Online Distance Learning Begins on August 5

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The 2020-2021 school year begins August 5, ONLINE!

We are excited to get our year underway, and although we can’t be in the buildings right now, we will be starting our 2020-2021 school year together online!

Garden Lakes Back to School Website >>

If your family is in need of a chromebook for your student to use for Distance Learning, we will have them available for parents to check out. Parents checking out a chromebook must complete a Laptop Insurance Agreement and submit payment at the time of checkout. A Technology User Agreement must also be signed.

1. Legal guardian of the student must pick up the device (please bring your ID)

2. Fill out an insurance form and have money order or check (sorry, no cash or debit cards will be accepted). Chromebook Insurance Agreement: English | Español

3. Sign a Technology User Agreement: English | Español

2020 Pendergast Distance Learning Guide

The Distance Learning Guide was created by educators in our district in order to help all of our students succeed and do their very best. It includes sections that will provide a step-by-step guide to online learning and everything that you will need to know.

Distance Learning Guide: English | Español

Pendergast Quick Tip

Pendergast Partners in Education logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

Find Out More and/or Submit a Quick Tip >>


Garden Lakes Elementary Fast Facts


Closed Campus Policy
Please be prepared to do the following:

- Sign in
- Get badge

Upon returning, you will be given your IDENTIFICATION back.

Thank you for your time, patience and flexibility as we continue to provide a safe and orderly environment for your chilldren.

Principal: Jill Helland

Assistant Principal & 504 Coordinator: AJ Estrada

Garden Lakes Elementary School

10825 W. Garden Lakes Pkwy.
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: (623) 772-2520
Fax: (623) 877-9545
Attendance: (623) 772-2535



  • Well-Managed Schools

    Well-Managed Schools is a school-based intervention strategy that emphasizes behavior management practices, relationship-building techniques and social skills instruction.

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  • Tax and Gift Donations

    The Pendergast Governing Board and Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux are grateful for your donation and support of our students, staff, families and community. Thank you for helping to make a positive impact in the lives of the children in Pendergast.

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Garden Lakes News & Updates

  • Garden Lakes Newsletter

    Diamondback Community News - October

    Check out the latest edition of the Diamondback Community News. The Diamondback Community News is your inside look at everything happening at Garden Lakes Elementary and throughout the Pendergast Elementary School District.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Join A Club

    Garden Lakes Principal Jill Helland to Receive Exemplary Principal Award

    Jill Helland, principal of Garden Lakes Elementary School was awarded the prestigious Exemplary Principal Award from Steve Watson, Maricopa County School Superintendent on September 29, 2020 at a virtual community event in the Pendergast District.

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  • Join A Club

    Garden Lakes Clubs

    Please use the links below to apply for a club you are interested in joining. Please be aware that clubs are only available for grades 3 and up. Check the application description for details.

    STEAM Club >>
    Drama Club >>

  • Student picking up foold.

    Food and Nutrition Return to School Meals

    Starting August 5th, the Pendergast Elementary School District Food Services Program will be providing meals to students Monday through Friday at all 12 of our school campuses. Students will be offered three different options for picking up their breakfast and lunch. School cafeterias will be offering a morning pick up, mid-day pick up, or a bus route pick up. Breakfast and lunch will be offered at the same time for convenience to our students and families.

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  • Student-Parent Handbook 2020-2021

    The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting district policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Classroom Supply Lists

    Please use the links below to find your student's supply list for the school year.


    Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade

    Online Learning Supply List >>

  • Make the 2020 Census Count!

    According to a June 12, 2019 story in AZED News, “School districts and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) are reaching out to community members to let them know how important Census 2020 is and to encourage them to take part in the population count done every 10 years.” Watch this video for more information on the census and its importance.

    Watch the Video >>

  • Partnership with Jeremy Anderson!

    We are so excited to be partnering with motivational speaker Jeremy Anderson. Jeremy Anderson knows how to connect with students and teachers in an amazing and transparent way. Jeremy is one of America's Top Youth Speakers, and one of the Best Keynote Motivational Speakers for Teachers.

    For more information about Jeremy and his services visit his website at  Check out some of Jeremy's motivational videos below.

    - Top School Motivational Speaker >>
    - Jeremy's School Take Over >>
    - Motivation for Teachers >>

  • What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

    Find out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >

  • Stay Connected to the Garden Lakes PTA

    The Garden Lakes PTA is dedicated to our children's educational success, health and well-being through strong family and community engagement. If you have any comments, concerns or would like to join, please email us at:

  • Fry's Community Rewards Program

    Did you know you can support Garden Lakes just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards!

    Find Out More and/or Enroll >>