Errington Edition 12/11
Dear San Tan Families,
Our classes have successfully MAP tested! Thank you for all of your support in getting students to school on time and ready to shine. We are in make-up MAP testing mode to have current data prior to break. If you happen to be in Infinite Campus you might notice grades in your elementary or middle school student’s portal. Please know these grades are IN PROGRESS GRADES and are not final until the end of the semester. We will have printed report cards for you at our January ILP conferences. Thank you for your patience as our teachers work diligently these next few weeks analyzing data and entering grades.
Keep the STAFF SHOUTOUTS coming! Please feel free to visit this link to give a teacher or staff member a shoutout: https://goo.gl/forms/E9t7xmwn189p4gWm1 .
Jingle Jog December 19th!
All Roadrunners are invited to put a little Jingle in their Jog!!! Participants are encouraged to wear their fun holiday attire- fancy hats or headbands, tutus, holiday shirts, or socks, etc. Get creative! Student Government’s fun run helps raise money for the needy: blankets, socks, snack bags. We will be selling homemade jingle bell bracelets for $1 and jingle bell necklaces for $2. See the attached order forms which can be dropped off in the main office. Be sure to order your bracelets and necklaces before December 14th. K-4 will jog during their scheduled PE time. Middle school will jog during 7th hour. Orders will be delivered to the classroom on December 19th.
The tax credit program is the perfect way to give and support San Tan Charter School’s goal of $86,000.00, we saw an incredible response this Giving Tuesday and have raised $27,000.00, thank you! The program is a win/win for everyone. By redirecting your tax dollars, you will support special programs at San Tan Charter School such as Music Education, which each student participates in and Physical Education, in which students participate in daily. It also provides weekly Library time for our students. At the high school level this helps support our amazing electives offerings. The best part, is whatever you contribute, you will receive dollar for dollar back on your state taxes. So, if you give $100, you can deduct that $100 off what you owe in taxes. If you are a married couple, you may only contribute up to $400. If you are single, the total amount that you can contribute is $200. A one-time contribution is also wonderful. The form link is now https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/?1627645-EuNcDzZTd2
Middle School Concert (Grades 5-7): The Middle School choir class, Cantus, will also be putting on a winter concert on December 13th at 6:30pm in the Recker gym. All students in Cantus will need to be in the gym at 6pm to warm up their voices, and to do some spot checks in the music before we perform. Students are permitted to wear Green, Red, Gold, Silver, and Blue for the concert. 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 music is a lot of fun, and will be a great start to the holiday season for the San Tan Community.
Elementary Art Walk and Photo Booth Fundraiser (Grades K-4)
Our fantastic team of Art Masterpiece Volunteers will be showcasing students’ best work in our annual Winter Art Walk on December 18th at 4:30 p.m., an hour before the music concert, in the courtyard. Our creative students have been looking forward to showing off their work in front of their families all semester! Please don’t miss our festive pop-up photo booth that will also be there with professional Jenny Del Toro. Photos will start at 4 p.m. for those who want to get their family pictures early enough to have plenty of time for artwalk and will run until sundown. Our Art Masterpiece team is offering a real deal at $10 for two or $15 for 3 emailed photo files in a fun scene put together by San Tan’s most creative. 100% of sales will go towards funding the color, sparkle, and other supplies our students need to create their wonderful artworks. Both students and volunteers would very much appreciate the support! CASH ONLY PLEASE.
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 at 5:30pm on the Recker football field. All students will need to be in the Recker gym at 5pm, so that each classroom teacher has time to place the kiddos in a certain order. Also, please have your kiddo wear something warm because after the sun sets, it will become quite chilly out on the field. 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 worked hard on the music and are excited to perform the show for the San Tan community. NOTE: bring your chairs, blankets, and jackets. We will have some great events occurring at this evening to benefit our Recker Campus.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: Dec. 17th – Dec. 20th
Book Fair Location: Recker Campus
Shopping hours: Before School and After School
Special hours: Before Music Concert (Dec. 18th)
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
Thursday December 20th and Friday December 21st – no aftercare, no childcare.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds go to funding our amazing specials and electives program!
Winter Camp Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A8A823A0F58-winter
Help sponsor the following teachers to attend the Get Your Teach On Conference which is being hosted in Phoenix, January 21st and 22nd. The teachers will spend two days with Hope and Wade King and other expert presenters as they share their passion and enthusiasm for education and give teachers their tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful and engaging classroom. The teachers will leave feeling empowered, motivated, and prepared to create dynamic lessons that will challenge your students and leave them hungry for more. These teacher leaders who have agreed to go will be helping to bring the GYTO philosophy of outside the box instruction methods back to STCS.
To read more about the conference here is the link:
Teachers who have agreed to go:
December 3-14, 2018- December MAP testing window
December 10-14, 2018- Classroom Spelling Bees
December 13, 2018- Recker Middle School Choir Concert- 6:30pm- Recker Gym https://events.time.ly/gq83n9v?event=17594599
December 18, 2018- Elementary Holiday Concert and Art Walk- 5:30pm– https://events.time.ly/gq83n9v?event=17594604
December 17-21, 2018 – Scholastic Book Fair
December 20th– Half Day- Charter ONLY- https://events.time.ly/gq83n9v?event=14627328
December 21st– Half day – ALL SCHOOL- https://events.time.ly/gq83n9v?event=14627652
December 24, 2018- January 4, 2019- WINTER BREAK- NO SCHOOL
January 7, 2019- School Resumes
San Tan Charter School- Recker Campus