Degrees and Certifications:
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.
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
|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 11:45-12:25 (Eat First)||Kindergarten 10:40-11:10 (Eat First)|
|1st Grade 12:25-12:45 (Eat First)||1st Grade 11:35-12:15 (Eat First)||1st Grade 10:35-11:05 (Eat First)|
|2nd Grade 12:15-12:55 (Eat First)||2nd Grade 11:25-12:05 (Eat First)||2nd Grade 10:25-10:55 (Eat First)|
|3rd Grade 12:05-12:45 (Eat First)||3rd Grade 11:15-11:55 (Eat First)||3rd Grade 10:15-10:45 (Eat First)|
|4th Grade 12:55-1:35 (Eat First)||4th Grade 12:05-12:45 (Eat First)||4th Grade 11:00-11:30 (Eat First)|
|5th Grade 12:45-1:25 (Eat First)||5th Grade 11:55-12:35 (Eat First)||5th Grade 10:50-11:20 (Eat First)|
|6th Grade 1:05-1:45 (Eat First)||6th Grade 12:15-12:55 (Eat First)||6th Grade 11:05-11:35 (Eat First)|
October 5, 2023
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October 13, 2023
October 16, 2023
October 24, 2023
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM PTSO Restaurant Night - MOD Pizza (Warner/McQueen)
October 26, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Title Halloween Event & Trunk or Treat
November 14, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTSO Restaurant Night - Chipotle
December 5, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Drama Club Performance
December 6, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Strings Winter Concert
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."