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Happy Third Week of January! Congratulations to Zoey Kesner, who is our Recker Campus spelling bee champion. Zoey will be competing against the Power Campus champion on Friday for the right to represent San Tan Charter School at the State Bee! We wish her luck!

-Mrs. Sarah Laramie


Laramie Letters Action Items

For more information on the above and more, please read below!!


Eastmark Color Run 

My challenge for the Recker Campus is the first class that has 10 students signed up, I will be throwing them a pizza party and a special on campus color run!!!!

San Tan Charter School is excited to partner with the 5th Annual Eastmark Parkway Color Run and many other schools in our area- a portion of the Proceeds will directly benefit for all who participate and all who donate. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact

January 25th @ 9:00am (registration opens at 7:30am)
Post race event will run until Noon
DJ, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks and MORE!
Located in Eastmark’s Great Park
10100 E Ray Rd, Mesa 85212


Picture Day:

SMILE!  Spring picture day is coming up on Feb. 5, more details to follow!  We need at least 5-6 volunteers to help with the flow of picture day.  We will be having individual pictures as well as class pictures.  Your time is greatly appreciated!  Event 8-3pm.

Order Your Pictures today!



Spring Clubs

It’s not too late!! You can still register for upcoming clubs at STCS Recker!  We have quite a variety to choose from such as, Horsing Around – hobby horse racing, Book Club – reading/activity/snacks that go along with the book, Multicultural Club – culture, art, music and dance, Math Club, BEST Sports, Chess Club, JR. Lego Club, How to draw cool stuff and so on!  You can register for the teacher clubs at the front office (clubs labeled make payments to STCS) and register for Outside/Vendor clubs through their own website.  Check it out!  Clubs start Monday, Jan. 27.  You can register for most at any time!

Here is the link for the club catalog:


Lunch Orders 

Everyone (even returning families) will need to re-register for a new account on the system. If you are interested in participating in a 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 the cost of $3.75 per day. All January lunch orders MUST be completed by the end of day Thursday, January 23rd at 11:59 PM

February’s Lunch Menu is ready at


Gifted Testing

San Tan’s annual Gifted Testing event is approaching quickly!  

If you are interested in having your child tested for giftedness, please complete the attached Parent Request Form and return it to the office with the testing Co-Pay. Once a child is identified as gifted, they do not need to retest.  Gifted testing will begin in mid- February.

Note:  If your child is currently in a gifted class and identified as ‘provisional’ they will automatically be retested, you do not need to send in the recommendation form. : -)

**Gifted Testing Requests are due no later than January 15th.


Montessori Fundraiser Event

Through the years we have traveled from Fashions shows to A Night in Paris and celebrated at the Montessori Golden Globes, now we take you on a grand adventure to:

A Night in Atlantis

February 29th at 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Willmeng

Please join us for an adult evening in the magical underwater Atlantis Kingdom, full of music, fine food, drink and art created by your favorite Montessori Students.

Tickets for the event go on sale January 6th and are $35.00 for General Admission and $60.00 For VIP Seating.

VIP tickets include:  Reserved seating, Pictures at a themed photo shoot of your child, Pictures will be printed and placed at your seats, you will also enjoy wine at your table.

To make this magical Night happen we would love any help you want to offer, we are looking for the following items:

  • Old Pool Noodles
  • White Christmas lights (White lights on white strings are the best!)
  • Clear plastic bulbs
  • LARGE card board boxes –T. V boxes or appliances boxes


Arizona Tax Credit– Donation Opportunity 

The tax credit program is the perfect way to give and support San Tan Charter School’s goal of $93,750.00. 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 and STEM, which each student participates in and Physical Education including Character Education, in which students participate in daily. It also helps support our Library and computer lab time for our students. At the Junior High and High School levels 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.

Donate through AZ Tax Credit

Our Private Montessori School gives out around $45,000.00 a year in scholarship to those families in need, we are able to offer these scholarships because of the Arizona Private School tax credit program. The best part is whatever you contribute, you will receive dollar for dollar back on your state taxes with this program as well. So, if you give $500, you can deduct that $500 off what you owe in taxes. If you are a married couple, you may contribute up to $1,138. If you are single, the total amount that you can contribute is $569.

Donate through Private School Tax Credit


Dates to Remember 

  • Jan. 22nd– National Geographic Bee 
  • Jan. 24th– District Spelling Bee 
  • Jan. 25th– East Mark Color Run
  • Jan. 29th– Kinder Information Night @5:30-7:30
  • Jan. 31st– January PBIS Store 
  • Feb. 1st– Learning Celebration/ STEM Fest @8:30-2:00 at Power Campus
  • Feb. 5th– Spring Pictures
  • Feb. 8th– Family Fun Night @5:30
  • Feb. 11th– Math Olympiad
  • Feb. 13th– San Tan University Parent Night
  • Feb. 14th– Staff Appreciation Day
  • Feb. 17th– President’s Day NO SCHOOL 
  • Feb. 18th– First Grade Field Trip 
  • Feb. 19th-21st– Fourth Grade Science Camp Field Trip 
  • Feb. 19th– Kinder Field Trip
  • Feb. 21st– Middle School Math League 
  • Feb. 22nd– Elementary School Math League
  • Feb. 24th– Middle School Music Concert
  • Feb. 25th– Fifth and Sixth Grade Field Trip
  • Feb. 26th– Half Day 
  • Feb. 27th– 7th Grade Field Trip
  • Feb. 29th– Montessori Field Trip 
  • Feb. 3rd-6th– Book Fair
  • Mar. 4th-6th– Half Day Teacher Conference
  • Mar. 9-18th– Spring Break 


Athletic Dates to Remember 

Athletic Dates for best reference Click Here


Mrs. Sarah Laramie, M.A. 
Principal, Recker Campus
Doctoral Candidate, Grand Canyon University
San Tan Charter School
3959 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: 480-222-0811


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela