Armstrong’s Agenda 10/31
Hello Power Campus Roadrunners!
We are celebrating lots of things on the Power Campus this last week. Two of our Math League teams placed third at competition, our Varsity Girls Volleyball team won the state championship and our swimmers took medals at state. there are lots of great things going on for our students at San Tan!
Christmas Tree, Anyone?
Before I purchase a tree for the Power foyer, I thought I would reach out and see if anyone is planning on upgrading their tree this year and interested in donating their tree or any decorations to us. I am hoping for a 12′ tree and all the trimmings. If you are interested, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
We are excited to host a Power Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for all Power families starting at 11:30 on Wednesday, November 21st. Come enjoy
one another’s company with family, friends, and staff while eating lunch picnic style and gobbling up desserts! Families are welcome on campus starting at 11:30 and ending at 1PM. Our campus will be full of fun,
laughter, picnic games, living art selfies, and full bellies! We look forward to having you spend some time as we gather as a San Tan family before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Please sign up below if you are able to donate desserts to our campus for this day. Reminder that we are a NUT FREE campus. Desserts can begin to be dropped off to the front office on Wednesday, November 21st starting at 7:50 am.
Guten Morgen Familien!
You guessed it, Our 4th annual EF Tours trip will be whisking us off to Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest in June 2019! Our tours tend to fill up quickly, so make sure to register to reserve your spot today. We do only have 32 traveling seats available as of right now. If you are intrigued, here are some of the frequently asked questions commonly received along with how to register.
Where can I get additional information? Please visit our travel page to get the itinerary, highlights, cost and to register: www.eftours.com/2082026ny
If you have any further questions, please attend the informational meeting or reach out to Mrs. Simonton directly at email@example.com
Still looking to fund our Junior High Laptops
The social studies department just needs to raise $312 more to fully fund five more laptops for the junior high. Please take a moment to follow the link below to find out more information:
Got Roadrunner Spirit?
Come buy your new 2018-2019 Spirit Come buy your new 2018-19 Spirit Gear! Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman class t-shirts on sale for you now for $20!!
ADIDAS drawstring bags $25
San Tan t-shirts $20
Mini squishy footballs and volleyballs $5
ALL items can be purchased from the front office.
ALL payments accepted.
Guest Teachers Needed!
Would you like to see your kids every day and get paid? We are in need
of guest teachers to fill in when our teaching staff is out ill. If you are interested in being a guest teacher, please email me
Gifted Parent Night @ San Tan brings back Speed Gifting!
November 7th, 2018 5:30 to 7:30p.m.
*Groups rotate, it is OK if you arrive a little later than 5:30*
With an interesting twist on the speed dating concept, our Speed
Gifting evening will offer an array of high interest topics specifically
designed to help answer questions for gifted parents. You will travel as a
small discussion group between the various topics to receive a personalized learning experience where your questions will be individually addressed.
Topics include ‘What exactly is gifted?’, ‘Why does my child have so much
anxiety?’, ‘Why does my child do the crazy things they do?’, ‘How can I
assist or enrich my child from home?’, and much more!
Children under the age of 10 are welcome to attend childcare for $5 (cash only) up front.
Please RSVP to assist us in providing enough materials.
ACE Program for Sophomores
The Counseling Department is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an ACE information Night for our Sophomore families! The ACE program is offered through all Maricopa Community Colleges and we are excited to be partnering with Chandler Gilbert Community College for this great opportunity!
The ACE PLUS (Achieving a College Education) Program is an early outreach, two-year scholarship-based, college preparation program for high school students. The mission of this program is to increase the success rate of first generation, under-represented, and financially dis-advantaged college bound students. ACE PLUS aids the students in their successful completion of high school and assists them with a smooth transition into higher education. Students can earn up to 21 college credits during the course of their junior and senior years. Any sophomores from local high schools may apply.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please stop by and see Mrs. Taylor in the counseling office.
10/31 – Half Day
San Tan celebrates Fall & Harvest. As a friendly reminder, students may not wear costumes or bring candy to school on 10/31.
College tour for high school students
On Thursday, November 15th, our high school students will have the opportunity to tour Park University!
Park University is new to our community and is located in downtown Gilbert. If you would like to learn more, feel free to visit their website using this direct link: https://www.park.edu/academics/explore-majors-programs/?location=az-gilbert.
We will depart San Tan at 9:00am and will return back to campus by 1:00pm. Students will be returning to campus in time for their regularly scheduled lunch. Therefore, lunch will not be provided and students should plan accordingly.
Permission slips for this field trip have gone out out to all high school students. If your student would like to attend, please turn in your permission slip, with payment, to the front office no later than Wednesday, November 7th.
Nut Free School
As a friendly reminder we are a nut free campus. Please remind your child(ren) of this.
With attendance in class as a priority to enhance learning and increase student achievement, San Tan is offering Restorative Justice every Friday afternoon from 3:45-4:15. Every week students’ attendance and tardies reports will be looked at. If a student has reached 4 or more cumulative tardies and absences, an email will be sent to parents from Mrs. Walker, by Wednesday, informing the parents of the time to stay after school. Mrs. Walker will then meet with the student Thursday to also inform the student of staying for Restorative Justice.
Please be aware that Restorative Justice is simply a reflective time to help build a goal for more efficiency and to make up time out of the classroom. Restorative Justice is not a detention setting, and we would like for the time to be more on personal growth and development and understanding of the importance of school and the classroom time. We thank you in advance
for support as we continue to help shape our students with this very important workplace transferable skill. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Walker for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 29th, the Counseling Department will be offering the PreACT test
to help our high school students get prepared for one of the most common college entrance exams, the ACT. The PreACT is considered to be the official pre-test for the exam and will be ordered directly from the exam organization so that students can familiarize themselves with actual test content.
Please note that this test session takes place during the school day. We will be offering other test dates for the PreACT, but this will be our first session. It is highly suggested that students take the practice exams as many times as they can, to help familiarize themselves with test content. The test session will begin promptly at 8:30am and will take around 3-4 hours to complete.
There will be a registration fee of $20.00, which can be paid for in the front office. If you would like for your student to attend this test session and take the PreACT, please use the signup link to register:
Registration and payments will be open until end of day on November 13th.
All payments must be made by November 13th.
NO LATE PAYMENTS OR SIGN UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED
For your convenience, here is a link to help you learn more about the PreACT exam:
You will also find a helpful info-graphic below:
As our test day approaches, we will send out updates on what materials
students should bring with them to help make their testing session successful. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Counseling Department at any time.
2019-20 7th Grade & 9th Grade Information Nights
Can you believe we are already planning for the 19/20 school year? Well, before you know it next school year will be here. Start your planning now by saving the date:
11/15/18 – Student Union – Power Campus
7th Grade – 5:30PM
9th Grade – 7PM
School Day with a Veteran
San Tan would like to welcome you to our Power campus! We invite all Veterans to come to school with your student on Friday, November 9th. Lunch will be provided for Veterans at select times depending on grade of your student.
Junior High lunch: 12:06-12:36
High School lunch: 1:03-1:33
We encourage you to stay the day if you wish and go to classes with your student.
Please RSVP to email@example.com in order for San Tan to be prepared for your visit.
As always, thank you for choosing San Tan!
Marlene K. Armstrong, M.Ed.
Principal, Power Campus
San Tan Charter School
3232 S. Power Road Gilbert, AZ 85234