learn today, Lead tomorrow.
        "At Playa del Rey Elementary School, we believe that the development of a responsible citizen involves family, school, and community support. We will model authentic relationships and instill the importance of being both respectful and responsible. We will give every child opportunities to develop positive self-worth, the motivation to reach their full academic potential, and the social skills necessary to become a contributing member of society."

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      Last Modified on June 6, 2024