Errington Edition 11/19

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Happy Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Week!


What an amazing week of celebrating learning?! I loved all the pictures, comments, and love our teachers and students got on our Facebook page. Now this week will be an even larger showing of our community with Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (CBT). Please see the details below and if you can sign up for one of our desserts on the signup genius. This is one of the biggest highlights of our event and really the only time we ask for sweets on campus 🙂

Parking for this event is in our parking lot and across the street at the church. Please be respectful of our neighborhood when driving and parking.


Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:30am-1:30pm

One of San Tan Charter School’s most memorable traditions is only TWO DAYS away! This event dates back to Dr. Sippel and Mrs. Sippel’s very first years as a school. Over the years it has transformed to fit our growing community. All the while keeping with the heart of the even, bringing family together. Here are some FUN Facts about Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (CBT).

  • ALL Recker Campus Dismissal at 11:30am
  • Please park your cars in the parking lot, church, or the neighborhood, and pick up your child in their classrooms at 11:30am
  • Bring your turkey sandwiches, Chic Fila, pizza, or any meal you want to enjoy with your family and friends
  • Bring blankets, chairs, or other seating you would want to enjoy your meal
  • Sign up here: to bring a dessert and/or help set up.
    • All items must be NUT FREE
    • Please drop off your donation in the morning when you drop your student(s) off at school. We will have volunteers helping to take all items from cars in drive lane.
    • All items need to be cooked, defrosted, and ready to eat. We will have volunteers working during the school morning to cut all pies, etc.
  • Enjoy your meal and dessert with your families, friends, and the San Tan Community!
  • Don’t forget to walk through our Thankful Art created by each class and our Art Masterpiece Volunteers. Below you will see some examples of our family friendly event from last year.


Small Business Saturday moves ONLINE and is ALL week long!

Ready, Set, SHOP!  All proceeds will go towards our goal of supporting the Recker Campus Technology Department!



Keep the STAFF SHOUTOUTS coming! Please feel free to visit this link to give a teacher or staff member a shoutout: .


Staff Shoutout Highlights for the week:


Ms. Calvey- Montessori First Grade- Mrs. Calvey is amazing! Her detailed thoughtfulness is incredible!!! In every single email she sends me, she always makes it a point to let me know details on how my child is doing (without me even asking!) She goes above and beyond always. It is so comforting knowing my child is in her hands.


Mr. Laramie- Middle School Special Education Teacher- Mr. Laramie always goes above and beyond! His passion for helping children is apparent in all that he does and I want him to know how truly appreciated he really is!


If you are interested in participating in hot lunch for the upcoming school year, please click on the link below. All hot lunches come with a meat, vegetarian, or salad option as well as 2% white milk or water at a cost of $3.75 per day. All December lunch orders MUST be completed by end of day on Monday 11/20.

December’s Lunch Menu is ready at

    • Preschool – 5th Please Choose classroom teacher
    • Middle School Grades 6th – 7th Please Choose Middle School for teacher
  1. Register
  2. Select menu items
  3. Pay (this step must be completed by the deadline to avoid order cancellation)



Elementary Music Concert (Grades K-4): The Elementary classes of San Tan Charter School will be putting on a concert for the San Tan Charter School Community on December 18th. Please join the Freeze Team as we play a game show called “Freeze Frame!” and enjoy the antics of the show’s cast, as well as the show’s singers. We have already started preparing the music, and the students are excited to perform for you and the rest of the San Tan Charter School community. More information about the game show’s debut to come at a later time.



Middle School Concert (Grades 5-7): The Middle School choir class, Cantus, will also be putting on a winter concert on December 13th. Please join Cantus as we travel to different parts of the world as we sing carols from Nigeria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and a few other countries. The students have begun working on the music, and are looking forward to put on the concert for the San Tan Charter School Community. More information to follow.



Half-Day Winter Conference Camp for Kids

We are pleased to announce, with the success of our Fall Half-Day Conference Camp, that we will be offering a Winter Half-Day Conference Camp during our January 9th, 10th, & 11th Parent Teacher Conferences. The registration and payment deadline is Friday, January 4th, but you can SAVE YOUR SPOT by signing up on our Sign-up Genius (this also helps our teachers plan for their camp activities). Please turn in your registration form and payment to the front. Our theme for this camp will be Winter Wonderland. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Kisler at Proceeds go to funding our amazing specials and electives program!

Winter Camp Sign-up Genius:




November 21, 2018- Charlie Brown Thanksgiving- 11:30am-

November 22-23, 2018- NO SCHOOL

November 26, 2018- 7th Grade Arizona Science Center Field Trip- 7:30am

December 3-14, 2018- December MAP testing window

December 7, 2018- LAST DAY of Fall Clubs

December 8, 2018- Gifted Gathering at Zoo Lights- Phoenix Zoo-

December 10-14, 2018- Classroom Spelling Bees

December 13, 2018- Recker Middle School Choir Concert- 6:30pm- Recker Gym

December 18, 2018- Elementary Holiday Concert and Art Walk- 5:30pm

December 17-21, 2018 – Scholastic Book Fair

December 20th– Half Day- Charter ONLY-

December 21st– Half day – ALL SCHOOL-

December 24, 2018- January 4, 2019- WINTER BREAK- NO SCHOOL

January 7, 2019- School Resumes



Amanda Errington
San Tan Charter School- Recker Campus

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.